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!

  • I just had a fantastic experience using Dancing Creek Farm. It’s like a beautiful thoroughbred horse farm, but for dogs. They are perfect for active dogs and long term boarding. All dogs have roomy pens each with their own cabin which is air conditioned or heated and has doggie beds and dog door. Every day, dogs are also taken to a large pasture to run full out. Also they have a board and train option, which I did. I got lots of pictures and training videos throughout my trip. I swear my dogs were smiling in their pictures! It’s the first time my dogs (border collies) did not come back from boarding stressed and with diarrhea. And, for what you get, it’s a great deal. Better than up here (Dc area) They also have a small dog area. Dancing Creek Farm is in Cascades, VA. They are 5 hours from here but they have a great service where they will pick up and drop off your dogs (extra fee for this). They also help our active military members with boarding their dogs sometimes for a year or more with discounted rates. Really good people. They really care. I will be using them again, for sure!

    Sue Berryman Brown

  • Gee Nette

    I think Dancing Creek is heaven for dogs. I was extremely fortunate to have found a place for my rottweiler. It’s where he should be if he can’t be home. His nutrition and training were on point. I have not heard of any place that approaches canine nutrition like the way Tamara does. I was a wreck dropping him off but after a view of the space, the cleanliness and seeing their protocols in action, I left reassured. He’s so calm and happy. He also passed his Canine Good Citizenship Certificate. The transport process was smooth and Jackie kept me updated the entire journey. If you’re hesitant or have questions, just ask. Tamara and Sheril are so helpful and responsive. There’s no place like home but Dancing Creek is as close to home you can get for your fur baby.
  • 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

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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....