Dog Boarding in West Covina
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Kyran recently booked dog boarding with Priscilla in West Covina
We can’t recommend Priscilla enough! She was flexible with our crazy schedule and provided continuous updates. Our pups seemed completely at home and her dog is a sweetheart. We would definitely use her again!
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Crystal's review on Jun 26, 2019
Staci was awesome as usual. She provided me with photos of Zumi going on walks and spending time with her family. Zumi was well-taken care of, and I know I will use Staci's services in the future.
Lisa's review on Jun 19, 2019
I am Very happy with the services provided by Christin!!! Especially on such short notice she was still able to perfom to my standards.. I Highly reccomend her for Rockys Next stay and anyone else who is in the area in need !
Kelsi's review on Jun 13, 2019
Nicole was so wonderful with my two dogs! It was so nice knowing they were being well taken care of while i was out of town! I will definitely be using her again in the future!
Marybell Canales's review on Jun 10, 2019
Thank you Andrew for taking care of my baby! She loved staying with you! will definitely keep you in mind for the future!
Doris's review on May 29, 2019
Ping is the best dog sitter we have encountered!! My dog was so happy staying at her place playing with other dogs. I received photos everyday from Ping and my dog came back with a better personality (he was an anxious dog).
Khaalique's review on May 28, 2019
Jenna is always my first choice when I need a sitter to watch and care for Geisha I’d recommend her to anyone who needs a sitter for their furry friend! 😊
Imelda's review on May 28, 2019
Peter thank you so much for taking care of Teddy and I would say other dogs whom he became his friends. Your time is highly valued and I trust you the way other dog parents are. I know my dog enjoy so much at your play area, clean and safe.
Aaron's review on May 28, 2019
I highly recommend Lisa for all pet sitting needs. Throughout the enter process she was professional and timely. It was easy to see she had experience with pets and I felt comfortable with her as a sitter for my 5 month old kitten. Overall, Lisa made my first experience with Rover a great one.
Top Dog Parks in West Covina
In the Southern part of West Covina in the Walnut Valley area, Galster Wilderness Park is a 42-acre park lon the north slope of the San Jose Hills in the San Gabriel Valley. The park contains a few short, on-leash trails that string together to form a one-mile loop that is surprisingly challenging, making it a great destination for dogs and their owners who enjoy hiking. Galster Wilderness is one of the last remaining native plant communities of Southern California Black Walnut trees, which grow natively on the north slope of the San Jose Hills. A small museum and educational center are also located at the park for visitors to learn more about the wildlife and plant life of the area.
A quick 20-minute drive from West Covina, Schabarum Regional Park provides great green space to the Rowland Heights neighborhood and it’s a great spot for West Covina dog sitters to get their walk on. Its 575 acres boast seven prominent hiking trails of varying lengths, all of which are dog-friendly. The Schabarum Loop Trail is a 2.3-mile loop trail that is great for owners and their dogs of all hiking levels. If you’re looking for something a little longer, the Schabarum, Purple Sage, and Powder Canyon Loop Trail is 4.1 miles long and has beautiful views of wildflowers along the way. Powder Canyon Loop Trail is a scenic 6.2 miles that is great for moderate hiking levels and dogs who enjoy a longer hike.
Drive north from West Covina for 17 minutes and you’ll reach the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. Nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, it’s considered one of Southern California’s hidden gems. A 70-acre lake is open year-round for fishing and non-motorized boat usage. Get a good look at the lake by walking on the Santa Fe Dam Loop Trail with your leashed dog. It’s 4 miles and goes all the way around the lake, and is a moderate hike. It’s perfect for dogs and their owners that want to get out and explore Southern California nature, but don’t want to travel far.
If you’re a dog sitter or owner looking to take a quick walk with your dog at a local park in West Covina, Cortez Park is the perfect place. In the South Hills area of West Covina, Cortez Park has open fields that are great for playing fetch, as well as a walking path that takes about 10-15 minutes to walk around the whole park. There are plenty of shaded areas as well for when you’re done with your walk and want to take a rest. It’s easy to access, being a short drive away from the San Bernardino Freeway, and is also close to local shopping areas like the Eastland Shopping Center.
West Covina's Bark Score
How West Covina 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. West Covina received a 39 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 56. For the parks and fun category, West Covina received a 57 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 56.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in West Covina
Nestled east of downtown West Covina, South Hills offers many areas for you and your dog to enjoy. It’s a family-friendly neighborhood with high-end houses and lots of neighborhoods and sidewalks to take a nice walk with your dog. It’s close to Cortez Park if you’re looking for some green space to explore and play fetch at. South Hills is also a short drive to the Galster Wilderness Park, where you and your dog can enjoy a quick 1-mile walk in the wilderness. In-N-Out Burger is also in South Hills, and is the perfect place to grab a treat to share with your pup.
If you and your dog are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Woodside Village in West Covina is your spot. On the undulating southern ridges of the San Jose Hills, Woodside Village offers dogs and their owners many neighborhoods to walk through and explore. It’s a family-friendly area close to shopping, like The Heights at West Covina, so if you need something for your dog, you’ll find it at The Heights, since there’s a PetSmart there. The two parks in the area—Shadow Oak Park and Gingrich Park—offer you and your dog green space to walk, run, and play.
Downtown West Covina offers you and your dog lots of fun activities to see and do. If you’re in the mood for a farmer’s market, the West Covina Farmers Market off Glendora Ave is the perfect place to check out with your dog. The West Covina Historical Society is also in the downtown area—at 336 South Glendora Avenue—so stop off there to learn a bit about the history of West Covina before you take a fun walking tour with your dog. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, check out the Lazy Dog Cafe: it’s dog-friendly so you and your pup can enjoy a snack!
In the middle of the greater West Covina area, Sunset’s location means there are a lot of fun activities for you and your dog. After all, it was rated the sixth most walkable West Covina neighborhood by Walk Score. Check out Del Norte Park, home to West Covina National Little League. Not only does it have a walking path for on-leash walks, but it also is home to an off-leash dog park with separate areas for small and large dogs. The family-friendly neighborhoods in Sunset also make for some awesome dog-walking locations where you can admire people’s homes and get some exercise too. And if you get hungry or thirsty, you’re in luck. Sunset is home to about 42 restaurants, coffee shops, and bars.
Why do dog owners love West Covina?
Whether it’s dog boarding or sitting you’re looking for, dog owners love the fun things West Covina provides. If you are a super sports fan, specifically baseball, then a trip to the Big League Dreams Sports Park is a must. Each location, including the West Covina location, provides a big-league baseball experience, as the fields are modeled after real big-league baseball fields. You can watch youth baseball and softball, as well as adult softball, if a game is playing. Love In-N-Out burgers? Come and check out the original In-N-Out replica drive-through restaurant, a mere two-mile drive outside of West Covina in Baldwin Park. You can enjoy some nostalgia and get an animal-style burger and fries to share with your dog. If local fare is more your thing, the West Covina Farmers Market on Glendora Avenue showcases local vendors selling produce, flowers, plants, and other goods every Saturday. It’s the perfect place to get to know West Covina and take your dog on a stroll through the booths. Dog owners and dog sitters: whatever you’re looking for, be it dog boarding or another service, one thing’s for certain—you (and your dog) have got to eat! Thankfully, West Covina has plenty of options to choose from, whether you’re looking for sit-down or on-the-go options. If you want the option of dining with your dog, the Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar lets dogs join their owners on the patio. You can nosh on one of their many options while your dog relaxes next to you. There’s even a menu for dogs too that includes complimentary water and their choice of a chicken or beef patty and rice. Yum! Bun Street is the place to go for burgers—they have specialty ones like the PB&J, Ramen buns, and more—and they have a dog-friendly patio, a win-win for all. If tacos are more your jam, check out King Taco in nearby Baldwin Park. Opened in 1974, they’ve been placed within the top 100 of Hispanic Business Magazine’s “Top 500 Hispanic Businesses” in Southern California. Whether you’re a dog owner or dog sitter in West Covina, it’s always interesting to learn about the history of where you and your dog live. West Covina was officially established and incorporated in 1923. Initially, the goal wasn’t to establish a city but to prevent the city of Covina from establishing a sewage farm where the city currently stands. The main industry in West Covina at the time was agriculture: specifically walnut and orange groves, which flourished through the following decades. After World War II and the building boom that occurred, West Covina became America’s fastest growing city, with a population increase of 1,000% between 1950 and 1960. Building continued, with West Covina now being known for its large shopping centers, including the Plaza West Covina. With 185 stores spread out over 2 floors, it provides people with and without dogs lots of options to get the things they need. With a total population of 106,098 residents, West Covina is now the 13th most populated city in Los Angeles County.