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My dog is a very, very active dog and goes to Lucky Dog for both boarding and day care. I have to travel for work at least once a month so Abraham goes to daycare every day and also boards 3-6 days per month. When he boards, they send a post card with his picture showing how good a time he is having. The staff loves the dogs and Abraham loves each one of them. He has a group of dogs that he plays with regularly and comes home tired and satisfied. I have the unlimited day care pass and a boarding package which makes it affordable to send him every day.
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Henry, a 4yo St. Bernard has been going to Lucky Dog for day care for most of his life. He absolutely loves going! It was wonderful for his social skills early on, and it’s always been a clean and safe place to let him play and wear himself out. Dozer, a 1yo Great Dane, is very much still a puppy. Due to his size and high energy level, even hours of playing outside never seem to be enough to really wear him out. He is new to the daycare experience however; he loves playing with dogs and played so much his first time at Lucky Dog that he was still tired the following day! The entire staff is fabulous and I wouldn’t take my ‘little’-men anywhere else! - Jen Smith
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"I have been taking my dog to Lucky Dog for daycare 2-3x a week for over a year now, and it has done wonders for both me and my dog. They have the best hours and prices of any dog daycare in town and a huge facility! Not to mention the fact that the dogs are out playing for the majority of the day here. It is very obvious that every single staff member loves dogs and loves their job. I know what great hands she’s in. I really can’t say enough good things about this place, they are amazing!"

Dog Boarding

Enjoy safe and supervised overnight dog boarding in Charlotte!

Next time you’re going to be out of town and your pup can’t tag along, consider Lucky Dog for overnight boarding services. We strive to make all our dogs feel like they’re in a home away from home and offer 365 days of availability.

We’re here for you and your pup when you need us.


Why Choose Lucky Dog for Overnight Dog Boarding?

We make sure your dog is safe and active!

Whether you need a safe place to board your dog for a night, a weekend, a holiday, or an extended stay, we’re always available, and we want to make sure the decision to choose us is super easy. How?

  • We give all our dogs an ample amount of indoor and outdoor playtime in groups of similar sizes and temperaments.
  • All our dogs get plenty of socialization with their furry pals—and their human pals, too! No shortage of play and attention here
  • Everybody gets some downtime to rest up between playtimes.
  • We use only the highest quality dog-safe equipment. All beds, kennels, and play equipment are routinely cleaned and maintained for optimum safety.
  • All of the handlers our dogs interact with has gone through intensive training on how to safely and comfortably handle dogs of all sizes, breeds, and temperaments. They’re always in good hands.


Our Typical Boarding Schedule


A typical Boarding day and night with us follows a schedule that allows for ample play time followed by rest and downtime. Unlike other facilities, our boarding dogs will rotate into our dog daycare groups for plenty of active socialization and play time.

At 5:30pm, after a fun filled day of running and playing, our dogs being boarded will be taken back for nap time and dinner.

Typically, around 9pm each night, all boarded dogs come out and enjoy more playtime for approximately 45 minutes to an hour before being tucked into bed. Then in the morning they go out at 6am for their first potty break and then settle in for breakfast!


How to Prepare Your Dog for Boarding

Boarding your dog might seem like a simple schedule change at first glance, but the experience can be a little jarring if your pup isn’t properly prepared. Here’s what you can do make sure the experience is all good for your dog.

Do a Trial Run

This could be especially helpful if your dog is prone to stress and separation anxiety. A trial stay of 24 hours at our boarding facility will ease them into their new environment and give them time to adjust to our daily routine before a longer stay. You can even try daycare for your dog a few days before leaving them overnight. this will give them an opportunity to warm up to our facility.

Make Sure they are Used to Sleeping Alone

If your dog is used to sleeping in your bed with you, start transitioning him to his own bed before his boarding stay.

Bring Something Familiar

We do our best to provide all the creature comforts your dog could ask for, but there’s no place like home. If he has a favorite blanket, rug, or toy, send it along so he has something familiar nearby. It is also helpful to include an old shirt or scarf that smells like you - This will help you furry companion if they miss you.

Drop Your Dog Off Early

Spending the whole day playing and having fun is a great way for your dog to adjust to their new environment before settling down for the night.

Check In With Your Veterinarian

Make sure your dog is up to date on all their vaccinations and flea and worm preventives.


What to Bring when you board your dog

Before you drop your pup off for overnight boarding, make sure you have everything he’ll need for the length of his stay. That includes:

  • Food
  • Any medicines and supplements
  • Favorite toys
  • A reminder of home
  • A leash and collar
  • All required documentation

If you can, try to prepare ahead of time!


We offer competitive boarding rates - Make your Reservation Today!

Overnight boarding has a flat fee per night/per 24 hours. We allow a 4-hour window from drop-off time for the day of pick-up before the extended boarding fee of $16 is added. Every additional dog is $22 per night. If you are boarding your dog for longer than 7 nights, the rate comes down by $5 per night.

Please double-check that you provide enough food for your dog during his stay, but don’t worry if you forget or need to add a night! We will provide Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Sweet Potato and Fish for $2.50 per meal.

We also offer dog bathing so your dog can be picked up smelling great!

Boarding pass

Lucky Dog offers boarding packages to fit every need. Our boarding packages can broken up, doesn't have to be used consecutively. we also do not charge an extended boarding fee for any late pickups when you use a boarding pass.


Our Dog Boarding Passes are available in the following increments:

10 nights of boarding: $380

20 nights of boarding: $720

30 nights of boarding: $999

Three Convenient Charlotte Locations to Board Your Dog

19607 Statesville Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
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2220 Thrift Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
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13835 South Lakes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273
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