Sarah recently booked dog boarding with Emerald in Boise
Winston had a great stay with Emerald and her sweet doggy. Emerald sent pictures and communication was perfect. I could not ask for more!
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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 BoiseBoise dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 275+ reviews
Sherena's review on Oct 07, 2019
Olga was thoughtful and friendly. She treated my fur baby like family. Knowing my girl was in such good care, made it easier to survive how much I missed her.
Kristin's review on Sep 24, 2019
Natalie took care of our pup, Indy, for 2 weeks while we were out of the country. She was great about providing updates regularly and sending photos. Indy had a blast with Natalie and her pack. Highly recommend!
Dave's review on Sep 23, 2019
Hannah was amazing with my pup. I travelled for an extended period of time and he was very happy with her. She even went above the call of duty and figured out some logistics for him that I couldn’t perform from abroad. Highly recommend her.
Jen's review on Sep 16, 2019
Stefani was amazing! We got updates and pictures and from those we knew he was in good hands. He went on walks, got to play with their dog, and had plenty of attention. Highly recommend!
Loli's review on Sep 03, 2019
Kaprice is AMAZING! She always goes above and beyond for my puppy and my kitties. I always come home to happy furry babies that have been well taken care of. Thank you K for your incredible service!
Top Dog Parks in Boise
The city’s oldest park, Julia Davis Park was donated to the city in 1907 as a memorial to Thomas Davis’s wife. It is the first park in the “Ribbon of Jewels,” parks along the Boise River named for local prominent women. It is 89 acres of cultural and historic landmarks, including Zoo Boise—owned by the City of Boise and managed by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department—Boise Art Museum, Idaho State Historical Museum, and the Discovery Center of Idaho. There is also a formal Rose Garden, tennis courts, playground, duck pond, and paddle boats. West of the Idaho Black History Museum, also in the park, you can find a larger-than-life bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln.
Ann Morrison Park is another of the “Ribbon of Jewels,” named for Morrison-Knudsen Co founder’s late wife. It’s a 153-acre urban park with plenty of grass, colorful flowers,and a fountain. Kids can play on the Candy Cane Playground. The park’s Conservation Station has some neat attributes, like a milkweed habitat for monarch butterflies, a bat roosting box, and an insect hotel. And from February 1 to November 28, you can let your dog off leash in most parts of the park, except the playground, parking lots, and greenbelt. For active park users, there is a Bodybuilding.com Park Gym, cricket and other sports fields, plus disc golf and bocce ball.
In 2016, the Municipal Park was renamed to honor Boise’s Kristin Armstrong, a 3-time Olympic gold medalist in road bicycle racing. The 28-acre park is along the beautiful Boise River Greenbelt, with plenty of wildlife to investigate. The park has 11 reservable picnic sites, a large playground, and bocce ball courts. It is also adjacent to the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center, a popular destination for families. The MK Nature Center, is 4.6 acres of wildlife habitat, with StreamWalk walking paths, underwater viewing windows for a “fish-eye view,” and a visitor center. Attractions include free educational programs and a butterfly garden.
Camel's Back Park is an 11-acre urban park along the Boise River. The park includes picnic tables, playgrounds, an outdoor gym, and sports fields. It is also the starting point for hiking up to Hulls Gulch and the Boise foothills, which over another 40 plus miles of trails. Make sure to look at the map beforehand, because you can take your dog off leash on some of the paths. In the winter, the lower hill is one of the most popular sledding areas in the North End. The hills provide a nice view of fireworks over the summer with beautiful vistas looking down on Boise.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Boise
Downtown is the business and cultural center of Boise. It is accessible to the Greenbelt, and there are many parks throughout the neighborhood, including the “Ribbon of Jewels” parks named after important prominent women from Boise. 8th Street has a protected pedestrian area with shops, sidewalk cafes, and restaurants. 8th Street has a pedestrian area with shops and some sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Some favorite restaurants in the area are Fork, Red Feather Lounge, and Taj Mahal of Idaho. Boise has a large community of people from the Basque region of Spain, and visitors should check out the Basque Block, an area with museums, restaurants, and stores celebrating that culture. Downtown is also where the Idaho State Capitol is located, as well as the Egyptian Theatre, which has shown movies since the 1920s. With so much culture and food to enjoy, downtown is worth a full-day visit: So why not leave your pooch with a trusted Boise dog boarder and get out there?
The Boise Bench
The Boise Bench is a vibrant neighborhood named because of its 60-foot elevation above the rest of the city, on a bench-like plateau. The Bench is one of the areas of the city with the most rapid residential and business growth. One example of this growth is the Boise Towne Square, a massive shopping and entertainment complex. But Boise Bench has a lot of natural attractions, like Morris Hill Park, which features a one-acre fenced dog park. Although dogs aren’t allowed, the Boise Train Depot is worth a visit. It is popular for weddings and meeting spaces and has attached Platt Gardens with pathways, a gazebo, and a koi pond.
The North End
The North End is one of Boise’s most expensive areas, five minutes from downtown. The neighborhood has five homes on the National Register of Historic Places, with most built between 1910 and 1930. It is the location for Camel’s Back Park, with its amazing view of downtown Boise. When you get hungry, check out the Hyde Park area, where restaurants are plentiful. Try Sun Ray Cafe, Java, Casa Mexico, or 13th Street Pub and Grill.Some can't-miss dessert options include: Janjou Patisserie for locally sourced French pastries, or Goody’s Soda Fountain & Candy Store for outstanding ice cream, caramel popcorn, and old fashioned candy.
Southeast Boise is along the banks of Boise River and the Greenbelt. It is also home to Boise State University and Micron Technology’s offices. Because it’s close to the downtown and freeway, it is a popular neighborhood for students, young professionals, and families. For outdoor activities, there is plenty of biking, hiking, and fishing. The Boise River has plenty of trout, and as you walk around, you may find some crawfish or amphibians. There are some other great little areas like Harris Ranch, East Meadow Park, and Wood Duck Island. There is even a great 7.3-acre park, Cypress Park, with designated 1.4 acres for off-leash dogs to stretch the paws and run around.
Why do dog owners love Boise?
There are a couple different stories for how exactly Boise got its name, but the general agreement is that it comes from the French word “bois,” meaning woods. Fort Boise was first made to protect pioneers from massacres. Its location was chosen because it was near an intersection of the Oregon Trail and a major road connecting Idaho City and Silver City mining areas. Boise was incorporated as a city in 1863, and in 1866 it was made the territorial capital of Idaho. There are many historic sites to still visit today, including Old Idaho Penitentiary and historic Pioneer Village. If you get a Boise dog sitter, you can take the time to explore the Idaho History Museum, the Boise Art Museum, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center and the interactive Discovery Museum of Idaho. The “City of Trees,” Boise is well known for its four seasons of weather and excellent outdoor activities. There’s the Idaho Botanical Garden on North Old Penitentiary Road, a 50-acre green space that once served the prison itself. Nature is a big part of Boise, with access to the Rocky Mountains, the Boise River, flanked by walking paths, snake through the city. World-class skiing is open to anyone willing to make the quick drive to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. You can also find the Idaho Birding Trail (IBT), a network of sites and planned trips that provide opportunities to see birds in Idaho. The Birding Trail is about 2,000 miles of trails and 175 sites to see the diverse habitats of Idaho’s many different birds. In addition to its wonderful outdoor life, Boise is changing fast, with new construction going up every day. The Boise metropolitan area grew more in percentage growth than any other major metro area. With businesses like Micron Technology and Hewlett-Packard moving into the area, plus health care, and agriculture, there are many job opportunities. Boise has plenty of great options for dog walkers and sitters. In addition to the miles of trails across the city, you can find off-leash areas in most city parks, including Morris Hill Dog Park, Military Reserve Off-Leash Park, and Ann Morrison Park. The Ridge to River Trail System is a dog-friendly network of 190 miles of trails. Many of the trails wind through the foothills of Boise, linking the hills and neighborhoods together. The trails are popular for walking your dog, but make sure to check ahead which are off- or on-leash. There are quite a few dog-friendly restaurants, including White Dog Brewing Co., Westside Drive-In, and 10 Barrel Brewing. There are also dog-friendly hotels, like the Hyatt Place Boise Towne Square, Safari Inn Downtown Boise, and Modern Hotel.