private boarding services

your dog's new home away from home

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Dogwalker etc. host families offer luxury pet boarding in private homes across cages, no kennels, no unknown bullies! a private home for your pets while you’re away from yours. basic requirements: Current doc. on vaccinations, housebroken, well socialized with other pets. *additional charges may apply to puppies, special needs dogs, males over 1 year that are not neutered, dogs with chewing/barking/urinating problems or high energy levels who need extra attention/exercise. click here for the full terms and conditions.


*Pricing for Oahu residents, please contact us for outer-island pricing.*

family-style boarding:

your dog may be one of up to five clients in the same house

1 dog - $65/night

2nd dog - $35/night

exclusive private boarding:

your dog will be the only client cared for in the home for the entire stay. *reservations subject to availability.

1 dog - $85/night

2nd dog - $45/night

our boarding providers:

Erin G. Bio

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Erin G. became a business owner in 2001 when she started Dogwalker Etc! The company started out of her home by herself with a leash and an old pair of running shoes. Her desire to work with animals while enjoying the outdoors of Hawaii seemed to blend perfectly in this job, and so the adventure began.
Through the years, she's met lots of great people and their humans! They've taught her a lot about having trust, respect, & patience. For many years, she worked solo. Now, she has a wonderful team of sitters that allows her to always be available & make sure no pet goes uncared for. Erin's days are now mostly spent in the office answering phones, emails, and ensuring the smooth running of each and every pet-care assignment. She still enjoys getting out for the occasional cat sit or dog walk...she just can't resist!

Gerhild D. Bio

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Gerhild D. has been a team member here ate DWE since 2009. Our clients adore her & we feel very fortunate to have her available for our clients! Gerhild lives & pet sits in the Aiea area, while also providing our luxury private boarding services in her monutain-top home. She has a gentler demeanor and that shows when she works with our clients. Gerhild & her husband have lived on Oahu for over thrity years. They happily share their home with their parrot Brando & two dogs Maui & Hapa (pictured).

John S.

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John S. Image & bio coming soon.

Luella. Bio

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Luella and her family have been welcoming pets into their home for Dogwalker etc since 2013! Luella’s home is perfectly suited to keep clients safe and comfy while parents travel. Her Hawaii Kai home is spacious, one level and fully fenced. A doggy dog can be accessed for those brave enough to learn to use it although walks are offered throughout the day as needed. Luella shares her home with one friendly female pup named Bree (pictured). She also lives with her husband and adult son. Everyone is truly a dog lover and they enjoy meeting new dogs of all shapes and sizes!

Malia W. Bio

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Malia W. was born on Oahu and moved back from home to Hawai'i after attending college for nursing in Los Angeles. Malia and her son, 12-year-old Zander, provide private boarding in a hilltop home in Kaimuki. Their home features an enclosed front yard and is a short walk to a lovely park. Malia also moonlights as a pet sitter & dog walker for our happy clients providing care in their homes. Malia can't wait to meet your pets!

Tara B. Bio

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Tara B. is a local girl born and raised in Hawaii Kai. She attended Mid Pacific High school and then on to UNLV where she obtained her degree and also met her husband! Currently, he is a serviceman in the U.S. Air Force and the pair were fortunate enough to get stationed back here in Hawaii. Tara has had dogs since the age of 4. Her babies (pictured, Pasiley and Sachi) are her whole world. Tara provides dog walking and pet-sitting care plans as well as our very popular private boarding service! Her home is an idea location with a fully walled-in yard and fenced-off pool, along with a doggy door for easy access to the yard all day! Tara is excited to be able to meet and bond with new pets as her job, and help families take care of their furry friends!