About Us


We're a family owned and run business and before we opened Four Paws Inn we had been breeding, raising and loving dogs for over twenty years. We opened in 2011 for boarding and grooming and began our daycare with just 4 dogs in October of that year.

Since then we have expanded our outdoor spaces to include 4 outdoor paddocks for all our visiting dogs to enjoy along with our state-of-the-art kennels to accommodate boarders. Our kennels all have rubber mats and fleece blankets in every kennel and we also have Kuranda beds for our older guests.

We have a wide knowledge of different breeds and behaviors, and are very familiar with the importance of good, safe socialization for dogs that makes for fun play and tired dogs at the end of each day. 



We offer a boarding area with rubber mats on the floor and  comfortable fleece blankets for every dog! We have indoor/outdoor  kennels and four large outdoor fenced-in play areas. There are larger  kennels to accommodate dogs from the same family who prefer to board  together, smaller ones which are cozier for smaller dogs and extra large  crates for dogs who are used to sleeping in a crate. We're happy to  work with dogs that prefer human company and will spend time with them  separately from their canine pals. 

While boarding we offer a discount on our daycare program. For an  extra $10 a day, your dog will spend Monday-Thursday outside with our  daycare dogs running and playing! If you purchase one of our discount cards, daycare while boarding is included.

During days that we don't have daycare, (weather permitting)  boarding dogs spend most of the day outside in one of our play areas  with other dogs of like energy levels. During daycare days boarding dogs  that are not in daycare spend the majority of the day resting in their  kennels, but they do get out to visit and stretch outside a couple of  times during  the day if they are able to be with other dogs.

Our check-in and check-out hours for boarding dogs are 7 days a  week, between 8-9am and 4-5pm. We charge $25/day for boarding and we do  charge for the day your dog comes in whether it's AM or PM. Check-out  must be between 8-9am to avoid being charged another day's boarding  rate. (Think of it as 'check out time'....if it's after 9AM then you will be  charged for another day.) 

To reserve your dogs stay with us please click the boarding reservation button below or call us at 802.479.3554 

Doggy Daycare


Mondays, Tuesdays (for low key and small dogs),
Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Please click the reserve daycare button below to reserve daycare days for your dog.



Full grooming services are also available here, (bathing, brush-outs, clipping, flea baths and nail trims). We have a state-of-the-art tub that lowers to allow older pets and smaller dogs easy access and then raises up to a comfortable level for washing them. Email fourpawsinnvt@gmail.com for appointment times and rates.

Contact Us

Four Paws Inn

504 Mekkelsen Rd, Barre, Vermont 05641, United States

(802) 479-3554