Laurels
Best Dog Boarders
in Oakland
2017

Why These Dog Boarders?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog boarders on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog boarders in Oakland, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Barking Buddhas

Barking Buddhas is a dog walking business based in Oakland, CA, and proud to serve the residents and pets of the surrounding communities. The company's walks include group hikes along many of the most exciting vistas in the area. In addition to dog walking, Barking Buddhas also offers dog boarding services. Barking Buddhas owner Nick Carrel is registered with the dog*tec Dog Walking Academy and certified in pet first aid and CPR. His experience with pack management and positive training techniques gives him the skills and expertise to guarantee safe and engaging experiences for every dog under his care. Barking Buddhas is a member of and insured through Pet Sitters Associates.

Oakland, CA(510) 543-1980

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Diablo Dog Walking

Diablo Dog Walking is a pet services company proud to serve its human and animal neighbors in Pleasant Hill, California, and beyond. The company's services include group hikes, dog training, house visits, and limited boarding and board-and-train services. Diablo's walks are one-hour off-leash excursions in the regional parks of Contra Costa County. Clients interested in training have a couple different options. The first includes one-on-one work on general obedience and leash training. For this option, Diablo updates clients on their dog's progress via email and video. The other training option, for more complicated issues, involves one-hour visits to a client's home.

Pleasant Hill, CA(925) 285-6871

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Fur and Feather Pet Care

Fur and Feather Pet Care is a pet boarding company proud of its ability to offer clients' pets loving and high-quality care in their homes. FFPC is a licensed, insured, and bonded company for additional client peace of mind. All of the company's sitters hold certification in pet CPR from the American Red Cross and have extensive veterinary or animal care experience. Fur and Feather Pet Care's professional affiliations include membership in Pet Sitters International. The company's services include home visits once, twice, or three times daily with options for feeding, walking, litter box cleaning, medication administration, play time, brushing, and cage-free time for birds.

Oakland, CA(510) 861-4793

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Green Dog Pet Care

Green Dog Pet Care is a professional pet care provider serving Berkeley, CA, and the surrounding communities. The company is committed to being both pet-friendly and eco-friendly. Green Dog Pet Care's complete menu of pet services includes individual walks and pet visits for animals who need a bit of extra love, pet boarding services, and group walks. The company's group walks include adventures to natural parks and trails in the Bay Area such as walks along the shaded trails of Wildcat Canyon, swimming in the bay with friends, and playing catch at the top-ranked dog park in North America, Point Isabel.

Berkeley, CA(510) 684-7443

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Jet Dog

Jet Dog is an East Bay pet service company that prides itself on providing dog owners peace of mind through daily walking adventures, dog boarding, and dog training. The company's staff follows eight quality-of-care tenets that set Jet Dog apart from other dog walkers. Those tenets include giving dogs special attention while keeping them safe, practicing peaceful entry and exit, playing calming classical music, using "happy talk," instigating play, bringing water, and being thoughtful when planning excursions to accommodate the personalities and preferences of each dog. Jet Dog offers flexible scheduling and requires no minimum on dog walking days.

Oakland, CA(510) 821-0919

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Metro Dog

Metro Dog is a Richmond, CA pet services company with a commitment to providing each pet the individual care they require. During boarding, Metro Dog provides 24-hour supervision to ensure safety and that each pet’s needs are met. Metro Dog's training arm, Metro Dog Academy, offers a variety of options for training, including classes, socials, workshops, and private consultations. The company's walking branch, Metro Dog Walks, offers group walks, private walks, house calls, and overnight pet sits. As part of the company's dedication to being green, Metro Dog uses recycled materials and soy inks for all of its correspondence with clients.

Richmond, CA(510) 526-1367

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Oakland Tails & Trails

Oakland Tails & Trails provides adventures for dogs of all ages and sizes that are fun, safe, and promote healthy socialization. A typical OT&T adventure involves bringing dogs to scenic East Bay Regional Parks and Berkeley coast locations for off-leash experiences filled with games and treats. Founder Amber is insured by KennelPro and DogTec trained in canine behavior, group management, safety, and first aid. The company's full menu of services includes individual dog walking, group hikes, drop-in visits, and boarding in a comfortable, humane environment. As part of OT&T's commitment to green business practices, staff picks up dogs in low emissions vehicles with plenty of room, air conditioning, or heat.

Berkeley, CA(209) 627-5010

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Suzi's Personal Pet Care

Suzi's Personal Pet Care is proud of its ability to walk the extra mile, literally, to give clients' pets the individual attention they deserve. Suzi's Personal Pet Care's complete list of services includes pet sitting, boarding, home visits, dog walking, and training. The company's service area includes El Sobrante, San Pablo, Pinole, Crockett, Martinez, and Concord. Suzi's is a family owned and operated business. The company's two owners have years of professional experience working with nonprofit rescue organizations such as The Paw Fund and Animal Refugee Response. Suzi's is bonded, insured, and certified in pet CPR.

El Sobrante, CA(510) 982-9321

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The Alpha Dog Walker

The Alpha Dog Walker has served the East Bay since 2006, providing high-quality dog boarding and walking services to its neighbors in Oakland, Piedmont, Montclair, San Leandro, and the surrounding communities. The company's full menu of services includes short walks, off-leash dog walking, in-home pet sitting, and dog board at The Alpha Dog Walker's house for dogs 40 pounds and under. The company has designed its dog walking service specifically to provide dogs with a weekly regimen of exercise, socializing with other dogs, and contact with the natural surroundings they crave. Company co-owner Greg is certified by the American Kennel Club.

Oakland, CA(510) 282-6838

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The Natural Dog

The Natural Dog is a pet service company based in Oakland, CA and proud to serve the members of the surrounding communities. The Natural Dog is family owned and operated by husband and wife Paul and Nora Oliphant. Paul founded the business in 2013 before Nora joined on the next year. Together, they run a company that is dedicated to high-quality attention to every dog in their care. The Natural Dog's full menu of services includes off-leash trail adventures in packs and boarding at the couple's home. The Natural Dog is licensed and holds insurance coverage from Kennel Pro Insurance.

Oakland, CA(630) 805-3300

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Très Chien

Très Chien is a French phrase that means "very dog," and this dog service company offers a variety of services that cover all aspects of dog care. The company performs every service it offers, from walking and training to overnight care, with utter focus on doing what is best for the dog in Très Chien's care. It is this focus that helps Très Chien's team fulfill its mission of providing a positive experience for every client and dog. Très Chien is fully insured and bonded in the state of California, and every staff member is PetTech Certified.

Emeryville, CA(510) 698-9079

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