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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 Detroit, MI.

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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.

4 Legged Friends

Founded in 2000, 4 Legged Friends provides Western Detroit and nearby suburbs with individualized cat and dog boarding and daycare. Boarding dogs complete a temperament test and participate in group play or receive individual attention and exercise as needed. The staff feeds pets as they would be fed at home and administers medication. Dogs are welcome to come with familiar blankets, beds, and toys and may be visible on webcams.

Livonia, MI(734) 522-7297


4 Paws Community Center

4 Paws Community Center in Bloomfield Hills provides dog boarding, daycare, grooming, and positive training. Detroit area cats and dogs board in private rooms with sound absorbing walls, heating, cooling, and a fresh air ventilation system. Families can check in on their pets through web cameras. Trained pet care professionals prepare each pet’s meals in familiar ways. The center is a member of IBPSA.

Bloomfield Hills, MI(248) 230-7297


All American Pet Resorts Canton

All American Pet Resorts Canton provides dog boarding services in the Detroit Metro area. The Canton facility, a local franchise of a national business, has 13,000 combined square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Dogs board in cage-free, climate controlled suites on elevated beds. Certified pet care technicians are present 24/7. Lodging comes with food, bedding, toys, structured playgroups, and individual walks. Unlimited webcam access is available.

Canton, MI(734) 455-3647


Bark Avenue Play & Stay

Dog boarding at Bark Avenue Play & Stay in Utica includes extended daytime play and soft bedding in large kennels. Cats and dogs can board with a blanket or toy from home. The Detroit Metro dog care facility has climate controlled indoor spaces, 24/7 camera surveillance monitoring, and staff on site between 5:30 a.m. and 10:00 at night. Handlers assess dogs for fit before they join group play.

Utica, MI(586) 739-2275


Bubble & Bark, LLC

The owners of Bubble & Bark, LLC, a Detroit area dog boarding facility, are certified pet care technicians. The Ferndale business, opened in 2006, is an ABKA member providing 24-hour care for boarding dogs. Lodging is in individual rooms or suites for multiple-pet families. Each includes a dog bed and access to soothing music. Dogs come with food from home, and interactive daycare services can be added to boarding at a reduced cost.

Ferndale, MI(248) 544-9244


Camp Canine

Camp Canine is a privately owned, 10,000 square foot dog boarding, daycare, training, and grooming facility in Taylor, 15 minutes from the Detroit Metro airport. The dog camp provides parking at the property and transportation to and from the airport. Boarding includes play and daycare. Dogs are in individual kennels for sleeping, with a blanket and toy from home. Pet care staff have training in dog behavior and first aid.

Taylor, MI(734) 283-0060


Canine College

Pet care certified technicians at Canine College provide Detroit area dog boarding, daycare, training, and grooming services. Attendants have canine management skills, breed specific knowledge, and dog first aid and CPR training. The licensed, inspected dog boarding facility provides webcams and 24-hour security. Canine College encourages dogs to come with food from home. Staff administers medication and takes care of other special needs for additional fees.

Farmington Hills, MI(248) 427-8245


Canine to Five Detroit

Canine to Five Detroit opened as a dog boarding, daycare, and grooming business in 2005. The 16,000 square foot outdoor, 4,500 square foot indoor facility is in Detroit’s Midtown. Dogs must complete an evaluation day two weeks before boarding. Standard lodging includes daycare play, meals, and a trained dog handler on site overnight. Additional services are available, and reservations are required. A second location is in Ferndale.

Detroit, MI(313) 831-3647


Canine To Five Ferndale

Canine To Five Ferndale is the second location of a Detroit dog boarding and daycare business. The Ferndale facility provides a private play option for boarding dogs. Handlers spend one-on-one time with dogs that need it and socialize them in a controlled environment. Ferndale also hosts Tiny Town, a specific space for dogs under 20 pounds. All dogs are fed twice a day with food from home.

Ferndale, MI(248) 556-5675


Doggie in the Window

Detroit-area dogs have been boarding at Doggie in the Window for more than ten years. The dog boarding, daycare, training, and grooming facility in Berkley has 14,000 square feet of cage-free indoor space, and 4,000 square feet of fenced outdoors. Dogs can board individually, or at a reduced rate for multiple dog families. Staff members provide individualized care, including medication, and structured schedules for all dogs.

Berkley, MI(248) 336-2655



Dogtopia in Birmingham is a Detroit-area franchise of the national dog boarding and daycare business. Dogs lodge overnight in homestyle crates with familiar bedding, set up in a daycare play room. The Metro Detroit property has a 6,200 square foot indoor space accommodating short and long-term boarding. Staff provides house food and administers medication. Technicians are trained in dog behavior, breeds, health, and safety.

Bloomfield Hills, MI(248) 338-1000


Halliday’s Pet Resort & Day Care

Located less than 10 minutes from the airport, Halliday’s Pet Resort & Day Care is a cat and dog boarding facility serving Metro Detroit since 1986. The dog care property is on four acres with turf-covered outdoor play yards and indoor space that includes an elevated running track and individual rooms for lodging. Boarding services provide food, water, daycare, and 24-hour camera surveillance. All facility team members are Pet Care Services Association trained.

Canton, MI(734) 397-8899


Happy Hounds Dog Day Care & Lodging

Happy Hounds Dog Day Care & Lodging boards Detroit-area dogs in a cage-free facility. Staff members include a former EMT, certified veterinary assistants, and a handler who trained with U.S. military K9 police dogs. Rooms for dogs staying overnight are in a Plymouth boarding house. Day care services are billed in addition to lodging fees.

Plymouth, MI(734) 459-3647


Healthy Paws Veterinary Medical Center

A Westland facility, Health Paws Veterinary Medical Center, provides Detroit area dog boarding, daycare, and grooming. Boarding dogs get two veterinarian- or vet technician-walks during the day, for exercise and checkups. Lodging spaces are runs with ceramic tile on the walls and epoxy on floors. The veterinary clinic provides elevated dog beds and stainless steel dishes.

Westland, MI(734) 326-7297


Jagersbo Kennels

Jagersbo Kennels is a dog boarding and daycare facility operating in the Detroit Metropolitan area since 1928. Its founder was a breeder and AKC show judge. The kennel in Troy has outdoor access with fresh air and room to exercise. Indoor spaces include stainless steel pens and ceramic tiled walls for easy cleaning and disinfecting. Staff can give most medications to boarding dogs. Jagersbo Kennels also boards cats.

Troy, MI(248) 644-7717


Lucky Dog

Dog boarding and daycare at Lucky Dog is in a facility that has radiant heat flooring inside and astroturf from the Detroit Lions’ football field outside. The Garden City business opened in 2013 to provide a place and services for Detroit Metro dogs. Pet care crews, including a veterinary technician, monitor and interact with dogs throughout the day, while webcams live-stream. Staff can also assist with documentation for international pet travel.

Garden City, MI(734) 261-7387


Paw Print Inn

Dog boarding accommodations at Paw Print Inn, serving the Detroit area, are in climate controlled surroundings at a 14,400 square foot facility. The property has redundant exit doors and eight-foot-tall perimeter fencing. Lodging spaces provide hospital-grade air filtration, raised orthopedic cots, and suites for multiple-pet families. Optional services include private playtime and grooming. The pet to trained professional ratio is 15:1 and special needs dogs are welcome.

Novi, MI(248) 615-8500


Rexpointe Kennels

Rexpointe Kennels, a Metro Detroit cat and dog boarding facility in operation since 1956. Five acres of fenced walking trails and play yards are on the Troy kennel property. Dogs lodge individually, in climate-controlled spaces with electric air purifiers. Individual playtime and special feeding are available for additional cost. They offer private indoor and outdoor runs for their dog boarders and large cat condos for their kitty clients. By 2011, they moved into the third generation of family management and ownership. Rexpointe Kennels is a Pet Care Associates member.

Troy, MI(248) 879-0940


Valley of the Hounds

A Detroit area U.S. Army veteran with more than 25 years of military and federal service in canine training owns and operates Valley of the Hounds. The pet boarding and dog daycare facility is 15 minutes from the Detroit airport, on two acres. A staff member is on site 24 hours a day to care for dogs boarding overnight or for extended periods. The PCSA member business accepts dogs with special medical needs.

Canton, MI(734) 721-1483


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