Pet Care & Dog Boarding Starkville, MS

Shaggy Hound – An All-Inclusive Spa For Your Pet

Welcome to Shaggy Hound, Starkville, Mississippi’s family-owned pet boarding wonderland. Nestled in the loving heart of Starkville, MS near Davis Wade Stadium, our pet boarding services are top-notch. The environment at Shaggy Hound is designed from top to bottom to make your furball feel right at home, but we aren’t just another kennel! Here at Shaggy Hound, a kennel is just a word. What we offer is boarding deluxe, boarding with a difference, boarding that redefines comfort. Think of this as a 5-Star doggie resort in the heart of Starkville.

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We offer a full doggie daycare experience, giving you the flexibility to drop off your beloved friend in the morning and pick them up by evening. All this at Shaggy Hound, your go-to for dependable pet and dog boarding in Starkville, Mississippi.


Using all top of the line products, with no anesthesia or sedation, our certified grooming professionals know exactly what your pet needs. Tender loving care.


Not your typical Kennel. Doggie Day Care included!

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There’s room to run around, lots of human attention and plenty of canine companionship.

What Our Clients Say

“My puppy came out smelling so clean and soft. Very friendly staff, make sure you call way ahead of time they are always booked up.”

Bee Schmidt

“What a wonderful place! Staff took their time and explained everything. Patton (the dog) enjoyed the day. Thanks to everyone that made that possible.”

Scott Parkhurst

“So glad to find this place! They took such great care of our boy Andy…he was in desperate need of a full service groom after moving cross country with us this month, and they took wonderful care of him here. He looks and smells so good! We’re excited to try the daycare here as well… we are super happy to have found a great place like this that offers grooming, daycare and boarding. A++++!!! 🐾🐾🐶”

Kim Gee

“My dog loves going to Shaggy Hound for grooming and boarding. It is reassuring to know he is treated kindly and in a loving environment.”

Tina Goldman

“We have 2 sheepadoodles and they love it. Wonderful groomer and very attentive staff. They have always love all of our dogs and show compassion for their needs. Nothing but good experiences.”

Dr.David Cheatham

“We’ve been using Shaggy Hound for 6 years. Our dog loves it there and I am grateful for a place to take her when I can’t be home during the day. All the employees are friendly and I love seeing pictures of our pup at play. Even though our dog has a medical condition (seizures), we’ve never felt anxious about leaving her at the Hound.”

Sal Keith

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Services We Offer

Dog Ear Cleaning

Haircut & Styling
Pawdicure (Paw pad trimming)
Deep conditioning treatment

Brush Out Dematting

Nail Grinding
Dog Deodorizing
Sanitary Trim (trimming of hair around belly and bottom)
Shampoo and Conditioner Upgrade
Nail Trimming
Specialty Dog Grooming (For specific breeds)
Facial and head trimming
Anal gland expressing

16 Years of Dedicated Doggie Daycare, Grooming, and Pet Care

At Shaggy Hound, we’re not just professionals who adore every dog that comes our way – we’re a family who’s been running this remarkable doggie daycare for over 16 stellar years. The love for dogs runs deep in our bones, feeding our passion for providing top-notch grooming, pet care, and a warm home-away-from-home for your family’s beloved canines.

From the tips of their wagging tails to their lovable wet noses, our team is dedicated to ensure your dogs feel at ease while they’re groomed to look fetchingly fabulous. It’s never a ruff day here at Shaggy Hound!

While we are a daycare where dogs chase their tails and bounce around in bliss, we’re also a haven for those pets that prefer a peaceful nap in the corner of our homely facility. We offer consistent pet care that’ll make you say, “Why didn’t I bring my dog here sooner?” Our staff ensures your dogs are given the prime services they deserve.

If you’re searching for a home for your dogs that spells love, trust, and the utmost care, Shaggy Hound really sets the bar high. So, give us a ring and schedule your pet’s stay today!

What Sets Shaggy Hound Apart In Starkville?

At Shaggy Hound, we’re not your typical pet grooming place in Starkville, MS. Unlike your standard pet joints, we’re as shaggy as your dogs – in the best possible way! See, we live by the motto: “A house is not a home without a dog”. That’s right! We believe every pet deserves a home where their shaggiest, freest selves can roam around comfortably, and we’ve made it our mission to make that happen.

Don’t believe us? Just ask our staff!

Committed and caring individuals who understand that behind every dog shaggy, there’s a personality waiting to shine. Just check out our Facebook page to see how much fun we have at playtime! Beyond animal boarding, we offer an elevated pet boarding experience, complete with a unique blend of innovation and pampering.

So, if you’re in Starkville, MS, or anywhere else across this great state, remember, it’s not just a pet appointment – it’s a Shaggy Hound experience!

Impeccable Grooming Services And Attention To Detail

At Shaggy Hound, we’re not just about an elevated pet boarding and daycare experience. We’ve also made impeccable grooming services one of our core offerings. It’s all for the pure, simple joy of giving your pets the personalized care and love they deserve. Picture this – a team of our dedicated staff, pet lovers themselves, devoted to pampering your pets and attending to all their needs, right here in Starkville!

With over almost two decades of experience in grooming and pet care, we’ve handled dogs of every size, color, breed, and temperamental quirk. Need your Poodle looking as fabulous as a show dog? We’ve got you covered!

But grooming at Shaggy Hound isn’t just about appearances. It’s also about the health and wellbeing of your beloved pets. Regular grooming can prevent problems such as excessive shedding, skin and paw disorders, and parasite infestations. It’s also a great opportunity for our attentive staff to keep an eye out for any abnormality or health issue that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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During your pet’s stay, they’ll not only be treated to exceptional care, but they’ll also roam, romp, and frolic with fellow pet pals in our fabulous Doggie Daycare. So, contact us today for nothing less than best-in-class pet care! At Shaggy Hound, we understand that your pet isn’t simply an animal, but a cherished member of your family. We provide care with all the love, dignity and respect that your pet deserves.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Shaggy Hound and what does it offer?

Shaggy Hound is Starkville, Mississippi’s premium pet daycare and boarding service. But we’re not just your average kennel! At Shaggy Hound, we offer deluxe accommodations that go beyond simple pet sitting, our cuddly cozy suites are designed to pamper your pets and make them feel right at home!

What sets Shaggy Hound apart from other pet care services?

Shaggy Hound isn’t your run-of-the-mill pet care provider. We’ve been providing top-notch boarding, grooming, and stellar pet care services for over 16 years. Our team is dedicated to tailoring a warm, comfortable and lively environment that’s truly a home away from home for your pet.

What pet grooming services does Shaggy Hound in Starkville, MS provide?

At Shaggy Hound, we offer specialized grooming services for all dogs, irrespective of their coat, color or breed. Our dedicated team won’t just make your pets look fabulous, but we also focus on their health. Regular grooming through our service can prevent problems like excessive shedding.

Does Shaggy Hound cater to specific pet dietary needs?

Absolutely! At Shaggy Hound, we love to serve meals that are not only indulgent but also nutritious. We believe each pet is unique and so are their dietary needs. Our menu includes a variety of pet food, tailored to your pet’s specific requirements. You can also provide your own pet food if your fur-baby has a specific dietary requirement.

How does Shaggy Hound ensure my pet's health and safety during their stay?

We, at Shaggy Hound, treat your pets as our own, providing them with more than just a place to stay. Our experienced team is highly vigilant and makes sure any issue, however small, doesn’t go unnoticed. Your pet’s health and well-being is our top priority and we assure you they will be in safe in our loving hands.