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

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    Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.

    • Skip the kennel

      Skip the kennel

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

    • Flexible transportation

      Flexible transportation

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

    • Live updates

      Live updates

      Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.

    Why find pet care through Wag!?

    Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of vetted and background checked pet sitters, overnight boarding, dog walkers, dog trainers, and even virtual vet chat. Schedule ahead for pet care while you are away, or book on-demand pet care during the workday. In 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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    HI my name is Tara! I've been taking care of dogs for 15 years professionally but loving them all my life. I was raised with Poodles and Collies. I have walked everything from Chihuahua's to Greyhounds. I feel providing them with what they need and deserve is a privilege. We both get the exercise we need! So much love to give and receive. Is there a better job?

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Training Provider

    Training Provider

    Training Exam Complete

    Training Exam Complete

    Specialties

    Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care, Training experience, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training


    Paul R.
    2021-12-17T08:45:03-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    Hello, my name is Joseph. I have been a resident of Henderson, NV since 1989. I am looking forward to making some new fury friends. My experience with dogs has been a great adventure in my lifetime. From witnessing many litters take place to watching my brother perform his overnight animal hospital duties. However , all my dogs that I've owned have been my very best friends . I am a cautious and focused person and look forward to walking your pups.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Alex F.
    2022-08-09T10:10:41-07:00
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    “The best surrogate you while you’re away!”

    Hi, my names Mackenzie. I've moved to Santa Barbara. I’ve done dog sitting for years and I’m a certified dog groomer. I have grown up with dogs ever since i can remember and wouldn't have it any other way. I love my dogs and I know I'll love yours too. I know for many of us pet owner our dogs are like family so you can rest assure that i will treat your dog with the love and care they need when you can't be there. Being a Wag walker you can trust and leaving your pup/pups happy is my motto.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

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


    Ruslan P.
    2019-11-18T15:25:11-08:00
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    Verified Boarding

    “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!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

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


    Jen S.
    2022-02-06T08:05:15-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “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.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

    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


    Billy S.
    2021-10-10T23:03:16-07:00
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    Verified Drop-in

    “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!!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

    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


    David C.
    2019-04-12T14:16:19-07:00
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    Verified Walk

    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!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Xutong W.
    2018-07-21T15:34:41-07:00
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    Verified Walk

    “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

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand


    Heather P.
    2018-02-23T11:47:26-08:00
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    Verified Boarding

    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 :)

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand


    Lynn R.
    2018-11-26T09:29:59-08:00
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    Verified Walk

    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 :)

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand


    Sarah C.
    2017-11-19T22:16:36-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Boarding

    HI my name is Tara! I've been taking care of dogs for 15 years professionally but loving them all my life. I was raised with Poodles and Collies. I have walked everything from Chihuahua's to Greyhounds. I feel providing them with what they need and deserve is a privilege. We both get the exercise we need! So much love to give and receive. Is there a better job?

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Training Provider

    Training Provider

    Training Exam Complete

    Training Exam Complete

    Specialties

    Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care, Training experience, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training


    Paul R.
    2021-12-17T08:45:03-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    Hello, my name is Joseph. I have been a resident of Henderson, NV since 1989. I am looking forward to making some new fury friends. My experience with dogs has been a great adventure in my lifetime. From witnessing many litters take place to watching my brother perform his overnight animal hospital duties. However , all my dogs that I've owned have been my very best friends . I am a cautious and focused person and look forward to walking your pups.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Alex F.
    2022-08-09T10:10:41-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Deluxe

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    Mackenzie was great! Definitely will plan on using her service again in the future.

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    Jen S.

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    Thanks for the report, Sonny tried to protect Lyra when is sniffs a big dog, glad you were able to calm him down.

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    Sharon was awesome and followed instructions.

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    great job....thanks!

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    Heather P.

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    Sophie was amazing! Panda had the best time staying over night. Sophie sent the cutest photos of Panda and took him for a walk in Golden Gate Park. Panda is a handful at 90 pounds and still being a puppy and Sophie had no trouble at all. We hope Sophie can watch Panda again in the future! I highly recommend Sophie to all other pet owners. :)

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    Lynn R.

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    Thank you Caroline! Sorry about the harnesses, I will make sure they are there!

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    Alexandria was awesome. Bruce had a get time with her. I will use her again.

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      Ruslan P.

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      Mackenzie was great! Definitely will plan on using her service again in the future.

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      Jen S.

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      Thanks for the report, Sonny tried to protect Lyra when is sniffs a big dog, glad you were able to calm him down.

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      Billy S.

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      Sharon was awesome and followed instructions.

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      David C.

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      great job....thanks!

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      Heather P.

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      Sophie was amazing! Panda had the best time staying over night. Sophie sent the cutest photos of Panda and took him for a walk in Golden Gate Park. Panda is a handful at 90 pounds and still being a puppy and Sophie had no trouble at all. We hope Sophie can watch Panda again in the future! I highly recommend Sophie to all other pet owners. :)

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      Lynn R.

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      Thank you Caroline! Sorry about the harnesses, I will make sure they are there!

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      Sarah C.

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      Alexandria was awesome. Bruce had a get time with her. I will use her again.

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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!

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    4848
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    DurationDuration
    Open year-round

    Arroyo Burro Beach Park

    4848

    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

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    FREE!

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    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!

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    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    DurationDuration
    Open year-round

    Douglas Family Preserve

    2424

    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

    1212
    AdmissionAdmission
    $40.00

    DurationDuration
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    Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises

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