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.

Halfling is home to four Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  The name “Halfling,” synonymous with “Hobbit,” comes from J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels.  Like Halflings, Cavaliers are small (averaging 15 lbs) and have silky feathering on their feet.  Cavaliers are playful, affectionate, and friendly.

Halfling Cavaliers are accustomed to and welcome the company of people and dogs of all sizes.

Winter 2013


No – not the season we are all sick of and gratefully waving goodbye to.  I’m talking about a dog named Winter.  She’s a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel of a certain age.  Winter’s owner died last spring, and in spite [...]

Darling Lilly


The untimely death of a beloved dog can be devastating. We lie there in the wee hours thinking about all the “what ifs.”  We wonder if we could have made other choices, and if that might have changed anything.  Sometimes [...]

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What folks say

“Your pet sitting service in your home is unlike any other – it’s like a camp for my dogs while I’m away.”
by K. Rarick


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

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