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Why These Dog Boarders?

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

All Dogs Unleashed

All Dogs Unleashed is a facility in Carrollton where Metroplex area families can bring their dogs for daycare and overnight boarding. The suites are clean and climate-controlled, with constant supervision to ensure dogs’ comfort and safety. During the day, boarding canines socialize with other dogs and play with staff members.

Carrollton, TX 75006


Animal Hospital of Rowlett

In addition to veterinary medical services, Animal Hospital of Rowlett gives boarding and grooming to dogs and cats from Dallas and its suburbs. Supervising the dog boarding facility are trained veterinary professionals who have experience in keeping canines comfortable and healthy.

Barney’s Ranch

Barney’s Ranch, a Carrollton-based boarding and daycare service, includes an 8,000 square-foot backyard where dogs can play and exercise. Dogs interact with each other during playtime and exercise time. Barney’s Ranch is Better Business Bureau accredited.

Carrollton, TX 75006


Canine Country Inn

Canine Country Inn, which opened in Argyle in 1990, is a boarding facility based on seven acres of rural outdoor property. The owner has more than 30 years of experience providing care to dogs, including roughly 15 as a veterinary assistant. There are 80 runs on-site, located in climate-controlled buildings. Dogs receive play and exercise time daily.


CityVet has seven animal hospitals throughout the Dallas Metro, including four in the city itself, one in Flower Mound, one in Addison, and another in Frisco. At each of these facilities, dogs, cats, and exotic pets can stay overnight in comfortable, supervised accommodations. Pet owners may choose between two kennel sizes, a smaller space designed to make dogs feel cozy, and a bigger space ideal for large dogs.

Classy Canine Daycare

Classy Canine Daycare, based in Dallas, is a 6,000 square foot indoor dog park facility with air purification and climate control systems. Dogs staying at Classy Canine Daycare have access to chilled water, cots, and chairs, and they exercise with other dogs in fully-staffed playrooms. In the interest of keeping guests healthy, staff members sanitize playrooms three times per day, and individual suites at least twice per day.

Dallas, TX 75252


Downtown Dog Dallas

Downtown Dog Dallas is a pet boarding and daycare center with 10 outdoor play yards and more than 11,000 square feet of interior space. Pet owners may select from boarding service packages ranging from one day to 30 days. Dogtown Dog Dallas partners with nonprofit animal rescue groups such as the Society for Companion Animals, which focuses on saving animals from euthanization, and Oklahoma Westie Rescue.

Perky Paws Pet Hospital

Perky Paws Pet Hospital, located in McKinney, is a pet healthcare clinic and boarding facility. The hospital’s boarding service is ideal for new dog owners, as it includes a thorough physical exam from Dr. Stephanie Farmer DVM. Dr. Farmer and her staff will also perform vaccinations and a fecal test, and at the conclusion of the visit, they advise family members about how to potty train their new pup.

McKinney, TX 75070


Pet Resort Dallas

Pet Resort Dallas gives 24/7 caregiving services to dogs from Dallas and its suburbs. The facility includes air conditioning and heating systems, with webcams that pet owners can access to remotely watch over their dogs or cats. Pet Resort Dallas includes more than 7,500 square feet of outdoor yard areas and nearly 2,500 square feet of indoor space.

Petite Pooch Chateau

Petite Pooch Chateau, in Addison, is a pet hotel that serves canines from throughout the Dallas area. Amenities include large suite-style kennels with beds, blankets, and pillows, ambient music throughout the facility, and staff-supervised playtime five or six times per day. Dog owners should give their dog’s medications to the Petite Pooch Chateau. Furthermore, although staff members feed most dogs using Pedigree brand dog food mixed with broth, families may also bring their dog food.

Pooch Hotel

Pooch Hotel is a nationwide chain of pet hotels that give U.S. families 24/7 access to their pets. Pet owners may drop by at midnight to pick up or drop off their dog or cat. The company’s Dallas Metro facility, based in Richardson, gives families three service packages to choose from, ranging from $55 for a simple suite to $125 to the most palatial option, featuring luxury bedding, a flat screen TV, and a webcam providing pet owners with live video 24/7.

Richardson, TX 75080


Riverside Kennel

Riverside Kennel is a Fort Worth pet boarding service that has been accepting Metroplex area guests since it opened in 2005. Dogs living at the facility have an array of amenities, including raised dog beds, blankets, 24/7 background music, and filtered water. Staff members make sure that each dog has four or five bathroom breaks per day.

Fort Worth, TX 76103


Rutherford Veterinary Hospital

Rutherford Veterinary Hospital, in Dallas, is an animal healthcare clinic that also provides overnight and daytime dog boarding services. The hospital, which bears accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association, includes a year-round boarding facility with indoor kennels and runs, a large grassy exercise area, and fresh water. Families can watch over their pet using the hospital’s internet-connected webcam system.

Sparta, LLC

Sparta, LLC, in Plano, is a dog and cat boarding facility helping families from in and around Dallas. All guests must be at least four months old. Dogs living at Sparta, LLC will have an elevated bed with blankets, clean bowls for water and food, and regular feeding and cleaning services from facility staff members.

The Boarding Bungalow

The Boarding Bungalow, located in Carrollton, is a dog boarding facility that prioritizes safety. Staff members supervise animals at all hours, giving dogs daily playtime and exercise, and taking careful records regarding dogs’ appetites and eliminations. Amenities include late night walks, spa baths, and bungalow-style beds. According to pet owners, the Boarding Bungalow’s staff excels at bringing shy dogs out of their shells, getting them to feel comfortable interacting with the facility’s other canine tenants.

The Pooch Patio

Serving canine clients from all over the Dallas Metro area, the Pooch Patio is a dog daycare and boarding service that also provides bathing and grooming. Prices range from $40 for a single dog in the facility’s simplest suite to $100 for two dogs in the posh, lounge-style suite, which includes a cot and a fleece bed.

Underdog Kennels

Underdog Kennels is a dog-exclusive boarding facility in Dallas, which focuses on providing its guests with a luxurious resort experience. Dogs’ suites include flat screen televisions, DVD players, and even room service, featuring treats and meals that chefs prepare fresh on-site. Pet owners may choose from several suite themes, including “Princess,” “Minions,” and “Favorite College,” which can include décor from the University of Texas or Texas A&M, among others.

Urban Paws

Urban Paws is a pet retreat with over 10,000 square feet and indoor and outdoor parks and more than ten years' experience providing dog boarding services in the Dallas, Texas, metro area. Guests spend some of their time at Urban Paws in oversized, custom-built townhomes with raised beds and large windows overlooking downtown Dallas. They also play and enjoy time in the parks and receive two meals daily. Other services include daycare, grooming, and training.

2526 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226


Vickery Place Animal Hospital

At Vickery Place Animal Hospital, cats and dogs from the Dallas Metro area can stay overnight in the care of veterinary medical professionals. The hospital staff, which includes members of the American Veterinary Medical Association, is exceptionally qualified to help pets who are sickly or have special medical/nutritional needs. Dogs live in climate-controlled kennels and have access to a swimming area.

Woof City Pet Villa

Woof City Pet Villa provides Dallas dog boarding services to families from throughout the area. At its two locations, one in Lake Dallas and the other in Frisco, Woof City Pet Villa also provides grooming and daycare service options. Staff members focus on creating a low-stress, homey atmosphere for their canine guests.

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