Pet Sitting and Boarding in Elgin

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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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Caitlin MElgin, IL

5.0

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“Happy trails makes for wagging tails!”

My goal is to make sure your fur babies end our walks happy, healthy, and fulfilled. I am passionate about animal care and well being. I am certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. As a pet parent myself, I understand that everyday life can take over, and sometimes we need help taking care of our fur babies. I would love to be your pets new friend!

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

Ashley DElgin, IL

4.9

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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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Judy SElgin, IL

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I love dogs and I love getting exercise- a perfect combination for walking your dog ! I have worked for numerous dog rescues over the years both walking,bathing and training the dogs as well as fostering over 30 dogs in my home where they were treated as members of the family. I have never met a dog I didn’t like-large,small,furry,not so furry,senior,puppy and everything in between-well you get the idea! I would love to meet YOUR dog and see how we get along!

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Bruce HElgin, IL

4.9

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“Dogs are among the greatest things on earth.”

Hello! My name's Bruce. I'm coming up on my 7th year as a volunteer dog walker at DuPage County Animal Services, and have completed the shelters S.T.A.R. classroom and hands on training program. (Structured Training and Reinforcement). I’m also certified in CPR and first aid for pets. I welcome the opportunity to give your dog the love and care it deserves.

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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

Lauriel TElgin, IL

4.9

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Hi, I'm Lauriel! I have been a dog lover since I was little, being raised with dogs and having owned my own dogs. I am blessed to have two Pomeranians, my oldest being 18 now and have had since she was a pup. I have adopted my dogs, or I could say that they have adopted me. Over the years, I have boarded my friend's larger dogs & have walked their dogs for them as well. I look forward to the opportunity to share a piece of your dog's day & make it a little brighter for them.

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Tracey RElgin, IL

4.9

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“Pet care in the far western ‘burbs”

The safety of your pet(s) and your home are my first priority. My family has had a pet care service for six years through which we have helped clients housebreak puppies, ensure comfort of older friends, administer medication and provide last minute care for middle-of-the-night emergencies. Our clients are our family. I recognize that not all pets are at the same stage in their lives and I will let your furry friend set the pace. I am looking forward to meeting you both!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Obedience training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Shawna BElgin, IL

4.9

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Hi all! I've been around and owned dogs my whole life. Been a dog foster mom for almost 10 years, have dog sat for friends and clients for many years , all sizes and breeds. I'd love to help you out with your pupper!

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Chrystel LElgin, IL

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Bonjour! My name is Chrystel and I am a veterinary technician both in ICU and canine physical therapy. My passion for dogs has been following me all my life, from France to the USA. I would love nothing more but offer walks, runs, play time, undivided attention, belly rubs and relief to your best friend! My work experience has taught me how to care for all breeds, all ages, and care for all special needs and special attention. I can not wait to meet your best friend!

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Gretchen BElgin, IL

4.9

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“We haven’t met, but I love your dog.”

Hi there! My name is Gretchen and I’m just the walker your doggo has been waiting for! I’ve been a Wag! Walker for about 4 years now and have bonded with dogs of (nearly) every breed, size, and personality. I am currently studying to be a dog trainer through CATCH Canine Academy and am LOVING IT! Dogs have their own unique means of communication and being able to understand their language is critical to a successful and happy walking experience- Guaranteed to keep your pup’s tail waggin’!

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

James KElgin, IL

4.9

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“When the going gets weird the weird hang with dogs”

Hi, I'm Jim. I'm currently a volunteer dog walker for Dupage County Animal Services and have been for over 3 years. I even adopted my current dog from them. I'm comfortable with dogs of any breed or size. I've also boarded and dog sat for friends and relatives many times and have enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to meeting your pet as well.

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Dog Boarding in Elgin

Safe Haven Dog Rescue is a shelter for all hungry, aging, abandoned, neglected, abused and special needs doggies - sounds pawfect! The staff at Safe Haven Dog Rescue has one mission - to save animals that need saving and place them in loving, forever homes!  

Safe Haven pulls adoptable pets from high-kill shelters in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri and Illinois. There is no physical shelter so all the dogs are placed with a loving foster family to help guide them, acclimatize them to people and other animals and to help them learn what living with a loving family is like. No physical shelter also means that each dog gets extra special attention by their foster families.

The dog can take their time to find their forever home; at a shelter, unfortunately, many dogs are only given so many days until euthanasia happens. It is an extremely sad and heartbreaking reality at many over-crowded shelters. This is another reason the volunteers at Safe Haven Dog Rescue are spay and neuter advocates. Every pet that comes into their rescue network will be spayed or neutered prior to being adopted.  By spaying and neutering our pets, we not only drastically reduce their chances of developing testicular or ovarian cancers in their lifetime, but will also reduce the pet population, and, also, the need for the practice of euthanasia.   

If you are ready to adopt a furry friend and are able to provide them with a loving, forever home, contact the rescue. Check out their website to see all of their adoptable fur babies, or come to one of their weekly adoption events at area Petco stores. If you would like to "meet" one or more of the dogs, contact the rescue. If you have any questions about adoption or any animal-related matters, Safe Haven is just a call away.  

The staff takes great pride in placing the proper dog with the proper family. They will take into account potential adopters lifestyles and present living situations to find the perfect pet for them. 

If you aren't ready to adopt yet or are unable to foster right now, perhaps you can volunteer some of your spare time to SHDR. Any help you can give would be appreciated so much!

Is your best friend a mouse click, phone call or a visit to an area adoption event away? Safe haven Dog Rescue sure hopes so. Contact them today!  They will be happy to answer and questions you may have about the process.  





Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Elgin

National Night Out - South Elgin's Block Party

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FREE!

Month
August

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TBA

National Night Out - South Elgin's Block Party

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Did we say "party"? We totally meant to say pawty! Mark your calendar for this August event - you won't want to miss it! Your leashed doggo is welcome to join the whole family - just be a courteous pawrent and clean up after them outside! National Night Out is chalk full of crime prevention tips and education from local police and firefighters!  There is also the PAWTY - don't forget about that! Join your fellow neighbors and grab some yummy food, have great conversations, and check out the fun and family-friendly events like a traveling animal zoo, magic shows, a safety village, face painting, K9 demonstrations (check it out Fido!) and lots of area law enforcement to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your family and your neighborhood's safety!

Animal House Shelter's 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk

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Admission
FREE!

Month
May

Duration
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Animal House Shelter's 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk

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Come on gang - let's head to nearby Barrington, Illinois for the Annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk! You are going to want to mark your calendar for May so you don't miss this beloved community event! This dash for dogs benefits Animal House Shelter - a no-kill rescue located in Huntley, Illinois. You and your dog can pawticipate in the run/walk as long your pupper is on their non-retractable leash while you run the course! The first 2 pups to cross the finish line will get a special medal, too. After the races, stick around for some yummy food and family-friendly festivities!

Pasquesi Home and Gardens

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pasquesi Home and Gardens

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Before you know it, Spring will be right around the corner, and when it hits, you and your whole family should check out Barrington's Pasquesi Home and Gardens! Bring your leashed best friend and take in all the scents and scenery. Don't forget to clean up after your furry buddy - no one likes a dirty dog! This shop offers a variety of things like home and garden goods, plants and flowers, bird baths and even aisles of pet grooming, toys and treats that your little pal will want to check out. They get free treats while they browse, too! Now, that sounds like a pawfect day with your best friend!

An Almost Winter Day

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
November

An Almost Winter Day

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Every winter, the air grows colder - but hearts grow warmer! Mark your calendar for Saturdays in November and join your community for wiener and marshmallow roasts, hot cocoa and lots of family-friendly, winter fun! Bring your leashed pup along! The event will take place at SEBA Park. Did we mention Santa will be coming to town at 3:00 pm? So bring your camera and your Christmas lists. The tree lighting celebration will happen at 5:00 pm and their will be plenty of food and holiday treats to warm your spirits!

Pumpkin Patch

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FREE!

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October

Pumpkin Patch

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Do you love fall? Do you love pumpkins? Bring your whole family (even your leashed furry family members) to SEBA Park in October to pick out the perfect pumpkin, ride the trolley, carve your pumpkin, go on kiddie pony rides, hop on hay rides, see a petting zoo and eat yummy treats! There is nothing better than a crisp fall day. Spend it with your whole family and your community - making an absolutely pawfect day of fun, memories and pumpkins!