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Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
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Shakayla could not have been a better host for Bella! Easy to communicate with and would absolutely recommend her for if you ever need a dog boarder!
Trigger loves her so much. she is amazing with him.
trigger absolutely loved her. he almost didn't come inside. thank you so much Breana!! Will definitely use her again!
She is just great! My dog enjoyed her company and she was great with keeping me updated and being flexible. Thank you!
She did amazing!
Thank you so much Breana! I know Rosie sure appreciates it
Courtney was great she serviced my girls with the directions given to her. Will book again if needed
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The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Columbia
Bark to the Park
Bark to the Park is a benefit walk and celebration to support Pawmetto Lifeline in caring for homeless pets. Every April, thousands of animal lovers come together in Columbia's beautiful Finlay Park for an exciting day of dogs, food, and fun! Registration for the 1.5-mile Fun Walk begins at 9 a.m. and the two and four-legged participants get their paws moving at 10 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to collect donations individually or as a team to benefit the animal welfare organization's lifesaving programs. Following the walk, the after paw-ty commences - a celebration teeming with canine activities, family-friendly fun, animal demonstrations, music, refreshments, special contests, performances by K-9s in Flight, and much more! Canine companions are cordially invited and encouraged to accompany you for a tail-waggin' good time!
Every Tuesday and Thursday, bring your canine companion down to Jake's Bar & Grill on Devine Street for Yappy Hour! While the restaurant is always dog-friendly, they are extra accommodating to furry friends during Yappy Hour! Dogs can accompany owners inside the bar or run free in the back deck and patio area with access to fresh water and tasty treats. There are even custom drink specials for pet owners! Bring along your playful pooch to mingle with fellow mutts while you sip a delightful brew. Just be mindful if you choose to order food- you'll have dozens of precious puppy dog eyes begging for a bite!
Bark in the Park Baseball Games
Take your furry friend out to the ball game! Both the Lexington County Blowfish, a summer collegiate team, and the Columbia Fireflies, a minor league team, host Bark in the Park baseball games that your dog can tag along for! The dog-friendly games take place throughout the summer with varying dates each year. For Blowfish games, dogs get in free with a paying human, while at dog-friendly Fireflies games, you can purchase a $12 pooch pass and sit in any of the outfield seating. The Lexington County Stadium games even feature a Pooch Parade during the third inning! Not every home game is dog-friendly, so be sure look for the designated Bark in the Park games!
Woofstock Music Festival
Every fall, the Humane Society of South Carolina hosts their annual Woofstock Music Festival. A doggone good time for both two and four-legged attendees, the event features live music, great food, a silent auction, a raffle, a dog costume contest, and more! The event takes place at dog-friendly Jake's Bar & Grill on Devine Street and your canine companions are encouraged to attend! The event is aimed at raising funds and awareness for the services that the Humane Society provides. General admission is $10, but for $45 you get the VIP package including two drink tickets, a Woofstock t-shirt, and reserved parking. Come on down to Jake's on Devine for a tail-waggin' good time!
The Barking Lot Dog Park
Columbia's Saluda Shoals Park is home to.the Barking Lot, a 2-acre off-leash dog park that is a favorite among local and visitor canines alike! The Barking Lot offers a doggie drinking fountain, large grassy expanses, and two small bone-shaped pools for cooling off on hot days. Yearly membership passes can be acquired for $40, good for up to two dogs. The park has future plans for the addition of a fire hydrant water feature and a shady gazebo for pets and their people to enjoy. Take your furry friend here for playtime with other pooches, much-needed exercise, and a good romp!
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