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Schenectady Pet Boarders

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Dog Days Farm
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne K.
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Sarah talked with me on the phone at length before coming to our home. she recommended we read two articles before she arrived so we would be prepared. She spent three hours with is and our dog and left us with several strategies for training our pet.

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judith J.
Verified review

I took my new young dog for a private lesson with Melinda. We were already taking beginner agility lessons in a class at local dog club.. but Melinda's one-on-one was tailored for me and my dog. I've been trialing in agility for 13 years ... but Melinda has taught me new and better ways to train and practice. She is up to date on the latest techniques. She is over an hour drive for me, but well worth it.

Pets And Errands R Us
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samuel D.
Verified review

Kimberly Pelton and Pets And Errands R Us provide an exceptional facility and first rate customer service for pets and pet parents alike. I highly recommend them for your next dog bathing experience.

Brooke's Pet Sitting
from 3 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan P.
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I have used Brooke countless times!! I never have to worry when I leave my dog Gladys in her care. I hate the thought of leaving Gladys in a kennel and with Brooke I can enjoy my vacation without having to worry. HIGHLY recommend.

Elite Instinct K9 Training
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elisabeth G.
Verified review

Jenn helped my husband and me in dealing with and managing our aggressive dog, and eventually helped us in coping with the loss of him. After that, Jenn never lost touch, checking in with us to see how we were doing and even inviting us to watch a Search and Rescue training with her team (to this day one of the coolest, most impressive things I've ever witnessed). What we didn't realize was that Jenn would not only help us in dealing with the early loss of our pet, but she would help us become better dog owners. She has taught us everything from animal behavior to human behavior, how to effectively communicate with our canine companions, and how to lead a happy, balanced life with them. What impresses me about Jenn is not only her professionalism when meeting with clients, but her energy, passion and knowledge for dogs and helping others. Jenn spent countless hours with us offering us advice, pointing out to us what she was seeing in our dog and why it was happening, and what we could do to modify the behavior. Jenn takes a genuine, caring interest in the dogs she trains and the families she helps. I simply cannot put a price tag on what Jenn has done for my family (2-legged and 4-legged). If you are noticing issues in your dog, or are just interested in learning more about dog behavior (and in turn human behavior), I would not hesitate in the slightest to recommend Jenn to anyone and everyone. Don't bother looking anywhere else - the quality of her service is unrivaled!!


I provide residential housecleaning and pet care services. I have over 20 experience in residential housecleaning and has many references. I also love animals and would be happy to take care of your furry child!


My love for animals started when I was two! For 50 years, I've cared for not only my own pets but also for those belonging to friends and family! They are my passion, and I will do anything to give them the very best care!


I will provide personalized and caring pet services tailored to you and your pets' specific needs. My goal is to enhance their lives as well as to ease any concern about the needs of your special family members. I have provided almost 450 hours of volunteer service to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and can provide excellent personal and professional references. My theory in working with animals is that caring for them gives me a positive feeling and self-enjoyment. I'm available after April 15, 2015.

  • 5 years in business


I love animals. I talk and walk with them. Animals need to be loved just like people. You got so many animals today that has not been raised right. They just need love like babies.

  • 4 years in business


I'm an avid lover of all kinds of pets, although, personally, I am more experienced with dogs due to the fact that I own one. I have flexible hours, and I am looking forward to working with you.


I am 18. I have a lot of experience with children, from newborns to over 13 years old. I have multiple pets. I love children and pets. I go to United Church of Cohoes if anyone wants to check it out and look for great references for me.


I will travel to your home to take care of your furbaby. I will take them for a walk, feed them and clean up after them.I also will pet sit for you if you go out of town.


Direct Canine offers free evaluations and discounted in-home private lessons. We also offer in-board training as well. We've been training dogs for 10 yr all over the country. We specialize in off-leash training as well as working with aggression and other behavioral issues.


I have no business. I'm a teenager trying to save money for school. I love animals. My family and I have three dogs and three cats. Our dogs are a rottweiler, a chocolate Labrador and a husky lab mix. I have taken care of my neighbors' pets in the past. I am not shy to animals and am willing to do whatever is asked.


I can take care of pets, walk feed and play with them. I love animals. I would appreciate the chance to get to know your dog. Thank you very much.


I'm offering pet sitting services for your beloved furry friends! I have reasonable rates and a reliable service. I offer feeding, medication, walks, play time, brushing, and lots of affection.


I do dog grooming and training. I have been raising dogs for over 30 years. I have tought all levels of obedience and conformation handling. I have shown dogs in AKC shows and I have put championship titles on many different breeds of my own and I handled for others. I have owned my dog-grooming shop for 20 years.


I am a caring pet sitter who will be consistent and compassionate with your pets while you need them to be in my care.


I will care for your pet(s) while you're away on vacation or for other occasional use. I love animals and will treat yours as I do mine, spoiled and loved! I will also respect your home and property as I would want others to treat mine while I'm away from home. The services include feeding and walking animals, cleaning up after dogs or cleaning out litter boxes, turning lights on and off in the home, watering plants inside and outside the home, and bringing mail and newspapers into the home. I'm available early mornings, early evenings and late evenings from Monday to Friday as well as throughout the day and night on weekends. I'm a caring, honest and dependable person who won't let you down. References are available upon request.

Q & A

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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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