Overnight dog care in Oakland

Book trusted sitters and boarders

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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Linda LOakland, CA

4.9

(2125)

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My name is Linda and I've been working as a dog walker for about 10 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles. From volunteering at my local animal shelter in high school to working at a grooming salon and fostering dogs, I have a lot of experience working with dogs. I have a senior rescue pup and am skilled in administering subcutaneous fluids as well as giving various types of medications. I love dogs and they love me!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Jason LOakland, CA

4.9

(1118)

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“Positive reinforcement walker and trainer”

Being a Wag! Walker since May 2015, dogs and their parents have come to love when I take them out. Aside from being a Wag! Walker, I also care for dogs at the San Francisco SPCA. Besides being trained in dog walking, I am also trained in clicker training. I love making everyone’s dog day a pawsome day and I look forward to making yours too.

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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

Can run with dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ellie GOakland, CA

4.9

(1584)

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Hi there! My name is Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to San Francisco but grew up in the middle of nowhere Western New York. My house growing up was set back in the woods, surrounded by six fields that I would walk my dogs in. My family and I have always had at least two dogs at a time, and a whole bunch of other animals. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, growing up I trained all of our animals, have volunteered at animal shelter

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Oral medicine administration, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kevin OOakland, CA

4.9

(1782)

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“Let’s go on a walk!”

I’m an animal lover and a dog enthusiast! I have had several dogs of my own and I’ve done over 500 5* rated walks here on Wag. Thanks for taking a look at my profile and have a great day!

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Specialties

Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ezequiel MOakland, CA

4.9

(1688)

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“Worry not, I’m here to take your dog out on a walk”

Hi! To begin, my name is Ezequiel! I was born and raised in San Francisco. Since I was a kid, I’ve owned multiple pets. My first dog was a Chihuahua named Baby. Next, was a Border Collie mix named Sierra. After they passed, we rescued a Pitador mix named Nala, who’s currently seven years old. So it goes without saying, I’m a natural when it comes to dog walking. With an customer approval rating of 4.97, I promise your pup will be in good hands. I look forward to meeting your pooch!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Cheryl DOakland, CA

4.9

(1727)

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“Working with dogs is my purpose and passion.”

Cheryl 's an avid animal lover since she learned to walk and has extensive experience handling small to large breeds of dogs. Cheryl has also been though several methods of training. She has experience handling "dog aggressive" dogs as well as dealing with aggressive dogs coming at her while walking a leashed dog. Cheryl is attentive, trustworthy and competent dog walker and knows what it is like to care for your pets and will give your dog the best care ever!

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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

Jesse MOakland, CA

4.9

(1633)

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“The best dog walker in town!”

I became an official dog owner at a young age when I was given a husky for my 13th birthday. Ever since, I have had many experiences caring for all kinds of dogs. The history of breeds I have cared for range from small dogs such as terriers and chihuahuas to large dogs including pit bulls and bulldogs. My volunteer experience includes working at the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation (LBWF). During my time at this animal shelter, I cleaned, walked, and fed many dogs who were rescued.

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

Abigail POakland, CA

4.9

(1007)

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I realized I loved dogs when my sister placed my dog, Maui on my lap nine years ago. I've met so many dogs and dog owners because of her and hope to meet and take care of many more. I've walked dogs for my neighbors and friends. I'm punctual, professional and understand from being a dog owner myself, the safety and well-being of your dog.

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Peggy NOakland, CA

4.9

(1193)

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“Dogs speak, to those who’ve learned to listen!”

Hi, I'm Peggy! I've always loved animals and been mother to two dogs for over ten years. I have experience in caring for both large and small dogs and always make an effort to connect with every dog I encounter. I love the outdoors and discovering nature and doing so in the company of your dog would be a great honor. My goal is to keep your dog fit, happy and looking forward to his next walk!

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Lilian TOakland, CA

4.9

(1167)

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“I will take care of your dog as if it’s my own!”

Hi there! I'm almost a native San Franciscan (lived here most of my life). I have a husky mix and a maltipoo. Taking care of my 2 dogs make me very happy because they are family and they deserve my love and care. I’m very active and enjoy being outdoors - I run half marathons. If your dog wants to go for a run with me, don't hesitate to let me know!

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Specialties

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

Dog Boarding in Oakland

Nestled in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland boasts a thriving community of dog owners and their canine companions. Not only is there plenty to see and do with your pooch in this large Californian city, but there’s also no shortage of animal welfare groups ready to rise to the rescue of pets in need.

Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue is the perfect example. A non-profit organization with a mission to eliminate the euthanasia of cats and dogs, the group runs rescue and spay/neuter programs in the Oakland area. Founded in 1993, Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue has helped give more than 25,000 animals a shot at a brighter future.

Rocket Dog Rescue is another dog rescue group based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Run by a group of hardworking volunteers, this inspirational group has saved more than 8,200 dogs over the past 15 years. With a mission to save homeless and abandoned animals from euthanasia in overcrowded Bay Area shelters this non-profit runs an Urban Sanctuary & Adoption Center on Oakland’s Foothill Boulevard.

Finally, no list of local animal rescue organizations would be complete without mentioning the East Bay SPCA. Founded in 1874, this local non-profit has sites in Oakland and Dublin. With a mission to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation, it offers a range of programs and services to help pets and their people stay together.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Oakland

Bay Area Pet Fair

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
10am to 5pm

Bay Area Pet Fair

48

With a mission to help thousands of homeless pets find their forever homes, the Bay Area Pet Fair is the largest pet adoption event in California! More than 70 rescues and shelters will be in attendance, with a huge range of adorable fluffballs looking for loving, devoted owners. But there are heaps more to do if you’re not looking to adopt a pet, with hours of fun for the whole family (including leashed pets). There are live shows and demos, stacks of pup-friendly activities, prizes, giveaways, and heaps of free samples for your pooch. Admission and parking are free, so head on down to the Alameda County Fairgrounds to join in the fun!

Bark and Whine Ball

36
Admission
$150.00

Month
November

Duration
6:30pm to 10pm

Bark and Whine Ball

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Most gala fundraisers for animal rescue organizations don’t let you bring your pup along — but this one does! The annual Bark and Whine Ball, held each November at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria, benefits a number of animal-based non-profits in the local area. With your furry friend at your feet, you can walk the red carpet, pose for the pup-arazzi, and then get ready for a glamorous evening of socializing. There’s scrumptious food, top-shelf wines, live music, contests, and an auction. And with proceeds benefiting a host of awesome rescues, there’s no reason not to let your hair down and have a grrr-eat time!

Haunted Howloween Party

24
Admission
$15.00

Month
October

Duration
6pm to 8pm

Haunted Howloween Party

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Each Halloween, Wag Hotels Oakland transforms into a spook-tacular haunted hotel for the annual Howloween Party. Two- and four-legged guests are encouraged to dress in their finest costumes and get together to enjoy trick or treating, food and drink, local vendors, a fun costume contest, and heaps more. Best of all, 100% of the event proceeds go to benefit animals in need. Grab your pooch and check it out — if you’re brave enough!

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
August

Duration
10am to 4pm

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block

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Each August, Berkeley Humane pulls out all the stops to put on a paw-some street fair and adopt-a-thon. There are furry friends from more than 20 local animal rescues available on site, as well as an extensive range of pet-friendly games and activities! Highlights include live music and entertainment, food trucks, beer and wine from local breweries and wineries, pet vendors, and heaps more. Harnessed and leashed canines are always welcome, as long as they’re on their best behaviour.

Oakland Athletics Bark at the Park

0
Admission
$6.00

Month
July

Duration
7pm to 9pm

Oakland Athletics Bark at the Park

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Batter up! Take your furry friend out to the ballgame at the Oakland Athletics’ Bark at the Park event. It all kicks off with a grrr-eat pregame party for dogs and their owners, while the pup parade on the field is sure to keep tails wagging. Best of all, you and your dog can sit back, relax, and enjoy all the action with heaps of other dog lovers and their pets. A portion of the proceeds also go to benefit animal-based non-profits, so check the schedule for the next Bark at the Park event.