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At Best Friends, Being Board is Fun.

As much as you’d love to bring your pet on vacation or to a friend or family member’s home, sometimes you just can’t. That’s where we step in.

For Dogs: At Best Friends our comfortable two room suites are airy and spacious.  Canine guests can cuddle down on comfortable lambswool bedding for a relaxing night’s sleep.  And they don’t have to worry about making a mess, we provide daily housekeeping!

For Cats: In Kitty City our cozy Kitty Condos are in a separate environment from our doggy guests, purr-fect for even the pickiest cats.  Soft & comfortable bedding ensures your kitty the best night’s sleep!

Focus on Safety
We take note of your pet’s special needs and we monitor each guest closely throughout the day. We require proof of vaccinations for all of our dog and cat guests. Dogs must also have a negative fecal. Dogs must be current on Rabies, DHPPv/DA2PPv (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus), CIV (canine influenza) and Bordetella. Cats must be current on Rabies and FVRCP (Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia).

Any medical needs or medications must be disclosed to our staff in advance so that we can provide the best care for your pet.

To enhance your pet’s well-being while in our care, we provide a premium house diet for both cats and dogs. If your pet is more comfortable staying on a certain food we are more than happy to prepare it as long as you provide it for us.

Valet Services
To make things even easier, we’ll pick up and drop off your furry friend for any of our services. Please call our center for prices and to schedule pick-up and delivery.

Play & Stay Their Way- See Options Below
*Please note that while we welcome all breeds for Individual Play & Stay, certain breeds may not participate in Play & Stay Groups nor will any known aggressive dogs.

$50 or $65

Group Play and Stay
Fill your social dog's day with energy burning, supervised & healthy play alongside doggy friends in our Play & Stay camp. Then it's time to tucker out into a private two room suite to sleep the night away.

$50 Standard Suite/ $65 Luxury Suite

Individual Play & Stay
If your dog would rather have one-on-one attention, choose three individual activities to ensure they get the perfect balance of exercise and TLC! (Activities to choose from are: Walk & Explore, Playtime, Cuddletime, Bedtime Story)

$50 Standard Suite/ $65 Luxury Suite

Boarding Plus
As an add on to your boarding option, Boarding Plus includes deluxe bedding and your choice of a daily treat.

$5 per day

Kitty Condo
Includes one 15-minute playtime

$22 per day

A la Carte
Not choosing an all inclusive Play & Stay Package? Choose from a variety of our a la carte activities and special treats while your pet stays with us. Ask a customer service representative for more details.
“Barley enjoyed his stay, will be with you again soon! Great – thank you!” Foley
Other Services

Day Camp »Your dog will enjoy safe, supervised social play with certified Doggy Day Camp counselors. You’ll wish you could come, too.

Training »Want your dog to understand basic commands or break a bad habit? Best Friends gentle, positive approach will train your pet to be his or her best.

Grooming »From a quick shampoo to a full day of pampering, our groomers will make your pet “paw”sitively gorgeous.