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Wilmington Pet Boarders

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1 Love - Pets
from 32 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Terry O.
Verified review

My cats wait for us to go out of town so that they can spend time with Heather! They adore her! She is thoughtful, thorough and extremely conscientious with my babies! You couldn't choose a better pet sitter! Call her today!

The Purple Groomery
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
Verified review

The owner Christina KNOWS what she is doing and treats dogs very good.

A Dog's Life Salon
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thea Q.
Verified review

Service at A Dogs Life Groomers went very well. A neat, clean & happy dog and a happy pet owner. Prompt service at a reasonable price.

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tambra J.
Verified review

Loved Lisa and she too care of my baby. Great cut!

Canine Academy
from 2 reviews
    Barb K.
    Verified review

    Canine Academy is a wonderful daycare and boarding facility. They take excellent care of our dogs. We highly recommend them.

    A Dogs Dream Kennel
    from 1 review
      India C.
      Verified review

      Our lab, Kat, LOVES Jane and Michelle, owners of A Dogs Dream Kennel. My husband & I love Jane and Michelle, too. Labor Day Weekend, Kat got very sick, they took such good care of her, arranged for the Vet to see her, took her to the vet , by the time we picked her up on Tuesday, she was well on her way to being well. Kat can be a bit of a nervous nellie too, they know how to take care of her, monitor her because, they live on the premises. Thank you Jane and Michelle for taking such good care of our Kat.

      • 4 years in business

      I love having pets around. I love walking dogs. I love washing dogs. I love to keep people's dogs safe and comfortable.


      I will be happy to care for your pet at your home. This includes long walks, feeding and a lot of one-on-one attention. I have two dogs, three cats and two birds and have a great love for animals.


      I offer day/night dog care. All animals love me! We'll talk, play, learn and exercise. I offer reward, treats and praises.


      I'm a pet lover and neat freak. Let me play with your pooch, care for your cat, and keep your house clean while you're out of town. Positive references from Kirby the Norwich Terrier and Kailey the mixed Lab. I'm an amateur photographer.


      40 years experience.


      I am an animal lover through and through. I believe that if a person is not going to treat their pets with love and respect then they should not have them. To me that includes the best products and the best care that I can give them.


      Will care for any kind of pet and will treat them like they are my own and provide them with the very best care. Have transportation so I would be able to travel to them.

      • 3 years in business

      I became a pet sitter because I love animals. My love for animals is unbelievable. I have a dog of my own. I am willing to go to you, or you can come to me. I don't mind. Either is doable. What I do for animals isn't a job. It's who I am. I can deal with all dogs, big or small. I am somewhat trained in training a dog but not skilled at it.


      I do housecleaning, weekly or spring type cleaning. I will do laundry, ironing and pet care. I am dependable and hardworking. I do like taking care of homes.


      I'll help take care of your pets while you're at work. We'll take walks, play and eat and most of all, there will be lots of love!


      I am just starting out. I have a small pet that I dearly love and have a house set with 3 labs for 2/3 weeks at a time. I love animals.


      I do pet sitting and walking and house care, if needed. There's no need to worry while you're away! Your pet will be treated with love galore (spoiled, but not rotten) like they were my own.


      I have been around animals all my life. I feed, walk, and play with your pets. I am responsible and conscientious.

      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I provide one on one attention to your pet.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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