If you’ve got an upcoming trip planned but you have to leave your fur-baby behind, make sure you leave them somewhere that will make them feel as comfortable and at home as possible. You want your furry friend to be well taken care of while you’re away. These are the best places in Nashville to consider boarding your pet until you get home to cover them in kisses again.
Camp Bow Wow
In true camping style, pets who stay at this overnight camp get tucked into an individual cabin where they sleep on cots with fleece padding. Each guest even gets a special campfire treat as the sun sets. During the day, dogs have indoor and outdoor play yards and receive individual attention from the staff. All counselors are trained in pet first aid and CPR to ensure that your dog is treated with the utmost care. On-site live webcams allow parents to check on their pets from any computer or mobile device. Feel good leaving your fur-baby here knowing the facilities are monitored 24/7.
Beckwith Farms Pet Retreat
Just east of Nashville in Mount Juliet, you’ll find this red barn situated on 11 acres of farmland that serves as a rural pet hotel. In order to give each guest as much love and attention as possible, only a small number of pets are accepted at the kennel at a time. Inside the facility, there is a well-ventilated area dedicated to playtime, pet-approved television programs playing on the TV and gentle music to calm the animals at night. Once it’s bedtime, the cats
and dogs are tucked away on soft pillows and bedding. Pets are allowed to have a toy or blanket from home in their individual kennel to provide extra comfort.
Belmont Pet Resort and Daycare
Since 2010, this pet resort has been providing its guests with five-star treatment. Each animal sleeps in a private luxury suite that fits its breed and size. Pet siblings may be boarded together or separately, but dogs from different households are not boarded overnight together. In order to help pets stay on their regular diet and avoid any health or allergy issues, the resort does not provide food for guests. It also requires guests to complete a two-part temperament test 48 hours before reservations are made. The resort does not accept dogs with arthritis or pets that have medical needs requiring 24-hour surveillance. In order to participate in the daycare program, dogs must be over 15 pounds. Those who are eligible for boarding will receive an elevated chew-proof bed, stainless-steel food and water bowls and a microfleece blanket. Not all boardings come with flat-screen televisions and webcams, however they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Miss Kitty's Bed & Bath
Animals love going outside at Miss Kitty's Bed & Bath | © Miss Kitty's Bed & Bath / Facebook
Gina and Jimmy Huggins opened this pet daycare and grooming salon in 1991, naming it after their Pomeranian, Miss Kitty. After hearing stories of horrible boarding experiences dogs had with kennels, Gina and Jimmy decided to create an experience for pets that was loving, fun and offered plenty of ways to play. There are three styles of dog boarding, depending on the dog’s size and breed: Saloon Style, European Style and Big Dog Saloon Style. Dogs receive 15 minutes of snuggle lap-time per day and the 24/7 pet nanny staff spends time giving each pet the one-on-one attention it deserves. Clients can also watch their pets 24 hours a day via a smartphone
or computer on the webcam located at the facility.
Safari Pet Resort
Both cats and dogs
are welcome at this luxury pet resort. The climate-controlled facility has been in the Nashville area for over 30 years. It offers everything your fur-babies could want – plenty of time to play, spa treatments and bedtime stories. When it’s warm outside, the animals are even free to take a dip in the Lagoon Pool. Lodging for the cats and dogs is separate and each area has its own special features. The Lion’s Den provides cats with a 7-foot tall climbing tree, a television, a private litter box and an animal-print bed. Fresh water and Nature’s Select natural cat food are provided. Dogs have luxury Garden Suites that feature views of the indoor garden and waterfalls, raised beds with fleece pillow pads and a private enclosure. Each canine guest receives a free tropical spa bath before they go home.
Ruff Dog Daycare & Boarding