Pet Sitting and Boarding in Santa Barbara

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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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Alexa GSanta Barbara, CA

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“Dog walker w/ a wide range of experience”

Hi! My name is Alexa and I have extensive experience with dogs, from puppies to older dogs & the in-between. I trained & took care of puppy for a few months everyday, so lots of puppy experience. I grew up always having four dogs, two cats, & chickens to take care of, so I have extensive experience in pet caregiving. I can run or walk with dogs and love both shy & hyper dogs.

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

Maia VSanta Barbara, CA

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Hi! My name is Maia. My family had dogs when I was growing up, and I've been walking dogs and dog sitting for neighbors and friends for over 10 years. I've walked everything from a 3 lb Chihuahua to a 100 lb wolfhound mix. I grew up in San Luis Obispo but now live in Santa Barbara. Each day when I get home from my job as a food scientist, I go for a long walk. I'd love to enjoy the sun and fresh air with your furry friend by my side!

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Sharon CSanta Barbara, CA

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“STOP, TLC and more for FREE!”

Hi I am Sharon, I am here to help you with your furry friend. I became a Wag walker/sitter July 2018 & many years of volunteer work with dogs & cats. I was a RN for 30 years & since I retired I am able to do the next thing I love, care for & help animals. Being a nurse has come in handy too due to my observation skills & ability to recognize unusual behaviors. I let pet parents know anything I see & take pictures for you. Can't wait to walk your furbaby and help with anything else you need done.

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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, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Jeffrey BSanta Barbara, CA

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“The dogs come first!”

Hello my name is Jeff, I am a long-time dog lover and advocate.. I am a certified canine massage therapist through the Ojai School of canine massage therapy. I am also certified in CPR and advanced first aid for dogs. I have I have been caring for dogs independently for several years, and have now decided to join the Wag teamI have only had positive reviews (available upon request). I am looking forward to having the pleasure of caring for your beloved pet!!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Christopher FSanta Barbara, CA

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“All dogs are good dogs!”

I am a dog owner and experienced care giver, and have been a walker for a while now. I try to be as loving and patient with each dog I meet as I am with my own dog, while being firm when needed. I'm willing to go as fast or as slow as dogs want or need, while encouraging exercise and healthy habits in the dogs I walk/run with. I am a dog love at heart and always will be!

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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

Amy SSanta Barbara, CA

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Hi my name is Amy. I have grown up surrounded by dogs including three German Shepherds of my own. The highlight of my dog's day is getting outside and getting exercise and I want to bring that excitement to your dog as well!

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Sophie ASanta Barbara, CA

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“I take care of every dog as if they’re my own!”

My name is Sophie. I have always grown up around dogs, when I was younger we had a Golden Retriever named Dreyfus. In high school I got an Old English Bulldog named Roxie along with a Yorkie named Jager. I have dog sat for my friends numerous times over the years including watching my Aunt's Great Dane Zeus and my Grandma's Cocker Spaniels Tapper and Kareeb. I currently work at a dog boarding facility as well managing yards with many dogs at a time

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Caroline DSanta Barbara, CA

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My name is Caroline and I am a dog lover! I have been walking, sitting and boarding dogs for over 10 years and even have a 2 year old Kelpie mix at home. I love giving dogs of all breeds & sizes the love and exercise they deserve while you’re away! I look forward to meeting your 4 legged best friend :)

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Alexandria FSanta Barbara, CA

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My love and passion for animals were inspired before I could speak: as a toddler, I would spend hours trying to communicate and play with Kasha, my aunt's 150 lb Akita. By the time I could walk and talk, family outings would regularly entail trips to nearby pet stores, shelters, adoption events, and of course- I stopped for every animal I passed along the way! Over the years, I've cared for hermit crabs, fish, hamsters, lizards, birds, cats, and canines. I've always had a profound appreciation and respect for the natural world as well as everything in it, but dogs have consistently held a special place in my life and in my heart. I had the opportunity to take home two of my own pups when I was about 6 years old: Britney, a Pekingese, and Charlie, a Shitzu. When I left for college, I lived on my own for about a year when I met and fell in love with Harley, a 90 lb German Aussie Golden mix. After independently rescuing and rehabilitating Harley, I worked extensively with a private trainer and was eventually able to get him service certified. Being such a hardcore animal kid, I took my responsibilities very seriously, and have continued to do so. Over the years, I've read dozens of books on dog training, discipline, and communication. I've also helped family and friends with dog sitting, training, walking, and other canine-related needs; this has allowed me to become comfortable working with various breeds- small, large, and everything in between! I can't wait to connect with and care for your furry family member :)

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Hannah TSanta Barbara, CA

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Hi, my name is Hannah! Although I have owned multiple dogs myself, I grew up rescuing, housing, and caring for all types of dogs. I cannot get enough of working with and helping out dogs, so I also volunteer at an animal shelter and dog-sit as well. Since I have been around dogs my whole life, I am good with a variety of dog personalities, including but not limited to energetic, shy, aggressive, small, and large dogs. Spending time with dogs is my greatest passion and I can't wait to meet your dog!

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Dog Boarding in Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Humane Society began its work in 1949, providing education on humane care and treatment of animals in elementary schools and to the general public. The organization expanded their efforts in 1963 when they acquired the facilities to do so and have since been working diligently to protect the animals of Santa Barbara County and teach responsible pet ownership. The organization is determined to have a positive impact on the local community, offering low-cost health clinics, humane education programs for children, emergency response, rescued animal adoptions, and continuous support in caring for animals. Similarly, they aim to give all of the dogs in their care a happy, healthy life, providing dog playgroups and a fostering program to place the animals in caring homes. The Santa Barbara Humane Society continues to be dedicated to the welfare of animals and endeavors to act as a safe haven for homeless dogs and cats until they are found forever homes.


Santa Barbara DAWG, or Dog Adoption and Welfare Group, strives to provide a loving and safe environment for homeless, rescued, or surrendered dogs awaiting permanent adoption into loving homes. In operation since 1991, DAWG's work is centered around reducing the rate of euthanasia in area shelters by providing training and medical care to give dogs a second chance at life. DAWG wants all the dogs that come through their doors to reach a fulfilling life. They do this by maximizing their quality of life at the shelter, placing dogs into compassionate foster homes, and adopting out healthy, well-behaved dogs into the community. Having saved more than 8,000 dogs to date, DAWG continues to devote their efforts to taking in canines in need and giving them happy, healthy lives and a loving future. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Santa Barbara

Arroyo Burro Beach Park

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Open year-round

Arroyo Burro Beach Park

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This park is a must-stop if you are visiting Santa Barbara with your four-legged friend! Arroyo Burro Beach Park is open to off-leash dogs year-round! Watch with joy as your doggo runs through the waves and romps around with furry friends. This is a specific section of the Arroyo Burro Beach, or Hendry's beach to the locals, so be sure you are in the dog area before removing Fido's leash! There is a dog washing station in the parking lot and the seaside Boathouse restaurant even has a heated, dog-friendly patio! On any visit to the Arroyo Burro Beach Park, you can undoubtedly expect to see lots of smiling doggos!

Wags N' Whiskers Festival

36
Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
11a.m.-4p.m.

Wags N' Whiskers Festival

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Occurring annually, the C.A.R.E.4Paws Wag N' Whiskers Festival is the largest pet adoption and animal festival on the Central coastline. The event encompasses several dog and family-friendly activities, including a Best in Show contest, a Pawparazzi Photo Booth and red carpet, an awesome raffle, stylish dog grooming, and several other pet-related booths! There are multiple animal-centered performances, including nose-work canines, Search and Rescue hero MacGyver, military working canines, agility pros, and Little Star, the amazing mini horse! At the 2017 festival, 31 animal adoptions occurred on site and lots of awareness was spread to promote happy, healthy lives for the animals of Santa Barbara!

Douglas Family Preserve

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Open year-round

Douglas Family Preserve

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This beautiful 70-acre property is full of hiking trails, wide open spaces, and even beach access for your off-leash canine companions! The site is well-maintained with stunning views. There is even a dog water fountain! One factor to keep in mind is the proximity of steep cliffs- you may choose to keep your dogs leashed if you are concerned they will wander too close! Nonetheless, there is much enjoyment to be shared with your dog here, leash or not, by hiking through various natural habitats and taking in the astounding ocean views!

Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises

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Admission
$40.00

Duration
2 hours

Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises

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Hit the open ocean with your furry friend aboard this 41-foot sailing yacht! There are public and private cruises daily to discover the beauty of the American Riviera where mountains meet the sea. You may see some interesting marine life and at the right time of year; maybe even some whales! Unlike many other "tourist" tours, this sail is small  (15 passenger maximum) and every trip is unique. Climb aboard the Sunset Kidd and sail the calm waves of the Santa Barbara coast with your pup by your side and a drink in your hand!

DeeTours of Santa Barbara

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
75 minutes

DeeTours of Santa Barbara

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DeeTours is a one of a kind jeep touring company that provides dog-friendly tours of city landmarks and scenic view of Santa Barbara and Montecito, highlighting great places to eat, shop, or take in all the city has to offer. Throughout the duration of your tour, the guides make sure your pup is cared for and comfortable. If you choose to do one of their wine tours, they even accommodate with stops at dog-friendly tasting rooms! Check out this intimate tour to see the city's greatest attributes and discover why Santa Barbara is world-renowned as the American Riviera.