Overnight dog care in Lakeland

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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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Kimberly HLakeland, FL

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My name is Kimberly and I have had dogs in my life from day one. I am the proud mother of 3 pups at this time and I love walking and taking care of all pups. I have been walking and sitting for a couple of years with a local pet care company. I would love to care for your precious baby.

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Cristina CLakeland, FL

5.0

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Before starting to pursue a career in Medicine, I've always had a passion for animal care. Being able to spend time with animals, whether it's dogs, horses, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, or even fishes and reptiles, is always a pleasure for me. I have experience in training and taking care of all types of dogs, and it has been a blessing to be able to offer a good and genuine service to people who love their dogs as much as I love mine.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Haley LLakeland, FL

5.0

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“Small or big I love all the fur babies!!”

Good morning/evening, My name is Haley and, a few things to know about me are that I’ve worked at a doggy daycare, I’ve dog-sat, and I have three dogs of my own! I’ve worked with dogs of all sizes and temperaments! I have expierence with dogs that are diabetic, aggressive, reactive, shy, and ones on medications!

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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

Gabriella ULakeland, FL

5.0

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Hello! My name is Gabby and I am a recent UNC Alum. This past year I had the opportunity to become a dog foster and had the best experience. While I can’t adopt a pup right now, I still want dogs in my life! I would love to walk your dog in order to give them more opportunities for fresh air and exercise. And of course, I can't wait to make a new furry friend in the process!

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Laura HLakeland, FL

4.9

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“Pawsitively the Best”

Hi, I'm Laura. I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't have a dog. Currently, I have 3 rescue furbabies and they are the light of my life. I have been dog walking and pet sitting since high school. I am pet first aid and CPR certified. I would love the opportunity to care for your furbaby.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sophia DLakeland, FL

4.9

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Fellow dog owner and lover with extra time on their hands. Common sense knowledge about animals, as well as the animal, and their owner's best interest always in mind! Available at most hours of the day, especially if a walk is scheduled in advance.

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Tarah SLakeland, FL

4.9

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“I love and treat your pet(s) like my own!”

My name is Tarah, I was raised with a dog and volunteered an entire summer at an animal shelter when I was 11 years old. I have worked in animal clinics in the kennel area cross trained as a vet tech and worked in doggie daycares feeding, medicating, playing, bathing and sitting dogs. I have had 3 of my own in the past and miss them dearly! I enjoy being outdoors and the company of a furry friend while exploring. If I am delayed in getting to your fur baby for their walk I stay out a bit longer.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker

Aubrey BLakeland, FL

4.9

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“Ohana Means Family”

Hi there! My name is Aubrey and I am obsessed with dogs! I’ve been with Wag for a little over four years now. I recently moved to Florida and am loving all the sweet doggos I’ve been blessed to meet! My goal in being a wag employee is to always treat my clients as if they’re my own pet. I want to go above and beyond to make you feel as though you checked in on your pup yourself therefore I try my best to give you as much information about our walk as possible.

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

Kaylie HLakeland, FL

4.9

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Hi! My name is Kaylie, I've had experience working as an animal care technician for a veterinarian, and grew up taking care of the family fur-babies as well. I have experience with basic obedience training for dogs, and have learned how to handle dogs of all shapes and sizes. I'm super excited to get to know your pup!

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Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker

Connie SLakeland, FL

4.8

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I am a 32 year-old that is full of fun and energy for your pet. I have a veterinarian assistant certification as well as a grooming certification. I'm looking to go back to school to become a veterinarian technician. I have pets of my own and know how imp

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Dog Boarding in Lakeland

Lakeland is not only home to a wide range of dog-friendly activities and attractions, but also a number of animal welfare and dog rescue organizations that step in to offer unwanted animals the chance of a brighter future.

SPCA Florida is one of those groups. An independent non-profit, SPCA Florida was founded in 1979 and has its headquarters in Lakeland. It provides care, compassion, and hope to the more than 6,000 homeless animals that come through its doors each year, and provides essential veterinary care to over 50,000 patients each year in its state-of-the-art McClurg Animal Medical Center. With a mission to eliminate animal suffering and to engage the entire community in the welfare and wellbeing of animals, SPCA Florida relies solely on donations from the community.

The Humane Society of Polk County is another non-profit with a long history of helping dogs in the Lakeland region. Chartered in 1972, the group runs a shelter that usually houses 30 dogs and 75 cats, with the shelter open from Tuesday to Saturday. All animals accepted into the shelter are spayed or neutered, given essential medical care, microchipped, and looked after until a loving, responsible owner can be found.

Finally, Heidi’s Legacy Dog Rescue is yet another non-profit that helps dogs in the Lakeland area. Established in 2002, this all-breed rescue is staffed entirely by volunteers and has a simple goal: to save as many animals as possible so that those dogs can enrich the lives of their new adoptive families. Heidi’s Legacy depends on community donations to continue saving lives and is always on the lookout for more animal lovers to become foster carers.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Lakeland

Dog Days Downtown

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dog Days Downtown

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Looking for a fun Friday night with your pooch and the entire family? Look no further than Dog Days Downtown, held in September and sponsored by SPCA of Florida. This paw-some family event takes place at Lakeland’s Munn Park and promises an evening full of dog-friendly entertainment. You and your furry friend can join thousands of other dog lovers and their pets to enjoy live music, a stack of entertaining canine demonstrations, product samples, water play, tasty treats, and so much more! There are plenty of grrr-eat giveaways on offer as well, and all vaccinated, social dogs on a leash are more than welcome.

Hotrods, Hops & Hounds

36
Admission
$35.00

Month
September

Duration
10:00 am Sat - 3:30 pm Sun

Hotrods, Hops & Hounds

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A car show and craft beer festival that you can enjoy with your dog? Sounds pretty woof-tastic, huh? Hotrods, Hops & Hounds is the paw-fect weekend for anyone who loves dogs, cars or beer — or, better yet, for anyone who loves all three! Held at Mulberry Civic Center, this open car show features hotrods, motorcycles, customs, and classics, with prizes on offer for each category. Attendees can also enjoy craft beer tasting, food trucks, and live entertainment, and well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend. Best of all, proceeds from Hotrods, Hops & Hounds benefit the animals in need at SPCA Florida.

Walk for Animals

24
Admission
$35.00

Month
April

Duration
From 8:00 am Onward

Walk for Animals

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SPCA Florida’s annual Walk for Animals is a highly-anticipated event on the social calendar for Lakeland dog lovers. Held at Lake Mirror in April, this paw-some event raises critical funds for SPCA Florida to care for more than 4,000 dogs and cats each year! You and your furry friend can join hundreds of other animal lovers and their dogs for a peaceful, social stroll, and then enjoy a whole lot of other dog-friendly activities on the day. There’s a Bow Wow Breakfast, heaps of canine demonstrations, pet contests (including a costume contest and musical sit), live music, and a dog agility course. Live music will keep everyone entertained and you can also shop for a host of grrr-eat products from pet vendors, making this an action-packed day for all animal lovers!

Dog Day of Winter

12
Admission
$5.00

Month
January

Duration
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dog Day of Winter

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Instead of the dog days of summer, why not celebrate our canine companions during winter? At the Dog Day of Winter festival, Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales opens its doors to dog owners and their four-legged friends. Dogs are welcome inside of the Visitor Center, café, patio, and gardens for a day full of dog-friendly fun and games! Some of the activities you can sample include doggy caricatures, doggy contests, canine demonstrations, giveaways, vendors, and heaps of special offers. All leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend. Best of all, 50% of the proceeds from each dog admission go to the Humane Society of Polk County!

Dox-a-palooza

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Admission
FREE!

Month
November

Duration
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dox-a-palooza

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Looking for a wiener-ful opportunity to show your support for Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE), a Florida group that rescues and rehomes unwanted Dachshunds? Dox-a-palooza is the event for you! This annual celebration of all things Dachshund brings around 1,000 dog lovers to the Sun-N-Fun Pavilion in Lakeland. There, attendees can enjoy Dachshund races, doggy costume contests, and a whole lot of fun! This family-friendly event is held rain or shine and there are admission fees charged if you want to enter your dog in a contest. It’s a relaxed and wonderfully fun event for any Dachshund enthusiast, so add it to your diary for the year ahead!