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Sterling Pet Care

Sterling Pet Care

5.0 (3)
We are an experienced team specializing in dogs, but also Horses, Cats, Birds, reptiles and other species.  More than 10 years in the field. Certified dog trainers available for difficult dogs. LIMA Ethics and Methods (Least Intrusive Minimally Invasive)  References available on request- Our human Clients have very good things to say about us!
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Fetch! Pet Care

Fetch! Pet Care

5.0 (2)
Fetch! Pet Care of Marin and Sonoma County has been operating under my ownership since 2007 and specializes in one on one care for your pets.  We provide private or small group walks (same cost) and in home pet care with a loving, qualified specialist.  Our services range from dog walking, in home boarding, overnight pet sitting, cat and small animal visits, pet baths and pet taxi.   Our staff of Pet Care Specialists are genuine pet lovers who are pleased to help keep your pet healthy and happy by maintaining their daily routine and are experienced in giving your pets the extra TLC they deserve. We are licensed, bonded, insure ... View Profile
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Under One Woof

Under One Woof

5.0 (1)
Looking for one of the best rated dog boarding facilities that offer quality services at affordable rates? She specializes in weekend or weekly dog and house sitting. They take pride in being one of the boarding facilities with indoor and outdoor play spaces, swimming pools, and more.
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North Main Pet Lodge

North Main Pet Lodge

Family owned and operated with an extensive knowledge of animal care. The Prouty have been caring for animals in Walnut Creek since the early 1950s. Jeanne and Jay Prouty owned pet shops on Locust St. where their residents ranged from snakes to spider monkeys. From the 1960s through the 1970s they were raising and showing Standard Poodles and Jeanne is still very active in the Bay Area Poodle Club. 
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Tassajara Kennel

Tassajara Kennel

End your worries for your dog care needs even if you're busy with Tassajara Kennel. They also offer all-day play in their spacious indoor and outdoor facility. They provide an all around training facility for dogs' grooming, personal protection, agility and training.
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Wag Hotels

Wag Hotels

Ally Kovas is an experienced pet care provider with affordable rates for many years of experience. This pit bull-friendly company has trained police dogs. This company has many years of expertise in offering pet care services in an indoor, rubber-floored, secured, and wide facility for over many years.
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Pet And Home Care

Pet And Home Care

Get some of the best dog boarding that does not keep pets in kennels when you choose this business. She also offers doggie daycare programs, dog boarding, dog walking and more. They also offer training and daycare.
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The Canine's Voice

The Canine's Voice

We offer science-backed positive training and behavior modification for dogs with anxiety or reactivity that yields lasting results and we train the human as we go.  With 11 years of training experience, we can cover from basics to aggression and everything in between.  We also offer rabbit, pig, and cat training and behavior modification.  Find us at thecaninesvoice.com and on Facebook and Instagram @thecaninesvoice ... View Profile
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Paws Not Claws Pet Sitting

Paws Not Claws Pet Sitting

Try Paws Not Claws Pet Sitting whether you need overnight pet sitters or dog groomers. They also provide in-home pet care, including overnight sitting. You may also come to their monthly adoption fair.
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Frequently asked questions

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 will cost about $40 a night, 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 to be boarded?

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 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.