Overnight dog care in Minneapolis

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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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Tamara NMinneapolis, MN

4.9

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“I want to meet another 4 legged friend!”

I don't remember a time in my life when I haven't had a dog! My experience ranges from having dogs on a farm to my current urban life with my 13 year old boxer lab mix. I love to explore Minneapolis with an enthusiastic 4 legged friend!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care

Sandy GMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(1022)

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“I LOVE all dogs ! Their safety & FUN comes first !”

I LOVE all dog breeds! I’ve grown up with dogs and currently have a rescue dog. I am very active and enjoy the outdoors. I would love to spend time with your pets !

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

Amy BMinneapolis, MN

4.9

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I have been married to Travis for 19 years. I have a teenage daughter who loves to play volleyball. I have two dogs, Sadie, a Weimaraner, who is 9 years old, and Bud, a German Shorthaired Pointer, who is 5 )years. My dogs and I go on at least 2 walks a day. The neighbors know me as the dog lady. In the summer I enjoy camping, boating, hiking, and biking. In the winter I enjoy snowmobiling and snowshoeing. The dogs are usually along for the ride when possible.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Brian FMinneapolis, MN

4.9

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I have been walking my friends dogs daily for a few years. I have some extra time in the summer (I am a teacher), so I thought I would expand this to other dogs in the metro area. I am honest, responsible, and trustworthy. I promise to treat your dog as if he/she is my own.

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

Bryan DMinneapolis, MN

4.9

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I know you've never met me but you're dog will be glad they've gotten to. I've had dogs in my life since the very beginning and I've enjoyed my time with every one. I'm always willing to go out of my way to give your dog the experience you want it to have, because that's what I would want for mine. I look forward to getting to meet your four legged friend.

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Tony PMinneapolis, MN

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“Comfortable and confident with all breeds & needs!”

My name is Tony Petersen, I am 29 and live in Northeast Minneapolis, I would be happy to walk your furry friend! I have been walking and caring for dogs most of my life. I have two pugs at home, Patti and Doug, that are my best little pals.

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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

Alysson HMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(538)

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Mpls based LMT, athlete, animal rehabilitation volunteer (WRC, MACC) and animal lover. I’ve been working with dogs big and small for 23 years now, both in my home and in the field. Thank you for helping me do what I love!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Kate NMinneapolis, MN

4.9

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“I look forward to walking your dog!”

Hi! My name is Kate. With the COVID-19 shutdowns this is my only way of income and I appreciate any and all walks. I joined Wag to be able to spend more time with pups and because it’s a great side job. I’m very responsible and patient with animals but also love to spoil them. I have walked dogs before and am excited to be able to schedule on my own with owners, I can’t wait to meet and walk your dog!

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

Corey DMinneapolis, MN

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Hello. I am a high school teacher who loves dogs. I grew up on a farm and have been around dogs all my life. I've owned a Yorkie, Schnauzer, golden lab, and golden retriever. I'm constantly pup sitting for my friends. I'm an active guy who would love to use my available time meeting your dog and taking them for a walk.

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Jess BMinneapolis, MN

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I have always loved walking and caring for all dogs. I've owned dogs my whole life. Currently I have two large American Staffordshire Terriers of my own that I walk daily. I've worked for DogVacay in the past and currently have regular weekly clients that I walk dogs for both for the company and for friends. I am a responsible human who will read and follow all instructions and leave your dog well exercised and happy exactly where I found them!

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Dog Boarding in Minneapolis

If you’re heading out of town for a few days and you need to find somewhere for your dog to stay, it’s time to start researching dog kennels near you — right?

Not necessarily. If you’re searching for in-home overnight care options in Minneapolis, MN, you can find exactly what you’re looking for with Wag!. Dog boarding and dog sitting in Minneapolis offers an affordable and safe way to ensure that your pet is looked after while you’re away.

Your pup gets the security and comfort of staying in a loving home environment, while you’ll receive regular updates so you can keep tabs on your fur-baby. Your pet caregiver can also treat your pet to an exciting adventure or two, such as stretching their legs on the 2.7-mile Lake Nokomis Loop.

Keep reading to find out all about the average price for dog sitting and dog boarding in Minneapolis.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Minneapolis, MN

Searching for Minneapolis dog boarding services? It won’t take you long to figure out that you’re spoiled for choice. 

If you just want a standard, no-frills kennel for your pup while you’re away, you can commonly expect to pay $45 to $55 per night. However, it’s important to check the terms and conditions to make sure that all essential services — for example, feeding, exercise, play sessions, and giving medications — are included in that price.

But some dogs prefer to stay in the lap of luxury and will feel much more comfortable staying at a boutique pet resort. These swanky facilities offer amenities for pampered pooches, including heated floors, their very own TV, and access to adventure playgrounds that’d make any toddler green with envy. 

Of course, if your pooch has their heart set on staying at one of these venues, be aware that they often don’t come cheap. In Minneapolis, it’s not uncommon to pay $65 to $90 per night for deluxe doggy accommodation.

That’s a far cry from Minneapolis dog boarding with Wag!, which lets your dog stay in the home of a trusted pet caregiver. With rates starting from just $39 a night, these local dog boarders are sure to put a wag in your pup’s tail.

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Minneapolis, MN

Maybe your dog is at their most comfortable when they have a home-ground advantage? If that’s the case, maybe it’s time to look for in-home dog sitters near you.

Minneapolis dog sitting

services generally charge between $70 and $110 per night for overnight pet care, but the cost can be even more in some cases. And just like when you’re booking a boarding kennel, it’s essential to read the fine print to find out what is and isn’t included in the upfront cost.

For example, will the sitter walk your dog? Will they give your pup any medication as needed? How long will they stay in your home? You might be surprised just how much the price grows when you start adding extra services, so it’s worth shopping around to find the best value for money.

Dog Boarding in Minneapolis, MN

It doesn’t matter whether you’re going away for a night, a week, or even several weeks — dog boarders in Minneapolis with Wag! will make your pup feel right at home. Boarders with Wag! have experience across a diverse range of pet care fields, including everything from volunteering at animal shelters to pet foster care. Best of all, they’re committed to giving your pup the same level of TLC they give to their own furry friend.

If you’d like to find dog boarding services in Minneapolis, here’s what you need to do. Download the Wag! App, create an account, and provide some basic info about your dog. After entering the dates you’ll be away, you’ll be shown a list of local dog boarders near you.

Research the experience and qualifications of nearby pet caregivers, and read reviews from other pet parents to find out exactly what they have to offer. Then when you find the “pawfect” person, you can connect with them over in-app chat to talk about your pet’s care requirements.

When you go away, your pup will be cared for in the pet caregiver’s own home. This ensures that your pet receives all the love and attention they need to stay happy and healthy, helping to prevent problems like separation anxiety. You’ll be kept in the loop with messages, photos, and videos so you don’t have to miss a thing.

Booking dog boarders in Minneapolis with Wag! is easy, affordable, and gives you peace of mind when you’re away from a pup. And with 95% of bookings resulting in a 5-star rating, there are lots of reasons why boarding with a Wag! pet caregiver is the “ultimutt” vacation for your dog.

Dog Sitting in Minneapolis, MN

If your dog would rather stay at home when you go away, you’ll find plenty of dog sitters in Minneapolis through Wag! who can help. 

To find your pup’s “pawfect” match, select “Sitting” from the range of Overnight Care services in the Wag! app. Once you enter your required sleepover date(s), you can browse a list of local dog sitters.

When choosing a sitter, it’s important to consider your pup’s personality and care needs. Make sure the person you select knows how to handle dogs of your pet’s age, breed, and temperament, and use in-app chat to discuss any special care requirements before making a booking.

The best part about choosing dog sitters in Minneapolis with Wag! is that your pup gets the security and familiarity of staying at home. This will help keep them at ease in your absence, while they’ll also love being looked after by a passionate pet parent.

You can communicate with the pet caregiver at any time while you’re away, and you’ll be kept up to date with photos and videos of all your dog’s activities. So, why not book overnight pet sitting through the Wag! app today and discover the difference a reliable and experienced pet caregiver can make for your pup?