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Cedar Rapids Pet Boarders

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Jennie F.
Verified review

Becky took care of our guinea pig while we're our of town. She did a great job and even sent us pictures of our pet so we would know she was loved and so my family wouldn't miss her so much!

Paws At Play With Selena
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua C.
Verified review

She was great! Took care of all 3 of my dogs and my fish when I went out of town for work. The house so clean and no dog mess and she even texted me every time she went and left and send me photos daily of the pets. I would use her again and pass her along to everyone I know to use her

Celeste Smith
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Irene S.
Verified review

Celeste was great with my pets. I have a St. Bernard so he is quite large. Celeste had no problems with doing all the tasks I asked her to do. I also have 3 cats that she took care of while I was away. I will definitely call her again to pet sit as she is very dependable.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Seth H.
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I like leaving my lab, King, with big dog little kitty pet care when I have to leave town because I know he's on his own vacation when he's with them. They are very accommodating, and he always has another dog or person to play with!

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I watch children, entertain them, feed them and help them learn things. When it comes to pets, I love to spoil them, take them on walks, rub their bellies until they purr or give you kisses of appreciation!

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I do pet sitting and house sitting of any type of animal. They will be well cared for. I cannot sit in my home. Feel free to ask any questions.

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We provide loving care when you can't be there! Theresa and I offer many services, such as dog walking, pet sitting, vacation care, administering medications (first aid and CPR certified), play time, cat litter sifting, watering plants, and more.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am an experienced pet sitter who has a loving home open to take in pets for sitting. At $15.00 a day, $5 a day extra for Holidays. I am one of the most reasonable and reliable services in town (Cedar Rapids). I will give your pet the love you do while you are away. I have a fenced-in yard and pets of my own for your pets to socialize with, or can I keep them away from others as well. Go on vacation worry-free. I can update you on your pets' status via text while you are gone.

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I will watch and care for your pet during the time that you are gone. I have a large fenced-in yard across from a city park. I give lots of snuggles and loves.

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I can take care of your pets. I know a little training. I can house sit, clean, etc. I live in Dyersville, Iowa.

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I am a Waterloo native who comes from a big family. I have a lot of experience cleaning up after others so I decided to make a living doing it. I have been cleaning houses and offices. I have also been watching children and pets for around 16 years.

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Why send your pets to a boarding facility when they can be part of a family in your absence? Make their vacation just as fun & relaxing as yours. You will find that I truly love caring for my guests and really enjoy giving them a home away from home while you and your family are away. Although I do this out of my home, I am a fully licensed commercial dog kennel through the State of Iowa. I have 12 years professional experience which includes doggie day care/ obedience training work, administering medications, light first aid, bathing, and dog foster care. Our home is typically calm, quiet, and also completely smoke free. We have a fenced backyard (6' privacy fence). We have a dog run leading from under our deck out to a separate fenced area that provides shade and also to help us keep the main area of our yard clean. Our front and back gates are locked from the inside, keeping your baby safe. Your dog will enjoy our home as a member of our own family. His (or her) days would include lots of love and snuggles, belly rubs, games of fetch and laser chasing. Our guests are treated to cool, breezy naps on the screened porch during spring and fall, A/C in the summer, or resting beside the fire when they need to warm frosty little noses. I am sure to maintain the diet you provide, and exclude anything that you are uncomfortable with (i.e. snacks, treats, and/ or "cookies"). I make sure that your pet stays well hydrated via many well placed bowls of fresh water ready to be slurped up at a moments notice. You will be able to take home a very happy pet that has burned off lots of energy, leaving you and your family to enjoy your evening or return home. I am happy to accept all breeds (once I can observe your pet's good temperament at a meet and greet) so long as your pet is compatible with all other pets and young children. All dogs MUST be comfortable with and able get along well with other dogs. They must not have any aggression issues regarding toys, food, or other items. While I do accept larger dogs. I am not sure that the largest/ most active ones will be a good fit, as we do have limited space. You are welcome to take a look at my photos & videos of Facebook at Pampered Pups Pet Sitting. I do not take puppies that are not used to being around other dogs & are not 100% potty trained, or dogs that bark excessively.

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I love pet sitting. I can do dogs, cats, fish, turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils. I also do house-sitting or housecleaning.

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We are a mobile dog school that has been providing premium canine care and dog training since 2012. We have an all-inclusive price for dog training, dog walking, transportation, and premium canine care.

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I provide house-sitting and pet sitting services while you are away on business trips and vacations for a worry-free travel.

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I provide cat and dog sitting and dog walking. I have 15 years as a veterinary technician and have 12 years of pet sitting experience, and I love it! I will bring peace and calm to your pets and give you peace of mind while you are away. References are available upon request.

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I pet sit and I love animals. I do all animals except birds. I like birds, but I have heard stories about what they can do to you.

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I care for pets when owners are out of town or at work. I will walk, play, feed and bathe them. I can also take pets to park or just around the neighborhood.

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We are more than animal lovers...we are skilled animal care givers! The needs of you and your pet/livestock are our primary interest. So, we are flexible, as well as experienced. Having owned and operated a small farm, we are experienced with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses, alpaca, calves, etc. We will provide medication, if needed, as you direct.

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I have had a passion for the care and well-being of animals since I was young. I sincerely treat my client's pets as though they were my own. I have volunteered with animal rescue organizations for over seven years; fostering dogs and cats and providing transport to get animals into safe environments and forever homes.

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We provide in-home care for your pets while you're away on vacation, business, at work or school for long hours, or need help taking care of them for any other reason. We offer 30-minute visits that include one-on-one attention, fresh water and food, dog walking, waste scooping, watering plants, alternating lights, and bringing in newspapers. We also offer mid-day daily walks for dogs. Other services are available as well.

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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.

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.

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.

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