Skip the kennel
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.
“Strong, compassionate walker”
My name is Sarah. I'm a young professional with a profound love of dogs. I've been dog sitting for friends, coworkers, and people in the St Louis area for about 3 years now, and I volunteer at a local animal shelter as a dog walker. I’ve met some truly amazing dogs during that time and I look forward to meeting yours.
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Hi, I'm Jim. I grew up with dogs and have always enjoyed their company. I understand that my clients consider their pets as family. Each dog has it's own personality and I love spending time with them. I could also use the exercise. I've volunteered at animal shelters and haven't met a doggo I didn't like.
Top Pet Caregiver
“You're dog's best friend when you are away.”
Hi, I'm Dave. I am a lifelong dog lover. I started walking dogs and dog sitting for friends and family while they were at work or on vacation. I have 15 years of experience caring for dog of all sizes.
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“A walk is always better with a fur baby or 2 or 3.”
I have always had a dog in my life. I love taking the 2 I have for walks but I also like to get extra walking time in for my own exercise and it is always more fun to have a fur baby with you on the adventure.
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker
Hi! My name is Ronald and I was born in Lima, Peru but happy to call St. Louis my home. I have loved and cared for dogs of all sizes and breeds since I was a child, so I’m very experienced with providing the proper care for your dog.
Oral medicine administration, Puppy care
“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”
Hi! I am a college student majoring in health sciences, so naturally, I care about the health of dogs as well. I grew up around dogs all the time and have volunteered at Five Acres Animal Shelter. I am excited to meet your dog and help keep him/her as healthy as possible by walking and caring for him/her.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“Your Pets Buddy when You have to be away.”
Hi, I’m Jenn! I love all animals but especially dogs. I have done Pet sitting over the years. I volunteer at a shelter in my area and have for close to ten years. In my shelter volunteering, I have experience with dogs from a few months old to dogs in their teen years. Dogs of all different sizes, breeds, and mixes. I have worked with dogs that have some behavioral issues such as pulling, mouthy, extremely shy etc. I will treat your dog with the respect and love he or she deserves.
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
“Less like dog whisperer, more like genuine spirit!”
I was the sole caretaker with my huge Golden Retriever, Oliver, walking him every day, working on training, and even wrangling him in the bathtub! Now that I have my own thriving doggy business since Jan 2019, my besties and I are never bored again! Days I'm available, I'd absolutely cherish time with yours! I feel so blessed that dogs of all breeds and sizes feel immediately comfortable in my presence, and out of the 500+ walks I've taken for Wag, only 1 time was I unable to gain a pup's trust!
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“Fur babies are the best!!”
I love animals and have always been around them. I grew up with dogs, cats, snakes, horses and small pets. I currently have a spoiled 7 year old pitbull named Rio that I have raised from a puppy and I also have a 1 year old Rottweiler named Loki. Dogs are a true best friend.
Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
I have always loved animals. I do not have a favorite pet. I actually found the love of animals from bringing in strays as a child and going through various training for Veterinary Ass/Tech positions. I really can't wait to provide an essential need for your pet. I have my own critters so I understand how important their care is to an owner/ pet parent.
Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
With only 22 miles separating Ballwin from St. Louis, Missouri, this town is no stranger to homeless animals. While there aren’t shelters in the town, the close proximity to St. Louis allows residents of Ballwin to find new pets at shelters in Ballwin.
The Stray Rescue of Saint Louis has been helping homeless pets in the St. Louis area since 1998. The group’s mission is to teach the residents of the St. Louis area how to be more compassionate to animals. Another aspect of the group’s mission is to eradicate the euthanization of healthy pets regardless of their pasts. The organization mostly takes in abandoned, abused, and neglected animals. The Stray Rescue of Saint Louis is proactive about rescuing animals that are chained up behind houses, dumped on highways, and locked in abandoned homes.
Gateway Pet Guardians is a non-profit shelter that is dedicated to caring for animals in the St. Louis area. This organization’s mission is to end homelessness among animals in the area by rescuing, rehabilitating, and helping animals find new homes for these animals in need. As a non-profit group, Gateway Pet Guardians relies heavily on donations and foster families. Fosters for Gateway Pet Guardians often take in animals that are badly injured in accidents, cruelty and neglect cases, or during life on the streets.
If you live in the Ballwin area and are looking to add a pet to your household, consider a visit to one of these two animal shelters to find a new pet to call your own.
On days in January, bring your dog to the Purina Farms Event Center for the Pooch Playdate from 11 am to 3 pm. During these days, your pup can release the pent-up energy they have due to the cold winter. In Purina’s 84,000-square-foot facility, your dog can spend the afternoon playing with other pooches as well as playing more than 18 different games that will challenge him or her both mentally and physically!
You and your pooch are welcome to drop in at any time during the event! Admission is free for dogs, but humans 13 and up will require a $10 admission free. Children under 13 will also get in for free.
Your dog deserves a day of fun, and with the St. Louis Pet-A-Palooza event at Purina Farms Event Center, they will get just that! During this fun, air-conditioned event, your dog can socialize with other local canines, have their portrait painted, participate in Doga (doggy yoga), and shop in the marketplace.
There are activities for the whole family at Pet-A-Palooza, including bounce houses, food trucks, contests, demonstrations, and more! There will also be a Dog Diving Arena where dogs can try their paws at this fun sport.
This fun event takes place each August from and lasts from 11 am to 4 pm. Admission and parking are both free.
September signifies the end of the swimming season as children are back in school. To celebrate the coming of fall, the North Pointe Aquatic Center in Ballwin, Missouri, hosts a Dog Swim event for all the pooches of the town!
From 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, your dog will have full access to the pool and the ability for lots of socialization!
While your dog swims and splashes with other local pups, you can watch and cheer him or her on. For safety reasons, people are not allowed to swim with the dogs. All dogs must be accompanied by an adult.
Do you like beer? How about dogs? If so, bring your dog out to the Ales for Tails Beer Festival for a day of both!
During the Ales for Tails Beer Festival, you can sample unlimited beers from local homebrewers, craft brewers, and microbreweries for four hours. There will also be vendor booths set up with all kinds of goods and services, including arts, drinks, pet products, and animal rescues!
Admission is $45 for those who will be drinking. A non-drinker ticket is only $10. This event is for adults 21 and older only.
All dogs must remain leashed throughout the event.
During the Purina Beggin’ Pet Parade, your dog gets to experience Mardi Gras like most mutts never will! Dress your dog up in its best Mardi Gras outfit and hit the streets of St. Louis with thousands of other dogs and their humans.
After the parade, the King and Queen of Barkus will be crowned! The Coronation Pageant in Soulard Market Plaza will be held with winners of the best-dressed contest in attendance.
Registration and vendor booths open at 10 am. Activities start at noon, while the parade will kick off at 1 pm. Registration for parade participants is $10, but spectators can enjoy the parade for free.
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