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Nestled right in the heart of our 12 wooded acres, My husband and I (with some help from our Architect) have specifically designed these log cabins for your pets comfort and enjoyment and additionally to put your mind at ease while your dog cannot be with you. There is a total of 8×20 feet of space for your K9 Kid to stretch out or walk around, in addition to our pet crew taking them to the playing field approximately every two – three hours to play and/or to go potty. We welcome you to schedule an appointment to bring your K9 kid by to sniff around and check out the facility even prior to your boarding.  We do require a copy of vaccinations prior to your tour.

We have only twenty 8′x10′ individual cabins, in which we have installed low windows for dog’s eye view. Each cabin has a doggie door opening that leads to an 8′x10′ covered patio, which is accessible all day long. The patio, attached to each cabin, is fully fenced with a fenced top and a corrugated roofing for them to enjoy the outdoors even when the weather doesn’t cooperate!

Cabins are equipped with:

* All sorts of cozy dog beds or blankets, which will be provided to dogs that typically use them. (if your dog decides to chew our bed up though, you will be held responsible for replacing). If your K9 kid has a favorite bed or crate of his own we welcome you to bring it and we encourage it. No sleeping on concrete here!

* Each cabin has 4 walls and a ceiling, which gives them privacy and a stress free quiet place to stay. They are nicely decorated with a different theme in each one. This gives them the comfort of being in their own private “cabin”, without all the noise. Also, when they chose to be inside, we placed a low window at dogs’ eye view so they can always see outside! Far from your typical prison like atmosphere.

* All cabins have a spacious (8×10), attached covered patios, which they have access to all day.

* Individual tack box for each cabin for storing his toys, leash, extra bones, food or anything else you bring. (No choker collars, harnesses or extend-a-leashes please!!)

* Music: Country, Pop & reggae by day and Classical by night.

* Controlled heating and air conditioning.

* Paddle fans and night-lights installed in each cabin so they are never left in the dark!

A DAY AT THE K9 Cabins & Dog Trails:

Around -7:45-8:00: We raise the doggie doors to their patio and give good morning pats, hugs & kisses and let them wake up and go potty. We individually take your k9 kid to the playing field to go potty. We get their tails a waggin’ and ready for a not so “RUFF”, but very FUN day!

8:00 – Room service starts serving breakfast along with a smile more pats, rubs and talking too from the staff!. The water bowls are cleaned and refilled. Although water is replenished when needed throughout the day. (We do not take check-ins and check-outs until 9am…we are busy tending to the needs of your K9 kids this time of morning!).

9:00 – After their bellies are full, the dogs are free to go out on their patio to catch some rays and fresh air while housekeeping sweeps thru to clean their cabins, fluff their beds and blankets, and freshens their cabin while breakfast is digesting.

around 10:00 – 4:00PM – The real FUN begins…Every two  hours, your dog(s) get to go play with our pet crew in the play fields and can play with other dogs (with your permission). Our Pet Crew individually takes each dog out to the playing fields – we have 3 large playing fields to hob-knob with the staff and play ball, frisbee, go for a wade in the K9 pools (during warm summer days) or perhaps a little agility fun. We also have trail walks or even a little basic training for fun and treats…there is no extra charge for this, as this is our favorite part of the day! If you have more than one dog boarding with us, they can be brought to the playing fields simultaneously to play together, even if they don’t share a cabin. By only having 20 cabins, this gives us and our PET CREW an abundance of time to offer that personal touch and give plenty of human companionship to your K9 kid, and at the same time keep the cabins spic and span. We  try to let each dog spend time with us in the lodge (or office) or perhaps help us give tours to potential customers.

4:00-5:00 – Room Service serves up dinner, followed by another potty break and short playtime…although most are worn out by dinner time!

Bedtime – This varies: if it is nice outside and daylight savings…they don’t get put to bed until late. We live on the property, so we are always here to offer human companionship and put them to bed when we feel they are ready (usually between 9PM and 11PM). Everyone gets one last trip to they playing field for a pottyrun before bed. Although some chose to snooze even before bedtime! All dogs are given a scooby snack (sometimes I bake them myself)….and then they get one last atta’boy and potty walk for the day and safely locked inside for the evening to rest up for another day of fun day at the K9 Cabins & Dog Trails, Inc.!


Hey all you NASCAR fans and families – You can now feel free to go to those races that you’ve missed because there was no place like home to leave your K9 Kid! Along with the locals…we welcome NASCAR boarders from out of town that are passing by….as we are conveniently located 1 mile off of the I-77, at Exit 42 in Troutman, NC. (35 minutes from the Lowes Motor Speedway). Drop your K9 Kid off, go enjoy a weekend of racing and simply stop by and pick him up on your way home!

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