Dog boarding at the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society is discounted for our members. You have two memberships to chose from:

A Yearly Membership is a one time payment of $25-$999 per household and is good for 12 months.

A Lifetime Membership is a one time payment of $1,000 or more and your membership if good for your lifetime. Memberships are non-transferable and cannot be gifted to other family members.

We are proud of our high standard of care for all of our boarding guests throughout their stay. Dogs staying at the humane society enjoy large indoor and outdoor kennels and several play times in our yards with caretakers each day. Caretakers also ensure they receive their normal meals, prepared based on your requests, comfy blankets, toys and attention to all of their needs. We will also administer most medications but they must be kept in the appropriate prescription bottle. Medications or supplements not stored in either their original container or a pharmacy prescription bottle, will NOT be accepted. 

Dog  Boarding Fees

  • $25 a day for one dog
  • $15 a day for second dog sharing a kennel
  • **If you do not bring your own dog's food, food will be provided for an additional fee of $2.00 per day

All dogs must have the following vaccinations at least 7 days prior to entering boarding:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper-Parvo (DHPP)
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)
  • Canine Flu (Influenza- H3N2 & H3N8)
    •  All dogs boarding with us must be vaccinated against the dog flu effective August 1, 2018.

    • The vaccination requires one round of the vaccine, then a booster shot 2-3 weeks later.

    • The booster shot needs to be done at least 2 week in advance of the boarding reservation. In total, the process needs to begin at least 6 weeks month prior to boarding, so we highly encourage boarders to plan in advance.


Reservations are required. Please call (805) 688-8224 to book today.

To learn about becoming a member of the Santa Ynez Valley contact the shelter at (805) 688-8224 or visit our how to help page. Through membership and patronage of our boarding services you help to ensure funding for the SYV Humane Society's mission of controlling overpopulation of dogs and cats and finding new homes for homeless animals.

Thanks for helping the animals!