Laurels
Best Dog Boarders
in Jacksonville
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 Jacksonville, 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 Boarding and Daycare

All Paws Pet Boarding and Daycare is a privately owned Bryceville company offering daycare and boarding services for pets. Boarding rates vary per night between the least expensive medium room and the more expensive large room and extra large rooms. All dogs boarding for more than one night receive a bath for an extra fee. Dogs of all sizes and cats are welcome.

Bryceville, FL(904) 266-0010

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Club K-9 Jax

Club K-9 Jax was founded in 1998 in Jacksonville by owner Yvonne Hanner. The company was initially one of the first few kennels in the area and has since served the community for over 19 years. Yvonne is certified in pet CPR and has trained dogs in obedience and confirmation classes. Boarding in a large kennel is is only slightly more expensive than a medium kennel per day. Pets who are picked up after 10:30 am are charged an extra day's fees. The company offers 10% discounts on boarding stays of three days or more to active military personnel with ID.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 641-0701

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Creature Comforts Pet Resort

Creature Comforts Pet Resort is a Jacksonville company located on four acres of land with abundant trees facing a river. In 1995, the company completed a renovation project and in 2000 added on a second animal care building. The team prides itself on "professional, individual care and attention" given to each pet. Dogs who stay for boarding enjoy private, spacious, climate-controlled indoor rooms featuring Kuranda dog beds, which offer soft, dry support. The facility's daily board rate includes one meal, snacks, water, bedding, blankets, and toys. Dog boarding is a flat rate per day, with an extra fee if bathing is also required.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 389-9008

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Fresh Prints Pet Lodge & Day Resort

Fresh Prints Pet Lodge & Day Resort is a family owned and operated Jacksonville company founded in 1997. Services include pet grooming, boarding, daycare, and pet accessories. Boarding takes place in a climate-controlled facility with playtime every two hours around the clock. In client testimonials, the company's team is praised for its attentive service and loving treatment of customers' pets. Boarding or daycare rates are not published on the company's website, so interested clients are encouraged to call directly to book an appointment or request further information.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 642-9988

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Just Like Home Boarding

Just Like Home Boarding is a Jacksonville company owned by a husband and wife team who love animals. The facility is located inside the owners' home, where dogs are allowed to roam free in a large, secure, fenced-in yard and no cages or confined spaces are used. A doggy door allows dogs to go in and out of the home at their own leisure. Dog boarding is priced according to weight and costs less per day for dogs up to 25 pounds than for dogs over 25 pounds and special needs dogs. In client testimonials, the company's owners are highly recommended and described as caring and providing a comfortable, safe environment for pets.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 288-0979

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PawStars

PawStars is an upscale pet care facility in the Murray Hill neighborhood, minutes away from downtown Jacksonville. The company strives to provide pets with a "safe and loving experience" while owners are away. Services include grooming, daycare, and boarding. The facility's owner Tom Hawickhorst has frequently volunteered for the Labrador Retriever Rescue Group of Florida and has adopted rescue dogs. Boarding facilities feature a climate-controlled space, supervised play time, indoor and outdoor play areas, and spacious dog runs and larger luxury suites. Boarding in a dog run is $37 per night, while luxury suites cost $55 per night.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 374-0874

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Pooches' Playhouse

Pooches' Playhouse is an Atlantic Beach facility founded in 2008 to provide a "home away from home for pooches of all sizes." The company was created by owner Karen after she was unable to find a suitable boarding facility for her own yellow labrador. The company can board up to 60 dogs per night, and more during the day for daycare. Boarding services include full daycare, breakfast, snacks, dinner, medications as needed, and full supervision by the staff. Pooches' Playhouse was voted the Beaches' Favorite Daycare in 2015. Dogs who board for 10 nights receive the eleventh night free, and a one-day free trial day is available for new customers.

Atlantic Beach, FL(904) 247-6624

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Pretty Paws

Pretty Paws is a Jacksonville boarding and grooming facility certified by the Florida School of Dog Grooming. Services include full grooming for all breeds, bathing, flea treatments, and pet boarding. Owner Karen Huffman is a fully certified pet groomer and has worked with animals for many years.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 398-0072

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Right At Home Dog Care

Right At Home Dog Care first opened its doors in 2014 in Jacksonville and has since built a "loyal following of pet owners" by genuinely caring for and loving every pet that enters the facility's doors. The company is family owned and operated and offers dog boarding and grooming. Boarding prices for one dog are $20 per night for the first seven nights and $15 per night for any additional night. Each additional dog is $15 per night and puppies under two years old are $25 per night. Pricing also varies during holidays and peak boarding seasons.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 800-6776

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Room & Groom

Room & Groom is a family owned and operated company in Glen Saint Mary that first opened its doors in July of 2013 to offer dog training services, grooming, daycare, and boarding. The welfare and happiness of each pet that walks through the facility's doors is the primary concern of the company's team. Boarding tours are available by appointment so that pet owners can evaluate the facility ahead of time. Available boarding rooms are a standard suite for one dog or a large suite. A fee of $10 applies for each additional dog from the same family. Pet owners must bring vaccination records, proof of a negative fecal test, food, treats, and a blanket or toys from home with their pets. The company works by appointment only and does not accept walk-ins.

Glen Saint Mary, FL(904) 275-4842

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Sunland Acres

Sunland Acres is a pet boarding camp located on a two-acre property in Jacksonville. The company first opened its doors in 1975 and features a "country atmosphere" with spacious runs and plenty of outdoor time. Dog boarding and cat boarding, as well as small animal boarding, are available at a flat rate per day. Multiple room sizes are available and reservations can be made directly on the company's website. Pet owners can check in their dogs at any time during business hours, and check out time is before noon.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 287-5246

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The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot is a premier daycare and boarding facility for dogs in Jacksonville. Owner Sue Towler has also been operating the pet sitting company Critter Sitters for over 10 years and the non-profit, no-kill animal shelter Kamp Kritter. Boarding fees include daycare activities and the use of a play area, and boarding is available 365 days per year.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 384-2111

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The Waggin Trail Express

The Waggin Trail Express is a Jacksonville company offering courier services for pets, including local transportation and relocation. The company is certified by the Transportation Security Administration and the USDA. Pet boarding is also available at the company's bed and breakfast for dogs, Lazy Bonz Boarding House. Rates are higher per night for dogs than for cats. Customers can make reservations online or over the phone.

Jacksonville, FL(904) 924-9939

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Unleash Fido

Unleash Fido is the Jacksonville company of Travis Pepperkorn, who studied at the Triple Crown Dog Academy for Theory & Application of Canine Behavior and has always loved animals of all kinds. The company offers dog training, boarding, and daycare. The boarding facility promises to offer a "positive, caring environment for dogs of every color and size." Standard boarding pricing includes all-day play in a cage-free environment and careful supervision. Dogs boarding for over five nights receive a free standard bath from the facility's "pooch parlor."

Jacksonville, FL(904) 803-4576

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