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Best Dog Boarders
in Atlanta

Why These Dog Boarders?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Atlanta Dog Boarders on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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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.

Atlanta Dog Spa

Atlanta Dog Spa provides dogs with many services in the Atlanta area. The facility offers daycare, boarding, grooming, dog parties, products and spa services. The staff hopes to provide pampering through relaxation and exercise and achieve this through their many features. These include doggie pools, safe toys, and separate playrooms for different sized dogs. Their grooming services include facials, shedding and undercoat removal, bubble baths, and creative grooming for all breeds. Dogs must be four months or older, in good health, and non-aggressive to attend the spa.

Atlanta Dog Trainer

Atlanta Dog Trainer is a dog training facility in Atlanta. The team also offers boarding, daycare, and training for comfort, therapy, and emotional support dogs. Owner Susie Aga has over 20 years of experience working with dogs and focuses on teaching humans and their canine companions to communicate. Through her years of training, she has developed her own techniques for modifying dog behavior. The facility offers many options for training including boarding and training for a two-week or longer period, group classes, aggression management, private training, and daycare classes.

Atlanta, GA 30004


Atlanta Pet Care Center

Atlanta Pet Care Center serves Stone Mountain and the surrounding Atlanta communities. The Center provides veterinary services, dental care, grooming, and boarding for all types of pets. Since 1995, the clinic has helped animals with skin disorders and surgical care, while also offering them a place to stay. The animals receive playtime and food and have access to veterinarian care. Dr. Venancio Sado provides the veterinarian care.

Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Bark at the Ark

Bark at the Ark is an Atlanta-based dog care center. The boarding facility is connected to the Ark Animal Hospital, which means pets who stay at Bark will have complete and immediate access to veterinary care. Owner and operators Kaye and Greg Saunders provide opportunities for rest, socialization, grooming, and training. The Pet Protocol training classes offer comprehensive skill building over a six-week period. The staff welcomes first-time daycare participants and will work with pets to make them comfortable.

Bark ATL

Providing dog daycare, boarding, and grooming for customers in the Atlanta area, Bark ATL opened its doors in 2007. They offer cage free boarding and supervised play 24 hours a day. Voted the "Best Doggie Day Care" in 2013, Bark ATL can help customers determine if cage-free boarding is right for their dog with monitoring on their first day. The team at BARK also offers baths and nail trimming.

Barking Hound Village

With seven locations throughout Atlanta, Barking Hound Village has served dogs young and old since 1999. At Barking Hound Village, customers can find doggy daycare, boarding, and grooming facilities. Large indoor and outdoor yards and swimming pools are signatures of the Barking Hound Village name. Owner and operator David York began the business after having trouble finding boarding for his dog. In hopes of creating the caring boarding experience he craved, York opened Barking Hound Village and quickly added new locations to the original on Cheshire Bridge Road. They received the #1 Doggy Daycare in Creative Loafing's "Best of Atlanta" 2015 list.

Belle Isle Animal Hospital

Belle Isle Animal Hospital is a full service Atlanta veterinary hospital that also offers boarding and grooming. In a newly remodeled facility, Belle Isle boards cats and dogs for long or short periods. Pets will receive outdoor walks and playtime. Along with boarding, Belle Isle also offers vaccines, surgery, emergency care, radiology, diagnostics, pharmacy, and nutrition services for pets. The owner, Dr. Riva Wolkow, graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary School and oversaw renovations in the boarding facilities because the existing ones were not big enough to accommodate her pet clients.

Chattahoochee Animal Clinic

For nearly 35 years, Chattahoochee Animal Clinic has served the veterinary and boarding needs of Roswell area pets. At the clinic, Camp CAC provides a place for cats and dogs to play and rest during long or short stays. Veterinarian and owner Dr. Marcus Smith oversees medical treatments, which include dental care, surgery, dermatology, radiography, cancer treatment, emergencies, and preventative care. The clinic also offers professional grooming.

Clairmont Animal Hospital

Located in Decatur, GA, the Clairmont Animal Hospital has provided over 25 years of pet care and boarding. Operated by Dr. Mike Smith and his staff of trained associates, the Clairmont Animal Hospital offers veterinary care and boarding seven days a week. The hospital has full medical and surgical facilities and is AAHA-certified. The staff also offers grooming services. Dr. Smith is licensed to treat wildlife, although the staff primarily treats companion animals. With a mobile app, owners can keep up to date with their pet's care and interact with veterinarians.


Doguroo is a full-service dog care facility in Atlanta. The provide boarding, daycare, grooming, training and veterinarian services. Dog owners can view their dogs from home via Doguroo’s four live camera feeds. The facility also boasts a self-serve washing area where owners can use equipment provided by Doguroo to wash their pets. They are open 365 days a year.


Greendog is an eco-friendly dog daycare located in downtown Atlanta. The daycare and boarding facility began to provide dogs with ecologically-safe options. The facilities use low VOC paint to create cleaner air, and they recycle water from hand sinks and grooming tubs to use in low-flush toilets. The spaces at Greendog also reflect the environmentally-friendly mission statement by using handcrafted eco-dens and natural wood fences to enclose play areas. The staff can also groom dogs and perform a personality profile to determine if the dog is ready for socialization.

K-9 Coach

At K-9 Coach in Georgia, dogs are the number one priority. With dog training, boarding, doggie daycare, grooming, and other services, the team at K-9 Coach helps dogs and their owners. Founder and President Amber Burckhalter is an expert in canine behavior, and her company is the only one in Atlanta with full-time certified Canine Specialists. Staff members participate in more than 20 hours of continuing education each year to keep up with industry standards and developments. The business has been voted "Best of Atlanta Dog Training; Dog Boarding; and Doggie Daycare" every year since 2009.

Vinings, GA 30339


Off Leash K9 Training

Based in Atlanta, Off Leash K9 Training is a dog-training center. Owned by trainer and Army veteran Bryan Swihart, K9 Training specializes in techniques used by the military and law enforcement. The business is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and guarantees results. Swihart and his team offer training packages that address obedience, agility, and desensitization for reactive and aggressive dogs.

Smyrna, GA 30082


Piedmont BARK

Piedmont BARK is a dog daycare, boarding, and grooming center in Atlanta. They offer large indoor and outdoor areas for play, and well-ventilated sleeping areas. Their indoor play areas are cooled and heated for comfort. Owners can take their dogs to get professionally groomed, or they can use Piedmont BARK’s self-service, do-it-yourself dog wash. The experienced staff as won numerous accolades including “Best Doggie Daycare,” “Best Pet Boarding,” and “Best Pet Grooming” from different outlets.

Rex & Roxy's

Located in Decatur, Rex & Roxy's provides daycare, boarding, and adoption services for dogs. To participate in daycare dogs must be spayed or neutered, pass a day of scheduled temperament testing, have current vaccinations, and be at least 4-6 months old. Once they are approved for daycare, dogs will be socialized in carefully integrated playgroups. Rex and Roxy's offers a unique program for puppies so owners can avoid crating them for extended periods of time. The business also hosts dogs from various shelters that are available for adoption.

The Pet Set

Serving Atlanta for more than 30 years from two locations, the Pet Set is a store, grooming service, daycare and boarding facility for cats and dogs. Boarded pets will enjoy a climate controlled environment and space. Cats can also stay at the Pet Set, in an area away from dogs. Both animals are fed all natural foods when staying at the Pet Set.

Wagging Tails

Located in Atlanta, Wagging Tails provides daycare and boarding for all kinds of dogs. The staff gives all dogs personalized attention during their entire stay. The facilities are clean and well maintained and provide many opportunities for exercise and rest. In an informal 15 minute interview, the staff at Wagging Tails will determine if a pet is right for group play. Annual vaccinations that are required include rabies, parvo, distemper, and bordetella. All dogs six months and older must be spayed and neutered. Puppies can also stay at Wagging Tails after their Kennel Cough vaccination and third set of shots.

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