Overnight dog care in St. Louis

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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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Sarah SSt. Louis, MO

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“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.

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

Jim CSt. Louis, MO

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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.

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Dave KSt. Louis, MO

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“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.

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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

Michelle CSt. Louis, MO

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“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.

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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

Ronald GSt. Louis, MO

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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.

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Jenn SSt. Louis, MO

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“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.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Montez PSt. Louis, MO

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“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.

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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

Hillary CSt. Louis, MO

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“Fur babies are the best!!”

I love animals and have always been around them. I grew up around dogs, cats, snakes, horses and small pets. I currently have a spoiled 8 1/2 year old pitbull named Rio that I have raised from a puppy and I also have a 1 1/2 year old Rottweiler named Loki that I also raised from a puppy. I love to take my dogs for rides in the car, hiking trails, and enjoying being lazy and snuggling on the couch.My dogs are part of the family. Dogs are a true best friend.

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David HSt. Louis, MO

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I have been a dog owner my whole life owning various breeds including Basset Hounds, Irish Setters, Beagles, Corgis and mixed-breed rescue dogs. I enjoy interacting with all dogs and their different personalities. Dog walking gets myself and your dog out of the house for some exercise, a win-win situation for myself and your pet.

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Jessica GSt. Louis, MO

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“Understanding”

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.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Boarding in St. Louis

Known as the Gateway to the West, the bustling city of St. Louis offers distinctive food creations, amazing outdoor adventures and cultural destinations galore. But even St. Louisans need a vacation from their historic city once in a while. Many excursions for work or play don’t include the family pooch, so residents look to overnight care to keep them safe.

While there was a time when kennels were the only option available to pet pawrents, today there are many dog boarding and dog sitting services that offer affordable alternatives. Lounging in a cozy home environment while enjoying personalized attention by a compassionate caregiver is a great way to keep your pup relaxed and stress-free.

And while you are away, your pup can even have an adventure of their own since many local dog sitters and boarders are also St. Louis dog walkers. With your permission, your furry bestie can keep an eye on the neighborhood, hike a trail near the Mississippi, or even explore a state park.

If you are searching for the best accommodations for your dog, read on to find out the average costs for overnight care in St. Louis.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in St. Louis, MO

Dog kennels near you can include daycare, potty walks and meal administrations in their rates which average around $40 per night. But there are lots of options beyond traditional kennels that offer various choices in rooms and amenities.

From simple private rooms, to those fit for kings, luxury dog boarding services have swept the market. These deluxe rooms can feature private outdoor spaces, raised beds for extra comfort, classical music for relaxation, and even TVs and webcams. Some rooms include group playtimes, while others for non-social dogs can feature personalized walks and time with staff. Dog boarding prices tend to be higher for these more spacious and inclusive rooms, starting from $45 to $65, and increasing with add-ons.

Additional services which can raise your cost can include daycare for some facilities, grooming and training services, and activities such as pool time, walks, and games and puzzles. Extra TLC, treats and photos can also add on fees, as can booking over the holidays and late pick-ups.

When searching for the best in overnight care, you’ll also find local dog boarders that offer your fur-baby individual attention in their home. Starting at just $39, St. Louis dog boarding through Wag! gives you peace of mind that’s affordable too.

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in St. Louis, MO

For dogs who prefer their own territory, overnight dog sitting may be just the right fit. In-home dog sitters near you allow your pooch to keep their regular routine in their favorite place, thereby reducing their stress or separation anxiety.

The average price for dog sitting is around $65, but can be as much as $100, and generally includes potty breaks, walks, playtimes, meals, and of course, cuddles. Often, dog sitters in St. Louis will also keep up your home by taking out the garbage, bringing in the mail, watering plants and even alternating lights.

The real distinction can come in the amount of time the sitter stays in your home, which can range from 8 to 24 hours. The less the sitter stays with your dog, the more additional services you’ll need to schedule throughout the day for potty breaks and check-ins, which can ultimately raise your cost. Other factors that can increase your rates are medication administration, and booking on the holidays.

For furbulous care that starts at $39, St. Louis dog sitting through Wag! blends the ultimate in comfort with an affordable price tag.

Dog Boarding in St. Louis, MO

Leaving your furry furiend is easier when you know they are being pampered and cared for like they would be at home. That’s why trusted dog boarders with Wag! are the pawfect choice for pups who need a comfortable stay with an attentive caregiver.

Getting started with Wag! is simple. Once you download the Wag! App, it takes just moments to create an account. Answer a few questions about your dog to help find a great match, and then click on the Overnight Care tab. Choose “Boarding”, and enter in the dates you’ll be gone. If you need transportation to or from your boarder’s home, you can add that on for an extra fee.

Continue your booking as prompted to view a list of dog boarders in your area. You can look over their experience, and read customer reviews. Some will list their own preferences or expertise, such as working with big or small pups, or even those with special needs.

Once you choose your boarder, you can message them through Wag! Chat. Be sure to tell them all about your dog’s routine, temperament and habits to help make their time together great. During your sitting session, you’ll enjoy updates through texts and pictures, and anytime you need to check-in, just send a message to your boarder through the app.

Dog Sitting in St. Louis, MO

There are some dogs who just can’t be away from you, and their own home too! When your dog’s comfort depends on being in their own space, vetted dog sitters with Wag! can come to the rescue!

To book your dog’s staycation, just open up the Wag! App and choose “Sitting” from the Overnight Care tab. While you are choosing between dog sitters near you, pay attention to any additional experience each sitter may have in other areas of pet care, such as training services, veterinary care or even dog walking. Once you’ve found the best match, use Wag! Chat to discuss your dog’s needs and any special requests you may have with your sitter.

As the pictures appear on your phone, you’ll see just how calm and happy your dog is relaxing in their own bed, playing in their yard, or enjoying a cuddle with their caregiver. And you can send a quick message anytime through Wag! Chat to get an update.

So why do 95% of Wag! sitting and boarding sessions end in perfect, 5-star reviews? Many overnight caregivers with Wag! have expertise in a broad range of pet needs, and can use that knowledge to help your dog stay safe while having a blast. And since many of them are also pet pawrents themselves, they know just how to treat your fur-baby like their own. With this high level of experience, and abundance of loving care, it’s obvious why St. Louis pups and their pawrents love Wag! Check out the FAQ page for even more information about these puptastic overnight services.

Your pup is your best furiend, so be theirs by giving them the best care while you are away. Book overnight care through Wag! to keep your dog wagging that tail until you return.  

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events St. Louis

Ales for Tails Beer Festival

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FREE!

Duration
1pm to 5pm

Ales for Tails Beer Festival

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Love beer? Love animals? Combine your two passions at the Ales for Tails Beer Festival, held in March at the American Czech Educational Center. Open to dogs of all ages and to humans 21 and over, this thirst-quenching bonanza offers four hours of beer sampling with products from craft and microbreweries, as well as passionate local homebrewers. Food trucks and live music are available to get you in the mood, while the Meow Market stocks a stack of pet-friendly products. The festival supports Tenth Life Cat Rescue and Needy Paws Dog Rescue, so why not wet your whistle for two very good causes.

Paddle with your Pooch Boat Race

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$40.00

Duration
1pm to 4pm

Paddle with your Pooch Boat Race

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If your pooch loves getting wet, this could be the perfect event for the two of you to enjoy together. The Paddle with your Pooch Boat Race, held every year at the Boathouse in Forest Park, sees dog-and-master teams compete in a fast, fun, and Fido-friendly race. There are three heats followed by the highly anticipated final, but the event is just as much fun for spectators, if you don’t want to compete. But if you do want to test out your pooch’s dog paddling prowess, get in early to ensure you don’t miss out.

Purina Farms Trunk or Treat

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$5.00

Duration
11am to 1pm

Purina Farms Trunk or Treat

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Get into the Halloween spirit with this paw-some kids’ celebration, which is held each year at the Purina Farms Visitor Center. This fun day out is just as much fun for pets as it is for their owners, with face painting, heaps of games, balloon animals, and a whole gang of cute and cuddly dogs. Kids are treated to Nestle candy, while four-legged guests can indulge in Purina dog treats. Purina Farms Trunk or Treat is open to kids 12 and under, with tickets $5 per child and $5 per dog. Kids 2 and under get in free!

St. Louis Canine Games

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$5.00

Duration
9am to 3pm

St. Louis Canine Games

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Want to give your pooch a chance to try out some fun doggy sports in a relaxed, no-pressure environment? Then roll up to the St. Louis Canine Games, which welcome all dogs to come along and try their paw at a huge range of activities. All events are beginner level and completely non-competitive, and your pet can try any of agility, flyball, flying disc lure coursing, earthdog, diving dog, and a range of other sports. There’s even a superhero-themed canine costume contest, which promises to be a sight to behold, so head on over to Purina Farms to be part of all the fun and games!

Humane Society of Missouri Bark in the Park

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$30.00

Duration
8am to 1pm

Humane Society of Missouri Bark in the Park

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Get active, get out and about with your pet, and get together with other animal lovers to raise money for a good cause! The annual Bark in the Park, held at Cricket Field each May, combines a 5K race, 1-mile walk, and Fun Family Festival to support the Humane Society of Missouri. After pounding the pavement in the 5K race or strutting your stuff in the walk, you and your furry friend can check out amazing doggy demonstrations, tackle the agility course, enter paw-some pet contests, and heaps more! There’s non-stop action and activities for all five hours of the event, so take your pet along and get ready for a whole lot of tail-wagging fun.