Laurels
Best Dog Boarders
in Gainesville
2018

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 Gainesville, FL.

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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.

All Paws Pet Kennel

Founded in 2006, All Paws Pet Kennel is located near the Gainesville Airport and is open seven days per week with owners on-site. Dog runs are climate-controlled with indoor and outdoor areas. Each boarded dog receives at least three walks per day. The owner has 30 years of grooming experience and provides full service dog grooming for a fee. All pets must have current vaccinations before admission to the kennel.

Gainesville, FL(352) 468-3544

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Archer Road Pet Resort

Archer Road Pet Resort in Archer Road is a dog boarding and grooming company with more than 25 years of experience. The staff plays with dogs on a one-acre play area. The grooming service at Archer Road involves a 12-step process with shampoo, conditioner, blow drying, brushing, nail trimming, and anal gland expression. The resort requires proof of vaccination before accepting reservations. The company recommends exit baths for pets after boarding and offers a discount for this service.

Archer, FL(352) 495-9111

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Bed ’n Biscuit Inn

Bed ’n Biscuit Inn is a Gainesville dog boarding facility on ten acres of forest and pasture. Dogs play in six play yards and are allowed to dig holes, chase balls, and swim in the pool. The kennels have outdoor areas for constant play. Prices for boarding start at $22 per night and day care is $12. The staff will cut hair and trim nails for an additional fee.

Gainesville, FL(386) 454-0676

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Dancin’ Dogs Boarding and Daycare

Dancin’ Dogs Boarding and Daycare serves Alachua County. Services include dog boarding, grooming, and pet sitting at customers’ homes. Dogs stay in climate controlled suites with cushions and soothing music, which the staff disinfects several times per day. Trainers assess each dog’s temperament and group them accordingly for outdoor playtime. Dogs play in outdoor areas with toys and wading pools. Grooming services include washing, trimming, and flea and tick treatments. The company is licensed, bonded, and insured.

Newberry, FL(352) 257-9321

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Dog Patch Downs

Dog Patch Downs is a full-service dog resort offering boarding, grooming, training, and day care. The facility is in Ocala on six acres including a nature preserve. Indoor dog runs have outdoor access and measure 125 square feet. The owners live on-site, and the company maintains a staff-to-dog ratio of one-to-five. The staff will customize a training program for each dog and customer’s needs. The staff provides full-service grooming for an additional fee.

Ocala, FL(352) 622-7829

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Dogs Rule

Dogs Rule in Downtown Gainesville offers dog grooming, boarding, dog sitting, and daycare. Boarding dogs are assessed by size, age, and temperament and grouped for play. The staff updates customers during the day with a picture of their dog. Daycare starts at $20 for a single day, and boarding starts at $25, and dog sitting is $20 per visit. Staff will pick up and drop off dogs for $18. Grooming services include nail trimming, ear cleaning, tooth brushing, and hair brushing.

Gainesville, FL(352) 505-0019

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Dogwood Park

Dogwood Park is a 15-acre leash-free dog park that offers dog boarding, daycare, agility training, and basic grooming services. The park includes hammocks, picnic tables, a sand pit for digging, and two swimming ponds. Membership provides unlimited access to the park during daytime hours. The daycare facility includes a two and a half acre park and an air-conditioned indoor room for supervised play. Overnight boarding dogs stay in spacious suites.

Gainesville, FL(352) 335-1919

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Gainesville Animal Hospital

Gainesville Animal Hospital opened in 1948. The hospital offers free vaccines for life, and the veterinary doctors have a combined 90 years of experience. Other services include emergency care, modern veterinary medical treatment, and a boarding spa. Dogs can stay in the boarding facility for short or extended stays with a reservation. Grooming services include bathing, nail trimming, gland expression, and perfuming. The hospital recommends a dermatology exam for Florida pets.

Gainesville, FL(352) 332-5366

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Haile Plantation Animal Clinic

Haile Plantation Animal Clinic in Gainesville provides multiple laser therapies, ultrasound, and other advanced veterinary treatments for pets. Customers can leave their dog overnight at the boarding facility. The climate-controlled facility includes indoor runs and a play yard where staff members walk each dog at least three times per day. Customers may purchase an upgraded boarding package which includes additional time in the play yard, coat and tooth brushing, softer bedding, two extra walks per day, and a massage.

Gainesville, FL(352) 377-6003

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Milhopper Veterinary Medical Center

Milhopper Veterinary Medical Center in Gainesville is a modern veterinary clinic with climate-controlled pet boarding. Veterinary services include medical diagnosis and surgery. Wellness programs for pets include acupuncture, chiropractic procedures, nutraceutical procedures, and cardiology. Grooming services include flea and tick treatment. The company has access to a trainer for behavioral counseling and training. The company will pick up pets from customer’s homes for a fee. Seniors, students, active military, and families with more than four pets receive discounted pricing.

Gainesville, FL(352) 373-8055

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Newberry Animal Hospital

Newberry Animal Hospital has four locations in the Gainesville area and offers comprehensive veterinary services with a focus on preventative care. Existing clients can have their dogs boarded and bathed at the clinic for short-term periods. Grooming services include exit boarding baths, dips, and flea prevention treatments. The hospital can inject pets with microchips for tracking. Other services include acupuncture, ultrasound, radiography, and radiosurgery. The clinic's website includes positive customer reviews.

Newberry, FL(352) 392-2235

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Shores Animal Hospital

Shores Animal Hospital is a Gainesville veterinary clinic providing a full range of services including preventative medicine, nutritional guidance, and surgery. The hospital has a wellness membership program with a $10 co-pay. Inside the clinic, Prestige Pet Resort provides dog boarding and grooming. Dogs stay in indoor cages and suites of varying size depending upon the size of the dog. Day care service can be purchased starting at $20 per day. Nervous animals receive stress-reducing medication upon request.

Gainesville, FL(352) 372-8387

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Suburban Animal Hospital

Suburban Animal Hospital is a full-service Gainesville veterinary hospital that has been caring for local pets since 1974. The hospital offers supervised boarding and special-care boarding for dogs and other animals. Other services include preventative medicine, immunizations, radiology, dental care, microchipping and bathing. The hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and has maintained accreditation for almost 40 years.

Gainesville, FL(352) 377-3361

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Sun-Kiva Kennel

Sun-Kiva Kennel is a family owned and operated pet resort in Hawthorne. Customers can have their pets picked up and delivered in Gainesville, Melrose, Keystone Heights, Ocala and the surrounding areas. The facility includes 11 acres, six play areas, 75 boarding spaces, and on-site owners. Customers are required to bring their pets food and treats, but food can be purchased from the kennel if necessary. Boarding for small dogs begins at $12 per day.

Hawthorne, FL(352) 481-3082

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Town and Country Veterinarians and Pet Resort

Town and Country Veterinarians and Pet Resort houses a luxury pet resort and spa in addition to a full-service veterinary clinic. At the resort, dogs play in a grassy, tree-lined outdoor area. Pets receive their own room with soothing music during the day. An air filter keeps the air in the boarding area clean, and skylights light the rooms. Comprehensive grooming services include tar and sap removal, de-shedding treatments, and de-skunking treatments.

Gainesville, FL(352) 378-6027

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Vacation Station Pet Resort

Vacation Station Pet Resort is a dog daycare, grooming, and boarding company in High Springs. The facility is air-conditioned and situated on 20 acres. Each boarding dog receives an individual area with a covered outdoor patio and raised beds. The company can provide pickup and delivery of dogs, and overnight boarding starts at $25 per night for small dogs. The resort prefers that owners bring their pets food but will cook for pets if desired.

High Springs, FL(352) 538-9431

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