Pet Sitting and Boarding in Dayton

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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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Ann CDayton, OH

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“I love kids in fur coats!”

My name is Ann! Dogs have always been part of my life. I learned to walk holding onto the back of a Bearded Collie,& my first word was Doodle, the name of our dog! I am a dog and cat mom. I have a 3 year old Anatolian Shepherd, Levi,& 2 cats,DonJulio & Elwood. Levi & I are very active. We run 5K's, hike, play with his friends, go to school, and snuggle together. My boys are my children in fur coats. I understand the love you have for your little (or big) family member. I'd love to walk your dog!

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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

Laura DDayton, OH

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“Walk, run, play..but most of all...ENJOY!!”

Hello! I have provided dog sitting in my own home for a few years now. I also have several years of experience walking many different breeds, sizes, and temperaments. I'm very patient and am a BIG animal lover! More importantly, I choose to be an animal caregiver because I truly enjoy it!

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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

Jessalyn BDayton, OH

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“You can't put a price on peace of mind!”

I have been walking and sitting pets in the Dayton area for about two years, and I have never had a major incident! I think what makes me a good walker is my level of patience and my calm demeanor. I maintain the position of pack leader, while still having fun. I have had experience with dogs of all sizes and ages, and even other furry/scaley friends! There's no pet I can't handle. I understand that not everyone has the time or ability to walk their dog every day, so I'm here to help!

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

Brenda JDayton, OH

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I have owned dogs my whole life. I began training them at 8 years old. I have experience with German Shepherds, Rottweilers and Pit Bulls. I have been a foster and adoption coordonator with Adopt A Pit Rescue for the past 5 years.

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Estefania MDayton, OH

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“Tell your dog I said hi!”

Hello! I’m a recent college grad who is looking to love on your pet! I’ve been dog walking and dog sitting for friends and family and have spent several hours volunteering at animal shelters over the past four years. I have had a few dogs as family pets in the past, but I don’t currently own a dog, so I gladly take up any opportunity to spend time with any and all dogs. Hopefully your furry friend will be one of them!

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Anne YDayton, OH

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I,previously, worked in health care. I grew up with pets, cared for them my whole life, and I haven't ever been without a cat or dog. I have walked quite a few dogs now, and it's incredibly fulfilling to see their happy faces.

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Emily WDayton, OH

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“I would love to meet your dog!”

Hello! My name is Emily. I own a 10-year-old puggle and grew up taking care of dogs. I care for each dog as if they were my own and can provide extra care like feeding, watering, medicine administration, etc. I have experience walking and watching all ages and sizes of dogs, as well as walking multiple dogs at a time.

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Meranda RDayton, OH

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“A walk a day keeps the vet at bay”

Hi everyone, my name is Meranda and I am a WAG walker. Ive been a walker for almost two years and have made some great four legged friends along the way and look forward everyday to the opportunity to make a new friend. Whether its walking, training,or just dropping by to check on your furry friend... Im the gal for you. Im a dog mom of two myself and they are my world and I treat every dog like they are my own.

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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

Meggan LDayton, OH

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My name is Meggan and I have been around dogs my whole life. I have 2 rescue dogs; Schotzie who is a Labrador Australian Shepherd mix and Lilly who is Greyhound Boxer mix. They are both a huge part of my family. My dogs love their daily walks, so I know how important daily walks are for dogs. I have experience with both small and big dogs as a dog sitter. Both my dogs went to obedience training, so I know the different commands for dogs and know how to use different collars. I look forward to meeting different dogs and becoming their dog walker.

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Sarah HDayton, OH

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Hi there! I'm Sarah, I absolutely love dogs of all sorts. I'm willing to work odd hours and take last minute requests, but scheduled walks are preferred. I'm also willing to take extra long walks with your pup! I am very good with animals off all sorts. I really hope to hear from you and your dog!

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Dog Boarding in Dayton

Does your dog love living in Dayton? It’s no wonder, with adoptathons, Walk & Wag events, and even a Splash Your Pup day, pooches live the pawfect life here. There is never a lack of fun things to do for both hounds and humans alike. 

If requirements like work or family take you away from home on occasion, it’s sometimes necessary to find a pet caregiver to take care of your furry family members. You only want the best, of course, and researching the options is the best way to go about it.

Take a look at the options in Dayton, where four-legged citizens are number one. Local dog sitters and boarders can give you the reassurance you need while on the road. Most of the caregivers are dog walkers, too and with your okay, will take your pooch on a promenade at places like the Caldwell Park Trails in nearby Cincinnati. Your curious dog can explore a creek, traverse a boardwalk and watch for local wildlife.

Excited about finding the best option for your dog? Read on for furrific information.


Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Dayton, OH

In Dayton, the dog boarding options vary from kennel to luxury accommodation. Some offer the cream of the crop spaces, with webcams in private suites and one on one play sessions. Others will give basic accommodation and hours of outdoor play. 

Does your dog fare best with the finer things in life? Expect to pay up to $75 per night for a doggy stay with spacious suites and even TVs in the rooms. Basic boarding can be had for less expense, but be sure to verify what is included in your pup’s stay.

Call local dog boarders near you to ask questions about how the facility is run. Good questions to pose are whether extra-curricular activities are included and how many potty breaks are given per day.

Rest assured that your dog will be at the top of the pack when you book on the Wag! app. When booking a dog boarder on the Wag! platform, dogs and their needs are the main priority. On average, pet caregivers using Wag! charge $44-53 for a boarding service at their home. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a pet caregiver is selected for the service.


Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Dayton, OH

Many pet parents want their furry four-leggers to stay at home if at all possible. 

Some dog sitters will charge by the visit, while others will base their cost on how many visits are required. Make your needs known and read the contract carefully to know if your pooch will have an overnight caregiver or visits during the day only.

Dayton dog sitters can charge on average $30 per hour for services like walks, bringing in mail, and refreshing water and food. If you choose to have a dog sitter for the overnight hours, look to a local dog walker for help with potty breaks and walks during the day. 

On average, pet caregivers using Wag! charge $39 for a sitting service. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a pet caregiver is selected for the service.


Dog Boarding in Dayton, OH

Ready to prepare for your trip? To start, download the easy to use Wag! app. Create an account and answer a few questions about your precious pooch. Next, you’ll select “Boarding” from the Overnight Care tab. The dates you require the dog boarding are essential information to determine who is available.

The Wag! app enables you to scroll through many excellent dog boarders. You can even read reviews from satisfied pet parents who have used Wag!’s services for their dogs. Is your dog a senior canine with medication requirements? Does your dog require a daily run to keep their energy in check? Use the Wag! Chat option to ask questions. The FAQs page is also full of useful information.

It’s a relief to know that while you are away you will receive up-to-the-minute updates on all the fun your pupster is having. Images of your pooch kicking their feet back while resting or playing fetch during playtime will be sent via photo and video. Missing your little pupster? Feel free to use Wag! Chat and ask your Dayton dog boarder about your pooch. You’ll be happy to learn how much fun they are having!


Dog Sitting in Dayton, OH

Does your pupster feel most comfortable on home turf? Dog sitters with Wag! can make that happen as easy as 1-2-3. Open the Wag! app and head to the Overnight Care tab. Choose “Sitters”, answer a few simple questions, and add the dates that you’ll be away. Read reviews of top-notch dog sitters and select one that suits your dog best. 

Unlimited playtime and lots of snuggles are just a couple of the benefits your dog will receive. Vetted pet caregivers on the Wag! app have the know-how for dealing with young pups, middle-aged mutts, and special senior dogs. The best thing is, your dog stays at home in familiar surroundings. What could be better?

Regular fun-filled updates will come your way, assuring you that your pooch is happy. Whenever you want to check on your dog, use the Wag! Chat feature for instant messages and puppy kisses.

 No matter whether it’s a vacation or a work-related trip that will take you away from home, Wag! has got you covered. Book with Dayton’s trusted dog sitting and dog boarding service today and start packing!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Dayton

Splash Your Pup

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Splash Your Pup

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Every dog has its day at Dayton's Splash Your Pup!  This year-round, 36-foot swimming pool and diving dog is designed just for dogs, with ramps for easy access!  No worries about harsh chemicals for your sweet pup; they use an advanced filtration system that reduces the chlorine and uses non-toxic minerals.  The pool stays a comfortable 82 degrees year round so its good for older dogs with arthritis and joint issues as well as young pooches.  Exercising in water is good for humans as well as doggos and for the same reasons! It promotes weight loss, the rehabilitation of joints, it reduces stress, is good for the heart and strengthens the muscles. And besides all that, it is a BLAST!

Wag O Ween/Walk & Wag 5k

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FREE!

Duration
11am-1pm

Wag O Ween/Walk & Wag 5k

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This event takes place the Kettering Recreation Complex Soccer Fields and admission is free!  Enter your paw pal in the costume contest and sign up for the Walk & Wag 5K; each walker and his furry companion get a "doggy bag" filled with yummy treats!  If you are looking for a new furry buddy, or looking to expand you fur family, adoptable dogs will be there to meet, greet and hug.  There will be K9 unit demonstrations, food trucks (featuring Zombie Dogz) and off-leash play areas for your fur babies and games for your human babies.  Let's PAWty pups and ghouls!

Howl-o-Ween Adoptathon

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Howl-o-Ween Adoptathon

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Can't get enough tricks OR treats?  Head on out to the Howl-o-Ween Adoptathon hosted by Pawsome Pet Supplies in nearby Miamisburg, Ohio.  This two day event will feature lots of area pet rescues like Greater Dayton Lab Rescue, Halo and Paw Patrol Dayton.  Bring the whole family for fun, face painting and lots and lots of wiggly happy dog butts.  Could it be love at first snuggle?  Your new furry family member could be waiting for you!  There will be games, trick and treat snacks, prizes and costumes pets.  What a FUN way to spend the day!  Let's PAWty!

Lilly's Bistro

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FREE!

Duration
11AM-3PM Daily

Lilly's Bistro

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Lilly's Bistro is located in Dayton's historic Oregon District!  Want to hang-out with your best furry co-pilot?  Bring him on down to Lilly's and have a seat on the patio!  Lilly's friendly staff will greet you with a smile and Fido with some water.  Their diverse menu includes Ohio nachos, roasted tomato basil hummus, shrimp and grits, meatloaf, grilled ahi tuna, veggie tacos, mahi mahi, and shroom pasta.  On Sunday night, Lilly's serves a family style Fried Chicken dinner.  Lilly's is a must try for anyone in the area who is looking for a pet-friendly, eclectic dining experience.  BONE appetite!

Milano's

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Milano's

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Milano's at the University of Dayton has been serving up delicious food since 1969!  Their pizza is legendary; maybe it's because they make all their bread and dough from scratch every day! Leash up Fido and have a seat outside for the meal of a lifetime or checkout out the game on their 80-inch television. Maybe you want to check out Happy Hour instead. Come on in Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. and order some appetizers like 9 layer nachos or Bavarian pretzel sticks and beer cheese! Whatever you order, any time of day, you can't go wrong.  Gluten-free?  No problem!  Vegetarian?  No problem!  A Dog?  They love dogs! Come on in and enjoy!