Expected boarding costs. The good news is that boarding costs usually have few if any, surprises. However, the costs might vary depending on your location, whether the facility is independent or part of a veterinary practice, or even the time of year. Prices may range from $15 nightly up to $60. Some kennels might offer different amenities for different price points, while others may offer discounts if you supply your pet’s usual food in place of the food the kennel provides. You’ll also want to find out about extras available, such as additional walk or play time, grooming or other premium services.