Overnight dog care in Escondido

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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 PEscondido, 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 SEscondido, 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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Lauretta JEscondido, CA

5.0

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“Your Pup’s Best Friend. And Your Peace of Mind!”

I am Lauretta and I have had dogs, cats and horses all my life. I’m retired so, please think of me as your pup's doting 'aunt, grandma or step-mom.' I am reliable, trustworthy and I treat your pup as if they are my own. I know how hard it is to be busy and guilt ridden that your fur-baby is stuck at home. Well, there is nothing I like better than providing exercise, sniffing opportunities, companionship and fun for your pup.

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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

Janet TEscondido, 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 WEscondido, 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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Michael DEscondido, CA

4.9

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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 HEscondido, 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 KEscondido, 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

Katie BEscondido, CA

4.9

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“All you need is love and a dog!”

Hi! I'm Katie and I have a rescue pit-bull mix that is the baby of my household! I grew up in a home full of animals and love all breeds and sizes. I am fiercely protective of all the dogs in my care and treat them as my own while I am with them. I love getting to know their personalities and share in their excitement to go out for a walk. I have lots of volunteering experience with shelters and rescue groups and consider dog walking to be the best job in the world!

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Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Megan REscondido, 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

Dog Boarding in Escondido

Escondido may be the Spanish word for “hidden”, but there’s no hiding the passion that the residents of this beautiful city have for animals. The city, which is home to more than 150,000 people and located in San Diego County’s North County region, is jam-packed with dog-friendly events and attractions all year round.

It also has plenty of people willing to lend a hand to help out animals in need. The San Diego Humane Society is one of the biggest rescue groups in the region, with campuses in Escondido, San Diego, and Oceanside. The society has been saving the lives of animals in the area since 1880, working to prevent cruelty and neglect, provide essential veterinary care, and strengthen the human-animal bond. With help from a wide range of paw-some adoption partners, it helps unwanted dogs find quality, loving homes.

Fuzzy Feet Dog Rescue is another caring canine group operating in the Escondido region. With a mission to save homeless dogs, Fuzzy Feet rescues neglected and unwanted dogs from Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. These down-on-their-luck pooches are given medical care and any necessary rehabilitation, before being paired with a loving foster family while a forever home can be found.

Forgotten Paws Animal Rescue in nearby San Marcos also works tirelessly to protect and support dogs in need. With a commitment to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome, this non-profit aims to responsibly and safely rescue unwanted pets and find them loving and lasting homes.

With such committed animal groups to call on, the welfare of dogs in the Escondido region is in good paws!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Escondido

The Grand Woofstock Pet Festival

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The Grand Woofstock Pet Festival

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Forget Woodstock — the Grand Woofstock Pet Festival is the grrrr-ooviest festival going around. Held in May in Escondido’s Grape Day Park, this iconic family-friendly festival is loaded full of fun and games for dog lovers and their fur-babies. A day at the Grand Woofstock is like something out of a dream for anyone who’s passionate about dogs. There are Best Trick, Best Kisser, and Best Howler contests, as well as an Owner Lookalike competition and a Doggie Fashion Show. Scores of vendors offer dog-related products and treats, while ‘Ask a Vet’ and ‘Ask a Trainer’ booths are also available for anyone in need of some extra canine care. Whether you own a Chihuahua, a Great Dane or anything in between, you and your pooch will dig this festival.

Walk For Animals

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Walk For Animals

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Walk for Animals is a dog walk with a difference. Held in February each year, this two-mile stroll lets Escondido’s dogs and humans enjoy a relaxing stroll, while at the same time raising vital funds for the San Diego Humane Society. Starting at Kit Carson Park, this woof-tacular walk is North County’s largest dog walk and always draws a big crowd. The fun kicks off with a paw-some pancake breakfast and winds down with a range of dog-friendly activities and opportunities for some retail therapy in the Vendor Village. All registered participants get a commemorative "Walk for Animals" T-shirt, a good excuse to exercise, and the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you help out a good cause.

Muttropolis Solana Beach Howl-o-ween Parade

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FREE!

Duration
4:00pm-5:00pm

Muttropolis Solana Beach Howl-o-ween Parade

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As Halloween approaches each year, something strange happens to the dogs of Solana Beach, around 15 miles southwest of Escondido. Each year, these furry and fluffy pets transform from ordinary loving companion animals into an array of furr-rightening (but still cute) and spook-tacular creatures. This is the Muttropolis Solana Beach Howl-o-ween Parade, when local dog owners are invited to dress their pooches in their Halloween best and get together for a stroll down South Cedros Ave. There are pooch-friendly prizes for the best costumes and the entire event is hauntingly good fun.

Grape Day 5K

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FREE!

Duration
7:30am

Grape Day 5K

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Grape Day 5K is a 5k event that puts the fun back in fun-run. Held in October, this much-anticipated annual event sees everyone from elite athletes to casual Sunday strollers complete the course. Run to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a number of other worthwhile causes. Grape Day 5K starts in the heart of Escondido and winds its way through the historic city. But the best part of all is that dogs are more than welcome, so you can pound the pavement with your furry friend right by your side.

Bates Nut Farm Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest and Parade

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Bates Nut Farm Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest and Parade

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Dressing your dog up in cute, adorable, and hilarious outfits is a Halloween highlight for any dog owner, so it’s no surprise that the Bates Nut Farm Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest and Parade is so popular. This annual howl-iday event features some of the most colorful, creative, and simply stunning canine costumes you’re ever likely to see. Admission is free, and the best-dressed dogs take home a host of grrr-eat prizes. There’s also a pooch-friendly parade, pumpkin patch festivities, refreshments, and live music, making this a mutts-do for any dog lover.