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the Cost of Kennels and Boarding

Age of Dog 
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$ 15
May 2007
Hayward, CA
Kennel for a pit bull for one week  more... close row
$ 45
Jun 2007
Asheboro, NC
Cat sitting for a week  more... close row
$ 200
Dec 2007
Chula Vista, CA
Labrador Retriever
5 days
Boarding for five days  more... close row
$ 8
Jan 2007
Houston, TX
two cats
daily rate
Daily boarding fees for two cats  more... close row
$ 24
Dec 2007
Cordova, TN
large german shepherd
5 nights
Nightly Kennel Charge for a large dog  more... close row
$ 17
Oct 2007
Quakertown, PA
7 days
One night in the kennel with a walk  more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2008
East Lansing, MI
small cat
10 nights
Cat boarding at vet's office  more... close row
$ 12
Apr 2008
La Crosse, WI
German Shepard
3 days
Dog enjoys his doggie friends  more... close row
$ 8
Jul 2007
Northeast Arkansas
Basic kennel service  more... close row

Description of service

Kennel service is generally a basic service in which your pet is kept overnight (for as many nights as needed), and is fed and given water. Depending on the kennel service you use, your pet may also be given individual attention, taken for a walk, or may be bathed. These other services may cost a few dollars more.

$8 per day is the starting rate for small pets, under 10 pounds. The rates go up with the size of the dog. The largest quote given was $15 per day for dogs under 75 pounds.

Review of Service

If you need care for your pet, you may be considering a kennel service. Many such services keep pets in a cage for most if not all of their stay, so be sure to check. This service took each pet outside into a back yard to exercise and play at least twice each day. A bath can be provided for $2-5 more, depending on the pet's size.

This kennel service is provided by the vet we use and the staffers truly love animals.


Find out what kind of set up is used. If pets are kept in cages 24/7 you might want to look for another service or consider hiring a pet sitter.

Make sure the people at the service are nice and that the animals respond well to them. Pets may be a little nervous anywhere, but if your pet seems extremely afraid of the caregiver, it's probably a good idea to look elsewhere.

It's also good to ask what kind of food your pet will be given as well. If there are dietary restrictions or other concerns, these need to be addressed in advance.

$ 14
Apr 2007
Acton, Maine
10 days
Lodging and care to dogs and cats  more... close row
$ 60
Sep 2007
Huntington Beach, CA
3 days
Three levels of care for your dog  more... close row
$ 15
Jan 2008
Strongsville, Ohio
two Samoyeds
4 days
Great care for our dogs over a long weekend  more... close row
$ 40
May 2008
carmel valley, California
Black Lab - Large
Doggie day care for two days   more... close row
$ 45
Nov 2007
Elizabethtown, PA
Collie mix breed
3 days
Daily fee for great boarding services  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Boston, MA
Dog walker takes care while owners are away  more... close row
$ 30
May 2008
carmel, CA
Black Lab - :Large
Comfort for dog is important   more... close row