Boarding Your Dog at Barkingham

Before Bringing Your Dog

Without exception we require hard-copy proof, on your veterinarian's letterhead (your last invoice will do), that your dog has up-to-date shots for Rabies, Bordatella (Kennel Cough,)and Distemper-Parvo.We highly recommend the Canine Influenza (H3N2) as well, but it is not required. See more

We are professional "dog people". We own, train and breed our own line of Golden Retrievers, who live with us in our home. We decided to create Barkingham because Brevard County lacked a well-planned, full-service pet center for people like ourselves who really care about their pets and take the trouble to treat them as part of their family. We take the trust you put in us very seriously and have a staff dedicated to take care of your family.

Our employees are on-site 15 hours a day, 7 days a week (holidays included), to care for pets, and an overnight manager provides emergency monitoring of the facility.

Luxury Suites

All Luxury Suites have individual air conditioning supply ducts and return vents. We have three types of luxury suites at Barkingham.

For the ultimate in luxury for your precious pup, book our Princess Suite. The premium suite in the house sports a "doggie door" and affords your pet(s) a view of all of the happenings at Barkingham Palace.

Dogs in King Suite 1

The King Suites have a sliding "window wall" that overlooks the main hallway just off Reception. The King Suites are fully furnished for the total comfort of your pet, and include a bed with mattress, tiled floor, thematic wall decorations, and a private TV. King Suites can accommodate two to three guests comfortably (depending on size) from one family.

The London Suites are located in our expansion and sport a "doggie door" to a small, private exercise area.

Dogs looking out of the Duchess suite

Our four Duchess Suites have windows overlooking activities in the main hall.

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We now have Web Cams installed in all of our 15 different Luxury Suites. These cameras allow owners to check in on their pet via the Internet, while they are away. Actually, anyone can see these dogs and you can go look in on them in our CyberPet area, unless they are asleep (when darkness does not allow us to see them).

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Kennel Accommodations

All of the accommodations at Barkingham Palace are indoor, spacious, sparkling clean and fully climate controlled (air conditioned in summer and heated in winter). Our A/C units are run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our standard suites were built to ABKA specifications for size and air circulation make-up. In addition, every suite at Barkingham has a raised bed. Our standard suite construction includes epoxy sealants and porcelain tiles throughout. This allows us to keep Barkingham clean, healthy and odor-free, for you and your pet.

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We have a very large outside area (2+ acre property) for walking and exercising the dogs. Every dog is taken out, separately, a minimum of four(4) times each day to our fenced-in exercise fields, where they are normally out for about ten minutes on each trip. Additional play time is available, individually supervised, in blocks of 15 minutes.

Dogs playing in baby pool during daycare

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Our day care is an individual pet program, running from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays. It includes two 20-minute sessions of Supervised Play and two five-minute sessions of exercise time.

Day Care dogs (large-dog group) enjoy romping in one of our pools on a hot day! Royal Care dogs are dropped off in the morning and picked up again in the evening. The charge for Royal Care is $22.00 per day, effective June 15, 2019. (Note: We do not house dogs in groups. Each dog is handled individually, unless specific arrangements have been made to include another family member or another dog staying with us.) Supervised Play Groups are formed from among our regular Royal Care Members only after a dog has been "screened" for inclusion in a group.

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We are active members of the American Boarding Kennel Association (PCSA), the American Kennel Club, the American Humane Society, the Golden Retriever Club of America and the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club.

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Boarding Rates

For extra long stays, discount plans are available. The cost will depend on the number of days your dog boards with us. Our prices include the food (Diamond brand, beef and rice formula). Typical daily rates (effective June 15th, 2019) are shown in the chart below Please call for specific quotes for your stay!

Dog or Suite Size Rate (off-season) $/dog per day
Small (Less than 25 lbs) $28.00
Medium (25 - 59 lbs) $29.00
Large (60 and over lbs) $30.00
Duchess Suite $40.00*
Duke Suite $44.00*
Queen Suite $46.00*
King Suite $48.00*
London Suite $49.00*
Princess Suite $75.00 (up to 2 pets/$13 any additional pets)
* Second dog stays in the same Suite at its standard kennel rate, less 20%.

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Operating Policies

Sundays: Our Sunday hours are between 4 and 6 PM only. You may pick up your pet(s) during these hours, but every pet(s) checking out on Sunday is charged as though it stayed through Sunday night, departing Monday morning. You may also drop off your pet(s) during Sunday business hours (Come at 5 to avoid the rush!).

Pricing Details

  • Price changes are posted in advance, here and at the kennel and are subject to change without notice other than here mentioned.
  • Daily rates are charged on a "Hotel Basis", that is, you are charged for the day on which your pet is checked in, and you are not charged for the day on which your pet is checked out, subject to our standard check-in/out times.
  • Check-in time is normally between 12 Noon and 4 PM on the day of arrival. In addition, you may check-in or pick-up your pet anytime the office is open, although you will be subject to early or late fees.
  • Please try to arrange to check in well before the dinner meal time of 6 PM, since your pet will want to become acquainted with its surroundings before Barkingham closes for the night.
  • Check-out time is normally until 12:00 noon, and there is no charge for the day of check-out when this time limit is observed. If you stay past noon you will be subject to a Late Fee.
  • If you must overstay your reservation, please call ahead to let us know.

Our Location:
4210 US Highway 1
Rockledge, FL
(321)636-PETS (7387)

Hours Of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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