Skip the kennel
Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
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.
“Providing care, exercise, and friendship!”
My name is Kelly. I live in Meriden, but willing to travel! Animals are my passion. I am an energetic, loving, and experienced petsitter, animal boarder, and dog walker for over 15 yrs. I have over 8 yrs experience with rescue animals. I care for all breeds, from Maltese to Pit Bulls or an English Mastiff! Not just dogs...I care for all pets-cats, birds, fish, reptiles-to name a few! I’d love to meet you and your pets! Your pet is a part of your family, and will care as if they’re mine!
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
I am a responsible, trustworthy person with a wealth of experience with dogs. Along with caring for my own, I've walked, pet sat, boarded and fostered dogs for family members, friends and associates throughout my life. My early experiences working at a pet shop and as a veterinarian's assistant provided a foundation of dog care knowledge that I've continued to build on ever since. After a lengthy career in the Information Technology sector I opted to retire early and pursue rewarding part-time work. As a Fairfield resident for over 20 years, I'm committed to providing local Wag clients with the best dog walking service possible.
“No dog is too big or too small for me”
Hi. My name is Patty. I am an animal lover especially a dog lover. I own a 12 year Aussie-chon and am in open arms when my friends need a sitter for their dog. I have worked at a veterinarian office in the past and i like to better increase my dog and animal knowledge by taking online courses in dog behavior and psychology. I also love physical activity so no dog is too large or too small for me.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
I began working with dogs at age 14 at a local dog boarding facility. Since then I have worked for an animal rescue organization and have done dog walking, and pet sitting. I've done overnights in clients home caring for their pets as well.
Hi there, I’m Mike, your local Wag Walker and High School Teacher. I have been caring for all sorts of animals throughout my life. I currently have cats, turtles and a fish. My inLaws have a wonderful dog that a frequently take for walks and play time. I enjoy being around all animals and would love to take your dog for a walk.
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“I will care for your dog like they were my own!!”
Hi my name is Samantha. I have a pitbull named Rayne who has been my best friend for the last 7 years. I have been around dogs my whole life. I watch my mom and my mother in law's dog anytime they wont be home in time or are going on vacation. I walk my bestfriends dogs when she needs it. I fostered a dog in my home for 3 months. I will always treat your dog like they are my own and will do the best for them!! I'm a huge dog lover and I would love to be able to be friends with your dog!!
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Hey there! I'm Cecile. Growing up I watched my older sisters bring home strays and care for them. I learned from them how to tell if a dog is happy, scared, or in pain. I learned how to calm an anxious dog with a soft voice and that dogs that are more vocal, change their posture, or are not so interested in food, may be in pain or sick. I also learned how much fun it is to play with a dog. I am enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant Program at Middlesex Community College to learn more about the animals I love. I will receive my certificate February 14, 2018.
Hi! My name is Rachel and I am 23 years old living in southern Fairfield county. I've been around dogs my whole life and I absolutely love them. I've been trusted by many friends to sit, board, and walk their dogs. I am currently unable to have a dog of my own, so walking other dogs is the next best thing. My top priority is your dog's safety and happiness.
Top Pet Caregiver
“Your dog will have a paws-itively good time w/ me!”
Hi! My name is Kaylee — AKA your dog’s new friend! I want to help busy pet parents, like myself, feel at ease at work, vacation, or a night out, and to know that their pup is being cared for. When your dog is with me, he/she will be treated like my own — meaning lots of pets, loving, and attention. I have experience with dogs that needs all type of care. I’ll pay extra attention to their needs. I have a dog and a cat, and they’re my world. Thanks for letting me bring that love to your pup!
Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care
Hello, I'm Ari. I grew up in New Haven with a bulldog named Mac. I've had a love for animals since i can remember. I have had numerous pets growing up (parrot, rabbit, turtle, fish, cat and a dog) and i started petsitting for friends, family and neighbors at a very young age. I love going for long walks and hikes and i'd love to take your dog with me!
Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker
New Haven, Connecticut, is home to a couple of different animal shelters that are all safe havens for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals in the area. These shelters house animals to keep them from harm while roaming the streets. The two main shelters in the New Haven area are the Animal Haven and the New Haven Animal Shelter.
The Animal Haven has been helping animals find new homes since 1948. While animals are under the care of the Animal Haven, they are spayed and neutered, given medical attention, and fed. As a no-kill shelter, the Animal Haven works to find all animals a new home instead of euthanizing healthy, adoptable pets. The shelter cares for animals 365 days a year, and works strictly off donations, fundraising, and adoption costs.
The New Haven Animal Shelter is the second-largest municipal animal shelter in Connecticut. Each year, the shelter takes in around 1,400 cats and dogs. The shelter has more than 65 dog runs, and hosts several adoption events each year. The New Haven Animal Shelter partners with other organizations to host said events, such as the Humane Commission, Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter, and the North Shore Animal League.
If you live in the New Haven area and are thinking about adding a furry member into your household, consider visiting these animal shelters. Staff can help you and your family find the perfect feline or canine match for your family and lifestyle.
You and your pooch won’t want to miss the annual Fur Ball. Join the Animal Haven at the Masonic Temple Building in New Haven, Connecticut, each October for a night of food and fun. You will be provided dinner, entertainment, and you can participate in the silent auction at the event!
Tickets are $40 in advance of the event. Tickets purchased at the door will be $50 per person.
The event begins at 5 p.m. and wraps up at 10 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Animal Haven in New Haven.
Each October, Animal Haven asks members of the New Haven community to come together to help homeless animals in the area at the Walk-a-Dog-Athon. The event begins with registration at 1 p.m. and ends with an auction at 3 p.m.
Throughout the event, you can enter your dog in a trick contest, costume parade and contest, and participate in the 1-mile Mutt Strutt.
Advanced registration is only $25 and comes with a long sleeve t-shirt. Get sponsors from your friends, coworkers, and family to raise money for homeless pets in the area.
Your pup will love spending the day at an outdoor music festival dedicated to dogs! Located at the Historic Branford Green, the all-day music festival will feature a number of great musical acts that you and your dog can enjoy together. The event takes place in each August.
There will be children’s activities, as well as a Hippie Costume Contest for your pup! Join in on the Woof Walk, which helps raise money for local shelters and rescues.
Admission is free. The festival starts at 12 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
Leash up your pup and head over to Shelton, Connecticut, for the K-9 Karnival each September. You can join the Trap Falls Kennel Club and watch live demonstrations from carting dogs and police K-9s. Sign up for the raffles and contests taking place throughout the day, and browse through dog-related vendor stands. There will be food available as well.
If you haven’t had your dog microchipped, you can visit the microchipping booth at the event.
The day begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.
Admission is free. Only leashed dogs are allowed to participate.
Sixpoint Brewery is hosting a Dog Day called Beer for Beasts each April to help raise money for local animal shelters. Bring your leashed dog down to the Hops Company’s back garden for an afternoon full of fun activities at the brewery.
Participate in the dog costume contest, enter the raffle, and view demonstrations from some amazing Army dogs! There will be a selfie station for photos with your dog, as well as vendor booths and music. KC101 FM will provide music and give away great gifts.
Tickets are free, but $1 from each Sixpoint beer purchase will go to Shelton Animal Shelter and Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter.
The event runs from noon to 4 p.m.
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