Best Dog Boarders
in Richmond

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 Richmond, VA.

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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.

A Stay In The Country

A Stay In The Country boards dogs in Charles City. Owners use the facility for its small play groups, constant supervision, and interaction. Owners must choose from different Activity Packages offered such as Perfect Puppy, Pampered Pooch, and Lodge & Learn. The owner has been involved with dog training and care for 20 years and is a member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International Boarding & Pet Services.

Charles City, VA(804) 795-9415


Allied Animal Hospital

Allied Animal Hospital has been a Richmond veterinarian center since 1964 and is a dog boarding facility as well. Guests stay in their own condos and benefit from outdoor play and walks. Cats are boarded in a separate area. Dogs also have access to a range of medical treatments at the hospital as well as grooming and dental services. Allied Animal Hospital donates to different pet non-profits in the community.

Richmond, VA(804) 672-7200


Animal Motel

Animal Motel provides dog boarding services in the Richmond area. Boarders have access to the daycare services including three playgrounds outside, and pet care staff members separate dogs into playgroups based on size. Owners can opt for walks, food, and playtime photos for additional fees. Grooming and training services are also available. Animal Motel received recognition as one of Thumbtack's Best of 2016.

Richmond, VA(804) 321-7998


Battlefield Park Kennel

Battlefield Park Kennel is a Varina dog boarding facility which has been serving residents throughout Richmond for over 15years. The family-owned kennel is insured and provides a country estate setting for dogs to enjoy. Grooming services and nature walks are also available. Battlefield will also board cats and small animals.

Varina, VA(804) 795-7847


Brandywine Kennels

Brandywine Kennels is a Petersburg dog boarding facility with over 20 years of experience. The air-conditioned and heated center features 121 indoor kennels, and staff supervises leash-free individual playtime outdoors three times a day. Owners can also arrange for dogs to be bathed and groomed as well as have their nails clipped during their stay. Senior citizens and military personnel receive discounts.

Petersburg, VA(804) 732-5431


Cary Street Veterinary Hospital

Cary Street Veterinary Hospital boards dogs for residents throughout Richmond. Owners can choose from a larger suite, traditional run, or a basic kennel. Staff will walk canine guests three times every weekday and twice on weekends, and dogs have access to medical care via the hospital if required. Cary Street Veterinary Hospital team members bathe all dogs who stay for three or more nights. Boarding is also available for cats and exotics.

Richmond, VA(804) 355-9144


Countryside Bed & Biscuit for Pets, Ltd.

Countryside Bed & Biscuit for Pets, Ltd. has been a family-owned dog lodge in Powhatan since 1985. The kennel follows American Boarding Kennel Association guidelines and is located on 12 acres of wilderness. Dogs can play in fields, watch a movie, or have treats such as frosty paws, greenies, and cholesterol free pigs ears from the "Yappy Hour" snack bar. Additional extras include walks, playschool, TLC, swimming, and nature hikes. Boarding is also available for cats, reptiles, and birds.

Powhatan, VA(804) 794-8702


Countryside Veterinary Clinic

Countryside Veterinary Clinic is a Richmond dog lodge and veterinary center. Dogs staying at the facility benefit from having the comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care offered at the clinic. Current medications and special diets can also be administered as needed. During their stay, guests can receive grooming, nail trimming, coat conditioning, and custom cuts at the clinic's pet salon.

Richmond, VA(804) 554-3247


Cresthill Kennels

Cresthill Kennels is a family-owned dog lodge and Labrador Retriever breeding facility on 46 acres in Woodford. The kennel is open to all breeds and features climate control, radiant heat floors, grain-free food, and skylights. Dogs receive one to two supervised play times each day. Staff is on hand 24/7, and training sessions are also available.

Woodford, VA(540) 226-9595


Diamond Doghouse

Diamond Doghouse is a Richmond dog lodge. All guests must first show proof of vaccinations as well as complete a one-day trial stay at the facility for free. Owners also need to provide spay/neuter documentation for dogs over six months and make sure their dog has an ID tag on their collar. Food and bedding must be provided by owners and labeled appropriately.

Richmond, VA(804) 254-4101


Dogs Days Inn

Dogs Days Inn is a Richmond dog lodge with climate-controlled indoor-outdoor rooms in one of three kennels. Dogs exercise at least twice a day either alone or with dogs of similar size and temperament. Guests can also participate in daycare as well as pool playtime in warmer weather. The boarding facility uses an emergency generator to ensure climate control at all times.

Richmond, VA(804) 745-7173



DogServices has been boarding dogs in the Richmond area for over 25 years. Each of the company's three locations features 24-hour on-site staffing and security cameras, behavioral evaluations, and a 3-point safety check system. Dogs can benefit from training, nature hikes, and daycare during their stay and an animal coach separates the guests into groups of similar size and temperament.

Richmond, VA(804) 288-3647


Happy Camper Pet Lodge

Happy Camper Pet Lodge offers dog boarding and day camp to Richmond pet owners. Customers can choose between a basic kennel and a luxury suite with TV and window, and the facility has six outdoor yards and an indoor play area. The staff maintains pet CPR certification and has a member accessible 24/7. The owner of Happy Camper Pet Lodge was a volunteer at the Richmond SPCA where he spent over 200 hours and was a foster parent for the Henrico Humane Society,

Richmond, VA(804) 308-8191


PawsCienda Pet Resort

PawsCienda Pet Resort provides dog boarding, training, grooming and daycare to Montpelier and surrounding areas. The center has been open for over 15 years and is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. Boarding service includes morning and evening maid service and meals twice a day during which dogs take potty breaks and play time. Additional activities include extra play times, Pet & Cuddle times, and Nature walks. Discounts are available to clients who are senior citizens.

Montpelier, VA(804) 883-7245



PETS at PLAY provides dog lodging to Richmond and the surrounding areas. The facility has filtered air and climate-controlled rooms. Dogs are constantly supervised and receive cage-free playtime and daycare. All guests are screened for temperament and compatibility, and owners can view a typical day plan on the center's website. Grooming, training, walking, and in-home services are also available.

Richmond, VA(804) 343-7387


Pouncey Tract Veterinary Hospital

Pouncey Tract Veterinary Hospital is a Richmond dog boarding facility and animal health center. The hospital has limited space but accommodates boarding for senior and special needs pets. During their stay, dogs receive constant care as well as any medical treatments required. Regular as well as therapeutic baths are also available. The center is AAHA Accredited and has a smartphone app for clients to use to stay on top of their pet's health and records.

Glen Allen, VA(804) 364-4444


Quioccasin Veterinary Hospital

Quioccasin Veterinary Hospital is a veterinary center and dog lodge in Richmond. The AAHA Accredited Hospital provides runs and cages with full bedding, and staff walks the dogs three times a day in the yard. Owners must provide their pet's meals and any required medications to be administered. Boarders also have access to veterinary care on-site.

Richmond, VA(804) 741-3200


Stratford Hills Veterinary Center

Stratford Hills Veterinary Center is a Richmond dog boarding and healthcare facility. Dogs staying at the center receive fresh bedding each day and can be taken on walks if owners request this. Individual playtime and extra treats are included in boarding fees, and canine guests can receive medical services if required. The clinic also cares for cats and pocket pets, and owners are invited to tour the facility before choosing to board their pets there.

Richmond, VA(804) 272-7544


Tori's K9 Adventures

Tori's K9 Adventures is a Midlothian training and behavior facility and dog boarding center. Air-conditioned and heated rooms are available in a range of sizes, and owners may also choose to pay for Kennel Food, Dental Chew, Basic Day School, and other additional treats and services. The facility takes new overnight guests if they have attended day school or training programs at Tori's K9 Adventures. All staff is K9 CPR and First Aid certified.

Midlothian, VA(804) 744-1180


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