Pet Sitting and Boarding in Chicago

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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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Janet VChicago, IL

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Hi my name is Janet and I can't wait to meet your dog !I'm a huge dog lover , and have had over 3 plus years of dog walking and pet sitting experience in recent years.I'm also a pet parent to a 9 year old Min Pin/Chihuahua mix named Nacho. I look forward to providing excellent pet care to Wag clients both new and old.

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Julie KChicago, IL

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My name is Julie. I live in Lakeview with my beautiful four year old chocolate Lab. I've loved dogs all my life. I frequently volunteer at Chicago Canine Rescue and am certified in pet CPR and first aid.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Mitch KChicago, IL

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Hi, I'm Mitch. I grew up in Chicago with a Labrador Retriever named Bailey. I have worked as a dog walker in Logan Square, which has given me a lot of hands on experience working and interacting with a variety of dogs! In my free time I enjoy writing, making films, and watching Bulls basketball. I can't wait to start walking your dogs.

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Robert HChicago, IL

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Hi, I’m located in Logan Square and parent to a nine year old rescued pit bull, and in the past have been foster parent to rescued dogs while they were awaiting placement in their forever homes. I love all kinds of dogs, big, small, and in between, and have a particular fondness for pit bulls and other bully breeds, because they’re so cute and sweet!

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Lisa GChicago, IL

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Hi, My name is Lisa and I am a dog lover/animal lover. I have 15 years expereince in taking care of animals. I have also been a longtime dog walker. I have been rescuing dogs and cats since I was a little girl. I am looking forward to taking care of your pup!

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Andrew MChicago, IL

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“We love and welcome all pups in our place!”

My name is Andrew. I am a huge dog lover and own a husky puppy named Mack, who is not only great with other dogs but is great training for walking your dog! I am a student at DePaul, so I have a pretty open schedule and am mostly available in the Lincoln Park and Gold Coast areas. I can't wait to meet you and your furry friend(s)!

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

Kiavā GChicago, IL

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Hello I'm Kiava! I'm relatively new here to Chicago but so far my dog Marley and I are loving it! I've had Marley, a female lab mix, for over three years now and adopted her from the animal shelter I volunteered at! I have plenty of experience with many different types of dogs and look forward to meeting yours for a walk!

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Brian MChicago, IL

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“Pups are not just pets, they are family!”

Hi, my name is Brian Martinez Flores- I am a true animal lover! I own a beautiful pit bull! My life style is very active and I hope by joining this team I can contribute to making it even better.​

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Barbara PChicago, IL

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(1970)

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I grew up with dogs and cats. My husband and I got our first puppy when our children were small and took several training classes to learn the proper way to handle dogs. We now have two large dogs that I walk every day, rain or shine. I like staying fit and walking our dogs helps me stay young and stress free!

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Jamie YChicago, IL

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​Hi, I'm Jamie! I have experience dog walking and sitting for many different breeds, old and young, big and small. I take the health and safety of the dogs I work with seriously. To be the best walking companion for your dog, I have done extensive research on safe dog walking tips and techniques, and the various types of collars and harnesses to ensure your dog remains safe and healthy while they are in my care.​

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Dog Boarding in Chicago

Chicago is a pretty popular place for tourists, with the famous Willis Tower and the wonderful Millennium Park. But despite the top-rated attractions in town, sometimes you want to get away from it all and head to the coast for a little R&R. It’s not so easy to pack your furry partner up and put them on the plane, and having them stay home just makes more sense.

While planning your trip, you may be wondering about overnight care for your pooch. Kennels are an idea, but it’s wise to shop around for other options, too. Consider dog boarders in Chicago to make your pup’s time without you a party!

Furrific overnight care that leaves you at ease is important. In-home dog sitters near you can take over the task of caring for your dog so that you can enjoy every minute of your time away. 

Many dog boarders and dog sitters in Chicago are dog walkers, which means once you give permission, your tail-wagger can explore places like the boardwalk at the Palmisano Park Trails or the shore of Lake Michigan on the Chicago Lakefront Trail.

To help you make the decision on dog sitting or dog boarding near you, read on to learn about overnight care in Chicago.


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Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Chicago, IL

The types of accommodation in Chicago vary from kennel-style to deluxe one-dog-only suites with plush beds and river views. Other amenities to spoil your pup can be fitness classes, night time cuddles, spa-like grooming sessions, and even a webcam in your pupper’s snooze spot. The average price for dog boarding in the windy city ranges from $60 to $120 a night. 

Do your research when selecting a kennel or dog boarder to be sure you are aware of possible additional fees. Some facilities may offer medication administration in the overnight charge, where others will add it to the cost of your pooch’s stay. Extra playtime and one-on-one excursions may up the price, so be sure to check the fine print when making your decision.

Looking for Chicago dog boarders sure to put your canine’s comfort first? Book a dog boarder on the Wag! platform, ready to welcome your pooch into their home with open arms and plenty of hugs. On average, pet caregivers using Wag! charge $44-53 for a boarding service at their home. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a pet caregiver is selected for the service.


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Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Chicago, IL

Does your dog feel calmer and less anxious slumbering in their own bed at home? In-home dog sitters in Chicago are happy to help by taking care of your dog in their own digs. Overnight care, on average, costs around $65. This may include an overnight stay, along with a refreshing walk in the morning and at night. Take note that holiday and weekend care can add to the cost.

When checking the dog sitter’s nightly rate, look carefully at the details of the service. Will your furry buddy’s dog sitter stay a full 24 hours? If the agreement is overnight only, then you will need a dog walker to pop by during the day to take your pooch on a promenade.

Wag! makes it seamless to find Chicago dog sitters that have your dog’s needs covered. On average, pet caregivers using Wag! charge $39 for a sitting service. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a pet caregiver is selected for the service. With affordable prices in-line with excellent care and convenience, Wag! is the number one solution.


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Dog Boarding in Chicago, IL

Dog boarders with Wag! are ready to make your tail-wagger’s time away from home a blast! The whole process of booking is easy and with the Wag! Chat feature, you can talk with your chosen caregiver to explain your pup’s care in detail.

Download the Wag! app, create an account and log in to choose “Boarding” from the Overnight Care menu. Enter the dates you require a dog boarder and answer a few questions about your pooch. Then you can easily see the list of local dog boarders, their experience, and even reviews written by other pleased pet parents.

The perfect match may be a dog walker with additional experience in a veterinary clinic or local dog adoption center. Most pet caregivers have dogs of their own. Use Wag! Chat to discuss your pupster’s requirements and to work out final details.

Why choose a dog boarder on the Wag! platform? Your hound’s happiness is the prime reason, and having close contact with a pet caregiver can lessen the anxiety and stress that many dogs experience when it’s necessary to leave them behind. Be ready for lots of fun photos and videos to assure you that your dog is having a pawsome time, even though you are away.


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Dog Sitting in Chicago, IL

When your best bet is leaving your dog in their own home, dog sitters with Wag! will be there for you. Always ready to give your four-legger top-notch care, local dog sitters want you to know your hound is in good hands. Have a few more questions? Look at the FAQs page and ask your pet caregiver as well.

Start your search by opening the Wag! app to choose “Sitting” from the Overnight Care tab. All dog sitters on the app are vetted and have your precious pup’s needs at heart. Read over the profiles of local dog sitters to find the pawfect match. Whether it’s your puppy or your senior dog that needs loving care, you’ll find a sitter that’s enthusiastic about cuddling your canine.

Your pooch will relax knowing they are settling in for a staycation with a caring human aware of their every need. Regular updates from the dog sitter will keep you at ease as you travel, and of course, if you have questions or just want to check up on your pooch, it’s quick to do using Wag! Chat.

You’ll receive pictures and videos of your happy dog frolicking on home turf, relaxed in the place they feel best. What better way to leave home for a few days, knowing your woofer is well cared for?

Whatever the reason for your travels, you can be sure your dog is safe and comfortable. The best overnight care is easily booked on the Wag! app. Connect with a local dog boarder or dog sitter today and start planning your trip!