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$ 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
$ 15
May 2007
Hayward, CA
Kennel for a pit bull for one week  more... close row

Description of service

We had to take a family trip to New York for a week so we had to place our dog (an American Staffordshire Terrier aka "pitbull") into a kennel. My sister said she puts her (ugly) pugs into a kennel that charges only $15 per day. We were like, "Wow, that's great, really cheap." And then I had a follow-up question, "Are they really good?" Her answer was, "Yeah, I take my dogs there all the time. They walk them and they feed them. You have to bring the food." Well, she travels alot so we thought it would be fine.

I suggested to my husband to call first. He said, "Nah, they should be fine. They have to have a license to be in business."

Review of Service

On the day we had to catch our flight, everything was very rushed. My husband took the dog to the kennel before I got home from work.

Anyway, the service was terrible. Our dog and her bed was covered in dog poop (not hers). Also, it looked like she did not eat any of the food we brought. And yes, she smelled really bad. We ended up throwing her bed away. And it took about a week for the dog to act normal again. Before we took her to the kennel, she was hyper and she usually is. After we got her back from the kennel, she wouldn't eat, wouldn't go play and would be very quiet.

I asked my husband to call the kennel to find out what they did. I wondered if they gave her sedatives (not by our request) and if they even walked her.

The kennel's response is that they let the dogs out at different times of the day and they always have food and water in their bowls. There was no comment about the poop being on our dog or her bed.


I hate to say it, but you get what you pay for. We felt that $15/day was too low and it was for the type of service or lack of service that we and our dog got.


1. Visit the kennel first

2. Call and be annoying first before deciding to take the pet there

3. Shop around for prices and services

Maybe 4. Don't trust your sister/brother who doesn't usually pay attention to details

$ 45
Jun 2007
Asheboro, NC
Cat sitting for a week  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
$ 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
$ 14
Apr 2007
Acton, Maine
10 days
Lodging and care to dogs and cats  more... close row
$ 40
May 2008
carmel valley, California
Black Lab - Large
Doggie day care for two days   more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Boston, MA
Dog walker takes care while owners are away  more... close row
$ 45
Nov 2007
Elizabethtown, PA
Collie mix breed
3 days
Daily fee for great boarding services  more... close row
$ 30
May 2008
carmel, CA
Black Lab - :Large
Comfort for dog is important   more... close row