Overnight dog care in Minneapolis

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How it works

Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

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

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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

(1014)

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Amy BMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(511)

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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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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

4.9

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kate NMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(527)

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jess BMinneapolis, MN

4.9

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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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Shaina BMinneapolis, MN

4.9

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“Life without dogs is no life worth living!”

Hi there, my name is Shaina! I am a huge animal lover! I have over 12 years experience with dogs and other animals, big and small. I have volunteered at a doggy grooming/daycare center and the humane society. I have a Pomeranian mix of my own, named Kiya. I groom my own animals and clip their nails. I love animals so much and really hope I can make a career out of helping them someday. Im available most days/nights! I look forward to meeting you and your awesome fur friends!

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

Brian FMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(465)

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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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Alysson HMinneapolis, MN

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Boarding in Minneapolis

According to many different polls, sites, and studies, Minneapolis is actually one of the top-ten most dog-friendly cities in the United States! Not only do they have tons of dog-friendly hotels, accommodations, restaurants, bars, and pup events, they also have dozens of pup activist groups, organizations, no-kill shelters, and non-profits! 

One of the most popular groups in Minneapolis is the Ruff Start Rescue. This group is run by dedicated and passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to rescue abandoned, stray, and homeless pets. What's unique about this group is that they choose not to have a physical shelter, instead only promoting foster-based care for pups on the belief that it's a more desirable environment for pooches. Though the number of pets they're able to take in is limited, they've been able to help hundreds of pets in the area since their inception in 2010. 

There are dozens of other groups as well that help pups find homes, foster families, and receive medical treatment. Midwest Animal Rescue, Secondhand Hounds, and Pet Project Rescue are all organizations that put pups first, running off volunteer staff and donations to help house doggos in the area. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Minneapolis

Pug-a-Dazzle

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
10:00am-12:30pm

Pug-a-Dazzle

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That's right, folks, this one's a special event for Pugs and their paw-rents. If a smoosh-faced, heavy-breathing event sounds like the best way to spend a Saturday with your pup, then Minneapolis is the city for you! This pug party will feature a holiday kick-off with pugs in ugly seasonal sweaters. There's a warm lunch, a craft table, a raffle, a silent auction, and most importantly, many pug picture opportunities. Don't fret if your pooch isn't of the Pug variety, anyone can join the party!

A Photo With Santa Paws

36
Admission
$15.00

Month
December

Duration
9am-1pm

A Photo With Santa Paws

36

With the holiday season fast-approaching, the one thing you're missing is your Christmas card. And we know the last thing you want to do is not include your four-legged friend! Luckily, this year, you can take Fido with you to pose with Santa for a Christmas photo! We're sure your pup is paw-sitively photogenic, despite whether he's been naughty or nice. Photo sessions are at Ark Pet Hospital and only cost $15! You'll receive a professional session with a digital file for social media sharing!

Puppy Parks

24
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk

Puppy Parks

24

Minneapolis may be one of the best cities for puppy parks in the United States. A smattering of dog parks are peppered throughout the city, offering basic, run-of-the-mill open spaces to unique puppy paradises. 

One of the best parks for your pup is Lake of the Isles. It's completely fenced, so your pooch can prance around off-leash, and it offers separate sections for big and small dogs. 

Another park, the Franklin Terrace off-leash dog park, is perfect for the pooch who wants to zoom around for hours. With plenty of space, secure fences, and lots of other pups, this popular spot is perfect for your pooch.

Other parks like Minnehaha, St. Anthony Parkway, and Victory Prairie are also good options. Remember, before you take your pup to off-leash parks, you must obtain a permit! 

Candid Canine Film Festival

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
July

Duration
4:30pm-8:30pm

Candid Canine Film Festival

12

Is your pup a film buff? This unique and fairly new event takes place during the Summer in the city and replaces the famous cat video festival that's typically hosted every year. Year-round, you can submit footage of your pup to see if they have what it takes to be part of the 40-minute film that airs in the summer at Target Field Station. Don't miss the chance to see pooches - possibly yours - make their debut on the big screen!

Doggie Dining

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
TBD

Doggie Dining

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One of the best features of dog-friendly culture in Minneapolis is the hundreds of spots you can take your pup to chow down with you. The list is essentially endless. One of the most popular, Psycho Suzi's motor lounge, lets you and your pooch eat on their quaint-but-kitchy doggie patio. Another popular spot, Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery also encourages you to bring Fido down to enjoy some brews and grub! 

Other spots, like Riverview Wine Bar, Nomad World Pub, and Colossal Cafe are also lauded for their extra-dog-friendly-vibes.