dog boarding winchester stephens city va Boarding Kennels Dogs Winchester Stephens City Virginia

 Training 540-327-5376
Boarding 540-877-8657
Strategic Paws Training LLC
Cooperation     Engagement     Learning
Professional Dog Boarding
We provide a unique and comfortable boarding experience for your dog.  All kennels have private access to the outdoors with shelter so your dog can relax in the fresh air-even when it's raining.  Kennels are climate controlled and spacious, measuring 6 X 10 for the inside portion and 6 X 8 for the outside portion.  There are only five kennels, which dramatically reduces the amount of noise in the kennel building and, in turn, reduces stress for your dog.  We also use low-stress handling techniques daily from the kennels to the field for outside play time.  Owners/operators also live on the property.

Reservation Policy
Our kennels fill up quickly and we want to help as many guests as we can.  Therefore,  we CANNOT accept tentative reservations just to hold space.  We only accept appointments that are believed to be sincere.  

Requirements for dogs entering boarding

Current Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Adenovirus vaccinations or current Titers - no exceptions!  In addition, we strongly encourage the Bordetella vaccine for your dog.

Current flea and tick prevention plan.  If we notice fleas on your dog during boarding, we will give your dog a flea bath and a fee will be added to your boarding invoice.

It's much less stress for your dog to eat their own food.  So please bring your dog's food with you.

Check in/check out and prices

Boarding hours are 10 am - 7 pm, seven days a week.  We will be boarding dogs, but do not accept check in or check out appointments on Thanksgiving or Christmas day.

Check in and check out by appointment only.

Open on all holidays.

Price is $45 per night. Drop of as early as 10am and pick-up as late as 7:00pm included in this price.

Price for second dog in the same kennel $15.  Additional dogs, $10 each provided they are sharing a kennel.  Dogs must be from the same household.

Your payment is due upon check-out.  We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.

All boarding comes with the following services at no additional charge:

Aroma therapy and calm music.

Bed and biscuit turn down service.

Elevated dog beds.

Supervised field time at least three times a day for a minimum 20 minutes each in a securely fenced two acre field.

Personalized play time with kennel staff or other appropriately socialized dogs if possible.

Gentle dry shampoo before check out.

Administration of medications.

Due to high-demand and limited space, we are unable to take 'tentative' reservations.