Skip the kennel
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.
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.
“I help pawrents gain more freedom & peace of mind”
Hello Portland Area Pawrents, I am here with Wag wanting to walk and sit for your dog while you are away! I have completely over a 3000 successful walks here on Wag and I am looking to expand more! I love my job! I get to walk puppies to young at heart dogs, what gets better than that? I have over 20 years of experience caring for dogs and I look forward to sharing my dog behavior knowledge and training with your furry baby. Let’s Wag! today PDX!
Socially Distanced Pet Care
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
Hello! I've been with Wag! for over two years now but I've been walking my own dogs for nearly two decades. I adore all dogs, but small pups -- like my Beagle, Clover, and my Tibetan Terrier, Penny -- are my favorite. I look forward to walking your dog soon!
Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull
My name is Mia and I'm a friendly dog walker who not only loves being around dogs, but knows how to care and be responsible for them. I have lived with dogs my entire life, making me experienced with dogs for years. I also have been trusted by friends and family to look after and insure their dogs are being played with and walked everyday.
Hi there! My name is Sabrina and I have always had a deep passion for animals. I love to work with them in any way that I can and I especially love dogs! I've had my own pup (Gracie Lou) for over 10 years now and I regularly volunteer with animal organizations in my free time. I've had the pleasure of working with a wide range of dogs with varying needs over many years. I truly love and appreciate all animals for who they are. I currently am pursuing a career in animal energy healing and take a calm loving approach with all of the animals I see. My ultimate goal is to love your pupper with lots of positive energy and make sure they are safe, happy, and healthy! Some notes on my walking style: I typically use a sturdy leash with an added traffic handle and LED light for added safety, I use eco-friendly compostable poop bags, and all pups will receive some TLC and water at the end of our walk!
Top Pet Caregiver
My name is Melissa and I am from North Carolina originally but I have lived in Portland for 3 years. I am an avid animal lover and I have owned and taken care of many animals in my lifetime. I have a lot of experience in dog walking and pet sitting/boarding and I will love, treat, respect, and protect any animals in my care like they are my own. I hold myself to the highest of standards and I will adhere to any specifications so that both the dogs and their owner has the best possible experience
Top Pet Caregiver
“Green-haired friend to every pet!”
I walk and care for dogs / pets professionally for 14+ years. I’ve loved animals all my life! As a kid I would go knock on my neighbors’ doors and ask to walk their dogs for fun, which led me to pet-sitting and dog-walking jobs and volunteering with my local animal shelter. To every service I bring a can do attitude, knowledge gained from a degree in animal behavior and physiology, and first aid certification just in case. I'm fit, friendly, and would love to be your dog's new pal!
Top Pet Caregiver
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, Training experience
I am experienced and committed to caring for your dog the best possible way! I always put their safety and care at top priority. I strictly believe in only humane forms of discipline and lots of love and fun! I will make sure to thoroughly read your notes and handle your dog only the way you want them to be. I also keep supplies ready to go for just in case scenarios: I come equipped with extra water, poo bags, leashes/harnesses. I look forward to meeting your furry friend.
Training Exam Complete
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, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training
Hello,I'm Brandon and I am very excited to meet your dog! I grew up with my mother fostering dogs for a local shelter, and they have held a special place in my heart ever since.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
“I love meeting dogs of all ages and sizes!”
Hello! My name is Karina and I'm originally from California, having moved up to the Portland area about 7 years ago to go to Portland Community College. I absolutely adore animals of all shapes and sizes, and have experience working with both large/nervous dogs, high-energy breeds, older dogs, and very young puppies too. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting your furry friend and exploring the Portland area with them!
Top Pet Caregiver
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
may be a wonderful vacation destination and a great place to live, but sometimes the residents of this beautiful city need to get away for awhile. And even though you’d love to take your precious pup with you everywhere you go, sometimes that simply isn’t possible.
But if you’re heading out of town for a day, a week, or even longer, there’s no need to start searching for dog kennels near you. Instead, why not arrange trusted Portland dog boarding or Portland dog sitting through Wag!?
In-home overnight care with a reliable pet caregiver ensures maximum comfort and security for your dog. They get the joy of being cared for by a loving pet parent, and you get the peace of mind of knowing your pup is in safe hands. And when you book Portland dog sitting or dog boarding with Wag!, the pet caregiver can even take your pup to explore some of the city’s best walking trails — for example, your pooch will love checking out the Powell Butte Nature Park trails.
If you’re searching for local dog sitters or dog boarders, let’s take a closer look at how much you can expect to pay for overnight pet care in Portland.
There are many different Portland dog boarding kennels to choose from if you’re heading out of town for a while. Some offer basic overnight accommodation, while others specialize in offering luxury facilities and amenities for their canine guests.
If you’re just searching for basic Portland dog boarding kennels, you can generally expect to pay $45 to $50 per night. However, it’s important to check the fine print to find out whether certain services, such as administering medication or providing one-on-one play sessions for your pet, cost extra.
If your pooch prefers the finer things in life, you may consider booking them in at a luxury pet resort. These dog boarding services offer facilities like spacious doggy suites, TVs in each room, adventure playgrounds for pups, and super-plush bedding. This sort of opulence comes at a price, however, and you can pay anywhere between $60 and $100 a night at some venues.
In comparison, dog boarders in Portland with Wag! offer rates starting at just $39 per night — now there’s a price tag every pet parent will love!
If your dog would be happier staying at home, you might want to consider your Portland dog sitting options. The average price for dog sitting ranges anywhere from $60 to $100 per night.
Be warned that additional fees may also apply. For example, you may be charged more on weekends and holidays, while services like a morning walk and administering medication may cost extra too.
With this in mind, make sure you read the fine print carefully and discuss your pet’s needs with the sitter before making a booking.
Worried that your dog will feel uncomfortable and intimidated in a dog boarding kennel? Unsure whether they’ll get the care and attention they need?
When you book trusted dog boarders in Portland with Wag!, you get the freedom of knowing that the pet caregiver you choose will care for your pup like their own. Many boarders with Wag! are pet parents themselves, so they know exactly what it takes to give your fur-baby the best possible care. And because your pooch gets to stay in a loving home environment, separation anxiety won’t be a problem while you’re away.
If you’d like to find reliable dog boarding near you, here’s what you need to do. Download the Wag! app, create an account, enter your dog’s details, and specify your travel dates. You can then view a list of dog boarders near you, read about their prior experience, and check out reviews from other pet parents. Once you find the “pawfect” caregiver, use the in-app chat feature to discuss your pup’s care needs.
Then when you head away, your pooch will receive 5-star care in a loving and welcoming home setting. You’ll also be kept updated with messages, photos, and videos so you know exactly what your fur-baby is getting up to during their vacation.
In short, boarding with a Wag! caregiver is simple and stress-free for you and your pet — maybe that’s why 95% of boarding bookings through Wag! result in a 5-star review.
Maybe your dog feels the most comfortable when they get to stay on their home turf. If that’s the case, select “Sitting” from the Overnight Care services on the Wag! app and start searching for in-home dog sitters near you.
When making your choice, consider your pup’s age, breed, personality, and care requirements. Dog sitters with Wag! have experience caring for a wide variety of pups, including puppies, older dogs, disabled pets, and animals with special needs. Once you’ve found the right person for the job, connect with them using the in-app chat feature to discuss what it takes to keep your pup happy.
Overnight dog sitting includes potty breaks and unlimited playtime for your fur-baby. You’ll also receive regular photo and video updates throughout your pup’s sleepover so you can keep tabs on your much-loved furry family member.
Best of all, your pooch gets to stay in a familiar environment. So even though they’ll no doubt be missing you, they’ll have plenty to keep them happy and entertained until you return.
If you’re searching for a trusted Portland dog sitting service, book your pet’s “pawfect” match through the Wag! app today.
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