Why Choose Canine to Five for Overnight Dog Boarding?


Going out of town and need a place for your pup to stay? Canine to Five offers dog boarding in Detroit and Ferndale, MI. Whether you’re heading out for the weekend, or planning a holiday getaway, our dog boarding facilities are so much more fun than a traditional dog kennel!

If you know when you’ll be leaving, we recommend booking your reservations a month in advance to ensure your pup will have a clean, safe, and fun place to stay. Canine to Five does not charge any additional fees to board over a holiday, but we do require a $50 deposit to hold your reservation during Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Reservations canceled with less than 48 hours notice will not be eligible to have their deposit refunded. Two of our core beliefs at Canine to Five are that we care and we are flexible, so if you do have a last minute boarding emergency, give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate your needs!


Benefits of Boarding at Canine to Five

  • No risk of your pet feeling lonely
  • Your pet is exercised and socialized daily
  • Soothing music and comfortable beds
  • Daily health checks done by our trained staff
  • Your pet is safe even if your return is delayed
  • Medication administration at no additional cost
  • Climate controlled and filtered environment
  • Overnight supervision and professional care
  • Your pet won’t be overwhelmed by all the visitors and holiday festivities
  • Additional play packages available to make your pet feel more at home
  • Multi-pet & multi-night discounts available


Our Pack Leaders Are Onsite Overnight

Each guest enclosure has its own raised bed, water available at all times, and enough room to walk around. Our boarding facility is ventilated and climate controlled to provide a comfortable temperature for sleeping. Relaxing music is played to create a peaceful environment for our furry guests. Our overnight Pack Leader monitors each guest to ensure a good night’s sleep.

High Standard of Care

We have a very high level of monitoring throughout your dog’s stay. Each meal is tracked as appetite is sometimes a challenge for pups being away from home. If your dog takes medication and is cleared by your veterinarian to stay in a dog boarding facility, our trained team will happily administer your pup’s medication is administered at no additional cost, and will track each administration daily. While administering medication is complimentary, we do charge to sort your dog’s pills into a pill divider. You can avoid this fee by preparing their meds in advance in your own pill divider. If your dog has a special diet, let us know and we can accommodate any reasonable request. Let us know how we can prepare food the same way you do at home.

You are welcome to call any of our open hours for an update on your pup!



Activities, Games, and Play

Our Private Play Boarding guests rest in their enclosures during the day and will be taken outside four times a day as a standard, and given a 10 minute play session during each day. Additional one on one play times can be added to their stay which includes fetch, playing with the flirt pole, or just spending extra time with cuddling with their human buddy.

Dogs that have passed their daycare evaluation are able to be part of our Group Play Boarding. During the day they get to play, socialize, and make new friends in our indoor and outdoor play yards! Dogs are separated into groups based on their age, size, personality, and play style. This full day of play ensures a restful night sleep in a private enclosure.

Both Private Play and Group Play Boarding reservations can be upgraded for an additional $10 – $17/night to include extra playtime and treats throughout their stay.



November 19th – November 29th: We serve Merrick’s Thanksgiving Dinner, a pumpkin pie stuffed Kong (canned pumpkin & peanut butter), and a special Thanksgiving photo of your dog will be included in their report card. This is available to all overnight dogs at both our Midtown & Ferndale locations.

December 18th – January 1st: We serve Merrick’s Christmas Dinner, a candy cane stuffed Kong (honey & peanut butter), and a special Holiday photo of your dog will be included in their report card. This is available to all overnight dogs at both our Midtown & Ferndale locations.


Already booked with us? Read what to expect when checking in for dog boarding.


Looking for somewhere FUN for your dog to spend the night? Here’s what you’ll need to start:
  • Your pup must be at least 12 weeks old
  • They must have their DHPP, Lepto, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccines (Rabies by 18 weeks old for puppies)
  • Puppies over 9 months old must be spayed/neutered to participate in our pack-style environment; Unaltered dogs may continue to join us for Private Play
If your dog is eligible to start, click here to fill out our new client inquiry form and our Canine Concierge will get in touch with you to go over next steps!

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