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Animal Clinic, Inc. logo

Animal Clinic, Inc.

133 28th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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  • Grooming

Animal Clinic, Inc., is a pet care facility in Grand Rapids offering dog boarding services. Boarding dogs are provided with supplies, such as beddings, food containers, and water bowls but are also allowed to use their items if preferred. The center welcomes dogs that have medications and special dietary regimens. During their stay, canine guests are monitored by the kennel staff and veterinary technicians. Animal Clinic has been serving the community since 1947.

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Animal Medical Center of Wyoming

2330 44th Street Southwest, Grandville, MI 49418
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Animal Medical Center of Wyoming has been providing a variety of pet care services in Grand Rapids and the neighboring areas since 1983. It offers a climate-controlled and sanitized environment for pet boarding and supervises daily activities according to pet needs. The AAHA-accredited hospital additionally specializes in preventative care and treatments which include surgery, dentistry, and dermatology. It also has pet stylists offering grooming services such as bathing, brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning.

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Bluewater Boarding

10809 Bluewater Highway, Lowell, MI 49331
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  • Puppy Care

Bluewater Boarding is a 16-acre dog boarding facility that has nature trails and landscapes. It serves the pet owners in the local Grand Rapids metro and the nearby areas. Its dog handlers take pets on long walks using slip-lead leashes in the grass and provide mental stimulation activities. The facility is secured by an 8-feet fence, has climate-controlled playrooms, and surveillance systems. Bluewater Boarding also welcomes other pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and small reptiles.

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Bokhara Pet Resort & Grooming Spa

11535 Elk Lake Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690
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  • Grooming

Bokhara Pet Resort & Grooming Spa is a family-owned and family-operated dog boarding facility that serves clients in the Grand Rapids area. It provides a safe and comfortable environment for pets to relax, play, and get taken care of. Its range of services includes SmallWorld boarding, nature walks, professional grooming, and health and fitness sessions. It also offers day camps, swim camps, and full mile active stretches. Bokhara Pet Resort & Spa has been in the industry since 1973.

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Brooknelle Pet Resort

4600 Knapp Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Brooknelle Pet Resort provides pet boarding and daycare services to clients in and around Grand Rapids. It has 80 indoor and outdoor kennel runs for dogs and two cat condos. Its staff lets dog guests out multiple times a day to let them exercise and relieve themselves. Moreover, they can administer medication to boarding guests. According to a client's review, the staff members of Brooknelle Pet Resort are experienced in handling pets, particularly those with anxiety issues.

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Byron Center Pet Boarding

9715 Clyde Park Avenue Southwest, Byron Center, MI 49315
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Byron Center Pet Boarding is a team of professionals with years of experience in taking care of dogs of all breeds. Serving Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas, the business offers doggie daycare services which include a minimum of five hours of playtime. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dog's own beddings and toys. The pets are also fed according to the owner's instructions. Byron Center Pet Boarding also provides 24/7 emergency veterinary service.

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Cascade Hospital for Animals

6730 Cascade Road Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Cascade Hospital for Animals has been providing personalized pet care services to clients in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas since 1955. The business started in a small farmhouse clinic before moving to a large, multi-service hospital with a satellite clinic in the Breton Village area. Its boarding facilities include climate-controlled and noise-insulated condos for cats and fenced-in walking areas for dogs. Other services include general pet care, acupuncture, veterinary rehabilitation, dog daycare, training, and grooming.

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Countryside Kennels

1458 64th Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming

Countryside Kennels is a third-generation, family-owned business that serves Grand Rapids. It is equipped with indoor and outdoor quarters as part of its dog boarding services. The facility houses rooms that range from 16 to 32 square feet. It maintains an executive suite, a cage-free, 825 square-foot area that is connected to a yard beside it. Countryside Kennels' boarding rooms each have therapeutic cots. Other services include dog and cat grooming.

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Dog Star Ranch

4200 Whitehall Road, Muskegon, MI 49445
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Dog Star Ranch is a 48 acre canine care facility that provides boarding, daycare, grooming, and a regulated dog park to the surrounding Grand Rapids area since 2004. Its boarding facilities accommodate dogs of all sizes with individual kennels that include hammock beds and automatic water. It conducts daycare activities such as an off-leash trip to dog parks and adventures in ponds and nature trails. Its pet stylists offer full-grooming services, including bathing, hair trimming, nail clipping, and ear cleaning.

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Dogs Bay

3675 64th Street, Holland, MI 49423
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Dogs Bay is a pet care business that serves the Grand Rapids area. It offers pet boarding, daycare, grooming, and training services. Dogs Bay is set on 22 beautiful acres and offers amenities like Nature Walks, Cuddles & Hugs, Ball Time and special packages for puppies and senior guests. Dogs Bay owner is a Certified Trainer and lives onsite. Dogs Bay has been voted Best of West Michigan by Holland Sentinel for 15 years in a row.

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Eddie and Barkus Holland MI

11071 Watertower Court, Holland, MI 49424
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  • Grooming

Eddie and Barkus Holland MI is a boarding, grooming, and daycare facility serving Grand Rapids. Its dog hotels sport a climate-controlled environment, a television bar for lounge time, and peaceful music for sleeping. In-room dining services are also given three times a day, and fresh cool water is available at all times. The business also offers "Day of Care" services, a one-on-one time with trained staff in a private play for dogs who do not like socializing.

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Family Friends Veterinary Hospital & Pet Care Center

Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Located in Grand Rapids, Family Friends Veterinary Hospital & Pet Care Center provides dog boarding and daycare services to dog owners in the greater metro area. The staff can handle any special needs or health issues, including administering medications and treatment as well as accommodating special dietary needs. The company offers amenities such as playtime and pampering sessions, additional walks, gourmet treats, tuck-in, and upgraded bedding.

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Green Paws Unlimited

Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Green Paws Unlimited is a Grand Rapids boarding, daycare, and grooming facility providing personalized care to local pets and pet owners. Staff is on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that all boarders are safe and comfortable. Accommodations include private suites and condos as well as an indoor park where pets are paired with playmates on an individual basis.

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K9 Academy International

9930 36th Street Southeast, Lowell, MI 49331
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K9 Academy International offers its boarding facilities to working and traveling pet owners in Grand Rapids. The center maintains a 25-square foot kennel connected to a 55-square foot outdoor area. Its staff conducts playtime either in its indoor playrooms or fenced-in outdoor yards, depending on the weather. The facility has ten acres of land suitable for the pets' nature walks. K9 Academy International also offers dog daycare and training services. Nino Islamcevic, the company owner, has been professionally training dogs for more than three decades.

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Kim’s K-9 Training Center

Kentwood, MI 49512
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Locally owned and operated for more than 20 years, Kim’s K-9 Training Center is a Grand Rapids facility providing dog boarding, training, and daycare services. The facility offers multiple indoor and outdoor play areas that are supervised by trained staff. During boarding, dogs will enjoy 5-7 hours of group playtime as well as comfortable crates housed indoors for sleeping. The interactive facility is best suited for dogs who enjoy group play.

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Kingseed Kennels

3810 Bauer Road, Jenison, MI 49428
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Kingseed Kennels takes care of canines when pet owners are away for a vacation. The business allows boarded pets to roam around the fenced facility every morning, late afternoon, and before bedtime. Its staff also provides food for each dog and follows a normal feeding schedule. Before boarding, dog owners must provide proof of the latest vaccination record. Couple owners Tim and Patti Doane founded the business to provide boarding, breeding, and training programs to its clients in Grand Rapids.

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Nature of the Dog

5921 2 Mile Road Northeast, Ada, MI 49301
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Nature of the Dog is a boarding facility that serves customers in Grand Rapids. Dogs staying at this facility are provided with regular walks and exercise, playtime, and clean, secure accommodations. In addition to boarding, this company also offers dog walking and dog daycare. Its caregivers are certified in Pet Tech CPR, First Aid, and Care and the company is licensed, bonded, and insured. Stays can be booked using the company's online scheduling system.

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Northeast Cat & Dog Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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  • Cat Care
  • Puppy Care

Locally owned and operated in Grand Rapids, Northeast Cat & Dog Hospital offers a safe, comfortable, and friendly place for pets when owners need to be away. With a staff of trained veterinarians, Northeast Cat & Dog Hospital is equipped to handle any emergency that may arise. The facility provides dogs with an individual indoor run that is climate-controlled as well as four walks a day. Baths, nail trimming, and extra playtime is available for an additional fee.

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Paws & Unwind Pet Resort

3012 Shaffer Avenue Southeast, Kentwood, MI 49512
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  • Grooming
  • Training

Paws & Unwind Pet Resort offers its services to clients in the Grand Rapids area. It provides dog boarding solutions to clients looking for a place to accommodate their pets while they're away from home. The facility also allows pets to exercise, socialize, and play with each other. Its other pet care services include training, grooming, and daycare services. Furthermore, the business consists of trained and experienced staff that also manages a cat boarding kennel in the facility.

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Pet Sitters Plus

Rockford, MI 49341
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Serving the greater Grand Rapids area, Pet Sitters Plus provides in-home pet sitting and private dog boarding as well as dog walking and pet field trips. Private boarding services are limited to pets with special needs or circumstances that require the dog to be away from the owner’s home and include 24/7 private care at the company’s cottage farm location in Nunica. Otherwise, dog owners may opt for in-home pet sitting or overnight pet and home care.

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Pet Villa

3934 3 Mile Road Northwest, Walker, MI 49534
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  • Grooming

Pet Villa is a dog facility serving the Grand Rapids metro. It offers overnight dog lodging services that come with daytime group play sessions and night-time individual rooms that are cleaned and sanitized daily. Each kennel contains a food bowl, a water bucket, and a raised bed covered in blankets. Additionally, it provides grooming services with a range of options, as well as daycare services and group play sessions. Pet Villa is a team of dog lovers who are dog CPR and first aid certified.

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Rustic Retreat Lodge for Dogs

8092 Herrington Avenue Northeast, Plainfield charter Township, MI 49306
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Rustic Retreat Lodge for Dogs is a dog boarding facility in Grand Rapids. Its owners Josh and Falon Markow, carry over 30 years of experience in dog training and competition. The facility offers individual indoor and outdoor runs, fenced play yards, and feeding. During the winter, the facility is insulated with infrared tube heating to keep the pets cozy. Rustic Retreat Lodge for Dogs also has camera monitoring systems to track temperature, movement, humidity, and air quality in the building.

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South Crossing Veterinary Center

Caledonia, MI 49316
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South Crossing Veterinary Center is a full-service veterinary hospital offering boarding services to pet owners in the Grand Rapids metro area. The trained staff takes each pet individually for two 10-15 minute walks each day and also provides one-on-one playtime. The team is equipped to handle any special medical needs and can also provide baths and nail trims for dog guests.

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Standale Veterinary Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI 49534
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In addition to pet health and wellness services, Standale Veterinary Hospital also offers dog boarding for pet owners in the Grand Rapids metro area. The facility houses dog guests in large, climate-controlled runs with outside exercise twice a day. Dog owners can also schedule additional, individual playtime for a small charge or arrange for bathing, grooming, or veterinary care during their pet’s stay.

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Storm’s Ahead Kennels, LLC.

Nunica, MI 49448
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Storm’s Ahead Kennels, LLC. is a Grand Rapids dog boarding and training facility providing individual indoor areas for each guest, which include outdoor patios. The Nunica property also features a large grassy, fenced play area and a large fenced play area with a large pond. The kennel also has warm radiant heat floors for the colder months.

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The Animal Hospital of Kentwood

Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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The Animal Hospital of Kentwood is a small, full-service veterinary hospital, providing dog boarding services in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. The facility features indoor boarding kennels with outdoor areas for walking, exercise, and play. All pet guests receive individual attention from staff, and bathing services are also available.

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Wash & Wags Grand Rapids

435 Lake Michigan Drive Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Wash & Wags Grand Rapids is a dog daycare facility that has been providing boarding and grooming services throughout the area since 1997. It has two ventilated boarding areas that cater to small and large dogs, as well as cats, and outdoor space for playing. Pets can be boarded during the day or overnight. Moreover, a grooming professional attends to a variety of dog pampering services, which include bathing, brushing, and nail clipping. Other grooming services include flea baths and facial scrub.

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Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa

3100 29th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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  • Training

Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa is a luxury care center in Grand Rapids that offers a variety of services, including dog boarding. It feeds guest dogs three times a day and gives them three to five hours of playtime daily. The company offers different types of luxury accommodations, including the terrace suite, a 50 square-foot room with a flat-screen television that is connected to a private outdoor terrace. Company co-owner Melissa Verplank is a multi-pet business owner, pet stylist, and pet grooming educator.

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Wyoming Animal Hospital

Wyoming, MI 49509
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Wyoming Animal Hospital provides dog boarding services to pet owners in the greater Grand Rapids metro area. The team of experienced kennel attendants aims to treat pets like family, offering gentle care and supervised outdoor playtime to keep dogs happy and active. The facility also provides veterinary care and full service grooming.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I start a doggy daycare?

A: You should have experience with and knowledge of dog care before launching a dog daycare. Your business must comply with all state and local laws. You also need to choose what type of business formation you want. Visit the Small Business Administration website and the site for your Secretary of State’s office for guidelines, tips, advice, and resources.

Q: How long does kennel cough last after being boarded?

A: When a dog is exposed to kennel cough, the incubation period is approximately two to 14 days following exposure. Symptoms, such as a mild cough and nasal discharge, can last a few weeks. In most cases, kennel cough is not serious, but pet owners should schedule a veterinarian visit to rule out secondary infections.

Q: Can dogs get sick from boarding?

A: Several factors can cause a dog to become ill during boarding. While transmittable viruses that lead to kennel cough are quite common, dogs can also get sick due to the stress of a new environment and dietary changes that lead to stomach upset. Vaccinations help prevent dogs from picking up certain viruses and bacterial infections, so owners need to ensure that all shots are up-to-date before boarding.

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