Do you live in Charlotte, Rayleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington, or another city in North Carolina?
Do you need a place that offers dog boarding, so your pooch can stay there while you’re out of town for a few days?
Below you’ll find 15 top dog kennels in North Carolina.
Chris and Anne Dunn own and operate this dog kennel in Clemmons, NC. They have an award-winning facility guaranteed to pamper your dogs during their stay. There’s more than enough space for pets to move and play around. Each typical run at the Carolina Pet Place is composed of two rooms — a climate-controlled room and a larger area where they can see the courtyard.
Kennel Service Requirements: Your pet should have the current vaccinations for Bordetella, DHLP, parvovirus, and rabies. Ensure that your dog has a flea preventative. Otherwise, they will charge you for treatment.
The rate varies by weight, with the smallest dogs getting in for just $21 each night. Availing additional services like playtime would bump this to $27. Head over to this link here if you’d like to contact Carolina Pet Place, and here to book an appointment for your furry buddy whether you’re a new or existing client.
Living in Carolina Beach? Head on over to Pet Bazaar NC. Sue founded this pet care business in 2014 and operate it alongside her husband Jason. While there are crates for dogs to stay in, they can stay without being in a kennel or cage as well. There are three suite sizes, with each having a bed and blanket.
Kennel Service Requirements: Dogs that are at least two years old must have current vaccinations for Bordetella, leptospirosis, and rabies. Likewise, those younger than two years old should have the same vaccinations plus the shots for DHPP.
Boarding in a standard kennel costs $35 a night and comes with a blanket. Check the agreement form here for new customers. Go to this link to know their schedule and contact details. They’ll be more than willing to help even those who don’t reside but are near Carolina Beach.
Fred Goldsmith founded Pet Paradise in 2002. It has since grown, with may new branches appearing across the United States — and the dog kennel in Wilmington is as fantastic as the others. There are yards both indoors and outdoors. And if you’re worried about your pet, you can view them through the live webcams.
Kennel Service Requirements: Pet Paradise won’t accept dogs that are younger than 12 weeks. In addition, they should have current shots for Bordetella, DAPP, and rabies.
Boarding rates start at $36 for dogs no more than 20 lbs in weight and go up to $54 for the grand villa, which comes with a TV. Ready to make a reservation? Just go to this page and choose the Wilmington branch.
Located in Greensboro, NC, Country Kennel Boarding is designed with indoor-outdoor suites for dogs regardless of their size. And if you’re dropping off several dogs at a time, you can get the humongous Family Suite instead. All suites are cleaned on a regular basis. Plus, up to four medications are provided at no additional cost.
Kennel Service Requirements: Check the regulations in North Carolina regarding vaccinations to see if your dog has the necessary shots. Country Kennel requires that your pet has up-to-date shots for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies.
The Standard Suite costs $25 a night per dog and comes with cots, bedding, and food and water. Reservations are required, so you need to go to make a reservation. Go here to know their contact details and their operating hours during summer and winter.
Similar to Pet Paradise, Best Friends Pet Hotel has several locations in the United States. Here at Charlotte, NC, you can see the branch that Melba manages. Every climate-controlled doggy suite is spacious and clean. There is even room service, plush bedding, clean doggy toys, and camp cameras. If you’d like to see the facility for yourself, you can book a tour.
Kennel Service Requirements: Bring a record of vaccinations proving that your dog has current shots for Bordetella, distemper combo, and rabies. Your dog must also have had a recent negative fecal test, with the latest being 12 months ago.
The standard suite costs $51 for the individual play option and $46 for group play. Go here to book a reservation for your dogs. Here’s the contact page for the Charlotte branch of Best Friends Pet Hotel.
Log Cabin Kennel is situated in Louisburg, NC. Paula and Allison own the dog kennel while Philip helps manage the business. Apart from boarding, Log Cabin Kennel offers daycare, bathing, and individual playtime, which is offered for free. Every kennel is air-conditioned and has access to outdoor areas.
Kennel Service Requirements: Provide a record showing your pet has up-to-date vaccinations for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies. And tell the staff if your dog requires any medication.
The standard boarding rate is $29 a night for the first dog and $26 for the second one. Check out this link for the reservation form. Here’s their contact page. Driving to Log Cabin Kennel? Get a better view of their location here.
Leaving for a business trip? Here’s a dog kennel in Rutherfordton, NC, where you can keep your pet safe and sound. Josh Yelton owns Rosey Lane Boarding & Grooming Kennel and serves as the groomer as well along with Stephanie Bailey. Their pet care facility is equipped with sensors, cameras, motion detectors, a smoke alarm system for utmost security.
Kennel Service Requirements: You must first contact your veterinarian to get a record of your dog’s vaccinations. Your pet should have current shots for Bordetella, distemper, and rabies. The canine flu vaccine isn’t required but it is highly recommended.
Rossey Lane offers one of the best boarding rates not only in North Carolina but also in the US. The rate for small and medium-sized dogs is just $14 a day and only goes up to $15 for the bigger pets. Check this link to make an appointment and here to see their contact details.
In Raleigh, NC, you can find this amazing dog kennel. Wanda Fitzpatrick owns the place, which can accommodate almost 200 cats and dogs. However, don’t let this make you think it’s a case of quantity over quality — this facility offers fenced outdoor areas, a grooming room, nearly 50 outdoor and indoor runs, and almost 40 condos for small dogs.
Kennel Service Requirements: Your dog should have current vaccinations for Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. Likewise, you must provide a record of their most recent heartworm and fecal examinations.
The boarding rate here costs $33 a day for one dog while day care services are at $14. You can fill out a contact form here if you’d like to make reservations or learn more about Armadale Farm Kennel.
If you’re in Raeford or Vass, this is a pet care facility worth visiting. Billy and Candace Brock are resident owners of the Five Points Pet Resort, which has been around since 2004 and has a branch in each of the aforementioned locations. Each climate-controlled doggy suite here comes with clean food and water bowls and receive cleaning and laundry services on a regular basis.
Kennel Service Requirements: Dogs must have up-to-date shots for DHLPP. The Bordetella shot isn’t required but it is highly suggested. Your dog can still go in without these vaccines if your veterinarian can provide a written recommendation.
Prices for the suites begin at $28 a night per dog. Here’s where you can get a reservation in Raeford while this is the link for the Vass branch. Go here to contact their Raeford branch, or here for the Vass facility.
Liberty Pet Resort is a family-owned dog kennel in Epsom, NC, with Rudy Abate serving as president. The facility offers climate-controlled rooms, a staff certified in animal care, and grooming and daycare services. There are 50 indoor and outdoor runs, with sizes that can fit even the biggest dog breeds. Moreover, you can have your dog enrolled in behavioral training.
Kennel Service Requirements: You should provide a record of up-to-date vaccinations for Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. Liberty Pet Resort is also willing to contact your veterinarian to get the necessary details.
There are no boarding or daycare rates indicated on their site, so it’s best to give them a call, fax, or email. Need contact and directions to Liberty Pet Resort? Go here.
For those of you in Lenoir, NC, there’s All God’s Creatures Great & Small. It offers grooming, boarding, and daycare facilities for your furry buddies. The facility currently has 12 climate-controlled kennels located in one spacious room. Each one has a TV, cot, a lamp, and a camera for security purposes.
Kennel Service Requirements: Your dog should have a flea preventative. Furthermore, you must prepare a record of up-to-date vaccinations for Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, and rabies.
The rates for each kennel depends on the size of your dog. Small dogs can stay for just $17 a day while the biggest ones cost $19. If you bring two dogs, it will only cost $30 per day regardless of their size. Check the map for this dog kennel and get their contact details here.
12. RDR Kennels
Ricky, Rusty, and Dawn Zachary own this dog kennel in Warrensville, NC, which was founded in 2009. Your dog can stay here even if they’re not yet spayed or neutered. The climate-controlled facility can accommodate up to 75 dogs. Likewise, the yards for small dogs are separate from the big dogs to ensure safety.
Kennel Service Requirements: RDR Kennels requires current vaccinations for Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. In particular, the Bordetella shot should be given at least 10 days before the preferred boarding date.
The boarding rate here is very affordable at just $12 a night for one dog regardless of their size or breed. Daycare services are even cheaper at just $8 for eight hours at most. Fill out the form here if you’ve got a question for RDR Kennels.
Charlotte Kennels is located in Indian Trail, NC, and offers 40 doggy suites — with four of them bigger than the others. Dogs can stay indoors or outdoors, with the indoor areas being climate-controlled. Every dog here gets to sleep in a comfy Kuranda dog bed and drink in clean, stainless steel water bowls.
Kennel Service Requirements: You must provide a record of up-to-date vaccinations for Bordetella and DHLPP. If your puppy is more than four months old, they should already have rabies shots. Dogs that are more than six months old should be spayed or neutered.
The regular suite costs just $20 for day boarding for one dog while the regular boarding large suite costs $34 a night. Go here to fill out a reservation form. Eager to know more? Contact Charlotte Kennels here.
14. Carolina Ranch
Carolina Ranch serves as both a dog kennel and veterinary hospital. It’s in West Garner, NC, with Tracy Cox serving as the practice manager with 26 years of experience. Here, your dog can have daycare, training, grooming, bathing, and medical services. Furthermore, Carolina Ranch offers room service, anti-microbial turf yards, and relaxing music for all the doggy residents.
Kennel Service Requirements: Your dog should have current vaccinations for Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. In addition, your pet must have been checked for intestinal worms within the past 12 months.
The standard boarding rate is $46 a day for a single dog and $34 for each additional dog. Check out this link if you’d like to inquire about any of the services offered at Carolina Ranch.
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