Wixom Dog Boarding

Your Dog's Home Away from Home

Did you know that Enrichment Daycare for your dog is included in the nightly boarding rate at our Wixom facility? Unlike other places that charge separately for daycare, we have rolled all of it into one price. This means that you won't get any surprises when you pick up your furry family member.

To ensure that your furry friend has a great time during their stay with us, we recommend dropping them off early on their boarding day. This will give them plenty of time to enjoy our fun play yards and activities throughout the day. In the evening, they will be snuggled up in their freshly cleaned suites for a good night's sleep.

"We know exactly how to make each of our dogs feel at home. Our team is trained to understand a dog's behavior and reduce their stress. We will provide them with all the love and attention they need to feel comfortable. With us, you can rest assured that your dog will be tucked in at night and safe, just like they would be if they were at home with you."

During dinner, we create a calming ambiance by playing soothing music or showing some of their favorite movies, such as "101 Dalmatians", "Clifford the Big Red Dog", "Finding Nemo", "The Lion King", and more.

Dog Boarding Pricing

Per Night

1 Dog

- Get 10% OFF for a second or third dog staying in the same suite from the same household.

What does your boarding rate include?

- All Day Enrichment Daycare included in their nightly boarding rate ($32 value)

-We charge a standard rate for all our suites, regardless of the dog's size.

- Raised Orthopedic beds and bedding for non-destructive dogs

- Climate controlled surroundings

- Gym equipment for playtime

- Potty breaks throughout the entire day, we don't charge extra for these

- Daily housekeeping and laundry of all their items and suite (multiple times a day)

- All meals/medication for Breakfast - Lunch - And dinner dispensing is included (FOOD & MEDICATION - must be provided by owner).

- Parents are to bring their dog(s), leash, collar, their food (prepackaged), treats (if desired), and medication that may need to be dispensed.

- Movies and / or Soothing meditation music too is included.

- Extra love and snuggles are not a problem... Consider these free as well.

- If it's not listed and your dog needs, ask and we will see what we can do!

Additional Offerings:

-Gourmet Treats or Homemade Treats

-Ice Cream - either Ben & Jerry's of Pup Cups

-One.On.One Time with a team member -Spa & Grooming time





HOLIDAY BOARDING PRE-PAYMENT - PEAK SEASON POLICY: Most Holiday/School Breaks are booked far in advance with a waiting list for cancellations.

Too often, customers pick up their dogs a day or two early, eliminating the opportunity for another dog to stay with us.

To eliminate this, we are enacting a new Policy effective immediately, for the following Holidays/School Breaks:

- New Years Day - Mid-Winter Break - Spring Break - Easter - Memorial Day - 4th of July - Labor Day - Thanksgiving - Christmas Break

Thank you for your continued support of our small business and please feel free to contact our offices if you have any questions.

Just the facts....

Policies & Procedures

Dogs tell us..Trust them when they do!!

We appreciate that our clients found us and decided to come to our Wixom dog hotel. However, we let each dog tell us if they like it here or not. We are not for every dog and we will tell their parents if they liked it here or not. Dogs have grown out of our Wixom dog boarding facility over time, and that is okay too. Let your dog be the one to tell all of us, if this is their place or not.

Flexi-Lead Policy

We do not accept the use of flexi/retractable leashes in our facility. These leashes do not offer maximum control of your dog in the lobby area and are a safety hazard.


As much as your dog needs play, stimulation and exercise, they do require rest. Our Play Yard Coaches and Staff are trained to provide the proper balance for every one of our dogs that are here with us.


We are a first come first served concept for overnight dog care in Wixom. We tell all our clients - when you have solidified dates your dog needs to stay with us, put your request in - once we run out of suites, we cannot accept any more reservations.

Our Peak Times: Anytime your child has time off from school - New Years Eve / New Year Day - Spring Break - Easter - Memorial Day - Independence Day (July 4th) - Labor Day - Thanksgiving - Christmas Eve / Christmas Day.

Our Boarding

Your dogs do not spend their weekend locked in a crate at It's A Dog's Life! We have daycare Monday through Saturday (Yes… even on Saturdays). Your dogs who have successfully passed our Free Greet & Treat will be playing in our doggie daycare on Saturdays and Sundays! We offer Sunday pick-up and drop-off hours. We do not have any required “check-in or check-out times”. We do not charge an hourly rate after 24 hours! Our “overnight boarding at It's A Dog's Life” covers the time we open on the day you drop your dog off until the end of the day you pick your dogs up - if before 11 am there is no fee, after 11 am your dog will be charged our late pickup fee – that can be up to 29 hours for one overnight boarding fee!

Our Vaccination Policy

We require Bordetella, Distemper, and Rabies. Other than that, we ask that all owners work with their veterinarian for the care and health of their dog. 
It is the sole responsibility of owners to keep their dogs vaccination records up to date with us! You can simply upload their veterinary records directly to your account or email them to info@itsadogslifemi.com.
Unfortunately, we will have to turn away any dog that does not have updated vaccinations on file. 

Dog Food Policy

We accept all types of food. Kibble - Canned - Raw - Table food. We have refrigerators, freezers and microwaves to keep your pet's food fresh and made the way they are used to. No matter what their feeding is, just tell us and we will do the same as part of our overnight dog care package in Wixom.

KIBBLE: All kibble meals must be pre-packaged per meal, not per day. Please place each meal amount into a Ziploc bag and label it with AM - LUNCH - PM. For dogs that are free-fed or "grazers", please package one bag per day with the amount in it you would like us to leave down for the entire day and write on the bag "free-fed", so we know that you desire it to be left down all day, until we leave the premises for the night. Please pack 2 - 3 days extra worth of meals in case of emergencies/delayed pick-up of your dog!

RAW, CANNED OR TABLE FOOD: If your dog enjoys raw or canned food, please put their name on each label with a sharpie and tell our staff how much and when to feed. Bring in the way its packaged.

TREATS: If you would like your dog to have treats while you're away, you can bring those in original packaging, a Ziploc bag OR add them to their bags of food ahead of time!

MEDICATIONS: All medications should be in the original prescribed container. Never put any medications into your dog's food or pill pockets ahead of time. 

Please Note: There will be a $1 service charge for every Ziploc bag that we use to package the meals for you if you do not do it ahead of time.

How To Get Started

Pamper Your Pooch with Dog Boarding

Does your dog need a little extra special attention while they're staying with us? Not a problem! Ask us about our special customized overnight dog care services in Wixom, just for your dog! 

For an additional fee, we offer one-on-one time with a team member during your dog's boarding stay in Wixom. This is geared towards whatever your dog enjoys the most! 

Options can include: 

  • Need a private walk outside
  • Play with them privately
  • Play fetch/with bubbles
  • Lay and cuddle/watch TV with them
  • Reading them a book
  • Brushing them

or any other one-on-one activity you think your dog might enjoy the most! 

We also offer a variety of Gourmet Treats or a variety frozen treats for your pup during their boarding OR daycare stay to keep them satisfied! During the summer months, we make ice cream & sorbet too!

Looking for professional pet care?

Our reviews

Look At What Our Customers Have Been Saying.

If You Have Any Questions, Please Fill Out This Form And We Will Be In Touch.

    It’s A Dog’s Life provides a safe and comfortable environment for your furry friends so you can have peace of mind while you are away.


    46926 Magellan Dr, Wixom, MI 48393
    (248) 960 - 0800
    Mon-Fri: 6:30am - 7:00pm
    Sat-Sun: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    *Sunday: Boarding Pick-Up & Drop-off Only