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How much does it cost to board a dog for a weekend usually?

User
Feb. 2, 2017

I am going on a weekend trip. How much would it be to board my dog at a kennel vs. hiring a pet sitter?

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User in Wiggins, CO
Feb. 17, 2015

In home sitting is much easier on the dog. My over night sit fee is $40 and I also take care of gathering mail/paper, watering plants inside and out. I always clean the day client is to arrive back home and wash all the bedding and towels I used while I was there. Crystal

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I prefer to have my puppy in her own surroundings when I go away. It's just less scarier for her and having a sitter stay at my home with her and spoil her is wonderful.

K in Shelby, NC
May 12, 2018

Congrats on giving literally zero actually useful information.

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$40 a day? $60 a night? These sound like ChildCare rates. Rose P. where do you live? I am 20min outside of NYC- one of the most expensive areas to live in & the rates here are $30 overnight.

User in Warren, NJ
May 25, 2016

Do you know of a place or someone that it's a good fare price?

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User in Ephrata, PA
Oct. 14, 2016

In my area, I charge $40/day or $60/overnight, regardless of whether I stay in my home or the client's home. If I stay away from my home, I will bring in mail and paper, water plants, etc. My preference is to stay at the client's home, so the animal is comfortable in their own environment. My rates are less than boarding facilities in my area, so I am very in-demand. I also have my own animals, so I truly love them.

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Boarding your Fur Baby is one way. You've gotten some answers here. Having Dogs & sitting for others, I would always prefer a sitter myself. I understand the $ end of it on top of your travel expenses. I stay in my home when I'm sitting for anyone's Dog. They are treated like family, even sleep in my room at bedtime. The cost is minimal too! Just a thought. :)

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User in Issaquah, WA
Jan. 27, 2019

You can board with your vet for $50-100 a night--but don't do it unless it's an emergency! They spend most of their time isolated in a small kennel. We use Rover.com. It includes pet insurance and emergency vet care. Prices vary per sitter (expect to pay $35-85). The newest sitters are usually the cheapest. It's worthwhile to pick someone with experience. Our pugs are so much more comfortable in our house. Some Rover sitters offer doggie boarding but we've never done that. Meet and greets (where the sitter comes to meet you and your animals to see if they're a good fit) are free. They guarantee your sitter once you book with them. And they provide a replacement if yours cancels. We liked the third sitter we met the best and we've used her ever since and pay $50 a day (plus a large tip since Rover takes a portion). Promo code HAPPYTAILS1320 is good for $20 off your first booking with any sitter (any city/state) and does not expire! Good luck!

Alvin in New York, NY
Jan. 27, 2019

I've just started with Rover .com 2.5 months ago as a dog-sitter/boarder and love it! The animals actually become my animals and are spoiled to death! I love them. And you're right about Rovers fees and newest sitters being the cheapest. But like you, maybe my client whose pet I've cared and watched over four times so far will increase my pay (well, though it would be nice, I'm really grateful for the work and to be around such wonderful and beautiful animals. The pay is secondary)

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User in Medfield, MA
Aug. 15, 2017

When you take a dog overnight I charge $50.00 but do you charge more fro the next day if the stay in your home ? I just started my own dog care as of now I chargeĀ $50.00 a day at my home.

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If you go to a boarding place then around $150 because most don't offer sunday pick up and you will have to pay 2 to 3 fully days but if you do in home boarding which is less stressful for your dog you could easily pay $60 to. $75

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Depending on the size of your pet you can be charged anywhere between $20 for a small dog or cat to $40 for an extra large do. You are charged per calendar day so if you don't make it before closing you are charged an additional day. Most places then charge for additional services like playtime and administering medication. Pet sitters on the other hand, they charge per walk or per day depending on the sitter. The benefit is your dog is left in a stress free environment where they can have one on one attention and feel safe at home.

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User in Lakehead, CA
Jan. 31, 2015

It Depends upon the size of the Dog Usually From $25.00 to about $50 or $60 a day I have a small Dog and pay about $50.00 for the Weekend

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User in Dallas, TX
Nov. 9, 2015

At our clinic in Dallas, we chare $35 for up to 50 lbs and $45 over 51 lbs.

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Hi, Fees will depend on the area you live in. Overall, finding a trustworthy pet sitter who is willing to stay In your home will end up being cheaper for you, and more restful for your animals. To answer your question more specifically, in one of my previous residences, boarding two animals cost almost 70 a night with nothing extra as far as attention/play/additional walks. Personally at the time I charged a 50 nightly fee and I also would do any additional home needs/pet needs you had while you were gone.

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User in Bushkill, PA
Dec. 27, 2015

IN Bushkill Pa, it is $25/night for a medium dog, $5 more for a large dog. No Sunday pick up.

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