Overnight dog care in Portland

Book trusted sitters and boarders

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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Stacey CPortland, ME

5.0

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“Extreme Animal Lover! Hug your furbaby!”

Hi! I am a huge dog lover (currently have 2 Goldens) who walks my dogs every day (unless it's raining hard or there's a severe wind chill). I love all dogs. I do not walk dogs on prong collars. I prefer a harness or gentle leader. I am a school teacher and have lived in my home for about 15 years. I've hired dog walkers in the past myself (when my dogs were puppies and needed to get out more on work days). I am the person who, when not with my dogs, stops to meet other dogs along my way.

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

Rose MPortland, ME

4.9

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“entrust your pet to me when you are busy or away”

My name is Rose. I am a conscientious, trustworthy pet lover who have grown up with dogs as part of my family. I have a 7-year old golden named Daisy and an energetic 10-year old Maltese mix named Gordie. We love to go for walks and explore new places. I also have 2 rescue cats, 13-year old Izzy and 3-year old Fred. For the past three years, I have been an active volunteer at the ARLGP. I look forward to working with you and your beloved pet or pets.

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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

Matthew QPortland, ME

4.9

(470)

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“A friendship that will last a lifetime!”

Hello, my name is Matt! I am an avid dog lover and would like to spend some quality time with your doggo. Born and raised in Portland, I enjoy the city and everything that comes with it. Sports are a big part of my life; been involved with them since day one. Being active is also very important to me: I love going on bike rides, working out, runs, etc! But most importantly, I'm here to build a connection with your dog and hope to make a friend for life!!!! If you have any questions, just ask :)

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Training experience, Fast walker

Dianne FPortland, ME

4.9

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“Puppy~Senior Care & Everything in Between”

I grew up with cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, & a box turtle. I worked in a Grooming Salon, a Veterinary Hospital, & a local Super Pet store. I have trained in Obedience, Agility, Trick Dog, & Wag-It. Currently I own 2 Black Labs that are in Agility Training, Trick Dog Titles , & Wag-It Games. My 4yo Lab has recently completed the Therapy Dog Test...I have walked 2-3dogs @ a time, plenty of practice walking dogs &... keeping their safety my #1 priority. I treat every Pet as if it's my own

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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, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Cat MPortland, ME

4.9

(208)

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I am a senior at the University of New England with a major in Applied Exercise Science, and a minor in Psychology. I have grown up working with and alongside animals as long as I can remember. I have had experience with veterinary offices, and animal emergencies during my time as both a house sitter, and through personal experiences. I have worked with a variety of dogs, from disabled, old, and newborns with and without their mother. I look forward to meeting you and your dog.

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

Gabriel MPortland, ME

4.9

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“I love your fur babies like they’re my own!”

I’m a longtime petsitter with previous experience as a vet tech, and in animal rescue. I’ve worked with dogs of all ages and sizes, with a wide variety of temperaments. I’m always ready to make friends with a new dog (who isn’t?).

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Arielle NPortland, ME

4.9

(164)

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“Every dog is my spirit animal”

My name is Arielle and I love dogs. I grew up with a black lab named Flint. Now, my parents have a dog named Tucker, who I love to visit and walk when I’m home. I enjoy walking many of my friends’ dogs. I take them on hikes, to the beach, and more

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Mike PPortland, ME

4.9

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“Live fast. Pet dogs.”

Hi everyone, My name is Mike. I’m a graduate student at USM hoping to do a little more while I work toward my degree. Ive had dogs since I was a little kid and currently my own puppy so I’m sure I’ll love hanging out with your fur buddy. I’m an early riser and I enjoy the cold so I’ll be happy to keep your fren walked even in Maine winters. Thanks for reading. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Talinga MPortland, ME

4.9

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“Looking for a trustworthy dog walker/pet-sitter?”

I spend most of my time caring for animals, whether they are my own or animals that I work with. I enjoy every second of it. As a teenager, I volunteered for my local animal shelter in Texas. It was a wonderful learning experience and showed the importance of standing up for those who don’t have a voice. The impact of that volunteer experience led me to become vegan. I’ve been an animal activist for the past 10 years, and it’s been a rewarding and eye-opening journey.

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Melissa GPortland, ME

4.9

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Hello! I've loved dogs ever since I was a little girl but because of my family's living situation i have never been able to own one myself. Because of this I am filled with love and knowledge for an animal that has no outlet. I do own 3 cats and a bunch of fish wich receive much love and spoilage. Hopefully with the profits I make from walking I will be able to continue to spoil them!

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Dog Boarding in Portland

The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland carries out lifesaving work for the animals of the area, providing shelter, care, rehabilitation, and rehoming to all animals in need, regardless of age, breed, behavioral status, or health. By nurturing the connection between pets and people, they strive to promote animal welfare and improve the quality of life in the local community. 

The nonprofit organization serves more than 4,000 displaced and homeless animals each year through their adoption services, foster program, spay/neuter clinic, and dog training. Additionally, their efforts continuously contribute to strengthening the community through advocating awareness and support for the humane treatment of animals, offering educational programs and resources, and working to end animal overpopulation by promoting spaying and neutering. The shelter even offers pet food assistance and low-cost spay/neuters for those in need. The dedication and compassion of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and their 400+ weekly volunteers facilitate the organization's ability to embrace all animals and give them an opportunity for a new beginning!

Another loving, committed rescue in the Portland area is the Maine Sheltie Rescue, focusing all of their efforts on the care and protection of Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) in need. Established in 2012, the nonprofit was founded to fulfill the need of lost, abandoned, and mistreated Shelties to find caring homes. The individuals comprising the organization have many years of experience with Shelties and their knowledge and love of the breed allow them to provide exemplary care. The Maine Sheltie Rescue operates entirely on the dedication of volunteers opening their hearts and homes to the beloved dog breed to ensure the humane treatment of Shelties, prevent their overpopulation, and place them in loving, responsible homes. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Portland

Pet Rock in the Park

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
August

Duration
11a.m.-4p.m.

Pet Rock in the Park

48

Come strut your mutt at this annual outdoor music festival supporting Chase Away K9 Cancer and other amazing charities devoted to raising funds to aid the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of canine cancer. The annual family and dog-friendly event attracts more than 5000 visitors, all coming together for a day of music, food, pet adoptions, crafts, games, animal demonstrations, vendors, advocacy, and doggone fun! Come on down with your canine companion, wag your tails to the beat of local music, and take a big ol' bite out of canine cancer!

Ales for Tails

36
Admission
$30.00

Month
September

Duration
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ales for Tails

36

Ales for Tails is an annual festival celebrating delicious craft brews and our canine friends, with local breweries, music, and phenomenal food vendors. Admission includes 8 tasting tickets to test out the beer and cider samples of the breweries present, but you can also purchase full-size beverages, including delicious, local non-alcoholic options. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome and encouraged! There will be canine activities and delicacies in store! All of the proceeds will directly benefit the Animal Refuge of Greater Portland. Grab your friends, both human and canine, and head out to the Ales for Tails festival to support animals in need!

Sit With Santa

24
Admission
$10.00

Month
December

Duration
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sit With Santa

24

December 'tis the season to celebrate both naughty and nice pooches for bringing so much love into our lives! Bring your four-legged friend into Planet Dog Store to get their photo taken on Santa's lap. All proceeds from this annual fundraising event go directly to the Planet Dog Foundation, supporting and funding service dog organizations. Your photo session includes 2 shots delivered electronically, holiday treats, and discounts on holiday accessories for your doggo! Come out with your pup for a day of merriment and support a great cause.

Bark in the Park

12
Admission
$10.00

Month
July

Duration
Varies

Bark in the Park

12

This annual event is an opportunity take your dog out to the ball game to cheer and wag on the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field. Every dog and human needs their own ticket, which includes a furry fundraising parade around the field before the game led by Slugger, the Sea Dogs mascot. Dogs and their humans will have seats in a designated dog-friendly section in left-field. The doggie fans can even splash around with their canine friends in a wading pool. All proceeds benefit the continued efforts of the Planet Dog Foundation to support various dedicated dog charities and organizations!

Willard Beach

0
Admission
FREE!

Duration
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Willard Beach

0

Does your paw-some pal enjoy running through the waves and digging in the sand? Willard Beach is a public beach just 5 minutes outside of Portland open to powwowing with your carefree canines! May-September, dogs can romp and play from 7 to 9 am. The rest of the year, they are welcome anytime! All off-leash dogs must be under voice control. This beach is a great place for pups to socialize, splash in the sea, chase balls along the shore, roll in the sand, and cool off on a hot day! Be sure to keep a close eye on your dog and clean up after them in order to keep this beach friendly to everyone!