Dog Boarding in Aptos

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Santa Cruz Mountain Doggie RetreatLos Gatos, CA

My husband, Mark, and I are dog lovers and have raised our own dogs and provided pet care for many dogs over the years. Your pet will receive personalized attention and lots of love in a beautiful, kennel-free, home environment.

Our Santa Cruz mountain home sits on 6 acres and is located mid-way between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. The property is securely fenced with lots of sunshine and space for four-legged friends to play and hang out. We are surrounded by lots of trails for daily hiking and exploring.

We also frequent the dog-friendly beaches in Santa Cruz with our dog and will do regular beach outings for your dog as well.

We generally provide 24x7 care but occasionally your dog will need to stay at home with other guest pups for limited periods without supervision.

All sizes of pets are welcome to visit as long as they are obedient, house trained, and non-barkers.

Your dog will be in excellent hands (and paws) with us and will be guaranteed to get lots of TLC.

SPECIAL NOTES:

Overnight boarding is booked in 24-hour increments. A daycare charge applies if pick-up occurs after the 24 hour window.

For our holiday guests:

For New Year's Day, President’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve, an additional $15/day surcharge will apply.

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Fun-loving family who loves animalsScotts Valley, CA

We are an animal-loving family and will treat your pup as our own when they come to stay with us.

My husband René and I have over 20 years of experience taking care of animals from little dogs to giant breeds. We currently have one dog, two house cats, chickens, and three horses at our home. We have two amazing daughters who love showering animals with love and attention.

Our dog yard is a fenced area within our backyard, so there is essentially double fencing for safety, and the pool is fenced separately, so dogs cannot get to the pool unless we are with them. René works from home, so your dogs are not left alone during the day.

We will take great care of your dog while you’re away and look forward to hearing from you!

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Home full time - large fenced yardbrookdale, CA

Hi, welcome to our Rover Sitter profile. We are a DOG LOVING FAMILY with children and 2 Dogs. We live in the beautiful Redwood forest in the santa cruz mountains. When it comes to animals , we have this special 6th sense and understand them very well, there hasn't been a dog that we could not accommodate! Just let us know if your dog has any issues( aggression /food toy or dog to dog) so we can properly manage them throughout their stay with us. Typically if a dog has special needs we do increase the booking fee as it is necessary . We take Dogs on the beautiful beaches of santa cruz. We do baths, Nutritional Support if needed. We treat your Dog like Family : ) accepting non crate trained dogs as well.

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WE'LL SPOIL YOUR DOG ROTTEN!!!Santa Cruz, CA

We have been dog owners for several years and have enjoyed every moment with them. We adopted our 5-year old cocker mix 4 years ago at the Monterey SPCA and he's been a real blessing. Losing our chow three years ago and having Cody by our side has been very healing.

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Your beloved, furry friend will also be loved and cared for as our own when he or she stays as a 'guest' in our home. The joy of being around 'man's best friend' is likened to play rather than work.

I volunteered at the Monterey SPCA as a photographer for adoptables and my love for animals is without question. I am constantly photographing dogs with the intent to make calendars at year-end and give them as gifts to pet parents of my charges as well as my friends and family.

We look forward to having your 'best friend' come and stay with us, soon.

About this sitter:

We are responsible dog owners and you can rest assured that your furry friend will have our undivided attention. I am a full-time housewife, and a forever mom to our 5-year old cocker-mix. Together, we have enough love and quality time to go around with our prospective 'new friends'.

Our house is located two blocks from the beach and the Boardwalk, a short drive to Frederick St. Dog Park (a favorite) and a walking distance to Oceanview Park.

I take in small to mid-size breeds up to 30 lbs. Rover does not have a choice for 30 lbs, thus I am stating it now. My preference is to care for one dog at a time overnight (with exceptions as stated below). *

One more important note: If you are leaving your pet overnight, the rate will remain @ $39 (depending on drop off time: example. drop off @ 5:00 pm must be picked up at 5:00 pm the following day — pick-up cannot be beyond 24 hrs. Beyond that, I will require owners to pay up to $5 per hr. that I watch your pet.

Why I love dog sitting

I had a dog as a child then years later, as a young mother, my daughter and I shared a lovely dachshund for several years. I also owned a bassett hound, and a chow. Although of different breeds, I loved these dogs as extended family members...they had their own, unique personalities -- loving and loyal to the end. Cody, my current pet, encapsulates the unconditional love that my previous dogs possessed.

Meet my pets

We have a genuinely loving and generous dog who enjoys the company of other dogs. We enjoy having your pet stay with us and because I only sit for 1 dog at a time (overnight) they will receive a lot of our undivided attention.

Exception in taking 2 dogs at a time: *

1) pets are from the same household and are under 35 lbs.

2) will sit for another I've previously sat

3) if dog only requires daytime sitting

About my yard

We have a front yard and side yard, securely fenced all around, adequate to accommodate small to medium breed dogs up to 30 lbs.

My experience administering medication

Yes, when fully instructed.

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$45
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Responsible-Trustworthy-HardworkerCAPITOLA, CA

Hello and welcome fur moms and dads!

My family has bred champion golden retrievers since I was little. We have had all sorts of breeds and sizes within the family from doxies to mastiffs. I also volunteered at the Humane Society in Dubuque, IA for two years assisting with dogs.

I have a reliable way of transportation and work with your schedule.

I am an active person and love exploring the area, so you can be assured your pup will be well taken care of for exercise and play time. If wanted, I can take him/her/them hiking with me. We go to dog parks, beach, woods, restaurants, etc for adventures. I offer organic simple ingredient meals I prepare myself if wanted to add to service for per meal fee. I also have organic, wheat-free treats. I have experience with Tri-pods, special needs and separation anxiety with Furry best friends and have some lavender remedies as well as calming exercises to make your best friend as comfortable as possible.

Dropoff / pick up fee increase per proximity to my location. Within 4 miles $20 round trip, within 8 miles $30, within 15 $40, within 20 $50

I am only permitted per landlord to take 1-2 pets at a time that are under 35lbs, well behaved, non barking and potty trained at my place out of respect and to create peaceful environment to everyone. I want pets and humans to be happy and comfortable💕🐶

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Comfy PawsAptos, CA

We have a spatious property and a very dog friendly home. I work from home and my husband works locally on contract so we will be supervising and interacting with your dog at all times.

We want our guests to feel like they're at home, so they can play with toys, lay on our couch, or nap in the sun in our large, fully fenced in backyard. Of course they also get lots of love and attention from us! There are frequent trips outside but your pup will never be left unsupervised outside.

Since exercise is fun and needed, we take our furry guests on 1-2 walks per day. There will be a field trip to the beach or hiking trails a couple of times per week. If your pup loves fetch our backyard is long and the perfect spot to get a great run in! We want you to feel completely comfortable while you're away so feel free to give me any instructions you want!

Our goal is to make your pup feel as comfortable as they are at home so when it comes time for sleep they are in our bedroom where they each have their own dog bed. (If your pup is more comfortable in a separate place in his or her crate we accommodate that).

We look forward to meeting you and your fur baby!

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$60
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A dog's best friendBoony Doon, CA

My fiancée and I are responsible and friendly animal people who are committed to providing excellent care to your loved ones. We are currently living out of our renovated trailer in Boony Doon and recognize the need for outdoor adventures. If your pet needs a place to stay while you’re off away we’d be honored to provide top notch care for your pet. Both Kyle and I will be sure your pet(s) receive ample love, attention & exercise and/or chill time while they are with us (depending on the type of care you’re seeking). We ask that if you are in need of a boarding or day care service that your animal be okay with both dogs AND cats as we do have a friendly duo of our own, Layla (cattle dog/beagle mix) and Cedar (tabby cat). We are however able to do drop in visits for pets that don’t do well under those conditions but are still in need of a visitor. We have been animal lovers all our lives and each bring different skills to the table to make sure your pet is safe and well entertained while under our supervision. Whether it’s house sitting, dog walking, drop ins or animal boarding we will be sure to give your pet something to smile about! We look forward to hearing from you and providing excellent care for your animal.

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Fun, Reliable Pet SitterLos Gatos, CA

I'm a friendly, female, energetic, and experienced dog sitter. I have grown up with many different types of animals and currently own 2 dogs, chickens, rabbits, and horses (I have a rescue). I'm happy to watch your dog at my place along with my 2 girls or arrange a house sitting option. I live on a 8 acre ranch and dogs can be allowed on or off leash (depending on behavior) or can hang out inside. I do not do cage sitting! I'm home 95% of the time so there's no worry your pup will be by themselves.

About this sitter:

I'm a big animal lover and currently own 2 friendly, playful female dogs about 55lbs each. I am a non-smoker. Flea and tick prevention highly recommended!

I used to do dog rescue but now do horse rescue and pet sitting. Please note I prefer not to sit dogs under 2 years of age or those who are 'chewers', or un-neutured males.

Why I love dog sitting

I have grown up with dogs, cats, horses, reptiles, guinea pigs, and rabbits. My love for animals started at a young age and I now run a horse rescue.

Meet my pets

2 female dogs of mix breeds, medium to large sized, they get along with any kind of dogs and love to run and play.

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Loving care for your sweet pup!Soquel, CA

I am an avid animal lover and strive to provide the best care for your dog. I grew up with cats and dogs and consider them part of my family. My own dog is named, Marty. He is a 10lb chihuahua/min pin mix who I love dearly. We love taking long walks and lounging in the sun.

Your dog will get at least 3-4 walks per day, lots of love and cuddles. I honor and respect all of the pet owners requests and training procedures. If you are interested in care please let me know what size and breed your dog is in your initial message. I look forward to meeting your sweet pup and giving them the best care possible. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

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YOUR NEW PET NANNY!Santa Cruz, CA

A place for your furry family member...

I am currently accepting new weekly walking, daycare and boarding clients in Santa Cruz and nearby areas. I also offer transport services! (Veterinary, Grooming, etc.)

Pls msg me with exact location for rates.

I provide walks, trips to dog parks, backyard play time and lounging around the house time. All pups and kitties are given love and attention as if they my own!

Treats and Love are on the house!

About me..

Animals are my happy place! I am an animal LOVER, advocate, and experienced animal care worker with over 17+ years of service. With previous work history in Veterinary offices, and my volunteer work at local shelters, I have plenty of on hand experience with all types of animals. My schooling has been extensive, from Veterinary Technology to Natural Care and Holistic Medicine. I also love to make homemade, organic treats for my guests!

*Contact me for requests!

*For stays over 1 day, a 1 time cleaning fee of $5/per stay applies.

*Referrals will be rewarded with 1 free night stay!

I look forward to meeting you and your furry family member!

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$43
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Aptos dog boarders were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 1,500+ reviews
Cheryl
(105)

Ron's review on avr. 29, 2018

Cheryl took great care of our dog Baer. He hung out with other dogs and became part of her family. He even got to go to the beach. Thank you so much. We will definitely leave Baer with her again.

Rachel
(39)

Rob's review on août 05, 2018

First time with Spike. Everything worked out very well. The location and house environment is good for dogs.. Thanks Rachel !

Emily
(61)

Chelsea's review on août 31, 2018

Phoebe loved her stay with Emily! She had a great time with all the dogs and came home exhausted!

Keren
(35)

Joan's review on déc. 09, 2018

Keren is awesome. Our Toby is an old dog of 15 and she helps him be active as he can be. He loves his walks and meetings new friends. She and her staff are very attentive to his needs and he gets lots of love. Definitely a great place for your dogs.

Molly
(50)

Val's review on avr. 15, 2019

Perfect for my little dog Ruby. Mellow, calm environment . Fenced backyard . Quiet .Molly took great care and also sent me daily pics ! Would highly recommend !

Julie
(101)

Kevin's review on juin 02, 2019

Our dog was very well cared for. We got updates on her throw out the day. We will use this sitter next time we are in the area.

Allison
(59)

Aline's review on juil. 07, 2019

Was just passing through town and new no one to take care of my doggy. Boulder was well cared for by Kyle and allison. I especially appreciated their quick phone call to check in shortly after I left, and the PHENOMENAL pictures.

Gina
(81)

Michelle's review on août 07, 2019

Gina was very sweet and sent pictures and updates everyday. It allowed us to enjoy our vacation in Santa Cruz, knowing our fur baby was being loved! Thanks Gina!

Cheryl
(105)

Ron's review on avr. 29, 2018

Cheryl took great care of our dog Baer. He hung out with other dogs and became part of her family. He even got to go to the beach. Thank you so much. We will definitely leave Baer with her again.

Emily
(61)

Chelsea's review on août 31, 2018

Phoebe loved her stay with Emily! She had a great time with all the dogs and came home exhausted!

Molly
(50)

Val's review on avr. 15, 2019

Perfect for my little dog Ruby. Mellow, calm environment . Fenced backyard . Quiet .Molly took great care and also sent me daily pics ! Would highly recommend !

Allison
(59)

Aline's review on juil. 07, 2019

Was just passing through town and new no one to take care of my doggy. Boulder was well cared for by Kyle and allison. I especially appreciated their quick phone call to check in shortly after I left, and the PHENOMENAL pictures.

Rachel
(39)

Rob's review on août 05, 2018

First time with Spike. Everything worked out very well. The location and house environment is good for dogs.. Thanks Rachel !

Keren
(35)

Joan's review on déc. 09, 2018

Keren is awesome. Our Toby is an old dog of 15 and she helps him be active as he can be. He loves his walks and meetings new friends. She and her staff are very attentive to his needs and he gets lots of love. Definitely a great place for your dogs.

Julie
(101)

Kevin's review on juin 02, 2019

Our dog was very well cared for. We got updates on her throw out the day. We will use this sitter next time we are in the area.

Gina
(81)

Michelle's review on août 07, 2019

Gina was very sweet and sent pictures and updates everyday. It allowed us to enjoy our vacation in Santa Cruz, knowing our fur baby was being loved! Thanks Gina!

Cheryl
(105)

Ron's review on avr. 29, 2018

Cheryl took great care of our dog Baer. He hung out with other dogs and became part of her family. He even got to go to the beach. Thank you so much. We will definitely leave Baer with her again.

Molly
(50)

Val's review on avr. 15, 2019

Perfect for my little dog Ruby. Mellow, calm environment . Fenced backyard . Quiet .Molly took great care and also sent me daily pics ! Would highly recommend !

Rachel
(39)

Rob's review on août 05, 2018

First time with Spike. Everything worked out very well. The location and house environment is good for dogs.. Thanks Rachel !

Julie
(101)

Kevin's review on juin 02, 2019

Our dog was very well cared for. We got updates on her throw out the day. We will use this sitter next time we are in the area.

Emily
(61)

Chelsea's review on août 31, 2018

Phoebe loved her stay with Emily! She had a great time with all the dogs and came home exhausted!

Allison
(59)

Aline's review on juil. 07, 2019

Was just passing through town and new no one to take care of my doggy. Boulder was well cared for by Kyle and allison. I especially appreciated their quick phone call to check in shortly after I left, and the PHENOMENAL pictures.

Keren
(35)

Joan's review on déc. 09, 2018

Keren is awesome. Our Toby is an old dog of 15 and she helps him be active as he can be. He loves his walks and meetings new friends. She and her staff are very attentive to his needs and he gets lots of love. Definitely a great place for your dogs.

Gina
(81)

Michelle's review on août 07, 2019

Gina was very sweet and sent pictures and updates everyday. It allowed us to enjoy our vacation in Santa Cruz, knowing our fur baby was being loved! Thanks Gina!

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