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DeBonair Dog LLC

DeBonair Dog LLC

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I'm Certified Master Groomer.  35 yrs. Experience. 
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Paws And Claws

Paws And Claws

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Please visit my website https://www.facebook.com/pawsandclawspetsitting123/
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PrimeVet Animal Hospital

PrimeVet Animal Hospital

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At PrimeVet Animal Hospital in Orange Park, we are committed to going above and beyond the call of duty for our patients and their loving owners. Our veterinarians, as well as our dedicated veterinary team, share their love for animals with you and desire to give your pet the very best. Our desire to provide education and options to pet owners about their pet’s needs is one of the many things that sets us apart
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Puparrazi Pet Grooming

Puparrazi Pet Grooming

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I have been grooming and working with animals for over 22 YRS. I am a certified award winning groomer. I go to educational seminars. And always striving to be better for my customers as well as their fur babies. How I love what I do for these lol guys 
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Pawsome Pet Services By Jazz

Pawsome Pet Services By Jazz

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I left the corporate world as a Business analyst because I found myself traveling all the time and being away from the fur family that I loved. I started this business on the premise of giving people peace of mind when it comes to their furry family members. I know how hard it is to find someone you can trust and rely on to take care of your pets when you have a last-minute emergency, busy work life or just that well-deserved vacation Well I'm your girl!It really is a childhood dream for me to surround myself with the animal kingdom I love and caring for the wild and the wonderful! I am well-versed in special needs, behavior training, safety ... View Profile
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The Waggin Trail Express, Llc

The Waggin Trail Express, Llc

We are pet transportation and boading specialists, boarding pets in our North Jacksonville Doggie Bed and Breakfast and unique Kitty Kottage. We offer FREE pickup and delivery withing the greater Jacksonville area with a minimum in boarding fees.
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The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot

We are a small facility that gives lots of outside time to all dogs who board or come for day care. We specialize in giving individualized attention based on the clients wishes. We also pet sit in the surronnding area of Avondale, Riverside, San Marco and Ortega and limited west side.
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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.