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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.
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Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of vetted and background checked pet sitters, overnight boarding, dog walkers, dog trainers, and even virtual vet chat. Schedule ahead for pet care while you are away, or book on-demand pet care during the workday. In 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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Oriane was amazing! She took great care of my pup and sent lots of pictures. Would use again, highly recommend.
Lucas was fantastic!!! Can t recommend enough. He sent updates/photos throughout his stay and took Finn on several field trips and long walks :)
Raheem was awesome! He was super responsive and took great care of Buddy. Would absolutely recommend his to walk or board your pup
Jessica is an amazing dog sitter. She took such good care of my pup during his 7 day stay. He was sad to leave her place - a major sign that he was so well taken cared of. Jessica is reliable, communicative and accommodating. We are so lucky to have found her.
Jamie treats our pup like one of her own, she s amazing!!
Andrii sent images and even bought me a new bag of dog food. Great experience for a week long dog sitting!
Jamie was amazing with our Lilly, she stayed the night while we went to a wedding and was clearly well cared for. Thanks so much Jamie we ll certainly add you to our preferred caregivers!
Thank you for the feedback! We will certainly work on her jumping. Always appreciate you!
Amazing sitter!!! Great at providing updates and photos, which made me confident Finn was in good hands. 10/10.
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The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Newark
Hosted by the Newark branch of the Associated Humane Societies, Barktoberfest is a fun-filled day designed to celebrate and support local animal rescue groups. Held at Turtle Back Zoo’s Education Center, this dog-friendly event invites you to bring your spectacularly-dressed pet along to participate in the Pet Photo Booth and Costume Contest. There are plenty of adoptable animals on site for anyone searching for their new fur-ever friend, while local vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment will keep you and Fido amused all day long.
Dog Days of Summer Outdoor Film Festival
Want to enjoy a movie under the stars with your pooch by your side? This is the festival for you! Hosted by the Newark Museum, the Dog Days of Summer Outdoor Film Festival features several dog-friendly screenings in the museum’s Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden. Films shown are always family-friendly, canine-centric classics, so animal lovers and their pets are assured of some quality viewing. Admission is free for museum members, Newark residents, children under 10 and furry friends; otherwise, tickets cost $10 per person.
World Dog Expo
A weekend-long spectacular celebrating dogs, the World Dog Expo is packed full of fun and entertainment, perfect for any devoted dog lover! Held in June at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, the event gives dogs and pet parents the op-paw-tunity to participate in sports, education, training, and a whole host of other grrr-eat bonding experiences. Dog rescue and adoption is also promoted over the weekend, but perhaps the biggest drawcard is the huge trade show! You and Rover can browse a huge array of the latest and best doggy products, giving you the chance to hunt down a few bargains and buy your furry friend a treat or two.
Dog Days of Summer
Want to give your pet a chance to cool off and escape the warmer weather? Dog Days of Summer is the paw-fect solution! Held in September at Maplewood Community Pool, this two-hour event invites all dog lovers to bring their canine companion to the pool for a swim. You can also bring along balls, Frisbees, and other toys for your pooch to play with in the water — provided he doesn’t mind sharing, of course. Fighters and biters are not allowed, and all dogs must be properly licensed and wearing their tags. The best part is that admission is free, so there’s no excuse not to let your pooch get his paws wet!
Bark in the Park
Liberty Humane Society, based in nearby Jersey City, works to protect and assist animals in need throughout New Jersey. Bark in the Park is its biggest fundraiser of the year, and this paw-some pet festival also happens to be a fun and furry day out for the whole family. It all takes place in Hoboken’s Church Square Park, where myriads of pet lovers and their four-legged friends join forces for a pet-acular celebration! You can dress Rover up to strut his stuff in the costume contest, shop pet products from a huge range of vendors, and treat yourself to a tasty snack or two from one of many food trucks. There’s also plenty of entertainment on offer for family members young and old, so get everyone ready for a barking good time.
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