Find a dog boarding services in Indianapolis, IN

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Top 10 dog boarding services in Indianapolis, IN

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Allpawsondecktraining

Allpawsondecktraining

5.0(1)
14+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Chris C. says, "I love the knowledge of the trainer, along with how my dogs responded to the training. The training was easy to follow and my dogs are so well behaved now" Read more
Touch Pet Massage Studio And Hotel For Dogs

Touch Pet Massage Studio And Hotel For Dogs

5.0(4)
1 hire on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Kimberly T. says, "Patty's Hotel for Dogs has been a perfect match for me and my senior dog, Sally. As an older dog, it is important to me that she have an attentive caregiver who meets her needs with care. Sally stays here frequently, and she is happy when I leave her and happy when I return. You'll love your experience and have peace of mind knowing your pet is well taken care of. " Read more
Amber's 2 Ur Door Lawn& Construction Service

Amber's 2 Ur Door Lawn& Construction Service

4.0(2)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
John V. says, "I liked that they did what they said they would do they came in got started and didn't stop until they were done and even charged me less then what we had agreed on and I thought they were very courteous and polite and professional and I won't hesitate to use them again if need be." Read more
Indy Pups

Indy Pups

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
While my business is just starting I have a lot of valuable experience taking care of dogs and cats. I have had dogs and cats all of my life and I love them. People often say I am a dog whisperer. I have gained experience taking care of big and small dogs of all ages, and cats of all ages by fostering with Priceless Pets Reacue. I also am able to walk any kind of dog because I am a strong pact leader. My mission is to make the customer feel comfortable leaving their beloved pet in my hands and make the pet have a fun time of their own....
Mecca

Mecca

New on HomeGuide
Serves Indianapolis, IN
I love working with animals. They deserve just as much love and care as an human being does. I enjoy spending time with each pet(s) and giving them the best care.
Indys Dogs - Grooming, Daycare And Boarding

Indys Dogs - Grooming, Daycare And Boarding

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
We provide one on one grooming to avoid the added stress of multiple dogs barking during grooming. Daycare and boarding is in our dog safe home. We also provide board and train as well as daycare and train for those looking to instill a great bond and super dog manners. Working with dogs and their people gives us great joy, providing a safe, super clean environment and 24 hour a day care gives us an advantage on building a bond with your dog(s). Nothing makes us happier than our client dogs being excited to visit here!...
Majors Cleaning Services

Majors Cleaning Services

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Need a dedicated, reliable housekeeper to help maintain a clean and well organized home? With my OCD attention to detail, thorough approach to cleaning, and strong organizational skills, I'm confident I'll meet all your household needs.

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 Indianapolis dog boarding services

Recent success stories from people in the Indianapolis area.
Christina M.
Wonderful, safe, and loving atmosphere for my pups while I was away traveling. My rescue has a fear of kennels because of her history so I never board her. But the pet hotel was almost as good as being home to her and I think she enjoyed her little vacation while staying there!
Touch Pet Massage Studio and Hotel for Dogs
John V.
I liked that they did what they said they would do they came in got started and didn't stop until they was done and even charged me less then what we had agreed on and I thought they was very courteous and polite and professional and I won't hesitate to use them again if need be
Amber's 2 Ur Door Lawn& Construction Service
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