We offer a limited amount of overnight boarding care. Visiting
dogs live in the home with us and are integrated fulled into the daily
routine and life of the household. We do not have a traditional
kennel facility, and only take 1-2 dogs at a time for boarding, so for
safety and sanity reasons and to ensure that we are able to fully meet
the behavioral, physical and emotional needs of the dogs in our care, we have strict requirements for acceptance
our boarding schedule. We give boarding schedule priority to
clients and their dogs who have worked with us in the past for training
or consultation, but will accept others who meet our criteria.
Boarding dogs must be safe and friendly with our 2 non-reactive
adult dogs (1 neutered male, 1 spayed female). And be
comfortable with both myself and my husband. We require a
30-60min meet & greet appointment with owner in attendence prior
to scheduling for boarding.
Boarding dogs must be comfortable and safe being crated or at
minimum gated in a room alone overnight and at times when they cannot
be supervised during the day (usually no more than 2-3 hours).
Dogs with seperation anxiety or who are destructive or bark when crated or alone are not
We have a fully fenced back yard with 4' chain link.
Dogs are always directly supervised when outside, but we do not
accept any dogs with a history of escaping out of enclosed areas
or fence jumping.
We go for long walks 4-5 mornings per week (3-5 miles either
in the woods or on the sidewalk), often with other people and
dogs. Boarding dogs who come on walks are always on some
form of leash. If this is something your dog would safely
enjoy, then they can come on the walks. If it's something
your dog indicates would be too stressful and not enjoyable than
their exercise needs will be met in other ways while still staying
on our property.
We require that dogs over age 6 months be full house trained
(ie toilet outside without routine toileting in the house.)
Dogs who toilet on pee pads in the house are not accepted.
For puppies under age 6 months or adult dogs who are not house
trained, we charge a higher daily rate for the added house
breaking training, cleaning and support such dogs require.
Dogs who are accepted at the requires house breaking support rate
will be placed on behavior and training protocols designed to
teach them to toilet outside during their stay here.
This is not a board and train service. That said, basic
house manners, safety behaviors and social skills are upheld,
reinforced and maintained. Your dog won't practice barking
out windows, jumping on people, getting on the bed, stealing food
off counters, getting in the trash, or other generally unwanted
behaviors. They will practice appropriate play, getting
enough exercise, coming when called, getting petted and loved on
if that's what they enjoy, toileting outside, sleeping on dog
beds, chewing safe toys, good social experiences with people and
dogs, and generally being a happy dog.
Our general daily routine for dogs includes: a good long walk,
3-5+ 20+ minute play sessions where we fetch toys, run around, and
practice basic obedience outside in our fenced back yard throught
the day in any weather, meal times in the morning and evening,
hanging out napping or chewing on toys in the house on various dog
beds in every room, outside toileting breaks as often as needed, lots of
attention and loving on, then happy dreaming sound asleep in their
crate overnight. At our home dogs get to experience being
dogs in all of their doggie-ness glory.
Boarding is by appointment only with scheduled drop off and
pick up times.
Owners are required to bring enough food for their dog's
entire stay, some treats, appopriate vaccine history, any needed
medications, a leash and collar with appropriate ID, a dog bed or
blanket, and emergency contact numbers with them to their drop off
As we limit our boarding to only 1 or 2 dogs max at any time,
we book up quickly especially during peak times such as school
vacation weeks or summer holidays. If you would like to
board your dog in our canine centric home please schedule as soon
as possible to ensure we still have space.
Current boarding rates (1/1/2017):
For dogs over age 6 months: $50 per day
For puppies or adult dogs who are not reliably toileting
outside: $75 per day (includes housebreaking behavior &
For 2 dogs (who are housebroken) from the same household:
$90 per day
No charge for a pre-boarding meet & greet appointment
No additional charge to administer any prescribed
Boarding fees are due in full at time of drop off and are
payable by check or cash.
Rates do not include food or treats. Owner is
required to provide all food & treats (see above).
Drop off before 4pm or Pick up after 10:30am is charged as
a full boarding day.
If our boarding set up sounds like one
your dog would love, please call to schedule your meet & greet at (781)
Video from one of our backyard play
sessions. Everyone having fun & being safe!