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Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
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.
“The Dog Lady”
Hello! My name is Parryss. I know your fur baby is important and precious, and I promise to care for them as if they were my own and make sure they have the greatest time on our adventure! I love sending you pictures during the walk so you can join in on the fun!
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Owner to a 7 year old rottweiler, and a young labrador retriever mix. Grew up with an arrangement of dogs. Work full time as an assembly worker, but with increase of time off looking for some ways to get out of the house and be around what I love most, animals.
Hi, my name is Melissa. I have been an animal lover and owner my whole life. I had an elderly beagle named Tommy, and one of my favorite bonding experiences with him was taking him out to enjoy the outdoors. I was using positive training to enhance our walking experience and his quality of life. I've never met a dog I didn't like, and I can't wait to meet your canine companion!
“Pet CPR/First Aid and privately insured.”
Hello! My name is Jackie and I am a pet sitter in the greater Lansing area. I have a flexible schedule, love dogs and am reliable. I would love to help you out with any of your pet care needs.
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
“I’m a dog’s best friend!”
Hi! My name is Taryn. I grew up with dogs my entire life and have been around them since I can remember. I love being around them. In fact, I have 4 at home! I am very responsible/reliable and have been walking dogs for awhile but just got started with Wag! I can’t wait to meet your furry friend!
Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker
Hi there. I’m kathryn, I’m a lifelong animal lover and college student. Thank you for trusting me with your dog(s). I do have a dog of my own, he’s four years old. I have always had a dog growing up, so I understand how important it is to make sure I’m doing everything possible to make sure your animal is safe with me. Dogs are family members for life.
My name is Nicole and I have been around animals my whole life. I currently volunteering at two different animal shelters. I currently own 2 dogs and 4 cats that are all rescues. I am currently reentering college to become a vet tech. I know how important my animals are to me, and I will treat yours like they are my own.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker
Safe Haven Humane Society caters to Portland MI and the surrounding towns and cities. This organization came into existence when the community was facing issues with animal control and abundant euthanization. Since then, they have placed about 1,200 pets into their forever homes.
They are a non-profit and all volunteer based rescue and have no physical location because they only place their animals in foster homes. Their dogs and cats are generally rescued from other local animal shelters that are at risk of euthanization. SHHS is committed to educating the public and the community about the overpopulation of cats and dogs and the importance of spaying and neutering pets. They often host special fundraisers and events that help support and take care of their rescue animals. They like to host t-shirt fundraisers, blocktail parties for humans and dogs, adoption days, and educational classes.
Slightly outside of Portland, MI is Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary. It is the Midwest's largest no-kill shelter/sanctuary. It was established in 1999 after the Azzar family lost their precious family pup, Mackenzie.
They are committed to taking in abandoned dogs and giving them a safe, loving, and healthy environment to thrive in before they find their new families. They believe proper education about animals and how to take care of them is essential to overpopulation as well. Therefore, they host adult and youth educational programs at the sanctuary. They also put on a ton of events throughout the year like open houses to their amazing facility, fall festivals, and special fundraisers.
Although there are not many dog events within Portland itself, there are tons of events for dogs and owners throughout Michigan. Bark in the Dark 5k is both family and dog-friendly. There will be a puppy photo booth, balloon animals, beer, wine, food, live music, and tons more! All proceeds will go to Humane Society of West Michigan. The specific date and location are released close to the event, but expect it during the Fall!
Have you ever been interested in your dog doing pet therapy? This special event and seminar explain what is involved in therapy work, what personalities are best suited for it, and the expectations of dog therapy. Seminars will be held on certain Saturdays Throughout the year and tickets for the event are $35. You can bring your pup along with you as well, as long as he/she is able to sit quietly next to you during the seminar! Lunch is included with the entry fee. This is hosted at the Humane Society of West Michigan's Training Center.
This annual event hosted by the Michigan Humane society is something you will not want to miss! Although it is a little bit of a drive from Portland, it's worth the trek. The event will take place on a Sunday in April at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel. Past events have included activities like champagne reception, live and silent auctions, adoptable animals, and delicious eats. Proceeds from this event go to the MHS to help their dogs and animals in need! Tickets are $250/person for adults and $100/person for children.
On a day in June from 8 am to 12 pm, join in on the fun at Mutt March. This annual event has gone on for more than 30 years now, and your pup can gear up and go on this fun walk/march with you! Their Mutt Marches have raised nearly $75,000 already and it is only growing more each year! The proceeds from this event go to the Michigan Humane Society to help save dogs' lives, feed them, provide them with much needed medical treatment, and it really does help change the community in Michigan and curb the overpopulation of animals throughout the state!
During the month of May join the Dream Spay 5k with your favorite dog! The event will be held from 9 am to 4 pm at the Riverfront Park in Niles, MI. Admission ranges from $20-$25. This is a timed 5k walk or run for humans and their pups. All dogs must be leashed and non-aggressive. After the race, there will be fun dog demonstrations, like rally, agility, basic dog training, and so much more! There will also be a ton of vendors and some yummy refreshments. All proceeds go to the Spay Neuter Assistance Program of Michigan and Dream Paws Animal Rescue's Medical Fund.
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