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
There’s no denying San Francisco is one of the hottest vacation destinations in the U.S. But even pet parents living the good life in SF need a getaway now and then. Although it’s unavoidable sometimes, no one likes leaving their fur-baby behind.
If you’re planning a trip out of town, don’t start searching for dog kennels near you just yet. Dog boarding and dog sitting in San Francisco are affordable alternatives that prioritize your peace of mind.
In-home overnight care provides a cozy environment to keep your pup calm while you’re away. Plus, with your permission, your preferred pet caregiver can even hit the trails with Tucker. An on-leash adventure on one of the Glen Canyon Park Trails is sure to put your pooch’s mind at ease. And because some boarders and sitters also provide dog walking services in San Francisco, you can rest assured that your pup will be in good paws on their excursion.
Searching for dog sitting or dog boarding services near you? Let’s take a look at the average cost of overnight care in SF.
Some San Francisco dog boarding facilities treat their pup patrons like royalty. The swankiest hound hotels feature private rooms with classical music, complimentary dog toys, and even room service! Unsurprisingly, these deluxe suites don’t come cheap — expect to pay anywhere from $80 to $175 per night.
Basic dog kennels start at $55 per night. This option typically includes two short potty breaks, feeding, and medications. Kennels are a little cheaper than San Francisco’s pet resorts, but they might not be the coziest option for your canine.
Wag! dog boarding in San Francisco provides the perfect balance between comfort, convenience, and affordability. And with prices starting at $39 per night, even Spot will agree it’s a steal.
If Lucky would feel more comfortable staying home, in-home pet sitting is the “pawfect” solution. San Francisco dog sitters typically charge between $50 and $85 per night.
Additional fees may apply depending on the dog’s age and the day of the week. Walks and travel fees also aren’t always included. This is just a small sample of things to look out for in the fine print before booking a service.
Aside from expensive rates and hidden fees, many local facilities don’t offer pick-up or drop-off services. If you require a sitter outside of operating hours, you may need to make special arrangements.
Dog sitting options in San Francisco aren’t always the most affordable or accessible. Pet parents searching for a sitter will also want to read the terms and conditions carefully for a full run-down of the fees.
Wag! dog sitting services start at just $39 per night so you can save some cash to spend while you're away. With no hidden fees or unpleasant surprises, booking a San Francisco dog sitter through Wag! is an affordable, hassle-free alternative.
No matter how long you’ll be away, vetted dog boarders through Wag! will care for your fur-baby like their own.
Here’s how it works. Download the app, log in or sign up for an account, and enter some basic info about your pup. Once that’s done, choose “Boarding” from the Overnight Care services and enter your start and end dates. You can add transportation for an extra fee.
Continue your booking to unlock a list of San Francisco dog boarders. Take your time reading about each candidate's experience and reviews from other satisfied pet parents. Then, once you’ve chosen a caregiver, all that’s left to do is use the Wag! Chat feature to discuss your needs.
While you’re away, your caregiver will send pics and videos of your dog enjoying walks, playtime, and snoozing on the couch. You can message your boarder at any time throughout the service to keep tabs on your precious pupper.
Why choose a San Francisco dog boarder through Wag!? For starters, your dog will be more comfortable in a home setting. Boarding also protects your home from potential destruction caused by dogs with separation anxiety.
Plus, boarders with Wag! boast a wide range of backgrounds in pet care. Some specialize in caring for elderly dogs, puppies, or certain breeds, making it easy to find a match for Max. Most caregivers are pet parents themselves, so they know the importance of reliable care. And finally, 95% of all boarding sessions end with a flawless 5-star review.
Wag! dog sitting services work for pet parents — not the other way around. The process is simple. Open the app, select “Sitting” from Overnight Care services, and schedule your sleepover to unlock a list of dog sitters in your area.
We encourage you to select a pet caregiver who’s experienced in caring for dogs like yours. Consider your woofer’s age, breed, and temperament when making your choice. Once you’ve found the ideal candidate, use Wag! Chat to discuss special needs, dietary or exercise requirements, or anything else you’d like your caregiver to know.
Choosing a San Francisco dog sitter with Wag! means your dog can stay cozy on their home turf even while you’re gone. You’ll receive photos, videos, and regular updates throughout the day to keep you in the loop. You can also communicate with your caregiver through Wag! Chat anytime.
Whether your canine just needs some company during a long workday or a fur-baby sitter for your next business trip, overnight care through Wag! has got you and your Collie covered. Book a service on the app today and discover what San Francisco’s fur-babies are barking about! Got questions? Check out our FAQ page for more information about overnight services.
Welcome to one of the biggest pet festivals in the United States! DogFest is the place to BE, with your pup by your side to enjoy a mutt-tastic, dog-themed, all-day carnival. One of the largest events in all of San Francisco, you and your pooch can enjoy a day jam-packed with pawesome activities like best Dog Show Categories ( best ears, anyone?), doggie trick performances, costumes, face painting, and a giant adoption fair! There are tons of prizes available for doggos in attendance, hundreds of canine vendors, and lots of silent auction pup treats you can win for your hound. Don't miss out on this free day full of fun bonding with your best four-legged friend!
It's pretty clear that San Francisco loves their pups, so of course that means they love dressing up their pups, too. So much so that they've created an entire day dedicated to costume-clad canines! Every year, the SF SPCA puts on a pup-tastic costume contest, offering you and your pooch the opportunity to strut down the runway. Considered more a fashion show for your doggo, you have the chance to win a ton of fabulous prizes. All proceeds from the benefit goes to the SF SPCA. Pull out those glue guns, give your pup a smooch and apologize in advance for the ridiculous costume you'll be throwing him into. You and your pup won't want to miss this epic contest!
Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the..dogs? We know the lyrics are something like that - but with the annual Dog Days of Summer event at AT&T Park, you really can bring your bow-wow to join you for a day of baseball fun! Not only can you and Fido feast on hotdogs while watching the game, you can also help him strut his mutt stuff in a pre-game parade and costume contest! For $90, you and your pooch can get a bleacher seat to share - but act fast, space is limited!
Every year, the world gathers around (both on the internet and in San Francisco) to vote on the world's ugliest dogs - a badge these pups, and their owners, sport with pride! The contest, which is sponsored by VIP Petcare, encourages entries from homely hounds with faces only their pawrents could love. You and your pup can attend the annual contest that celebrates these pitiful puppers, watch them do a Faux Paw Fashion Show and a Red Carpet Walk. Maybe your pup can even enter the contest! Though the event sounds mean, it's really a celebration that all dogs are adoptable and adorable, despite any imperfection. Winners snag $1,500 and are flown to New York for media appearances! The event is hosted at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds every year. Take your pup to the event and be ready to fall in love with some mismatched ears, crossed eyes, and patchy furred pups.
The Pet Pride Day in San Francisco is one of the biggest bow-wow events in the Bay! Put on by SFACC, this annual event is dedicated to pet adoptions, costume contests, K9 demonstrations, and more. You and your pooch can join the free event and hit up the photo booth, eat delicious snacks, shop around the hundreds of pet vendor stands, and even adopt new pups to love without adoption fees! All proceeds from the doggie day will benefit programs and materials that enrich the lives of the SFACC animals.
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