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Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
Why find pet care through Wag!?
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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sebastian is besties with my dog! great and reliable walker.
Maria was awesome! My pup loved her and will definitely book again!
LOVED report card. Thx!
thank you so much
Thank you so much! Cocoa Bean isn t an easy dog to get to you know as he is a bit wary, but she was extra patient and got him out for his walk.
Mikayla is a great wag walker! She s always sends plenty of photos and videos, and writes up detailed report cards. She was also very understanding when the key to my apartment wasn t working and worked to get in communication with me to help trouble shoot. That gives me great peace of mind when I have to trust someone else with my pup!!
Thank you so much for the longer walk and extra effort
Thank you so much! I m sure they (definitely lily) we re thrilled for the extra walk!
Hi - this all sounds very typical Maple! You are the best!
Thank you so much for walking Lucy and the detailed notes!
Thanks so much! So glad she came to you easily. I m sure it s cause you re a dog person!
Sarah s the best! My pup adores her and so do I
Thank you for running Sophie. She loves running with you and tells me all about it when I get home .
Hey Lauren, so sorry for the delay on writing this review! This past year+ I took a break from Wag since I m WFH and had some negative experiences in the past. You exceeded expectations and are everything I look for in a walker. Thank you for being so timely, attentive, and friendly. I know Cooper was in the best of hands with you. I ll be back in my office 3x a week beginning in Sept and hope we can reconnect then! I ll also request a walk with you if I ever need a weekend walk, etc. Thanks for everything! :)
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Erin was fantastic. She was friendly with Pre and listened to lengthy puppy instructions. Which i am so thankful for!
thank you for the service and the video! much appreciated
Lauren did a wonderful job and we really appreciated it!!
Thank you for being so patient with Bobo!
Elizabeth was a wonderful walker! Our dog is shy and she built trust with her and had a nice walk, would definitely book her again
Lois provided a great long walk for my pups. Really appreciate her patience and care with them. Thanks so much!
Thank you so much
Alyson was awesome! Highly recommend!
Thank you so much!!
The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Boston
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!
PAWS on the Trail 4K Fun Run/Walk
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!
Paws in the Park
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!
Somerville Dog Festival
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.
Barks & Rec
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!
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