Yessenia recently booked dog boarding with Chloe in Orlando
Chloe was great! Always kept me updated by sending my pictures and spoiling my Ella as I do at home. Would definitely use her services in the future and highly recommend her.
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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 OrlandoOrlando dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 564+ reviews
Christine's review on Sep 09, 2019
Erica was so personable and enthusiastic about watching our dog. She communicated regularly and said she really enjoyed puppy sitting for us. Thank you, Erica!
Marco's review on Jul 29, 2019
Jessica was awesome! Communicative, prompt with her responses and very loving with Maggie. I would highly recommend her as a sitter for your pet. Thank you! :)
Top Dog Parks in Orlando
Loch Haven Park, at 777 E Princeton Street about three miles from downtown Orlando, is one of the best parks in the city, with 45 acres of nature, cultural activities, and spectacular views. Surrounded by three lakes: Lake Estelle, Lake Rowena, and Lake Formosa, Loch Haven is an excellent destination to take your dog out to enjoy the beautiful Orlando sun. Once you are done with your walk, take a rest on the lawn while admiring the lake views or sit under the shade of one of central Florida’s biggest oak trees, nicknamed “The Mayor.” This park is home to many museums, including the Orlando Fire Museum, Orlando Science Center, and the Mennello Museum of Modern Art. You can also check out the theater and attend the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Repertory Theater, or the Orlando Ballet.
Twenty-three acre Lake Eola Park, at 512 E Washington Street, is the centerpiece of downtown Orlando. It offers access to a 1.1-mile loop around the lake for walking or running with your dog while enjoying the beautiful views of Orlando’s skyline. This downtown park offers swan-shaped paddle boat rentals, or you can plan time to see a concert or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which the Walt Disney company donated to the city of Orlando in 1989. On the southeast corner is the Eola Sunday Market with fresh fruits and vegetables, local cuisines, and artwork. Known as the official icon of Orlando, the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, built in 1957 and refurbished in 2011, glows and comes alive twice a night, which works out well for your evening dog strolling.
Bill Frederick Park is 183 acres of parkland along Turkey Lake, one of the top-five rated fishing lakes in all of Florida. This park contains scenic views to enjoy while walking your dog on its many trails, and is close to many of Orlando’s attractions. If you like to race for fun, check out the 5K color run, walk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and even a Bacon-themed 5K. You can rent a canoe to take out onto the lake, and there are plenty of picnic areas, RV parking, and gazebos to rent. There’s also a frisbee golf course and a designated spot for flying drones. It’s no wonder active Orlando dog walkers flock to this pretty park.
Lake Baldwin Park is the perfect location for a fun beach afternoon with your pup. You can throw frisbees, play catch, or splash in the lakefront beach. Don’t worry, there is a washing station when you’re done. The 23-acre park has plenty of shade, and even a short wooded hiking trail in the fenced in area. If you don’t want your dog to get too wet, you walk along the paved trail that circles Lake Baldwin. And when you are hungry after all of your fun, check out nearby Seito Sushi or The Osprey Tavern, which both offer pet-friendly dining patios.
Orlando's Bark Score
How Orlando 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. Orlando received a 61 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 79. For the parks and fun category, Orlando received a 77 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 69.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Orlando
Winter Park is where northern snowbirds head each winter. It’s a beautiful area north of downtown, with scenic walking trails, upscale boutiques, and picturesque Rollins College. Its best-known museum is the Charles Hosmer Museum of American Art, with spectacular displays of the colorful Tiffany glass. You can stroll with your pup and window shop along Park Avenue, and then head out to enjoy delicious food at Sazon 436, voted Orlando’s Best Puerto Rican restaurant, or the James Beard nominee, The Ravenous Pig. If you want some time in nature, bring your dog to the Mead Botanical Garden, with its flowering gardens, wildlife habitats, and pavilions. Lake Baldwin Dog Park is an excellent place to take your furry family members to enjoy the lakeside trails.
College Park is a highly walkable neighborhood, with streets named after famous colleges like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. It’s also the site of Jack Kerouac’s former home, which now provides residencies to up to four writers who want to write the next great American novel. Hungry? Leave your pup with a trusted Orlando dog boarder and check out Harmoni Market, a Mediterranean deli with gourmet treats. College Park feels like a small town, but with urban cultural activities available in Loch Haven Park, home to art museums, theater, and ballet. One stop that is worth a peek is the Orlando Science Center, with a planetarium, IMAX screen, and a giant tree that goes up four floors in the center of the building.
Park Lake Highland
Although it’s a smaller neighborhood, Park Lake Highland was recently recognized as the #1 Best Neighborhood to Live in Orlando. With views of the city skyline and lakefront homes, this neighborhood is safe and walkable. It contains Orlando’s Urban Trail which winds around Park Lake and Highland Lake, with the well-known Mills 50 District on the western border and Lake Ivanhoe on the northeastern edge. If you venture to Lake Ivanhoe, and like water sports, you can take your dog paddle boarding. In Park Lake Highland itself, there are great dining options, including Nora’s Sugar Shack, BBQ at Pig Floyds, and Florida’s only sustainable winery, Quantum Leap Winery. There are also great Asian food options like Pho 88 Vietnamese, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, or Tako Cheena.
Winter Garden is 14 miles west of downtown Orlando. When you want to get out for some fresh air, you can explore Winter Garden along the 22 miles of paved trail through the neighborhood. For beer-loving dog owners, you can go to the Crooked Can Brewing Company, which is both pet and family friendly. You can get a tour of the brewery and sample new flavors. If you are more interested in museums, you can visit the Winter Garden Heritage Museum or the Central Florida Railroad Museum, located in an historic train depot. The well-known Plant Street Market is a popular permanent farmers market, with locally roasted coffee, farm to table food, handmade wares, antiques, and even an oxygen bar.
Why do dog owners love Orlando?
Orlando, a sunny oasis for dog walkers and boarders alike, has a fascinating history. During the Seminole Wars, the U.S. Army built Fort Gatlin south of present-day Orlando in order to protect settlers from attacks by Native Americans. In 1875, Orlando was incorporated with just 85 citizens. It grew into the center of Florida’s citrus industry, but it is now better known as one of the most visited family destinations in the United States, with its themed attractions including Universal Studios Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort—home to the Magic Kingdom—SeaWorld Orlando, Legoland Florida. Plus it’s just 45 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center. If you are visiting and need a hotel, you can get the VIP—Very Important Pet—package at the Alfond Inn. The package includes a two-night stay, pet bowl, dog treats, and a donation to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. For the theme parks, you’ll need to find a pet sitter or dog boarding in Orlando. But with a climate that averages 75 degrees, there are also a surprising amount of activities to do with your furry friends. Aside from pet-friendly beaches and parks, you are allowed to take your dog with you to Wekiva Island, where you can lounge along the Wekiva River, canoe or kayak with your pup, or hang out by a fire pit. You can also bring your dog to a dinosaur-themed park in Plant City, called Dinosaur Park, or the sculpture garden in Mennello Museum of Modern Art, which also gives out pet memberships. Orlando, the fourth largest city in Florida, is extremely dog-friendly, with over 375 pet-friendly restaurants. Thanks to the beautiful weather, you will be able to take your pick of restaurant patios. If you are in Downtown Orlando, stop by Dexter’s of Thornton Park near Eola Park for fresh food, a varied wine menu, and water for your pup. If you are near Lake Baldwin, you can try the coastal Asian cuisine at Seito Sushi. When you are ready for dessert, head to Tutti Frutti for fresh-made frozen yogurt, sorbets, and custards. They welcome pets, and even have doggy treats and yogurts available. When Orlando dog walkers realize their pup is ready for a treat, they head to Bark Avenue Bakery, near Universal Studios Orlando. The bakery offers gourmet dog treats, made daily.