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.
Be sure to check out our special monthly activities we offer for your pet.
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
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
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 Resorts and Spas is a proud member of
the Pet Care Services Association.
Read our PCSA Pledge to you and your pet.
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 now open
A brand new pet boarding facility at Ft. Lewis from the folks at Pet Ponderosa.
CHANGE OF PET FOOD POLICY- EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Pet Ponderosa no longer carries Canidae Pet Food due to economic issues and the our supplier going out of business given the dramatic price increase of dog food. Instead of passing along a 30% increase in dog food costs, we have decided to not raise our boarding rates and simply not offer Canidae dog food for the time being. Therefore, we are asking clients to bring their own food (free to do) or pay a small fee of $1.50 per meal while boarding. Click for more info and details about packaging your dog's food.
We now offer cat grooming!
Check out the newly arrived photos showing Santa and Mrs. Claus with human and canine friends at Pet Ponderosa.
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.
Annette Lokovsek , LMP, SAMP has joined us to provide animal massage . Annette is a licensed massage practitioner in small animals. She has been practicing massage for the past six years. Massage improves circulation, relaxes muscles, reduce anxiety and pain. Please call for more information and to arrange for an appointment.
Lucy is a 2 1/2 year old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. We love her because she is such a laid back dog with such a goofy personality. She loves to play soccer with the kids and chase bubbles! She loves coming to Pet Ponderosa to play with her doggie friends and we love that she comes home exhausted!!