Overnight dog care in Carlsbad

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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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Tina PCarlsbad, CA

5.0

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Hi, I am Tina! I have worked with animals, mostly rescues, since 2010. I currently have two dogs of my own, one of which is special needs. I love dogs, they have such wonderful personalities, each one unique. I am always honored to met a new dog, and even more so to take them on an enjoyable outing.

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Pam SCarlsbad, CA

5.0

(475)

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I would like to offer my services for walking your dog or pet sitting in my home. I have been pet sitting for a couple of years now and have many references. I have a great deal of experience with dogs and just all around love being with them. I take care of your pet as if he or she is my own- with the utmost care, compassion and respect.

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Janet TCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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“The Dog Gone Best”

I have two pointers who have never missed their twice daily outings in over 12 years. I fully understand the mind/body connection for a contented canine. I have over 1200 hours of hands-on experience working with shelter dogs. I am skilled at basic and intermediate obedience training and well-versed in dog body language, leash reactivity, and working with under-socialized dogs. I look forward to meeting your dog and I promise your dog will thank you!

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

Susie WCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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“I love dogs!”

Hi there, I’m Susie! Growing up in Michigan we had indoor and outdoor dogs from mixed collie, mixed terrier and a sheep dog. As an adult I had a Westland terrier and miniature pincher much needed exercise and attention with this two breeds.I've also cared for an australian Shepard and collie mix both high energy so walks and play were mandatory. I’ve found being kind, firm and consistent they respond very well. I enjoy running and the beach so no worries I’ll keep your furry friends fit.

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker

Michael DCarlsbad, CA

4.9

(764)

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“Committed to Excellence”

I'm Michael. I'm an Encinitas local. Huge dog lover of all breeds. Started taking care of my neighbors dogs at the age of 8, along with owning dogs of my own my whole life. I've owned two terriers and a pit. I love staying active and the outdoors, so I usually take them on walks and runs by the beach, and hang out at the dog park. Looking forward to meeting you and your dog!

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

Marla HCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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“No One will Love your Dog as Much!”

Hi! I’m Marla and I have over 21 years experience dog sitting and walking all types of breeds from Pugs to Rottweilers. My own pups are Penny, a 2 year old Maltipoo and Chai, a 14 year Old Chi. To me, dogs being so much love and light into the world. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker

Amy KCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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““Who let the dogs out?? Me, for a walk!””

Hi my name is Amy, I am a very active dog loving mom that is happy to help you out by giving your pet some fresh air and exercise when you can't. I know that your dog is part of your family and that you are trusting me with their safety and well being and I take that responsibility very seriously. My kids are all in school so I have the time to be there when needed. I am flexible and dependable and look forward to meeting your fur baby!

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

Megan RCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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“There is No such thing as a bad dog!!”

Hello, my name is Megan. I’ll start off by saying I adore all dogs- young and old, small and big! I also love to walk or jog with dogs. I am a dog owner myself and I treat each and every dog as if they were my own. My dog pack at home includes an Australian Shepherd, a German Shepherd and a husky so I can handle high energy! I do my best to make your pet feel comfortable for the entire time were together. I am ready to care for and love on all of your furry family members if you let me(:

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

Eric RCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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“You dog(s) will be cared for as if they are mine!”

I am an absolute dog person! I’ve had dogs my entire life, just over 30 years. I currently have a 13 year old Chihuahua who I’ve had since she was 8 weeks old and a 13 year old female German Shepherd who I adopted when she was 8. I have a wide experience from very small dogs like Chihuahuas, Bichons all the way up to large strong dogs like American Staffys (Pitbulls) and German Shepherds, and evening a few military trained guard dogs. Dogs tend to like and trust me right away.

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

Denise CCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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I have a passion for animals. I have had dogs all my life and I have 3 years of pet sitting experience. I am also going to school to be a Veterinarian and I hope to work with animals for the rest of my life.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Boarding in Carlsbad

Stray animals in Carlsbad, California are lucky to be taken to an animal shelter in the area. These animal shelters are responsible for caring for and finding new homes for these animals in need. Two of the best shelters in the area are Rancho Coastal Humane Society and Wagging Dog Rescue.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society began in 1960 when a group of volunteers started caring for the homeless animals in San Diego County. Now, it is a professionally managed humane society that helps educate the community, find new homes for animals, and is part of an animal safehouse program for domestic violence survivors. The organization works hard to match people with the best pet for them. They also help adopters learn the basics of animal care as well as grooming and exercise requirements.

Wagging Dog Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue organization in Carlsbad, California. This rescue saves animals from Southern California and around the world from euthanasia. The organization takes in dogs and cats who need medical care or rehabilitation. They give dogs who are out of options second chances at life. The rescue also works to fight discrimination of certain pet breeds for perceived behavior problems. As a non-profit, Wagging Dog Rescue relies on fundraising and donations from the public. The adoption fees also go directly back into caring for other animals at the shelter.

If you are looking to bring a new pet into your home, consider stopping by Wagging Dog Rescue or Rancho Coastal Humane Society and bringing home a new cat or dog today!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Carlsbad

Blessing of the Dogs

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
November

Duration
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Blessing of the Dogs

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Join Cannimal for the annual Blessing of the Dogs event held during November. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., gather with other dogs and dog owners for the Blessing of the Dogs to celebrate your favorite four-legged friends! The event is non-denominational and open to all kinds of animals, including dogs, cats, and horses.

The event will also be a learning opportunity for participants to learn about using cannabis to help their animals. The session, called Feel Good Now!, starts at 2 p.m. for those who are interested.

Gather at San Dieguito Park’s Lower Park to start off the Blessing of the Dogs event at 1 p.m.

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

36
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
12:30 PM to 5 PM

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

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Join other dog lovers for pet-themed fun at the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade! Walk your pet through the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego in your best Christmas-themed costume at this event, held each December. Both pets and owners are invited to dress up for the parade, which is hosted by Blue Buffalo. Also, don’t forget to attend the pet expo for a chance to win prizes in the costume contest, grab a goodies bag, and visit vendors!

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. on the day of, but pre-registration is recommended to ensure that you get a spot. The parade begins at the MLK Promenade Park at 3 p.m. The expo runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration is $15 per pet in advance or $20 the day of the event.

Doggie Street Festival

24
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Doggie Street Festival

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Join in Southern California’s largest pet adoption-focused event every December. The Doggie Street Festival of San Diego is just one many across the country. Bring your dog and enjoy live music, guest speakers, great food, and much, much more! You won’t want to miss the special guests and vendors selling unique and fun products and services that your pet will drool over.

There is a special area designated for children’s activities, so bring the kids along, too!

Come down to NTC Park at Liberty Station at 9 a.m. and stay until doors close at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Unleash the Holiday Cheer

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Unleash the Holiday Cheer

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Unleash the Holiday Cheer is definitely worth the short drive to San Diego from Carlsbad! Join Traci’s Paws at Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station each December for Unleash the Holiday Cheer to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center, which helps military families find the right shelter dog for their home - for free!

Bring both your children and pets for photos with Santa, enjoy Christmas music performed live, and visit the game truck to win fun prizes. There will be laser tag and a photo booth to document the special day. Don’t miss out on the great food at the food trucks!

All donations go to the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

JustFoodForDogs Cooking Class

0
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

JustFoodForDogs Cooking Class

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Join JustFoodFor Dogs at Del Mar Kitchen in San Diego on a specified Saturday during the month of December. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and teaches attendees to learn how to cook dog food at home. Your pooch will love the opportunity to try some home-cooked, fresh dog food! You will also be served some tasty snacks and drinks while at the class.

Unfortunately, space is limited, so RSVP soon to make sure you have a spot at this event.

Del Mar Kitchen is located at 3485 Del Mar Heights Rd. in San Diego, which is about a 30-minute drive from Carlsbad, California.