Find a dog boarding services in Carlsbad, CA

Find dog boarding services in Carlsbad, CA

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Top 10 dog boarding services in Carlsbad, CA

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Yourfavoriteinhousegroomer

Yourfavoriteinhousegroomer

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
I’m love taking care of your furry animals and it shows in grooming so much and if needed can call or text some of my references and referral
Yourfavoriteinhousegroomer

Yourfavoriteinhousegroomer

New on HomeGuide
Serves Carlsbad, CA
I am a very nice guy that will definitely take care of your pets because I love dogs a lot. Having two maltipoodle rescue dogs myself I know important pets make owners feel.
Pets Are Family

Pets Are Family

4.9Exceptional(7)
5+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Jennifer S. says, "Jennifer S. Jennifer S. Feb 18, 2019 VERIFIED STAY Ruth was great! She is very attentive and communicative. She took amazing care of Yoshi and would definitely recommend her to friends :) " Read more
Ware’s Doggy Care

Ware’s Doggy Care

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Custom services with flexible rates. Daycare, visits, walks. Mature, 35 years of experience and training. reliable, caring. Nothing but the best for your furr baby.
L&T Quality Care

L&T Quality Care

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
We specialize in traveling with pets and have multi day trips to get them to their homes. No matter if we are on the road, in our home or in your home, we offer the same full coverage insurance, communication, experience and more! We love spending time with pets that love us back! The cuddles, slobbery kisses, feisty cats and unique animals are all worth it! They each have a different personality and make everyday different and fun for us.
Perfectly Mannered Mutts

Perfectly Mannered Mutts

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Happy Tails Dog Training is our business name. We train dogs in homes and at our own location. We also board dogs at our home and can offer board and train options as well. My husband and I are both dog trainers and absolutely love all things dog! We use strictly positive reinforcement methods and will love your dog the way you do when they stay with us. I have been training dogs for over 10 years and my husband joined me about 3 years ago. Everything we do is centered around the dog, not a generic structure. We focus on what your dogs needs are, whether it's anxiety, aggression, excitement or just naughty puppy behavior, we will help you fi
Troop K-9 Care

Troop K-9 Care

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
I love helping owners nature and grow a strong bond with their dog.
Thinking Dog

Thinking Dog

New on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
I started training dogs because I not only love dogs but I also love helping people communicate better so they can build a better and safer bond with their family. I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the bigger bond that develops when the dog and owner feel free and communicate on a much better level with eachother.
Hollys House Of Hounds

Hollys House Of Hounds

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Hello my name is Holly ! I am a fulltime petsitter/boarder with My own website and insurance . I have and my business for 2 years . I have a chocolate lab blue heeler mix who gets along with all the dogs I board . I have watched various breeds and sizes anywhere from a 12 year old chihuahua to a 16 mos 125 cane corso puppy . I also used to be a dog trainer where I trained obedience and service dogs. I offer boarding and house sitting and daycare . My contact information is 307-630-8629. I have experience working with special need and elderly dogs and puppies . This is also my full-time job so I am always home with your animal Rea
Astro All Star Academy Kennels

Astro All Star Academy Kennels

New on HomeGuide
46+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Astro Allstars Academy & Kennels Originally Established in Orange County, California in 1977 by Dr. Joseph and Kay Warren. Specialized AKC Breed German Shepherd.

Your dog boarding questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

What is dog boarding?

It happens to the best of us—we have to go out of town or work on a big job and there’s no one to look after the dog. Thankfully, there are a fair number of dog boarding opportunities for your dog near your home. Dog boarding kennels provide your dog a safe and secure place to call their home away from home while you are away. Dog boarding is sometimes accompanied by other services, such as dog training and dog grooming.

How much does dog boarding cost?

Dog boarding costs $40 a night on average, depending on where you live, the size of your dog, and how long of a stay your pet needs. While the cost of boarding your dog may depend on a number of circumstances, most companies charge per day and/or night. Overall, you can expect the range to be between $25 and $85 each night.

What vaccinations do dogs need for boarding?

Dogs need proof of Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella (kennel cough) annually and Rabies every 1-3 years. Puppies must be 10 days past their final round of distemper/parvo vaccination before kennels will accept them for boarding. Vaccinations need to be given no less than 7 days prior to boarding. If this is the dog's first Bordetella vaccination, it must be given 2 weeks prior to boarding.

How old does a dog have to be for boarding?

For all breeds of dogs, most dog kennels require the dog to be at least 4 months old (12 to 16 weeks) old. This is because all certified kennels require incoming puppies to have had their first round of adult shots at 12 weeks, followed by the second round at around 16 weeks.

What do I need to take my dog to the kennel?

When preparing to take your dog to the kennel, remember to:

  1. Be up to date on their vaccinations. Vaccinations need to be given no less than 7 days prior to boarding.
  2. Pack plenty of your dog’s usual food for the length of their stay.
  3. Pack any medications or supplements that your dog may need.
  4. Pack your dog's leashes.
  5. Write a list of any special instructions you may have for your kennel regarding feeding times, portions for food, your local vet's phone number, and where you can be reached.
  6. Don't forget to pack your dog's favorite toys. An old t-shirt that smells like you can also make for a great cuddle toy!

What is the difference between dog sitting and boarding?

The difference between dog sitting and boarding is the length of stay and attention of care. Dog boarding is like a hotel, where it's typically an overnight stay at a kennel where your dog is around other dogs. On the other hand, a dog sitter will watch your pet at either their or your home, or they may just stop by to care for your pets two or three times per day.

While in-home dog care might feel uncomfortable to some because of giving a stranger access to your home, having someone stop by can be much less intimidating for the dog than having to stay in a crate or small room overnight with other dogs around. If you are one of those dog owners who would rather your dog be in his or her own home while you are out of town, you may want to check out local dog sitters near you.

How long before boarding does dog need a Bordetella shot?

In general, puppies can receive injectable Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines between 6 and 8 weeks of age and booster shots when they're 10 to 12 weeks old. Adult dogs generally need booster vaccines for Bordetella in intervals of six months to a year. If this is the dog's first Bordetella vaccination, it must be given 2 weeks prior to boarding.

Reviews for Carlsbad dog boarding services

Recent success stories from people in the Carlsbad area.
Natalia D.
Natalia P. Natalia P. Feb 15, 2019 VERIFIED STAY Great Dog Sitter! Loves dogs and treats them as her own. Will definitely use her again. Thanks Ruth! Donni A. Donni A. Feb 11, 2019 VERIFIED STAY We left our puppy with Ruth this weekend and were extremely happy with her caring and kind attitude. Our puppy seemed happy when we picked her up. Ruth provided many pictures throughout her stay and was genuinely interested in our dog's life, personality, and details. We will definitely use her again!
Pets are family
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