Dog boarding prices

Do you want to have someone take care of your dog while you’re away? That’s an excellent idea. Now the question is, how much does it cost? Keep reading to find out all the answers.

Dog boarding

Dog boarding usually means leaving your dog in the care of somebody else in their home or in a kennel with one or more overnight stays. There are several options available for you if you’re considering boarding your dog while you’re away and some don’t cost much at all. Strictly speaking, a pet sitter is someone who takes care of pets while their owners are away. This can be a friend, a relative or a neighbour.

Dog boarding with friends and family

If you can, why not turn to someone close to you? Your family, friends or a neighbour may be happy to keep an eye on your pet while you are away. Entrusting your dog to someone you know is usually the easier: this is the way not to worry about a stranger coming into your home. It also makes things easier for your dog as it probably already knows the person. You certainly don’t want to leave your pet in the care of someone you don’t know or trust, so this option offers a lot of benefits.

Dog boarding with a professional

If you can’t ask someone close, there are companies that specialize in in-home dog sitting services. They have many pet sitters who are ready to travel to your place to look after your pet during your absence. Though you will have to pay the dog sitter, you will also be sure to leave your beloved pet in the hands of an experienced pet sitter.


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A lot of companies offer in-home dog sitting and dog boarding services provided by pet sitters who meet all your requirements. Holidog, the number one pet-sitting platform, is the go-to place. There are solutions to every problem and rates for every budget. You have two choices: either the pet sitting happens in your own home or at the pet sitter’s home.

Rates for professionals

The average daily cost for in-home dog boarding is around $20. Usually, the daily costs decrease as the duration increases. For one week, you’re looking at a total cost of about $100. Some pet sitters offer unbeatable prices in order to gain more assignments. A low rate does not necessarily mean poor quality.


One option for dog owners is dog boarding in kennels where your dog can stay while you are absent. Your dog will be left in the care of caretakers similar to a short hotel stay. But what may look like the ideal option for you can be stressful for your dog. Keep reading and find out more about dog kennel’s and the alternatives available to you.


Kennels just like Basic kennels, offering basic services and no extra luxuries can cost just about as much as any other pet sitting service. In general, it’s hard to say exactly how much a stay in a dog kennel will cost. However, luxury dog kennels can charge prices of over $100 per day.

Other expenses

You as the pet owner are also responsible for pet food that might need to be bought during the dog boarding or unexpected visits to the vet and transportation cost for the pet sitter. Make sure to get the receipts for each expense.

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