Overnight dog care in Grand Rapids

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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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Sarah FGrand Rapids, MI

5.0

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“Past Veterinary Assistant, experienced handler”

Hello, I am Sarah and I can’t wait to meet your pet! Growing up, our home was full of pets as my mom was a vet tech, and I worked as a vet assistant at the local clinic for many years in addition to raising/socializing kittens and rescue pups. I love being able to take a 2-3 mile walk in the afternoons for my lunch break. I am a very experienced handler, know how to read animals well and am able to easily adjust to make your pet comfortable.

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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, Training experience

Johana DGrand Rapids, MI

4.9

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“Turning your K9 experience into a K10!”

Hi! My name is Joey and I live in San Francisco with my goofy dachshund, Tosh. I've grown up around dogs and for the last couple years, I've volunteered at the SFSPCA, where I'm trained to socialize and work with almost every range of dog - including puppies, newcomers, and doggies on the mend! Can't wait to meet you and your fur baby!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Kaci BGrand Rapids, MI

4.9

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Hello! My name is Kaci and I've been around dogs all my life. I do not currently own one however, due to apt regulations, so being a dog walker is a great alternative! My mother was a vet tech who taught me much about how to love and care for dogs, as well as handle them properly. I am available in Minneapolis, various areas, depending on where my second job has taken me that day. I look forward to meeting your furry friend, and establishing a new friendship!

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Megan CGrand Rapids, MI

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I have always been an animal lover and over the years I have owned many different pets. I currently have one 6 year old guinea pig named Riza Lin, an 11 month old kitten named Sammy and also an 11 month old Jack Russell/Retriever Mix named Sophie. When I was in High School I use to volunteer at The Humane Society of West Michigan. I worked mostly with the cats but did some dog walking. I had to leave there but have always wanted to go back and finish my dog walking. I have also walked family and friends dogs as well and I enjoy anytime I can spend with animals. My family sometimes calls me the animal whisperer because of the way animals respond to me. Also my job keeps me quite active and I am no stranger to the cold or warm weather changes of Michigan. I would love a chance to meet your furbabies and spend some time with them.

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Joan AGrand Rapids, MI

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“Dog walking, best job ever!!”

Since September 2019, I have been on nearly 300 walks through Wag! When spending time with all these amazing animals, I continue to look forward to the next walk. I enjoy walking my clients pets. That’s one way I get in my dog time! I have plenty of affection to share with your dog. When you select me for a walk you know you have found someone who will put the animal’s needs first. I am prompt, reliable and very trustworthy. I can’t wait to meet your dog! Again and again!

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

Rachel MGrand Rapids, MI

4.9

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Hi, my name is Rachel! I’m currently attending Concordia University and pursuing my Bachelors in Music Education. I’ve grown up around dogs my entire life, and I currently have a crazy blue tick coonhound named Bella! Unfortunately, I don’t get to spoil her daily now that I’m off at college, but dog walking allows me to take care of other pups!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care

Kendra HGrand Rapids, MI

4.9

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Hi there, my name is Kendra, and I would love to meet your dog! I've been an animal enthusiast my entire life. I grew up having dogs (first a cocker spaniel, then a shih tzu), and I currently have the best dog in the world, Phoebe (a lab mix). I have years of experience dog sitting for both large and small dogs, including multiple (up to 4) dogs at a time, and I've never met a dog I didn't like :) About me: I am currently studying computer engineering at GVSU and loving it! That said, I am in computer labs a lot, so I am always looking for opportunities to get outside and be active, which is why I LOVE walking dogs.

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Alexanna MGrand Rapids, MI

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Hi, I'm Alexanna and I'm the girl that at the party is on the ground with the dog. My dog, Burt, is the love of my life but to be fair I love all dogs that I come in contact with. My experience walking dogs varies from my moms husky/lab mix, to a good friends Australian Shepherds, my pug, and so on. I can't wait to love on your dog and spend some time with them.

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High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Macklyn KGrand Rapids, MI

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My name is Macklyn and I’m currently a student at GRCC. I live in Grand Rapids and have an undeniable love and passion for dogs and the outdoors! Growing up I always had a couple furry friends by my side. I’ve had experience volunteering at shelters and pet sitting for multiple families with all kinds of dogs. I would love to help out anyone with a busy schedule care for their beloved dog!

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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

Nicole RGrand Rapids, MI

4.8

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“Big and small I can walk them all!”

I have grown up with mostly larger breed dogs. I love exercising and can walk up to 3 dogs at one time! I have been taking care of and walking dogs for family and friends since I was 15 and have no trouble with unruly canines!

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

Dog Boarding in Grand Rapids

From north to south and east to west, the River City of Grand Rapids is full of pet-friendly activities and attractions. No matter whether you love purebreds or mutts, large dogs or small, if you love dogs you’ll feel right at home in Grand Rapids.

And because there’s such a large population of dog lovers in the region, Grand Rapids also boasts a number of wonderful animal welfare and dog rescue groups! Humane Society of West Michigan is one of those groups, and this entirely donor-funded non-profit provides assistance to more than 8,000 animals annually. Its mission is to save hurt, abused and abandoned animals, and then help them find loving, committed owners.

Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue has a similar goal. Founded in 2011, this Grand Rapids non-profit doesn’t have its own shelter facility but instead relies on volunteer foster homes to provide the love and support rescued dogs need until they can be placed in forever homes. The group has helped more than 1,000 animals find loving owners and continues to work tirelessly to solve the pet overpopulation problem.

Finally, Michele’s Rescue is another one of the region’s rescue groups that is well worth a mention. Founded in 1997, this no-kill shelter takes in at-risk animals from all over the country, gives them the care and love they so desperately need, and then helps them find their forever homes. Michele’s Rescue is always seeking volunteers and foster homes to help animals in need, or you can make a donation to help the group continue its impressive work.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Grand Rapids

Bark in the Dark

48
Admission
FREE!

Duration
5pm to 9pm

Bark in the Dark

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This is a 5K/1-mile fun run and walk with a paw-some twist — it’s held at night. Instead of sweating it out in the hot sun, you and your four-legged friend can tackle the course of your choosing in the cool hours of the evening. Held at Riverside Park, this much-anticipated annual event is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and charity-friendly, with all proceeds raised supporting Humane Society of West Michigan. And there’s more to enjoy than just the walk or run, with a beer tent, food, photo booth, face painting, and giveaways to keep you and your pet entertained!

Grand Rapids Community Dog Walk / Costume Contest

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
6:30pm to 8pm

Grand Rapids Community Dog Walk / Costume Contest

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A relaxing walk with your dog, a chance to socialize with other animal lovers, and the paw-fect excuse to get your pooch all dressed up in an adorable costume — you have to admit, this event sounds like great fun. Kicking off at the One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom, this family-friendly Howl-o-ween walk is open to all dog owners and takes you through the Grand Rapids downtown area. There’s a spectacular prize for the pooch in the best costume, as well as treat bags, bobbing for apples, and stacks more! Donations made on the night benefit Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue.

Day of the Dog

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Admission
$18.00

Duration
From 1pm

Day of the Dog

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This is a dog walk/run with a very big difference — you can do it when and where it suits you! Held to celebrate National Dog Day, this is a virtual 5K or 10K run or walk that you can complete any time in August. Rather than turning up at an appointed place at an appointed time to tackle a course as part of a group, you choose the course that you and your dog want to run. You’ll need to register beforehand, with a portion of the proceeds going to the event’s nominated charity, and then report your finishing time to organizers. If you’re looking for an excuse to raise a sweat with your pet by your side, this is the event for you!

Jenison Pet Expo

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
9am to 2pm

Jenison Pet Expo

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The annual Chow Hound Pet Expo takes place each year in Jenison and boasts more pet-friendly fun than you can shake a paw at. There are pet food raffles, discounted grooming and microchipping, cheap dog washes, farm animals, face painting, and balloon twisting! When you and your pooch arrive, you can chat with a dog trainer, meet a local rescue group, ask a groomer a question, or find out more about nearby boarding facilities. Throw in a number of giveaways and a heap of kids’ activities and you’ve got a paw-some day out for any pet lover!

Mutt Strut Community Dog Walk

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
6pm to 8pm

Mutt Strut Community Dog Walk

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Trick or treat! Get your pooch involved in all the Halloween fun at this woof-tastic howl-iday event. Hosted by Fido & Stitch, this festive community walk through downtown Grand Rapids promises a great night out! Doggy costumes are strongly encouraged, with a public Facebook costume contest held after the event. You and your pooch can also socialize with other pets and their humans, and the walk finishes on Garage Bar and Grill’s dog-friendly patio — what better place to enjoy a Halloween feast with your pooch?