Pet Sitting and Boarding in Ithaca

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How it works

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Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

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Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

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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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Shanna MIthaca, NY

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Hi there! My name is Shanna and I am a student at Cornell University studying hospitality. While home in New Jersey for the summer, I get to hang out with my two rescue dogs, Sammy and Jessie. I have owned, fostered, and volunteered with dogs for my entire life. I look forward to meeting and caring for your furry friends!

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Christina CIthaca, NY

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I grew up having multiple dogs at home, and as an adult I've helped my mom rescue dogs with special needs. Additionally, I've spent a lot of time dog-sitting for friends.

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

Felicia RIthaca, NY

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I am a responsible individual with a soft spot for puppies, even the greying ones. Taking the same path can become boring; does your dog want to explore as much as I do? Your dog can lead the way, and I will make sure we get there safely. I am flexible with schedule changes, life gets ruff sometimes. I will always make sure that having fun is a priority when I supervise your pup. Your home is your dog's sanctuary, so if I stop by to say hello, I will respect your space as much as I do your pup.

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Alexandra PIthaca, NY

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I grew up with lots of different pets, and loved animals so much I got a degree in Wildlife! I have over a year’s experience working in a small animal vet hospital, and I am hoping to go to vet school eventually so that I can continue working with animals for the rest of my life. I have experience working with dogs of all sizes and temperaments, and I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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Samantha TIthaca, NY

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Hi, my name is Samantha, but you can call me Sam. I grew up taking care of my friend's and neighbor's dogs, and raising dogs of my own. I have worked at many boarding facilities, doggie daycares, and veterinary clinics with dogs of various breeds and temperaments. Currently, I am applying to veterinary school in the hopes of fulfilling my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. I am so excited to meet you and your fur babies!

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

Lowell CIthaca, NY

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I am friendly and looking to help others with their dog walking needs. I love dogs and I get along with them very well. I have owned dog throughout my life and I have been part of the upbringing of many dogs. I look forward to interacting with new people and helping them out with their pets.

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Ellie GIthaca, NY

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I’m Ellie, and I’m a lifelong dog lover. I started walking for Wag! in 2018 when I was living in NYC, and now pick up walks wherever I am/go! I also have experience sitting, namely Daisy the Shih Tzu.

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Emily HIthaca, NY

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Growing up, my parents and grandparents always had dogs. Sometimes, we even had puppies! I have an Alaskan Malamute of my own, and I've lived with roommates that had their own dogs. I have experience with many different breeds including blood hounds, chihuahuas, mastiffs, shitzus, golden retrievers and labs.

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Tory LIthaca, NY

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Hi! My name is Tory! I live in McLean VA and I'm so excited to walk your dog. I grew up with a black lab and take care of my neighbors' australian shepherd. I've also walked a pitbull, bull dog and many others. I've volunteered with Lost Dog Rescue Foundation. I can't wait to get moving with your furry friend!

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Exley BIthaca, NY

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“I just like dogs more than people.”

Hi! I'm Exley. I'm 26 and I live in Cortland. I'm super excited to meet your dog! I love dogs and animals in general. I have been pet sitting for friends and family since I was 12 years old. I grew up on a farm and have been around dogs of all shapes and sizes throughout my life. I can't currently own a dog of my own, but that means that I have more love to give to the dogs I meet!

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

Dog Boarding in Ithaca

The SPCA of Tompkins County is a no-kill animal shelter devoted to mitigating overpopulation and animal cruelty. Founded in 1902, their mission is to protect companion animals and ensure they have the best lives possible. The shelter shifted to become entirely no-kill in 2001. As the first no-kill shelter in the United States, they are constantly working to manage overpopulation and reduce the number of homeless animals. All pets that leave the facility are either spayed/neutered or scheduled to be. 

Furthermore, the shelter offers a program for low-income pet owners to spay/neuter their animals for 1/3 of the usual cost. SPCA of Tompkins county uses several outlets to find animals new homes: adopting from their own facilities, an annexe in the mall, at the local PetSmart, and online. They work with Petango.com, who is partnered with over 1800 animal welfare organizations in the US and Canada, providing the first online pet search with real-time updates of adoptable animals in shelters. The SPCA of Tompkins County works within the community to promote responsible pet stewardship through education, training and counselling, all to strengthen the human-animal bond.

Cayuga Dog Rescue is a nonprofit organization founded in July of 2005 aimed at rescuing stray, abandoned, and neglected dogs in addition to taking in dogs scheduled for euthanasia or who are deteriorating in regional shelters. Rescued dogs are placed in foster care by the organization, where they receive veterinary care as well as emotional, social, and physical rehabilitation before they are adopted into new, loving homes. The Cayuga Dog Rescue is committed to finding every dog they take in a forever home, offering support and consultations for the life of the adopted dog.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Ithaca

Ithaca Dog Fest

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Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Duration
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ithaca Dog Fest

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Ithaca Dog Fest is an annual event that happens every Fall. Hosted by Bo's Bones Gourmet Organic Dog Biscuits, the festival is centered around bringing together all of the local canine rescue groups with prospective adopters and dog lovers. Not only will there be tail-waggin' good shopping opportunities for you and your doggo, but also a plethora of human/canine service groups, animal-related services and vendors, and showcases of adoptable dogs. Admission to the festival is free and it is kid-friendly. Come join fellow dog lovers in Cass Park in Ithaca, NY for music, food, shopping, and all things dog!

Tompkins County Dog Park

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Year-round

Tompkins County Dog Park

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Tompkins County Dog Park opened in Ithaca in 2008 by the Tompkins County Dog Owner Group to provide a formal area for local dog owners to exercise their dogs. This nonprofit is dedicated to expanding recreational opportunities for dogs and their owners as well as promoting off-leash dog parks as an alternative to the overuse of sensitive natural areas. The park is on the Festival Lands adjacent to the Allen H Treman State Marine Park at the head of Cayuga Lake, an area already that has been used by locals for dog walking for some time. The park features separate areas for large and small dogs, a beach and swimming area exclusively for dogs, a composting system, solar lights, water spigots, and several seating areas. Additionally, there is access to a path leading to Cayuga Lake you can enjoy with leashed pets.

Six Mile Creek Vineyard

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
10 AM-6 PM

Six Mile Creek Vineyard

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Ithaca is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, an area known for its excellent grape-growing conditions. Though there are several vineyards to visit, Six Mile Creek Vineyard is a great destination that you can bring along your furry best friend to. Wine tastings here are both delicious and affordable! The vineyard began in 1983 and the winery first opened its doors in 1987. Six Mile Creek is open daily, year-round for tastings of their award-winning wines and spirits. If you bring your dog along, they will surely be showered with love and welcomed with open arms.

East Ithaca Recreation Way

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Year-round

East Ithaca Recreation Way

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The East Ithaca Recreation Way features 3.55 miles of paved trails to explore with your doggo! As a part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, this recreation area was formerly a corridor of the Elmira Cortland and Northern Railroad from 1869. The trail is open year-round with winter maintenance, provides access to the picturesque Cornell University campus, and even runs through the Cornell Botanic Gardens and the Pine Tree Wildlife Preserve. Come enjoy the East Ithaca Recreation Way with your dog friends, but be sure to watch for bikes!

Buttermilk Falls State Park

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$7.00

Duration
Year-round

Buttermilk Falls State Park

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Buttermilk Falls State Park is a fantastic place to visit with your canine friends in tow. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of cascading waterfalls with your pal along steep, but well-kept trails. The upper park area features a lake along with woodland and gorge hiking trails, picnic areas, and playing fields. The lower park area features the campground, pool, playing fields, and a wetland trail. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park and on the trails, with the exception of swimming areas. There are even some cabins and campsites that welcome pets if you'd like to make a stay out of it! Don't miss this incredibly scenic destination that Ithaca has to offer.