Dog Boarding in Richmond, Virginia
Let your dog enjoy a stay in the country the next time you go away! Our interactive and engaging dog boarding kennel in Richmond, Virginia has everything your dog needs to have a wonderful time. That includes separated indoor and outdoor play areas, nurturing staff and plenty of dog friends to play with every day!
Call A Stay in the Country Pet Lodge to discuss arrangements for your dog. Our flexible options will ensure that your dog is not just comfortable, but relaxed and happy.
How Our Lodging Service Works
Your dog’s stay with us has two parts—the basic lodging and an activity package you choose specifically for them. A variety of packages are available for dogs with different needs, and you can see a full list, below. Our dog boarding services in Richmond, VA allow you to focus on what you need to while we focus on your pet!
Lodging + Activity Package = Best Dog Vacation Ever
Step 1: Lodging
$24 per night
Our Overnight Lodging Fee includes:
|3 Daily Potty Breaks||Three daily potty breaks give your pet the opportunity to stretch their legs, sniff around and do their business.|
|A Comfy bed||Every lodger enjoys a comfy bed and soft bedding which is replaced daily or more, if needed.|
|Daily Health Assessment||We monitor the health of our guests with a personal nose-to-tail assessment every day.|
|Meals||We provide high-quality dog food, but you are welcome to provide your dog’s regular food so that their diet is consistent.|
|Gourmet Treats||Our treats are seasonal and change monthly.|
Step 2: Choose Your Activity Package
$12 to $19 per night
Make sure that your pet has an exciting and fulfilling stay by choosing the best activity package for their age and play preferences. As we offer dog daycare, lodging and training in Richmond, there are plenty of dogs around to be matched as a play companion.
Though there are different options, an activity package is required for each lodger. Why do we require an activity package for your dog’s stay?
- Helps reduce the stress of being away from home
- Gives your dog more one-on-one time with staff
- Provides snugglers with cuddle time and active dogs a change to expend all that energy
- Turns your dog’s stay into a true doggie vacation
Dog Activity Package
Every dog is different. That’s why we offer several dog boarding packages to choose from, and then customize each experience to your dog’s preferences and personality.
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Good health policy: For the safety of all dogs in our care, every dog who stays with us must be current on all vaccinations and have shown negative on a fecal test within the last 12 months.
Frequently Asked Questions about Lodging
How can I know which activity package is right for my dog?
We would be happy to help you choose an activity package if you aren’t sure about the right one for your dog. In most cases, it’s going to come down to the activity level and sociability. Dogs that crave a lot of interaction and activity are going to do best with the Canine Socialite package. The Pampered Pooch is perfect for toy breeds and elderly dogs. The Perfect Puppy is a great choice for young dogs.
Should I bring my own dog food for the lodging?
The safest option is to keep their diet as stable as possible. If your dog is used to a specific diet for health reasons, like digestive concerns or allergies, please bring their food. If you are concerned that your pet may have some digestive issues when they switch from your dog food to ours and then back to yours, please bring their food. If you decide to bring their food, please bring it in baggies with their name on it.
We do offer a high quality dry dog food at no additional expense to our boarding guests. Many of our clients choose to use this option.
How does social activity reduce stress?
Dogs don’t like to be bored. Like people, dog’s activity and social interaction release endorphins in their brains so they feel happy and relaxed. They need stimulation and physical activity to avoid stress, and affection to feel safe away from home. Dogs that get playtime everyday are calmer, better behaved, and sleep deeper.
How do I know my dog will be safe while boarding with other dogs?
Our guest’s safety is the result of multiple, redundant safety policies. The dogs are never unsupervised unless they are in their private sleeping areas or taking a potty break alone. All social activity is supervised by a staffer who engages the dogs in activities and much like a lifeguard at the pool; they redirect playmates before shenanigans escalate.
How do you choose the dogs that are allowed to play with mine?
All our group-play companions are first evaluated and then carefully introduced to each other individually before they can play in groups. This begins in a controlled setting so that staffers can see how the dogs respond to one another. Playstyle, size of dog and energy levels determine what playgroups are formed. While all our play groups are kept small, 6 to 8 dogs, some guests do best with 1 or 2 other companions.
Can I take a tour of where my dog will be sleeping and playing before I leave?
You can, but we don’t recommend that you wait and take a tour when you drop off your pet. Calm, quick goodbyes are best for your pet. You are welcome to drop by for a tour at anytime during our office hours. If you call ahead and make an appointment for a visit, it will ensure that we have enough time for your questions. We would be happy to show you around. Welcome to bring pet if shots are up to date and you email or fax the documents ahead of time.
Call about Dog Boarding in Richmond, Virginia
If you have any additional questions about our dog boarding services, please email or call us using the number provided below. We want you to feel completely confident about leaving your dog for a stay in the country.