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Dog lovers go online to find alternatives to kennels

We are always looking for ways to improve the lives of our dogs. Whether it means making sure to buy the highest quality dog food for them or ensuring that the house is fit to their needs, we’ll stop at almost nothing to make our dogs’ lives better.

One tricky situation is deciding what to do with your dogs when you’re going out of town. After spending many years leaving our dogs at kennels, it’s difficult to not feel guilty when you pick them up shivery and anxious.

After years of kennel guilt, dog lovers finally have a better solution: home dog boarding through Thanks to, you’re able to board your dog in the home of a trusted and insured dog lover for about $25 per night, depending on your location.

Safe home environment with a responsible dog lover – check.
Love and individual attention – check.
Rates that won’t add up to more than your vacation – check. has pet sitters (aka Hosts) all across the US and Canada. Their dog loving Host community is more than 10,000 strong and each Host has gone through an extensive five step vetting process so you can rest assured knowing that your dog is being cared for by a trusted and experienced pet lover. Here are a few of the Hosts you can find on the site.

  1. KristyAnn B: Located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, this spunky Host not only provides pups with a loving environment and 24/7 care, she’s also a professional photographer who makes sure to send each dog home with their own portrait as a keepsake for their packs. She doesn’t charge a dime for these stunning photos and small gestures like this are key to making DogVacay feel like a community effort.
  2. Abba L: Abba has never met a dog she didn’t love. Her heart has always been for animals, she’s been volunteering at local shelters and fostering dogs in her Texas home for as long as she remembers. She’s CPR certified and knows how to administer medicine, but the best thing about this Host is her complete devotion to the guest dogs. Her warm and calming presence allows even the most anxious guest dogs to relax and enjoy their stay in her home.
  3. Michael L: Mike is a certified dog trainer who has devoted his life to training and caring for dogs. Some guests come for the vacay; others come on a weekly basis for training sessions with Mike. New York pet parents are always shocked and delighted with the new tricks their pups learn during their time with Michael. The ability for a pup to get so much individual attention while they’re being boarded is absolutely amazing.

Next time you’re headed out of town and need to find a place for Spot, bounce on over to to find an amazing dog sitter in your area. Whether you need dog boarding in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or anywhere in between, you’re in good hands with

If you are interested in joining DogVacay’s Host community, and to learn how to become a dog sitter, go to

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