Pet Sitting and Boarding in Columbus

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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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Hey! I’m Dylan and I’ve been working with Wag since 2018- all weather, all breeds- and I’m hugely proud of the hundreds of clients who’ve trusted me with their dogs. I’m fully vaccinated for covid as of 4/16. I grew up as the caretaker to a sweet corgi, in a large family with many dogs of all sizes. I’m an OSU alum, ready to take care of your dogs lovingly and attentively...yes, I can handle your high-energy runner pups too!

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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

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Hi, I am Jamie. I live near where Columbus, Dublin and Worthington meet up. I have grown up with dogs and currently have Elmo and several foster dogs in my family. I love my dogs and meeting other dogs as well. I look forward to meeting your dog!

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Dog Boarding in Columbus

Columbus is a "pawsome" city for doggos, with plenty of pet-friendly businesses and vast off-leash areas for you and your pup to enjoy. But if you have to leave town in a hurry and can't bring Lucky along, you’ll need to start searching for dog kennels near you.

However, you may not be keen on sending your fur-baby to a kennel. Thankfully, there are some alternatives, like dog boarding and dog sitting. Dog boarders and sitters will care for your woofer in a home environment, meaning they'll be much cozier than they might be at your local kennel. 

As well as looking after Fido for you, many dog sitters and boarders offer dog walking services in Columbus. With your permission, your caregiver can take your pooch for a hike along the Blacklick Creek Greenway in Reynoldsburg to help them de-stress while you're away.

Keep reading to find out all you need to know about dog boarding and sitting in Columbus.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Columbus, OH

Dog boarding in Columbus generally takes place at a facility similar to a kennel. Columbus dog boarding is fairly run-of-the-mill — there aren’t many luxury facilities in the city. As these kennels are standard, they are relatively inexpensive at around $45 per night. These kennels provide your pup with a place to stay and an outside area where your woofer can make some new pals. 

If you are planning on booking a kennel, make sure you check the requirements. Some kennels have strict rules on vaccinations and microchipping. Many dog boarders across Columbus also require proof that your pooch is protected against parasites such as heartworm. 

Your pup may not enjoy kennels if they're skittish or a rescue with a history of being in a shelter. One great alternative is in-home dog boarding on the Wag! platform. Dog boarders with Wag! provide overnight care at their home, so your pup will be in a more comfortable environment. With rates starting at just $39 per night, it’s an affordable option that’s sure to keep your Collie cozy.

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Columbus, OH

Looking for a way to leave your pupper at home? Overnight dog sitters in Columbus will come to your house to watch over Scoob, so you can rest easy knowing your pup is as happy as possible. While dog sitting may be preferable to putting your pooch in a kennel, local facilities can be expensive and generally charge between $60 and $150 a night.

Many sitters in Columbus don't offer overnight stays, but will instead stop by for 30 minutes to play with your fur-baby, feed them, and let them out for a potty break. These services generally cost between $25 and $40 for a 30-minute visit.

When booking a dog sitter in Columbus, always check the fine print. Some dog sitters will charge extra for transportation, walks, potty breaks, and more. You may also find there's an additional charge if you have multiple mutts. 

Some sitters only work between certain hours, so if your dog needs medication or is on a specific schedule, you may have to sort out an alternative. It's always worth speaking to your chosen sitter over the phone or in person before booking so you can find out about hidden fees and get to know who's watching over your woofer. 

Dog Boarding in Columbus, OH

Dog boarders on the Wag! platform make sure your pup's tail is still wagging when you return home.

Booking a dog boarder through Wag! is a breeze — jump on the Wag! app enter your doggo's info and the dates of your trip, and you'll receive a list of qualified local dog boarders. You can read reviews from past clients and see the carer's qualifications to ensure you pick the right dog boarder for your fur-baby. 

Pet parents can also speak with a carer through Wag! Chat in case they have any questions. Each dog boarder has a star rating so you can easily find the best pet caregivers near you. 95% of all dog boarding sessions through Wag! end in a 5-star review.

Each boarder on the Wag! platform is vetted with safety tests and background checks, so you know your woofer will be well taken care of. Dog boarders take care of pups at their home, meaning your dog will be in a comfy home setting.

Dog Sitting in Columbus, OH

Some puppers hate being away from home and may be best suited to dog sitting. Dog sitters on the Wag! platform will stay overnight at your house and tend to your hound's every need. Just head to the "Overnight" section on the Wag! app, choose “Sitting”, enter details about your trip, and get ready to book a slumber party for your canine compadre.

Check out your chosen dog sitter's profile to make sure they can meet your pup's needs. Then contact them through Wag! Chat to let them know if your dog has any special medical or exercise requirements. 

You can also stay up-to-date with how Fido is getting along. Your local dog sitter will regularly send you photos and videos of your mutt playing and napping, so you can relax while you're away, knowing your pupper is comfortable.

It's never easy leaving your fur-baby, even if it's only for an evening. Dog caregivers through Wag! ensure your pup is safe and happy while you're out of town. Book a dog sitter or boarder through Wag! today and see what everyone's barking about!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Columbus

Bids, Barks & Beats Silent Auction

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FREE!

Duration
6pm-11pm

Bids, Barks & Beats Silent Auction

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This annual event takes place at the York Golf Club and benefits Peace for Paws Ohio. Peace for Paws Ohio is a 100% volunteer-operated, non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from euthanasia at high-kill animal shelters in the Columbus, Ohio area.  Your ticket will get you in the door, a "swag bag", hors d'oeuvre and desserts. The dress code is business casual. The DJ will keep you dancing the night away and a cash bar will be provided. Don't forget to place your bids for the silent auction! Please give generously to this worthwhile cause and help save a lot of pawsome and pets.

Central Ohio Kennel Club Dog Show

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$10.00

Duration
8am-4pm

Central Ohio Kennel Club Dog Show

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Central Ohio Kennel Club hosts this all-breed show at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair Bricker Building.  Thousands of dogs compete at this annual event. If you would like to enter your perfectly poised and talented furry pal, the deadline is November 1, and the entry fee is $29. As proud pet parents, our doggos are all winners to us  — competition or no competition! The Central Ohio Kennel Club is currently taking donations to help , so it's a worthy cause to be a part of.

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