Dog Boarding Near Lafayette, CA: Top Options and Community

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Trinity

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Female

Trinity is a mature 5 yr old yellow lab. Loves walks, naps, and being fed. Loves being around other dogs pretty playful.

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Sunny

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Cocker Spaniel

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

Our dog Sunny is the kindest dog I have ever had. She gets along with other smaller dogs, but feels intimated by larger ones.

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Dexter

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 35 lbs

  Age: 12 years old

  Gender: Male

We’ve lived in Lafayette since 2000. Wanting to enjoy some travel adventures now that we’re retired and look forward to meeting some like minded folks!

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Berkeley

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 9 years old

  Gender: Male

We’re a human family of four and have an 8.5 year old golden retriever. We love exploring our town and taking walks. Berkeley (our dog) is a goofy and loving dog and is kind with all humans and dogs.

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Sammy & Elli

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 13 years old

  Gender: Female

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 55 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

My wife, Jenny, and I are empty nesters and are lucky to have a large backyard that our girls, Sammy and Elli can enjoy. We love friendly dogs that get along well with other dogs and enjoy walks both on or off leach. We are looking for a family or families that would be interested in doing boarding swaps when needed for our two golden retrievers.

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Leo

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 55 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of five in Lafayette: myself, my husband, two sons, and our goldendoodle pup. We work from home the majority of the week. Our family requires hypoallergenic pets due to allergies. Our dog is about 55 pounds, which is the maximum size we would be comfortable with.

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Ollie

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 80 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

Pretty quiet household with one adult female, one teenager (female), one male lab (4 years old) - Ollie - super socialized, hikes with Diablo Dogs every day and gets along with everyone but doesn’t like aggressors and has less tolerance for pests now that he’s an adult. That said he still loves to play! We have one cat who isn’t a big fan of dogs so would want guests that don’t have high prey drive and will ignore her. I work in SF during the week, so short weekend stays will be best when I’m home. Ollie is a great listener and Velcro dog that will follow you around. Yes he gets up on one couch at our house if the blanket is on it and sleeps in my bed if it’s not too hot. But he will likely go where he’s told and find a comfy spot that smells right for him at a new house. He’s a sweet, good boy!

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Kiki

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Cockapoo

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

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Elisa Widjaja

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Havanese mix

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Coco is a sweet pup, a bit timid with strangers initially, but would warm up eventually. He loves being with his human. He is pretty chill during the day, sleep most of the time. Doesn't require lots of walks. Love to run off-leash in the open space. He knows basic command such as sit, down, stay and paw. He pulls on leash (still working on fixing that) He sleeps in the crate at night and is house trained.

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Luna

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Rescue

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

My husband recently retired, I work from home and Luna keeps us both active. Luna is a playful loving dog. Luna is brilliant! She is crate-trained and enjoys bathing in the sun.

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Paddington Bear (goes by Bear)

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: French Bulldog

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Bear is the only 4 legged member of the family, his human brothers are teenagers. We are hosting virgins, eager for Bear to have a playdates.

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Mac

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

A family who loves their fur baby. We have always had a Labrador in our family. We have raised 3 boys. 1 still remains in the house in high school. We have a fenced in backyard. Our current fur baby is 7 months old and food motivated. Working on commands. Needs a place to do zoomies or run around. Loves water and playing chase.

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Leo

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Border collie/shepherd Mix

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! We have a 4 yr old border collie/German shepherd mix! He is a sweet cuddle bug and loves being outdoors. Don’t think he would be great with cats. We also have a rambunctious toddler and a lovely yard.

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Holly

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Australian Labradoodle

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Female

We live in Lafayette near Reservoir. We do not have a yard but love lots of nearby leash walks/outdoor secure deck for sun bathing. Mom is home based and we have a young teen pup lover. Dad has hybrid office work schedule. Holly is a 25lb 6 yo labradoodle. Super sweet and lower energy but loves her walks and fluffy toys. Sleeps a lot during the day and loves people cuddles and belly rubs. She is crate trained and goes there if we run out and often overnight (when not sleeping with sister). We do not typically crate during day more than 4 hours (after potty break) and only if can’t take with us. We would be seeking similar swap/style of pup parent (crate trained preferred).

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Lisa

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Australian Cattle Dog

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Female

Lisa is our Australian cattle dog family member. She is about 3 years old, spayed, fully vaccinated, dog-savy, dog/kid-friendly and vetted with cats. She is a happy easy going doggo we adopted through the rescue. We occasionally need to find a temporary arrangement for her when we travel internationally. We welcome other dogs, spayed/neutered/vaccinated at our home in Lafayette (near Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek).

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Jada

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 10 years old

  Gender: Female

Hi! We have a sweet, 9-year-old brown lab rescue named Jada. We work from home mostly and have two young kids so she's great with children. Jada's well mannered in the house (doesn't jump up on furniture w/o permission), won't run away and loves to be around people. If you dare to play fetch with her, she'll do it for hours and always drops the ball at your feet. This is our go-to in lieu of a walk which makes her a happy, tired camper. We do have a fenced yard and a school with a large field at the end of our street which we take advantage of. Our 9 year old son really wants another dog and thought we'd host a few first to see if we can handle it.

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Nora & Riley

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Border Collie

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 9 years old

  Gender: Female

  Breed: Standard Poodle

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 13 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi. We have two dogs and two cats. They all live peacfully (for the most part!) with one another. Our border collie is 9 and our mini poodle is 13. Both are very mellow and low maintenance. They are eachother's best friends. We have a dog door we leave open 24/7 that leads out to a double fenced 6+ foot fence with a gigantic back yard.

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Jelly & Pudding

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

Jelly and pudding are so cute dogs! They love each other so much ! Super playful.Jelly loves cuddle and Pudding loves sleep. They loves dog’s snacks. Pudding is still puppy sometimes have pee accident but mostly is okay :) They sleeping with us( spoiled dogs :) )

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Daisy

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 75 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

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Ross

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: French Bulldog

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

We have a 1.5 frenchie. Interested in hosting bulldogs or medium sized dogs that like children and do not need a lot of exercise.

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Bernee & Twyla

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

  Breed: Double doodle (goldendoodle/labradoodle mix)

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

Hi neighbors! I am Kat and I live in Lafayette, right by the trail, with my 2 young daughters and husband. We now have 2 dogs! But willing to separate. Bernee is a non-shedding hypoallergenic goldendoodle named Bernee. He weighs about 30 lbs and his birthday is April Fools (born in 2021). He is a very friendly pup and loves all dogs (no matter how shy) and people equally. He is neutered, crate trained and knows most basic tricks (VERY treat motivated!). He is not allowed on the furniture. We walk him 2-3x/day on the local trail and would offer the same thing for your pup! Twyla is our newest addition, she was born May 11, 2022 and we are training her to be similar to Bernee. She is a double doodle and is 31 lbs (looks smaller but weighs more than her brother!). We would love to host your pup! Bernee hasn’t met a dog he doesn’t like. We have a decent sized fenced in backyard.

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Chibo

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Blue Heeler Rat Terrier

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

Chibo is a sweet ACD/Rat Terrier mix. She's 20 lbs and loves to socialize. Kisses and wiggles are on the menu!

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Athena

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Female

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Thor

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

We live in Lafayette with our two kids and the most friendly and gentle bernedoodle puppy! Everyone loves him

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Sumo

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Pug

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 11 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! We are Lauren and Michael and are designers. Currently based in Lafayette, in the East Bay where we live with our very sociable and energetic toddler and our very chill and food-obsessed pug, Sumo. Sumo is 20 lbs, 9 years old and loves being around little kids, adults and other dogs. He’s easy to care for, house-trained and loves cuddling on the couch.

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Ziggy

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi, we are a family of 4 with our three year old goldendoodle Ziggy being our newest member:). Ziggy is a super sweet mellow guy, whose only naughtiness is eating small soft toys :)

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Ranger

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: unknown- lab/pit terrier/shepherd/husky ?

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of 4 w/2 teens who love dogs. Our dog "Ranger" is a 60lb rescue mutt around 1.5 yrs old who is super friendly with no signs of toy or food aggression. He loves playing w/other dogs or fetch. An ideal doggy match would be sweet and playful but not over the top w/energy- although that’s fine if it wears them out. He follows me around all day and lays around the house.

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Charlie

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of 5, including two kids (10 and 12) and our 3 year old dog, Charlie. We are happy to host small-medium sized dogs in our pet-friendly home. We have a fenced in backyard and take Charlie on 1-2 walks a day. We are flexible with dogs on the couch, bed, crate, etc.

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Teddy

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Male

I am a full-time math, Spanish, and writing tutor on zoom. My boys and I like to travel from time to time. We have a golden retriever who is five years old. He’s super sweet and loves to cuddle. We are very responsible and seek out the same in other people. We would like to find other dog owners in Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda for exchanges. We live in an apartment, so smaller dogs are preferred. My son loves corgis, so those are especially desirable. Another dog smaller than our guy would be great or any small fluff ball is awesome. 😁🐕❤️ We love animals and have a lot of experience with them. We’ve had chickens, turtles, fish, and have taken care of cats and other pets for friends.

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Teddy

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

I'm a dog dad and professional dog walker with 8 years of experience walking, sitting, and training dogs located in Lafayette.

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Mochi

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Sheepdog-poodle mix breed

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

We love hosting because our Mochi, a 1.5 year old rescue poodle mix loves playing with friends! We treat dogs like family!

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Pluto

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Australian Labradoodle

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

Pluto the Dwarf Planet is a small Australian Labradoodle who loves people more than food. She's very playful and loves playing with toys and other dogs. The love of her life is a stuffed hotdog...she is 23 lbs, crate trained and housetrained. She loves going on walks and visiting fully fenced dog parks. Leashed hikes at the Lafayette Reservoir are one of her favorite things! But she'd rather play with another doggo than go for a walk! Loves to play fetch! She sleeps at night in her crate, which she loves!

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Holly

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Havanese

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Female

We are a Lafayette family looking for vacation trades for our Havanese. She is pretty mellow and her breed is designed for apartment living

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Matilda - we call her “Tilly”

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Cavalier/Poodle/Chihuahua

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

Hi - I’m Jen. I’m an Aussie-American raising my teenage boys, Val & Xavier, in Lafayette with my hubby, TJ. Tilly joined our family in April this year and is such a delight. We also have a cat named Chopper who is indoor/outdoor. Chopper is part Bengal so doesn’t shed very much.

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Tycho

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Mixed

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

Our dog is part of our family, and if yours stays with us they will be treated that way too! We hike on local trails every morning, have a fenced yard, and work from home so someone will be around almost all of the time. Our dog is 7 years old, friendly with dogs and people, and naps most of the day after a morning walk. He isn't interested in long stretches of rambunctious play so if your dog has lots of doggy play energy it probably won't be a great fit.

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Ivy

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Yorkie/chihuahua

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 16 years old

  Gender: Female

Ivy may be elderly but she is my baby! One walk and she’ll happily snooze for the rest of the day. Preferably on a sofa up close to a human.

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Gemma

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Labradoodle

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

Hello! We're a family with three kids - ages 11, 9 and 7 - and one dog - a 1.5yo small labradoodle. We usually work from home and have pretty flexible schedules, and a big fenced backyard. We're happy to host one dog at a time - I struggle with allergies, so we can only host hypoallergenic dogs. Our house is often chaotic, so only dogs who are good with kids :)

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Lily

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 35 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Female

Lily is a 4 year old Goldendoodle. She loves neighborhood walks, belly rubs, and being around people. She's shy at first with new people, but is a sweet, low-key girl. House trained.

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Louie, Lola and Gatsby

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 55 lbs

  Age: 11 years old

  Gender: Male

We have 3 dogs… a year old lab, a nine year old lab and a 14 year old mix. We are dog lovers, have a fenced yard and a pool. Our house has a dog door. We walk our dogs everyday off leash in the open space near our house.

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Theo

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Havanese

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 10 years old

  Gender: Male

We have 2 cats and Theo. He is a 20# alpha male chunk. Havanese ShihZu Yorkshire poodle chihuahua One dog at a time. No shedding. No middle of night bathroom needs.

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Ruthie & Fez

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Labradoodle

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

  Breed: Labradoodle

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Hello community! We are a family of five + 2 pups named Ruthie and Fez. We live in Lafayette, California. The family: Mom (me - taking care of all basic necessities). I work from home and am available to look after pups all day long, Dad (dermatologist willing to also look at a pup's skin problems) is willing to roll on the floor and wrastle, Oldest daughter is leaving for NYU in August and we barely see her. Child 2 is 14 and is responsible for morning dog walks. Child 3 is also 14 and responsible for afternoon dog walks. All dogs get before-bed walks by the parents. We live adjacent to Briones open space so weather permitting, dogs get healthy long hikes in the hills on weekends. We are open to hosting any type of dog(s). We crate our dogs at night so preference for dogs who get crated or sleep on beds outside of human bedrooms. We have a large dog playpen outside as well as a large interior home for dogs to enjoy.

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Jasper

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Schnoodle (schnauzer poodle mix)

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 7 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of five with three older children (19, 16, 12) + Jasper who is a five year old Scnoodle. We work from home many days of the week and we've hosted several dogs. Jasper is a very chill, non-shedding dog. He loves to snuggle and be by humans. He will go for a walk, but is also happy just chilling at home. He's been great with all adults and kids and he might just be a little shy when he first meets you. He is an incredibly low maintenance dog that we love sooo much. Jasper is also a great host, we've had several different dogs at our house and is very good at sharing his food, toys, and blankets.

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Arlo

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Dachshund

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

My husband, Trenton, our dog, Arlo and I are residents of the East Bay and looking to meet some local dogs in the area to keep Arlo socialized. Arlo is a 2 year old, short-hair, double dapple dachshund. He is neutered, micro-chipped, house-trained and normally friendly with dogs if they if they are able to first meet off-leash. Arlo's favorite game is catch/fetch with his orange ball or if you a have a strong arm, tug-of-war is great too! An important thing to note is that Arlo is deaf. He was born with a hearing impairment and as a result, can be reactive to surprise appearances. Arlo is scared of the dark (understandably so given he loses a second sense when the lights are off) so we use a nightlight for bedtime. Arlo isn't great with children at first given their quick movements and tendencies to reach out to pet without an introduction but warms up to them once he understands they are part of the inner circle.

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Bailey

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

Our home is full of kids (12 and 14 yrs) and other pets (3 cats, bearded dragon) and we spend a lot of time socializing Bailey (walks, dog parks, in public) so he's comfortable in a busy house. Bailey is a sweet, playful, confident guy. He loves to go on rides with me in the car. Bailey does great on walks with a gentle lead, likes to chase the ball, and loves to play with other dogs. Bailey is well-behaved guy that would love to spend time with a family and 0-2 extra dogs. We are open to watching another dog with a similar temperament (playful outside, calm inside) and that is well-behaved (no sitting on furniture, etc). Bailey sleeps in a crate at night, so we'd like to watch another dog who also stays in a crate or will sleep on a specific bed/mat.

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Lucy

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Sheepadoodle

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Female

We are a family of 5, sometimes 6 (oldest at college). Lucy is a sweet loving pup, loves people and other dogs. We need hypoallergenic pets. I walk Lucy daily at least 2 miles.

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Duke

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Rat terrier

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Male

Duke loves to meet and greet dogs and sniff around but playing is not his thing. He is a couch potato and loves to cuddle up to humans. We would love to host a dog of similar size. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teens. Duke loves his walks optimally 1-2 x a day. He is allowed on furniture in our home.

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Loofie

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Maltipoo

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 9 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of four humans (two little boys) with our sweet dog Loofie. He is a maltipoo and very low maintenance. He needs a walk in the morning and in the evening. He loves to sit on your lap and be petted. When he gets excited he likes to bark but quiets down quickly. He loves hikes and running. He does not shed.

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Charlie

Lafayette, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 12 years old

  Gender: Male

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Dog Boarding Near Lafayette, CA: Top Options and Community

Are you a dog owner living in Lafayette, CA, who loves to travel or frequently finds themselves out of town? If so, you may be tired of overpaying for expensive dog boarding options while you're away. Luckily, there's a fantastic alternative – a dog boarding community that offers to watch each other's dogs, providing a more affordable and family-oriented experience for your furry friends.

Dog Boarding Options Near Lafayette, CA

When it comes to dog boarding near Lafayette, CA, you have several excellent options to choose from. Here are some of the most popular choices:

1. Professional Pet Boarding Services

These are traditional pet boarding facilities where your dog stays in a designated kennel or suite. They often offer various amenities and services, such as playtime, grooming, and even training sessions.

2. In-Home Dog Boarding

In-home dog boarding is a great option for dogs who prefer a more home-like environment. Your dog will stay with a host family, providing a comfortable and personalized experience.

3. Dog Boarding Exchange Communities

A dog boarding community, like the one in Lafayette, CA, allows dog owners to connect with each other and arrange dog-sitting services. It's a mutual exchange, where you take care of someone else's dog while they do the same for you when needed.

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Key Features:

Community Support: Be part of a close-knit community of dog lovers who understand the importance of mutual care and support for our furry friends.

Personalized Care: Your dog will enjoy individualized attention and a home environment, reducing stress and ensuring a happy stay.

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Benefits:

🐾 Peace of Mind: Travel or go about your day worry-free, knowing your dog is in the hands of trusted and loving families nearby.

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Join WoofyClub today and experience the joy of finding a caring family to watch your dog whenever you need it, all while giving back to fellow dog-parents in Lafayette, CA. Embrace our motto, "Free dog boarding with local dog parents," and become part of our ever-growing family of dog lovers! 🐶🐾

Dog Community Near Lafayette, CA

Being part of a dog community offers numerous advantages, not just for you but also for your furry companion. In Lafayette, CA, there's a vibrant dog community that provides a supportive network for dog owners. Here's why you should consider becoming a part of it:

  • Socialization: Dogs are social animals, and being in a community allows them to interact with other dogs, improving their social skills.
  • Trusted Care: By joining a dog boarding community, you can find reliable and caring individuals to look after your dog when you're away.
  • Reciprocal Relationship: The exchange system ensures that you contribute to the well-being of other dogs while enjoying the same support for your dog.

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Dog Boarding Near Lafayette, CA

When it comes to dog boarding near Lafayette, CA, certain dog breeds are more prevalent in the community. Here are some of the most popular ones:

  • Labrador Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • French Bulldog
  • German Shepherd
  • Poodle
  • Bulldog
  • Beagle
  • Boxer
  • Dachshund
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Dog Boarding Near Lafayette, CA

The cost of dog boarding in Lafayette, CA, can vary based on factors such as the type of boarding service and the amenities provided. On average, here's what you can expect:

  • Professional Pet Boarding Services: $30 - $70 per night
  • In-Home Dog Boarding: $40 - $100 per night
  • Dog Boarding Exchange Communities: Typically free or require a nominal membership fee

Is Dog Boarding Good for Your Dog?

Absolutely! Dogs are pack animals by nature, and staying with a family or in a community setting can be more fulfilling for them than traditional boarding facilities. Here's why:

  • Personal Attention: In a home or community environment, your dog will receive personalized care and attention, which can reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Social Interaction: Interacting with other dogs and people in a community can keep your dog socially active and happy.
  • Home Comforts: Dogs in boarding communities enjoy the comforts of a home, such as familiar smells and cozy spots, making them feel secure.

Why Are Dogs Happier Staying with a Family than Dog Boarding?

Dogs are happier staying with a family or in a community setting due to the following reasons:

  • Human Companionship: Dogs are social animals that crave human interaction, which they get more of in a family setting.
  • Familiarity: Being in a home with consistent routines and familiar surroundings helps reduce stress for dogs.
  • Emotional Bonding: Dogs are capable of forming strong bonds with their caregivers, making the experience more emotionally fulfilling.

What is a Boarding Kennel?

A boarding kennel is a specialized facility that provides temporary care for dogs while their owners are away. These kennels are equipped to offer a safe and comfortable environment for dogs to stay during their owner's absence.

Features of a Boarding Kennel:

  • Individual kennels or suites for each dog.
  • Regular feeding and exercise schedules.
  • Trained staff to care for the dogs and monitor their well-being.
  • Veterinary care on-call in case of emergencies.
  • Opportunities for socialization with other dogs, if suitable for your pet.

Are Dogs Happy in Boarding Kennels?

Many dogs adapt well to boarding kennels and enjoy the experience, while others may find it stressful, especially if they are not used to being away from home or have anxiety issues.

Factors that Influence a Dog's Happiness in a Boarding Kennel:

  • Socialization: Dogs that enjoy interacting with other dogs and people often have a more positive experience.
  • Comforts of Home: Familiar toys or bedding from home can provide comfort and reduce stress.
  • Quality of Care: Dogs will be happier in kennels with attentive and caring staff.

Tips to Ensure Your Dog's Happiness:

  • Pre-boarding Visits: Take your dog for a visit before their actual stay to familiarize them with the environment and staff.
  • Bring Familiar Items: Pack your dog's favorite toys, bedding, or treats to provide a sense of security.

What is the Purpose of Dog Boarding?

The purpose of dog boarding is to provide a safe and supervised environment for dogs when their owners cannot take care of them. It offers peace of mind to dog owners, knowing their pets are well-cared for while they are away.

Benefits of Dog Boarding:

  • Safe Environment: Boarding facilities are designed to keep dogs secure and prevent them from escaping.
  • Professional Care: Trained staff ensures your dog's needs are met and can handle any medical emergencies.
  • Social Interaction: Some boarding options, like dog communities, offer socialization opportunities for your pet.

What is the Difference Between Dog Boarding and Dog Sitting?

While both dog boarding and dog sitting provide care for your pet when you're away, there are significant differences in how these services are provided.

Dog Boarding

  • Location: Dogs are typically taken to a separate facility, such as a kennel or a boarding community.
  • Duration: Boarding is usually for a more extended period, such as days or weeks.
  • Socialization: Some boarding options offer opportunities for dogs to interact with other dogs.

Dog Sitting

  • Location: Dog sitting usually takes place in the owner's home.
  • Duration: Dog sitting is often for shorter periods, like a few hours to a day or two.
  • Individual Attention: Dog sitters can offer more one-on-one attention, making it suitable for dogs that prefer a familiar environment.

Should I Bathe My Dog After Boarding?

Bathing your dog after boarding can be beneficial, but it's not always necessary. The need for a bath depends on the length of their stay and their activities while boarding.

When to Consider Bathing:

  • Extended Stay: If your dog had an extended stay, a bath might help freshen them up after the boarding experience.
  • Dirty or Smelly: If your dog got excessively dirty or developed a noticeable odor during boarding.

Tips for Bathing Your Dog After Boarding:

  • Use Dog-Friendly Shampoo: Make sure to use a shampoo specifically formulated for dogs to avoid skin irritation.
  • Gentle Approach: Be gentle and patient, especially if your dog is not used to baths.
  • Drying: Thoroughly dry your dog to prevent them from catching a chill.

Why Dog Boarding Near Lafayette, CA Has a Thriving Dog Community

Lafayette, CA, has a vibrant and thriving dog community that offers a supportive network for dog owners. This unique aspect sets it apart from traditional dog boarding facilities and highlights the advantages of relying on each other for dog care when owners are out of town.

Factors Contributing to the Thriving Dog Community:

Community Spirit

Lafayette is a close-knit community that values neighborly support and cooperation, which extends to caring for each other's dogs.

Shared Values

Dog owners in the area often share similar values and priorities when it comes to their pets' well-being, creating a foundation for a strong community.

Mutual Trust

Dog owners in Lafayette have built trust and camaraderie over time, making them comfortable with the idea of sharing dog-sitting responsibilities.

Dog-Friendly Environment

Lafayette boasts numerous dog-friendly parks, walking trails, and outdoor spaces that encourage socialization among dogs and their owners.

Growing Awareness

As more dog owners discover the benefits of a dog boarding community, the network continues to expand, reinforcing its vitality.

The Importance of Relying on Each Other for Dog Boarding

In a dog boarding community near Lafayette, CA, relying on each other for dog care offers several significant advantages over expensive dog boarding facilities:

  • Cost-Effective: Dog owners save money by exchanging pet-sitting services, eliminating the need for expensive boarding options.
  • Personalized Care: Dogs staying with a trusted family or in a familiar community setting receive individualized attention and care.
  • Reduced Stress: Staying in a home environment reduces stress for dogs compared to traditional boarding facilities.
  • Socialization Opportunities: Interacting with other dogs and members of the community keeps dogs socially active and happy.
  • Reciprocal Support: Owners can count on each other for reliable dog care, fostering a sense of community and reciprocity.

How to Get Involved in the Lafayette, CA Dog Boarding Community

If you're a dog owner in Lafayette, CA, and want to be a part of the thriving dog boarding community, here's how you can get involved:

  1. Join Online Forums: Look for local dog boarding groups or forums where dog owners connect to arrange pet-sitting exchanges.
  2. Attend Meetups and Events: Participate in dog-related events and meetups in the community to network with other dog owners.
  3. Start Small: Begin by connecting with a few dog owners you feel comfortable with and gradually expand your network.
  4. Build Trust: Establish trust with other members by participating actively, offering help, and being reliable in caring for their dogs.
  5. Communicate Clearly: When arranging dog-sitting exchanges, communicate clearly about your dog's needs and preferences to ensure a positive experience.

By joining the dog boarding community, you not only save on pet-sitting expenses but also become part of a supportive network that prioritizes the well-being of your furry companion.

Final Thoughts on Dog Boarding Near Lafayette, CA

Dog boarding near Lafayette, CA offers a fantastic alternative to traditional boarding facilities through its thriving dog community. By relying on each other for pet-sitting needs, dog owners can enjoy peace of mind while traveling or being away, knowing their beloved companions are in the care of trusted and caring families.

At WoofyClub, we understand the value of community support in providing the best care for our furry friends. That's why we connect dog-parents with caring families in Lafayette, CA, who are eager to watch your dogs when you need it, all free of charge. Join our ever-growing network of dog lovers and be part of this fantastic community today!

Remember, your dog's happiness and well-being matter, and being part of a supportive dog boarding community can make all the difference. Connect with WoofyClub and experience the joy of knowing your dog is in good hands with a caring family nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dog Boarding Near Lafayette, CA

Can I trust someone from the dog boarding community with my dog?

Yes, reputable dog boarding communities have screening processes and reviews from other members, ensuring trustworthy individuals are part of the network.

How can I become a member of the Lafayette, CA dog boarding community?

To join the community, search for local dog boarding groups or networks online and follow their registration process.

What if my dog has specific dietary or medical needs?

You can discuss your dog's needs with the boarding family or community members beforehand to ensure they can accommodate those requirements.

How long can I leave my dog with a boarding family?

The duration of your dog's stay will depend on the arrangements you make with the boarding family. It can range from a day to several weeks.

What happens if my dog doesn't get along with another dog in the community?

A good dog boarding community will have protocols in place to ensure a safe environment for all dogs. If compatibility issues arise, they can be addressed with the involved parties.

When should I start making arrangements to board my dog within our community?

We encourage you to initiate your boarding arrangements as early as you can, preferably the moment you have your travel dates set. The majority of our community members usually commence this process approximately two months before their holiday. Planning ahead in this way helps other community members to effectively get ready to care for your dog, providing a seamless and worry-free experience for both you and your pet.


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