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A dog house away from home...

The Contented Canine is a dog daycare and overnight boarding facility in Palm City, Florida.  During the daytime, our guests enjoy the company of one another in closely supervised play groups.  Whether they choose to spend the day in the air conditioned playroom or in one of the  fenced outdoor runs, they are sure to have a great time romping and playing  with their doggie friends.  In the evening, our overnight guests retire to their individual kennels for some well deserved rest and relaxation.

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The Contented Canine is owned and operated by Kerry Matthews. Kerry is a long time Palm City resident who has been actively involved in the local canine community for most of her life.

For the past 16 years, Kerry has been working with dogs in one form or another. Her experience ranges from competitive dog obedience training and working as a veterinary technician to volunteering at the local Humane Society. This extensive and diverse background has prepared her for the ownership of The Contented Canine.

Kerry holds a Bachelors degree in Biology and is currently working toward her Masters. She is well trained in animal behavior and veterinary first aid.

Kerry and her fiancé Darren are the proud parents of three dogs; Diesel, a Staffordshire Terrier mix, Fly, a Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix, and Scruffles, an Australian Cattle Dog.

Why Choose Us?

  • Trained veterinary technician on staff
  • 24 hour monitored alarm system
  • Air conditioned playrooms
  • Spacious outdoor runs
  • Owner resides on premises
  • Peaceful, country setting
  • Family owned and operated
  • Conveniently located near I-95 and Turnpike
  • Each client gets personal attention because of our span class="small" size
  • Rubber flooring in playroom minimizes injury risk
  • Facility is cleaned and disinfected daily
  • Plenty of wildlife to view from outdoor runs
  • Hurricane safe facilities
Find out why dogs love us!
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Day Care & Overnight

Whether it is full day or half day we offer great rates with complete care.

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Individualized training and group training sessions are available.

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Bathing & Grooming

Shampoo, nail trim, ear cleaning, the whole works.


$15/half day (5 hours or less)
20% single day discount for 2nd dog from same family

Daycare packages

5 days for $100
20 days for $385
Packages have no expiration date and are non-refundable.


$38/night (includes daycare)
Each additional dog from same family $25
Check out time is 11 am. Dogs staying after 11 am on their day of pick up will be charged $15 for daycare. Sunday boarding pick up or drop off will be charged a $15 after hours fee.

10% discount for any stay over 8 nights House food may be fed while boarding for a charge of $3 per day Medications can be administered for an additional charge of $3 per day A free bath will be given after 5 nights of boarding


All board and train dogs will be worked with for one hour per day. Each program is personally tailored to each individual dog, but generally speaking, training sessions will be 15-20 minutes long, spaced throughout the day.

When your dog is not being trained, he or she will be participating in daycare activities. All board and train dogs must pass our temperament evaluation and be a candidate for group play. We use force free training methods. No prong collars, choke collars, electronic collars, or leash corrections will be used on your dog. If additional training aids are needed, we may use a head harness or a front clip harness. Our standard pricing is for dogs with no pre-existing behavioral issues. Pre-existing issues that prevent us from teaching your chosen behaviors without first working through the behavioral problems will result in additional charges. For example, if your dog is aggressive toward strangers while on leash, it will be difficult for us to teach loose leash walking without first addressing the aggression.

2 week program: We will teach your dog 4 behaviors of your choosing. Your dog will board with us for 14 days. Total cost is $1250.

3 week program: We will teach your dog 6 behaviors of your choosing. Your dog will board with us for 21 days. Total cost is $1800.

Bathing & Grooming

Small dog (up to 30 lbs) $20
Medium dog (30-50 lbs) $25
Large dog (over 50 lbs) $30
Baths include shampoo, nail trim, and ear cleaning. Long hair, matted, or extremely thick coats may be subject to additional charges.
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Important Information

There are a few things to know before you bring your pet to The Contented Canine for the first time.

Your dog must be current on all vaccinations. Required vaccinations include canine distemper, parvovirus, rabies, and bordetella. Vaccinations should be administered at least two weeks prior to your visit for optimal protection. Please consult with your veterinarian. Written documentation of vaccination of vaccination from a licensed veterinarian is required and will be kept on file for all clients. Please remember to provide us with current copies of records whenever your dog is given a new set of vaccinations.

Titer tests will be accepted in lieu of vaccinations.

Puppies under four months of age must have a series of two vaccinations, but are exempt from the rabies requirement only.

Your dog must be on a flea AND tick preventative. Oftentimes we find that an owner is under the impression that their monthly preventative covers both fleas and ticks, only to later discover it was only protecting against fleas. Tick control is imperative in this type of environment. Please double check your preventative and make sure it is protecting your dog from both parasites. If we find fleas or ticks on your dog, we will immediately apply a preventative and charge accordingly.

All dogs must be spayed or neutered. Puppies less than one year of age are exempt from this requirement.

The Contented Canine is a group play environment. Not all dogs play well with others. There are some dogs who simply don’t enjoy the company of other canines. For this reason, every dog will need to be evaluated prior to being accepted as a new client. As much as we would love to care for every dog we meet, safety and happiness are our top priorities and sometimes that means we have to turn away an otherwise great dog who will not be a good fit for this type of environment.


4627 SW Moore Street
Palm City, Florida 34990


1) From I-95 take exit 110. Travel eastbound for 2 miles.
2) Turn right on SW 48th Ave
3) Turn left on SW Moore St
4) We are on your left!


(772) 287-3585


Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6:30pm
(Monday - Friday closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

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