Although no one wants to part with their pup for any period of time, sometimes it's necessary when four-legged friends aren't invited.
It's important to find a boarding facility that aligns with your preferences and your dog's specific needs—some pet parents want a decked out private suite while others opt for a shared sleeping space.
Whether you're heading out for a wedding or that much-needed extended vacation, there are plenty of Nashville dog boarding facilities to choose from.
Nashville dog boarding
1. SouthPaws Nashville
1315 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Per night rate: $44-$48
SouthPaws Nashville is 9,000 square feet of pure fun for pups, with large indoor and outdoor open play areas and plenty of human interaction.
During daycare, pups are separated by size and temperament during supervised playtime. As far as sleep goes, dogs sleep separately in large kennels (unless you have pet siblings you want to stay together), which means you can bring beds, blankets, and toys from home.
Curious pet parents can check on their pooch with their webcams. If you need boarding for more than 10 days, check out their packages.
2. Dogtopia of 8th Ave Nashville
1802 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Per night rate: $55-$70
Although it's a national chain, the one-on-one service your pup gets at Dogtopia is top notch. Their 8th Ave location is perfect for pet parents looking for Nashville dog boarding options.
Dogtopia has high standards for cleaning and climate control, as well as ample opportunities for Fido to socialize and exercise in their off-leash open play area.
Dogs staying overnight join the daycare group and play together based on size, temperament, and play style, so your pup is sure to make some lifelong fur friends. After a day of fun, he'll doze off in a comfortable, home-style crate.
3. Miss Kitty's Dog Resort
4308 Kenilwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37204
Per night rate: $100-$125
If you're looking for an award-winning boarding facility and don't mind paying a pretty penny, Miss Kitty's Dog Resort is the spot. This kennel-free, off-leash joint was voted Best Dog Boarding by the Nashville Scene in 2020 and 2021.
Choose from three types of boarding to accommodate all your pup's preferences: Saloon Style, Euro Style, and Big Dog Saloon Style. Miss Kitty's also has webcams so pet parents can watch Fido frolic.
4. Pet Resorts Dog Daycare
7128 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
Per night rate: $37-$110
The resort in the name of this Nashville dog boarding facility should be taken literally. Dogs are given 5-star treatment here, and pet parents can tailor the experience to their preferences.
Two walks a day, a comfortable sleeping cot, and lots of love and attention are just the beginning. While they offer a wide range of suite options, the vast majority come with a private outdoor patio so your pup can get some fresh air whenever they need.
Pet parents can also choose from a menu of a la carte items like e-mailed pet pictures, interactive toys, private pool time, and more.
5. The Belmont Pet Resort & Daycare
3206 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
Per night rate: $75
Another deluxe option for your furry best friend, The Belmont Pet Resort & Daycare takes doggie staycation very seriously. All staff are certified in Dog Language and Behavior, and all luxury suites are equipped with a fleece blanket, elevated chew-proof bed, and stainless steel food and water bowls. Flat screen TVs and webcams are available on a first come, first serve basis.
After your pup enjoys a day of fun at daycare (included in the price), they can retreat to their cozy private room to snooze the night away.
6. Ruff Dog
621 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
Per night rate: $45
Pet parents who take their pooches here commend this doggie daycare and boarding facility for its well-kept space and exceptional staff.
Canine guests enjoy an all day open play environment at daycare and spacious kennels with raised beds. Keep in mind that there is a mandatory trial for $30 before your pup is able to stay here. If you're boarding them for more than four nights, check out their packages.
7. Red Rover Pet Services
315 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210
Per night rate: $62
If you're looking for social group dog boarding in Nashville, Red Rover Pet Services is a great option. Pups here get to choose their own cozy spot and snuggle among their friends. Staff are always there to supervise, but they believe that giving dogs the freedom to make their own sleeping choices makes them most comfortable when away from home.
During the day, they also get to participate in daycare, which is included in the cost of boarding. Another bonus? They offer drop-off and pickup seven days a week.
8. Peace Love and Paws
1221 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, TN 37207
Per night rate: $40-$55
Located in Cumberland Heights, Nashville pet parents rave about this option for dog boarding. So much so that they sometimes stop taking new boarding and daycare clients to avoid overcrowding, so if you see a spot open up, snag it.
While dogs get to socialize and play during the day at daycare, Peace Love and Paws believes that cageless boarding increases the risk of conflict and the spread of illnesses, so dogs sleep in their own kennels at night. The per night rate depends on which kennel size you choose, ranging from small to XL.