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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 ConcordConcord dog sitters were rated 4.9 out of 5 stars from 259+ reviews
Nathalie's review on Oct 01, 2019
Kaitlin was awesome! She sent pictures each day of my babies and they looked so happy! She is so sweet and you can tell she truly loves taking care of these sweet babies.
Kevin's review on Aug 18, 2019
Stephanie was such an awesome sitter. She played with our fur babies and even took our dog for walks. She truly loves animal and we can’t wait to have her take care of them again.
Joni's review on Aug 15, 2019
Sorry for the delayed review, but please know it is only a reflection of my absent mindedness and nothing more!! As always, thank you for loving my little man and taking such good care of him!
Katie's review on Jul 24, 2019
Abby has cared for my cat a few times now. She is always timely and provides photos and thorough updates. Despite my cat being a little nervous around new people, he warmed up to Abby very quickly and she always makes sure to spend a part of the visit playing. Thanks so much Abby!
Top Dog Parks in Concord
Frank Liske Park was once a working farm on the campus of the Stonewall Jackson Training School. The park was named after Frank Liske, who worked at the school for 48 years, and had a role in donating the land to the city. The 238-acre park features a silo, a 10-acre lake for fishing or paddle boarding, and 11 soccer fields used by the Charlotte Soccer Academy. In addition to the horseshoe pits and sports courts, there is a refurbished barn you can rent for events. Each summer, the barn is the location for an eight-week camp. The park has nature and fitness trails, an 18-hole miniature golf course, and softball fields.
James L. Dorton Park is a 24-acre park that runs along Afton Run Creek. In addition to the nine-hole frisbee golf course, there are playgrounds and lighted tennis courts. There is a 1.1-mile walking trail with gravel, perfect for taking your dog on a stroll to take in the fresh air and natural beauty of the park. There are picnic tables to stop and have a snack, along with a large lawn area that provides an excellent space for frisbee or hanging out with your pooch. Each year, the park hosts the Annual Bunny Bash and 5K Fun Run.
Weddington Dog Park is a dog park with a half-acre area for dogs under 20 pounds and a larger 1.5-acre area for larger dogs. The town recently planted Bermuda Grass in the big dog area, and there are mounds for them to play on. There is plenty of space for them to run around and get out their wiggles. There is also a nice 1.3-mile walk along Hector H. Henry II Greenway if you want to stretch your legs as well. The Greenway brings you to local businesses and hotels. For children, there is a playground close to the dog park, and it is easy to access from Weddington Road.
Marvin Caldwell park covers 24 acres and offers many recreational activities along with green space to play on. It has a skating circle, baseball fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts. There is a playground for the little ones, and you can take your pup on the 1.4-mile walking trail. There is an amphitheater to watch some outdoor performances, and five picnic shelters to choose from. The Logan Optimist Club shelter even has a grill and ten picnic tables. It is a great park for birthday parties or other family fun events. The Irish Buffalo Creek runs alongside the edges of the park.
Concord's Bark Score
How Concord 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. Concord received a 37 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 59. For the parks and fun category, Concord received a 54 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 57.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Concord
North Concord is a residential area with a mix of single-family homes and apartment complexes. It is next to some great shopping at Carolina Mall, and you can head out to see newly released movies at Carolina Mall Cinema. It is also close to Frye’s Roller Rink and Bowling Alley. You can send your kids to get out their energy at the Cabarrus County Gymnastics. It is right by the Concord Parkway, making it easy to get to any activity in the Concord area, including the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Great Wolf Lodge waterpark, or Concord Mills, a large outlet shopping mall.
Wil-Mark Park is a lovely historic neighborhood, with many of its homes built in the 1940s in the American Colonial revival or American Craftsman style. The neighborhood gets its name from a local citizen who won a contest. The area was originally 140 acres along North Church Street and is next to the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. Locals are lucky because they have easy access to the Atrium Health System Northeast, which is also the campus of the Cabarrus College and has the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital. It is close to North Concord, and next to Carolina Mall, so there are many shopping and restaurant choices in the area.
West Concord is close to historic downtown Concord. It is a neighborhood with many outdoor activities available. You can take your dog out for walks in nearby parks, including Frank Liske Park and Marvin Caldwell Park. There are stores and restaurants at Village Shopping Center, and golf clubs at Cabarrus Country Club or Rocky River Golf Club at Concord. On the far western edge of Concord, you can find Concord Mills, with outlet stores and a cinema. There is also the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, Charlotte Motor Speedway, which puts on thrilling NASCAR races throughout the year, and Great Wolf Lodge, a chain water park.
The centerpiece of Historic Downtown is Cabarrus County Courthouse, built in 1876, on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a Civil War monument on the front lawn. For history buffs, you can take the Historic Walking Tour with your dog, and walk past many of the historic downtown residences. There is the Old Courthouse Theatre, a non-profit performance space in a 1923 Gothic-style church. After a show, you can eat at Gianni’s Trattoria, Havana Carolina Restaurant & Bar, or 2 Gals Kitchen. For some modern fun, you can figure out the puzzles at an escape room at the Escape Artist. The beautiful Hotel Concord was established in the early 1900s. Its art-deco style is the perfect setting for weddings or corporate events.
Why do dog owners love Concord?
Concord is the second-largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan area, and the 19th largest in North Carolina. It was once the winner of an All-America City Award, and is home to NASCAR’s Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills. Concord was first settled in 1750 by German and Scots-Irish immigrants, who named the town Concord, which means “with harmony.” Concord became a center of trade and retail for the cotton plantations in the area. In the late 19th century, cotton mills drove industrialization in the city, as men like W.C. Coleman and John C. Dancy organized Coleman Manufacturing Company in 1897, forming the first cotton mills owned by African Americans. Concord presently has many small businesses, with downtown stores that sell antiques, collectibles, and arts and crafts. Charlotte Motor Speedway brings a lot of tourists and business to the city, and it is a research and development office for NASCAR, as well as home to race teams including Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, and Chip Ganassi Racing. Among Concord’s lovely green spaces, Fisher Farm stands out with 200 acres of undeveloped woods. In addition to NASCAR, Concord is home to Concord Mills, a large retail development, and Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, a venue that hosts many concerts, trade and consumer shows, sporting events, and AKC dog shows, as well as some of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling events. Each year, the Carolina Renaissance Festival, one of the largest such festival in the country, comes to the area. It is set in the fictional town of “Fairhaven,” and brings many tourists to the area to see the jousting, mermaids, and falconry. There is also an indoor water park, Great Wolf Resort, in the area. You can check out the Reed Gold Mine, which is the site of the first documented gold mining operation, which started when Conrad Reed found a 17-pound piece of gold on his family’s farm in 1799. Inside the Mine, a museum hosts exhibits about North Carolina gold-mining and restored mine tunnels. Concord has some excellent breweries in the area that are also dog-friendly, including Cabarrus Brewery, High Branch Brewing, or the nearby Lucky Dog Bark and Brew, an indoor/outdoor dog park with a sports bar. Lucky Dog also has a sports-themed store and a dog grooming salon. You can enjoy the sun and bring your pooch to sit with you in the patio at Carm’s Cafe, Famous Toastery, and Foster’s Grille. You can also take your dog to one of the Southeast’s largest antique malls, The Depot, and then let them stretch their legs at one of the area’s dog parks, including Concord Bark Park, Frazier Dog Park, or Fetching Meadow at McAlpine Creek. If you want to learn a new activity with your dog, check out Turbo Paws Flyball Club, a Charlotte-based club that offers classes in Concord.