NWB Dogs understands that dogs aren’t meant to be shut in kennels all day. Boarding dogs get so much more than just their basic needs of food, water and toileting met. Throughout their stay we engage them both physically and mentally.  Periods of structured socialization and downtime are mixed in with one-on-one play or pack walks on-leash.  Our aim is to simulate a balanced pack lifestyle the way nature intended while also maintaining the bond between human handler and dog. Your dog will receive exercise, plenty of socialization with dogs, and as much human TLC as they need all while maintaining structure and boundaries.

 Adventure Boarders (off-leash reliable boarding dogs only) get even more action and get the opportunity when possible to be taken biking, hiking, skiing, or on any other number of exciting outings in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.  Dogs who need a little less excitement in their lives or who aren’t off-leash reliable will enjoy individual attention or extended yard-time, games or play sessions. Your dog won’t come home anxious from being in a kennel all day or over-stimulated from being given 100% freedom and play-time like many in-home or kennel-free facilities. You can leave home at ease knowing your pup will be enjoying every day to the fullest in a safe, constructive environment.



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Boarding Minimum Requirements

Age Requirements:

  • Puppies must be at least 12 weeks of age and had a minimum of one round of core vaccinations and bordetella at least 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Dogs who are fragile elderly, handicapped, have complex medical needs or multiple medical conditions are taken on a case-by-case basis.
  • We do not accept in-tact males over 10 months old.
  • All females over 8 months old must be spayed.

Health and Vaccination Requirements

  • All boarding and training dogs are required to provide proof of current Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordetella vaccines.
  • All dogs must be treated for fleas and ticks.  We will track administration dates.
  • Titer tests for vaccinations or veterinarian letter of exemption are accepted.


Behavior Requirements

  • Human-aggressive dogs, human-reactive dogs and dogs who have human bite records will not be accepted for boarding at NWB Dogs.  Exceptions may apply to rehabilitated dogs of previous training clients with permission.
  • Dog-aggressive dogs are not accepted for boarding.  Certain dog-reactive dogs may be accepted into our program after thorough evaluation.  Please see our policies for details.
  • Dogs who are destructive to themselves or property, bark excessively, mark or potty indoors, or have separation anxiety will not be accepted.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service at any time for behaviors we deem disruptive, inappropriate or dangerous.


Morning: 7am-10am

Evening: 4pm-7pm