Just for Puppies

Puppy Programs!

As you know, puppies require special care and nurturing so we have designed a unique introduction to our dog boarding retreat environment which combines lodging and activities to offer more of what puppies want and need most: more opportunities to play and socialize, more potty breaks, and more cuddling and comfort. This unique dog boarding program is for puppies up to six months of age.

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Overnight Lodging Packages


We know puppies need lots of extra attention and exercise in order to grow into happy, healthy dogs so we have designed specific puppy packages complete with an endless supply of loving and a special puppy play area too.

From our playful Puppy Love Package to our luxurious Puppy Paradise Package we are sure to have just the experience your dog will enjoy most!

All overnight lodging packages include:

Natural Lighting



Private Outdoor Patio Access

Soothing Music

Climate Controlled Surroundings

Classic Accommodation

Customized Meals

Fresh Water

Acres of Wooded Yards

Customize your puppy’s lodging package with our full complement of Play & Pampering Sessions or a customized playtime activity your dog loves best.

Play & Pampering Sessions include:

  • Group Playtime
  • On-lead Nature Walk
  • One-on-One Cuddle Time
  • Late Night Potty Breaks
  • Gourmet Snacks
  • Belly Rub Tuck-in & Storytime
  • Woof Mail
  • Brushing

Plan your pet's perfect visit

Our Reservations Specialists are trained to help you create the perfect visit for your pet.

Personalize your pet's reservation at Davidsonville or Kent Island by calling or clicking the links below.

Come for a tour!

Performing a “surprise inspection” of any pet care facility is a necessary step in ensuring the health and safety of your pet.

We invite you to drop by anytime our lobby is open for a personalized tour of our complete facilities. Our staff will be excited to show you around and you will quickly see what sets us apart.

Puppy Daycare

A full day of fun, learning and love! Let us help your puppy begin the journey to becoming a much-loved and well-behaved member of your family. Your puppy will enjoy all that our daycare program offers including socialization, foundations of obedience, introduction to leash walking, cuddles galore and much more! To find out more, visit our Daycare Program.

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Puppy Pre-School

Puppies require special care and nurturing and the Puppy Preschool Program is designed to meet these essential needs. For this crucial stage of development, we have combined lodging and activities to reinforce housebreaking, encourage play and provide comfort.

For our guests staying 7 days or longer, our Puppy Lodge & Learn package is a great option if your pet wants to have fun learning or reinforcing basic good manners. A 3-day refresher course is also available.

Free Stay For Puppies

For over 20 years, Dogwood Acres has been the loyal partner throughout many dogs' lives. From puppyhood to happy pooch, we help puppies become well-adjusted and healthy dogs. And we love growing up with them too, so we offer a free stay to puppies 6 months and younger. Discover all the fun our puppies and doggie guests experience.

Grace Gately puppy to pooch

I spent weeks touring and researching various kennels within a 60-mile radius of my home. For years, I've heard such great things about Dogwood Acres. So this was my first choice. When we arrived they gave me a tour and the place was immaculate! Thank you Dogwood Acres for taking such care of Ginger!

— Linda T.

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