I would never leave Kodi at a commercial boarding facility.
1. I don't think he'd be happy.
2. I don't trust that he'd get the level of care I would be comfortable with.
3. I think he would be frightened and intimidated in a situation like that.
4. I KNOW they wouldn't be able to handle a coated dog, and I'd come home to a horrible mess.
Soooo... I found a wonderful in-home boarding situation for him, with a gal he adores. She has two small dogs that he loves playing with, and a large young dog that he bosses around.
She is also a groomer, so I don't have to worry about his coat. In fact, since I am allergic to most dogs, including hers, she gives him a bath just before I pick him up so I won't be allergic to the other dogs' dander in his coat.
On the rare occasion that this gal isn't available, I have another person I can use that he likes just as much (and also has two little dogs for him to play with) but she lives almost an hour away, and although she tries to keep up with his coat, she's not a groomer, and I know I'll still have my work cut out for me when I get home. Still, he has such a good time with her, and I KNOW he is completely safe in her care, so if my first choice person isn't available, I still feel comfortable having him go to this other home.
For me, in-home boarding is the only way I'd be willing to go. When ever it is even remotely possible, we prefer to take him with us! (we recently declined the gift of a vacation condo from DH's parents because they don't allow dogs, and we knew we'd never use it!