Overnight dog care in Bakersfield

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How it works

Skip the kennel

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

Flexible transportation

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

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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Lindsey MBakersfield, CA

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My name is Lindsey, and dogs have always been a big part of my life. I am used to being around all types of breeds, and I have a lot of dog walking experience. I enjoy having an active lifestyle and being outdoors as much as possible... I would love to have your dog join me! I'm looking forward to meeting your furry companion and making his/her day a little brighter.

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Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Daniel DBakersfield, CA

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“Safety, excercise, and control is how I roll!”

I have been an animal lover all of my life. Since the age of 5 I have been dog sitting and walking for neighbors and family friends. I am proud to have raised an assortment of animals including 2 large dogs that I will love forever. I can run, walk, and play all day with dogs but I am serious about their health, well being, and your money. I am a Navy veteran and a current college student that will treat your doggo with the same hard work and dedication I have accustomed myself to putting out.

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

Quinn HBakersfield, CA

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“Guaranteed Top Quality Care for your Best Friend”

I'm Quinn; I have lived & cared for Animals my entire life! During college, I worked as a Pet Care Specialist and interned in Animal Husbandry at Aquarium of the Pacific as an Aquarist. I fed Spider Crabs, Giant Pacific Octopus, Stingrays,etc. I obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Biology/Zoology and have also volunteered with dogs. I look forward to getting to know your fur baby and provide them with care. I know they're family, best friends, & I assure that they will be treated w/ great care!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Rosa BBakersfield, CA

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I have grown up around dogs and other animals since I was a baby, so I love them! I have learned how to care after their needs and give them attention. It is important for dogs to feel that they can trust a human not to harm them so that our relationship can be of loyalty and friendship.

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

Jill EBakersfield, CA

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I love walking dogs! I grew up having dogs, and take any opportunity to hang out with them. I don't currently live with one, but I am Honorary Auntie to all of my friends' dogs--which means I do a lot of dog sitting.

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Jill SBakersfield, CA

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“A Pawtastic Sitter for your furbaby!”

Hi I'm Jill , For as long as I can remember I always enjoyed making others Happy and and less stressed. I started lend my talents as a dog walker sitter and just all-around animal Care giver for as long as I can remember. It started with my own animals and then family and then grew to referrals. I was recently an owner of a Siberian Huskies for over 15 wonderful years and it's been two years since they both passed from cancer.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Elizabeth HBakersfield, CA

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“I can't wait to work with your fur baby”

I have always had dogs in my family, and love dogs of all breeds. I work well with large dogs, yet I love them all and have experience with dogs of all sizes and personalities. I am very excited to spend time with your loved one, I know we will have great adventures.

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

Rebecca CBakersfield, CA

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“Animal lover and a great scratcher.”

My name is Becky, I am working in the schools as a Speech Therapist. I grew up having dogs as family pets. I volunteered at Faithful Friends, a no kill animal shelter back in my home stare on the East Coast, mainly caring for the dogs. I have also cared for and provided love to family and friends’s dogs. I believe all dogs are a part of the family and should be treated as such.

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

Cheryl KBakersfield, CA

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“Caring for animals is my passion and privilege.”

My name is Cheryl. I have been an animal lover my whole life. In addition to caring for many of my own dogs & cats, I have experience with exotic pets as well, even volunteering with a local wild animal rescue & have worked at several veterinary hospitals - I am currently in a nationally accredited veterinary technician program so I can become state registered. I have a diploma in dog obedience training & instruction from Penn Foster College.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Blanca TBakersfield, CA

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I absolutely love animals. I have 3 dogs of my own and I wish I could have more. I treat my pets like family and if you give me the opportunity to I will treat yours like family to.

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Can run with dogs, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Boarding in Bakersfield

The future of Bakersfield’s animals is in great hands thanks to the area’s many hardworking animal rescue groups, headlined by the Bakersfield SPCA. Founded in 1949, this independent non-profit is a champion for the general welfare and humane treatment of animals. It offers shelter an adoption program for unwanted pets, plus a number of programs to help tackle pet overpopulation.

There are also several dedicated dog rescue groups that have saved the lives of thousands of dogs in Bakersfield and surrounding areas. Take Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue, for example, which is committed to saving the lives of Kern County's incarcerated canines. This non-profit group rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes dogs from death row, giving those pets a chance to live happy and healthy lives.

ALPHA Canine Sanctuary is another local group helping canines in need. Situated in the hills above Bakersfield, its 20-acre ranch provides full-time care and protection to rescued dogs. A no-kill sanctuary, ALPHA doesn’t receive any government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of dog lovers.

Finally, non-profit dog welfare organization H.A.L.T. Rescue is committed to rescuing homeless dogs and cats, giving them medical care, and then ensuring they find the loving homes they deserve. Based on a belief that all animals deserve love, compassion, and respect, H.A.L.T. is always on the lookout for adopters, donations, and volunteers willing to lend a hand.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Bakersfield

Kern County Pet Fair

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Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
10am to 3pm

Kern County Pet Fair

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Looking for a whole day full of furry, feathery family fun? Look no further than the Kern County Pet Fair, held in October at the Kern County Fair Grounds. A celebration of all things pet, this Fido-friendly event is packed full of fun and games for you and your canine companion. There are doggie demos, a Chihuahua race, raffles, vendors, live music, and a whole lot more! But the biggest highlights of the day are often provided by the pet contests, including Best Trick, Best Costume, and Ugliest Pet. It’s a grrr-eat day in the sun for you and your pet, so get ready to join in the fun.

H.A.L.T. 5/10K Fun Run

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Admission
$25.00

Month
June

Duration
From 7am Onward

H.A.L.T. 5/10K Fun Run

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If you were inspired by the description of the work of H.A.L.T. Rescue higher up this page, check out the Bakersfield rescue group’s annual 5K or 10K Fun Run. Held at Yokuts Park, this event raises much-need funds to benefit the local non-profit and help save the lives of animals in need. Active owners and their pooches are encouraged to come along and get their paws moving for a good cause, with a heap of fun to enjoy once you’ve crossed the finish line! The first dog to finish gets an award and a special photo shoot, while there’s also a vendor fair with plenty of great products and doggy demonstrations.

Dog Day at the Park

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Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
9am to noon

Dog Day at the Park

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Each year, the American Kennel Club sponsors AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, with hundreds of events held around the country. Dog Day at the Park is Bakersfield’s local event, and it’s held in Mill Creek’s Central Park every October. With a goal to educate first-time dog owners about responsible dog ownership, the event features dog-sport demonstrations, low-cost vaccinations and microchipping, pet adoptions, a blessing of the animals, and the always-popular Halloween costume contest! Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome to attend, but they must be on leashes and their best behaviour.

Gone to the Dogs

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Admission
$25.00

Month
September

Duration
From 8am Onward

Gone to the Dogs

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Want to get some exercise with your dog in a relaxed social setting? Want to raise some money for a paw-sitively wonderful animal welfare group at the same time? Gone to the Dogs is the event for you! Held in Tehachapi during September, this 5K fun run/walk and pet festival is an un-timed event that helps raise funds for Have a Heart Humane Society. The run/walk kicks off at 9:30 am and you and your pet are welcome to take it as fast or slow as you would like. Best of all, once you’ve completed the course, you and Rover can kick back and relax at the pet festival, enjoying pet vendors, meeting dog rescue groups, and indulging in a day full of dog-friendly games!

Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
From 8am Onward

Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Take your furry friend for a walk and raise much-needed funds for the Alzheimer's Association at this annual outdoor event. There are more than 600 community walks held around the country each year, and Bakersfield’s takes place at The Park at River Walk. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome, so you and your fur-kid can enjoy some quality time together as you take a stroll. While there’s no registration fee, every walker is asked to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s