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.
“Looking forward to walkin’ your Rover all over!”
I love dogs. I have spent 35 years teaching and coaching high school sports, it is time to retire and I am ready for a change of pace. I have rescued two dogs, one lived with me for 15 years and my current dog has been with me for 5 years. I enjoy exercising and training her. I enjoy the outdoors and I like to remain active. I understand the need to have someone who is reliable to take care of your pet when you cannot be there. I understand the needs of dogs, and enjoy their company.
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Socially Distanced Pet Care
Senior dog care
“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, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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