A Home Away from Home

Your dog deserves loving, professional care while you are away. Whether you have a puppy (6 months and older), an active teen, or a stately senior, we at the Red Fern Pet Lodge of Ocala are committed to providing expert care to all lodging guests.

We believe every dog is unique and we are sensitive to their unique emotional and physical needs. Whether your pup is high energy, somewhat sensitive, or downright timid, we will work to create an environment where they are comfortable. If you have multiple dogs, they can bunk together or separately. We offer the most awesome doggie daycare, a 2.25 acre outdoor play yard, a full size, in-ground swimming pool, and spa services are available at the end of their stay.


We currently take all breeds of dogs. For a dog to participate in any of our services they must meet 3 requirements:
    1. Must be spayed/neutered
    2. Must be at least 6 months or older
    3. Must be current on and provide records for Rabies, Bordetella, & Distemper/Parvovirus.
  • Reservations are required for our lodging guests.
  • Our lodgings guests may check-in or check-out anytime between 9 am and 5pm, Monday through Saturday. We are open 2 pm – 5pm on Sundays for check-out only
  • If you are interested in your dog participating in free play, please plan to bring your dog for our Meet and Greet. This assessment is performed by our staff and requires 20 – 30 minutes with your dog and can take place during your tour. The assessment allows us to observe the temperament of your dog, which is necessary to determine best group placement options and/or activities for your dog. Please make sure your vaccination records are up-to-date and bring them with you to your Meet and Greet. Click the Reservation button to schedule your tour and/or Meet and Greet, give us a call at (352) 433-3510, or email us at info@redfernpetlodge.com!
  • There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for a full refund.
  • All pricing and policies are subject to change without notice.

Lodging Discounts

A 10% discount is available for extended stays of 10 days or more.
  • A 25% multi-dog discount is applied to any additional dog staying in the same containment. Please see our lodging pricing below for more information. 
  • All pricing and policies are subject to change without notice. 

**We accept Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card, American Express & Discover. 
A NSF charge of $35 applies to any returned checks

Peak Times

Memorial Day Weekend

July 4th Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

Thanksgiving Break

Christmas Break

Peak Time Information and Reservations

  • There is NO DROP OFF or check out on the major holidays of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, or New Year’s Day.
  • Peak Time reservations require a 50% deposit at the time you make your lodging reservation.
  • A two week notice for cancellations for reservations during peak times is required to receive a full refund.
  • All pricing and policies are subject to change without notice.


We know your pup is like a family member and so your peace of mind is one of our top priorities. That’s why, at the Red Fern Pet Lodge, you can create a customized care plan to suit the needs of your dog. Care and comfort begins with your selection of one of our three lodging types. All of our enclosures are located inside our 8,300 SF, fully air conditioned facility.Choose one of our following enclosure types:

Deluxe Lodge

Make your dog’s stay an exceptional one with our Deluxe Lodge. Have peace of mind knowing that your pet will be resting in the life of luxury. A place you can call their home away from home. Our Deluxe Lodges contain about 48 SF of intimate living space where your dog can feel safe and relax. Each lodge features a warm décor, with comfy beds, a floor rug, and fresh water! Additionally, every owner who lodges their dog(s) in these containments will receive a daily text and picture of their pup having fun in their new favorite place to stay!

Comfy Cabin

Our Comfy Cabins are our most popular accommodation! Each cabin contains 24 SF of private living space. Amenities include the industries best raised Karunda bed allowing our guests a comfortable sleeping arrangement. Snuggle blankets available if needed. Each cabin features “always on” fresh water and is under the watchful eyes of our competent staff.

Cozy Quarter

Our cozy quarters are available in multiple sizes are the perfect space for your pup to cozy up after a long day of hanging out with their furry friends. These home style crates are fitted with a comfy sleeping pad and have the option of a privacy blanket.

Free Play Schedule

Non-Free Play Schedule

7:00 – 8:00am: Good Morning! Time to potty and stretch your legs!

8:00 – 9:00am: Breakfast is served

9:30 – 11:30am: Free play outside + enrichment activities

11:30am – 12:30pm: Rest Hour (facility wide)

12:30 – 2:30pm: More free play outside + enrichment activities

2:30 – 3:45pm: Pool time (for those willing to participate)

3:45 – 4:30pm: Dry off + last free play stretch before supper!

5:00 – 6:00pm: Supper is served

7:00 – 7:30pm: Last potty break before bedtime + goodnight tuck-ins!

Lodging guests NOT participating in Free Play will look forward to 5-6 potty breaks per day. This schedule is a rough outline of the day and will be subject to adjustments depending on weather and each dog (depending on their energy level and interests).