Almost Home Kennels

New Deposit Policy

As of January 1, 2020

Deposits required on all holiday bookings. Deposit will either be $50.00 or 25% of bill total. Whichever is less.

To refund a deposit made , cancellations MUST BE AT LEAST 72 hours before check-in date.

First Time Booking?

Some first-time pups are required to stay for a full-day of daycare as an evaluation before boarding with us. Daycare days are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 

8AM to 6PM.

Please call us at 636-745-2033 to set up an appointment

Boarding Requirements



It’s the owner's responsibility to bring shot records and be sure every year we have updated shot records.  

Dogs -  Rabies, DA2PP-L, Canine Influenza Vaccine and Bordetella vaccinations. Some vets require a second Influenza and Bordetella booster within 4 weeks.

Cats - Rabies, Feline Distemper, Feline Leukemia (tested for and vaccinated against), and Rhinotrachetis Vaccinations.

Must Be Spayed or Neutered


All pets are required to be spayed or neutered by eight months of age and vaccinated (bring copy of vaccination records yearly). It should also be noted that all pets are checked for fleas upon arrival. If fleas are present, Almost Home Kennels will flea treat pets at the owner's expense.  Dogs with fleas or very dirty dogs, customers will be charged a $35.00 emergency dog fee for bath plus the cost of the bath.  

 " This is a wonderful woman with a huge heart. This kennel is her life. Linda has taken care of my families & friends pets. So loving and caring. The cleanliness is also a big deal too. You will love taking your fur babies here while you're away. Best kennel we ever saw!"  Kathy Myer 

Daily Rates


Dogs can stay for $27.00 a day, regardless of their size. ​$25.00 for each additional dog in the same kennel.

Stay and Play with grooming is $12.00.

Does your dog like one on one attention? We will give your pooch 15 minutes of loving attention for additional $5.00.

Cats can stay for $15.00 a day.

Small animals - birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, turtles, small reptiles for $10.00 day. 

Drop Off & Check Out


Please... Take your dogs potty before coming to the kennel or once you get here.  

  Drop-off and Pick-up by appointment only. 

By appointment only allows us to spend more time with our boarding guests, prepare your pet for pick-up by gathering their personal belongings, totaling bills and removing other pets from play area if needed. This method allows less stress on our boarding guests and staff.  Check out time is noon. 

Pets picked up after 12 pm will be charged for an additional day. 

After hours pick up or drop off is available if staff is available and for additional 40.00 charge. After hours drop off & pick up- leave message within one hour and we will reply and let you know if we're available.

Bedding and Food


Everyone has an individual sleeping place at night in a personal kennel suite with a baby bed mattress and blankets, or just blankets for dogs too young for a mattress because of risk of chewing.  

We request that you leave their food and water dishes at home. We provide dishes so they can be properly sanitized. We also require that you bring your pet's food in plastic sealable containers with easy open lids, in an appropriate size based on the amount of food for the length of stay. Please no coffee cans, grocery bags, etc. Pop top only canned pet food. No caulk buckets.
Please measure your pet's food for the appropriate amount for your pet's stay and mark your container with your last name and the amount of food for your dog per serving. 

Treats are also welcome. 

If your pet's food is not in a container, we can rent one to you for $2.00 day. 

Medications and Emergencies


Medications can be administered by trained staff for an additional $3.00 per day. If your pet has special needs, please feel free to call to discuss this with us. We are happy to host pets that require higher levels of care.  

" My dogs are everything to me and Almost Home Kennels is the only place that I will take them!! They love playing with the other dogs and I have a hard time getting them to leave. Linda is the best and takes great care of all the animals."  Jeremy Knox

Always Happy Times at Almost Home Kennels!

3/4 Acre Outside Fenced Play Area


Our guests love the freedom to explore and play with each other in our 3/4 acre fenced and safe outdoor playground! 

Large Play Yard


Another choice for play and socializing is our new fenced play yard. 

Our Sunny Hound Lounge


The Sunny Hound Lounge is one of the most favorite areas that our guests especially love! It's sunny, cheerful and furnished with comfortable daybeds with plenty of room to hang out and snuggle while basking in the sun! Great window view of the playground too.

Feline Room


We have a special room just for the felines, and they love perching on the window sill or romping around in the kitty condo! 

Small Animals


We welcome your small animals too and make sure they are in their own safe areas and get lots of attention!