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Pet Pals Paradise

Pet Pals Paradise

5.0 (1)
Our home sits on about a 1/2 acre lot and has a pawtastic backyard that is perfect for your pups to lounge in while you are on vacation. Each Vacay day for your pup includes walks around our neighborhood if desired, plus unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home. If you board over the weekend, we will also include outings to the local dog parks if they are good with other dogs! There is also a large in ground swimming pool in the backyard and if your dog loves the water, this will be perfect for them. We are also very careful with those dogs that don't like the pool and will guard them with limited space away from the pool if that is needed. ... View Profile
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The Animal Keeper

The Animal Keeper

5.0 (1)
Serving North San Diego County, Encinitas, Oceanside, Poway, Del Mar, Fallbrook and surrounding cities, we offer pet boarding, doggie daycare and camp, play time, pet grooming, pet training and more for your beloved pets! Choosing comfortable kennel quarters for your pet while you’re away is a difficult process. We consider your dogs, cats, birds, and pocket pets part of our family. With four convenient Southern California pet locations to serve you, we invite you to tour our “home away from home”. Our certified pet trainers, pet groomers and staff will give you endless reasons why your pet should be part of The Animal Keepe ... View Profile
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Cape-able Canines

Cape-able Canines

5.0 (1)
Cape-Able Canines is a full service dog training, doggy day care and luxury dog boarding facility conveniently located near the 8 and 125 freeways in La Mesa, California. We serve the greater San Diego and East County areas.
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Coastal Canine

Coastal Canine

5.0 (1)
Our home is an amazing puppy paradise! Our yard is divided into two securely fenced areas: one for large dogs and one for smaller dogs. We have also installed a double gated entry, like most dog parks have, to prevent any dogs from escaping. Each of the yards is equipped with artificial turf, Little Tykes playground equipment, plastic swimming pools with brightly colored balls, and obstacle courses for your pets to romp and play. Large mature shrubs line the front of the  home and provide a privacy screen. Through our bright blue front door is a living room that is designed especially for your dogs. On the cool hardwood flooring, doggie ... View Profile
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Toplinek9services

Toplinek9services

5.0 (1)
Dog training, boarding, and daycare Topline K9 Services is a family owned business with the dog in focus. The core team consists of Illya and Johanna, both with a lifelong passion for dogs, and many years of extensive dog experience. When the two of them met, Illya had been working and training professionally with dogs for many years all over the world. Meanwhile, Johanna had grown up in Sweden and frequently visited her relative's Rottweiler kennel in Finland. As an adult, she continued her passion for training, working and showing her own Rottweilers. Both of their goals were to start their own kennel featuring a tr ... View Profile
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La Mesa Pet Hotel

La Mesa Pet Hotel

5.0 (1)
We have have been boarding and grooming Dogs and Cats since 1961
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Pet Cuts Grooming And Boarding

Pet Cuts Grooming And Boarding

5.0 (1)
For over 16 years Pet Cuts has been providing pet owners in San Marcos affordable, kind pet care. We offer all of our services in a cage free environment to promote the happiest experience for your fur baby. Our soaps and shampoos are all natural. All Pet Cuts groomers have experience with a wide a variety of breeds and cuts to ensure your pet looks and feels his best!   Full Service Dog and Cat Grooming Doggy Day Care Dog Boarding ... View Profile
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Bark Park

Bark Park

5.0 (1)
Family owned and operated since 1999, Bark Park provides a safe, clean, and loving environment for your dogs. For qualifying dogs, we offer indoor free range boarding. In addition to daily and overnight boarding for your dogs, we offer bathing and grooming services. Our business is about caring for pets. We want to give your pets the very best care while you are away.
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Hairy & Merry

Hairy & Merry

We are downtown San Diego's favorite spot for dog daycare, professional grooming, self-wash, overnight stays, and pet supplies.  Our daycare features small group supervised indoor play areas, trainer-led walks through the neighborhood, relaxation breaks and plenty of individual attention.  Our overnight includes daycare and a private sleeping area for a restful night.  
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Club DSS(down,sit,stay)Dog Sitting Services By Kat

Club DSS(down,sit,stay)Dog Sitting Services By Kat

We offer dog training during pet care and dog walking. I have 5 star reviews on Yelp. We offer services in all beach cities and the Palm Springs area including Rancho Mirage and La Quinta. I have been pet sitting since 1999. I am pet CPR certified. I will keep in contact with you via text or email and give you updates on your pet's activity for the day/s. Redlands and surrounding areas ... View Profile
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Dexter's House - A Paws-itive Place To Pamper Your Pup!

Dexter's House - A Paws-itive Place To Pamper Your Pup!

A Paws-itive Place to Pamper your Pup! We have a loving home at Dexter's House. Its a a Paws-itive Puppy Place where you can take your furry baby .  I have very flexible hours, so early or late I am here for your convenience and schedule. We provide specialized care to suit your needs.  I am Pet CPR certified, Dog Obedience Trainer certified and am a Certified Groomer all through Animal Behavior College. I am also available to administer medicine. If there are other services you require, just ask. We will always try to accommodate your needs. I have a passion for animals and their well being. I am vigilant on a positive, stress ... View Profile
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Awesome Paws

Awesome Paws

We are 100% committed to providing all our client's pets with the highest quality of care. We will give your pets the same love and attention that we give to our own pets. We are licensed, bonded and insured! We also offer GPS tracking, photo updates on our app as well as our Instagram account, and an optional end of week GoPro video mashup.
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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.

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