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    • Skip the kennel

      Skip the kennel

      Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

    • Flexible transportation

      Flexible transportation

      All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

    • Live updates

      Live updates

      Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.

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    Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of vetted and background checked pet sitters, overnight boarding, dog walkers, dog trainers, and even virtual vet chat. Schedule ahead for pet care while you are away, or book on-demand pet care during the workday. In 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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    “I've never met a dog I didn't want to pet!”

    My friends will tell you I have the soul of a Golden Retriever; I'm kind, dependable, even-tempered, and fun to be around (I just don't slobber on the furniture!). My first dog Misty was my best friend, and would often be dressed up in clothes from Build a Bear Workshop! After I graduated from college, I adopted a beautiful auburn Golden Retriever named Max and a Coton de Tulear named Rocky. I would be honored to take care of your pet, even if it's just for 30 minutes!

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    Andrew B.
    2021-07-24T06:57:21-07:00
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    “Join us at PET PARADISE for fun fun fun!!”

    Hey thanks for your interest in considering me to care for your pet! I have always loved animals and have been caring for them since I was a child. I currently have a couple small dogs. I am a teacher currently working with students in my home with remote learning and would love to give your fur ball attention, protection, care, and cuddles while you are are away. Your pet will be treated like part of the family and they are sure to feel at home. They are free to go outside as often as they like in our fenced in backyard. We can provide photos and facetime with your pet upon request to send to you throughout the day to assure you that your best friend is getting the very best from us. We are committed to excellent in pet sitting. Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see your pet soon!

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    Courtney T.
    2022-04-29T16:14:12-07:00
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    I am an animal lover - so much so that I've made working with all sorts of interesting creatures into my career. I've worked with animals as big as bears and as small as tree frogs, but dogs will always hold a special place in my heart. I just love meeting new pups! I have experience working with dogs who are a little more high maintenace than usual, so I am well prepared to take good care of your pal.

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    Jayne K.
    2020-01-06T12:05:09-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    Hello! My name is Ashley. I will be walking furry friends in the Springfield area. I am so passionate about animals and dogs hold a very special place in my heart. Since I was a young girl my family took in many dogs as foster pets and rescues. I have tons of experience fostering, pet sitting and have even volunteered at an animal shelter where I walked the dogs and played with them. I can't wait to meet your fur baby!

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    kevin P.
    2017-11-11T16:56:38-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    Hi I'm Val. My ealiest memories include animals, I love them all, big or small. I have had pets all my life, I have rescued them about that long. It is always great to see them happily with their people. Connecting with dogs gives me joy, it would be an honor to met you and you furry family member.

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    Elvis C.
    2019-05-20T11:27:12-07:00
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    My name is Leah. I am a full-time college student looking to spend some time with animals! I have been around animals my whole life including cats and different breeds of dogs with their own special needs and differences. I have a way to get myself to your home, and I would be happy to take them to a park if you are comfortable with it. I really want to truly follow all of your rules, so that your pooch and I are as comfortable as possible together!

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    Specialties

    Can run with dogs, Fast walker


    Brian M.
    2021-06-15T12:56:56-07:00
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    I'm a dog/animal lover, foster parent, and pet owner, who strives to treat each interaction with your dog with the highest quality of care, attention to detail, and patience.

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    Alexandra M.
    2020-12-24T11:43:14-08:00
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    “I've never met a dog I didn't want to pet!”

    My friends will tell you I have the soul of a Golden Retriever; I'm kind, dependable, even-tempered, and fun to be around (I just don't slobber on the furniture!). My first dog Misty was my best friend, and would often be dressed up in clothes from Build a Bear Workshop! After I graduated from college, I adopted a beautiful auburn Golden Retriever named Max and a Coton de Tulear named Rocky. I would be honored to take care of your pet, even if it's just for 30 minutes!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Andrew B.
    2021-07-24T06:57:21-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified Walk

    “Join us at PET PARADISE for fun fun fun!!”

    Hey thanks for your interest in considering me to care for your pet! I have always loved animals and have been caring for them since I was a child. I currently have a couple small dogs. I am a teacher currently working with students in my home with remote learning and would love to give your fur ball attention, protection, care, and cuddles while you are are away. Your pet will be treated like part of the family and they are sure to feel at home. They are free to go outside as often as they like in our fenced in backyard. We can provide photos and facetime with your pet upon request to send to you throughout the day to assure you that your best friend is getting the very best from us. We are committed to excellent in pet sitting. Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see your pet soon!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked


    Courtney T.
    2022-04-29T16:14:12-07:00
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    Verified Deluxe

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    Andrew B.

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    Laura was amazing, took great care of our pups!

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    Courtney T.

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    Karen was gray with my two dogs. Took extra care of them to make sure they had good walk and playtime.

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    Jayne K.

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    kevin P.

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    Elvis C.

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    Brian M.

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      Courtney T.

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      Karen was gray with my two dogs. Took extra care of them to make sure they had good walk and playtime.

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      Jayne K.

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      Brian M.

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    Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Springfield

    Boo Bark: Party at the Park

    4848
    AdmissionAdmission
    $3.00

    MonthMonth
    October

    DurationDuration
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Boo Bark: Party at the Park

    4848

    As the only Halloween party just for dogs in the Springfield, Illinois, area, Boo Bark: Party at the Park is a can't-miss event for all pooches and their people! Head over to the Stuart Park Dog Run for an afternoon filled with fun games and activities just for dogs.

    Sign your dog up for the costume contest where you can win great prizes, watch pet demonstrations, and enjoy pet-friendly crafts. Don’t forget to shop through the pet-related vendor booths and get some concessions! There will be kids’ activities as well.

    Admission is $3 for one dog and $5 for two. Each adult is allowed only two dogs. The first 100 lucky pups to enter will receive a doggie bag full of treats, so come early!

    Jaycees Dog Pageant

    3636
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    July

    DurationDuration
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Jaycees Dog Pageant

    3636

    Each July, Parkway Vet Clinic sponsors Springfield’s Jaycees Dog Pageant. Sign your pooch up for the pageant and try to win prizes for Most Patriotic, Most Glamorous, and Most Adorable, as well as many more categories! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall.

    Registration starts at 11 am and the pageant will begin at 11:30 on the main stage in downtown Springfield. The event is part of the Capital City Celebration.

    Tickets start at $10 with each additional dog costing another $5. All proceeds benefit the Animal Protective League. Watching the event is free for the public, some come on down and see!

    Halloween at the Market

    2424
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    October

    DurationDuration
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Halloween at the Market

    2424

    As part of Springfield’s annual Halloween celebration, a dog costume contest is held during Halloween at the Market event. Dress your dog up in an amazing costume for a chance to win pawsome prizes! During the event, you can also browse through vendor booths, participate in fun activities for the whole family, and listen to guest speakers.

    The contests take place on the stage at the intersection of 4th and Adams Streets. All activities for children will be in the US Bank parking lot.

    The event is free to attend and runs from 9:30 am to noon, as the final event from the Market Season.

    Day of the Dog Run, Walk, or Jog 5k and 10k

    1212
    AdmissionAdmission
    $18.00

    MonthMonth
    August

    Day of the Dog Run, Walk, or Jog 5k and 10k

    1212

    In honor of National Dog Day each August, Springfield residents are invited to participate in the Day of the Dog Run, Walk, or Jog 5k and 10k races. As an informal race, participants are asked to select a day and time that works best for them in the week following National Dog Day to complete their run with their dog for charity.

    Celebrate your pupper by getting out and running one of these races and timing it yourself! Each participant will receive a Day of the Dog Run medal and a dog tag for your pooch. Report your finishing time to Moon Joggers, the hosts of the event.

    All registrants will be required to pay an $18 fee. At least 15 percent of this fee will go to a dog-related charity!

    Ani-Mall Pet Expo

    00
    AdmissionAdmission
    $3.00

    MonthMonth
    April

    DurationDuration
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Ani-Mall Pet Expo

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    Each year in April, the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds sets up for a day full of animals! Bring your pooch out to browse through great animal products from local vendors and participate in some “paws” on activities. There will even be demonstrations from local trainers, law enforcement, and more during the event!

    Local shelters will be at the event with adoptable pets looking for new homes, so this is a great time to find a new friend or introduce your current pups to potential new pets.

    The event is free for children under 12 and only $3 for anyone 13 and over. The event runs from 10 until 2.

    Only well-behaved, leashed pets will be allowed to participate.

    Boo Bark: Party at the Park

    4848
    AdmissionAdmission
    $3.00

    MonthMonth
    October

    DurationDuration
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Boo Bark: Party at the Park

    4848

    As the only Halloween party just for dogs in the Springfield, Illinois, area, Boo Bark: Party at the Park is a can't-miss event for all pooches and their people! Head over to the Stuart Park Dog Run for an afternoon filled with fun games and activities just for dogs.

    Sign your dog up for the costume contest where you can win great prizes, watch pet demonstrations, and enjoy pet-friendly crafts. Don’t forget to shop through the pet-related vendor booths and get some concessions! There will be kids’ activities as well.

    Admission is $3 for one dog and $5 for two. Each adult is allowed only two dogs. The first 100 lucky pups to enter will receive a doggie bag full of treats, so come early!

    Jaycees Dog Pageant

    3636
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    July

    DurationDuration
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Jaycees Dog Pageant

    3636

    Each July, Parkway Vet Clinic sponsors Springfield’s Jaycees Dog Pageant. Sign your pooch up for the pageant and try to win prizes for Most Patriotic, Most Glamorous, and Most Adorable, as well as many more categories! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall.

    Registration starts at 11 am and the pageant will begin at 11:30 on the main stage in downtown Springfield. The event is part of the Capital City Celebration.

    Tickets start at $10 with each additional dog costing another $5. All proceeds benefit the Animal Protective League. Watching the event is free for the public, some come on down and see!

    Halloween at the Market

    2424
    AdmissionAdmission
    FREE!

    MonthMonth
    October

    DurationDuration
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Halloween at the Market

    2424

    As part of Springfield’s annual Halloween celebration, a dog costume contest is held during Halloween at the Market event. Dress your dog up in an amazing costume for a chance to win pawsome prizes! During the event, you can also browse through vendor booths, participate in fun activities for the whole family, and listen to guest speakers.

    The contests take place on the stage at the intersection of 4th and Adams Streets. All activities for children will be in the US Bank parking lot.

    The event is free to attend and runs from 9:30 am to noon, as the final event from the Market Season.

    Day of the Dog Run, Walk, or Jog 5k and 10k

    1212
    AdmissionAdmission
    $18.00

    MonthMonth
    August

    Day of the Dog Run, Walk, or Jog 5k and 10k

    1212

    In honor of National Dog Day each August, Springfield residents are invited to participate in the Day of the Dog Run, Walk, or Jog 5k and 10k races. As an informal race, participants are asked to select a day and time that works best for them in the week following National Dog Day to complete their run with their dog for charity.

    Celebrate your pupper by getting out and running one of these races and timing it yourself! Each participant will receive a Day of the Dog Run medal and a dog tag for your pooch. Report your finishing time to Moon Joggers, the hosts of the event.

    All registrants will be required to pay an $18 fee. At least 15 percent of this fee will go to a dog-related charity!

    Ani-Mall Pet Expo

    00
    AdmissionAdmission
    $3.00

    MonthMonth
    April

    DurationDuration
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Ani-Mall Pet Expo

    00

    Each year in April, the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds sets up for a day full of animals! Bring your pooch out to browse through great animal products from local vendors and participate in some “paws” on activities. There will even be demonstrations from local trainers, law enforcement, and more during the event!

    Local shelters will be at the event with adoptable pets looking for new homes, so this is a great time to find a new friend or introduce your current pups to potential new pets.

    The event is free for children under 12 and only $3 for anyone 13 and over. The event runs from 10 until 2.

    Only well-behaved, leashed pets will be allowed to participate.

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