Find a dog boarding services in San Jose, CA

Find dog boarding services in San Jose, CA

Find dog boarding services in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 dog boarding services in San Jose, CA

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All Pet Services

All Pet Services

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Donna F. says, "They are gentle and expert. Great service!" Read more
My Boo's Pet Care

My Boo's Pet Care

5.0Exceptional(6)
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Dorothy F. says, "We love this pet sitter! We highly recommend Janice, a truly unique affordable pet sitter. Giving your pet(s) to Janice is like sending your pet to summer camp, with a range if activities all day. She has dozens of unique toys and games, and takes your pet(s) on long hikes in nature and much more. We recommend Janice without reservation!" Read more
Bay Area K9 Association LLC.

Bay Area K9 Association LLC.

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
The Bay Area K9 Association looks at each dog and handler as a unique team that requires individualized attention. Each member of the Bay Area K9 Association has had extensive training in all aspects of dog behavior and will provide you with the knowledge necessary to build a working relationship with your dog. We pair our experiential knowledge with a strong foundational methodology that consistently provides lasting and reliable results for dogs and their people from all backgrounds!...
Mia's Doggy Boarding

Mia's Doggy Boarding

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
I take the time to learn about your pet and ensure that they are happy. I have a dog of my own and we do a meet and greet before to ensure they are compatible. I love dogs and have them in my life since I was young. I enjoy taking them on walks and playing with them in my huge fenced back yard.
Petsitting -desaineel

Petsitting -desaineel

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Able to take care and manage overnight/daytime petsitting accommodations of owner, while also having availability to complete dog-walking resquests for time period you are unable to complete services for your pet dog. Have a spacious family home to accommodate the pet and allow it to be safely watched over for the requested time, in a friendly and healthy environment. Available throughout the week please feel free to reach out.
Ken's Dog Grooming Salon

Ken's Dog Grooming Salon

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
We have highly trained staff and try to create a salon type atmosphere for our customers pets so they can feel at ease during their spa day. We enjoy helping maintain the health of our customers pets through our grooming services and love to see the wagging tails coming in and out. We strive to keep all the pets as calm and happy as possible during what can often times be a stressful event for most pets.
Babeez's Dog Sitting

Babeez's Dog Sitting

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Our house is your house. We treat your dogs like they are our babies. We take long walks, go to dog parks & get brushed in the sun. We have lots of toys to play with and friends to make.
Beyond Pet Sitting

Beyond Pet Sitting

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Hello! My name is Rachel. I have always loved dogs and animals. I have grown up with dogs since I was a toddler. I take care of my clients dog as if they were my own, I spend lots of time with them . I take them On walks, play with them, send to you pictures and videos daily, dogs get exercise everyday on my 5 acres off leash. I love to see my clients and pets happy. I have been getting recommended in my area of Morgan Hill. I enjoy it and love to have repeat and new clients.
Wilfs Place Pet Services

Wilfs Place Pet Services

4.8Excellent(6)
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Mike S. says, "I felt my dog was not only in safe hands but having a great time. I got lots of photos and saw him out on walks,exploring parks, playing and just being happy. Emma is also a dog trainer and she was able to give me insight into some of his issues that has helped me since I came back from vacation. " Read more
Juana B.

Juana B.

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
I love spending time with dogs, make them comfortable, happy, and as a family. spending playtime, and cuddles.

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 San Jose dog boarding services

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Kannie L.
Very patient and friendly with the animals
All pet services
Indira A.
Your truly loving and attentive care, you took Sheila outdoors and gave her plenty of exercise and fun! You kept me posted with lots of pictures
My Boo's Pet Care
Max E.
Emma has been a lifesaver with our pup with reactivity issues. She's been able to help work with my wife and me, building a bond between our beloved Daisy and us. We both have felt confident in her ability to handle our dog and trust her to care for her when we leave town. We recommend her for house sitting and training!
Wilfs Place Pet Services
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