Dogs are housed in indoor/outdoor runs that are climate controlled with air conditioning in summer and heat in winter. Each room has a private covered patio. We can accommodate up to 55 pets. We are a small facility and we pride ourselves on the individual care and attention that each pet receives.

Dog Boarding Hickory NCWe provide our guests with beds, blankets, toys, and bowls. If you wish, you may bring one small blanket and two toys from home (no rawhide please). All items brought from home should be clearly marked with your dog's name. We will be glad to feed your pet our kennel kibble or your own dog food from home up to 3 times daily. Food brought from home must be prepackaged in zip lock bags (with one meal per bag). If you don't wish to bag your dog's food, we will be happy to bag it for you for a charge of $1.00 per bag. Bring one or two extra meals in case you are delayed on your return. Each dog will be given treats throughout the day and at bedtime. Cool, fresh water is available at all times.

We visit the dogs frequently throughout the day for socialization and belly rubs. All dogs receive supervised off leash play time outside in our secure, grass play yards with one of our staff members. If you prefer, your dog can spend time in our Dog Park for an additional fee.

Dogs in standard runs must weigh less than 60 pounds. Dogs boarding together must reside in the same household.

Oral medications in tablet or capsule form can be administered for a charge of $2.00 per dose. If your dog likes a special treat in which to take his medication, please send it with the medication.

Any liquid medication, including ear medication, can be administered for a charge of $3.00 per dose.

We are an all inclusive pet resort and all services are included in the boarding fee unless otherwise noted. 

Lynwood Kennel is equipped with smoke and fire detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and a monitored security system.

Please advise us in advance if your pet will destroy beds or blankets, toys, etc. If that is the case, we will not give your pet any bedding or toys that may be ingested if chewed. If your pet destroys our bedding or doors, you will be charged boardingto replace the destroyed items.

Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Check out time is noon. Boarders checking out after noon will be charged for another night. Dogs receiving a full groom on checkout day will not be charged for another night regardless of the check out time.

Charges are daily including the day you drop off and the day you pick up unless the pet is picked up before
noon (Monday - Saturday only). You will be charged for Sunday regardless of pick up time.

HOLIDAY RESERVATIONS: There is a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT for all holiday reservations (due 1 month before the holiday drop off date). 2 weeks (14 days) notice is required for any holiday reservation cancellation, with your deposit being forwarded to a future visit. If you cancel within 14 days of your incoming date, you will FORFEIT your $50 deposit. Because we have many pets on the wait list for holidays, THE DATES YOU RESERVE FOR YOUR PET WILL BE THE DATES YOU ARE EXPECTED TO PAY.

HOLIDAYS ARE: New Years Week, Easter/Spring Break, Memorial Day Week, July 4th Week, Labor Day Week, Thanksgiving Week, and Christmas Week.

The office is closed on all major holidays. (New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day)

[Christmas Eve & New Years Eve hours: 9:00am - noon]
Additional Services

All dogs have private rooms or may share with family members that live in the same household.  All rooms are climate controlled with indoor/outdoor covered patios with ceiling fans. Dogs go out to play individually or with their family members 4 times daily (included in the fee) in our grass fenced play yards starting at 7 AM and ending at 9 PM.  Dogs have access to their patios from 7 AM until 9 PM.  If you would like your dog to have additional playtime or go to our dog park those services are available for a nominal fee.

We do offer some Extra Special Treats that are available to customers at an additional cost. View the options and print the list by clicking here.


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