Overnight dog care in La Mesa

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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 CLa Mesa, CA

4.9

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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 SLa Mesa, CA

4.9

(1825)

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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 LLa Mesa, CA

4.9

(1777)

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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 MLa Mesa, CA

4.9

(1741)

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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 KLa Mesa, CA

4.9

(1657)

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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 RLa Mesa, CA

4.9

(1385)

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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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AJ JLa Mesa, 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 BLa Mesa, 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 CLa Mesa, CA

4.9

(1221)

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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 LLa Mesa, CA

4.9

(1165)

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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 La Mesa

La Mesa, California, is situated near San Diego, which happens to be home to some amazing animal shelters that are dedicated to caring for homeless, abused, abandoned, and neglected animals during their times of need.

The San Diego Humane Society has been providing animal care and adoption services to the San Diego area since 1880. Now, the San Diego Humane Society operates shelters in Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego. As the oldest non-profit organization in San Diego, the group has helped thousands of animals get a second chance at life. The organization helps investigate animal cruelty and neglect cases, as well as provides spaying and neutering for animals in the area. As a non-profit organization, the San Diego Humane Society relies on donations and fundraisers to keep providing services to animals in need.

The Barking Lot is a non-profit organization that helps dogs find their perfect forever families. Relying on a small group of volunteers, this organization uses foster families to help care for dogs, as well as a rescue facility that can house dogs until they find new homes. With the help of generous donors, The Barking Lot is able to save more and more animals from euthanasia or homelessness. The recent addition of the rescue facility has given the organization the ability to help even more animals.

If you live in the La Mesa area and are looking for a new pet, consider contacting one of these organizations. You are bound to find the perfect pet for your household at The Barking Lot or the San Diego Humane Society.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events La Mesa

Ugly Dog Contest

48
Admission
$7.00

Month
March

Duration
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ugly Dog Contest

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A bit of a misnomer, the Ugly Dog Contest held in Del Mar, California, is a great opportunity for all dogs to participate in fun contests and get a chance to win prizes. On a day in March, join hundreds of other dogs to see who gets to take home the Ugliest Dog prize! There are also contests for Best Trick, Most Handsome Male, Most Beautiful Female, and Cutest Puppy, along with many other categories.

Pre-register for the event for just $7 per adult and $5 per child. To participate in the contests, each entry is $10. Enter three categories for the same dog and ticket prices are just $25. T-shirts are also available for $20.

5k Paw Walk in the Garden

36
Admission
$32.00

Month
February

Duration
8:00 am - 11:00 am

5k Paw Walk in the Garden

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Each February, the San Diego Botanic Garden holds a 5k walk through the garden for the dogs in the area. The 5k Paw Walk in the Garden gives local dog owners and their dogs the opportunity to exercise with some beautiful plants from Australia, Hawaii, California, and many other states and countries around the world!

There will also be treats for both humans and dogs during the event, and you can browse through vendor booths to look at great pet products that are available for purchase.

The admission fee for the walk will be $32 per adult for non-members. Members can walk for just $21. Children under 18 can participate for just $21, and child members of the garden walk for just $14.

Santa Paws Holiday Pet Adoption Event

24
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Santa Paws Holiday Pet Adoption Event

24

Dozens of rescue organizations in the area come together each year for the Santa Paws Holiday Pet Adoption Event with the goal of getting animals into new forever homes in time for the holiday season. Typically taking place the first weekend in December, the event showcases cats, dogs, turtles, birds, and other animals that are in need of new homes!

Bring your current pets to help you decide on a new furry friend! This event is hosted by the San Diego Animal Support Foundation and features animals from Dogs Fur Days, Open Arms Rescue of San Diego, and other local rescues.

Carnival 4 Canines

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Carnival 4 Canines

12

If you are ready for an afternoon of fun and games, head over to Harry Griffen Park each October for the Carnival 4 Canines event! This free event features games for children, raffles with amazing prizes, arts and crafts, vendors selling all kinds of pet-related goods, and some of the best food in the area. There will also be bouncy houses and face painting for the kids!

Help raise money for Jackie Blue’s Rescue Angels during this annual event, and let your children and dogs have the times of their lives.

The afternoon starts at 12 pm and wraps up around 4 pm.

San Diego Pet Con

0
Admission
FREE!

Month
February

Duration
Two Day Event

San Diego Pet Con

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The Del Mar Fairgrounds is overrun by dogs each February during the San Diego Pet Con event. Join hundreds of other dogs for an event that honors your favorite four-legged friends. Your pooch will enjoy a day of socialization and entertainment with demonstrations and vendor booths!

With giveaways for both humans and canines, you could even win some awesome prizes! There will also be free nail trims available for dogs. Discounted vaccinations, microchipping, and flea and heartworm preventatives will also be available.