Okay, so we've always brought our two mini-dachshunds to this great Doggie Daycare when we travel. Our dogs absolutely LOVE it... and they spoil them rotten!
But... the prices for boarding keeps going up, AND.. we're are trying our best to keep costs low when we travel (which is frequently).
So I checked the online business directory of my local Chamber of Commerce and found several licensed and bonded "Pet Sitters". Pet Sitters will come to your house once or twice a day (maybe more or overnight if you'd like)... and they are considerably less expensive.
For example, the local kennel is around $50-60/day for our dogs while the Pet Sitter is $30/day for two visits and up to 3 dogs.
So now our dogs will be in the comfort of home, while we're out drinking Mai Tais! :)