Do you live in Utah and need somewhere to board your dog while you’re away on vacation?
Continue reading to learn about 10 dog kennels in Utah.
1. Ricmar Kennels
On the way to the Utah Lake, there’s a pet boarding facility waiting to take your dog on a vacation. Located in Provo, Ricmar Kennels is situated on a green, open area, where dogs can roam free and get some cardio exercise. It’s owned by Julie and Ricardo, a couple who has as much love for dogs, as they have experience in taking care of them. With their double veterinary background, you can enjoy your holiday knowing that your dog will be in stable hands.
The separate wings at Ricmar can only accommodate up to seven dogs at a time, so it will never feel too noisy or overcrowded for the furry guests. Outdoor playtime is guaranteed to take place at least twice daily. Toys, blankets, bedding, snacks and feed are all provided – should you wish to bring your own instead, feel free to do so!
Prior requirements: All standard vaccinations are advised, while Kennel Cough immunisation is required with not exceptions.
A night at Ricmar Kennels starts at $24 for the smallest pups, and can go up to $30 for bigger breeds. It’s best to contact the staff yourself to find out all the necessary details.
2. Sydney’s Bed & Biscuit
This boarding facility has been running for over a decade now, making all local dogs happy as a clam – if you’re looking for proof, check out their Instagram!
Located in American Fork, Sydney’s Bed & Biscuit is an award-winning kennel that offers boarding, daycare and grooming services. Apart from prioritising safety and general well-being of their guests, the staff at Sydney’s recognise the importance of getting enough outdoor playtime and exercise, so your dog will be out and about as much as possible – even up to eight hours a day!
For $24 per night, your pooch will receive standard care with breakfast and dinner, as well as professional supervision during the daytime activities.
Prior requirements: Dogs need to be at least four months old to be accepted at Sydney’s. Standard vaccinations (Bordetella, Rabies and Parvo) are required. Aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.
You can book appointments online or visit the contact page, if you prefer to call or e-mail. It’s possible to get a tour of the place before you book – you can request one here!
3. Thorn Creek Kennel
A full day of fun activities and dedicated care is what you and your dog can expect at Thorn Creek Kennel in Kamas, Utah.
For smaller dogs, boarding costs $35 a night and includes playtime, feeding (feed costs extra, unless you wish to provide your own) and some one-on-one cuddle time. All suites are temperature-controlled and although they range in size, they all represent the same, highest standard.
Playtime is devoted not only to super sociable dogs, but also those that take a little more time to adapt and settle in. The shy of the group will be put in smaller packs, where they won’t be pressurised to make friends from the get go. The beautiful surroundings will also be used for all sorts of outdoor adventures – a walk, a dip in the lake or frolicking in the snow are definitely on the list!
Prior requirements: The staff must be informed of any behavioural or medical issues your dog may have before spending the night at Thorn Creek. The Bordetella vaccination, as well as other standard immunisations, are required. There are also certain breeds, which are prohibited at the kennels, unless they go under observation beforehand.
If you’d like to know more, visit the contact page for Thorn Creek. Before you reserve your first visit, you’ll receive complimentary daycare! Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
4. Coombes Kennels
If you’re looking for a smaller, more intimate home away from home for your doggie, Coombes Kennels in Heber City may be the right choice for you. Based in a peaceful location far from the big city bustle, it’s a comfortable place where the loving staff will make your pet feel like they’re part of the family.
Offering the full package (boarding, daycare, grooming), they will cater to all of your pet’s needs. The accommodation has been given a great deal of thought so that it’s as private and comfortable for the furry guests as possible. You’re more than welcome to bring your dog’s bed and food with them, so that they don’t get homesick at all. Indoor and outdoor play areas are open and available all day so the dogs can jump, run around and socialise as much as their hearts desire.
The standard boarding rate is $37 per day. You can find the full price list with other options here.
Prior requirements: To stay at Coombes Kennels, your dog needs to be well behaved, spayed or neutered and vaccinated against Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella and Canine Flu.
You can fill out an online form to request a reservation or simply contact the kennels via phone or e-mail.
5. Dog Town
Is an impressive resume of the staff something that helps you decide on a boarding facility? Then look no further, as the owners of Dog Town have the most experience in handling and training dogs we’ve ever seen!
Both Theresa and John have taken care of dogs in the army, so combined with their passion and love for dogs, they are true experts and possibly the safest people to leave your dog with. Offering both daycare, boarding and various training packages, they’ve devoted their lives to spending time with dogs – yours included!
Dog Town can offer comfortable boarding with plenty of supervision and personal attention for $32 per night (food excluded). Only healthy, well-behaved dogs are accepted to Dog Town, so that you can worry less about safety when you’re away.
Prior requirements: Vaccinations against Bordetella, Rabies, Parvo and K9 Influenza are required. Dogs must also pass a temperament test to match the safety standards of the boarding facility.
You can find all necessary info for reservations, including forms, here. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dog Town should you wish to know more.
6. Old Farm Pet Resort
Homely comfort and privacy are always prioritised at the Old Farm Pet Resort – a natural, rural boarding facility in Salt Lake City. With plenty of fun activities provided by pet-loving staff and a calm environment, it’s a furtastic place to be!
The sleeping arrangements for boarding are perfect for dogs used to having their own space. Climate controlled, individual quarters with relaxing music playing are the best place to wind down after a day of playing with you furry friends. During the day, both indoor and outdoor stimulating exercises will be offered to all guests.
Natural Balance meals served at Old Farm cost $2, but you are more than welcome to bring your own food – your dog’s stomach will less likely get upset that way. You can also bring anything else that will help your dog settle in quicker!
Prior requirements: DA2PP, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations are a must. A social evaluation test has to be passed as part of the first complimentary daycare visit.
If you’re interested in booking a place at the Old Farm, take a look at the contact page for all details.
7. Camp Barkalot
Similarly to children’s summer camps, Camp Barkalot staff care deeply about the campers’ well-being, and make an effort to assign them to different playgroups, where their unique personalities can be matched.
Based in Salt Lake City, Camp Barkalot is a place dedicated to nipping all signs of boredom in your dog’s life in a bud! Large indoor and outdoor play areas are filled with toys, activity stations and even a mini pool, to engage your dog physically and mentally. For $30 a day, dogs get to socialise and make new friends, to later rest all night in large, individual runs.
Prior requirements: All standard canine vaccinations are required, if you wish for your dog to interact with other guests. A free trial is also required prior to your first visit, so your dog’s behaviour can be observed.
Fill out an application before your first visit, and call Camp Barkalot at 801-485-2030 to schedule a date!
8. Coddled Critters Pet Resort and Spaw
Based in North Salt Lake, Coddled Critters is a facility with plenty to offer. An option that ranks high in the pet luxury resorts, it’s a place where your dog will have all of their desires catered for – from the spacious, state-of-the-art suites to the delightful spa treatments.
During the day, dogs can spend their active time in both indoor and outdoor exercise areas, where constant attention, love and supervision will be provided. There are four exquisite dog parks at the guests’ disposal, so surely even the most hardcore adventurers will wag their tails at this opportunity. After a fun-filled day, dogs can rest in their private rooms, which prices of range from $30 to $40 per night, depending on the size and standard.
Coddled Critters also cares about dog owners, who will be able to sleep well, knowing their beloved pets are having all the fun: there are webcameras you can view footage from online, to simply keep your mind at ease – especially if it’s your first time leaving your dog with someone else.
Prior requirements: Rabies, DHLPP and Bordetella vaccination proof is required. When reserving a place at Coddled Critters, also keep in mind that a $45 deposit needs to be paid to confirm your booking.
Feel free to make an online reservation or simply call at 801-294-2499 to discuss the details if you’re a new customer.
9. City Pet Club
Salt Lake City’s largest facility when it comes to play and exercise space, the City Pet Club will most likely be the perfect fit for active breeds and energetic pups that simply can’t stay still.
They opened their doors in 2001, and have been providing boarding, daycare and grooming services since. Although the daytime activities for boarding guests are all about chasing, running and entertainment, smaller dogs and seniors can use a separate area if it gets all too wild for them. Sleeping arrangements are very private and comfortable, with steel walls instead of cages and temperature control all year round.
At City Pet Club, families may stay together – they even received 10% off for each doggie! Standard weekday boarding rate is $32 per night, with $4 more if you’re going away between Friday and Sunday.
Prior requirements: Before your first visit, you need to schedule an assessment interview – this will help evaluate your dog’s behaviour, especially when playing with other furry friends. Dogs must also be vaccinated (Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella) and spayed or neutered.
Send an e-mail to email@example.com and sign up your dog for a fun and active holiday!
10. Red Rock Pet Resort
Freedom, fun, and lots of furry friends to play with – that’s what your dog can expect at the St. George-based Red Rock Pet Resort, where guests rarely spend time in kennels. After all, if you’re enjoying a holiday, why should they sit in a cage all day?
The Red Rock staff prioritise off-leash physical activity, giving your dog at least eight hours a day of supervised fun, including water play in the summer and toys on gloomier days. Play areas are heated when needed, so your dog will not get cold even in the winter months.
This is the perfect option if you fear your dog will feel lonely when you’re away. Playing with a new pack of friends till they fall asleep, they won’t even think of missing you for a second!
Prior requirements: All four-legged guests must have a proof of current vaccinations (DHLPP and Bordetella). Animals should also be accustomed to sharing with others and not showing any signs of aggressive or protective behaviour.
You can find the resort’s contact details here. Should you wish to know more about the way the facility is run, watch their promotional video or simply make arrangements to visit the place – the staff will be happy to show you around.
Are there any other dog kennels in Utah that should be on this list? Please tell us about them in the comments box below!
Zofia Filipowicz is a freelance journalist living in Poland. She has graduated from De Montfort University in Britain, with a first class degree in Journalism and English Literature. Since then, she’s worked with different print and digital publications. Currently open for commission.