Boarding Kennel

25 outdoor exercise pens, totaling over 20,000 square feet.

Doggie Day Care

Registration is easy.

Play Yard Location

We have multiple places for your pup to play.

Cat Kenneling

We take cats and other small animals.

Dog & Cat Animal Boarding

Indoor climate controlled runs.

$21 - 36 / weight / pet

Doggie Day Care

We can pamper your pup.

$30-40 / day / dog

Hourly Play Yards

Our play yards are designed for safe exercise and training in the safety of a private dog park.

$15 / hour

Dog & Cat Kennel in Queenstown Maryland

Your pet’s home away from home. Providing quality care and enrichment for dogs, cats, and other small domestic animals.

We are nearing capacity for certain weekends this summer.

If you are a current client and receive a note that we are closed for a business holiday on your requested date, please reach out to us as we may be able to make room for your pups and kitties.

Thank you!

Take a

VIDEO TOUR of our facilities

    To ensure the health, safety, and comfort of our guests, all of our runs are climate controlled with heating & air conditioning. 
    All our guests enjoy unlimited outdoor playtime for no extra charge.

About The Facility


To ensure the health, safety and comfort of our guests, all of our runs are climate controlled with heating & air conditioning.


We don't believe in charging our customers extra for outdoor playtime or walks.  Both are always 100% FREE here at Wye River Kennel.


25 outdoor exercise pens, totaling over 20,000 square feet of room for our guests to exercise and play. To schedule a tour, please call (410) 827-9474.

Take A Look

Wye River Kennel is 20.6 wildlife enriched acres situated at the beautiful headwater of the Wye River.  Shaded by large trees in a park-like wooded setting, Wye River Kennel has 25 outdoor exercise pens, totaling over 20,000 square feet of room for our guests to exercise and play. All dogs are rotated in and out continuously, throughout the day, while receiving one-on-one attention.

Owner Reviews

Wye River Kennel
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Katie MeyerKatie Meyer
00:22 13 May 24
We boarded our 3 Toy Manchester's for 24 days in Apr, 2024. They clearly had a wonderful time, as they weren't even anxious to go home. They looked at me like, "what are you doing here??" I'm convinced that they had accepted Wye River as their new home.
Peter JoycePeter Joyce
13:26 20 Jan 24
jim didonatojim didonato
18:13 05 Jan 24
Melissa TalbotMelissa Talbot
22:00 28 Dec 23
So nice and hospitable
Bonnie PhillipsBonnie Phillips
14:05 05 Dec 23
Very nice facility
Sarah UnderwoodSarah Underwood
22:26 02 Dec 23
Nico was there 8 days and came home in fine shape. I like that he could have his bed and a toy from home. Fees are very reasonable.
Rachel CallowayRachel Calloway
14:54 12 Oct 23
Emily & Scott are so kind & helpful. WRK has very accommodating hours and is set on a beautiful piece of property. They actually answer the phone and return calls, which means a lot when your fur baby is away.
josh allenjosh allen
20:13 05 Oct 23
Love this place and I think my dog likes it even more. Gets excited when I’m dropping him off. Owners are so easy going and appreciate the military discount they offer.
Jacqueline KJacqueline K
18:53 05 Oct 23
I highly recommend using Wye River Kennel for your boarding needs! The staff always goes above and beyond to care for my two mini Australian shepherds. Emily and Tori are incredibly welcoming and helpful and will do anything to make sure my dogs are cared for and loved during their stay. I drive almost an hour to keep my dogs at Wye River because they are that great. I’ve been using them for nearly two years now and have always had the best experience. The kennel is clean and well taken care of.
Tammy KiddTammy Kidd
16:58 10 Sep 23
Our pets experience was top notch. We felt like our dog was staying with a loving friend. The enrichment and daily updates made us feel connected while we were away. I look forward to our next trip knowing our pup will be in safe hands.
Yvonne ScalphYvonne Scalph
15:56 08 Sep 23
Our dog Sura had the best time at Wye River Kennel. The staff was patient and kind as she was a little nervous at first. She enjoyed the outdoor time with the other dogs and her walks. Bonus points for having her all bath and ready to come home when her visit was over.
Elizabeth RothElizabeth Roth
14:56 25 Jun 23
We had an Absolutely amazing experience! We dropped our pointer mix pup off for a weekend; everyone there was pleasant and efficient. We plan to use wye river kennels again for sure
Sandra JordanSandra Jordan
11:11 14 Mar 23
We had a family event in my house yesterday and because of the amount of people we invited, it was best that I leave my darling dogs in the care of Wye River Kennel for the day and night. A huge shout out to Rocky at Wye River Kennel. They came home happy and tired. Thank you for taking care of our two most favorite kids! ( They never argue back 😂) We appreciate you!
Diane RecktenwaldDiane Recktenwald
14:20 08 Aug 22
Wye River Kennels is an amazing place. Boarded my German Shepard for 9 days. She did amazing. We don’t board her very often but when we do she doesn’t eat much, lays around, and we usually end up with a $400 vet bill for infection. At Wye River she ate, was with other dogs without barking at them, and didn’t need any anxiety medicine. First time at Wye River and she loved it. They even sent me a video of her interacting with the dogs as he knew I was anxious about boarding her. Rocky and his staff are amazing. This will be the only place I board her from now on. They also are the most reasonably priced. Can’t say enough about them.
Ralphell JamisonRalphell Jamison
20:44 11 Jul 21
The only place We've ever taken my puggle and now our other two mastadors. Such a great business and property. I've never worried about my dogs here.
Lonnie TaylorLonnie Taylor
18:40 18 May 21
Wye River Kennel was by far the best place for my dogs to be boarded while I was deployed for 6+ months. Being in the military for over 19 years I have had to board my dogs at multiple places throughout the country. Wye River Kennel is owned by Rocky who is a veteran. He went above and beyond making sure that my dogs were taking care of while I was gone. They took care of my dogs like they were family and I will not board my dogs any place but there. For any military members within the D.C., Baltimore or Dover area, Wye River Kennel offers a very reasonable military discount. You will not be disappointed choosing Wye River Kennel.
Susan GrovesSusan Groves
19:46 28 Jul 20
I can highly recommend Wye River Kennel after my dogs’ first time there. This kennel provided everything they needed including daily walks, a shaded play yard, comfortable space in a temperature-controlled room, and an attentive staff. I received a couple of thoughtful video texts during their weeklong stay and a couple of clean, happy, well cared-for dogs at pick up 🙂 This is the kennel experience we hoped for! I’m grateful for this kennel and it’s beautiful horse farm setting on the eastern shore.
Bob SuttonBob Sutton
14:18 18 Mar 20
The Wye River Kennel is the best and only kennel where we would leave our 3 pets. We have been using Wye River for over 20 years and my pets have always received the best of care. The crew (Rocky's Guy's) are all conscientious and take their responsibilities seriously. The personal care and report card synopsis of their behavior tell me that they are looked after closely and not neglected.My guy's are always happy when they realize where they are going. For my money there is no better place to entrust their care.Bob & Rosemary Sutton

How It Works

You can call us at (410) 827-9474 , Email us at, or follow the instructions below to register online.


A $25.00 non-refundable deposit will be collected at the time of your booking is confirmed. This deposit will be deducted from your  final bill.


Any emails received after 2:00PM or phone calls after 5:00PM will most likely be answered after 9:00 AM the following day.

Helpful Links

Pet Information Form

Current clients adding a new pet will need to fill out this form and bring it in, mail it, or email it to us.

Boarding Waiver

Each new client will need to fill out a waiver.

Click the button below to download our waiver form.


301 Sportsman Neck Circle Queenstown, MD 21658-1281

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    • MON - SUN  8 am – 4:00PM

    • MON - SUN  8 am – 4:00PM


Holidays (Closed)
(Closed to Drop Off & Pick up)
  • New Year's Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please Note:

  • Just like a hotel, all guests checking out after 1pm will be charged for that day.
  • For our boarding guests, if you need to drop off/pick up prior to 8am a $20 charge will be added to your stay.
  • For our boarding guests, if you need to drop off/pick up after 4pm, a $20 charge will be added to your stay.