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Rover

Buffalo, NY
  • Puppy Care
  • Dog Boarding

Business Description

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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2.5 / 5 (31)

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Absolute Canine Experience

240 French Road, Buffalo, NY 14227
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  • Daycare
  • Bathing / Grooming

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Absolute Canine Experience is a business that provides a full range of pet care services for dogs. Catering to clients in the Buffalo metro, it offers boarding, daycare, grooming, self-serve dog washing, and behavioral training. Its overnight dog boarding option includes access to indoor and outdoor play areas, meals, fleece beddings, chew toys, and treats. The facility also carries products such as training equipment and food from brands like Canidae, Eagle Pack, Nupro, and Holistic Select.

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5.0 / 5 (62)

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Amherst Boarding Kennel

4650 Millersport Highway, East Amherst, NY 14051
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming
  • Bathing / Grooming
  • Training

Business Description

Amherst Boarding Kennel is a pet boarding and daycare facility that serves the pet owners of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. It offers dog boarding services, with amenities such as climate-controlled private kennels with heated epoxy floors and French doors leading to private outdoor patios. Additional amenities include a monitored fire and security system, closed-circuit TVs, nightly tuck-in service, and bedtime treats. Amherst Boarding Kennel also provides grooming services such as bathing, brushing, and de-shedding treatments.

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4.0 / 5 (116)

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Canine Kennels of Clarence

9785 County Road, Clarence Center, NY 14032
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  • Daycare

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Canine Kennels of Clarence is a family-owned dog boarding facility catering to clients in Buffalo. With love for dogs in mind, Jim and Carla opened this facility to offer a place for fur babies while their owners are away. Pets can enjoy a group playtime with other fur friends indoors or in its huge outdoor area with kiddie pool and sprinklers. For first-time dog boarding clients, a live camera is available so they can check on their dogs from time to time.

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Country Comfort Inn

1128 Jamison Road, Elma, NY 14059
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  • Daycare

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Country Comfort Inn is a dog boarding facility with a client base in Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Canine guests staying at the pet hotel can join enrichment programs, such as playgroups and country walks. In addition, Country Comfort Inn accommodates senior dogs and pets requiring medications. Other services include cat boarding, dog walking, and pet grooming. The owner of the 26-acre pet hotel, Jill Johnston, has more than 25 years of experience taking care of pets.

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Creature Comforts Pet Resort

205 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming

Business Description

Creature Comforts Pet Resort is a pet resort that provides long-term and short-term dog boarding solutions for clients in Buffalo. Its boarding facility and service include cage-free suites, beds with fluffy bedding, baths and brush out, room service mealtimes, daily outdoor walks, and basic medication dispensing. The facility, which is staffed round the clock, has play areas and an indoor splash park. The five-acre countryside resort offers cat boarding, dog daycare, pet grooming, and obedience and conformation training.

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4.0 / 5 (142)

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Eagle Ridge Kennel

7081 Ellicott Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127
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  • Daycare

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Eagle Ridge Kennel is a dog boarding facility serving the Buffalo area. Its boarding packages include exercise and activities to help dogs become comfortable during their stay. Its team assists and evaluates dogs' temperament, activity level, and lifestyles before choosing their boarding accommodations. Eagle Ridge Kennel is also available for medical boarding to provide a safe environment for pets that are on diet and medications. One of its co-owners, Carolyn Cataldo, has been in the business since 1983.

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Fetch n’ Catch

6517 Transit Road, Bowmansville, NY 14026
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming
  • Training

Business Description

Fetch n’ Catch is a locally owned and operated pet care facility that has been serving the pet owners of Buffalo and the surrounding areas for more than 8 years. It offers overnight dog boarding services, with amenities such as climate-controlled suites, raised beds and fleece blankets, meal service, and lavender aromatherapy. Clients' dogs are also given 8 hours of playtime during the day. Owners Dan and Mallory Poirier are professional animal care providers certified by the Professional Animal Care Certification Council.

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4.0 / 5 (293)

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Golden Paws Pet Hotel & Daycare

1759 Sturgeon Point Road, Derby, NY 14047
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  • Daycare

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Golden Paws Pet Hotel & Daycare is a family-owned business that offers services to animal owners in Buffalo. It has a 3,000-square-foot indoor facility with radiant heat flooring that can accommodate small and large dogs. Pets can also play in the outdoor turfed yard and enjoy daycare pool parties during the summer season. The company provides traditional and themed private suite rooms, as well as monitors appetite, poop, and health changes 24/7. The institution has been operating for over a decade.

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4.9 / 5 (92)
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Island Pet Lodge

2120 Alvin Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
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  • Daycare

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Island Pet Lodge is a dog boarding center serving Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Its day boarding service allows the dogs, along with a qualified supervisor, to explore and go sightseeing across the natural view of the location. The center's amenities include television, fireplace, and soothing music. Pets are provided personal kennel private spaces with outer patios. The lodge's environment is climate-controlled and is electronically monitored 24/7 complete with fire alarms.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Joyful Dog Inc.

1599 Kenmore Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217
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  • Daycare
  • Bathing / Grooming
  • Training

Business Description

Joyful Dog Inc. is a dog boarding and daycare facility that has been serving the pet owners of Buffalo and the surrounding areas for over seven years. It offers dog boarding services, with options ranging from individual to shared kennels. Clients' dogs are given exercise and group socialization activities during the day. In addition, Joyful Dog also provides bathing services. Co-owner Victoria Misuraca has been working in the field of dog daycare, boarding, and training for more than 13 years.

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4.0 / 5 (67)
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4.0 / 5 (32)

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Love Your Dog

6989 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051
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  • Daycare

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Love Your Dog is a dog boarding facility that serves pets and owners in the Buffalo area. Its dog boarding facility includes a lounge, an indoor play area, outdoor spaces, splash pools, and air conditioning. Additionally, the facility provides daycare services for socialization and to relieve separation anxiety. It offers cat and dog grooming services as well as training sessions. Love Your Dog was founded in 1987 as an in-home dog training company and further evolved into a full-service pet care facility.

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4.0 / 5 (172)

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Mc Clelland Small Animal Hospital

455 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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  • Grooming

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Buffalo-based McClelland Small Animal Hospital is a veterinary clinic that provides dog boarding solutions. Its boarding service includes clean kennels and large indoor runs. Cats and dogs that display evidence of a flea or tick infestation will also be treated on admission for boarding. The clinic offers pet grooming and a full range of veterinary and emergency services. Its owner and director, Matthew Marc Souza, lends his services to the Buffalo Animal Shelter and Second Chance Sheltering Network.

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4.0 / 5 (312)
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5.0 / 5 (27)

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Pawprints By Penny & Co. LLC

260 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14201
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming

Business Description

Pawprints by Penny & Co. LLC is a full-service dog daycare and grooming facility located in Buffalo. Operating for more than 13 years, the company provides half- or full-day boarding services for dogs. For a full day of daycare, dogs may enjoy unlimited playtime and socialization with other dogs, lunch and nap time, walk in the park, and learn basic manners and mental stimulation. Outdoor swimming and full-range grooming services for all dog breeds are also available.

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4.4 / 5 (33)

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Pet Degree

2055 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY 14206
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  • Daycare
  • Training

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Pet Degree is a pet daycare and training facility that serves the pet owners of Buffalo. It offers half-day and full-day doggy daycare services, which include group playtime and socialization with other dogs. The company also provides puppy, beginner, and novice six-week obedience training programs, which include the reinforcement of both basic and advanced commands. In addition, Pet Degree also offers veterinarian services such as wellness check-ups, vaccinations, dental care, and acupuncture. Resident veterinarian Joshua Bruzgul has been serving the community for over 30 years.

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4.0 / 5 (138)

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Resorts Boarding & Play

89 Buffalo Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming
  • Training

Business Description

Resorts Boarding & Play is a pet boarding and daycare facility that serves the pet owners of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. It offers dog boarding services, with options such as standard individual suites, deluxe individual suites, and connecting rooms for multiple dogs. Amenities provided include beddings, meals, and a minimum of 5 scheduled potty walks. The facility has multiple playrooms and a water park with a bone-shaped pool, water fountains, and fire hydrants that squirt water.

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4.0 / 5 (67)

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Sundance Kennels, Inc.

2875 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, NY 14075
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  • Grooming

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Sundance Kennels, Inc., is a dog boarding facility serving pets and pet owners in Buffalo and the surrounding communities. The center is equipped with rooms for eating, sleeping, and relaxing. It maintains a 2,500 square feet artificial turf yard for playtime and potty breaks. The company's crew administers required medications and tends to dogs with special needs. Sundance Kennels, Inc., also offers dog daycare and complete dog grooming services, which include bath and dry, brushing, clipping, de-matting, and nail treatments.

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5.0 / 5 (73)

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Tazito’s Dog Daycare, LLC

385 14th Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
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  • Daycare
  • Dog Walking

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Located in Buffalo, Tazito’s Dog Daycare, LLC, caters to puppies and adult dogs. It offers daycare and overnight stays. It has a spacious and clutter-free area for dogs to enjoy a range of activities, from running and socializing to relaxing and taking naps on the couches. It also has a pet-friendly porch for dogs to sightsee. Moreover, its staff supervises long walks around the neighborhood. Tazito’s Dog Daycare holds more than 15 years of experience in caring for dogs.

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The Animal Play House

136 Orchard Park Road, Buffalo, NY 14224
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  • Daycare

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The Animal Play House is a pet boarding facility serving clients in the Buffalo area. It offers all-inclusive boarding services for dogs and cats with suites equipped with bowls, blankets, and beds. The facility also provides daycare for dogs to develop social skills. Its daycare service includes lunch, pools, toys, and a concrete area to play on. The Animal Play House gives back to the community through its non-profit organization, The Animal Food Bank of WNY.

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5.0 / 5 (94)

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The Art of Dog

389 Plymouth Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213
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The Art of Dog is a dog boarding and training service that serves the pet owners of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. It offers two-week and three-week board and train programs, which include hours of daily guided and reinforced training from a professional. Its training program aims to rectify destructive behavior such as barking, biting, lunging, and pulling. The Art of Dog is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. It is an authorized dealer of E-Collar Technologies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Dog boarding, sometimes referred to as doggie day care, offers pet-sitting services for dogs of varying breeds and ages. Services provided include overnight housing in temperature- and light-controlled kennels, medication administration, bathing, and feeding with veterinarian-approved food or food brought from home.

Dog boarding and doggie day care facilities provide owners with peace of mind in knowing that their pets are being cared for by licensed and trained professionals. Boarding options range from one to 30 days or longer, and many companies offer additional services, such as spa treatments and obedience training.

What is dog boarding? 

Dog boarding facilities provide housing and care for dogs for short- and long-term stays. Services include kenneling, daily exercise, feeding, and grooming. While at-home pet sitting providers offer similar services, the main difference between the two is that professional facilities are licensed, and they must follow state regulations to ensure the safety of animals in their care.

What is included with dog boarding?

Services included with dog boarding can vary based on specific facility offerings, but most boarding centers offer daily exercise programs, clean, sanitized bedding, temperature-controlled housing, fresh water, and veterinarian-approved dog food. Boarding technicians also administer required medications and supplements, and many facilities offer grooming and bathing services.

Should I board my dog at the vet?

Certain veterinary offices provide boarding services, as overnight staff are readily available, and animals have immediate access to medical care. While boarding a dog at the vet is perfectly safe, some dogs are uneasy about going to the doctor, leading to anxiety and resistance at drop-off.

What is board and training for dogs?

Board and training programs for dogs combine overnight boarding with obedience training. Dogs stay at boarding facilities throughout their training programs, which typically last between one and four weeks. During their stay, dogs are trained to hinder behavior, such as jumping and pulling on leashes, and they learn basic commands, such as heel and stay.

Do dog board and train programs work?

Board and train programs have proven to be effective for many dogs, as they learn everything from basic commands to new behaviors that result in positive reinforcement. However, not all dogs respond to board and train programs, so alternative training and behavior modification courses may be necessary in some cases.

Are there any regulation requirements for dog boarding facilities?

Specific regulation requirements for dog boarding facilities can vary from state to state, but all kennel owners must obtain the appropriate licensing, and property must be zoned for kenneling. Additionally, all facilities must be designed to remain structurally sound and maintain fresh-air ventilation systems, and hot and cold running water is required.

How can I prepare my dog for boarding in a kennel or pet hotel?

Dog owners may wish to visit the facility with their pets before boarding to help them acclimate to the environment. A visit to the veterinarian is also a good idea to ensure the dog is in good health before spending time away from home. If a dog is used to sleeping with other dogs or people, owners should encourage them to sleep alone for a few nights before the stay.

What should I bring with my dog for long-term boarding?

When dropping off a dog for long-term boarding, owners should bring the following:

  • Food to last the duration of the pet's stay
  • Medication and supplements, if needed
  • One or two favorite toys for comfort and familiarity
  • Vaccination documentation
  • One or two dog leashes, if required by the facility

How do I board my dog for the first time? 

Before boarding a dog for the first time, it's a good idea for owners and their pets to visit the establishment to get a feel for the environment and learn about the boarding process. It's also important for dogs to be vaccinated for kennel cough, canine distemper, and rabies prior to boarding. Dog owners can also "try out" boarding facilities by placing their pets for a one-night stay to gauge their comfort levels and familiarize them with the environment.

Do dogs like boarding kennels?

Dogs are highly adaptable; however, whether they are comfortable in a boarding kennel depends on various factors. Anxiety due to missing their owners and being in an unfamiliar space may cause a dog to feel stressed. Reputable providers work hard to ensure dogs are comfortable and content during their stays.

How much is dog boarding per day?

On average, dog boarding costs between $25 and $85 per day/night. Factors that can lead to higher or lower costs include the state, additional services needed, special diets, included grooming, and included training. Weekly dog boarding costs average $150, and monthly costs are approximately $500.

How much is dog board and training per day?

Rates for dog board and training per day can vary based on specific company prices and services offered. In general, two-week programs start at around $900, but they can go significantly higher. Dog owners should confirm with dog boarding centers if single-day sessions are offered, as professional training often requires more than one session.

Do you tip for dog boarding?

It's not customary or required to tip for dog boarding or kenneling, but customers can offer tips if so inclined. It's always a good idea to check with the boarding center before providing a tip to ensure it's not against company policy.

How long can you board a dog?

Specific lengths of boarding time can vary per facility, but in general, it's recommended to board a dog for no longer than 30 days at a time. While many dogs adapt to new environments, they may also form attachments to their caregivers, leading to resistance when it is time to leave the facility.

Is it safe to board a puppy?

It's safe to board puppies that are four months of age or older. Depending on the boarding facility, dog owners may be required to bring proof of age and documentation of all puppy shots. Puppy owners should consult with their veterinarians before boarding to ensure their pets are healthy enough to be placed in a new environment.

Do dogs get sad when boarded?

Yes, it's common for some dogs to become emotional when boarded. They may miss their owners and the overall change of environment, including dietary changes, which can be jarring. However, dogs are adaptable, and quality kennels and boarding centers work hard to ensure that their needs are met through socialization and attention.

What vaccines do dogs need to be boarded?

The vaccines required for dogs to enter boarding facilities or doggy day care centers are upper respiratory or kennel cough, rabies, and canine distemper. Dogs should also be current with all other vaccines and take preventative tablets for fleas and heartworm.

Can dogs get sick from boarding?

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.

How long does kennel cough last after being boarded?

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.

How do I start a doggy daycare?

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.

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