In-Home Dog Boarding in Vermont

Here at Halfling, visiting dogs live as guests in my home in the company of my own and other visiting dogs.  I treat each dog as a unique and special individual, taking into consideration each one’s needs, personality, abilities, and energy level.

Your dog will be supervised at all times and receive attention, affection, and access to securely fenced yards for play and exercise.  If your dog prefers naps instead of play, he or she is welcome to spend the day on the couch.  I do my best to ensure that your dog is not only safe and having his physical needs met, but his emotional and companionship needs as well.  The environment at Halfling is very different from that found at a conventional boarding kennel.

There have been Cavalier King Charles Spaniels living at Halfling since 1990.  The name Halfling, synonymous with Hobbit, comes from J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels, and is a registered affix with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club – USA.  Like Halflings, Cavaliers are small, averaging 15 lbs, have silky feathering on their feet, and are playful, affectionate, and friendly.  Halfling Cavaliers are accustomed to and welcome the company of visiting dogs of all sizes.

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Summer Daze


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Birthday Dogs

This is Fling with her pups, Bisou and Bear, who stopped by to celebrate their 7th birthday the other day.

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Gio: May 22, 2004 – Sept 30, 2015

Our tribal circle feels broken.  We miss her every minute.  

What folks say

“If you want to go away and not have to give a second thought to the love and care your dog will get, Alix is the one for you.”
by J. Burden


Pets Sitters INternational Member
Pet Sitters International
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club – USA
Cavaliers of the Northeast
Woodstock Dog Club

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