Find a dog boarding services in Tampa, FL

Find dog boarding services in Tampa, FL

Find dog boarding services in Tampa, FL

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Top 10 dog boarding services in Tampa, FL

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Hip Houndz Dog Grooming

Hip Houndz Dog Grooming

5.0(3)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Tampa, FL
Joan D. says, "Well so far being here for a year now and 3 other groomers, Beth is by far THE BEST!! Thank goodness we finally found a good groomer. Thank you Beth!!" Read more
Southside Pet Salon

Southside Pet Salon

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Susan O. says, "I brought my 2 mini-schnauzers for grooming yesterday and I am more than pleased. The groomer made sure she knew just how I wanted them cut and spent more time with me than any previous groomer I’ve used. The results were perfect! I highly recommend Southside!" Read more
Lauri's Pet Sitting Service

Lauri's Pet Sitting Service

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
We are a full time professional pet sitting sitting service which also provides doggie daycare, dog walking and over night boarding. All 5 star reviews please visit petsittersouthtampa.com. We enjoy working with all types of animals and also work as a foster to dogs and cats! We pride ourselves on our 90+ 5 star reviews and plan to reach 100 soon!
The Dog Patch

The Dog Patch

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
We make your pet feel at home with our individual care and small playgroups. We take time to know and interact with our guests. We enjoy seeing our furry guests each day for any of our services, grooming, daycare or boarding. All of our employees are experienced dog handlers and have been trained to take care of your precious pups; knowing we enjoy caring for your pups and seeing them so excited to come in our door is the best feeling.
Duffy’s Pet Grooming

Duffy’s Pet Grooming

New on HomeGuide
43+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
I groom out of my home for a quite atmosphere, only doing one client at a time so no long days for the pet. I have flexible hours, with early drop off and late pick up if needed. My dog boarding is done in my home with a secure privacy fence surrounding the yard where they would go out. I’ve veen boarding my clients dogs for several years with a lot of very happy customers. When dogs are with me for an extended stay they get a free bath. Customers with grooming dogs usually get thier puppies a full groom before picking up....
SSPETS

SSPETS

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Our business specializes in making your pets feel at home in our home. We cater to the specific needs of you and your pet, because with us your pet is family. Whether it's for overnight or day stays, or for a spa day your pet will get an experience they have never had before!
Cashs Bullies K9 Elite

Cashs Bullies K9 Elite

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
At Cashs Bullies k9 Elite we offer multiple programs including: canine behavior modification , basic obedience, advanced obedience, personal protection and so much more. We want every dog to unlock their full potential. Working with dogs has always been a passion of mine since very young. With the knowledge ive obtained I want to ensure that every dog and dog owner has a successful relationship. Working with dogs all day is a dream come true and watching them progress from puppies to adults gaining the skills they need to make their owners proud puts a smile on us here at Cash Bullies faces....
Just Tails Pet Hotel &grooming Mobile

Just Tails Pet Hotel &grooming Mobile

5.0Exceptional(6)
5+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Rosemary says, "Son los mejores!!! " Read more
Coastal Animal Clinic

Coastal Animal Clinic

5.0(1)
Serves Tampa, FL
Linda N. says, "The Vets and the staff at Coastal are great, and always willing to try to help out in any way possible with our 3 dogs." Read more
Granny Gayle's Grooming

Granny Gayle's Grooming

5.0(3)
7 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Susan P. says, "Very kind, excellent work and reasonably priced" Read more

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 Tampa dog boarding services

Recent success stories from people in the Tampa area.
Jeanne S.
Professional, quality work! She obviously cared for my dog and gave him great grooming and cut!
Hip Houndz Dog Grooming
Tisa W.
I bring my pup here once a month. He always comes out looking amazing and the people are always friendly.
Southside Pet Salon
Jennifer
I just love theme. Lulu she feel safe and good in all her appointments. When I pick up her she look happy. Not scare or shaking. Betty is an awesome persone. And you can see and feel that she love animals.
Just tails pet hotel &grooming mobile
Jodi W.
Gayle’s knowledge of and compassion for animals makes our decision to use her services a no-brainer. She took great care of our pup and made her first grooming experience a success!
Granny Gayle's Grooming
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