Located near Santa Cruz, California, Little Pup Lodge is a dog boarding facility designed exclusively for small dogs. We serve Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Aptos, Soquel, Capitola, and towns in Santa Clara and Monterey counties. To reservations or for more information, please fill out our contact form or call us at 831-345-0058.

Reasons to Stay with Us


Every dog owner’s biggest concern!

  • 24/7 professional supervision—dogs are never left alone
  • Potential guests thoroughly pre-screened
  • Limited vacancies for maximum safety
  • American Red Cross certified in pet CPR and first-aid
  • Insured


Have an active dog? We provide daily exercise and lots of play time. Is your senior pup just interested in cuddles? There are plenty of belly rubs on comfy beds and sofas.

  • Individually tailored activity levels
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Premium-quality treats
  • Certified Reiki Level 1 for animals


From our indoor and outdoor environments to activities suited to your dog’s own needs, Little Pup Lodge is your dog’s home away from home.

  • Cage free
  • Kennel free
  • Home-like setting
  • Loving care & companionship
  • 3000 sq. ft, fenced-in play lawn

No Cages! No Kennels!
Boarding for Small Dogs Only!

We can’t thank you enough for the great care you took of Eleanor while we were away. We were able to enjoy every day and not worry about her as she was so well cared for and loved when we were on vacation. Thanks a million!

~Rick & Marian A.

More praise…

Our Yelp reviews

Little Pup Lodge 5.0 star rating 22 reviews
Kevin D.'s Review Kevin D.
5.0 star rating

I mean this in a big way: if you are looking for an environment your dog will love while you're away, you will find no better place than Lil' Pup Lodge....

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Jessica V.'s Review Jessica V.
5.0 star rating

You can tell that Kelly is a dog lover through and through! I reached out to her to watch my 12-year-old blind, diabetic dog. I had multiple Rover sitters...

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C J.'s Review C J.
5.0 star rating

My dog stayed here for only one night. My dog was a complete freak out while dropping her off and Kelly told me she would be fine. I was super worried, my...

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