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Best Dog Boarders
in Columbus

Why These Dog Boarders?

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

Acme Canine

Acme Canine is a Lewis Center overnight and daycare facility for dogs. The facility, founded in 2004, hosts small to large dogs in a 1200-square-foot space with air conditioning and three different outdoor areas for playing and training. Acme Canine offers a refresher training course while dogs are in boarding and has a shuttle service for easy transportation. The company partners with Moochie & Co. to sell dog supplies on its premises.

Lewis Center, OH 43035


Advanced Boarding & Grooming

Advanced Boarding & Grooming offers daycare and overnight boarding services in Lewis Center. The company's standard lodging and deluxe bungalows include blankets and bedding, treats, housekeeping, and playtime. The business has separate facilities for dogs and cats, and will also house rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, birds, and other pocket pets.

Lewis Center, OH 43035


Beechwold Veterinary Hospital

Beechwood Veterinary Hospital has been serving the Columbus area for more than 60 years. The AAHA-accredited clinic has boarding facilities that include constant care, regular feeding schedules, and specialized attention for pets with medical needs. Pet owners have praised Beechwood Veterinary Hospital for its kind and knowledgeable staff.

Columbus, OH 43214



Catch-n-Fetch's Columbus dog boarding facilities include climate control and lots of indoor and outdoor space for playing. The business also offers daycare services, grooming, and training. A Catch-n-Fetch shuttle provides pick-up and drop-off service for busy pet owners. Clients have left positive feedback for the company's friendly owners and clean spaces.

Columbus, OH 43213


Emi Pet Salon & Boutique

Emi Pet Salon & Boutique has been serving the Columbus area since 2014. The company provides dog and cat overnight boarding that includes potty breaks and playtime. The business also grooms dogs and cats, which includes nail trimming, ear cleaning, massage baths, shampooing and conditioning, custom hair styles, anti-shedding treatments, and facials.

Columbus, OH 43230


Gahanna Animal Hospital

Gahanna Animal Hospital has been serving the Gahanna and Columbus areas since 1964. The facility's services include overnight boarding, doggie daycare, grooming, and puppy training. The clinic also performs surgery and works with a variety of rescue groups to ensure that the rescue pets are healthy, heartworm free, vaccinated, spayed and neutered, and free of parasites. Gahanna Animal Hospital is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is a member of the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce.

Hill View Veterinary Clinic

Hill View Veterinary Clinic provides overnight boarding and daycare for cats and dogs. The clinic's boarding services include supervised veterinary care, full grooming services, and indoor exercise. The facility has separate cat condos to keep the dogs and cats separate from each other. The Hill View Veterinary Clinic day spa provides shampooing, nail trimming, medicated shampoo, and coat conditioning. The practice is Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating.

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068


Kennel Club USA

Kennel Club USA is a dog boarding facility based in Johnstown northeast of Columbus. The kennel has separate wings for cats and dogs and staff members walk dogs at least three times a day. Kennel Club USA is on 45 acres of land and features grass and a pond for dogs to play in, as well as covered outdoor areas in case of bad weather. The staff also offers grooming services, which include bathing, drying, brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and bottom paw pad trimming.

Johnstown, OH 43031


National K-9 Learning Center

National K-9 Learning Center is a Columbus dog boarding facility founded in 1975. The company's boarding complex has fresh air ventilation and accommodations that are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. The facility's staff walk dogs multiple times a day. The company also has dog training classes that include obedience training, behavior modification, and specialty training, as well as a school for dog trainers.

Columbus, OH 43213


Pet Palace Resort

Pet Palace Resort is a locally-owned Columbus business that provides boarding, daycare, and grooming. The facility has oversized villas and suites for its guests' comfort and gives pets plenty of time outside each day. Pet Palace Resort won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2014 and the Suburban News Publications Annual Readers Choice Awards in 2011 and 2012. The business Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating.

Columbus, OH 43219


Puptown Lounge

Puptown Lounge is a Columbus dog boarding facility that provides overnight boarding and daycare. The business provides bedding and blankets for overnight stays and also has grooming and bathing services available. Staff members administer medications to pets as needed. Clients have praised Puptown Lounge for its friendly staff, fast and reliable grooming, and accommodating space.

Columbus, OH 43221


Riverside Drive Animal Care Center

Riverside Drive Animal Care Center has been serving the Dublin area, northwest of Columbus, for more than 25 years. The AAHA-accredited facility has kennels for cats and dogs and provides Science Diet Maintenance food unless owners supply their own food. The practice also has doggie daycare and playgroups available for dog socialization.

The Animal Care Clinics

The Animal Care Clinics is an AAHA-accredited clinic and boarding facility based in Westerville. The practice's overnight boarding includes daily cleaning services, fresh water, climate-controlled kennels, playtime, and indoor exercise runs. The clinic offers full-service boarding for pets with special needs, which includes regular observation, special dietary considerations, and administration of medications. The practice's doggie daycare lets dogs socialize with other dogs and get plenty of exercise.

Westerville, OH 43081


The City Dog

The City Dog is a dog boarding and daycare facility based in Columbus. Dogs have water and raised beds with views of the daycare floor in their kennels and play in the dog daycare until they go to bed each night. The business also has grooming available, which includes nail trims, anal gland expressions, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and de-shedding. Pet owners have praised The City Dog for its friendly, welcoming staff, clean play areas, and organized service.

Columbus, OH 43215


The Dog Trainer

The Dog Trainer is a boarding facility and training center based in Plain City. The facility has pack boarding available where dogs stay with a group of dogs instead of in a private kennel and are free to play with each other. Professional dog trainers monitor the pets during boarding and provide training opportunities such as puppy training, on-leash obedience, off-leash obedience, boundary training, and behavior modification.

Plain City, OH 43064


The Doggy Den

The Doggy Den is a Columbus dog boarding facility that features indoor and outdoor play areas and wading pools. The company also has daycare available and hosts training classes such as obedience training. The facility's grooming care services include bathing, teeth brushing, and nail trimming. The Doggy Den has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Columbus, OH 43209


Top Dog Daycare

Top Dog Daycare is a Columbus dog boarding facility that has a webcam for dog owners to keep tabs on their pets. The business has roomy, private suites and is available seven days a week, including holidays. Dogs get regular schedules every day, which includes playtime and naptime. Top Dog Daycare also provides grooming and training services.

Columbus, OH 43235


Wags Columbus

Wags Columbus is a dog boarding facility based in Hilliard. The company's services include dog walking, in-home visits, potty breaks, in-home pet sitting and overnight pet sitting, pet transport, and pet waste removal. The insured and bonded business is certified by Pet Sitters International and works with local programs including Kindred Hearts Transport Connection, Peace for Paws Ohio, and Pointier Rescue Organization.

Hilliard, OH 43026


Willow Wood Pet Resort & Training Center

Willow Wood Pet Resort & Training Center is a boarding facility based in New Albany. The company's boarding complex includes climate-controlled temperatures, regular potty breaks, one-on-one playtime, group play, spa services, gourmet treats, and custom meals. The business also provides daycare, grooming, and training services. Columbus Monthly Magazine rated Willow Wood Pet Resort & Training Center the Best Pet Vacation.

New Albany, OH 43054


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