Munchkins Under 10 lbs $45$30
All dogs over 10 lbs$50$35
HOLIDAY RATES Memorial (22-25) July4th (2-6) Labor (3-6) Thanksgiving (23-28) Christmas (23-2nd), $55 per dog$40


Slumber party includes a full day of daycare and the night of sleep over.   Your dog can arrive as early as 7 am up to 7pm– the cost is the same.  Check out time the next day is 11:30am.  At 12pm we lock the doors for lunch and a discounted daycare day of $30 is assessed to your account.   We are closed everyday from 12-1:00pm for lunch..  

Why no cages?

Dogs are pack animals and are happiest when they are free to socialize and sleep where ever they please.   At Always Unleashed, our guests play all day with the same dogs they will be sleeping with at night. They make “best friends” just like humans and unlike a traditional kennel, here at Always Unleashed they can sleep along side those friends at night.  We find the cage free boarding is a more natural experience and lessens the stress of boarding when compared to a kennel where your dog is confined to a small area isolated from humans and their pack friends.  

It also can’t compare to a pet sitter who comes in a few times a day to check on your pup versus the attention, stimulation and fun they experience at Always Unleashed.  So next time you go on vacation leave guilt free and treat your pup to a true resort where everything was built and designed for the sole purpose of your dogs enjoyment.  Be sure to  tune into the web cams any time day or night and see dogs having fun, enjoying the outdoors, and fresh air.  At night you can witness the dogs happily and peacefully sleeping amongst each other.  

without package:

DAYCARE: with no package1st DOG2nd DOG
Munchkins under 10 lbs$30 per day$25 per day
Over 10 lbs$35$25 per day
Hourly rate$8 per hour$8 per hour



1) Reward frequent Unleashers

2) Lets us know how many dogs will be here for daycare each month for sufficient staffing.
(NOTE: These are monthly packages and need to be used within a five weeks of purchase. We give one week leeway for unforeseen circumstances).

 If you have a daycare package and travel during that time frame we will gladly extend your package to make up for that lost time. 

4 times per month$30$120 per month$25
8 times per month$28.75$230 per month$25
12 times per month$27$324 per month$25
16 times per month$26$416 per month$25
HOURLY $7 an hour$7 x ___ however many hours you want to pre- purchase.
TOY BREEDS UNDER 10 LBS$25 per day if commit to 4x a month with credit card on file$20


Daycare is devoted to play, exercise, manners, and safety. The Manners program prevents your dog from learning any bad habits and may even help your dog pick up a few good habits, if they didn’t already know them!

ALL DOGS BOARDING NEED TO COME IN FOR A DAY OF PLAY (evaluation) prior to boarding ($35)


We prefer drop off before 3 pm so we can get them tired before night falls
Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12-1pm every day 

During those hot summer months when it’s too hot for a dog sitter to walk your dog or go to the dog park, try our doggy day care. We have the beach entry lagoon, misters, industrial fans blowing, sunshades, trees and lots of fun and games. Doggy guests can go inside or out at anytime through doggy door. Daycare is available 7 days a week.


Hi I’m Karen, the top dog of Always Unleashed. I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know it is of utmost importance your babies have a fun, active, safe and loving experience while “resorting” at Always Unleashed. If you ever need to reach me anytime for any reason don’t hesitate to call. My cell number is (480) 646-0777. (Be sure to put me in your phone so if you need to call you can do so quickly and easily)


We prefer dogs get here before 3:00 p.m. because we want the dogs to have enough time in the park to be tired and comfortable before night falls and forget all about you.  Quiet, tired dogs make a safer environment for the slumber party.  If your dog(s) is high energy, it’s best to drop him or her off as early as possible so we can be sure they get tired out. Note: the price per night is the same whether you drop off at 7a.m. or 7 p.m.  We applaud those who come early and get their moneys worth. 


Overnight guests have a check out time of 11:00. We give a one hour grace period; hence at 12:01 p.m. a $30 (discounted daycare fee) is automatically charged to your account.

NO AFTER HOUR PICKUPS after 7:00pm, 6:00pm Sat or 5:00pm Sun

If you pick up just minutes after closing hours a $10 late fee will be issued which may sound harsh, but please let me explain:
At night, with the exception of holidays, we just have one staff member watching over the dogs who are all relaxed from a long day of play. When someone comes into the lobby the dogs get active and we it’s not wise to leave an excited group of dogs to tend to someone in the lobby—it’s just not safe! (Just think of when someone comes to your front door, now multiple that by a lot) no one can be with them on the other side of the door to calm them down because they would be in the lobby attending to the person who is picking up late. 
Hope this gives you a better understating why late pick up and early drops off are prohibited. We lock the doors a few minutes after closing and you can pick up the next morning between 7 and 11:00 a.m. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but our first priority is the safety of our guests.


If you forget or don’t want to bring in your own food we provide house food at $3 per day.
IMPORTANT: LABEL EVERYTHING all food, treats, and measuring cups (even the bag you bring the food in-label all of  it!
Everything MUST have your pets name clearly written (preferably with a bold black marker) Also write on their container or bag the feeding instructions (reference in ounces per meal. (i.e. 1 cup = 8 oz.) Lastly, we prefer to use our own measuring cups because unfortunately un-labeled measuring scoops frequently wind up in our lost and found collection. So, again, if you include a measuring cup label it and with a line as to how much.


If your pet’s food will fit into this area then you can either put all the food into one large Ziploc bag with name and amount per meal plainly labeled on their bag or you can individually package each meal in small bags with your pups name visibly printed on every bag.  Either way is fine with us. 
Upon each arrival you will also need to fill out a Feeding Sheet. We feel it’s the best way for us to stay updated (especially with medication, most recent contacts numbers, portion size, etc.).  And we use this form to track the dogs meal if eaten or not.  Three consecutive missed meals in a row will result in a call to the owner.     Our house food is also a blend of various brands to appease the pickiest of eaters.  If you have a picky eater please check the box on feeding sheet that we can sprinkle some in your dogs food to entice eating.   Also if your dog is a picky eater feel free to bring chicken, hamburger, or whatever your dogs favorite food is so we can mix it in and make it  irresistible!

FOOD WON’T FIT INTO A 13 x 13 Container

If your pet will be enjoying an extended stay please place their food into a large plastic container that LOCKS or SCREWS ON. We place these larger labeled containers on the ground so it is imperative that dogs can’t open them. DO NOT BRING IN large bags of dog food we have no additional space to store them and other dogs will rip into them. During the holiday seasons we absolutely cannot store large bags of food and if you should bring one in we will charge your account $40; this fee includes the trip fee and buying a container in order to keep your food secure and safe from other doggy guests ripping in and eating it.


Please use a pill box (can get at any $ store) with dogs name and directions distinctly labeled. Also bring the favorite medium in which the pill is taken: cheese, meet, treats, etc. (we supply peanut butter). Pill boxes allow each shift to double check the administering of medication from the prior shift. If you don’t have a pill box ask us for one but it is solely your responsibility to place the correct amount of pills into the box. We appreciate you for not asking us to do this important task.


Sometimes customers ask us to go to the store to get more medication, food, supplies, etc. We will charge a $25 trip fee because we are not set up to run errands and must call an employee to come in or someone has to miss their lunch.


Remember if you want your dog squeaky clean, we offer departing bubble baths done by the referees for $20.  For those desiring a full groom (see below)  

When filling out feeding sheet and a wanting departing  bath just check the box AND  also tell the staff member who is checking in your dog because sometimes it can get missed the bath needs to get it needs to get entered into our computer system so it alerts us on the departing day. 

FULL GROOMING also available

We were so lucky to have an excellent groomer.  Alicia Vaugh joined our team in October 2016; bringing her 23 years  of grooming expertise.  The grooming is located directly above the lobby (just look up and you’ll see her grooming away) if you have any questions or specific grooming needs please just ask to speak to Alicia or her assistant.  She can do any grooming cut and specializes in the more difficult scissor cutting.  

Price sheet along with a signup sheet is sitting at front desk. 

TRAINING; leash walking, aggression & jumping

If you’re interested in training, remember we have a money back satisfaction, excluding the first $25 (resort) $50 (in home).  Within the first 1/2 hr we can tell if you are trainable or we may recommend not signing up–sometimes peoples energy isn’t the right fit for our training.  That is why the first $25 or $50 (1/2 is not money back satisfaction guaranteed)

We specialize in quick simple cures that don’t take weeks to fix.  Training you, the owner is what takes a little time.  Some humans learn fast others take longer and some we deem untrainable.  After the first 1/2 hour we tell if we feel the lesson will be worth your while–What that means is we can tell if your trainable in the first 1/2 your trainable . 

LEASH WALKING If you want your dog to walk on lead without any pulling or barking no matter what distraction!  Then let us evaluate if  we can train you. 

AGGRESSION If you don’t want your dog to be aggressive protecting you, other dogs in household, toys, or their food.  Let us evaluate you if we feel you’re trainable. we can train you.

JUMPING UP ON YOU OR GUESTS   The cost is guaranteed to get you results.  

Evaluation $25 at resort

4 1/2 hr sessions at resort $150.00 

2 1/2 hr sessions at resort and 1 hr in home $200

2  sessions, one hour each, in your home $250.00

Additional re-fresher sessions needed $50 at resort 1/2 hr $75 at home



Go to website http://www.DogBoardingInScottsdale.com and click “New Accounts” tab to make a boarding reservation online. However, for day care you need to call, leave a message, or send an email. We’ll send out a reminder on all boarding reservations confirming your stay, but we don’t have the software capability to do that for daycare at this time.


Q: What kind of collar should my dog wear?

A: For the safety of the dogs we require every dog to have a quick release collar. Also, we require each dog to have a name/identification tag that is securely connected with a heavy duty metal ring (because flimsy ones get pulled off during play; as we do have at least 100 which have been pulled off during play and end up in our lost and found tag box. If you don’t have a collar we will sell you one for a little less than you would find at your local pet store.

Q: How often are the dogs inside and outside?

A: We are on a schedule (it is also printed above the splash cam for easy reference when you’re tuned in watching)
6:00 a.m. slumber guests go outside for their first potty break
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Lots of friends start arriving and everyone is outside playing: balls, drills, toys, tug-a-war, treat time, chasing -yes lots of chasing this time of day; it’s a fun to watch the cams!
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. inside break can rest or play
10:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Pool Time (NOTE: dogs can get into the water anytime they are outside in the yard, pool time is when refs encourage the dogs to get in by getting in themselves, getting on island and throwing toys into the pool, giving surf board rides, encouraging cliff diving, etc.)
12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Inside for Lunch and a little R and R
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 2nd Pool Time
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Outside play (agility equipment changes up the yard along with drills, ball, toys tug-a-war)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Inside to rest but die-hards continue to play inside
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Outside play
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Inside
7:00 p.m. Night shift comes on duty—dogs will go in the yard 2 more times before night falls and the slumber begins.

Dogs are tired upon arriving home (we call it the resort hangover) the norm is 1-2 days but we’ve heard the very active dogs can take up to 3 days to fully recuperate after a great stay. We call it the “4 F’s” too much Fun, Fitness, Fresh Air, and Freedom!

Q: Why are we closed from 12-1:00pm

A: So the staff can eat lunch; 1/2 the staff leaves for 1/2 hr to get a bite to eat. Then the other 1/2 of leaves. So for that 1 hr we are not sufficiently staffed to attend to drop offs and pickups.

Q: Can I bring personal items for my dog?

A: Please do NOT bring blankets, toys, bowls, or unlabeled measuring cups for your dog.
We have all these items for your pet – a majority of our big dog toys are the indestructible type, (helps to prevent ingestion), our bowls are all stackable, we have our own measuring cups so yours isn’t necessary.
Lastly, we provide clean blankets in the winter so your pets personal items do not get misplaced or damaged.

Q. If my dog is really active will he/she lose weight when boarding?

A. More than likely.  Active, high energy dogs do tend to lose weight. If you don’t want your dog to lose any weight we
advise that you pack more food per meal than usual since they are burning a lot more calories than when they are at home.
Also if your dog is a picky eater please bring any type of enticements that we can add to your dog’s meal to help them to “dig in” and eat! Suggestions: canned pet food, any type of meat, cottage cheese, left overs, etc. We also have house food which we can sprinkle on the top (free of charge) if you check the box on the feeding sheet. (Our house food is a variety of all kinds of food because we feel mixing high quality foods will surely satisfy the of pickiest eaters.)

Q. How many happy guests are there on average at the resort?

Your pet will make lots of new friends, we never know how many dogs we will have on a given day but our capacity is approximately 125 guests. We always increase staff and use the “Tiny Town” upstairs during the holidays and busier days. The upstairs also has a 700 sq. ft. shaded grassy patio deck so the smaller dogs can go outside to play and not have to learn any bad potty habits.

Q. Why is a dog being rolled in the yard and then what appears to be the staff member poking the dog in the neck.

If a guest is not listening while being corrected for mounting, snipping, not settling, playing too rough, etc we alpha roll the guest. We use our hand like a dogs mouth and give them a gentle but firm nip to the neck it doesn’t hurt the dog- dogs play with their teeth, we are using our fingers! We do this and many other drills to help establish hierarchy, order, and safety at the resort for all of our guests! Safety is our biggest concern and we feel the drills are a necessity.

Q. Can dogs get sick while at the resort?

A. Of course dogs, just like most two-legged children at school, can get sick. If we notice or are alerted about a dog/s getting sick we post it on a laminated sheet and hang it from the front desk.  We call it our “sick sheet” it is used to notify all owners about which symptoms to watch out for. This list includes dogs full name, breed, symptoms, how long sick, if dog went to vet or not, prescribed medication and tips as to what to expect.   (Please always be sure to contact us immediately if your pet should ever feel under the weather after leaving the resort so we are aware and can post it on the “sick sheet” it helps other guests to be on the look out. 

Q. What if my dog needs to see a vet?

A. In the event of an emergency your pet is taken next door to the 24 hour emergency vet clinic. If your pet is required to see a vet we bill $20 per hour for transportation and waiting time because it requires us to call someone in. All vet fees are in addition to resort fees and are always paid for by the owner. We will contact the owner immediately in the event of a suspected necessary vet visit and keep the owner up to date, but if we can’t get ahold of you we have to do what we deem necessary!

Q. Can my dog’s paws get sore?

Yes, very active or skin sensitive dogs can occasionally get sore paws. It’s usually attributed to our guests’ paws being active on the pebble tech lagoon pool surface or from just from running around on the synthetic turf or epoxy coated concrete floor. We do not check every dog’s paws daily because it isn’t that frequent of an event. But if we should see your dog limping we check the paws; if the paws are raw or irradiated we will put either a pink bandanna (signifies that dog is allowed out for 1/2 the play time during the day) or red bandanna (can’t go out into yard until paw is healed). The good news if your daycare pet gets sore paws they will build up tougher paws. We average about 1 dog per month getting sore paws. It’s not super common, but common enough to mention. Mushy Paws is an over the counter cream that you can apply on your dog’s paws about a week prior to staying at the resort to help toughen up and toughen the paw pad.

Q. Can my dog get bitten or injured?

Yes, it can happen because dogs play with their teeth. It’s very seldom we see an actual fight. We typically see a puncture wound or a cut created from a canine tooth. An actual fight we would hear and the dog would have more than one puncture or cut. We are not held responsible and cannot control if a dog is bitten; we turn dogs away that nip when dogs take off running after the ball too often- even if they haven’t harmed another dog.
Also, dogs can twist an ankle, get sore hips, rip a nail, etc.—they’re moving and grooving. 

We hope you found this information of use and helpful and we look forward to all of our guests enjoying many memorable and happy stays here at Always Unleashed Pet Resort!


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