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There are a great number of animal and pet WordPress themes with a fun, professional, and truly flexible design that can be adjusted to fit nearly any animal-oriented site.
But here is what we noticed trying to find a theme that would be the best choice for pet hotel or pet boarding websites.
After browsing through the demos and feature lists of pets themes available on the market, we realized that the majority of them are optimized (in terms of available inner pages, widgets or integrated plugins) for businesses that differ from pet hotels in concept and operating principle. These are usually either grooming salons or vet clinics, or large pet care centers providing a whole suite of services (where overnight boarding may or may not be one of them.)
Let us explain what we mean with an example. E.g, many of the pet templates are shipped with appointment booking plugins – the ones for managing short-term (usually hourly) appointments. They do work great for pet salons, veterinary clinics, or animal training classes.
Surely, you’ll also benefit a lot from having online reservations for your boarding facilities. But the thing is that for pet hotel sites you, in most cases, will need a reservation system to manage more long-term, per-day bookings instead of several hour appointments.
Quite honestly, pet WordPress themes that are optimized for such functionality out of the box can be counted on the fingers of one hand (still, they do exist and save you lots of time.)
However, thanks to the flexibility of WordPress, there always is a way out. You can add a real-time booking engine to your site by installing a dedicated plugin or let your customers submit requests for boarding via offline reservation form (of course, the last two scenarios take some additional work and occasionally, coding.)
P.S. If you’re looking for a detailed tutorial guiding you through the process of building a pet hotel site, check out our helpful article.
15 Premium & Free Pet Care WordPress Themes
The choice is absolutely yours but cutting the long story short, we suggest you take this theme roundup as a starting point of your site-building journey and pick a theme that seems to offer exactly what you need or, alternatively, is a perfect basis for further customization and enhancing.
Let’s get started right away. Take a look at the awesome set of pet sitting website templates!
Petotel – WordPress Pet Hotel Theme
Petotel is a Gutenberg theme built specifically for pet hotels and boarding facilities. Therefore, it comes packaged with all the functionality that websites of this type may require. Firstly, it has an integrated booking system letting you rent out boarding kennels online and accept live reservations. Secondly, the theme is bundled with a Gutenberg blocks plugin for you to add various content elements to your site (pricing tables, services lists, photos from your business’s Instagram account) and showcase the info about your pet hotel in all details. The theme is ready for WooCommerce.
PetCare – WordPress Dog Theme for Boarding Kennels
Minimalist and easily customizable PetCare theme is suitable to build a site for pet care kennels and dog boarding facilities. The template features full page hero images, attractive parallax effects and is fully responsive and cross-browser compatible.
Pet Business – WordPress Theme for Pet Care Kennel and Boarding Facility
This lightweight pet and animal template for WordPress is available in two versions – free and premium. Pick this theme to showcase the services of a pet care center, boarding facility, or dog daycare establishment and enjoy its fully responsive design, variety of pre-made page sections, and one-click demo import.
Animals – Pet Care WordPress Theme
One more freemium template in our collection, Animals WordPress theme, also boasts attention-grabbing hero sliders. Thanks to the theme’s clean and professional-looking design, it can be as well used for animal shelter websites, sites for environmental NGOs, or similar nature-inspired ventures.
Petta – Premium WordPress Pet Care Theme
Petta theme provides you with pre-designed sections to present services of your facility, your team members, clients testimonials, events you may be holding, etc. The theme is ready for WooCommerce and comes bundled with a premium page builder – Visual Composer.
Petz – Pet Care & Veterinary Theme
This fully responsive and speed optimized dog kennel WordPress theme with funky design is suitable for a cat, dog, bird and exotic pet care establishments. Currently, the theme doesn’t provide support for the Gutenberg editor but is compatible with Elementor page builder.
PetSpace – Animal & Dog Grooming WordPress Theme
Though the theme’s demo is optimized for a dog grooming site, you still can transform it into a template for a pet hotel, boarding or kennel service. To make the process of customization easier for you, the authors of PetSpace equipped it with a handy Unyson page builder and a pack of content sections at the ready.
LovePet – Pet Shop & Veterinary Theme
LovePet leverages the power of white space for your site to have an uncluttered and clean looking design. Although mainly meant for veterinary clinics and pet care centers, the theme can make a solid basis for a pet hotel, pet sitting or pet grooming site too. The theme is WooCommerce optimized.
Pet World – Pet Sitter Template for WordPress
Pet World is a pet care WordPress theme or professional pet sitter that offers in-house pet sitting, home boarding, or pop-in pet visits, as well as dog walking or training. The theme is Gutenberg optimized and comes with Visual Composer included, so definitely check it out if you’re in search of pet sitting website templates that are easy to customize.
Woof! – Multipurpose Pet WordPress Theme
Though not offered with any relevant functionality for pet hotels built-in, this theme is truly versatile in terms of design and offers a range of helpful inner pages and content sections. Apart from pet boarding websites, you are free to build a pet adoption directory, veterinary website and similar.
Petenica – Pet Adoption and Vet Clinic WordPress Theme
Petenica dog WordPress theme is loaded with nifty functionality chunks to make your pet-related website more interactive and engaging. E.g., along with the theme, you get an integrated Calories Calculator for dogs and cats and a ready-made appointment request form. The functionality of Petenica is mainly aimed at online pet adoption listings but the theme can be transformed into a pet hotel template too.
Petie – Pet Breeding And Care Theme for WordPress
With 3 design variations for the front page and a suite of inner pages, Petie is a multipurpose and customizable template for a wide number of pet-related businesses, starting from grooming salons, boarding kennels or dog breeding establishments, and ending with pet shelters or adoption centers.
OnLeash – Dog Walking WordPress Theme
OnLeash is a WordPress theme created for professional dog walkers but can be equally well used by pet caretakers, pet hotel owners or house sitters. The theme is fully responsive, mobile optimized and provides compatibility with popular plugins such as Woocommerce, Visual Composer, Booked Appointments, etc.
Pet Grooming – Pet Grooming and Pet Shop WordPress Theme
This responsive WordPress theme is initially aimed at pet grooming salons but its use cases range far beyond that. The theme provides you with a one-click demo import option to get started quickly and gives you the freedom of customization with a built-in Visual Composer and a number of dedicated shortcodes.
Pawsitive – Pet Care & Pet Shop WordPress Theme
Pawsitive WordPress theme is designed for pet hotels & resorts, pet boarding schools, daycare or pet grooming services, as well as pet shops. This WP theme contains 3 demos with 9 home pages in total. The theme’s design is very distinctive with a bunch of animated elements, a playful interface, and well-placed CTAs.
Share your thoughts and tell us in the comments which theme you liked the most. We’re looking forward for your feedback!