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Alpha-Zen K-9 Academy
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amie M.
Verified review

Working with Tammy has been life changing. The amount of love and care she puts into her work has really shown in her training with our little Whiskey. We had opted for the 3 week board and train. Before meeting Tammy, I was worried my dog would never be able to break his fearful anxiety and special "selective hearing" condition. He was stubborn to a fault, and that worried me. Upon consultation, Tammy eased my worries and agreed to take him on. 3 weeks later and he was a different dog!!! I was amazed. He is well behaved, listens to every command, and even tolerates other dogs. It's been a couple of months since the end of the program. She has worked with him weekly since then and he continues to make great strides while remaining consistent. We even have decided to start boarding him with her once a month just so she can keep him in check. Lol Tammy, we adore you. We thank you so much for everything! Whiskey thanks you, too!

Marina's Pet Service
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Peter S.
Verified review

Marina is the best walker we could have hoped for. Our dog is so specific and he absolutely adores Marina. I don't know what we would do without her. She communicates with us all the time and is able to handle our boy. We trust her and feel comfortable boarding him with Marina too. Happy dog, happy owners.

Stephen Walks Dogs
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Paula G.
Verified review

I don't even know where to begin when I talk about Stephen Perry and his remarkable abilities with dogs. He has been the answer to my prayers. My dog, Keeper, has been a huge problem for me because of his chronic separation anxiety. He wants only to be with me. His behavior when he is away from me has caused him to be rejected by kennels for daytime or overnight stays. I have felt "burdened" by this for the entire 3 years that I have owned him. I have talked to trainers and other dog professionals but no one has been able to help me. Then I was lucky enough to find Stephen. He miraculously and almost immediately transformed Keeper's negative experience of being away from me into something pleasurable and comfortable for Keeper. Stephen walks him once a week, and Keeper has stayed overnight in his home with his other dogs (both his own and dogs that are being boarding). These dogs function like a "pack" with Stephen at the head. The dogs love and trust him. I could see that clearly when I visited his home. When he is with dogs, Stephen is in control, no nonsense, calm, consistent, fair, and very kind. He loves dogs and they love him. I don't know if those who are reading this are familiar with Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer, but when I leave Keeper with Stephen, it's like leaving him with Cesar Milan. And by the way, Stephen's prices are very reasonable, although that is not at all important to me. I am motivated to hire Stephen only because of his remarkable abilities.

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4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monique C.
Verified review

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

Doggy Doggy at Kit's House
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Mavis S.
Verified review

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

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
Verified review

I had Juanita come to my home to groom my dog not only did she do a great job but, seemed to tame the beast I call chuck (my cattle dog) and from that moment I knew she and chuck would get along great. Recently I went away on a five night trip an she took chuck in like he was part of the family, letting him run with her pack of dogs and rounding up her mini horses. I will never use another boarder or groomer as long as I can use PAWZ FUR BEAUTY! And suggest you do the same.

ABC Dogs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Miranda D.
Verified review

John has been taking care of my dogs for well over a decade. He is 100% reliable and trustworthy and dogs love him. he has always been very accommodating and helpful and with my second dog, he actually picks my dog up from my workplace for his walks. John also does dog boarding and I feel very confident leaving my dog there because I know he will get plenty of exercise and attention. John is the best dogwalker I've ever had.

Benny M.
Verified review

Ann's animal boarding is fantastic. They satisfy our needs and worries. Honestly, my boyfriend and I afraid to travel since we have two chihuahuas and one kitty . We had experienced serveral failed dog boarding at else places, expensive costs and pets at home sickly afterwards that kept us not dare to try. Usually call friends to help out. However, this time no one available and we need to go business trips for two weeks. Thank you so much Yang, your family saved us. I love the short video you sent to us everyday and our dogs lively when we back. Can't wait our next trip.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer K.
Verified review

She takes the best care of my dog. I always feel comfortable when she’s watching him and being well taken care of.

theIRF
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Marcia T.
Verified review

Robert's advice is worth your time. A consult could ultimately save you costly mistakes with your business. Whether training a dog to obey or the owner to be in control or advising a person with business pursuits one word. Listen. He has always been patient when answering my questions. His insights are helpful. Again, listen, you may not hear what you want to but you will hear what may be the right answer.

SF Surf Dogs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Judy W.
Verified review

Iʻve been delighted with the service that Isabel and her Surf Dogs company have provided me and my dog Ressie for the last couple of years. Isabel is flexible, always accommodating last-minute changes in my schedule. Sheʻs also great for overnights or long-term boarding--Ressie always comes home a happy little dog, whether sheʻs been on a several-hour walk or an overnight stay. She enjoys all her pals--human and canine--at Surf Dogs. And so do I!

Dog Boarding
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Brittany A.
    Verified review

    Michele was a wonderful dog sitter. I was out of options with friends to watch Niko and my experience with Michele was easy, friendly, and casual. She took wonderful care of my pup. I would definitely use her again!

    About

    Because I am professional, have resources to support my work (Vet Tech), and work with only a few animals at a time. I love animals. Plain and simple. Caring for them is fun and fills my heart. I also enjoy the challenge of getting to know their personalities and preferences.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    Alphadog Lodging has been in business 8 years and the two managers have been with us most of that time. They both are certified in cpr and first aid for dogs. They are also certified canine provider with the Boarding and Pet services association. The team loves what they do and understand they are taking care of your loved, special family member. You will be in a facility that is staffed 24 hours a day with caring, trained dog care people. Who doesn’t love their dogs?

    About

    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!

    About

    We offer dog boarding, doggy day care, cat boarding, dog grooming, dog training, dog groomers, and more. We are located in Santa Rosa, CA, and provide everything you'd expect from a high-quality dog boarding facility. Our rates are affordable, and the staff is highly experienced. Please come visit us and see for yourself why Santa Rosa locals trust K9 Activity Club over any other dog boarding, training, or dog grooming center in Santa Rosa, CA.

    About

    I provide dog walking to the Mission District, Glen Park,and Bernal areas of San Francisco. I pick up your furry family member from your house, along with other doggie friends (6-8 dogs per group). We then go on a one-hour romp to John Mclaren Park or Bernal Park. I use only positive reinforcement with a variety of tasty, all-natural dog treats! Your pooch is then dropped back off at your house, happy and ready for a nap! I also provide boarding to the Bay Area and the Peninsula. Your dog is well loved, exercised daily, kept on their feeding schedule, and free to play and sunbathe in my fenced-in backyard. What dog doesn't like a country getaway? I am licensed, bonded, insured, and pet CPR and first aid certified. I'm a certified dog walker through DogTEC Dog Walking Academy of San Francisco. * My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am*

    About

    I pet sit, dog walk, feed and take care of your babies when you can't. I grew up on a farm with many animals including horses. I am a huge animal lover with several of my own and will treat yours with all the love, patience and respect that you would. I can take care of your farm animals and/or your pets. I am also experienced with caring for injured animals. Want peace of mind that your animals will not only be well cared for but receive the love and attention they deserve, call Kim!

    About

    Dog training and boarding is my passion. Every dog need a pack leader, I can teach you how to become one! Dog boarding is in home, dogs get access to big backyard fully landscaped and sleep in our den. Dogs receive exercise daily.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    I give personal one and one service so I only dog sit one dog at a time Experiencing the different personalities of each dog under my care

    About

    We are a business that is mainly based out of our house. Our services include in-home pet sitting, in-board pet sitting, and training of all dog breeds and sizes. We are all previous employees of the Solano SPCA. We have extensive training and knowledge with animals. We offer the best care when you're not there.

    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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