Ottawa Dog Boarding - Kennel Free Dog Sitting at Bone Voyage

Covid 19 Update as of June 21, 2021: Yes, we are open for business! However, we have very little staff for the summer and the business has changed a lot since being nearly shut down over the pandemic. Right now we are only accepting repeat clients for dog boarding. Unfortunately we don't have enough space to accommodate new clients at the moment but will update the website when we do. Please send your booking request online through our software or by email. We are not able to return phone calls right now as Christine has a full time day job and Sandy is managing the business.  Thank you for understanding. -Christine      

We are a network of 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 15  years we have never cancelled on a client. 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.

Our guest homes offer you and your dog a variety of different home care options. With a network of care providers all around the city, we are bound to have the perfect home for your dog! We have care providers in many parts of Ottawa.  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 eleventh 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 do charge for complicated medications, medical care, diapers, puppies)

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 AND 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!

We will not accept dogs in heat under any circumstances, sorry.

Bone Voyage guest dogs are fully insured by Pet Sitters International.