Hooksett Boarding

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Dog Boarding

The Barking Dog is proud to offer the very finest in boarding accommodations for your dog. We have individual, spacious, indoor-outdoor runs which are completely climate controlled to maximize the comfort of your pup during their stay with us. It is our policy to allow your dog free access to the “in” and “out” portions of their run unless inclement weather or extreme temperatures dictate otherwise. During cold weather, our runs are warmed by radiant floor heat. This method of heating is a comfortable and consistent form which is especially soothing to young puppies and older dogs with stiff joints. Our outdoor floors are also heated for the purpose of eliminating ice and snow build-up which is essential for good sanitation. During the summer season, indoor runs are air conditioned to ensure your pet’s comfort. All runs are cleaned on an ongoing basis, and disinfected daily. For the pampered pooch, we offer cozy inside pens which can be complimented with plenty of trips outside to potty.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy:

We require a $25 deposit for all boarding reservations. A $50 deposit is required for reservations during peak periods. Deposits will be applied towards boarding fees and are fully refundable with cancellation notice of 48 hours. A late fee equivalent to one night of boarding will apply if your pet is picked up after 12:30pm and you have not booked a Silver or Gold package.

Peak Dates- Additional $5 per pet, per day for the following dates (Effective to all reservations booked after 2/26/2020)

2020 Peak Pricing Dates
April 11-12 (Easter)
April 24-May 3 (Spring NH Break)
May 22-25 (Memorial Day)
July 3-5 (Independence Day)
September 4-7 (Labor Day)
November 25-29 ( Thanksgiving Break)
December 24-Jan 3 (Winter Break)


The management at The Barking Dog, Ltd. Is committed to providing animals with a healthy, happy boarding experience. We feel a good diet is essential if dogs are to adapt well to their new environment. We offer Purina Pro Plan EN dry food to suit most any dog. If your pet eats canned food, has a special diet or is particularly finicky, you are welcome to bring food from home. We ask that you provide only what is needed for their stay, in daily portioned zip baggies with your pet’s name on them. The staff will feed your pet according to your instructions. Treats from home are always welcome and fresh water is available to pets at all times.

All dogs must be up to date on the following vaccinations prior to boarding:

  • Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvo (typically combined)
  • Canine Cough (Bordetella)
  • Rabies
  • We require that puppies have their first rabies shot within 30 days of turning 3 months(per NH Law).
  • As pet care professionals we highly recommend all pets receive Canine Influenza (H3N8 and H3N2).

Exeter dog swimmingPlease note that canine cough vaccines must be given at least three days prior to boarding. Vaccination records are required at check-in, or they can be faxed previously from your vet’s office. We are happy to administer supplied medications at an additional charge, of a $1 a day, provided we have all necessary information regarding the medication and condition being treated. Please note that we cannot board pets that require insulin shots or any other “injectables.” If your pet does have a serious health condition, please contact a manager to discuss your needs prior to boarding.
We do not take dogs who are in season.

Bedding and Toys: We provide our boarders with sheepskin-like mats for bedding. Toys if brought, should be limited to two per condo and should be clearly labeled with your pet’s name. Please note that we are not responsible for the loss or destruction of any personal items.

Playtime Packages:
Playtime packages are a great way to ensure your pet is enjoying his or her stay away from home.


  • All Day Play or 2 personalized playtimes
  • Specialty treat
  • Daily photo update
  • Extra cuddle
  • Extended check-out time: 6pm


  • All Day Play or 2 personalized playtimes
  • Specialty treat
  • Extended check-out time: 6pm


  • ½ day play or 1 personalized playtime
  • Specialty treat
  • Standard check-out time: 12:30pm

Individual 20-minute swim

Bath Package and Grooming:
For dogs staying five nights or more, a complementary bath & ears package will be provided. This includes a full bath using our Hydrosurge bathing system & ear cleaning.
Board bath for dogs staying less than 5 nights – $20-$35
Nail Clip -$10
Nail Grind – $15
20% off full groom with a 5-day minimum stay

Dropping Off: What Should I bring?

  • Updated Vaccine Records
  • Required Boarding Form – can be found in the “Forms” drop down up on the main toolbar.
  • A toy and/or something small that smells like home.

What do I not need to bring?

  • Too many toys
  • Bowls (we have bowls)
  • Bedding (if you do, please make sure we can easily wash it in the event it gets soiled)

What to expect:

  • Your dog will normally be very excited to see you – be prepared!
  • Don’t forget to bring your dog’s leash with you
  • Bathed and groomed pets will be freshly cleaned with trimmed nails and clean ears!
  • No food and very little water for an hour after coming home
  • Please refrain from feeding or giving your pet too much water until they’ve settled down after departure.
Multiple Pet Discount
We offer a multi-pet boarding discount for pets from the same family who share a room of
Dogs: $2 off additional dogs per night
Cats: $5 off additional cats per night

The Barking Dog Ltd. is happy to administer any medications or supplements your pet may require. Please bring all medicines with original prescription label. Our fee is $1 per/medication, per day.

Long-Term Boarding
Should your plans call for long-term boarding, in excess of thirty days, please contact us for special rates.

Cat and Exotic Boarding

Cats: $15 ($10 for each additional sharing cage)
Exotics: $10

Separate cat quarters are provided for our feline visitors. We offer individual kitty-condos, most with window views, in a temperature controlled area far from the noise and intimidation of our canine guests. We provide cats with a high quality, low ash/magnesium dry food.

If your cat requires canned food, is finicky, or requires a special diet, you are welcome to furnish it, as well as any treats you’d like your pet to have while you’re away. Fresh water is available at all times. All kitty-condos are sanitized between visitors and cleaned daily. To ensure the health of all cats, proof of current shots is necessary at check-in. Feline distemper and rabies are mandatory and a feline leukemia vaccine is highly recommended.

Any medications will gladly be administered according to instructions at an additional charge of a $1 a day. Please note that we cannot board pets that require insulin shots or any other “injectable.” If your pet does have a serious health condition, please contact a manager to discuss your needs prior to boarding to make certain we will be able to accommodate you.


The Barking Dog, Ltd. Offers special accommodations for the boarding of birds, small animals and exotics. We would be happy to discuss your pet’s unique needs with you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call!