We do not charge extra to properly care for your dog 🙂




(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.

Pet Medications

  • Pills (per meal)                   –   $1.00
  • Injections (per injection)  –   $3.00

Kennel Add-Ons

To add a little extra to your pet’s visit, select one of our enrichment packages at check in. A variety of options to meet every pet personality is available, or if you’d like us to pick based on your pet’s need, we are happy to do so.

For $10 a day, you pick 2, or let us pick based on your pet’s mood.
For 7-day visits, save $20, by adding a week’s worth of enrichment for just $50.


  • Lap Lovin – Is your pet used to plenty of snuggle time? With Lap Lovin’, we’ll snuggle and whisper sweet nothings to your best buddy for at least 15 minutes a day.
  • Office TimeYour pup will spend at least 15 minutes a day hanging out with us in our front office, greeting new friends as they arrive, and providing us with love and kisses. Erm, we mean, providing them with love and kisses.
  • Nighttime TreatYour bestie will end their fun day with a time-consuming healthy treat. Peanut-butter-stuffed Kongs, or yogurt and blueberry icies are among the night-time treat offerings.
  • Fetch TimeFifteen minutes of Frisbee or ball throw-and-fetch in our large outdoor Fetch run.
  • Sniff WalkLet your pet engage in their natural need to sniff with a 15-minute Sniff Walk. We might walk 10 feet, we might walk 1 mile. It all depends on what your pet wants to stop and sniff.
  • Baby Pool Playtime (weather permitting, bath add on required)Many pets love nothing more than to splash around in a pool of water, especially during those hot spring and summer days. Since pool time creates stinky pets, we require a bath prior to departure for pups engaging in pool time play.
  • Daily picture text from your pet Want to see what your pet’s been up to each day? Select daily picture text and your pet will reach out once a day to let you know what they’ve been up to.
  • Search and Sniff MatSearch and Sniff mats supply an outlet for your pet’s natural need to work. Treats hidden in the folds of the mat create an interactive challenge that provides enrichment, enjoyment, and fulfils their need to work.

Bathing Rates

There’s nothing better than knowing your pet got to frolic, play, get dirty, splash around, and then come home smelling fresh and clean. For this reason, we recommend all pets staying at Wye River Kennel receive a bath before departing.

Ask us about our bathing services, and please be sure to mention if your pet has any skin allergies so we can be sure to use an oatmeal shampoo.

Bath rates are between $45 and $60 depending on your pet’s size and hair.


Customers who short a reservation after drop off will be charged for the full reservation. Just like a hotel, all pets staying past our (1PM) checkout will be charged for that day. It’s a (2) Day Charge for Guests that stay Saturday-Sunday.


Fetch and Fluff

Drop your pet off for a day of daycare and end with a clean up bath. $60 for a day’s play and bath. Savings vary but typically will save between $10 and $30.

Enrichment add ons

Select 7 days of enrichment add on for $50. A saving of $20.

Payments Accepted


All reservations require a $25.00 deposit per pet to hold the reservation. Accepted forms of payment are MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. The deposit is non-refundable if the reservation is cancelled at any time after the reservation was made.


We make it as convenient as possible to pay for your pet's stay.

  • We accept cash, personal checks, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX & Discover Card
  • Full payment is required when shorting reservations after drop-off.
  • To ensure your reservation, a non-refundable deposit ($25 Per Pet) will be required. (This deposit is taken off the total bill amount upon departure.)
  • Return Check Fee is $25.00.
  • Reservations must be confirmed.


For stays of 3 nights or longer, and only one discount per stay:

  • Military discount 10% off boarding charges.
  • First Responders discount 10% off boarding charges.
  • Teachers discount 10% off boarding charges.
  • Senior (over 65) discount 10% off boarding charges.
  • Family pack: For 3+ pets from the same household, 10% off boarding charges.
  • Extended stay: For guests staying over 21 nights, 10% off boarding charges.
  • Family vacation package: For 3 or more pets staying over 21 nights, 15% off boarding charges.

* Only one discount per stay when applicable.
* Minimum of (3) nights stay required to be eligible for a discount.
* Discounts do not apply for 1 or 2 night visits.

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

1. Sign-up

We use Paw Partner for our online registration and reservations. Upload your vaccination 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.

You will receive a closed notice if we are full for a particular day.

Feel free to call us if you receive this notice, as we can often accommodate smaller pets.

You can call us at (410) 827-9474 , Email us at, or follow the instructions above 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.


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.