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Dog Boarding

The Barking Dog is proud to offer the very finest in boarding accommodations for your dog.

The Barking Dog Dog looking up super happy

Derry, NH

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 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.

Dog in Boarding Area

Exeter, NH

For the pampered pooch, we offer cozy indoor climate controlled condos. This option provides the very finest in accommodations for your precious pups. Individual potty walks are given throughout the day, and we offer an assortment of exercise options.

Our Exeter, NH location offers a Private Swim Package for 20 minutes of individual swim time!

Dog food bowl

Hooksett, NH

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.

Our Hooksett, NH location offers a Private Swim Package for 20 minutes of individual swim time!

Playtime Packages

Gold Package

  • All Day Play or 2 personalized playtimes

  • Specialty treat

  • Daily photo update

  • Extra potty walk

  • Extended check-out time: 6pm

Silver Package

  • All Day Play or 2 personalized playtimes

  • Specialty treat

  • Extended chek-out time: 6pm

Bronze Package

  • ½ day play or 1 personalized playtime

  • Specialty treat

  • Standard check-out time: 12:30pm

Additional Information

Bath Package and Grooming

For dogs staying five nights or more, a complimentary bath & ears package will be provided. This includes a full bath using our Hydrosurge bathing system & ear cleaning. For dogs staying four nights or less, you may request the bath package for a discounted rate.

Also 20% off full groom with a 5-day minimum stay.

Board bath for dogs staying less than 3 nights – $20-$35

Nail Clip -$10

Nail Grind – $15-$20

Feeding

The management at The Barking Dog 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.

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.

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.

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)

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

Vaccinations

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

  • Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvo (typically combined)

  • Canine Cough (Bordetella). Bordetella vaccine must be administered at least 3 days prior to arrival.

  • Rabies

  • We require that puppies have their first rabies shot within 30 days of turning 3 months(per NH Law).

  • Canine Influenza: As pet care professionals we highly recommend all pets receive Canine Influenza (H3N8 and H3N2).

Please Note:

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.