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Santa Ana Pet Boarders

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  • 12 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel P.
Verified review

Karen is amazing - she is attentive, informative, and very considerate of the concerns I have as a pet owner. She introduced training tactics to me that will help me establish a respectful relationship with my dog. It's training that is beneficial for both me and my dog. I can't wait to continue the working relationship with her and Abby!

Dee Cee's Dog House
4.7
from 80 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie S.
Verified review

Dee Cee came to our apartment and within half an hour I saw immense improvement in the relationship between the dog and the cat. She gave us excellent advice and doesn't ask for repeat sessions. I really appreciated her forthcomingness in not giving us any promises but the promise that she was giving us the tools to succeed.

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Dog-Skool
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thuy N.
Verified review

John is very good at training my Border Collie to be more calm and socialized with other dogs. My dog also becomes more obedient. John is very patient with my dog when he received him for boarding and training for 10 days.

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill F.
Verified review

I cannot express in words how happy we are with how Kym took such great care of our puppy, Izzy. When she left for boot camp, she was a disobedient and very difficult puppy to handle. She returned home a happy, obedient and very healthy puppy. I would do it all over with no hesitation- there isn't enough $$ for the value we received. We will continue to keep in touch with Kym for boarding and ongoing training and just to keep in touch - Izzy loved Kym as much as Kym loved her and that was such a comforting feeling.

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
Verified review

I boarded my dog for the 4th of July holiday with Superstars stellar home boarding and my dog had a great time playing in the yard and wading pool and was very well rested and calm when I picked him up. I liked that there was only one other dog there and I will definitely use them again.

  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Marilee H.
Verified review

Cindy took care of my dog and my daughter's 2 dogs for 4 days over the Thanksgiving holiday. We are very happy with their overall concern and good care. Cindy and Darren go beyond the call of duty in all ways! Our dogs were new to boarding and were timid, afraid and confused the first day (two are rescues) but when we saw the pictures Cindy texted us of all three in their beds all happy and resting we knew they were all in good hands. We would recommend them highly for their individual and loving care to each of our dogs. Thanks again!!!!! Marilee and Eliza ( We also feel like we made two amazing new friends!)

SW K9 Rehab Inc., Non-Profit
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Helene P.
Verified review

Really helped with our out of control dog. Taught him (and then us) how to get him under control; sitting, staying etc. We boarded our dog for over two weeks while he was being trained. Dog seemed happy and wanting to work on the things he learned. We would definitely use them again.

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill H.
Verified review

She is very caring. She loves working with your pets. Our dogs responded to her great training

Tails R Waggin'
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Louise T.
Verified review

Such exceptional service! Leaving your pet for the day or longer is stressful for everyone concerned. Susan takes some of the stress away by providing a wonderful environment. It's so good knowing someone you can trust is taking care of your pet. Susan updated us with regular pictures. We are very grateful.

XOXO Pet Sitting
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia S.
Verified review

We are so glad we picked Jenny as our dog pet sitter! She took care of our dog for 4 days while we were traveling. She was very attentive and kind with our boy and was always sending pictures and messages. Which helped us to see how he was doing. One thing that really amazed us is that our dog was trained in portuguese and Jenny learned somethings just so he could understand her better! Our dog was very happy under Jenny's care and that's the most important part for us. We sure recommend her services.

PROFESSIONAL PET CARE
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
Verified review

At close to the last minute over the Thanksgiving holidays, Ginny accepted the job to feed and care for my cat for two days at my home in Tustin. She followed up promptly and left me an email that all was going well. She fed my cat,, cleaned the litter box, and spent time in my home with my pet. My cat was very calm and seemed happy when I returned home and I feel 100% satisfied that Ginny did an excellent job. I will use her services another time.

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

Tracie took care of my cat and pet rat for a week while I was out of town. Both critters happy and healthy when I returned. Would definitely use again.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Liz K.
Verified review

What a wonderful experience we and our pet have had with Redondo Dog Walker and Petsetting! Highly recommend Natalie.

Leashless.Dog
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan P.
Verified review

Ted Bellmyer / 5ok9 is my first choice for boarding school / training for dogs. It's obvious that Ted really understands and loves dogs. I have seen him resolve issues with mine, and several other people's dogs through his training / boarding process. Even when training is not required, and I have to travel, Ted is my first choice for dog boarding, because I know he will take great care of my dogs. I have recommended his boarding to coworkers and friends, and will continue to recommend him to everyone who might need dog boarding or training.

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
Verified review

If you need a quality pet sitter look no further than Kayla. We have a 16 year old cat who can be very cranky. Kayla kept us up to date on everything from her mood to her food ! Thank you Kayla !!!!

Golden Days Pet Services
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie M.
Verified review

Golden Day Pet Services is like the Ritz-Carton for Dogs! Michael has the best customer service ever and my dog gets the royal treatment every time he stays the night! My dog Duke is so happy when I drop him off! Michael sends pictures, posts, and updates on Dukes daily activities. I know he is in good hands with Michael and I do not worry about his care when I am out of town. I highly recommend Golden Days Pet Services!!!

Vincent Z.
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Pawhama Mama is one of the best pet sitters we’ve ever found in LA. Most places treat your pet like a number but Pawhama Mama gives our Maya the specialized care that makes us travel with ease when we are on vacation. She also gives Maya reiki once a month. 5 Stars 🌴❤️🤙🏼

Dog Gone Pet Pros
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mari I.
Verified review

Trisha has been very accommodating with all of my pet walking needs. My bulldog loves her!

Pet Keepers Los Angeles
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Anina G.
Verified review

LeNai is a professional through and through and knows dogs amazingly well and can handle every size of dog. Walking, training, playing - she is a pro! But what really makes the difference for me, is that she is treating your dog like it is her own. She gives my Sasha so much love and helps her overcome her separation anxiety. She gives updates every day, and I can 100% rely on her. When I go on my trips, I have 100% peace of mind leaving my dog with LeNai.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
VICKY M.
Verified review

SHE WAS VERY KIND AND LOVING WITH MY PET.

Dogs, Etc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
Verified review

We hired Janice to pet sit our dog and cat while staying in our home for a period of three weeks while we were on vacation. We had never hired a pet/house sitter before, so I was very nervous about finding the right person. Janice was completely understanding and patiently answered questions and provided requested documents to address any concerns. During our initial meeting, Janice asked excellent questions regarding our pets' routines, meals, personalities and health which demonstrated care and experience related towards the care of pets. She also asked very good questions pertaining to staying in our house as part of her house sitting responsibilities. I felt very at ease meeting Janice and hired her without reservation. While we were away, Janice regularly texted us with updates and photos of our "furry family" which was very comforting to us. When she was faced with a couple of minor, unexpected home repair issues, Janice handled the problems very well and responsibly. With Janice's excellent, regular communication, we were never in doubt about our pet's well being and the care of our home. Janice was an excellent pet care provider and took very good care of our home. It is very evident that Janice loves animals and they absolutely trust her and love her! My dog and cat were immediately comfortable with Janice and so were we! She is very kind, caring and wants nothing more than to connect with your pet and take outstanding care of them! Janice exceeded our expectations and we wouldn't hesitate to hire her again! Her rate was excellent and very competitive! You can trust Janice!

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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