Dog Boarding

We'd love to have your dog as our guest!

While it’s difficult to leave your beloved companion behind when you go out of town, trust that your furry loved one is in the best hands during their Stay at The Animal Tender Pet Resort.

Our experienced, compassionate team watches over your best friend with tender, loving attention every day. Our facility is climate-controlled, has piped-in music, and boasts numerous skylights to illuminate the residence with natural sunlight. All dogs are walked between three to five times daily in large enclosed courtyards for their safety and enjoyment.

A daily record is kept of each pet’s habits during their stay and our qualified team is on the alert for any potential problems. We check your furry pal daily for cleanliness, health, and emotional well being.

Please come in and take a tour of our facility to see if it meets your pet’s needs. Tours are done Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. Give us a call if you have any questions about our dog boarding that cares for dogs in the southern Utah area, including Ivins, Santa Clara, and Washington. Whether you’re going on vacation or in the area visiting Zion National Park and need a space place for your canine companion, we have you covered!


Our Dog Boarding Rates and Services

Here at The Animal Tender, we treat your dog like the beloved family member they are. With luxury accommodations, your furry pal may never want to leave. Our boarding rates are as follows:

• Paradise and Canyon Suites

These are 8’ x 8’ rooms that give your pup plenty of space to lounge in comfort. Ideally suited to giant breeds, multi-dog households, or those who just prefer a life of luxury, our Paradise and Canyon Suites feature a cozy cot for each dog with a Sherpa blanket and flat-panel televisions playing your pet’s favorite movies and Animal Planet shows. Suites are $57 per day.

• Residences

Residences range from 3’ x 6’ to 6’ x 6’ rooms that are suitable for all sizes of pooches. Whether you have a small breed, giant breed, or multiple pups, we have the perfect residence for your furry pal. All Residences feature a cozy cot for each dog with a Sherpa blanket that’s ideal for snuggling. Our standard residences are $46 per day regardless of your dog’s size and weight.

Additional Fee

There is an additional fee for personal playtime while boarding.

If a dog can't participate in group activities due to being unaltered or aggression, there is a $10/day fee for the individualized care we will have to provide that pet.

There is a $5 holiday fee on any holiday that we are closed.


Discounts are available for multiple pets sharing the same lodging.


Checkout time is 12 pm. If you pick your pet up after this time, you will incur a $20 late fee per pet.

Boarding Policies

We are happy to administer oral or topical medications or supplements to your pets! Medication must be in the original prescribed container with the prescription label adhered.

Please bring enough food for the duration of your pet's boarding stay. You must provide individual prepackaged containers or Ziplock bags with your pet’s name and food measured by meal or a meal packaging fee of $3 per day (max of $15 per boarding stay) will be applied to your pet’s invoice. Canned food and meal toppers are accepted in their original container, but must be labeled with your pet's name.

We also offer house food of Science Diet Sensitive Skin and Stomach for a $3/day fee if you prefer to not bring your food.

We cannot board pets who have seizures or pets that are on insulin.


Boarding Packages

Late Check-Out Fee

We charge a late check-out fee for all dog boarding guests who are picked up after 12 pm, equal to $20 per pet. Your pup will still get to enjoy our fun facility while they wait to be picked up!

Jack Russell Terrier sitting

Dog Boarding in Southern Utah

For five-star luxury dog boarding in southern Utah, including Ivins, Santa Clara, and Washington, turn to The Animal Tender for gold-standard care. Your pup will give us a two-paws-up review after delighting in their overnight stay with our dedicated team of compassionate animal lovers. Call now to reserve your dog’s stay.