Laurels
Best Dog Boarders
in Stockton
2017

Why These Dog Boarders?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog boarders on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog boarders in Stockton, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Badger Creek Kennels

Badger Creek Kennels is owned and operated by Jeri Fife-Castillo, a Registered Veterinary Technician and her husband, David Castillo. All dogs are allowed 45-60 minutes of outside play time two to three times daily. The cat boarding facility has cages and cage-free options with an enclosed outdoor patio area.

Wilton, CA(916) 687-6733

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Best Friends Pet Resort & Canine Academy

Best Friends Pet Resort & Canine Academy is a full-service boarding and training facility for dogs and cats in Patterson. The resort has a full-sized swimming pool, nature walks, outdoor exercise yards for playtime and training classes for every aspect of canine education. The owner and Training Director, Augusta Farley began the boarding and training business in 1980. The staff includes several certified Animal Technicians. Best Friends has an adoption service on site.

Patterson, CA(209) 892-3114

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Big Basin Dog Training & Boarding

Big Basin Dog Training & Boarding offers dog training and boarding in Modesto for dogs of all shapes and sizes. The facility is also able to accommodate horses for boarding. The owners started in dog training over four decades ago. Training options begin with quality basic training. AKC Obedience, Search and Rescue, Police K9s, and Schutzhund at competition-quality level training classes are also available.

Modesto, CA(209) 869-3647

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Brentwood Pet Resort

Brentwood Pet Resort is a family-owned and operated establishment offering premium lodging for dogs, cats, birds, and many other exotic pets. Resort attendants supervise five outside exercise runs for dogs and additional pool time or nature walks on a leash are available. Pets needing a quieter environment can stay in a separate elder dog ward and pets with special needs are given personal care. Brentwood Pet Resort has been voted The Best Boarding Establishment by the Best of Brentwood sponsored by the Brentwood Press for 14 years in a row.

Brentwood, CA(925) 634-7378

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Canine Culture

Canine Culture is a full-service facility in Stockton offering overnight stays in spacious, comfortable, and clean indoor/outdoor kennel suites. Each private suite has a climate controlled interior and shaded exterior, automatic fresh water, a raised Kuranda bed and clean bedding, and soothing music. Each guest is permitted to run freely on the lawn twice a day and extra play time can be negotiated. All vaccinations must be current and Bordetella vaccines must be administered a minimum of five days before arrival.

Stockton, CA(209) 931-0758

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CR Ranch Pet-O-Tel

CR Ranch Pet-O-Tel is a dog and cat boarding facility in Modesto with the goal of making their pet guests feel right at home. Two boarding options are available with pet bedrooms offered in three sizes or indoor open air kennels. Pet bedrooms include a window, ceiling fan, 24-hour music, pet cots, and bedding. Indoor enclosures are temperature controlled and have eight-foot walls, pet cots, and music. Each guest is permitted multiple play times in one of the five outdoor play areas ranging in size from one-quarter acre to a full one-acre park.

Modesto, CA(209) 545-1255

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Darby's Pet Paradise

Darby’s Pet Paradise offers dog and cat boarding with two meals a day, special treats, exercise time in fenced yards, and free playtime with other furry friends in Modesto. Rates for larger dogs are a little higher than those for smaller dogs. Cat are welcome and discounts are available for multiple pets boarded together. Baths can be arranged before heading home.

Modesto, CA(209) 545-3111

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Delta Dog Camp

Delta Dog Camp has two locations serving Oakley and Antioch with indoor overnight boarding and indoor and outdoor daycare. All boarding dogs are welcome in the play areas at all times at no additional cost. Discounts are available for extended stays. Multi-visit passes purchased in advance offer a discount on the daily rates.

Oakley, CA(925) 625-4600

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Diggity Dog Playhouse

Diggity Dog Playhouse is a full-service daycare and boarding facility promoting social interaction and play in Tracy. The professionally trained staff supervises over 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas and comfortable lodging for overnight stays. All guests must schedule an interview before admittance to determine temperament and socialization skills. Webcams allow pet owners to check on their pets throughout the day.

Tracy, CA(209) 836-3647

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K9 Development

K9 Development is a full-service dog training facility in Tracy founded in 1989 with the primary objective of helping owners maintain a balanced relationship with their dog. The professional training staff offers many types of classes for pets, competition dogs, and working dogs starting with basic obedience. Competition training includes AKC obedience, tracking, Schutzhund, and more. Training lessons are available for personal protection, search and rescue, service, and hunting dogs. The company also offers a range of canine-related services from overnight boarding to swim lessons.

Tracy, CA(209) 858-5134

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Sheldon Twer Kennels

Sheldon Twer Kennels specializes in bird dog training, breeding, and boarding in Oakdale. The owner, Sheldon, has trained more than 2,000 bird dogs in the last 35 years in skills such as pointing, flushing, and retrieving. The experienced kennel staff has 45 years of experience in dog boarding and a meal of quality lamb, probiotic, flaxseed, and rice kibble topped with freshly cooked chicken is prepared daily by the owner. Monthly boarding rates are available.

Oakdale, CA(209) 847-6338

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Stones' K9

Stones’ K9 is a family run, full-service dog kennel on a five-acre ranch in Knightsen. The kennel building provides 10 indoor condos and a play area. The center offers customized services for administering medication, special feedings, and extra attention for scared or lonely pets at no additional charge. Each private condo is six feet by six feet with a hammock for sleeping and soothing music is played 24 hours a day. One customer reported, “No other kennel will ever compare to Stones.”

Knightsen, CA(925) 679-1081

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Sunset Kennels

Sunset Kennels Garden Retreat has indoor/outdoor kennel accommodations, grassy play yards, and controlled climate rooms in Lodi for daycare and overnight boarding. The facility welcomes both dogs and cats. The training staff includes several professional trainers and offers multiple programs throughout the year. The newest program provides socialization events with two hours of play and education to help owners understand the best way to socialize their dog. Personalized behavior training and obedience classes are also available.

Lodi, CA(209) 369-9400

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Sycamore Lane Kennels

Sycamore Lane Kennels and Farm is located on a large estate in Lodi and offers short or long-term boarding, daycare, grooming, and training for dogs and cats. The grounds include several play yards, a lake, and the Zen Den for cuddle times. Social dogs are invited to group play on selected days. The professional and highly trained instructors have over 50 years of combined experience in obedience and agility training. Evening classes are available for groups and private lessons can be arranged.

Lodi, CA(209) 334-1316

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The Doghouse

The Doghouse is a full-service dog boarding and daycare facility in Lathrop that has fencing for security and grooming and retail establishments on location. The indoor play area has 2,000 square feet and special rubber matting with separate areas for small, medium, and large dogs. The outdoor area has 4,400 square feet of bone-shaped green lawn and wading pools. The all-indoor boarding area can accommodate 60 guests in private, freshly sanitized quarters throughout their stay. All guests must schedule an interview and evaluation before joining daycare for a non-refundable fee.

Lathrop, CA(209) 858-2275

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Top Notch Kennels

Top Notch Kennels opened in 2002 to provide dog boarding and daycare, grooming, and training in a clean and safe environment in Modesto. The training department has four Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners to educate dogs and owners using positive, force-free methods of training and behavior modification. The PeeWee Cottage was added in 2013 as a more comfortable boarding option for smaller breeds. The professional groomers have many years of experience in providing a relaxing and safe salon environment with water, snacks, and potty breaks.

Modesto, CA(209) 523-3138

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