Dog Boarding in St. Louis
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Andrea's review on Jul 11, 2019
Maria was my first Roger dog walker and I could not have had a better experience! Thank you
Michael's review on Jul 03, 2019
Sabrina took good care of Duke for us, he will be going back later this month for another stay.
Casey's review on Jul 02, 2019
Heather is fantastic. She took amazing care of Zeus and kept us informed with daily updates. She even cooked chicken and rice for him when he wasn’t eating his normal normal kibble. I highly recommend her and will definitely rebook.
Amber's review on Jun 25, 2019
Ryan was fantastic! He kept us updated on how the boys were doing! He walked them as much as possible in between rains! They seemed like happy dogs when we got home!
Michelle's review on Jun 17, 2019
Dawn was awesome! My dogs have different needs for attention,medications, etc and she was able to manage all of them beautifully and she sent lots of photos while I was away. It was a wonderful experience knowing my dogs we’re in such good hands.
Dan's review on Jun 04, 2019
Lindsay was great, accommodating and very helpful. Ike had a great visit! Will definitely book again!
Alison's review on May 22, 2019
Hannah took great care of my kittens and worked with my last minute booking. Shes a sweetheart and I would absolutely book again! She even noticed some things I forgot to mention and made sure to clarify with me instead of glossing over them and moving on.
Anna's review on May 17, 2019
Kia was very nice and available on short notice to walk my dog. She used my pup's harness wrong even after I sent photos of how to use it, but maybe it's different from other harnesses ? Not sure. Overall, she was great!
Top Dog Parks in St. Louis
The Missouri Botanical Garden is the second-largest botanical garden in the United States. The 79-acre gardens include a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden and greenhouses like the Climatron geodesic greenhouse, designed in the 1960s, and the Linnean House greenhouse. The botanical garden regularly hosts a Japanese Festival and Chinese Culture Days. The garden has helped to transform and redevelop the surrounding neighborhood, which now includes more single-family homes, rehabilitated homes that are LEED certified, as well as community gardens throughout the area. It is a pedestrian and bike-friendly neighborhood close to Washington University Medical Center and campus, the dog-friendly Tower Grove Park, and Barnes Jewish Hospital.
Forest Park, at 1,371 acres, is the seventh largest urban park in the United States. The park first opened in 1876 and later hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics. Known as “Heart of St. Louis”, it houses the St. Louis Zoo, the three-story St. Louis Art Museum, Science Center, and Missouri History Museum. Each year, it hosts the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, a hot air balloon show and race, as well as a free Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis and the two-day celebration of music and green living, LouFest. “The Muny”, its Municipal Theater, is an 11,000-seat venue for theater performances. Forest Park also has tennis center and boathouse, ice skating rink, a world's’ fair pavilion, and golf course.
Designed on land that was donated to St. Louis by Henry Shaw in 1868, Tower Grove Park has a beautiful lily pond, with 32 pavilions of design, mostly from the Victorian era, spread across 289 acres. In addition to the formal gardens, there is a bandstand, as well as tennis courts and a wading pool for kids. There are sports fields, including softball diamonds and soccer fields, along with paths for dog walking and biking. Although dogs must be on leash, they will enjoy playing on the grassy lawn or watching the ducks swimming in the pond. There are also many pet-friendly restaurants nearby for treats when you are done getting in your steps, like local favorite Tamm Avenue Grill.
Carondelet Park is St. Louis’ third largest park, at 180 acres. It has a beautiful red-roof boathouse and a large rec center and pool, plus tennis courts, walking paths, and sports fields. There are two lakes, Boathouse Lake and Horseshoe Lake, stocked for fishing, as well as an on-site recycling center for mulch and compost. Carondelet Park was established in 1875 and gets its name from the former city of Carondelet in southeast St. Louis, first founded in 1767. There are plenty of pavilions for picnics, and a large playground for kids to play on. St. Louis dog walkers and their charges will enjoy strolling along the pretty paths that meander around the lakes and green space.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in St. Louis
Most people in Downtown West consider it to be the true downtown of St. Louis, and it’s an exciting spot for St. Louis dog boarders to get a sense of some of the city’s arts and culture. It has beautiful architecture like City Hall, built in 1893, in addition to plenty of cultural, arts, and entertainment activities. Downtown West is home to the Enterprise Center, where the hockey team the St. Louis Blues play. There are a few museums worth a stop, like the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum or the City Museum, with four floors of tunnels, a cave system, 30 slides, an Architectural Museum, and a Museum of Mayhem Mirth and Mystery. And make sure to look up to see the roof with a Ferris wheel and a bus hanging off the side. You can also visit Stifel Theater for some live shows, or check out Union Station, a 120-year-old National Historic Landmark, with a gorgeous Grand Hall.
Midtown has some excellent museums and cultural attractions, including Forest Park, a giant urban park that houses St. Louis’ major museums. On the edge of Forest Park, you can find Central West End, an upscale neighborhood reaching from Midtown's western edge to Union Boulevard. You can also take in the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, which has the world’s largest collection of mosaic art. Make sure to also check out restaurants including Pappy’s Smokehouse, at 3106 Olive Street, Small Batch Whiskey & Fare, at 3001 Locust Street, and The Firebird, a live music venue at 2706 Olive Street.
Grand Center District
To the east of Midtown, you will find the Grand Center Arts & Entertainment District. Leave your dog with a trusted St. Louis dog boarder and explore this area’s dozens of galleries, museums, and theater, as well as Saint Louis University. For live performances, check out The Fabulous Fox Theatre or the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries offers live music and art. Plus, the area is home to the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts—known informally as the Pulitzer—as well as the Contemporary Art Museum, and, since 2002, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The artsy area also has some excellent restaurants, like the Urban Chestnut Midtown Brewery and Biergarten at 3229 Washington Avenue.
Central West End
Central West End calls to mind Tennessee Williams; the famous American playwright grew up in the neighborhood. (St. Louis dog walkers can stroll to the apartment complex made famous in his 1944 play, The Glass Menagerie, in Midtown.) The Central West End is also where you can find the World Chess Hall of Fame, which offers toddler hours, and a monthly music series, and the Engineer’s Club of St. Louis. While you are in the area, stop by the newest location of Juniper, at 4101 Laclede Avenue, for their take on Southern food and cocktails. Central West End offers eclectic dining and shopping choices, from Bowood Garden & Home, a family-owned garden center at 4605 Olive Street, to Brennan’s, a bar and bottle shop at 4659 Maryland Avenue.
Why do dog owners love St. Louis?
St. Louis was first settled by Native Americans, who lived there until the late 17th century when the French explorers arrived. In 1764, a trading company established the settlement of St. Louis, attracting French settlers throughout the end of the 1700s. It became a part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and because of its location near the Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers, served as a perfect trading base. The city flourished in the late 19th century, hosting both the 1904 World’s Fair and Summer Olympics, as well as two Major League Baseball teams. African American citizens made large contributions to jazz and blues music, which you can still appreciate today in the Grand Central District. After a severe population decline in the 1970s, St. Louis is presently working on reducing crime and increasing job opportunities. Many of the neighborhoods are being revitalized, as evidenced by the increasing number of arts, entertainment, and restaurants available. St. Louis has several unique and interesting landmarks, such as the Gateway Arch and Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, and CIty Museum. The city is very walkable, and dog walkers can take some tours to explore the history, culture, and architecture of St. Louis through Landmarks Association of St. Louis, which offers walking tours through downtown. Dog owners can leave their furry family members with a trusted St. Louis dog sitters, and head out to tour many historical homes. Or leash up the pups and explore some excellent parks, including the oldest park in St. Louis, Forest Park. In addition to the quirky City Museum, visitors can spend the day learning about the history of St. Louis at the Missouri Civil War Museum or The National Museum of Transportation. The two-story Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum is another popular attraction, while the Missouri History Museum, founded in 1866, is the place to learn about Charles Lindbergh and his legendary Spirit of St. Louis flight. Loving local dog boarders know: St. Louis is a very dog-friendly city, with many restaurants opening their patios to our four-pawed friends. You can stay at the Moonrise Hotel, which welcomes furry guests and also has a cool rooftop bar. There are some excellent dog parks in the city, including Treecourt Unleashed Dog Adventure Park, Lucas Park Dog Park, and Ellen Clark Sculpture Park and Dog Park. One must-stop museum is the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, which features a large collection of dog-devoted art. There are over 700 paintings, drawings, and sculptures at the museum and in the historic Jarville House. Pets are very welcome as long as they can behave themselves. The museum has dog treats and fresh water on hand. If your dog isn’t the art-loving type, you can go to Queeny Park after, to get out some of their pent-up energy.