Best Dog Boarders
in Charlotte

Why These Dog Boarders?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Charlotte 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.

A Better Dog Kennel

A Better Dog Kennel is a dog care and boarding service located in Monroe and serving residents throughout the Charlotte Metro area. A Better Dog Kennel’s professionals supply bowls, toys, and bedding. They only ask that owners bring their own food and medication. A Better Dog Kennel focuses on offering each guest affection and mental stimulation to increase their overall maximum comfort.

Animal Medical Hospital

Animal Medical Hospital is a multi-purpose animal care facility that offers dog boarding for local pets. Animal Medical Hospital’s Charlotte dog boarding programs include a Camp AMH for canines needing daycare supervision provided by an experienced counselor, as well as a special needs boarding program for pets undergoing medical, emotional, or physical complications. Animal Medical Hospital is AAHA accredited and offers urgent care 24/7.

Charlotte, NC 28205


Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital

Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital is a full-service, Charlotte animal hospital that offers dog boarding for pets and their owners within the area. Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital’s dog boarding program includes indoor and outdoor play areas, properly kept beds, professional, medical care, and individual attention. Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital’s team has a particular focus in elderly animals, nervous pets, and those that require medication. Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital is BBB accredited and partners with Trupanion.

Charlotte, NC 28210


Charlotte Kennels

Charlotte Kennels, located in Indian Trail, is a pet boarding and daycare center that offers dog boarding for residents within and around the Charlotte Metro area. Charlotte Kennels’ luxury canine suites include a toddler bed, a box of doggie toys, a ceiling fan, and a large window looking out towards their wooded acres. Guests are allowed two daily play sessions in the wooded area, as well as two bathroom breaks. Charlotte Kennels’ professionals feed each dog IAMS quality food or owners may bring their own at no additional charge.

Indian Trail, NC 28079


City Dog USA

City Dog USA is a dog kennel and grooming facility offering dog boarding services to pets in the Charlotte Metro area. City Dog USA’s staff properly feeds each guest, ensures their beds are well-kempt, and even offer to play classical music at night. They are also certified to handle emergency medical situations and administer the proper medication. City Dog USA also offers dog daycare.

Charlotte, NC 28206


Club Fetch

Club Fetch is a Charlotte doggie daycare and boarding service. Club Fetch’s dog boarding program offers guests luxury suites that are custom designed with temper glass so each dog can view the 50 televisions they use for movie nights. Owners are allowed to bring personal blankets, toys, etc. to their pets to make it a more comfortable stay. Club Fetch’s long list of dog care services also includes a Pet Taxi Service, grooming, and a Dog Day Camp.

Charlotte, NC 28203


Continental Boarding & Doggie Daycare

Continental Boarding & Doggie Daycare is a luxury Charlotte dog boarding service. Continental Boarding & Doggie Daycare’s professionals offer special accommodations to each guest. Every dog gets a room, a private exercise area, a shaded, outside area, and temperature controlled rooms to suit their comfortability. Continental Boarding & Doggie Daycare is Better Business Bureau accredited, a member of the Charlotte Chamber since 2014, and recipient of The Charlotte Observer’s “Readers’ Choice Best of 2015.”

Charlotte, NC 28273



DSL, or Dog as a Second Language, is a boarding, training, and daycare facility located in Matthews. DSL offers full and half-day dog boarding options. DSL’s staff serves guests with supervised playtimes, small, comfortable areas for sleep and naps, updated photos of each dog to their Facebook page so owners can stay connected, and training in staying, sitting, and all-around better dog manners. DSL is the winner of Angie’s List’s 2013 “Super Service” award and is a part of the International Association of Canine Professionals, as well as the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Matthews, NC 28104


Granbar Kennels & Pet Resort

Granbar Kennels & Pet Resort is a multi-accredited pet care facility for residents and their pets living in the Charlotte area. Granbar Kennels & Pet Resort offers guests spacious living areas, eight daily runs for exercise and bathroom needs, and fresh water at any time. Dogs that will not go to the bathroom in concrete areas will be taken on special runs down a gravel path. Breakfast, treats, and dinner range from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM. Granbar’s other services include grooming, daycare, and training.

Charlotte, NC 28213


Harris Boulevard Veterinary Clinic

Harris Boulevard Veterinary Clinic is a multi-purpose veterinary care facility that offers dog boarding services to those located in the Charlotte Metro area. Harris Boulevard Veterinary Clinic’s experienced and attentive staff serves each guest with a clean cage, outdoor walks, fresh bedding and daily housekeeping, individual care, playtime, and many other preparations and activities. Dogs must have Distemper, Rabies, and Bordetella vaccines before boarding or the staff at Harries Boulevard can perform the vaccinations during their stay.

Charlotte, NC 28269


K-9 Playland Resort

K9 Playland Resort is a locally-owned-and-operated dog care facility for residents and their pets living in and around the Charlotte Metro area. K9 Playland takes on a cageless approach as they allow their guests to interact with daycare dogs and other boarders. Their sleeping arrangements include cots, blankets, and even multi-dog bunking. Guest pets will also receive daily indoor and outdoor exercise.

Charlotte, NC 28203


Long Animal Hospital

Long Animal Hospital is a Charlotte veterinary care institution that offers dog boarding services for dogs and dog owners throughout the area. Long Animal Hospital’s indoor kennels are temperature controlled for each guests’ safety and comfort. Dogs are kept separated from cats to ensure a relaxed environment. Long Animal Hospital has offered animal care and other services for over six decades and has been AAHA accredited for the past 51 years.

Charlotte, NC 28203


Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew is Charlotte’s unique indoor/outdoor dog park and sports bar. Lucky Dog’s caregivers concern themselves with giving each guest as much free time as they can by not keeping them locked in a kennel all day. There is a rotation of indoor playtime, outdoor playtime, and rest time. Lucky Dog prefers to mingle boarding dogs with daycare dogs to keep spirits high throughout the day. They also offer a 20-day boarding pass, as well as night care for one-time overnight stays.

Charlotte, NC 28208


Queen City Petsitting

Queen City Petsitting is a fully-staffed pet sitting service located in Charlotte. Queen City’s professionals offer both boarding and day boarding for dogs throughout the area. Each boarding option is performed at the sitter’s home to maximize the guests’ comfortability. Queen City’s sitters also offer pet pick-up in the mornings and specialize in home showing stays for owners in the midst of selling their houses.

Charlotte, NC 28226


Rea Road Animal Hospital

Rea Road Animal Hospital’s veterinarians have more than three decades worth of animal care and dog boarding experience for residents throughout the Charlotte Metro area. Rea Road Animal Hospital offers guests both short term and long term stays that include exercise sessions, dietary supervision, 4-6 daily walks, and special care to any diabetic or senior pets. Rea Road’s professionals only ask for dogs to be vaccinated and for owners to leave any personal toys or bedding at home.

Charlotte, NC 28277


Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital

Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital has been serving Charlotte pet owners for more than three decades. Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital’s boarding program specializes in giving care and attention to dogs that need a little extra. The veterinarians at Sharon Lakes are sure to study each boarder’s medical history in case of any emergencies, and also offer boarding report cards to those that stay longer than a weekend. Sharon Lakes is an AAHA accredited animal hospital.

Charlotte, NC 28210


The Dog Knowledge

The Dog Knowledge is a members-only, full-service, dog care facility that offers dog boarding options for pets and pet owners across the Charlotte Metro area. The Dog Knowledge created their cottages to replicate a home environment by including ceiling fans, individual heating and air-conditioning, and a flat-screen television that plays either G-rated entertainment or soothing music. To become a member, The Dog Knowledge requires every dog is vaccinated, at least four months or older, in good health, non-aggressive, and recommends them to be either spayed or neutered.

Charlotte, NC 28211


Wickersham's K-9 Ranch

Wickersham’s K-9 Ranch, located in Marshville, is an alternative option to those seeking a less common dog boarding service in and around the Charlotte Metro area. Wickersham’s K-9 Ranch offers dogs their own heated and air-conditioned rooms, three fenced-in “play yards,” and a fenced-in pond area. Activities for guests include swimming, group play, and a bath and brush. Wickersham’s K-9 Ranch is family-owned-and-operated by Keith and Lisa Wickersham.

Marshville, NC 28103


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