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Bellingham Pet Boarders

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Northwest Dog Retreat
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Hailee H.
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Carol at Northwest Dog Retreat is truly exceptional. I adopted a small dog from an animal shelter and was extremely overwhelmed in the beginning when I first began to discover some of his behavioral issues. As a first time dog owner, I was unsure how to deal with his fears and also my own. I knew I was not equipped to train a dog with fears and aggressions on my own and I was thankful to have been able to find Carol at Northwest Dog Retreat. Carol really took the time to listen to me and my concerns, and with her knowledge, help and guidance, Bruno has totally turned around and is more outgoing and expressive than ever. She is caring, intuitive and truly has a special way with animals. She has given me tools, tips and support through out the process and I am so grateful to have met her! Not only does she help with behavioral training in her own home and well as public arenas, she has boarding and the retreat location is beautiful! Plenty of space for dogs to run and play and enjoy. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Her true passion sets her apart from the others. Thank you Carol!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

We provide professional in-your-home pet sitting for all domestic animals, including backyard chickens. We also do the following: * Individual, leashed walks * Potty breaks for puppies and senior dogs * Above and beyond care for your pets Overnight pet sitting is available.


I am really good with pets. I have three of my own, all dogs, but over my life, I have had tons. I have had cats, bunnies, turtles, dogs, horses and just about everything. I love pets, and I love being around them. I love spending time with them.


I grew up on a farm, so animals have always been an important and loving part of my life. Pet sitting and pet walking services are available. I service cats and dogs.


I really truly love animals more than people! Other than my children. I am also a clean freak so I clean someone else's house like I would clean my own which is extremely clean!


Hyline Hotel & Dog Training, LLC offers boarding, grooming, training, kenneling, day care, obedience, and training for dogs. As well as rally and agility, at Hyline we do it all.


If you go out of town, I will come feed the animal, take for walks take out to go potty and give water. I will provide whatever you need.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am experienced, and I have worked with many different species of animals. I will do anything from house sitting to cleaning animal pens. Whatever you need done, I'll be happy to help with.


I will take care of your pets, plants, mail, etc. while you're away for a short weekend to a longer business trip or vacation. I will come to your home to take care of your furry, feathery or finny friends, feeding, watering, playing with, and walking for up to two times a day. I also do overnights, and can stay right in your home if that's what you need. My rates are reasonable, and my references, stellar! My best friend and manager is a mix-breed big, red dog named Biscuit. He's extremely well-behaved and sociable, and loves to go with me everywhere.


I go above and beyond what people expect. For instance, when I do overnight sits, I stay in with their pet and do not go out for a couple hours like some sitters. To me, it is a job and they are paying me to be with their pet. I also, clean up after myself and usually will vacuum or sweep floors so the house looks like it did when they left, if not better. I am careful not to be intrusive.


I can provide love and care for your pets. Pets make the world a happier place. I can fill their time when you are away, with love, care, and exercise.

  • 5 years in business

I live in a more open place with a lot of space.


Canine Country Club And Cattery Inc. offers dog and cat boarding services for you while you are away. We treat your dog or cat to an enjoyable stay in one of our spacious, clean, and comfortable kennels or condos. For more information, visit our website.


I can come to your house and take care of your pets. While I'm watching your animals, I can take them for walks and get your mail, sweep the floor, dust the living room, or do any chores you need me to do.


I am a native of Washington, and I absolutely adore animals, especially dogs. My fascination and desire began in childhood, when my family had many types of dogs and were raising puppies and dog sitting, walking, bathing, playing, etc. Since then, I've been dedicated to owning my own dogs as an adult and supporting my friends and neighbors with walking, playing, and/or dog sitting their furry pals. I became a dog sitter/walker to help support people in their busy lives, and I desire to ease people's minds, so they will know and trust that their furry family friend is being well taken care of while they are away and getting the type of nurturing and healthy benefits their dogs so deserve and need.

  • 10 years in business

I wouldnt say that, I wouldn't want to put someone else's job or even career for some down. So I guess that I'm evenly at the same place as the others for pet sitting. The point of it all is I love what I do.


Pooch Palace & Kitty Kastle is Whatcom County's best doggie day care, dog grooming, and cat boarding facility. We provide daily, weekly and monthly pet day care including dog grooming and indoor/outdoor secured supervised play areas. We're conveniently located minutes off I-5 exit 266.


I do it with hart and, honesty,integrity, and most of all I listen to what my customers want me to do


I have owned and grown up with dogs and cats. I also am an avid aquatist. I have worked in several zoos as a petting zoo intern. Your pets are safe with me while you are gone.


The business is 28 years old. I clean new construction areas, residential spaces, and offices as well as cater to events, from doing the food, setting up and/or keeping the event running smoothly to cleaning up. I do pet care. When cleaning, I provide the supplies, which are up to government code. I also provide my own equipment. Do not be afraid to ask me about a job that doesn't fall under what has been said. I am very detailed oriented.


Services offered are: - trim - cut - clean ears - express glands - trim nails and dremel - pads - faces - hygiene cut - bath and hand blow dry

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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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