Where Your Dog Feels At Home
Dog boarding, grooming & daycare services in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Welcome to Twin Falls' newest dog boarding and grooming facility.
Our state of the art facility is designed to be energy efficient, and acoustically dampened, assuring your pet's stay will be comfortable, not just for their physical needs, but for their mental and emotional needs as well. Our devoted and professional staff work hard to ensure every dog has plenty of attention and care, from the moment we greet you, until the moment you take your pets home. We know when you travel, the last thing you want to worry about is the care and comfort of your pets, so let us ease your mind and theirs. Book your pet's next stay today!
What do I bring for my dog?
You don't need to bring anything! We provided everything your dog could need from beds, blankets, toys, and bowls. We do not accept toys and bowls from home as they can easily get mixed into our stock during cleaning. If you'd like, you can certainly bring a bed or blanket that smells like home!
Can I see where my dog will be staying?
We are more than happy to give a walk-through during our less active hours. Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm are available for guided tours. Call us today to speak with a receptionist about scheduling a convenient time for your tour.
What does my dog do while they're in the kennel?
We strive to build a consistent routine for your dogs while they are with us for their mental, social, and physical health. Our playgroup list is customized every day based around size, temperament and immediate mood. Your dog will make friends (both four and two-legged) and enjoy their company. We also work on some basic obedience and manners behaviors to stimulate your dog's mind and problem solving skills. We aren't home, but we work hard to provide a safe and accommodating environment for your beloved pet.
The gate is always closed. How do I get in?
Highway 30 provides a lot of convenince, but it is still a highway. We installed the automatic gate with safety in mind in the unlikely event a dog managed to get off-lead on the way into or out of the facility. There is a callbox on the left-hand side when you pull up. Press the call button on that box to call the front desk and we'll let you in!
I have been using Dog's Den for a year for my two Shiba Inu's. I have boarded them several times and they have been fantastic. My dogs are happy when I drop them off and happy when I pick them up. I love that I can request an exit wash so they come home all clean and smiling. They have been great with special diets and medication needs during stays. Thanks for taking such great care of my pups!
We had an excellent experience we got the dogs bathed trimmed and they are so beautiful I recommend this place they love animals here.
"Trusting your loved ones in someone else's care can be stressful, thankfully Dog's Den gives pet owners the peace of mind knowing their best friend is safe, secure and well taken care of. With a convenient location, fair price, and great employees."
- Levi Smith
“Give your dog a job that fits with your life and not only will you have a happier dog, but you’ll also have a much better relationship with them.”
For hundreds, in some cases even thousands of years, all types of dog breeds have been developed for various purposes. It’s only been in the past one hundred years that humans have shifted our symbiotic relationship with canines to be one based more in companionship than work. Even dogs bred for pure companionship also had the job of being an alarm system that would call guards and their larger guard dogs. This is just one of the reasons why little lap dogs bark so much. They really do think they’re doing their job.
When we say, “Your dog needs a job” we really do mean that. All dog breeds and the various mixes that form our favorite mixed breeds all have hundreds of years of dedicated breeding towards a specific purpose. You’re not going to overwrite that to a companion dog in one hundred years. Any dog can be a fantastic companion for your family, provided that their need for a job is met every day.
Think about the student in an elementary school class who is always disruptive. That one child who just can’t sit still, can’t focus, and is always talking to other kids. What do we usually find out about this kid? They’re bored! The same is often the case for our dogs when we don’t satisfy our dogs’ need for a job.
This need for a job really is a true need. If you’ve never had the privilege of watching a dog do the job they were bred for, I highly encourage you to watch some videos online. Watch a Border Collie herd. Watch a pack of Great Pyrenees coordinate livestock protection. Watch a Bloodhound track a scent. Watch a Labrador Retriever bring in a bird. Watch a Husky pull a sled. Even the little dogs have their jobs. Although many of those little dog jobs involve digging for and disposing of rodents so viewer discretion is highly advised. The one constant with all these dogs you’ll see is how happy and fulfilled they all look.
Think of that Labrador Retriever. Consistently one of the highest ranked picks for a family dog on internet lists. That is certainly true. I have a Lab myself and she is wonderful. However, think of the primary purpose of a Labrador Retriever. What were they bred for? They were bred to retrieve dead birds that were shot down from fields or lakes. Run out or swim out, bring back, wait for next bird, repeat. All day long. Therefore, most labs have high energy and high drive. If we don’t satisfy this need through exercise and mental stimulation, you develop behavior problems. We all know that one Labrador who is just vibrating with excess energy every second of the day who just will not listen to their owner. They’re like a bunch of firecrackers going off in every single direction.
If we do not give our dogs a job, they will pick a job for themselves. If a dog makes a dog-decision in a human world, we’re going to have problems. Just like you must teach your kids to color in coloring books and not on walls, we must teach our dogs what behaviors are appropriate and where. We never want to tell our dogs that their natural instinctive behaviors are forbidden. A Beagle is going to bark. A Border Collie is going to herd. A Retriever is going to want things in their mouth. What we want to do instead is find an appropriate outlet for those natural behaviors. Give your dog a job that fits with your life and not only will you have a happier dog, but you’ll also have a much better relationship with them.