Top Ten Dog Boarding Facilities in the Portland Or Area

Are you looking for the perfect venue to board your precious pooch? If you’re like most pet-owners, you treat your dog like a family member (or even better, in some cases!). So, when you need to travel out of town, the anxiety of what to do with your dog might feel overwhelming. If this sounds like you, have no fear. There are many wonderful dog-boarding facilities in the Portland area that will treat your dog with the royalty he or she deserves! In no particular order, these top-ten dog-boarding facilities should help you narrow down your search for the perfect pet palace:

1. The Howliday Inn

Besides having a totally awesome name, the Howliday Inn boasts of being the oldest and finest dog boarding establishment in the Portland area. With 7,500 sq. ft. of “pure dog heaven,” the Howliday inn offers a large communal space, as well as smaller, more private areas for those doggies that prefer to be alone or with pups their own size; this area is called “toyland.” Furthermore, classical music plays at this hotel all day long to ensure your animal’s peaceful tranquility while you’re away!

Contact Info:

5001 NE 82nd Ave

Phone: 503-230-1050

Fax: 503-238-3490

Email: [email protected]

2. Dogs Boarding and Daycare

This dog-boarding facility boasts of a cage-free environment. By eliminating the kennels, cages, and crates, 3 Dogs Boarding allows your pooch to feel as comfortable as they do at home. Futons, dog beds, and comfy chairs serve as resting places for your dog while you’re away. The staff is there 24-hours a day and plays with your dog in their 9,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor play areas. If you’re comfortable leaving your pooch free to roam with other canines, then this is the boarding facility for you!


5430 NE 42nd Ave. Portland, OR 97218

Phone: 503-206-3028

Fax: 503-206-3029

Email: [email protected]

3. Stay Pet Hotel

Beginning in 2017, Stay Pet Hotel will also be a cage-free boarding facility along with the option of a “comfortable private suite.” Currently, Stay Pet offers 16,000 sq. ft. of climate-controlled indoor/outdoor space for your pooch to play. Swimming pools and play structures will keep your pet busy at the Stay Pet Hotel. And, if you’re looking to have your pooch pampered, Stay Pet also offers baths and nail trims so that your pet smells wonderful when you come to pick them up!


3606 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-288-7829

Fax: 503-288-8374

4. Nature’s Acres Kennel

Thermostat-controlled during the winter and summer months, Nature’s Acres claims that your pet will have a five-star accommodation while staying at their facility. All dogs run around freely with staff supervision 24-hours a day. With three acres of wooded paths and grassy play-space for your pup, Nature’s Acres will make any doggie that loves the outdoors feel right at home. Grooming is also available during your pooch’s stay.


Only 20 minutes from Downtown Portland! Just 5.5 miles east of I-205 on Foster Rd.

Phone: (503) 666-4800

Address: 18651 SE Foster Rd.

Damascus, OR 97089

Hours of operation:

Monday-Friday – 8am-6pm

Saturday – 9am-4pm

Sunday – 9am-4pm

5. Fletcher’s Kennels, Inc. (Established 1932)

Serving the Portland area for over 30 years, Fletcher’s Kennels has the experience to take wonderful care of your beloved fido. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from the airport, if you’re flying as part of your travels, you’ll be able to come home and see your sweet doggie quickly after leaving the airport. The owners also live on-site, so you can be assured that your pet is protected and safe during their stay. Dogs are allowed to go indoor and outdoor freely, but walks will cost an extra three dollars for every 15 minutes.


Fletcher’s Kennels, Inc.

12959 SE Powell Blvd.

Portland, Oregon 97236

Call: 503) 761-2091


6. Rock Creek Kennels

Honored with the 2012-2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award due to rave reviews, Rock Creek Kennels knows how to give your doggie the love he or she deserves. Their slogan, “Rock Creek Kennels…we’re family!” can help you to know that at Rock Creek, your pet will be a part of the fido family! Each dog has its own private room that connects to a fully-enclosed patio for their exercise. There is also a pet suite option that includes an individual TV and radio, plush memory foam bed, and stuffed playtime Kong toy. Spa options also available.


p: 503.645.2912

f: 503.645.4766

toll free: 866.847.7609

9735 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124


7. Safe Journey Dog Boarding

Safe Journey is also a cage-free facility in which your beloved pet can roam the premises freely. There is a 1,400 sq. ft. indoor space, as well as outdoor space for your pet to bask in the sunlight or feel the grass between his or her puppy toes. The outdoor yards are fully fenced and double-gated so you can be assured that your doggie doesn’t escape in a desperate search for their owner!


Safe Journey Dog Boarding

3525 SE Milwaukee Ave

Portland, OR 97202

Phone: (503) 209-0177

Sun-Sat : 7 00 am ~ 7 00 pm

8. Alpha Dog Daycare

With the slogan “every dog is a top dog,” whether they are a mastiff or a Maltese, every dog will feel like a big dog! Alpha Dog Daycare also separates pooches by weight and temperament, so you can be sure that your dog will remain safe amongst their pooch peers. Although the facility is completely indoors, the fun murals on the walls bring the outdoors indoors.


Located at the corner of SE Grand and SE Mill ST.

Three blocks south of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Cell: 503-236-8452

Click here for the map

9. Townhouse Pet Care

Townhouse Pet Care understands that not all dogs play well together. If you’re a pet owner who has reservations about your little pooch being intimidated by a big pooch (or vice-versa), worry no more. Townhouse offers individual kennels where dogs can interact from the safety of their own space. Dogs are rotated from indoor space to outdoor space throughout the day, and there is no extra fee for one-on-one time for your pet.


Address: 2965 NE Sandy Blvd,

Portland, OR 97232

Phone: +1 503-230-9596

10. Oregon Dog Camping

Last, but certainly not least, Oregon Dog Camping allows your pet to skip the “boring boarding” and enter into a sense of natural freedom. With no kennels, your pet gets the experience of being truly outdoors. Oregon Dog Camping ensures that your pet will enjoy two to six-mile daily walks, as well as a warm place to lay their tired puppy head at night. Because ODC only takes a small number of guests, reservations fill up quickly! If this sounds like your pooch’s paradise, give them a call ASAP!


Serving Forest Grove and surrounding area

58232 NW Strassel Rd

Forest Grove, OR 97116

Phone number (503) 357-0315

Ultimately, as hard as it is to leave your precious pooch with anyone but yourself, you can rest assured that there are numerous dog-boarding facilities in the Portland area that will treat your pet like family and cater to their particular pooch needs.

Thanks for reading!

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