*All drop offs, pick ups and showings by appointment only.

Please contact Krista 904-504-1929.

Military discount:
Available upon request!

Overnight boarding: $47/day

Prices will increase as of November 1, 2023.  (See below)


“Guests” from the same household share a cabin at an additional rate of:

* $38/day/2nd dog
* $31/day/3rd dog
* $28/day/4th dog ***The day of arrival is a day of board.


Starting November 1, 2023:

*One dog $50/day, Two dogs $92/day, Three dogs $127/day, Four dogs $157/day


***If you pick up your dog before 8:15 a.m., (June 12-Sept 4 before 7:45 a.m.)  you will not be charged for that day’s service.

***Holiday charges apply-$10/day/dog, Friday through Monday of President’s Day weekend, Easter weekend, Memorial Day weekend, July Fourth weekend (this could vary on dates depending where the holiday falls in the week), and Labor day weekend, Monday through Sunday of Thanksgiving week, and December 20-Jan 3. There will be a minimum of four day stay charge for Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas week.  Any cancellation within 5 days of a designated holiday period will result in a $100/dog charge.

***If you have a dog that is prone to matting, (doodles especially!!) please have him trimmed short before boarding.  With all of the play and activity experienced at the ranch, these longer haired dogs mat quickly and it is impossible to control if their hair is too long. If trimming or extra brushing is required, there will be an extra charge applied which will be determined by the extra time required to maintain a healthy coat situation for your dog.


Reservations and Deposit Required

Peak season includes Memorial Day through Labor Day, and the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. During these periods, a $50 deposit is required for each dog. This deposit is refundable unless your dog’s reservation is cancelled within five days of your dog’s scheduled arrival date. Please call us as early possible if you need to cancel or change your reservation.

What your pooch can expect during his stay at Ballypines …

0700-0730 Initial dog let out.
0730-0830 Breakfast.
0830-1200 Play time for all!
1200-1600 Quiet time.
1600-1630 Potty break.
1630-1730 Dinner.
1730-1830 Play time!
2000-2030 Bedtime potty break.


We will be monitoring ALL dogs for the following behaviors in order to ensure the safety of our campers. The following  play styles do not work well in the the social setting here at the ranch:

  • Bullying-this includes posturing over other dogs, “boxing” other dogs, or body slamming other dogs (typical of Bully breeds and Boxers especially).
  • Herding/policing-nipping at other dogs when play gets amped up, barking in other dogs personal space in a controlling manner, chasing other dogs (typical of any shepherd breed and some terrier breeds).
  • Excessive barking-this increases the stress level of everyone in the group.
  • Fence aggression-barking at the dogs on the opposite side of the fenced in yards.  This increases the stress level of dogs on both sides of the fence.
  • Resource guarding-inability to have toys/food present without becoming aggressive towards other dogs.  Becoming territorial of special belongings, including pinecones or sticks in the yards.  Although we don’t feed dogs together (unless in the same family and okayed by their parents), some dogs will be reactive just walking by the kitchen and then act aggressively towards dogs in the vicinity.



  • All outdoor play and areas in which your dog will have access to are determined by your dog’s needs and temperament. 
  • Outdoor play consists of running with other dogs, playing fetch, water time (warmer months) and chilling in the great outdoors.
  • Ballypines continues to celebrate much growth and development since opening in 2013. We remain a small business,  which allows your dog to receive the love and attention he deserves, as well as the custom-tailored dog care that will help him feel more comfortable in a new place. We now have 16 cabins available for your pooch to visit and enjoy!  All rooms are climate controlled, offer a couch/raised bed, fresh water, and whatever else you think will provide those daily comforts and scents of home.  
  • Although some rooms do have runs available, we determine which room would keep your dog the happiest and most comfortable.  Rooms are then assigned accordingly.  Run doors are shut during extreme weather conditions as well as at night.

Bedding and personal belongings

We request that you bring your own bedding and blankets from home. (PLEASE bring clean bedding!! We cannot accept dirty bedding or blankets!) If your bedding requires cleaning during your dog’s stay, there will also be a 2$ charge applied to the final bill. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING!!

Ballypines does have bedding available, however there will be a charge of $2/day.

Take home a CLEAN DOG!

Although we guarantee that your dog will not go home dirty, we do offer a shampoo, brush and blow-out for your dog. (We do not do ears, nails, or anal glands.)

SHAMPOO …$15.00-40.00/dog, extra charges can apply for thicker coats and supersized breeds.

Blow dry and brushing-price TBD

Please note: We typically bath your dog in the morning and he/she will most likely enjoy outdoor playtime again after this bath!


0730-0815 (0715-0745 Summer months)
1845-1900 PICK-UP ONLY
You will be prompted to choose a specific pick-up and drop-off time when making your reservation. Please note that we are very particular about punctuality. This is only to ensure that your dog, and all of the other dogs, receive optimal play time in a safe environment!!!!! (Late fee will be added to balance if necessary.)


Your dog will be fed twice per day unless otherwise specified. We ask that you bring your dog’s food from home since we don’t want to stress him with a change in diet. Please remember to label all food with your pooch’s name and feeding directions. Please put each meal in a baggie-this ensures your dog is receiving the proper amount of food. Always pack a couple of extra meals-you never know when your trip may have an unexpected delay in return! If you think your dog may have trouble eating initially, please bring some moist food to make his meal extra enticing… a hungry dog is a not a happy dog!!


The first oral medication will be administered free-of-charge, unless given more than twice per day. If more medication is required, there will be a $1 per extra-dose fee. Eye medications and ear medications will have a 2$/dose fee.

We shall administer your dog’s medications as instructed by your veterinarian. Please have all medications labeled with your pet’s name, dosage, and frequency.



All dogs must have hard copy proof of current vaccinations upon admittance to the ranch at every visit.

We require all dogs vaccinated and up-to-date for:


-Distemper Combo

-Bordetella, within 6 months of your dog’s reservation

-Annual Canine Influenza vaccination

-Fecal parasite check within 1 year of your dog’s reservation

-Any dogs found to be infected with parasites (fleas, ticks, lice, or mites) will be treated at the owner’s expense.

-We cannot accept ill or diseased ranchers.

Specialty Needs/Extra Charges…PLEASE READ!

If, FOR ANY REASON, your dog requires a visit to the animal hospital,the veterinary charges are the dog owner’s responsibility. A minimum of $50 transport fee will also be applied to the final bill.  (Charge could increase depending on time and distance involved in vet transport).

Any dog that is prone to matting or requiring preventive brush outs will be charged accordingly. The charge will be determined by the time it takes to properly remove or prevent mats from occurring.

There will be a $10/dog/day fee for all major holidays. These holidays include the Friday through Monday of President’s Day weekend, Easter weekend, Memorial Day weekend, July 4 weekend (dates will vary depending on when the 4th falls in the week), Labor Day weekend. Also the Monday through Sunday of Thanksgiving and December 20-January 3.

There will be a $10/day extra charge for puppies under five months of age. This charge will cover an extra walk late at night and during the day for potty training purposes!

Please understand that this is a small business…pick ups and drop offs are by appointment only. We do this for the safety of the dogs as well as optimizing their outdoor/social schedule! if you have a scheduled time for pick-up or drop-off, punctuality is greatly appreciated!! There will be a charge of $5 per every 15 minutes that you are late.

Should your dog require any other special medical needs (i.e. protective cone, insulin injections, special training needs), additional charges will be applied. This will be discussed prior to your dog’s drop off.

Bedding rental : $2/day
Bedding/linen laundry services: $2/event
Early drop off: $15.00 Offered on weekdays to those that need to drop off their dog between 0645– 0700.


We accept cash or checks, payed in advance.

Military discount offered.

What you will need upon arrival

Emergency information including:

-Your contact information

-A local emergency contact name and number

-Proof of vaccinations

-Your dog’s food/treats labeled

-Any beds, blankets, toys that you would like for your dog to enjoy in his/her cabin

-Medication labeled with veterinarian’s order (may be confirmed via phone if necessary)

-collar, (no training collars please!) ***SAFETY ITEM***, no tags please

-A list of any special needs/accommodations your pooch may need to feel more at home!