Find a dog boarding services in Boston, MA

Find dog boarding services in Boston, MA

Find dog boarding services in Boston, MA

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Top 10 dog boarding services in Boston, MA

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Rodrigues Pet Grooming

Rodrigues Pet Grooming

4.9Exceptional(19)
11 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
ELIZABETH S. says, "Very nice couple. Worked with my dogs very patiently." Read more
Hand 2 Paw Dog Training

Hand 2 Paw Dog Training

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Larry W. says, "Jennifer provided a wonderful and unique boarding experience for our two Goldens. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for an alternative to the traditional kennel." Read more
Paradise Pet

Paradise Pet

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Boston, MA
Paul F. M. says, "Our baby was well cared for and spoiled the entire time." Read more
What A Nice Dog

What A Nice Dog

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Over 30 years training experience to give you and your dog obedience skills and to make choices for the better when socializing or even just taking a stress free walk. We love our dogs and we need to have compassion for what they genetically are. We teach them how to live with us in our homes while taking care of their innate needs.
Www.bostonsbestdogwalkers.com

Www.bostonsbestdogwalkers.com

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We are a team of CPR and First Aid Certfied pet care pros. All of our services are tracked via our GPS software. We offer it all! From Walks, Play Groups, Boarding, Training, Grooming and Medication adminstration....We have you covered! We are currently posted on Face Book,LinkedIn, Google,Yelp and Angies list with rave reviews. You can visit us directly @ www.bostonsbestdogwalkers.com We LOVE all animals! (especially dogs!) We LOVE to walk,train and play with them. Setting up structred play groups and helping canines to thrive with the skill set we can provide means the world to us!...
Susan. Petcare Svc

Susan. Petcare Svc

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
I absolutely love dogs and cats and I have owned cats for most of my adult life. I just started walking dogs over the last year and it brings me such joy to meet the wonderful pups I walk. I'm very gentle and caring caregiver to these animals, I treat them as if they were own, with much patience and understanding of their needs and cherish the affection they return I have been walking dogs for a few years but do to some injuries Im currenly not taking on dogwalking clinets. I have a lot of experience with kitties having had my own most of my adult life and have done some drop-in visits. :)i love dogs and working with animals . Their varyin...
Pet Sitting Training And Walking

Pet Sitting Training And Walking

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Since I was 2 years old I have had pets, mainly dogs, I had 4 dogs, I took care of them, trained each one and loved to walk them and give attention, I treat them like they deserve and retrieve them the affection they give to us to make us happy! ❤️ I worked a year already as pet sitter, and it was the most amazing experience I have had on my entire life! I needed to give attention to my universities applications so I stopped working, but i'm looking to work again!
Leah Hanley

Leah Hanley

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Well I get calls and I have the dogs come to my house. I let them go outside and have them go on walks. I also sometimes give them baths
Golden Paws Pet Grooming, Inc

Golden Paws Pet Grooming, Inc

New on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Golden Paws Pet Grooming is an award-winning pet grooming service, providing friendly and relaxing atmosphere in the most convenient way possible. Your dog comfort and safety are our main priority. We have been serving the needs of pet owners in the greater Lexington area since 2004. Owned by pet lover Marlucia Soares. we love what we do.
Lisa's Dog Care

Lisa's Dog Care

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
I love caring for furry friends.

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 Boston dog boarding services

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Noemi G.
Great experience for my dogs. They were relaxed and happy throughout the grooming.
Rodrigues Pet Grooming
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