Overnight dog care in Raleigh

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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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Tony HRaleigh, NC

5.0

(597)

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“I'll treat them like family”

I'm a big dog lover. I've had dogs for the last 19 years. My recent dog is a rescue dog from the SPCA. I care for my baby girl likes she's a human. She's my life and I like to share that love for your dog.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Quinton GRaleigh, NC

4.9

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“Your dog’s BEST FRIEND”

Hi, I'm Quinton! I have had various breeds of dogs while growing up (German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, and Bullmastiff just to name a few). I've fostered, groomed and walked many different breeds of dogs as well! I'm an overall fun and active person, so your dog will definitely have a great time with me! I love jogging too, so if you prefer that your canine friend is more active, I can definitely accommodate.

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

Tawni RRaleigh, NC

4.9

(1385)

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“Dog’s best friend!”

Hi my name is Tawni, I have had dogs all my life. I have had 3 liters of Pitt bulls born in my former home. I've fostered dozens of different dogs over the years. I have a 2 year old Chihuahua Feist mix named Boomer! I love dogs and I love to walk!! Wag has helped me loose over 50 pounds and keep it off! Thank you all!!!

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

Phil KRaleigh, NC

4.9

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“A pal to every pup and a friend to every feline.”

Hello, my name is Phil, your dog's new best friend! I have worked on the kennel side of an animal hospital, running their doggie day care. I also once ran Funny Bone Pet Sitting, Raleigh's original comedian run pet sitting and dog walking service.My audiences usually say my comedy is for the dogs, your dog will agree.

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Theresa SRaleigh, NC

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Hi. My name is Theresa and I have had dogs most of my life. I LOVE dogs and most all other animals. I love being around them which is why I want to walk them and care for them. Family friends have trusted me with their beloved dogs. Most recently a neighbor of mine asked me to walk and care for her Border Collie after only knowing me a few weeks. Her dog loved and trusted me and I loved her. Please know that I LOVE all my furry clients even if I'm not always available to walk them.

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

Cate MRaleigh, NC

4.9

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“Every dog deserves the best care!!”

Hi! My Name is Cate and I live in Raleigh with my husband and my two dogs- A Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix and a Husky. I have grown up with dogs and have pet sat for many families throughout the years. I will adjust to you and your dogs needs, and will pay attention to instructions and how your dog likes to walk! I love dogs of all shapes and sizes and am sure to give the best care and have fun with your dog! :)

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Heather SRaleigh, NC

4.9

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“Companion pet care”

Heather here! I have been taking care of animals since I can remember, but I received formal training and an associate's degree in 2003 in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, I had the opportunity to work in several aspects of veterinary medicine, including general practice, wildlife and exotics, holistic care, emergency medicine, surgical specialty, rehab, and during all that began at home pet care.

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Socially Distanced Pet Care

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

Nicole VRaleigh, NC

4.9

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“OVER 700 DOG WALKS AND COUNTING, 5 STARS!”

Hi, my name is Nicole and I currently live in beautiful Raleigh, NC and I love dogs! I have the cutest 8 year old mutt named Vida and have grown up loving and caring for pets my whole life. I dog sit and board for friends, co-workers and I am a preferred walker with WAGS. When I care for your fur baby you can bet they are in good hands. We go on fun walks, hiking, or play in the back yard. I have so much experience with all types of breeds and I truly love animals so very much. 5 STAR RATING!

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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

Frank BRaleigh, NC

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Retired, married, 35 year Durham resident, owner of a German Shepherd/Corgi mix. I'm fit, active and work out regularly. I'm honest, dependable and punctual.

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Noe LRaleigh, NC

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Hi my name is Noe! I am an animal lover; who grew up on a farm filled with all kinds of animals. I have taken care of animals including dogs, and horses at an early age. I am located near NC state campus in Raleigh, NC. I can't wait to meet your pup!

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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

Dog Boarding in Raleigh

Southern hospitality is a given in North Carolina's capital — even for your canine compadre. Raleigh is full of pet-friendly businesses and huge off-leash areas where your woofer can run free. But what if you're heading out of town and you can't bring your furry friend along? 

While kennels may seem like your only option, you'll actually find tons of dog sitter and boarders in Raleigh who can watch over Scoob. As well as providing attentive in-home care for your canine, many caregivers also offer dog walking services in Raleigh. With your permission, your hound can enjoy an adventure along the Little Rock Creek Trail to stay active while you're away. 

Unsure of the best pet care options in Raleigh? Read on to find out all your need to know. 

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Raleigh, NC

You'll find a couple of luxury pet resorts in Raleigh where your pup can relax while you're gone. At some Raleigh dog boarding facilities, your pooch will get their own private room, a huge bed, and even a TV, as well as outdoor playtime to keep them occupied.

While these pet resorts seem like a great option at around $45 per night, watch out for additional fees. You'll have to pay extra for everything from food to medication to toys, and these charges will rack up quickly.

Alternatively, you can send your mutt to a basic dog kennel near you. These kennels are relatively inexpensive at $45 to $50 per night, but your pup may not be as comfy as they would be elsewhere. You'll often have to provide your own dog food and toys, so make sure you bring along the essentials when you drop off your doggo. 

If you plan on sending your dog to a boarding facility in Raleigh, ensure you have proof of up-to-date vaccinations. Some kennels also require your fur-baby to have a microchip. Always check with your kennel beforehand to ensure you have everything you need. 

If none of these options sound suitable, why not look for a dog boarder on the Wag! platform? Dog boarders through Wag! charge as little as $39 a night and will look after Sparky at their home, so you know they'll find a cozy spot to rest their head. 

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Raleigh, NC

If your doggo suffers from separation anxiety or is a little skittish, they may not get on well away from home. If so, you may want to book a Raleigh dog sitter

Dog sitters in Raleigh will spend the night at your home, so your dog can stay safe and sound on their home turf. Many dog sitters will provide feedings, medication, and even tidy up your home while you're gone. 

However, this service doesn't come cheap and could cost you anywhere from $85 to $140 per night. Many pet sitters work specific hours, although some will come by to feed your dog for an additional cost of around $30.

Watch out for additional charges when booking a dog sitter in Raleigh. Some sitters will charge you more for transportation and dog walks, so make sure you read the T&Cs.

Dog Boarding in Raleigh, NC

If you fancy sending your woofer on the "ultimutt" slumber party, reserve a dog boarder on the Wag! platform. Dog boarders through Wag! are super simple to book. Download the Wag! app, head to the "Boarding" section under Overnight Care services, and fill in info about your canine and the dates you'll be away.

Once you've input the necessary info, you'll get a list of all the superstar dog boarders in your area. Dog boarders through Wag! are thoroughly vetted with background checks and safety tests to ensure they're qualified to care for Fido. 

Additionally, each caregiver on the Wag! platform has a star rating so you can quickly find the best boarders in your area. Past pet parents have been pleased with dog boarders on the Wag! platform — 95% of all boarding sessions end in a flawless 5-star rating.

You can even see how your pupper is getting on in their new surroundings. Your chosen dog boarder will send you updates, as well as photos and videos, so you can see for yourself if your mutt is enjoying themselves. 

Dog Sitting in Raleigh, NC

You’ll find an abundance of highly qualified Raleigh dog sitters on the Wag! app. Many dog sitters through Wag! have experience volunteering in shelters and working in veterinary practices, so you know your caregiver committed to providing quality care.

You can book a dog sitter in a similar way to dog boarders. Just download the Wag! app, click on the "Sitting" section of the Overnight Care services page, and enter info about your dog and your next adventure. 

When picking a dog sitter in Raleigh, consider your dog's age, breed, and medical conditions. Some dog sitters in Raleigh specialize in working with older dogs, puppies, and dogs with certain illnesses. 

Forgot to tell your caregiver something important about your hound or home? You can contact them anytime via the Wag! Chat service to keep them in the know.

Whether you're away for the weekend, or you’re running late and need someone to tend to your fur-baby, dog sitters and boarders through Wag! have you covered. Search for a caregiver on the Wag! app today and help keep your pupper's tail wagging while you're away!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Raleigh

Barktoberfest

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
October

Duration
3 PM - 6 PM

Barktoberfest

12

Your four-legged friend will be tugging on their leash en route to Durham Central Park for Barktoberfest! Complete with canine costume contests, food drives, live music, and more, this fun festival benefits Durham's doggos in need. If your fur-baby behaves themselves, why not treat them to a new toy or accessory from the pet market? Don't "furget" to pose for a pic with your pupper in the photo booth!

Santa Paws 5K

0
Admission
$45.00

Month
November

Duration
9 AM - 3 PM

Santa Paws 5K

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Start your New Year's resolution to get healthy early this year! Benefitting the Wake County SCPA, this certified 5K race rings in the holiday season. There are several different routes to run, and dogs of all sizes and abilities are welcome to come along for a registration fee of $45. Run with a team or as an individual and help WCASCPA meet their $100,000 goal! You'll feel great knowing you're supporting a great cause, and your pooch will love getting outdoors with other doggos.