Overnight dog care in Detroit

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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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Amy FDetroit, MI

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“Love is a four legged word❤”

Hi! My name is Amy! I love dogs & I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk your pup! I also work at a boarding facility so my job is to make sure the pets are healthy and happy, which I love to do! I know how important your pup is to you and I'll make sure they are well taken care of!

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

Mikayla MDetroit, MI

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“Doggos and exercise! Look forward to helping you!”

I am a loving pet owner looking to help other people out. I have a flexible schedule and am very excited to meet your dog! Dog walking has given me many opportunities to deal with all sorts of pups. I am happy to accommodate any needs. Please let me know how I can help!

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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

Juliann HDetroit, MI

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Hi! My name is Juliann and I love dogs! I grew up having a Weimaraner named Maxy, and after she crossed the rainbow bridge, we got another Weim puppy named Cleo. She left us in 2014. I still miss them both and am always looking for opportunities to spend time with dogs as I cannot own my own at the moment. Aside from growing up with dogs, my experience includes spending the last 2 years volunteering at my local animal shelter where I walked, bathed, and socialized dogs on a weekly basis. And then there's all the times I've walked and dog sat for friends and neighbors..always a joy :)

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Jordan EDetroit, MI

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Hi, my name is Jordan. First of all, I love dogs! I have been walking dogs on a regular basis since 2009. This includes walking my neighbor's dogs. I also acted as a long term dog sitter for an elderly woman who had to move into a home. I literally moved in and took care of her dog and her home full time! They had to sell the home and asked me to adopt the dog (Barkis) which I was thrilled to do and we are best buddies :)

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Peggy MDetroit, MI

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“Love my job! You can count on me!”

Hi! I love all animals, I am responsible, and reliable. I walk my Chocolate Lab dog everyday.I'm self-motivated, excellent communicator, have people & animals skills. I am school bus driver for 12yrs+ for a school district. On my route the students and I would always enjoy giving treats to the animals. We take pictures of the animals and the students put them up on the wall inside the bus. The kids just loved it. I am very responsible and reliable you can count on me!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Paul SDetroit, MI

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“Walking partner for your best friend”

Hi everyone, I'm Paul! I'm currently finishing graduate school and am looking to spend some quality time outdoors with your lovely pet. I have taken care of dogs, cats and a whole host of other animals my entire life, lending me nearly 20 years of experience in walking, care and companionship.

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

Dylan WDetroit, MI

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“When your pet is with me, they’re family! <3”

My name is Dylan and I grew up in Michigan. My family has always had dogs in our lives. I love meeting people’s dogs and caring for them as if they were my own family pet. I like to provide video updates during the walk as well as detailed report cards. I’m a pet parent and I give the same service I would want from a Wag Walker. I am available for communication and want to do whatever I can to give the best service for you and your pet. Have any questions? Please contact me.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kaitlyn BDetroit, MI

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“Belly Rub Expert!”

Hello my name is Kaitlyn. I am an Animal Science major at Michigan State. I love animals, I have two dogs of my own and I love getting to know new dogs. I am currently a full time student and I walk/ dog sit as my only job. I have had dogs since the age of 10 and I have plenty of experience in dog training, tips, and tricks.

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

Emily MDetroit, MI

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I've owned, walked, and taken care of dogs since I was a little girl and find them to be incredibly smart and empathetic creatures! As a highly active individual, I am well suited for the dog-walker lifestyle and consider it to be an extremely rewarding experience.

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Marc MDetroit, MI

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Hi my name is Marc. The reason you should choose me as your Wag walker is because I truly love dogs. Currently I have experience with walking 5 dogs in the Fort Green area of Brooklyn. I have availability in all Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods. Not only do I love dogs, but I actually respect them as individuals. I get to know each dog and their habits, and build a relationship on an individual basis. If you choose me as your Wag walker you can trust me and you won't regret it.

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Dog Boarding in Detroit

The Motor City is always moving. Whether its hearing fantastic local music, touring museums showcasing art, the car industry, and American history, or searching for the best Coney dog, there’s a lot here to keep Detroit residents busy! But when Detroiters want to sight-see elsewhere, they often have to leave the furriest member of their family behind.

When you need to find overnight care for your fur-baby, there’s plenty of options. While dog kennels were once the go-to for pet pawrents, today there’s a vast assortment of Detroit dog boarding and dog sitting services that can make your pup’s time without you fun and anxiety-free!

Cozy, in-home overnight dog sitting and boarding provides the perfect blend of familiar accommodations and compassionate care that your dog will love. And since many caregivers are also Detroit dog walkers, with your permission, your dog could take a trek through their neighborhood, or stroll along the water on the Detroit Riverwalk. After the exercise, and a cuddle, your dog is sure to snooze the night away.

Are you searching for local dog sitters and boarders to keep your pup company while you are gone? Let’s take a look at the costs for overnight care near you.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Detroit, MI

Dog boarding prices can vary, as can the types of accommodations they include. Traditional dog kennels near you average around $40, which includes several outdoor visits for exercise and potty breaks, mealtimes, and play sessions. While most have staff on site 24-hours a day, there are kennels who use only cameras for surveillance overnight.

For more activity and comfort, many pet pawrents look to deluxe boarding that offer private rooms with sound-proof walls, raised, orthopedic beds, TVs, bedtime treats, and even webcams. These dog boarding services can be pricier, ranging from $50 to $120 per night.

There are also several kinds of extra services that can incur additional fees, including training sessions, one-on-one time with staff, exercise activities, group or private playtimes, walks, massages, and even gourmet meals. Your rates may also go up if you book on holidays, or for late pickups.

Starting at just $39, Detroit dog boarding through Wag! is the affordable solution that offers your dog a relaxing, home environment to enjoy until you return. 

​Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Detroit, MI

When there’s no place like home, dog sitting near you is the pawfect solution to keeping your pup safe in their favorite place. In Detroit, the average price for dog sitting is $85 per night.

Included in an overnight stay are mealtimes, playtimes and potty walks, and many sitters will also provide home services such as bringing in the mail or taking out the trash. The amount of time your sitter stays with your dog can vary from 7 to 12 hours. Depending on how long you’ll be gone, you may need to schedule additional walking services during the day, which can add to your cost. Other factors that can increase the rate are additional pets in the household, sitting over the holidays, and last-minute bookings.

With rates that start at $39, Detroit dog sitters with Wag! can let your pup stay in the best bed in town at an affordable price.

Dog Boarding in Detroit, MI

No matter what takes you away from home, you can feel secure knowing that a vetted dog boarder with Wag! is treating your pup like family.

It’s easy to get your dog’s vacation started. Simply download the Wag! App, and create an account. Once you answer a few questions about your furry furiend, click on the Overnight Care menu and select “Boarding”. You’ll be prompted to enter in the dates your dog needs care, and you can even add on transportation to and from your boarder’s home for an extra fee.

As you continue, you’ll be able to view a list of local dog boarders. Here, you can read customer reviews and see each boarder’s experience. You’ll also see some caregivers who prefer little pups, big dogs, or even older or special needs pooches, making finding the best match even easier. Once you’ve decided on the right boarder for your dog, use Wag! Chat to discuss your pup’s needs to help make their time together furrific!

As soon as the pictures and videos of your dog having a blast pop up on your phone, you’ll know you made the right choice. And whenever you want to check-in, Wag! Chat lets you message your boarder at any time.

Dog Sitting in Detroit, MI

Whether your dog suffers from separation anxiety, or just prefers to snuggle in your bed, having a trusted dog sitter with Wag! care for your canine pal can help keep your dog relaxed and stress-free.

Book your dog’s stay right at home though the Wag! App. Choose “Sitting” from the Overnight Care menu to view a list of experienced dog sitters who will take your dog’s safety and happiness seriously. Review customer comments and each boarder’s preferences to find the pawfect caregiver. Communicate any special requests and information your sitter should know about your dog through Wag! Chat. Then, enjoy the picture and video updates from your caregiver, and check-in anytime to find out how your pup is doing.

Dog boarders and sitters through Wag! are so amazing because most of them have fur-babies of their own, so treating your dog like their own is second nature. Plus, many Wag! caregivers have experience in other areas of pet care, including training, veterinary work, and even dog walking. It’s no surprise that 95% of all boarding and sitting sessions through Wag! end in a 5-star review. For Detroit pooches and their pawrents, its clear to see why overnight care with Wag! is so popular!

So when you are planning your next trip for work or play, book overnight care with Wag! to keep your dog’s tail wagging until you return.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Detroit

Mega March for Animals

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Mega March for Animals

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Hosted by the Michigan Humane Society, the Mega March for animals is an annual walk and celebration of our furry friends and their humane treatment. This event occurs every fall and features a 2-mile jaunt around Bell Isle. As you gather and mingle with fellow dog lovers, rejoice in knowing you are supporting the Michigan Humane Society in continuing to offer extensive services promoting excellent animal care and welfare. You will absolutely, pawsitively have a perfect time with your pup!


Doggie Fashion Parade

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FREE!

Duration
1pm-4pm

Doggie Fashion Parade

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Every January, as a part of People for Palmer Park's Annual WinterFest, pups from far and wide plus their admirers gather for fun and fashion, four-legged style! This is an opportunity to get creative with your canine and show off their unique look. Dogs dressed in scarves, hats, cloaks, sunglasses, and whatever elaborate outfits their humans come up with will strut their stuff on a walk around Lake Frances. Accompanied by their owners and enthusiastic children in doggie masks, this is family and dog-friendly fun! Treats and prizes are provided for all pets from various local businesses and organizations. The event is located on the south side of Palmer Park adjacent to Merrill Paisance. Parking and admission are free!


Dequindre Cut Greenway

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FREE!

Duration
Always Open

Dequindre Cut Greenway

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This is a stunning paved trail nearly 2 miles long that runs from the riverfront all the way to Eastern Market. As a part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines, the path is clean and well-maintained. Previously an unused railroad corridor, the Dequindre Cut Greenway is now a great place to bring your pooches. There are separate lanes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic to keep everyone safe! This is a good option for pups who may not do well with the volume of dogs you find at dog parks or other canine-centered events. Free parking is available at Rivard Plaza near the southern end of the trail.


Riverfront Canine Club Pack Walks

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FREE!

Duration
After 10:30 AM Sun

Riverfront Canine Club Pack Walks

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Nothing says Sunday Funday like a scenic stroll along the river with a pack of pups! Meeting Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Rivard Plaza parking lot, this gathering welcomes dogs and their owners to walk along the river and up the Dequindre cut, spicing up dog social lives! The walk takes place every Sunday throughout the summer and into fall, switching to monthly in the winter. As the walks span up to an hour and a half, be sure to bring along water for you and your dog. The Riverfront Canine Club is organized by Canine to Five partnered with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, making this lively city even more dog-friendly!


Detroit Dog Park

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FREE!

Duration
7AM-10PM

Detroit Dog Park

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This is Detroit's first dog park, opened in May 2014. Formerly Macomb Park, the city teamed up with Petsmart to transform this space into a canine concourse, sparking an influx of other dog parks to the city. This park is a great place for dogs and people to meet and play, open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. All dogs pawing around the park must be licensed and vaccinated and though there are no separate sections, dogs of all sizes are welcome! Be sure to bring your own water along to keep your pal hydrated!