Dog Boarding in Louisville
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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 LouisvilleLouisville dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 796+ reviews
Tanya's review on Oct 04, 2019
Mary is AWESOME! We never have to worry about our old Bella girl when she is with her. Mary is attentive to diet, medication and all special need requests-LOVE her!
Boomer's review on Sep 23, 2019
Our experience with Bridget couldn't have gone any better. She was extremely nice and a great communicator throughout the stay. Brees had a lot of fun and was tired when we picked her up. Will definitely be using Bridget next time we are in Louisville!
Andreina's review on Sep 03, 2019
Pacho enjoys so much spending time at Melissa’s. We boarded him at her house during our summer vacation overseas and Melissa gave us a piece of mind by keeping us updated on a daily basis. Thank you Melissa:-)
Evan's review on Aug 23, 2019
Adrienne did an excellent job watching Tyra. She came home tuckered out from so many walks. She received a lot of love during her stay. 10/10 would recommend!
Top Dog Parks in Louisville
Cherokee Park was designed in 1891 by Frederick Law Olmsted, one of 18 Olmsted-designed parks in Louisville. Beargrass Creek runs through most of the 409-acre park with its scenic, 2.4-mile loop. It’s an excellent park to take your dog to explore the park’s rolling hills, meadows, and woodlands. Make sure to plan a stop on top of Baringer Hill, commonly called “Dog Hill” because it’s a gathering spot for dog owners. If your pooch is thirsty, stop by Hogan’s Fountain, a watering fountain atop a hill on the scenic loop. Beargrass Creek provides a natural water feature running through most of the park.
Iroquois Park is a 739-acre park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the same year as Cherokee Park, 1891. Known as “Louisville’s Yellowstone,” this park has trails for hiking, biking, walking, and horseback riding. There is something for everyone here, as there is a water play area for kids, playgrounds, a disc golf course, riding stable, and an 18-hole golf course. There is a scenic view of downtown Louisville from atop the central hill. In the summer, you can attend concerts and musicals at the Iroquois Amphitheater. You can also check out Louisville parks’ tallest tree, a tulip poplar tree in Iroquois Park.
Shawnee Park was also designed by Olmsted, in 1896. The park’s main feature is the Great Lawn, designed for formal gatherings. It is enclosed by plantings and a sweeping circle drive, making it an impressive entrance to the park, especially if you are hosting a party on the lawn. The 316 acres contains the Shawnee Golf Course, sports fields, picnic tables, and paths for cycling. Louisville’s Riverwalk trails pass through Shawnee Park along the Ohio River. This park is a large, open and flat park, making it an easier walk for dogs and people who have trouble with the hillier parks like Cherokee or Iroquois Parks. When you are done exercising, check out Big Momma’s Soul Kitchen just outside of the park.
Jefferson Memorial Forest, established in honor of Kentucky’s veterans, is the largest municipal forest in the United States, covering 6,500 acres. This amazing park offers 35 miles of hiking trails and horseback riding trails. Some of the trails lead to some gorgeous views of downtown Louisville. If you want a guide, you can check out some of the ranger-led nature programs in the park. Just 15 minutes from downtown, the forest is a calm, wooded escape away from the busy city. Inside the forest, the Tom Wallace Recreation Area includes a 7-acre lake, where you can camp and fish. The lake is stocked with trout at least once a year. Dogs are welcome to the park, as long as they stay on their leash.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Louisville
Downtown Louisville has some excellent sports history to learn about, so every sports fan must make time to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and the Muhammad Ali Center on Museum Row. Museum Row houses an amazing number of museums, all within four blocks, including the Kentucky Science Center, Frazier History Museum, KMAC Museum, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Peerless Distilling Co, Glassworks, and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. There are so many activities downtown that you may need to get a Louisville pet sitter or boarder to hit all of the hot spots. When you are ready for a break, check out Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse or Troll Pub Under the Bridge, a gastropub.
Poplar Level is an excellent residential area, with good schools, and some fun options for parks and outdoor activities. It was named for the poplar wood planks that used to make up the main roadway through the neighborhood. The South Fork of Beargrass Creek runs through the neighborhood, which is also home to the Louisville Zoo, Joe Creason Park, which also has a Nature Center and Tennis Center, and Bellarmine University. You can also visit the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, making it the perfect neighborhood for outdoor-loving people. In a former limestone quarry, you can play on a ropes course, bike through an underground bicycle course, or zipline at Mega Cavern Mega Zips.
Crescent Hill was originally called Beargrass because it sat on a ridge between two forks of Beargrass Creek. Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse was constructed in 1879. The reservoir and Gothic-style gatehouse are on the National Register of Historic Places and are a popular place to walk your dog or head out for a run. The neighborhood’s American Printing House for the Blind has Helen Keller’s Bible on display. For those who love to swim, you can go to the Mary Meagher Aquatic Center. Crescent Hill has some interesting shopping, like consignment shops on Frankfort Ave, Margaret’s Consignments and Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire. You can eat at Urban Farmhouse Market, Bourbon Barrel Foods, or Fond, a Modern European restaurant. For Southern comfort food, check out Joella’s St. Matthews or The Eagle.
Old Louisville has the highest concentration of residential homes with stained glass windows in the United States. This historic area is made up almost entirely of red-brick Victorian homes. In addition to the impressive residences, you can find many cultural, arts, and educational opportunities in the area. It is the home of the University of Louisville, and you can visit the Speed Art Museum, Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium, and Filson Historical Society. The area’s 17-acre Central Park hosts the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival each year in the Ramey Amphitheater. Old Louisville has many restaurant options, like Old Louisville Brewery, with a dog-friendly patio and walk-up window, Dizzy Whizz for breakfast, and one of the city’s best restaurants, 610 Magnolia.
Why do dog owners love Louisville?
Louisville was named in honor of King Louis XVI of France, who helped the United States during the Revolutionary War. George Rogers Clark founded the city in 1778, and after a slow start, the city finally boomed with the popularity of the steamboat in the early 1800s. Thanks to its position along the Ohio River, Louisville became the largest city in Kentucky by 1830. Louisville has been the hometown of many famous American leaders, including President Zachary Taylor, Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, and John James Audubon, who has a park in the city named after him now. Muhammed Ali was born in Louisville and won six Golden Glove fights in Kentucky. Don’t forget to stop by the Muhammed Ali Center downtown. Louisville is home to eight National Historic Landmarks. One is the Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating steamboat in the country. Churchill Downs, location of the Kentucky Derby, is an excellent place to visit, especially if you are lucky enough to attend the derby. The Twin Spires, constructed in 1895, are also a national landmark, and you can see them with tours through the Kentucky Derby Museum. Although not a National Historic Landmark, it is worth a visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where you can learn the story behind the famous baseball bat. If you love to take photos for social media, there are some popular spots, including Big Four Bridge, with a cool bridge and view of Louisville skyline, 21c’s David on Main Street in Downtown, and the parabolic mirror at Kentucky Science Center. There are a couple of murals as well, like a sign with the symbols of Louisville, “the Falls City:” a bourbon barrel, a bat, horseshoe, basketball, and fleur de lis. There are many dog-friendly activities to do in Louisville. Some of the dog parks include The Barklands at Beckley Creek Park, Garvin Brown Preserve and Dog Exercise Area, and Vettiner Dog Run. If you like to be active with your dog, and own a dog life vest, Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak lets you take your pup out on the water with you. If you like wine, you can do a tasting at Vines & Canines, which offers water and treats to your dog while they wait. And if you know someone who loves to wear dog t-shirts, you can stop by Dirty Tease, a dog-friendly t-shirt that offers custom tees. Louisville dog walkers can even put their favorite pooch on a shirt and wear it while out on the town. Many Louisville restaurants have dog-friendly patios, including Molly Malones, Against the Grain, and Birracibo Pizza & Craft Beer. Many hotels in Louisville are also dog-friendly, including the Seelbach Hilton Louisville, 21c Museum Hotel, and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham.