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Top 10 dog boarding services in Philadelphia, PA

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The Furry GodParents

The Furry GodParents

5.0Exceptional(6)
2 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Will G. says, "Jessica was amazing. My dog loved her and I knew I was in good hands." Read more
Dee & Bre Dog Care

Dee & Bre Dog Care

5.0(1)
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Kelly says, "Dee & Bre are very loving and caring towards the dogs they care for. Dee sends updates and photos everyday which makes me feel better leaving them. I will be using them again. Bre gives them alot of attention brushing them, playing and walking them. " Read more
Crystals Grooming

Crystals Grooming

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I work from home, and love animals I treat my customers fur kids like family....
Pet Sit.    Kennel Alternative

Pet Sit. Kennel Alternative

New on HomeGuide
42+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
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Leannas Cleaning Service

Leannas Cleaning Service

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I clean anything from businesses to home carpet cleaning floor polishing surface polishing and anything in between areas of service Schuylkill county Berks county Mount Pocono
Beth’s Doggie Daycare And Boarding

Beth’s Doggie Daycare And Boarding

5.0(2)
4+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Janet S. says, "We had a great experience with Beth. We like that she has three dogs of her own. She was great from the first meeting letting us know that our dog would be in good hands. While we were away we received multiple updates. From start to finish was a awesome experience. " Read more
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New on HomeGuide
Serves Philadelphia, PA
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Tailwaggers Pet Sitting Services LLC

Tailwaggers Pet Sitting Services LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Tailwaggers is LLC licensed and we are Bonded and Insured. I have been in business for 10 years and going strong! Every day I get up and do something I truly lovr(: Not many people can say that 🐕🐈 I have many accounts serving Gloucester County In Southern New Jersey. I provide daily dog walking , pet sitting , cat sitting and boarding. I am the owner / Operator of my Tailwaggers Pet Sitting Business. I provide a loving environment each and every day to your pets. I am trustworthy and reliable. References provided upon request . I can administer medication to your when needed. Send a text or ri...
The Collar Club

The Collar Club

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I’ve always loved and have a passion for animals. While in college I worked at a groomers. Now I’m mom to a blue nose pit named Luckie, he’s an extremely friendly 6 month old pup! I believe animals are apart of the family too and should be treated as such. Here they will be fed grain free food and filtered water. I’m a strong believer in play time so we will have a ton of fun! Your fur baby will be in extremely good hands. I take pride in being able to make any pet feel like they are the only ones in the room. By showing them the love and affection they need while you’re away! Currently I am studying to become a groomer specializing in arom...
Alex's Animal City

Alex's Animal City

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Great guy

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 Philadelphia dog boarding services

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Jeff B.
Always on time, fantastic with our dog, treated him like one of hers, covered for us when we went away for a week on vacation, our dog could not go for walks before Jessica came, now he walks and doesn’t pull and he really enjoys being outside. She always sends a text for if he went the bathroom and how he was on each visit. We would give her 10 stars if we could. Thank you so much!
The Furry GodParents
Stacy L.
Beth took such good care of our dog while we were away. She sent so many pics and updates. We will use Beth again. She is so caring.
Beth’s Doggie Daycare and Boarding
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