Find a dog boarding services in Saint Paul, MN

Find dog boarding services in Saint Paul, MN

Find dog boarding services in Saint Paul, MN

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Top 10 dog boarding services in Saint Paul, MN

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Alicia's Paw Spa

Alicia's Paw Spa

5.0Exceptional(5)
7+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Jessica M. says, "Alicia does a wonderful job with our dog! He doesn't love baths -or water- but he'll happily go with Alicia each time! I think the consistency is good for him, he's build a special bond with her that is important for comfortable grooming. We love her!! " Read more
J&B

J&B

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
They say that you never work a day in your life if you love what you are doing. I can truly day that im fortunate enough to have that experience every single day that im gardening, installing plants, landscapes. I like to say im changing the world one garden at a time. Wedding flowers and events too.
Four Paws Pet Resort & Day Care

Four Paws Pet Resort & Day Care

4.7(3)
8 hires on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Joe A. says, "Excellent service and very pleased with grooming. I will definitely use Four Paws again. " Read more
Four Legged Family

Four Legged Family

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Four legged family need attention, love, and care. A tired dog is a happy dog. I enjoy working with four legged pets because they have their own unique characteristics. They are just like us only they walk on fours and we walk on two.
Pampered Pet Sitting By Sandy Hull

Pampered Pet Sitting By Sandy Hull

New on HomeGuide
5 hires on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Your precious pet will enjoy living in a private home with a fenced in yard and lots of walking trails. As an owner you will receive regular updates, photos and messages knowing that your pet is happy, healthy and enjoying his or her stay at my home or yours. Your pet is treated like family and will enjoy the comforts of home. We have experience with dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and birds. We understand how difficult it is to leave our pets while we are away. It is our goal to provide peace of mind knowing that your family members are being well cared for and happy so that you can enjoy your vacation and time away. Pets are family and brin...
Paws Of Love

Paws Of Love

5.0Exceptional(18)
15 hires on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Kim B. says, "Both April and Deb were great, my dogs were well taken care of. I appreciate all that was done for them. I have dogs, and all of them have different personalities but all them did great. I have scheduled another dog sitting appointment already. Thanks again to April and Deb for all the love you gave to my furry babies." Read more
Wagging Tails Pet Resort

Wagging Tails Pet Resort

5.0(1)
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Trisha B. says, "Great care for our pups! Extremely nice to have a trustworthy staff who genuinely loves our dogs as much as we do!" Read more
EasyWay

EasyWay

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
I always go an extra mile to please my clients.
Mariana Loves To Walk Dogs

Mariana Loves To Walk Dogs

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Hi my name is mariana hughes I do have a disibility it don't stop me from loving animals my favorite animals are dogs and cats i bathe my dogs and cats I trim there nails and trim there furr same with my cays I use to do pet sitter at my house and I had to stop cause it was not required to have dogs at the house I pay rent if that makes sense. I visit my cats at my friends house I see them when they ask me to come over my fiance is allergic to cats so I had find a home but I still see them and there still my cats.
Alayna’s Puppy Love

Alayna’s Puppy Love

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
I have a love for animals especially dogs and puppies! I enjoy looking after pets and caring for animals! I have had several pets growing up as a kid myself as currently have a 5 year old loving yellow lab. We have a few family pet hamsters as well. I am experienced in boarding and sitting for all different dogs, young and old!

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 Saint Paul dog boarding services

Recent success stories from people in the Saint Paul area.
Jackie L.
What an awesome, loving and caring place to bring your precious fur babies. It's a one stop shop, fantastic grooming service and loving, caring dog care service. Alicia is a wonderful person and a would with out a doubt recommend her for all your doggy needs. I have been bring my dogs to her for many years. Thank you Alicia
Alicia's paw spa
RJ R.
Libby surprised me by knowing how to strip Evie's coat instead o just a haircut. I loved the way she turned out. I would highly recommend her again!
Four Paws Pet Resort & Day Care
Deb B.
These ladies are so committed not only to the care of your animal, but also gives the love to your animal and us humans. Not fancy but totally set up for your pet happiness in mind. My three chihuahuas are a handful. Each with their own personality’s. All three were not stressed when picked up or when dropped off the second visit. Love love the hearts of these gals .dont know who had more fun on vacation usor the dogs....
Paws of Love
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