Tin Woof Inn is a boutique boarding facility with 75 square-foot indoor/outdoor runs and upgraded suites, as well as dedicated cat boarding. Your pet will be in climate-controlled comfort during their stay and romp in one of six large play yards in the mornings and afternoons.

The facility has 24-hour monitored alarm service and cameras with ensure every pet is safe and secure. All units have raised beds for your pet’s comfort. We also have both music and TV available in all kennel areas. These are designed to help minimize stress with ambient noise and create more of a home-like atmosphere.


Sara has been with TWI since its beginning in March 2014. You will find her at any one of our three facilities, as she frequents them weekly, but she considers Ashland her home. Sara has two children, Katlyn and Gianni. She has three pets — Tillie the schnauzer and two cats, Azrael and Finley. Sara has an extensive background in retail, administration and clerical duties. Before working in the animal industry, Sara worked as a student registered nurse anesthetist for almost 10 years. She spends her downtime with her fiancée Cory and can be found snuggled in her bed with the animals reading a good book, watching TV or cooking something delicious!

Taylor has been with TWI since June 2017. She has worked professionally with animals since 2015 and graduated from Morehead State University with a Veterinary Technology degree. She has two fur babies, Cooper and Apollo. Cooper, a Chihuahua mix, enjoys running and playing, but can also be a lap dog while protecting the house. She adopted her cat Apollo in early 2019 when he was born at TWI. Apollo is very active and enjoys pouncing on Cooper and playing with his toys. All three enjoy watching TV and relaxing during their downtime. Taylor’s favorite thing about working at the facility is providing comfort to pets while their owners are away.

Tori has been with TWI since January 2019. She has three dogs, a beagle mix named Pauley, an Australian Shepherd named Tucker and an Australian Shepherd mix named Molly. She spent her childhood on a farm in Boyd County caring for pets and livestock. This upbringing has instilled in her a lifelong passion and respect for animals. During her spare time she can be found hiking, at concerts or lounging at home with her dogs.

Amber has been with TWI since February 2017. She has been grooming for three years, but she has loved working with animals since she was a little girl. She fostered and cared for squirrels, possums and baby calves. She lives on a 1,000-acre farm with her husband of four years, Scotty, and their three Rottweilers, Rocky, Ringo and Georgia, as well as many cattle, two horses, and a guinea pig, George. They enjoy fishing, riding Rzrs, listening to bluegrass music, going to festivals and quiet time spent with each other.


Pets are kept in one of three main kennel areas.

We have built this facility with state-of-the-art design and materials with your pet’s comfort and safety in mind. We have used only Priefert brand kennel panels, the best in the industry with no chain-link fences. The two-acre premises are enclosed by a six-foot-tall security fence and have more than 2,600 feet of fencing to protect and secure your pet. Unlike many home-based boarding facilities, our 4,300-square-foot building was approved by the state of Kentucky and is finished with USDA-approved materials with three separate heating and cooling zones. Pets are kept in one of three main kennel areas. While most of our units are the same 75 square feet (25 indoors, 50 outdoors), we have units with larger doors to the outside, privacy panels, and top enclosures to accommodate a variety of special needs.

Based on customer requests, this facility includes four pet suites. These units are almost twice the size of our regular units (six feet by eght feet inside) and feature themed pictures, accessories and pet-friendly furniture to create a home-like environment. This area has fewer runs and is generally quieter, better accommodating older pets or pets with special needs. The suites are almost always reserved, so if you want your pooch to be in the total lap of luxury during their stay, be sure to reserve your dates quickly!

We have a dedicated cattery with a living-room-like environment. Cats are kept in large enclosures with a view outdoors and are far enough away from the dogs so they won’t be disturbed or stressed by any doggie noises or smells. They can enjoy play time outside their units and lounge on the cat tree or numerous windowsills. A TV in the room also provides ambient noise, and they can keep up on their favorite shows!

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Day Care

Many people with active dogs or puppies like to give them the opportunity to play with other dogs and have socialization experiences beyond the home. Day care is an ideal environment to teach social etiquette and give an energetic pet a real play workout with other dogs. In day care, dogs have several opportunities to interact with other dogs, play ball, swim, climb, fetch, play Frisbee, or whatever they like … assuming it is legal. We guarantee your pet will go home tired after a day care session.

Dogs should be dropped off between 7:30-9:30 a.m. in order to ensure they get ample time to play during morning play-time sessions. Day care dogs should be picked up prior to closing (6 p.m.).

We have a Premium Day Care Program where you can purchase five day care days at the regular price and get a sixth day free (these cards cannot be used for overnight stays). Dogs can swim in our official DockDogs training pool at no additional charge.


Our indoor training center.

Classes are limited to eight to 10 owner/pet teams. Proof of immunizations is required. Classes are four weeks long, one hour per week, and are $99 per class in Ashland. Classes are held outdoors if weather permits and also can be held in our 1,000-square-foot training center. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions for your training day. A variety of different classes may be offered at our separate locations; please always call for more information.

Want a great dog? Get him or her in training class! These classes are positive-reinforcement based that allows all dogs to learn with no stress, so learning and obeying becomes fun and rewarding. Bring a four-foot leash and some yummy bite-size treats.

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy classes are designed for the whole family. Puppies learn important socialization skills with other dogs and people. Commands such as sit, down and come and walking on a loose leash are taught. Also, behavior issues such as, quit biting everyone, no jumping on visitors, housebreaking, digging, chewing, etc. will be covered in class. Just for fun, shake hands and roll over are also taught.

Beginner Obedience

Beginner Obedience classes are designed for the whole family. Your dog will learn important socialization skills with other dogs and people. Commands like sit, down, come and leave it and walking on a loose leash are taught. Also, behavior issues such as, no jumping on visitors, digging, chewing, etc. will be covered in class. Just for fun, we will do a few tricks and try a little agility.

Basic and Advanced Agility

Class is held on request. Please call for more information!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available by appointment. Many owners prefer to have a private lesson to focus on specific behavioral issues. Please call for more information!


TWI carries a variety of treats and toys and many items typically used in puppy and obedience classes.

We offer an extensive line of super premium all-natural pet foods from Fromm, Zignature, and more.

We carry a number of high-quality dog and cat food, including Fromm, some Freeze Dried, Dehydrated, and we can order from our suppliers just about anything you might want.


We offer full grooming services. Our groomers have a wide array of breed and style experience. There are several reasons why we have been voted Best Grooming on different occasions: we have great groomers who know dogs’ breeds, breed cuts and behavior and take the time to groom your pet properly, and you meet with the groomer when you drop off your pet so you can communicate directly with them on how you want your pet trimmed. As an owner, you get exactly what you want.

Our basic grooming price includes a bath, nail work, checking anal glands, sanitary trim and overall body trim/cut. Our prices are based on breed and your individual dog’s condition. Call for a quote and an appointment today!

Aqua Therapy

Coming Soon!


If your dog loves to run, jump and swim, then DockDogs is definitely the right place for you. We welcome any breed, any mix, any size to come out and join our Dock Diving family! DockDogs is the fastest growing sport on four legs. The Ashland and Frankfort TWI locations are the only officially sanctioned DockDogs affiliated facilities in the state of Kentucky.

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7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

3-6 p.m.


(Plus applicable sales tax)

Regular boarding (one dog, one run)

Second dog, same run

Day boarding (per dog, cutoff time is 10 a.m., regular boarding)

Suites (one dog)

Second dog, same suite

Day boarding (per dog, cutoff time is 10 a.m., suite boarding)

Long-term boarding (per dog, 30 days)
Call for rates

Day care (per dog, per day)

Half day care (5 hours or less, per dog)

Day care cards (1 card, 1 dog, 6 days)

2 or more day care cards (bought at one time, 1 dog)

Double dog day care cards (1 card, 2 dogs, 6 days)

Cat boarding (one cat, one enclosure)

Second cat, same enclosure

Nail grinding

Bath (depending on size)