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


Welcome to the Ranch

Our State-of-the-Art Resort-Style Boarding Facility

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.

Why the Ranch is Different

There is no other pet care facility like Carolina Ranch in the area! We have nearly 30,000 square feet of indoor space and over 12,000 square feet of outdoor areas. Your pets can get all the services they need under one roof!

Veterinary Care

Our veterinary staff is highly trained and listens to your concerns while giving the best medical advice possible. Hospital visits can be scheduled Monday through Saturday or during a boarding stay or grooming visit. Our doctors offer therapeutic rehabilitation in the form of laser therapy and hydrotherapy for patients who need a bit of specialized care.


The Ranch offers many options for boarding your pet, whether you own a dog or cat! We can accommodate just about any size or breed, so check out our boarding page for all the possibilities. Make your pet’s next boarding stay a vacation to remember!

Dog Training

Carolina Ranch Dog Training provides numerous opportunities to train your dog, from puppy to senior. We offer one-on-one training sessions, Stay & Learn training (during a boarding stay), or group classes ranging from AKC STAR Puppy class to therapy dog training.

Doggie Daycare

If you’ve ever used a doggie daycare service before, you understand the value in keeping your dog socialized and exercise! Our Doggie Daycare program is the best in the area (ask our clients) and we love playing with your pups while you get your daily tasks complete.


In addition to our regular bathing services, Carolina Ranch features an on-site groomer who can give your pet the style you want! Breed-specific cuts, summer cuts or special cuts for puppies are not a problem! You can schedule a groom any time, even while boarding or during a day of doggie daycare!

Can I call a vet with questions?

Yes, you can usually call a veterinary facility with questions. If your pet is a patient of a specific veterinary practice, they will know your pet’s background well and will be able to answer your questions. However, if your questions are general and not urgent, it is recommended that you write a list of questions to ask at your pet’s next visit. The main reason you may want to call your vet with a question is if your pet is having an issue and you are unsure of whether to bring them in to be checked out or not. It will typically be best to bring your pet in for an appointment since there may be visual cues that the vet would not be able to notice about your pet’s issue over the phone. To find out more about getting your pet checked out, call us today.

Do I need to take my pet to the vet every year?

Yes, you should take your pet to the vet at least once a year for a standard checkup. Bringing your pet to the vet for checkups allows you to spot issues before they become more severe. For older pets, and those who have medical conditions, we recommend checkups twice a year. Pets age much faster than humans do and these checkups are a great way for you to monitor your pet’s physical and mental health. At these checkups, your vet will ask you important questions about your pet and you can raise any concerns about changes you may have noticed in your pet’s habits or behavior. To learn more about how often you should take your pet to the vet, contact us today.

How often should pets see the vet for checkups and vaccines?

How often you should take your pet to the vet for checkups and vaccines will vary depending on the type of pet you have and their age. For young puppies and kittens, starting at 6-8 weeks of age, they will visit the vet once every 3-4 weeks for wellness exams and vaccines until they are 16 weeks of age. After that, they only need to come in for weight checks for flea/tick and heartworm preventions. Once your pet gets older than one year, you will only need to take your pet to the vet once a year, unless they have any underlying health conditions. When your pet reaches old age, you will typically need to take them to the vet twice a year, or more frequently if they have a specific health problem. To find out more about how often you should take your pet to the vet, give us a call today.

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6129 NC Hwy 42 West
Garner, NC 27529