Dog Boarding in New Orleans

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

131 pet owners in New Orleans booked on Rover this week.

Dog Boarding in New Orleans

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

Nandini recently booked dog boarding with Stacey in New Orleans

9 repeat clients
Nandini's ReviewAug 17, 2019

Ms Stacey was fantastic! She and her family took wonderful care of Bradley and sent dozens of photos every day . She replied instantly if we had any questions. We were very lucky to find such caring person taking care of our dog

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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 New Orleans

New Orleans dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 2,000+ reviews

Madeline's review on Oct 14, 2019
Julie was really great! She sent us several pictures and updates throughout the weekend. Our dogs seemed right at home with her and like they had a great time while we were gone. Would highly recommend!

Jules's review on Oct 14, 2019
My pup stayed with Ellen for two weeks and had a wonderful time. She sent lots of photos and updates and took him on walks on Magazine street for stimulation. Was very responsive to my dog’s individual needs. We would def recommend Ellen!

Shanna's review on Oct 03, 2019
Laurel was great! She’s very warm and friendly and made me immediately comfortable leaving my cat in her hands. I could tell she is very comfortable around animals and my cat warmed up to her right away. We’ll definitely be reaching out again in the future!

Gary's review on Sep 25, 2019
Cheryl is the best! She takes excellent care of our two Border Collies and our house. She is always our first choice when we go away.

Lauren's review on Sep 04, 2019
Alyssa was so great! She was very responsive and accommodating for drop off/pick up times. I came back to a happy dog!

Margaret's review on Aug 15, 2019
Elizabeth is an excellent dog sitter. Our dog isn’t the easiest but Elizabeth is so sweet and caring and goes above and beyond and does whatever needs to be done. She even brought our dog to the vet for us. She is the best!!

Craig's review on Aug 13, 2019
Chris lived up to his excellent rating! His communication was great from the very beginning and he eased our anxiety. His daily picture updates were great! Our Beau came back home happy and healthy! We will not hesitate to use Chris again in the future.

Joseph's review on Aug 12, 2019
Courtney was amazing for our little Tucker. He tried to go back to her house after we were walking away. She sent lots of photos showing us how happy he was. This was his first stay for a weekend at

Top Dog Parks in New Orleans

City ParkCity Park, New Orleans

If you’re a dog sitter in New Orleans, the City Park is a must visit. On the northern end of the city, this 1,300-acre park is roughly 50% larger than Central Park in New York City. It’s designated as the 87th largest urban public park in the country and the 20th-most-visited. Enjoy visiting the world’s largest number of mature live oak trees in this park with one that’s nearly 800 years old. New Orleans dog sitters can take pups for playtime at NOLA City Bark, a well-groomed off-leash area. Plus, don’t miss the Botanical Garden, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, or a ride on the carousel!

Audubon Park Uptown, New Orleans

On the southwestern side of the city, this historic park opened in 1898 and was the site of the World Cotton Centennial in 1884. The park offers 350 acres of lagoons, oak trees, walking paths, picnic areas, special events, and so much more. This is a great place to walk your dog! Runners, bikers, and rollerbladers enjoy the 1.8-mile paved loop. On the south end of the park, visit the New Orleans Audubon Zoo with one-of-a-kind natural habitat exhibits. Plus, the 81 acre Audubon Park Golf Course is in the center of the park offering a par-62 course with gorgeous landscapes and 4 lagoons.

Washington SquareFaubourg Marigny, New Orleans

This park is in the Faubourg Marigny Historic District sits squarely between Frenchman Street, Dauphine Street, Elysian Fields Avenue, and Royal Street. It’s just up the street from many popular music venues on Frenchman Street. You may even enjoy a street musician wandering through the park. Dog sitters in New Orleans should check out this spot! This dog-friendly park provides plenty of shade for a walk among the historic oak trees as well as green space to relax in the sun. The kids will also love the play area. This well-loved local gathering space occasionally hosts special events and art markets.

Crescent Park Bywater, New Orleans

If you’re boarding dogs in New Orleans, you’ll definitely want to get out to visit this park located right on the Mississippi River. After you’ve explored the Shops of the Colonnade in the French Market District, take in the beautiful views at this riverfront park. In addition to ample green space, this 20-acre park also includes the 1.4-mile Crescent Park Trail along the water. In the summer, you won’t want to miss the 4th of July celebration at the park! Throughout the season, bikers, runners, and dog walkers enjoy the sun setting over the city skyline and watching the boats pass. Plus, take all the pups to the Crescent Park Dog Run on the east edge of the park.

New Orleans's Bark Score

National Rank: 363Louisiana Rank: 1
Vet AvailabilityUS Avg: 40
Parks and FunUS Avg: 57
Pet ServicesUS Avg: 58
Quality of Dog LifeUS Avg: 58

How New Orleans 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. New Orleans 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, New Orleans 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 63.

Top Dog Neighborhoods in New Orleans

City Park

A majority of this neighborhood is home of the 1300-acre City Park, founded in 1854 and the 48th oldest parks in the country. The park offers year-round events and plenty of family-friendly fun. On the southside is the Tad Gormley Stadium, an outdoor stadium with 26,500 seats. It's the home venue for track-and-field teams from University of New Orleans and Tulane University. The stadium also hosts concerts and other outdoor events. The New Orleans Museum of Art is also found on the south end. The collection includes a variety of French and American art as well as African and Japanese pieces. It’s also home to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden with 5-acres and over 60 sculptures.

French Quarter

Listed as a National Historic Landmark, this legendary neighborhood comprises the oldest section of New Orleans. Many of the building were built in the late 1700s. Whether you’re talking a walk down Canal Street or any side street in this district, you’ll find music, food, and plenty of people watching at nearly any hour of the day or night. Stroll along the Mississippi River on the south end or Bourbon Street to hear jazz streaming out of the clubs. For delicious French cuisine and a flight of wine, get a table at Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro on Orleans Street. Plus, your pup can join you on the back patio. Stop into Three Legged Dog, another dog-friendly spot on Burgundy Street. This 24-hour bar is home to a lively local crowd and offers hearty Louisiana dishes including jambalaya, ribs, and boiled crawfish.

Garden District

This is an ideal dog-walking neighborhood with streets trimmed with oaks, historic mansions, beautiful gardens, and more. Located between Washington Street and 6th Street, Leafy Lafayette Cemetery has a historic collection of above-ground tombs from the 19th century. It’s also New Orlean’s 3rd oldest cemetery, established in 1833. St. Charles Street is on the northern border of the neighborhood and part of the route of the annual Mardi Gras parade. Stroll down Prytania Street and enjoy a variety of architectural styles including The Women’s Opera Guild House, showing off Greek Revival and Italianate style, or Briggs-Staub House known for its Gothic Revival style.

Uptown / Carrollton

This area of New Orleans was originally a plantation, and its history is preserved by the Carrollton Historic District and Uptown New Orleans Historic District. The area is packed with 19th-century architecture. It’s also home to Tulane University and Loyola University of New Orleans. The streetcars make it easy to get around the area the area and stop for a bite to eat or to go shopping. The west edge of the neighborhood sits on the Mississippi River with the Butterfly Riverview Park on the southwest edge. Enjoy a walk, a frisbee game, or a picnic in the park.

Why do dog owners love New Orleans?

If you’re dog sitting in New Orleans, the sites and sounds of the city make for so many dog walking adventures. One popular spot to take in Louisiana history is Jackson Square between Chartres Street and Decatur Street in the French Quarter. A National Landmark since 1960, the square commemorates the signing of the Louisiana Purchase. It’s named for Andrew Jackson and features a bronze statue in the middle of the square. For more cultural history from the region, visit Louis Armstrong Park in the Tremé neighborhood. The park, named for the jazz legend, includes a 12-foot statue of Louis Armstrong who was born in New Orleans. In this 31 acres park sits several notable buildings. You can see a variety of performances in the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts including musicals and theater shows from Broadway Across America. Also included in this park is 4 acres of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park with access to the rich culture and history of those who developed jazz in New Orleans. This park has something to other everyone whether you’re enjoying a free concert in the park, a summer festival, or walk through history in Congo Square. Bikers, runners, and walkers in New Orleans also enjoy the Lafitte Greenway which connects several neighborhoods in the heart of New Orleans. The greenway was originally a canal and now brings residents together from the French Quarter to Mid-City to Treme neighborhood. This 2.6-mile pathway and green corridor is fully lit and also offers recreation fields, open green space, and basketball courts. Another option: a Walking Tour from the Friends of Lafitte Greenway staff and Lafitte Greenway Ambassadors. For more fun in the sun get over to the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park in City Park. The amusement park is open seasonally and has been enjoyed by visitors young and old for over 150 years. The Carousel, also known as “Flying Horses,” is on the list of National Register of Historic Places and is the work of carvers Loof and Carmel. There are tons of carnival rides inside the park including the Tilt-a-Whirl, Live Oak Ladybug Roller Coaster, Musik Express, the Fun Slide, and the Ferris wheel. Kids will also enjoy riding the tiny train around around the park. There is so much more to do and see in this city, but you can’t forget to get your cafe au lait and beignets from Cafe du Monde as well as tip a street musician on your tour of New Orleans.

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