Our Story

How we started Dott's Place

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Dott’s Place is owned and operated by Sierra Hamilton, professional dog trainer and veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

During my time in the military, I frequently had to board my beloved Dott: a spunky rat terrier and loyal companion of thirteen years. It was always a challenge to find boarding facilities where I knew Dott would be safe, loved, and entertained while I was away.

All that changed when I met Cindy in Ketchikan, Alaska. Cindy ran a family facility that only took a few dogs at a time. It was homey and spacious and Dott absolutely LOVED it. For the next few years, as I traveled frequently on active duty, Dott and her siblings did regular daycare and overnight stays at Cindy’s. Unlike the old days of reluctant boarding in overcrowded kennels, trips to Cindy’s became cause for excitement, and Dott was often halfway out the car window as we pulled up for a stay.

How we started Dott's Place

Our History

Dott passed away in 2018, and I founded Dott’s Place as a tribute to her and the boarding place she loved so much. I want all our guests here to have a blast, and to remove the stress of boarding for both owners and their dogs. We accept all breeds and temperaments, including anxious, fearful, or aggressive dogs that have been turned down by other facilities.

Above all, we want Dott’s Place to be your dog’s home away from home. Play in our yard. Sleep on our couch. Run through our woods. We offer a safe, fun, comfortable environment staffed by dedicated dog lovers and professionals.

SiERA WAS OUR DOG TRAINER ALSO! We love that the dogs were out and about! hiking, swiming. We won't were bored in anywhere else!!!

Satisfied Fur parents

rain, snow or shine, there is always something to do at DoT'T place!

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5120 Sugar Grove Rd SE, Sugar Grove, OH 43155, United States dottsplacellc@gmail.com 740-243-7078 www.dottsplacek9boarding.com


Home-style accommodations ensure your dog boards in comfort. Pups enjoy daily excursions through the trails, ponds, and forests around our farm.

$45 for one dog

$70 for two dog

3+ dogs please call for quote


We do short stays too! Join us for a pack hike or a playful day in the yard. Your dog will love coming to play at Dott’s Place.

$15 for half day

$25 for full day


We work with you to create personalised training


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