Dog, Cat, & Animal Boarding Queenstown Maryland

Proudly built the way nature intended a kennel to be.

General Information

Boarding can be an exciting and pleasant experience for your pet. It can also be stressful. To eliminate as much of this stress as possible, we recommend that you make your check-in as short as possible. If you are stressed, your pet will sense that and reflect your demeanor.

At check-in, you will be asked to complete our check-in form. This form contains any instructions required to make your pet’s stay a happy experience, as well as approval for us to post your pet’s picture on social media. . You can download this form from our Downloads Page and fill it out in advance, making the process quicker for you and easier for your pet when you arrive.

You are welcome to bring a favorite toy(s) for your pets. Please note that Wye River Kennel accepts no responsibility for the loss or destruction of toys. The toy must be safe and large enough for you pet.

The care and health of your pet is paramount to Wye River Kennel. Any pet exhibiting signs of illness, prior to or upon check in, will need to have their stay rescheduled. Respiratory symptoms, diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy are all symptoms of illness that we look for. If your pet becomes ill during their stay we will notify you and separate your pet from others to minimize cross-contamination.

The Return Home

Expect your pet to take a day or two to get back to normal. It is not unusual for your pet’s bathroom, eating and drinking habits, and demeanor to be a little off the mark.

Also, don’t be surprised if your pet is tired when he or she gets home. As play time is encouraged, most pets are very active here at Wye River Kennel.



(Per Night)

Our boarding rates are based on your pet’s weight at the time of their visit.

  • $32.00 Daily (01 - 35 LBS)
  • $33.00 Daily (36 - 55 LBS)
  • $34.00 Daily (56 - 75 LBS)
  • $36.00 Daily (76+ LBS)
  • $34.00 Daily (Puppies Under 18 Months)


  • $21.00 Daily

Doggie Day Care

(Per Day)

  • $30.00 Daily (01 - 35 LBS)
  • $35.00 Daily (36 - 55 LBS)
  • $36.00 Daily (56 - 75 LBS)
  • $40.00 Daily (76+ LBS)
Daycare Package Discounts
  • Prepay for 5 or more days a month, receive 10% discount on daily rate.
  • Unlimited Daycare (20 days a month maximum), receive 20% discount on daily rate.

Due to the playful and untrained nature of most puppies, we require that all puppies (18 months and younger) receive a bath prior to departure.

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.

Why Us?

Wye River Kennel is situated on over twenty wildlife-enriched acres at the beautiful headwaters of the Wye River. Shaded by large trees in a park-like wooded setting, Wye River Kennel offers outdoor exercise pens, supplying plenty 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.

Our facility consists of three buildings. The main building holds the reception area, where check ins and checkout outs are processed. We have a dedicated facility reserved for the boarding of smaller animals and cats. Our entire facility is equipped with heat and air conditioning for your pet’s optimal comfort, and our grooming room is fully equipped with an elevated bathing tub. Our other two buildings provide boarding space for larger dogs.

And, of course, for your pet's health and safety, our managers live on the kennel grounds. Wye River Kennel was established in 1985 and has long been known for its excellent, quality pet care. We serve the Washington, D.C., Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore communities of both Maryland and Delaware. With the perfect location, we are the best place for your loving pet
companion. Get a full view of our property by viewing the photos and video below.




FREE Walks & FREE Outdoor Playtime!


Outdoor Runs

Owner Reviews

Wye River Kennel
Based on 24 reviews
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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.

1. Sign-up

We use PawLoyalty for our online registration and reservations. Upload your vaccanation information.

2. Make Reservation

Call us, email us, or click the link below. We will call or email you back with confirmation.

Reservations must be confirmed


3. Check In

With your reservation confirmed we recommend that you make your check-in as short as possible.


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.


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.