Overnight dog care in Philadelphia

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How it works

Skip the kennel

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

Flexible transportation

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

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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Christopher WPhiladelphia, PA

5.0

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“Always happy to see your pup!”

Hello! I'm Chris, a recent Temple graduate and pro dog-walker. My friends and relatives always call on me to sit their furry companions because I'm friendly, reliable and great with their dogs! I know that each dog and their owners have their own specialized needs, and I'm here to be attentive to those needs. In addition, with my degree in psychology, I can help your animal to maintain healthy behaviors to increase their wellness and happiness. Thanks for your patronage!

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

Rebecca DPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

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Hi, I'm Becky! I have lived in Philadelphia for over 15 years. One of my favorite things to do is to explore this awesome city with a dog by my side. I've had dogs and cats my whole life, and don't think I could have it any other way. My current best friend/roommate is George, a 5 year old pit bull/lab mix. I understand that all dogs need discipline and respect, with lots of love and exercise. I'll make sure to always keep all dogs super safe and happy.

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Chantal RPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

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I have owned and cared for dogs for the past 22 years. I am a certified vet tech working as an ICU nurse at a large veterinary hospital. I can recognize medical emergencies and administer prescribed medications. I have previous experience boarding dogs of all ages and sizes in my home and look forward to meeting new dogs and their owners as a WAG! dog walker.

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Erin APhiladelphia, PA

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Hi, I’m Erin! I’ve been working for Wag since 2017. I’ve walked thousands of dogs, ranging from tiny Yorkies to mighty Great Danes to week old puppies to elderly dogs - I’ve walked them all! I’m a huge animal lover and always treat every dog I walk with respect and endless amount of love. I understand how important dogs are to us, they are more than just a pet, they are family! I’m thrilled to walk your fur baby and give them the attention and exercise they deserve!

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Kelsey TPhiladelphia, PA

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Hi I'm Kelsey! I'm a lifelong owner and lover of dogs of all shapes and sizes. I have my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, which included an internship at a wildlife refuge. I'm an avid runner and I enjoy spreading my love of health and fitness with people and their four-legged friends. I'm excited to meet your dog and give it the love and attention it deserves.

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

Stephanie HPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

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I have been walking dogs for 3 years and have been a dog lover my entire life. I grew up with a Standard Poodle named Collette. As an adult, I lived in a house with a lovely brown anxious Aussie. I helped to care for the dog- feeding her, walking her, giving medications, and keeping an eye on her to make sure she stayed out of mischief. We also regularly took in foster dogs of all shapes and sizes. I love getting outside and moving around, so I look forward to meeting and caring for your dog!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Teresa BPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

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“I'm there for your dog as if he/she were my own!”

I've loved dogs my entire life. I strive to be a good dog person, meaning I try to assist friends in training and gladly help out when needed. I have not met a dog I didn't like and vice versa. I have always had dogs of my own and made sure they were trained and socialized.

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SHARON APhiladelphia, PA

4.9

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“A tail wagging good time!”

Hi! My name is Sharon and love dogs. I have had dogs all my life have cared for family and friends dogs when needed. I have been doing it as a business since July 2017

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Sorrel TPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

(865)

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“Ready to walk!”

Hi, I’m Sorrel, and I’ve lived around animals my whole life. I love cats and dogs, and cows, too! My most formal experience working with animals was taking blood samples from a cow at UF’s veterinary college. I am confident your dog and I will get along famously on a nice, healthy walk.

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William CPhiladelphia, PA

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My name is William. I enjoy the company of all dogs. I find more enjoyment in the dog's health and the joy they can get with a good walk,and their time outdoors. It's as important as anything. So, let's get this started.

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Dog Boarding in Philadelphia

In the City of Brotherly Love, the love extends to the canine population as well as the human citizens. Philadelphia is home to a host of special animal welfare groups that have an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of homeless animals.

The Pennsylvania SPCA is the state’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization. In fact, it’s the second largest of such organizations in the entire United States and can trace its history back to 1867. Run on a no-kill philosophy, the Pennsylvania SPCA rescues animals from cruelty and neglect, rehabilitates them and then helps them find permanent, loving homes.

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is another great organization committed to helping the city’s at-risk pets. A non-profit group, PAWS helps homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals through its two clinics, providing affordable basic veterinary care to the animals that need it most. And if you’re looking to adopt a dog, check out the group’s boutique Adoption Center in the Old City District of Philadelphia.

Wet Nose Rescue also battles tirelessly to help the dogs of Philly. With a mission to help abandoned dogs that would otherwise be euthanized or forced to live in terrible conditions, Wet Nose Rescue is a non-profit group that opens its doors to all breeds. Founded in 2008, it is comprised entirely of volunteers and is always in need of donations and additional support. If you can lend a helping paw, Philadelphia’s dogs will reap the rewards.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Philadelphia

Mutt Strut

47
Admission
$25.00

Duration
9am to 2pm

Mutt Strut

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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!

Tails & Trails

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Admission
$30.00

Duration
From 9am

Tails & Trails

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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!

DogFest Walk 'n Roll

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
11am to 2pm

DogFest Walk 'n Roll

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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.

Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo

12
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Hours Vary

Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo

12

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

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Admission
$10.00

Duration
11am to 4pm

Mums and Mutts Fall Festival and Family Fun Day

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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!