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Best Dog Boarders
in Lincoln

Why These Dog Boarders?

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

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 72 48 13

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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A Pause for Paws

A Pause for Paws is a dog walking, pet sitting, and cat and dog boarding service. The company provides in-home boarding only, at a host family’s house in the Lincoln area. The dog must be house trained, non-aggressive, current on vaccinations and heartworm/flea and tick preventatives, and free from any contagious conditions. The company, founded in 2003, is Certified by the American Red Cross in pet first aid and CPR and is insured and bonded.

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AK Kennels

AK Kennels is a dog daycare and boarding facility in Lincoln. The business is located on five fenced-in acres of land with a creek and woods. Dogs are kept inside overnight, and the customer is not charged extra for playtime, medication administration, or treats. Customers can schedule a tour before their dog’s stay. Dogs must be spayed/neutered, on a heartworm/flea preventative, and friendly. Customers can board their dogs for a day, half-day, or overnight stays.

Lincoln, NE 68516


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Antelope Creek Veterinary Healthcare Center, P.C.

Antelope Creek Veterinary Healthcare Center is a vet clinic and animal hospital in Lincoln offering a variety of services including adult/senior wellness, advanced dentistry, cancer and treatment, diagnostics, puppy/kitten wellness, boarding, and grooming. The facility boards pets for afternoons, overnights, or longer stays. Pets receive regular play time breaks and a veterinarian is always in charge to make sure each pet receives the proper care and attention during each stay. Previous clients comment the professionalism, skill, and care provided by each staff member.

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Belmont Veterinary Center

Belmont Veterinary Center is an animal care clinic in Lincoln offering services including medical, surgical, behavior, grooming, and boarding. Boarding is available for dogs, cats, and other small animals. Dogs will be exercised in the clinic’s outdoor fenced-in backyard, with the option of a third playtime, if desired by the owner. Different kennels and condos are available depending on the animal’s size. Former clients commend the staff’s level of comfort, skill, and compassion that is provided towards their pet when they are treated or boarded at Belmont Veterinary Center.

Lincoln, NE 68521


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Capitol Animal Clinic

Capitol Animal Clinic provides medical and care services for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and other animals in Lincoln. The practice, founded in 1958, provides services in preventative care, wellness plans, surgery, ultrasounds, dentistry, boarding, exotic pet services, acupuncture, an in-house laboratory, among much more. Previous customers praise the staff’s skill, compassion, and care towards their pet every time they visit the clinic. Customers can manage their account, book appointments online, and stay informed about their pet’s health through the free PetSite portal or phone app.

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Cat's Pajamas

The Cat’s Pajamas is a cat boarding company in Lincoln where cats are kept in a cage-free environment. Each room has a full-sized glass door so they can be observed easily, contains a “hidey hole” for privacy, litter boxes and feeding areas, and a scratching post and perch. Customers can choose from a variety of theme rooms for their cat to stay in including singles, doubles, queen, and king. Litter boxes are included in each room and scooped daily.

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Middle Creek Kennels

Middle Creek Kennels is a training and boarding company in Lincoln. The company specializes in training programs to fit each client’s needs. Customers have the choice to board their dog in an indoor our outdoor suite. The outdoor suite has a shelter, and a 5' x 5' outdoor fence. The indoor/outdoor kennel is a shelter inside of a heated/cooled building with a 4' x 8' outdoor run. The single room suites are heated/cooled with an 8' x 12' indoor room. Each kennel fits up to two dogs.

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Nebraska Animal Medical Center

Nebraska Animal Medical Care Center is an animal care facility in Lincoln offering a variety of services to dogs, cats, senior pets, and other animals. Services include veterinary surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic services, chemotherapy, behavior training, grooming, boarding, daycare, and more. During boarding, dogs are walked three times a day, are provided fresh, clean bedding daily, and are monitored closely. There are eight suites for the customer to choose from for their dog's overnight stay.

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Parkview Animal Hospital

Parkview Animal Hospital, founded in 1983, is a full-service medical walk-in clinic in Lincoln. The services offered include vaccinations, nail trims, emergency care, boarding, grooming, and a variety of others. Pet owners rave about the level of skill, care, and compassion their pets receive during each visit.

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SCLP Pet Rescue

SCLP Pet Rescue is an animal rescue in Wahoo with animals up for adoption. The rescue also has a grooming service, dog daycare, and boards dogs and cats. Each pet stays in a 5’ x 5’ space. Dogs can go outside to the facility’s fenced-in yard for "potty breaks" four times every day. Extra play times and walks are available upon request. Customers should provide their own food, bedding, and anything else that will keep their pet comfortable during their stay.

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Superior Veterinary Care

Superior Veterinary Care is a veterinary practice offering a variety of services to animals in the Lincoln area. The services include disease prevention, dental care, digital x-rays, microchipping, pet boarding and daycare, nutritional consults and prescription diets, grooming, and wellness plans. The practice boards dogs and cats of all ages and sizes. Dogs are taken out for walks three times a day and food is provided if the client doesn’t choose to bring their own.

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Vintage Height Veterinary Hospital

Vintage Heights Veterinary Hospital in Lincoln offers pet care services to dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, and other small animals. The clinic can fit up to 15 dogs and offers different sized runs dogs for dogs of all sizes. During the day, dogs are given an hour of individual or group playtime outside in the clinic’s fenced-in backyard. Dogs will also be taken on a trail walk with the kennel manager and trainer.

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Vondra Veterinary Clinic

Vondra Veterinary Clinic is a pet care clinic offering preventative health and physical exams to pets in the Lincoln area. Others services include surgeries, dental cleanings/extractions, lab and diagnostics, boarding, and grooming. Every pet must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and an annual exam before their stay. Pets will be fed any specialized or prescriptive diets that may be required as well as given medication if necessary. Vondra Veterinary Clinic won the Lincoln’s Choice Award in 2015 by the Journal Star.

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