Pet Sitting and Boarding in Durham

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Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

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Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

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Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.

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Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Retired, married, 35 year Durham resident, owner of a German Shepherd/Corgi mix. I'm fit, active and work out regularly. I'm honest, dependable and punctual.

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Hi! My name is Diana Skeffington. I grew up with my own loveable German Shepard mix, and I have professional as well as personal experience with dogs, having worked as an assistant to veterinary technicians at several veterinary clinics in the past. I have gotten along well with almost every dog I have ever met, and I would love the opportunity to get to know many more furry friends in the future!

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Dog Boarding in Durham

One of the largest in Durham, the Animal Protection Society saves upwards of 6,000 animals annually since their doors opened back in the 70s. The APS is an excellent resource for the community, offering information on local animal-friendly housing, low-cost neuter and spay clinics,  and dog-friendly spots for outings! Operating almost entirely on the donations of the community, the APS is constantly hosting fundraising events like Walk for Paws and pet photos with Santa.

If you are in the market for someone out of the ordinary to add to your family, Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary is the place for you. Founded by two people committed to rescuing animals that are all too often neglected because of their age, species, or special needs, BSAS welcomes both domestic and farm animals through their doors. They offer refuge to these animals and put them up for adoption. Blind Spot welcome visitors to come give love to all of the animals they shelter including but not limited to pigs, goats, dogs, and peacocks!

Independent Animal Rescue was conceived by one woman with a huge dream - a dream of a Durham without homeless, neglected animals. Run entirely by volunteers, IAR hosts a number of adoption events each month in order to keep as much space for new arrivals as possible. IAR partners with several local vets and pet stores in order to find forever homes for these animals as quickly as possible. Their website is updated constantly, and even has a platform for all of their loyal volunteers to stay engaged!


Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Durham

Festival for the Eno

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Admission
$35.00

Month
July

Duration
10AM-6PM

Festival for the Eno

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Held at West Point Park, the Festival of the Eno brings thousands to Durham each summer. It is a hodge-podge of dancing, craftsmanship, live music, and all things creative! With two day passes running at only $35 and a special discounted price for teenagers, there is no festival quite like it. Eno prides itself on motto cultural preservation and embraces eclectic minds to create a small community vibe. Vendors are present selling food, beer, and handmade goods. Situated on the stunning Eno River, Festival of the Eno welcomes both bipeds and quadrupeds for days of sunshine, creativity, and barking good times!


Juneteenth

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Admission
FREE!

Month
June

Duration
1PM-5PM

Juneteenth

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A Southern tradition, Juneteenth is a street festival on East Main Street held in Durham to celebrate African American culture and accomplishment. Juneteenth takes its name from the time of year that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached slaves in the Southern-most states. North Carolina has since made it a national holiday; and in Durham, Juneteenth is HUGE! All walks of life and their furry friends are welcome to an afternoon of culture, dancing, and storytelling. Vendors will be selling gifts and food, and a health clinic will be present to offer free health screenings.


Walk for the Animals

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Admission
FREE!

Month
May

Duration
10AM-1PM

Walk for the Animals

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One of the Animal Protection Society’s largest annual fundraisers, Walk for the Animals is a free walk and half-kilometer run on Broad Street. Registration is free; however, individual participants and teams are asked to raise funds from friends and neighbors to support their efforts and win prizes. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, Walk for the Animals is able to provide a kids zone, refreshments area, and judges for the costume contests! When you and your pooch are all finished with the race, shop at one of over thirty vendors or cool down by playing any of the dog-friendly games available.

Barktoberfest

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Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
12PM-4PM

Barktoberfest

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Hosted by Durham Parks and Recreation partnering with Beyond Fences, Barktoberfest welcomes all pups are their humans to drink beer and be merry! With a pet market to shop at and live music to jam to, Barktoberfest hopes to unite Durham’s dog community before the holiday season kicks off. If prizes are your thing, there are almost twenty-five raffle prizes to be won including dog food and cooking classes! Grab your best Barktoberfest costume, and head down to Durham Central Park come October. Admission to the event is free for all.

Howl-O-Ween

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Admission
$12.00

Month
October

Duration
2PM-5PM

Howl-O-Ween

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Old or young, pet or human - everyone loves a costume party! Second Chance Pet Adoption’s annual Howl-O-Ween Bash kicks off at Hope Valley Brewing. And what is a costume party without a costume contest? There will be several costume contest categories and prizes worth almost $100 each to be won! If you and Fido are just there to spectate, there are discounted appetizers and speciality dog vendors for you to visit. Early bird tickets are only $12, and with each ticket comes an insane amount of freebies like dog bandanas, coffee, and a dog-sitting coupon.

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