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Best Dog Boarders
in Knoxville

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 Knoxville, TN.

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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.

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Rover FEATURED Expertise

Rover’s network of dog boarders and sitters provides dog boarding services to pet parents in the Knoxville area. Pet parents can access the profiles and photos of a wide variety of dog boarders, schedule a free meet-and-greet with them, book and pay online for their services, and receive regular photo updates through the Rover mobile application. Rover also offers long-term dog boarding services, doggie daycare, dog walking, drop-in visits, house-sitting services, and a reservation protection guarantee for all bookings.

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All Dogs Inc.

All Dogs Inc. is a dogs-only boarding kennel with every detail designed to provide the utmost comfort for dogs. The business offers reasonable rates and a variety of additional services including 24-hour access to a pup-cam so owners can keep an eye on their pets. The staff of fifteen is professionally trained and highly experienced in dog grooming and styling, obedience training, and socialization, in addition to providing pet boarding services. All Dogs is a member of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association.

Jefferson City, TN 37760


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All Kreatures

All Kreatures provides personalized indoor pet care to Knoxville pet owners on a budget. Since 1995, the family business has offered year-round dog and cat boarding services, with additional play times and cuddle times available for a separate rate. Dogs live in luxury whether they are staying in conventional kennels, The Kottages, or the Guest House.

Knoxville, TN 37932


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Barkside Lodge

The passionate and educated team at Barkside Lodge offers boarding, grooming, daycare, and obedience training in Lenoir City. The facility has three styles of boarding suites at different rates and increasing levels of luxury: Gray Paw Suites, Waggin Tails Suites, and Cozy Critter Suites. Dog owners can customize their pet's boarding experience for ultimate enjoyment. For a unique experience, dogs can visit the swim center year round.

Lenoir City, TN 37771


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Cedar Bend Kennels & Grooming

Located on six wooded acres in Knox County, Cedar Bend Kennels & Grooming provides 24-hour boarding for dogs, cats, and other small pets. Dogs stay in spacious suites with both indoor and outdoor access and have plenty of opportunities to play outside during the day. The kennel also offers day care and grooming.

Knoxville, TN 37924


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Cedar Bluff Animal Clinic

Cedar Bluff Animal Clinic prides itself on providing excellent veterinary medical care to Knoxville for over 30 years. The clinic offers pet boarding and grooming in addition to veterinary services. Thoughtful and caring staff members supervise the pet's exercise, dietary needs, and overall comfort to ensure a relaxed boarding experience. The clinic is open six days a week, and a veterinarian is on-site or on-call at all hours to address any health concerns.

Knoxville, TN 37923


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Central Veterinary Hospital

Central Veterinary Hospital is an AAHA Accredited veterinary practice serving the Knoxville Metro area. The highly trained, experienced staff members dedicate themselves to providing high-level veterinary services and compassionate and professional care. Boarding is available Monday-Saturday at Central Vet, and the pets receive expert care in a clean and friendly environment.

Knoxville, TN 37916


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Concord Veterinary Hospital

Concord Veterinary Hospital uses the latest technology, dedicated staff, and quality care to provide full veterinary services to the pets of Knoxville. The compassionate, caring, and joyful staff conducts services such as routine exams, preventative healthcare, dental care, and surgery. A separate Pet Care team performs all boarding and grooming duties, including taking the dogs for walks up to three times per day, administering medication, and regular feeding. The pet hospital is AAHA Accredited for providing the Standard of Veterinary Excellence.

Farragut, TN 37934


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Dogwood Animal Hospital

Dogwood Animal Hospital operates a boarding program called Camp Dogwood in South Knoxville. The facility is climate controlled, and dogs are taken on daily walks in the large backyard. The licensed veterinarians on staff have nearly 60 years of combined experience addressing the well-being of pets, and offer a multitude of veterinary and emergency services, as well as pet memorials, in addition to boarding services.

Knoxville, TN 37920


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Knoxville Animal Clinic

Aside from veterinary care, Knoxville Animal Clinic provides pet boarding and grooming to the Bearden area. The clinic has a spacious back yard for ample exercise and playtime and the dedicated staff members aim to accomodate each pet's individual needs. Canine boarding begins at $12 per day or $19 per night, and feline boarding is $17 per night for all weights, with medication administration included in the rates.

Knoxville, TN 37919


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Linsmoor Boarding and Grooming

Linsmoor Boarding and Grooming treats every pet in the Maryville, Knoxville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg areas like family. Pet boarding accommodations include individual indoor and outdoor runs with air-conditioning and heat, personalized car, and 24/7 monitoring. Owners can book breed-specific grooming services for their pet during their pet's stay or at any time. Readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel voted Linsmoor as a Favorite Pet Boarding and Pet Grooming business in 2013.

Maryville, TN 37804


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Meadowbrooke Kennel

Meadowbrooke Kennel East is a grooming, pet sitting, and boarding provider on 16 acres of farmland in East Knoxville. The land includes yards, trails, and event fields, which means dogs have extra room to play and go on hikes. The owners of Meadowbrooke live on the property, so someone is always on site to attend to the particular needs of each pet. A second location in West Knoxville specializes in teaching obedience and agility training in its Hush Puppy's K9 Center, and a dog taxi is available between locations.

Knoxville, TN 37914


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Ms. C's Bed & Biscuits

Ms. C's Bed & Biscuits is a dog boarding lodge designed by Pet Center Design Specialist, Milton Odem, and operated by a husband and wife devoted to four-legged friends. The Lenoir City business has plenty of indoor plants and views to the surrounding yard, creating a natural and homey environment. Boarding rates are the same for all sizes and breeds of dogs, and complimentary grooming is included with stays longer than five days. Ms. C's received the 2014 Knoxville News Sentinel Reader's Choice Award for Best Pet Boarding.

Lenoir City, TN 37772


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My Pet's Animal Hospital

My Pet's Animal Hospital has two locations that offer preventive care, internal medicine, surgery, radiology, among other veterinary services, with boarding and grooming available at the business's Alcoa site. The cageless boarding facility is kept spotless by the energized and knowledgeable staff, who also take the dogs for a walk at least three times a day and provide extra individual care and attention. Clients have expressed gratitude for the friendly and thoughtful care their pets receive at My Pet's Animal Hospital.

Knoxville, TN 37922


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Paws Pet Supply & Grooming

Paws Pet Supply & Grooming provides quality pet supplies, grooming services, dog and cat boarding, and basic obedience training for pets and their owners in the Powell area. The staff has over 20 years of combined experience in pet care and hospitality and offers True Guardian boarding. The small home-based kennel has indoor and outdoor runs, as well as an outside yard for playtime and socialization.

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Pets R People 2

Pets R People 2 is a West Knoxville daycare and boarding facility for dogs. Owners can drop off and pick up their dogs between 7 AM and 7 PM. Dogs are sorted into the Playground, Little League, Minor League, or Major League play group depending on their size and temperament, and the majority of the facility is cage free. Limited space is available for cats in the Guest Room, and basic grooming services are offered for both dogs and cats.

Knoxville, TN 37932


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Rocky Hill Animal Hospital

Rocky Hill Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary facility located in West Knoxville and offers vaccinations, physical exams, surgery, bathing, grooming, and boarding for dogs and cats. Dogs are welcome for daytime or overnight boarding and are taken out three times a day for walks and supervised playtime.

Knoxville, TN 37919


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Village Veterinary Medical Center

Each pet in the care of Farragut's Village Veterinary Medical Center receives loving attention and comprehensive veterinary treatment. In addition to veterinary services, the AAHA-accredited pet hospital provides comfortable daytime and overnight boarding for pets. The vet center's large and modern dog suites and cat condos contribute to a relaxed environment, along with the use of Dog Appeasing Pheromone and Feliway feline pheromones. Spa, veterinary, and daycare services can all be booked during a pet's stay. Village Vet received the Best of Knoxville Award in 2012 and the Super Service Award from Angie's List in 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Knoxville, TN 37934


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Volunteer Veterinary

Volunteer Veterinary Hospital has a 7,000 square foot establishment with some of the latest veterinary advancements, but the business is more proud their knowledgeable and compassionate staff. Offerings other than veterinary services include pet daycare Monday through Friday and extended boarding seven days a week. The dedicated kennel staff walks the dogs in their care at least three times a day and provides clean bedding, food, and water. Comfortable boarding space is available for cats and smaller pets such as rodents.

Knoxville, TN 37920


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