Dog Boarding Near Orinda, Ca Exploring Affordable And Family-Friendly Options

There are 59+ dog families near Orinda, CA looking to exchange dog boarding favors

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Loving families available for dog sitting

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Betty

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 40 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

We have a medium female goldendoodle named Betty, and two kids under the age of 8. We can host similarly sized pups that are kid-friendly.

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Radhika Bhalla

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Australian Labradoodle

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Male

I live in Orinda with my husband Manik and our doodle Frisco. While we don’t have a fenced backyard (yet), there is ample room for indoor play. And we often go for hikes in the Wilder area or to play in the Wilder Fields. We’ll take care of your fur baby like our own. On that note, Frisco is a pretty chill dog who gets along with humans and other dogs. The two things you need to know before you agree to take care of him: - He has a sensitive stomach and is on a vet prescribed diet. Preparing his meals can be an involved process - mixing dry and wet food; and then coaxing him to eat! - He loves sleeping on the bed (and on the couch during the day). He will ask for permission though. And he will listen to you, but he won’t stop trying. Other than that, he is mostly energetic in the evenings when 30-45 minutes of fetch and some tug-of-war is all he needs to be happy.

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Mars

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi all, our sweet boy Mars is a 6 months old goldendoodle, about 47 lbs and a total sweetheart. He’s house trained, potty trained, and crate trained. We don’t allow him on any furniture at home. During the day I crate him for up to 5 hours and he also sleeps in his crate all night. He loves people and kids! He’s never been to a dog park, but he loves the other dogs in our neighborhood. I don’t think he’s ever seen a cat! He’s the opposite of aggressive- a somewhat cautious and sweet guy, loves kids, and fully understands and obeys “no”. We live in Orinda in the east bay and will be happy to return the favor and watch your sweet one when you’re out too!

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Mocha

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Cavachon

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

Hello! We are a family of 5 (2 kids and a dog 🐶) living in Orinda. Our little pup Mocha is 2 years old and is the light of our lives! He loves to play, go on walks and belly rubs every chance you get. We would love to meet other dog families nearby and build our community 🤗

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Pompom

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Pomeranian

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

He's super cute and easy. 1 or 2 times walk each day. 15 mins of each time is fine.

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Charlie

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Havanese

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Charlie is a super friendly, fun, smart little guy! He loves children and other dogs around his size or a little larger. He’s completely potty trained - he either goes to the door and gives you a look 😂 or rings his bell on the doorknob when he has to go. He sleeps like a dream in his pen (not crate). His personality is pretty calm since he turned two and he enjoys cuddles on the couch and lounging in my office while I work from home. He LOVES to be outside more than anything. We brought Charlie home during the pandemic and then my husband retired and my adult son moved in with us after college so Charlie is a little bit spoiled with constant company and doesn’t like being alone. Charlie would love a busy house with kids or someone who is retired or works from home. We are particularly interested in people who would be able to watch Charlie if we want to go out for several hours during the day or evening. My husband has allergies so we need to host a non-shedding dog and prefer a dog around the same size or a little larger. We have a fenced backyard but there is a small area that a larger dog could easily jump over so our house wouldn’t work well for “jumpers.” Looking forward to making some new human and doggie friends.

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Frankie

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Beagle

  Weight: 40 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

Frankie is a rescue we have had for about a year. He has a great personality, but is slow to warm to others. He is fully potty trained and pretty mellow. Kind of an old dog in a young dog body. He doesn’t have huge needs- just wants love and attention. He has been trained with a professional trained. He is a typical beagle- sometimes kind of stubborn! I’ve had him decide part way through a walk that he no longer wants to walk. And you aren’t going to change his mind!

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Sunny

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Chihuahua mix

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

We are empty nesters and want to start traveling more. Our pup is about 18 lb. Very sweet and gentle. We don’t have cats but he is ok with cats. He never instigate fights with other dogs. Very submissive. He is a bit shy around young kids so I do not want him to be hosted in a home with kids under 10 years old. He can be crated if needed, but typically stay in the family room if we are away. At night he sleeps with us, but again, he can be in his own bed in the family room or in a crate if you have one.

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Lulu

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Boston Terrier

  Weight: 35 lbs

  Age: 9 years old

  Gender: Female

My husband & I are retired but active. Would like to start traveling again but haven’t found a great place for Lulu to stay. She’s been with us 5 years and we’re her 3rd owners so she’s a little anxious without us. She’s 8 years old and needs careful introductions to other dogs.

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DEBRA Carr

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Havanese and morkie

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

I have 2 small hypoallergenic dogs. Bandit is 2 years old - morkie. Santos is 12 - havanese. Both house and crate trained. Great with small dogs although bandit loves all beings big or small.

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Lupin

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Siberian Husky

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 7 years old

  Gender: Female

I would like to exchange with someone for dog sitting.

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Earl

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Standard Poodle

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

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Iverson Smith

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Siberian Husky

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Male

Sweet husky, pretty chill, loves cuddles. Likes walks and hikes. Bone and treat motivated. Well trained.

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Riley

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 90 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

Family with large yard with trails near Orinda home. We work from home. Riley is a large 88 lb sweet golden doodle, almost 7yrs old. Looking for dogs 2+?

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Jack

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

Jack is a 70 pound golden doodle who loves food and loves to play! He does shed and looks more like golden retriever. We can host similarly sized pups that are kid-friendly. We have a large fenced in yard for Jack and his friends to run around and play in.

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Jake

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Mutt

  Weight: 90 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! We are a family of 3 (4, including our dog) and we just moved to Orinda. Jake is a big love bug. He loves butt and belly scratches. He will bark if the doorbell rings but all he wants is a lot of pets. He's good with kids and will usually remove himself if he's getting too much rough attention. In sum, he's a very good boy.

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Buddy

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Australian Labradoodle

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

We have a puppy who loves people, other dogs, and playtime! He is a doodle and we would prefer to host other hypoallergenic breeds due to allergies.

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Mirchi

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 90 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Mirchi is named after a Hindi Language word meaning Chilli Pepper. Just like his name he is full of energy and naughty. Very friendly dog and smart dog.

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Rumi

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 7 years old

  Gender: Male

He's the SWEETEST! he loves all people- kids, toddlers, babies. He likes other animals too - cats, other dogs etc... He does shed but I'll make sure he's been cleaned and combed before coming to your home. He's not allowed on furniture at our home but I have heard that if you'll allow it, he will do it 😉 because he likes to snuggle. But he would never do it without being explicitly promoted to do so. He's totally gentle and doesn't really bark and he definitely doesn't chew up anything. In the past, 3 separate coworkers have watched him and all three have asked for the breeders name because of how well behaved he is. Both his mom and dad were trained emotional support dogs and he's definitely been bred to do the same.

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Missy

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Terripoo

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

I am a fun loving dog mom enjoying the freedom of semi-retirement. Missy (11 lbs) is the cutest little love bug. We enjoy walks around the neighborhood and the Lafayette reservoir. And, she also loves to play in her fully fenced yard. We would love to host smaller housebroken dogs. Missy can be timid at first. But, she warms up quickly. Especially when “cookies” are involved.

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Gibbs

Orinda, CA

  Breed: German Shepherd

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 9 years old

  Gender: Male

My husband and I are looking for someone we can get to know and take care of each other's dogs. We have taken care of other dogs before and it worked really well. We have a male 8 year old German Shepherd named Gibbs. He is pretty active for a dog his age. Our back yard is large and fully fenced. We love to hike and take Gibbs with us. He would really like to have a doggie friend.

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Charlotte

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 12 years old

  Gender: Female

Charlotte is a Covid rescue from UC Davis Vet school where she loyally served as a lab dog for first year students studying anatomy. She has a super mellow temperament, knows lots of commands, loves to cuddle after dinner and plays tugowar when she’s happy. She prefers people to dogs but that’s bc she figured out they hold the treats! She’s on the older side (about 10 y.o.) and starting to show some arthritis in the back hips but she still loves her afternoon walks to satisfy her favorite thing in the world - sniffing!

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Casper

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a dog loving family and have a goofy, super friendly Bernedoodle. Casper loves to play with humans and dogs alike and we are yet to come across a dog he doesn’t like. We have a large fenced in yard for Casper and his friends to run around and play in. We would love to board your pup at our home while you are away. They would be part of the family while they are with us. We are also looking for similar dog loving families who we can trust with Casper’s care while we are traveling.

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Maisy

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Australian Labradoodle

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

Hello! We are a family with 3 young boys and 2 dogs living in Orinda. We are looking for help with our younger dog, Maisy. She’s a 16 month old Australian labradoodle. Very smart, high energy and doing well with her training. We are happy to drop off or host for the right person. Thanks!

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Frankie

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

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Leo

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Cockapoo

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 11 years old

  Gender: Male

We are an empty nester couple with a sweet older small dog who is fully house trained and sleeps in a dog bed at night. Leo is very friendly with strangers and loves most dogs his size (he can get anxious around large dogs). We take him for a long walk every morning and he sleeps most of the day near us while we work from home. Our dog has a back problem and needs meds mixed with his food. Because of his back, the vet has banned him from stairs, so hosting him will be much easier for someone with a one-story house. 😊 We would enjoy hosting a dog (or two) up to 25 pounds with a mellow personality. We are glad to accommodate medications, special foods, crates, and other issues that come along with older doggies. 😃

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Rigi & Bear

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 80 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! We are a family of four people and two very loved labs! We love dogs, have a backyard with a pool, and love to take care of others' dogs too. We do lots of walks/hikes, trips to beach, dog park, etc. Our labs are very friendly and love to play with each other and other dogs. We would love to do an exchange for a trip we have in three weeks! Please let me know if interested. Happy to provide more info!

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Rosie

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

Greetings! We're the Girnary-Moon family, a lively bunch of five. Our team includes Safi, our adventurous 7-year-old, Ayden, the playful 4-year-old, and, of course, our adorable Chipompoo (a mix of Chihuahua, Pomeranian, and Poodle), Rosie. Despite being a boy, we affectionately refer to Rosie as "she" because she won our hearts at the shelter, fulfilling Safi's wish for a girl dog. We're reaching out as we embark on a trip and would love your help in caring for Rosie. Your kindness means the world to us! Additionally, Safi loves going to the dog park to play with other dogs and would relish the opportunity to host other dogs whenever possible. Safi dreams of one day becoming a dog sitter! Warm regards, Seo, Hussein, Safi, Ayden and Rosie

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Bear

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Miniature Poodle

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 12 years old

  Gender: Male

Hello, we are a family of 5, including 2 young children and Bear, our sweet, older mini poodle. Bear is about 15 pounds and low maintenance--he mostly likes to snuggle and sleep. He does not shed. While he's generally very lowkey and does well with our kids, a household with young children or large dogs may not be best for him. We have a large deck and fenced yard and take Bear for short walks around the neighborhood twice a day. We're happy to host dogs that will do well with Bear and with kids, and non-shedding dogs like Bear are preferred due to a family member's allergies. One or both of us is home every day.

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Hunter

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Labradoodle

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

I have a 50 pound labradoodle named Hunter that just turned 7 years old. He is the sweetest boy and gets along with most dogs. I am interested in getting him in play dates with other doodles!

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Bella

Orinda, CA

  Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Female

Bella is great with people and good with most dogs (gets excited the first 5 mins and then calms down). She does love to stare at squirrels all day, not big on playing fetch. She loves to go on walks, but is content to just chill and relax as well. She is 💯 potty trained Not allowed on furniture

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Tara Montanez

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Australian Cattle Dog

  Weight: 45 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

We have been dog owners for over 20 years, are a family of 4 (kids 12 and 14) with a dog door and good sized fenced yard. We have swapped dog hosting with friends many times and it’s always worked well. Zuzu is very friendly and loves company. We run her regularly and walk 2xs a day.

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Denali

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Labradoodle

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Male

Denali loves all humans and thinks he is a puppy. He loves dogs too. And plays well with big dogs, too. We are looking to explore potential vacation swaps if the doggies get along and if we both think its a good fit for our dogs. We live in Orinda and have a safe fenced yard (and pool!) - and prefer someone close if possible. We could use a swap over Memorial Day weekend but that may be too soon. Denali is very sweet. Sleeps most of the day. But can get excited when he sees his favorite people and dogs for sure! He rarely barks, is potty trained, likes to fetch, and usually sleeps at the floor by our bed (but can sleep in a crate too) Please reach out if you think this may be a good fit for you.

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Bugs

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Rat Terrier

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 12 years old

  Gender: Male

Work from home, have a fenced yard, do walks. Prefer low energy dogs less than 30 lbs. We have a senior, Deaf, quiet guy- he no longer plays :-( Also prefer Lamorinda only. I am an experienced pet owner.

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Cyrus & Hunk

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

  Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

We have 2 cavaliers and would prefer to host other low energy cuddly dogs. We have a small doggy door if your dog knows how to use one and a very secure yard.

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Maggie

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

We’re a family of 4 with a teen and a tween, plus our mini Goldendoodle, Maggie. She is house-trained and crate-trained. We’d love to find a nearby family with a similar dog to vacation swap petsitting with.

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Luna

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 55 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Female

Luna is an amazing family dog. She loves people (especially adults) and is her happiest around people. She is very laid back, well behaved, food motivated, and loves playing fetch. When we travel, we typically hire someone to walk and feed her but we are interesting in seeing if she would prefer to stay with another family.

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Churro

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Cavapoo

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

We are a family of 4 with kids ages 10 and 14, and our 2.5 year old cavapoo. Churro, still being a puppy, loves playing with other dogs. She prefers dogs closer to her size. She likes a walk 1/2x day and playing with her toys. One of us is at home most days. We allow dogs on couch, but not on the bed. Would prefer crate trained dogs but not a must. We have a kitten so your dog would need to be ok with cats.

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Blue

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 7 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of 4 living in a quiet Easy Bay suburb. Our dog Blue is a super sweet, chilled out dog.

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Bailey

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Female

We are a family of 5 (me, my husband, 2 kiddos a girl (10) and boy (7) and our fur baby-Bailey who is a 2.5 year old Bernedoodle. We are an active family! Bailey loves walking the kids to school every day with about 10+ kids and 6+ other fur babies. Her favorite things are walks, treats and cuddles. Bailey sleeps on her bed on the floor of our bedroom. Sometimes we travel and when one of our friends who loved Bailey or my mom isn't free we need someone to watch her if we can't take her with us. We've never hosted another dog before but are open to a dog of similar size.

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Spot

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 40 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of 6 plus Spot. We have three very active children (includes Spot). They are playful and loud. Open to swaps/ helping and playdates with friendly dogs and people.

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Declan

Orinda, CA

  Breed: German shep/lab mix

  Weight: 65 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Male

Hello, We’re an easy going pet family with an active lifestyle. We love animals and we’ll love your doggie like they’re part of our family.

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Millie

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Cockapoo

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

I work from home in marketing/communications and we live in Orinda with my husband, 2 teenagers (ages 13 and 16) and our wonderful cockapoo, Millie. We have a fenced in yard. Millie is very social, loves walks, and LOVES other dogs; she visits the dog park frequently. On a typical day, she naps for 2-3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.

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Peanut

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Shih Tsu

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Female

We are 2 retired people, at home most of the time. I am allergic, so can only host dogs that do not shed. I happily seek swap arrangements with compatible partners, female dogs only, and under 30 lbs. Peanut is a 12 lb 3 year old (born in 2020) shih tsu/poodle mix, placid, playful, spayed, trained, with a submissive personality. I prefer dogs in her size range. We live at the end of a cul de sac in Orinda, with a fenced back deck, no grass, wood and concrete, the full length of the property and wraps around. We have a swimming pool that is not fenced in. She can get plenty of exercise just chasing a ball in the yard. We walk her in the street, so she is used to going on macadam. She goes almost immediately when she is taken on walks for business, so she is VERY easy to walk. We take her at around 7-8am, at 12-1pm, again at 5-6pm, and before we go to bed 10pm-11pm. She lets you know if she needs to go out at other times. As she gets older, I find that 3 walks per day are sufficient. We often take a midday walk for exercise, but it is not essential daily. We feed her kibble with some enticement twice a day. She sleeps in our bed. She can sleep anywhere you want, but I advise it to be in your room to minimize her anxiety. We will provide the case she can use with the door open as a bed as well. She is an easy guest. She has a pin in her right front leg from a puppy injury, so she has to be handled with that awareness, so the leg is not aggravated. I have 2 grandchildren, age 5 and 8 in 2024, who come to visit on occasion. Their dog, a 10+ year old poodle mix comes at times also.

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Zoe

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Female

Zoe is living with us since 8 weeks old, she is such happy dog and make my whole family including two 7 and 9 years old boy so happy.

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Colette & Evie & Arlo

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Chihuahua

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Female

  Breed: American Eskimo Dog

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 9 years old

  Gender: Female

  Breed: American Eskimo Dog

  Weight: 40 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi, I have three dogs. Usually someone stays at my house with them when I am away. It will probably be a unique person who is willing to watch all three of them. I have provided foster care for dogs in the past, and I am willing to watch more than one of yours!

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Lucky

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Female

Lucky is an almost 4 year old mini golden doodle . She is very friendly and gets along with dogs similar sized . She also LOVES humans. She does get very excited upon meeting a new person and may jump up on you despite us trying to train her out of it. Luckily she is only 15 lbs but I do keep an eye on her especially with really little kids so they do not get knocked down by her enthusiasm! She will quickly calm down once she has been able to greet someone. She also does not sleep in a crate at night but will happily sleep on the floor in her bed.

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Leia

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Irish Red and White Setter

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

I am a Doctor in computer sciences currently stay at home mom to 3 kids age 4, 5, and 7 years old. We also have a cat and our dog Leia. Leia is not spayed as she is a show dog. Leia is very loving and full of energy. She adores our 3 kids and cat. She loves to cuddle. We are looking for play dates and swaps near us in Orinda.

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Dodi

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Maltipoo

  Weight: 5 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! My Maltipoo (Dodi) is a playful fellow who enjoys hanging out with other littles. He can be a little vocal, especially when he gets over excited on first meeting, but is generally just a sweet little guy who wants to play. We'll be happy to host your little. I work from home with my 7-lb guard dog always nearby, taking frequent breaks out on our large deck. We usually take one short walk a day since running around and fetch inside the house seems to give him enough exercise. We look forward to meeting!

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Belle

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Miniature Schnauzer

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Female

Nice to woof you!

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Leah Vachani

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 30 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of 4, with two boys in elementary and middle school, and we are total dog lovers. We live in Orinda in the East Bay and our dog Koda is almost 3 years old. He's a rescue dog, about 27lbs, super sweet with humans and dogs, and is very playful. If he could, he would be chased all day long and play "keep away" with a ball.

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Ruby

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 35 lbs

  Age: 10 years old

  Gender: Female

We are a dog loving family of 4 where both adults work from home the majority of the time. Our dog, Ruby, is a miniature Golden Retriever, and loves to be with her people! She can usually be heard by my teammates over Zoom snoring under my desk during the day and following my every move 😆. And if you happen to sing opera.. she will sing along with you. 🎶 Ruby loves other non-aggressive dogs but doesn’t have much experience around cats. She doesn’t require a daily walk as long as she gets some play time in, but will gladly join you for any walks as well! Ruby is incredibly sweet and will greet you each morning as if she hasn’t seen you in months (as well as anyone who comes to your house because they are sure to be her bestie.) She’s not an active barker - however she is vocal. She will greet you loudly when she sees you, let you know how she feels, give you lots of love, and then will chill. She sleeps in her crate nightly. She is very special!

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Charlie

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Shih-Poo

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 10 years old

  Gender: Male

Charlie is a snuggler! He loves belly rubs and loves to play ball. Charlie has a great temperament (ok maybe I’m biased) and lots of fun but he is totally content chilling with you. As a shih-poo he can be expressive and vocal when he has his mind on something - usually it’s a cue that it’s dinner time 😹 Charlie tends to get excited when watching TV especially if there are animals on TV. We sometimes have to separate him from the room if he gets to anxious with the TV on. Also, Charlie has an autoimmune disease that prevents him from receiving all vaccines (this is vet recommended and a contributing factor to why we only board at peoples homes and not at a boarding center). Charlie is not crated and makes himself at home wherever he is. In our home, he is not restricted and has free rein except on the new furniture. He likes to snuggle, friendly with all humans and loves attention. Currently Charlie is on a special diet. I make his food for him and he gets fed 4 small meals a day. Although depending on schedules we sometimes only feed him 3 meals. Meal 1: 7-8a Meal 2: 1-3p Meal 3: 5-6p Meal 4: 7-9p We usually let him out after each meal. He is fine staying at home a full work day without going out for a bathroom break. He’s pretty go with the flow.

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Barney

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Cavapoo

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Male

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Madie & Anna

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 15 years old

  Gender: Female

  Breed: Golden Retriever

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Female

I’m Katie! Married to my hubby Morgan, and mom to human child (1.5) and two dogs and a cat! My first baby, Madie, is a 14 yo lab/shepherd mix, and the most perfect creature on the planet. Our other dog, 3 yo Golden, is Anna and she’s also pretty perfect and requires lots of love. We also have a cat, Ginny, who mostly only likes me. Hosting- happy to host dogs who are kid, cat, and other dog friendly! I’m home a lot of the day and happy to take dog on walks. We also have a fenced in yard! Bring on the shedding, with three pets we won’t notice any more ;) if super low maintenance I can host more than 1 dog at a time too. I’m a big animal person.

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Finnegan

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Family of four (2 kids - 6 and 10) looking to swap our goofy 2 year old Bernedoodle, Finnegan. He's 65 lbs of love. Great with children and other pets if introduced properly. Totally potty trained and non-shedding. Looking forward to hosting your doggo as well.

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Alfie

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 35 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

We are a family of 5, 2 adults, 3 year old boy and 18 month old girl. The it’s Alfie, the always happy and always excited goldendoodle. We live in a nice street in Orinda with a fenced backyard. Alfie loves it here.

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Cali

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Standard Poodle

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Female

Paul and Naomi live in Orinda with our teenage son and dog, Cali. We love the area, hiking, exploring, traveling and going to Tahoe! Cali is an adorable 13lb poodle mix rescue who is 5years old and just as sweet as can be. She doesn’t shed and loves to cuddle and kiss. She is active (can do long hikes, climb rocks or just be let out to go potty if time is limited) and also loves to relax and just sit on her favorite blanket. She has never met anyone she doesn’t love … and the feeling is seemingly mutual. She gets along well with other small dogs and medium or large friendly dogs, both younger and older. Maybe because she was rescued from the streets of Tracy, she doesn’t realize she is little and will act like she’s big … and some other dogs believe her and other just walk on by. She sleeps on our bed, but is likely fine on her blanket on a dog bed or couch, as well (she basically rejected being crated around the time the pandemic started and we were fine with it).

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Casper

Orinda, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 25 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Female

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Dog Boarding Near Orinda, Ca Exploring Affordable And Family-Friendly Options

If you're a dog owner in Orinda, CA, who loves to travel or frequently finds themselves out of town, finding the right dog boarding solution can be a challenge. Traditional boarding options can be expensive and may not offer the personalized care that your furry friend deserves. But fear not! In this article, we will explore the best dog boarding near Orinda, CA, including affordable and community-driven options that will ensure your dog's happiness and well-being while you're away.

Dog Boarding Options In Orinda, Ca

When it comes to dog boarding near Orinda, CA, you have several excellent choices. Whether you prefer a professional facility or a more personal touch, there are options to suit every dog owner's needs. Here are some of the top-rated boarding options in the area:

Professional Dog Boarding Facilities

These facilities offer a structured environment, trained staff, and various amenities to keep your pup comfortable during their stay.

Home Dog Boarding Services

Opt for a more home-like setting where your dog can stay with a caring individual or family while you're away.

Dog-Sitting in Your Home

Some services provide dog sitters who will stay in your home, ensuring your dog stays in a familiar environment.

Create Your Dog's Home Away From Home!

  • Discover Loving Homes: Leave your worries behind and let your furry friend stay with caring families in your local community.
  • Free Dog Boarding: Say goodbye to expensive boarding facilities! Enjoy our unique service at no cost.
  • Build Lasting Connections: Join a supportive network of dog parents, where we share our love for dogs and watch each other's pets.
  • Happy Dogs, Happy Owners: Experience the joy of knowing your dog is in good hands, receiving personalized attention and care.
  • Embrace the Community: Be part of a heartwarming movement where we prioritize the well-being and happiness of our beloved pets.
  • Connect and Share: Share your love for dogs and create meaningful connections with fellow dog enthusiasts.

Join the WoofyClub today and be part of a caring community that offers free dog boarding with local dog parents. Your dog deserves the best care, and we're here to make it happen together!

Dog Boarding Community In Orinda, Ca

If you're looking for a unique and cost-effective dog boarding solution, consider joining a dog boarding community in Orinda, CA. This innovative approach involves a group of dog owners who watch each other's dogs while they are on vacation or out of town. It creates a supportive and caring network, offering personalized attention for your pet without the high costs of traditional boarding. Additionally, your dog gets to socialize and build connections with other canine friends.

Most Popular Dog Breeds In Dog Boarding Near Orinda, Ca

In the Orinda area, certain dog breeds are more commonly seen in dog boarding facilities and communities. Here are some of the beloved breeds that frequent these boarding options:

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

Average Cost Of Dog Boarding In Dog Boarding Near Orinda, Ca

Dog boarding costs can vary depending on the type of service you choose. Here's a breakdown of the average costs in Orinda, CA:

  • Professional Dog Boarding: $40 - $60 per night
  • Home Dog Boarding: $30 - $50 per night
  • Dog-Sitting in Your Home: $50 - $80 per night

Remember, joining a dog boarding community may significantly reduce these costs since it's a reciprocal arrangement among members.

Is Dog Boarding Good For Your Dog? Why Are Dogs Happier Staying With A Family Than Dog Boarding?

Many dog owners wonder whether boarding is the right choice for their furry companions. While professional facilities can provide adequate care, dogs often thrive in a home-like environment. Here's why dogs are generally happier staying with a family rather than traditional boarding:

Personalized Attention

In a family setting, your dog receives one-on-one care, affection, and personalized attention, which can reduce stress and anxiety.

Familiar Surroundings

Staying in a home environment with familiar sights, sounds, and smells helps dogs feel more comfortable and secure.

Socialization

Dog boarding communities offer opportunities for socialization, promoting positive behavior and interaction with other dogs.

Less Stress

Being in a home or small-group setting can be less overwhelming for dogs, especially if they are shy or easily stressed.

How To Ensure My Dog Gets Enough Exercise During Boarding?

During your dog's boarding stay, it's essential to ensure they receive enough exercise to stay happy and healthy. Here are some tips to guarantee your pup stays active and engaged:

  1. Provide Exercise Instructions: Clearly communicate your dog's exercise needs and routines to the hosting family or facility.
  2. Include Favorite Toys: Pack your dog's favorite toys for playtime and mental stimulation.
  3. Outdoor Activities: If your dog enjoys outdoor activities, mention it to the host family, and ask if they can take your dog for walks or play in the yard.
  4. Ask About Daily Walks: Check with the boarding service if they provide daily walks or exercise sessions.
  5. Interactive Play: Suggest interactive play sessions, such as fetch or tug-of-war, to keep your dog physically active.

Can I Request Updates Or Photos Of My Dog During Their Stay?

Absolutely! Many dog boarding services understand how important it is to keep you updated on your furry friend. Here's what you can do:

  • Communicate Your Preference: Inform the hosting family or facility that you would appreciate updates and photos during your dog's stay.
  • Set Up Communication: Provide your contact information and discuss how often you'd like to receive updates.
  • Request Photo Sharing: If the service uses social media or messaging apps, ask if they can share pictures of your dog having fun.

What If My Dog Doesn't Get Along With The Host Family's Pets?

If your dog isn't comfortable around other pets, it's crucial to address this concern beforehand:

  • Inform the Boarding Service: Let the hosting family or facility know about your dog's behavior around other animals.
  • Ask About Separation: Check if they can accommodate separate play or living areas for your dog if needed.
  • Consider Home Boarding: If your dog prefers a pet-free environment, opt for home boarding with no other pets.

Any Size Or Breed Restrictions For Dog Boarding Community?

Most dog boarding communities are open to various sizes and breeds, but it's essential to check specific requirements:

  • Inquire About Policies: Ask the boarding community if they have any size or breed restrictions.
  • Consider Your Dog's Compatibility: Assess if your dog will get along well with other dogs in the community.
  • Check for Special Needs: If your dog has special needs, ensure the community can accommodate them.

How Early Should I Book My Dog's Boarding Stay, Especially During Peak Seasons?

Booking early is crucial, especially during peak vacation seasons when demand is high:

  • Plan Ahead: Aim to book your dog's boarding stay at least 4-6 weeks in advance, especially for popular services.
  • Holiday Seasons: For holidays or peak travel times, consider booking even earlier, up to 2-3 months ahead.
  • Confirm Reservations: Always confirm your booking and any special instructions closer to the boarding date.

The Thriving Dog Boarding Community In Orinda, Ca

The success and popularity of the dog boarding community in Orinda, CA can be attributed to several key factors that make it a preferred choice for dog owners. Let's explore why this community thrives and why it's essential to rely on each other for dog boarding needs:

  1. Shared Love for Dogs: Orinda, CA, is a community of passionate dog lovers who understand the importance of providing a loving and caring environment for their pets.
  2. Cost-Effective Solution: By participating in a dog boarding community, dog owners can save money on expensive boarding facilities, making it an affordable choice for everyone.
  3. Personalized Care: The community-driven approach ensures that each dog receives personalized attention and care from familiar faces, reducing stress and anxiety during their stay.
  4. Strong Support Network: Dog owners in the community form a strong support network, assisting each other during emergencies or unexpected events.
  5. Socialization Benefits: Dogs get to socialize with other dogs within the community, promoting healthy interactions and friendships.
  6. Home-Like Environment: Boarding with families creates a cozy and homely atmosphere, making dogs feel more at ease during their stay.
  7. Flexibility and Convenience: With a collaborative approach, boarding arrangements can be tailored to suit individual preferences and schedules.

The Importance Of Relying On Each Other For Dog Boarding

When it comes to trusting others to watch our beloved pets, relying on a supportive community has numerous advantages:

Caring and Familiar Environment

Boarding with people who genuinely care about dogs ensures a safe and comfortable environment.

Cost Savings

By sharing dog boarding responsibilities, everyone benefits from reduced expenses compared to commercial boarding facilities.

Mutual Trust

Within a community, trust is established, and dog owners feel more at ease knowing their pets are in good hands.

Reassurance During Travel

Having a reliable boarding community allows dog owners to travel with peace of mind, knowing their pets are well-cared for.

Building Strong Bonds

The shared experience of caring for each other's dogs fosters friendships and a sense of belonging within the community.

Why Community-Driven Dog Boarding Is The Future?

The growing trend of community-driven dog boarding is transforming the way we care for our pets:

  • Human Interaction: Dogs crave human companionship, and community boarding fulfills this need by providing constant human interaction.
  • Personalized Attention: Individualized care and attention ensure that each dog's specific needs and preferences are met.
  • Emotional Well-Being: Staying in a family setting reduces separation anxiety, making dogs happier during their owners' absence.
  • Supportive Network: A strong community support system benefits both dogs and their owners in various ways.
  • Sustainable Solution: By relying on each other, dog owners reduce the demand for commercial boarding facilities, promoting a sustainable approach to pet care.
  • Creating a Dog Boarding Family: The bonds formed within the boarding community create a sense of family and belonging for all involved.

Final Thoughts On Dog Boarding Near Orinda, Ca

If you're a dog owner in Orinda, CA, seeking a caring and affordable solution for dog boarding, look no further than the thriving dog boarding community in this area. Whether it's the shared love for dogs, the personalized care, or the strong support network, this community-driven approach offers a unique and rewarding experience for both dogs and their owners.

At WoofyClub, we understand the importance of relying on each other to ensure our furry friends receive the best care while we're away. That's why we proudly support and promote the thriving dog boarding community in Orinda, CA. Remember, your dog deserves a loving home away from home, and finding a caring family to watch over them shouldn't come with a hefty price tag. Join WoofyClub today and embrace the sense of camaraderie within the dog boarding community and discover a more fulfilling and affordable way to care for your beloved pets.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Boarding Near Orinda, Ca

How does a dog boarding community work?

In a dog boarding community, members take turns watching each other's dogs, creating a cooperative and cost-effective boarding solution.

Are there any requirements for joining a dog boarding community?

Requirements may vary, but most communities expect members to have up-to-date vaccinations and well-behaved dogs.

Can my dog stay with a family if they have special needs or medical requirements?

Yes, many families in the boarding community are experienced in handling dogs with special needs and can accommodate medical requirements.

How can I find a reputable dog boarding community in Orinda, CA?

You can search online forums, local community boards, or ask for recommendations from other dog owners.

What should I pack for my dog's stay with a family?

Pack your dog's food, favorite toys, medication (if necessary), and any necessary care instructions.

Is it essential for my dog to meet the hosting family before their stay?

It's a good idea to arrange a meet-and-greet to ensure both your dog and the hosting family are comfortable with each other.

Are there any insurance or liability concerns when using a dog boarding community?

Some communities may have insurance coverage, but it's wise to discuss liability matters and any concerns with the hosting family.

How can I ensure my dog is safe and happy during their boarding stay?

Provide clear instructions, update emergency contacts, and communicate any specific needs or quirks your dog may have.

Can I join a dog boarding community if I don't own a dog?

Some communities may welcome dog enthusiasts who don't own dogs but are willing to help with boarding.

Are there any additional benefits to joining a dog boarding community?

Yes, apart from cost savings, joining a community allows your dog to build lasting friendships with other dogs and humans.


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