Pet Sitting and Boarding in Watertown

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How it works

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Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

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Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

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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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Paul VWatertown, MA

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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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Ellie GWatertown, MA

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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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training

Jill YWatertown, MA

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Hi my name is Jill and I am the proud owner of an English Bulldog, Queen Cookie. I recently moved to Boston and Queen Cookie is living back home in CT with her Grama. I miss walking my furry companion and figured WAG was a great way to fill that void. I am comfortable walying dogs from 10 pounds to 120 pounds and can not wait to meet your fur baby!

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Gabrielle SWatertown, MA

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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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Rebekah HWatertown, MA

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Hi, my name is Rebekah. I grew up an animal lover in Maine, where I enjoyed living with a Blue Heeler/Sheppard mix named Sitka. I started walking and sitting for my friends’ and neighbors’ pets more than 5 years ago and have loved it ever since! Recently I’ve moved to Boston and am excited to be back in the area. I have experience with dogs of all sizes and ages. As an outdoorsy, active person, I’d love to meet your best friend and take them out for some fun and exciting exercise! I know each pup is as unique as they are loved, and I can’t wait to provide you both with the caring Wag! experience.

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Collin MWatertown, MA

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

Brenda WWatertown, MA

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“Never met a dog I didn't love ❤”

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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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker

Elliott MWatertown, MA

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Hi, I grew in a house with two corgis and a Labrador. I currently do not have a dog but love their company. I have worked as a dog walker before, and i’m excited to meet new dogs in my neighborhood. I’m looking forward to meeting your dog!

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James WWatertown, MA

4.8

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I grew up with a Shetland Sheepdog/Collie mix and a Samoyed. In addition I love all animals. When I travel, I make a point to go the the local zoo, if one exists, and pet shops. Also, I lived overseas for twenty years, so I have learned to adapt to all kinds of new circumstances, conditions, surprises etc. Finally, I am conscientious, responsible, honest and reliable.

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Miriam LWatertown, MA

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“Dog Walking, Training and Behavior Expert”

Hello! My name is Miriam and I am an enthusiastic 28-year-old who has had the privilege of working for a loyal client base in the greater Boston area for the past several years, which I am so grateful for. I take my work very seriously and strive to provide optimal care, treatment and safety for every dog! Please feel free to message me for any requests or further inquiries!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Behavioral training, Potty training, Puppy training

Dog Boarding in Watertown

The quaint city of Watertown is a great place to settle down, but you'll no doubt want to escape from time to time to see the world. But what do you do with your fur-baby while you're gone?

Your first thought might be to book a spot for Fido at a local kennel but think again! Dog boarders and dog sitters provide an affordable alternative that's sure to keep your pup's tail wagging.

Dog sitters and boarders will care for your canine in a home setting, so you know your pup will be comfortable while you're gone. Plus, many caregivers also offer dog walking services in Watertown. With your permission, your caregiver can take your pup for an on-leash stroll to a nearby nature trail so your pooch stays active while you're on vacation. 

Considering dog boarding and sitting over traditional kennels? Here's a deep dive into the average cost and process of booking a dog boarder or sitter in Watertown.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Watertown, MA

There are tons of dog boarding facilities across Watertown and the Boston metro area. Standard kennels cost around $70 per night.

You can also book luxury suites for your fur-baby to stay in; however, these tend to cost around $100 per night. Luxury accommodation often includes a larger room, comfier bed, climate control, and one-on-one playtime.

It's worth noting that most Watertown dog boarding facilities charge extra if you book over the holidays. Many also charge extra for toys, food, and if your pup any special dietary or medical needs. Always read the Ts and Cs so you don't have any surprises on your final bill. 

Not keen on sending Snoopy to a dog boarding facility? Check out the dog boarders available through Wag!. Dog boarders on the Wag! platform will care for your pup in a home environment. And with rates starting at $44 a night on average, it’s an affordable alternative to traditional dog boarding. 

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Watertown, MA

If you have an anxious Chihuahua who'd be better off staying home while you're away, book a Watertown dog sitter. Dog sitting tends to be more expensive than boarding and costs around $80 for an overnight stay. 

Bear in mind most dog sitters will charge extra for walkies, travel expenses, and depending on your pup's age. You can also expect to pay extra for booking over holidays. You should also check the hours your sitter operates to ensure it fits with your pup's schedule. 

An increasingly common trend among dog sitters is to do flying visits rather than overnight stays. These visits involve feeding your pup, letting them out to do their business, and maybe a quick walk. These flying visits usually cost $20 to $30 for 30 minutes.

Dog sitters through Wag! charge as little as $39 per night, meaning you'll have more cash to splash during your vacation!

Dog Boarding in Watertown, MA

Bella is sure to have a ball during their overnight sleepover with a vetted dog boarder on the Wag! platform.

Here's how you book: download the Wag! app, log in to your account, and click on the "Boarding" tab under Overnight Care. Enter some details about your trip, and you'll get a list of superstar dog boarders in your area!

Review each boarder's profile carefully. Most boarders have specific experience caring for different age groups and breeds, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding the right match. You can also chat with your boarder to let them know some extra details about your doggo.

Each boarder also has a star rating out of 5, so you can quickly narrow down your candidates. That's easier said than done, though, as 95% of all overnight care sessions end in a flawless 5-star review!

Dog Sitting in Watertown, MA

Alternatively, hire a dog sitter in Watertown to look after your hound and home while you're away. 

You can book a Watertown dog sitter through Wag! by downloading the Wag! app, logging in to your account, and going to the "Sitting" tab under Overnight Care services.

Then, you're ready to pick a nearby caregiver. Have a look at their experience and reviews by other pet parents to ensure they're the right fit for Fido. Then contact them through Wag! Chat to let them know the finer details.

While you're away, your sitter will send you video and picture updates of your pup playing or snoozing in their favorite spot, so you can rest easy knowing your mutt and manor are just the way you left them. 

Choosing the best possible care for your pup is no walk in the park, but booking a caregiver on the Wag! platform makes things just a little easier. Download the Wag! app today and find out what everybody's barking about!