Overnight dog care in Somerville

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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 KSomerville, 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 SSomerville, 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 WSomerville, 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 FSomerville, 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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Juliana RSomerville, MA

4.9

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Hi! My name is Juliana! I'm at FT student at ODU. I grew up with a Poodle, and have lived with and cared for other breeds of different sizes and ages. I am a fur mommy to 2 Pits. I very much enjoy exercising and being outside. Since I'm a very active person, I would love have the opportunity to take your dog on many fun filled walks! As well as a relaxed walk through the neighborhood. I will treat your baby as if they were my own! I look forward to meeting you & your dog! (:

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Rafael HSomerville, 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 MSomerville, 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 DSomerville, MA

4.9

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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 CSomerville, 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

Miriam LSomerville, MA

4.8

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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 Somerville

The lost, stray, abandoned, and neglected animals of Somerville, MA are rescued, cared for, and assisted by the Somerville Animal Control Department, a city-run organization in place to prevent cruelty to animals and protect pet and public safety. Somerville Animal Control operates a small holding shelter for lost and homeless animals and collaborates with other local shelters and rescue groups to ensure that every pet in need receives the care and compassion they deserve until they can be placed into permanent, loving homes. 

Services offered by the department for the local community include response to wild and domestic animal-related calls, lost pet reporting, enforcement of city regulations to prevent animal cruelty, pet licensing, case management of abandoned and unclaimed animals, and much more. Upon responding to calls of animals in need, the department assists them in whatever way necessary, getting sick and injured animals veterinary attention and transporting homeless pets to the Massachusetts Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Animal Medical Center (MSPCA-Angell).

MSPCA-Angell is located nearby in Boston, MA and works with the Somerville Animal Control Department to help bring pets to safety and happiness. As the second oldest humane society in the United States, the organization has been serving and protecting animals since 1868. The mission of the nonprofit is to protect animals, advance their welfare and health, put an end to their suffering, and prevent cruelty in order to work towards a just and compassionate society. 

Every animal that comes through the shelter doors receives loving care, socialization, enrichment, vaccinations, a spay/neuter procedure, microchipping, flea/tick treatment or preventative, deworming, and complete veterinary care until they can be adopted into a responsible forever home! Upon adoption, the organization even offers Beginner's Obedience and Puppy Play 'N Learn Training Classes, which are included in the adoption fee! MSPCA-Angell provides a plethora of resources for pet owners including low-cost spay/neuter programs, behavior and training classes, veterinary financial assistance, humane education, and lost and found animal reporting. 

Through collaboration between the Somerville Animal Control Department and MSPCA-Angell, Somerville's animals in need are in compassionate, caring hands.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Somerville

Somerville Dog Festival

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Somerville Dog Festival

48

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!

Nunziato Field Dog Park

36
Admission
FREE!

Duration
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Nunziato Field Dog Park

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This off-leash recreation area is a great place to bring your rowdy rover to run off that extra energy or your mellow mutt to mingle with furry friends! The securely fenced dog park offers large open spaces for running, doggie waste stations to clean up after your pet, and plenty of picnic tables for the human visitors to make use of. With ample space to frolic and play, this park is frequented by the area's dog walkers and their furry clientele! The ground cover is made up of primarily dirt and gravel, so prepare for a muddy pup on the wetter days! Located in the heart of this city, this park is a heavily used resource by the area's dog owners. There is an open grassy field adjacent to the off-leash area for community use, but keep your dog leashed there!

Fast and Furriest Run, Walk, Wag 5K

24
Admission
FREE!

Month
May

Duration
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fast and Furriest Run, Walk, Wag 5K

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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!

Dogs on Deck: a Barktail Party

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
June

Duration
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dogs on Deck: a Barktail Party

12

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!

Santa Photos

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Admission
$30.00

Month
December

Duration
Two Day Event

Santa Photos

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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 ole' 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.