Adventure Boarding

Boarding VIP Vacation Week(s)
Extended Adventure Vacations

At Bark Around Boston, LLC, we`re focused on forming a relationship built on trust and companionship with our clients and their dogs. We seek to provide a home away from home for your pet and to put their care and comfort first. This allows us to keep your pup`s stay as stress-free as possible while providing training reinforcement and allowing us to introduce new skills and environments as needed. For your conveinience we have a drop off location in Somerville, MA or we are able to provide pickup and drop off in the Greater Boston area and along the 95 corridor from Boston to Maine, for a nominal fee of $15 each way (when outside of Somerville/Charlestown). Your pup will be riding in our custom Ford
Transit with dedicated heating, cooling, and crates for safety.

Adventure Boarding

Bark Around Boston, LLC`s unique boarding experience
is centered around our sister company, Ruff Life Resort, and provides experiences which cater to all of your dog`s needs instead of just the basics. The pups in our care have access to daily hikes, treadmills, scent/seeking games, free running in a fully enclosed yard, and much more to ensure that they stay happy, healthy, and entertained! We also welcome dogs that may be struggling with or undergoing training for anxiety or reactivity. We are not a board and train facility, but a supportive care environment designed to reinforce positive training and good behaviors. Proof of up-to-date vaccinations and flea/tick repellant are required for all boarding dogs.

In addition to our Adventure Boarding, we also offer VIP (Very Important Pooch) Vacation getaways as well as Extended Adventure Vacations that take your pup to exciting new places!

How it works:

Boarding is provided by Danielle, the owner of Bark Around Boston, LLC and Ruff Life Resort and her team! The team provides boarding services at the Ruff Life Resort facility in Lisbon, ME and Danielle offers Very Important Pooch getaways as well as Extended Adventure Boarding! This schedule is subject to change based on holidays and client needs, and all information on the current boarding agenda is available to pet parents in advance. You`re welcome to pick-up and drop-off your pup at the Barking Lot in Somerville at no extra cost, or arrange to have your pup transported directly to or from your home. Any pick-ups or drop-offs that take place outside of Charlestown or Somerville will be charged an additional $15 service fee each way.

Boarding Rates

($80 per calendar day)
Example: Boarding Friday-Sunday = $240

Boarding rates are inclusive of all services including: Meal distribution, medication dispensing, relaxation games, daily offsite exercise and engagement, etc.

Your pup`s regular food must be provided at time of pick-up, we welcome dogs on a raw diet.

Pups are welcome to join our programs once they`ve received a full series of vaccines including Rabies, DHPP, and Kennel Cough.

Service Areas

We proudly serve all of Easter Massachusets, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine.


We are now accepting reservations for 2024.

Celebrate the holidays knowing that your pups are having the time of their life with Danielle at our sister business, Ruff Life Resort, in Lisbon Falls, Maine enjoying daily hikes in the surrounding woods, supervised playgroups, and more!

Very Important Pooch Vacation Getaway 10/days and 9/nights at Ruff Life Resort during peak travel times.

Winter Break: February 17 - 26
Spring Break: April 14-23
Summer Holiday : June 30 - July 9th
Autumn Break: October 6-15
Holiday: December 22 - January 1

VIP Week rates are inclusive of medication dispensing, meal distribution (you provide your pup's regular food) adventures as deemed seasonally appropriate, etc. Ruff Life Resort is approx 20min from the nearest emergency veterinarian. $725 first dog. $375 each additional dog from the same household

Your hound is adventure bound. Luxury,
adventure focused boarding!