Overnight dog care in El Cajon

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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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Darian CEl Cajon, CA

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Darian here! I have grown up living with and taking care of dogs. I live an active lifestyle and absolutely love animals. I'm looking forward to taking care of your pup!!

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Sandra SEl Cajon, CA

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“Love what you do and never work a day!”

Sandra has been a full-time professional dog walker since 2017 as well as professional trainer since 2018 and received CPDT-KA certification from CCPDT in October 2019, currently specializing in basic obedience, puppy training, and trick training. She also does pack walks of 6-8 dogs at a time. Sandra has a passion for helping dogs and their humans live happy healthy lives. She has two dogs of her own whom she loves to spend her free time with; training, walking, and going to the beach.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Drew LEl Cajon, CA

4.9

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Hello, I am 27 and have lived in San Diego, after my graduation from UCSD in 2012. Currently live in PB with my fiancé Kim and our one-year-old terrier Tito. I have taken many dog training courses over my lifetime and love to keep learning. I have always had a dog or two that I take care of and couldn’t imagine life without them! I will treat your pup with the utmost care and safety just as it was my own. I look forward to walking your pup!

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

Kyle MEl Cajon, CA

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I just moved to San Diego from Connecticut, and was looking for for a good way to meet new dogs and explore the area. I’ve had 8 dogs throughout my life, from Rottweiler to Golden Retriever to Shih Tzu, and I used to volunteer at an animal shelter in Connecticut. I’ve been walking dogs for as long as I have been walking myself, and they are by far my favorite creatures!

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

Stanislav KEl Cajon, CA

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Hi, my name is Stas. I love dogs so much. In my family there were always dogs with whom I spent a lot of time. I also had a successful experience with the Rover service, but because of the move to San Diego, I decided to try a new WAG service. I think I will quickly find the approach to your pet, and I will also do my best to make your dog happy.

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Jhaime REl Cajon, CA

4.9

(1391)

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Hello my name is Jhaime Marie. I am bilingual, I love to go for walks and runs so what better way than to take a furry companion with me. i have been around animals all my life. I have 3 miniature pinscher, a doberman pinscher, and a long hair Chihuahua.

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Training Exam Complete

AJ JEl Cajon, CA

4.9

(1368)

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“Easily distracted by dogs!”

Hi, I'm AJ! I grew up with dogs in my home along with lots of other animals. I worked with military dogs while deployed overseas. I'm currently in veterinary tech school and walk dogs because I love them so much. I also volunteer at a dog shelter and Foster dogs.

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

Shelly BEl Cajon, CA

4.9

(1262)

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“Reliable & Experienced with all types of dogs”

I have over 30 years experience working with and owning dogs. I love dogs and love caring for their needs. I have over 3 years experience walking dogs as well as training basic dog obedience. I will take the time to get to know your fur babies needs and adhere to any care instructions they need. I've worked with hundreds of dogs as well as other pets and large animals. I will take care of your furry one as if it is my own. I own two dogs a 6 year old Aussie and a 5.5 year old Dach/MinPin mix.

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

Sarah CEl Cajon, CA

4.9

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Hi! My name is Sarah. I’m an artist from San Diego with a huge passion for animals! I’ve been around and cared for dogs most of my life, from house sitting neighbors pets to walking and feeding dogs at animal shelters. I now have a 2 year old corgi who loves his walks around town! I have experience with most breeds and I’m sure to give your dog the attention he/she deserves!

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Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Seth LEl Cajon, CA

4.9

(1166)

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Hello, I’m Seth. I’ve been raised with dogs since I was a kid. I would always stop and say hi to the dogs in all neighborhoods. I’ve always loved to play and take my dogs for walks. I’m excited to get to meet your companion and make a new dog friend !!

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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

Dog Boarding in El Cajon

Established in 2010, The Barking Lot Rescue is manned entirely by volunteers. A non-profit shelter, it has helped to rescue and save thousands of dogs over recent years. This includes the rescue of dogs from kill shelters in order to find them loving homes and families so that they can enjoy a second chance at life. The rescue has also now partnered with Thailand’s Soi Dog Foundation, which carries out invaluable work in relation to rescuing dogs that are destined for slaughter. This rescue has helped to fly dogs out of Thailand on a monthly basis in order to save their lives and find them loving homes. 

East County Animal Rescue is a shelter that provides an invaluable service not only in terms of rescuing and re-homing unwanted and homeless animals but also in a range of other ways. Some of the animals here cannot be adopted for various reasons, so they have a permanent home at the rescue. There are many others that are adopted and get to enjoy the thrill of a new home and a loving family. The rescue also provides educational programs, treatment and vaccination services, and provides valuable advice to pet owners. The rescue has been running since 2002, with volunteers working hard to provide new homes and safe environments for animals in need. 

El Cajon Dog and Cat Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue that takes in dogs and cats from various sources. This includes stray animals, those from other rescues and shelters, and those that are brought in by owners who can no longer look after them. The rescue helps many pets each year to find new homes. This facility runs a range of community programs such as education programs so that others can learn about caring for and saving the lives of animals. There are also various adoption events that the rescue organizes each year.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events El Cajon

Doggie-Gras Parade

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
February

Duration
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Doggie-Gras Parade

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Organized by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, this fun and exciting doggie parade takes place each February and is free to attend! The venue for the event is the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and many owners will be heading over with their delightful pooches - kitted out with Mardi Gras costumes. So, if you want a fun morning for the whole family as well as the dog, this is an event you shouldn’t miss!

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

36
Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
Day-Long Event

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

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If your pooch loves spending time in the water, this event is a must for you! It is now in its twelfth year and has gone from strength to strength over the years with many dog owners and their dogs turning up to take part in the thrilling experience. The event is held in September at Del Mar Dog’s Beach and it helps to raise a lot of money to help animals in need. People not only book surfing sessions for their dogs, but also make donations and purchases to help toward raising crucial funds for rescue animals!

Puppy Love 5K

24
Admission
FREE!

Month
March

Duration
Day-Long Event

Puppy Love 5K

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This wonderful and exciting event will be taking place on a Sunday in March. This is an annual event and is the ideal place to bring both children and pooches for an amazing day out! In addition to races around the bay, there are plenty of great activities to be enjoyed. This includes competitions and contests, awards, costumes, food and drink, entertainment and more. Adults, kids, and pooches will have a fabulous time at this event, which is organized by the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The money that is raised over the course of the day along with donations all goes toward helping to save the lives of animals in need!

Wells Park Dog Run

12
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk, Year-Round

Wells Park Dog Run

12

This El Cajon dog park is the perfect place for dogs and their owners to enjoy spending time outdoors and socializing with other dog owners and pets. The park spans 1.4 acres and you can let your dog off the leash to enjoy some fun and exercise! There are separate areas for small and large dogs, which helps to increase safety for your pooch. There is also plenty of seating for owners to relax and rest while their four-legged friends run wild on the grassed and gravel areas. Once he is tired out, your pooch can take a refreshing drink from the water fountain!

Silver Bay Kennel Club Annual Show

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Admission
FREE!

Month
February

Silver Bay Kennel Club Annual Show

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This show is a great opportunity for owners to enter their pooches into a range of categories (if they fulfil the requirements) or simply to head over and enjoy some fun by watching the show. The show is due to take place in February with details updated on the SBKC website closer to the date. This club has been in operation since the 1930s and has run many events over the decades. This event always enjoys a great turnout with many dog owners bringing them families and their pooches along to enjoy the fun!