Topeka meant "to dig good potatoes" in the languages of the native American Indian tribes; today, it's a place that pets (and pet sitters) dig. The state capital city of 130,000 embraced the concept of a dog park early, converting an abandoned softball diamond in 1999 to Hill's Bark Park, and it's still a favorite spot for dog sitters. In the wide-open spaces of middle America, Topeka provides Kaw River State Park, an 76-acre urban forest where dogs and pet sitters can run and play. Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Park is a throwback to life in the 1800s plus a botanical garden and provides a great place for pet sitters and their furry friends to relax and kick up their paws. When pet parents have to travel, they trust DogVacay.com for their Topeka home dog boarding and pet sitting needs.
The continental climate keeps residents indoors for much of the year, and pet friendly eateries are less frequent; but you'll find dog sitters with their guest pups at the Blue Planet Cafe downtown, or maybe Bobo's Drive In to the west (car hops bring the food to your mobile dining room, circa 1953. At some of other headline attractions including the zoo, the state capitol building, Museum of History, Children's Discovery Center, Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site, the West Ridge Mall - pets are not allowed. So when local residents need home dog boarding in Topeka, they turn to DogVacay.com to find trusted and insured dog sitting hosts.