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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 Portland Dog Kennel Alternative

You'd be hard-pressed to find a pet friendlier city than Portland, Maine; dog sitters and dogs are everywhere, even in the depths of winter (annual snow depth: 64 inches. For a metro area of 500,000, Portland offers a plethora of off-leash dog parks, ranging from Quarry Run Dog Park's seven acres of play area and 20 acres of trails, to the private ($25 annual fee) Whole Dog Park with a swimming pool and stream, agility fields and supervised play. Pet sitters also frequent Inner Portland's Eastern Promenade with large leashed areas, and the Willard Beach zone of south Portland. With so many fun activities for your pup, don't forget to find a loving Portland home dog boarding and pet sitting host when you have to travel. DogVacay.com allows pet parents to board their dogs in the home of pre-screened and insured dog lovers instead of the kennel. What could be more fun?

There's a compact but vibrant downtown in the Old Port district, with old and new attracting pets and dog sitters; its twice-weekly sidewalk Farmers' Market has been in continuous operation since 1768 and moves indoors in winter. Acclaimed "Foodiest Small Town in America" by Bon Appetit magazine, Portland has an array of cafes on the wharves and restaurants one block inland, with notables such as Portland Lobster Company and Sebago Brew Pub, which welcome dogs and pet sitters with open arms and cuisine for canines. Of course, if you have an appetite for travel, you'll find the best home dog boarding and pet sitting hosts in Portland, Maine on DogVacay.com.

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22 Dog Boarding Hosts in Portland, Maine

Portland Pawz
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Portland Pawz

Downtown, Portland, ME 04101
From $40/night
2 Reviews Caring, attentive dog sitting, walking and boarding in Downtown Portland. Experience with dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. I... » View Profile
Tails, Trails & Nails!
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Tails, Trails & Nails!

Parkside, Portland, ME 04101
From $40/night
I'm Heather! I live with my 6 year old Pit Bull, Odin, we spend most of our time at Deering Oaks Park or out hiking Portland... » View Profile
Jess & Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
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Jess & Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

Valley Street, Portland, ME 04102
From $25/night
I live with my 8-year old lab/hound mix at the edge of the Western Prom. We take three daily walks in the park (a few days a week... » View Profile
The Pet Concierge
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The Pet Concierge

Harpswell, ME 04079
From $45/night
I provide superior care keeping your pets happy, healthy and safe. I keep your pet's nutrition, socialization, exercise,... » View Profile
Must love dogs
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Must love dogs

Hollis Center, ME 04042
From $40/night
I am currently in nursing school. When I'm not studying I love to spend time outside, especially going hiking or for a long walk... » View Profile
The Wagging Tails
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The Wagging Tails

Waterboro, ME 04087
From $20/night
I own the Feline Forest of Waterboro and I take cats while folks are away. During this time I have taken the family dog so the... » View Profile
Work from Home Doggie Dad
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Work from Home Doggie Dad

Auburn, ME 04210
From $25/night
1 Review Two adult dog lovers (one works from a home office) and a friendly miniature poodle will make your dog feel at home. Your pooch... » View Profile
Double Pawed Pet Sitting!
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Double Pawed Pet Sitting!

Lewiston, ME 04240
From $20/night
I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and your pet! I am currently an employee at the animal shelter in Lewiston... » View Profile
Pet-Spoiler Extraordinaire
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Pet-Spoiler Extraordinaire

Bridgton, ME 04009
From $50/night
1 Review Animal lover with quality time to give your fur baby while you are away. Available for day-trips or extended time. Animals are... » View Profile
Dog Gone Good Time!
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Dog Gone Good Time!

York Harbor, York, ME 03909
From $50/night
Our house is run by a mini-Schnauzer and Pomeranian. We take them to the beach or park for a walk almost everyday, snow or... » View Profile
Retired Dog Lover
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Retired Dog Lover

Rochester, NH 03868
From $25/night
1 Review I'm retired, but working part time. I share my home with a low key lovable 6 year old female neutered Miniature Schnauzer. I... » View Profile
Pawsitive Ventures Dog + Cat Hotel
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Pawsitive Ventures Dog + Cat Hotel

Rochester, NH 03867
From $40/night
1 Review Hello, Are you going on vacation or need a place for your dog or cat to stay while your at work? Well look no further! ... » View Profile
Doggy Mom
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Doggy Mom

Alton, NH 03809
From $30/night
8 Reviews We live in a peaceful, rural setting and love to walk our dog, Charlie every day. He loves having friends over and we would... » View Profile
Pooch Country Inn
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Pooch Country Inn

Newbury, MA 01951
From $30/night
5 Reviews My husband and I board small (toy and miniature) dogs that are cat friendly. We have 1 adult cat but no dogs, children, or teens... » View Profile
Newburyport Dog Boarding
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Newburyport Dog Boarding

Newburyport, MA 01950
From $30/night
I live in a beautiful home in Newburyport with a fenced in yard; a perfect playground for a small dog. Newburyport is a great dog... » View Profile
DAWGMA
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DAWGMA

Newbury, MA 01951
From $35/night
It's like going to grandma's house. Many trips around a quiet neighborhood followed by a walk to a local park or another place... » View Profile
Luxury Sanctuary for loved pups
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Luxury Sanctuary for loved pups

Plaistow, NH 03865
From $35/night
2 Reviews I am available for weekends that I all ready spend with my 4 yr old Boston Terrier. He would love a friend to spend the day or... » View Profile
Care for Adventurous & Active Dogs
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Care for Adventurous & Active Dogs

West Newbury, MA 01985
From $40/night
Caring for dogs is what I do. It is my PASSION. My days consist of multiple outdoor adventures with my dog(s): walks, runs,... » View Profile
The UnCommon Canine Inn
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The UnCommon Canine Inn

Haverhill, MA 01832
From $45/night
7 Reviews In our home, our family provide's care for your dog (s) as if they were our own! We offer a "Stay and Play" package for any... » View Profile
Pup Care on the Way to the Beach
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Pup Care on the Way to the Beach

Haverhill, MA 01832
From $35/night
21 Reviews Conveniently located off I495 between exits 49 and 50 in Haverhill, MA. Greyhound foster mom for the last 7 years. We love... » View Profile

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