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There’s no place like home—but we’ll get as close as possible.

We can even provide training during your dog’s stay!

Boarding at TK-9 includes:

  • Individual climate-controlled kennels
  • Daily indoor play, socializing with other dogs
  • A special puppy playroom for dogs younger than one year
  • Highly qualified team members monitoring play groups and kennels
  • Fresh water and clean dishes daily for owner-provided meals
  • Twice-daily full-body health checks performed by trained staff
  • Daily sanitizing of kennels and daycare rooms
  • A securely fenced outdoor potty area, sanitized after each use

There are no words to describe how truly grateful I am to Tecla and her staff for continuing to work with us. From Day 1, it was all about putting a plan in place to set Eclipse up for success in altering the way she perceives the world. In a relatively short amount of time she’s much more comfortable with other animals and people. While we still have a long way to go, the progress to date has been amazing! She loves the staff and trainers there, and it puts my heart at ease to know I have a place where I can take her for daycare and boarding that she enjoys. It is truly an environment where dogs feel safe and can have fun.

Deepu D.
Rating : 5

Frequently Asked Questions

7111 Dorsey Run Rd #106, Elkridge, MD 21075

(410) 461-DOGS (3647)

Daycare Drop-Off Times: Monday through Friday from 6:30-10:30 a.m.

Daycare  Pick-Up Times: 4-7 p.m.

Outside of hours accomodations can be made by request and an additonal $25 fee will be applied to your account.

At drop-off each dog is settled in their own kennel with a fresh water bucket and it is refilled multiple times a day. We also completely health check and potty walk each dog prior to putting them into play and upon removing them from play. Each day your dog will begin their day with a potty walk at 6am. Then we feed our boarding dogs at 7am and allow them to digest their food before putting them into play. Boarding dogs may enter the playrooms 2 hours after eating and they play until 4 p.m. Dogs will be served lunch upon request by the owner. They go back to their kennels to rest for one hour before eating. Dinner is served at 6pm and your dog enjoys an evening potty walk before bedtime.

We are happy to accommodate your dog’s special needs just ask us about them when you schedule your dog’s boarding stay!

  • Your dog’s current vaccine record
  • The boarding intake form
  • Flat neck collar (harnesses are not allowed in the playroom)
  • Individually packed meals (we have a refrigerator for perishable food)
  • Any medication that your dog needs, distributed in a pill organizer
  • Treats and/or bones

We offer Academy Sessions for $15 to help polish your dogs skills while they are at TK-9. Each academy session is led by a highly trained staff member. This service must be requested at drop off.

Call our office at 410-461-DOGS. Email us at

Special note: Because we work with behaviorally challenged dogs, TK-9 can care for dogs who might not fit in elsewhere. Call us, and we’ll be happy to discuss your dog’s needs.

I cannot say enough good things about Tecla’s K-9 Academy. The staff is passionate about all dogs, young and old, regardless of breed. They truly care about your experience and the dogs. Every time I need to leave my pup with them I am confident she is safe, secure, and well taken care of. Bottom line is that if you have a dog(s) and haven’t looked into Tecla’s K9 Academy, you’re missing out.

Jason S.
Rating : 5

Home is where
your dog is happy.

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