Best Dog Boarders
in San Mateo

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 San Mateo, 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.

Bay Area Pet Pals

Bay Area Pet Pals is a licensed, bonded, and insured dog walking and pet sitting company with a service area that includes Atherton, Belmont, Foster City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos, San Mateo, and Stanford. The company's dog walking is private and on-leash dog. BAPP's pet sitting visits may include dog walks, feedings, play time, watering of plants, cat litter box cleaning, small cage cleaning, and general home care services. Bay Area Pet Pals is a highly decorated company, snagging awards in Bay Woof's Sixth Annual Beast of the Bay Awards 2014 and the Best of San Francisco Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

San Mateo, CA(650) 996-6652


Bow Wow Ventures

Bow Wow Ventures offers customers throughout Alameda, San Leandro, Oakland, and Castro Valley dog walking, boarding, and training services. For the safety of the dogs the company walks, BWV is certified in pet CPR and first aid. Bow Wow Ventures' professional affiliations include membership in the East Bay Pet Sitters Association and Pet Sitters International. Dogs at Bow Wow Ventures join a trained walker and a pack of six other dogs for one-hour adventures in the East Bay Regional Parks. The company evaluates and trains every dog it walks in off-leash hiking and trail skills to ensure an hour of safe, exercise-filled hiking.

San Leandro, CA(510) 703-8163


Dirty Paws Co.

Dirty Paws Co. is a company that provides professional dog walking and pet services to the residents of Alameda, Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley, and most of the surrounding communities. Dirty Paws is a fully licensed, insured, and bonded company with certification in pet first aid for maximum customer peace of mind. Across more than a dozen reviews on Thumbtack, the company has earned a perfect five-star average rating. Dirty Paws also won awards in Thumbtack's Best of 2015 and Best of 2016. The company's full list of services includes off-leash hikes, neighborhood dog walking, and pet sitting with walks included.

Oakland, CA(510) 833-0491


Dog Days by the Bay

Dog Days by the Bay provides dog walking in group dog hikes at off-leash parks and beaches around San Francisco, CA. Dog Days by the Bay offers packages for clients who want services five days a week as well as those who only want hikes three to four days a week. Overnight boarding is also available to current clients. Package prices include pickup at the dog's home, transportation, a one-hour hike, and drop-off at home. For customers to work with Dog Days by the Bay, the company requires a copy of current vaccinations, spaying or neutering, flea and tick protection, an ID collar, an evaluation, and transparent communication about health and behavioral issues.

San Francisco, CA(917) 325-3452


Get A Leg Up

Get A Leg Up is a husband-and-wife dog walking team in San Francisco. Because Get A Leg Up only accepts dogs that are dog-friendly and people-friendly, all of the dogs they walk play well with others. Get A Leg Up's belief in positive reinforcement applies to every dog in the company's care. Get A Leg Up is fully insured and bonded through Pet Sitters International, and the company is certified in dog CPR and first aid. Get A Leg Up offers part-time and full-time walking services as well as boarding, picking up dogs from their homes to run and play in the safety of a private ranch in Montara.

San Francisco, CA(415) 341-2102


Jenns Dog Walking and Boarding

Jenns Dog Walking and Boarding knows that tired dogs make happy owners, which is why company owner Jen Dheedene strives to give every dog a thorough workout that uses up all their energy with every walk the company completes. Customers return to Jenns because of how well their dogs behave as a result. While on their walks at Jenns, dogs learn safe social skills, reliable recall, and basic commands such as "come," "sit," "stay," and "leave it." Of course, Jen makes sure the dogs have fun, and the pictures on the company's website show dogs that radiate happiness as they expend energy.

Pacifica, CA(650) 290-0663


Roamin' Rovers

Roamin' Rovers is a professional dog walking, boarding, and pet sitting business that is proud of its reliability and trustworthiness. The fact that Roamin' Rovers has enough new and returning clients to keep the company in business for 20 years speaks for itself. Roamin' Rovers' dog walkers are trained and certified, and they prioritize giving the dogs they walk fun and safe adventures. Roamin' Rovers is SPCA-trained and certified by Dogtec. The company is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. The company's service area in San Francisco includes Pacific Heights, Marina, Cow Hollow, Sea Cliff, Richmond, Laurel Heights, Lower Pacific Heights, Nopa, Presidio, and Russian Hill.

San Francisco, CA(415) 244-2514


San Francisco Surf Dogs

San Francisco Surf Dogs is a professional pet services company that provides dog walking and overnight boarding. Owner and operator Isabel Saques is a licensed commercial dog walker with a GGNRA permit. San Francisco Surf Dogs is insured by Pet Sitters Associates and certified in first aid and care by Pet Tech, all to ensure customers' maximum peace of mind. SF Surf Dogs began in 2009 after Isabel accrued 15 years working as a registered nurse in San Francisco, so customers can trust the quality of care their dogs receive as well as the company's commitment to customer service. Services include group walks.

San Francisco, CA(415) 637-7717



Woofwalks is a San Leandro, CA dog walking business started in 2000. Since then, the company has spent almost two decades walking packs of dogs throughout the Oakland Hills. Woofwalks is insured with Pet Sitters Associates and is a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International Association of Canine Professionals. Woofwalks is also legally permitted with East Bay Regional Parks District. Woofwalks is a green company, and all of its walkers' cars are balanced by Terrapass. Woofwalks has discounts available for multiple-dog households. The company does not take its dogs to dog parks, and its trails are heavily shaded for hot days.

San Leandro, CA(510) 220-0214


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