About Us

I love animals, especially dogs and I’ve worked with animal rescues for many years. One year I decided to merge all the things I love and turn it into a business. Over the years it evolved and we quickly became known for our quality of care. Dancing Creek Farm is not just a dog boarding facility but a style of living, a a future model for sustainable living and animals.

My name is Tamara Burton and it is my honor and privilege to provide the very Long term dog boarding best care for your dog. We specialize in long term dog boarding for military deployed, students and families in transition.

We take a lot of pride in our military fostering program because we have worked very hard and have earned a wonderful reputation. We began long term dog boarding in 2006.

Caring for dogs long term is a big commitment because you must provide a stimulating and loving environment for some very loved dogs. We take the extra steps to not only provide home/camp like housing (no kennels-no runs) but we also provide lots of affection, walks, kisses and we encourage sociability. No other facility could possibly meet our standard of care because we are a team of dedicated animal lovers addressing the emotional, nutritional and instinctual needs of your dog. We are a grain free organic facility providing healthy natural supplements, fruit and vegetables, lots of brushing, aromatherapy hot towel treatments and massage for our older guest.

We work closely with families providing pictures, videos and even arrange cams or Skype calls. Your emails are promptly replied to and you can always reach me personally to discuss your pet. I will do whatever it takes to give you peace of mind and to be sure that your beloved pet is safe and happy.

We are located in Southern Virginia just west of Danville, very close to the North Carolina state line. We service the entire USA (an worldwide) offering long term boarding for families. Because our rates are affordable and our reputation unsurpassed we have dogs come here from all over! Dancing Creek Farm is truly a unique one of a kind boarding experience. We offer transport for a fee. We also have dogs fly in and we can pick you up at the airport. We even have some customers leave their dogs and car here to fly from Raleigh Durham Airport that offers international flights to most counties. We are happy to take you to the airport. We want to make this a great experience for you and as stress-free as possible. No one can do this better then Dancing Creek Farm.


Tamara Burton

Highly Recommended!

  • Dancing Creek Farms took great care of our fur babies. We entrusted with them for three months while we moved and got settled overseas. Both pups have unique needs and DCF exceeded our expectations. We are very happy with the service we received from the staff and owners! We will use them again in the future. The worked seamlessly with the relocation service to make sure all paperwork was ready for the big trip.

    Jerald T Risner

  • Ann Marie Bravo

    Tamara and her team and Dancing Creek Farm are simply outstanding. We chose Dancing Creek to board our two large dogs, Maggie and Lulu for ~6months while we transitioned to a new house. Our dogs can be challenging and despite having a rough start, Tamara never gave up on them. We always had an open line of communication with Tamara throughout our dogs’ stay and were always a pic/video or FB post away from an update. We began to see such positive changes in our dogs; their health and their demeanor improved significantly. Maggie, who suffered from constant joint pain and needed regular pain medication, is now medication free; the healthy natural diet and exercise helped her get her into the best shape she’s been in in years. They began to be so much more relaxed around people. It was nothing short of amazing. DCF turned out to be one of the most positive experiences of their lives. Without DCF, we could have lost our dogs; now we are settled in our new house, with dogs back home and they are the best version of themselves we’ve seen in years. Most boarding locations near our home are prohibitively expensive, inflexible and provide a minimal level of care and lack of options. Dancing Creek is over 500 miles away but anytime in the future when a life event takes place and our dogs need a place to wag their tails for a few months, we are going right back to Dancing Creek Farm, their “home away from home” Thank you Tamara and thank you everyone at Dancing Creek; you gave our dogs something we could never have given them during such a stressful, pivotal time in our lives and what you have given them will continue to have a positive impact on them (and us) throughout our lives
  • Beautiful farm ..Tamara is committed to loving and caring for all these babies . Each dog gets individual attention . Clean safe environment ..I love it

    Sheril Ann Spurrell-Carr

Our Blog

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Working at Dancing Creek Farm

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  • Thank you for your interest in working at Dancing Creek Farm! We are a long term dog boarding facility providing discounted boarding services for military deployed families, students, charity workers and families in transition. The work we do here is very important and we have the highest standard of care Read More....

Aromatherapy for Dogs

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  •  In the winter months or during a lot of rain we give the dogs hot lavender towel treatments. We have a special cooler that also gets warm. Towels are placed in a sink of hot water and essential oil to soak. The towels are then stored to keep hot in Read More....

Enhanced Services

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  • Enhanced Services We provide the highest level of care in the industry. Every dog gets to play, gets teeth, nails and bath along with lots of attention. Our enhanced services are simple the “extra’s” and it helps us raise money to continue offering long term boarding at such a great Read More....