Pet Kennel

Pet Kennel

Pets are not allowed inside Carowinds (except for service animals). Carowinds does provide accommodations for pets on a daily basis at the Pet Kennel. The Pet Kennel is located to the left of Guest Services at the security claim office.

Pet Kennel


  • Reservations are not accepted.
  • Overnight lodging is not available.
  • An individual registering a pet must be at least 18 years of age and must sign a registration sheet. The same individual must check out the pet, and sign the registration sheet.
  • ALL BREEDS of dogs are accepted as long as they are under control. Any animal that can be SAFELY kept at Pet Kennel will be accepted.
  • All types of animals are accepted providing there is a kennel of the appropriate size available.
  • Birds can be left in their own cages and then placed inside one of the pet kennels.
  • Ferrets and similar animals must be in their own cages.
  • Shot records are not required.
  • Pets are permitted at the Camp Wilderness Wilderness Resort at no extra charge, but must be kept on a leash at the guest's site.


The Pet Kennel is open daily throughout the regular Park operating season from Park opening until the Park is secured for the evening.


  • Guests can provide food.
  • Water will be provided.



  • $10 per pet

Special Care

  • Special care, such as physically handling an animal by Carowinds personnel, cannot be allowed
  • Associate is not authorized to perform special care such as handling, walking or feeding pets.
  • Guests are welcome to visit and/or walk pets in the designated areas at any time during the day.


Pet Quarters

  • Kennels are fiberglass with metal fronts and come in two sizes and are assigned by the associate on duty.
  • This area is enclosed and climate-controlled with the use of ventilation fans or air conditioning as needed.
Small Cage

  • Width: 20”
  • Height 20”
  • Depth: 24 ½”
Large Cage

  • Width: 32 ¾”
  • Height: 23 ¾”
  • Depth: 27 ½”