Pet Sitting and Boarding in Albany

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How it works

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Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

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Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

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Live updates

Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.

What is Wag!?

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.

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Rebecca L. SAlbany, CA

4.9

(2718)

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Hi! My name is Rebecca and I am an animal lover by nature. I grew up surrounded by animals and raised a Border-Collie mix pup to live a long, healthy and happy 16 years! I have walked dogs, house-sat, and cared for all kinds of pets for over 16 years. Obedience classes & agility training courses were part of the growing up process with my own dog, Sara. Mostly we had a fun, goofy time just playing. She went everywhere with me! Since she passed away, I take any chance I can to be around my canine pals. I've always had an affinity for dogs large & small, with boundless energy or a calm disposition. I know how important it is to have your dog(s) well-cared for while you are busy or traveling so I am here to help! I am always up for a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood, brisk walk or challenging hike. Whatever your needs are I can meet them. I feel very fortunate to be able to walk a variety of dogs. It would be my great pleasure to meet your dog and make a new friend!

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Miguelle LAlbany, CA

4.9

(1965)

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It all started with a Kelpie to whom I got to be “Mommy” for nearly 16 years. That incredible and life-changing experience catalyzed my shift in professional direction to pet care services. Now, I am certified with DogTec as well as Pet Sitters International; trained in pet first aid and CPR. I live in Adam’s Point near Lake Merritt. I welcome senior, special needs and/or timid pets. I am highly experienced in administering oral medications as well as performing basic physical therapy stretching routines. Let me create a safe, happy, adventure-filled experience for your furry baby that passes the sniff test every time!

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Kevin OAlbany, CA

4.9

(1998)

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“Let’s go on a walk!”

I’m an animal lover and a dog enthusiast! I have had several dogs of my own and I’ve done over 500 5* rated walks here on Wag. Thanks for taking a look at my profile and have a great day!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Chris BAlbany, CA

4.9

(2003)

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Hi! My name is Chris. As a lifelong dog lover and owner, I am excited to have an opportunity to care for your pup(s)! I strive to ensure that each dog I care for is safe, healthy, and happy. My experience with both rescue and disabled dogs has also allowed me to provide quality care for those pups who need special attention. Can’t wait to get walking!

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Ezequiel MAlbany, CA

4.9

(1826)

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“Worry not, I’m here to take your dog out on a walk”

Hi! To begin, my name is Ezequiel! I was born and raised in San Francisco. Since I was a kid, I’ve owned multiple pets. My first dog was a Chihuahua named Baby. Next, was a Border Collie mix named Sierra. After they passed, we rescued a Pitador mix named Nala, who’s currently seven years old. So it goes without saying, I’m a natural when it comes to dog walking. With an customer approval rating of 4.97, I promise your pup will be in good hands. I look forward to meeting your pooch!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Jason LAlbany, CA

4.9

(1155)

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“Positive reinforcement walker and trainer”

Being a Wag! Walker since May 2015, dogs and their parents have come to love when I take them out. Aside from being a Wag! Walker, I also care for dogs at the San Francisco SPCA. Besides being trained in dog walking, I am also trained in clicker training. I love making everyone’s dog day a pawsome day and I look forward to making yours too.

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training

Melanie BAlbany, CA

4.9

(1648)

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My name is Melanie and I live in downtown Oakland. I have had pets my entire life, and I've been dog sitting for three years now. I have experience with a lot different breeds from Chihuahuas to Pit bulls. I'm passionate about working with animals, and can't wait to meet you and your pup!

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Kaitlin MAlbany, CA

4.9

(1786)

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Hi! Growing up I had all types of pets. However, dogs have always held a special place in my heart. I have two small chihuahua mixes, Peter and Jupiter. I worked as a pet sitter and dog walker in Philadelphia and now in San Francisco. Thanks for allowing me to spend time with your loved ones!

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Jesse MAlbany, CA

4.9

(1637)

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I became an official dog owner at a young age when I was given a husky for my 13th birthday. Ever since, I have had many experiences caring for all kinds of dogs. The history of breeds I have cared for range from small dogs such as terriers and chihuahuas to large dogs including pit bulls and bulldogs. My volunteer experience includes working at the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation (LBWF). During my time at this animal shelter, I cleaned, walked, and fed many dogs who were rescued.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

John SAlbany, CA

4.9

(1561)

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I am a lifelong lover of dogs. I have owned dogs and have lived with and baby-sat for friends' dogs countless times. I have worked in an animal shelter where I cared for many dogs and cats, including difficult and aggressive dogs. I am strong and capable of handling large dogs. I love to walk, play with, and pet dogs, and I am good at giving space to dogs who prefer to be left alone.

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Dog Boarding in Albany

While the Bay Area is an idyllic place to live with your barking buddy, you'll no doubt be looking to escape Albany every once in a while for a change of scenery. Whether you're going away on business for the weekend or planning a two-week getaway, you'll want to get the best possible care for your pup.

Kennels are one of the most popular dog boarding options in the US, but they may not be the most comfortable place for your fur-baby to spend the night. In-home dog boarding and sitting is an affordable alternative that's gaining traction across the country. 

Not only will your canine compadre get to sleep soundly in a comfy setting while you're away, but you can also organize some added extras for your pup. 

Many caregivers offer dog walking services in Albany, so your pup can stretch their legs while you're away. Taking in the views from the Stonewall Panoramic Trail in Berkeley is sure to help put your pup's mind at ease while you're gone. 

Planning to book your pup in with a dog sitter or dog boarder in Albany? Here's a look at average pricing for overnight pet care in the Bay Area. 

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Albany, CA

How much does dog boarding cost in Albany, CA? Albany dog boarding facilities generally charge between $70 and $100 per night. An overnight stay usually includes potty breaks every couple of hours, supervised outdoor playtime, and a private room for your woofer. 

It's worth noting that many of these facilities charge extra over busy holiday periods. You'll also want to check what you're allowed to bring, as some boarders only let your fur-baby bring a blanket and a toy. 

Remember when the check-in/out times are — you'll get charged for an extra day if you don't pick up Fido on time. You'll also want to ensure your doggo has up-to-date vaccinations and a microchip, as most kennels will require proof before letting your mutt stay. 

Pet parents looking for an alternative should check out some of the in-home Albany dog boarders on the Wag! app, with rates starting at $44 a night on average. (Pet Caregivers set their own rates, and you’ll receive a final price when you choose your boarder.) This budget-friendly overnight pet care option will give you more money to pamper your pup once you return home. 

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Albany, CA

If your hound suffers from separation anxiety and would do better at home, consider booking a dog sitter in Albany. Albany pet sitters generally charge around $85 per night.

It's increasingly common for pet sitters to do flying visits rather than 24-hour care. What this means is you'll pay for a 30- or 60-minute visit. Your sitter will let your pup outside, feed them, play with them, and possibly give them a short walk. These services usually cost around $25 for 30 minutes.

It's worth noting some sitters only operate during certain hours, so choose a sitter that suits Tucker's schedule. You'll also want to make sure there aren't any hidden fees; otherwise, you could get a surprise on your bill when you return home. 

Dog sitting services on the Wag! platform start from as little as $39 per night with no hidden fees, so you can rest easy while you're away. And as many dog sitters are also trained walkers, your pup will get plenty of opportunities for their own adventure. 

Dog Boarding in Albany, CA

Book your four-legged friend for an overnight sleepover with an Albany dog boarder! Here's how. Download the Wag! app, log in or sign up for an account, and enter info about your pup so we can get to know Bella a little better. Then, go to the Overnight Care tab and select "Boarding". You can also arrange transportation if necessary. (This will incur an extra fee.) 

Enter the details of your trip, and you'll be given a list of the top dog boarders across Albany. It's super simple to find the best dog boarders in your area — each boarder will have a star rating out of 5 so you can quickly compare candidates. 

After you've picked a dog boarder, you can talk to them through Wag! Chat to make sure they're a good fit and tell them about any special care your canine companion needs. 

While you're away, your caregiver will send you photo and video updates of your pup playing or taking a snooze so you know your pupper's tail is still wagging while you're gone. 

Dog Sitting in Albany, CA

Prefer to have someone watch your house and hound while you're gone? Then book an Albany dog sitter through Wag!. 

Booking is easy — download the app, sign in to your account, and click on "Sitting" rather than "Boarding" under the Overnight Care tab. Find the right caregiver for you and chat with them about your pup's needs. Some sitters specialize in caring for older dogs or pups with medical needs, so take your time to decide.

You shouldn't have any trouble finding the right dog sitter for Rowdy, with over 95% of all dog sitting sessions ending in a flawless 5-star review. Plus, you'll receive updates while you're away so you can enjoy your vacation without having to worry about your pup or your pad. 

When you're next leaving home, whether for work or a vacation, book a pet sitter through Wag! to get your doggo the best "pawssible" care.