Dog Boarding in Applegate, CA
Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight at your sitter's home.
“Michelle was absolutely incredible. She sent pictures, was communicative the entire time if I had questions. This was our dogs first sleepover and Michelle made the entire process and home so comfortable for our pup. We will definitely book again! Thank you so, so much!”
Marceline & James G.
About: At our home, we pride ourselves on offering a unique and highly engaging experience for every dog that steps through our doors. With over 18 years of dedicated experience in caring for and training dogs from all walks of life, we ensure a safe and stimulating environment for dogs of all temperaments and sizes. What sets us apart is not just our experience, but also our commitment to nurturing their physical and mental well-being. As AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluators and AKC FIT Instructors, we maintain a rigorous regimen of physical activity, covering approximately 30 miles of walks, hikes, and runs weekly, encouraging a healthy lifestyle for all our canine guests. Our home also boasts a securely fenced 1-acre pasture covered yard that the dogs can play in and enjoy with full in and out privileges. In our home, we foster a community where dogs can socialize seamlessly with our well-behaved resident dogs, promoting positive interaction and confidence-building. We are equipped to accommodate the unique needs of every dog, providing spacious crates and beds for their comfort, and the flexibility to separate dogs based on their comfort and social preferences. Safety and well-being are our priorities, substantiated by our certifications in Pet CPR and First Aid, coupled with comprehensive insurance to ensure peace of mind for you. Moreover, we extend the experience by offering additional services such as training and photography during their stay, capturing those blissful moments and developmental milestones. By choosing us, you are not just selecting a sitter but a dedicated family committed to enriching your dog's life with a plethora of experiences, nurturing their growth and happiness in a home away from home. Our days are woven around a meticulously designed routine that guarantees a fulfilling and excellent experience for our canine guests. Each day kick-starts with a refreshing 3+ mile walk in the morning, where a carefully selected group of dogs, based on their individual needs and physical conditions, are given the opportunity to stretch their legs and adventure. Being work-from-home professionals, we can afford to integrate pet care seamlessly into our daily routine, ensuring that the dogs have free access both indoors and outdoors, under watchful supervision to guarantee their safety and well-being. This flexibility allows us to nurture a harmonious environment where the dogs can explore, play, and interact throughout the day. We sprinkle short training sessions or playful breaks across the day, fostering both mental stimulation and physical activity for our guests. As the day transitions to evening, we engage the dogs in another round of shorter walks or hikes to ensure they get the necessary exercise before winding down for the night. Meal times are punctual and aligned with individual preferences, with feeding sessions scheduled for morning and evening, while also accommodating the unique dietary schedules of our guests. At night, the dogs retire to the comfort and security of their crates. For those who are crate-anxious or in the puppy stage, we have the provision of staying in our bedroom to facilitate a sense of calm and allow for necessary night-time outings. This approach not only ensures their comfort but also fosters a close bond, assuring them of a loving presence at all times. Pet care isn't just a routine; it's a labor of love, we prioritize the well-being and happiness of our canine guests, mirroring a home away from home experience filled with affection, safety, and lots of fun. At our home, we prioritize the safety and well-being of all our furry guests. We've taken comprehensive measures to prevent mishaps or accidents at our home: Safety Measures: Our premises are designed to section off different parts of the house and yard to create safe and separate areas as needed. We have around-the-clock surveillance through cameras installed in the main areas of the house and backyard, equipped with alert setups. Additionally, we have secure crates of various sizes available, ensuring that every dog can be separated safely if necessary. Prepared for emergencies, we have a first aid and disaster kit onsite and are in close contact with our local vet and the nearest emergency vet facilities. Introductions and Interactions: When it comes to introducing guest dogs to our own dogs, we proceed with utmost caution and supervision. Initial introductions are facilitated through a gate that allows the dogs to see and smell each other without direct contact, giving them time to settle and get accustomed to each other's presence. We gradually progress, allowing the newcomer to meet our most well-mannered dogs first. These introductions are always supervised, and we rely on our expertise in interpreting canine body language to judge the right pace and time for further interactions. Emergency Protocols: We are certified in Pet CPR and First Aid, ready to respond swiftly in case of any emergency. We have an established emergency plan that covers various situations, including those that might require vet care or evacuation procedures. Environmental Enrichment: Our home offers a stimulating and joyous environment for your pet. Besides our expansive yard, we offer mental stimulation through walks, training sessions, toys, activity mats, and more, ensuring a happy stay for all pets in our care. We are fully committed to providing a nurturing, safe, and trust-worthy environment where your pets can thrive and enjoy their time.
Rachel & Geoff T.
“Geoff and Rachel were so gentle and welcoming for Casey. He's a pretty good boy, but he can get rambunctious. Geoff even got Casey to eat all his food! That's an accomplishment, as Casey tends to eat just a little when he feels like it. Apparently, Geoff is a better cook that I! They also kept us up to date with photos and descriptions of Casey's antics. Very entertaining. We look forward to the next time we'll need a sitter. Geoff and Rachel will be first on our list, only partly because they're conveniently located near us. The more important part is that they're competent with a great place for Casey to play. Thank you for taking care of our little boy, Guys.”
“Kendall is awesome and my pup came home happy and exhausted, so I know he had fun! Thanks again Kendall!”
“Amanda was a great communicator and does a thorough screening process. As a result our dog really enjoyed her stay. I would recommend Amanda for your small dog’s boarding.”
“My dog Betsy has stayed with Pam twice now. Both times Betsy has come home happy and tired. Betsy is very comfortable with Pam and she is fantastic to work with. I can tell she loves dogs and they are in good hands with her.”
“Rose and her family took such good care of our puppy. She was great about connecting and letting me know how she was doing during our trip. Rose had her own sweet doggies which made it a great place for my puppy to get some socialization and fun. It was refreshing to leave her in such good hands. We will be using her again soon.”
“Kayla and Alaska were the most gracious hosts. Kayla kept us updated on all of Moana’s activities. We will definitely rebook Kayla when we’re out of town.”
“We wanted to take a moment and recognize Jessica for the excellent job she did watching our Golden Retriever Nolan. Nolan had a fun time playing at the house and came back very tired from activities. In addition , after meeting Jessica we felt super comfortable and enjoyed our trip out of town that much more because Nolan was in good hands with a nice setup.”
“Christine has grown up with pets all her life. She is very experienced with all kinds of animals and is very caring. She has taken care of our two cats and Golden Retriever many times and she is just wonderful. I am not kidding when I say animals love her! I highly recommend her.”
“Alissa is such an attentive, caring and responsible animal caregiver. She took such incredible care of my two pups Teddy and Bella. Made sure they stayed on their feeding schedule, prepped Teddy's food correctly and he had no seizing issues while with her (he has epilepsy). Would definitely use her again. Couldn't recommend a better pet sitter!!!”
“Most amazing experience! Leyra & her family are the most amazing family with a great, dog friendly (spoiling) home! Maude was immediately welcomed by all furry & non furry members into the family & home. She was very attentive to each dog’s personalities & needs! Constant comforting pic & video updates! Already planning on 2 more summer stays & will recommend to anyone I know!!! Thank you so very much!!! ?”
“Our second stay with Grant. Once again, he made us feel very comfortable with the great photographs of our lab. Looking forward to the next stay!”
“I left my little dog with Amber for 4 nights. She responded quickly to all my questions. She took great care of my dog, who has never been left with anyone but family. We will definitely use her again! Thanks Amber”
“We know our dog is happy with Stacey because he always has a smile when he leaves! He has lots of dogs to play with and we love the large fenced yard.”
“This was my first time using Rover and I couldn’t be happier with my experience! Pamilla did such an amazing job with my pup Cooper. It takes a special person for me to feel comfortable leaving my fur baby with and she was wonderful. From the first moment of meeting Pamilla, I could tell Cooper felt safe and at home with her. I would 110% book with her again and would highly recommend anyone to use her for their pet sitting needs.”
“Nicole was so good with my “special” older dog! He wasn’t ready to leave when I came to get him! I will definitely be using Nicole’s services in the future.”
“Tori was an excellent dog sitter! Kind, helpful, quick to respond. She took our dog on walks and hikes and gave her a cute stuffy. I highly recommend her and plan to use her again :)”
“We couldn't be happier with our cat's experience with Lindsey. Our cat had her own personal space and plenty of love and attention. We highly recommend Lindsey and have already booked another visit.”
Applegate Dog Boarding ratings
Dog boarders in Applegate are rated on average 5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews.