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Jessica Epstein -Walkies

Jessica Epstein -Walkies

5.0 (6)
Hi there,  Jess here!  I'm the owner of Walkies, a full pet service. I've grown up with large breeds in my home, like German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and Labradors; so I can care for any pet big or small.    Although the name Walkies is mostly obvious,  I do also help with sitting and boarding.  Whether you're at work all day and need a quick check - in,  or gone on a weekend trip or long vacation,  your fur babies are in excellent care.  I will work with your schedule as we see fit to ensure quality service. I am also Wag! Certified! In addition,  I strongly suggest a Meet-and-Greet so you can ... View Profile
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The Pampered Pooch Bed And Biscuit

The Pampered Pooch Bed And Biscuit

5.0 (3)
i have been boarding dogs for over 25 years.   My house is very doggie friendly with a large double fenced yard and nothing that could injure your dog.   They have full run of the house. Unfortunately I only board dogs under 40 pounds. All dogs need to be socialized as I do not cage my guests. 
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Christina's Pet Sitting

Christina's Pet Sitting

5.0 (1)
I provide quality Pet Care in the Skippack/Schwenksville and surrounding areas. I have a passion for animals and I stand out out from other Pet Sitters because I train weekly with a reputable animal behaviorist. Also, I will be soon be providing reiki for animals! 
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Holiday House Pet Resort

Holiday House Pet Resort

5.0 (1)
Veterinary Vet Hospital on site.  50 Acres in Doylestown. Loving staff!! Your dog is an important member of the family, so providing loving guidance and care strengthens trust and the family bond.  Learning obedience skills, proper manners and developing leadership using positive reinforcement establishes your expectations and sets safe boundaries for the dog. The Lodge & Learn dog training experience blends work with play and all the amenities of a resort stay. ... View Profile
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Dog Gone Good Training Grounds LLC

Dog Gone Good Training Grounds LLC

5.0 (1)
My business stands out because I am a traveling dog trainer that travels to all my clients and train there four legged friends/kids in their home. I also take the time out to build relationships with each dog and owner and even extend offers to board there dogs, pick there dogs up for a day to train and more. 
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Dee & Bre Dog Care

Dee & Bre Dog Care

5.0 (1)
I am flexible, I am available in emergency situations when last minute sitter is needed.  I send daily updates and pictures.  I like the owners to feel comfortable knowing the fur babies are happy and well cared for.  
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Paws & Obey Dog Training, LLC

Paws & Obey Dog Training, LLC

As an animal lover her entire life Christina Micarelli finds nothing more exciting than working with dogs every day. She has always been very interested in learning about how to communicate with dogs to help their owners understand what they are saying and how to train them to be the dog they were always meant to be. ​ After graduating Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology it was clear to Christina that human psychology and animal psychology were closely related. She became the Behavior and Transport coordinator at a local animal shelter where she worked hands on with dogs of every breed, ... View Profile
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Tammy Lewis Pet  Sitting Service

Tammy Lewis Pet Sitting Service

Hi my name is Tammy I absolutely love animals  I have such a passions for animals  former care and happiness for. them  I think I would absolutely be  perfect for. this kind of service I have  lots of land  for them to play  and lots of love to give  This is my first time in this kind of business but I know I am, perfect for this  I have had dogs my whole  life  ... View Profile
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Dogtopia Of Elsmere

Dogtopia Of Elsmere

At Dogtopia of Elsmere, we’re known for our clean facility and friendly staff who know every canine client by name. Since August 2012, we’ve been offering dog daycare, boarding, grooming and dog training to the residents of Elsmere, Wilmington, Prices Corner, Greenville and Hockessin. You’ll receive award-winning service when you bring your pup to Dogtopia of Elsmere. We are the proud recipients of The Delaware News Journal’s Readers’ Choice Award in 2014, 2015 & 2016! ... View Profile
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Dog Boarding With A Family

Dog Boarding With A Family

 Open for drop off and pick up  up Monday-Sunday 7:30am - 10:00pm When your dog needs care, let your favorite friend stay with a family in their home. We have families for your dog to stay with in: Huntingdon Valley, Glenside, Wayne, Bryn Mawr, Paoli, Berwyn, King of Prussia, Phoenixville, Newtown Square, Gladwyn,Springfield, Havertown, and Broomall.    I have a veterinary school education and now devote my time to giving and overseeing the best dog boarding service for your dog in and around the Main Line. Don't take your best friend to a kennel when yo ... View Profile
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Adventures Of Brigid’s Petsitting 🐾

Adventures Of Brigid’s Petsitting 🐾

Hi! My name is Brigid and I am a 28 year old stay at home mother of a 7 year old son and a 1 year old daughter who has a passion for animals. I worked at PetSmart for 4 years doing all kinds of duties there with various animals. I also have been watching family's dogs for years while they are away. I have a 5 year old German Shepard (Aries) and a 4 year old cat (Jack) of my own. I've had pets my whole life growing up. I can't imagine having a home without having a dog. A house is not a home without a dog. I am very reliable and respectful of my clients homes. I am the perfect match for your fur babies :) :) ... View Profile
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Pets Are Inn Bucks County

Pets Are Inn Bucks County

We have pre-screened Host families that watch your four-legged family member in their homes. We give free consultations so that we get to understand all of the ins and outs of your pet.  
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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 to be boarded?

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.

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