Skip the kennel
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.
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.
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!
Top Pet Caregiver
Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training
With theaters, museums, and nature trails, Somerville, Massachusetts, isn't lacking in things to do for entertainment. But with a population of 20,000 per square mile, it's no surprise residents need a secluded getaway every now and then. While it would be nice to bring our pets in tow everywhere, that isn't always feasible. Baystaters often turn to boarding kennels to care for their fur-babies while they're out of town.
Sure, there are plenty of boarding kennels around that will gladly take in your pup, but these aren't always a good fit for pooches. Even the pups who are eligible for these services might get overwhelmed by the environment. If you’re hesitant to board your dog at a kennel, you may be wondering about pet care alternatives. That's where we come in.
Wag! is "pawsitively" brimming with local dog boarders and sitters who would love to care for your pup in a home setting. Pet Caregivers with Wag! are all vetted to make sure they are right for our furry clients. Not to mention many of the local dog sitters on Wag! are also dog walkers and know all the best spots around town for walks.
Now that we've introduced ourselves, let's see how our prices stack up to other overnight pet care facilities around Somerville.
Somerville has no shortage of dog boarding facilities. Here, you'll find both cage-free and kennel-style boarding facilities. Many of these companies have no pricing information on their websites, and pet parents must schedule a consultation or call to get a price quote. Luckily, we did some digging for you.
The starting price for Somerville dog boarding ranges between $62 and $72 per night, depending on the dog's size. This price is for the most basic stays — a bed, a couple of daily walks, and some group play. Extras like medication administration, special playtime, and kennel upgrades come with additional fees.
Luckily, Wag! understands the struggle when it comes to finding affordable pet care. In-home dog boarding services through Wag! average between $44 and $53 per night. Since the dog boarders on our network set their own rates, you’ll receive a price estimate before booking and an exact total once you select your ideal dog boarder. Quality pet care that doesn't break the bank? We're all about it!
Many dog parents prefer the idea of their dog staying in their own home while they're away. After all, it's where your dog is most comfortable. Thankfully, there are plenty of Somerville dog sitters ready to take the leash while you're away. So what does the average price for dog sitting look like in Sommerville? Let's explore.
Overnight dog sitting agencies charge around $70 per night for one canine on average. That being said, there is some fine print you should be aware of. Holliday stays, additional pets, and medication administration will all add to your final bill. But what about sitters in the area that aren't affiliated with agencies? The average rate of independent sitters ranges between $15 and $40 per hour.
Local dog sitters through Wag! also set their own prices starting at just $39 per night. Like with dog boarders on the Wag! platform, you will receive a price estimate and then an exact total once you select your "pawferred" caregiver.
Dog boarding through Wag! is as simple as pulling up the app, answering a few questions, and selecting your pet care provider. With the Wag! app, you can quickly identify your ideal candidate since each listing includes the candidate's specialties. Some specialties of dog boarders with Wag! include medication administration, senior dog care, and house training, to name a few.
Local dog boarders on the Wag! platform care for pets in their own home, so you never have to worry about them being cooped up in kennels all day. What’s more, most dog boardings through Wag! end in a 5-star rating, so you can enjoy your vacay knowing your pup is in good hands.
Wag!'s unique match-making process enables pet parents to find their “pawfect” caregiver for their canines or felines. Each question you answer about your pets will help us to better match you with your ideal local dog sitter.
So what are sitters on the Wag! network doing in their downtime? Many are foster pet parents and spend their time volunteering at animal rescues — so you can be sure dog sitters on the Wag! platform love animals as much as you do.
If you're thinking of taking a vacation soon, don't look into kennels near you just yet. Log on to the Wag! app and find trustworthy local dog sitters and boarders who will care for your fur-babies like their own.
This unique, canine-centric event brings together all things dog with the goals of promoting healthy, happy pet ownership, keeping animals safely in their homes, and fundraising for those in need throughout the community. Organized by the Somerville Foundation for Animals, the event features interactive games, family-friendly activities, canine contests, interesting demonstrations, loads of vendors, delicious food, and a tail-waggin', butt-sniffin' good time! Events include Best Dressed, Best Trick, Agility, Nosework, and much more! The festival benefits the Somerville Foundation for Animals and their work to make sure no one has to choose between feeding themselves and their pets! Come put your best paw forward to play games, have fun, and feed pets!
This fun annual race hosted by the MSPCA-Angell is one of their biggest fundraiser events of the year, taking place in Somerville's Sylvester Baxter Park at Assembly Row. More than 1,500 participants gather with their canine companions in tow to enjoy a scenic run or walk along the beautiful Mystic River. This dog and family-friendly community event with a festival-like feel also features a kids fun run, canine contests, music, games and crafts, dog demonstrations, and free pizza and snacks to keep you going! Compete with your pup for "pawsome" prizes in the Best Trick, Best Costume, and Best Kisser contests! The registration fee for the 5K includes a race bib, t-shirt, and stylish bandana for the puppy participants! Come out and move your paws for a cause!
Come drink and be merry for a night where Fenway Park goes to the dogs! Just a short trip from Somerville, this "pawsome" party features tasty treats and fancy beverages for both humans and canines! The event also features music, raffles, and doggie activities. Make sure to get your tickets ahead of time to get your name on the guest list, as this popular pooch party fills up quick! Photographers will be on-site to capture memorable moments with your mutt for you to treasure for years to come! Best of all, 100% of proceeds benefit the animals in need at the MSPCA!
Calling all holiday hounds! Every December, naughty and nice pets from far and wide gather for the annual Santa Photos extravaganza at the MSPCA Boston Adoption Center! Bring in your festive felines, merry mutts, and every pet in between to celebrate the season with jolly ol' St. Nick! Santa will be in town for two days only to snap a photo with your furry friend. Make sure to book a time slot in advance, as Mr. Clause is a very busy man! The $30 donation gets you a framed holiday pet picture along with 4 digital images sent to your email for seasonal sharing. 100% of proceeds help provide care and services for the homeless pets at the MSPCA.
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