Dog Boarding in San Mateo

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Dog Loving HomeSerramonte, Daly City, CA

Our adorable Lab, River is a very smart, active, and sweet pup who is six years old now! We just love it when he gets to play with other dogs and meet new friends.

So we welcome all friendly pups to come visit our home and to take care of them while their parents are away for work or play. I work a flexible schedule at a bio-science company.

My husband, Ramon has his own insurance business with Farmers Insurance which he can run remotely, allowing him quite a good amount of time to spend at home with River and our DogVacay guests.

Therefore, the dogs are always under our direct supervision. We live in a quiet, safe and dog friendly neighborhood. We take River and his visiting friends to walks at least three times a day. We also go to the Centennial Way Dog Park which is 5 minutes away from our place and Fort Funston very often.

We have all sorts of doggie toys and treats to make their stay more enjoyable! We consider dogs like our kids and always look after them to make sure that they stay happy and healthy. You will be sent updates and photos of your loved ones while you are out on vacation too!

We are very flexible and understand that life is full of surprises, so if your flight is delayed or you hit some traffic on your way back from vacation, we are only a call or text away and will always be happy to accommodate and adjust. We are one of the most understanding and considerate homes you can find out there.

Your beloved pet will have tons of fun and receive a lot of love and attention while staying with our loving family!

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Dogs are like SunshineFremont, CA

Hello, I am very dependable , when you need a sitter for your dog whether it is when you are away at work or on a family vacation or business trip , you can be certain I will take excellent care of your dog. My first concern is keeping your dog heathy and safe , and of course HAPPY , with a lot of family attention , so his /her stay away from home , will still feel as if they were in his /her own comfort zone. I do try to stick carefully to the owner daily routine at dog 1st home , to insure they are familiar with this and it makes them feel even more comfortable , let me know what makes your fur babies smile!

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$35
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Canine ConciergeHillside, Daly City, CA

I love spending time and playing with dogs. I do love to walk and hike. I would like take two to three walks per day. I have a yard where we can play if still not tired from our walks. I like to take them off leash if the recall is good so they can unleash their energy especially the younger ones.

I am caring and I treat your precious one as my own.

Follow your precious one at Instagram--DCCanineconcierge

Please note: "One night" constitutes each 24-hour period after drop-off. Day care charges will apply if pick-up time is after the drop-off time (i.e. if you drop off your dog/s Monday 8am and pick them up Tuesday 5pm, you will be charged for one night + day care)

For new client: I do require a meet n greet before I accept your reservation.

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Animals are truly your best friendsPotrero Hill, san francisco, CA

I give tons of affection to the animals I watch.. Lots of love and much attention! I am dedicated to making your animals the happiest that I can! I feel I have great intuition with animals needs and am always looking to make my work the most fulfilling and rewarding as I possibly can. I will always make sure you and your animals needs are met and that I will provide the highest quality of love and care possible!

I am home all day, your pooches will get many walks and play throughout the day and tons of attention. i live right near a dog park and some wooded area. I love throwing dogs balls and playing with them, when not on walks, and sitting with them and scratching and petting. I pick up my daughter from school at 3:30 and we usually head to park up street where the dog park is, she plays and i let dogs run around on or off leash depending on what the owner wishes... I have a very energetic 12 year old who is home schooled, who is a violinist, so he practices 4 hrs a day and LOVES to walk with me and play with dogs, if the dogs like the extra attention!

I usually do the last doogie walk around 10:00pm and say good night to babies, up around 6:00 pm and wait fro them to say "they are up" and want attention!

Its just a lot of fun and love!

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$76
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YOUR Dog is OUR Dog!Millbrae, CA

We love dogs. We have had a dog ourseleves. Since he is no longer with us, we always offer to host and take care of dogs over night for friends. We love playing with them.We are very detailed-oriented caring and loving person. We do not mind devoting time to take care of animals! We are also mature, responsible, and most importantly, reliable.

About this sitter:

Kitty (my mom) and I have the perfect place for your dog. My mom is a full time housewife. She is the one to take care of the dogs basically. My other sisters and I will join after college and work. My whole family love dogs. Long stay and short stay. Feel free to message us for more information!

Why I love dog sitting

Since I(Vivian) was 11, when i got my first dog!! I am responsible to take them for a walk twice a day, clean up their "mess", feed them properly. I also enjoy running around with them.

About my yard

We have a mini rectangular backyard, with walls and a wooden door. We prefer the dog stays indoor except the walk.

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$50
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Large Yard, Play-time, 24/7 Care!Ocean View, San Francisco, CA

**LIVE-STORIES: Check out my instagram: @SFCITYDAWGS for live feeds on IG Stories of dogs currently under my care. Take a look at the other dogs & see how much fun they are having!

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WHY ME?

I genuinely love hanging out & spending most of my days with your dog. Under my care, they will get attention, play-time, & love all day as this is my FULL TIME job which means 24/7 care. I don’t have any other job to distract me from spending time with your canine. We will play until they are exhausted, watch dogTV, cuddle, eat some yummy treats for basic training, or take a break on a big bean sac. My environment is sanitized & cleaned all the time as I was raised in a clean household. Myself in the past had many pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, etc) while I lived in Texas. Moving here 4 years ago, I don’t have pets of my own anymore. That is why I want to give all my love & attention to yours! PLUS, I enjoy taking photos which will include with many awesome edited shots of your pet enjoying his/her time here. Come schedule a meet & greet with me today for future travels or last minute request.

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MY KNOWLEDGE:

• [Pet CPR & First Aid] Trained & Certified by PetTech (04/2018-04/2020)

• [Pet First Aid & CPR] & [Dog Walking] & [Dog Behavior & Training] Certified by H&H

• [Dog Behavior: Problems & Solutions] Certified by ASU X

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QUICK INFO:

I DO NOT ACCEPT . . .

• Aggressive/Fearful/Destructive/Non-socialized canines

• Non-Neutered/Spayed Dogs (ONLY if under 9 months old)

• Not Housebroken Dogs (in training/partially is okay)

• Dogs over 65lbs (Only re-occurring clients)

*MEET & GREET is REQUIRED. All shots must be up to date.

I take up to 6 DOGS (daycare/boarding) in TOTAL for the overall day but ONLY 3-5 (depending on size/temperament or for reoccurring guests) for overnight boarding.

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Boarding services includes:

• 1-2 walks in the neighborhood

• Basic commands refresher w/ supervised play-time

• Complimentary treats

• Toys to play & share with

• Brushing & wiping down for grooming

• Medication & cream for allergies in case of emergencies.

• Giving any prescribed medications.

• Morning report & Evening report summarizing your pet’s stay w/ QUALITY IMAGES!

*my updates are honest and thorough. I will list all the good and bad.

Drop off/Pick up anytime between: 8am – 10pm. (1 night is 24 hrs/ Past 1-3 hrs: $20. 3-9hrs $40. Past 9 hrs: $45) $5 ADDED FOR PUPPIES**

Bath Service (Allergy-free Shampoo): $5 for dogs under 15lbs || $10 for dogs over 15lbs. || $20 for dogs over 50lbs 

**Holiday rates will apply to all dogs, even additional dogs for any dates that is considered Holiday on Rover Calendar.

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Day Care services includes:

• Basic commands refresher w/ supervised play-time

• Complimentary treats

• Toys to play & share with

• End of the day report summarizing your pet’s stay w/ QUALITY IMAGES!

Drop off/Pickup: 7:30am – 6pm ($5 fee after 6pm)

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FullTime- Small Pup Care- Free BathJackson Triangle, Hayward, CA

Our Family has been with Rover for over three years!

Charo and Boris are experienced full-time Rover sitters who truly enjoy spending quality time in their home cooking, gardening and spending time with your pet! We (Nathaly, Charo, Boris and Socrates) are a family of four and we all pitch in. We have a fifteen-month-old Pup Cocker Spaniel and Schnauzer named Diego who is very social.

Some things to expect with a stay with us:

-Full-Time Care: We know how nerve wrecking it can be to leave your dog so we guarantee that someone will always be home with your pup when you board them with us.

-We worry about Safety: We watch smaller dogs to ensure a smooth and safe introduction amongst pups who are just getting to know each other in a new space. This also helps us keep our home tidy and comfortable for us and the pups.

-Secured Space: Our home has an open layout. We can safely see where your dog is from all points of the house. The yard is fully secured so they can run in and out for a potty break or a nap in the couch as they please. We have a designated doggy play area with toys if they want some sun.

-Cleanliness Matters!: We feel you shouldn't leave your dog in a place where you wouldn't stay yourself so we make sure to keep our home tidy and maintained so your pup has a comfortable stay.

-Baths Please!: We spend so much time with the pups in our couches and beds and we keep them very clean. We understand some pups have sensitive skin so we will ask you but if you allow, we give the pups baths to keep them clean. Its also a trick we've learned to get them all to take a mid-afternoon nap. :)

-Routine matters: We understand you've spent time getting your dog on a routine, so we will ask you about your preferences, stick to their diet and make sure they also stick to similar sleeping arrangements as they do at home. We may let them sneak onto one of our beds if you allow. As experienced are we are, puppy eyes still win sometimes hehe.

Behavioral: We don't mind a little bit of shyness, sassiness, and attitude. Due to the size limits that we have, we are ok working with dogs who are older or who still need a little bit of time adjusting to a new sitter and new pups! Like humans, they each have their own experiences and ways to communicate. We have many rooms in the house so we will take the time to introduce them and spend time socializing them as needed.

The Language we Speak is love: Charo and Bori's English is limited, they understand but Nathaly usually helps with bookings and will make sure everyone at home understands your instructions.

During the Stay:

Food, meds, bowls, their bed (or crate if they are used to it) and treats is usually more than enough. Dog toys are great but we have plenty!

We want you to feel at home! But in order to ensure safety, we put the pups behind a child safety gate when front doors are being opened to avoid any accidents so we will try to make pickup and drop off's as happen as quickly as possible.

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Your Dog Beyond HomeRedwood City, CA

Hello Shelly is pleased to meet you! Our family loves dogs and since our precious Ashley passed away, we've decided to share our love with your dog. Relax and enjoy your time away as your pup enjoys vacation with us in a safe, stress free, family environment. I care for dogs 2 years and older and up to 40 lbs. The rate is for 24 hours of care. For example, if you drop off at noon, pick up is also noon. After 24 hours, an additional day rate applies.

We have a nice family home environment, large backyard, and deck. Great for playtime outside. The neighborhood has many great walking areas.

Why I love dog sitting? I've been a dog owner my entire life and we enjoy our time with your dog. We enjoy many different breeds. Dog love is the best.

About my yard: We have a large backyard for playtime. I work from home so your dog has the option to lounge on the deck in the fresh air, and hang out in the house with me. We are completely fenced in with high hedges for privacy.

My experience administering medication: I'm comfortable administering medications, and injections with detail instructions from the owner. I care for elderly, blind, or deaf dogs too.

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Dog Resort with creek on .5 acres!Hillsborough, CA

12 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE US

1) FREE FOOD: Unless your dog has a special diet, we will feed her healthy dog food, free of charge! We have plenty of treats too! When you're boarding for many days, these savings add up!

2) DAILY PHOTOS: No matter what service you need from us, we always provide you plenty of photos to keep you up to date. Proof: on our profile, you'll see that Rover states, "100% of Rejoice's clients received photo updates."

3) WE'RE THE BEST COMMUNICATORS ON ROVER: We have a 100% Response Rate. Also, Rover monitors the speed that sitters respond and Rover confirms that we respond "in minutes." Nobody is faster! When it comes to your pet, you don't want to wait hours for a reply, right?

4) SAFETY: We have both been trained to give CPR to dogs and cats. We often give pets medication, including insulin injections. There's a vet clinic 3 blocks from our house. If it's closed, the highly-rated 24-hour North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic is 2.5 miles away. Lastly, if we're housesitting, your home and valuables are SAFE in our hands (our extensive housesitting reviews on Rover prove that).

5) FLEXIBLE HOURS: Need to drop off your dog at 5 am? No problem. Want to pick up your dog the next day at 10 pm? That's OK too! And we will NOT charge you extra when your boarding goes over a 24-hour period.

6) PICK UP AND DROP OFF OPTION: If your dog needs a pick-up-and-drop-off, it's $29 for the round-trip.

7) NEXT TO SFO: We're 10 minutes (3.7 miles) from SFO! Park your car in our driveway for free and take a $15 taxi to SFO. We can take you there too for the same price.

8) EXCLUSIVITY: Unlike other sitters, we don't have our own dog, so we don't play favorites. Also, don't board more than 3 dogs simultaneously, so your dog will get plenty of attention.

9) NEARLY 200 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS: You've heard the horror stories of inexperienced petsitters mistreating animals. If you don't want to gamble with your pet, we're the safest bet there is. Our reviews prove it!

10) RIGOROUS EXERCISE: For some high-energy dogs, walking isn't enough exercise. Francis jogs every day 30-60 minutes. If your dog can't keep up, Francis will slow to a walk. If Francis can't keep up, it's time to play Fetch!

11) OPTIONAL SERVICES: Give your dog a bath ($19). Add grooming (nail and fur trimming) for $19. Lastly, we can train your dog for $29/hour.

12) PREMIUM BOARDING AND DAYCARE: Yes, we charge more than most, but that's because we deliver a premium service in an exclusive environment. Our Hillsborough Dog Resort is an enormous doggy playground! Your dog will sleep next to us and not in a cage. Our Dog Resort is a much better value than dog hotels which can be prone to diseases and conflict. Your dog will be stressed enough that you're not by his side, so why not make his experience as enjoyable as possible?

ABOUT REJOICE

Rejoice is from Cameroon.

In her African village, she grew up on a farm that had cows, goats, dogs, cats, and other animals.

She loves all animals, especially dogs.

She's studying to become a nurse.

ABOUT FRANCIS

Francis Tapon is an American travel writer (Google him).

He grew up with dogs, cats, fish, and even a rooster!

He works from home, so you get two people to look after your pet!

ABOUT HOUSE SITTING

We love taking care of pets in their own environment because it's less disruptive for the pet.

Tell us your preferences and routine and we'll follow them precisely.

While staying with your pet, we will pick up your mail and deter burglars who target empty homes.

As all our house-sitting references testify, we clean up nicely before leaving.

ABOUT OUR DOG RESORT

Doesn't your dog deserve a fun vacation when you're on vacation?

Our Dog Resort is a canine paradise open for daycare or boarding!

We live in a 3,300 sq. ft. house on half an acre.

Our fenced backyard has a pool, a creek, and a mini-trail.

We have plenty of birds and squirrels for your dog to observe and fruitlessly chase.

It's a fascinating and secure playground!

Lastly, cats are also welcome. We have a spare bedroom where your cat can sleep if we're boarding a dog in our room. Otherwise, your cat would sleep with us in our room, which has a nice view (see our photos).

BOOK US!

Check our reviews and photos to see why we're the best choice for your beloved pet!

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$79
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DBA: Your Dogs ResortYour Pets Resort, CA

I have owned, raised and loved dogs for 35+ years.

The experience I have is with many different breeds and sizes. Your dog(s) will be loved and cared for like my own.

My home is a single story hacienda style. The living areas surround a large courtyard with shaded and grassy areas for lounging. Just outside the courtyard is 1/2 acres or more of securely fenced yard for your dog(s) to run and play.

The favorite doggie pastimes here are chasing the ball, playing tug of war, sunbathing or just chilling in the shade. With such a large yard there's no need for the dog park. That exists here with my dogs and the space to be enjoyed.

The overnight boarding rate covers roughly 24 hours of care.

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$85
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See what owners are saying about dog boarding in San Mateo

San Mateo dog boarders were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 9,600+ reviews
Brandon
(155)

Haley's review on Feb 13, 2019

Brandon is a stellar dog sitter. In fact, he is the best we have found in SF- hands down! He really seems to understand our hyper but sweet Jack Russell terrier. THANK YOU, BRANDON!!

Selena
(160)

Dikla's review on Apr 02, 2019

Selena was great- thanks for watching Shoko, making sure she was comfortable and happy, (sending photos) and having her over on such short notice!

Shelly
(197)

Beth's review on Jan 09, 2020

Shelly is wonderful at daily updates with sending pictures of your dog. Our dog really seemed to enjoy being in a house with other dogs to play with and hang out. It really seemed like he was part of the family when he stayed with Shelly's family.

Cheryl
(163)

PJ's review on Feb 02, 2020

Cheryl did a great job keeping my pup, Elvis, comfortable. She took great care of him overnight. I would absolutely recommend her for pup care!

Charyle
(294)

Cheddelyn's review on Feb 02, 2020

Malachi loves staying with Charyle. We always feel safe with him there and that he is enjoying his time!

Marina
(262)

Aaron's review on Feb 08, 2020

Like all of her reviews say, Marina is amazing. Great communication, lots of pictures and, above all else, a true love for the animals. I feel so much happier on my vacation knowing that Marina is taking great care of our dog. Thanks, Marina!!!

Nathaly & Charo
(204)

Angelique's review on Feb 18, 2020

Charo is the best! Our little guy loves to go to “camp” with Charo and her family. He gets so excited when he sees her. We love getting the photo updates of him as well!

Tonya
(305)

Abhishek's review on Feb 24, 2020

Tonya is super reliable and she takes very good care of Domo while we are away. Domo loves her and he’s excited every time we take him to her place. I am glad that we found her years ago and have been regularly seeking her help to take care of Domo whenever we are not home. I highly recommend her.

Brandon
(155)

Haley's review on Feb 13, 2019

Brandon is a stellar dog sitter. In fact, he is the best we have found in SF- hands down! He really seems to understand our hyper but sweet Jack Russell terrier. THANK YOU, BRANDON!!

Shelly
(197)

Beth's review on Jan 09, 2020

Shelly is wonderful at daily updates with sending pictures of your dog. Our dog really seemed to enjoy being in a house with other dogs to play with and hang out. It really seemed like he was part of the family when he stayed with Shelly's family.

Charyle
(294)

Cheddelyn's review on Feb 02, 2020

Malachi loves staying with Charyle. We always feel safe with him there and that he is enjoying his time!

Nathaly & Charo
(204)

Angelique's review on Feb 18, 2020

Charo is the best! Our little guy loves to go to “camp” with Charo and her family. He gets so excited when he sees her. We love getting the photo updates of him as well!

Selena
(160)

Dikla's review on Apr 02, 2019

Selena was great- thanks for watching Shoko, making sure she was comfortable and happy, (sending photos) and having her over on such short notice!

Cheryl
(163)

PJ's review on Feb 02, 2020

Cheryl did a great job keeping my pup, Elvis, comfortable. She took great care of him overnight. I would absolutely recommend her for pup care!

Marina
(262)

Aaron's review on Feb 08, 2020

Like all of her reviews say, Marina is amazing. Great communication, lots of pictures and, above all else, a true love for the animals. I feel so much happier on my vacation knowing that Marina is taking great care of our dog. Thanks, Marina!!!

Tonya
(305)

Abhishek's review on Feb 24, 2020

Tonya is super reliable and she takes very good care of Domo while we are away. Domo loves her and he’s excited every time we take him to her place. I am glad that we found her years ago and have been regularly seeking her help to take care of Domo whenever we are not home. I highly recommend her.

Brandon
(155)

Haley's review on Feb 13, 2019

Brandon is a stellar dog sitter. In fact, he is the best we have found in SF- hands down! He really seems to understand our hyper but sweet Jack Russell terrier. THANK YOU, BRANDON!!

Charyle
(294)

Cheddelyn's review on Feb 02, 2020

Malachi loves staying with Charyle. We always feel safe with him there and that he is enjoying his time!

Selena
(160)

Dikla's review on Apr 02, 2019

Selena was great- thanks for watching Shoko, making sure she was comfortable and happy, (sending photos) and having her over on such short notice!

Marina
(262)

Aaron's review on Feb 08, 2020

Like all of her reviews say, Marina is amazing. Great communication, lots of pictures and, above all else, a true love for the animals. I feel so much happier on my vacation knowing that Marina is taking great care of our dog. Thanks, Marina!!!

Shelly
(197)

Beth's review on Jan 09, 2020

Shelly is wonderful at daily updates with sending pictures of your dog. Our dog really seemed to enjoy being in a house with other dogs to play with and hang out. It really seemed like he was part of the family when he stayed with Shelly's family.

Nathaly & Charo
(204)

Angelique's review on Feb 18, 2020

Charo is the best! Our little guy loves to go to “camp” with Charo and her family. He gets so excited when he sees her. We love getting the photo updates of him as well!

Cheryl
(163)

PJ's review on Feb 02, 2020

Cheryl did a great job keeping my pup, Elvis, comfortable. She took great care of him overnight. I would absolutely recommend her for pup care!

Tonya
(305)

Abhishek's review on Feb 24, 2020

Tonya is super reliable and she takes very good care of Domo while we are away. Domo loves her and he’s excited every time we take him to her place. I am glad that we found her years ago and have been regularly seeking her help to take care of Domo whenever we are not home. I highly recommend her.

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