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Wilkes-Barre Dog Kennel

Are you finally taking that family vacation? Why not send your dog on vacation as well? Let our friendly staff pamper your dog's every need while you are far away from home. Boarding is available for just a night, the weekend, or an entire holiday. Let your dog spend their days enjoying our supervised open play with their canine friends.

Kennel pricing packages

We offer a full range of boarding services

Book an appointment Monday-Sun to reserve your spot!
We offer complete boarding services to to fit your needs.

Crate / Day

Let fido have his own vacation while you take yours.

The package includes:

  • Drop off starting at
    7:00 AM Mon-Fri
  • Pickup by
    6:00 PM Mon-Fri

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Suite / Day

Heading out of state for the weekend? Let us watch fido for a few days.

The package includes:

  • Large Suite Room
  • Drop off starting at
    7:00 AM Mon-Fri
  • Pickup by
    6:00 PM Mon-Fri

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Short and Long Term

Dog Boarding

Dogs boarding with us will enjoy every minute of their day. Dogs in our boarding facility are separated into supervised play rooms depending on their size and play style. Boarding guests play around 8-10 hours a day which encourages good health and social growth.

From 12pm to 2pm the dogs are placed in home style cages for some relaxtion from the morning of playing and excitement. During this time any medications or specific food will be administered. For dogs who forgot their lunch house food will be provided at no extra cost. Dogs adapt very quickly to this routine and learn to enjoy it by watching their canine friends do the same. During this down time the staff thoroughly sanatize each playroom to ensure the room is safe and clean before the next round of play.

After a full day of fun with friends your pup will be tired and ready to go to bed. Dogs are boarded in our home-style crates and fed their dinner and medications before the lights go out.

What to Bring

For Boarding

Our top priority is your dogs safety and comfort. We encourage you to bring your dogs normal food to maintain their at home diet. This helps to avoid any digestion issues. When packing food you may considering bringing a little extra food for boarding as your pup will be burning a lot more calories playing than a typical day at home.
  • Leash
  • Collar or harness
  • Dogs normal food
  • Toys from home are NOT allowed

Structure is important

Structure and repetition breeds success

Structure is important for the development of your canine. Structure and repetition breed success, read below about a typical day at our dog daycare.

  • Opening/Drop Off - to 12 PM: Safe, supervised open-play time. Sniffing, wagging, running, and fur friends included
  • 12PM - 2PM .: A well deserved naptime. Every dog is provided a much needed cool down and rest time. Each dog is provided a home-style crate to prevent over stimulation from the exciting enviroment in the playroom. During this time we provide lunches and administer any medications when applicable. We also use this time to clean and sanitize each playroom before the second round of play. Our highly trained staff always keep a watchful eye on your pup and may give them additional breaks throughout the day if required.
  • 2PM - Closing: Second round of open play before pet parents pick up a tired, happy and relaxed dog.

Frequently asked questions

Got questions? We have answers!

All new clients must pass a behavioral evaluation in order to be considered for daycare. Dogs who have passed evaluation may be dropped off any time after 7:00AM.
A behavioral evaluation will be conducted by one of our trained professionals in the wags dog park. Our team will talk with the pet parent about the dogs temperment, health, and history. Once complete the dogs join our members in a seperate room to observe how they react when away from their parent. During this time our staff will conduct a head to tail analysis to identify hot spots to touch taht the dog may have. If a dog is sensitve to touch in an area its not necessarily a problem, but it is important for our staff to be aware of these sensitivities.

After this process we will slowly add new dogs to the area to assess the comfort level of the dog. Our team will observe the dogs body language, and how the dog interacts with the other canines to determine suitability for an open play enviroment.

If for some reason the dog is not yet ready for open play, our staff will recommend steps the parent can take to help adress the observations. Any dog is always welcome to come back for another evaluation after any issues have been adressed.
Dogs in day care, are provided a cool down and lunch break from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. During this time food is prepared exactly as requested by the pet parents request. If no food is provided an in house lunch food will be provided.
We like to focus on the health and safety of all the dogs that come play with us. Our main reason for requiring dogs to be spayed or neutered is to reduce hormones that lead to potential levels of aggression. Hormones can be a trigger point for other dogs to become more aggressive even if the intact dog is peaceful. Additionally, we must consider accidental repoduction concerns for dogs in the play area.
At Wags, your dogs health and safety is our top concern. We have put various protocols to reduce the risk of illness and accidents. To further this we require that all furry friends are up to date on required vaccines. Vaccinations must be given by your veterinarian at least 48 hours before attending Wags.

Rabies, DHPP and Bordatella are the vaccinations we require. We also ask that all dogs are free from any communicable diseases for 30 days prior to daycare or boarding. Below is additional info on the required vaccines:

  • Rabies: Required once before 16 weeks of age for puppies, then given again one year later and then every three years going forward. Dogs are required by law to be vaccinated against the rabies virus because this deadly virus can spread to humans.
  • DHPP (DHLPP)(also called Distemper): Required as a puppy serires begining at 6 - 8 weeks old, boosted at 3-week intervals and again a year later. Like rabies, after the first year, the distemper/parvo combination vaccines in addion to the other vaccines.
  • Bordetella: Required to be current by 12 months from date of vaccine.

  • Canine Influenze (Dog Flue) vaccination is highly recommended for all social dogs. The Dog Flue is a highly contagious virus and the vaccine offers excellent protection.
Home style crates are used during our 12 to 2pm cool down time. This time allows the dog to unwind from play and offers a safe den to rest in. During this me time our staff takes the opportunity to safely dispense food and medication. Similar to children in daycare your dog will easily adapt to the cool down time routine as its the same time every day. During this time all their freinds are enjoying often much-needed down time as well. During this break our staff throughly cleans each playroom to ensure the room is safe and clean before another round of play. Crates are also utilized for overnight boarding generally from 9:30pm to 6:am.
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