The last thing you want to worry about while on vacation or a business trip is the welfare of your pet. Family owned and operated (our home is next door to the kennel), we welcome your pet as one of our family. If you are looking for top quality dog and cat boarding in Maryland, look no further, Belquest Kennels has got you covered!

Your pet will enjoy a country resort vacation on over 18 private and secure acres with a spring-fed pond and lots of open fields, yet convenient to major roads and within 30 minutes of Columbia, Gaithersburg, Frederick, and Westminster.

Our staff of experienced pet care technicians, provides a safe, comfortable, vacation for your dog, cat or exotic pet. Our years of experience enable us to recognize individual needs and customize our care to ensure your pet's health and happiness.


Dogs ~ $30 per night
Day Care with Playtime $20 per day.


$15 per night for non-window suites or
$20 per night for window suites with a view.

Other Pets $10.00

**Second Pet from the same household boards for half 
price when sharing the same accommodation.

Country Walks and Playtime

$10 per half hour or two 15 minute sessions

**Second Dog from the same household plays/walks for
half price when sharing time.

Medications & Treatments

$1.00 per medication

Salon Facilities

Grooming prices depend on your pet’s breed, style of
grooming and condition of coat.

Transportation (Pickup and Delivery)

Belquest Kennels offers the convenient option of pickup and delivery for a nominal fee. To and/or from your Home-Work-Veterinarian-Airports. Advance notice for any transportation is required.

Nature Walks and Play Yard

Your dog will often make friends with his next-door neighbors, receiving plenty of exercise romping in their spacious run. For dogs that would enjoy additional individual attention - a romp around the pond with a ball or Frisbee - playtime in our spacious play yard and nature walks are also available for a nominal fee.


Bed and Biscuit

Canine accommodations feature private heated and air conditioned rooms with spacious individual outdoor patios of sanitary concrete flooring. Clean, comfy rugs and blankets are provided in your dog's indoor sleeping quarters, so you do not need to bring anything from home. Snacks are served during "yappy hours," and when the "maids" clean rooms and replace bedding.

cat boarding in maryland at belquest kennels

You have to see our "cathouse" to believe it. In a separate area from our canine facilities, our pampered feline guests enjoy individual "gymboree" suites - 7 feet high - featuring perches, beds, windows and private restrooms, with germ-proof barriers between residences, to protect your pet from the unlikely spread of airborne viruses.

exotic pet boarding in maryland at belquest kennels

We're happy to extend our hospitality to your exotic friends: ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, iguanas . . . even snakes! Due to the delicate nature of these pets, you may be asked to bring your own cage and food, and we'll provide the TLC.

dog and cat boarding Reservations

We recommend that you make reservations as early as possible to ensure your pet's accommodations. Holidays and summer vacation are especially busy. As do most hotels, we request a credit card deposit to reserve your pet's "suite," which is refundable with 24 hours notice if your plans change. For your convenience we accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

5 Star Dining

Morning and evening, we provide the same nutritionally balanced premium formula we feed our show dogs: your choice of Iams Eukanuba or Lamb and Rice dry, or Pedigree dry and canned twice daily.

Cats enjoy free choice of a low-ash blend, as well as canned food. If your pet has special needs, we're happy to accommodate them at a small additional charge.

Depending upon your pet's age, weight and preference, you may want to choose entrees from our "Weight Watchers" or "Home Cooked Meals" menus. As always, you are welcome to bring your pet's own food from home; please clearly mark your pet's name and the amount to be fed each time.

Check In/Check Out

Check in and check out are available anytime during our extended hours, if you are checking in for the day please arrive at least a half an hour before closing time. Check out before 10:00 am will not incur a charge for that day. Check out times do not apply to pets being bathed or groomed. If someone other than you will be picking up your pet, please leave us permission to release your pet to another party. Note that all hours may vary around holidays. Please check in advance for applicable pick-up and delivery hours.

What To Pack

We provide comfortable, Cots or orthopedic bedding for our older guest with freshly laundered bedding, and sanitary food and water bowls. We do accept bedding, blankets, crates, etc. from home. Toys and chew bones are welcome - We have a owe have a variety of items for sale in our gift shop. We must limit personal items to two (2) per stay, and request that you identify all of your pet's belongings (including toys and chew bones) with your pet's name in indelible marker to avoid mix-ups. We cannot be responsible for the replacement or return of lost items.

Passports and Immunizations

For the safety and well being of all our guests, basic immunization is required for dogs and cats. Dogs must present records current for DHLPP, Rabies vaccinations and Bordetella immunization. We highly recommend Canine Influenza (H3N8 virus)

Bordatella reduces the likelihood that your pet will contract one of the many varieties of this airborne virus. It must be given at least two (2) weeks prior to your dog's stay in order to provide maximum protection. As this vaccine is a live virus, it may produce a mild case of the virus in some dogs.

Cats must present current records for FVRCP and Rabies vaccinations. We require that your cat has also received immunization for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeIV) or has tested negative for the virus within the past year.

Pet Toys, etc. 'R Us

For your convenience, the Belquest Boutique carries a variety of pet supplies, including collars, leashes, toys, treats and grooming supplies. Purchase your pet a new toy, or ask our groomer which brush or shampoo to use to keep your pet's coat healthy in between grooming appointments.  We also carry gift baskets for that new pup in your life.  Our gift baskets contain all the essentials including a lot of toys and even carpet cleaner!


In the unlikely event your pet becomes ill while with us, we reserve the right to seek veterinary care for which you, the owner, will be fully responsible. If we are unable to make arrangements with your veterinarian, we will contact our veterinary service. Please provide us with telephone numbers to reach you and your representative in the event of an emergency.

Special Needs

If your pet is on medication, we will be happy to administer most medications and treatments at a nominal charge. Mark all medications with your pet's name, dosage, and condition being treated.

Please alert us to any recent illnesses your pet may have suffered, or of any special temperament problems we may experience, so that we are equipped to manage any situation which may arise.

dog and cat grooming in maryland at belquest kennels

To keep all of our guest "pest free," each animal will be examined for fleas and ticks upon arrival, and will be bathed or dipped if necessary at your expense. Due to hygeine reasons, if 2 or more of your pets are boarding together in the same space they are required to be bathed before leaving, at your expense.

Many owners request their pets receive a "spa treatment" (bath) before they go home . Pets scheduled for a "going home" bath receive an extended check-out time at no charge. We provide complete grooming "makeover" services for both cats and dogs, including oatmeal baths, medicated shampoos and conditioners. Our state-of-the-art HydroSurge system cleans more thoroughly, and provides your pet a soothing massage -- gentle enough for puppies and therapeutic for older pets. Baths are complete with nail trim and ear cleaning.  Anal glands are expressed upon request for an additional charge.

Please be reminded that we have you pet's best interests at heart; if your pet gets too dirty while on nature walks or simply exercising in his run, we reserve the right to bathe your pet, at your expense, before he goes home.

Grooming services are a la carte, so please call for prices. Reservations are required for pets not boarding and are available year round. Our award-winning staff, including a Certified Master Groomer, is experienced in all styles of grooming: for the show ring, or just to make your pet more comfortable.

Pamper yourself!  Inquire about our Shedless Program and cut down on the amount of vacuuming you have to do!