Pet Sitting and Boarding in Evanston

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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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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

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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Dog Boarding in Evanston

Considered to be one of the best places to live in the Chicago muttropolitan area, Evanston, Illinois is teeming with parks, restaurants, and things to do, many of which you can enjoy with your pup in tow. But as much as you love living here, there will be occasions when you’ll have to spend some time away from this picturesque suburb, and bringing your canine BFF along is not always possible. 


With a business trip or vacation just around the corner, searching for dog kennels near you is probably at the top of your to-do list. But your furry pal may not be too keen on the idea, especially if they suffer from anxiety or come from a rescue background. 


Fortunately, local dog sitters and boarders offer an alternative to traditional kennels. When you book dog sitting or dog boarding services, your pup will get to stay in a comfortable home environment while you’re on the road. And since many Evanston pet caregivers are also dog walkers, Fido doesn’t have to turn into a couch puptato; with your permission, your pooch for on-leash walks along the North Shore Channel Trail or other trails in the area. 


Let’s now take a look at the average price for dog sitting and boarding in Evanston.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Evanston

Dog boarding prices in Evanston depend on the type of accommodation you choose for your four-legged friend, and then some. If boarding Fido at a kennel, expect to spend $55 per night. This may include walks and playtime, but keep in mind that some facilities have set drop-off times and charge extra for late pick-ups.


Cage-free dog boarding costs around $75 per night, and more during holidays and peak periods. Likewise, most places have set hours for dropping off and picking up your pooch and will charge additional fees if you do so outside those times. Another thing to note is that some facilities only offer boarding services to their regular daycare clients. So what’s a pet parent to do if they need to board their furchild on short notice?


Don’t fret, as you can find several qualified dog boarders in Evanston through Wag!. And with average rates starting at $44 per night, you’ll have more pocket money for your trip

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Evanston

For pups who don’t adjust well to new environments, overnight dog sitting is a more suitable option. Dog sitters in Evanston typically charge $70 per 12-hour visit, which includes feedings, walks, and playtime. Some sitters do midday walks, medication administration, and basic housekeeping such as retrieving mail and taking out the trash for free, while others charge extra for these services. Each sitter is different, so be sure to clarify what’s included in their rate. 


Additionally, most dog sitters have specific operating hours, and asking them to check in on your pooch outside their regular hours will incur additional costs. You’ll also be shelling out more if you book over weekends or holidays. 


Wag! gives you access to in-home dog sitters near you for less. Pet Caregivers on the platform will look after your canine companion and home for rates that start at $39 per night on average. And with no hidden fees or additional charges for medications or playtime, Wag! provides an affordable alternative for pet parents like you.

Dog Boarding in Evanston

Finding local dog boarders who will treat your furkid like their own is easy with Wag!. Simply download the app, create an account, and provide some basic info about your pup. Select Boarding under the Overnight Care tab, and then input your travel dates. A list of available Pet Caregivers will pop up, and from there you can peruse each candidate’s profile to find your pupper’s pawfect match. Profiles include a Pet Caregiver’s experience, specialties, and feedback from other dog parents. 


Does your energetic mutt require plenty of playtime? Do you have a senior dog who needs to take their medicine every morning after breakfast? Be sure to inform your Pet Caregiver of any special requirements so that they can provide the best care possible while your pooch stays with them. Feel free to message them directly in the app in case you forgot something. 

Dog Sitting in Evanston

If you know that your furry buddy will feel more comfortable staying on their home turf, then book an experienced dog sitter through Wag!. Start by downloading the app and creating an account. After you’ve entered some details about your mutt, choose Sitting from the Overnight Care services and provide the dates of your trip. An estimated rate will be displayed during booking, and the final price will be given once you’ve selected your Evanston dog sitting provider—no unpleasant surprises here! 


Keep tabs on your four-legged pal right in the app; Wag! Chat makes it easy to stay in touch with your Pet Caregiver while you’re away. Request photos and videos of your pup, and enjoy peace of mind knowing that they’re being properly taken care of. 


Have you heard that all dog boarders and sitters on the Wag! platform are vetted with canine handling, phone screening, safety tests, and background checks? No wonder 99% of all bookings end in a 5-star review!


Got an out-of-town trip coming up? Book a sitter or boarder on Wag! to ensure the best overnight care for your four-legged friend!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Evanston

Pooch-A-Palooza

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Admission
$2.00

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October

Pooch-A-Palooza

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It's party time at the Pooch-A-Palooza! This event is hosted by Quad Indoor Sports in Evanston once a year. Owners and their pets come out to see the vendors, demonstrations and to participate in games for paw-ty animals. Activities include an agility course, play area, contests, games, and prizes. Puppies must be potty trained and all dogs must be on a leash. The event is held in October, so your pet can compete in a Halloween costume and plan for there to be dog appropriate tricks and treats! The event is held in an indoor sporting arena, so rain or shine,  it's a chance to come together to enjoy the dogs.


Montrose Dog Beach

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk Year-Round

Montrose Dog Beach

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Play on the beach along Lake Michigan at the Montrose Dog Beach just south of town in Chicago! A corner of the beach is fenced and legally designated for off-leash dog play. The beach offers doggie bags for quick clean-ups. There is also a dog wash area - a great idea for rinsing off the sand before heading home! The beach is free but dogs are required to have a DFA tag to guarantee rabies vaccinations to keep all in the area safe. The beach is run by a group called Mondog, started in 2000 by a group of people who love the beach and walking their dogs. Make sure your pooch has a good recall before coming to this spot!

Thursday Night Free Live Music

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Thursday Evenings June - August

Thursday Night Free Live Music

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Summer nights are made special when you can bring your dog to downtown Evanston for free concerts on the plaza! The ten-concert series features a range of music styles,  including jazz, swing, rock, and classics like the Beatles. It offers an evening of relaxation, dancing, and entertainment. There are also games for children at each event. An outdoor to-do, your dog will need to be leashed and well socialized to accompany you.

Spooky Pooch Parade

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Admission
$25.00

Month
October

Spooky Pooch Parade

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Celebrate "Howl-o-ween" with a special visit to the Chicago Botanical Gardens for the Spooky Pooch Parade! There is a parade route for costumed canines to strut around and show their stylings. In addition to the parade, there are contests, judgings, and prizes for categories like Best Costume, Best Dog/Owner Costume, Best Puppy in Costume, and Best Senior in Costume. Information and goods are available from local nonprofit groups and vendors. Dogs must be leashed and there is a registration fee to bring your spooky pooch on the property. All dogs must remain leashed at all times.

Chicago White Sox Dog Day

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Game Time 2 Days a Season

Chicago White Sox Dog Day

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For two games a year, you can take your dog to the ball "bark" to see the Chicago White Sox! Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis and are quickly sold out. Fans get to walk their dog on the ballfield before the game. Some lucky dogs even get to eat a hot dog! There are comfort stations for the pooches, veterinarians on hand, and special dog tickets. The animals in attendance must be leashed and well socialized. It's sure to be fun to watch and enjoy the game - and the four-legged fans!

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