Day Boarding

At Bear Brook, we have the option of Day Boarding your dog!

Day boarding is useful whenever you don’t want to leave your dog at home, or in the car, for the day while you run errands or make a day trip somewhere. Drop off is anytime after 7:30 AM and pick up is before 5:30 PM. It costs $15 for the day and it has the same vaccination requirements as all our other services: Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella (aka Canine Cough Vaccine). We also have you make a reservation for Day Boarding ahead of time so we know that we have room. Most of the time, we have plenty of room but there are a few occasions when the kennels are pretty full and taking Day Boarders isn’t always possible.


Day boarding is similar to our overnight boarding in that the dogs stay in the same kennels that they would for overnight stays. They have inside/outside runs. The inside is 4 1/2 by 5 feet and the outside is 4 1/2 by 12 feet. They dogs have access to the outside runs throughout the day but aren’t taken out in the play yard for play times or walks unless specifically requested by the owner. Walks are $3 for a 15 minute walk and play times are $4 for a 20 minute play time, usually with other dogs.

Day boarding is an alternative to Day Care, if your dog doesn’t get along with all dogs, or if you don’t plan on leaving your dog on a regular basis (which is what Day Care is recommended for, click “Day Care” on our top menu for more information).