Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Pets & Pet Care  > Dog Kennel

Dog Kennel Cost


How Much Does a Dog Kennel Cost?

 
average costMedium: $12-$26 a dayhigh costHigh: $22-$55+ a day
post Post   Comments (4)  
  Typical costs:
  • A basic dog boarding facility -- which usually has indoor kennels with cement floors attached to outdoor runs enclosed by chain-link fencing -- usually costs $12 to $26 per day.
  • A boutique-style dog boarding facility -- which sometimes offers a dog daycare option for an additional cost and often has features such as heated floors, piped-in classical music and sometimes televisions -- usually costs $22 to $55 per day.
  • A very high-end boarding facility, such as a dog retreat with home-like private bungalows or an urban dog hotel -- with amenities such as rugs, real furniture, art, plasma televisions and premium food -- usually costs $40 to $110 per day.
  • Many boarding facilities charge by weight or size -- as much as 50 percent more for a dog that weighs more than 80 pounds or requires a large suite.
Related articles: Dog Daycare, Dog Walker, Dog Training, Dog House, Dog Grooming, Owning a Dog

What should be included:
  • Boarding facilities usually offer a dedicated space, such as a kennel, room or suite, for the dog or for dogs from the same family. There is a sleeping area with a bed, and sometimes access to the outdoors. If not, regular potty breaks, walks and outdoor time will be included. The dog should get at least one exercise session daily.
Additional costs:
  • Most boarding facilities offer walks, one-on-one playtime with a staff member or group play with other dogs for $5 each and up. And boutique and high-end dog boarding facilities sometimes offer luxury add-ons such as dog spa treatments or even steak dinners, for $25 and up.
  • Many boarding facilities charge extra for a bath at the end of the stay -- about $7 and up.
  • Many facilities offer grooming and training services.
  • Many facilities charge $2 or more extra per dose for administering medication.
  • Some boarding facilities require additional vaccinations, usually for kennel cough[1] .
Discounts:
  • Many boarding facilities offer a discounted rate of 25 percent or more for a second dog from the same household staying in the same enclosure.
  • Tip: Some dog owners save money by trading pet sitting services with a neighbor or friend. But use caution, because a dog might be more likely to escape or get injured in a non-professional setting.
Shopping for a dog kennel:
  • To find a boarding facility, ask fellow dog owners, your groomer, your veterinarian or the staff at your pet store. The American Boarding Kennel Association offers pet service locator.
  • Tip: When you find a boarding facility, visit to make sure it is clean and odor-free and adequately sized. Also make sure that fences and gates are sturdy and well-maintained and check out the sleeping quarters and exercise areas. The American Boarding Kennel Association has a guide to what to look for in a pet care facility.
  • Dog boarding facilities usually require that dogs be up-to-date on vaccinations and on a flea and tick preventative.
  • Tip: If your dog has been known to dig under or jump over fences, make sure to tell the staff so they can take precautions to prevent escape. It might be wise to have your pet microchipped. The Humane Society of the United States provides information about microchipping, which usually costs between $35 and $75.
post Post   Comments (4)  
CostHelper News


10 Quick and Inexpensive Home Makeover Projects To Do While At Home
You may not be able to host the large family gathering for the holidays, but there are still many ways to pick up items curbside to spruce up your indoor space for your everyday enjoyment and to bring a more festive spirit. || Posted December 30 2020


10 Key Ways to Prepare for Extreme Snow
Forecasters are predicting a true nor'easter will hit the eastern and central states with rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow and high winds over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's crucial to plan ahead, before bad weather hits. || Posted November 26 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Excellent service
Amount: $25.00 per day
Posted by: T Dawn Fly in Leroy, IL.Posted: May 31st, 2016 12:05AM
Provider: GA Pet Sit
Gabby will come to your house and spend quality time with your pets. Huge relief while vacationing.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
just like home!
Amount: $20.00 per day
Posted by: Linda Higgins in Rochester, NY.Posted: May 18th, 2015 06:05AM
Provider: Tara\'s pet services
Fantastic service...huge Yard.. Playtime all day no extra charge.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Great service!!!
Amount: $20.00 per day
Posted by: warburtonfitness in houtson, TX.Posted: August 2nd, 2010 01:08PM
Breed: shepherdDuration: 6 days
Provider: King blvd animal hospital
The staff is amazing!! they totally understand how hard it is to leave your pets behind and they treat your pets like their own!! Having a veterinarian on site put my mind at ease as well!
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
pleased
Amount: $22.00 per day
Posted by: linda_loo in Wexford, PA.Posted: August 2nd, 2009 08:08AM
Breed: bichonDuration: 1 week
Provider: Tan-Zar Kennels
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Dog Kennel
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  * per day
Breed: Duration: 
Provider:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1611&aid=452
More Pets & Pet Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Pets & Pet Care How Much Does Cat Food Cost? How Much Do Fish Cost? How Much Does Owning a Cat Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
shoulder mri
Paid: 8000.00
Seriously, 8K for an MRI before all the secret insurance kicks in. I was stuck with a 1200 bill and my insurance is pretty good. This is insane for a 20 minute procedure with no nurse assistance... [more]
-stevej45
MRI Cost
Garage conversion for larger Den. Old den will become Breakfast room
Paid: 21000.00
We removed garage door, put in a 107'X60" window and exterior door. We also framed/sheet rocked where the garage door had been and built a closet... [more]
-USAF Retiree's wife
Garage Conversion Cost
Traffic citation
Paid: 500.00
Flat rate... [more]
-OL
Traffic Ticket Attorney Cost
what should have cost under 100
Paid: 399.67
had my back wheel stuck on someone's driveway and I was pulled out as easily as a tractor could have done... [more]
-Morgan Moonscar
Towing a Car Cost
Why is dental insurance stuck in the 80's?
Paid: 55000.00
In 1986, I started my first full time Big Girl job, which came with options for medical insurance that ranged from "Volkswagon to Cadillac, and everything in between" which was up to me to choose based on my needs, what I could af... [more]
-Frogsoup09
Dental Implants Cost
Sticker shock
Paid: 389.00
I was totally shocked it came to 385 for one pair of glasses! Usually 220 at costco... [more]
-Diana Evans
Eyeglasses Cost