Dog Boarding

You've got to leave and you can’t bring your pooch with you! It’s time to look into Dog Boarding. Before you drop your pup off, check out all the information we’ve got on Dog Boarding so you’ll pick the one that’s right for your furry best friend.

We know it sucks when vacay can’t include your little guy. We also know there’s any number of valid reasons our pets can’t travel with us – from fear of flying to car sickness to stressing out the in-laws – but that doesn’t mean he has to suffer in silence while we indulge! has lined up some of the top care options available to put your mind at ease and help him forget all about you as he frolics with his new BFFs. Well, forget about you till he hears your voice and launches into that crazy happy dance he does!

If boarding your little kipper is a new-to-you concept, we offer some great tips on how to choose the best kennel, house-sitter or pet hotel for your pup. Let’s face it, you want your pooch to get bed and board, not bed and bored so you’ll want to know what their activity schedule is like – does he get walked solo or en masse… or does he free range in an open area. Want to know how to check references, qualifications and certifications? You bet you do and we share all the tips and tricks to ensure your best buddy is in a safe environment where he’ll be treated with the same kind of lovin’ he gets at home.

If your little fella is older, ill or high-strung, a live-in house sitter might be the best option and PetGuide dishes up the goods on how to line up a super-sitter to keep Rover happy and healthy while you holiday.

4 Alternatives to Dog Boarding

Going away and don't want to board your dog? We've come up with a few alternatives to dog boarding that will help give you peace of mind while you're away.

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7 Questions To Ask When Boarding A Dog

You're leaving town for a couple of days and can't bring your dog along for the trip. We've prepared a list of questions to ask before boarding a dog.

Do You Have a Pet Sitter for Emergencies?

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Boarding Your Dog For The First Time

You're going away and you're worried about boarding your dog for the first time. Here are a few stress-free tips to make the process go smoother.

Choosing The Right Boarding Kennel For You And Your Dog

Need-to-know tips. Parting is such sweet sorrow - so it makes a world of difference when you pick a boarding kennel that takes care of your dog properly.

8 Tips For Boarding a Dog With Separation Anxiety

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Dos And Don’ts For Boarding Your Dog [Video]

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What You Should Know Before Starting a Dog Boarding Business

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How to Get a Job as a Professional Dog Sitter

To some, it sounds like the perfect job - looking after dogs full time. If you'd like to make the career change, we've put together a few pointers.

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