Overnight dog care in Boston

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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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Sarah KBoston, MA

5.0

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I love dogs! I have experience with all sizes from XS Pomeranians to XL St. Bernard’s and Newfies, and everything in between. I'm a very active surfer, yogi, and hiker all over New England and love being out in the elements, including rain and snow. I spend a lot of time at the beach in any weather! I also work at South Boston Animal Hospital-you may have seen me behind the front desk. I would love to take your pup with me on a safe and fun adventure around the neighborhood!

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

Gabrielle SBoston, MA

4.9

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Hi there! My name is Gabbi! I'm a Boston native and I've loved animals my whole life. Being able to work with dogs is a dream of mine, so I'll always make sure your best friend is well taken care of!

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Brenda WBoston, MA

4.9

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I have been a lover of animals my whole life . Been dog sitting for friends the last 20 years . I consider myself to be a very dependable respon person who will give your dog the love and care it deserves.

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Aidan FBoston, MA

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“my strengths are distance care and being thorough!”

Hi, my name is Aidan. When I was little I had a black lab named Satch that I loved very much, and that has shown me the joy of caring for animals.I have experience in college caring for dogs in multiple situations and am confident in my abiility to adapt to the needs of individual dogs. I am also a very active person and am excited to take your dogs on very thorough walks! Also, I am a photography graduate from MCAD have experience taking pictures of dogs. Can't wait to meet you and your dogs!

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Rafael HBoston, MA

4.9

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Hey there! I'm Rafael. I have owned and taken care of both small and large dogs my entire life, from Jack Russel Terriers to American Pit Bulls, I have experience with them all!! I am good at reading dog behavior and what they want and how they are feeling. Caring for dogs is my great passion in life and I can not wait to meet yours!!!

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Kia MBoston, MA

4.9

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Hi! My name is Kia and I'm originally from Long Island where I have a high- energy wheaten terrier named Roxy. I loved walking with her and with many other neighborhood dogs that I took care of throughout the years. I'm very excited to meet you and your dog!

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

Marybeth DBoston, MA

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Hi, my name is Marybeth and I reside in Rockland, MA. I have had dogs my whole life. I currently have a yellow lab that I love very much. I also babysit a rescue from Aruba. We take daily walks and play in my yard. I would love and treat your dogs the same way I treat mine. I love being in the outdoors and walking in the forest.

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

Stephanie CBoston, MA

4.9

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“Caring dog lover! Your dogs will have a blast :)”

Hi! I’m Stephanie and it’s greet to meet you and your pup! I’ve been around dogs my entire life and have taken care of my childhood dogs. I have experience in dog training and I’m currently in school full time to become a veterinary technician. I can’t wait to meet your pup and take care of them. I’m comfortable with all breeds and different age groups. I can’t wait to give your pup the best walk ever!

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

Collin MBoston, MA

4.9

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Hi! I am a very active person who loves the outdoors. I'm an avid runner and also enjoy hiking, backpacking, tennis, cooking, and travel. I look forward to getting to know you and your dog!

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Miriam LBoston, MA

4.8

(1289)

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“Compassionate, caring, experienced caregiver”

**I have been tested negative for Covid-19** Hello! My name is Miriam, I am 27, an enthusiastic dog lover, as well as self-employed dog sitter, boarder, walker and trainer! I have had a loyal client base in the greater Boston area for the past several years that has only been growing, which I am so grateful for. I strive to provide optimal care and safety for each and every dog!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Dog Boarding in Boston

As one of the oldest cities in the US, Boston is full of history, culture, and fascinating attractions! It also hosts a legion of dedicated animal welfare groups that work to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome unwanted, abused, and neglected pets.

Animal Rescue League of Boston, for example, is committed to helping animals in need and has maintained that commitment for 118 years! With 100 staff members and more than 500 volunteers, it provides veterinary care, rescue, and adoption services for Boston’s pets. In 2016 alone, it provided assistance to almost 18,000 animals, all of which was done without any government funding.

Last Hope K9 Rescue has a much shorter history, having been established in March 2012, but it’s made an invaluable contribution to the welfare of dogs in Boston. A 100 per cent volunteer-run rescue, Last Hope is a foster-based group that opens its doors to all breeds. Operating on the belief that every animal deserves to know love, it has saved the lives of more than 5,500 dogs.

Great Dog Rescue New England is another dog rescue group worthy of support. This non-profit group is made up of volunteers from all over New England who love dogs and want to help those in need. With no shelter of its own, this all-breed rescue relies on the passion and dedication of foster families that welcome dogs into their own homes to give these beautiful animals a shot at a better life.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Boston

Woofstock

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
11am to 4pm

Woofstock

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What do you get when you combine canines, cocktails, live music, and a whole lot more? You get Woofstock, one of Boston’s best dog-friendly events! Held at the SoWa Open Market, this grrr-eat day out is the perfect excuse to enjoy cocktails like the Moscow Drool, Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary, the Greyhound, and more! You can also indulge in some food truck delights with your dog by your side. There are lawn games, a doggy play area, and live music to keep your paws moving. Best of all, bar proceeds and all VIP Swag Bags sold at the event benefit Last Hope K9 Rescue!

Barks & Rec

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
11am to 2pm

Barks & Rec

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Looking for a way to go out and about with your dog, get some fresh air, and spend some quality time with a whole lot of other like-minded animal lovers? Barks & Rec is just what you need. This fun-filled day out takes place in Peters Park and raises funds for local non-profit rescue groups. Event highlights include training demonstrations, live music, food and drink, a cornhole, raffle, and a number of other games and prizes. It’s good old-fashioned fun for you and your furry friend, so check it out each October!

Somerville Dog Festival

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
11am to 3pm

Somerville Dog Festival

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Organized by the Somerville Foundation for Animals, this free, family-friendly festival is all about having fun with Fido. Held at Somerville’s Trum Field, it features a huge range of canine-centric events including best trick and best costume contests, agility events, rally nosework, weightpull and kibble quest. Throw in training tips, free come-when-called classes, and the ever-popular Doggie Fun Zone, and you’ve got the makings of a paw-some pet event! All of these fun and games raise money for the Foundation’s Somerville Pet Food Bank, so people don’t have to face the heartbreaking choice of whether to feed their pet or themselves.

Paws in the Park

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Admission
$10.00

Duration
10am to 3pm

Paws in the Park

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A day out at this festival is like no other ordinary trip to the park with your dog! Held at Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, this fun fundraiser raises much-needed money for homeless dogs — and lets you and your furry friend have a whole heap of fun while you do it. As well as a explore a huge range of vendors and exhibitors, your pooch can play games, try his paw at agility, and even sit back and watch the parade of adoptable dogs. There’s also face painting for the kids, a silent auction, and plenty of tasty treats, so every member of the family will go home happy!

PAWS on the Trail 4K Fun Run/Walk

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$35.00

Duration
9am to 12pm

PAWS on the Trail 4K Fun Run/Walk

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If you love being active with your pooch, this is the event for you! Run to benefit Protection of Animals in Wakefield Society (PAWS), this 4K fun-run or walk is open to animal lovers of all ages and fitness levels. The course winds its way through the Reading Town Forest along scenic hiking trails and rocky gravel roads, promising plenty of beautiful scenery while you raise money for an excellent cause. So strap on your running shoes and get ready to raise a sweat!