Pet Sitting and Boarding in Melrose

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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.


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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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Hi, My name is Paul and I have had rescued three dogs since 1997. I had a large Bull Mastiff / St. Bernard mix named Veego that passed away at around 15 in 2012. I have had a German Shepherd since 2005, Honey is currently 14 years old. I have also had a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Ben since 2007 that is about to be ten. I have pet sat for lots of friends in the past. Pitbulls, Rotweiller, Labradors, Boxer, Pug, Chihuahuas, French Bulldog, and a few Terriers. Seeing any dog always puts a smile on my face, from abandoned rescues to show dogs. I enjoy learning their unique personalities and quirks. I will treat your dog (and home) like I do my own, with love and care. I've also been vegetarian / vegan for over 25 years and like to stay active. Reliable transportation for North Shore and Boston.

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hi! I'm Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to Natick from California where I was a dog walker for five years. I grew up in rural NY, we always had at least two dogs plus a bunch more critters. I recently graduated from Humboldt State University were I studied wildlife biology so I can help save all the animals. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, some training experience, lots of energy for walks, and I can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Dog Boarding in Melrose

Just seven miles from Boston, Melrose is a pawmazing part of the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area with its cool sights and hot social scene. And while Melrose is a charming, dog-friendly community, sometimes vacation or business takes residents away from home and they are faced with the question about what to do with their precious pup.

A trip out of town used to mean a stay at a traditional kennel. But today, there’s plenty of pawrific options when it comes to comfortable and economical overnight stays for pooches, including in-home stays with fun-loving caregivers.

Whether you’ll be gone a day, a week or longer, you can rest easy knowing your pooch is going for walks, playing and cuddling with a compassionate dog sitter or boarder in a cozy home setting. Some overnight pet caregivers are also Melrose dog walkers, and with your permission, can take your pup for a leashed walk on a nearby trail, like the Tri-Community Greenway. 

If you’re looking for in-home dog sitters near you, let’s see how much local dog sitters and boarders charge for overnight care in Melrose.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Melrose, MA

Melrose dog boarding services range from spa-like luxury “hotels” with lots of amenities like bedtime stories and tuck-in services, to dog kennels, with lots of differences in between. While we’d all love to provide luxury accommodations for our fur babies, the cost can be pretty steep, averaging $60 to $80 a night, or even $350 to $400 packages with amenities that can add to the charge. Holidays typically cost more, and there are special VIP packages that can be an additional $42 per day.

Overnight boarding at dog kennels near you can average $60 per night, and usually include basic amenities like potty breaks, meals and medications. Some also feature outdoor or indoor play yards.

Starting at just $44 a night, dog boarders with Wag! can provide a cozy, comfortable alternative your bank account can afford. Staying in a familiar setting of a home provides your pup with security, caring people and a quieter environment to relax in. Nothing makes your time away better than knowing your fur buddy is happy and well-cared for. 

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Melrose, MA

No matter how comfortable Melrose boarders can make Rex feel, they may be even more comfortable and happy in their own home with its familiar smells and objects. If your pup thrives in their own space, overnight dog sitting is a pawrific choice. The average price for dog sitting in Melrose is around $50 per night.

Watch out for additional charges for services like medication administration, baths or other requests. Some dog sitters near you charge more for certain breeds and ages, or have other hidden add-ons, so be sure to check what their services include beforehand. 

Looking for top notch overnight care for your pooch? Booking dog sitters with Wag! is a great way to keep your pooch content at home. You can peruse dog sitter profiles to pick the one that seems just right for your pup, and during the sit, you’ll be able to check in anytime with Wag! Chat. And since dog sitting with Wag! starts at just $39 per night, this affordable and hassle-free alternative can keep both you and your dog smiling.

Dog Boarding in Melrose, MA

Doggos can have loads of fun with a dog boarder in Melrose, and with Wag!, it’s easy to get your pup’s staycation started. Simply download the Wag! app, navigate to “Boarding” from the Overnight Care Services listed there, and enter your trip dates to view pawtastic Pet Caregivers available during your chosen time frame. 

You can easily scan through each boarder’s profile to see photos, qualifications including specialized skills, and other information that will help you find the right person in a snap! And with 99% of all Wag! sessions resulting in a 5-star rating, you can feel safe and secure knowing that your pupster will be safe and happy.

Why does a Melrose dog boarder with Wag! make sense for your overnight care needs? Staying at home with a friendly dog-pro who is passionate about pooches might reduce some of the separation anxiety that can result from Mom or Dad being away, not to mention the destructive behaviors that often go along with it. Most of the caregivers that work with Wag! are pet parents themselves, so they’ll have it covered.

Dog Sitting in Melrose, MA

If dogs could talk, they would no doubt vote to stay at home while you’re gone instead of going elsewhere. Dog sitting through Wag! can make their wish come true, and it’s easy to get started! Simply open the Wag! app, select “Sitting” from Overnight Care Services and enter your travel dates to get access to the list of furbulous dog sitters in Melrose. 

Check out different sitters’ profiles to see photos, and find out about their experience and what they like most about dog sitting. Once you’ve found the right match, just reach out to the sitter of your pup’s dreams using Wag! Chat to fill them in about your dog’s temperament, obedience level, quirks and other useful info. While you’re out of town, your pawmazing sitter will send you photos, videos and messages about how much fun your dog is having!

Whether it's a long, busy workday, a business trip or a fun vacation, booking a dog sitter or boarder with the Wag! app will keep your focus on what you’re doing instead of worrying about how your fur baby is faring. Though they’ll miss you, your furry pal will be in the safest situation in a comfy home with a caring Pet Caregiver. Got more questions? Check out our FAQ page for more information about overnight dog sitting services in Melrose!

Don’t “sit” on this for another minute! Book your pup’s staycation with Wag! today!

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