33 pet sitters, boarding facilities, dog day cares in the area

Whether it’s a local boarding facility, a pet sitter or a doggy day care, make sure your companion is cared for when you’re not at home.
three dogs on a deck
Courtesy of Camp K9

Several dog-walking services, including Paw Pals, also offer pet sitting, in which they spend the night or a couple hours a day with your pet. Paw Pals owner Ryan Plaice says not all dogs and cats do well in kennels or day cares, so pet sitters may be a better option for those animals. 

Plaice says the care is more personalized and offers more one-on-one attention. “We are only ever dealing with one pet or one household at a time,” Plaice says. “We also get to visit pets where they are most comfortable: home.” In addition to dogs and cats, Plaice says they will pet sit essentially any animal, including rats, snakes, chickens, guinea pigs and geckos. Some additional area pet sitters are Green Dog LLC, A+ Pet Sitting, Rest Easy Pet Sitting LLC and Paws Away Pet Sitting.

One alternative to an at-home pet sitter or a kennel is the at-home boarder, which allows owners to bring pets to a home setting. Many businesses, including DogMa Home Boarding & Hiking, offer multiple services. A “DogMa” will either stay at your home with your pets or take your pets into their home, depending on your situation. A1 Westside Pet Sitter also allows dogs to room at the owner’s Nakoma home. Hotel K Pet Sitting and Dog Walking also offers overnight stays.

Or you can drop your dog off at a boarding facility, where your companion can get 24-hour care and engage in activities. Multiple options are available in the Madison area, including Camp K9 Pet Resort & Day Camp and Paradise Paws Camp & Resort LLC, which were recent Best of Madison winners in the pet daycare and boarding facilities category. 

Take your dog to a locally owned doggy day care to socialize and get daily exercise. 

  • Camp K9 Pet Resort & Day Camp, 4934 Felland Road
  • Dog Dog Daycare, 1201 N. Sherman Ave.
  • Dog Haus University, 825 E. Johnson St.; 502 S. Park St.
  • DogMa Home Boarding & Hiking, Locations vary
  • Duncan’s Dog Daycare, 4351 E. Towne Way
  • Happy Dogz, 3148 Deming Way, Middleton; 6060 McKee Road, Fitchburg
  • Hickory Hills Kennel, 7241 Kemrite Drive
  • K9 Crush, 2918 Progress Road
  • K9 to 5 Daycare, 5520 County Cove Road
  • Leader of the Pack Doggie Daycare, 5843 S. Bird St., Sun Prairie
  • Lucky Dog Daycare, 2855 Capitol Drive, Sun Prairie
  • North Paw LLC, 2320 Mustang Way
  • Paradise Paws Camp & Resort LLC, 6583 Pederson Crossing Blvd., DeForest
  • River Paws, 5305 River Road, Waunakee
  • Ruffin’ It Resort, 635 Struck St.
  • Ruff Life Dog Care Center, 4896 Kirkwood Drive, Waunakee
  • Tabby & Jack’s Holistic Doggie Daycare, 4166 Monona Drive
  • The Dog Den, 1019 Jonathon Drive; 410 Atlas Ave.
  • The Dog Hut LLC, 4311 Triangle St., McFarland
  • The Puppy Den, 3124 Syene Road
  • Unleashed, 2416 County Highway MN, Cottage Grove
  • Waggin’ Tails Doggie Dude Ranch & Pet Lodge, 6249 Nesbitt Road
  • Zen Dogs Center, 1050 Lillian St., Waunakee

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