Private home boarding, however was not, is not easy to find. It is rarely listed on the internet with kennels in a given area. I usually found them through word of mouth recommendations. Once when we were going to Nantucket we found a situation very near the ferry in a home with several small dogs and a family with two children. They reported that Toby was always ready for play and had taken a shine to the daddy who looked a bit like Santa Clause! He was a happy camper when we picked him up!