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!

  • Long overdue 5 star review for DCF: My husband and I left our fur baby Tashi in the loving hands of the staff here for 4 months while we were overseas. I was very anxious as we had never boarded her here before and never boarded her anywhere for this long. My anxiety didn’t last long though. As soon as I started to see the great pics and videos of Tashi on FB that Tamara posted regularly I was totally relieved and comforted. I got to see the cabin and outdoor area that was her home there, all the grounds of the big beautiful farm, the staff working with her and loving her each day, see her playing in all the different weather... My stress was gone and I could focus on the business of our trip without worrying about her at all. DCF was like a miracle for us. We researched a ton of places before deciding where we would leave her and none of the places seemed good enough, we started to think we would never find the right place, until we found DCF... Tamara responded quickly and thoroughly to all our questions and concerns, and was totally upfront about pricing for all the options we had to choose from. We were so impressed with what they offered that we drove from Chicago to take Tashi there, a long drive!! DCF is like heaven on earth for dogs, we honestly think she had a perfect life there, the only thing missing was us but she was so happy there I doubt she even missed us! The staff really does go above and beyond any expectations of a boarding facility, from the high quality food/supplements to the daily play time in the big field to the lavender towel treatments at bed time. We did the training program and I have to do a special shout-out to Sheril for the amazing work she did with Tashi and for the hour she spent with us when we picked her up. She showed us the techniques she used and the new things Tashi had learned, and made sure we understood everything so we could continue with that training when we took her home. Thank you Sheril!! There was no doubt in our minds that Tashi was a better dog when we picked her up, the training helped immensely and the diet they use made her lose excess weight, even her coat looked better. She looked so healthy and happy. If anyone reading this is trying to decide on where to board your dog, you don’t need to do any more research, just call DCF right now. You will have no regrets. HUGE THANK YOU to all the hardworking and loving staff at DCF for taking such good care of our baby!! If we need to board her again we will not hesitate to bring her back. It is so comforting to know that there is a place we can trust 100%. Highly recommend!!

    Anikka Norton

  • Danielle McConnell Wild

    We’ve had our dogs here for over a year and couldn’t imagine leaving them anywhere else. The staff is always very responsive whenever I’ve had questions or made requests. When my dogs first arrived they were not eating great (which is not atypical for them), and DCF contacted me to let me know they were making special meals to increase caloric intake. Sure enough they were back to their normal eating patterns. I just can’t say enough positive things about Dancing Creek Farm!
  • Awesome place for your loyal friend. The staff are wonderful. They take such good care of harley when he is there. Feel very confident leaving my boy there!

    Denise Esposito

Our Blog

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Working at Dancing Creek Farm

  • Author : Tamara Burton
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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....
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Dogs Love & Devotion

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  • Bringing a dog into your home is a huge commitment.  The love and devotion a dog can give is unlike any other relationship. A dog is capable of unconditional love. Even dogs that are treated poorly will continue to offer loyalty. I often hear people say “I just don’t have Read More....