Overnight dog care in Melbourne

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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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Danielle CMelbourne, FL

5.0

(60)

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My name is Danielle. I have owned dogs my whole life. I currently own two large dogs, a black mouth cur and a German Shepard chow mix) I have many years of experience in pet sitting as well. I promise to treat your dog(s) as if he/she is my own.

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

Sandy rMelbourne, FL

4.9

(299)

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Mariela MMelbourne, FL

4.9

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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, Training experience, Puppy care

Amanda LMelbourne, FL

4.9

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I have a bichon and a golden doodle of my own that I love dearly and they are practically my children. Animals have always been in the picture for me and I can’t imagine it any other way! I love walking and playing with my own dogs but I would love nothing more to give love and excersise to other pups !

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John WMelbourne, FL

4.9

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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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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Christine NMelbourne, FL

4.9

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Greetings! My name is Christine and I am an experienced dog owner who enjoys connecting and caring for pets. I have completed the Animal Behavior Training Course (dog training) through the Animal Behavior College. I have decades of experience with training and caring for dogs.My own dog, a 12 year old female Yellow Labrador Retriever is my everything. She went through the course with me almost 12 years ago. I have worked for and volunteered with a local SPCA service I still lived in New York. I am an open book and am willing and happy to answer any of your pet care questions and concerned.

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Mari JMelbourne, FL

4.9

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Hello. Isn't this a perfect solution? Your dog wants to walk and so do I! While my children are grown and I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, I still find there is plenty of time on my hands. I spend some of this time going for a walk and enjoying the outdoors. I'd love to share some of that outdoor time with your fur baby. I've had dogs in my life as long as I can remember. I'm experienced with everything from a small pug, Jack Russell and beagles to larger breeds like a Catahoula, shepherd or bully breeds. I really have no preference or favorite type of dog because, just like people, each dog brings it's own personality and gift to the relationship. I'm sure your pup and I could enjoy a nice walk together.

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Maryann SMelbourne, FL

4.9

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Hi my name is Maryann, and I am looking to spend some quality time with your pet. I love animals, small and large. I also love playing fetch and running around with them. Thank you

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Charlene TMelbourne, FL

4.9

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I love animals. They have been a part of my life since I was born. My first dog, Jojo was so jealous of me when my parents brought me home that he got very depressed, but we soon became best friends and he lived with us until I was about 10 years old. I used to live on a farm in Canada and was surrounded by dogs, horses, cats, and cows. I love them all.

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Oral medicine administration, Puppy care

Ruth MMelbourne, FL

4.8

(145)

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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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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

24
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk

Puppy Parks & Beaches

24

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.