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About us

Meet the owner, Erica


With years of experience in animal care and dog behavior under my belt, I started K9 Playland Resort in summer 2009. After working in other kennels and animal hospitals — and seeing the types of boarding they offered — I knew I wanted to create a different kind of experience for the pooches of Charlotte. 


My ultimate goal: to cultivate a sense of community and give pet parents peace of mind while they’re away. Whether we’re minding their furry family members during vacations, business trips or long work days, they can breathe easier knowing their doggos are enjoying oodles of fun, exercise and belly rubs in an enriching environment. 


If you visited us in our early days, you probably met our red doxen Zoe in her office chair (she took her job as official seat-warmer very seriously). Our pug Alvin was also a crowd favorite but loved playing with his doggy friends too much to stay in the office! About five years ago, I also ventured into another passion: American Kennel Club (AKC) dog competitions. Along with my husband, I’ve emBARKed on some amazing adventures with our Beaucerons, who have garnered multiple prestigious titles in the AKC world. 


Now, I’m lucky to work alongside a team of paw-sionnate, reliable professionals who pride themselves on their pet care superpowers. We can’t wait to meet you and your furry BFFs!

Your furry BFF’s fave playground

Inspired by our passion for pooches and dream of bringing our own furry friends to work every day, we offer a safe, comfortable facility and premier services for pet parents who care about their four-legged children as much as we do.

Meet The K9 Playland Team

What our clients are saying

“My dog has been coming to K9 Playland for about 5 years now and he absolutely loves it! The staff is always very kind and welcoming when he comes in for daycare/boarding and always makes sure to post him on their Instagram during his stay! Would highly recommend K9 Playland for your pup’s daycare or boarding needs!”

- Olivia T.

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