Overnight dog care in Des Plaines

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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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Ashley DDes Plaines, IL

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I'm Ashley I have a love and passion for dogs. I have always had a dog in my life growing up and I currently own two dogs of my own. I have experience with dogs in a day care setting as well as in my personal life.

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Julie KDes Plaines, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Lisa GDes Plaines, 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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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Robert HDes Plaines, 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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Brian MDes Plaines, IL

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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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Andrew MDes Plaines, IL

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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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Jamie YDes Plaines, 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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Michele ODes Plaines, IL

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I've always been around animals and dogs since I could walk, and when I was old enough to work I knew there would be no better fit than working with animals! I have volunteered at a shelter and worked professionally with animals in a retail environment. Due to a heavy school schedule I had to leave that job but now that Wag! exists I can still work with pups!

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Martin MDes Plaines, IL

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I'm a lifelong dog owner and personal dog sitter. Taking out my dog for a nice hike in the forest is blissful. Fur babies just add a very special element into our lives.

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Cree RDes Plaines, IL

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I am a semi retired professional with a passion for animals. Growing up on a farm in North Carolina I was exposed to a lot of dogs: hunting dogs, house dogs, guard dogs, herding dogs, etc. The advantage of living on the farm was that you got to play with the working animals when they weren’t working and I spent a lot of time with dogs learning valuable lessons of how they interact with people and other animals and how they think. All through my life I have been around dogs and cats. I have owned three dogs of my own and have had relationships with other dogs belonging to roommates housemates and neighbors. I am very attuned to the challenges of having a pet in the city and understand the importance of seeing that the animals get the proper attention and care. Caring for dogs is not just a job for me it’s a passion and it’s important that I give each dog I encounter the same attention that I would give my own dog.

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Dog Boarding in Des Plaines

Des Plaines, Illinois, is fortunate enough to be surrounded by local animal shelters that are dedicated to keeping homeless animals off of the streets. These shelters work hard to protect animals and find them new homes. Two of the most notable shelters in the area are the Heartland Animal Shelter and The Buddy Foundation.

The Heartland Animal Shelter opened in October of 2002, and since then, the organization has been dedicated to saving the lives of animals who were likely to be euthanized due to overpopulation in other local shelters. One way the organization prevents overpopulation is by promoting spay and neuter surgeries for pets. Since many of the animals that come into the Heartland Animal Shelter come from abusive or neglectful backgrounds, the organization has staff that works hard to provide training and support to animals that may otherwise be hard to get adopted. As a no-kill facility, Heartland Animal Shelter helps save a lot of pet lives.

The Buddy Foundation was founded as a no-kill shelter in 1995. The organization provides a safe space for abused and abandoned animals in the Des Plaines area. The Buddy Foundation then matches each animal with a new family as they can. One of the organization’s goals is to reduce the number of animals who are euthanized due to overpopulation in animal shelters.

If you live in the Des Plaines area and are considering an addition of a pet into your household, consider contacting one of these great shelters to find your new companion.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Des Plaines

Panting for Paws 5k

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Admission
$20.00

Month
November

Duration
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Panting for Paws 5k

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Each November, Panting for Paws 5k and 1-Mile Family Walk and Run takes place at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake. This event is a great way to get your dog up and moving. Humans and dogs of all ages and fitness levels are allowed to participate in the one-mile walk/run, so be sure to bring your pup! Dogs are not allowed to join in on the 5k event due to the large number of people who participate.

Registration for the one-mile event is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. The 5k race costs $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event. Registration includes a t-shirt, goodie bag, free post-race beer for Bulldog Ale House (for those 21+), and snacks and refreshments.

Paws in the Park Walk and Pet Fest

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Admission
$30.00

Month
June

Duration
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Paws in the Park Walk and Pet Fest

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The Paws in the Park Walk and Pet Fest is held in Woodstock, Illinois, each June to celebrate the pooches of the area. Many Crystal Lake residents look forward to bringing their dogs to Emricson Park for a day of fun in the sun!

The event includes a one-mile walk along the nature path in the park, as well as games, contests, demonstrations, vendors, and a pet blessing. If your dog gets hot, there are doggy pools set up for a quick dip! Arts and crafts and a pet booth are other main attractions at this fun event.

While you are at the park, meet adoptable dogs and enjoy a slice of pizza from Rosati’s Pizza.

Spooky Pooch Parade

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Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Spooky Pooch Parade

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While you and your family probably love dressing up each Halloween, does your dog get to participate? With the Spooky Pooch Parade at the Chicago Botanic Garden, your dog will the opportunity to celebrate this fun holiday with a bunch of other local canines! Each October, dogs are allowed in the garden for just a couple hours to show off their favorite costumes and win prizes in the costume contests. The costume contest will have prizes for numerous different categories. There will also be vendors selling pet-related goods!

All dogs must be leashed during the entirety of the parade. Dogs are not permitted in the garden after 2 pm.

The parade is free to watch, but there is a fee for participating. That fee will be released closer to the event date.

Hair of the Dog Pub Crawl

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Admission
$25.00

Month
June

Duration
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hair of the Dog Pub Crawl

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At the Hair of the Dog Pub Crawl, you’ll get to spend a day with your favorite pooch while sipping on great beer or cocktails. Each June, On Angels’ Wings Pet Rescue’s pub crawl helps the organization raise money. In addition to the $25 admission fee, any “Hair of the Dog” Bloody Mary purchased at any of the participating bars will contribute $1 to the group. Your dog will love spending time with you and meeting new friends!

The registration fee includes a t-shirt and coozie, as well as entry into the event raffles and scavenger-hunt.

Dog Day Afternoon

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Admission
FREE!

Month
August

Duration
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dog Day Afternoon

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Each August, On Angels’ Wings Pet Rescue hosts a Dog Day Afternoon in their parking lot in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Your dog will enjoy a day of pampering that they otherwise may never experience! Your pooch can receive a bath a pedicure while munching on tasty treats. If your dog hasn’t been microchipped, this is the perfect opportunity to get that done as well!

You can speak to veterinarians about anything that you want to know about your pet. There will also be games with prizes you are sure to love and music for entertainment.

Admission to Dog Day Afternoon is free. The event starts at 12 pm and ends at 4 pm.