Pet Sitting and Boarding in Portland

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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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Stacey CPortland, ME

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Hannah APortland, ME

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“While the owners are away, the puppies will play”

Hello! My name is Hannah. I am an active furry family lover who wishes to expand my knowledge and connection range of canines in particular, as well as engage in a form of business that I am passionate about. I love to play, assist with minor training and spoil dogs with love, which working from home allows me to do! My range of exercise is from casual companionship to avid long hikes/runs, with everything in between! Help me to connect with your furry best friends today! Flexible availability!!

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

Miranda FPortland, ME

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Hello, I’m Miranda! My first job was walking my neighbor’s basset hounds. Until Wag it was the best job I’d ever had! I have experience with dogs of all sizes and breeds. I always take my time when getting to know a new dog and let them make the first move. The safety and happiness of your pet and the security of your home are my biggest concerns; I’ll treat them both as I would my own. I’m an avid walker, but it’s so much better with a canine companion! I can’t wait to meet yours.

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Sara YPortland, ME

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Hi! I'm Sara and I look forward to meeting and walking your dog. I've had dogs all my life. I received a poodle for my 1st birthday! I currently have a lab mix named Abraham who is 7 and he's completely awesome. He has a kitty sister who is 9 that he adores. I believe every dog deserves quality time outdoors to enjoy being a dog...

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Gabriel MPortland, ME

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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

Rose MPortland, ME

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“entrust me with your baby when 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 an 8 year old golden named Daisy and an energetic 11 year old Maltese mix named Gordie. We love to go for walks and explore new places. I also have 2 rescue cats, 14 year old Izzy and 3 year old Fred. For the past four 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, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Matthew QPortland, ME

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“Peace of mind when you're away is my #1 priority!”

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, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Tessa MPortland, ME

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Hi! I'm Tessa and I would be honored to walk your dog. I grew up in Pennsylvania with animals always around me. I have worked at animal hospitals as well and have experience with diabetic dogs. I have worked with tiny teacup puppies to larger dogs such as, Great Danes and hunting dogs. When I'm walking your dog my main goal is to keep them safe, healthy, in shape, and most of all happy. I will do my best to make not only your dogs experience happy and stress free but yours as well!

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Crystina MPortland, ME

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Hello, my name is Crystina and I am a recent graduate of the University of New England. I have a double major in Psychology and Neuroscience, and as such have taken multiple animal behavior classes as electives. In my spare time I love making frequent visits to the Kennebunk animal shelter to donate, feed, walk and socialize the animals. I've owned and walked my own dogs since I was 7, participated in animal training classes at PetsSmart, and frequently pet sit for my friends and family. I can't wait to meet you and your dog!

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Juanny NPortland, ME

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Hello my name is Juanny Nunez I am a recent graduated student who adore doggies and is looking for another source of income. I own two 5 years old Yorkies since they were 2 years old. I also used to own a senior dog for 2 years. Thus I know how to take care of your baby(ies). I’ve walked other several dogs and also taken care of them at my house. You can guaranty that you pets will be in good hands.

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Dog Boarding in Portland

Portland is a city full of parks and beautiful spaces. It’s a city that prides itself on community — and that includes canine and human citizens. Who’d ever want to leave such a friendly place?

You and your pooch love living in Portland, and when work or leisure call you away, your pup is happy to stay on home turf. That’s when it’s time to research the best overnight care for your four-legged buddy. And, of course, you want to find the ideal solution to keep your dog safe and happy.

What are some of the great options in Portland? Leaving your dog at home is not always easy, and excellent dog boarders and dog sitters will make it all easier.

Your dog will be comfortable with the one on one attention, and you’ll rest easy knowing your pooch is in good hands. With many of the overnight pet caregivers in Portland being dog walkers, they’ll be ready to take your pup on some scent-worthy treks. With your permission, a walk along Carson Trail may be the plan!

Are you ready to start planning and packing? Read on for help with selecting the right dog sitter or dog walker for your canine squeeze.


Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Portland, ME

The available accommodation for doggy care in Portland varies from kennel-type stays to luxury digs with private rooms and live webcams. Keep in mind there could be extra charges for late pick-up, and vaccinations and parasite prevention are always a must.

Does your pooch like the lap of luxury? You could pay as much as $75 per night to give your pupster a fancy vacay. Some dog boarders may have lower prices, but make sure you know what the charge is for extras like holiday stays or individual playtime.

Do you want to ensure your dog receives top-notch attention? Book on the Wag! app and know that your woofer is getting wonderful care. On average, pet caregivers using Wag! charge $44-53 for a boarding service at their home. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a pet caregiver is selected for the service.


Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Portland, ME

Many dogs don’t relax when their pet parent is away unless they are sleeping in their own dog bed, listening to the familiar sounds of home. Book a local dog sitter to ensure your canine kiddo is content. 

The average rate for a dog sitter in Portland is $65. It’s important to finalize details like whether your chosen sitter stays in your home all night, or does visits before bedtime and then again first thing in the morning. How many walks are there per day, and does the fee include hugs and lots of affection?

On average, pet caregivers using Wag! charge $39 for a sitting service. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a pet caregiver is selected for the service. Also included is the guarantee that your dog will feel secure and stress-free staying in their own home.


Dog Boarding in Portland, ME

Download the Wag! app and set up an account to get started with the dog boarder selection process. It’s really easy and quick to do. Answer a few questions about your lovable pupster and then navigate to the Overnight Care page. Choose “Boarding” and give details about when you’ll be away. Peruse the list of vetted and experienced pet caregivers, and easily book worry-free care for your pooch.

What are the benefits of booking on the Wag! platform? A few of them are scheduling pick-up and drop-off if needed, and the flexibility of caregivers who can care for your dog for a weekend, week, or even longer.

You can travel knowing that your dog boarder on the Wag! platform will treat your dog like their own. Expect regular updates via fun videos and photos of your dog doing all of the things they like to do. Wag! dog boarding is affordable, reliable, and assures top-notch care for your furry best friend.


Dog Sitting in Portland, ME

Booking a Portland dog sitter is a breeze on the Wag! app. Simply make your way to the Overnight Care tab and select “Sitting”. Select the dates you need care, enter information about your dog, and browse the list of ready to help pet caregivers. You can even read reviews of previous pet parents who have used the service.

Choose the dog sitter who is the best match for your dog. Do you need someone who can handle a big dog? Or a pet caregiver who has experience administering medication? Use Wag! Chat to discuss your special dog’s needs with your chosen sitter. Remember, you can check up on your dog at any time by simply sending a message via Wag! Chat.

As much as you’d like to, you can’t bring your dog with you everywhere you go. But you can travel and feel at ease knowing your woofer is having a wonderful time at home. Book your next dog boarder or dog sitter on the Wag! app and plan your next holiday!


Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Portland

Pet Rock in the Park

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Admission
FREE!

Month
August

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

Pet Rock in the Park

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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

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Admission
$30.00

Month
September

Duration
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ales for Tails

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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

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Admission
$10.00

Month
December

Duration
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sit With Santa

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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

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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

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Willard Beach

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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!