Dog Boarding in Brainerd, MN

If you are looking for dog boarding services in Brainerd, Red Oaks Pet Inn is the best place to provide care for your pup while you’re away. They’ll feel like family here, because we provide personalized pet care for each and every dog, loving them like they are our own. 

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Dog Care is our Passion

When you need a place to board your dog, we know that you want to have peace of mind that your dog is comfortable, safe and having fun. We are passionate about providing personalized care and take the time to get to know each of our guests so we can love and care for them as if they were our own. Is your dog a tugger? A fetcher? A cuddler, wrestler, water-lover or a sniffer? Are they an outgoing social butterfly? More timid and calm? Anxious in new environments or around dogs or strangers? We’re committed to learning your dog’s love language – all their individual preferences and personality quirks will affect how we care for each dog in a way that will make them happy and comfortable while they stay here.

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3 Reasons to Love our Dog Boarding

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Your dog will be Comfortable and Safe

We strive to give you and your family peace of mind knowing that your dog is safe and comfortable when they board at Red Oaks Pet Inn. Your dog will be sleeping, resting and watching neighborhood squirrels in their own large and comfortable kennel while under the caring eyes of our staff.

They will get plenty of Fun and Exercise

All play time is supervised, and we take extra care to match your dog with a personalized play group of 3-10 other dogs based on size, temperament and play style. If your dog needs special attention or doesn’t play well in groups, they’ll get plenty of one-on-one time with staff, engaging with them in their favorite activity. If they are anxious around strangers, we’re happy to supervise while respecting their boundaries and space, so they can enjoy their time outside.

Dogs playing at boarding in Red Oaks Pet Inn's fenced in yard
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We will spoil them with Personalized Care

No matter your pet’s personality, size, health, breed or disposition, we will take great care to provide them with the personalized and loving care that they deserve.

Dog Boarding Prices

  • Dog Boarding $40/night for 1 dog

    Each additional dog staying in the same kennel is +$28/night. There is plenty of room in our kennels for dogs in the same family to share a kennel.

Do you want your dog to get a haircut, bath or nail trim during their stay? Checkout our dog grooming prices.

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Dog Boarding Checklist

We Require Proof of Vaccines:

Please send vaccine records via email to

Please do not bring your dog into our facility if they are showing symptoms of kennel cough.

Pack What's Needed:
Do NOT Bring:

Dog Boarding FAQs

Absolutely! If you would like to see our facility, please contact us to schedule a tour! We cannot guarantee that we will have time to accommodate a walk-in tour. You can reach us by calling 218-829-1902, emailing us at, or sending a message via our contact form here.

We will provide things like bedding, blankets, and food bowls.

  • Required: food and medication
  • Optional: bedding, blankets, favorite toys, treats, bones, comfort items
  • Do NOT Bring: rope toys, rawhide treats, feeding bowls (unless a special bowl is required), e-collars or bark collars.

You can drop off or pick up your dog any time during operating hours which are:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Boarding costs $36.00 per night for one dog to stay in a large, private kennel run. Each additional dog staying in the same kennel is +$22/night. 

If your dog is anxious around strangers, we’ll respect their boundaries and supervise their outside time from a distance. We’re happy to work with them over time, taking things slowly so that they can warm up to us at their own pace.

Yes. We are happy to work with your reactive dog to provide a comfortable and safe boarding experience. Be sure to provide staff with any details about your dog’s reactivity when you book your reservation and at check-in. Non social dogs will enjoy the same amount of outside time as social dogs, but will get to spend their play/potty sessions with staff one-on-one.

No. We do not require dogs to be spayed or neutered to board with us. Please let staff know that your dog is not spayed/neutered when you book your reservation and at check in. We allow intact males and intact females (that get along) to play together during their stay unless we are informed that your dog is going to be in heat while boarding. 

No. Dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper and Bordatella (Kennel Cough) to board at Red Oaks Pet Inn. Documentation from your vet must be provided before your reservation. It is recommended that you provide us with vaccination records prior to your drop-off date so that any unexpected issues can be addressed beforehand.  We do not accept titers in lieu of vaccines.