Overnight dog care in Iowa City

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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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Mia NIowa City, IA

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My name is Mia and I currently live in the Iowa City area! I was a wag walker in Seattle for two years and own two dogs of my own! I am willing to dog sit at my own home or yours if needed!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Clara GIowa City, IA

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Hello! My name is Clara, and I love spending time with dogs. I am comfortable with any size of dog. I am active, so I would be more than willing to run, walk, or play with your dog- anything to get them moving! Additionally, I can feed or clean up after dogs.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care

Lilly KIowa City, IA

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Hi my name is Lilly! I'm a college student currently home for the summer. I have grown up with dogs, and have experience with personalities anywhere from timid to extremely friendly. I’m so excited to get to know your pup :)

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Senior dog care, Puppy care

Christopher EIowa City, IA

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Hi, I’m Chris! My wife and I recently moved to Chicago after attending the University of Iowa. Sadly for us, our first apartment here does not allow dogs. But luckily, thanks to Wag!, I can still spend time with animals I love while helping them (and their parents) live better, more convenient lives!

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Kayla HIowa City, IA

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Hi! My name is Kayla. I have lots of dog experience from being a dog walker in high school and also owning 7 dogs. I currently have a vizsla and chihuahua/Boston mix so any breeds are great! I am a 4th grade teacher in Cedar Rapids so kids and animals are my life. I can’t wait to meet your fur babies!

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

Lucy RIowa City, IA

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“Your pet is my priority!”

Hi! I'm Lucy and while I am unable to have a dog right now, I would love to help take care of yours. I have experience with taking care of dogs and some minor obedience training the past. I look forward to meeting your pet!

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High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ricky FIowa City, IA

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“I’d love to be your certified Wag walker!”

Hey there! My name is Ricky, and I am an all around animal enthusiast, I owned a black lab/border collie mix named Zoe sadly she passed last summer, so I enjoy Wag to help fill the hole she left. The reason I joined Wag as a dog walker is that I love being active and I love walking dogs and keeping them healthy and happy as well. On top of Wag I work at a doggy daycare so I work with small, medium, large, young, adult, and elderly dogs on the daily. If you want the best for your dog, call Rick!

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

Mariko IIowa City, IA

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Hi, my name is Mariko and I've been a dog walker, sitter and boarder for the past 6 years. I've lived with a dog for the past 2 years and I absolutely love working with dogs. All of my experience comes from working with my friend's dogs or client's dogs. I'm excited to meet your dog!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs

Ezrah BIowa City, IA

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Hello, all dog lovers :) I'm a lifetime dog owner and have professional experience working with dogs. I love nothing more than taking care of animals and making sure they're as happy as can be. I'm a responsible and trustworthy care taker with years of experience and I look forward to making sure your dogs get the best care possible. I love dogs of all sizes, breeds and energy levels and look forward to taking care of your dog through walks, runs and overnight stays.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Boarding in Iowa City

The Johnson County Humane Society is Iowa City’s largest animal shelter. This completely volunteer-sustained shelter is committed to supporting and promoting the humane treatment of all animals in the county and encourages the support and sponsorship of community education programs promoting more compassion, understanding, and appreciation of animals. They are devoted to advancing community understanding of animal protection and advocacy. The Johnson County Humane Society fosters animals, teaches responsible caregiving through their adoption program, and actively lobbies for better animal protection laws.

Another great shelter in the area is the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. This center is an animal shelter for Iowa City. Aside from sheltering and adoption services, the shelter provides a slew of services for the community including animal behavior and training information, community outreach, humane education, and low-cost spay, neuter, and vaccination referral services. They are a volunteer-run facility committed to helping the underserved animal community in Iowa City and promoting a healthy understanding of animal protection and advocacy. 


Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Iowa City

Annual Dog Paddle

48
Admission
$15.00

Duration
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Annual Dog Paddle

48

Let your dog enjoy the summer sun one last time at the annual dog paddle! Every year, right before the Iowa City Park Pool is drained for the season, the city partners with the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation for their annual dog swim. The Olympic-sized pool is open to all pups interested in doggie paddling the afternoon away. For our smaller furry friends, the kiddie pool is reserved. This is the one chance your pup has to take a dip in the pool, so don’t miss it! General admission is $15 but look out for early registration to save $5! 

Iowa Arts Festival

36
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Hours Vary

Iowa Arts Festival

36

A free, weekend-long, community celebration, the Iowa Arts Festival is full of fun for the whole family! From the over 100 local and national visual artists displaying and selling their work to “Culinary Row,” a vendor buffet of regional and ethnic foods, the festival is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. And don’t forget to grab a spot for you and your pup on the lawn for the accompanying music festival! As one of the most anticipated art festivals in the state, the Iowa Arts Festival is sure to be a paw-some time for you and your pup.

Iowa City Jazz Festival

24
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Hours Vary

Iowa City Jazz Festival

24

With lively Jazz performances, delicious food, and a ton of activities that the whole family can enjoy, the Iowa City Jazz Festival is a packed weekend of summer fun in Iowa City. Walk your pup around downtown Iowa City as it transforms into a block party of music, food, and fun. With four stages scheduled tight with local, national, and international acts, the Iowa City Jazz Fest encourages and educates a jazz audience of all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and take in the sweet summer sounds.

Iowa Soul Festival

12
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Fri-Sat Hours Vary

Iowa Soul Festival

12

The Iowa Soul Festival is the only one of its kind in the state. It celebrates the art, food, music, and dance of the African and African-American communities and brings in people from all over the region. This yearly summer festival features local, regional and nationally recognized artists to help show the positive influence the African/African American culture has on the city and its surrounding area. Bring your pup out to celebrate this culture through live entertainment, soul food, art, crafts, and much more!


Lucky Pawz Dog Jog

0
Admission
$25.00

Duration
9AM-12PM

Lucky Pawz Dog Jog

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Attend the fourth-annual dog-jog and get some best-friend exercising time with your pup! You can choose to do the 2-mile best friend walk or, for those with a more athletic fur-end, you can run the dog jog 5k. The event is organized by local dog daycare and boarder, Lucky Pawz, and all proceeds from the Dog Jog go to supporting the Iowa City Animal Shelter. So grab you and your dog’s matching sweatbands and get ready to run for this impawsibly good cause!