Pet Sitting and Boarding in Oakland

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How it works

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Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

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Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

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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

(3061)

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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

Rebecca L. SOakland, CA

4.9

(2718)

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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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Miguelle LOakland, CA

4.9

(1969)

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It all started with a Kelpie to whom I got to be “Mommy” for nearly 16 years. That incredible and life-changing experience catalyzed my shift in professional direction to pet care services. Now, I am certified with DogTec as well as Pet Sitters International; trained in pet first aid and CPR. I live in Adam’s Point near Lake Merritt. I welcome senior, special needs and/or timid pets. I am highly experienced in administering oral medications as well as performing basic physical therapy stretching routines. Let me create a safe, happy, adventure-filled experience for your furry baby that passes the sniff test every time!

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Ezequiel MOakland, CA

4.9

(2142)

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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, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Chris BOakland, CA

4.9

(2022)

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Hi! My name is Chris. As a lifelong dog lover and owner, I am excited to have an opportunity to care for your pup(s)! I strive to ensure that each dog I care for is safe, healthy, and happy. My experience with both rescue and disabled dogs has also allowed me to provide quality care for those pups who need special attention. Can’t wait to get walking!

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Kevin OOakland, CA

4.9

(1998)

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

Jason LOakland, CA

4.9

(1175)

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

Melanie BOakland, CA

4.9

(1648)

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My name is Melanie and I live in downtown Oakland. I have had pets my entire life, and I've been dog sitting for three years now. I have experience with a lot different breeds from Chihuahuas to Pit bulls. I'm passionate about working with animals, and can't wait to meet you and your pup!

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Kaitlin MOakland, CA

4.9

(1786)

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Hi! Growing up I had all types of pets. However, dogs have always held a special place in my heart. I have two small chihuahua mixes, Peter and Jupiter. I worked as a pet sitter and dog walker in Philadelphia and now in San Francisco. Thanks for allowing me to spend time with your loved ones!

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Cheryl DOakland, CA

4.9

(1728)

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Dog Boarding in Oakland

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.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Oakland, CA

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.

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Oakland, CA

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.

Dog Boarding in Oakland, CA

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.

Dog Sitting in Oakland, CA

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!).

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Oakland

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block

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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.

Bark and Whine Ball

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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!

Bay Area Pet Fair

24
Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
10am to 5pm

Bay Area Pet Fair

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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!

Oakland Athletics Bark at the Park

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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.

Haunted Howloween Party

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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!