Overnight dog care in Wilmington

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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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Ashley AWilmington, NC

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Spending time with doggies is one of my very favorite things to do. I love the fun and simplicity of a stroll with a dog, and getting to know each dog’s distinct vibe. Dogs always bring a smile to my face and as corny as it may sound, I want to show them how much I appreciate them!!

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Kara LWilmington, NC

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Hi! I am a lifetime animal lover that grew up with dogs. They were true family members and my fondest memories growing up always include them. I have been dog sitting and walking for about 4 years now, and I have experience with dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. I would love to have the chance to get to know your beloved pup!!

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Chase SWilmington, NC

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Hi! My name is Chase and I'm 27. I'm a cook who lives in Raleigh. I currently use Wag to schedule walks for my own dog, Emmi. I grew up in a household with multiple dogs so I've been around dogs my entire life.

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Hannah JWilmington, NC

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Hi my name is Hannah! I am a big animal lover and am available to walk and or pet sit in Columbus GA :) I have experience with all breeds and love all breeds! can’t wait to meet your furry baby!

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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

Shea SWilmington, NC

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“Punctual, reliable and thorough pet walker/sitter.”

My name is Shea. I have lived in Wilmington for over 10 years and I’m an absolute animal lover! I look forward to taking care of each and every Wag! dog I walk, sit or board. I’ll be sure to take proper care of your dog(s) by following your specific care instructions and treating them as if they were my own.

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

Hannah CWilmington, NC

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“Fun, Energetic Walker”

I love dogs!! I have three shelter dogs and have been dog sitting for friends for a few years now. My favorite past time is to take my dogs to the dog park and try not to fall in love with every dog I meet. I am college bound and am looking for an enjoyable way to earn money for my schooling.

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

Jake DWilmington, NC

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I am a young professional / recent graduate and I absolutely love all kinds of dogs. I really enjoy spending time outdoors and think this would be an amazing side position for me. Not being in a situation that would allow me to adopt my own dog, this is a perfect alternative to spend some quality time with awesome pups!

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Jeff HWilmington, NC

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Hello! I have owned at least one dog for the last 17 years. I have had dogs as small as a Shih Tzu to a Goldendoodle. I recently gave my Goldendoodle to a neighbor who has a door with separation anxiety, our dogs became friends and once we realized how much she helped him I decided to do a good deed. Along with taking care of my own dogs, I have also helped to take care of dogs belonging to family, friends and friends.

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

Samm TWilmington, NC

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Hi! My name is Samm, and I live in Wilmington, North Carolina. I am a graduate of Canisius College, with a Bachelor's in Animal Behavior, Ecology, Conservation and Psychology. I am the proud mom to a border collie/Australian Shepherd mix for the past eight years and she is the light of my life. I have traveled all over the world to do work with animals and endangered species conservation. However, my love for dogs is endless. I can't wait to meet yours!

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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

Qualaizuyia SWilmington, NC

4.8

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Hello, my name is Quay. I have been with WAG! for about 1 year. I have a 14 year old Schnoodle. I love all animals! Normally I only pet sit and complete on demand walks, however during the winter and around extended holidays I will opt into recurring walks.

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

Dog Boarding in Wilmington

Paws Place in Wilmington, NC is the area's most well-known and beloved dog shelter. This no-kill shelter makes it their primary goal to find every single dog they take in a loving home. Every dog they have taken in, since 1999, has been showered with love and affection and given all necessary medical treatment, shots, and microchips. 

Paws Place is a non-profit and they rely entirely on volunteers, foster homes, and donations to keep the shelter up and running. Therefore, community involvement with Paws Place is one of the shelter's top priorities. They encourage everyone from the surrounding community to consider volunteering at the shelter, becoming a foster parent for one of their dogs in need or simply just donating to help save a dog's life. They also host numerous Meet and Greets throughout the year so the community can meet their adoptable dogs, have Dog Day Afternoons for humans and their dogs, and they do special doggy Howl-o-Ween parties in October. 

Coastal Canine Rescue also has a similar mission to Paws Place. They are a special type of shelter because they don't have an actual rescue facility. Rather, they are a very small group of volunteers that take all dogs into foster homes until the dogs can find their forever homes. They solely rely on community donations to take care of their adoptable dogs.

Adopt an Angel is also a foster-based rescue center that has no physical shelter. They specialize in taking cats and dogs that have run out of time in county shelters and foster them until they find new homes. Adopt an Angel has saved over 11,000 dogs who would have been put down had they stayed in a kill shelter. The organization hosts many adoption days throughout the Wilmington community, they have puppy painting parties, and they host numerous fundraisers. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Wilmington

Annual Fur Ball of the Crystal Coast

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Admission
$50.00

Month
February

Duration
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual Fur Ball of the Crystal Coast

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During February on a set date from 6:00-9:00 pm at The Doubletree Atlantic Beach Oceanfront, get your pup all dressed up and dapper to attend the Fur Ball! This is a fundraiser for Austin Veterinary Outreach and Rescue and tickets are $50, which includes drinks and a buffet dinner. There will be door prizes and a silent auction. Adoptable dogs will walk a special red carpet throughout the night. Book a room upstairs in their dog-friendly hotel and make a weekend of this special event with your favorite people and puppies!

Pet Massage Days

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Admission
$10.00

Duration
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm on Tuesdays

Pet Massage Days

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Spoil your four-legged friend and treat them to a relaxing and rejuvenating pet massage! This is a weekly open-event in Cary, NC just outside of Wilmington. They have a pet health and discovery topic every week and of course, dogs are welcome to come and join the fun. One dog per person, please. Tickets cost $10 and proceeds are donated to Wake SPCA. This is a great fun and educational event for you and your dog to attend. You won't be disappointed!

Pawz in Park

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Admission
$5.00

Month
April

Duration
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pawz in Park

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This annual Pawz in Park event typically takes places in April. Activities usually include dog-related vendors, yummy food for both humans and doggos, a beer tent, a silent auction, prizes, t-shirt sales, and much more! Admission is $5 and proceeds are donated to a variety of local dog and animal shelters and rescue groups. This is a special event that is perfect for taking your dog to and spending some fun, quality time together outdoors!

Paws on the Patio

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
November

Duration
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Paws on the Patio

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Hosted every year by Paws Place, this special event is for both dogs and owners to attend and enjoy together. Keep checking back to Paws Place Facebook page for a specific date for the event. Donations are encouraged and proceeds go to help the dogs at Paws Place! At the event, there is generally awesome food, games of corn hole, some really awesome raffle prizes, and a whole lot more! You can also meet some of the adoptable dogs that Paws Place has available. This is a perfect family event and is something you and your pup will not want to miss out on!

Yappy Hour Pub Crawl

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Admission
$20.00

Duration
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Yappy Hour Pub Crawl

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Yappy Hour Pub Crawl is hosted by Wilmington's Von Barkee's Dog Spa and Bakery. The event starts at the bakery with drinks for the humans and ball pit playtime, treats, and dog introduction for the pups! Event tickets are $20 and that includes treats for your pup and a t-shirt for all owners. You also get one ticket to the bar for a drink of your choice. This is the ultimate event for dog lovers to enjoy! Even if you don't have your own dog to bring, you are more than welcome to come and enjoy the company of all the other pups in attendance. Get ready for a pawesome time!