Dog Boarding in Dayton

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

86 pet owners in Dayton booked on Rover this week.

Dog Boarding in Dayton

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

Esther recently booked dog boarding with Ashley in Dayton

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Esther's ReviewAug 03, 2019

She took such could care of my fur baby! I very much appreciated her sending pictures and updates.

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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 Dayton

Dayton dog sitters were rated 4.9 out of 5 stars from 174+ reviews

Richard's review on Sep 21, 2019
Hayden watched my 2 dogs for a week. Sent pictures and took great care of them both. I truly appreciate his flexibility in drop off and pick up times and the dogs seemed to have a great time. I will definitely be asking Hayden again in thr future!

Chloe's review on Sep 09, 2019
Jessica was great with our boy! We were so happy that she was available last minute and was so accommodating to our drop off and pick up times. We felt good about leaving him for the weekend even though we never like to leave him, he had a great time!

Katey's review on Sep 05, 2019
Jordan is great with my two large, exuberant, snuggly dogs. She’s a real dog lover and takes everything in stride. So glad we found her!

Angela's review on Sep 03, 2019
My dog stayed over the weekend and I was very happy with her care. I got pictures every day and was able to enjoy my weekend away without worrying about my pup. I will definitely use again in the future.

Elisa's review on Aug 19, 2019
Jodi was amazing! My dogs really enjoyed being at her house and playing with her pup! While I know they were happy to see me again I think they were a little sad to be leaving her house!

Elizabeth's review on Aug 13, 2019
I am very pleased with this couple. My dog definitely gave them a hard time but they did a wonderful job with him and he had a great weekend. They have a great house and yard for dogs and their dog is so sweet. We will be using them again if they are available for our next trip.

Michelle's review on Aug 07, 2019
Deja was great. My fur baby is timid and he was completely comfortable with Deja. I appreciate the updates and pictures she sent me during his stay. I will definitely use her services again.

Greg's review on Jul 26, 2019
Jasmine was an excellent choice to take care of Chico. We received many updates, pictures, and videos of Chico during his stay. I could tell that Jasmine really cared for Chico and I would recommend her to anyone needing a dog sitter.

Top Dog Parks in Dayton

Wegerzyn GardensDeweese, Dayton

Leashed dogs are welcome at this expansive park, a great spot to experience the natural beauty of Dayton. The formal gardens provide inspiration to anyone with a green thumb; the Children’s Discovery Garden gives little ones the opportunity to interact with nature. The Marie Aull Nature Trail travels through one mile of wildflowers while the Swamp Forest Boardwalk moves through a vernal pool habitat and provides paths into the park’s woodlands. The Stillwater River Trail, meanwhile, gives walkers, joggers, and bikers a way to stretch their legs while taking in a water view.

Cox ArboretumWest Carrollton, Dayton

Two and a half miles of nature trails take you through the woodlands and meadows of this Dayton Park, or you can hop on to the paved paths with your dog to explore the beautifully cultivated gardens. Park goers, young and old, will also love an especially unique feature of the Cox Arboretum: the Tree Tower. This epic experience takes you 81 steps up a huge Douglas Fir tree to a tower that sits 65 feet above the conifer collection with spectacular views of the Arboretum grounds and the Miami Valley. And don’t miss Ruth Cummings Mead Woodland: this nature trail leads you through a mature hardwood forest sprinkled with wildflowers.

RiverscapeDowntown, Dayton

Downtown residents and those who work there during the day get a beautiful slice of nature with this park that sits on the banks of the Great Miami River. A popular, active spot all year round, Riverscape hosts everything from summer concerts to winter ice skating, as well as community festivals like the Dayton Celtic Festival and Germanfest Picnic. For everyday adventures, stroll the grounds taking in the huge flowering pots, grab a Link bike to explore on two wheels, or sit and watch water fountains choreographed to music. And the Riverscape River Run gives rafting enthusiasts downtown access to a seven-mile paddle. The entire route goes from Eastwood MetroPark through downtown to the Carillon Historical Park.

Eastwood MetroParkEastwood Park, Dayton

Eastwood MetroPark is the perfect place for residents to get their nature fix without leaving the city. Dog sitters in Dayton can walk the half mile Prairie Meadow Trail Loop through a lovely wooded area, winding around the southeastern park border. Those who want to really go the distance with their active pups can continue on and take the Buckeye Trail along Mad River for a three-mile loop. Or visit the viewing area for bald eagles at the east end of Eastwood Lake, a mile-long body of water where you’ll often see boats and fisherman. The Creekside Trail also begins at Eastwood, taking walkers through residential and commercial areas before it connects to the Iron Horse Trail.

Dayton's Bark Score

National Rank: 464 Ohio Rank: 6
Vet AvailabilityUS Avg: 40
Parks and FunUS Avg: 57
Pet ServicesUS Avg: 58
Quality of Dog LifeUS Avg: 58

How Dayton 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. Dayton received a 47 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 62. For the parks and fun category, Dayton received a 61 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 60.

Top Dog Neighborhoods in Dayton

Downtown Dayton

Reinvestment in downtown since the 1990’s has made way for a blossoming nightlife scene in downtown Dayton, keeping its residents entertained all year long. First Friday, Dayton’s monthly art hop, shows off local artists; the tree lighting and parade at the Dayton Holiday Festival kicks off the season, and A World A’Fair celebrates the different cultures that make Dayton a unique city. From seasonal events like The Square is Where (noontime summer live music on downtown’s Courthouse Square) and various music festivals (jazz, reggae, and more), to the many galleries like The Front Street Experience and The Contemporary Dayton, there’s always something to do downtown.

Oregon Historic District

Walk your dog down brick streets lined with homes and architecture dating back to 1820 in Dayton’s oldest historic district. Or wander Fifth Street on the first Friday of each month between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. for its monthly arts and culture event. Garden tours of the neighborhood are also available, or you can stroll to Newcom Founders Park to admire its eye-catching gazebo. While you’re in the area, do some shopping and grab a bite at some of the area’s favorites: restaurants include Blind Bob’s, Fifth Street Wine & Deli, and The Trolley Stop, and some popular shops are The Record Gallery, Bonnett’s Book Store, and Sew Dayton.

The Huffman Historic District

Originally built between 1860 and 1890 by real estate developer William P. Huffman, this ten-square-block historic area is full of housing gems that architecture buffs (and the dogs who love them) will appreciate. Stroll streets filled with everything from Italianate and American Queen Anne style homes, to Neoclassical, and you’ll see why this neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If you need a quick green space fix, wander to Bomberger Park on the corner of East 5th Street and South Keowee Street, or head towards Mad River and all it’s riverfront entertainment, just a half mile away.

St. Anne’s Hill

A nice and quiet little bubble of a neighborhood most of the time, don’t let its quiet sidewalks fool you. Summers feature their Porch, Patio, and Deck Parties where dinners are held at local homes and parks, monthly socials for staying connected, an annual neighborhood garage sale called Trash and Treasure, and Small Business Saturdays when residents come out to support their own. And every other year, St. Anne’s Historic Home and Garden Tour provides the opportunity to see inside private residences. NEed a stroll? Make your way to the shops and restaurants in Webster Station or Downtown Dayton, all easy to get to on foot.

Why do dog owners love Dayton?

Looking for dog boarding, sitting, or one of our many other services in Dayton? Dog owners love the many opportunities the city provides both them and dog sitters in Dayton to entertain their pups. Among the city’s dog-friendly features is the Five Rivers MetroParks, Dayton’s regional park system that includes conservatories, outdoor recreation, and education facilities. The park system is made up of nature trails that wind walkers through quiet woodlands, paved walkways that guide visitors along cultivated gardens, and special features within the five parks that make each a unique draw. One of the five MetroParks, RiverScape, is also next to Dayton’s very dog-friendly downtown area. Dog owners or dog boarders in Dayton can start with an excursion along the river and end it with a visit to the downtown core’s local shops and restaurants. Or head over to downtown’s Deeds Point for spectacular views of the Dayton skyline—take a picnic and find a space within the park’s expansive green space to relax with your dog, then visit the nearby dog park. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is another great outing where leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you view exhibits that celebrate the history of flight. Dayton dog owners leave their pets with a trusted sitter and head to cultural attractions including 65-acre Carillon Historical Park and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, a children’s museum. Fine arts fans, don’t miss the Dayton Art Institute. Afterwards, you can soak up some of the past at Carillon Historical Park. If you’re looking for the ultimate dog-friendly experience, be sure to note the October dates of the annual Wagner Subaru Experience—the midwest’s premier outdoor adventure festival at Eastwood MetroPark has plenty for pups to wag their tail at. Past events have included a Bark Zone for dogs to socialize with new four-legged friends, the Ruff Run 5K where pups race alongside their owners, the Humane Society’s Pooch Playground, as well as hydration stations and treat booths. And for a special field trip, let your pup take a dip—and maybe a few dives—at Splash Your Pup: a year-round swimming and dock diving pool. Sign your dog up for professional training, or just let them splash, jump, and play! When Dayton dog owners headout for a bite, Milano’s Pizza near the University of Dayton is a great dog-friendly option—leashed pups are welcome on the outdoor patio. Flavors Eatery also allows dogs on their patio while owners enjoy healthy California cuisine. And dog-friendly Lily’s Bistro has a diverse menu including everything from killer roasted tomato basil hummus to grilled ahi tuna. Need something to sip on? Head to Fifth Street Brewpub between Oregon and the Historic Inner District, or Ghostlight Coffee in South Park if you’re looking for a caffeinated beverage.

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