I had to board my dog for 10 days over the holidays and boy was I so anxious to do so. Of course as a dog mom, I only want the best for my pup. I spent a lot of time researching boarding kennels in and around Boise. In fact, I booked reservations at two different places before finally settling on one that I thought would be the best fit.

I ended up boarding her at Gem Crest Kennels. Overall, it was a good experience. They were reasonably priced and it appeared that they provided great care. I was able to call in and check on my dog throughout and they always gave me a nice report on how she was doing.

While I would board my dog there again, I am open to other options as well. As mentioned earlier, I want to find the best fit possible! If you are looking to board your dog in the near future, here's a list to get you started on your own research when choosing a place.

Gem Crest Kennel

  • Google review rating: 4.6/5
  • Highlights: reasonable price, webcams, friendly staff, kennels with outside access, traditional boarding
  • Price: $20-$23/night

Camp Bow Wow

  • Google review rating
  • Highlights: all-day play, group play, webcams, check in/out anytime during camp hours
  • Price: $44-$60/night

Escape the Crate

  • Google review rating: 4.8/5
  • Highlights: friendly staff, webcams, full days of activities and socializing
  • Price: $48/night

Emerald Street Kennels 

  • Google review rating: 4/3/5
  • Highlights: supervised indoor and outdoor play areas, webcams, free baths with stay, lots of space in rooms
  • Price: $40/night

All Paws Stay - N- Play Stayner's Doggie Retreat

  • Google review rating: 4.8/5
  • Highlights: Largest outdoor k9 Grass active play yards, complimentary departure bath for our boarders staying more than 10 days, full day of Day Camp program.
  • Price: $40/night

Downtown Hound

  • Google review rating: 4.6/5
  • Highlights: day group play, luxurious comfortable rooms, river walk add-ons, small group adventures
  • Price: call for pricing

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