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In-Home Dog Boarding

Dog Boarding Overview

Key Features of Boarding Your Dog at Mountain Pets

  • In my home boarding with our two dogs

  • No kenneling, isolation in rooms or noise stress

  • Quality, individualized care and attention, serving no more than three clients at the same time

  • Every dog goes through the same intake and meet and greet process and is determined to be a good fit prior to boarding here

  • Sleep in our bedroom with us so we know exactly what’s going on with your dog 24/7

  • On or off-leash options

  • Daily 1-3 miles of walks and/or hikes at no additional cost

  • Slower strolls for older dogs

  • Enormous yard, field and deck out back for supervised play or just to hang outside

  • Potty breaks every 1-2 hours

  • Socialization and company with other like-minded dogs

  • Your dog may have his/her own toys and blanket for comfort

  • Complementary Mountain Pets toy trunk for indoor play

  • Private and safe feeding spot in home

  • Seasonal dip in the pond and shallow streams while we hike

  • Daily text communication with photos, videos

More About Our Dog Paradise

Our home is a three level house on 200 acres, unfenced and far away from any main roads. The home includes various stair cases which might be an issue for large senior dogs. 

Residents here include myself, Joanna, and my partner, Aaron, and our two Australian Shepherds (spayed female age 11 and 50 lbs; neutered male age 6 and 20 lbs). No kids and no cats. Aaron loves and appreciates dogs as much as I, and has owned and trained his own dogs throughout his life, including labrador retrievers, springer spaniels and setters. Sometimes, boarder dogs take a liking to him in a different way than to me (e.g, likes men better than women) and he is certainly a helpful part of the home team but I am the person responsible for all of your dogs needs, including feeding and exercise, and everything in between! You can read more about me on the About Us page.

Our property has mowed paths for dog hikes/walks, and a pond and ephemeral streams for seasonal water fun. We can easily spend two hours out on the property here without covering the same ground. We also have a nice flat lane which serves as a great stroll for senior and less able dogs.

We do not have kennels or outdoor runs here. Crates are available for inside crating at owners request. 

Dogs boarded here are integrated into our home and routine with our own dogs. We sleep, eat, play, love, walk, and rest together. We do not offer dogs human food treats while we are cooking/eating and discourage begging. I do offer occasional dog treats or can adhere to a strict diet. Gabby, my older dog has a chicken allergy and I have a specialization in dieting for overweight dogs. We are ok with light furniture use, including sitting with either of us on a couch, but we can also restrict that behavior for any of our clients as directed. All dogs sleep with us in the bedroom, on their own dog bed or a provided dog bed or in a crate.  

We do not currently have a fenced in area. I will happily accommodate dogs who need to be leashed for potty breaks and walks/hikes as long as they are good on a leash.


Thank you for taking the time to read about us!

Visit our Dog Boarding page under the Services tab for more information about determining if we are a good boarding option for your dog. You can also check out the image gallery below to "see" what it is like here. 


Mountain Pets is licensed with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement as a boarding kennel, License # 17360, K Class BK1. The Bureau performs 3 unannounced inspections per year. Mountain Pets does not have or use kennels or outdoor caged runs as a part of our dog boarding service. Anyone or business who boards at least 26 dogs per calendar year for compensation is required to hold a state issued kennel license.

Mountain Pets carries pet sitters business liability insurance as well as Care, Custody and Control Insurance, which offers coverage for veterinary medical expenses for injury or illness of your dog, regardless of fault, while your dog is under my care and control.

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