Overnight dog care in Ocala

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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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Crystal SOcala, FL

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Hi! My name is Crystal! I'm 39 years old and i'm a huge animal lover! Dogs are my favorite. I grew up with all kinds of breeds and they are all are special in their own way! I've had a Golden Retriever, Maltese, Pitbull, Cocker Spaniel, and a few mixed breeds. I have father and son Shih Tzu's right now and they are my furbabies! I work from home and spoil them with love and I can't wait to meet your furbaby!

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Gary WOcala, FL

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Hello, My name is Gary and if you are looking for a caring, reliable walker I can help. I grew up with a cocker spaniel and a collie and most recently owned a loving german shepherd. I am now retired and love dogs and walk for exercise and dog companionship!!

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Francis COcala, FL

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“What kind of dog wears a sweater? A chili dog...”

Hi! I’m glad to be a part of the Wag! Community. I love our canine family members and have the utmost respect for them. First and foremost I am all about safety, following any rules you provide, and making sure your furry friend feels comfortable and happy, but most importantly, is back home safe when our walk is over. I do not have preferred breeds as I think all dogs are special and fun to be around. I hope to make your life a little easier by escorting your pal(s) around this fabulous city!

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

Ian MOcala, FL

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Hi! I'm so excited to be your Wag! walker! I have raised quite a few dogs as personal pets and they have all ended up very well behaved. Unfortunately, in my current living situation, I am not allowed to have pets. Being able to interact with some amazing animals and their owners is why I joined with Wag!. I am ready to walk and care for any dog no matter the size, breed, or personality. I love a challenge, so if your dog needs some extra attention or likes to play rough, I'm your guy. Thank you!

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Sara HOcala, FL

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Hello! I’m Sara, a former Gator and current high school teacher living in Gainesville and looking forward to walking your dog! My degree, education, and job are in Agriculture, so I have a lot of experience with animals of all shapes and sizes, from fish and lizards to horses and cattle. I currently can’t have a dog due to my busy schedule, but I am hoping to get my dog fix while earning a little extra money! I love dogs and I love walking, hope to see you and your pets soon!

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Kerry AOcala, FL

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Hello! My name is Kerry and I am a semi retired dog owner and lover who enjoys the company of Dogs. We currently own three dachshunds, Rockie, Canela and Akuna. Rockie is a Dapple, Canela is cinnamon colored, and Akuna is a Black and Tan. Akuna is the daughter of Rockie and Canela. I look forward to making friends with your dog and providing excellent care and service for your fur baby.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Jennifer FOcala, FL

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My name is Jenny and I absolutely love dogs. I have a golden retriever who is my fur baby. I know how important it is for my dog to have attention and exercise so I make sure all dogs I'm responsible for receive the same treatment! I have been dog sitting and walking for the past two years and absolutely love it!

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Dog Boarding in Ocala

A quaint, medium-sized town just a bit north of big Central Florida cities like Orlando and Kissimmee, Ocala, Florida has gained a reputation as the horse capital of the United States. While this city is mostly horse-friendly, it's also building an appreciation for pups, too! 

Much of this growing adoration for pooches is due to the humane society, shelters, and dog organizations in Ocala and the surrounding areas. One of the most popular shelters is the Marion County Humane Society. A no-kill, non-profit shelter, the Marion County Humane Society was established to prevent cruelty, suffering, and overpopulation of animals through education, housing, and financial support.

Another organization, the SPCA of Ocala (located just a city over in Anthony) is a non-profit organization that's dedicated to providing a safe-haven for animals in Central Florida. Focusing on rehoming and compassion, this shelter will house, foster, and take care of animals until a permanent, responsible home is located.

If you're in the area and looking for a fur-buddy of your own, why not pop into either of these establishments?

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Ocala

Paws in the Park

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FREE!

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April

Paws in the Park

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This annual Easter event is the perfect pup-activity for you and your pooch! Every April, you and your pup can join in with other central Florida pooches for a costume parade (dressed up canines are preferred), an Easter egg hunt just for dogs, and plenty of other doggie activities. While it's a free event, please bring a can or bag of dog food as a donation for the Marion County Humane Society, the hosts of the event. You and your four-legged friend will be greeted by other local pooches and plenty of other adoptable doggos from the humane society! Don't miss out on this fun, charitable event!

Pup Parks

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FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk Year-Round

Pup Parks

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One of the most popular parks in the Ocala area is the newly renovated and remodelled Letty Towles Dog Park. This park, stretched over a few acres and separated into segments for big and small dogs, is a fenced-in, off-leash park where your pup can run around freely. There's plenty of toys available for your pup to play with, watering stations, complimentary doggy clean-up bags, and lots of other pups for your four-legged friend to romp around with! Remember to clean up after your doggo.

WoofStock

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Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WoofStock

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If you and your pup are lookin' for some serious doggo fun and don't mind spending about a half hour with your head out the car window, then Woofstock is the event for you! 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.

Santa Paws Photos

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Admission
FREE!

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December

Santa Paws Photos

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Christmas time is coming, and we know how much you want to include your pooch in your family's holiday traditions! Why not start with the holiday photos? Join the fun with other pawrents and their pooches for the annual Christmas photo event at Oakcrest Hardware, hosted by the Humane Society of Marion County. This photo shoot, doubling as an adoption event, will feature photos with Santa, holiday cheer, and plenty of adoptable pups. Don't miss out on this doggy-Christmas activity!

Dog Days Run

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FREE!

Month
October

Duration
8:00 am Onward

Dog Days Run

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Do you and your pup want to spend time together while doing something philanthropic? Head over to the annual Dog Days Run, a 36-year-old, annual tradition for pups and their pawrents. 

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!