Pet Sitting and Boarding in Melbourne

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How it works

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Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

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Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

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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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Sandy RMelbourne, FL

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“I walk for Wag! because I want to not need to”

Hi, I'm Sandy Reside,  I'm retired Air Force. My experience with animals is  from being a life long animal parent, working at a humane society and volunteering at a local wild animal hospital. I have always been an avid animal lover, I am a vegetarian due to my love of animals. I currently have three dogs and a cat. Even though I have a degree in human resources, I prefer to walk your dog (s)! I am an outdoors person and love to take dogs on walks. I will walk cats if needed as well.

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

Victoria LMelbourne, FL

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“Happy Tales Here!”

I have confidence that you will be VERY happy with my services! I have been a professional pet sitter & walker for 5 years now. I am a kind, gentle, quiet person. I have experience walking all types of dogs, big or small, old to young! I always send photos & videos to let you know your furry ones are doing wonderfully! I will make sure everyone gets lots of love & attention, so they’re fulfilled on their walk or boarding!

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

Jeanine DMelbourne, FL

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Hi. I grew up in long island, NY starting out with dogs. That's when I realized how much I wanted to be able to work with animals on a daily basis. I currently have a cocker Spaniel. I adore all animals and treat them like royalty :).

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John WMelbourne, FL

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“"I am dog's best friend"”

To me, pets are family, and family is life! And as such, I treat and love all pets with the same level as care as I do family (if not more, hehe!) Please contact me if you are looking for an active, educated, honest, trustworthy, communicative, punctual, and professional person to take care of your "furry child" while you are away. I am more than willing to accommodate to any special requests that may be needed, just ask.

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Britney PMelbourne, FL

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My name is Britney, and I am a very passionate animal lover currently going to school at USF, majoring in biology. I have owned dogs my whole life, as well have taken care of them for my friends and family throughout the years, and will always treat any pet as my own, and shower them with love and affection! I look forward to meeting your furry friends and getting to know them!

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

Karl JMelbourne, FL

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I've been walking, boarding and sitting pets in Melbourne and Palm Bay for years. I deal with dogs daily from large German Shepards to tiny Chihuahuas. You can expect me on time and to receive multiple videos. I always clean up after your pets and give detailed notes on our time together. I cater each visit to each pet. I look forward to meeting your puppies.

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Ruth MMelbourne, FL

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“In a perfect world every dog would have a home!”

Dogs are friends Fur-Ever! 7 years ago my 17 year old brought home a 3 month old puppy & promised she’d care for it lol, she was too busy. The pup became mine which took me here. So we rented every video & bought every book on dogs. 1 year ago, I wanted to put into practice what I learned. I incorporated these into my dog walking. The “dog days “ of summer can be “wuff” in Florida, so I carry a collapsible bowl & plenty of water at all times. I run with dogs, to release some energy. I love dogs

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Lorena SMelbourne, FL

4.9

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Aloha! My name is Lorena. I lived in Hawaii for 7 years and I had the opportunity to care for a lovable and energetic Australian Shepard. We loved going to the beach and on hikes, and I made sure she was always be up to date with her care and grooming. I also helped care for a foster pregnant golden retriever until she had her puppies and they got old enough to find their new loving homes. After that I knew I had to have a dog of my own since I always had a furry friend while growing up. That's how Liko came into our lives and we love him as the family member he is! I would love to help take care of your furry family member when you need it! I will make sure your pet is safe and cared for while he/she enjoys the walk!

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Courtney SMelbourne, FL

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Hi my name is Courtney and furbabies are my passion! I have volunteered at various animal shelters, owned dogs my whole life, and have also worked at the SPCA wellness clinic where I recieved some vet tech training. I own two dogs of my own who are my world. My husband is in the military so I love finding ways to keep myself busy doing what I love!

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Mariela MMelbourne, FL

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My experience with animals is that I currently own 3 dogs, a German Shepard, Labrador Retriever, and a Havanese! I volunteer at animal shelters and help around if needed. I also volunteer in an organization called "The Seeing Eye" which trains dogs to help blind people.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Puppy care, Training experience

Dog Boarding in Melbourne

The city of Melbourne sits along the Atlantic shoreline in an area that's notably nicknamed the Space Coast. Just a few miles away from the infamous Cocoa Beach and of course, it's nickname-sake, NASA and SpaceX, Melbourne has quite a few well-known features. But one lesser-known feature of Melbourne is it's incredibly dog-friendliness, largely due to the number of rescues, shelters, and pup organizations in the area.

One of the biggest organizations is the Brevard Humane Society, active in helping pups since 1952! This no-kill shelter is a space for the animals who are so often forgotten. The society's main goal is to limit the number of homeless pets in the area, help animals find these fur-babies forever homes, and offer as many veterinary and educational services and programs as possible.

A more unique rescue in the area is the Smiling Dog Rescue in Melbourne. Focusing specifically on shelter dogs that are at risk for euthanasia, Smiling Dog hosts a (small) number of pooches in foster homes, searching for responsible owners who will love and care for these second-chance pups. Though a small organization, they offer fostering and adoption services, and try to nurse underdogs back to the health so they can help them find forever homes. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Melbourne

Dog Days of Summer

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
August

Duration
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dog Days of Summer

48

Splish, splash! It's the Dog Days of Summer annual event, and it's back for you and your pup to enjoy! The event, hosted by EGAD.Mainstreet in Melbourne offers you and your four-legged friend the perfect way to beat the Florida heat, meet a bunch of local pups and their owners, and pawticpate in a few fun pup-activities. Traditionally, it's hosted during the August First Friday events in downtown Melbourne. You and your pup can be featured in dog contests, win blue ribbons, and enjoy food, beer, and a designer water bar for your pup!

The Doggy Run

36
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
TBD

The Doggy Run

36

The annual Doggy Run is back and better than ever! Hosted in Melbourne, this Doggy Run is a 5k run or a 1-mile loop trail for you and your pup to pound the pavement on! Registration prices begin at $20, but will increase as you get closer to the run! All participants are expected to arrive at the race with a bag of dog food, as well. This event lets you run with your doggo while gathering food for pups in need and is the perfect way to spend quality time with your pet! 

Don't miss out on the chance to jog through Wickham Park with your pup, raise funds for a worthy cause, and get a good bonding session with your doggo in during the whole experience. 

Don't forget to keep your pup leashed! 



Puppy Parks & Beaches

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk

Puppy Parks & Beaches

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While Melbourne has plenty of coastline to explore, if you and your pup are looking for something a little different for playtime, Wickham Dog Park is the perfect spot for you! This mulch-and-grass-lined park is the ideal location for you and your four-legged friend to play, run around off-leash, and meet local pooches. This fenced-in dog park features pup toys, room to exercise, and even separated segments for large and small dogs.

Canova Dog Beach

12
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk

Canova Dog Beach

12

Still craving a little saltwater and sand? No worries! Take a quick trip over to the Canova Dog Beach - the only dog-friendly beach in Brevard County! This 9.1-acre community beach park features grilling areas, picnic shelters, pavilions, drinking fountains, and outside showers to rinse the sea water off your pup! All doggos who visit the Canova Doga beach must be on a leash and wearing their tags to show they are licensed and that they have the proper vaccinations! This free beach is the perfect spot in the sun for you and your dog. Make sure you clean up after your pooch, should nature call!

Tuxes and Tails Gala

0
Admission
$150.00

Month
August

Duration
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuxes and Tails Gala

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Get your tuxes out and your tails all fluffed, the fanciest gala in Melbourne is back! This is the most highly-anticipated event hosted by the Brevard Humane Society and is sure to offer you and your pup a tail-waggin' good time. Enjoy a philanthropic event that you can attend with your pooch, complete with delicious food, a catnip carpet, live performances, a silent auction, and festive dance music. The event is black tie, of course, so make sure your four-legged friend is looking fancy! All proceeds go toward the shelter and the animals they care for.