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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 and has staff presence on property 24/7 allowing us 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

Monday - Friday

7:00am - 6:00pm


8:00am - 12:00pm

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 and worms. 
  • 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. 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 $50-$120 per night to board a dog. Some things that will impact the price will be the size of bed and space your pet will have access to and the type of package. At Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort, we provide direct care, daily walks and play time 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!

Boarding Hours, Pricing & Info

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.

We require a $30 per-pet non-refundable deposit for boarding. If you cancel within 24 hours, you do forfeit the deposit. However, if you give us at least a 24-hour  notice, then the deposit will be applied to your account for future services. Use our convenient forms to schedule your pet’s accommodations today. Holiday boarding deposits require a five (5) business day notification of cancellation.

Standard Sleeping Accommodations



Deluxe Sleeping Accommodations



Secluded Cabins

-Up to 137 sq. feet of luxury living space with an elevated cot and bedding.
-Television playing dog-friendly programming.
-Room service twice daily.
-All-day doggie door access to private, antimicrobial artificial turf yards of at least 250 sq. feet.
-A soothing blend of music playing 24 hours a day.

$83 - $113/Day


Cat Condo Accommodations

-Spacious 3-room condo with an elevated cot bedding.
-Separate potty area.
-Viewing window.
-High-quality nutritious meals.
-Room service twice daily.
-TV entertainment playing 24 hours a day.

Each condo is designed for one cat.


Kitty Lounge Time Available

-15 minutes supervised playtime.
-Carpeted cat tree and entertaining koi pond.



Boarding Requirements

All vaccines must be up to date. (For dogs: Distemper, Parvo, Rabies and 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.


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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