Dog Boarding

North Paw is the first team to offer safe and cozy overnight boarding for smaller dogs. We have open-room/crate-free spaces as well as homey bungalows. In addition to our extraordinary care team we have 24/7 video & temperature controls that we use to monitor the safety and comfort of your beloved pup. Staff is also available to spend the night with your pup.

Bigs (larger dogs) in the same Family

If your pet family includes a Big sibling, is dog-friendly and would like to stay with your Little while boarding, we have bungalows and open room space that accommodates this need. The Big will be taken for exercise walks and can run in the large play yard after daycare hours (daycare is

generally for Littles only).

Multiple Pet Discount

Dogs/cats from the same family who stay together in the same bungalow will receive 10% off their boarding rate. Dogs from the same family boarded in separate bungalows will be charged at the appropriate Individual Bungalow rate.


Dogs in boarding will be exposed to the same environment as daycare dogs, therefore the requirements are the same as listed under Daycare.

Dogs new to boarding at North Paw must have at least 1 sleepover visit prior to a multi-day visit or first time weekend stay. This is to ensure your dog is comfortable in the environment. We require this during the week days (Monday through Thursday night) so that your Little can experience a full typical day of daycare.

Boarding Bungalows -- Crate Free & Daycare Included!

Private spaces for 1 or multiple dogs from the same family. Bungalows range by 5ft x 5ft areas to 7ft x 6ft areas. Dogs are assigned bungalow spaces based on what makes most sense for individual dogs' needs. All bungalows easily fit a bed, food & water dishes, space to move, and an optional pee pad tray with liner. If a bungalow is not a good fit for your dog we have additional space in open rooms.



North Paw Provides


Food Bowls

Access to Play Yard and/or Exercise Walks

Plenty of Cuddles & Love

Parents Should Bring

Food & Instructions 

Medication & Instructions 

Chewing/Canine Enrichment Object. We highly recommend the Toppl. Please consider whether this or other objects are choking hazards for your dogWe also understand that it can be soothing to have something that smells like home. We allow 1 towel or small blanket and 1 toy, both of which must be labeled. We will do our best to return items in the same condition they arrived however we may not have time to launder the items. We cannot be responsible for lost, dirty, or damaged items.

Emergency Contact

Owners should provide the name of someone within close range of North Paw who can pick up their dog in case of illness or injury. This is no different than if a child were at a camp. North Paw is not a veterinary clinic and will advise owners when it is necessary for their animal to be picked up, due to health or behavioral concerns. The expectation is that the dog is picked up by 6pm if the communication occurs Monday-Friday.

Check Ins & Check Outs

Check in for boarding is between 6:30am and 9am. A full day charge is applied on check in days regardless of drop off time. Saturday and Sunday check ins are at an additional $10 charge and can be arranged by appointment if care team members are available.

Check out is by 9am (Monday-Friday) on the last date of the reservation. If check out is after 9am, daycare rates apply. Late charges apply to dogs not picked up by 6pm. 


Dogs not picked up by 6:15pm will be placed into boarding and an additional boarding day will be charged.


Saturday and Sunday check outs are at an additional $10 charge and can be arranged by appointment.

*Boarding Dogs Participating in Daycare

The inclusion of daycare for some boarding dogs is a benefit only for the dogs for whom daycare would be a healthy and positive experience. Boarding dogs can participate in daycare at no additional cost if our team determines they would generally enjoy this experience. The North Paw training team has full discretion in determining whether or not a dog in boarding participates in daycare. If a boarding dog does not join daycare there is no reduction of boarding cost.

Cancellations & No Show Policy

Cancellations must be made by 9am, 2 days in advance of the date of your dog's boarding reservation for non-holidays. Any reservations over holidays require 5 days in advance notice. Dogs that do not show up for their reserved boarding date will be charged for the dates of the reservation. No exceptions.

Early Departures

Dogs that leave daycare early for any reason are expected to pay the full daycare rate. There are no exceptions to this including illness, injury or travel issues on the part of the owner.

Holiday Hours

WE ARE OPEN HOLIDAYS!! An additional $10/day rate is charged for all daycare and boarding services. Holiday rates apply to the following:

  New Year's Eve

  New Year's Day

  Easter Day

  Memorial Day

  Labor Day

  Independence Day

  Thanksgiving Day

  Christmas Eve

  Christmas Day



5% off cash payment

Daily Rate

Additional Services

Bath & Massage

Daily Combing

Nail Trim

Teeth Brushing

Medication Administration

NP Meal

Travel Fee

(i.e. med pick-up)








*+$2 for credit card processing

2320 Mustang Way 

Madison, WI 53718