Pet Sitting and Boarding in Palo Alto

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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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“Wag! Certified, large, small I walk them all.”

There is not much better than seeing a happy pup face and a wagging tail. I’m an avid hiker, lover of the outdoors and am athletic to keep up with any pup. I’m also patient and take my time with senior pups and those with special needs. I look forward to meeting your canine companion and the many adventures we will have together. Large, small, I walk them all! Certifications: Pet CPR and Pet First Aid

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

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

Hi, my name is Kate Mayer. I recently retired from the engineering world and returned to my main love: working with animals. I have a degree in Animal Science from UC Davis and have a veterinary work experience background. I appreciate all breeds of dogs. I love walking and caring for them, and have yet to meet a dog that didn't end up loving me too.

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Hi everyone! My name is Maxime. I love taking care of dogs. I grew up with a Labrador and a White Shepherd. I have a lot of experience. I am very energetic and trustworthy. I give my best to take good care of dogs in a safe and loving manner. Your dogs will be very happy and satisfied with me! I offer plenty of playtime activities and outdoorsy fun like hiking the local parks and exploring the neighborhood. I can't wait to meet you and your dogs!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

“My best friends have 4 paws”

Hi, I'm Lyric. I'm a life-long Bay Area resident, and dog lover. I live in San Jose with my dog (and best friend) Boomer. I have many years of dog care under my belt, from puppy to senior, including special needs dogs. I have experience with many breeds, and know how to handle high-energy dogs. I love meeting new dogs and getting to know their charming (and often hilarious) personalities. Our dogs aren't pets, they are family, and you can count on me to treat them that way.

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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, Puppy care, Training experience

Hi, My name is Sarah! The last 12 years or so, I’ve helped care for my parents’ Australian Shepard, taking him on walks, visiting him, and housesitting. I also have experience walking friends’ dogs, and housesitting for them, when needed. It’s something I enjoy doing, and I take seriously that you are trusting me with your pet.

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Hi My name is Patrick, I grew up in the Bay Area and I have been a dog lover my whole life. Growing up I had many dogs, Big and Small and I'm used to walking, running and playing with all sorts of dogs. Whether you need a quick drop in feeding, someone to walk your dog, or someone to run with your super energetic dog, I got you covered. I can handle puppies no problem but I'm also 6'2 and can handle the big dogs that pull and have more energy then they know what to do with. .

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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, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

My name is Lisa and I'm a dog owner and lover! I have volunteered for a local dog rescue for the last 6 years including fostering over 150 dogs. I have 3 of my own fur babies. Roxy is a 7 year old German Shepherd I've had since she was a pup. I adopted Peetie my AMSTAFF bully boy as well as my blind Shih tzu Wink. I used to foster up to 6 dogs at a time. Now that I have 3 dogs, I usually foster 1-2 dogs at a time. I have a lot of experience with all sorts of breeds, ages and temperaments. I'm great with special needs dogs. I have experience training and handling dogs from all sorts of backgrounds and challenges. I've rehabilitated many dogs that have not been treated well and taught them to trust and enjoy life again! I joined Wag to do something I love the most; spending time with dogs! Your dog and I will have a great time on our walk.

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Greetings, my name is Scott! I'm a military veteran who grew up in Sacramento, but have lived in the San Francisco area the last 20+ years. While growing up, my family always owned dogs and, over the years, built up a great understanding of their general behaviors & needs. I started walking & caring for our dogs, and others, when I was around 8 years old, and have loved doing so at every opportunity since! I'm a very athletic person who goes to the gym & trail running at least 4 days per week so, I'd love the opportunity to keep your dog healthy & fit as well! Your dogs' happiness and safety will be my top priorities!

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Hi, My name is Alex, it's nice to meet you. I have loved dogs my whole life. I enjoy taking care of them and the care they give back in return. Walking your dog will be as rewarding to them as it will be to me. I am here to walk dogs and to do my best to care for them when I am on the job. Although I've attended a few dog training classes, most of my experience comes from being with dogs. I have dog walked elsewhere for 2 years now. I'll do my best to be observant, safe, and professional.

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Dog Boarding in Palo Alto

Palo Alto Animal Services (PAAS) takes in the area's homeless animals and provides them with shelter, care, and a new beginning. This city-run shelter focuses their efforts on finding animals loving, responsible homes and providing services to benefit the local community and their pets. In order to help reunite lost pets with their owners, the shelter operates a lost and found pet reporting program and holds animals for seven days before putting them up for adoption. 

All shelter animals are vaccinated and spayed/neutered before being rehomed. They are regularly walked, socialized, exercised, and even trained on basic commands! Community volunteers play a significant role in providing the shelter animals with care, companionship, exercise, and training. It is with the help of volunteers that PAAS is able to foster an environment that promotes calm, clean, well-socialized animals, greatly increasing their chances of finding forever homes! 

In addition to adoption, other services offered by PAAS include animal licensing, low-cost vaccination clinics, humane trap rental, euthanasia when necessary, and a low-cost spay/neuter clinic (when resources permit). PAAS is dedicated to decreasing the number of unwanted and homeless animals and advocates neutering (which, contrary to popular belief, is the name of both male and female dog de-sexing operations) as the most humane way to do so. The shelter also offers a plethora of resources to educate and advocate responsible pet ownership, the benefits of adoption, how to choose the right dog for you, dog training, and other pet health and safety information. 

Through the services they offer and the care they provide, the people of Palo Alto Animal Services enrich the lives of the area's animals and citizens, strengthening both the community and the animal-human bond.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Palo Alto

Pearson Arastradero Preserve

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FREE!

Duration
8a.m.- sunset

Pearson Arastradero Preserve

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Are you and your pup in search of some fresh air and an adventure at the same time? The Pearson Arastradero Preserve is a lovely nature area with more than 10 miles of trails to explore, making it a favorite of the area's canines. The trails are remarkably well-maintained and highlight a lake and beautiful vistas of the Bay area. Take your leashed pets around the stunning preservation area for a bit of exercise and a slice of adventure. The preserve offers bathrooms, water, and benches to accommodate your visit. Come soak in the beauty where broadleaf evergreen forest and rolling savanna grassland meet!

Hoover Park

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
6:00 am.-8:00 pm

Hoover Park

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Hoover Park is a 4.2-acre neighborhood park that is the perfect place to bring your pooch! The park offers grassy, wide-open spaces, paths to meander, picnic areas, and a creek to explore with your four-legged friend. There is even a fenced off-leash area for dogs to play and stretch their legs. Perfect on a hot summer day, the dog park area is fully shaded. It is, however, entirely dirt, so your pup may be a little less clean upon exiting the dog park. Be sure to check out the dry watercourse along the south side of the park. It was drained as a result of the drought in 1976 and boulders of various sizes sit in the once flowing bed.

Baylands Nature Preserve

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
8:00 am-7:30 pm

Baylands Nature Preserve

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The 1,940-acre Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland in the San Francisco Bay. This space offers 15-miles of trails through various freshwater and tidal habitats. Many know this preserve for some of the best bird watching on the west coast. It has a substantial resident bird population and is a major stopover for migratory shorebirds on the Pacific Flyway. Baylands Nature Preserve is also home to numerous species of plants and animals, including the salt marsh harvest mouse, grey fox, and the endangered Ridgway's Rail. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the trails with you, but be sure to clean up after them!

Poodle Day

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Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Poodle Day

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Show your curly-haired canine some love! All puddle dogs are invited to come celebrate their springy selves at Poodle Day each September in nearby Carmel. The event is packed full of pooch fun, with many activities scheduled, and an area designated to off-leash play on the beach! There is even a Poodle Parade, just to get totally carried away in all of the poodle love. The best part about the whole day is that proceeds go to benefit Poodles in need through Norcal Poodle Rescue!

Dog Day of Summer

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Admission
FREE!

Month
August

Duration
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dog Day of Summer

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Beat the hot, Cali heat with your pupper at the Dog Day of Summer open house of fun! Pooches and their people are invited to come enjoy heaps of summer fun hosted by the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. There will be a doggy costume contest, lots of fitness activities and demonstrations, and a giant section of fun for any kiddos that come along! The event is free and features raffle giveaways for attendees. So have some fun with your mutt in tow this August!