With Le Pouf’s Private Boarding for dogs, your VIP (Very Important Pup) stays in our sitter’s home as a member of the family, with a few other visiting pups or as the only guest pet in the pet sitters home, your choice.
They get to lounge in front of the TV, snuggle on the couch, and join in family activities just like they do at home! We also offer pick up and drop off from your home to reduce your travel hassle!
Kennel environments can be very stressful for many dogs. They get a few short walks a day (usually at extra expense) and are locked back in their cage for the duration, in a loud, chaotic environment. Is that really the kind of love, attention, and exercise they’ve grown accustomed to at home? Probably not. We think you can do better.
At Le Pouf we think your pets deserve only the very best, which is why we let them be the stars of their vacations!
Co-Star Buddy Boarding (per day) …………………… $48
Your dog friendly pup lives as a member of the family, possibly with other visiting pooches.
*Superstar Exclusive Boarding(per day) …………… $68
Your pup lives as a member of the family and as the only guest pet in the home.
*Due to limited availability, Superstar Exclusive Boarding is not available over Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years holidays.
Pawty Pals Boarding (per day)………………………………… $68
For dogs who potty inside (including wee pads), whether due to age. lack or training, or incontinence. Puppies have special boarding needs including more frequent and structured potty breaks, potty training, and “puppy-proofing” of the entire home. For this reason all puppies 8 months and younger must be billed at the Pawty Pals rate. Additionally, any dog who is incontinent or not potty trained (including dogs who use wee-wee pads indoors) will be billed at the Pawty Pals rate regardless of age. Dogs who are not potty trained require extensive management and may damage our sitters homes, for which they should be compensated. This designation will be applied to a boarding bookings retroactively if it turns out the dog was incontinent or not reliably house-trained. Rest assured however that we love ALL doggies, even (maybe especially!) the high-maintenance ones.
|Add Dog from the same home, (per day) ……………… $35|
|Transportation from your home (one way) …………… $20|
|Transportation from your home (round trip) ………… $40|
Will I know how my pooch is doing when I’m gone?
We understand that separation anxiety can go both ways! You have your choice of text or email for your daily update from the sitter which always includes a photo of your pup from that day.
How does Private Boarding work?
You drop your pets at the sitters home (or our sitter can pick up and drop off your pets at home for an additional charge) along with a bag containing their food, bowls, crate or bed, and a few toys and treats. The sitter cares for your pet as her own while you are away, and on the last day drops your pet and his belongings back at your home. If you live out of our service area, we can still board your pets! You’ll just need to transport them to and from your sitter’s home.
What will the Private Boarding homes be like?
We have a variety of homes for you to choose from, houses and apartments, with and without children, with and without cats, with and without other dogs. Your entries on the pet sitting availability check form will tell us what kind of home is ideal for your pup. All of our sitters are insured, pass a civil/criminal/identity background check, and must pass a home inspection by Le Pouf which evaluates the entire property for the cleanliness, safety, and comfort of your pet. Feel free to check out the sitter’s home for yourself by scheduling a complimentary meet and greet at your sitter’s home upon booking service.
Our peace of mind guarantee: All pet parents have 7 days from creating their reservation to visit their sitter’s home and approve or reject the home without penalty or forfeiture of the reservation fee. (Does not apply to reservations booked less than one week in advance)
How much time will my sitter spend at home?
Some of our sitters work from home, and some of our sitters work outside the home, and some of our sitters can your bring your pup to work with them! Dogs do best when their routine and day to day reality is disrupted as little as possible. For this reason we recommend choosing a sitter whose schedule and home most closely matches your own.
How is Private Boarding charged?
This service is charged by the day. Pick ups after 1pm on the first day of service and drop offs before 1pm on the last day of service are charged only 50% of the full day’s sitting charges.
What is the payment and cancellation policy for Private Boarding?
Space is extremely limited for this exclusive service. All reservations require a valid credit or debit card on file.
For reservations which do not span a holiday and are booked more than 7 days in advance, a reservation fee equal to 20% of your bill will be charged to your card on file upon booking. 100% of the reservation fee is applied to your bill unless service is cancelled at which time the reservation fee is forfeited. Cancellations made less than 7 days in advance will be charged 50% of the original reservation balance or 3 days of service, whichever is less. The balance of your reservation is due 72 hours prior to the start of service.
All private boarding booked less than 7 days in advance or which spans a holiday (see holiday list at right) requires a 50% reservation fee payment upon booking. 100% of the reservation fee is applied to your bill unless service is cancelled at which time the reservation fee is forfeited.
Due to the extreme demand on holidays, a 50% holiday surcharge will apply to service on an actual holiday. (i.e. Thanksgiving day incurs a surcharge, but the day after Thanksgiving does not.)
What if I decide my sitter isn’t a good fit after we meet?
It is unfortunate when this happens and it is critically important to us that you feel comfortable with your sitter. If you decide that the sitter you’ve booked with isn’t the best match for you, please let us know asap so that we can pair you with another sitter who is better suited to your needs. If we can’t find a more suitable sitter for you, we will take care of you. That’s why we’ve created our peace of mind guarantee: all pet parents have 7 days from creating their reservation to visit their sitter’s home and approve or reject the home without penalty or forfeiture of the reservation fee. (Does not apply to reservations booked less than one week in advance)