Best Dog Boarders
in Portland

Why These Dog Boarders?

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

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Cooper Mountain Kennel

At Cooper Mountain Kennel, in Beaverton, Portland Metro area cats and dogs can receive boarding and grooming services. The facility, which opened in 1994, includes 68 kennels for dogs, each of which has an indoor section and an outdoor section. Furthermore, 16 living spaces are available for cats. According to pet owners who have taken advantage of Cooper Mountain Kennel’s offerings in the past, the staff excels at making pets happy and keeping them active.

Beaverton, OR 97007


Nature's Acres Kennels

Nature's Acres Kennels is a canine daycare and boarding center, offering training, grooming, and other forms of pet care to its canine clientele. The business’s owner and supervisor, Sharon House, has extensive experience training dogs. She and all of her fellow staff members have trained with Pet Tech to become CPR, First Aid & Care Certified.

Portland, OR 97089


Play & Chase Dog Care

Play & Chase Dog Care is a kennel in Portland, serving pets from all parts of the city and its suburbs. The facility provides dogs with Kuranda beds, Puppy Playground toys, and rubber balls, as well as a team of experienced pet trainers and sitters who are happy to play with the furry tenants. Recently, Play & Chase Dog Care began offering its services to cats as well.

Portland, OR 97219


Rock Creek Kennels, Inc.

Rock Creek Kennels, Inc., founded in Hillsboro more than three decades ago, offers dog and cat boarding to families from Portland and other nearby cities. The business’s approach to kenneling involves strictly limiting the numbers of pets who are in the facility at any one time. The Rock Creek Kennels, Inc., staff is fully certified, and the company is an accredited member of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association and the Independent Pet & Animal Transportation Association International.

Hillsboro, OR 97124


Safe Journey Dog Boarding

Safe Journey Dog Boarding opened in 2006 and was subsequently purchased by Craig Capley in 2010. The Portland-based dog boarding facility is climate-controlled and does not keep animals in cages, crates, or pens. The staff specializes in helping dogs whose owners work graveyard shifts. Furthermore, they can provide individualized care to elderly or sickly dogs.

Portland, OR 97202


Sauvie Island Kennels

Sauvie Island Kennels is a Portland pet hotel that has boarded local dogs and cats for nearly 50 years. In addition to dog breeding, training, and behavioral counseling, Sauvie Island Kennels offers to board dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds. Interested pet owners should review the facility’s website for advice about preparing their canine for a stay at Sauvie Island Kennels.

Portland, OR 97231



Kim Hormby, a former veterinary assistant and pet sitter, founded the Portland pet hotel Stay in 2006. Stay provides lodging, grooming, and exercise to canines from families in Portland and the surrounding areas. Each dog living at Stay has her private suite, with fifty square feet of space. Pricing is all-inclusive, with no added charges for exercise or for addressing dogs’ special dietary and medical needs.

Portland, OR 97211


The Charlton Kennels and Farm

Since 1967, the Charlton Kennels and Farm has served the greater Portland community as a provider of dog boarding services. Based on the 160-acre Charlton Farm, which was established in 1845, Charlton Kennels gives each of its canine guests an enormous dog run. At the Charlton Kennels and Farm, to minimize the animals’ anxiety, dogs are kept apart from each other.

Portland, OR 97231


The Dog House

The Dog House, a Portland kennel providing pet care services exclusively to dogs, offers overnight boarding, doggy day care, and washing service options. Portland Metro families bringing their canine to the facility should bring any necessary medications and food, and be prepared to inform staff members about any special dietary, behavioral, or medical needs.

Portland, OR 97239


The Parkway Veterinary Hospital

The Parkway Veterinary Hospital, a pet care clinic based in Lake Oswego, has boarded dogs from Portland and other nearby cities since it was founded in 1986. A member of the Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego, the facility has dedicated living areas for dogs, cats, rabbits, and exotic animals. To minimize boredom and anxiety, veterinary personnel ensure that dogs receive exercise and attention.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035


UniversityK9 Dog Training

UniversityK9 Dog Training, located in Milwaukie, is a climate-controlled dog hotel with natural light, video surveillance, and human supervision. In the large indoor space, dogs have plenty of room to exercise, and they are free to socialize with their canine roommates. The outdoor space has covered video surveillance, and large training areas, some of which are covered with canopies to protect dogs from rain and the sun. UniversityK9 Dog Training’s marquee service is its three-week doggy boarding school, during which pets learn how to follow basic commands, and unlearn any problematic behaviors.

Milwaukie, OR 97222


Virginia Woof

Virginia Woof, in Portland, helps families from the city and the surrounding area who need a place where their canine companions can stay. The facility includes large indoor play areas, large kennels where dogs can comfortably eat and sleep, rubber floors designed to be easy on dogs’ joints, and a variety of balls, kongs, and tug toys. Large dogs and small dogs are kept in separate play areas. The staff includes a certified dog trainer and a veterinary technician, as well as multiple pet care professionals who have received certification in pet CPR and first aid.

Portland, OR 97209


Wag Along Pet Care

Wag Along Pet Care, a Portland dog boarding company, focuses on giving its visitors a luxurious experience. Calm classical music is playing 24/7, and doggy guests share a spacious living room with couches where they can stretch out and sleep. Mary Ellen, who owns and runs Wag Along Pet Care, is licensed, bonded, and insured.

Portland, OR 97266


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