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Laurels

Best Dog Boarders
in Columbia
2019

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 Columbia, SC.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 45 33 15

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 Paw’s Paradise

A Paw’s Paradise is a dog boarding facility located in Columbia, South Carolina. Their offerings include full-day, open area play, day care packages, overnight and weekend care, large grassed yards, indoor rubber flooring, personalized, all-inclusive care, and medical and special needs care. The boarding rate for the 1st dog is $33, for the 2nd dog the fee is $17, and for the 3rd dog, $15. A Paw's Paradise began with the idea that there should be more to boarding: it should be a second home.

Columbia, SC 29212

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Carolina Paws

Carolina Paws is a pet grooming salon located in Columbia, South Carolina. They offer full service dog grooming that includes haircut, bath, blow-dry, brush, toenails, conditioner or cream rinse, cologne, and bandana or bow. They offer a $5 off discount for the pet’s first grooming service. Carolina Paws won the 2015 Best of Columbia Metropolitan- Groomer of the Year Award.

Columbia, SC 29204

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Carolina Pet Resort

Carolina Pet Resort is a small, family-owned pet boarding facility established in 2001 in Columbia, South Carolina that offers pet boarding and grooming services. They provide indoor kennels connected by doggie door to an outdoor kennel, ensuring that dogs always have access to central heating and air, as well as doggy suites. Carolina Pet Resort is a proud member of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association. They are a Better Business Bureau accredited business with an A+ rating.

Columbia, SC 29212

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Chapin Pet Lodge

Chapin Pet Lodge is a pet boarding facility in Chapin, South Carolina that has been in service since 1987. They provide boarding, full service grooming, retail, playtime, and transportation. Chapin Pet Lodge is a proud member of associations such as The Pet Care Services Association, the Better Business Bureau, and Chapin Chamber of Commerce, among many others.

Chapin, SC 29036

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Dog Daze

Dog Daze is a dog boarding facility founded in 1996 in Columbia, South Carolina. Their basic services include day care, kennel, training, and residency. Kennel services include exercise three times each day, treats, safe and secured facilities, and discounts for multiple dogs boarding together. Dog Daze is a proud member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

Columbia, SC 29209

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Dog’s Best Friend

Dog’s Best Friend is a dog boarding facility located in Columbia, South Carolina. The company owner and founder, Claire Greene, started grooming pets in Massachusetts in 1977. In 1985, Claire moved to Los Angeles, became the “groomer to the stars,” and has since offered in-home boarding. Now in Columbia, Dog’s Best Friend provides TLC and premium boarding and grooming services to South Carolina dogs.

Columbia, SC 29203

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Irmo Pet Resort

Irmo Pet Resort is a pet boarding facility located in Columbia, South Carolina. Their services include dog boarding, cattery, professional grooming, and doggy day care- reservations required. Their features include 7,300 square feet of centrally heated and cooled space, individual fenced outdoor play areas, indoor play area with rubber floors, a grooming salon, natural and nighttime lighting, ceiling fans, industrial fans, and special ventilation. They offer a safe, pleasant, comfortable environment for client's pets.

Columbia, SC 29212

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Kennel Care, Inc.

Kennel Care, Inc. is a dog boarding shelter located in Columbia, South Carolina. They specialize in boarding, grooming, day care, and other services. Their boarding facility features a medically knowledgeable staff, super premium food - proudly serving Eagle Pack Natural Treats and TLC, raised beds for all of the guests, an air exchange system to maintain a clean and healthy environment, automatic backup generator in case of power loss, and more. Kennel Care, Inc. is a proud member of the Pet Care Services Association and Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society.

Columbia, SC 29045

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Lexington Pet Lodge

Lexington Pet Lodge is a dog boarding facility in Lexington, South Carolina that has been serving furry friends since 1999. This business specializes in boarding, day care, and grooming. Boarding services include dog boarding, cat boarding, and luxury suites. The boarding rate for a dog weighing 50 lbs and up is $22 a night. For dogs under 50lbs, the fee is $20 a night. Lexington Pet Lodge provides a safe and secure accommodation.

Lexington, SC 29072

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Special Pets

Special Pets is a pet boarding facility located in Lexington, South Carolina. They are a relatively small boarding facility, taking a personalized approach to pet boarding. The owner, Nancy Marble, has over 25 years of experience as a dog groomer, kennel manager, and exhibitor of AKC Pharaoh Hounds. Special Pets won the 2010 Best of Lexington Award.

Lexington, SC 29072

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Swift Creek Kennel

Swift Creek Kennel is a dog boarding facility located in Rembert, South Carolina that has been in the business of dog care for over 40 years. This establishment covers every size and breed, from small to large dogs. They offer daily, monthly, and long-term boarding options. Swift Creek Kennel's utmost desire is to ensure that their customer’s dog is happy, safe, and comfortable while the owner is away.

Rembert, SC 29128

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The Woods Canine Resort and Spa LLC

The Woods Canine Resort and Spa LLC is a pet boarding facility located in Irmo, South Carolina. Their pet services include boarding, day care, grooming, and massage. Day care includes playtime and socializing with other dogs. Full day care lasts for eight hours, and the fee is $20 per dog. Single week day care service lasts five days at a rate of $80 per dog. When customers avail the punch card, dogs can stay up to 20 days for $300. The Woods Canine Resort and Spa LLC provides caring and attentive service to all dogs.

Irmo, SC 29063

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Wag -N- Train Kennel

Wag -N- Train Kennel is a dog boarding facility established in 1989 in Columbia, South Carolina. Their roomy boarding facility is 8,500 square feet. Boarding rates include $18 per night per dog for one dog, $17 per night per dog for two to three dogs, and $16 per night per dog for four or more dogs. Wag -N- Train Kennel is honored to offer a 5% military discount.

Columbia, SC 29212

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Wescott Acres Luxury Pet Resort

Wescott Acres Luxury Pet Resort is a pet boarding facility located in Columbia, South Carolina. This establishment cares for pets with attentive dog and cat boarding, doggie day camp, and full-service grooming. They offer cozy beds and night-lights to help pets feel comfortable. Wescott Acres Luxury Pet Resort is the winner of Best of Columbia 2012 Award as recognized by Columbia Metropolitan.

Columbia, SC 29212

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Whiskers and Paws Pet Resort

Whiskers and Paws Pet Resort is a pet boarding facility that is family-owned in Gilbert, South Carolina. This facility has a staff of experienced, caring members who are capable of making each pet stay an enjoyable experience. Their resort welcomes dog and cat guests of all sizes. Whiskers and Paws Pet Resort has an experienced groomer on site as well.

Gilbert, SC 29054

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