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    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

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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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    I’m Juli. I have been walking dogs for over ten years and as a pet parent I know we all want the best possible care for our pets. As someone with experience with all sizes and many breeds, I understand all dogs require different approaches with the same level of care. Dogs are not just pets, they are family. I hope to be there to lend a hand in taking care of your furry family members.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Charon C.
    2020-10-26T07:33:20-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Walk

    I am a 35 year dog owner who enjoys interacting, playing and taking care of dogs. I am currently a semi-retired teacher who has taught mathematics for over 30 years. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and would love to help take care of your furry family member by providing the exercise and interaction they need. I live with my wife and dog Marlee and have two grown daughters living in the area.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care


    Bruce Martinez M.
    2022-09-17T05:30:47-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    “Fun and loving walker”

    I am a person who has always loved being with dogs. Our family has always owned dogs. I have been walking for Wag for over a year and love what I do. Dog walking has become one of my passion!! I look forward to having a blast with your furry family member.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

    Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience


    Nicole R.
    2019-11-25T13:59:36-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Deluxe

    “A house is not a home without a dog. Best friends”

    I’m a dog owner myself! I have a 9 year old border collie that is super energetic and friendly! I’ve had a dog in my family ever since I was young. I’m a big dog lover! I’d love to meet more dogs! I take care of them like they are my babies .During free time ,I love to take my dog to the dog park and I enjoyed playing badminton with my daughter .I love to take pictures of nature ,listen to music and enjoy watching Netflix !!dogs make my day special !! They make me laugh and give me happiness .

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care


    Allison P.
    2021-11-27T10:38:40-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Walk

    Hi, I'm Demetrius! What can I say, I LOVE DOGS...I mean I love all animals but dogs are just the top! I've had dogs my entire life, from little fluffy white dogs to muscle bound pit-bulls. My most recent, an English Bulldog named Hollywood, unfortunately passed after 11 amazing years and I'm without a pooch for the moment. I hope you allow me the pleasure of taking care of your important family member while you are at work or away and I will treat him or her as if they were my own!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Rajiv R.
    2022-09-26T05:21:55-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    I love animals and especially dogs! I grew up with a beagle and have been walking dogs for neighbors and family friends since I was in middle school. I have also done pet sitting where I stayed at an owner's house and was completely responsible for their pet's care while they were away. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make sure you and your dog are satisfied!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand


    Taylor N.
    2022-03-07T08:11:54-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    “Purposed, Respectful, Accommodating, Professional”

    I will provide the perfect experience no matter your dog’s size, breed, or temperament. I’m attentive, predictive, patient, protective, and gentle, and very hands-on. Safety is my top priority; peace of mind is my ultimate goal. I can expertly interpret body language and can effectively communicate and condition desired behavior. Working with animals can make keeping schedule difficult, I appreciate your understanding in regards to delays. Limited availability, please inquire to book in advance.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Training Provider

    Training Provider

    Training Exam Complete

    Training Exam Complete

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Stanley A.
    2022-05-21T15:37:42-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    Whether it's a walk around the neighborhood or taking a trip to the dog park, I'm always looking forward to my walks. I have experience with walking 50 different breeds of all sizes, and it's a pleasure meeting new pups. The more the merrier. The time I get to spend with a dog, young or not so young, small or not so small, makes the day that much better.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand


    Laurence B.
    2022-10-03T07:14:52-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Deluxe

    “Love all pups of any breed and size!”

    Hello, I am 30 and Currently live in Silver Spring with my wife Kim and our three-year-old terrier Tito. I have taken many dog training courses over my lifetime and love to keep learning. I have always had a dog or two that I take care of and couldn’t imagine life without them! I will treat your pup with the utmost care and safety just as it was my own. I look forward to walking your pup!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

    Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Amanda C.
    2021-08-03T18:58:03-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Deluxe

    “Home full time for walks!”

    Hello. My name is Jason and I'd love to walk your dog today! I've had dogs since I was 8 and I've worked as a Veterinary Assistant in the past. I'm a very active person who loves to get out of the house and get fresh air. I have a dog of my own, a vizsla named Ditka who loves walks more than anything. I look forward to meeting your pup!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    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


    William B.
    2021-11-28T15:42:40-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Deluxe

    I’m Juli. I have been walking dogs for over ten years and as a pet parent I know we all want the best possible care for our pets. As someone with experience with all sizes and many breeds, I understand all dogs require different approaches with the same level of care. Dogs are not just pets, they are family. I hope to be there to lend a hand in taking care of your furry family members.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Charon C.
    2020-10-26T07:33:20-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Walk

    I am a 35 year dog owner who enjoys interacting, playing and taking care of dogs. I am currently a semi-retired teacher who has taught mathematics for over 30 years. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and would love to help take care of your furry family member by providing the exercise and interaction they need. I live with my wife and dog Marlee and have two grown daughters living in the area.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care


    Bruce Martinez M.
    2022-09-17T05:30:47-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

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    Drew was very good about communicating and Zorka seemed to like him even though she has a trust issue with people. Drew and Zorka went for a long walk and I def got my money s worth, Zorka slept all afternoon! I would 100% have him walk Zorka again!

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      Charon C.

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      Julian is beyond amazing

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      Bruce Martinez M.

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      One of the best

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      Nicole R.

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      Allison P.

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      Rajiv R.

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      Thanks again for an excellent walk!

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      Taylor N.

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      Verified 20m Walk

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      Ellen P

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      Stanley A.

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      Thank you so much !

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      Laurence B.

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      Super grateful that you went in the trail. He loves trails. Thank you :) cool dog and cool walker

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      Christopher S

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      Amanda C.

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      Drew was very good about communicating and Zorka seemed to like him even though she has a trust issue with people. Drew and Zorka went for a long walk and I def got my money s worth, Zorka slept all afternoon! I would 100% have him walk Zorka again!

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    Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Washington

    We the Dogs DC Yappy Hour

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    We the Dogs DC Yappy Hour

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    Bring your dog to your next Happy Hour celebration with We the Dogs DC Yappy Hour! Get drinks from 6 to 8 p.m. on special days in November with We the Dogs DC at Maga Design, Inc. There will be plenty of time to enjoy drinks and social time with other dog owners in the D.C. area.

    Maga’s designers will be on site to provide custom pet portraits for just $15. This $15 is a donation that will benefit the Puppy Rescue Mission, a local non-profit. Puppy Rescue Mission brings home the “battle buddies” of military men and women who are deployed overseas. They also help rehome stray dogs from Afghanistan.

    Admission is free, but if you want a pet portrait, you will be required to pay a $15 donation. You will need to select a portrait session as well.

    Santa Paws

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    AdmissionAdmission
    $25.00

    MonthMonth
    November

    DurationDuration
    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Santa Paws

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    Everyone loves photos with Santa! Bring your four-legged companions to Dock5 at Union Market in November to get a photo with Mr. Claus himself. Photos with Santa make the perfect Christmas card for your family. Get everyone in your family together, even your pets, for a memorable photo for $25.

    The photos will be delivered digitally via email in early to mid-December. The event is sponsored by the Junior League of Washington.

    Please remember that pets aren’t allowed inside Dock5, so plan accordingly. Doggy daycare will be provided, so you can continue to shop in the area.

    Humane Rescue Alliance Holiday Toy and Treat Drive

    2424
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    December

    DurationDuration
    Entire month

    Humane Rescue Alliance Holiday Toy and Treat Drive

    2424

    If you are interested in helping dogs in the Washington D.C., area this holiday season, join the Human Rescue Alliance and other local organizations to collect items they need to care for the homeless pets of D.C. Gather up any new toys, treats, and foods off of the wish lists from shelters in the area to donate to animals in need.

    The Toy and Treat Drive runs from November to December. During that time, you can drop off any donated items to any of the three Fur-Get-Me-Not locations in the D.C. area. If you would like to make a monetary donation, contact the Humane Rescue Alliance today.

    Thanksgiving Craft Beer & Wine Festival

    1212
    AdmissionAdmission
    $20.00

    MonthMonth
    November

    DurationDuration
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Thanksgiving Craft Beer & Wine Festival

    1212

    In order to send Thanksgiving off properly, stop by the Thanksgiving Craft Beer and Wine Festival! The event features more than 50 beers and wines from local establishments. Spend the day enjoying good food, yard games, live music, and contests with your family and friends.

    There will be giveaways and prizes throughout the day that you won’t want to miss!

    Kids and dogs are both welcome. Request a water bowl and treats for your dog while your kids enjoy playground equipment.

    KidsCamp! A Dog Gone Great Time!

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    FREE!

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    December

    KidsCamp! A Dog Gone Great Time!

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    Kids love dogs, but it is important that your children understand how to interact with our canine companions properly. In order to teach children boundaries and safety when it comes to animals, KidsCamp! created a week-long day camp for children aged seven and up.

    Children and their dogs come to the camp where children learn how to read a dog’s body language and work with their pooch to accomplish a variety of tasks, including obedience and agility feats.

    The camp runs in December during the Christmas break. Day campers will cost $495, while residential campers will cost $695.

    We the Dogs DC Yappy Hour

    4848
    AdmissionAdmission
    $15.00

    We the Dogs DC Yappy Hour

    4848

    Bring your dog to your next Happy Hour celebration with We the Dogs DC Yappy Hour! Get drinks from 6 to 8 p.m. on special days in November with We the Dogs DC at Maga Design, Inc. There will be plenty of time to enjoy drinks and social time with other dog owners in the D.C. area.

    Maga’s designers will be on site to provide custom pet portraits for just $15. This $15 is a donation that will benefit the Puppy Rescue Mission, a local non-profit. Puppy Rescue Mission brings home the “battle buddies” of military men and women who are deployed overseas. They also help rehome stray dogs from Afghanistan.

    Admission is free, but if you want a pet portrait, you will be required to pay a $15 donation. You will need to select a portrait session as well.

    Santa Paws

    3636
    AdmissionAdmission
    $25.00

    MonthMonth
    November

    DurationDuration
    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Santa Paws

    3636

    Everyone loves photos with Santa! Bring your four-legged companions to Dock5 at Union Market in November to get a photo with Mr. Claus himself. Photos with Santa make the perfect Christmas card for your family. Get everyone in your family together, even your pets, for a memorable photo for $25.

    The photos will be delivered digitally via email in early to mid-December. The event is sponsored by the Junior League of Washington.

    Please remember that pets aren’t allowed inside Dock5, so plan accordingly. Doggy daycare will be provided, so you can continue to shop in the area.

    Humane Rescue Alliance Holiday Toy and Treat Drive

    2424
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    December

    DurationDuration
    Entire month

    Humane Rescue Alliance Holiday Toy and Treat Drive

    2424

    If you are interested in helping dogs in the Washington D.C., area this holiday season, join the Human Rescue Alliance and other local organizations to collect items they need to care for the homeless pets of D.C. Gather up any new toys, treats, and foods off of the wish lists from shelters in the area to donate to animals in need.

    The Toy and Treat Drive runs from November to December. During that time, you can drop off any donated items to any of the three Fur-Get-Me-Not locations in the D.C. area. If you would like to make a monetary donation, contact the Humane Rescue Alliance today.

    Thanksgiving Craft Beer & Wine Festival

    1212
    AdmissionAdmission
    $20.00

    MonthMonth
    November

    DurationDuration
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Thanksgiving Craft Beer & Wine Festival

    1212

    In order to send Thanksgiving off properly, stop by the Thanksgiving Craft Beer and Wine Festival! The event features more than 50 beers and wines from local establishments. Spend the day enjoying good food, yard games, live music, and contests with your family and friends.

    There will be giveaways and prizes throughout the day that you won’t want to miss!

    Kids and dogs are both welcome. Request a water bowl and treats for your dog while your kids enjoy playground equipment.

    KidsCamp! A Dog Gone Great Time!

    00
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    December

    KidsCamp! A Dog Gone Great Time!

    00

    Kids love dogs, but it is important that your children understand how to interact with our canine companions properly. In order to teach children boundaries and safety when it comes to animals, KidsCamp! created a week-long day camp for children aged seven and up.

    Children and their dogs come to the camp where children learn how to read a dog’s body language and work with their pooch to accomplish a variety of tasks, including obedience and agility feats.

    The camp runs in December during the Christmas break. Day campers will cost $495, while residential campers will cost $695.

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