Dog Boarding in Cary

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Dog Boarding in Cary

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Casey's ReviewApr 22, 2019

Wonderful dog sitters! Kept us updated and our dogs did great. Highly recommend!!!!

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Cary dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 738+ reviews
Valerie D.

Jamie's review on Jul 09, 2019
Valerie was great. She really cared about Skye, and even checked in on my 84 year old mom to make sure she was on in the heat. Valerie really loves dogs, and treated Skye as if she were her family's pet. Definitely hire her now.

Kaelah A.

Jerod's review on Jul 07, 2019
Kaelah was awesome! She provided a lot of updates that made us feel more comfortable such as pictures and continuous text messages. Highly highly highly recommended Kaelah!

Maggie W.

Lindsay's review on Jul 07, 2019
Maggie just watched my dog for a week and she was amazing. She sent daily pictures/videos, took him to the dog park and on walks, and overall spoiled him silly! Red looked happy in every single pic and made himself right at home. We will absolutely be using her again!

Julie B.

Lorie's review on Jul 02, 2019
I couldn’t be more pleased with the service that Julie provided for my dog, Lincoln. She was reliable, friendly and she went out of her way to be helpful. I will definitely be using her again. Lorie D. Cary, NC

Kathy N.

Maite's review on Jun 09, 2019
Kathy was attentive, flexible, and super kind. We could really tell she cared about our pup and his well being. She has tons of experience and a great home for pups. Would definitely book again!

Jessica C.

Ralph's review on Jun 04, 2019
Jessica is great! My dog Satchel spent 4 nights with her. She communicated well with me about how he was doing, and her frequent photos showed me he was happy and adjusting well to his new surroundings. Jessica clearly loves dogs, and treats them well.

Kirsten F.

Kirstin's review on Jun 01, 2019
Kirsten is our regular day-time sitter and we just returned from a 2-week vacation out of the country. They adopted Brea right into the family and sent daily updates with pictures. It was obvious that our pup was well-cared for and had a blast with the kids and other dogs. Thanks again, Kirsten!

Catherine R.

Patty's review on May 29, 2019
Catherine was very sweet and caring. She took great care of my fur baby. I highly recommend her!

Top Dog Parks in Cary

Robert V. Godbold ParkBuckhurst West, Cary

With six lighted tennis courts, a playground for kids, Sk8-Cary skatepark, a trail to explore with exercise stations, and its own contained off-leash dog park, Robert V. Godbold Park is a destination for Cary residents and dog lovers alike—so when you book dog sitting in Cary, be sure to suggest a visit here. There’s lots to do in this sizable local park, which offers access to the 3.5-mile paved Black Creek Greenway trailhead across the road. If you’re headed to the dog park here, be sure to pick up your membership at the Cary Community Center before heading out for a day of play. There’s also lots of shade and benches to relax on while your pup makes some new friends.

Jack Smith ParkNewstead Manor, Raleigh

Located southeast of Cary and the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, this park sits on 50 acres and is full of beautiful natural and man-made features. Formerly known as the Bartley family farm, Jack Smith Park is a great place for families to enjoy the day. Check out the unique playground and splash pad “sprayground” areas for kids aged 2-12 to play in. The dog park is a great place for dog park members to spend time with their pups, along with the scenic greenway trails. Plus, there’s a 10-foot climbing boulder suited for beginners and experienced climbers alike, and a picnic shelter perfect for warm weather gatherings.

Fred G. Bond Metro ParkBond Lake, Cary

This massive 310-acre park is surrounded by residential Cary neighborhoods, like Highland Oaks, Candlewood, Bond Pointe, and Vicksburg. There’s a little something for everyone at Fred. G. Metro Park, from an outdoor challenge course that’s 35 feet off the ground to music and shows at the Sertoma Amphitheatre. It’s a great place to walk your dog, with clear trails also used for 5k runs and walks. Visitors can purchase snacks and fishing bait at the Bond Park boathouse or learn a new skill with their basic orienteering course. Kids will have a ball exploring the Lazy Daze Playground, and families can learn about their local flora on the Bond Park Tree ID Trail.

Marla Dorrel ParkLake Wellingborough, Cary

Home of the Kids Together Playground, Marla Dorrel Park sits on 16 acres on the south end of Cary. It’s a unique park full of fun multi-sensory experiences like a wheelchair-accessible sand table and an enchanted misting garden featuring four bronze chimera statues. There’s even a dragon structure named Katal that kids (and kids at heart) can climb on. There’s room to run and play on the two acres dedicated to a playground, which is next to a rental picnic shelter for gatherings. If you and your dog want to continue exploring, this park connects to MacDonald Woods Park via a pedestrian bridge crossing US1 and 64. The trail also goes across a stream that runs near the park where you can see a nearby wetland.

Cary's Bark Score

National Rank: 205North Carolina Rank: 11
Vet AvailabilityUS Avg: 40
Parks and FunUS Avg: 57
Pet ServicesUS Avg: 58
Quality of Dog LifeUS Avg: 58

How Cary 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. Cary 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 69. For the parks and fun category, Cary received a 67 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 67.

Top Dog Neighborhoods in Cary


Lochmere is a neighborhood full of recreational amenities. Dogs are welcome on leash throughout the area, which was planned in the 1980s and is full of beautiful mature trees and trails like Higgins Greenway. There are three pools available to residents, with the main pool offering a diving board, water slide, and 25-yard lap pool with four lanes. You can get a match in at the local tennis facilities or spend the day at the Lochmere Golf Club, an 18-hole course for golfers of all abilities. After a day of recreation, head to Lochmere Pavilion for dinner and a little shopping.

Preston Village

With Green Hope High School and Green Hope Elementary School Park nearby, Preston Village is a neighborhood with great appeal to families. This community sits on the western edge of Cary, and is very walkable, with the shops, restaurants, and grocery stores at Stone Creek Village all within a 1.5-mile walk. Residents can enjoy the nearby Cary Tennis Park and its 32 courts, along with the Prestonwood Country Club which is just a short golf cart ride away. There’s even a private community clubhouse, several swimming pools, a fitness center, and more to stay active and engaged with your neighbors.

Scottish Hills

Nestled between Swift Creek and Annie L. Jones Park, Scottish Hills is a residential neighborhood near the heart of Cary. The highlight of the neighborhood is Annie L. Jones Park with the Scottish Hills Recreation Club nestled in the park itself. There’s a community pool with eight lanes to swim and race in, along with spots for diving and a fenced baby pool with shade. It’s more than just a place to swim, though, with a concessions stand, volleyball, shuffleboard, and other games and recreational activities available to neighborhood residents. The park also serves as a trailhead for the Annie Jones Greenway, a 1.2-mile trail that’s great for walks or jogs with your dog.

Riggsbee Farm

Riggsbee Farm is a small neighborhood of about 218 single family homes on the west side of Cary. At its heart is a community lake with a classic gazebo—great for morning or evening walks with your dog! It borders the Stone Creek Village shopping center, making it very walkable. Residents are also close to Research Triangle Park, which is about 10 miles by car along Davis Drive. This community has been ranked among the best in the area to raise a family, featuring a playground for local kids and a shared pool to enjoy on hot summer days.

Why do dog owners love Cary?

At the heart of the Triangle area in North Carolina lies Cary, a very livable town that’s a great place for dog owners, young professionals, and growing families to set down roots. It’s been named a Top Town for Family by Forbes and a Hottest Town in America by Money Magazine, in part for its close proximity to Raleigh and the renowned Research Triangle Park. Education is another big part of life in Cary, with Duke University, University of North Carolina, and North Carolina University each no more than a 20-minute drive away. It’s a town that’s also continually growing, with an average age of 36 and population of 160,000-plus nestled in its tree-lined suburban neighborhoods. Cary is an incredibly dog-friendly town with events and parks dedicated to pups and their people. Check out Cary’s Dog Days in the fall, with lots of family-friendly activities for you and your leashed dog to enjoy. Your dog can compete in the Skyhoundz Canine Frisbee Disc Competition or if you don’t have a canine companion yet, you can adopt one at the event. Plus, meet local veterinarians and take your pup out on a Pet Paddle in a pedal boat, kayak, or canoe. The local dog parks are great for off-leash fun all year round, so be sure to check out the dog areas at Godbold Park and Jack Smith Park. The parks are well-lit and include electronic gates for members to easily come and go. Cary has even been named an officially designated Walk-Friendly Community, meaning there are plenty of well-maintained sidewalks for you and your dog to enjoy on your daily walks. If you’re looking for a night out, Cary has plenty of options to enjoy. Visit the Koka Booth Amphitheatre near Symphony Lake, where you can see the North Carolina Symphony and other fascinating festivals and concerts year-round. If you head downtown near the end of August, you may come across the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, which is full of fun activities for families and hobbyists alike. If you’re the more adventurous or outdoorsy type, Cary has over 82 miles of trails to explore and 31 public parks (and counting) to spend the day in. Dog owners love Cary because it offers plenty of places to walk, play, and enjoy time outdoors with their pups. Plus, there are plenty of dog sitters in Cary offering a unique in-home dog boarding experience that local pet owners love. Finding dog sitting in Cary is simple with Rover, as you’ll find 5-star sitters available throughout the city. Each neighborhood also features its own perks and benefits, giving the feeling of a community within a community. Not to mention the city’s focus on maintaining a safe, clean, and thriving community for everyone to enjoy.

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