Pet Sitting and Boarding in San Rafael

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How it works

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Skip the kennel

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

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Flexible transportation

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

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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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Rebecca L. SSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(2717)

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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!

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Miguelle LSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1964)

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It all started with a Kelpie to whom I got to be “Mommy” for nearly 16 years. That incredible and life-changing experience catalyzed my shift in professional direction to pet care services. Now, I am certified with DogTec as well as Pet Sitters International; trained in pet first aid and CPR. I live in Adam’s Point near Lake Merritt. I welcome senior, special needs and/or timid pets. I am highly experienced in administering oral medications as well as performing basic physical therapy stretching routines. Let me create a safe, happy, adventure-filled experience for your furry baby that passes the sniff test every time!

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Kevin OSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1946)

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

Chris BSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1996)

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Hi! My name is Chris. As a lifelong dog lover and owner, I am excited to have an opportunity to care for your pup(s)! I strive to ensure that each dog I care for is safe, healthy, and happy. My experience with both rescue and disabled dogs has also allowed me to provide quality care for those pups who need special attention. Can’t wait to get walking!

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Jason LSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1118)

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

Ellie GSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1618)

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hi! I'm Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to Oakland a few years ago all the way from rural New York. Growing up we always had at least two dogs at a time if not more, plus a whole bunch of other animals. Most recently I have been attending University for wildlife biology while I'm not studying I'm walking dogs. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, some training experience, lots of energy for walks, and I can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Oral medicine administration, Dogs who pull

Melanie BSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1648)

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My name is Melanie and I live in downtown Oakland. I have had pets my entire life, and I've been dog sitting for three years now. I have experience with a lot different breeds from Chihuahuas to Pit bulls. I'm passionate about working with animals, and can't wait to meet you and your pup!

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Kaitlin MSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1786)

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Hi! Growing up I had all types of pets. However, dogs have always held a special place in my heart. I have two small chihuahua mixes, Peter and Jupiter. I worked as a pet sitter and dog walker in Philadelphia and now in San Francisco. Thanks for allowing me to spend time with your loved ones!

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Ezequiel MSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1691)

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

Jesse MSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1637)

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

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

24

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!