Dog Boarding in West Palm Beach
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Mary Jo recently booked dog boarding with Ashley in West Palm Beach
Ashley was amazing. So attentive to our pet. Would definitely want to use her again.
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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 West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 200+ reviews
Ximena's review on Oct 07, 2019
Brittney was amazing! My dog is very hyper and needs lots of attention, she did a great job, kept me informed and sent me pics and updates all the time. I’m more than happy with her work. Will definitely book her again.
Natalie's review on Aug 22, 2019
Kiersten has been the best with my boy, Cas. Her pups have gotten along so well with mine and it was such a convenience to know that someone who loves their babies as much as I love mine was taking care of him. She so great with high energy pups - I would recommend her to anyone with any dog.
Maribel's review on Aug 06, 2019
Kate was a delight. She was so loving and attentive towards my baby Demona. She was also very thoughtful in communicating with me throughout the whole time I was away. I would totally hire Kate to care for Demona and highly recommend her.
Meagan's review on Aug 02, 2019
Kimmy was amazing!!! I can’t say enough great things, she was attentive, responded timely to all inquiries, and all around a great human! Will definitely be rebooking in the future!
Top Dog Parks in West Palm Beach
It was the first road built in Palm Beach and a major social and shopping hub from 1890 to 1930—just seven minutes from West Palm Beach, today the Palm Beach Lake Trail is a popular choice for dog walkers, cyclists, and runners. It’s five-and-a-half miles of pavement that leads around Lake Worth and the boat docks. The entire waterway runs along the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico and you can check out the beautiful mansions—the path isn’t nicknamed the “Trail of Conspicuous Consumption,” for nothing—along one side of the path, and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other side. Although there is some shade, it tends to be very warm, so you may want to go earlier in the morning or evening.
Jupiter Beach, just 28 minutes outside of West Palm Beach, has a two-and-a-half mile section where dogs have been able to run and swim off-leash since 1989. The dog-friendly area stretches from beach marker #25 at Marcinski Road to beach marker #59, on the south end of Carlin Park. There’s even a shower you can use to rinse off your dog after their exercise. (Note: The beach outside of this section does not allow animals.) Even though this is a dog-friendly area, it’s also open to the rest of the public, so be kind and pick up after your dog. Also remember - doggie paws are very sensitive, so if it’s an exceptionally warm day, the sand might be too hot for them.
At the mouth of the Lake Worth Inlet, eighty-acre Peanut Island is part of the Riviera Beach area, just twelve minutes from the center of West Palm Beach. Fun fact: It is also the site of a blast shelter secretly built during the presidency of John F. Kennedy, who vacationed frequently in the Palm Springs area. Renovated in 2005, the island is now home to Peanut Island Park, complete with a campsite and a man-made reef. It’s accessible via a $10 ferry ride, or by a kayak or boat. If you choose to camp overnight on the island, keep in mind that dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. You may see schools of fish while snorkeling, or you might witness sea turtles resting on the beach or swimming in the 21-mile-long Lake Worth Lagoon. Before you enter or leave the island, you and your pup may like walking around the Riviera Pier where the boats are docked.
This is not quite a dog park, but instead a fun activity to do with your dog on the beach. Surfur Dogs offers surf lesson for you and your pup for just $30 per 30-minute lesson. They provide surf boards and life jackets, but you must have proof of rabies vaccinations to participate. The surf instructors are hands on and stay with your dog the whole time to make sure they feel comfortable and aren’t scared. Each year there’s a dog surfing competition in Carlin Park on Jupiter Beach, and it’s likely that your furry friend will feel quite proud if it wins!
West Palm Beach's Bark Score
How West Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach received a 54 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 74. For the parks and fun category, West Palm Beach received a 72 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 68.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in West Palm Beach
Flamingo Park is a desirable neighborhood due to its convenience to shops, cultural amenities, major highways, and the Palm Beach International Airport. Dog walkers in West Palm Beach will love to venture down the pleasant tree-lined streets and watch the holiday decoration contests outside during the winter. You’ll have to leave your pup at home if you visit McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a major tourist attraction that rehabilitates and rescues many different types of wildlife. However, there are still plenty of things to do in the neighborhood with your dog. Cholee Park, on Forest Hill Boulevard, is an 800-acre neighborhood park that contains thirteen miles of hiking, cycling, and equestrian trails, which is a perfect area for your furry friend. You’ll want to keep them on a leash though, as you might come across snakes, armadillos, and possum.
Great for horse lovers, the Village of Wellington, about twelve miles west of West Palm Beach, has 57 miles of equestrian trails, but they’re also used for walking, running, biking, and inline skating, which dog walkers in West Palm Beach will love! Wellington used to be one of the world’s largest strawberry patches (then called the Flying Cow Ranch) in the 1970’s, and its winding roads set it apart from the grid style of some of the other neighborhoods. You’ll love to explore the beautiful landscaped streets, which are mostly quiet because the community successfully reduced the amount of cars on the roadway by implementing the Southwest Florida Commuter Assistance Program.
El Cid is just 96 acres, which gives it a perfect community feel. Built up during the 1920s Florida land boom, the El Cid District is listed on the Local, State, and National Register of Historic Places. Dog walkers in West Palm Beach will love viewing the period architecture, and the neighborhood is just minutes from downtown and the western shore of Lake Worth on Palm Beach. When you walk along the Lake Worth Beach pier, you can see exciting views of fishermen trying to catch their fish of the day, or you can stop for a cold drink at one of the many food stands.
Grandview Heights Historic District (also known as Grandview Heights Neighborhood) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The neighborhood is one of the best walker-friendly areas in West Palm Beach, and you and your dog can roam around the streets to see the two historic churches, various shops, and early craftsman-style bungalows. On the west end of the neighborhood, you’ll find the 13.8 acre Howard Park, which is the largest urban park in West Palm Beach. You can enjoy the view of locals playing tennis, softball, basketball, and shuffleboard, and children playing on the playground. The best part is the City Paws Dog Park, an open area off-leash park for dogs of all sizes (there are two separate sections - one for smaller breeds and one for larger.)
Why do dog owners love West Palm Beach?
Locals will be quick to point out that West Palm Beach and Palm Beach are two separate cities, which outsiders may not have realized. One of the major differences is that despite its name, West Palm Beach does not actually have a beach; it’s actually on the Intracoastal Waterway, whereas Palm Beach is on the ocean. However, the two cities are only eight minutes from each other and are separated by three bridges. There is plenty to do at West Palm Beach outside of beach activities, like go to shops, restaurants, and theaters, because it’s very much a walkable city. West Palm Beach is home to the SunFest music and art festival, which takes place every year on the first weekend of May. It’s the state’s largest waterfront festival and attracts over 275,000 visitors. West Palm Beach, which is a part of Palm Beach County, has a population of 104,978 people, is made up of 34 neighborhoods within 58.2 square miles, and is 68 miles from downtown Miami. In fact, it is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area and is the oldest incorporated municipality in Greater Miami, having been founded in 1894, two years before Miami. Some of its notable buildings include Trump Plaza, and the historic condominiums of Palm Beach House, Placido Mar, Phillips Point, and Waterview Tower. You might be interested in exploring other famous buildings such as the Norton Museum of Art (Florida’s largest art museum), Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Meyer Amphitheater, or the Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, which covers local history. Other important local attractions include The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. You and your dog will love Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, which not only has a hiking and biking trail, but also is the location of Pooch Pines Dog Park, which has two sections (for medium dogs and small dogs), three gazebos, pet water fountains, shaded benches, and pet washing stations. However, be aware that it’s closed on Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. for maintenance. Another popular attraction is the center of CityPlace, which is not just an outdoor shopping center, but a great place to walk around because of its many surrounding squares, arcades, and promenades, which features 2,000 square foot water fountains and lush landscaping. If you want to venture outside of the bustling city, the 14.65-acre Phil Foster Park is located in neighboring Riviera Beach, where dogs are allowed but must stay on a leash. With its tropical rainforest climate, West Palm Beach is the perfect city to venture outside with your pup!