Skip the kennel
Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
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.
“Your dog's other best friend.”
Experienced dog walker (and owner)! Lover of all furry creatures with four paws. Comfortable handling dogs of all sizes, from large to itty-bitty. I use paw-sitive reinforcement, and my handling skills are appropriate for all types of dogs. And of course, lots of free love and all the pets for every pup!
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker
“Flexible Schedule to fit you and your dog’s needs!”
Hi, I’m Carolina! I have been taking care of dogs on Wag! for over two years and my experience has given me the opportunity to be with different kids of furry clients. I have taken care of dogs of variant sizes and age. Dealt with different situations because I was prepared for it. You and your dog will feel accommodated and comfortable with me.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Hello, my name is Lynn. I’m a lifelong dog owner who first began dog walking in 2005. I became a veterinary technician in 2010. I love dogs and love being outdoors, so being a dog walker is the perfect fit! I’m comfortable with all breeds and sizes. I literally owned a Great Dane and a Mini Dachshund! I can’t wait to meet your dog!
Top Pet Caregiver
“Wake up,be the best version of yourself everyday.”
I am a mom of six and grandma of four. I enjoy outdoor activities and run as much as possible. I have four furry kids as well ,all rescues. One little gal loves to run. Looking for things to do to help me train and also help others . This is a good way to help a person and their dogs. I live in Sarasota working part time with my oldest son and my spouse as a tree trimmer. I can be a reoccurring Walker or an emergency walker or one time , whatever one would need.
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
I love dogs,and they love me. I treat all dogs as if they are my own. I have had dogs growing up and as an adult. I am a stong believer that a dog needs exercise and stimulation daily as part of their mental well being. Socializing a dog is also very important. I had rescued a doberman with 0 social skills and managed to, through paitents and love to teach him that he had no reason to fear people.I can assure you your pet will be in loving hands.
“We have two hands so we can pet two dogs at once”
Hi my name is Michelle! I volunteer at the humane society so I have experience with dogs of all breeds and sizes and love them all as if they were my own. If you want your fur baby to get unlimited pets and kisses, I'd love to be the one to provide that for your precious fur child. Also, my schedule changes weekly, but is flexible.
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Dogs have always been a big part of my life. Growing up I always had dogs, and I now I foster and have some of my own. I have experience working at an Animal Clinic and enjoyed volunteering at the Humane Society. I am always the friend of choice to fur-sit all my family and friends fur children. I <3 Dogs!
I have lived in Sarasota for 29 years.I am a secondary teacher and have been a pet mom for most of my life to numerous animals. I currently have 2 cats and a chihuahua. Our pets are well cared for and spoiled.We love to travel and have taken our chihuahua on many camping trips and other adventures. I have been taking my animals to the same vet for 26 years. As a volunteer for the past six years at Lakewood Ranch Humane Society , I have walked dogs of various sizes, breeds and temperaments. I have completed dog training lessons while working at the shelter and am able to remain clam and patient with challenging dogs. I enjoy being outdoors and walking, especially when I have a dog by my side. I am dependable, conscientious and a to most who know me,"The biggest animal lover they've ever met". I look forward to meeting new furry friends.
Top Pet Caregiver
“It's not a job if you love what you do!”
Hi there! My name is Meara. I'm a young mom and online student. I find so much joy in taking care of your pups in my spare time. I have a son in school during the week and 2 dogs that love having new friends over to play. Most of my days are spent playing, walking, and caring for our sweet dogs and their pup-friends in between homework and house work. We have a spacious fenced-in yard that they also love. I've yet to meet a dog that I didn't fall in love with, and I can't wait to meet yours! :-)
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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“Your Kennel Alternative”
I have owned my own pet sitting company for 12 years. Before that I attended SUNY Stonybrook majoring in biology. During that time I also worked for a local veterinarian, a groomer and an emergency after hours veterinarian. Animals have been my passion since I can remember.
Top Pet Caregiver
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
Venice, Florida, is located on the western shore of the state. Known for its sandy beaches, the city is also home to animals in need of forever homes. With a couple of great shelters in the area, these homeless pets are provided with shelter, food, and medical care.
The True and Faithful Pet Rescue Mission opened in 2014 to help save as many dogs from the streets of Miami as possible. Located in Venice, this shelter was able to help more than 600 animals find new homes in its first year. As a non-profit organization, the True and Faithful Pet Rescue Mission relies on donations and adoption fees, as well as volunteers. All of the funds that the organization receives go toward helping the animals in the their care. No animals are turned away due to age or medical problems, which allows for many animals to get a second chance.
The Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary, also called EARS by locals, is a non-profit animal rescue that is dedicated to caring for homeless cats and dogs. This non-profit organization relies on volunteers and donations to provide care for all the animals that come through its door. EARS also operates a thrift store that helps fund the shelter. Adoption fees help fund the organizations mission as well. The cats that EARS helps are kept in a shelter, while the dogs are cared for by foster families
Residents of Venice, Florida, looking for new pets should consider visiting one of these shelters to find a new pet.
Enjoy a day full of fun, food, and pirates - and do it with your dog! The Wagsparilla: Pirates, Pints and Paws event is a fun celebration for the whole family, including your leashed dog.
During the event, enjoy food, pirate music, games, and a Pirate Costume Contest for both people and their pets! You can also watch demonstrations by the K-9’s of the Sarasota Sheriff’s Department and the Venice Dog Club.
Tickets for this event are just $15. Proceeds from Wagsparilla will benefit Satchel’s Last Resort and Vintage Paws Sanctuary.
The annual Ghost 5k Run/Walk is a fun way for the whole family to get exercise, and that includes the family dog! While the first race of the morning is a human-only 5k, it is followed by a doggy-friendly 5k. The Doggie Run is a chip-timed 5k run that event includes prizes for the first dogs to finish the race!
The race starts at Fourth Avenue and 12th Street West on Old Main Street in Bradenton, Florida.
This event benefits the Robinson Hearts and Minds Foundation, which was created in memory of Brent and Julia Robinson to provide a positive impact for children and high school students with autism.
Get ready to celebrate Halloween in a whole new way at Doga-Ween Pet Festival in Sarasota! Each October, dogs and their owners flock to Downtown Sarasota’s Farmers Market for a pet costume parade, where costumed dogs are the center of attention.
After the parade, stick around for the pet festival where there will be a costume contest with cash prizes for first, second, and third places! There will also be refreshments and treats for both people and pooches. Enter the raffles for a chance to win great prizes. Music and games will keep the whole family entertained!
This free event will also feature pet-related vendors.
North Port Parks and Recreation is hosting its first-ever Woofstock event in February at the Canine Club! This dog-friendly event is meant to celebrate the bond between people and their dogs.
During the event, there will be all kinds of games and activities that are inclusive of canines. You and your dog can browse through vendor booths and look at all kinds of great pet products. The best part of this event is that you and your dog can socialize with other local woofers throughout the afternoon!
While the event is free to attend, donations of cat and dog food and treats will be accepted as a donation to a local animal shelter.
Each November, head over to the Bishop Animal Shelter for a full day of fun with your pooch at Canine Christmas. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrates both Christmas and dogs!
During this event, compete in or watch the Doggy Fashion Show and Costume Contest. Trophies will be given to first and second place winners. Watch a training demonstration from Florida Dog Guides. There will also be pet vendors selling all kinds of great merchandise!
Enjoy food trucks, carolers, and pet photos with Santa, as well as arts and crafts that are kid-friendly and fun.
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