Laurels

Best Dog Boarders
in Richmond
2021

Why These Dog Boarders?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Richmond Dog Boarders on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 65 45 17

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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 23294

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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 23805

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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 23221

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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 23139

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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 22580

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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 23230

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DogServices

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 23230

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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 23192

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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 23059

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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 23229

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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 23225

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