Overnight dog care in South Bend

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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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Michaela SSouth Bend, IN

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Hello! My name is Michaela. I am an all animal lover, as I grew up with multiple dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, fish, and turtles! I have also often pet-sat for my neighbors! I am currently a college student wanting to incorporate dogs into my life while away from home! I am excited to take care of your furry best 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, Training experience

Conor MSouth Bend, IN

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Hi! I'll be a senior at Notre Dame this year and would love to spend time with dogs while I can't have one of my own. I have experience dog sitting and recently had the chance to help foster a homeless dog. I love all kinds of dogs and I am a responsible person who you can trust with your pet. I'm comfortable being around any size dog and can handle a lot of energy!

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Austyn WSouth Bend, IN

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I grew up with a Rottweiler/Blue Heeler mix by my side for fifteen years who was the light of my life -- we were inseparable! Since then, I've always taken dog-related jobs, from watching over a sled dog kennel in Quebec with ninety-two huskies to dog-sitting my friends' beautiful pack of six mutts. I can't wait to care for your pup!

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

Elsie NSouth Bend, IN

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Hey guys! I'm Elsie and I love dogs. I have had dogs all my life and worked with dogs all my life. I have a Shepherd mix named Myka. From walks to sittings to volunteering at shelters, I've done it all. Socializing dogs is my favorite. I'm hardworking, like to keep active and will always put your dog's safety first, as I would do my own. Look forward to meeting your pup!

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Dog Boarding in South Bend

Heartland Small Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that began as a "pocket pet" rescue, providing shelter to animals like rabbits and guinea pigs. They grew to include cats and dogs, and recently added reptiles and birds to their rescue family. They pull pets from local shelters as well as from all over the Midwest. If you are looking for a new family member, Heartland Small Animal Rescue has so many friendly souls just waiting to meet you. All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested and microchipped.  


Heartland is always in need of fosters for their menagerie of adoptable pets. All of their winged, meowing, barking, twitching, scaly and furry adoptable pets stay with loving foster families until they are adopted to their fur-ever family. Heartland believes foster homes are so much better for the pets than a physical shelter. Not being in a crowded, noisy place behind a fence is always better for an animal's stress and anxiety levels. A foster family can really get to know the pet's personality; what they like or don't like or even what their favorite toys are and they can then pass that information onto the pet's potential new parents. This method also helps socialize the pet to humans as well as other animals. The foster parents can teach the pet basic obedience as well as properly potty train them before they are adopted. Foster parents can also provide special attention and cuddles to timid, ill or ageing pets.  

Heartland is also in need of volunteers and there are plenty of jobs to go around! You could transport the animals from the vet, boarding facilities and adoption events, be a dog-walker, staff or organizing adoption events, or much, much more! If you have some spare time, a caring heart and a skill or two, Heartland would be grateful for your help! 



Upcoming Dog Friendly Events South Bend

Dream Spay 5K

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Admission
$20.00

Duration
9am-4pm

Dream Spay 5K

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This action-packed, pet-friendly event will take place less than 20 miles from Southbend in Niles, Michigan and will benefit the Spay Neuter Assistance Program of Michigan and Dream Paws Animal Rescue's Medical Fund. Admission is $20.00. Leash up your favorite canine pal and join hundreds of fellow animals lovers for a 5K walk/run at Park Niles. After the race, the fun really gets started! Check out the dog rally, agility and basic dog training demonstrations, get your furry buddy some new dog-cessories at the vendor's booths or grab a yummy treat for two!  This day is bound to be PAWSitively PAWsome!

Round Barn Winery

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Admission
FREE!

Round Barn Winery

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Wine AND canines? Sounds perfect! The beautiful Baroda Tasting Room & Estate in nearby Baroda, Michigan is pet-friendly outside the main building, where you can sit and relax while sipping some wonderful wine selections (sorry Fido, no wine for you!)  If you are planning on coming with people and NOT your dog (it's okay, we won't judge you) scheduled wine tasting takes place in the round barn which was built by Amish craftsman and moved from Indiana in 1912.

Reindog Parade

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Admission
FREE!

Reindog Parade

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HO HO HO!  Tis the season so grab your pup and get in the holiday spirit! The Southbend Animal Care and Control host the holiday Reindog Parade - and Santa Paws is sure to make an appearance!  Pet parents and their furry babies are encouraged to dress up in their most festive attire, so dig out those Santa hats and ugly Christmas sweaters!  Prizes will be awarded for the Best Adult, Best Puppy, Best Dog Pack and Best Dog and Owner costumes - hot diggity dog!  All proceeds from dog and float registrations will go to participating shelters and rescues in the area.

Rum Village Park

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Always Open

Rum Village Park

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Feeling in the mood for a hike? Over 160 acres of scenic fun awaits you and your sweet doggies! Since the park is home to deer, foxes, reptiles, birds and amphibians, furry friends must stay on their leash as you walk through the park for their own safety.  Be sure to pick up after your fur-kids to keep the park clean!  It's also a good idea to share the trail with your fellow dog-walking pet parents. The park has over three miles of winding hiking trails, a nature center, disc golf, mountain bike trails and pavilions.  Keep yourself and Fido hydrated and please don't pick the wildflowers or plants! Fresh air, exercise and your best furry pal - what a great way to spend the day!

Dog Days of Summer

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
5:00pm-9:00pm

Dog Days of Summer

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As a part of South Bend's "First Fridays" program, September is the month devoted to doggos! You are invited to bring your good boy or girl out for a night on the town. Event-goers can enjoy fine fare on one of the many pet-friendly patios set up for the occasion. A plethora of doggy-themed vendors are present, so be sure to check out all the goods! There will be a fashion show for the pretty pooches, an ugly dog contest for the homely mutts and an agility demonstration for the super-star canines. To top it all off, you and your furbaby can go for a ride in a horse-drawn wagon!