Pet Sitting and Boarding in Indianapolis

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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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Hello! My name is James, I have owned dogs nearly all my life and care for all of my friends dogs when they are away or on vacation. I have dog sat and walked everything from yorkies to great danes and Rotties. I always try to leave the dogs I care for happier and better behaved than when I meet them. Furthermore, I am an ex-military medic; meaning I don't get flustered or frustrated by difficult dogs and if, god forbid, something happens I will protect your best friend. I am in the Carmel, Noblesville, Fishers area and available most days.

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Hello ny name is Heather. I am a dog lover and I also own 2 miniature schnauzers named Chico and Emilio. I have watched and walked all types of dogs ranging from small to large dogs in the neighborhoods, as well as dogs outside of the neighborhood for extended periods of time while their owners were on vacation for several years now. The dogs that I have cared for are happy and look forward to seeing me. I am in the Fishers, Carmel, Westfield , Indy and Noblesville area.

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

Dog Boarding in Indianapolis

For pet parents living in Indianapolis, it can be tough to know what to do with your fur-baby if you have to head out of town and you can't bring them along on your adventure. 

While you may be tempted to put Buddy in a local kennel, there are other options available. On the Wag! app, you'll find an array of dog sitters and dog boarders in Indianapolis who can take care of your woofer while you're away.

As well as tending to your doggo's every need, many dog sitters and boarders provide dog walking services in Indianapolis. With your permission, your chosen caregiver can take your pup for a stroll down the Monon Greenway to help burn off some pent-up energy. 

Read on to find about different options and the average cost of dog sitting and boarding in Indianapolis. 

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Indianapolis, IN

Some Indianapolis dog boarding facilities will ensure Tucker is living a life of luxury. There are several extravagant dog boarding options in Indianapolis, which charge around $80 per night. At these facilities, your mutt will get a large bed, extra play and cuddle time, and even a flatscreen TV to keep them company.

If you'd prefer to send Bella to a basic kennel, you'll pay around $45 per night. However, kennels won't be as cozy as other options, and if your pupper doesn't get on well with large groups of dogs, you may want to look at alternatives.

Whether you're sending your woofer to a luxury resort and a basic kennel, always read the terms and conditions. Most dog boarders in Indianapolis require your pup to have vaccinations and a microchip before their stay. You may also need to protect your pooch against parasites, including heartworm. 

Additionally, many boarding facilities will charge you extra for certain services. These services include giving your dog medication, extra playtime, outdoor time, etc. Always check the pricing at your chosen boarding service to avoid any nasty surprises. 

Can't find the right dog boarder for your pup? Check out the dog boarding options available through Wag! Dog boarders on the Wag! platform charge $39 per night and will care for your pup in a home environment, so you know they're as comfy as can be while you're out of town.

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Indianapolis, IN

Prefer to keep Fido at home? Consider hiring an Indianapolis dog sitter. Dog sitters will provide your pup with overnight care and generally charge between $55 and $75 per night. Some dog sitters in Indianapolis will occasionally visit rather than staying overnight. These services generally cost $30 to $45 for a 30 or 45-minute visit. 

Note that you will likely have to pay extra if you want your sitter to walk your dog, and there may be charges for travel expenses. Some sitters only operate at certain hours, so you may have to make other arrangements if you need a visit outside of their operating hours.

Like dog boarders, dog sitters in Indianapolis have all sorts of hidden fees that can rack up quickly. Ensure you read the fine print before booking a sitter. 

One alternative is to book a dog sitter through Wag!. Dog sitters on the Wag! platform charge as little as $39 per night, giving you some extra cash to pamper your pup when you get back. All fees are visible upfront, so you'll know your dog sitter's exact cost before your trip.

Dog Boarding in Indianapolis, IN

Whether you're planning an overnight trip or have to head out of town for the week, dog boarders on the Wag! platform have you covered. 

Booking a dog boarder through Wag! is a breeze. Download the Wag! app, create an account and head to the "Boarding" section of the overnight services. Then, enter in details about your trip and your fur-baby, and you'll get a list of available local dog boarders in Indianapolis. 

All caregivers through Wag! are thoroughly vetted with background checks and safety tests to ensure your pupper gets the best possible care. You can also contact your dog sitter through Wag! Chat, in case you forget to tell them something important about your pooch. 

One of the best reasons to book a dog sitter through Wag! is that your pooch will be cared for in a home setting. Dog boarders will look after Lucky at their home, which is ideal if your pup is anxious and doesn't get on well in a kennel. 

It's easy to tell who the best boarders are in your area. All dog boarders through Wag! are given a star-rating by previous clients, with dozens of superstar caregivers in Indianapolis. 95% of all dog boarding sessions end in a five-star rating, so you know your pupper is in good hands. 

Dog Sitting in Indianapolis, IN

Keep your fur-baby's tail wagging while you’re away with a dog sitter through Wag!. You can book a dog sitter by heading to the Overnight section on the Wag! app and selecting "Sitting". Input information about your trip and your canine, and you'll get a list of available dog sitters in Indianapolis. 

Many dog sitters through Wag! have experience volunteering at shelters and working at veterinary practices, making them the ideal candidates for pet care. Plus, many dog sitters through Wag! specialize in certain breeds and age groups, so consider this when booking your sitter.

Fancy keeping up to date with your mutt while you're on holiday? Your dog sitter will send you pictures, videos, and text updates, allowing you to keep an eye on your hound and your home.

Nobody wants to leave their pup behind, even for a night. Thankfully, Indianapolis dog sitters and dog boarders through Wag! are here to make things a bit easier. Hop on the Wag! app today and find the perfect caregiver to keep your canine company.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Indianapolis

Dog Olympics

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Admission
$5.00

Month
June

Duration
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Dog Olympics

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On your marks, get set, go! June heralds the arrival of the annual ARPO Dog Olympics, which sees a host of wacky and entertaining dog competitions held at Broad Ripple Park. The schedule of highly anticipated events includes classics like the Shedding Contest, Three-Minute Makeover, Obstacle Course, and Barking Contest. It’s "grrreat" fun watching these pooches battle it out for gold, silver, and bronze. Who knows? Your pooch might even bring home the gold medal!

Country Tails and Crafty Ales

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Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
12 PM to 5 PM

Country Tails and Crafty Ales

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Delightful dogs, delicious beer, and the chance to raise money for a decent cause — what more could you want from an event? Country Tails and Crafty Ales is hosted by Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside each October and is held to benefit Tails and Trails Rescue. All the fun takes place at Buck Creek Farm, with dogs and their humans invited to enjoy a dog walk, local craft beers, live music, food, and a whole lot more. If you don’t have a pet, there will also be plenty of adorable adoptable animals to meet on-site!

The Great Indy Pet Expo

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Admission
$9.00

Month
November

Duration
10 AM to 4 PM

The Great Indy Pet Expo

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Looking for Indy’s largest celebration of pets and people? This is the event for you! The Great Indy Pet Expo offers a truly gargantuan list of pet-friendly events and entertainment, and you’d expect no less from the state’s largest pet trade fair. In addition to perusing through a breathtaking range of pet products and supplies, you can also meet some of the nation’s premier dog trainers, watch stunt dogs in action, and enter a heap of free contests! Add in the Doxie Derby, the agility and rally arena, and a chance for your dog to try out lure coursing and you’ve got a weekend full of wooftastic fun.

Mutt Strut

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Admission
$40.00

Month
April

Duration
9:30 AM to 3 PM

Mutt Strut

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When an event is promoted as “the greatest spectacle in dog walking”, you know it’s going to be well worth attending! Each April, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway sees a different kind of traffic as thousands of dog owners and their canine companions take to the tarmac. You and your pooch can join crowds of other dog lovers to walk this iconic racetrack, kiss the bricks, and enjoy a whole lot of fun outdoors. The entire track is 2.5 miles long, with a shorter route of approximately half that length also available. Best of all, proceeds from the event support the Humane Society of Indianapolis!

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