Find a dog boarding services in Arlington, VA

Find dog boarding services in Arlington, VA

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Top 10 dog boarding services in Arlington, VA

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Academy Dog Training By Haywood

Academy Dog Training By Haywood

New on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Academy Dog Training by Haywood has had its roots here in the DC area for over 45 years! The Academy has sought to transform people's understanding that even a simple walk is a potential adventure for their pup and them. We seek to teach, both canine and human how to better communicate and learn using our 3 step balanced approach to training. Whether working with puppies or aggressive dogs, we have stood by our mission to maximize the quality of life for all dogs and their families through education. To date, the Academy has brought over 3000 dogs and their families closer together through training and physical fitness! If that relationship
The Harvey Boneapart Pet Boutique

The Harvey Boneapart Pet Boutique

New on HomeGuide
6 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
We are a black family owned business that strives to be a bone apart from the rest by providing superior customer service in all the dog services and productz that we sell, male, or endorse.
Excentiality

Excentiality

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Almost 25 years of experience taking care of cats, petting them, cutting their claws, brushing them, and so on and so forth. I also get along with the large majority of these amazing creatures, even the most evil ones! I am, of course, a cat owner myself as my current cat is only 18 years old and counting!
Walk The Doggy

Walk The Doggy

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
I walk dogs and offer dog boarding at my house. Give your dog the five-star hotel treatment for less than you would spend at a traditional kennel! We all know how our dogs react when they arrive at the vet-- they are anxious, fearful, and unhappy. The same is true when you send your dog to a kennel to spend day and night in a small, uncomfortable cage all by himself. But when a dog comes to stay at my house, he is more than delighted, wagging his tail to be in a spacious yet cozy home with a real family around him. Check out Pete and Dahlia's comments on the "testimonials" page to hear about how much their dog Dusty loves to come stay w
12/04/1984

12/04/1984

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Wanda R. says, "I was very happy with the service i received from Brenda. She made me feel very comfortable leaving Chico with her for a few days. Thanks so much. I will surly use her again." Read more
Little Jodie's PlayHouse

Little Jodie's PlayHouse

5.0(1)
12+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Tim says, "Little Jodie's PlayHouse goes over and beyond for my pets needs!!" Read more
Autumns Dog Resort

Autumns Dog Resort

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Arlington, VA
Jeremy R. says, "She was extremely knowledgeable, attentive & my dog responded phenomenal with her." Read more
The Pet Walker

The Pet Walker

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
I will help your dog by play a game and maybe train the dog.
Waggy Walkys LLC

Waggy Walkys LLC

New on HomeGuide
4 hires on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
It’s not just what we do that sets us apart – it’s how we do it. Your pet’s health and safety are our main priorities, with extensive training, vetting and background checks provided for all pet care professionals in our network. Most of our trusted dog walkers and pet sitters have cared for animals for much of their lives, ensuring they have the know-how and skills to properly tend to the needs of your pet. Waggy Walkys is licensed, insured and bonded, and we have been in business since 2002. We have an easy to use app that lets your track visits with GPS, make scheduling adjustments, and receive photos and report cards from each visit! Pl...
Canine Comforts

Canine Comforts

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
We'll treat your dog as ours. Plenty of outside time and play time. A great dog-friendly house with toy bins and extra dog beds in the living room. Your pet will be part of the family. They will have companionship and lots of love. Fully fenced in large backyard. I have owned dogs since 1990 and currently have a chocolate lab. He was born June 2007. I grew up with show Dobermans and am open to dog sit any breed of any size. I am also an equestrian and teach horse back riding lessons. I'm great with all creatures great and small. I live in a quiet family neighborhood with a dog park in walking distance. Your fur baby will have excellent worry

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 Arlington dog boarding services

Recent success stories from people in the Arlington area.
Clare R.
Flexible, loved on our dog, lots of pictures of walks and play!
German Dogtrainer
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