Ashley recently booked dog boarding with Pam in Aurora
Amazing! We received regular updates during Flip's stay with photos and videos. Flip got regular walks and even a hike! Pam's family cared for our pup likes their own and he had a blast playing with their dog, Leftie. Would highly recommend to anyone!
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What is dog boarding with Rover?
Dog boarding with Rover is an alternative to traditional overnight dog care in a kennel. Rover allows you to search thousands of local five star dog sitters who provide overnight dog boarding in their homes. Now instead of dog boarding in a kennel you can give your pup the personal attention it deserves from a background checked dog sitter.
Features pet owners love about dog boarding on Rover
High quality pet careRover has the largest network of five star sitters providing dog boarding services. Rover sitters are background checked and reviews help give confidence that sitters are trusted by other dog owners. Enjoy the peace of mind that your sitter will treat your dog like their own during your dog boarding stay.
Communication is just a touch or call awayDuring your dog boarding stay you can keep in contact with your sitter via the Rover App, text message, email, or a phone call with your sitter.
Photo updates during your dog boarding stayRover sitters love to take photos of your dog during their dog boarding stay. Enjoy getting updates of your dog enjoying their stay while you are away. If you receive 5 or more photo updates during your dog boarding stay we will put together a slideshow with the highlights of your dog’s stay.
Where will your dog stay during their visit?
Rover sitters provide dog boarding in houses, apartments, townhomes, condos, and more. Instead of your dog being stuck in a small kennel, like traditional dog boarding, they can enjoy the comfort of staying in a sitter’s home. If your dog enjoys going outside you can find a sitter with a yard or access to local parks where they can take your dog for a walk. To learn more about the amenities dog boarding sitters offer, check their profile page or contact them directly.
Is Rover dog boarding right for my dog?
Rover provides dog boarding to dogs of all sizes, ages, and needs. This includes puppies, older dogs, disabled dogs, dogs that require medication, dogs with separation anxiety, and more. If your dog has special needs that you want to ensure your dog boarding sitter offers, check their profile page or contact them directly.
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See what owners are saying about dog boarding in AuroraAurora dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 3,000+ reviews
Dorienne's review on Oct 02, 2019
I was extremely pleased with Scott and Caroline . They took such good care of my 5lb little dog and sent me adorable photo's and videos to keep me updated. Thank you so much!
Sandra's review on Oct 01, 2019
Loved having Amanda watch my cats while I was away. She kept me updated every day with adorable pictures and notes on how they were doing. My girl cat is very geriatric and she was very kind and patient with her encouraging her to eat
Chelsea's review on Oct 01, 2019
Tori and Christopher were incredible - gave me great updates, they were very flexible with their schedule and they took great care of my dog! I would highly recommend them!
Amanda's review on Sep 27, 2019
I couldn’t have found a better spot to leave my Lily dog; Kyla is extremely responsive, caring, organized and has a wonderful home and HUGE yard for my big gal to run around. Everything was easy and I was 100 percent comfortable leaving her. We are so happy we found her.
Kara's review on Sep 20, 2019
Brooke & Scott were the perfect dog watchers! They were attentive, asked the right questions at drop off, and sent updates just the right amount. Their place was also immaculately clean! Look forward to using them again!
Chris's review on Sep 17, 2019
Lena was great and sent a few pictures to show us how zola was doing. She was very accommodating and flexible with our drop off and pick up times. Will definitely rebook when we have the need.
Ryan's review on Sep 09, 2019
We’ve been fortunate enough to be repeat clients with Tiffany and her wonderful husband. They share their home without any second thought. We’re lucky to have them as sitters!
Top Dog Parks in Aurora
The 14-mile Sand Creek Regional Greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City, passing through northeast Denver along the way. On the trail you’ll see many joggers and horseback riders, as well as other leashed dogs and their owners enjoying walking along the gravel path. If you aren’t an advanced hiker, this is the perfect trail for you, as its flat and used more for nature walking and running. It only takes an hour to complete the Aurora section of the trail, as that section is about two miles, so dog walkers can enjoy a brief walk during a lunch break. If you have more time, you can continue on the Greenway through the connecting High Line Canal Trail. Along the way, look for wild prairie dogs, red foxes, deer, and jackrabbits.
Cherry Creek State Park is 4,000 acres, and 100 acres of it is dedicated to off-leash dogs. The park is anchored by a reservoir and used for recreational activities like camping, swimming, and picnicking. Although there is an entrance fee for the park and then a separate fee for the off-leash area, it’s worth the money to see your dog running around and having fun. Plus, if you end up loving it and want to regularly return, annual passes are available. You pup not only has acres of land to play on, but there’s also a creek for them to swim. However, the park is not fully fenced on the other side of the water, so keep an eye on your furry friend.
At 800 acres, Aurora Reservoir is one of the city’s largest parks. Senac Creek and other minor streams flow into the reservoir’s three coves and provides drinking water to the city. Dog owners will love walking their pup around the 7.9-mile walking loop trail in order to view locals fishing, boating, and swimming. Bird lovers will be able to see water birds like gulls, geese, ducks, and herons, and fishermen are always on the lookout for trout and catfish. However, your pet is not allowed on the beaches and must remain on a leash no longer than ten feet. There is an entrance fee, and both day and annual passes are available.
Just 27 minutes outside of Aurora, Chatfield State Park in the town of Littleton offers boating, swimming, 197 campsites, several walking trails, and even a few restaurants. Within the park is a 70-acre off-leash dog area that also has two ponds to swim in, and you can venture around the rest of the park to view rolling foothills and the Platte River Valley as long as your pet is on a leash. You can even introduce your dog to roaming horses on the Chatfield Equestrian Loop, which is over three miles of unpaved fields, and then continue on to one of the several connecting trail links, including the Highline Canal Trail, Waterton Canyon Trail, and Colorado Trail. You could also try the Mary Carter Greenway Trail, the Plum Creek Area, or the Chatfield Dam Trail.
Aurora's Bark Score
How Aurora got their Bark Score
We love crunching numbers almost as much as we love caring for dogs, which is why we came up with the Bark Score. It's all about how dog-friendly a city is, and is determined using census statistics, local business information, and our own data. Aurora received a 57 out of 100 in vet availability, which includes the number of emergency veterinarians, regular vets, specialists, and the average premium for pet insurance in the area. For pet services—like groomers available, number of dog trainers, and count of Rover sitters—this city earned a 70. For the parks and fun category, Aurora received a 69 for its number of dog parks, sunny days, and dog-friendly restaurants and hotels. And last but not least, for quality of dog life which includes overall dog population, average yard size, and number of dog-friendly property rentals, this city earned a 68.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Aurora
Southeast Aurora / Southlands
Southeast Aurora, filled with prairie plains, is also home to Colorado’s largest Lifestyle District, Southlands. Right in the center of the area, on Main Street, the 1.7 million square foot Southlands offers everything from residential housing, a community plaza surrounded by retail shops, restaurants, a health club facility, movie theaters, an ice rink, concert stages, and a farmer’s market. Just a ten to fifteen drive away from the area will lead you to the 18-hole Saddle Rock Golf Course, the Aurora Reservoir, and Arapahoe Park, where you can watch horse racing. Dog walkers in Aurora will love exploring the hustle and bustle of this cultural neighborhood.
Mission Viejo is a 640-acre plot that has everything from parks, a public library, and an elementary school. Mission Viejo Park, one of the most popular parks in the area, is 21.4 acres and has four baseball diamonds, a playground, and access to the West Toll Gate Creek Trail in Horseshoe Park. The trail, which is over three miles long, runs through tree-lined residential streets, providing a convenient north-south route from Horseshoe Park to Quincy Avenue and also connects to the Cherry Creek Spillway Trail. Tollgate Creek runs along the west edge of the park, next to a paved walkway, which is perfect for dog walkers in Aurora. Mission Viejo is made up of three covenant-controlled communities: Mission Viejo (houses), Seville Townhomes, and Cherry Glen.
Tallyn’s Reach is a beautiful area built around the natural Aurora hills and pine trees. There’s shopping galore, as it’s just a five minute drive to Southlands and has its own retail stores along the adjacent Smoky Hill Road. In four minutes you’ll hit Red Tailed Hawk Park, which has various walking trails that connect to the Piney Creek Trail System. Located in Tallyn’s Reach on Plymouth Drive is the 5.2-acre Golden Eagle Park, right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. If you’re feeling hungry and don’t want to leave your pet at home, just five minutes away from the Tallyn’s Reach community is Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar, where dogs are welcome on its patio. They even have a dog menu!
Englewood is about 15 miles from Aurora, in the South Platte River Valley east of the Front Range (mountain range) and immediately south of central Denver (about a 15-minute light rail ride.) The southwest side of this suburb features Belleview Park (Englewood’s largest park) and a reservoir. The park is home to a children’s miniature train ride, playground, petting zoo, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Within the west side of Belleview is the half-acre Canine Corral Off-Leash Dog Park, but Englewood has four other off-leash dog parks as well: Centennial Park, Duncan Park, Jason Park, and the Northwest Greenbelt.
Why do dog owners love Aurora?
Home to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora spans the counties of Arapahoe and Adams and is one of the principal cities of the Denver/Aurora/Lakewood metro area. In fact, it’s Denver’s largest suburb and the third largest city in Colorado with a population of 359,407. Nearly 21% of the population was born in another country—the highest percentage in the Denver metro area—with residents speaking over 120 languages, giving it a diverse and rich cultural background. Aurora has a large military presence with a long history. Buckley Air Force Base, established in 1938, serves more than 92,000 active duty, National Guard, and retired members throughout the Front Range mountain range community. Nearby, you can visit the Colorado Freedom Memorial in remembrance of those who served. Buckley actually is the largest public employer in the city, followed by the University of Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Some of the large private employers include Kaiser Permanente, ADT Security Services, Lockheed Martin, and Staples. Aurora owns dozens of parks, 50 miles of trails, six public golf courses, two reservoirs, and 6,000 acres of open space. If you’re interested in horseback riding, venture over to 12 Mile Stables on South Parker Road, which has over 3,300 acres and 27 miles of riding trails all within Cherry Creek State Park. If you happen to be walking along the High Line Canal Trail or the connecting Sand Creek Greenway Trail or Star K Trails, you might want to stop by the Morrison Nature Center, open Wednesdays through Sundays. There you can introduce yourself to the resident bull snake, box turtle, and tiger salamander, read about other species in the library, or visit their changing exhibits on local plant and animal life. There are dog-friendly trails all along the Star K Trails, where you may bump into deer, turtles, hawks, and other various birds. However, be careful and pay attention at all times, as sometimes you’ll see coyotes nearby. There are also many popular landmarks around the city. The 7/20 Memorial honors the victims, families, and survivors of the 2012 Aurora Theater shooting, offering a message of comfort, peace, hope, and strength, and Babi Yar Park honors those killed in the outskirts of Kiev between 1941 and 1943. It offers educational tours, memorial gatherings, and quiet remembrance, and you can bike or walk along the trail. On a lighter note, another interesting landmark is the Coal Creek Schoolhouse. Generations of children growing up on the prairie directly outside of Aurora attended this one-room school near the Edward State Farm. The original building burned down in 1927, but its replacement opened the following year. The school was also used as a community center until 1960. With its many outdoor parks, reservoirs, and trails, dog walkers in Aurora will love navigating the city!