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Dog Boarding Defiance – Your dog deserves the best! We provide world-class dog lodging in Defiance, OH.  There is something for every dog at The Purple Dog.  All dogs receive loving care from our trained and compassionate staff 365 days/year.

Dogs from the same family can bunk together for our multi-dog discount or they can bunk separately. Our rates include our popular Monday-Friday Doggy DayCare, for those who have completed their complimentary, 4-hour temperament test. However, if your dog prefers privacy, we also give the option of just chilling in their spacious room with private play times.


Includes DayCare Play for Evaluated Dogs

Monday-Friday. One-on-One Play with Caregivers for Non-Evaluated Dogs. Multiple dog discounts apply ONLY when dogs are staying in the same enclosure. Saturday & Sunday Drop Off/Pickup 9:00-10:00 am OR 5:00-6:00 pm.

COTTAGES 4′ x 6′

1st Dog$24/night
Each Additional Dog $18/night

 CABINS 5′ x 6′

1st Dog$27/night
Each Additional Dog $20/night

LUXURY SUITE 6′ x 6‘ (and Specialty Rooms)

1st Dog$40/night
Each Additional Dog$30/night


House Food$5/day
Stuffed Kong$3
Isolation $40/night

Details and Policies

Pickups & Dropoffs:

  • You may drop-off or pickup your dog Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm. On Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: Mornings 9:00-10:00am or Evenings 5:00-6:00pm.
  • There is a $15 charge for a late pickup. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we will feed and board your dog for an additional night.

What to Bring:

  • Your dog’s food, measured out in baggies, or a measuring device is suggested. However, we have house food available for $1/meal.
  • Any medications or special treats.
  • A favorite blanket or toy is nice for them to have.
  • Bowls are available at the facility. You may also request the use of our beds and/or blankets at no additional charge.
  • We do not allow rawhide bones.
  • Cancellations need to be made by phone 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a 50% cancellation fee.


Some of our additional services and perks available at no additional charge during your dog’s stay include orthopedic beds, activities, special treats, one-on-one time, and dog bathing and personal item cleaning as needed.

Spa Services:

  • You may schedule any spa service or doggie maintenance to be performed during your dog’s stay.
  • If your dog’s stay is 5 nights or longer, they will enjoy a FREE boarding bath.
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