Overnight dog care in Independence

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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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Charlotte HIndependence, MO

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Hi, my name is Charlotte and I am a stay at home mom of twins. I love dogs and have had pets most of my life. I love taking walks with my own lab mix rescue. I am excited to walk other dogs as well while my kids are in school.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Puppy care

Cindy SIndependence, MO

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“4.96 Star Rated - Top Walker - Thank You!”

Hello, I am Cindy and I love dogs. All kinds of dogs. I am retired and decided I want to walk other peoples dogs since both my lovers died this year of old age. I miss having a dog around very much but want to do some travelling right now. I would love the chance to spoil your dogs rotten just like I used to do mine. For the past 6 years, I have spent many hours a day helping shelter dogs get relocated out of Kentucky (where the animal protection laws are the worst in the nation).

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Dogs who pull, Training experience

Mackenzie RIndependence, MO

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“I love animals and I can't wait to meet your pet!”

Hi, I'm Kenzie! To me, pets count as additional family members. I have lived with cats and dogs for my entire life. I'm familiar with all sizes and breeds. I've worked with many families for years, house- and pet-sitting and then I started walking for Wag in March of 2018. I love getting to know the pets I work with, because I think that each and every animal has their own quirks and personality. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I can't wait to do the same with your furry friend!

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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

Amber WIndependence, MO

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“DOG LOVER EXTRAORDINAIRE AT YOUR SERVICE”

Hi there! My name is Amber and I am the lucky furmom of 4 absolutely spoiled rotten kids. I have 2 male Chihuahuas and 2 female Shepherd mixes. We make a big happy family. I don't remember a time when a dog was not apart of my life. Dogs hold a special place in my heart. I'd love to help your babies get some much needed exercise. I love to take pictures and videos. Plan on seeing lots of smiles from our walks!

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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

Sasha FIndependence, MO

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“Best walking partner for your furry friend!”

Hello, I'm Sasha and I've grown up with dogs all my life. I've had large dogs and small dogs; I love them all equally! I've also taken care of neighbors and friends dogs when they had been out of town. Dogs make exercising more exciting! Playing ball and tug-o-war is just as fun!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training, Puppy training

Rasheedah SIndependence, MO

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Hello! My name is Rasheedah and I live in the Raytown area. I am a dog lover! I have sat for and boarded my family's dogs ever since I was in my 20's. I'm always the first person they call because my schedule is flexible to meet their needs. I would love to take care of your dog.

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Katie RIndependence, MO

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Hi! My name is Katie and I am currently a student with extra time to fill. I love animals and especially have a big heart for dogs. I make sure to keep your dog safe and happy during our time together :)

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Fast walker

Danelle MIndependence, MO

4.9

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I have been around dogs my whole life. I grew up with small and medium sized dogs in my own home. I also had many family members owned dogs. I have 1 large dog, a 7 year old Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute Mix. I have taken care of many different breeds and different sized dogs as well.

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

Katelyn TIndependence, MO

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“I can’t wait to hangout with your dog!”

Hello! My name is Katelyn and I am currently getting my Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Rockhurst University! I am the owner of the sweetest and goofiest pitbull! I have had dogs my whole life and have been pet sitting since I was in high school. Dogs truly make me so happy and I love seeing their different and unique personalities. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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

Cameron TIndependence, MO

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Hey! I'm Cameron, a lifelong dog lover and transplant from the South. I've been living in Kansas City for almost 3 years and I've grown to love and appreciate this city. I love getting outdoors with my own dogs, but sometimes they can't keep up. So I thought it would take this opportunity with Wag to meet more people and pups and learn more about Kansas City.

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Dog Boarding in Independence

Serving both Independence and the Kansas City Metro area, the Great Plains SPCA is one the largest no-kill facilities in the state! Seeing upwards of 10,000 animals annually, this shelter prides itself on rehoming or reuniting a huge majority of these animals with their families. GPSCPCA works toward its mission of prevention and retention by providing low-cost veterinary alternatives in addition to their innovative community initiatives. One of their largest programs is the SASSY Program, in which volunteers take senior shelter dogs to assisted living facilities in order for seniors to maintain a strong sense of companionship. Great Plains SPCA has a robust calendar of community fundraising events and strives for lower and lower margins of failure each year.

Animals Best Friends is a small nonprofit rescue group started in 1995 by a handful of volunteers with a dream of one day having a space to call their own. Just under a decade later, they were able to buy a space to house their prospective adoptees. Animals Best Friends promotes microchipping and neuter and spaying programs in order to further their goals of an Independence free of homeless pets. Partnering with WoofTrax, people can donate a dollar to this group for every mile walked with their own furry friend.

Acting as the official entity of the municipality, Independence Animal Services provide a wide array of services to the community ranging from managing barking complains to capturing strays. The Animal Services Division mostly focuses on the reunion of lost pets with their owners and facilitating calls for dangerous or injured animals, but they also host a shelter space for adoptable pets. As an extension of the Department of Health, Independence Animal Services works to prevent overpopulation as a measure of preventing disease and promoting wellbeing.


Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Independence

Doggie Date Night

48
Admission
$20.00

Month
July

Duration
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Doggie Date Night

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Are you tired of the dating scene and the swiping left and right? Do you wish you could just take the town with your furry friend by your side? Do you have $20 and a desire to treat Fido to a three-course meal? Look no further than the Doggie Date Night at The Courthouse Exchange in partnership with the Brookside Barkery! This event benefits the Great Plains SPCA and invites humans and their four-legged companions to enjoy a lavish meal on The Courthouse Exchange patio. Advanced booking is required.

Twin City Drive In

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Admission
$10.00

Duration
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Twin City Drive In

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Revisit the magic of childhoods past at the Twin Drive-In movie theater. The Twin Drive-In theater shows both an afternoon and evening showing for both the early birds and the night owls. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and other camping gear to set up shop at this blast from the past. There are concessions for sale, but guests are welcome to skip the line and bring their own cooler of goodies. Leashed dogs are welcome to showings as long as they stay with the humans. Settle into a retro night out at just $10 for both showings.

Heritage Festival

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Admission
FREE!

Month
May

Duration
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Heritage Festival

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Each year, the City of Independence partners with the Parks and Recreation Department to put on the Heritage Festival and subsequent skateboarding competition that usually follows. This festival is the intersection of music, sport, and culture, highlighting the diversity in Independence! There will be live music and dancing demonstrations, ethnic food vendors, and activities for the children to participate in. Heritage Festival brings the community together to celebrate our differences through storytelling and art, and leashed dogs are welcome to join.

Howl-O-Ween Trunk or Treat

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Howl-O-Ween Trunk or Treat

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Sponsored by Titos Vodka at the dog-friendly Foundry, Howl-O-Ween Trunk or Treat welcomes dogs and children to trick-or-treat while mom and dad enjoy a cocktail. No Howl-O-Ween event is complete without a dog costume contest, so be sure to dress Fido in his spooky best to compete for the prizes and the glory! There will be live music, beer, and a full food menu available at The Foundry. One hundred percent of cocktail proceeds go to the Great Plains SPCA, so while admission is free, donations are greatly appreciated.

Hummingbird Festival

0
Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hummingbird Festival

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With school’s start just around the corner, the George Owens Nature Park hosts their annual Hummingbird Festival for bird-lovers and novice watchers alike. The Hummingbird Festival invites guests to come see an assortment of different hummingbird species sipping on the numerous feeders throughout the park. There will be wildlife rehabilitators present giving presentations on nursing hummingbirds back to health for rerelease, and how to identify the different species.  Leashed dogs are welcome at all of the outdoor facilities, and admission is free!