Ottawa Dog Boarding - Kennel Free Dog Sitting at Bone Voyage The Bone Voyage Mission
**Due to extremely high demand, we are now fully booked every weekend of the summer and no longer able to accommodate new clients Aug 4-7, Aug 11-13, Aug 18-20, Aug 25-27 and Sep 1-5. We are now booking for the fall/winter**
Does your dog prefer the company of people over large groups of dogs? We offer dog care in a family home with either no other dogs, or small numbers of well-matched dogs, where someone is home most of the time.
We are a network of 30 care providers, not just one home! Have you ever had a dog sitter cancel on you at the last minute and leave you scrambling for dog care so you can still go on vacation? We work as a team, so there is always a backup plan and you will not be stranded looking for alternate care the night before your holiday. In 13 years we have never cancelled on a client.
Our guest homes offer you and your dog a variety of different home care options. With a network of 30 care providers all around the city, we are bound to have the perfect home for your dog! We have care providers in Nepean, Ottawa South, Kanata, Barrhaven, Hintonburg, downtown and Orleans. Some families have pets of their own and some do not. You may request to have your dog be the only guest in a home where there are no resident dogs.
What's different about us? Our care providers are not also dog-walkers/pet sitters! They are not out all day walking other clients' dogs, or checking on cats - they are only looking after and walking the dogs in their home. All our families have someone home most of the time - you dog will not be alone all day while the care provider is at work or looking after other pets.
You and your dog always get to meet the potential care providers and you don't pay a deposit until you have met a care provider you are happy with. We are not an online service - Bone Voyage is owned and operated by Christine Thomson, Ottawa dog lover, dog sitter and dog walker. Christine knows all the care providers personally and is in her tenth year caring for Ottawa dogs.
Our reasonable rates include everything - there are no extra charges for walks, playtime, trips to the park or basic medication - that's all part of the package!
We offer discounts for long stays (over 2 weeks) and frequent travelers and we can offer VERY flexible drop off/pick up times. Any time that is convenient for both you and the care provider is fine! We may even have a care provider in your neighbourhood, making your dog care arrangements even simpler for you!
We accept bookings for any period of time from one night to three months or more, but we do have a minimum 2 night stay for new clients on all long weekends. We can accommodate unusual requests such as airport pick-ups, dog care when you're selling/moving homes, or for out-town-towners attending a wedding or hockey tournament in Ottawa. If you have a request you aren't sure we can handle, please ask!**DAYCARE** - We are getting a lot of requests for daycare. We can sometimes arrange occasional daycare, but we are in the busy season now and most spots are taken up by boarding clients. Feel free to ask us if we can arrange what you need, but at busy times we don't usually have enough extra spots to accommodate clients that are only looking for daycare. We do not offer 5 day a week doggy daycare at any time of the year but are happy to try to arrange occasional daycare for your dog if space permits.
Bone Voyage is fully insured by Pet Sitters International.
Max was really happy at Chuck and Debbie’s. We were very pleased with his care and the overall arrangement. It was quite apparent that their daughters take an active role in the care of the dogs and they do a great job.
I’ve already told people to look into Bone Voyage for their dog’s boarding.
I’m sure we’ll be calling you in the future.
We were very happy with Luna’s care. In fact, I don’t think she could have been in a better situation! I’m sure Luna is missing Sydney’s companionship and of course Nancy and family! We would recommend Nancy for sure. We are so please how this worked out for everyone!
We were more than happy with Sasha’s care and we would defintiely have her stay with George and Bev again. She felt very at home there. They were very communicative with us and made us feel at ease. Thank you again for all your help – it made planning our vacation so much easier when we knew we had someone trustworthy watching Sasha.
“I had a great vacation and my mind was at ease because I knew Lincoln was safe and sound. Wade and Rachel were great! He had a great time with their dog Sadie. I would love to use this service again because it was stree free!”
Just wanted to let you know that everything went very well with Molly’s stay. She wasn’t even very excited to see me yesterday, I think she wanted to stay with them!
Katelyn sent me a couple of updates while I was away. I was totally relaxed knowing that she was receiving great care.