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Diamond Dogs Core Training

Diamond Dogs Core Training

4.7 (3)
I recenty retired after 12 years of being an emergency veterinary Technician. I have extensive training in health and the animals well being, as well as animal behavior, training and modification. We've been doing animal boarding in our house for the last two years for friends, family and neighbors. We only take in 2 dogs and 2 families of cats into our home at a time for boarding. We have two spare bedrooms, one for each family of cats to stay in. It has cat trees window perches and a couch and lots of toys for the cats comfort and entertainment in both rooms. Outside the windows we have bird and squirrel feeders. Cats are interacted with 3 ... View Profile
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Southshore Paws Of Chicago- Pet Services.

Southshore Paws Of Chicago- Pet Services.

5.0 (2)
Simple: Pets before the rest! Fair pricing! Exceptionally divergent! Experienced!
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McClelland Pet Services

McClelland Pet Services

5.0 (1)
We are special because we truly care about our furry clients. We are on time and stay the full visit (timed on our phones) We communicate and send pics to the owner if any situation is extra cute or maybe unusual or worrisome. We are always available for last minute requests (2 regular walkers and 1 backup always available to fill in) We do not charge for cancellations even last minute. We have a long list of satisfied clients you could call for references. We are insured and bonded through Petsitters international. ... View Profile
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Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting

5.0 (1)
An Animal lover is an understatement for me. I love everything about cats and had them in my family as long as I can remember. I am available for watching friendly cats. I have many years of experience with watching and taking care of cats. I have a 2 year old spayed and declawed cat named Sophie. She is very sweet and playful. Whatever your cat needs are I am here for them. Whether they need extra care like taking medication, timely meals or love I am here. I worked for a breeder so I have a lot of knowledge about cats. I also did an online school and got my certificate in Veterinary Assistant. I have many references, which you may contact p ... View Profile
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Beach For Dogs

Beach For Dogs

5.0 (1)
This licensed, insured, and bonded pet care business provides pet boarding services. This pit bull-friendly company has trained police dogs. She has 4 years of experience.
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Melodys Pet Sitting

Melodys Pet Sitting

5.0 (1)
Animals are the very 1st thing that makes me happy I enjoy playing with animals, making sure they feel safe, make them feel like they are worth so much. I have a lot of experience with animals I grew up with dogs and cats my whole life. I graduated high school may of 2019 and decided I wanted to do pet sitting after high school because I feel like I have more time I want to do something I enjoy doing. 
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Christensen Animal Hospital

Christensen Animal Hospital

5.0 (1)
Linn Lockhart offers standard and advanced dog walking, sitting and visiting services. They also provide in-home pet care, including overnight sitting. They also offer pet transportation, overnight sitting and boarding services as well as custom packages.
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Raising K9

Raising K9

End your worries for your dog care needs even if you're busy with Raising K9. She specializes in weekend or weekly dog and house sitting. This doggie daycare offers exercises, attention and mental stimulation to make your pet well-rounded and happy.
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Jesse's Happy Tails

Jesse's Happy Tails

Hire Jessica Richter if you are looking for pet sitters or dog walkers who provide good references. They also offer all-day play in their spacious indoor and outdoor facility. They also offer behavioral training, dog grooming, and more.
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Loving Care Pet Services

Loving Care Pet Services

Choose these dog lovers and get quality in-home dog boarding that comes with a free no-obligation previsit. They offer pet grooming, styling and coloring, doggie day care, poochie massage, couture dog boutique and many more. They provide quality dog boarding and pet sitting services at reasonable rates.
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Sawyer's Dog House

Sawyer's Dog House

Sawyer's Dog House provides 24/7 supervision of all their pets. They provide dog walking and pet sitting services. This dog sitter offers overnight and extended stay boarding as well as pet day care and walking services among others.
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Our Family Pet Sitting, LLC

Our Family Pet Sitting, LLC

Check out Our Family Pet Sitting, LLC if you're searching for effective dog obedience training and aggression rehabilitation. They have pet resorts that are human sized. Our Family Pet Sitting, LLC also include walking and boarding dogs, and more.
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Doggy Love Camp

Doggy Love Camp

Find a dog sitter who has been providing doggy day care services since 1990 at Doggy Love Camp. They do overnight pet sitting, dog walking, private boarding, and much more. They are available 24/7 to serve you.
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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.