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The best pet boarding facilities in Dallas

The southern city of Dallas is home to many pet parents and is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the United States. Dallas has plenty of activities for your pet as well as several pet boarding facilities for the times when you have to travel without your pet.

Dallas is home to several excellent pet boarding services that take in both dogs and cats. There is something for every pet – big kennels that can accommodate many pets, home-like services that take in few pets at a time, and homestays that mimic living at home. Read on for some of the best pet boarding services in Dallas for dogs and cats.

Paradise 4 Paws

Paradise 4 Paws is one of Dallas’s best and most convenient boarding facilities for pets. Located at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Paradise 4 Paws has overnight suites for cats and dogs, doggie daycare, pet grooming and a host of other services.

The facility provides crate-free boarding in their 25,000 square foot centre which has several large indoor grass play areas, splashing pools, cat adventure jungle trees, and much more. There is a separate wing for the smaller pooches, and all pets get spacious rooms to stay.

Paradise 4 Paws is open all day, every day, and is conveniently located in the airport. The centre provides complimentary airport shuttle service to flyers on their way to the airport.

Dog suites at Paradise 4 Paws start at USD 55 per night going up to USD 125 for the Top Dog suite. The Deluxe Bungalow for cats starts at USD 30 per night, and the exclusive Presidential Bungalow costs USD 40 per night.

Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow in Dallas is a premier dog boarding centre that promises fun and play for all the dog boarders. Dogs at Camp Bow Wow can enjoy all day play in the spacious play yards or relax in the airy cabins. The canine-loving team at Camp Bow Wow are trained in dog behaviour and certifies in pet first aid and CPR. All the doggie campers are treated with personalised care and monitored 24/7.

The centre has webcams, and pet parents are given access to the live feed to check on their pets. Doggies at the Camp get regular exercise, and the all-day play is a great way to check destructive behaviour and separation anxiety.

Camp Bow Wow offers doggy daycare as well as dog boarding services. The boarding services start at USD 40 per night per dog.


Rover is a pet care service aggregator that connects pet parents with pet sitters, pet boarders and other pet care professionals. If you are looking for a home for your dog or cat, rather than a commercial kennel, log onto Rover.com to find a pet sitter in your neighbourhood.

Rover.com lists sitters who have been reviewed and approved by the Rover team. Search for a sitter close to your home, set up a meeting and if you are satisfied, book the sitter for your pet on Rover.com. Your pet will stay in the sitter’s home when you are out of town, and the follow the same schedule that he or she is used to.

Pet boarding on Rover is affordable and personalised; pet parents get constant photo updates from the sitter. This service is perfect for parents looking for a safer and more friendly alternative. Dog sitting rates on Rover differ from sitter to sitter; it is best to check the website for sitters near you.

Paw Lofts

Paw Lofts is a luxurious cat and dog boarding facility in the Medical District in Dallas. The all-suite pet resort has spacious themed suites with glass doors for the pets to look at the surroundings. It also has separate quiet areas for shy dogs who prefer to be around other calm dogs. The luxury dog suites have raised beds, televisions and a separate air conditioning system. Doggie boarders at Paw Lofts spend the day active and engaged.

Feline guests at Paw Lofts reside in beautiful cat condos in a dog-free section of the resort. The cattery is safe, comfortable and extremely relaxing. The cat suite also has a large aquarium for extra amusement. Paw Lofts insists all dogs and cats be current on all mandatory vaccinations before checking in.

Be safe

When you choose a pet boarding kennel for your dog or cat in Dallas, make sure you visit the facility in advance to check if it fits your requirements. Look for a facility that is clean and hygienic, and one that insists on mandatory vaccinations. A good pet boarding facility has spacious living quarters for the pets and trained and friendly staff on call. Check if there is a veterinarian on request and if the employees are trained to handle pet emergencies.

If you are planning to relocate to Dallas with your pet dog or cat, contact Petraveller for a detailed pet relocation plan.