Overnight dog care in Baltimore

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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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Daniel HBaltimore, MD

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I've been very fortunate to grow up with dogs. My first dog was a golden retriever named Murphy. I learned a lot about how to take care of dogs when I was a kid because of Murphy. And more importantly, I had a lot of fun! I now have a black lab named Hon. She recently turned 11, but still acts like a puppy .

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Hunter HBaltimore, MD

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Hi my name is Hunter! I'm an animal lover and pet owner myself. I know our pets are family and how important it is to make sure they're taken care of. I've had dogs in my home since as long as I can remember and know how to give them the love and respect they deserve. I've worked office jobs and long hour days, so I understand the need for a reliable person to be there. I would be happy and honored to get to care for your pup, big or small, old or young!

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Rebecca RBaltimore, MD

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I grew up with dogs. I loved and walked the dog I had. I have boarded and dog sat during vacations, long travel, and extended hospital stays. I just love animals in general.

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Seth EBaltimore, MD

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Hey there! I can't wait to meet your dog and if I'm lucky enough, you too! I've loved dogs my entire life, from the sharpei I had as a boy to the rescue Keyshond I took care of later in life. I have such a passion for canines that I volunteer at the SPCA in Baltimore and would love to take care of your pet, one walk at a time!

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Amanda JBaltimore, MD

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Hello, I am a great walker for your pet! I enjoy dogs very much and am grateful for the opportunity to meet your dog. I am a dog lover and will make sure I give your dog a Pawsome walk! Thank you!

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Serene LBaltimore, MD

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“I can’t wait to meet your fur baby!!”

Hello! My name is Serene and I have been working with animals for the last 10 years. I worked as a vet tech for 4 years and did dog walking and pet sitting for the last 7 years. I am experienced in all breeds and I am comfortable giving medications or insulin injections. I absolutely love being around dogs and I am very excited to meet yours.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Demetra SBaltimore, MD

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“A Dogmatic Experience=A Doggilicious Walk”

My love for dogs stems from my early childhood when my family adopted a Lhasa Apso. I have a longtime passion and love for all animals. After losing my family pet recently, I decided to do what I love most and walk dogs. I'm very excited to be a part of Wag! and look forward to caring for your pet.

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Nicole WBaltimore, MD

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Hi, my name is Nicole. My experience with dogs comes from being a mother to two rescues and family and friends who entrust me with daily and extended care. Come rain or shine, I am willing to keep your dog safe and engaged in their walk. I am looking forward to sharing my passion for dogs in Baltimore County and building a relationship with your family member.

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Diane DBaltimore, MD

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Hi, my name is Diane! I started volunteering with a dog rescue 3 years ago. I quickly discovered it was my passion and I changed my career focus to animal care. I have worked primarily with dogs, although I do have experience with cats and smaller animals as well. I have worked with dogs of many breeds and sizes. I cannot wait to meet you and your best friend!

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Thomas WBaltimore, MD

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I love Dogs and Dogs love me. I’m always excited to hangout with a new furry friend. Whether you want a quick 20min walk for a bathroom break or a 2 mile, hour long walk, with a constant 5 star rating and over 500 walks I can promise your pup will have a good time.

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Dog Boarding in Baltimore

Marylanders are known for their hard work ethics and love of animals. And while this state has its share of fun-activities, every dedicated dog parent needs a break from the norm now and then. Maryland residents often turn to commercial dog boarding services, thinking they're the best and most reliable option. 

Pet parents often see a brick-and-mortar facility and think, "This place is licensed, legit, and not going anywhere." While that statement is generally true, kennel-style dog boarding services aren't for every pup. 

Kennels can sometimes exacerbate conditions like anxiety, depression, and stomach issues, especially for dogs who aren't comfortable with a crate. While many of these kennels have daycare activities and playtime, pups will ultimately end up in an enclosure overnight and during a lot of the day. 

Pet parents have more options than they might think. Baltimore has an abundance of local dog sitters who can give your pup the structure, love, and familiarity that pets need. Wag! can put you in touch with in-home dog sitters near you who work around your schedule. Besides offering exceptional care, sitters in our network can even take your pup on outings like to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, with your permission. What kennel do you know of that does that?

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Baltimore

The state of Maryland takes animal ownership very seriously, enforcing regulations regarding pet vaccinations and commercial kennel licenses. Ordinances in the state's largest city, Baltimore, are even stricter, requiring all pet parents to provide proof of shots and licensing within 10 days of adoption or by 4 months old. 

These are all things to factor in when looking into dog kennels near you. Without a pet license or up-to-date vaccinations, your pup won't be eligible for dog boarders in Baltimore, at least not the commercial ones. 

The baseline cost of kennel services in Baltimore starts at $58 per night. Additional services like grooming, giving medications, massage, and daycare activities can more than double the price. Many kennels also charge more for large or giant breeds and dogs who need extra assistance. Fortunately for budgeting pet parents, stand-alone facilities aren't the only option.

Prices for dog boarding through the Wag! platform start at just $39 a night. Your pet caregiver will even chauffeur your pup back home for an additional $15 fee. Baltimore dog boarders with Wag! tend to pets in their own home and will treat your Fluffy like one of their own! Unlike kennels, the professionals in our network offer free-range care, so you can rest easy knowing your fur-baby isn't hanging out in a kennel all day. 

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Baltimore

Most dog sitters in Baltimore typically charge by the hour, but there are some agencies with package deals. The hourly starting pay for Baltimore dog sitters averages out at $13 an hour, but if you need holiday, weekend, or overnight care, that rate can double or triple. 

The average cost for local dog sitting agencies is $70 a night for two walks and 12 hours of company. Pet parents who opt for a drop-in agency sitter can expect to pay $65 for 4 brief visits, including feeding and a potty break. Add-ons like kenneling, transportation, holiday stays, grooming, and medication administration will cost extra.

Dog sitting services through Wag! offer an affordable alternative to other local options. Wag!'s pricing starts at just $39 a night, and clients can pay for their pet's care directly from their smart device. Local dog sitters on the Wag! platform work just like a regular in-home sitter. They'll take care of your pup at your house and keep up with all of Fido's normal walking, feeding, and medicine schedules — for one flat fee. 

Dog Boarding in Baltimore

The Wag! app is super user-friendly, enabling pet parents to register and locate a local dog boarder in mere minutes. There's even a messaging feature that allows users to work out the details of their pet's care before and during overnight services. The chat feature offers pet parents peace of mind. It also supports photo and video messaging so you can see what your pup's up to while you're away. 

Getting started is simple. Just download the Wag! app and create an account (or log in to an existing one). After you select "boarding" from Overnight Care services, you'll input some information about your pup and choose the dates you need pet care. Next, you’ll complete a questionnaire about your pet's social temperament, preferences, and needs to help us pair your pooch with the right caregiver. 

Once you provide information on what your pup needs, the app will direct you to the index of local dog boarders to choose from. Our platform boasts boarders from many different backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common — they love dogs! Some have veterinary training, and others spend their time assisting at local animal rescues. Every pet caregiver in the Wag! network has undergone careful screening to make sure they meet our stringent qualifications. 

Dog Sitting in Baltimore

Arranging a local dog sitter through Wag! follows the same booking process as dog boarding, except you’ll click the “sitting”  icon in Overnight Care services. If you’ve used other local Wag! services, you may notice some familiar faces on the index; that’s because many in the candidate pool overlap into dog walkers and boarders. No matter what service you need, Wag! ensures your pet has access to quality and trustworthy care. 

After you’ve set the dates, selected your sitter, and discussed the particulars, all that’s left to do is pack your suitcase and wait for your fur-baby’s sitter to arrive! The communication features are also available free of charge with Wag! sitting services, so your pup is always just a message away.

Don’t depend on a cookie-cutter kennel; find a caregiver who you can build rapport with through Wag!. Learn more about how Wag! overnight services can help you find your ideal pet care candidate here.