More than a boarding kennel; it’s a home away from home. What makes DSL the best choice.
We are an A-rated, super-service award winning Angie’s List dog kennel with amazing reviews on every site!
- We cater to dogs of ALL sizes and breeds!
- Our outdoorplay yard is HUGE which means lots of exercise! They go home tired!
- We now have an indoor facility for those cold, rainy, or super hot days!
- Dogs play together for fun and socialization; they’re not in a run by themselves.
- We provide well-needed nap times in a safe, cozy kennel- no large rooms that cause anxiety and deter restful sleep.
- Our staff treat every dog like it was their own! Truly!!
- The dogs are ALWAYS supervised during playtime.
- We have the latest evening play times – other kennels finish at 7pm; we’re just starting our evening play then!
- No extra charge for daycare playtime when boarding!
- 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
- We post over 100 photos of all the dogs each day so you can see how much fun he/she is having!
- We offer training while boarding! Imagine a better behaved dog when you pick him/her up!
- Experienced staff – we only hire people with lots of dog experience, and then we train them in dog safety, behavior and body language – some of our staff are certified dog trainers!
- DSL offers exceptional service, lots of attention, complete care all at a very competitive rate!
Now that you know WHY you want to book, let’s get on to the HOW!
Call or email us now to speak with our knowledgeable staff and get the process rolling!
- We’ll email you our NEW CLIENT PACKET that must be filled out before booking.
- Your dog must be current on Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations. You can have your veterinarian fax your records to (704) 844-9378.
- All dogs must be spayed/neutered if 6 months or older.
- Tell us the days and times you want to drop off and pick up to make sure we have room. We fill up very quickly for weekends and holidays so don’t wait!
- Decide which add-on services you would like: a bath, some training while boarding, a nail trim, etc.
- Set up a tour on Tuesdays at 6:15pm or Sundays at 1pm if you’d like to see the place.
- Pack food, desired toys/treats/medication, a leash and collar – no bowls or beds needed; we provide those along with the cozy kennel.
- Write a refundable deposit check out for $100 or leave us with a credit card to keep on file in case there are any accidents – staff will explain cases in which we will use the deposit.
- Show up at your scheduled drop off time and be welcomed by our lovely front desk staff.
- Check our Facebook page as often as you’d like to check in on your pooch while you’re away!
- Show up at your scheduled pick up time and again be welcomed by our staff to give you your things and hand you back your happy, tired dog!
- Repeat as often as desired!
- We can not accept any dogs with any history or chance of seizures.
- We also can not accept any dogs with any aggression issues towards people. If your dog is showing signs of aggression please contact us about training prior to bringing your dog for daycare or boarding.
- Pit bulls, Stafforshire bull terriers, Bull Terriers, Bulldogs and dogs with aggression must wear a muzzle to participate in play times. Mixes of these breeds will be allowed to play without muzzles at the discretion of Dog as a Second Language.
$38 for Full Day
$19 for Half Day
Any dog staying up until noon on any day is considered a half day, any dog staying until after noon is considered a half day as well. Save even more money by dropping off your pup after 12:00 pm noon and picking them up before 12:00 pm noon at the end of their stay!
At DSL daycare and boarding, your pet finds great friends to play and bond with!
An additional fee of $5-10/day may apply if your dog muzzle conditioning, or potty training.
Ask about our boarding packages and military discount to save even more $$$
Luna and Tanner looking fresh after a brush and spray!
- Basic Bath- $25 for all breeds – NOW includes drying!
- The Works- $35 for all breeds (includes expression of anal glands, ears cleaning, and nail trim) – NOW includes drying!
- Nail Trim-$15 for all breeds (includes complimentary ear cleaning and expression of anal glands).
- Brush & Spray- $10 for all breeds (suggested for long/thick coated breeds)
- Board with us for 5 or more consecutive days and receive half off our baths!
- All baths come with a bandana or bow!
Training While Boarding:
Add a session of training for only $35 during a boarding stay. Trained staff can work on any basic behaviors such as:
- sit, down or stay
- off, leave it, or watch
- loose leash walking or simply better dog-dog manners
Book one session, or one session for each day that your pet is here! The more sessions, the happier you and your pet will be! A well-behaved dog makes everyone happy!
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