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Petcareville

Petcareville

5.0 (19)
Aloha to the Petcareville Crew, where a dog can be a dog!          Welcome to a peaceful & canine-loving home.=)  The "Petcareville Crew", as we like to call ourselves consists of myself, Jen, a former K-3 teacher turned co-founder & entrepreneur to two start-ups, my 17-yo son, Joshua who is a friendly & studious Junior at Lowell High School & our joyful, lil' stress-reducer, Zucchini, the Chiweenie as well as her lil' bro, a TerrierX named "Inkspot"!           We have 5 years of dogsitting experience which began with the onset of Zucchini's adoption into our family. ... View Profile
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Laura The Dog Whisperer

Laura The Dog Whisperer

5.0 (5)
I’ve cared for animals my whole life and volunteer at shelters. I pay attention to the animal so I can understand their needs. I don’t panic in stressful situations because it makes the animal stress. Their safety is most important. My friends call me a dog whisperer and I love to help train those who haven’t had much. I work part time from home so I’m always watching the animals and making sure they get tired from long Walks and playing.  ... View Profile
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Dog Tales Pet Services

Dog Tales Pet Services

5.0 (3)
At Dog Tales, we provide personalized pet care services for our clients by creating a space where your little friends can feel like home. We are highly flexible in accommodating the schedules of our doggy's parents and understand the need to have someone who can give the best care for their pets, especially when they need it the most. Your pets are treated like our pets, a part of the Dog Tales family. There is definitely a certain sentiment that we enjoy when we work with animals. The amazing unconditional bond that propels us to provide above and beyond service. ... View Profile
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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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Under One Woof

Under One Woof

5.0 (1)
This local provider offers dog walking and daycare services for breeds of all kinds. She specializes in weekend or weekly dog and house sitting. They have a large yard, and provide quality individual attention that your beloved pets deserve.
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SilvaPaws Pet Care

SilvaPaws Pet Care

5.0 (1)
My animal care is different from most because animals are my passion. I give 110% everytime and will make sure your pet is mentally stimulated the whole time we are around eachother. My goal is to someday be a Veterinarian & be able to save animals medically!  We do dog boarding, house sitting, oral, topical & injectable medicines, we care for cats at your home as normally we have 2-7 dogs at our home and wouldn’t want to stress your feline friends! We also care for fish, reptiles & birds! ... View Profile
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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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The Grateful Dog

The Grateful Dog

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 ... View Profile
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Wag Hotels

Wag Hotels

Choose this facility and get some of the best dog boarding services where canines are freely access a doggie door that leads to a large, secure fenced yard. They provide dog walking and pet sitting services. They take pride in being one of the boarding facilities with indoor and outdoor play spaces, swimming pools, and more.
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Pet And Home Care

Pet And Home Care

Try this bonded and insured business if you're looking for quality and personalized dog boarding and daycare services. They also do pet grooming as retail and delivery work. They also offer pet transportation, overnight sitting and boarding services as well as custom packages.
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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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In Cahoots With Canines

In Cahoots With Canines

Here at In Cahoots with Canines, we’re not just wild about dogs and cats, but we strongly believe that the more a beloved pet can stay within their daily routine, the happier and more fulfilled they will be. And that’s why we started this business—to serve the client and their pet as effectively as possible while also adhering to the home-like feel of the daily routine. Some dog walkers take up to eight dogs at a time to the park for their socializing and play time. Socialization is very important, but at In Cahoots with Canines, we take your dog out on a one-on-one basis. They will still play with other dogs at th ... View Profile
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Paws Not Claws Pet Sitting

Paws Not Claws Pet Sitting

This business has a team of professionals who provide pet sitting services. They also provide in-home pet care, including overnight sitting. They are willing to travel to your location.
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Canyon Critter Camp

Canyon Critter Camp

I offer a quality, fun and safe enviroment for my guests dogs that I board.  I offer Day Care, Overnight stays, extended stays on my country property.  I have 7' fences, covered outside dog areas with lights for evening potty time, and clean cozy dog beds for their comfort.  All dogs sleep in the house at night. I am a member of Pets Sitting International insurance company.  I have another home based business - I am a seamstress and all of my clients are Equestrians. I play with my guest dogs, and I have a huge, gated and fenced yard for them to run around and explore under my supervision.  We have a splash pool for t ... View Profile
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Tassajara Kennel

Tassajara Kennel

Choose Tassajara Kennel if you're searching for non-kenneling dog sitting services. This pit bull-friendly company has trained police dogs. They provide dog walking, pick-up and drop-off service, and more.
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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 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 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.