Evolutionary K9 offers dog boarding, dog day care, and dog training for Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Blairsville, Murphy NC and surrounduing areas in the North Georgia Mountains.

We offer loving care in a licensed and insured facility. We own and operate our facility and make our home on the premises - no absentee owner/operators here.

Our Owner and primary trainer has spent his entire adult life working with dogs, both in the military and in a variety of public service roles.

Our Services

We treat every animal in our care with love and compassion.

Dog Boarding

Overnight and extended stay boarding.

We offer overnight and extended stay boarding for your dog in a safe, secure, well lit facility with extra measures taken to ensure your dog has a stress free stay away from home. Our dogs are our family and we reside on property so the facility is monitored 24 hours a day/7 days a week!

All of our dogs are kept in a temperature controlled environment (air conditioned and heated) for maximum comfort. We do require all dogs be current on their vaccinations and require proof of this before boarding with us because your dog's well-being is primary to us.

While you're away, your dog will spend time in our ample exercise yards while supervised at all times and if their temperament is permitting, they will have the opportunity to socialize and meet new dog friends during their stay.

We try to accommodate most special requests, so be sure to let us know if your dog has a special requirement or need during his/her stay. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Boarding Rates

$25 per night
discount for multiple dogs - call for details

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Dog Day Care

Daily between 8am and 6pm.

We are excited to offer doggie daycare in the Blue Ridge area because exercising your dog both mentally and physically helps him/her become a happier more balanced member of your family.

All of our daycare doggie's will be supervised in appropriate play groups to match their personality and spirit. We also keep senior doggies and smaller breeds in appropriate age/size groups and constantly monitor activity levels so there is plenty of play, nap and social time throughout the day. Never been to doggie day care? Well give it a try, it's never too late to set up a regular play date for your K9 companion.

Day Care Rates

$15 per day

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Dog Training

Behavior training for the dog and owner(s).

At Evolutionary K9, it's all about understanding your dog's behavior. We will set you on the path of critical thinking and explain how a dog's evolution has affected his biology and through that knowledge we can learn to modify, change or adjust unwanted behaviors while at the same time earning trust and confidence and reinforcing wanted behavior.

We believe one training method isn't for all dogs, so we focus on a combination of classical and operant conditioning as the foundation of training but primary importance is the understanding of how a dog thinks and makes decisions. Our training classes are for all members of the family over the age of 14. We do offer a separate class for younger students focusing on the relationship between kids and dogs emphasizing appropriateness as well as understanding how dogs view the young.

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About Us

Dogs aren't just pets - dogs are family....

We are dedicated animal lovers with a focused passion for creating and nurturing a healthy and fulfilling relationship with canines and their human packs. With a focused training method we help human family members better understand the language their dog is speaking to them and create a mutual language both you and your canine can understand.

Canines are considered one of the most evolved mammals on the planet. With humans speaking over 6000 languages a dogs potential is nearly limitless. Their evolution has created a whole new scientific approach to training and behavioral understanding.

The water truly does run deep. It is our goal to help you recognize, understand , translate, and act appropriately on the communication signals your companion is sending you all day long.

Feedback from our Clients and Customers

  • He looks so happy Thanks for taking such good care of our boy! 

    Anna S.
  • As Georgia's human I'd like to say that Billy and Trish are amazing. They're helping me help her to become a more confident dog. It warms my heart to see this once frightened dog become confident and learn that most humans are fun to be around. Shehas come a long way in a very short time. It's work on my part but well worth the effort to see how happy and balanced she is becoming. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart, you are answers to my prayers for help with her!!!


    Carol S.
  • Enjoyed a great stay at the most awesome kennel in Blue ridge, GA! Thank you Billy and Trish Pruitt. Evolutionary K-9 Rocks!


    Carolynn D
  • Thank you for all you did to help us bring out the best in our dog. He really matured under your guidance.


    Jessica B
  • When I got in the truck with them Sheba gave me a face full of kisses. I think they enjoyed their stay!

    Lea B.
  • Another great session at Evolutionary K9. We always leave with a deeper understanding of our dogs' thought processes.Thanks to Billy and Trish and the EK9 pack! Your professionalism, knowledge, skill and compassion make learning fun for all of us! These girls will sleep well tonight!

    Paige R.
  • This is the best place in the world. Pure peace.


    Paige R.
  • J & B were wagging their tails off when we pulled in this morning. They are so happy to spend time at EK9 !!


    Rhonda C.

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