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Our Location

3175 East Richardson Rd Bad Axe MI 48413


M-F: 9-11am, 4-6pm
Saturday: 9-11am
Sunday: 4-6pm
Closed All Holidays

A Homey Retreat

We tailor your pets stay with us to fit their needs. Bring their food, treats, beds and toys to keep your pet comfortable. No cold kennels here – just cozy spaces that offer a sense of familiarity.

Personalized Attention

We believe in quality over quantity. Offering 26 suites, we may not be the biggest facility but that allows us to spend more quality time with each of our guests.

Safe and Secure

Your pup’s safety is our top priority. Our facility is equipped with secure fencing and stringent safety protocols to ensure your dog’s wellbeing at all times.

meet us

We are a husband and wife team from Southwest Michigan with big plans for Backyard Boarding. We hope to grow our business with the good people in the thumb of Michigan. When you choose our facility – you’re choosing a family that loves and cares for your pet as if they were our own. We hope to meet you and your fur families soon! Sincerely – Mike and Erin Bussing


At Backyard Boarding, we understand that your furry friend is more than just a pet – they’re a cherished member of your family. When life’s adventures take you away, whether it’s for a well-deserved vacation, a work trip, or any other reason, you can trust us to provide a safe, comfortable, and loving home away from home for your canine companion..

book your reservation

Don’t wait any longer to secure your dog’s spot at Backyard Boarding. Our cozy retreat fills up quickly, and we don’t want your furry friend to miss out on all the tail-wagging fun! Whether it’s a weekend escape or an extended stay, your dog will thank you for choosing Backyard Boarding.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring for my dog' s stay?

Food: Please bring your dog’s regular food to maintain their digestive comfort. Bring extra in case your pets stay longer than expected. We also encourage you to bring treats!

Bedding: If you wish to bring your own bedding, ensure it’s washable. If not we will provide blankets.

Items from home: You can bring toys, towels, or blankets to make your dog feel more at ease.

how can I make a reservation?

 You can make a reservation by contacting us via phone, email, or by clicking HERE.

what vaccinations are required for boarding?

We require up-to-date vaccinations for rabies, distemper, and bordetella (kennel cough). Please bring proof of vaccination. You can also have your vet email records in advance to

Can my dogs from the same household stay together?

Yes, dogs from the same household can stay together in the same suite if requested. If they stay together a discount is offered. The cost is $20 for the first dog and $15 for each additional dog per calendar day.


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