• We provide the highest quality in pet care


Arbor Lane Kennel

Serving Indianapolis pet owners since 1962

We have proudly served Indianapolis pet owners for 50 years!  As a family owned and operated business, we pride ourselves in maintaining an immaculately clean facility, providing the highest quality pet care, and offering three generations of expertise.

We constantly strive to surpass your expectations by meticuously monitoring and assuring the quality of care given to each pet.  We believe combining our first-class staff with a clean and orderly facility allows you to board your pet without concern!


We Pride Ourselves In

  • Maintaining a pristine facility
  • Providing the highest quality pet care
  • Three generations of expertise

About Us


Arbor Lane Kennel was officially founded in 1989 by Jim and Kathleen Tilson. Having both been raised on farms, they shared an equal love and appreciation for animals. Kathleen first started boarding dogs at a very young age. With the help of her dad and utilizing an old horse barn on the farm, she began caring for pets of friends and family while they were on vacation. In 1962, the going rate was $1/day. The accommodations were nothing fancy, but the love and care each pet received was unmatched.



  • Boarding

    Every guest has private indoor/outdoor accommodations.

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  • Grooming

    Anne and Angie combine for more than 75 years of experience!

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  • Exercise Package

    Stroll, run, or explore...there are no limitations in our Big Backyard!

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  • Nature Hike

    Over the hills, through the woods, to Arbor Lane Kennel we go!

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Arbor Lane Kennels Policies

​Hours of Operation

You are welcome to drop-off/pickup, tour, or call anytime during our hours of operation. We have operating hours 7 days a week.

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What we provide

Everything we provide is offered at no additional cost. Bowls, fleece bedding, and food!


To check our current rates, enter your dates at the top and hit book now!  Click through to see room options, additional services, and total cost on checkout page.


We require proof of vaccinations for all pets. DOGS: Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella 


You just dont find people like they are so caring and good with the dogs....I really really appreciate them for what they do...and my dogs do too...




We've left our dog Lilly at Arbor Lane several times now, and absolutely love the job the Tilson family does in taking care of our dog.




I've brought my dog to Arbor Lane since she was a puppy in 2000. Even after moving to Zionsville, I still bring Sammi, and now the second dog Summer to Arbor Lane for boarding. The staff is outstanding...loving, gentle, and on site. The setting is perfect for dogs to run. My dogs love Arbor Lane!


I love Arbor Lane and our Dogs LOVE Arbor Lane too. They are so excited to be there and get just the same attention there as they do at home! It's there little vacation away from home when we go on vacation. I always suggest Arbor Lane when people ask!




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Hours of Operation

We implement nonstandard business hours. During open business hours the excitement level of the kennel is at its peak due to the checking in/out of guests. During closed non-business hours, we assure our clients that all guests relax and resume normal activity levels in a much quieter atmosphere. Please keep in mind, in order for us to properly care for our guests; we need to maintain a disciplined routine and schedule. Although our hours do not always cater to our customers' schedules, we feel controlled business hours are essential to the comfort of your pet. Pick-up/drop-off, Tours, and Phone Calls are only taken during the business hours, below.

Monday-Friday            8-10am & 4-6pm
Saturday (am only)     9:00am - 12:00 noon
Sunday (pm only)       4:00pm - 6:30pm


Phone: 317-786-0773

Fax: (317) 221-1308
Email: info@arborlanekennel.com

4835 E. Edgewood Ave. Indianapolis, IN

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