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Best Dog Boarders
in Madison

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 Madison, WI.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 73 51 18

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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A1 Westside Pet Sitter and Pet Boarding Service

The staff at A1 Westside Pet Sitter and Pet Boarding Service knows it's not easy for pet owners to trust other people with the care of their furry family, so that's why the founder personally bonds with visiting animals. The kennel features a large fenced-in backyard dog to run and play in, which helps them feel right at home. Friendly staff members provide companionship and loving attention, so the animals feel safe and happy.

Madison, WI 53711


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Aunt B's Pet Resort and Spa

To ensure a stress-free and comfortable environment for pets, Aunt B's Pet Resort and Spa offers one-on-one pet care from loving staff members. When the furry guests wake up after an overnight stay in the pet cottage, they're greeted by friendly caregivers and brought to the play yards to socialize in a group or enjoy relaxing alone time. Staff members have daily meetings to ensure each pet is eating properly and adjusting emotionally, as well as check for any medical issues that might arise.

DeForest, WI 53532


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Camp K9

With over 30 years of experience, Camp K9 has offered a clean, safe, and fun environment for pets and a peace of mind for their owners. Camp K9 has one of the largest play yards in Madison with multiple room options available to accommodate each pets' needs. Despite the facility's size, Camp K9 is still able to provide personal attention and love to each furry guest thanks to the caring staff members. Their facility also features a personalized pampering menu to ensure that pets leave happy, healthy, and relaxed.

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Central Bark Doggy Day Care

Since 1997, Central Bark Doggy Day Care in Madison has given dogs a happy, well-rounded environment. Central Bark Doggy Day Care staff understands that the average person has a busy lifestyle, so they aim to give dog owners a haven where their pets get individual attention, socialization, training, exercise, and mental stimulation. One of America's largest networks of dog daycares, Central Bark Doggy Day Care has a team of trained pet care professionals members and store clerks who treat every dog like family.

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Cherokee Kennels

Since 1962, Cherokee Kennels has been family owned and operated in a secluded forest surrounded by fields and wetlands south of Madison. Cherokee Kennels is a lifetime member of the American Boarding Kennel Association and employs a team of qualified and knowledgeable staff members, including a Certified Kennel Operator. Their facility has an owner on site and an ADT Security system, so every pet is safe and comfortable.

Fitchburg, WI 53575


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Dawg Dayz Grooming and Care

Dawg Dayz Grooming and Care wants pets to leave their facility looking and feeling their best. Their Madison dog boarding services include daily trips to the dog park and all day play in the doggie daycare, as well as dog grooming and do-it-yourself dog wash. Dawg Dayz Grooming and Care provides a safe, fun and stimulating environment where dogs enjoy off-leash group play under supervision, as well as daily care for those pets whose parents are a little too busy in their day.

Waunakee, WI 53597


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East Towne Pet Clinic

East Towne Pet Clinic moved to a larger center in 2005 to offer luxury boarding for cats, dogs, exotics, and pocket pets. To ensure positive one-on-one interactions, East Towne Pet Clinic keeps their boarding center small, and the friendly technicians and veterinarians get to know each pet personally. Their facility specializes in taking care of pets with special needs or those who require medication or medical services.

Madison, WI 53704


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Forest Ridge Kennel LLC

Forest Ridge Kennel LLC gives furry guests a fun and happy vacation in a 6.5-acre retreat south of Madison, surrounded by DNR-owned wetlands packed with streams and nature trails. The spacious property features indoor and outdoor dog runs, as well as floor heating and central air. A basic boarding package includes two visits and additional breaks per day to the play yard, including nature walks and treats. Cats are housed separately in a feline-friendly environment equipped with a fish tank, wildlife videos, toys, and outdoor viewing areas. Forest Ridge Kennel also provides small animal boarding for rabbits, guinea pigs, and other pets.

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Hickory Hills Kennels and Doggy Daycare Center

Hickory Hills Kennels and Doggy Daycare Center in Madison is a family owned and operated business with more than 43 years of combined professional dog boarding and care experience, which helps them provide a safe and welcoming environment. Their dedicated staff members love dogs and treat each guest with warm-hearted care, and there's even on-site ownership for full supervision. Hickory Hills Kennels and Doggy Daycare Center is open year-round for dog daycare and overnight boarding with group playtime and private facilities for miniature and small dogs.

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Lucky Dog Daycare

Lucky Dog Daycare has taken care of dogs in the Madison and Sun Prairie area since 1998. Not only do they offer dog daycare, but they also provide overnight boarding to their regular daycare clients. The compassionate staff members make sure each dog feels comfortable, stress-free, and happy through special attention. Lucky Dog Daycare focuses on long-term employment for employees so they form bonds with each dog guest.

Sun Prairie, WI 53590


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Old Stone Pet Lodge

Old Stone Pet Lodge is a safe and cozy indoor pet facility in Dane County that feels like home to their furry residents. Dogs get taken outside in the woods to play, run around, and pee and sniff as they please at least three times a day, and their indoor time is spent relaxing in a comfortable, climate-controlled environment. The facility provides cozy rooms, luggage, baths, meals, medication, self-serve wash, and daily packages.

Oregon, WI 53575


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Pineview Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort

Since pet owners can't take their furry friends with them everywhere, Pineview Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort offers the next best thing. Their facility is like a home away from home where the loving staff provides exceptional care in a clean and safe environment. Animals enjoy fun interactions, stimulating exercise, and loving care.

Waunakee, WI 53597


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Ruffin' It Resort

Ruffin' It Resort offers compassionate dog daycare and luxury overnight boarding accommodations for large and small dogs. The dog club staff gives their furry guests VIP (very important pooch) treatment, spoiling them with love, attention, and fun activities and amenities. Ruffin' It Resort is modeled after a warm and inviting mountain lodge, complete with a three-way fireplace, vaulted ceilings, colorful play parks, and friendly staff members. The facility has won Best of Madison eight years in a row and the Angie's List Super Service Award.

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SpaWoof focuses on pampering each furry guest from head to tail, whether they're staying the day, week, or longer. Their facility's daily boarding includes a private indoor and outdoor run, feeding, and general care, as well as ala carte service. SpaWoof caters to small, medium, and giant dogs of all breeds, and they offer reasonable rates for each size.

Madison, WI 53704


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Spring Harbor Animal Hospital

Spring Harbor Animal Hospital is a full-service Madison veterinary hospital that offers comfortable boarding for dogs, cats, and pocket pets. Their boarding facility has roomy kennels in a clean and cozy atmosphere with fresh bedding and daily housekeeping. Their friendly and attentive staff provide individualized care, convenient visiting hours, daily veterinary observations, treats, and all the comforts of home.

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Spring Valley Kennel

Spring Valley Kennel offers full-service pet boarding, puppy daycare, and grooming in the beautiful rolling hills west of Madison. The kennel's friendly staff members are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all the residents, which in turn gives pet owners peace of mind. Spring Valley Kennel maintains a clean and safe place to rest, as well as a welcoming and fun place to play. The facility also offers obedience and field training.

Blue Mounds, WI 53517


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The Dogwoods

The Dogwoods offers 24-hour care at their home-style facility. At The Dogwoods, dog guests mingle with other pets or relax alone in the private sitting areas. Dogs in the daycare enjoy active play, exploring, eco-friendly ponds, and quiet leisure time on the sofa or patio. The Dogwoods provides a kennel-free environment, exercise and play areas, meal plans, and veterinary care.

Mount Horeb, WI 53572


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Waggin' Tails Doggie Dude Ranch & Pet Lodge

Thanks to the friendly and experienced staff members at Waggin' Tails Doggie Dude Ranch & Pet Lodge, their facility has a welcoming and enjoyable environment. Waggin' Tails provides supervised playgroups, overnight boarding, day boarding, grooming, swimming, and training. In the case of an emergency, the dog boarding facility has on-site veterinary care from the Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital. Day pass discounts, free exams, referral programs, free trials, and military discounts are also available. The Talk of the Town news program has featured Waggin' Tails Doggie Due Ranch & Pet Launch.

Fitchburg, WI 53719


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