Dog Boarding in Brooklyn

Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight at your sitter's home.

1,299 pet owners in Brooklyn booked on Rover this week.

Dog Boarding in Brooklyn

Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight at your sitter's home.

Yudi recently booked dog boarding with Liz in Brooklyn

3 repeat clients
Yudi's ReviewAug 19, 2019

Liz is amazing and super nice. She’s reliable and sent me updates and pics of my pup maxi throughout the boarding. I highly recommend her! 5+ stars all the way!!!!

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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 care

Rover 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 away

During 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 stay

Rover 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.

Unmatched support

Every dog boarding stay booked on Rover is covered by 24/7 customer support, the Rover Guarantee and Reservation Protection.


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 Brooklyn

Brooklyn dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 3,000+ reviews

Johnel's review on Nov 14, 2019
Laura was pleasant and easy to work with! She was consistent with the visits with my cat and eve took super cute photos!

Hajin's review on Nov 04, 2019
Roy loved staying at Pacts house for 4 days. Pacts was very communicative and obviously took great care of Roy. Totally reliable and responsive. Thank you and will book again!

Jack's review on Oct 27, 2019
Ellie took such great care of our two very nervous cats, and on short notice! Welcoming and wonderful, so glad to know she’s there. We’ll be calling again!

Anna's review on Oct 08, 2019
I would trust Nina with my life. She and Anny are the greatest care givers, so sweet and amazingly caring toward all dogs. I can’t say enough positive things about them. Joanie loves going there and so do I!

Alejandro's review on Sep 27, 2019
Shayna was great! I didn’t meet her but her communication was on point. She kept on with updates and pictures of my pup. Definitely would recommend!

Molly's review on Sep 24, 2019
Matt took great care of our dog, Arlo. He took him for long walks and sent many pictures of Arlo enjoying the park. Matt was responsive and easy to work with. Truly an excellent experience.

Krista's review on Sep 22, 2019
Millie had a great time hanging with Nina and playing with her dog. She came home tired and happy.

Sandy's review on Sep 21, 2019
Got consistent updates and pics from Jerald! I was expecting my dog to be scared and look for places to hide in but turns out my dog was chill and curious. It’s probably because of Jerald’s calm demeanor. Will definitely book again!

Top Dog Parks in Brooklyn

Prospect ParkPark Slope, Brooklyn

The 52-acre Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same team behind Central Park. The park’s northernmost entrance is the imposing Grand Army Plaza, centered by the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch. The park features Brooklyn’s only natural forest, complete with a ravine, a 120-year-old zoo, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Every summer, you can attend the concert series at the Prospect Park Bandshell. It also has a carousel moved from Coney Island in 1952, and the Lefferts Historic House Museum, a house that was built by Dutch settlers and is now an educational center. For dog lovers, make sure to check out the “dog beach” or hang out on Long Meadow, one of the longest uninterrupted stretches of grass in any park in the country.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park stretches 1.3 miles from Columbia Heights to the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO. The waterfront park offers breathtaking views of Manhattan and the New York Harbor. Aside from the views, there are plenty of activities on each of the park’s six piers. Pier 1 and Pier 4 both have water features, with a salt marsh, water gardens, and the beach near Pier 4—no swimming, but plenty of sand to play on and tide pools to explore. Pier 2 and 5 have more sports-related activities, and Pier 6 has a large green oasis, a pirate ship playground, and a dog run that’s popular among local dog walkers, sitters, and boarders in Brooklyn.

Marine ParkSouthern Brooklyn

Marine Park is Brooklyn’s largest park, with 530 acres of grassland and salt marsh. Formerly a fishing ground for the Native Americans in the area, the salt marsh is now protected as a Forever Wild Preserve. There are plenty of programs led by rangers each week, or you can wander along the nature trail to spy on wildlife and local plants. You can also check out the park on the water, with a launch site for canoes and kayaks at Gerritsen Inlet. For kid fun in the sun, check out the cutesy marine animals and yellow submarine that have sprinklers shooting out of them. It is also connected to the Marine Park Golf Course, a public 18-hole course open year round.

Fort Greene ParkFort Greene, Brooklyn

Fort Greene Park, like Prospect Park and Central Park, was designed by Olmsted and Vaux. It has the distinction of being Brooklyn’s first park. Although it was designated a park in 1847, it was first used as a fort during the Revolutionary War and then rebuilt and used again during the War of 1812. Its Revolutionary War history is evident in the playground, with the climbing equipment resembling fortresses, and thirteen stone pillars with bronze plaques inscribed with the state trees and animals of each of the original 13 colonies. The park has rolling hills, with tennis and basketball courts available to the public. Leave your dog with a trusted Brooklyn dog boarder and join a pick-up game!

Brooklyn's Bark Score

National Rank: 19New York Rank: 1
Vet AvailabilityUS Avg: 40
Parks and FunUS Avg: 57
Pet ServicesUS Avg: 58
Quality of Dog LifeUS Avg: 58

How Brooklyn 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. Brooklyn received a 63 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 88. For the parks and fun category, Brooklyn received a 87 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 74.

Top Dog Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

Park Slope

Park Slope is best known for stroller-pushing families, lines of gorgeous brownstones, and tree-lined streets. There are some excellent places to visit in this neighborhood, including High Dive, a bar with board games and pinball, The Rock Shop, with live music and a sports bar upstairs, and Union Hall, to see comedians in action. If you want to get a drink with your pup, check out Mission Dolores or The Gate. They have some great coffee shops, with locally roasted beans, like Gorilla Coffee or Cafe Grumpy. For food, you can check out Franny’s Pizza, Bagel Hole, or Chocolate Room, for dessert. Don’t forget to shop at Community Bookstore or Music Matters, which has store pets. If you have kids, try going to a puppet show at Puppetworks, or one of the playgrounds in Prospect Park. For some history, you can go to Old Stone House, a reconstruction of a 1699 Dutch farmhouse that has an exhibition of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn.


Williamsburg is a lively arts and music area, with a lot of young creative residents, as well as a large Hasidic community. The neighborhood has plenty of hip, quirky offerings, such as the City Reliquary Museum, which showcases offbeat New York City artifacts and has some fun events, or Museum of Food and Drink, with tasty exhibits. The Brooklyn Brewery revitalized the beer industry in Brooklyn, and is worth a stop. You can eat out at Marlow & Sons or the Peter Luger Steakhouse. When you are ready for the outdoors, head to the dog run area at McCarren Park or walk around the East River State Park with great views of Manhattan. At night, make sure to schedule time for live music at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, poetry readings at Pete’s Candy Store, or catch a movie with cocktail service at Nitehawk Cinema.

Brooklyn Heights

Known as “America’s first suburb,” Brooklyn Heights is just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, but feels worlds apart with its quiet, tree-lined residential streets. Brooklyn Bridge Park has amazing views of the Manhattan skyline, and offers plenty of outdoor activities for residents and the many visitors to the area. There is also Hillside Dog Park, which is fenced in and on a hill, so it’s a great place for city dogs to get out their cooped-up energy. Brooklyn Heights is also home to the New York Transit Museum and Brooklyn Historical Society. There are a good number of places to eat and drink, including Grimaldi’s, Noodle Pudding (Italian), Henry’s End, and The Binc, known for their creative mixology.

Red Hook

Red Hook has a laid back, village vibe with quirky bars, art galleries, and boutiques set among a background of shipping yards and warehouses. The neighborhood offers a stunning view of the Statue of Liberty from the pier next to the Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier, which also has a kayak and canoe launch. Red Hook is reachable by New York Water Taxi and Ferry, and used to be a busy shipping center. To learn more about that heritage, you can visit the Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge. Red Hook has some great restaurants, including Good Fork, Fort Defiance, and Hope & Anchor. For dessert, check out Baked or the amazing Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies. And if you need to stock up on furniture, Red Hook is home to Ikea, which many people get to from Manhattan by water taxi.

Why do dog owners love Brooklyn?

In 1636, the Dutch founded five villages across the river from the original settlement, Manhattan. Brooklyn, which now occupies 81 square miles to the east of Manhattan, was one of the five villages. In 1776, during the Battle of Brooklyn, British troops nearly decimated George Washington and his army, who retreated across the East River to Manhattan one foggy night. Brooklyn became an official borough of New York CIty in 1898. It is connected to Manhattan by three bridges. If you have some extra time, stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge for excellent views of Manhattan, and then hang out in Brooklyn Heights for the afternoon, where you’ll find an excellent park and options for restaurants. Brooklyn is well known for its art, culture, and educational institutes, including Pratt Institute, City University of New York, New York State University and Long Island University. It is also home to Coney Island, an amusement park and fun outdoor space, the Brooklyn Museum, with many famous and inspiring art pieces, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Arboretum, with native plants and trees. Dog walkers will find that Brooklyn’s different neighborhoods are especially fun to walk around, as each has its own unique and often quirky personalities. Many past and present American celebrities were born in Brooklyn, including George Gershwin, Woody Allen, Adam Sandler, and Jerry Seinfeld. Brooklyn has excellent restaurant choices for foodies and drinkers alike. With local breweries, pizza places, and diverse food, you can luckily find more than 150 dog-friendly restaurants. Some choices include the French restaurant Provence en Boite, delicious American comfort food at Buttermilk Channel, Southern cuisine at Enid’s, or a drink at Luckydog in Williamsburg. Brooklyn also has many excellent dog parks. During the summer months, you can get in some fun sand and water time at the Dog-Friendly Beach on Gerritsen Avenue or Dyker Beach Dog Park. You can also let your dog stretch its four legs at the Prospect Park Dog Field, McCarren Park, or Fort Greene Park. If you are looking for a place to stay, you can go to any Holiday Inn Express, McCarren Hotel & Pool, or Hotel Indigo Brooklyn. When it’s time to shop for your pup, The Diamond Collar Dog Boutique offers designer collars, dog costumes, clothes, and healthy dog food. If your pooch needs a bath after all the fun at the area’s dog parks, you can head over to Muddy Paws, a self-serve dog wash and health food dog supply store.

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