Boarding & VIP Vacations

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Daily Programs

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Consulting Services

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. We have luxury options in both Greater Boston and at our farm in Lisbon Falls, Maine.

Boarding Programs

Our boarding program is open to everyone even if you aren`t a daily service client. Bark Around Boston, LLC`s unique boarding experience is centered around our sister company, Ruff Life Resort, LLC, 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.

How it works:

Boarding is provided by Danielle, the owner of Bark Around Boston, LLC and Ruff Life Resort, LLC. She provides boarding services from her home in Somerville, MA Monday through Friday and at her Ruff Life Resort facility in Lisbon Falls, ME over the weekends. 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 our offices in Charlestown and 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, Cambridge, or Somerville will be charged an additional $15 service fee each way.

Boarding Rates

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.

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

Service Areas

All of Greater Boston.


We are now accepting reservations for the Labor Day and Thanksgiving weekends (09/01-09/04 and 11/22-11/26)! 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.<br /> $725 first dog. $375 each additional dog form the same household

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

Boarding Rates

$80/calendar day for one dog.
+$40/calendar day for each additional dog from the same household

Pick-up/drop-off available for a nominal cost outside of Somerville/Cambridge/Charlestown. Starting @ $15/each way.