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(919) 662-3200 6129 NC Hwy 42 West Garner, NC 27529

Dog Boarding

State-Of-The-Art, Resort-Style Boarding

We offer a warm boarding environment and high-quality amenities that deliver the ultimate in comfort and fun. Our dedicated, professional staff is ready to pamper your pets throughout their stay, providing them with everything they need for an enjoyable and relaxing vacation. To us, your pet is part of our family.

Carolina Ranch is staffed by both Medical and Resort care specialists. We also have facilities that allow our staff to stay on property to monitor alarms and take care of our guests during inclement weather.

Our Veterinarians are available Monday through Saturday, as well as being on call every weekend, and work closely with the entire Medical Team, utilizing two separate walkthroughs a day to be able to preemptively address any concerns that may arise for all boarders, including any pets with any special needs. All pet medications are administered by our Technical team who closely work with our Resort Care specialists.   

Our entire facility is climate-controlled and supported by our full-facility generator, offering comfort and care 365 days a year to our canine and feline friends, regardless of weather or utility issues. A soothing blend of music plays 24 hours a day (including a special nighttime playlist designed to be calming to pets). 

In our Cattery we offer Condos specifically tailored to our feline friends, with Koi Pond, TV, large windows and a cat tree for all the luxuries of home. 

For our canine family members there is access to spacious runs, suites or private Cabins. We provide a fully turfed yard system for all K9s, allowing for supervised, fun-filled play time, pool time, cuddle time and leash walks, as well as the standard four (4) potty breaks per day.

 

Secluded Cabins

Resort Hours

*Check-in is by 3pm Monday-Friday or by 10am on Saturdays*

Monday – Friday: 7am – 6pm

Saturday: 8am – 12pm

Sunday: 5pm – 6pm (Boarding Pick-Ups Only)

Holiday Hours

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Is pet boarding stressful for dogs?

Pet boarding can be stressful for dogs, which is why we strive to make boarding a stress-free experience for your pet at Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort. We provide one-on-one attention to your pet during their stay and offer supervised play time with other dogs. We also have a night time playlist to help relax your dog as they are falling asleep. To learn more about our boarding services, contact us today.   

How do I get my dog ready for pet boarding?

A few ways to get your dog ready for pet boarding include: 

  • Take them to the vet to ensure that they are free of fleas, ticks, worms, and are up-to-date on the required vaccines and testing
  • Get your pet accustomed to sleeping alone
  • Bring a soft blanket or rug from home for them to sleep with
  • Drop your dog off early in the day so that they can get acclimated

Getting your dog prepared for pet boarding is a great way to make sure that they have a positive experience when boarding. Another great way to get your pet ready for boarding, is to have them "day board" with us for the day. To find out more about pet boarding, call us today

How much does it cost to board a dog near Garner, NC?

It costs around $55-$140 per night to board a dog. Some things that will impact the price will be the size space your pet will have access to and the type of add-ons. At Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort, we provide direct care, daily walks, and add-on extracurricular activities for your pet. Contact us today to select the correct boarding package for your dog!  

What happens when a dog comes home from pet boarding?

A few things you may notice when your dog comes home from pet boarding include: 

  • They have an increased appetite
  • They are a little sleepier than usual
  • They have diarrhea for a few days

These things are all common and nothing to be alarmed about. Your pet may be hungrier once they are home because they are back in a familiar environment. If your pet is tired, that is likely a good thing, as it means they received ample play time and exercise. One common side effect to your pet’s excitement upon coming home is loose bowel movements. Contact us to find out more about pet boarding. 

 

 

 

Where can I leave my dog for a week?

If you need a place to leave your dog temporarily, boarding facilities are a great option. However, you should always make sure that wherever you leave them is a professional place that will keep your dog safe and make them feel comfortable in the environment they will be staying in.

At Carolina Ranch, we offer professional services and a friendly environment filled with activities your dog will love! Our boarding services are available 365 days a year and our stress-free environment will help your dog to feel comfortable and relaxed during their stay. If you’d like to learn more about our boarding services, feel free to contact us today!

How much does it cost to board cats?

The cost to board a cat usually falls between $30-$40 per day. At Carolina Ranch, we charge $33 per day for one cat. Some of the amenities included in our cat boarding include:

  • Spacious 3-Room Condo with an Elevated Cot
  • Separate Potty Area
  • Viewing Window
  • High-Quality Nutritious Meals
  • Room Service Twice Daily
  • Relaxing Music

Carolina Ranch offers resort-style boarding services that will make your cat feel relaxed and comfortable. To find out more about our cat boarding services, call us today.

Boarding Deposits

We require a non-refundable deposit per pet for all boarding stays:

  • If your pet(s) is booked in a standard accommodation, a $30 non-refundable deposit per pet is required.
    • The deposit will be applied to your pet's stay at pick-up or will remain as a credit on your account if you cancel your reservation at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival. Deposits will be forfeited if cancelation is not made within the designated time frames. Standard accommodation holiday boarding deposits require a five (5) business day notification of cancellation.
  • If your pet(s) is booked in a suite, a $68 non-refundable deposit plus a non-refundable $30 per each additional dog is required.
    • The deposit will be applied to your pet's stay at pick-up or will remain as a credit on your account if you cancel your reservation at least five (5) days prior to your scheduled arrival. Deposits will be forfeited if cancelation is not made within the designated time frames.
  • If your pet(s) is booked in a secluded cabin, an $83 non-refundable deposit plus a non-refundable $30 per each additional dog is required.
    • The deposit will be applied to your pet's stay at pick-up or will remain as a credit on your account if you cancel your reservation at least five (5) days prior to your scheduled arrival. Deposits will be forfeited if cancelation is not made within the designated time frames.

Boarding Accommodations & Rates

Our boarding rate is a daily fee, starting the day your pet is dropped off. If you do not want to be charged for the day of pick-up, you must pick up your pet by 12pm. Rates apply for holidays and/or days we are closed to the public. 

Pets with special accommodation needs and/or behavioral temperament issues may incur additional fees. Click here for more information.

Standard Sleeping Accommodations

- Up to 40 sq. ft. of Comfortable Living Space
- Climate Controlled
- Elevated Cot
- Soothing Satellite Radio
- High-Quality Nutritious Meals
- Four Potty Breaks Per Day in an Outdoor Antimicrobial Artificial Turf Yard
- Room Service Twice Daily

$57 Per Day

$44 Per Day

Suite Sleeping Accommodations

- 80 sq. ft. of Comfortable Living Space
- Climate Controlled
- Elevated Cot
- Soothing Satellite Radio
- High-Quality Nutritious Meals
- Four Potty Breaks Per Day in an Outdoor Antimicrobial Artificial Turf Yard
- Room Service Twice Daily

$81 Per Day

$44 Per Day

Secluded Cabins

- Up to 137 sq. feet of Luxury Living Space with an Elevated Cot
- Television Playing Dog-Friendly Programming
- Room Service Twice Daily
- High-quality Nutritious Meals
- All-Day Doggie Door Access to Private, Antimicrobial Artificial Turf Yards of at least 250 sq. feet
- Soothing Satellite Radio

$99 - $136 Per Day

$44 Per Day

Cat Condo Accommodations

- Spacious 3-Room Condo with an Elevated Cot
- Separate Potty Area
- Viewing Window
- High-Quality Nutritious Meals
- Room Service Twice Daily
- Relaxing Music

Each condo is designed for one cat.

$33 Per Day

Individual & Enrichment Activities

We have many fun-filled options to keep your pet entertained while here at The Ranch!

Carolina Ranch is excited to introduce enrichment services for our boarding guests! Enrichment toys, treats and puzzles have been shown to significantly reduce fear, anxiety and stress in both dogs and cats, especially in boarding situations. Our guests now have the option of adding an enrichment toy to most individual services, as well as for accommodation entertainment. Toys will include, but are not limited to, Snuffle mats, licky mats, puzzle toys, and treat dispensing toys.

Each session is 15-minutes in duration and tailored to fit each pet's needs and activity level.

  • Playtime- We now offer two types of playtimes:
    • Enrichment Playtime: Interactive one-on-one play with an enrichment toy.
      • $16.50 per session
      • $12.25 per additional dog (same family)
    • Chaperoned Playtime: Pup-led activity that allows for moderately supervised independent free-play. Add an enrichment toy for $3.
      • $9.50 per session
      • $6.25 per additional dog (same family)
  • Pool Time: For having a splashin' good time in the warmer months with an enrichment toy!
    • $16.50 per session
    • $12.25 per additional dog (same family)
  • Snuggle Time: For snuggles and belly rubs! Add an enrichment toy for $3.
    • $12 per session
    • $10 per additional dog (same family)
  • Leash Walks: Great for pups with limited mobility! Add an enrichment toy for $3.
    • $16.50 per session
    • $10.25 per additional dog (same family)
  • Kitty Lounge Time: For exploring the Cattery or lounging around the Koi pond! Add an enrichment toy for $3.
    • $12 per session
    • $9 per additional cat (same family)

 

Add an enrichment toy to your pet's boarding accommodation!

Once a Day - $5                    Twice a Day - $9

Boarding Requirements

All vaccines must be up to date. For dogs: Distemper/Parvo, Rabies, and 6-Month Intranasal Bordetella. For cats: FVRCP and Rabies.

Intestinal worm check (for dogs only) must be current within a year.

All boarding pets must be free of fleas. If fleas are found, they will be treated at the cost of the client.

Ready to Book? Here's Your Checklist:

  • New Client Form: If you're new to Carolina Ranch, submit this form so we can get you setup in our system!
  • Boarding Request: Fill out this form to request a boarding reservation or call us directly 919.662.3200!
  • Non-Refundable Deposit: Make sure to pay our required deposit to secure your reservation! This can be paid either online (after submitting the boarding request form) or by calling us (919.662.3200).
  • Vaccine Records: If you are not a veterinary client of Carolina Ranch, make sure to reach out to your primary vet as early as possible for them to send us your pet's vaccine records!
  • Boarding Check-In Form: Once your reservation is secured and confirmed, at least 48 hours prior to your pet’s stay, please complete and submit our Boarding Check-In Form.
  • Boarding Release: This form is required to be filled out and submitted yearly by our boarding clients (both day and overnight visits).
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Monday-Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
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6129 NC Hwy 42 West
Garner, NC 27529