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 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!
Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
Hi! My name is Rebecca and I am an animal lover by nature. I grew up surrounded by animals and raised a Border-Collie mix pup to live a long, healthy and happy 16 years! I have walked dogs, house-sat, and cared for all kinds of pets for over 16 years. Obedience classes & agility training courses were part of the growing up process with my own dog, Sara. Mostly we had a fun, goofy time just playing. She went everywhere with me! Since she passed away, I take any chance I can to be around my canine pals. I've always had an affinity for dogs large & small, with boundless energy or a calm disposition. I know how important it is to have your dog(s) well-cared for while you are busy or traveling so I am here to help! I am always up for a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood, brisk walk or challenging hike. Whatever your needs are I can meet them. I feel very fortunate to be able to walk a variety of dogs. It would be my great pleasure to meet your dog and make a new friend!
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If you’re a pet parent in Oakland, CA, you and your dog have tons of “grrreat” activities you can enjoy together. Whether you’re socializing at the Joaquin Miller Dog Park or hiking in Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park, the dog-friendly activities on offer will surely get your tail wagging.
But if you’re heading out of town for business or a vacation and can’t take your dog, you’ll need to find dog sitting or dog boarding in Oakland for your pup. And while you could go to a traditional kennel, there are lots of good reasons why you should consider overnight pet care with Wag!.
Not only does your pup get to enjoy the company of a trusted pet caregiver, but they also get to stay in a loving home environment. If your pooch is the energetic type, they can even get out and explore some of Oakland’s best dog-friendly trails.
So before you start searching for dog kennels near you, let’s take a closer look at some of the overnight accommodation options available.
If you’re ready to start comparing Oakland dog boarders, you’ll soon find that there are plenty of local boarding facilities to choose from. But choosing the right option isn’t always easy. Not only will you need to compare the facilities and services on offer, but you’ll also need to sniff out the best price.
As a general guide, dog boarding in Oakland will usually cost somewhere in the $55 to $90 range per night. The price varies depending on the size of your dog, and whether you choose a basic kennel or something a little more fancy for your pup.
If your pet enjoys the finer things in life, you might decide to book them in for a stay in a VIP suite. There, they might find features like extra space, luxury bedding, and webcams so you can check up on your pet at any time. All this comes at a cost, however, with some luxury options costing well over $100 a night.
However, before you make a booking, be sure to check whether the quoted rates are all inclusive or not. Some Oakland dog boarding services charge extra for things like food, dog walks, and administering your pet’s medication. Additional charges may also apply for holiday bookings and late checkout, so your total cost can quickly grow.
Wag! dog boarding in Oakland starts at $44 a night on average. It’s convenient, affordable, and stress-free, so it’s sure to make you and your pup very happy indeed.
Some dogs simply prefer to stay in familiar surroundings when they’re separated from their humans for a night or more. If that’s the case for your pup, it might be time to compare your Oakland dog sitting options.
First, you’ll need to hunt around for someone who is a good match for your pup. That not only means someone with the right experience, but a person who will also get on with your dog like the proverbial house on fire.
The other factor you’ll need to consider is cost. The average price for dog sitting in Oakland commonly falls somewhere in the $70 to $85 range, but you’ll also need to check the terms and conditions for things like special holiday rates and extra fees for certain services.
In comparison, dog sitters in Oakland with Wag! offer rates starting at just $39 a night on average. There are no unexpected fees or surprises, so you’ll be left with more money in your pocket to spend on spoiling your fur-baby.
When you book Oakland dog boarding with Wag!, you’re rewarded with peace of mind. Caregivers with Wag! are often pet parents themselves, and many boast backgrounds in a variety of animal care fields. They’re also committed to making your pup feel right at home, which means you can go away without having to constantly worry about whether your pup is receiving a high standard of care.
To find dog boarders near you, download the Wag! app, create an account, and provide some key details about your dog. After that you can select “Boarding” from the range of Overnight Care services, enter your travel dates, and then browse the profiles of local dog boarders.
To ensure that your pet has the best possible stay, take some time to find their “pawfect” match. Consider the skills and experience the boarder brings to the table and read reviews from their previous clients — do they have what it takes to care for your pup?
Once you’ve found the ideal candidate, use the chat feature in the app to tell them all about your pup’s care needs while you’re gone. The person you choose will then welcome your dog into their own home, keeping you updated with photo and video messages while you’re gone.
The entire process is smooth and stress-free from start to finish, which is probably why the vast majority of boarding bookings with Wag! (we’re talking a whopping 95%!) lead to a 5-star review.
If separation anxiety is a problem for your pup, they might be better off staying in the familiar comforts of home. To book an Oakland dog sitting session with Wag!, select “Sitting” from the range of Overnight Care services in the app and enter the dates you’ll be away.
You’ll then be able to view the profiles of in-home dog sitters near you. Once again, take your time choosing the right person for the job. You need to find someone you can trust to look after your dog and your home, so this isn’t a decision you can rush.
Once you’ve found the person with the right experience, skills, and personality to take care of your fur-baby, connect with them via Wag! Chat. And when the time comes for you to bid a temporary farewell to your pup, you can leave home safe in the knowledge that they’ll be in safe hands. The pet caregiver will send you regular updates every step of the way, and you can contact them at any time should the need arise.
So the next time you’re heading out of town for a night or more, compare dog sitting and dog boarding in Oakland with Wag!. Your pup will be so happy with the care they receive, they might not ever want you to come home (just kidding — of course they will!).
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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