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Best Dog Boarders
in Tacoma
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 Tacoma, WA.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 55 36 9

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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Balanced Dog Training and Grooming

Balanced Dog Training and Grooming offers a host of dog services from the company's home base in Tacoma, WA. The company began in 2006, and owner Lesha had years of experience in the pet grooming industry even before that. Lesha has owned, fostered, bred, whelped, trained, and groomed thousands of dogs over the years and even won awards with specific dogs in AKC and K9 Pro Sports competitions. Training at Balanced Dog is available by appointment, and Lesha's company is open seven days a week for grooming by appointment or walk-in if open. Grooming services include haircuts, trims, blow drying, and baths.

Tacoma, WA 98408 (253) 507-8029

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Biscuits

Biscuits offers grooming, boarding, and playcare services for dogs throughout Federal Way, Washington, and beyond. Biscuits prides itself on being a full-service pet establishment, so pet owners do not have search far and wide for other companies to provide completely for their pets. The company opened in 2005 and has a playcare and kennel staff with a combined experience of more than 20 years. Biscuits' grooming team is even more impressive in the area of experience, as its members have more than 50 years in the pet grooming industry. Biscuits is proud to provide pets a stress-free environment in which they can relax while their owners are away.

Federal Way, WA 98003 (253) 529-7870

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Crazy Misfits

Crazy Misfits is a pet service company proud to offer dog boarding, pet sitting, and additional services for more demanding pets. Crazy Misfits' full menu of services includes dog walking, dog boarding, off-leash dog park visits, on-leash dog park visits, and in-home pet visits to both dogs and cats. Crazy Misfits' main service area is the five-mile radius around the Lake Fenwick and Kent Riverbend Golf course. When it comes to boarding, Crazy Misfits ensures personal pet care by limiting boarding to only three dogs and making sure each has their own bedroom. Included in dog boarding are nature walks, lake visits, and sandy beach visits.

Kent, WA 98032 (206) 850-1093

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Creature Comforts Kennels

Creature Comforts Kennels is a pet service company based in Auburn, WA, and proud to serve its neighbors in the surrounding area. This family owned and operated business has been a part of the community since 1993. The company's boarding services are personal and reflective of CCK's belief in providing individualized care to each animal in the company's care. This means dogs staying at CCK stay in heated indoor dog kennels and enjoy a large field for exercise. The company doesn't skimp when it comes to cats either. Cats receive cozy cat condos separate from the dog kennels. During condo cleanings, cats are given the opportunity to roam the company's locked office.

Auburn, WA 98001 (253) 833-5177

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Howllywood Pet Grooming and Boarding

True to its name, Howllywood Pet Grooming and Boarding offers pet grooming and boarding services to the residents of Gig Harbor, Washington, and the surrounding communities, including Key Peninsula and the greater Seattle and Tacoma area. Howllywood caters to all species of dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, and nearly any other type of pet. The company is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau and has earned an A+ rating with the organization. Howllywood is insured and licensed in Pierce County and certified in first aid and CPR for canines and felines by the Red Cross. The company is also a member of International Professional Groomers.

Gig Harbor, WA 98329 (253) 851-6062

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Manners Unleashed

Manners Unleashed offers pet services to clients throughout many areas of Pierce County and King County in Washington, including Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Kent, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, and Tacoma. The company also serves residents of California's Coachella Valley and Riverside County in the winter. Services at Manners Unleashed include in-home training, dog boarding, and a variety of services for small dog breeds. The company's small-breed services include socialization day camps and boot camps designed to calm small dogs as well as increase their social skills, decrease barking and separation anxiety, and give them exercise for weight management and health.

Puyallup, WA 98371 (888) 973-8364

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Personal & Pet Concierge LLC

Personal & Pet Concierge LLC prides itself on the reliability of its pet sitting and dog daycare services to residents of Tacoma and their pets. The company's many professional affiliations include being a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, membership and insurance with Pet Sitters Associates, and certification from Pet Sitters International as a professional pet sitter. Personal & Pet Concierge's services include pet sitting, pet boarding, dog attention visits, cat attention visits, and animal taxi service. Personal & Pet Concierge's owner is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and holds certification through the American Heart Association for CPR for small animals.

Tacoma, WA 98407 (253) 267-5203

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Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine is a pet care company based in Renton, WA offering services for dog walking, pet sitting, and boarding. The company's pet sitting services may include potty services, playtime, feeding, medication administration if necessary, refreshing litter box, filling food and water bowls, bringing in mail, watering plants, alternating lights and blinds, and turning on radio and television if desired. Boarding is available on a case by case basis dependent upon the size, breed, and temperament of the pet. Rain or Shine's dog walking packages start at 30 minutes on the low end and include offerings for up to one-hour walks.

Kent, WA 98030 (206) 437-8834

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Win-Star Bed & Biscuit

Win-Star Bed & Biscuit calls itself "Your pet's second home," and the pet boarding company is proud to create second homes that are part of one of the most secure, safest, and cleanest facilities in the Tacoma, WA area. Owners Tammie and John have years of pet care, training, breeding, and handling experience, and they both have been affiliated with AKC as handlers and judges. This gives them both a wide base of experience from which to draw when caring for the full spectrum of clients' pets. In addition to boarding, Win-Star Bed & Biscuit offers grooming services such as haircuts and blow drying.

Tacoma, WA 98446 (253) 531-0779

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