Dorchester for Your Dog (Part II)

…dotted by Meghann

Photo courtesy of The Metro Mutt

A few weeks ago, we gave you a listing of some of Dorchester’s favorite dog parks. But just what, people asked, was a “Dot dog” to do when he or she was in need of a walk? A good meal? A little retail therapy? Good clean fun after a romp in the mud (otherwise known as a bath)? A weekend without the owners?

We’ve rounded up some of our near and dear favorites (i.e. in Dorchester proper and just beyond) in each category:

Dog Walkers:

Boon Dog: No website that we could find but we’ve heard good things.

Proprietor/Walker: Nina
Ph: 617-686-5408

Boston Marathon Dogs:  The website isn’t the most informative but just look the company up on Yelp and you’ll see that she is a well-loved walker in Dorchester and Boston beyond.

Proprietor/Walker: Eve Sandoval
Ph: 857-928-0183

K9 Company: We’ve got a soft spot for Sandy in our house. When our regular walker couldn’t walk our dog Penny, Sandy came to the rescue and Penny adores her. She takes her dogs to the same park (Victory Park) that our walker does and we’ve seen here there:  it’s penultimately clear that she loves everything on four legs.

Proprietor/Walker: Sandy Hudson
Ph: 617-895-8456

Kat’s Dog Walking: We’ve heard lots of positive stuff about Kat and her way with dogs. And she’s another Victory Park walker (always a plus in our book).

  • On Leash Dog Walks  $18/ 30 min., $20/45 min., $24/60 minutes: Includes 1-2 other dogs matched for their temperment and exercise level.
  •  40 Minute Play Groups- 40 minute playgroup takes place at a fenced in dog park in South Boston where there is plenty of room for you dog to run all around with his friends.   It is ideal for dogs that do not do well off-leash but who still have a lot of energy to burn.
  • 60 Minute Play Groups- 60 minute playgroup takes place at Victory Park in Dorchester.   This is a fabulous outing for dogs that do well off-leash and have a lot of energy to burn.  It would also suit dogs who enjoy hang out and having some company in the afternoons.
  • Medication Administration – $5/administration: Visit to your home to administer any medications that your pet needs including insulin shots, pills, eye drops, ear drops and skin creams etc.

Proprietor/Walker: Katherine Heatley
Ph: 617-763-5958

Madog Dog Walking: No website that we could find but we’ve heard good things.

Proprietor/Walker: Ania Netzel
Ph: 617-909-8597

The Metro Mutt: Rob Murphy and his dog “Dixie” are amongst some of our favorite 2-and 4-legged Dorchester residents since they faithfully exercise our dog “Penny” (thus saving our sanity) several times a week. A “walk” with Rob can mean many things depending on what you want but the service is great and the texted photos of your dog hamming it up for his camera are priceless.

  •  Small Pack walk/play group – $18/60 minutes: includes 2-4 dogs matched for their temperment and exercise level.  The small pack adventure begins with a home pick up, transport to an area park, playtime, and drop off back at home.
  •  Individual Walk- $18/ 30 min., $20/45 min., $24/60 minutes: perfect for the dog who needs specialized attention or isn’t comfortable with other dogs.
  • Quick Stops – $10/visit: A quick stop by your home to make sure that your dog is fed & watered (for existing clients only)
  • Emergency Walks – $25/flat rate: An unscheduled visit to your house to walk, feed and water your dog on an emergency basis (for existing clients only)

Proprietor/Walker: Rob Murphy
Ph:617-827-6212

Outbound Hounds: Angila specializes in off-leash walks at some of Boston’s best parks (yes, Victory Park included); the photos online of doggies at play make your heart melt.

Proprietor/Walker: Angila
Ph: 617-997-8766

Photo courtesy of The Metro Mutt

Doggie Daycare: 

Boston’s Red Dog Complex Daycare: A brand new facility that opened in 2010 and located near the South Bay Shopping Center, this new facility is for the pooch who wants it all under one roof. it offers an aquatics center, indoor and outdoor play areas, grooming…even massage & reiki are offered.

  • Monday through Friday, 7am – 7pm and Saturday, 9am – 6pm
  • Pick-Up and Delivery Service available
  • Guests are grouped according to weight, size, and temperament
  • Pricing: Full day: $30.00. Half-Day (up to 5 Hours): $22.00

274 Southampton
Boston, MA 02118
Ph: 617-427-2225

The Dog House By Dogs R Us: Located on Pope’s Hill right down the street fromt Doggie Styles, this relatively new facility includes two separate play spaces so that dogs of different sizes and temperament cab be grouped together to maximize their day care experienc. It is a cage free facility and also offers two 20 minute excursions around the Pope’s Hill neighborhood during the day

  • Group Walks: No more than 4 dogs per walker. 30 minutes- $14/45 minutes -$17 /60 minutes – $20
  • Individual Walks:  30 minutes -$18/ 45 minutes- $22. For more than one dog per household,  add $6.00 per dog.
  • Puppy Package: (Up to 6 months old.)  2 x 20 minutes -$20. One 20 minute walk in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  • Play Groups:  Fun with other canine friends. 2  hour blocks – $ 26

168 Neponset Ave
Boston, MA 02122
Ph: 617-506-0639

Photo courtesy of The Metro Mutt

Pet Supply Stores:

Skipton Pet Center: Part of the Red Dog Complex, this place has it all. Literally. Any possible high quality dog food, toy, leash, pet supply, etc. that you could be looking for…it’s all there.

274 Southampton
Boston, MA 02118
Ph: 617-427-2225

Groomers: 

Doggie Styles Pet Grooming Salon:  Located in a cute storefront just off of Morrissey Boulevard on Pope’s Hill, this groomer’s services include shampoos, hair cuts and flea treatments, exotic styling, pedicures, skin care and moisturizing treatments, hydrobaths, teeth cleaning

  • Tuesday – Saturday, 8-4 PM. Closed Sunday & Monday.
  • Pick-Up and Delivery Service available by appt. Tuesday – Saturday
  • “Regular Grooming” includes Hydro Massage Bath, Sugar Scrub Facial, nails, ears and anals. Small – $30 + Medium- $35 + Large $ $40 + Xlrg $ $50 +

170 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
Ph: 617-265-1033

Dot Dogs: Located in the Savin Hill area of Dorchester, this sweet little shop offers do-it-yourself washing to professional grooming, treats, toys, food and apparel

  • Monday, Tuesday & Saturday 9am – 6pm * Wednesday through Friday 9am – 7pm * Sunday – Closed
  • Do-it-yourself wash n’ go
  • “Regular Grooming” includes Hydro Massage Bath, Sugar Scrub Facial, nails, ears and anals. Small – $30 + Medium- $35 + Large $ $40 + Xlrg $ $50 +

916 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
Ph: 617-288-3647

Dog Sitters (In-House) and Kennels:

Boston’s Red Dog Complex Daycare: (See listing under Doggie Daycare for facility description)

  • Monday through Friday, 7am – 7pm and Saturday, 9am – 6pm
  • Pick-Up and Delivery Service available
  • Guests are grouped according to weight, size, and temperament
  • Pricing: Full day: $30.00. Half-Day (up to 5 Hours): $22.00

274 Southampton
Boston, MA 02118
Ph: 617-427-2225

The Dog House By Dogs R Us: (See listing under Doggie Daycare for facility description)

  • Offsite Pet Sitting: Includes morning, afternoon, & evening walks – $40/day
  • Onsite Pet Sitting:   Includes 3 daily walks and an overnight stay with your pet$50/day

168 Neponset Ave
Boston, MA 02122
Ph: 617-506-0639

K9 Company: Sandy will come, pick your dog up at your house and take him/her to her own house to play and be loved while you’re away. It’s where our dog Penny goes when we’re on vacation and honestly; we think she’s a little sad when we come home since she knows the K9 party is over.

Proprietor/Walker: Sandy Hudson
Ph: 617-895-8456

The Metro Mutt: (See listing under Dog walkers for  description)

  • Offsite Pet Sitting: Includes four visits per 24 hours – $40.00/day. $10 for additional visits.

83 Dix St. #4
Dorchester, MA 02122
Ph: 617-827-6212

Outbound HoundsAngila will  take your dog into her own house to play and be loved while you’re away. Cage-free and crate boarding are both available.

Proprietor/Walker: Angila
Ph: 617-997-8766


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2 thoughts on “Dorchester for Your Dog (Part II)

  1. Pete

    I’d like to add one more: Mr Puppy. Charlie Maneikis is incredibly dependable and we can text him any time to do that “emergency walk” when we can’t get home.

    He can be reached at (617) 947-1089

    Reply

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