There are so many reasons to start a dog daycare and boarding business: escaping the monotony of a desk job, working for yourself in a booming industry, and building a profitable business, all while surrounding yourself with furry friends.

But chances are, we don’t have to tell you why to open a doggie daycare and/or boarding facility. What we can tell you, and what we have told people across the country, is how to break into the dog daycare & dog boarding business quickly, efficiently, and profitably.  


Consulting services

From coast to coast, we’ve helped pet boarding businesses successfully open their doors and get up and running. We can walk you through everything from dreaming it up to being ready to open your doors.


templates & products

We know from experience everything you need to start a boarding kennel from scratch, or what we term a dog resort or hotel. Our dog daycare business plans, boarding plans, templates, tools, floor plans and guides are ready for you to download and run with.


Industry resources

Over the years, we’ve collected the best tips, tricks, and articles on owning and operating a premier pet resort, and have gathered it all in our blog.

Why Best in Show Consulting?




Sniff out Steve & Renee

We wanted to take our dogs to work—before dog-friendly offices were a thing. So in 2006 we opened Ruffin’ It Resort, a luxury dog daycare and boarding facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

We believe that being around dogs is good for the soul (even if it’s occasionally bad for the couch cushions), and we want to help you achieve your dreams of running a dog kennel and luxury pet resort. Best in Show is not a dog boarding franchise (in other words: no franchise fees, no annual fees, and no royalties)—it’s simply a helping paw from people who have been where you are and know the answers to all the questions you’re asking!


Hear from our favorite humans

Through the years, we’ve helped make dogs’ dreams come true by helping humans build safe, fun places for them to romp and roam while their parents are busy at work or on vacation. Hear from some of our clients on what it’s like to work with us and the benefits of our services.