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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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Terry's Love House

Terry's Love House

5.0 (1)
Terry's Love House provides daytime dog care as well as boarding services. This pit bull-friendly company has trained police dogs. This daycare also uses a holistic approach when dealing with pets to improve their behavior.
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Christensen Animal Hospital

Christensen Animal Hospital

5.0 (1)
Choose Christensen Animal Hospital if you are looking for a kennel-free dog boarding service with affordable rates. They also do pet grooming as retail and delivery work. They do everything to ensure that your pooch feels pampered while you are away.
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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)
Tabitha Ambroiggio offers professional and reliable dog boarding services. They provide dog walking and pet sitting services. They remove collars to ensure no one gets injured.
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R&R K9 Services

R&R K9 Services

R&R K9 Services is an organization founded by 3 hardworking people with a goal to mainly help those who need help training their own service dogs. We help the whole process along from helping you find a puppy to guiding you through the training. We offer low cost options to those on disability/SSI or with low income with verifiable proof. We also specialize in obedience training and behavior modification services. 
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Jesse's Happy Tails

Jesse's Happy Tails

This company has been offering small-scale day care services in their indoor, rubber-floored facility since 2010. They also offer all-day play in their spacious indoor and outdoor facility. They take pride in being one of the boarding facilities with indoor and outdoor play spaces, swimming pools, and more.
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Loving Care Pet Services

Loving Care Pet Services

This business is a luxury paradise for dogs who let you and your dog experience glamour and style. He also offers cat boarding services. Their sitters are stay-at-home parents, retirees, and other people who work at home.
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Our Family Pet Sitting, LLC

Our Family Pet Sitting, LLC

Our Family Pet Sitting, LLC is your source for professional-quality house visits, doggy daycare services, boarding, overnight assistance and pet transportation. She also offers doggie daycare programs, dog boarding, dog walking and more. This full-time dog trainer offers dog daycare, group classes, social boarding, temperament evaluation and more.
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Doggy Love Camp

Doggy Love Camp

This business has a team of professionals who provide pet sitting services. They do overnight pet sitting, dog walking, private boarding, and much more. She is a dog and puppy friendly person who also does grooming and treatments if only needed for free.
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Raising K9

Raising K9

Raising K9 offers solutions to clients doggie daycare needs. She specializes in weekend or weekly dog and house sitting. Their pet sitters are mainly retirees, stay-at-home parents and individuals who work from home.
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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.