Dog Boarding in Charleston Gardens, Palo Alto
Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight at your sitter's home.
“Step was great with Ichigo! I was so happy to hear that Ichigo had a great time with his dog Hugo and his family as well. Highly recommend and will definitely come back!”
“Vanessa was great! My dogs clearly were living their best life: outings on leash, outings in a carrier on a bike, cuddling on the couch... They even came home with homemade jackets! Highly recommended!”
“We are glad to find Vandita to look after Telly! Vandita is very knowledgable about cats. She sent us photos and kept us updated during the stay. When we picked Telly up, she told us all the fun observations about Telly! We appreciate her attention to details, and would like her to sit Telly again in the future!”
Jodie & Zhuxi W.
“Our dog Ziggy had such a wonderful time with Jodie and family! They sent lots of pictures and videos and he had plenty of space to run around, sunbathe and chase a few other pups. Couldn’t recommend Jodie and Zhuxi, more!”
“Caroline has cared for my dog Teddy on multiple occasions. He loves spending time with her because of all the outdoor exercise, they always go on lots of long walks and he’s exhausted when I come to pick him up! I will definitely rebook Caroline in the future.”
“Yi watched my 50 pound husky mix Luna for 6 days without issues. Luna got to stay with his family in their house with a fence, and got lots of needed attention from his family members. Yi asked a lot of questions to make sure the dog he understands how to take care of Luna. My experience with Yi is an excellent one -- he was responsive, communicated regularly, and showed that he cared and liked Luna. I highly recommend Yi.”
“Jessica is great! I’ve used her a few times since moving to the Bay Area and she is responsive and professional! She sends pictures and updated frequently and my little Lola loves to stay with her :)”
“Our 4.5mo GSD pup Keira stayed with Joy and her family (and pack!) over a long weekend. Our older GSD hadn't been super welcoming to Keira, so she has been quite fearful when initially meeting new dogs or encountering dogs on walks, barking a ton. This happened at our meet and greet with Joy and her dogs at the park, but with Joy's patience and guidance, we got Keira distracted and walking nicely alongside her pups. At dropoff, Joy was really patient and kind, and slowly introduced Keira to her home, while keeping me posted with tons of photos. We got photos and anecdotes throughout Keira's stay, and I was so excited to see her out on a group walk with Joy's other dogs! Real progress :). Joy is clearly a "dog person" with the patience, care, and structure needed to take care of pets that run a bit more anxious. We're excited to have someone local who we can count on and trust with our pup and wouldn't hesitate to use Joy and her family again!”
Edward & Elisha C.
“Edward & Elisha did a wonderful job watching Ginger. We received tons of updates and photos during our trip which was awesome. She had a blast with them and their sweet dog, Rusty! We’re grateful we found them!!”
“This was Arjay's FIRST overnight visit away from me since I got him at 8 weeks! Paula was great at our meet/greet & made sure that Arjay was gradually introduced to her doggy visitors. When I dropped him off for his stay, he was comfortable enough to just follow the other doggies into Paula's home. She kept in touch by sending me status updates/photos of him & he now can go UP & DOWN the stairs!!! I would definitely recommend Paula & looking forward to Arjay staying with her again soon!”
“Vera has taken care of my little dog multiple times. My dog runs to her house every time we visit, and never wants to leave. She has a perfect pet yard with space to run and squirrels to bark at. I think dogs are lucky to stay with Vera any time they get the chance, it’s like visiting doggie heaven.”
“If we could give 10 stars, we would. It was our first time leaving Dolly with anyone, as we adopted her only a few months ago, and we were obviously anxious. Florence and Wen were amazing and made us, and Dolly, feel so comfortable. They sent us lots of updates and photos, and we could see how settled in she was and how much fun she was having. They are an amazing family and their love for dogs is so apparent.”
“Amazing sitters! Left my baby boy happy and tired. Can’t wait to drop him off again to play with his buddy Simon in the near future. Thank you again!!”
“Loreen and her kids were absolutely wonderful. I felt one hundred percent secure leaving our family member with her. She kept me updated, has a warm personality, and I instincevely knew we were in good hands. I would highly recommend. Thanks Loreen and family!”
“Tracey and her family took great care of our Frenchie while we were away. Her dog, Lola, was an instant friend for our dog and we loved the photos of the two dogs playing.”
“Matthew is an excellent pet-sitter! He has had plenty of experience taking care of my dogs and cats. His kind and patient demeanor calms animals down and they feel very safe with him. He’s also great with active dogs that need more physical activity. I have no doubt he will be a reliable, responsible, and loving pet sitter for you too!”
“Margaret is probably the best dog sitter we’ve ever worked with. Let me give some context: our utterly cute dog was adopted in 2020 (pandemic dog) with already deep fear and trauma. We think something happened when she was a puppy that caused deep fear such as abuse or some sort of trauma. Basically, she was afraid of everything and utterly shy. We worked with multiple trainers for almost two years and finally got her to a good place. We learned with time and patience she gets comfortable with strangers and once you’re in her pack. You are there for life. She loves playing with dogs but dog parks would get complicated because other dogs sometimes would teach bad habits or become aggressive (trainers also mentioned things can escalate and certain owners have no control). We also learned she is scared of certain breeds and afraid of cats. But she has an incredible memory and is the smartest dog we’ve ever had. However, most people dog kennels, individuals have zero experience and patience. Given her memory, there are certain vets or dog daycares she will cry and try running away from if we are walking by. The true test of dog unhappiness. Fast forward to 2023, we’ve built trust and loyalty with our baby but the problem is she is still afraid of strangers and the unknown. She is al highly protective of her territory and will start barking (think a stranger walking up to me or a stranger entering our home). We’ve learned methods to make her feel safe and comfortable and ways strangers should approach. Basically it’s hard to find a dog sitter for her than the average dog. Most places are money machines and do not give her the time making her regress. Margaret is beyond words incredible. She knows how to work with all types of dogs including very shy dogs and dogs with behavioral challenges. She has ample experience and genuine care for animals. Also our dog is highly fearful of the breeds: huskies and German shepherds. Margaret has both and was able to get our dog comfortable going out on runs and walks with them. When we came to pick her up she was sad to go and saying bye to both Margaret, her partner John (another amazing human) and all their dogs. She loved all of them from Luma the chihuahua mix that made ours more social to the Willis and Jackson that made her confident to even Jackson who made her feel safe and like a queen. They even were flirting hahaha Never have we left our dog and received so many pictures and saw her so happy. She did not even want to leave when we picked her up and learned new commands in just one week like paw. Our dog even cried while we drove away and loved her new pack. Margaret said she fit right in. If Margaret and John open a doggie daycare, our pup would be there every day because we have never seen her so social and happy while remaining in a safe and controlled space. She was loved, fed like crazy (the way to her heart) but did not gain weight because of all the exercise, games and activities provided by this wonderful couple. Margaret is also an incredible trainer and has so much patience and love. I felt so easy on our holidays with my baby there, did not even think twice. We are beyond proud and since that week with Margaret she is a different dog. Sweeter, calmer and just more confident and trusting. Please open a daycare that this area so desperately needs. One thing- I recognize the price is expensive this was our biggest challenge but they are truly worth it!!”
Delaney & Sergio M.
“Delaney and Sergio were great! They took excellent care of our dog Benny. Their daily picture updates let me know our dog was in excellent hands.”
“Daniel has been awesome. We have booked with him twice now and will continue to do so. Our dog Zion always come back happy and tired from all the playing. Thank you Daniel!”
“This was my first experience with a personal dog sitter. Previously I'd used a kennel. Tori was over the top and excellent in caring for our dog. Over the 4-day stay, she sent updates each afternoon with photos from the day. She takes great pictures too!!! I will definitely rebook for future needs if she is available. Thanks, Tori!!!”