Healthy Rover

Welcome to Healthy Rover, a home away from home for pampered pooches from Boston’s South End. We provide 24 hour, 7 day a week boarding in our suburban home.

Daily routines and a variety of spaces allow each of our guest dogs their own happy spot. Located on 6+ wooded acres, we have a fully fenced yard for safe supervised outdoor play. Our maximum capacity of 4 boarding dogs ensures that your dog’s care and comfort is front and center.

Sunrise at Healthy Rover
Greyhounds relaxing at Healthy Rover
Healthy Rover pups relaxing with Heather

Our dog boarding services include:

Contact Healthy Rover should you have questions. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your furry companion and look forward to providing your dog with a comfortable and safe stay at Healthy Rover.


Healthy Rover is a member of Pet Sitters International, a global leader and resource for the pet-sitting industry. We are fully insured. Policy information is available upon request.

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Healthy Rover is owned and operated by Heather Gay. Heather lives with her husband Bruce and two rescue dogs, Jasmine (Northeast Animal Shelter)  and Tweet (Last Hope K9).

Relevant Experience

2008 to Present:
registered State of Massachusetts, Heather Gay Pet Care LLC dba Tails of Boston and dba Healthy Rover

2008 to 2022:
Owner, Tails of Boston, a daily dog walking business in the South End of Boston. Employed multiple staff to care for well over 1,000 dogs and cats

2008 to Present:
Member, Pet Sitters International

Fear Free Certified provider

2006 to Present
Foster Family for Greyhound Options, and to a lesser extent for Last Hope K9