Laurels
Best Dog Boarders
in Tampa
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 Tampa, 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.

Advantage Pet Center

Advantage Pet Center is a "pet resort" located in Largo and serving the greater Tampa area. The center has been in business for almost 60 years, providing large and small dog boarding services, cat boarding, doggy daycare and grooming services. Boarding for small animals like ferrets and hamsters is also available.

Largo, FL(727) 544-2459

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Almost Home Pet Resort

Almost Home Pet Resort is located east of Tampa in Valrico and provides boarding services for a variety of pets, from dogs and cats to birds and small pets. Owner Betsy Hicka designed and built the resort in 1992 after dreaming of owning a boarding kennel for her whole life. She has more than 40 years of experience in animal care, having worked as a professional dog groomer and veterinary technician. Betsy is a member of the American Boarding Kennel Association.

Valrico, FL(813) 654-1166

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Bayshore Grooming and Pet Resort

Bayshore Grooming and Pet Resort was formed in Tampa in 1999 when founder Robin decided to get out of the human hotel business and start boarding dogs. All dogs at the resort receive the same amount of playtime and attention with no extra fees. The dogs are walked 4 to 5 times per day. A Frequent Boarder program with discounts is available.

Tampa, FL(813) 832-4464

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Benjamin Biscuit Club

The Benjamin Biscuit Club is a doggie daycare and boarding facility based in Tampa. The dogs are boarded in an ordinary house, not divided into individual rooms, giving them a more relaxed and interactive atmosphere. They can move as they please between outdoors and indoors. Grooming and bathing services are also offered, along with a doggie daycare that offers affordable daily rates.

Tampa, FL(813) 249-2000

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Brooksville Acres Pet Resort and Spa

Brooksville Acres Pet Resort and Spa is located on five acres in Brooksville and has been serving the Tampa area since 2004. Owner Linda Sarles lives on the property and personally cares for the pets along with her own 11 dogs and the Goldendoodles she breeds. Grooming is also available, including shampoo, hair trimming and styling, and finishing touches like bows and bandannas.

Brooksville, FL(352) 796-7788

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Canine Cabana

Canine Cabana is a locally owned and operated dog boarding facility, doggy daycare, and training center in Riverview. The facility has been serving dogs and owners in the Tampa area since 2008, offering more than half an acre of outdoor play space and climate-controlled lodging areas. Owners Kendall Duncan and Angie Frazier are both trained zookeepers with a combined 30 years of experience working with animals.

Riverview, FL(813) 672-9663

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Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith

Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith is a Tampa dog training, day care and boarding center that has been serving the area for more than 15 years. President and founder Angelica Steinker is an accredited Canine Behavior Consultant with the Pet Professional Guild, and her articles on dog training have been widely published in animal behavior journals. The company's boarding facility offers a Board & Train program, in which dogs are individually trained while staying at the facility.

Tampa, FL(813) 949-1465

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Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre

Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre is a veterinary hospital in Tampa that has been operating for more than 20 years and offers day boarding and bathing for dogs and cats. The boarding facilities are supervised by veterinarians, and pets are taken for walks several times per day. Bathing services can come along with nail clipping, tooth brushing, ear cleaning, and parasite control, though the center does not groom animals according to breed.

Tampa, FL(813) 994-6929

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Dale Mabry Animal Hospital

Dale Mabry Animal Hospital is located in South Tampa and has been serving the area for more than 50 years. In addition to the full range of veterinary services, the hospital offers a pet boarding program that includes daily outdoor time and copious contact with staff. Toys, bedding, food, and medications can be brought from home.

Tampa, FL(813) 839-6191

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Dogs R Us Hotel

Dogs R Us Hotel is located in Pasco County north of the Tampa Airport and has been in business since 2004. Each dog at the hotel stays in an individual air conditioned room with plush bedding and a TV tuned to Animal Planet. Grooming services are also available, including massages, nail clipping, and tooth brushing.

Lutz, FL(727) 937-0491

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Fuzzie Buddies

Fuzzie Buddies is a pet boarding, daycare and bathing center that has been serving Tampa Bay for more than a decade. Both dogs and cats are accepted at the facility, which provides each dog with two rooms to roam around and cats with their own four corner post beds and six different play levels to explore. For a small fee, the staff will text you a picture of your pet.

Tampa, FL(813) 644-8592

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K.E.T.C.H. Dog Training, Boarding, and Daycare

K.E.T.C.H. (K9 Educational Training Center of Hillsborough) Dog Training, Boarding, and Daycare was founded more than 20 years ago in Tampa and offers a full range of dog-related services. The boarding facility includes a large outdoor playground and a custom climate-controlled indoor playground for hot days.

Tampa, FL(813) 920-9191

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Lucky Dog Daycare & Resort

Lucky Dog Daycare & Resort of South Tampa is a dog daycare, boarding, grooming, and training center that has been serving the area since 2010. The facility is open and has staff responding to calls and messages 24 hours a day. There are several levels of boarding packages available, and staff can put your pet on webcam to chat with you.

Tampa, FL(813) 258-3647

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Northdale Animal Hospital

Northdale Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital in Tampa that offers boarding services for both cats and dogs. Pets are fed, walked, watered, and medicated (if necessary) three to four times per day. Grooming services, including nail trimming and shave downs, are also available, even for pets that are normally too aggressive to be groomed.

Tampa, FL(813) 962-8862

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Part of the Family Kennels

Part of the Family Kennels is located in Dover and serves the Tampa area. The facility has been in business for more than 40 years and offers both dog and cat boarding and grooming services, including haircuts, bathing, brushing, dematting, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and flea and tick treatments. A 10 percent discount is available to all new customers.

Tampa, FL(813) 986-4646

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Petsville of Citrus Park

Petsville of Citrus Park is pet boarding, daycare and grooming facility serving pets and owners in the Tampa area. In addition to boarding and grooming both dogs and cats, the facility offers spa packages for pets, including massages, facials, shampoo and organic treats. Petsville has been in business since 2012.

Tampa, FL(813) 920-9019

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Sheldegren Pet Resort & Salon

Sheldegren Pet Resort & Salon is located in Safety Harbor and serves the greater Tampa area. For more than 50 years, the facility has been offering boarding and daycare services for dogs, cats, and pocket pets. Dogs staying in the facility go out in groups three to four times per day to play, and cats get individual free roam time far away from the dog rooms.

Safety Harbor, FL(727) 726-1998

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Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals is an American Animal Hospital Association-accredited animal hospital with pet boarding locations in South Tampa, New Tampa, Town-n-Country, and the USF area. Both dogs and cats are hosted at the facility, which offers a pet taxi service to pick up and drop off pets before and after their stay.

Tampa, FL(813) 988-1189

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TyVy Pet Hotel

TyVy Pet Hotel was established in 2014 and has locations in Tampa and West Bloomfield, Michigan. The company is set up like a luxury hotel for dogs and cats, with a pet salon and spa on site and a retail store selling pet supplies. Every pet staying at the hotel gets 30 minutes of personal play time per day, and hotel staff can even set you up on a Skype call with your dog.

Tampa, FL(813) 605-3560

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