Overnight dog care in Santa Monica

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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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Molly PSanta Monica, CA

5.0

(3062)

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“Energetic & fun! Can’t wait to walk your pups!”

Hi there! My name is Molly. I have worked with dogs for over 20 years now, got my first dog at age 7, and I have 2 Pomeranians & a pitbulI. I have worked in animal shelters for years before, and most recently managed a dog boutique/grooming salon in West Hollywood. I have experience with taking dogs on long walks multiple times a day, feeding them, and taking them out for play time, etc. I’ve worked with injured pets, puppies, older dogs, administering medications, and some training as well!

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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

Guy RSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(4836)

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“Walking your best friend is an honor!”

Growing up with 4 family dogs and having to take care of them, I can assure you that I will provide quality service for you and your dog. I'm responsible, friendly and organized and always make an effort to make sure both the owner and dog are happy and satisfied at the end of every walk.

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

Patrick CSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(3491)

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Hi, my name is Patrick Collier and I am 27 years old and originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I am a graduate of Loyola Marymount University here in Los Angeles where I studied Film. For the past 12 years I have been a dog owner, and have two dogs back home in Cleveland named Reilly and Lloyd and a dog here in LA named Taco. I am an avid dog lover who has a great deal of personal experience training and walking a variety of different breeds and have been doing Wag for over three years now.

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James PSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(3326)

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My name is James, I have worked in stables with animals for several years and always have owned one or more dogs. I love animals and really like spending time with them taking care of their needs.

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull

Casey OSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(2620)

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“Everything I own is covered in dog hair.”

I've always been the one who everyone calls for anything dog related. I've volunteered at shelters, have worked for a pet behaviorist's radio show, grew up with dogs, and currently have two awesome low-rider pit mix rescue pups of my own. I know how much our dogs can affect every aspect of our lives, and I'd like to help alleviate your stress by making sure your buddies are well cared for while you're out. Let me know if your pups would like to go walking with me soon. I can't wait to meet them!

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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

Justin CSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(2267)

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Hey there! I've been a dog/animal lover since I was a kid and have been walking dogs since I was a teenager. I walked dogs in the summers growing up and I've been dog sitting for friends for the past 4 years whenever they leave town. My family has a dog as well (a Cavalier King Charles named Sawyer) who I'm very close with and have spent countless hours playing with and taking care of. I'm looking forward to meeting some new dogs!

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

Dennis RSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(1938)

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Hello, my name is Dennis. I'm 28 years old and Ive been working for wag for about 3 years now. I am a experienced high demand walker that has done over 1,000 walks. I love dogs I have 3 myself and walk them every day. I live in a house with a fenced back yard and a gate at the front. I have 4 dogs houses for my dogs and other dogs. I love meeting new people and their pets. I will make sure I follow all your instruction for you pups and will keep them safe while providing a good experience.

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

Roberto WSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(1792)

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Hi, my name's Roberto! Just to clear up any confusion, I now live in LA (NOT Boston!) I've been passionate about caring for animals ever since I got my first dog, a beagle, as a kid. When I'm not spending time with my Boxer puppy, Billy, I love hiking, reading, and exploring downtown!

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Can run with dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Taylor RSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(1993)

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I’ve been walking dogs for over 5 years now and love it. Dogs are the best. I am a Minnesota native, but have been residing in LA for almost 7 years now. Look forward to meeting your pup!

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Matt CSanta Monica, CA

4.9

(1802)

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Raised by wolves and voted best in show by dogs everywhere. Hi, I'm Matt and I have been an animal lover since I was a child. I am great with all breeds and sizes and have walked hundreds of dogs with Wag! It's the best job I've ever had, I love it and 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Dog Boarding in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California, is home to some great animal shelters that work hard to find homes for the stray pets in the area. Two of these dedicated shelters are L.A. Love and Leashes and Much Love Animal Rescue.

L.A. Love and Leashes is an animal shelter located inside Healthy Spot in Santa Monica, California. The facility takes in only animals from Los Angeles’ six city animal shelters to help them find new homes. With the large number of dogs and cats in L.A. city shelters, it can be hard for any of them to be seen by potential new owners, so L.A. Love and Leashes promotes them and tries to get more people to see them. Funded only by donations, L.A. Love and Leashes gives all adoption fees back to the city shelters. Adoption fees are the same as they are at the official shelters.

Much Love Animal Rescue is a non-profit rescue that rehomes abused, neglected, and homeless pets from the streets. Since opening in 1999, the shelter has found homes for more than 3,500 animals. These animals are given a second chance because of the rescue’s dedication to saving animals that are about to be euthanized at other animal shelters. The shelter takes in old and hard-to-adopt animals and works on rehabilitating and finding homes for animals of all ages and circumstances. The shelter also educates the public on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

If you are looking for a new pet, stop by one of these great shelters today!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Santa Monica

Hoppy Howlidays Holiday Party

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Hoppy Howlidays Holiday Party

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Yorkshire Square Brewery is ready for its Annual Hoppy Howlidays Holiday Party in December, from noon to 6 p.m.! This fundraiser benefits the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, which educates the public about animal welfare, as well as misunderstood dog breeds. Linda Blair herself will be at the event to meet attendees and takes photos with guests!

The brewery will hold a draw for great prizes and a Snuggle Drive to help the organization get the blankets, towels, and dog beds that it so badly needs for the dogs in its cares.

Bring your own dog out to celebrate with games, drink specials, and food trucks, all for a great cause!

Haute Dogs Howl’oween Parade

36
Admission
$20.00

Month
October

Duration
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Haute Dogs Howl’oween Parade

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Join Haute Dogs for the Halloween event of the year each October at Haute Dogs Howl’oween Parade at Marina Vista Park. The parade starts at the corner of Colorado Street and Santiago Avenue. Join more than 500 other costumed dogs and their owners for the parade event of a lifetime.

Bring your dog dressed in their best costume for the chance to win free dog food for a whole year! It is $20 to participate in the parade, but free to watch. All proceeds from the event are donated to spay/neuter programs, adoption and rescue groups, Operation Santa Paws, and other Long Beach service projects.

The parade starts at 2:30 p.m. and is expected to last about 45 minutes.

Strutt Your Mutt

24
Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Strutt Your Mutt

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Walk your dog to raise money for Best Friends or another great charity at Strutt Your Mutt L.A. Each year, Strutt Your Mutt comes back to L.A. to raise money for dozens of organizations with the help of many local partners including Hollywoof to the Rescue and Dogs of Service!

Spend your day with your pooch eating great food from local food trucks, drinking beer, and shopping local pet vendors, all while in the company of hundreds of other dogs and dog owners. The event includes a dog walk-a-thon to collect money for the organization you are representing at the event.

Each year, the event takes place in October. Registration is $15 for adults or $10 for kids.

Pawsapalooza

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
May

Duration
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pawsapalooza

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Pawsapalooza is a yearly event that takes place at West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, California, which is only a short drive from Santa Monica. This festival is hosted by PAWS/LA. Browse through pet-related vendors, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and take part in a festive experience!

Be sure to dress your dog up for a chance to win one of the categories of the costume contest. Enter into the raffle for a chance to win another great prize!

This annual event is held every May on a Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Surf Dog Huntington Beach

0
Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Surf Dog Huntington Beach

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Join Surf Dog at Hunting Beach for a day of dog surfing fun! This is a free event, but donations are encouraged to help out some of the paw-some Charity Paw-tners of the event. The surFur expo starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. on a designated day each September. Watch the dog surf competition to see some truly exciting talent on the water!

The Surf Dog event is part of a whole weekend of doggone fun, starting with a Pooch Party on Friday and rounding out with Sup w/ Pup Meetup on Sunday. You won’t want to miss out on this three-day event that is dedicated to the dogs in your life!