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Alameda Pet Boarders

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Alpha-Zen K-9 Academy
from 45 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corrine F.
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Very positive, patient training focusinf on the issue with our small senior dog. We understand what to do to train between our sessions to as pet parents.

Marina's Pet Service
from 37 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa S.
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Marina is amazing! She took wonderful care of our cat, Wilson and kept us updated us throughout our travels. Would recommend her to anyone who's looking for a kind, reliable pet sitter.

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4 Paws Concierge
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monique C.
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I was truly satisfied with the boarding of my dogs. They made me feel comfortable and also were kind and loving to my dogs. I would recommend this company to all my friends and family. Wonderful job Krystal

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Monika D.
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Christina was awesome. She kept me updated on my cat Barney during my entire vacation. I knew what he was up to, I received pictures every day and for the first time, I was not worried about my pet while I was traveling! My cat was happy and balanced when we came back. Couldn’t have been any better!

  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney B.
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Holly has been working with my dog Otis for only a couple of months but has already made a huge difference in our lives. Otis has serious separation anxiety and I have tried everything including medication. Holly worked with us and have us a bunch of tools. Otis is much more relaxed now, I can tell he is a more confident dog. Plus Holly is an awesome person to be around and she really loves all dogs.

Doggy Doggy at Kit's House
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Mavis S.
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We highly recommend Kit Pogarsky's Doggy Doggy dog boarding and day care. We have an energetic dog who likes to be near his people, and a dog kennel just wasn't right for him. When we first contacted Kit, he responded promptly and answered all our questions, and suggested we drop by to introduce our dog a few days before we went away. It was a great suggestion, as Griffie was then familiar with Doggy Doggy and Kit when we dropped him off to go out of town. Griffin has now stayed at Doggy Doggy several times, and we are totally comfortable leaving him for stays of a few days or a week or more. We know that for a reasonable price, our dog is getting the attention and exercise he craves and needs, and also gets to chill out in a great space and yard in Alameda. Very happy to recommend Doggy Doggy, -Mavis and Nick Marble

Pam's Pet Sitting
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michele R.
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Pam took very good care of all of my animals. She was able to take care of the dogs, cat and bird. She kept me well informed and we were happy with her service.

Laura's Pet Services
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brad K.
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The first time I met Laura I knew she was a huge animal lover. My sheltie, Charlie, is usually reserved around people he doesn't know, but he took to Laura immediately. In fact, he couldn't wait for Laura to take him on his daily walks - whenever she arrived, he would be at the door ready to go. Charlie also liked to go to Laura's house for pet sitting. I felt very comfortable leaving Charlie at Laura's house because the other dogs she was sitting for were always friendly and never aggressive toward Charlie or toward each other. I highly, highly, recommend Laura Tait for all of her pet services - she's a real gem.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric T.
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Simona is a great pet sitter and is very attentive to our dog's requirements for regular walks and visits.

Fetch! Pet Care, Inc.
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alexa R.
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We've been using Fetch! Pet Care for years and they are amazing! They take such great care of our dog and are so easy to work with. Couldn't recommend them more highly.

Anne's Peninsula Pet Care
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Blake C.
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Anne is the absolute best at pet care and sitting. She immediately bonded with my extremely reserved nature dog and won her heart over. She does a great job of communicating and keeping me posted, which is very appreciated. Mature, responsible and puts pets first. I could not ask for a better dog walker and sitter. My expectations are very high and Anne continues to exceed them. I'm looking forward to entrusting her with our new puppy!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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Melissa is the only person I trust with my pet sitting needs. She is professional yet caring and compassionate. She has been able to be flexible and works around my crazy travel schedule without a complaint. The best part is that my dog loves when Melissa is walking him or pet sitting.... it's like having his favorite aunt coming to visit him!

Anne’s Pet Care
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie W.
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Anne is fabulous. She is dependable and super flexible with our schedule. I would highly recommend Anne for all your pet sitting needs. Our fur baby LOVES Anne. She is always so happy to see her which makes us feel great. Anne has also taken care of her when we were away. It gives us such a peace of mind knowing our girl is so well taken cared of. Anne is great. She is loving, sweet and loves the animals that are in her care. She is our go to person and we love having her take care of our precious girl. You will not go wrong with Anne.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
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Beverly was great our dog buddy absolutely loves her!

Bill's Pet Sitter Service
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason S.
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Bill watched my 10 month year old puppy while I was gone out of state for business for an entire week. I couldn't be happier with the service he provided and I will definitely be calling him again next time we need a sitter for our pup!


Are you going on a vacation or working out of town? Will you be away from your pet for a day and need your loving pet fed, walked and loved while your gone? I'm the pet guardian angel you need. I love animals and I have been taking care of them for the past 30 years from horses, cows and pigs to dogs, cats, and rats. No animal is too big or too small to have a guardian angel look after them while your away from them.


I am presently working on nothing, but I can work anywhere to take care of pets or babies who are one year old and above. I can take your pet for an exercise.


I am an expert house/farm/ranch/pet/plant sitter experienced with some reptiles and some birds including chickens and very experienced with cattles, horses, dogs, and cats.


I have been caring for dogs & pets over the past 15 years. I walk on & off leash dogs in the Oakland Hills - Redwood Regional Park Trails and the Marina, for dogs who love to swim! My clients are typically my neighbors living in the Piedmont & Montclair area, with some exceptions. I am First Aid Certified , Licensed & Insured. I Board a small number of dogs in my home for short & long term stays. All dogs must be well trained. I am an animal behaviorist who loves all animals with a specialty in dog care. There is nothing that makes me happier than having fun & loving your dog on & off the trails!


I house-sit and pet sit. I provide services that people are looking for when it comes to taking care of their homes.


I dog sit, preferably at the owner's house. I walk, can do overnight care if desired. Wage is negotiable. I am very loving animal person.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is horse boarding?

Horse boarding is like rental housing for your horse. Horse boarding is helpful for people who don’t have the space or the resources to install and maintain a stable on their property. A horse can be housed in a barn with other horses and receive the care they need. Owners can visit their horse for riding, grooming, training, etc. Horse boarding services may vary based on the company and the price. Some horse boarders may offer short-term boarding of 24 hours to several nights for people passing through an area, while most offer boarding by the month for horses whose owners live in the area. There is partial- and full-service boarding, which indicates how much of the work of feeding the horse and cleaning the stall is the responsibility of the owner rather than the boarding barn. For an added fee, horse boarding can also include grooming services, riding and training, medication administration, and more.

To find the right boarding fit for you and your horse, make a list of your top priorities. These might include immediate access to riding trails, round-the-clock supervision, or a nearby or affiliated veterinarian. Always visit the site to learn exactly where your horse will be kept and whether the barn and grounds are in good condition. Read reviews, and always practice smart hiring. It’s also critical to sign the proper legal documents that protect both you and your horse, such as boarding agreements. Above all, make sure it seems like a place your horse will be comfortable between your visits.

Where can I board my horse?

You can board your horse at any barn or stable that provides horse boarding services. To find horse boarding near you, read reviews of area locations and speak with equestrian friends to find one with a solid reputation. Ideally, the location will be within a reasonable drive from your home or office. This is especially important if you are paying for partial boarding services and are responsible for feeding your horse and cleaning its stall each day. You may choose your boarding barn or stables based on the services they provide. Some offer more extensive amenities — at an added price — that reduce the amount of work you need to do to keep your horse comfortable. Consider whether you want training, blanketing, exercise and other perks in addition to standard offerings like hay and stable mucking. Your stable may have temperament requirements and proof that your horse has the proper vaccinations required by your state. This protects both your horse and the other horses in the stable. Many states require that locations offering horse boarding services have stable licenses that are renewed each year. Always be sure to enter into a clearly written boarding contract that will cover your horse and belongings in case of accident, and remember our tips for smart hiring.

How much does boarding a horse cost?

Finding the right horse boarding location is a big step in a horse owner’s life. This will be the place your horse will live and where you will visit multiple times per week or even daily. The cost of horse boarding will depend on the level of service you desire, the location of the stables, and the luxury level of the property. Here are some examples of average horse boarding costs:

  • Overnight stabling: $30 per horse per night.
  • Partial boarding (owner feeds and mucks): $220 per horse per month, with a three-month commitment.
    • Administration of oral medication: $10 per dose.
    • Bandaging: $20 per event, plus cost of materials.
    • Trailering to vet if owner is unable: $25, plus $25 per hour to wait with horse.
  • Basic full boarding: $325-$350 per month per horse. Includes twice daily hay and daily stall cleaning.
    • Horse training: $20 per session.
    • Pasture turn out: $20 per session.
    • Blanketing: $1 per day/$30 per month.
    • Vet or farrier hold: $20. This means haltering the horse and standing with it as it receives treatment or shoeing.
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