Laurels
Best Dog Boarders
in Portland
2016

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 analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog boarders in Portland, OR.

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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.

3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare

3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare has provided boarding and grooming to Portland’s pets since November 2008. Rather than being kept in cages or crates, animals at the facility sleep on couches and futons. Additionally, in the wide outdoor area, with pools, sandboxes, play structures, canine vacationers can exercise their bodies and their minds.

Portland, OR(503) 206-3028

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Cedar Mill Veterinary Hospital

Although chiefly an animal care practice, Cedar Mill Veterinary Hospital also provides boarding services to canines who need a place to spend the night. The clinic, which was founded in 1992, has been certified as a Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. It is an ideal choice for pets with complex medical and/or dietary needs.

Portland, OR(503) 941-0995

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Central Bark

Central Bark is a Portland dog boarding facility that has given lodging to the area’s dogs since 2003. In addition to providing boarding, pet care professionals can groom dogs and lead them on nature hikes. There are two Central Bark locations, one in Raleigh Hills and the other in Burlingame. Because Burlingame separates dogs according to size and energy level, it may be a better choice for small and/or fragile dogs.

Portland, OR(503) 295-2275

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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(503) 649-4956

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Laurel Acres Kennels

Laurel Acres Kennels, which opened in 1986, is a Portland Metro provider of dog boarding services. The kennel has air conditioning and in-floor heating, with 72 dog runs and 24 kitty condos available. Many staff members, although not all, are Certified Pet Care Technicians who have received Pet First Aid Training. Online scheduling is available.

Hillsboro, OR(503) 628-2169

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Minoggie Kennels

Minoggie Kennels is a dog training and boarding facility on a 150-acre farm on Sauvie Island. Just 20 minutes from downtown, the pet care center specializes in training dogs for hunting events. Among the facility’s staff is Doug Shade, who has trained 13 recipients of the American Kennel Club’s National Hunter title.

Portland, OR(503) 621-3597

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Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital

Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital is a Beaverton animal hospital that, in addition to pet healthcare, offers pet boarding to Portland Metro area families. A winner of the Super Service Award from Angie's List, the facility has dedicated spaces for dogs and cats.

Beaverton, OR(503) 536-2390

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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(503) 666-4800

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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(503) 246-3647

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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(866) 847-7609

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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(503) 209-0177

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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(503) 621-3204

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Stay

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(503) 288-7829

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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(503) 621-3675

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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(503) 241-5905

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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(503) 343-9735

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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(503) 866-3076

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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(503) 224-5455

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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(503) 290-6470

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