Your Pet's Vacation Destination!
Charleston, SC

What We Do



Safe & Secure

Our clean, private dog kennels provide a large secure environment for your pet. Our kennel is climate controlled with air conditioning and heat depending on the season. Cozy bedding, soothing music and aromatherapy provide a relaxing atmosphere to lower your four-legged friend’s stress while you are away.

Your dog will enjoy our large individual play yards, where they will be let out 4 times a day for private, one on one play time with one of our staff members (weather permitting) at no extra charge.

All pets have fresh water available at all times and receive a bedtime treat before they are tucked in for the night.

Day Care

Fun & Tiring

At the New Stono River Kennel, we take a different approach to the norm in Charleston doggie day care. We do not have large groups of intermingled play. Instead, we match dogs by temperament to play in small groups while supervised by our behaviorist. This provides a safe, fun and stimulating environment for your dog, while you are at work.

Is your dog not a dog’s dog? No problem! Our kennel is set up to easily allow for less dog friendly dogs to still enjoy day care, while receiving one on one attention from our staff. If you need a customized day care experience for your dog, please give us a call.


Fresh & Clean

Having your dog groomed is essential for keeping your best friend’s coat and skin healthy. The New Stono River Kennel uses the finest salon quality shampoos and conditioners to leave your pet with a healthy and soft coat.

Full service bath includes bath, blow dry, ear cleaning, nail trimming and anal gland expression. Discount baths are available for boarders.

Other Services include: Full Grooming, Light Trims, De-Matting, Tick & Flea Shampoos, Skin & Odor Treatments, Soothing Oatmeal Shampoo, Furmination


Manners & Skills

Training plays a key role in building a good relationship with your dog. It’s not just about fun tricks or showing off, it is about communicating with your dog so both of you are happier. Remember, dogs do not instinctively know how you want them to behave, you have to teach them!

We have partnered with Well Mannered Dog training to provide private lessons from basic obedience to dog reactivity at our facility. Board/Train programs are also available. With over 15 years experience, your training will be effective, fun and one of the best decisions you make for your family.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am -12:00 pm & 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am & 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

About Us

We treat every pet like it is our own!

If you are looking for high quality and personal service then you have come to the right place! The New Stono River Kennel is dedicated to giving your four-legged family members a safe and loving environment. We know how special your pet is as we are pet parents too! Thank you for considering our boarding facility for your pet’s lodging.

Located on John's Island near Charleston, SC, our facility offers spacious and safe outside areas for your dog to enjoy while you are away. Because we are a small kennel, every pet receives extensive personal one-on-one attention, which lowers their stress levels and increases their happiness. The kennel is locally owned and operated by Janie Wilkerson and Allison Allen.


For a smoother check-in, please bring us the completed contract
or email or fax (843-559-9285) ahead of your visit.

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We can't wait to love your pet!