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Every buddy needs a little farm in their life!
About Us

Buddy Boarding Farm is unlike any other boarding facility around offering an 8-acre, fenced in property for your pups roaming, relaxing, and playing pleasure. 


Dogs are out and about enjoying the farm life all day long! Your fur-kiddo will participate in group pack walks, lounge in kiddie pools on hot summer days, relax in the shade, chase humans on mini 4-wheelers, receive oodles of personal one-on-one attention, watch movies and snuggle inside, and so much more - at no additional charge! BBF does not charge fees for playtime, socialization, treats and care as these things are essential to a dogs health and are therefore included in the total.

Your dog will sleep, eat, and take naps in their own private 6'x8' space in the Buddy Boarding Farmhouse or Barnhouse (both fully equipped with heating and AC to maximize comfort). 

Nick and Carly Crotinger, co-owners of Buddy Boarding, have known one another since 2003. They met in Junior High School and have been partners ever since. They married in 2018 and currently have a one-year-old daughter, three German Shepherd Dogs, and one cat.

Carly graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2013 with a Master of Arts Degree in Communications and Public Relations. While Nick advanced his career and business management knowledge through real world experience. Both studied and received a certificate in Dog Training and Obedience in 2012 to further their knowledge in canine care and dog handling.

The dynamic duo's pet-care journey began in 2013 when they started providing at-home dog walking and pet-sitting services. What started out as a college-classroom project, turned in to the successful business that stands today! Nick and Carly are young, vibrant, active, energetic entrepreneurs -- that love any and all animals!

Once they acquainted themselves to the local Cincinnati pet care industry with their original in-home-dog-walking business, Nick and Carly dreamt of creating a place where humans could take their fur-kiddos without feeling anxious, unsure, nor nervous about leaving them while away. Dogs are family members after all, and should be treated as such - no matter where they are!

Carly and Nick would provide taxi services for their at-home-dog-walking clients - after taxiing dogs to and from different boarding facilities, they noticed a lack of fun, caring, home-style boarding facilities in the area. Most facilities they saw were overpriced, overcrowded, and very limited in outdoor space.


In 2015, the duo decided enough was enough - something must be done! Hence the creation of Buddy Boarding Farm! Now humans can enjoy their vacations, rest-assured knowing their fur-kiddo's are staying at a place that feels like home. 

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Video Tour of the bbfarmhouse

Nick and Carly
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BBFarm Porch
Video Tour of the BBFarm house

Temperament Test

Temperament test drop off:
Monday-Friday: 7A-10A
Saturday: 9A-11A

Temperament test pick up:
Monday-Friday: 4P-7P
Saturday: 3P-5P

Temperament tests are offered Monday-Saturday with a scheduled reservation (excluding major holidays). 

All dogs must pass a temperament test before attending any services.

A temperament test is an evaluation to ensure all dogs are socialized with other dogs, are friendly towards human pack leaders, and are not flight risks (i.e. actively seeking to escape). 

Temperament tests are similar to daycare services. That is, owners drop their dog(s) off in the AM time block; pick up in the PM time block. Dogs will participate in group play sessions throughout the entire day so that BB pack leaders can assess their behavior. 

*Buddy Boarding reserves all rights to deny any dog for aggressive, destructive, and any unsafe behavior.  

Grooming the Dog

Exit Bath

Small (Under 20lbs)

Short hair: $15

Long hair: $20

Medium (21lb-60lb)

Short hair: $25

Long hair: $30

Large (61lb-90lb)

Short hair: $35

Long hair: $40

Extra Large (91+)

Short hair: $45
Long hair: $50


Bath includes:

  • Shampoo (+conditioner as needed)

  • Ear Cleaning

  • Blow dry

  • Brush

Add an exit bath on to your buddy's reservation by selecting EXIT BATH on the Add-ons page when creating or modifying a reservation.

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Overnight Dog Boarding

$40/night - 5 Nights or Less

  • $20 for 2nd dog

  • $10 for 3rd and beyond


$35/night - 6+ Nights

  • $17.50 for 2nd dog

  • $10 for 3rd dog

$0 - AM Pick-Up

$15 - PM Pick-UP

  • +$10 for 2nd dog

  • +$5 for 3rd and beyond

Each dog -- (or family of dogs) -- is given one 6'x8' room where they can take breaks if needed, eat, and sleep at night.

The only time the kiddos are in their rooms:

  • While eating

  • 30 minutes after each meal to ensure the pups have digested before more playtime.

  • At night while sleeping 

  • If requested by owner (needs a little 'quiet time' to rest) 

Otherwise, you can expect your dog to be outside playing, sniffing around, going on pack walks -- or -- hanging inside receiving lots of lovins, enjoying the AC/heat, and more!

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Taxi to Buddy Boarding Farm:

$10 - Base Fee

+ $2 per mile
+ $5 additional dog(s)

Taxi home:

$15 - Base Fee
+ $2 per mile
+ $10 for 2nd dog
+ $5 for 3rd dog (and any additional dogs)


Taxi time block: 11AM - 4PM 

  • Taxis are provided for boarding services 

  • Taxi services are not available for daycare

  • Must be within a 5 mile radius of BBFARM

  • No taxi services offered on major holidays

  • By appointment only

Taxi's are provided during an open time block. That is, we will pick your dog up and drop them off between 11AM - 4PM. Not at a specific scheduled time.

Before we leave Buddy Boarding Farm to taxi your dog, we will send you a message to notify you that we are on our way.


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Doggy Daycare

$25 - Per Day

  • $20 for 2nd dog

  • $10 for 3rd and beyond

Offered Monday - Saturday

(Excluding all major holidays)

Drop off:

  • Monday-Friday: 7A-10A 

  • Saturday: 9A-11A

Pick up:

  • Monday-Friday: 4P-7P

  • Saturday: 3P-5P

Bring your dog to Buddy Boarding Farm for a fun-filled day of buddy-daycare!

Your dog will have a blast running around with their buddies all day and will be ready for snuggles on the couch when you pick up. 

The only time the kiddos are in a room:

  • If requested by owner (needs a little 'quiet time' to rest) 

  • While eating (not required for daycare)

  • 30 minutes after a meal to ensure your pup has time to digest before more activity (meals are not required for daycare dogs)

Dog's Portrait

Add On Services

Text Message Update:

$5 - per day

Photo Update:

$10 - per day

Video Update:

$15 - per day

If you would like to receive an update while your buddy stays with us -
either for a boarding stay
or daycare day -
select text, photo, or video add-on
on the Add-ons page when creating or modifying a reservation.

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