COVID-19 Update: We have officially re-opened our business location. We apprecaite your patience and continued support. Please feel free to call (919) 288-2837 to book your appointment. We are excited to welcome you and your pets back!

Dog Boarding and Kennels — Goldsboro, NC — Eli's Friends
Dog Boarding & Kennels
With spacious kennels and more interactions, your canine might not want to go home.
Dog Grooming — Goldsboro, NC — Eli's Friends
Full-Service Grooming
From brushing and baths to nail trims and shampoos, we’ll have your dog looking suave for any occasion.
Dog Playing in Garden — Goldsboro, NC — Eli's Friends
Doggy Day Play
Our day-play program encourages constant socialization and exercise throughout the day.


The worst part about going on vacation is having to leave your dog behind. You have a hard time enjoying yourself when you worry about your dog’s wellbeing. Worry no more by booking your dog a spot with our dog boarding services in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

At Eli’s Friends, we make sure your furry friend is healthy and happy while you’re away.
Dogs on Playing Time — Goldsboro, NC — Eli's Friends

Our Dog-Friendly Services

At Eli’s Friends, your dog gets access to 2 outdoor play yards and 3 indoor play yards. Your dog’s paws will stay comfortable while walking on our anti-fatigue rubber flooring and our durable artificial grass.

Our experienced staff members also run daily playgroups so your dog can safely meet new canine friends. Plus, we interact constantly with the dogs at our facility and make sure they get sufficient nourishment and regular potty breaks.

You can also request our grooming services, including baths, brushing and nail treatment.


At Eli's Friends, we recognize the many pet-related needs in our community. We participate in the Wayne County Humane Society's Pet Food Pantry by accepting bags and cans of dog and cat food to be distributed to the needy pets in the community. We also participate in community service opportunities during local disasters and holidays. Our team is very compassionate for both animals and their families and we are constantly sharing our talents with others in the community.
Woman Carrying a Dog — Goldsboro, NC — Eli's Friends

"I absolutely Love everything about Eli's. Barrett & the entire work staff are by far the Friendliest workers that I have Ever come in contact with. From the time you enter, you just Kniw that your pet is going to be Loved & well cared for. Bravo Eli's."

-Claudette P.

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Call Eli’s Friends Today

Eli’s Friends was named after a little puppy who was adopted by the Rae family in 2013. Ron and Barrett Rae wanted somewhere safe and loving for Eli to stay, so they created Eli’s Friends. All of our staff members have years of experience working with animals and consider animal care to be their true passion.

We’re available every day of the year aside from Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Our boarding facility has also expanded to include cats, so let us take care of all your pets while you’re away.

Eli and his human staff look forward to meeting new friends at our dog boarding services in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Call today to learn more about our loving dog boarding services in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and to book a spot for your beloved pet.
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