Stay & Play

Stay and Play

Only the best for your pets!

From the weekend visit to the multi-week stay, we provide dogs with an exciting and enriching experience!

During their stay, our Stay & Play guests get to play with dog friends, go on long walks, take naps and work with our trainer to achieve the goals on your training wish list. In this program, your dog(s) will stay with Lead Trainer, Julie Richards, in her home. We believe that a home setting, supervised by our professional staff, is the best setting for dogs versus a kennel environment.

This program is now open to the public, but priority is given to clients first. Friendly dogs who are crate trained and house broken are welcome. We keep our program small.

To make a reservation, email Valor Grand Rapids Lead Trainer Julie Richards today:

We promote a calm, relaxed and stress-free atmosphere with relaxing music and essential oils

Enjoy your trip…your dog is in good hands!


$50 per night for the first dog

20% off for additional dogs from the same household

Note: We have a 2 night minimum for boarding reservations and ask for a 50% deposit for reservation of 5 nights or more. Deposit is refundable if you need to cancel and we’re able to fill your spot.

Optional add-ons

  • training ($45 per 30 min)
  • bath ($25)
  • nail trim ($15)

Available drop-off and pick-up times (by appt only)

  • Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm
  • Friday 8am-5pm
  • Saturday 8am-12pm
  • Sundays closed

For your dog’s visit, please bring:

  • a crate
  • a blanket
  • food with instructions for feeding
  • a bone to chew on
  • treats (if adding training)
  • leash, collar and/or training collar
  • paper copy of vaccination records

  • I have absolute faith and trust that our dog is in the best hands when we leave town. It's such an amazing feeling to not be worried while we're gone.

    Ashely Cameron
  • I boarded Zoomie with Candice for 4 days. Zoomie came home happy and not stressed which means Candice did an awesome job!👍 She is easy to talk to, loves her job. I will be boarding Zoomie more with Candice.

    Mary Morse
  • Peace of Mind.

    Kelli Jones
  • Hugo LOVED his Stay & Play! Thanks Lex and Dana!!!

    Sarah Williams
  • Henry and Oakley loved their stay with Candice in September!

    Kim Cantrell
  • This past week we boarded Sawyer with Amy for the first time and it was amazing!! Between the pictures and the videos I knew that she was very well taken care of. I would recommend Valor K9 and Amy and her staff to everyone.

    Christine Shunn