Skip the kennel
Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
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.
My name is Sam and I have taken care of 400+ dogs and cats in the past few years. I am currently obtaining my real estate license, but I still want to work with animals as much as I can. I love being a dog walker and also volunteering weekly at a local animal shelter. I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s)!
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Hi, I'm Becky! I am new to San Diego and one of my favorite things to do is to explore this awesome city with a dog by my side. I've had dogs and cats my whole life, and don't think I could have it any other way. My current best friend/roommate is George, a 5 year old pit bull/lab mix. I understand that all dogs need discipline and respect, with lots of love and exercise. I'll make sure to always keep all dogs super safe and happy.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
One of the most pressing questions pet parents ask themselves when preparing for a vacation is, "Who will take care of my pet while I'm gone?" Not so long ago, the only option pet parents had was boarding their dog at a kennel if their friends and family couldn't watch them. Fortunately, nowadays, there are several options for our fur-babies, particularly in areas like Lemon Grove, California, which is covered by in-home dog sitters and boarders with Wag!.
Wag! takes a different approach to dog sitting and boarding, offering quality, in-home care for your cuddly companion. In-home care may reduce the likelihood of separation anxiety-induced behaviors and conditions like destructive tendencies, anorexia, overgrooming, and nervous diarrhea. What's more, hiring a private dog sitter or boarder can save you money, especially if you have a multi-pet household.
Many dog sitters and boarders with Wag! also provide dog walking services and would be happy to take your pup for a leashed excursion around "pawpular" paths like Cowles Mountain Trail — with your permission, of course.
Are you looking for in-home dog sitters near you? Read on for info about our competitive pricing and how to book local dog sitters through the Wag app!.
Curious about the average cost of dog boarding in Lemon Grove? Luckily, we've done some digging for you. Although Lemon Grove has no dog boarding facilities within city limits, there are several in the general area. Dog boarding prices vary considerably depending on the type of facility and the dates you’re looking to book.
Basic kennels start at around $50 a night and provide a place to stay and a few bathroom breaks and meal times. If your pet needs extras like medication or extra playtime, you can expect to pay — well, extra.
Looking for something a little more befitting of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? There are several pet resorts in the area, but along with the premium amenities comes a premium price tag.
Some of these pet resorts are all-inclusive with air conditioning, aromatherapy, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary baths — talk about the lap of luxury. For your pet to stay in one of these posh suites, you can expect to pay $95 a night and up. If you're looking for a weekend or holiday stay, you can tack $10 a night onto that check-out slip.
Most of Lemon Grove's dog boarding kennels require dogs to pass a temperament test before admission into the facility. Unfortunately, not all dogs will pass these tests, making their pet parents start over at square one.
Now that we've covered the costs and requirements of boarding kennels, let's discuss dog boarding prices through Wag!. Local dog boarders with Wag! set their own rates for a fraction of the price you'd pay for most pet resorts.
Dog boarding through the Wag! app starts at just $44 a night on average and includes all the things you'd expect, like regular updates and medication administration. Pet Caregivers through Wag! will never charge you extra for playtime or additional bathroom breaks like some kennels. The only additional fee you'll ever encounter is for transportation, and that's only if your pet needs a lift.
Local dog sitters are an excellent kennel alternative for dogs who do best in their home environment, but often, these local services can be just as pricey as boarding kennels (if not more so). Hourly rates for private sitters in the area generally range between $17 and $25 an hour, which can quickly add up if you're going away on holiday.
Fortunately, Wag! has many Lemon Grove dog sitters who will be happy to pamper your beloved fur-baby in the comfort of your home. Prices start at just $39 a night on average and include all the things you'd expect from a dog sitting service, with no hidden fees. With prices this low, you could be saving up to 50% off your normal pet care bill, which means more money you can spend having fun during your vacay.
Wag! knows how important pets are to their pet parents — they're like children and should be treated as such! That's why we take great care to thoroughly vet and background check Pet Caregivers to make sure they are the best candidates for our furry clients. All Pet Caregivers with Wag! are doting dog lovers just like you and often spend their days volunteering at shelters or lending a paw at pet rescues.
Booking a dog boarding service through the Wag! app is a breeze. Simply log on to the app and choose boarding from the overnight services menu. You'll answer a few basic questions about your pup and then select the dates when you'll need pet care. From there, you'll fill out an open-ended questionnaire about your pet's needs and preferences (like what times they normally walk and where they like to sleep). Answering these questions will give your pet's caregiver the insight they need to better care for Tucker.
Now comes the fun part: choosing your pet care provider. Scroll through the listings of local dog boarders to get a feel for their expertise, and make sure you read their customer reviews too. After you've picked your care provider and finalized your booking, you can use the Wag! Chat feature to run through your pet's routine with the care provider.
Whether your dog has separation anxiety or just prefers being in the comfort of their own home, dog sitters on the Wag! app can help provide your fur-baby with the care and love they need while you're away. What's more, the app makes it simple to book quality pet care and stay up-to-date with your dog's stay.
Let's walk through the booking process with the app. First, you'll need to download the app and create an account or log on to an existing one. Then, you'll choose dog sitting from the pet care services page, select your booking dates, and answer a few quick questions about your pet. Once you're finished with that, the app will give you access to profiles of qualified local dog sitters.
Grab a cup of coffee while you browse profiles of in-home dog sitters near you. Read each description carefully to see which sitter best suits your pup's needs. Some Pet Caregivers specialize in caring for dogs with special needs or are CPR certified. No matter who you choose, you can rest easy knowing your precious companion is in good hands.
You'll receive your final price quote to review after selecting your caregiver, then you'll enter in your payment information, and you're all set! Your pup is well on their way to meeting their new best friend!
After your first dog sitting experience with Wag!, you'll understand why 99% of all bookings end in a flawless 5-star review. If the inability to find dependable pet care is keeping you from planning your dream vacation, book with Wag! today. We promise you'll never go back!
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