Pets provide a source of love, comfort, and joy when we need it most. However, there are times when it’s necessary to have a helping hand while caring for them. Work, vacation, and other plans can draw you away from your house and pet for an extended period of time. When you are not able to provide care for your pet, there are local pet care services that can help.
As some people have gone back to work in person, it may become convenient to hire a professional to care for your pet while you are away. Some services are also available to take care of your pet while you are enjoying a stress-free vacation. There is a large variety of local pet care resources available in Washtenaw County for pet owners to take advantage of in order to make their pets as comfortable as possible.
Daycare and Boarding
Animal Camp Boarding
This is a resource located in Chelsea which has daycare and boarding for cats and dogs. They also offer a variety of additional services during daycare and boarding, such as nail trimming, injections, and ear cleaning. In addition to cats and dogs, ferrets, birds, rabbits, and pocket pets are also eligible to be boarded.
9965 Jerusalem Rd. 734-433-9089. https://animalcampboarding.com.
Ann Arbor Cat Clinic
If your cat needs a place to stay overnight or is experiencing a need for medical boarding, this is an available resource. Cats who stay overnight will have a double cage to accommodate their health and happiness. Cats who need daily prescriptions, on subcutaneous fluid therapy, or need to be observed for seizures are also welcomed to stay in the medical boarding section.
3690 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor. 734-973-9090. animalcampboarding.com.
Arbor Dog Daycare
This is a cage-free dog daycare where you can send your dog for exercise and socialization. For daycare, you can purchase a singular day or a package of up to 20 half-days and 50 full-days. Boarding is also a service they provide. Your dog will not be put in a cage and an employee will be in the room all day and night.
2418 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor. 734-677-2332. arbordogdaycare.com.
BreedAbove Pet Resort
Safety is a priority in all of the services at BreedAbove Pet Resort. They offer both a DayStay and a NightStay program for dogs. One of the options for the NightStay program is a “slumber party” for dogs that are well socialized and enjoy being accompanied by other dogs at night. They also offer DogLife Training and a dog salon-spa.
2281 West Liberty St, Ann Arbor. 734-259-4517. breedabove.com.
Camp Bow Wow
Bring your dog here for daycare, boarding, or grooming. Certified camp counselors care for your dog as they spend the day at camp exercising and playing. When dogs come to Camp Bow Wow for boarding, they get a full day of play. They also offer a grooming service that can come in handy after a long day of fun.
552 State Circle, Ann Arbor. 734-623-2257. campbowwow.com.
Dogs and cats of all breeds are welcomed to board at Country Kennel in Milan. They also hold private and in-kennel training programs from puppy to advanced levels.
1010 Jewell Rd., Milan. 734-429-2375. http://countrykennel.biz.
Dog daycare, boarding, and spa are all services provided by Dogtopia. A certified team ensures that your dog’s safety will be prioritized. They describe their boarding experience as a “staycation” for the dogs because of their opportunities to play and socialize. The Ann Arbor Dogtopia location will open in fall 2021.
3825 Carpenter Rd, Suite 101, Ypsilanti. 734-477-6881. dogtopia.com.
This company takes dogs to a farm where they can play for a full hour during the day. The fenced-in farm has a water pump and shelter so the dogs are provided appropriate care during their fun field trip. For the pet owner’s convenience, Fast Fido offers a pick-up and drop-off service.
8264 Bridgeway D., Dexter. 734-328-1100. fastfido.dog.
Pets are cared for every day of the year in this facility. You can choose to bring your pet for a 30- to 60-minute visit or treat your pet to a field trip. During a field trip, your pet sitter takes your dog out of the house for a few hours and even schedules playdates.
1215 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-985-9222. furballsociety.com/petsitting.
Karnik Pet Lodge
Dogs and cats are both welcomed to stay overnight at Karnik Pet Lodge. Each day of their stay, pets receive a daily wellness check and multiple play sessions. Dog daycare and bathing are other services they offer. When your dog is in their care, you receive a password that allows you to access the pet cam where you can watch your dog play.
405 N. Maple Road. (734) 327-6920. karnik.us.
Paws ‘N Pads Petcare
They are a dog boarding and daycare service that accommodates senior and special needs pets. This facility has kennel-free open spaces and medications can be administered at no extra cost.
989 James L Hart Pkwy, Ypsilanti. 734- 340-2270. pawsnpadspetcare.com.
Quality Pet Care
This business specializes in care for small dogs. Socialization and exercise is offered to small dogs in a safe and fenced environment.
303 Miller Ave, Ann Arbor. 734-665-4699. qualitypet.net.
Pet Sitting and Walking
Around the Block Pet Care
Cat sitting and dog walking are Owner Susan Karp’s specialties when it comes to pet care. She also does sitting for birds and small creatures. In addition to taking care of your pets, she rotates your blinds, brings in the mail, and waters plants.
College Heights Petsitters
In-home pet sitting is offered to dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, and more. Provided in their services is dog walking, playtime, litter box cleaning, feeding, and medication administration. A perk of in-home house sitting while you are on vacation is the luxury of your house looking occupied. They keep your house looking fresh by bringing in deliveries, watering plants, and more.
710 Oxford Rd, Ypsilanti. 734-408-1748. collegeheightspetsitters.com.
They offer a variety of services including dog walking, cat sitting, boarding, dog training, and transportation. Puppy sitting and training are also available. Their cat sitting program is an in-home service that allows your cat to receive personalized attention and care.
2723 S State St. Unit 150, Ann Arbor. 248-892-3969. Doggielatchkey.com.
They offer pet sitting to the communities of Ypsilanti, Pittsfield, Belleville, and Superior Township. During their walk or visit, pet sitters pay ample attention to your pets and provide professional and specialized care.
1067 Evelyn Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-879-1981. furryfootsteps.com.
Happy Hearts Pet Care
They offer pet sitting and dog walking for people in the Ann Arbor Community. Simple and affordable pet care is at the forefront of their mission. If you are worried about leaving your dog alone while you are working, check out their dog walking program. They also have a pet sitting service for when you go on vacation.
5935 W. Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor. 734-827-2770. happyheartspetcare.com.
This company provides drop-in pet sitting services for the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area. Experienced cat caretakers are available for trusted cat sitting. Their services include replenishing food and water, cleaning the litter box, playtime, and more. Dog owners can also hire them to walk their dogs.
Pet ‘N Play
This service comes to your home to help you out with your pets. They offer dog walking and dog and cat sitting for when you are out of town. All employees are certified in Red Cross Pet First Aid and experienced in administering different kinds of medications.
Sunset Animal Care
Making pets comfortable in their own homes while their owners are away is this company’s mission. They also offer dog walking so your dog can get the essential exercise it needs. You can choose to either have your dog walked solo or walked with a pack to socialize them.
Ypsi Arbor Petsitters
Pet sitting and overnight stays are offered here. Dog and cat sitting take place in the pet’s home and each pet receives specialized treatments. This includes custom feeding, scheduled medications, and playtime.