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Dog Boarding

Dog Boarding in Charlottesville

Wakefield Kennel is a unique boarding facility that provides both an indoor and an outdoor boarding experience. With many walking trails and large grass exercise yards in our vast country acreage, your dog will have an opportunity to enjoy themselves outdoors as well as retreating indoors to the comforts of their own individual temperature controlled space. At Wakefield we provide a clean, fresh air facility in an inviting private country setting.


Each individual lodging area provides an indoor space where your dog’s food, water and bed are located, as well as an adjoining covered outdoor socialization and elimination area. All of our lodging areas undergo extensive cleaning and sanitizing daily using pet safe cleaning solutions to ensure your dog is kept in a clean environment. Our kennels are available in a standard size 4'x16' split enclosure (indoor/outdoor), and a 8'x16' split enclosure suite (indoor/outdoor) to ensure the most comfortable boarding experience possible for your dog. If you have multiple dogs in your family, you may request to have them board together as long as they meet our size restrictions for doing so. If your dogs cannot board together or you would prefer for them to board separately, you may request to board them side-by-side when space is available. We will make every effort to accommodate these requests when available.  

Lodging discounts:

Standard Enclosure - When boarding 2 dogs in the same standard enclosure together, the second dog will receive 30% off of their daily boarding rate. If your dogs meet the requirements to board 3 in the same kennel together, the second dog will receive 30% off and the third will also receive 30% off of their daily boarding rate (very few will meet the size requirement). 

Extra-Large Suite Enclosure - When boarding 2 dogs in the same suite together, the second dog will receive 30% off of their daily boarding rate.  If your dogs meet the requirements to board 3 dogs in the same suite together, the second dog will receive 30% off and the third dog will also receive 30% off their daily boarding rate (very few will meet the the size requirement for 3 dogs).  There is a $30.00 per day suite upgrade fee which will include additional play times, a raised Kuranda therapeutic cot bed, and extra-large kennel accommodations which are twice the size of a standard enclosure. There are a limited quantity of suites, therefore we recommend requesting them as far in advance as possible to ensure availability.  In some cases suites may not be available for the entire length of your dog's stay with us, and you will have the option to split their stay between a standard enclosure and a suite if you would like.


  • Play Time
  • Nature Walks
  • Evening Stroll/Yard Time

Does your dog love to run and play? Play time is a wonderful outdoor exercise activity to give your dog the opportunity to run and play off leash.  Each of our guests will receive a complimentary morning play time as well as an evening stroll around the facility or yard time if they prefer to have an opportunity for exercise and elimination before bedtime. Is your dog high energy or do they enjoy a challenge? Have them go for a nature hike along our wooded walking trails one on one with one of our staff members.  Nature hikes are offered once per day in addition to the complimentary daily activities at an additional fee per hike.

Visit our Exercise Activities page for more information.


  • Cotton Sheet (if they are a chewer)
  • Fleece Blanket
  • Deluxe Bed/Kennel Liner (Plush bed)

We have two comfortable bedding options available for our guests, which are fleece blankets, and a thicker plush bed kennel liner that we refer to as the “deluxe bed” option.  The fleece blankets are included with the daily boarding fee and the "deluxe bed" is available to rent at an additional fee.  We unfortunately do not accept bedding brought from home in order to prevent pests such as fleas from being brought into the facility.  


We recommend bringing your dog’s food from home to avoid any upset tummies due to a sudden change of diet. We will gladly serve any food that you bring at no additional charge. Any guests that choose to not bring food from home will be served our house diet, which is Diamond kibble in a chicken and rice formula.


Please check with your veterinary clinic before making an online or phone reservation to ensure that all vaccinations have been administered, and that nothing is expired or will be expiring before or during your dog’s stay with us. To ensure the health and safety of all of our guests, all expired vaccines must by administered at least 5 – 7 days prior to arrival; no exceptions.  Puppies or any dogs receiving vaccinations for the first time must allow 28 days before boarding after receiving the Rabies vaccine, and 14 days before boarding after receiving all rounds of the Distemper and Bordetella vaccines.

The following vaccinations all must be current to board at Wakefield Kennel:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper/Parvo

  • Bordetella (canine cough)

Still have a question?  Visit our FAQs page.

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Dog Boarding Rates

Single OccupancyDouble Occupancy
$50.00 ( Standard Enclosure )
$80.00 ( Suite - Extra-Large Enclosure )
$85.00 ( Standard Enclosure )
$115.00 ( Suite - Extra-Large Enclosure )
Any size breed Size restrictions may apply - please call
*Discounts are available for boarding multiple dogs together. Please visit the FAQs page for details.  

Exercise Activities

ActivityRate Per Session
Morning Play Time (1) included daily
Evening Stroll / Potty Time (1) included daily
Nature Walk $10.00 (daily)
Senior Care Service $10.00 (daily)

*For more information about each activity, please visit our Activities page.

Rental Bedding

Bedding TypeRate
** owner bedding from home not accepted **  
Fleece Blanket included with daily boarding fee
Deluxe Kennel Liner (Plush Bedding) $1.50 daily

Ready to Make a Reservation?

Please submit your reservation requests online or call us at 434-973-5171.