Scottsdale Boarding

Scottsdale boarding

“If you want to have peace of mind when you cannot take your best friend on vacation or away for the day, choose the Barking Dog! They truly care and will doing everything to make your dogs stay comfortable, fun and safe.” – Sue R.

Understanding it’s not always easy to leave your family pet in someone else’s care, The Barking Dog, Ltd. has created programs to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for you and your dog.

The foundation of a great stay is a comfy, individual condo, where your pup can relax and feel safe and secure. Getting walked outside several times a day with our most basic package, ensures plenty of one on one attention, exercise, and of course potty opportunities. Our other exercise options listed below, are a great way to increase your dogs activity during their stay.

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Feeding: Our staff is committed to providing animals with a healthy, happy boarding experience. We know a good diet is essential if dogs are to adapt well to their new environment. We offer high-quality dry foods 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. Fresh water is available at all times. The staff will feed your pet according to your specific instructions.

Treats: Snacks from home are always welcome. Frozen Yöghund® treats, full of probiotics, and peanut butter filled Kongs are available for a nominal fee.

Bedding and Toys: We provide our boarders with fleece mats for bedding. You are welcome to bring bedding from home, but request it be of a size and material that can be easily washed, should it become soiled during your pet’s stay. Toys should be limited to two per condo. All items must be permanently marked with your pet’s name. Please note that we are not responsible for the loss or destruction of any personal items.


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

  • Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvo (typically combined)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Canine Cough (Bordetella)
  • Rabies
  • We require that puppies have their first rabies shot at the age of three months.

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 also do not take dogs who are in season.

Please bring all medicines with original prescription label 


 Condo Pricing

Starting at $38 (individual) and $28 per additional dog.

Exercise Options
Playtime $10 – Playtimes are a great way to ensure your pet is enjoying his or her stay away from home. Sessions of 15 minutes, “one-on-one” with a staff member, are offered with varying frequencies. This special time is particularly beneficial to new, introverted or pampered pets.

Double Play $18 - Two Sessions of 15 minutes in one day, “one-on-one” with a staff member, are offered with varying frequencies. This special time is particularly beneficial to new, introverted or pampered pets.

Daycare $22  - For the high energy, social pets, we have incorporated daycare options into our boarding packages. Your pet will spend their daytime hours romping and socializing in group play with other dogs. If interested in daycare, and you are new to the program, we suggest that you bring your pet to daycare a few times prior to boarding, for a free evaluation day, to familiarize them with our facility and meet some of the other dogs in the program. This fun option includes indoor swimming!
— Half Day Daycare $14

Swimming$12 – Individual 15 min one-on-one swim times may be purchased for your dog while boarding!

Bath Package and Grooming: For dogs staying three days or more, a complementary bath & ear package will be provided. This includes a full bath using our Hydrosurge bathing system & ear cleaning. For dogs staying one or two days, you may request the bath package for an additional charge.

Board bath for dogs staying less than 3 days – $25-$45
Nail Clip -$10
Nail Grind – $15

20% off full groom with a 3-day minimum stay

*If you find it necessary to cancel or shorten the dates of your reservations, please notify us 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in a charge equal to your original reservation, or $50.00, whichever is less.

Boarding School: If you would like one of our expert trainers to work with your dog while they’re boarding with us, we would be more than happy to help!

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
  • 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
For pets boarding in the same condo or kitty condo, we offer a discount of $5 per day per pet.

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 -$20 and 50% off for each additional cat sharing a condo.
Exotics $10 and 50% off for each exotic sharing a cage.

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. We do not accept unaltered cats.

Any medications will gladly be administered according to instructions at an additional charge of a $1 a day. each. 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!