Pet Ponderosa Resorts and Spas is the next generation in boarding facilities for your beloved pet. We have built a state-of-the-art indoor, temperature-controlled facility that provides a clean, comfortable and secure environment for your pet on five acres of land. At our "Dude Ranch for your Pet," your pet will not be bored or stressed while you are away, enjoying beautiful outside runs, exercise and play areas, a healthy diet, nature walks and pool play time. We also have cat condos for your feline friends with a great playroom for their enjoyment. Our highly trained staff will ensure your pet is cared for and treated with love and dignity. Don't just take our word for it, read what pet owners have to say about Pet Ponderosa.
Please contact us to arrange for a personal tour of our facility. In the meantime, take a virtual tour of the Ranch.
What makes Pet Ponderosa the right choice for your pet's lodging needs?
- Structured routine helps your pet adapt to new surroundings
- Wide range of structured activities to keep your pet interested and happy
- Personalized attention
- Premium pet food
- Kuranda beds at no additional cost
- Military Rank Pricing
- Sunday evening pick-up and drop-off
- Indoor climate-controlled environment
- Large outdoor and play areas
- Life time member of PCSA (Pet Care Services Association)
- Experienced PCSA certified staff
- Recommended by area veterinarians along with utilization of a veterinarian advisory board
- Background music 24 hours
- Comfort Zone plug-ins and use of the Thunder Shirt to keep pets calm
- Bath and grooming services available on departure
- Pick-up and drop-off available to home, vet or airport
Be sure to check out our special monthly activities we offer for your pet.
We offer a variety of services for your pet in addition to long or short term dog and cat boarding:
Doggy Day Care • Dog Grooming • Dog Obedience Classes • Special Events
Please visit our Services page for more information.
Visit our Boarding Reservation page to request reservations to board your pet with us.
Pet Ponderosa is proud to offer high quality pet boarding services to Puyallup, Graham, Spanaway, Tacoma, Pierce County, Fort Lewis, McCord, Federal Way, Orting & Seattle.
The Pet Brigade is a pet lodging facility on JBLM owned by Pet Ponderosa.
Holiday Reservations & Schedule
Holiday schedule is as follows:
Thanksgiving ( 3 day min. stay)
Nov. 27 (wed) open 9 am to 1 pm
Nov. 28 (thurs ) Closed
Nov. 30 (fri) normal hours
Christmas (5 day min. stay_
Dec. 24 (Tues): Open 9 am - 1 pm
Dec. 25 (Wed): Closed
Dec. 26 (Thurs): Open normal hours
New Years (3 day min. stay)
Dec. 31 ( Tues): Open 9 am - 1 pm
Jan. 1, 2014 (Wed): Closed
Jan. 2, 2014 (Thurs): Open normal hours
A 50% non refundable deposit equal to that many days you are staying will be required at time of reservation. Late arrivals or arrangements outside of our regular and holiday hours will be subject to a $40.00 off-hour fee. We cannot guarantee staff will be available for early or late drop off and pick up without proper notice. Our office is closed on our holiday schedule, but of course we are here to care for your pets that are staying with us. Please note Daycare is not offered on our holiday schedule.
Office is open:
Mon - Fri 9-6pm
For your convenience Pet Ponderosa has an agreement with Pierce County Animal Control to issue NEW LICENSES only to residents in unincorporated Pierce County. There is a $4.00 surcharge for this service. If you have questions please call Pet Ponderosa at 253-847-7763 or you can go to the Pierce county Animal Control web site for additional information about pet licensing.
Pet Ponderosa Mobile App
Five reasons you should download the Pet Ponderosa App:
- If you love your pet than how could you not download our app?
- Stay in the know about special promotions and events with push notifications sent to your mobile device.
- Easy to use check-in for your pet.
- Leave a recorded message in case you forgot something to tell us about your pet.
- Forgot our phone number or address, now you won't ever lose it with our mobile app!
- Use the QR code below to access our free app: