Pet Trust and Retirement

When we accept your pet into our program we agree to provide the absolute best care for your family, especially your dog. This includes their emotional needs and making sure they get what they need while being away from home. Hands down we are the best at what we do because we take the time to quickly answer your emails, text messages and calls.

Our cabins and all dog areas are insulated with AC/Heat. We keep them at about 65 degrees. In the summer at 70 degrees. The dogs can freely go in and out of their cabin via a dog door. Each area has a deck and its own fenced in play yard. All play yards then adjoin even larger HUGE play yards. They are let out in groups to run freely and play with other dogs.

Twice a week they are brushed. Once a week given a lavender warm towel wipe down with massage. All dogs are fed an grain free diet with healthy organic carrots, sweet potatoes, fish oils and kelp.. Additionally as part of our long-term dog-boarding program we add Green Viberance four times a week to enhance the health of your dog. Every day we make huge batches of bone broth made with grass fed bones from a local beef farm. Bone broth added to their food has so many health benefits! Please look it up! Your dog will look amazing when you pick them up! Check out our reviews and consistently you’ll hear this.



The following vaccines are required for all dogs checking in:

Rabies, Bordetella and Distemper, canine influenza virus H3N8 and canine influenza virus H3N2, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo Vaccine, Lepto Bacterin (MLV) and Lyme Vaccine.



Flat Monthly Rate is discounted for 3 months or longer. Under 3 months is considered short term. $550.00 a month for the first dog then $250.00 for each additional dog. This rate is for social dogs that can be boarded with other dogs. The monthly rate includes treats, baths, nails, brushing and teeth brushing. This monthly rate does not include food. Long-term boarders must provide a proof of vaccines, micro chip and proof of sociability unless your are reserving a private cabin. If you live long distance you can get this from a vet or local dog daycare facility. Dogs with long hair, an additional $30.00 per month is added for brushing. Groom is provided at an additional fee.



You can reserve a cabin without other dogs if your dog is aggressive towards other dogs. This option could also be used to reserve an entire cabin if you have 3 dogs. Additional dogs beyond 3 there is an additional charge.If your dog proves to be aggressive towards other dogs this rate will be applied. Aggressive means with the intent to harm, not little disagreements, however if you dog can not behave in a social setting they need to be moved to a private cabin and will need special handling (extra walks, more staff attention, etc.) Private cabin rate is $900.00 per month. When renting a private cabin you are welcome to being beds, toys, anything you want to set up in your private cabin.




We have a 3 night minimum. Dogs must be social and we will ask for a temperament test. Short term is limited, however once you dog has been here you can easily reserve any time. Because most of the dogs are here long term we take special considerations for short term guest. We have very busy customers that need a few weeks here and there. We work with them to arrange transport or whatever we can do to make sure their dog is happy and safe.
Short term rates are $25.00 per day Dogs over 50 pounds is $30.00 per day. Because of our style of boarding we do not offer discounts for additional dogs unless your stay is over 14 days.
We will always try to work with you if we can.
We do require non-refundable deposits. Our space can be limited, therefore we ask that you reserve ahead of time.




This long-term rate is based on three months or longer. $500.00 for the first dog and $150.00 for additional dogs. This discounted rate is based on availability. You must provide proof of enrollment or special circumstances that qualify you for a discounted rate. It is our goal to help you keep your dogs during these difficult transitions. The rate does not include food. Please understand that we can’t operate 100% at a discount but we always try to help as many people as we can. Private cabin for unsocial dogs discounted is $850.00 per month for up to 3 dogs. Additional dogs in the same cabin is an additional $200.00 per dog.



Long term pet trust are set up ahead of time in the event of your untimely death. In the event we are contacted we will immediately dispatch a ground transport person to pick up your dog. We will then enter into a forever care pet retirement program.Older dogs need special care. Sometimes this is not possible for a busy family. At the farm your senior pet will receive advanced holistic diet and care. They will go for walks and benefit from our enrichment program.These rates are calculated based on many factors.
To get a quote or learn more please email


Highly Recommended!

  • My hyper-active dog came back a much better behaved version of himself after 2 months at Dancing Creek working with Sheril! The dogs have a lot of space to run and play. They also send you adorable pics and videos of your fur baby so you can see how well the training is going. Would definitely recommend this place!

    Alexious Butler

  • Andrew Stephens

    Some six months ago, our dog Max, a four-year old Beagle, was a morbidly obese dog and causing problems around our apartment complex due to his issues with house training. Despite our different attempts to get him healthy and to properly train him in all the most basic of dog skills, it was quite evident that we needed to reach out to caring professionals who could help all of us. Ultimately, this meant temporarily placing him in a situation which would help us help him return to the healthy little 8-week puppy we loved with all our hearts. My wife and I, and of course, Max, needed a fresh start to get back on the path toward a healthy lifestyle. I researched the issue and found out about a viable solution, Dancing Creek Farm, a long-term boarding and training located outside of Danville, Virginia. So, we made the difficult decision to hand over the responsibilities of Max’s health and general well-being to Tamara and Dakota and the rest of the Dancing Creek team to provide Max the means of not only shedding his unhealthy weight, but also to go back to the drawing board to relearn how to follow commands and improve his self-control and discipline. I did the communicating with Dancing Creek throughout Max’s stay and saw that Dancing Creek was not just a viable solution, but a godsend for Max. I could see that Tamara and Dakota understood dogs and how to give them the help they needed, whatever that might be. In the four months that Max was at Dancing Creek, the wonderful team of Tamara and Dakota, the owners of Dancing Creek Farm, and their staff, helped Max lose thirty-two pounds and trained him to improve his discipline and self-control. They crafted a diet and exercise plan unique to Max, which surely couldn't have been easy when caring for eighty other dogs. It turned his life around. He's never been happier. We've been back home with Max for a week and see a more confident, better-trained dog who has a new lease on life. This is making a huge difference, not just in Max's life, but in the functioning of our family. We've gotten to know Tamara and Dakota through Max’s journey. We really respect their dedication to the animals and the hard work they put into to the health and well-being of the dogs at Dancing Creek. Tamara and Dakota and Team really care about this work. That really matters. In fact, it makes all the difference. Because of our gratitude, we will certainly be keeping track of all the other dogs at Dancing Creek. In addition, we want to thank the Dancing Creek community. They rallied around Max during his journey and supported him and us. We are so appreciative of the love they showed Max. (I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed the Facebook, IG videos and photos that chronicled Max’s journey.) We are also so excited for Dancing Creek, as they plan to spread their love for dogs with a non-profit for dogs who are of an advanced age. In conclusion, from Tamara and Dakota to the staff who worked so hard, we can never repay what you given Max and our family. It goes without saying that not all aspects of working with dogs is glamorous,as any pet owner knows. The DCF Team has shown that the work they do in this rural southern Virginia community is more to them than work. It's a calling to serve. This calling serves both the dogs and their owners. We thank you and salute you all.#Namaste
  • Tamara and her staff at Dancing Creek Farm (DCF) have been absolutely fantastic with our female Great Dane, Harley Rose. Harley is normally a little timid around strangers and so we were worried, especially since we were shipping her to Dancing Creek Farm from Japan without us! DCF kept us posted from pickup through the 6 months she was at the farm through very responsive email replies, videos, and pictures on their Facebook page! Love Dancing Creek Farm and highly recommend them to anyone in need of boarding your dog, either short or long term, Dancing Creek Farm will cater to your needs.

    Steve Keramidas

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