Overnight dog care in New Orleans

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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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William ANew Orleans, LA

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Hi I'm Will! I walk dogs full-time and it's great! I've walked and sat dogs of all breeds and types from 18 years to 2 months, from South African mastiffs to Yorkies and everything in between. Active and energetic dogs are my favorite to walk, and I've met so many repeat clients here in New Orleans. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me, I look forward to providing puptastic service!

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Desiree DNew Orleans, LA

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My name is Desiree. I am a mother of two teenage boys and a loving pet owner for many years. I have a Weimaraner who is almost 14 years old. He has been a part of our family since he was a baby. I look forward to meeting your pup!

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Matthew ANew Orleans, LA

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Hi! My name is Matt and I can’t wait to meet your furry friend! I grew up in Pittsburgh and was lucky enough to have several dogs throughout my life. I volunteered at Furry Friends No Kill Animal Shelter where I discovered my passion for animals. Now I live in Kenner with my wife and our Bichon Frise, Brennan. I love to be active and am looking forward to spending time in the company of some great dogs!

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

Rachel BNew Orleans, LA

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Hi, my name is Rachel! I love animals and the outdoors. I've worked with many different breeds and sizes of dogs in a veterinary and kennel setting, so I'm comfortable handling most any dog. I've also raised and trained Destro, a Jack Russell Terrier, so I know how important it is to you that your buddy is getting the quality of care he or she deserves. I want to treat your dog as though they're just as special as my own.

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Ellen RNew Orleans, LA

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“High energy dog walker!”

Hello, My name is Ellen Rice and I am very excited to be a dog walker! I have loved dogs all my life. In fact, I grew up with a Labrador retriever and a labradoodle. I am comfortable with all breeds and enjoy getting to know dogs with different personalities. I have experience dog sitting and dog walking, so neither of those are new territory for me. I am a fun, active person who will keep your dog happy and healthy!

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Gretchen MNew Orleans, LA

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As a young college student I started pet sitting for my neighbors. I was pet sitting for 10 years already when a dear friend started a pet sitting service on the north shore; he asked me if I’d be interested in working for his sitting service, and I was thrilled. I began working as a professional pet sitter in 2002 and I can’t remember a more rewarding job. It's an honor to have been gifted with a career in pet sitting. I absolutely love caring for pets; they always have a special way of making each day more memorable.

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Jessamyn CNew Orleans, LA

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Hi! My name is Jessamyn (Jessie for short). I have been an animal lover ever since I can remember. I have 3 dogs of my own and have worked at a veterinary hospital in the past. Can't think of a better way to spend my day then with a bunch of precious pups!

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Kenny CNew Orleans, LA

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“I’ve walked and caredfor over 500 dogs as a walker”

Ive spent most of my life caring for dogs. My first dog was a boxer that I had for 15 years. I used to also breed Neapolitan Mastiffs with my brother who is a dog trainer and competes in dog shows. They are huge dogs and a lot of responsibility which taught me patience and love for dogs. I’ve spent the last 2 years in New York walking and caring for over 500 different dogs. I’ve trained puppies and older dogs. I look forward to walking your dog and can assure you he is in good hands. Thank you!

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Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Estelle WNew Orleans, LA

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Hello! I'm new to New Orleans (originally from Vermont). I grew up spending all my time outside, and even though I'm living in a city I'm hoping to continue that. I can't wait to explore the city with your pups!

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Victoria MNew Orleans, LA

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“Big or small, I’ll walk ‘em all!”

Hi! I am a teacher, rugby player, and animal lover. I'm an active person, eager to get up and get out of the house every day. I sadly have no dog of my own. I didn't think it would be fair to a dog to bring it into my life just yet since a person's early 20's are full of uncertainty and unrest. That being said though, I love dogs more than any thing, and I can't wait to meet yours. Fun Fact: my Patronus is a corgi.

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Dog Boarding in New Orleans

Finding overnight pet care in the Big Easy isn't always easy. While there isn't any shortage of dog kennels or sitting services in New Orleans, finding a facility with an opening can be quite difficult, especially during peak seasons like Mardi Gras. 

Open-area boarding kennels can be great fun for social dogs but a bit of a culture shock for small or timid ones. Because of this, many pet parents prefer in-home sitting since it maintains a sense of normalcy and gives their dogs access to their favorite toys and comfort items. 

Another great option for families on the fence about overnight care is in-home boarding. In-home dog boarders on the Wag! network will care for your pup in their home, so you don't have to worry about dealing with the aftermath of separation anxiety and destructive tendencies. 

Let’s dig in to the cost of dog sitting and dog boarding in New Orleans.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in New Orleans

Prices for overnight boarding at some of the more popular facilities in New Orleans start at $65 a night and add extra $35 fee if the pooch isn't picked up by noon. Holiday stays will increase the cost by 10% per furry patron, and if you forget to bring Fido's kibble, these kennels will charge $2 per cup of food to feed your pet. Extras like 15 minutes of cuddle time, enrichment games, and hide-and-seek are an additional $15 per 15-minute activity.  

Many New Orleans dog boarders won't accept "talkative" dogs, so if you have a verbal Visla, you may need to keep searching. Finding last-minute dog boarders in New Orleans can be tricky, too, since many kennels have bookings months in advance and don't accept walk-ins. 

The Wag app makes locating quality caregivers for your fur-babies stress-free and will put you in touch with a great sitter in no time at all. Dog boarders in the Wag! network know how important a comfortable environment is for a dog's mental health, which is why they bring their furry patrons into their own home for the highest level of care possible.  

The starting rate for overnight care through Wag! is just $39 per night, but you can add the transportation package for $15 if you need the boarder to pick up your pooch and bring them back to your doorstep! Dog boarders on the Wag! platform love their furry friends and won't charge their parents extra for snuggles or activities. Medication administration, feeding, and walks won't cost extra either, and the Wag! Chat feature makes sure you're able to keep the boarder in-the-know about your pup's particularities and preferences. 

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in New Orleans 

Unfortunately, New Orleans dog sitters are even tougher on the piggy bank than the local dog boarders. Flat-rate dog sitting services charge around $75 for an 11-hour overnight stay for just the basics: potty breaks and feeding. 

Dog sitting services with hourly rates typically charge $27 for the first 30 minutes and then $27 for every hour thereafter. If your pooch needs transportation, it will cost $27 per ride for each pet. Many hourly sitters tack on additional hourly fees for local and national holidays, including the whole week of Mardi Gras, Martin Luther King Day, and Halloween, to name a few.  

Is your head spinning from all these fees? Don't give up your search just yet. The Wag! app can alleviate the anxiety of finding in-home dog sitters near you. The sitters on our platform have wide availability, reasonable rates, and no hidden fees.

For only $39 a night, you can book a trustworthy local dog sitter who's undergone rigorous vetting and has lots of experience caring for pooches just like yours. Does your pooch need a ride from daycare back home? The sitters in our network can make it happen for just $15 more, nearly half the transportation cost of other dog sitting services. 

Dog Boarding in New Orleans

The Wag! mobile app has simplified the dog boarding experience, allowing you to book a trusted care provider from the comfort of your armchair. Just go to the app store and download the Wag! app. Log in or sign up for an account then head over to the "Overnight Services" menu and click "Boarding”. The app will then prompt you for a drop-off and return date and time and then inquire about your fur baby.

After the questionnaire is out of the way, you can start browsing local dog boarders near you. Many caregivers in the Wag! network have decades of personal and professional experience caring for dogs. By the time a dog boarder enters the Wag! network, they've already had a multi-faceted evaluation, passing a background check, interview, and safety and handling assessment, before ever meeting with a furry client. 

Curl up with Fido while you browse prospective nannies. Take note of each candidate's specialties, ratings, and client feedback to see who’s best suited for your fluffy friend. If you have questions about the sitters on your shortlist, zip over to Wag! Chat to have your questions answered in real-time!

Dog Sitting in New Orleans

Booking local dog sitters through Wag! is a painless process. Our app will guide you through the account creation and booking — all you have to do is enter your pet's info. Once you're in, select "Overnight Care" and then the "Sitting" option, then input the timeframe for which you need a sitter and check the transport box if your pooch needs a lift. 

You'll then answer a series of questions about your pet's personality, temperament, medical background, and preferences, to help us connect you with the best care provider possible for your baby. 

Next comes the fun (and hard!) part — picking your sitter! After all the technical stuff is out of the way, the app will direct you to a list of local dog sitters in our network. To help guide your decision, Wag! listings include each sitter's expertise, pet care experience, success score, and reviews from prior customers. 

Once you settle on your top picks, you can use the chat feature to converse with sitters about your preferences or concerns. This feature also helps keep parents in touch with the sitters while they’re away, and even allows photo and video sharing so you can see all the fun your pooch is having. 

Wag! knows that leaving your pet is no easy feat, but it makes trips much more enjoyable knowing your pet is having just as much fun as you! What are you waiting for? Book your pet's staycay today! Want to know more? Take a look at our FAQ page for a comprehensive overview of our services.