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Warm in the winter and cool in the summer, your furry friend will rest comfortably in their own climate controlled kennel during their stay. Each guest gets ample time outside to play throughout the entire day in one of two large fenced-in play yards (varies depending on severe weather conditions).

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Your furry friend will enjoy fun throughout the day with group or solo play in one of two fully fenced play yards with plenty of access to shade. If your dog requires specialized exercise, we can accommodate with personalized walks or other options. Just ask!

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As owners of Golden Retrievers, Mastiffs, Labs and geriatric pets, we understand how difficult it is to find a safe, clean, loving, and spacious place to comfortably leave your animals. This large canine camp nestled deep in the woods is a perfect setting for a “Home-Away-from-Home”. The unique features to this rural retreat will combine health, safety and comfort, with plenty of space for your bigger boned dog. (Smaller dogs accommodated too!)

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  • 5 star review  We just came home from an 11 day vacation! Friends and my Vet recommended The Bigger the Better Canine Camp for my Scarlet ( she is an 80lb. German Shepherd). Scarlet is my baby and just having her away from the family for that many days is awful, and having to take her to a camp where they don't know her made me so nervous. I have to tell you first of all the location of this camp is beautiful, spacious and meticulous! After meeting the owner and speaking to her I was relaxed! Being able to see pictures of my girl having a great time, playing with other dogs her size and playfulness was priceless! Every time I missed my girl I was able to leave a comment on her picture and Traci would get back to me with a cute comment to let me know she was doing great! Scarlet came home beautifully bathed and groomed, well exercised and well taken care of while we were gone!! Everything about this facility was top notch!! I will be bringing Scarlet back and highly recommend this camp to all of you Mommas out there that have a hard time leaving their babies!! Thank you so much The Bigger the Better Canine Camp for taking such great care of my girl!!!

    Johnene Dana Avatar Johnene Dana
    July 20, 2015
  • 5 star review  Great place for large breed dogs!! You can call to check on your dog's and the owners know exactly how they are doing. The prices are very reasonable and they get top notch care. If they celebrate a birthday there, they get a homemade bone cake 🙂

    Christina Gabbert DeVito Avatar Christina Gabbert DeVito
    August 21, 2014
  • 5 star review  Best place to board your dog in all of NOVA! Always accommodating and very flexible!

    Jim Zakar Avatar Jim Zakar
    January 9, 2017
  • 5 star review  My dogs ALWAYS know they're going to see Josh. Especially when we pull in to the driveway - they get so excited!!! Thank you so much for taking good care of Cecil and Milo!!!

    Joseph Ortiz Avatar Joseph Ortiz
    October 14, 2016
  • 5 star review  We love the Bigger the Better Canine Camp for our furry 4-legged camper Buddy! Never a moment's worry when we entrust him to The Cole family, knowing he's having a great time with such caring and wonderful folks. Traci has been so accommodating over the years, meeting us at convenient spots for drop off and pick up...she's the best!

    Alexis W. Press Avatar Alexis W. Press
    April 13, 2016
  • 5 star review  I never have have to worry about my dog while we are out of town. He is all tired out from his week of playing!

    Jenn Ruliffson Stroud Avatar Jenn Ruliffson Stroud
    August 1, 2016
  • 5 star review  First time boarding our 100 lb 8 year-old and he came home so happy and healthy! We were very impressed by how relaxed the dogs were when we came to visit and now our dog is too. Thank you for taking such good care of our big boy!

    Nicole-Rob Weiler Avatar Nicole-Rob Weiler
    August 15, 2016
  • 5 star review  The best around. I take my dog here for every vacation. Very professional and my dog leaves happy.

    Brad Daley Avatar Brad Daley
    October 2, 2014
  • 5 star review  Very nice! A doggie vacation spot!!!

    Denise Denoncourt Avatar Denise Denoncourt
    August 9, 2014
  • 5 star review  We were going away on Spring Break and I was reluctant to leave my two 8 month old Golden Retriever puppies behind, but I knew I was taking them to a top notch place. Tracy took great care of them and also sent me pictures, returned my phone calls right away and really made me feel at ease that the pups were doing great and playing well with the other dogs. I couldn't ask for a better place to board my dogs. They even bathed them and had them all ready to go to Grandma's for Easter! This is definitely five start service here in Nokesville! I will be boarding them here from now on when we go on vacation!!!!

    Cindy Barnes Hancock Avatar Cindy Barnes Hancock
    March 28, 2016