Pet Sitting and Boarding in Carlsbad

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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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Tina PCarlsbad, CA

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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

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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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Janely OCarlsbad, CA

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Hi, my name is Janely I'm 25 years old and I have been around dogs my whole life. I graduated with an Assosiates Degree in Animal Sciene and worked a long side a wholistic Vet and Pet nutrionist. I have two puppies of my own that I love and adore and I promise to treat yours as if they were mine. I'm looking forward to many walks with your furry babies

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Alexander MCarlsbad, CA

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I've been working with dogs for 15 years now as a handler, trainer and daily walker. I have experience with all sizes and temperaments working both privately and in a shelter. I am passionate about dogs and would love to be able work with yours!

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Janet TCarlsbad, CA

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“The Dog Gone Best”

Tired dogs are happy owners so our dogs have never missed their twice daily outings in over 12 years. I have over 1200 hours of hands-on experience working with shelter dogs and have operated a home-based dog daycare and boarding business. I am an APDT member and have a lot of training expertise to share. My specialties include obedience training, leash manners, nutrition and dog to-dog interaction and socialization. I look forward to working with you 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Amy KCarlsbad, CA

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Danica FCarlsbad, CA

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Hello, I’m Danica. I'm west of The 5 in beautiful Encinitas. Last 3 years as a doggy daycare attendant at a dog daycare in NorCal. I have a great amount of dog care experience and a great passion for dogs and physical activity. I have my own pup, a handsome Boston terrier named Django whom I love with all my heart. Safety is always my number one concern; your dog's needs come before all else when they are in my care. I look forward to taking your best friend around the neighborhood!

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William BCarlsbad, CA

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My name is William and I am a huge dog lover! I have experience working at a large dog hotel, pet-sitting, and have been volunteering with Spay Neuter Action Project for two years where I have become friends with many rescued Chihuahuas. I'm familiar with almost all dog breeds ranging from 4-150+ pounds and enjoy walking, jogging, playing, or just hanging out! I have an Akita named Kaelei and my fiancée has a Chihuahua named Pinto Bean who has become one of my best friends! I also have experience with performing health checks and administering medications to dogs of all sizes and ages. I'm always very prompt and reliable and can't wait to meet your dog!

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Michael DCarlsbad, CA

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Sophia WCarlsbad, CA

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Hi! I work as a marine biologist on the Bering Sea. When I’m not at sea, I split my time between Los Angeles and Seattle dog sitting and walking dogs. I have always worked with animals, including 2 years at an exotic wildlife rescue and had dogs from a young age. I have a degree in biology and much of my coursework focused on animal behavior.

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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

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

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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

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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.