How it works
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.
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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“Active Dog Mom and Lover of All Breeds”
My name is Jennifer and I'm a dog Mom to a Dalmatian and a German Wirehaired Pointer. I have experience with dogs of all ages and sizes through my personal connections, Wag experiences, and through volunteer work at an animal shelter throughout college. I enjoy walks, both long and short, taking dogs for runs, and giving pups a little extra love and attention whenever possible. I would love to meet your best friend!
Can run with dogs, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
“Your Pup is my Passion!”
Your pet deserves love and attention, and I love to give them attention! Each pet is different and I will listen to your needs and care for your pet as you expect. A few years ago, I lost my dog of fifteen years. I was heartbroken! Not ready to get another dog, I began walking dogs at a local shelter and pet sitting for friends. I do work full time and am only available for walks and drop ins week nights and weekends, but I can also board pets at my home any time!
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
Dog Boarding in Fort Walton Beach
Nestled in the Florida panhandle, Fort Walton Beach is a small, ocean-side city packed with charm, soft sand, and beautiful views! Though it's not the top of any of the pet-friendliest lists in the nation yet, there's plenty of pup-friendly activities, doggo events, and lots of outdoor fun that make this city a goldmine for pups and their paw-rents.
The largest animal shelter in the area, the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society - also known as PAWS - offers hundreds of services for pups and their future paw-rents. Established in 1957 as a different society, PAWS gradually evolved into what it is today, a private, non-profit organization that handles more than 7,000 every single year. They feature a vet clinic, in its 17th year, that has sterilized over 48,000 animals during its time.
Overall, this shelter is dedicated to the welfare of animals, protecting them from cruelty, finding as many of them fur-ever homes as possible, and fostering homeless pets.
Another popular rescue in the area is Ruff Dog Rescue. This organization is a 501 (c)3 rescue that recognizes itself as a no-kill shelter. Its sole purpose is to stop unnecessary euthanasia by educating the public on spaying, neutering, and caring for animals correctly. Because of the size of the organization, they typically rely on fosters for their rescued animals. Open since 2004, they've helped countless animals find fur-ever homes in the FWB area.
Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Fort Walton Beach
The biggest, fluffiest, most pawesome event of the year in Fort Walton Beach is back - Dog Daze! Bring your pooch to the most barked-about festival in an area full of canine festivities for you and your pooch. The event will feature games and contests for the pups, wiener dog races, dog-centered vendors, and even fun exhibitions by the Soccer Collies and the Pensacola Furricanes! It's a day-long event in the Liza Jackson Park where you can shop, eat, meet other pups, run around agility courses and bond with your pooch. The event is free, but donations of $3+ per pup are requested. All proceeds go toward pup causes in the area. All pups over 6 months (with their shots and such) are welcome to attend the event!
Home for the Pawlidays
Home for the Pawlidays
Ho, ho, ho - Christmas is quickly coming, are you and your pup paw-pared? Luckily, PAWS (Panhandle Animal Welfare Shelter) has got you covered with their annual Home for the Pawlidays event. Not only does this event function as an enormous adoption party (you may be going home with a new pup), it's also a fun, Fido-friendly event that features raffles, doggo vendors, food, fun, and even pet pictures with Santa! From 11-2, you and your canine companion can snap a few photos with the big guy in red. Even better? If your pooch is a PAWS alumni, your photos are free! If not, no sweat, they recommend a $3 donation for your photo opp. Don't miss this opportunity to get your pooch prepared for the holidays!
Paws on the Throttle
Paws on the Throttle
Join Fort Walton Beach citizens for a different kind of pup-benefit event - the annual Paws on the Throttle! Put on by the PAWS shelter, this annual event features bikers, bulldogs and more for a run/drive that benefits homeless pups in the area. For $15, you can bring your pooch to watch bikers galore throttle their hogs all for a good cause! The run will feature the central event, but also an after party with lots of prizes, drawings, live music, and fellow pooches enjoying the Florida weather. All proceeds will benefit the PAWS organization and homeless pups in your area.
This pup-friendly city wouldn't be complete without a few parks dedicated to the pooches. The most pawpular park in the area is Central Bark. This pup park is fenced-in, off-leash, and gives you and your pooch plenty of space to play. Set up with water fountains, plush grass, and plenty of play equipment, this pup park provides a space for both the active pooches and the lazier doggos to enjoy the outdoors. You can even arrange to host private events for your pooch - like a birthday party, perhaps - in one half of the dog park. Another pawpular choice is the Liza Jackson Dog Park. Not only is this a fenced-in, size-separated, off-leash park that you and your pooch can enjoy every day of the year, it's also the site of the annual Dog Daze event every October!
3 Dogs & a Chick
3 Dogs & a Chick
This pup-run store (okay, okay, a human runs it, too) is the perfect pup boutique for you and your pooch. It features funky treats and toys, eco-friendly products, and even birthday cakes for your pup! This isn't just a spot to find products for your pooch, it's a total pup-centric experience. Bring along Fido to help pick out his favorite treats, and even sample a few of the delicious pup-friendly baked goods! While you're in, let your pooch enjoy a meet-n-sniff with the doggo-owners of the store, Sabre, Tate, and Zara, the chief security, eating, and joking officers, respectively.