Overnight dog care in San Marcos

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How it works

Skip the kennel

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

Flexible transportation

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

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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Tina PSan Marcos, CA

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Hi, I am Tina! I have worked with animals, mostly rescues, since 2010. I currently have two dogs of my own, one of which is special needs. I love dogs, they have such wonderful personalities, each one unique. I am always honored to met a new dog, and even more so to take them on an enjoyable outing.

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Lauretta JSan Marcos, CA

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“Your Pup’s Best Friend. And Your Peace of Mind!”

I am Lauretta and I have had dogs, cats and horses all my life. I’m retired so, please think of me as your pup's doting 'aunt, grandma or step-mom.' I am reliable, trustworthy and I treat your pup as if they are my own. I know how hard it is to be busy and guilt ridden that your fur-baby is stuck at home. Well, there is nothing I like better than providing exercise, sniffing opportunities, companionship and fun for your pup.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Janet TSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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“The Dog Gone Best”

I have two pointers who have never missed their twice daily outings in over 12 years. I fully understand the mind/body connection for a contented canine. I have over 1200 hours of hands-on experience working with shelter dogs. I am skilled at basic and intermediate obedience training and well-versed in dog body language, leash reactivity, and working with under-socialized dogs. I look forward to meeting your dog and I promise your dog will thank you!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Susie WSan Marcos, CA

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“I love dogs!”

Hi there, I’m Susie! Growing up in Michigan we had indoor and outdoor dogs from mixed collie, mixed terrier and a sheep dog. As an adult I had a Westland terrier and miniature pincher much needed exercise and attention with this two breeds.I've also cared for an australian Shepard and collie mix both high energy so walks and play were mandatory. I’ve found being kind, firm and consistent they respond very well. I enjoy running and the beach so no worries I’ll keep your furry friends fit.

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker

Michael DSan Marcos, CA

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“Committed to Excellence”

I'm Michael. I'm an Encinitas local. Huge dog lover of all breeds. Started taking care of my neighbors dogs at the age of 8, along with owning dogs of my own my whole life. I've owned two terriers and a pit. I love staying active and the outdoors, so I usually take them on walks and runs by the beach, and hang out at the dog park. Looking forward to meeting you and your dog!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Marla HSan Marcos, CA

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“No One will Love your Dog as Much!”

Hi! I’m Marla and I have over 21 years experience dog sitting and walking all types of breeds from Pugs to Rottweilers. My own pups are Penny, a 2 year old Maltipoo and Chai, a 14 year Old Chi. To me, dogs being so much love and light into the world. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker

Amy KSan Marcos, CA

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““Who let the dogs out?? Me, for a walk!””

Hi my name is Amy, I am a very active dog loving mom that is happy to help you out by giving your pet some fresh air and exercise when you can't. I know that your dog is part of your family and that you are trusting me with their safety and well being and I take that responsibility very seriously. My kids are all in school so I have the time to be there when needed. I am flexible and dependable and look forward to meeting your fur baby!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Katie BSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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“All you need is love and a dog!”

Hi! I'm Katie and I have a rescue pit-bull mix that is the baby of my household! I grew up in a home full of animals and love all breeds and sizes. I am fiercely protective of all the dogs in my care and treat them as my own while I am with them. I love getting to know their personalities and share in their excitement to go out for a walk. I have lots of volunteering experience with shelters and rescue groups and consider dog walking to be the best job in the world!

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Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Eric RSan Marcos, CA

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“You dog(s) will be cared for as if they are mine!”

I am an absolute dog person! I’ve had dogs my entire life, just over 30 years. I currently have a 13 year old Chihuahua who I’ve had since she was 8 weeks old and a 13 year old female German Shepherd who I adopted when she was 8. I have a wide experience from very small dogs like Chihuahuas, Bichons all the way up to large strong dogs like American Staffys (Pitbulls) and German Shepherds, and evening a few military trained guard dogs. Dogs tend to like and trust me right away.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Megan RSan Marcos, CA

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“There is No such thing as a bad dog!!”

Hello, my name is Megan. I’ll start off by saying I adore all dogs- young and old, small and big! I also love to walk or jog with dogs. I am a dog owner myself and I treat each and every dog as if they were my own. My dog pack at home includes an Australian Shepherd, a German Shepherd and a husky so I can handle high energy! I do my best to make your pet feel comfortable for the entire time were together. I am ready to care for and love on all of your furry family members if you let me(:

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Boarding in San Marcos

Situated between San Diego and Temecula, California, San Marcos is a smaller city with a lot of the same problems that larger cities face, including a large population of homeless animals! In the San Marcos area, there are a couple animal shelters that work hard to provide care and food for these potential pets. Two of these shelters are the San Diego Humane Society and Forgotten Paws Animal Rescue.

The San Diego Humane Society is less than a 40-minute drive from San Marcos, and the shelter is home to hundreds of animals looking for new homes. The organization works hard to educate the public on proper animal care in the hopes of preventing cruelty and neglect cases in the area. The shelter also provides medical care for homeless animals during their stay. All the animals that are brought into the shelter are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before leaving the premises. The San Diego Humane Society also provides animal control and stray services to the San Marcos area.

Forgotten Paws Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization that helps homeless pets find loving, lasting homes. The rescue takes in animals on the euthanasia list from high-kill shelters in the area to save them. With the help of fosters, the organization is able to help many animals find new homes each year with only donations, fundraising, and money from adoption fees.

If you live in the area and are looking for a new pet, contact one of these shelters to find a lovable cat or dog to bring home.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events San Marcos

Canine Cocktails Holiday Doggie Mixer

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Canine Cocktails Holiday Doggie Mixer

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Stop by Hotel Indigo in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter in December for the Canine Cocktails Holiday Doggie Mixer with Fit Athletic Downtown! Bring your pooch for a leash-free good time at the Level 9 Rooftop Bar.

Enjoy great holiday drinks from 5:30 to 9 with great views of the city around you, while your dog roams with other four-legged friends. There will also be food to snack on while you chat it up with local dog owners.

Raffle tickets will be available, and proceeds go to the San Diego Humane Society.

Admission is free, but drinks and food are available only for purchase.

San Diego Pet Con

36
Admission
FREE!

Month
February

Duration
Two Day Event

San Diego Pet Con

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Head over to Del Mar Fairgrounds in February for the San Diego Pet Con Event. Dress your dog up in great costumes for a chance to win a contest! Winners of the costume contest will be determined by the audience, so bring along some friends as well.

The event will feature a talent competition, fun games, vendors, exhibits, and adoption stations. Local shelters and organizations will also be on-site hoping to get donations from generous attendees.

Admission is free for both humans and their pooches!

North County Walk for Animals

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Admission
$40.00

Month
February

Duration
7:00 am Onward

North County Walk for Animals

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Join the San Diego Humane Society for its annual North County Walk for Animals event each February in Kit Carson Park. Help raise money by participating in the two-mile walk through Kit Carson Park with your doggo!

The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast and registration at 7 am on the day of the walk, followed by the Blessing of the Animals at 8:30. The walk is preceded by a 15-minute warm-up with Aaron Harris Fitness. The actual walk starts at 9 am, and it is followed by dog activities and the Vendor Village.

This event requires registration, so make sure you sign up ahead of time! Adults can register for $40, while children are just $20.

Fur Ball

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Admission
$325.00

Month
September

Duration
6:00 pm Onward

Fur Ball

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You and your dog will enjoy getting dressed up for an evening out, all to benefit the San Diego Humane Society’s yearly Fur Ball event. Each September, well-dressed dogs and dog owners attend the gala to help raise money for the San Diego Humane Society.

Walk the red carpet and pose with your pooch for photos. Then, enjoy a night of fine dining, dancing, auctions, and more. This event is held at the Humane Society and is outdoors. All dogs must be leashed for their own safety.

Doors open at 6 pm and tickets start at $325. Dogs are welcome, but not required for attendance.

Doggie Street Festival

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Admission
FREE!

Month
November

Duration
9 :00am - 3:00 pm

Doggie Street Festival

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San Diego is home to an annual Doggie Street Festival that is sure to excite the whole family. Each November, dogs flock to NTC Park Liberty Station with their owners for a day of music, food, vendors, and other great activities.

Listen to guest speakers and special guests to learn more about pet ownership and the rescues at the event. Don’t forget to stop by vendor booths to discover unique products and services brought to you by local businesses. There will also be an art area for children!

A number of rescues will be on-site with dogs looking for new homes.