The 10 Best Dog Kennels in Arizona!

Having a dog is a wonderful, gratifying experience. But sooner or later, you have to leave your dog at home. Next time you head out for vacation, drop off your pup at one of Arizona’s excellent dog kennels. These dog-boarding facilities offer a mix of personalized care, fun play activities, and lodging so luxurious you’ll wish you could stay behind with your dog.

1. Tailwinds Pet Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Tailwinds is a full-scale dog daycare, grooming service, and pet resort. This Phoenix business has so many top-of-the-line amenities that even dog owners might want to pop in for a quick overnight stay. The all-inclusive resort offers overnight boarding with a comprehensive pricing structure–meaning you won’t have to pay extra to spoil your dog. Owner Holly Utzinger pulls out all the stops to make sure your dog is extra comfortable. The resort includes beds and lambskin blankets, flat screen TV’s airing pet-friendly shows, a park style playground and play pool, and even shaded canopies with misters. 

2. Learning Pawsibilities, Phoenix, AZ

Learning Pawsibilities gives dog training to every dog that comes to their facility. Through positive reinforcement and gentle methods, the staff creates a fun and friendly approach to dog training. Their cage-free boarding includes 24-hour supervision for your dog. The home-like setup helps make your dog as comfortable as possible in their new environment. For boarding during the day, Learning Pawsibilities offers doggy day care. During day care, the dogs are divided into groups before participating in training sessions.

3. Doggie Suites, Scottsdale, AZ

If Doggie Suites were a hotel, it would get five stars. That’s because this clean, modern facility is geared towards making a dog’s stay super comfortable. Each suite has oversized beds and complimentary dog bowls. Owners are advised to supply their own food as well as a familiar toy to help ease their transition. The staff also sends daily photos and updates so you don’t have to worry about your dog while you’re out of town. 

4. Raintree Pet, Scottsdale, AZ

Raintree Pet is primarily an animal health care facility. However, you wouldn’t know it by looking at their pet resort. Their facility is well equipped with all the amenities necessary to provide dogs with an enjoyable stay. They have a heated indoor pool, splash pad, grass yard, and group play area to name a few. Raintree also offers doggie daycare and a customization packages for your dogs stay. Finally, a place for a doggie staycation.  

5. At-Home Kennels, Tucson, AZ

At-Home Kennels has made a name for themselves around Tucson. That’s because they’ve been a go to local dog and pet boarder since 1992. This full-service kennel specializes in quality care and provides attentive service to each individual pet. They have climate controlled indoor and outdoor kennels and provide all necessary supplies for pets–including food, bowls, and soft clean beds. They also have a community room for small dogs and provide off-leash playtime for dogs during their stay. At-Home accepts dogs of all sizes and breeds.

6. Central Pet, Tucson, AZ

Dog owners can rest easy when they leave their dogs at Central Pet. That’s because they get to choose from a variety of packages catered towards specific types of dogs. Their standard package, Doggy Digs, provides dogs with their own enclosure and trips to the private yard five times per day. A Top Dog package allows dogs to access the outdoors via their own personal doggy door. They also have indoor and outdoor luxury packages that include TVs and trips to a private yard. No matter the level, Central Pet provides comfortable care for your pet. They even offer additional services like playtime, Kong toys, and a departure bath or groom. Plus, their dog camera gives you a live update of your pup via a live stream on their website. 

7. Creature Comforts Pet Resorts, Tucson, AZ

Creature Comforts is a fitting name for this pet resort. Both of Creature’s two locations have a plethora of amenities catered to each dog’s comforts. Dogs get individual playtime at least five times per day, access to Tucson’s first pet playground, indoor climate controlled suites, and soft bedding. Dogs also get special treats after playtimes and before bed. Creature gives careful, individualized care for dogs of all sizes and is leading the way in boarding care in Tucson. 

8. Kingsmark Kennels, Flagstaff, AZ

When it comes to longevity, Kingsmark is king. Kingsmark Kennels has been boarding dogs in Northern Arizona for 55 years. Flagstaff’s only second-generation run kennel has withstood the test of time by providing excellent service in their award-winning facility. Kingsmark has over 125 indoor and outdoor suites, 35 play yards, an abundance of toys, and a full service doggy day camp. Each dog gets their own spacious suite and 24-hour care from certified pet care technicians. They also have upgradable options like the Executive Suite consisting of raised bedding, a personal courtyard, flat screen TV, and a pet concierge.

9. Always Unleashed Pet Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

If all dogs really do go to heaven, they might end up in a place like Always Unleashed. This pet resort is something of a dog paradise with open room to roam, play, and socialize. Their 9,000-square foot yard consists of rolling hills, artificial turf, and a swimming lagoon. The lagoon is accompanied by a splash pad and waterfall that are pre-programmed to turn on throughout the day. Moreover, Always Unleashed is cage free–meaning the dogs don’t sleep in a kennel or personalized suite. Rather, they are encouraged to cuddle up with other dogs during their stay. Always Unleashed also provides 24-hour care, countless toys for play, and a web cam for random check ins throughout your dogs stay.

10. Happy Pet Palace, Mesa, AZ

When it comes to great care, Happy Pet Palace checks all the boxes. Their fixed rate includes dog day care, swim time, access to the playground, and story time. Yes, story time. Aside from the attentive care, Happy Pet Palace has a state-of-the-art facility fit for any dog’s comfort. The facility includes four dog play yards each intended for different sized dogs. Pre-screened dogs can also participate in dog group play on their playground. 

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