Dog Boarding near Santa Barbara, CA

There are 17+ dog families near Santa Barbara, CA looking to exchange dog boarding favors

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Drop off your dog with the host family and get updates from them throughout your travels. Enjoy your vacation worry-free!

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Loving families available for dog sitting

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Max

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Miniature Poodle

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 13 years old

  Gender: Male

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Palaka

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Wire hair Terrier mix

  Weight: 20 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

Hi! I am Jordan (actually a certified dog trainer- www.sbdogs.com) and my doggy’s name is Palaka (which means snowball in Hawaiian). We rescued Palaka during covid and he has come to be a little angel! This is the most mellow dog I have ever had/worked with… he might be part sloth! Although, he loves his walks and the beach. He will give a quick hello to all dogs. He is a bit partial to smaller dogs but handles all with ease. He is an older man, so he stays pretty aloof and ignores high energy dogs. If they are in his grill, he will gently let them know he isn’t into it. He loves belly rubs and FOOD! He is VERY food motivated. He will shake, spin, kiss… and he will wait until released for his food.

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Shaggy

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 8 years old

  Gender: Male

My dog is my favorite child lol. He is super sweet. And chilled. Could not ask for a better dog. My soul dog

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Lola

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Siberian Husky

  Weight: 100 lbs

  Age: 17 years old

  Gender: Female

Hi my name is Kolap, I’m a dog mama to Lola. She is about 11 years old and has hip joint problems. She is very slow and is not able to walk up stairs unless assisted by carrying under her tummy. She is the love of my life. Only I am able to really understand her needs because let’s be honest husky’s have their own mind and stubbornness. She is sassy at times but she will give you a funny look when she is unbothered. But overall so sweet and kind and old! She is gentle as a feather will never do anything to hurt anyone.

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Kingsley

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Pug

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 9 years old

  Gender: Female

Hello, I have had Kingsley since she was just five weeks old and she is friendly with other dogs and kids and loves playing fetch. I have also fostered a couple dogs and took care of other dogs for people while they’re on vacation.

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Merlin

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 65 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Male

Hi! Merlin is a wonderful dog. Still has some puppy in him, but he is so well behaved and is very eager to learn and listen. He loves LOVE.

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GG

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Lab mix

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

Hi! GG is about two- energetic and sweet natured. We live downtown- large fenced yard- but more importantly daily on or off leash runs! We would love to share dog care with you! We travel a lot over the summer. And we have plenty of room for your pup. We would love to host smaller dogs to see if we want to expand our family in that direction but more used to mid size.

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Soopy

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

  Weight: 5 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

Soopy is the sweetest, perfect not shedding at all, and 100 percent potty trained. He likes to play with a small dog as he’s only 8 lb.

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Posie

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 65 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Female

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Keeley

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Great Pyrenees

  Weight: 105 lbs

  Age: 2 years old

  Gender: Female

Keeley is the sweetest gentle giant who loves attention. She is phenomenal with little kids. She loves to play with any size dog.

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Bella

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: MinPin Chihuahua Mix

  Weight: 15 lbs

  Age: 4 years old

  Gender: Female

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Reba & Amber

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

  Breed: Goldendoodle

  Weight: 60 lbs

  Age: 1 year old

  Gender: Female

Reba and Amber are sister and littermates. About 14 months old, they love to play Chuck-it at Ellings Park and the beach.

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Jack

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Bernedoodle

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

We are a dog loving family. We love to be outdoors and keeping busy. There are three dogs in our family - all mellow, loving and kind. We love walks and cuddles and meeting new friends!

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Forrest

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Aussiedoodle

  Weight: 50 lbs

  Age: 5 years old

  Gender: Male

Hello! Forrest is a sweet, silly boy. He gets along with all dogs. He plays hard but is not aggressive. He really loves his humans.

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Mamba

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Miniature American Shepherd

  Weight: 35 lbs

  Age: 3 years old

  Gender: Male

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Biscuit

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Mixed Breed

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 6 years old

  Gender: Male

Transplants from Indiana enjoying the west coast! Excited to meet you and your pup!

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Mobey & Ellie

Santa Barbara, CA

  Breed: Labrador Retriever

  Weight: 70 lbs

  Age: 11 years old

  Gender: Male

  Breed: Chihuahua

  Weight: 10 lbs

  Age: 13 years old

  Gender: Female

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