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  • 26 years in business
  • 356 hires on Thumbtack
Alejandra S.
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Cathy was amazing with my 3 little doggies! She took care of their ears, nails, teeth and grooming, she pet them and treated them in a very careful loving way. She will be our groomer from now on! I thoroughly recommend her!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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Subhasis B.
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Nikki did a great job boarding our cat.

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Claire Avadanian Cavanagh
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From start to finish, Dogs are treated so "special". It isn't easy leaving behind your dog, whether it is for simple grooming or boarding for hours or even an overnight. Yet, the staff at Lucky Dog is so attentive, caring, personal, and congenial - it makes parting so easy. The dogs get to hang out in a comfortable , appropriate environment, are walked professionally and as scheduled and just love the playfulness and snacks!!! Whatever the season, they are catered to and sometimes hate to leave. Booking a return is so easy, the hours are quite flexible, and even customized when necessary. Kudos to management snd staff!

Neighborhood Pet Care
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Shari S.
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Casey and Lia are like second family to our rescue dog Roo . NPC is the perfect solution for our boarding and daycare needs ❤️🐶 It’s also great that my dog and Casey and Lia’s dog are best friends !

Camp Bridlewood
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Susan L.
Verified review

Bridlewood is the only boarding place we have entrusted with our beloved canine family members. The services, care and facilities are unsurpassed. Dale Cuddy and her staff are genuinely caring, compassionate and most knowledgeable and talented (great grooming!). It’s evident that our dogs enjoy their time at Bridlewood – happy to see us upon our return, but always excited and eager to leave home for another stay at Camp Bridlewood!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
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Audreys is excellent! Extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have 3 dogs and Audreys came out prior to job and met with dogs and us. She went over and above with both our dogs and home. We have already used her services twice and have booked several more. Audrey is our go to pet sitter...she has become family. We are extremely selective when it comes to our babies and before Audrey only two people (family) have stayed with them. Audrey has been an angel. 100% Recommend!

Fido & Freud
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
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Amazing!! I couldn't be happier with the training my two shepherds recieved. They are wonderful off leash, I can bring them anywhere! I get compliments on how well they are trained all the time. If you want high quality training of your dog you've found the perfect place. I would and will take all my future dogs here. Titan (17 months when trained) and Layla (7 months when trained) are still well behaved and listen. Yet act like dogs, they still have their own personalities, that was no broken from them in training as some other trainers have done.

Auntie Donna's Playful Pups
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
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Very pleasant and responsive

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ken V.
Verified review

As I type this our dog is here for the weekend we have used Erin before she is awesom yogi has fun we get updates every day with pictures highly recommend!

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney F.
Verified review

We are so happy that we found Erica for dog walking services through Thumbtack. She was very quick to get back to us and even came over to meet us in person. She is very knowledgeable about animals as she used to be a vet assistance and she is extremely professional. She is very flexible to work with your needs and she is happy to adjust times and visits per your pet needs. Her prices are great too for the quality service you get! We feel very at ease knowing she is taking goof care of our puppy when we are at work.

Deb S.
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They are the best ever I trust my pup 100% with them - without hesitation! They love her as much ( or almost ) as I do!



I am interested in working with animals. I am open to different positions. Please feel free to contact me, and we can discuss your pet's needs.


I have been working as a supervisor at a dog daycare for about 6 years. I love and have learnt so much about dogs. I will give your pets so much love and care as I would my own. I will feed them if needed, exercise them and just be great company for them!


I am a Brockton based dog walker. My history with dogs has been all my life as I am a dog owner myself. I enjoy being around animals and like getting to know their different personalities to meet their specific needs. I am a very energetic and reliable person.

  • 4 years in business

If i see something that needs to be done n i know you are very busy i would just do it to help. Happy home is the best home


Having over 30 years of experience owning dogs, and loving them as I do. I offer overnight pet sitting services in my home. I will take the worry from you of where you will leave your dog when you can't be at home. Your dog will be the only one in my care. I have a lovely home with a large yard and many walking trails nearby. When your dog is with me, they will be treated as one of the family.


I have owned, trained, and cared for many animals for various lengths of time. I have a unique love and connection with animals that most people do not. There is no dog that is too large. I've owned four dogs from 100-160 lbs, and all breeds are fine.


I love animals. I will travel to the location, stay overnight to house-sit and care for pet(s) if required.


I walk/pet sit for a number of different animals. My rates are reasonable, and I am a pet lover. I am very flexible and have a lot of free time.


I have a lot of experience in these fields.

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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