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    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.

    • 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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    “Dependable dog lover that goes above and beyond!”

    Thank you for considering me to take care of your pup! I grew up with dogs skilled in obedience and agility, so I recognize the importance of physical and mental activity. I will make sure that your dog receives both, as well as lots of love! When I'm not walking dogs, I stay busy with graduate school and research. (Fully vaccinated as well!)

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

    Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Kelley G.
    2022-06-27T07:20:29-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Sitting

    “Experienced active walker”

    Experienced teacher/behaviorist 29 years. I’ve got strong problem solving skills, and I'm observant. I’m good at reading the subtleties in body language. When walking/exercising your dog, I like to share photos/videos.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    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, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Jake T.
    2021-12-19T21:16:15-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Boarding

    Hey there fellow puppy pals! I have owned/had 6 dogs in my lifetime: a poodle (super smart dog), 3 shih tzus (cuddly and lovable of course), a shiba Inu (very energetic and playful), and a golden weenie (very graceful and loyal baby). I have been a pet sitter for a beagle- shih tzu mix and it inspired me to continue to pursue my puppy passion! I’m looking forward to walking, loving, and tending to your precious pooch! Thank you! :)

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Helen R.
    2019-03-02T17:37:37-08:00
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    Verified Walk

    “Dedication to caring, professional, & honest care.”

    I have cared for a variety of animals since my youth and still do to this day. Animal care is my passion and also my life's work. I am a certified veterinary technician and am highly skilled in administering medications and treatments for both dogs and cats. I can also provide wound care and can work with special needs and requests. I will care for and love your fur-children as if they were my own.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    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, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training


    heather L.
    2022-07-13T12:13:45-07:00
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    Verified Sitting

    My name is Jillian and I am a proud dog owner and lover! I have a beagle mutt named Brody. He is so silly and brings me joy everyday. I hope to have the opportunity to care for your loved one(s) as I would my own!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand


    Joni S.
    2018-09-17T09:30:25-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    “Med student with a passion for dogs”

    I am a medical student at the University of Florida. I have over ten years of experience training and caring for dogs and horses. I have had three dogs of my own, and have a passion for taking care of animals! I will ensure that your pet is pampered, safe, and exercised! I have experience administering medications, dealing with dietary needs, and helping dogs with sight and hearing disabilities. I am extremely responsible and will ensure excellent care of your pup!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    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, Training experience


    Jen O.
    2018-06-19T11:08:40-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Boarding

    My earliest memories have dogs in them! I grew up with a family that adored dogs as much as I do and they were such an important part of growing up. However, after moving to the bay area some 25 years ago, I have not be able to have the freedom to have a dog of my own. To make up for this canine deficiency I have fostered dogs, volunteered for rescue shelters and gladly watched and cared for various friends' dogs through the years. Wag is giving me an opportunity to fill the dog shaped hole in my heart :). So excited to meet your pooch and get some fresh air together in this awesome city!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand


    Ryan T.
    2018-10-12T07:56:22-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Walk

    “I love your dog already!”

    Hello! My name is Mariya and I love walking and playing with dogs! I‘ve done hundreds of contact hours of volunteering at animal shelters, walking dogs of all sizes and levels of training. I’ve been walking with Wag for over a year and I love having a great time with all kinds of dogs!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

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


    Michele A.
    2020-01-30T07:22:32-08:00
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    Verified Walk

    “Dogs are my favorite people!”

    Hello, my name is Pamela & currently live in Gainesville, Florida. I’ve had dogs all my life! I love seeing everyone’s fur babies & I will make sure to treat your pup like my own. I was even a previous volunteer at the humane society!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care


    Valerie P.
    2020-06-20T07:23:37-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Walk

    I am a dog lover by heart :) I enjoy taking dogs for walks. I have a Yorkie back home and he’s the greatest! I’d love to walk any dog because it is good for their health :)

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    Specialties

    Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care


    Alicia R.
    2020-01-27T12:24:02-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    “Dependable dog lover that goes above and beyond!”

    Thank you for considering me to take care of your pup! I grew up with dogs skilled in obedience and agility, so I recognize the importance of physical and mental activity. I will make sure that your dog receives both, as well as lots of love! When I'm not walking dogs, I stay busy with graduate school and research. (Fully vaccinated as well!)

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

    Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Kelley G.
    2022-06-27T07:20:29-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Sitting

    “Experienced active walker”

    Experienced teacher/behaviorist 29 years. I’ve got strong problem solving skills, and I'm observant. I’m good at reading the subtleties in body language. When walking/exercising your dog, I like to share photos/videos.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    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, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Jake T.
    2021-12-19T21:16:15-08:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Boarding

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    Kelley G.

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    Thank u so much Kara, you were amazing!!!

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    Jake T.

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    Incredibly kind and caring. Never had a doubt my puppy was in great hands. Thank you!!!

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    Helen R.

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    Thank you Michelle! You were so sweet with him

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    heather L.

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    Richard was amazing!! Have very detailed updates!! Gave our dog lots of love and attention! Highly recommend him!

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    Joni S.

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    Jillian, We wish you all the best with you career as a doctor. Thank you for all you did for Lexie! Feel free to keep in touch or stop by sometime if you would like to. Stay safe and well.

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    Jen O.

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    Thanks for taking such good care of my boy!

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    Ryan T.

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    Thanks so much for taking such good care of her, and following the directions!

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    Michele A.

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    Valerie P.

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    Pamela, as always, was awesome and did a great job with our pups! Thank you for being so good to our three troublemakers!

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    Alicia R.

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    Wonderful, as always!!

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      Kelley G.

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      Thank u so much Kara, you were amazing!!!

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      Jake T.

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      Incredibly kind and caring. Never had a doubt my puppy was in great hands. Thank you!!!

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      Jennifer F

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      Helen R.

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      Thank you Michelle! You were so sweet with him

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      Michelle S

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      heather L.

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      Richard was amazing!! Have very detailed updates!! Gave our dog lots of love and attention! Highly recommend him!

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      Richard Q

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      Joni S.

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      Verified 20m Walk

      Jillian, We wish you all the best with you career as a doctor. Thank you for all you did for Lexie! Feel free to keep in touch or stop by sometime if you would like to. Stay safe and well.

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      Jillian P

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      Jen O.

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      Thanks for taking such good care of my boy!

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      Ally T

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      Ryan T.

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      Thanks so much for taking such good care of her, and following the directions!

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      Kelley R

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      Michele A.

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      Thanks.

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      Mariya K

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      Valerie P.

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      Pamela, as always, was awesome and did a great job with our pups! Thank you for being so good to our three troublemakers!

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      Pamela L

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      Alicia R.

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      Wonderful, as always!!

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    Much to your pup's delight, Woofstock is back and it's a barkin' good time! This newly-annual event, put on by the Alachua County Humane Society, is a big, pawesome party for the organization celebrating it's stellar live-release rates in Gainesville, saving thousands of doggie-lives! Woofstock features groovy live music, a live & silent auction, food, drinks, and of course, pups galore at an honest-to-woofness Alachua livestock barn.

    Dog Days Run

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    Dog Days Run

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    Drenched in 36 years of Gainesville tradition, the Dog Days Run is a pup-event you and your pooch won't want to miss. This event attracts runners from all around the state, and you know what that means - so many new pups to sniff! 


    The event is put on by the University of Florida's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. It includes a 5k race, a one-mile fun run, a raffle, contests, prizes, and more! Make sure you leash your pup for the run, and don't forget to hang around after for the Drool and Ghoul Costume Contest. You and your dressed-up pup could win even more prizes! 

    Howlin' Halloween

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    Howlin' Halloween

    2424

    Join the Gainesville Pet Rescue for their fourth annual Howlin' Halloween. You and your hound can enjoy a photo booth or just peruse through the local vendors (both for you and your four-legged friend). Your pup can even steal the show in the costume contest and win prizes for the cutest, most creative, or group look-a-like costumes

    Make sure your pups are polite, fixed, and vaccinated! 

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    Puppy Parks

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    Gainesville has no shortage of puppy parks for you and your furry friend to enjoy, including some unique choices. Kanapaha Gardens is a 62- acre botanical garden with a 1.5-mile trail that leads you and your pup through over 24 major collections that are visually accessible. You and your canine can explore, sniff, and see the beautiful plants and flowers. 

    If you and your doggo are less interested in sniffing plants, and more interested in sprinting around a park, check out Possum Creek Dog Park, a sectioned-off, fenced-in dog park that is packed with doggie-water-fountains, benches, and other, curious pups. For more variety, visit Dogwood Park, an off-leash park that's fully fenced and features two swimming ponds.

    Swampy Hikes

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    8am-6pm, year round

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    Gainesville is known as the Swamp, and it's not just because the college football team mascot is a Gator. Gainesville is situated on a lot of swampy land, which makes for great hikes! Sitting outside the city is Paynes Prairie, a savanna state park. You and your leashed pup can enjoy dozens of trails leading to the prairie, romp around in the swampy areas, and if you're lucky, see some wild buffalo and horses. It's important to note that this is an area with alligators, so your pup needs to be leashed at all times. Additionally, stay away from the trails that explicitly state no pups - those warnings exist for a reason!

    Woofstock

    4848
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    September

    Woofstock

    4848

    Much to your pup's delight, Woofstock is back and it's a barkin' good time! This newly-annual event, put on by the Alachua County Humane Society, is a big, pawesome party for the organization celebrating it's stellar live-release rates in Gainesville, saving thousands of doggie-lives! Woofstock features groovy live music, a live & silent auction, food, drinks, and of course, pups galore at an honest-to-woofness Alachua livestock barn.

    Dog Days Run

    3636
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    October

    Dog Days Run

    3636

    Drenched in 36 years of Gainesville tradition, the Dog Days Run is a pup-event you and your pooch won't want to miss. This event attracts runners from all around the state, and you know what that means - so many new pups to sniff! 


    The event is put on by the University of Florida's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. It includes a 5k race, a one-mile fun run, a raffle, contests, prizes, and more! Make sure you leash your pup for the run, and don't forget to hang around after for the Drool and Ghoul Costume Contest. You and your dressed-up pup could win even more prizes! 

    Howlin' Halloween

    2424
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    October

    Howlin' Halloween

    2424

    Join the Gainesville Pet Rescue for their fourth annual Howlin' Halloween. You and your hound can enjoy a photo booth or just peruse through the local vendors (both for you and your four-legged friend). Your pup can even steal the show in the costume contest and win prizes for the cutest, most creative, or group look-a-like costumes

    Make sure your pups are polite, fixed, and vaccinated! 

    </p>

    Puppy Parks

    1212
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    DurationDuration
    Year round

    Puppy Parks

    1212

    Gainesville has no shortage of puppy parks for you and your furry friend to enjoy, including some unique choices. Kanapaha Gardens is a 62- acre botanical garden with a 1.5-mile trail that leads you and your pup through over 24 major collections that are visually accessible. You and your canine can explore, sniff, and see the beautiful plants and flowers. 

    If you and your doggo are less interested in sniffing plants, and more interested in sprinting around a park, check out Possum Creek Dog Park, a sectioned-off, fenced-in dog park that is packed with doggie-water-fountains, benches, and other, curious pups. For more variety, visit Dogwood Park, an off-leash park that's fully fenced and features two swimming ponds.

    Swampy Hikes

    00
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    DurationDuration
    8am-6pm, year round

    Swampy Hikes

    00

    Gainesville is known as the Swamp, and it's not just because the college football team mascot is a Gator. Gainesville is situated on a lot of swampy land, which makes for great hikes! Sitting outside the city is Paynes Prairie, a savanna state park. You and your leashed pup can enjoy dozens of trails leading to the prairie, romp around in the swampy areas, and if you're lucky, see some wild buffalo and horses. It's important to note that this is an area with alligators, so your pup needs to be leashed at all times. Additionally, stay away from the trails that explicitly state no pups - those warnings exist for a reason!

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