Give Your Dog A Vacation

Dog boarding in Aurora Ohio

Aurora Kennel has been caring for your dogs since its establishment in 1994. Owned and supervised by Aurora Animal Care Center Inc, we provide unprecedented care and support for your dog while you are away.

Aurora Kennel can care for over 40 dogs at one time.  Each dog has their own space, a bed, a blanket (if permitted), food, and water. We have different sized runs (S, M, L, XL) which allows us to accommodate the smallest to largest of our canine friends.  Multiple dogs from the household can room together when appropriate. Six private suites are available.   They are secluded from the rest of the kennels for more peace and quiet. These suites automatically include private daily play time.

Our building is fully heated and air conditioned for your dog's comfort. To maintain their normal circadian rhythms, we have skylights to maintain natural lighting patterns for your pet.  Adjustable lighting can also be used to create a calming effect. Pheromones and calming music is also utilized to enhance comfortability while your pet stays with us.  Time spent outside each day is adjusted based on the weather conditions and your pet's plan.  An indoor playroom is available when needed.

Your pet's designated space has it’s own bed and dishes that are disinfected daily. We supply comfy bedding for dogs who will not chew it, or you may bring your own.

Admission and Release Times

Dogs must be picked up Monday - Sunday, from 8:00am - 10:00am and from 5:00 pm - 7:00pm. We are not available for drop off or pick up on holidays.

Dog Boarding Requirements

  • Rabies: Required
  • DHLPP: Required
  • Bordetella: Required
  • Canine Influenza (H3N2 & H3N8): Encouraged but not required
  • Fecal: Must have a negative stool sample within the past six months
  • Must have completed a day trial prior ONCE before scheduling any boarding/stays with us

We will review your dog's medical records to make sure their vaccine and fecal status is in compliance with our requirements. 

New dogs must have been in your possession for at least 3 weeks and have been examined by a veterinarian in order to board.

We recommend your dog have annual heartworm testing, heartworm preventative, and flea/tick preventative.

Note: If fleas are found on your dog, treatment WILL be applied and additional charges will apply.


playroomAurora Kennel offers playtime for your dogs in our fully enclosed outdoor play area and our indoor play room. Our indoor playroom has a fully rubberized floor for non-slip playing.

Playtime consists of roughly 30 minutes of one on one time between your dog and one of our kennel assistants. Only dogs who live together may play together during this time.

We supply balls, frisbees, tug toys, and lots of extra love. In the event of inclement weather, playtime is moved indoors.

playroom 2You can schedule playtime as often as you’d like: once a day, twice a week, or whatever fits your dog's needs.

Dog Food

We provide Hills Science Diet Sensitive Skin & Stomach dry diet. With this formulation, food change issues are minimal and we have had great success with it. If your dog needs to eat a certain food, feel free to bring it with appropriate instructions.


Beds / Bedding

Our mainstay is a plastic platform bed which keeps your dog off the ground and allows air to circulate underneath for temperature control.

We supply clean bedding including blankets and cuddle mats. Please let a staff member know if your dog is a chewer.  Ingestion of bedding material can results in the need for medical intervention and could be life threatening.

We reserve the right to charge you for excessive damage to our beds.

Medications for Your Dog

We will administer any required medications. Most pills and liquid medications will be at no additional charge, but a charge will apply for difficult dogs, ear/eye treatments, or injections.

Diabetic management is available for an additional fee but we cannot take diabetic dogs who are not good eaters. If we cannot get your diabetic dog to eat we will contact you and determine a course of action.

You or someone you trust must be reachable if your dog is a diabetic. All medications must have proper labeling with complete instructions.

What to Bring for Your Dog

  • Emergency phone number
  • Medications, if needed
  • Prescription food if needed
  • Toy, if desired (note we do not permit rawhides, as they can become dangerous choking hazards)
  • Bedding is permitted as long as it is 100% machine washable in a standard washer. We are not responsible for destroyed bedding.


As a courtesy, we ask that you please inform us as soon as possible in the event that you do need to cancel your reservations.

During holidays, you may be required to leave a non-refundable deposit.

Repeated cancellations will also require a non-refundable deposit.

In Case of an Emergency

If your dog becomes ill or injured we will make every attempt to notify you and or your emergency contact. Situations that require immediate attention will be handled at our discretion.

We will use Aurora Veterinary Clinic during normal hours and for after-hours emergencies. There is a Veterinarian or Registered Veterinary Technician on call through Aurora Veterinary Clinic for after hour concerns.

At your first visit we will ask you to fill out a release form where you will express to us your wishes regarding emergency care of your dog.


We will gladly quote you a price over the phone.

All prices include:

  • food
  • bedding (if eligible)
  • basic medication requirements

Pricing is per night, like a hotel, with check out time being 10:00 a.m. Any pick ups that take place after 10:00am will be charged an additional half night. There is a minimum charge for a one day stay.

We accept cash, personal checks (with a valid drivers license), all major credit cards, and tap pay at time of checkout.

groomingDog Grooming

We can bathe your dog while they are boarding here. An additional charge will apply.

Note: We do not offer full service dog grooming at any of our facilities.