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What do you consider reasonable boarding charges?

I was curious what everyone considers reasonable boarding charges. Five years ago, we had a bad experience leaving Molly at a kennel that was recommended by quite a few people and was what I considered reasonably priced at the time. It was about $27/day. After that, I wanted to find the very best facility I could find. We ended up paying $75/night. It seemed like she had a great time there so it was worth every penny.

So now, I consider $75-$80/night for the first pet a reasonable price. It just gets really expensive when you need to board multiple dogs. We are planning our first trip where we will be boarding both Elmo and Molly. Their 'hotel' costs may end up higher than ours.
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$75.00 A NIGHT????

Around here we are between 15-25 a night, I think my vet is even cheaper.

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Originally Posted By: Betty101$75.00 A NIGHT????

Around here we are between 15-25 a night, I think my vet is even cheaper.
Same here. Then again I don't go anywhere to leave my guys in a kennel.


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Re: What do you consider reasonable boarding charges?

I've always paid around 12 to 15 dollars a night! And with my old spaniel mix, I used to have him in some nice kennels where he got a lot of personal attention and play time.

Those prices are just insane! I hope the dog gets a personal trainer, medical work-up, simming lessons in a heated pool, professional grooming, advanced obedience training, personalized raw menu prepared by a Japanese Chef served in Royal Albert China, and a daily massage for that price!!!! (At least!)

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Re: What do you consider reasonable boarding charges?

I pay $17 a night per dog. If two Hooligans stay in the same run, there's a modest discount.

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Re: What do you consider reasonable boarding charges?

$75 is expensive, must includes extra's walks and grooming or something. Here in NH the average is $20 to $25. There is a fancy one nearby for $30 because they say it is like a home setting not a concrete kennel.

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Re: What do you consider reasonable boarding charges?

To board the hounds in the same run here it's $31 a night. Indoor/outdoor run, supervised play time, etc.


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I would want one with internet enabled cameras everywhere the pet would be so that I could check in over the internet any time to see how he was being treated.

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Our daycare offers overnight boarding for $35.00 CAN. Nice thing is that the dogs go home with one of the doggie nannies. Suki will be boarded for the first time this weekend (Friday-Monday), and I feel (a little bit) better that she'll be going home with someone she already knows and who cares about her.

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Re: What do you consider reasonable boarding charges?

I have a range of choices available to me:

1. I have an acquaintance who does boarding on her small farm. She is an APDT trainer, licensed and insured for boarding, Red Cross pet first aid certified, and a CGC evaluator. She knows my dogs and my breeder. At her place she has several large runs in her basement, which opens up to a large fenced area. I pay for two of the runs, and then two of my dogs share and they can rotate. She lets my dogs play outside with each other most of the time. The large run is $25/night and the smaller ones are $17 so for my three it's $42/night. I provide my food, she gives the dogs peanut butter Kongs and marrow bones. She will do medication and let the dogs out at night since her dogs need to go out.

2. This weekend I had a new pet sitter come over and stay with Nikon and Coke. She only charged me $50 for the weekend (so $25/night) but I paid her $75. She is 16 and did not sleep over but she stayed late playing our Wii and then came back first thing in the morning, she just "put the dogs to bed" like I usually would (Nikon in the bedroom crate and Coke on the bed) and left.

3. I know my vet charges $14/night for boarding. Your very basic dog-in-a-cement-run setup. I've never gone this route since I'm not sure how often they are checked on over the weekend and I won't use a place where my dogs have to soil in their run.

4. There is a "pet resort" by my house and it's $42/night for one dog! It's pretty outrageous. I took Kenya there once for one night and wasn't that impressed. She came home with a note saying she was covered in burrs and they'd brushed them out. We'll I've never seen a burr on my dog or at my house so she must've got them in their play yard. Also when I dropped her off I asked to pre-pay because I was having my sister pick her up and put her in our house since we were getting home after they closed. Then when my sis picked her up someone else was there and made her pay again. My poor sister, she was like 17 at the time and didn't have any money so she had to get me on the phone.
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