A Pet Resort Worth Dreaming About

New Bern’s Premier Pet Boutique and Resort. Open 365 days a year, A Dog’s Dream offers your dog premium dream suites, large indoor and outdoor play areas, a heated swimming pool and a ton of love and attention. You receive the knowledge of knowing your dog is being loved and cared for by expertly trained staff with the ability to check in on your pup via web cam. Welcome to A Dog’s Dream!


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Our boutique offers toys to and supplies to satisfy even the pickiest dogs of all breeds and sizes. We even have some great products for the pet parent too!


Whether your pup needs a watchful eye while you run errands or a place to blow off some steam while you’re at work, you can be sure that your furry friend is safe, active, and loved.


Our 4-Paw Resort is sure to make your dog feel right at home. Our luxurious ‘Dream Suites’ and expertly trained staff know just what your dog is dreaming about.


In addition to fantastic playtime, swimming offers increased body awareness, improved fitness, muscle tone, balance and coordination.

Day Spa

From simple baths to a full on puppy pampering session our expertly trained groomers can handle any breed and tame even the messiest of coats.

Airport Pickup

Let us meet you at the airport and transport your pooch to his or her reserved ‘Dream Suite.’ Then we will meet you at the airport upon your arrival home.

What Parents Are Saying


I thank you from the bottom of my heart and the tip of Sugar Bear’s tail! When we found that we had to drive 9 hours from Atlanta to New Bern for my uncle’s funeral, we were stressed. I tried to find a pet-friendly hotel, to no avail, and came across your business in a search for boarding. Boy am I ever glad I did!! To board Sugar Bear, even before we left, would have meant taking her in on a Saturday and not picking her up until late on Monday. For a dog that was rescued just a year ago from an abusive home, that’s NOT something you take lightly and we didn’t want to subject her to that. Not only did Sugar Bear get her very first ‘play date’ in doggy day care, but as her pet parents, we knew we didn’t have to worry about her while we attended the services and after-gathering. When we picked her up, she showed no signs of any stress from the ‘new and different experience’ and even wanted to go back through the ‘doggy door’ to return to play! Then, to top it all off, when I went to pay, I was told the ‘interview’ was free! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You’ve just ensured that I will make return trips to visit my family in New Bern or to vacation near there knowing that Sugar Bear has such a WONDERFUL place to spend her time, too. And I will make sure my family members know of your services and pass the word on to all of their friends.

Karen Browne-Fleck | Atlanta, GA

I took my two BIG, FURRY German Shepherd dogs to A Dog’s Dream for their first visit for grooming a couple of weeks ago. I was a little nervous, because they can be a handful at times. First of all, much to my surprise, when I picked them up, my bill was HALF of what is would be at other grooming facilities. HALF!! AND they were CLEAN!! Like REALLY CLEAN!! They also had cute little fabric collar covers which made my husband happy because he hates the bandanas other groomers use. LOL! After a few weeks, I cuddled up with my pups on the couch and realized they STILL smell good, even after all the rain and muck we’ve had in ENC. I’m so glad to have a new place to take them where I know they are safe and happy and that I’ll get a good service for an even greater price!! Thanks Dan!!

Beth Fairchild | New Bern, NC

My two pups received first class grooming at A Dog’s Dream! Cleaned, trimmed, dried and smelling fresh – the works in under two hours. Even several days later, they are still smelling great. And the bandanas were a delightful touch. I’ll definitely be returning to A Dog’s Dream for grooming.

Richard L. | New Bern, NC

Always available for Bailey in emergencies!

JoLin Metts | NC

When we got our Siberian Husky he didn’t know how to play or accept love ( he was a rescue) 2 months later we started taking him to camp and he is now a little social butterfly! It’s been 1 year now and he is the happiest, very loving family member we knew he could be. Thanks to the owner and staff he can’t wait for camp days!

Elizabeth T. | New Bern, NC

My beagle, Cooper, has been coming to A Dog’s Dream since he was a puppy. He stays with them when we travel and loves going to daycare. He enjoys getting to play with other pups instead of being stuck in the house all day.

Marissa Smith | Maysville, NC

Our experience with A Dog’s Dream has been wonderful! The effort that Dan and his whole staff put into making day camp and boarding such a great experience for our dogs goes above and beyond. Our GSD had surgery on his back leg in the last year, and the hydrotherapy has been amazing. We are really excited about this added bonus! With complete confidence and trust, we now rely solely on them for the care of our pups.

Joyce and Joe | Jacksonville, NC

A Dog’s Dream is the perfect place to leave my dog (Noah) when I am on vacation. I know that he is taken care of and has lot’s of fun playing with the other dogs. You will not find a better daycare for your dog!

Andrew Beaver | Maysville, NC

I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you at A Dog’s Dream and especially to Jimmy for his patience with our Rocky. Rocky had spinal surgery in Feb. and has been coming to you for hydro therapy twice a week. Jimmy has done a fantastic job with him and has taken the time to work with Rocky and even has gotten him to like the water and swimming! Rocky is walking and is doing great thanks to your help.

Becky Smith and Carol Yoder | NC

They are truly the most community minded business I know!

Nell Glover Todd | NC

We boarded our Kokopelli, a black Schnauzer, with you 2 weeks ago. I was very pleased with your service. I was so nervous about boarding Pelli because he is older. It was comforting being able to see him online and know that he was doing okay. Thank you so very much! Our Pelli is almost 14 years old so we don’t know how many years we have left with him. He’s given us so much joy. You can be sure that when we come to New Bern again, our dog will again be your guest.

Catherine M. Daubenspeck | Auburn, PA

Before bringing my dog Maggie to A Dog’s Dream, she was a menace.  When I left her at home, she would tear up everything.  I had a new vinyl floor put down in the kitchen, she has destroyed it by chewing it in different places.  She would chew up my wires on the vacuum cleaner and my cell phone charger all because she didn’t like staying at home by herself.  Since she has been at A Dog’s Dream she’s been good a gold and I can actually leave her in the house without shutting her up and she doesn’t bother anything.  Thank you so much for making my life better with Maggie.

Linda | Harlowe, NC

Wouldn’t take my pup anywhere else! The staff is AMAZING – always greeting my dog when she comes in and letting me know how her day was when I pick her up! My one year old golden falls asleep in the car every time I pick her up from daycare. She loves playing all day and swimming in the pool and I love that I can watch her on their cameras and she’s not at home bored! Thanks A Dog’s Dream!

Ali Willis | NC

I am a sales person for a local business and my territory warrants my being out of town for 2 to 3 nights a week. I have a very active dog and leaving him with friends to feed just became so much of a burden. I am so delighted now that I have a safe, clean and beautifully managed establishment for me to take him as well as my other dog while I am away on business. My dogs can’t wait to go when I mention that we are going to ‘camp’ their ears perk-up and they head for the car!!! What a relief knowing that Steve and Milly are safe, loved and active, not just sitting in a cage until I return. A Dog’s Dream is a wonderful place worth every penny which is very reasonable as well. My children are at different colleges and they get a huge kick out of being able to webcam and watch their dogs play and interact with the other dogs and trainers. We all love A Dog’s Dream… Try them.. I know you will be a faithful client as I am!

Holly Willis |  NC

I can’t thank you enough for all the great care you have given my little furry friend! Chloe has been my constant companion for more than six years and I do not trust her to just anyone. But the team at A Dog’s Dream has treated her like family from Day 1! And when I brought her in to try out your new grooming services, I could not have been more pleased! She looks great and her coat has never been more soft! Also, I’ve noticed that she doesn’t shed anymore! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

All of you at A Dog’s Dream are animal lovers and I can see the difference this makes in Chloe’s temperament every time I pick her up! Undoubtedly, you will be seeing a lot of Chloe and I in the months and years to come!

Thanks for all you do!

Liz B. | New Bern, NC

You are the epitome of the determination of entrepreneurs everywhere, the model for customer appreciation, the heart for the community, and the strength of a friend.

Brian Kennedy | NC

I just wanted you to know that I was very pleased with the service I received today as Shelby and Red completed their Dreamer Interview. Your staff was very pleasant and courteous. They didn’t dismiss me or my concerns while I was there which is what I expected and happens all the time when dealing with my nervous dog. Shelby can be very funny and gets very anxious in new situations and your staff really took their time with her and waited until she was ready to move any further- she surely did not believe there was anything nice waiting for her behind those doors with all that barking. They worked together as a team and switched handlers to see if it would help calm her more and truly allowed her to relax before pushing or dragging her to the back. When I picked her up she was calm and happy and Red had the time of his life. So thank you again and I hope to meet you soon.

Lauren Armstrong | NC

A dogs dream on Racetrack Road is the place to take your furchild, if you are working and they are only children don’t you think they get lonely? Jada loves to go to daycare. The employee’s are so friendly the owner is very knowledgeable the guest are so happy and I would not take my dog for day care anywhere else. This is the place.

Mrs. Pope | NC