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Find dog sitters in Boulder, CO

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Find dog sitters in Boulder, CO

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Top 10 dog sitters in Boulder, CO

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dogs Colorado

Dogs Colorado

5.0(4)
1 hire on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
Kimberly B. says, "I highly recommend the Dogs Colorado team! Professional, skilled, prompt, and fun! As a dog trainer, I frequently witness dogs and families in need of the services that Dogs Colorado offers. All dogs more exercise and socialization! I only refer to Jeff and his Dogs Colorado team. Your dog will love you (even more)." Read more
Carrie's Pet Services And Grooming

Carrie's Pet Services And Grooming

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
Kay K. says, "Best grooming experience we’ve had in a long time! Carrie was very nice to my fuzzy boy, and he came home more handsome. She was also very prompt! A wonderful treat for both of us (-: " Read more
StartsWithSit (Dog Training)

StartsWithSit (Dog Training)

5.0(2)
6+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
Micheal C. says, "My dog was such a mess when he first arrived to classes with Melanie, but thanks to her she has helped me understand my dogs behavior and helped me how to correct it in a simple efficient way. I really like her style of training and I’ll definitely recommend her" Read more
Rent A Service

Rent A Service

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
Clare Edwards G. says, "Thorough, friendly great with my dog! " Read more
Got Woof?  In-home Pet Services

Got Woof? In-home Pet Services

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
With 18 years of no-treat training and positive reinforcement behaviorism experience, the owner (Kari) of got woof? works with private clients in their homes, as well as area rescue groups, to ensure that every client gets their deserved happily-ever after. Our basic fee includes the initial 2-3 hour session, unlimited availability to your trainer for 2 weeks, and a review session, if needed (dogs with severe behavioral issues will require more time; call to discuss). We do not want repeat business; we want our clients to succeed! Regarding in-home sitting and pet play, Kari previously owned a doggie daycare and attended boarding facility, ...
Reparaciones Y Multiservicios

Reparaciones Y Multiservicios

5.0(1)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
Helena C. says, "Son muy responsables en su trabajo excelente " Read more
Kat's K9s, LLC

Kat's K9s, LLC

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
Kat's K9s is known for our community partnerships, we support our local pet professionals who share the same enthusiasm. We strive to provide the public with quality pet care, alongside our friends in the industry! https://katsk9s.com/index.php/new-customers/ Although I have a deep passion for caring about animals, I wasn’t always around them because I’m allergic. But, I still knew that I had loved them because of my stuffed animals that filled a dog-sized gap in my childhood. Growing up, I was homeschooled from the second grade and raised in a Catholic family. My parents were self-employed and always looking for new ways to enrich my educati
Hott Tails

Hott Tails

5.0(3)
3 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
Stephanie G. says, "I will recommend Hott Tails to everyone I know. At the time I got my American cocker spaniel I was worried whoever I took him to would not listen to the way I wanted his haircut to be and would go a route I would not like. The moment I spoke with Codi she listened to every detail ( cocker skirt, don't trim his eyelashes, leave his beard and mustache,etc) and I was more then happy with how he turned out! She has been my groomer for 2 years now and the best part is shes gentle when grooming. Eddie (cocker) can ve anxious around people but he trusts her. Ive referred her to all of my friends and family and every time their animals look amazing. She is mobile which is convenient, and her expertise on grooming is fantastic. Hands down I will never find another person that will groom my eddie like she can!" Read more
Kennedy Pet Services

Kennedy Pet Services

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
I love all sorts of pets!
Lovett's Pet Care Of Boulder - Dog Boarding And Daycare

Lovett's Pet Care Of Boulder - Dog Boarding And Daycare

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Boulder, CO
We provide the best dog boarding and dog daycare services in Boulder, Colorado. Your dog will love staying in our home and yard, instead of in a cage or a kennel. Call Melanie at 239-692-4898 today to set up your first appointment - your dog will LOVE you for it!

Your dog sitting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do dog sitters charge?

Dog sitters charge $10 to $20 per hour for a drop-in visit or $35 to $65 per night, depending on your location. Dog sitters may charge more for holidays or if your home is outside of their service area. Costs may also increase if your dog has special needs.

Do you tip dog sitters?

While dog sitters do not expect a tip, tipping 15% to 20% of the total bill is common. Tip on the low end if your sitter did everything they agreed to do. Consider tipping more if they exceeded your expectations or handled any unexpected problems or emergencies.

What do dog sitters do?

Dog sitters come to your home and care for your dog while you are away. Drop-in visits typically last 30 minutes and include feeding, walking, and some play or cuddle time. Overnight visits may be at your home or the sitter's home and give your dog more time and attention than a drop-in visit.

Hiring a dog sitter gives your dog more personalized attention than a pet boarding facility and is a great option for dogs who deal with separation anxiety, dogs who do not do well in a kennel or around other animals, and older, less agile dogs.

Do dog sitters stay overnight?

Most dog sitters offer drop-in visits and overnight options, with overnight stays typically costing more. Many dogs do fine with only drop-in visits for feeding, walking, and some attention. Consider overnight sittings if your pet has high separation anxiety or needs more attention than a short visit provides.

How do I choose the best dog sitter near me?

When searching for a dog sitter, be sure to:

  • Choose a sitter who has a licensed and insured business.
  • Ask if they belong to any professional organizations, such as the National association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), Professional United Pet Sitters (P.U.P.S.), or the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE).
  • Review their profile and feedback on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.
  • Arrange a meet and greet beforehand to make sure he or she is a good fit for both you and your dog.

What questions should I ask when hiring a dog sitter?

Ask the following questions to ensure you find the best dog sitter near you:

  • What experience do you have?
  • Do you specialize in specific animals or breeds?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • Are you trained in pet CPR?
  • Can we schedule a meet and greet beforehand?
  • What is included in your standard rate?
  • What is the rate if I have more than one dog?
  • How and when do I pay for the service?
  • Do you offer dog monitoring service?
  • How long do you stay?
  • Can you give my dog medication?
  • Do you offer any house-sitting services in addition to dog sitting?
  • What is your protocol if there is an emergency or if my dog needs immediate medical attention?
  • How do I get in touch with you while I'm away?
  • Will you update me after each visit?

Reviews for Boulder dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Boulder area.
Cristi E.
Jeff helped us out when I was out of town a lot by taking Sunny on long walks with other dogs. She loves being social and the exercise keeps her from getting into mischief at home. He even taught her how to walk like a civilized dog on a leash! He would do a separate, slower paced walk with our blind dog FredE. My dogs get so much more from his visits than they do a doggie day care.
Dogs Colorado
Josephine N.
Melanie did such a good job training my puppy Ursa. Her instructions are very clear and she is always very understanding if I’m running a few minutes late. My puppy learned all her basic commands with her and she was great! I definitely recommend her!
StartsWithSit (Dog Training)
Wendy P.
Great experience. She took care of my Shelties and my baby Zena before she passed. Zena was a rescue and afraid of Everything! With Codi Zena began coming out of her shell and was able to partially accept the affection she was being given by people and other dogs/cats.
Hott Tails
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