Camp Merricks is a vacation spot for your dog.  At Camp dogs can enjoy a single day of fun, or weeks of country life.  There are things to climb on and jump over, friends to chase, room to run, places to dig and in warm weather - water to splash in.

Dogs are separated into size and energy appropriate play groups in one of several independent yards.



Bring Your Own Bed

Bring your dog's own bed or blanket.

Each dog is assigned a size appropriate crate to allow them to use their beds. Freedom of movement is part of the Camp experience. We only crate overnight after "nighttime snacks".   Daycare is included with boarding days.  *Boarding drop offs before 10:00 am and pick ups after Noon incur an extra daycare charge.

Bring your dog's food from home so there are no tummy troubles over a sudden change of diet and environment.

Need to travel for an extended period? We offer comfortable long-term boarding as well. We've had Campers stay as long as a month with no stress for the dogs.

Contact us for details.

Daycare & Socialization

A tired dog is a good dog.

Dogs are social creatures! They enjoy playing with other dogs and exploring their environments.   At Camp your dog can spend the day wandering around the play yards smelling things, digging holes, climbing, jumping, running and interacting with other dogs.

If you have an extra energetic dog and not enough time or energy yourself to keep them fully exercised and happy, dog daycare can help!  Have a day trip and don't want to worry about your dog at home alone? Dog daycare is here!

Come for a tour and see all Camp has to offer for dogs of all energy levels.  Camp Counselor, Tiggy, (shown in the photos) is happy to keep the more rambunctious friends entertained.

You can see the difference in your pup after a day at Camp!


“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” 

Gilda Radner (comedian)

Conveniently located in Piney River, Virginia, between Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Close to Wintergreen, Crab Tree Falls and the 151 Brew Ridge Trail.

Rates for Services

Boarding (with Daycare) Services:

  • One dog - $30 per night.​

  • Two dogs - $50 per night.

  • Three dogs - $75 per night.

    • $15 Early drop off fee if before 10:00 am.

    • $15 Daycare after boarding charge if not picked up by Noon.

Doggy Daycare (no Boarding):

  • $15 a day - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Handle life's stresses like a dog...

If you can't play with it or eat it, 

Pee on it and walk away.  

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