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  • What is Dog Boarding?
    Drop your dog off at a host's home to be watched like a member of their family. The easiest and most common alternative to the kennel!
  • What is Dog Sitting?
    For dogs who'd rather sleep in their own bed, you can find a pet sitter who will stay in your home overnight to keep an eye on your pup!
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The Gainesville Dog Kennel Alternative

This is a college town: two out of every five residents of Gainesville attend the University of Florida (enrollment 50,000). Most students live off-campus, and the most popular pet is a dog and many students offer pet sitting and home dog boarding... never mind that one of Florida's rivals is the Georgia Bulldogs. Gainesville was ranked one of the "best places to live and play" by National Geographic Adventure, and most residents live near a dog park where their pets can play. Dogwood Park ($10 daily admission, $45 monthly membership) offers 15 acres and two swimming pools; city-owned Squirrel Ridge Park is a no-cost dog run is frequented by pet sitters. Another free attraction: Paynes Prairie Preserve in nearby Micanopy, where buffalo (!) roam along with alligators, snakes and 270 species of birds; dog sitters keep pets on a leash and off dangerous trails. If you're just out for the day or traveling for the week, find a trusted home dog boarding and pet sitting host on DogVacay.com.

Gainesville's active lifestyle in the humid subtropical climate includes walks with pet sitters to the Downtown Festival and Art Show each fall, or enjoying welcoming restaurants as Amelia's and Big Lou's Pizzeria, where pets can dine with parents or dog sitters on patios. Learn about pet sitting and home dog boarding options in Gainesville at DogVacay.com.

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52 Dog Boarding Hosts in Gainesville, Florida

Full-Service Pet Sitting!
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Full-Service Pet Sitting!

Gainesville, FL 32606
From $20/night
1 Review - Insured and bonded for your peace of mind and protection - Locally owned and operated by pet care professionals - Trained vet... » View Profile
Rip Van Winkle Ranch for Dogs
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Rip Van Winkle Ranch for Dogs

Gainesville, FL 32606
From $30/night
Whether you need me at night to check up on your pup or you want them to spend the day on my 10 acre ranch, my name is Alex and I... » View Profile
A Dog-gone Good Time!
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A Dog-gone Good Time!

Micanopy, FL 32667
From $35/night
3 Reviews We love dogs - all breeds and sizes, and though we don't currently have a dog of our own, we will lovingly care for yours as if... » View Profile
Pettinato's Pet Retreat
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Pettinato's Pet Retreat

Bronson, FL 32621
From $33/night
I live on 2 beautiful wooded, private acres, With a fenced in back yard with pool, and front fenced play area. I am in the... » View Profile
Happy Tails Dog Sitting!
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Happy Tails Dog Sitting!

Ocala, FL 34476
From $30/night
10 Reviews We have recently moved to Ocala from a northwest suburb of Chicago. We are both retired and spend lots of time with our two... » View Profile
Your Doggy Snuggler!
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Your Doggy Snuggler!

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
From $50/night
1 Review Hello and Thank you for considering me to help care for your pet! I live in Green Cove Springs and have 2 little pups of my... » View Profile
Owner: A Friendly Face Pet Sitting
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Owner: A Friendly Face Pet Sitting

Macclenny, FL 32063
From $20/night
We are a family owned business. We are there when you can't be. My wife and I are, Licensed, Bonded, Insured Pet Sitter's.... » View Profile
Doggy Retreat
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Doggy Retreat

Orange Park, FL 32073
From $30/night
4 Reviews I would love to watch your furry friend/friends! I also only watch one families animals at once so that each pet that stays with... » View Profile
Happy Tails To You  Pet Sitting
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Happy Tails To You Pet Sitting

The Villages, FL 32162
From $38/night
1 Review Designer home in The Villages, FL. Close to dog park and have ample space for walking pets and enjoying outdoors. I am a... » View Profile
puppy paradise
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puppy paradise

Saint Johns, FL 32259
From $30/night
12 Reviews Our home is your dog's home. We start out with a walk, breakfast and groom or and social play time. R & R in front of a good... » View Profile
Critter Sitter
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Critter Sitter

The Villages, FL
From $30/night
11 Reviews Large safe court yard for your pet to party while you are out of town. 2 adults, no children and 1 small dog waiting for your... » View Profile
Dog Lover at your service!!
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Dog Lover at your service!!

Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
From $25/night
7 Reviews Well my history with dogs is a long one. I've had big dogs my entire life and my parents breed rottweilers in Virginia. Before... » View Profile
Critter Sitters
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Critter Sitters

Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
From $25/night
4 Reviews We love dogs! We have three of our own and would love to meet and care for yours. Homeowners with a fully fenced in yard. Tons... » View Profile
Wags 'n Whiskers Jax
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Wags 'n Whiskers Jax

Southside, Jacksonville, FL 32258
From $45/night
Growing up, I always had pets... and they were always very spoiled. I have experience with everything from dogs and cats to birds... » View Profile
River City Pet Resort
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River City Pet Resort

Saint Johns, FL 32259
From $23/night
1 Review Stay at home dad with kids in school during the weekdays. Kids are 11 and 8 and are dog lovers. They can be hands off if need be.... » View Profile
Doggy Recreation Oasis
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Doggy Recreation Oasis

St. Augustine, FL 32092
From $40/night
Being a dog owner myself makes me a special host because I know how important it is for my dog to feel loved while I'm away. Pets... » View Profile
Puppy Love Paradise
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Puppy Love Paradise

Southside, Jacksonville, FL 32257
From $20/night
4 Reviews Puppy Love Paradise caters to small/medium dogs and provides the care and love in a home atmosphere where it's okay to lay on the... » View Profile
Pawz N' Play
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Pawz N' Play

Baymeadows, Jacksonville, FL 32256
From $30/night
42 Reviews I am a stay at home animal lover who would love to take care of your pet! Not only will I watch your dog, but if you have any... » View Profile
Professional Pet Sitting
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Professional Pet Sitting

St. Augustine, FL 32084
From $21/night
Im active in pet rescue and humane education. I am well respected, honest, dependable. I am an educated health care provider whom... » View Profile
Faithful Friends Pet Sitters
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Faithful Friends Pet Sitters

Inverness, FL 34450
From $28/night
I have two dogs. I was married to a Veterinarian and worked at the animal hospital for 11 years. I am a volunteer at the local... » View Profile

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