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Boarding Your Dog

Pampered Pets Sleeping dog

Reservations can be made online using
the buttons or call 434-293-7387.

*NEW POLICY – we no longer allow outside bedding, plush toys or blankets in our facility so we can ensure a tick and flea free environment. We provide premium bedding and blanket for every guest at no extra cost.

You can rest easy knowing your dog is safe, secure and entertained while lodging with us! Our dog guests each receive an individual 14-foot long suite which is divided into a private area for resting and eating and a socialization area. We recognize that each canine guest has individual needs, so we offer a variety of activities to suit a wide range of personalities and preferences. We encourage you to choose from our list of exciting experiences and treats to best customize your dog’s stay away from home. A sleeping bed or soft fleece bedding is provided at no additional cost.

If you have multiple dogs, you may choose to lodge them side-by-side or together in the same accommodation – it’s spacious enough to share! If lodging together, please let us know when making your reservation if your pets prefer to be separated when eating. We feed Diamond Lamb and Rice, but you are welcome to bring your dog’s favorite food from home.

Does your dog need additional supervised playtime or exercise, or get into trouble while you are away from home during the day? Perhaps you are having company over, having work done to your house, or simply would like to entertain your dog, we also offer an affordable daycare option for your pet.

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Customize Your Dog’s Stay

Your dog has unique needs, energy levels, and preferences. We understand. It is easy to reserve and customize your dog’s stay with us.

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Dog Lodging Activities and Treats

  • Business Breaks Package: For those dogs that are not interested in playing, but would like a twice-daily opportunity to do their business outside and enjoy tasty treats. This package includes an approximately 5-minute AM and PM strut around the yard, a locally made Paw Treat and an Ice Cream Treat from the Charlottesville Dog Barkery. $7.95 per day (save 10%)
  • Play Session Package: For dogs that like to play fetch, others that like to romp and run and/or just get outside to roll around and have a good old belly rub, we offer TWO one-on-one play sessions and tasty treats. This package includes two 10-minute play sessions,a locally made Paw Treat and an Ice Cream Treat from the Charlottesville Dog Barkery. $12.45 per day (save 10%)
  • VIP Package: For the all-around pampered pooch, this package offers tons of fun! This package includes one 10-minute play session, business breaks in the AM & PM, a locally made Paw Treat and an Ice Cream Treat from the Charlottesville Dog Barkery, and an evening story time. $15.95 per day (save 10%)
  • Business Breaks: For those dogs that are not interested in playing, but would like a twice-daily opportunity to do their business outside, we offer business breaks. An approximately 5-minute morning AND afternoon strut around the yard. $4.95 per day
  • Doggie Lacrosse: For those active dogs that absolutely love a game of fetch, this is a chance for them to stretch their legs in our large play yard (offered on weekend days only). $5.95 per session
  • Dip in the Dog Bone Pool: For the dog that enjoys a little splash, this play session takes place in our pool yard (offered on weekend days only Memorial Day through Labor Day). $5.95 per session
  • Doggie Puzzle Challenge: Mental stimulation is as important for your pet as physical activity. Our individual doggie puzzle challenge sessions will give your dog some mental stimulation and a little treat. $5.95 per session
  • Play Sessions For dogs that like to play fetch, others that like to romp and run and/or just get outside to roll around and have a good old belly rub, we offer one-on-one play sessions. Sessions are approximately 10 minutes long and take place in our outdoor yards (up to three per day). $4.95 per session
  • Story Time: We offer one-on-one bedtime stories read to your pet in their very own private accommodation. Storytime lasts approximately five minutes. It’s a great way to wind them down from all the excitement of the day, getting them relaxed and ready for bed. $3.95 per session
  • Doggie Day Camp: We offer a full day of off-leash play in our Day Camp Monday – Friday for lodgers. For dogs that have never been to camp, there is an application and evaluation process prior to being accepted to camp. $30 per day
  • Charlottesville Dog Barkery Ice Cream: As an extra treat while he or she is away from home, your dog can enjoy an afternoon frozen delight. It’s cool, fun and yummy! $3 plus tax per snack time
  • Charlottesville Dog Barkery Paw Treat: In the evenings, your dog can enjoy a locally-made Paw Treat from our friends at the Charlottesville Dog Barkery. $1.95 plus tax per snack time

Lodging Rates for Dogs:

Up To 40 Lbs

$2395per night

40 To 100 Lbs

$2695per night

Over 100 Lbs

2995per night
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As a result of the hands-on care, comfortable accommodations, well-trained animal-loving staff, the quality of the facility, and the number of personalized activities we offer, most of our guests adapt well. If you have any concerns, we recommend a complimentary visit to check us out.
You are welcome to provide your pet’s regular food if you choose. We provide our canine guests with premium Diamond food during their stay. The specific blend of Diamond food has been chosen for its high palatability and digestibility making it the perfect match for dogs in a lodging situation. Our canned food is Science Diet or Pedigree.

It is recommended you limit the amount of food you provide your pet on the day of admission due to the natural excitement your pet may experience upon arrival at Pampered Pets. Likewise, food should be limited for the first hour or two after your pet arrives home. This will allow your pet ample time to settle down before feeding.

Most dogs do well eating Diamond Lamb and Rice. However, if they require a special diet, you are encouraged to bring in their own food from home. If a pet is not eating, we take a series of steps to supplement the Diamond dog food to ensure your dog is getting the nutrition they need.

Activity and grooming requests should be made at the time your pet’s reservation is made. Vaccination records for Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Para-Influenza (the last four are in the DHPP combination vaccine) should be faxed over to us at 434-293-2501 or emailed to [email protected] before arrival. Emergency telephone numbers should be provided in case we need to contact you. Any special diets or medications should be clearly communicated to our Guest Services Specialist during check-in. A scheduled pick-up time should also be discussed upon drop off. We recommend that you allow 15 minutes for the check-in process.

Reservations for returning guests can be made here and reservations for new guests can be made here or by calling us at 434-293-7387. All reservations must be confirmed by email, telephone or in person. Our Guest Service Specialist will be happy to discuss all of the lodging, grooming, and daycare options Pampered Pets has to offer! Holiday reservations should be made well in advance.

As of September 2016, a deposit is required to book a reservation for these dates:

  • Memorial Day through Labor Day – a non-refundable $25 deposit per pet
  • Holidays and holiday weekends (Christmas through New Year’s, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the 4th of July) – a non-refundable $50 deposit per pet

If a reservation is cancelled at least one week in advance, the deposit may be transferred to a future reservation or Pampered Pets service. If cancelled less than 7 days in advance, the deposit is forfeited.

If your reservation requires a deposit (see dates in FAQ above) and is cancelled at least one week in advance, the deposit may be transferred to a future reservation or Pampered Pets service. If cancelled less than 7 days in advance, the deposit is forfeited.

If your pet should require medical attention while in our care, our customary procedure is to contact you first. If we cannot reach you, we will contact your veterinarian. If your veterinarian’s office is closed, we will contact one of the local emergency veterinarians. Our caring staff can administer injections, oral or topical medications your pet may require during their visit. Just ask us!
Sure, we understand that some of our guests may have special needs. (We have pets, too!) Please feel free to discuss any special requirements with us when you make your reservation and we will do everything in our power to make sure your pet’s special needs are met. We are happy to attend to your pet with: medications, supplements, special meal preparation, extra feeding times, food, treats or water from home, special handling care, daily brushing and/or additional medical care. Just ask!
Of course, just let us know when you book the appointment and we will be happy to reserve at spot in our salon provided we have space.

The health and safety of each of our canine guests is very important to us. All canines must have current vaccinations for the following: Rabies, Bordetella (Canine Cough Vaccination), Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Para-Influenza (the last four are usually administered in the DHPP combination vaccine).

Documentation from a veterinarian is required for each of our guests before admittance can be allowed. If your pet requires an updated vaccination, please make arrangements for the vaccination to be administered no less than 7 days before any lodging time is scheduled. Puppies must have the full series of vaccinations including the Rabies vaccine no less than 7 days prior to their scheduled stay. Titers will be accepted with proper documentation.

Canine influenza is an airborne virus similar to the symptoms of other canine respiratory diseases including coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge and run a fever.

At Pampered Pets, our mission is to create a safe, clean and fun environment. Pampered Pets does not accept guests at check in who exhibit signs of respiratory disease. All suites, floors, bowls and other surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses. As a part of our cleaning procedures, we use products that contain a quaternary ammonium compound, which is used to eliminate and prevent the canine influenza virus.

Currently, Pampered Pets does not require that our dog guests receive the new canine influenza vaccination in order to stay with us. However, we strongly encourage our customers to talk to their family veterinarians about canine influenza and whether the canine influenza vaccine is appropriate for their dog.

Yes. However, all dogs and puppies must have completed the entire series required of the Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella vaccines in order to lodge. Titers are accepted.

Have a question?

Email Guest Services at [email protected]

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