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Best Dog Boarders
in Wilmington

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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 Wilmington, NC.

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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.

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Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort

Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort provides medical care, boarding, grooming and doggie daycare to pets throughout Wilmington. The business prides itself on its hotel-like facility, comfortable accommodations, and expert medical care. Clients may add bathing, grooming, teeth brushing, and daycare to boarding packages. Pet cots and soft bedding is available.

Wilmington, NC (910) 256-2624


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Capeside Animal Hospital

Capeside Animal Hospital is a full-service animal care and boarding facility in Leland that has been serving the community since 2005. The clinic is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association and an affiliate of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Boarding services come complete with three indoor runs, two different sized cages, twice-a-day feeding, fresh water at all times, three daily walks, and clean blankets.

Leland, NC (910) 383-2100


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Dogs at Play

Since 2001, Dogs at Play has been providing dog boarding to clients throughout Wilmington. The managers are Pet First Aid certified, and staff are highly trained in dog behavior and handling. Overnight canine guests receive supervised daycare play sessions all day that consists of swimming, bubble chasing, and personalized attention. After dinner and one last evening walk dogs sleep in individual crates.

Wilmington, NC (910) 342-0602


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Hanover Regional Animal Hospital

Hanover Regional Animal Hospital is a full-service companion animal care and boarding facility in Wilmington. The clinic guarantees clients attentiveness and proper handling by an experienced staff, and strict cleanliness. All boarding pets are required to be current on vaccinations to ensure protection of overnight canine guests. A veterinarian is always nearby to take care of pets and administer proper food and medication.

Wilmington, NC (910) 338-1607


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Highsmith Animal Hospital

Highsmith Animal Hospital has been serving Wilmington pets since 1974. The animal care clinic is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. Dog and cat boarding under the watch of experienced veterinarians is available. Other services include professional grooming, microchipping, wellness care, and more.

Wilmington, NC (910) 799-5587


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Magnolia’s Bed & Biscuit

Magnolia’s Bed & Biscuit is a luxury pet resort, daycare, and boarding facility in Leland. Amenities include live webcams, luxury pet suites, individualized care, separate large and small dog areas, Saturday night movies, raised beds, daily progress reports, and large family suites for families with 4+ dogs. Playtime activities include ball playing, water play, and indoor/outdoor rest areas. A “bone booth” is available for calls between owners and pets. All pets staying five nights or more receive a free exit bath.

Leland, NC (910) 399-3213


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Needham Animal Hospital

Needham Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical and boarding facility that has been serving Wilmington clients since 1976. Dog boarding includes a pet bed, food, doggy daycare Monday-Saturday, and daily walks on Sundays. An extra-large luxury canine suite is also available and features a Kuranda bed and personal TV. Doggy daycare includes a 5000 square foot supervised play yard with artificial grass, on-site veterinary care, and all-day play.

Wilmington, NC (910) 799-2970


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Paw Beach Pet Resort

Paw Beach Pet Resort is a Wilmington dog boarding and all-suite pet hotel. The staff has more than 20 years of local pet care experience, and the company is a recipient of Encore’s Best Place to Board Your Pet 2013-2016 and ShorePicks Best Place to Board Your Pet 2013-2015. Overnight lodging features spacious, climate-controlled suites, jazz and classical music, private webcams, outdoor time daily, elevated Kuranda beds, and natural light. The facility also has a 7,000-gallon in-ground saltwater pool for dogs.

Wilmington, NC (910) 392-0588


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Paws & Claws Animal Hospital, P.C.

Paws & Claws Animal Hospital, P.C. is a full-service veterinary clinic and dog boarding facility. The experienced veterinarians provide pets throughout Wilmington with preventative, geriatric, orthopedic, radiology, oncology, grooming, and boarding services. All dogs receive professional attention, medical care, a balanced diet, and staff and doctor interaction during their stay. Clients may take a tour of boarding facility and receive a quote free of charge.

Wilmington, NC (910) 399-3768


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Pawville, formerly known as Surf City Pet Lodge, is a dog boarding, daycare, grooming, and training facility in Hampstead. The staff is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified. Dog boarding consists of a private townhome with private yard access through a doggie door and three playtimes daily in the yard either alone or with friends. Each unit is separately ventilated with purified air, and has ceramic tile, ceiling fans, and flat panel TVs. Discounts are available for multi-pet stays, active military duty owners, and extended stay guests.

Hampstead, NC (910) 803-0707


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Pet Bazaar NC

Pet Bazaar NC has been providing dog, bird, snake, and exotic boarding services to Wilmington clients since 2014. The facility does not use kennels or crates by default but has them available if desired. The dogs have daily playtime on a 3/4 acre fenced-in yard, multiple walks, and a weekly trip to the beach.

Wilmington, NC (407) 867-1875


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Pine Valley Animal Hospital

Pine Valley Animal Hospital is a local and family-owned animal care and dog boarding facility that has been serving Wilmington clients since 1988. Dogs are taken out three times daily and receive numerous visits in the kennel. The personal area is cleaned and fresh water is replaced three times a day as well. Other services include laser therapy, microchipping, bathing, and dental work.

Wilmington, NC (910) 799-4500


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Play Hard Sleep Well

Play Hard Sleep Well is a Castle Hayne dog boarding facility with 12,000 square feet of inside play and sleeping areas and 15,000 square feet of fenced-in back yard. All overnight guests participate in a full day of doggie daycare and have a chance to play with people, other dogs, or in the pool. Rooms vary in size, and all rooms have an elevated bed for dogs to sleep on. A full day of free play is available for new clients.

Castle Hayne, NC (910) 772-1730


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Pups Play & Stay Daycare, Boarding & Grooming

Pups Play & Stay Daycare, Boarding & Grooming is a Wilmington dog boarding company. The facility is monitored 24 hours a day with fire and intrusion detection and has 16 individual surveillance cameras. The kennels each have an inside and outside area and measure 19’x4’ for medium enclosures and 19’x6’ for large enclosures. Each kennel has its own built-in water supply. Clients can opt to include daycare service at an additional fee for dogs to enjoy playtime with dogs of similar size and activity level daily.

Wilmington, NC (910) 524-7877


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Rover’s Ranch Doggie Daycamp and Kennel

Rover’s Ranch Doggie Daycamp and Kennel is a Wilmington dog boarding facility. The company prides itself on being one of the largest boarding and play camp facilities in the area, and has a 1.5-acre dog park. Overnight selections include large indoor and outdoor runs or small crates. All sleeping quarters are temperature controlled, with maid service throughout the day. Accommodations include Iams food, 24/7 fresh water, morning stretch and playtime, and daily group-play for those enrolled.

Wilmington, NC (910) 686-2332


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Sylvia’s Pet Care Center

Since 1988, Sylvia’s Pet Care Center has taken care of pets throughout Wilmington. Services include cat boarding, dog boarding, and bathing. Pets are provided with comfortable and climate controlled living quarters, bedding, and premium food. One-on-one playtime is also available. The staff guarantees a fun and loving experience for dogs and cats of all sizes.

Wilmington, NC (910) 799-2375


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The Dog House

The Dog House is a Wilmington daycare and dog boarding center. The facility has four separate outdoor play areas and two indoor areas so that pets can interact with dogs of similar size and play style. Daycare areas are constantly monitored by trained staff. The overnight area is climate-controlled and has a night light and soft music at all times.

Wilmington, NC (910) 547-1568


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The Pet’s Pal Inn

The Pet’s Pal Inn is a family-owned and operated cat and dog boarding facility that has served the Wilmington community since 2003. The business is a member of the American Boarding Kennels Association. The facility has 48 indoor and outdoor runs, a small dog room, 20 specious cat condos, and five large grassy play yards. Dogs receive group or solo playtime three times daily, and small dogs go out five times per day. A multi-pet discount is available.

Wilmington, NC (910) 452-2424


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Wilmington Animal Healthcare

Wilmington Animal Healthcare is a veterinary hospital and dog boarding facility in Wilmington. The founding veterinarians are members of the American Animal Hospital Association and have been practicing for more than a decade. The boarding facility is well-lit with natural light, temperature controlled, and ventilated. Luxury suites feature a Kuranda dog sofa and a 24” HD LED TV with dog-friendly entertainment. Clients have the option to add-on extra walks and participation in doggie daycare.

Wilmington, NC (910) 791-7101


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