Pet Sitting and Boarding in Athens

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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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James CAthens, GA

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Animals have been a part of my life and home since I was born. I grew up around dogs ranging from dachshunds, basset hounds, and golden retrievers. I currently have a 10 year-old English Bulldog of my own named Pearl who I got when she was 8 weeks old. She is quite the character. She is very active and enjoys walks/hikes on local trails, especially when its cooler outside. Dogs give me joy and I look forward to meeting yours!

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

Katie CAthens, GA

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Hi! My name is Katie, and I am currently in grad school at UGA for Human Development & Family Science. I am from Columbus, GA, but Athens is my home. I absolutely love dogs and spending time outside. I have experience with dog training including leash training. With that being said, I might be able to teach your dog better walking techniques if treats are involved. I find dog walking to be very relaxing and therapeutic especially when the weather is nice!

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Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training

Kacie CAthens, GA

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I have been an animal lover my whole life! I have also owned cats and dogs since childhood. For the past 10 years I have been babysitting and built connections with those families and their animals. Through this and my own experiences with my animals, I have learned how to properly take care and love them.

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

Corrie NAthens, GA

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I've had dogs of my own for most of my life, and absolutely love them! (All animals, really-- I'm currently working on my PhD in conservation, which is what I do when I'm not hanging out with sweet pups through Wag!) I've volunteered and worked in animal shelters and been a volunteer driver for transport relays that get dogs from rescues to families in other states. I will treat your dog(s) as if they were my own, making sure they're safe and happy throughout our time together.

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Billy MAthens, GA

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Hi my name is Billy Motley. I’m a filmmaker who is looking to take advantage of living in a beautiful beach city by spending time with pups. I have my own dog. He’s a Queensland Heeler named Buster. I’m looking forward to meeting your pups!

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Travis BAthens, GA

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Hi I’m Travis, I take a patient, professional, and loving approach to caring for your dog. I’ll go the extra mile to make sure your dog gets all the love, exercise, food, and time necessary to keep your little one happy and healthy!

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Jeff WAthens, GA

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I love spending time with dogs whenever I can! I have grown up living with at least 1 dog my entire life, and my friends always joke about how much I baby my dog to always make sure she's okay. Because of this, I dogsit for friends fairly often, and I've always had fantastic experiences working with new animals.

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Margaret MAthens, GA

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“Spanish teacher by day, super dog mom by night!”

I am a dog mom to 3 wonderful fur kids of my own, who range from 15 to 100 pounds! I teach Spanish to middle and high school students. I love running, yoga, and time with my dogs. :)

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

Melissa MAthens, GA

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Hi! My name is Melissa. I am currently a junior in college. I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember. I grew up pet sitting for neighbors all the time, and I have experience with all sizes of dogs. In the summer before I entered seventh grade my parents finally got me a puppy. She is a soft haired wheaten terrier and her name is Maggie. I love her so much and I will love your dog just the same!

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Taylor IAthens, GA

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Hi I’m Taylor! I’ve been an animal lover as long as I can remember. I have experience working with all types of animals including, dogs, cats, horses and even birds. I currently work at a large corporate office, but have worked at animals hospitals and horse farms. I can’t wait to meet your pup and treat him/her as my own! See you soon!

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Dog Boarding in Athens

One of the largest no-kill shelters in Georgia, Athens Area Humane Society sees upwards of 5,000 animals come through its door annually. Their number one initiative is providing neuter and spay services for all animals they serve with their full-time surgical team. This shelter is highly engaged with the community, hosting events year-round like the Santa Bar Crawl, Paint Your Pet, the Brew Classic, and many more! And if you are in desperate need of cheering up, Athens Area Humane Society maintains a live feed of all of their adoptable kittens on their website.

Ten years ago, a group of Georgia locals founded Circle of Friends Animal Society to support the animals that were being neglected by the rescue system because of chronic health conditions or breed. They started out small with a staff of the eight founding members and grew to be a little army. Today, COFAS facilitates rescue and rehabilitation using a vibrant network of foster homes and partnerships with local stores to host adoption events weekly. COFAS also partners with Wooftrax, so participating members can donate to them for every mile they walk with their pup.

This non-profit rescue operates solely from their foster families, usually taking animals that have been surrendered or abandoned by former families. It is for this reason that a majority of their adoptable animals are taken quickly, as they are already well trained and socialized. Despite the lack of formal shelter space, Athens Canine Rescue rehomes hundreds because of the fierce dedication to the dogs of Athens. When they are not developing foster family connections, this shelter hosts several fundraisers like 5Ks and meet & greets.


Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Athens

Boo-Le-Bark

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Admission
$20.00

Month
October

Duration
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Boo-Le-Bark

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One of the biggest events of the year in Athens, the Boo-le-bark on Boulevard is a huge pet parade put on by the Boulevard Neighborhood Association to benefit AthensPets. Each year, almost 1,000 dogs - spectators and participants alike - and their families show up in their Halloween best! After the parade, everyone is asked to head over to Jittery Joe’s to participate in contests, take photos, enjoy food, and catch some live tunes. The cost to participate is $20 per dog handler, and there is 125-dog maximum cap each year to keep everything safe and fun.

Run Your Tail Off

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Admission
$20.00

Month
October

Duration
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Run Your Tail Off

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Celebrate the coming of Fall with the Run Your Tail Off 5K/2K put on by Athens Canine Rescue. Heading off on the scenic Greenway near Sandy Creek Nature Center, both humans and dogs alike have the option of either a 5K or 2K course. With several different age groups and prizes to be won for each, registrants and spectators are encouraged to give themselves plenty of time to pick up their goodie bag. For only $20, participants will receive a shirt and access to several refreshment stations throughout the race. Dogs can participate at no extra cost, and receive their own goodies as well!

Bark & Brew

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Admission
$20.00

Month
August

Duration
4:00 - 7:00 pm

Bark & Brew

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The Athens Area Humane Society puts on a free beer tasting, with a suggested donation of $20, at Classic City Clydesdale Farms each Fall. Bark and Brew is one of the only events of its kind, allowing both dogs and children to come along as folk of age sample a few of the over thirty beers available. Sponsored by Terrapin, guests can expect prizes, a dog show, and live music as they make their way across the farm. Kids are welcome to a petting zoo put on by the farm, and well-behaved dogs can meet the horses, too! Event organizers welcome folding chair set-ups and encourage all dog-owners to bring bowls for their pups.

North Georgia Folk Festival

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Admission
$17.00

Month
October

Duration
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

North Georgia Folk Festival

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If you haven’t gathered by the legends that hail from Georgia, the South loves their music scene! Each Fall, for nearly 35 years now, the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society puts on the famed North Georgia Folk Festival, attracting music lovers from every generation. Bands will be playing all day at Sandy Hill Park, while vendors sell food and local goods. There will be live demonstrations for kids specifically while the headliners play the main stage. The cost is $15 for adults, with a special price for children and students, plus an additional $2 park fee. Grab a leash, a beer, and surrender yourself to the twang of a banjo in the Great American South!

Classic City American Music Festival

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Admission
$10.00

Month
July

Duration
Sat & Sun

Classic City American Music Festival

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Taking place at the beloved dog-friendly venue, The Foundry, the Classic American Music Festival is a two-day extravaganza with at least ten bands playing a variety of genres like country, bluegrass, and folk! Partnering with a local barbeque joint and Yuengling, this event has food and beverages for purchase for both adults and children. Dogs are welcome to kick back with their people at this stunning reclaimed iron mill on Fourth of July weekend to enjoy some tunes in the sweet Southern heat. If tickets are purchased in advance, they are only $10, while the price jumps to $15 at the door.