Overnight dog care in Evanston

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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 DEvanston, 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 KEvanston, 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 GEvanston, 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 HEvanston, 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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Brian MEvanston, 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 MEvanston, 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 YEvanston, 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 OEvanston, 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 MEvanston, 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 REvanston, 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 Evanston

When you think of Evanston, Illinois, you no doubt think of quality education and the Northwestern University - with strong social and civic values as the place that supported abolitionists during the Civil War. For animals and their owners in this community, the Evanston Animal Shelter is offering a range of quality services. The mission of this non-profit organization is to provide compassionate care for the abused, abandoned and relinquished animals, finding them homes through rehabilitation, foster placements, adoptions, and rescue organizations.

They offer counseling, education and support to the community to proactively promote positive human-pet relationships. They participate in the Shelter Animals Count National Database, an important collaborative tool for studying risk factors and variables that will bring improvements to the lives of animals. 

The Evanston Animal Shelter Association is operated by an all-volunteer group who replaced the previous Community Area Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) with the goal of becoming a no-kill shelter in 2015. This successful transition has occurred with a focus on foster placements for animals in need of medical care or special behavioral management, concerted improvements with adoptions, and positive activism of the volunteers. With regular programs like the Rescue Readers in which children come to the shelter to read to the animals, the paw-sibilities for fur-ever friends grows stronger each year.


Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Evanston

Pooch-A-Palooza

48
Admission
$2.00

Month
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

36
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

24

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!