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-I look forward to meeting your dog/s. I currently am a owner of 2 dogs(1big & 1small). One is 13 y/o catahola-lab and the other is a 1y/o aus-labradoodle. Dogs have always been a part of my life! (My dogs love their humans & our cat). So let me walk your dog so he/she can enjoy some outside time! WOOF!
Top Pet Caregiver
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
“to give dogs time to be a dog”
Hello I'm Ariel, I have live with Animals all my life and I have to say dogs are my favorite animals! I started learning dog training when I was 12 years old before then I was reading any dog book I could find. I have lived with a taken care of dogs of different sizes, ages and temperaments and have found that patience and listening to body language is the key to making good friends man or beast.
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Training experience
Hi, I believe love is a four legged word. I am friendly, polite and love all fur babies. I have experience with all sizes dogs from chihuahua’s to Mastadors. I am dependable, hardworking, trustworthy and have reliable transportation. I enjoy the outdoors whether the sun is shinning or we catch a few sprinkles. I have witnessed the great effects of a good walk / run in my own dogs. I would like to help you get your pet outside for a walk so you can experience the same.
Top Pet Caregiver
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull
“Dogs are my favorite people!”
Hi there! I am committed to you and your pets receiving the best while in my care. I have been volunteering with animals for many years. I spend 2 days a week at a local animal shelter, caring for and evaluating companion animals for adoption. I have experience with many breeds and all sizes. I do not have a favorite breed, I love them all! I enjoy being outdoors and taking my own dogs for hikes around the Sierras and Foothills. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
Hello My name is Gay and I can't wait to walk your fur baby. When I'm not walking my dog or yours I am spending time with a variety of aquatic animals. I've always loved animals, and I cant can't wait to share that love with your baby.
Top Pet Caregiver
Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Therapy training, Puppy training
Hi my name is TJ. I had my first dog at 8 years old. She was a german shepherd name Heidi. She was a great companion. Since then, I have had the privilege of pet sitting and caring for numerous dogs. I love the time I get to spend with these amazing animals. Taking care of them is enjoyable and relaxing. I make it my highest priority to make sure all of their needs are met. I look forward to walking and caring for your best friend.
Hi my name is Elijah, I’m 20 from Sacramento. I live in Los Angeles for school. In my lifetime I’ve had about 10 dogs in all shapes and sizes and I’ve taken care of them all by myself since I was a little kid. Unfortunately I don’t get to see the three dogs I have now at home often since I am away for school but I feel like this is a great opportunity to do something I love.
Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
“There is nothing better than seeing a dog smile!”
Hi everyone! I am so excited to get the opportunity to help people in my community by taking care of their fur babies! I have experience handling pups of all sizes and ages both from my previous job at a boarding facility, my current job at a vet hospital and taking care of family pets! I am a pet owner myself with a 1.5 year old tabby named Toph! I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies!
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
Hello, My name is Melissa. I have had a dog in my family for 17 years of my life, my parents have always loved animals growing up, we had a lot of rabbits and two dogs in my family. My first dog left a staple in my heart and I will always think of him. We now have a half terrier and half poodle mix that is 5 years old and full of energy. I love walking my dogs, I am very active and full of energy as well. I can't wait to meet a member of your family and take care of them as my own!
Top Pet Caregiver
Howdy, I'm Evan! I've had a lifelong love of dogs, getting my first pup, a boston terrier/australian shepherd mix, at the age of 5. Since then I've had the pleasure of owning big dogs and little dogs of various temperaments, and trained a few to boot! I've pet-sat for friends and family many times, and I've always left those puppers just as happy and healthy as they were when the owner left. I can't wait to meet your furry friend and help them get the exercise they need and deserve!
Known for its gorgeous, warm weather, diverse community, and abundance of cultural activities, Sacramento attracts its fair share of tourists and history buffs alike. But when residents of the City of Trees need to take their own vacation, its often without their favorite furry pal.
When planning your next adventure, spend some time exploring the vast array of Sacramento dog sitting and dog boarding services that offer affordable alternatives to traditional kennels.
A stay in a comfortable home environment can make all the difference in making your dog’s time relaxing and stress-free. And since many local dog boarders and sitters also offer dog walking in Sacramento, your dog could have an adventure all their own. Whether sniffing out their neighborhood, or enjoying riverside views along the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, your dog is sure to get their exercise!
If you are searching for furrific overnight care for your pooch, read on to discover the average cost of services in your area.
The types of dog boarding available in Sacramento are as numerous as the kinds of people, from kennels to luxurious 4-star suites that offer everything you could think of, and more!
Dog kennels near you can average around $40, and usually include 2 to 3 mealtimes, several outdoor trips for potty breaks and exercise, and playtimes with other dogs or with a staff member.
For the pampered pups, there’s so many options! From group dens which allow many dogs to snuggle up together to snooze, to private rooms that can feature raised beds, private outdoor runs, TVs and relaxing music. For the VIP treatment, you can even find rooms with queen-sized beds, webcams, and treat dispensers you can control from wherever you are. Dog boarding prices for these deluxe accommodations can start from $45 to $120. Then, you can add on additional activities and services, from pool time to walks, and extra one-on-one time to gourmet treats. Your cost could also go up for holiday visits, and late pick-ups.
Another option is in-home care that offers a cozy space for your dog to relax and move at their own pace. Sacramento dog boarders through Wag! start at just $39, making them an affordable alternative in a familiar kind of environment.
For many reasons, some dogs just don’t do well in a boarding facility. Being taken out of their routine and into a strange place can exacerbate the stress they may feel being without you. That’s when local dog sitters can come to the rescue.
Several services offer care in your own home, but most of them work on a schedule of 15-minute to 60-minute visits throughout the day which can include feeding and walking your dog, as well as playtimes. For these companies, the average price for dog sitting depends on the length of each visit, which can range from $25 to $50. Only a few services offer overnight dog sitting to keep your dog feeling calm and secure over a longer period of time. These visits can be around $60 per night, and cover everything from mealtimes, playtimes, and exercise, and sometimes, even house chores such as watering plants, getting the mail and turning on and off lights.
For any type of home care, always check on what it or isn’t included, as some services can add on extra fees. Booking on holidays usually increases your rate, but extended walks and medication administration can too.
Starting at $39, you can find Sacramento dog sitters with Wag! that will stay with your dog as long as they need, and offer compassionate care right in their favorite place.
Whenever life takes you away, you can feel secure that trusted dog boarders with Wag! will make your dog feel right at home with them.
Getting your pup’s stay started is easy! Simply download the Wag! App and create an account. After a few questions about your dog, click on the Overnight Care menu. Once you choose “Boarding”, enter in the start and end dates your dog will need care. You can also add on transportation to and from your boarder’s home for an extra fee.
As you continue your booking, you’ll be able to view a list
of dog boarders near you. Take your time and look over each boarder’s customer
reviews and experience with animals. Many caregivers through Wag! also work in
other areas of pet care, such as training or veterinary services. Once you’ve chosen your pawfect match, message your
boarder through Wag! Chat to let them know all about your dog.
Then, enjoy pictures and videos of your dog loving their walks, or snoozing happily next to their caring boarder while you are away. And anytime you want to check-in, Wag! Chat is there to connect you right away.
If your dog simply can’t handle life without you and their own home, vetted dog sitters with Wag! will come to them. Staying in a familiar environment where they know the smells and can continue their daily routine can help many dogs with separation anxiety have a more relaxing experience.
Simply open the Wag! App and choose “Sitting” from the Overnight Care menu to begin your dog’s staycation. When looking over the list of dog sitters, note that many of them list their preferences or specialties. Whether you have a special needs dog, a teeny puppy or a huge old pooch, there’s a sitter for every kind who knows just what your fur-baby needs. Use Wag! Chat to talk about your dog’s routine, habits or diet, and anything else your boarder may need to know to make your dog’s time great.
You’ll never be too far away with picture and video updates, and you can always check in through the app to be sure your pup is doing great.
Choosing a dog boarder or dog sitter through Wag! means bringing a caring and compassionate new best furiend into your dog’s life. Many caregivers are also pet pawrents, so they understand how important the safety and happiness of our furry pals are. With their experience and love, its easy to see why 95% of Wag! boarding and sitting sessions end in 5-star reviews. Be sure to visit our FAQ page for even more information about our affordable boarding and sitting services.
The next time you plan a trip away from home, be sure to keep to keep your dog’s tail wagging by booking overnight care with Wag!
Grab your dog, grab a leash, and grab your walking shoes for this fun and festive celebration of all things dog! Held in Southside Park, DogFest Walk ‘n Roll features a scenic one-mile stroll through the park for pets and their owners. At the end of the walk you and your pooch can get your snouts into all the frivolity of DogFest, with music, games, vendors, heartwarming doggy stories, and more. The event is run to benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit which trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities, so it’s all in aid of a very good cause.
Lace up and leash up for Sacramento’s largest 2K and 5K dog walk. Run to benefit the valuable work of the Sacramento SPCA, the annual Doggy Dash features a whole day full of dog-friendly fun. And there’s so much more than just the walk itself, with doggy demonstrations, food trucks, and plenty of entertainment to get you to sit, stay, and enjoy! There are even several canine competitions held throughout the day, with cool prizes awarded for everything from the best tricks to the most enthusiastic tail wag. Regardless of whether you love big dogs, small dogs, or anything in between, you and your four-legged friend will have a paw-some time at the Doggy Dash.
Free family fun for pets and people of all ages — that’s exactly what you can expect at Pet-A-Palooza, one of Sacramento’s favorite annual dog events. Held at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights, this paw-some event is jam-packed full of pet-related activities, including a doggy obstacle course, police K9 demonstrations, food trucks, a kids’ area, live entertainment, and more than 100 vendors! If you love animals, you’ll have a ball at Pet-A-Palooza.
All the colorful fun of Mardi Gras comes to Old Sacramento in this delightful event with a furry twist. Held in March, Old Sacramento’s Mardi Paws festival is headlined by a Mardi Gras-themed parade with dogs in costumes, on floats, and boasting all kinds of weird and wonderful outfits. A New Orleans-style marching band leads the pack, and the parade is followed by a vendor fair, plenty of food and drink, and the chance to support the Front Street Animal Shelter. Put your paw-ty hat on and check it out!
Get into the festive spirit with this grrr-eat December pub crawl to support the Sacramento SPCA! Kicking off at Truitt Bark Park in Midtown, the Pup Crawl is a great opportunity for you to eat, drink, and be merry, and to do it all with your furry friend. Taking in some of Sacramento’s best breweries, this thirst-quenching pet-acular includes doggy Santa photos, drink discounts, and plenty of dog-friendly games throughout the afternoon. Beautiful brews, delightful dogs, and festive fun to benefit a good cause — howl-iday events don’t get any better than that.
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