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Alexandria Pet Boarders

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Ruff House Dog Training
from 170 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ms. G.
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I could not believe the expertise and professionalism shown towards my pet as well as towards me. There was some training I also needed. My pet is now relaxed, and obedient when we go for our walks without hardly any prompting from me and it has only been a few days since training. I called him a dog whisperer because I could not believe the change I saw in my pooch. I highly recommend any one who needs assistance in training their pooch how to obey commands and be an absolute joy to be with to use this dog training service. You won't regret it! I know I won't!

Waggy Walkys
from 44 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
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This is an absolutely fantastic company. I was super nervous about leaving my puppy to be walked by a stranger but I have been so incredibly pleased with Waggy walkys. I've had two different walkers and both have been so trustworthy, kind, and reliable. I don't ever worry about my baby I know she's well taken care of and loved when I'm not home. On top of that their customer service is great. So so glad that I decided to do this!!! They are awesome here!

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Canine Dominion
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Nakiah E.
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Canine Dominion is a great company to work with. The owner came to my home and picked up both of my dogs and dropped them off once boarding was completed, which was a awesome feature. During there stay with Canine Dominion, my dogs were trained on basic commands and were well taken care of. The owner even sent pictures of my dogs to keep me updated during there boarding, which made me feel even more comfortable. It was truly a pleasure working with the owner Jauvaurie and I will definitely board my dogs with him again.

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Barking Trails
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Allyson H.
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Adam is great with our dogs! He's here everyday to take them on a walk, rain or shine! I can tell he's dedicated to caring for our pets and our boys love him!

Zorger's Pet Care, LLC
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha O.
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Nikki walks my chihuahua, he is a bit particular but she is really good with him and she is extremely flexible! I know my dog is in good hands, I highly recommend Zorger's Pet Care

Cupid Pets
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rica Z.
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I strongly recommend Cupid Pets for walking/boarding your pets. After I found Cupid Pets, I do not hesitate taking short or long vacations because I know my dog will always be in good hands. Kimberly, the owner, and her helpers are all reliable and trustworthy. They love what they do and are very caring.

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Sandra A.
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Jody was (and still is) a tremendous help! She came prepared with lots of great ideas and information, all of which were extremely helpful. I especially appreciated her advice on making mealtime a fun and educational experience. He has really taken to the games/toys to get his food, rather than gulping it down in 5 seconds. With her guidance, we have registered our puppy for his first kindergarten class. He is off to a great start! We are taking advantage of Jody's new service, in-home puppy sitting. We had hoped to take a vacation this summer, but with a new puppy it did not seem possible. Jody has a great service in which she will stay with your little one, in your home, and continue to work with them. No need for boarding! I am happy to recommend Jody to anyone looking for a wonderful trainer, who obviously loves puppies. I have already given her information to two friends with new puppies.

  • 33 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Marian B.
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Years ago I took my beagle Petey to Haywood for training. Haywood taught me a lot about what Petey was communicating to me. Things that I didn't think Petey understood when it turned out he was just choosing to ignore me! Haywood helped me strengthen my bond with Petey through positive reinforcement and trust. In training me I learned how to commmunicate with most dogs, and being a pet sitter that's been invaluable. Honestly though, spending that time with Petey was priceless! And Haywood made it fun, and educational as well!

Kim's Petsitting
from 15 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Chantelle W.
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Kim is very professional and sweet, she took care of my kitty cat and chinchilla while we were away for our wedding. I have an incredibly needy cat but he wasn't super desperate when we got home so I could tell he had enough attention. We then used Kim to check on the house and chinchilla while away for our honeymoon. I usually worry a lot about my animals and can get a bit anxious but she was very understanding and I felt relieved to have her with them. I left my cat at a friend's house for our honeymoon but I think if we go on another long trip I will just ask Kim to come back. She has even brought in packages for us and made an extra stop to turn off my ridiculous house alarm so the beeping noise wouldn't bother my chinchilla. Highly recommend. (Oh and she is one of the only pet sitters we have had who isn't scared of the chinchilla. I can tell she is a real animal lover)

DOGTOWN Day Camp for Dogs
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie G.
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Sharon has been a blessing since we moved to Virginia. Our dog, Uno, has very bad separation anxiety, and we cannot leave him at home when we work during the weekend. Sharon watches Uno at her home with her three other dogs, and Uno absolutely loves it. Sharon is kind, punctual, and flexible with her schedule. We honestly don't know what we'd do without her! We would 100% recommend Sharon to anyone looking for honest and reliable dog daycare.

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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My dogs were well taken care of and it was very convenient to work with Jen. I would definitely recommend her for anyone that wants their pets to be treated as if they were home.

from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney E.
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Peggi boarded my shih-tzu dog for 9 days. I felt like my dog was “at home” and had the ability to move around and play with other dogs and her toys throughout the day. Peggi sent morning and evening greetings and pictures daily. We were assured that our baby was doing well and was enjoying her stay. I felt like my dog was on vacation while we were on vacation. 😆 She even shared a video which was a pleasant surprise. I highly recommend Peggi without hesitation to anyone who needs boarding services.

iDog, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
William R.
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Outstanding service! I received multiple updates along with pictures to let me know my cats were being taken care of. I strongly recommend iDog for care of your family pets.

Pet Peeps
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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The folks at Pet Peeps were incredible. Gus was on time, well organized, and very good with our cats. He really went above and beyond when we didn't have a spare set of keys and he offered to make a copy for us. All in all, clear animal lovers and also a very well run business. We are so appreciative for their help!


I am a great dog sitter for a young person. I have good experience. I love pets, and I will do a lot for so little.


We are a small kennel that gives everyone the Tender Loving Care they deserve. Our maximum number of guests at a time is 20. Your dog will love coming here and enjoying all we can give. I love animals. They give us unconditional love and we all should give it back to them. They all give me kisses and love and I can give it back to them. When they kiss and wag their tails....I know I have done something right.


As a pet lover, JR's Dog Walking company was created to fulfill the real needs of pets and pet owners. By not adding restrictions to our services, we felt that as caretakers, we could be freed to do just that, care. Our goal as dog walkers, pet sitters, and animal lovers is to provide individual care and attention at affordable prices, so everyone's needs are attainable.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Pet Services Include: - Dog Walking - Pet Sitting - Overnights and Extended Stays - Fresh Food and Water - Brushing&Shampooing - Administration of Medicine - Litter Box Cleaning - Pet Taxi ( Transportion to Vet,Groomers,Doggie parks and Etc.) Home Services include: - Watering Plants - Bringing in Newspapers, Mail and Packages -Turning On Lights and Alternating Lights - Opening and Closing Blinds and Curtains -Taking Trash and Recycles In and Out


I am experienced with all types of pets. I make them feel comfortable and we have a lot of fun playing their favorite games. I can also administer all kinds of medication.

  • 35 years in business

I am good with dogs and cats. I love them. They were my first pets before my lovely kids. I give them food, walk and play with them. I do babysitting too.


I am the only person working for my company. I am able to spend more time with my clients and I also offer overnight stays at the clients home. I think this is important to the animal to stay in its familiar surroundings. I take my time to get to know my clients. I like to meet them at least 24 hours before I start my services. I like the fact that I get to be outdoors. I am an animal lover, so I like to be around them. I am also a member of Professional Pet Sitter and support the ASPCA.

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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