Overnight dog care in San Rafael

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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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Jason LSan Rafael, CA

4.9

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“Positive reinforcement walker and trainer”

Being a Wag! Walker since May 2015, dogs and their parents have come to love when I take them out. Aside from being a Wag! Walker, I also care for dogs at the San Francisco SPCA. Besides being trained in dog walking, I am also trained in clicker training. I love making everyone’s dog day a pawsome day and I look forward to making yours too.

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Training Provider

Training Exam Complete

Specialties

Can run with dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ellie GSan Rafael, CA

4.9

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Hi there! My name is Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to San Francisco but grew up in the middle of nowhere Western New York. My house growing up was set back in the woods, surrounded by six fields that I would walk my dogs in. My family and I have always had at least two dogs at a time, and a whole bunch of other animals. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, growing up I trained all of our animals, have volunteered at animal shelter

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Specialties

Oral medicine administration, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kevin OSan Rafael, CA

4.9

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“Let’s go on a walk!”

I’m an animal lover and a dog enthusiast! I have had several dogs of my own and I’ve done over 500 5* rated walks here on Wag. Thanks for taking a look at my profile and have a great day!

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Specialties

Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ezequiel MSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1688)

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“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!

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Specialties

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

Jesse MSan Rafael, CA

4.9

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“The best dog walker in town!”

I became an official dog owner at a young age when I was given a husky for my 13th birthday. Ever since, I have had many experiences caring for all kinds of dogs. The history of breeds I have cared for range from small dogs such as terriers and chihuahuas to large dogs including pit bulls and bulldogs. My volunteer experience includes working at the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation (LBWF). During my time at this animal shelter, I cleaned, walked, and fed many dogs who were rescued.

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Specialties

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

Abigail PSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1004)

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I realized I loved dogs when my sister placed my dog, Maui on my lap nine years ago. I've met so many dogs and dog owners because of her and hope to meet and take care of many more. I've walked dogs for my neighbors and friends. I'm punctual, professional and understand from being a dog owner myself, the safety and well-being of your dog.

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Peggy NSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1191)

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“Dogs speak, to those who’ve learned to listen!”

Hi, I'm Peggy! I've always loved animals and been mother to two dogs for over ten years. I have experience in caring for both large and small dogs and always make an effort to connect with every dog I encounter. I love the outdoors and discovering nature and doing so in the company of your dog would be a great honor. My goal is to keep your dog fit, happy and looking forward to his next walk!

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Lilian TSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1167)

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“I will take care of your dog as if it’s my own!”

Hi there! I'm almost a native San Franciscan (lived here most of my life). I have a husky mix and a maltipoo. Taking care of my 2 dogs make me very happy because they are family and they deserve my love and care. I’m very active and enjoy being outdoors - I run half marathons. If your dog wants to go for a run with me, don't hesitate to let me know!

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Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

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

Toya WSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1033)

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“your pup's new best friend”

​Hi, I'm Toya I live in North Berkeley and cannot wait to meet and walk with your furry friends. I've always felt connected to animals & have a special love for dogs. I'm overjoyed to be a mother to mini pig. He is the sweetest! @pumathepiglit if you wanna peek at his page. All pets are divine, magical creatures that definitely possess healing powers, and I will take the best care of yours. I have experience across the board from owning, to sitting, to rescuing. Thanks for stoppin by!

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Specialties

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

Nicole DSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1007)

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“I can’t wait to meet your dog!”

Hi, I'm Nicole! I grew up in a household with at least one dog, and at times, up to five. My dad likes to joke that I was 'raised by dogs.' I miss having my own, and I always jump at the opportunity to walk or dog sit for my friends and family. I like to lead an active lifestyle and meeting new dogs is one of my favorite activities. I look forward to meeting yours!

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Top Pet Caregiver

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Dog Boarding in San Rafael

San Rafael in Marin County, California is likely one of the most dog-friendly cities in the state! With a wealth of activity points, restaurants, and even nearby wineries and breweries that welcome our four-legged pals, you'll never lack for things to do with your furbabies in this beautiful and welcoming city.

In addition to a number of things to do in the area, there are some outstanding organizations as well! For example, Marin Humane is a group that serves Marin County as a whole and focuses on not only rescuing animals in need but also on finding them the perfect fur-ever homes for their specific personalities and health needs.

Another fine organization that provides plenty of happy wags on the way to new homes is Jessica's Haven, where volunteers work together to rehabilitate and rehome amazing pups for their new families. How is this accomplished? With lots of love and some of the most caring and amazing staff members you could ever meet!  

In nearby San Francisco, there is another rescue that is gaining quite a bit of praise. Wonder Dogs Animal Rescue has been rehoming lost pups for over 26 years! That amazing record has led to the rehabilitation and rehoming of thousands of homeless animals and they plan to save thousands more before they are done.

No matter where you go in Marin County, you're going to find plenty of animal lovers who want nothing more than to help the many homeless and injured dogs that they happen to come across - and that makes for a lot of wagging tails!


Upcoming Dog Friendly Events San Rafael

Sausalito Wag Dog Festival

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
May

Duration
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sausalito Wag Dog Festival

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The Sausalito Wag Dog Festival is a yearly event that is sure to keep you and your furbaby entertained for hours! From the amazing vendors with their wag-tastic wares to the delicious food and drinks, you and your forever pal will find plenty to see, eat, drink, and enjoy.

Don't forget to take part in some of the great mini-events they have available, like the many workshops and contests on-site! The event is a great way to not only spend some time with your favorite pooch, but also to help out other homeless furbabies in need, as much of the proceeds will go to supporting the local rescues of the area.

Barbary Ghost Yacht Tours

36
Admission
FREE!

Duration
By Appointment

Barbary Ghost Yacht Tours

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If you enjoy the water and your best furry friend does, too, then why not take a mini-yacht tour with them? Barbary Ghost Yacht Tours is a pooch-friendly company that loves to give tours of the very waterways that have inspired literary artists for years!

Grab a tour and head out to see the northern bay, or take a ride across for the next baseball game you attend! They even have kayak tours, though we'd suggest taking those without your pawsitively awesome furbaby, as they may not be very comfortable in a kayak with you. No matter which you choose, you and your fur-ever buddy are sure to have a great time!

Lands End Trail

24
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn til Dusk Year-Round

Lands End Trail

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Get out and grab some brisk morning air with your furry friend while you take in some of the most idyllic scenery around on the Lands End Trail! This trail is noted for being beginner-friendly, with a few fairly strenuous points throughout the trail to give you a bit of a workout.

There are plenty of points of interest along the trail, which is entirely dog-friendly (leashed only) and offers views of the USS SF Memorial and El Camino del Mar. Remember to bring along a camera or your phone, as you'll want to get some amazing shots of the views! You and your furbaby will love this trail and all it has to offer.



Dog Friendly Wine Tours

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Admission
$65.00

Duration
4 hour minimum

Dog Friendly Wine Tours

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If you love wine tasting but hate having to search every single vineyard to see which are dog-friendly, then this is the solution for you. The folks at Dog Friendly Wine Tours have already done the work for you! Team up with a professional dog trainer/guide from their staff and spend a minimum of 4 hours checking out the many amazing wineries in the area!

Don't forget to get some tips on other dog-friendly wineries to add to your travel plans, because these folks know quite a few! You and your fur-ever friend are guaranteed to have a pawsome time!

Annual Valentine Run/Walk Race for Justice

0
Admission
FREE!

Month
February

Duration
6:30 am - 10:30 am

Annual Valentine Run/Walk Race for Justice

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Are you and your barky pal ready to put yourselves into high gear for a great cause? Then you need to head to Sacremento for the Annual Valentine Run/Walk Race for Justice!  Every year hundreds of pets and their owners get together to support outstanding causes and this year is no exception.

This event is so inclusive that you can even bring your human children! Jog with your stroller, walk with the whole family, trot along with your furbabies, and have a great time doing it. Be sure to enjoy the many mini-activities that will be available as well!