Pet Boarding

Sandy Hill Kennels boards all breeds of dogs.

Pet Boarding at Sandy Hill Kennels

Boarding Rates

Sandy Hill Kennels boards all breeds of dogs.  With housing for over 90 dogs, we have the ability to accommodate the individual and specific needs of each family.
Our base boarding rates include:
  • A minimum of 4 playtimes a day in one of our artificial lawn play yards
  • Use of indoor/outdoor runs or x-pens
  • Two feedings per day
Note:  grooming and walking can be arranged for an additional fee.   
Dog Boarding Rates (Non-Peak)
  • Under 20 lbs. $37.00/day
  • 20 - 49 lbs. $38.00/day
  • 50 - 99 lbs. $39.00/day
  • 100+ lbs. $41.00/day
Dog Boarding Rates (Peak Season:  June 10, 2022 thru August 22, 2022; Easter weekend;Thanksgiving weekend; and Christmas thru New Years holiday)
  • Under 20 lbs. $42,00/day
  • 20 - 49 lbs. $43.00/day
  • 50 - 99 lbs. $44.00/day
  • 100+ lbs. $46.00/day

While we love caring for all types of dogs, some dogs require additional care and can be an increase in liability to our staff.  For these reasons, we have added "Difficult Dog" and "Specialty Care" categories.  These categories incur additional fees due to the increase in labor and higher level of care.  Therefore, at any time during your dog's stay, Sandy HIll Kennels reserves the right to change your dog's boarding category and charge the corresponding fees.  Please see below for additional information.

Difficult Dogs
Difficult dogs will be charged an additional $5.00/day on top of base boarding rates. Difficult dogs are those that cannot be handled or that can only be handled by limited kennel personnel.  This includes dogs that are fear aggressive, cage aggressive, overly dominant, or hard to handle. Each dog will be assessed on an individual basis.

Specialty Care Dogs
Specialty Care dogs will be charged an additional $5.00+/day on top of base boarding rates.  Specialty Care will be designated for pets that require additional care due to a specific health condition or due to declining health.  This will be on a case by case basis and will generally apply to pets that are diabetic or geriatrics with immobility issues or pets requiring special assistance.

Pick-up / Drop-off Times

The hours for drop off and pick up are between 9 am - Noon and 3 pm - 7 pm. 

Please note, we do not allow outside bedding and/or crates. We provide each dog with double sided lambs wool beds. Older or arthritic dogs receive an additional rug. We also provide the feeding bowls and water buckets.


Medications are administered at a rate of $2.00 per dose or application.  For oral medications, we use cheese or peanut butter to help administer the medication.  If your dog takes the medication using something else, please bring it at check-in.

Insulin is administered at a rate of $6.00 per injection.  Late feeding is included in medication charge.

Billing Policy

Clients are charged for a day of boarding on the day the pet is dropped off (regardless of time of drop off) and for every day that the pet is at our facility.  Clients are not charged for boarding on the day they pick up if the pet is picked up before noon. 
Each dog is provided playtimes four to six times per day in one of our artificial lawn play yards.  Please let the staff know upon check-in if your dog enjoys playing catch or has any other activities that might make your pet’s playtimes more enjoyable.
Dogs can be walked for an additional fee of $8.00 per walk/dog around the property.  Dogs can be walked in the AM and/or PM.  We use choke collars for safety during the walks.  You may bring your own harness or gentle leader, if you prefer.
Sandy Hill Kennels provides two feedings per day at 8 am and 1 pm.

We serve Sportmix Wholesomes by Earthborn (lamb and rice) dry dog food.  You may bring your own food or use ours at no extra charge.  You may also bring your own canned food.

If a late day feeding or 3rd feeding is requested, there will be a $2.00 fee added to your daily bill.  Please request additional/late feedings upon check-in.  Excluding diabetic dogs, all late feeds will be given at 5 pm.

In addition, we use gravy on everyone’s food regardless if they bring their own food or use ours.  Please mention if your pet has food allergies or sensitivities, or if you prefer that a gravy not be used.
Dog or cat grooming can be arranged during your pets stay for an additional fee.  We will schedule your grooming appointment for the day of pick up.  For early morning pickups, the pet may need groomed the day before. 

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Vaccination Requirements

Sandy Hill Kennels requires Bordetella (6-month or 1-year dose), Distemper, and Rabies vaccinations. We suggest that the Bordetella vaccine is given at least 2 weeks prior to boarding.

If your pet's vaccination report does not accompany him/her upon arrival for boarding, a $5.00 fee will be added to your final bill for a phone call to your veterinarian for verification of your pet's vaccinations.

Rabies Vaccination
PA  State Law now requires us to keep paper copies of all current rabies vaccinations for any animal in our facility.  Please be sure to bring a copy of your current rabies vaccine (or vet receipt showing the rabies vaccine) on your next visit. 

For the health of all pets staying at our facility, we do not accept dogs that are not up to date on their vaccinations.  In addition, Sandy Hill Kennels does not administer vaccines to pets.


If interested in grooming services while boarding, please reach out to our staff.