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!

  • My wife and I were going on a vacation and decided to take the opportunity to have our Goldendoodle, Lumie, trained while she was being boarded. My wife found Dancing Creek Farm, which is 4 HOURS AWAY FROM US, but trust me when I say the 8-hour round trip drive (twice) was worth it. Tamara and Dakota put Lumie on a diet that settled her sensitive stomach better than we’ve been able to in the 7 months she’s been with us. Her kennel and the grounds were clean and very impressive. Sheril was able to do wonders with training Lumie and sent multiple videos to keep us updated on her progression. The staff at DCF is extremely professional and go above and beyond to take care of the dogs they’ve been trusted with. I’ve already recommended them to several friends. You can search #lumiedcf (your pet gets a hashtag!) on Facebook or Instagram to see how much fun Lumie and her kennel mate Marshal were having. Thanks again DCF for taking great care of Lumie while we were away and returning a well-trained puppy to us.

    Andre Jayred

  • Jamie Slug King

    Dancing Creek Farm are amazing! I had a 10 day trip planned and my pet sitter canceled less than a week before the trip, and I have 4 little dogs who most people call misbehave crew. Well Tamara told me that they would be happy to board them for the 10 days. Their reputation doesn’t even do justice in my book. These are my kids, and anyone in my life will tell you, if something happens to one of those dogs under your watch, you best leave town. I could not have ask for a better team to take such good care of my 4. Everytime I text, Dakota was quick to text me right back letting me know they were doing great. When I picked those babies up this morning, I figured they would be climbing the fence to get to me, well I was surprised at how happy they was and my oldest was even asleep paying me no mind. I would recommend them to any and everybody that needs any of the services that they offer. Thank you for helping me out last minute and the wonderful care that you gave to each of my babies.
  • they are amazing people!!

    Samantha Meckes

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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....