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5 Dog Kennels In and Around Oakland Park

The Living In Oakland Park Facebook group is a great way for people in the community to get recommendations about trusted service providers. Just before the holidays last year one member of the group asked for kennel recommendations.

Dog Kennels in and Around Oakland Park

With suggestions from group members and a little research we came up with the following list. Feel free to add any suggestions you have in the comments section of this article.

Oakland Park Animal Hospital

2200 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Oakland Park, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 953-0009

Oakland Park Animal Hospital Oakland Park Animal Hospital offers a full service boarding solution for your pet. It is a veterinary clinic that offers animal boarding services. The staff will play, monitor and look after the well-being and comfort of your pet. Because they are also a veterinary clinic if your pet needs medical attention they can also treat your pet. In addition to looking after your pets daily needs, they also offer grooming services. Mandatory baths may be required for stays over a certain time period. 

Wilton Waggerz

1674 East Oakland Park Blvd.
​Oakland Park FL. 33334
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Wilton Waggerz owner, Jack Lovascio, simply loves dogs. He has four dogs of his own but his heart has room for many more. For this reason Jack extends his love as a service to others looking for excellent care for their pets. Lovascio has attended one of the few accredited grooming schools in the country, and has completed an intensive program that teaches CPR and First Aid for animals, the PetSaver Program.

For years he has provided full service grooming services for cats and dogs at his grooming salon.  Lovascio also offers top-notch pet care services that include  daily visits, overnight boarding, dog grooming, and therapeutic skin, treatments. 

Central Bark Fort Lauderdale

3699 N. Dixie Hwy.
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone: (954) 568-3647
Grooming: (954) 566-4764
[email protected]

Central Bark® Fort Lauderdale has been in the doggy day care business since 2003. In addition to canine care they offer grooming, boarding and training services. Central Bark’s care services incorporates Enrichment Doggy Day Care. This approach combines care services with behavior science offering your dog a day of exercise, socialization, learning, rest and relaxation as well as lots of love and attention. 

Wilton's Manor Doggie Daycare, Resort and Spa

2155 N. Dixie Hwy
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Josh (George) Meneses and  his partner Alan Aghazadian walked away from their professional careers in 2011 in order to open their dream business a pet resort. Although the Wilton’s Manor Doggie Daycare, Resort and Spa was a new venture for them pet care was not.

Meneses had helped open a boarding and grooming facility, the Canine Lodge, in California in 2006. In 2000, Aghazadian did some part time work at a pet grooming and day care facility in California, the Pet Spa, in order to earn some extra money. He did make some extra cash but he also discovered his passion for the pet service industry. 

At their new resort and spa Meneses and Aghazadian have incorporated cage free grooming, doggie day care and overnight boarding. They offer their clients and their clients’ furbabies a high level of care, professionalism and outstanding pet hospitality services. 

Arfington Pet Resort

3910 NW 49th Street,
Tamarac, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 777-3647
[email protected]

Arfington pet resort boasts pet accommodation that rivals those us humans use! Pets that are boarded overnight will be in their own climate-controlled suite. Cats have access to special tri-level suites. They can enjoy watching fish the Arfington’s “virtual” aquarium watching birds through the windows and other outdoor activities. If they want to lounge around all they need to do is slink out to the lounge area. 

During the day your furbaby will be kept busy, fed, and well-taken care of. They will have an opportunity sunbathe, swim or socialize with the other furbabies. When it is time for bed they will be tucked away and put to sleep with soothing music so they get a good night’s rest and are all rested up for another day of fun at the Arfington Pet Resort!

Your Fur Baby in Good Hands

We know that as a pet owner you only want the best for your pet, especially if you are away. We hope this list helps you make the best decision for you and your fur baby.

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Desiree Avila


Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.

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