Where to Board your Pet in Kansas City

Suitcases and bags stuffed with last minute sunscreen, plane snacks for the kids overflowing out of your purse, trying to remember if you checked in yet for your flight and then you look up to see a pair of sad eyes staring at you. Gearing up for a trip with the whole family…minus your favorite furry friend.

Leaving your pets behind is hard, especially if you have an anxious pup or cat. We love our fur babies deeply and we want to make sure that wherever they go and whoever is responsible for their care is the very best. There are so many amazing options for pet boarding services around the metro, and we’ve rounded up the best! Use this comprehensive guide, organized by city, to help you find the best fit for your needs and your pup!

Mom Pro Tips:

  • Make sure you do your research beforehand! Every boarding facility typically boasts staff that are passionate about animals but each one will vary in what types of services they offer and what type of environment they cultivate for the dogs that they keep for long- term stays. For example, some places crate/kennel dogs during parts of the day and some places offer doggy daycare which allows for their boarded dogs to be out and playing all day.
  • Many boarding/daycare facilities will allow you to schedule a tour to come take a look around at the facility, meet the staff and answer any questions you may have. Some even set up a “meet and greet” for your dog to be dropped off for a sort of trial run to see if they do okay in a daycare type environment if they are not used to being around other dogs.
  • Don’t be afraid to call around ahead of time to a few places and just be honest about what’s most important to you when it comes to your dog’s care and maybe what your concerns are. The staff will be able to tell you what they can do for you dog and maybe even make accommodations for your pet’s needs.
  • Please keep in mind that this is a list of pet boarding facilities that board on site. If you have a pet that has high needs or you would like a more personalized experience, there are many great options in the metro for in-home pet sitters or you could also utilize a sitter service such as Rover to help you find a good fit for you and your pet.

Kansas Pet Boarding

Blackbob Pet Hospital

15200 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062 | Website

Services They Offer

Pet lodging for dogs and cats, grooming, dentistry and veterinary services.

What to Know

Being a pet hospital it is a huge plus to have onsite veterinarians in case of any medical emergencies. They also take cats which some boarding facilities do not offer.

Broadmore Pet Retreat

20614 W 47th St, Shawnee, KS 66218 | Website

Services They Offer

Boarding, daycare, grooming, walking trail and dog park.

What to Know

Your furry friends will enjoy personal attention, ample exercise and plenty of outdoor playtime in their own personal suite. There are plenty of extras you can add on to pamper your pup during their stay and dogs staying four days or more receive a complimentary exit bath. They go the extra mile for senior dogs with specialized care such as a tranquil space, a calming environment and complimentary daycare on the day of your check-in. They offer a free trial of daycare for all new customers prior to boarding.

Camp Bow Wow

1150 W 151st St STE D, Olathe, KS 66061 | Website

Services They Offer

Dog daycare, dog boarding and grooming.

What to Know

Your dog will enjoy a full day of play in their spacious play yards and their “camp counselors” as they lovingly call their staff are extensively trained in dog behavior, CPR and pet first aid. They also have live web cams that let you monitor your pup while you’re away.

Captain Creek Ranch

11499 County Line Rd, Eudora, KS 66025 | Website

Services They Offer

Boarding, grooming, daycare, training.

What to Know

Overnight boarding services includes a spacious stress free and cage free private suite for your dog, private play sessions and plenty of fun add-ons you can choose from: nature walks, photos and daily updates and even a Sunday brunch. Yeah, that’s right. Blueberries, egg whites and yogurt if your dog is staying over a Sunday. Now that’s living your best doggo life!


15270 W 119th St, Olathe, KS 66062 | Website

6905 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223 | Website

Services They Offer

Daycare, boarding and a dog spa.

What to Know

Your dog will spend 8-10 hours enjoying supervised open play that features brain games designed to improve manners and behavior. Dogs are separated into supervised playrooms depending on size, play style, and temperament. They encourage at least one day of daycare prior to your dog’s overnight stay to allow your pup to get used to the facility and to have a better experience.

Fetchers Play & Stay

585 N Central St, Olathe, KS 66061 | Website

Services They Offer

Dog daycare, overnight boarding, professional grooming and spa.

What to Know

This one is personal to me as Fetchers is near and dear to my heart. This is where we sent our beloved Cooper when he was still with us. He LOVED going to Fetchers, it was the highlight of his week. The entire staff knew him by name (and there were quite a few golden retrievers that were regulars) and they all lit up when they saw his wiggly bottom bursting through the front doors. We used their boarding services for Cooper and loved it. They give every dog a bedtime treat before they snooze off listening to soft, classical music to soothe them. They also get to play all day in the play yard which has playground equipment and swimming pools for them to splash around in. When Cooper passed someone dropped by our house with a basket full of sweet gifts including a card the entire staff signed and prints of photos they had taken of Cooper over the years. I literally cannot say enough good things about this place and the people that work there.

Gardner Animal Hospital

945 E Santa Fe St, Gardner, KS 66030 | Website

Services They Offer

Boarding for dogs and cats, doggie daycare, bathing services and being an animal hospital they will have all that you would need for your pet’s wellness care/emergency care.

What to Know

Allows “off leash” play time for your pup to run around their fenced area and play in their pool. They also have special accommodations for anxious pups which include rooms with couches and large windows for your pet’s viewing pleasure when they may be overwhelmed or missing home.

Happy Pawz

9600 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66212 | Website

Services They Offer

Dog daycare, dog boarding, grooming & spa.

What to Know

They offer a range of suites to accommodate any size dog for their overnight visit and if you have multiple dogs, additional furry family members stay at a reduced rate if they share a suite. They also require orientation prior to a stay.

Melissa’s Menagerie

7436 Nieman Rd, Shawnee, KS 66203 | Website

Services They Offer

Boarding, daycare, dog walking, in-home pet sitting.

What to Know

They will board both dogs and cats and they regularly update their Facebook page with pictures of your pets for you to see what kind of fun they’re having while you’re away.

Pawz at Play

11200 Mastin St, Overland Park, KS 66210 | Website 

Services They Offer

Daycare, boarding and grooming.

What to Know

Their large facility features three giant indoor playrooms for dogs according to their size, each featuring an outside yard to romp, pools for summertime activities, slides to ride, and playground equipment to enjoy great adventures! They provide overnight cage-less boarding with 24 hour on-site care from staff who actually sleep in the playrooms with your dogs! Dogs staying overnight play in the daycare program during the day.

Pete and Mac’s Pet Resort

8809 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS 66215 | Website

Services They Offer

Boarding, daycare, grooming and training.

What to Know

No appointment necessary to come and meet the staff see where your pet will eat, sleep and play. Staff are on site 24/7 instead of just remotely monitored. They don’t have any breed or size discrimination so this may be a good option for you if you have an especially large dog that may not be accepted at other facilities.

The Pet Ranch

12700 W 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 | Website

Services They Offer

Boarding, doggy daycare, grooming, a dog park and training.

What to Know

They offer multiple tiers of accommodations varying in size and price as well as daycare and photo update add-ons. They have a large and spacious facility with lots of room to run and play.

Puppy’s Playpen

5205 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66207 | Website

Services They Offer

Boarding, daycare and grooming.

What to Know

All of their boarding dogs play during the day with the daycare dogs and receive physical evaluations several times throughout the day to document any scratches or ailments. They also offer extras that you can add on to your dog’s stay including individual cuddle or play time, daily texted pictures of your dog, walks and snacks/meal enhancers.

Swanson’s Streamway

6241 Woodland Dr, Shawnee, KS 66218 | Website

Services They Offer

Daycare, boarding, dog park, baths, nail trims and training classes.

What to Know

Your dog will be in a playgroup based on their size, temperament, age and energy level and will have 4 one hour play sessions per day during their stay in their scenic and peaceful off-leash fenced in-dog park. They also offer suites that are larger and quieter than their standard kennel.

Woof’s Play & Stay

10750 El Monte St #100, Overland Park, KS 66211 | Website

6465 E Frontage Rd, Merriam, KS 66202 | Website

6976 W 152nd Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66223 | Website

Services They Offer

Day play, night stays, grooming, training and kitty care.

What to Know

Pups will enjoy a full day of play (8+ hours) in their spacious play yards and can relax to the max in their raised Kuranda beds. They have personal webcams available for you to check in on your furry friend and they also have upgrades available as add-ons to your pup’s stay such as nightly treats and extra cuddle time if your pet tends to have separation anxiety.

Missouri Pet Boarding

Blue Springs Animal Hospital and Pet Resort

Summit Pet Care

810 NW Commerce Dr, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 | Website

Services they Offer

Boarding, doggy daycare, grooming and dog training.

What to Know

They are able to board dogs AND cats! They also claim to have the largest dog runs at the lowest cost in the Kansas City area and use that area to take your pup out for two twenty-minute outdoor exercise sessions a day during their stay.

Northland Pet Boarding

Amity Woods Animal Hospital

9300 NW 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64153 | Website

Services they Offer

Boarding, daycare, grooming and emergency care.

What to Know

The Lodge at Amity Woods Animal Hospital features a 90-run facility for dogs and a separate 18 condominiums for cats. There is spacious are to play both indoors and outdoors. They offer webcams to check in on your furry friend and care packages to choose from to customize the level of care you’d like to have for your pet. This facility has on-site veterinary and grooming services.

Deogi Pointe

2312 NW 108th St, Kansas City, MO 64154 | Website

Services they Offer

Boarding, grooming and training.

What to Know

They have a spacious and fun play area for dogs and can also board your cats! All dogs enjoy spacious climate-controlled suites with adjoining patios.


Mikayla Obermeier
I’m a follower of Christ and a passionate lover of Disney (a major understatement). I love writing, roller coasters, new adventures to far off places, my whimsical mug collection, Harry Potter, fashion, video games, the pumpkin patch, sushi, Marvel, getting lost in fictional worlds, cruising in my green Jurassic Park jeep wrangler, the sun peaking over the mountains on a chilly morning and most of all my sweet little family. I’m a SAHM living in Olathe. I’ve been married for 7 years to the love of my life and best friend Brian who is an electrical engineer at Burns & McDonnell and is part time with the Air National Guard. We met at our church back in 2012 and dated long distance for about 3 years after he moved to KC for his job. I moved to KC to be with him after our wedding and the rest is history! We LOVE being parents to our sweet, big-hearted, hilarious son Jude, who is almost 4 and his little lover of a brother Hank, who's almost 2. I’m all about genuine connections, authenticity and sprinkling some magic into everyday life. Follow along with me @kctothekingdom on Instagram and over on my blog kctothekingdom.com where faith, life and magic come together!


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