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.
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!
Top Pet Caregiver
“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!
Top Pet Caregiver
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
Finding the perfect accommodation for your barking buddy while you're away can be tricky. In Richmond and across the East Bay area, you'll find many traditional kennels that'll look after your pup.
While kennels are convenient, they're not always the most comfortable place for your pup to be while you're out of town. Dog sitters and boarders in Richmond, CA will look after your fur-baby in a home environment and wait on them tail and paw.
Many dog sitters and boarders also provide dog walking services in Richmond. With your permission, your pet’s caregiver can take Fido for an on-leash bayside stroll along the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline trail for a fun day out.
Want to learn more about dog sitting and boarding services near you? Read on to find out about the average cost of dog sitting and boarding in Richmond, CA.
The average cost of dog boarding in Richmond, CA is approximately $75 per night. Dogs stay in their own kennel but will have to deal with many noisy neighbors, which isn't ideal for a dog with anxiety. You can pay an extra fee for a private room; however, they're not always available.
When booking a dog boarder in Richmond, CA there's plenty to consider. Ensure your pup has up-to-date vaccinations and flea treatments, as many boarding facilities won't let your pup stay otherwise.
When budgeting, you'll also want to consider any hidden charges. Many kennels in Richmond charge more for elderly or younger pups and for dogs with medical conditions. You'll also have to pay a premium when booking over the holidays.
If you're not keen on booking a traditional kennel, check out some of the dog boarders in Richmond on the Wag! app. Your pup is sure to be happier staying in a home environment. And with prices averaging between $44 to $53 per night, you'll have a little extra cash to spend on Spot when you get back.
If you have an anxious pup who'd prefer to stay put, you might be better off hiring a Richmond, CA dog sitter. Most dog sitters will come for a sleepover at your house to care for your canine. Dog sitters in Richmond, CA typically charge anywhere from $50 to $120 per night.
Alternatively, you can hire a dog sitter who'll come by for a drop-in visit. These sitters will come to your house for 30 minutes to an hour to feed and walk your dog. A flying visit is usually around $25 for 30 minutes.
Always read the fine print when hiring a dog sitter. Many sitters charge extra for travel expenses, administering medication, and multiple dogs. You can also expect to pay more if you book over the holidays.
Dog sitters on the Wag! app are an affordable alternative to your run-of-the-mill dog sitter. Prices start from as little as $39 on average, and with complete transparency on fees, you won't have any surprises on your bill when you get home.
Booking a Richmond dog boarder through Wag! is a walk in the park. Just download the Wag! app and create an account with some details about your doggo. Then click on "Boarding" under the Overnight Care tab. Fill in some details about your trip, and you'll get a list of dog boarders near you.
Once you get a list, you can look through each dog boarder's profile to learn more about their experience and skills. Some dog boarders specialize in puppies and some with dogs with medical conditions, so take a good look to be sure.
Or, if you're in a rush, check out each boarder's star rating based upon previous reviews. You won't have any trouble finding a superstar boarder, with 99% of all bookings with Wag! ending in a flawless 5-star rating.
Why choose a dog boarder over a sitter? Dog boarding helps your dog make some new friends and protects your home from potential damage if your dog has separation anxiety.
If you're worried about leaving your doggo and your home alone for a while, hire a Richmond dog sitter. Dog sitters will come and watch your pup and your palace, letting you enjoy your vacation without worry.
Booking a dog sitter in Richmond is simple. Download the Wag! app, create an account and go to "Sitting" under the Overnight Care tab. After you enter in a few details, you can browse available dog sitters in your area.
No need to worry about letting a stranger have access to your home. All Pet Caregivers on the Wag! platform are vetted with background checks, safety tests, and more to ensure they're the right person for the job.
Your dog sitter will also send you updates while you're away to let you know how your fur-baby's getting on. A short clip of Fido rolling around on your sofa is sure to put your mind at ease. You can also check on your pup anytime through Wag! chat.
At Wag!, we know it's important to get the best possible care for your fur-baby. Download the Wag! app today to find the "pawfect" dog sitter for your canine compadre.
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