Southern Hound Club was established in 2018 by veterinarian Amanda Hall-Phillips, DVM. With a keen awareness of the limitations of traditional boarding facilities and a personal commitment to providing optimal care for her own dogs, Dr. Hall-Phillips conceived The Southern Hound Club as a special place where every canine guest can truly thrive.

Southern Hound Club


Meticulous attention to detail defines our approach to boarding and playcare. From the selection of Fear-Free™ paint colors to the careful consideration of floor textures to prevent slipping for older dogs, every aspect of the environment is tailored to ensure the comfort and well-being of our guests. Even the choice of light bulbs and scents of sanitation products is guided by a commitment to meeting the preferences of our canine companions.

Our outdoor play yards are thoughtfully designed to facilitate smaller playgroups for safety and to minimize stress, reflecting our dedication to creating a positive experience for every guest.

Learn More about Boarding
  • Fear-Free™

    Boarding Facility


    Certified Trainer

  • Vet owned

    Optimal Care


Positive reinforcement

From its inception, Southern Hound Club has been dedicated to promoting positive reinforcement training in Valdosta.

Led by the expertise of trainer Nicholas Hathaway, CPDT-KA, our training program upholds the highest standards of science-based, humane training practices, ensuring that each dog receives the individualized attention and support they need to thrive.

Learn More about Training

behavior consult

In 2021, Amanda Hall-Phillips, DVM transitioned from general practice to focus exclusively on veterinary behavior medicine, building on her longstanding passion for this field since graduating from the University of Georgia in 2005. Recognizing the need for specialized care in managing complex behavior issues, Dr. Hall-Phillips fills a crucial gap in veterinary services.

Learn More about Behavior Consults