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Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter cares about pets! Affectionately known as Mat-Su Shelter, this rescue is contracted by the government as it is the largest facility in Palmer. They offer an abundance of services like adoption, euthanasia, disaster preparedness, and classroom education programs. They are actively seeking to expand their volunteer and foster network, and exist as the community's go-to spot for all things dog and cat. Mat-Su offers low cost licensing and microchipping to support their campaign for all dogs living in the borough to be identifiable.
Serving all of the Mat-Su Valley and outlying villages, The Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue run solely on volunteer power. ADPR rescues animals from impending euthanasia and takes in unexpected litters. These animals are then provided with veterinary care and given a foster home until they are adopted. In addition to their community advocacy, ADPR dreams of raising enough money to open a large, no-kill sanctuary as a refuge for all unwanted animals in Palmer. They are a shelter run for the people by the people.
Held annually in the Spring to benefit the Mat-Su shelter, the Walk n Roll is a 5K for people of all abilities. Dogs and children are welcome to this bark-tastic event! There are numerous vendors and stations for refreshments along the route situated on Trunk Road. Check in starts at 9AM so participants can pick up their Walk n Roll t-shirt before hitting the trail. It's tail-waggin' fun for a great cause!
It's time to get Spot educated! Alaska Dog Sports offers a number of classes year-round for you and your pup to participate in. Classes range from $50-$200 depending on the number of sessions you want to partake in. These classes are for all skill levels and can provide training in agility, behavior, or just for good exercise! Dogs must be adequately vaccinated and registration can be completed online.
This campground is perfect for a weekend of camping with the family and Fido! Located near the scenic - and often frozen Lake Lucille - this campground also features a dog park where pups can be off the leash. Let Fido run free while you relax on the sidelines. Your family is sure to have a pawesome time camping together at this hot-spot. They are only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so plan quick!
Located at the famous Palmer train depot, the Monday Markets are a fantastic way to make Mondays a little less terrible. Bring your dogs along to shop at the many local vendor-stands to buy craft items, dog treats, or dinner for the week. Palmer is considered one of the agricultural centers of Alaska, so don't miss out on the chance to pick up some homegrown fruits and veggies!
Have some active fun with your pet pooch! Alaska Dogs Gone Wild hosts a number of events in and around Palmer, most being centered around the canine sport of flyball. Each summer, they have one, grand tournament where you and your canine can go for the gold! This event in-particular takes place at the Alaska State Fairgrounds, and invites dogs and their handlers to spectate or participate.
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