Find a dog boarding services in Oakland, CA

Find dog boarding services in Oakland, CA

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Top 10 dog boarding services in Oakland, CA

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Dogs Love To Walk

Dogs Love To Walk

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Larry Z. says, "Brian is flexible and takes good care of our dog. Now when Brian comes over she is excited to see him." Read more
Happy Dogs

Happy Dogs

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Victoria L. says, "Pleasant, clean, cozy. And my dog didn’t even seem to miss me OR want to leave! 🙄😭😂👍" Read more
Fetch! Pet Care Of Tri-Valley

Fetch! Pet Care Of Tri-Valley

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Fetch! Pet Care 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, insured and can provide background checks for all of...
Doggy Care

Doggy Care

New on HomeGuide
Serves Oakland, CA
I have great customer service! And I love love loveee dogs!! I will care for your dog fam just as he/she was my own! Playing and cuddling with all different types of dogs!
A&B Plumbing

A&B Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
With access to a vast array of knowledge and information, I can provide expert advice on anything from DIY repairs to full-scale renovations. Whether you're dealing with plumbing issues, electrical problems, or just need some design inspiration, I've got you covered.
While You Were Out Pet Services

While You Were Out Pet Services

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I provide quality pet services, group walks, sitting in my home daily pics to you, mature, dependable I have been walking and boarding for ten years in San Francisco Small groups to closed dog parks I love the work I do ten years in the business I'm mature, responsible and own my home .All my pets are vaccinated I provide pics daily and treat my guest dogs like family .Most if my business is repeat. I help rescue dogs , foster dogs and have my own sweet bunch.
Fur Friendz

Fur Friendz

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I love the animals I care for as if they were my own babies Being able to spend time with animals and give them the love that they give
Pet And Home Care

Pet And Home Care

New on HomeGuide
37+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I love having your medium to small dogs staying with me in my home like atmosphere for Boarding and I can groom them while. They are there for a stay or just come over for Day Care or Grooming. I love also taking care of and grooming Cats. Dropping into the Pets home for care, Pet Taxi, and trips to the Park. I have been in business for over thirty years, lice fed and insured. Will Also do House Sitting. Happy to be Voted Best Pet sitter by Community Focus three years in a row. I enjoy taking care of Pets and helping them Feel More Relaxed. When I have Finished Grooming a Pet it is a joy to seeing them look good. When Pets Stay with me ...
Liyahs Pet Daycare

Liyahs Pet Daycare

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Im super flexible and easy going, im always willing to do whats in the best interest of the fur babies.
The Grateful Dog

The Grateful Dog

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Looking for a safe, fun place to care for your dog while you're away? You've come to the right place! Conveniently located on Lombard Street/Hwy 101, we've been San Francisco's premier doggy daycare and boarding destination since 2009. We take pride in positive-reinforcement training, supervised play indoor and outdoor, and a cageless, kennel-free environment. We serve the Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, and Russian Hill Districts but are not limited to those neighborhoods. Last minute drop-offs are welcome and we have no weight restrictions. If you’re visiting San Francisco for the day give us a call! Come one, come all! To top it off, ...

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.

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