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Best Dog Boarding Facilities in Pasadena

Our Recommended Top 7

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Pasadena Dog Boarding Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Pasadena, CA
  • Dog Boarding
  • Puppy Care

Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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4.5

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Pasadena, CA

Why choose this provider?

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Azusa, CA 91702
  • Daycare
  • Puppy Care

Why choose this provider?

Sky's the Limit is a business that offers a diverse array of pet services, including dog walking, pet sitting, pet boarding, and pack hiking. The company serves the Pasadena metro and the surrounding areas. Sky's the Limit also offers pet taxi services, bringing pets to grooming or vet appointments. Owner Aki came from Japan and has been surrounded by animals since she was a child. Her business is named after her dog Sky, who passed away in 2014 because of cancer.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (64)
Google
4.8 / 5 (9)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)

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5.0
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Los Angeles, CA
  • Training

Why choose this provider?

Cognitive Dogs is a dog training business that serves Pasadena and the surrounding communities. It offers a board and train service where dogs stay at its facilities for two or more weeks and are taught basic obedience skills, useful tricks, and other important life skills. Cognitive Dogs uses a positive reinforcement approach to improve pets' behavior. Trainer Kristin Burke is a certified behavior consultant, professional dog trainer, and behavior adjustment training instructor. She uses humane science-based methods of training to achieve intended results.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (30)
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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1861 Whitley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Dog Walking

Why choose this provider?

A Big Dog House offers dog boarding facilities to pet owners in the Pasadena metro and its surrounding areas. Other services that the business provides include proper leash training and dog walking services. It utilizes positive association and the power of packs for clients' dogs to unlearn negative behaviors, such as pulling on leashes and excessive barking. With more than 20 years of experience, A Big Dog House values dogs' health, confidence, and overall wellbeing.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (11)

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642 East Edna Place, Covina, CA 91723
  • Grooming
  • Dog Walking

Why choose this provider?

Dog On Fun is a Covina-based business that offers numerous services for Pasadena pet owners, including dog boarding. Enclosed kennels that range from 25 to 100 square feet are housed in an indoor, climate-controlled facility while separate outdoor kennels provide space for the staff and canine guests to interact and play at least four times a day. Cots, toys, and personal beddings are also provided on-site. Company owner Shireen is a veterinarian technician who began studying dog training in 1997.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (93)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (1)

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5.0
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11450 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91604
  • Grooming

Why choose this provider?

Serving the Pasadena area, Sam's Green Paw is a full-service dog care company that offers a cage-free environment. It offers boarding services that include complimentary food for breakfast and dinner. The facility also offers daycare services with walking, hiking, and grooming options. Initially founded as Sam's Play It To The Bone, the pet hotel expanded its services and rebranded as Sam's Green Paw in 2010. Sam's Green Paw is backed by over two decades of industry experience and is Green-certified by LEED.

Reputation:

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4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (240)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (32)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Dog boarding, sometimes referred to as doggie day care, offers pet-sitting services for dogs of varying breeds and ages. Services provided include overnight housing in temperature- and light-controlled kennels, medication administration, bathing, and feeding with veterinarian-approved food or food brought from home.

    Dog boarding and doggie day care facilities provide owners with peace of mind in knowing that their pets are being cared for by licensed and trained professionals. Boarding options range from one to 30 days or longer, and many companies offer additional services, such as spa treatments and obedience training.
  • What is dog boarding? 

    Dog boarding facilities provide housing and care for dogs for short- and long-term stays. Services include kenneling, daily exercise, feeding, and grooming. While at-home pet sitting providers offer similar services, the main difference between the two is that professional facilities are licensed, and they must follow state regulations to ensure the safety of animals in their care.

  • What is included with dog boarding?

    Services included with dog boarding can vary based on specific facility offerings, but most boarding centers offer daily exercise programs, clean, sanitized bedding, temperature-controlled housing, fresh water, and veterinarian-approved dog food. Boarding technicians also administer required medications and supplements, and many facilities offer grooming and bathing services.

  • Should I board my dog at the vet?

    Certain veterinary offices provide boarding services, as overnight staff are readily available, and animals have immediate access to medical care. While boarding a dog at the vet is perfectly safe, some dogs are uneasy about going to the doctor, leading to anxiety and resistance at drop-off.

  • What is board and training for dogs?

    Board and training programs for dogs combine overnight boarding with obedience training. Dogs stay at boarding facilities throughout their training programs, which typically last between one and four weeks. During their stay, dogs are trained to hinder behavior, such as jumping and pulling on leashes, and they learn basic commands, such as heel and stay.

  • Do dog board and train programs work?

    Board and train programs have proven to be effective for many dogs, as they learn everything from basic commands to new behaviors that result in positive reinforcement. However, not all dogs respond to board and train programs, so alternative training and behavior modification courses may be necessary in some cases.

  • Are there any regulation requirements for dog boarding facilities?

    Specific regulation requirements for dog boarding facilities can vary from state to state, but all kennel owners must obtain the appropriate licensing, and property must be zoned for kenneling. Additionally, all facilities must be designed to remain structurally sound and maintain fresh-air ventilation systems, and hot and cold running water is required.