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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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We are very happy that Yvette was able to take care of our dog for a week. We got daily updates and photos that made it clear that our 4yr puppy was in good, loving hands. We would happily ask Yvette to watch our dog again in the future.
Tamikia was AWESOME! She kept me posted on how Miles was doing which eased my concern with leaving him with someone new. She loved him like he was her own. I will definitely be using her again!
Christina was amazing! Gave very good updates on my dog and shared all the nice things he was doing that every dog owner wants to hear. Highly recommend!
Silvana was AWESOME! She made me feel very comfortable leaving my puppy Miles with her!
Grace was amazing! She took the best care of my little angels and sent tons of pics!! Highly recommend!
Whenever I m going out of town, Christine is the first person I get in touch with. I feel great knowing Archie is so well taken care of.
Truly incredible. Gave thorough updates and was very loving to my dog!
Thanks Christine!everything went smoothly,no complaints
Jeetinder took good care of Arya
Thank you very much
The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Philadelphia
Touted as the must-do fall festival for dogs and their people, Mutt Strut is a pet-acular annual event that always draws a crowd. By teaming up with your pooch to get out there and strut your stuff, you can raise much-needed funds and awareness for Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). The scenic strut route in the Navy Yard promises a relaxing stroll, while there’s plenty more to have you and your dog licking your respective lips. Highlights include an agility course, food trucks, costume and talent contests, and live music, so get out there and start strutting!
DogFest Walk 'n Roll
Held annually in Philly and a number of other locations around the country, DogFest Walk ‘n Roll promises a tail-waggin’ good time for you and your pet. This dog- and family-friendly event raises funds for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities. The focus is on fun as you and your four-legged friend tackle the easy one-mile course, and you can then cool down by enjoying a grrr-eat family festival into the afternoon.
Tails & Trails
Go for a scenic run or walk and raise funds for a paw-sitively wonderful cause at this active annual fundraiser. Held at Pickering Meade Farm, the home of Main Line Animal Rescue (MLAR), this relaxed morning event features a 5K run or a 4K jog. You and your child-friendly pooch can tackle the peaceful cross-country course at whatever pace you like, enjoying lovely views of the countryside, fresh spring air, and a wonderful community spirit. Best of all, all funds raised go to benefit MLAR’s efforts to help animals in need!
Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo
Want to check out the latest and greatest pet products? Step right up to the Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo held each January at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. You’ll be able to browse innovative and interesting products from an extensive list of retailers, and hopefully, you can pick up a bargain or two. There’s also plenty of doggy demonstrations, a parade of breeds, and information on responsible pet ownership. Friday is family night, when children 12 and under get in free, while leashed pets are more than welcome all weekend long!
Mums and Mutts Fall Festival and Family Fun Day
Mums and Mutts is a great little organization with a mission to raise funds and awareness for animals in need. Each October, it holds this fabulously fun and furry fundraiser at Burke Playground to benefit local animal rescues. That’s a good enough reason to attend right there, but if you need more convincing, maybe you’d be interested in the ridiculously cute doggie costume contest, or the great prizes on offer through a range of games and giveaways. And there’s plenty more for you and your pet to see and do, with live music, an awesome kids’ zone, a blessing of the animals, and more than 15 local rescues and shelters with adoptable pets. Oh, and plenty of food and drinks to keep the whole family (including your leashed doggo) happy!
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