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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.
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.
“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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
Hi I'm Kelsey! I'm a lifelong owner and lover of dogs of all shapes and sizes, as well as an owner of two cats. 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, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
There’s a lot of reasons to love Philadelphia. The home of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution offers plenty to keep residents busy, from museums and historic architecture, to gorgeous outdoor spaces, a vibrant nightlife, and countless eateries. But when Philly residents plan a getaway from their beloved city, they look for superb overnight care for their pups!
Before you book a kennel for your next adventure away from home, take a closer look at dog boarding and dog sitting near you for furbulous options that’ll give you peace of mind, and keep your dog’s tail wagging!
It’s tough being away from you, but comfortable in-home care with a loving pet caregiver can turn a stressful time into a fun one for your canine pal. Several local dog sitters and boarders are also Philly dog walkers, and with your permission, can take your pup on their own adventure! Whether getting their exercise in the footsteps of athletes along the Boxer’s Trail, or meandering through cultivated flowers and meadows through John Bartram’s Garden, your pup is sure to snooze soundly the whole night through.
If you are hunting for the pawfect Philadelphia dog sitting or dog boarding for your furry bestie, read on to discover the average costs for these overnight services.
When deciding on the best boarding experience for your pup, you’ll find as many options as there are cheesesteaks in this big city! Traditional dog kennels near you range in price, often depending on the size of your dog, but can average around $40 per night.
While all boarding accommodations include mealtimes, potty walks, and some kind of playtime, several deluxe suites offer even more to keep dogs busy. You can find rooms with raised, plushy pet or human beds, TVs, windows, and private outdoor space, to plenty of group outdoor or indoor play, access to pools, and even webcams for you to catch all the action. Prices for these pawtastic dog boarding services can be significantly higher, ranging from $50 to $110 per night.
Dogs are sure to love all the amenities that come with luxury boarding, but your pocketbook might not. Many of the extras incur added fees, such as walks, playtimes, medication administration, treats, and even one-on-one time with a caregiver for cuddles. Some dog boarders in Philadelphia require you to purchase daycare in addition to overnight care to keep your dog busy during the day. Others can add on charges for holiday or weekend boarding, or late check-outs.
Starting at just $39, Philadelphia dog boarding through Wag! offers affordable in-home care in a safe and comfortable environment.
Some dogs don’t do well in a boarding setting, while others just sleep better in their own bed. In-home dog sitters near you can come to the rescue with overnight care on your pup’s turf. The average price for dog sitting ranges between $70 to $90, and usually includes three potty walks, meals, playtimes and cuddles.
When researching dog sitters, be sure to look at what each sitter includes in their nightly rate. Many caregivers will also keep an eye on your house while they are there, including bringing in your mail, watering plants, and more. While some sitters will stay a full 24-hours with your dog, typically a stay is for 12-hours or less, which means you may need to add on walks and visits during the day too. Holidays and weekends can often add on fees, as can medications and additional pets in the household.
Wag! makes it easy to find great Philadelphia dog sitters that fit your dog’s needs. With prices that start at $39, the best place in the city is also the most affordable!
Leaving your best bud behind is never fun, but you can rest easy knowing a loving and caring dog boarder with Wag! is pampering your pup in their home.
To start your dog’s vacation, download the Wag! App. Once you create an account, you’ll be prompted to answer some questions about your dog to help find the best matches. Then, click on the Overnight Care tab and choose “Boarding”. After you enter the dates you’ll need overnight care, you can add on transportation to and from your boarder’s house for an additional fee.
As you continue, you’ll be able to see a list of top dog boarders in your area. Take your time looking over each boarder’s experience, customer reviews, and preferences. Some boarders simply love little pups, while others can handle extra large dogs. You’ll even find some that specialize in special needs dogs, including elderly animals.
Once you find your pawfect match, use Wag! Chat to discuss your dog’s needs. Include anything your boarder should know to help make your dog’s stay great, including their diet and daily habits.
You’ll know you made the right choice when you see just how happy and relaxed your dog is through pictures and videos from your boarder. And you can check-in anytime through Wag! Chat!
If your dog is more of a homebody, booking a vetted dog sitter through Wag! is the way to go! These compassionate caregivers will look after every one of your dog’s needs where they feel safest, in your own home.
Just open up the Wag! App, and choose “Sitting” from the Overnight Care tab. Read over each dog sitter’s experience and reviews to find your match. From puppies to older pooches, big and small, you’ll find a sitter that’ll love to cuddle your unique fur-baby. Be sure to let your sitter know about your dog’s routine and any special requests to make your dog’s staycation pawrific!
Choosing a dog sitter with Wag! lets your dog enjoy their time being pampered in their favorite place, which can significantly reduce any stress and anxiety they may feel while you are away. From sleeping soundly in their bed, to romping in their yard or enjoying cuddles, you’ll see it all through pictures and videos. And with Wag! Chat, you can get an update anytime.
Why are dog sitters and boarders with Wag! so awesome? Most of these animal enthusiasts know just how important your dog’s safety and happiness are because they have fur-kids of their own. Several pet caregivers with Wag! also have experience in other areas of pet care, such as veterinary work, training, and dog walking, and their passion for animals shows in everything they do. It’s no wonder that 95% of Wag! sitting and boarding sessions result in perfect 5-star reviews!
So, when you’re planning your next vacation, work trip or weekend fling, see what all the Philly pups are barking about by booking overnight care with Wag!
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!
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.
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!
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 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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