Overnight dog care in Pittsburgh

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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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Jessica IPittsburgh, PA

5.0

(675)

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“I am your best friend’s “second” best friend!”

Hi! I grew up with a dog in the family as well as several other small animals. Now I’m the proud owner of a beautiful German Shepherd and a cute staffy so our house knows all about energy! Our favorite things to do are to go on long walks, sniff posts, and run around in our backyard in Canonsburg. I have met so many cool dogs and owners through this service over 2 yrs; it has brought such joy to my life! I cannot wait to meet your best friend and I’m hoping I can be their “second-best- friend”!

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

Nicole APittsburgh, PA

5.0

(625)

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“If your pup is happy, I’m happy! :)”

My name is Nicole, I’m 30 and I love, love, love dogs! I have had different dogs all my life and did go through veterinary technician schooling. I feel like when I’m around dogs, pet sitting or spending time with my own, nothing else matters. I am a very hard worker and will treat your pup with as much love as I have!

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

Jimmy LPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(1799)

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I've been a dog and cat owner for over 20 years and my animals are my family. I've volunteered at the local Humane Society and participated in an animal therapy program. I look forward to taking good care of your pup!

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Guy DPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(748)

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I have worked for over 10 years, with my family, to walk and board dogs. In addition, we work with rescue dogs walking them on the weekends. We are very reliable and have never missed an appointment. Also, we treat these dogs as if they are own. Let us be a temporary owner to your animals while you are away.

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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

Susannah GPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(919)

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Hi pet owners, Your pet is in good hands with me. I love dogs and will always put tender loving care towards them. Treat them like they are my own. I’m friendly and caring and enjoy going for walks with the dogs. I’ve been doing dog walking for about a year now and I still love doing it. Being able to be around your pups makes my day. Whatever your dog needs, I’ll be there for them.

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Katelyn MPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(786)

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Lover of all animals. Animal mom to four dogs, two cats, and two ferrets. I have worked/ volunteered in multiple animal shelters and worked with all breeds and sizes.

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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

Courtney DPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(601)

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Hi! My name is Courtney! I've grown up with dogs my entire life and currently have 2 pups of my own! I have been with Wag for over a year and love spending time giving your pets exercise and LOVE! I can’t wait to meet your furry best friend :)

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

Erika KPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(526)

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Hi, I'm Erika! I’m an enthusiastic, friendly dog walker with experience training & caring for dogs. I’ve grown up with dogs my whole life-my most recent dog, Peanut, a 12 y/o chihuahua, is my best bud. In puppyhood, I trained & raised him to be the obedient sweetheart he is. I've also helped past roommates train their pups & frequently dog-sit them. Dogs bring me such joy-just as I can count on them to brighten my life, you can count on me to give your pup the exercise and outdoor time they need

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High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Catharina LPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(475)

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Hello, I live with a English Mastiff, Yorkie mix, Lab mix, birds and cats. I have been dog sitting and walking for 8 years and also volunteered as a dog walker at the humane society and also worked at a pet store.

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Erik PPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(517)

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Hi! My name is Erik! I've grown up with dogs my entire life, and currently have two best friends of my own, Maybelle and Phoebe. I love going for runs in my neighborhood and staying active, and I want to pass that along to your pups! Looking forward to spending some time with your furry best friends.

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

Dog Boarding in Pittsburgh

Planning a vacation away from Pittsburgh, but can't bring your furry friend along? While you may be thinking about sending Tucker off to a local kennel, other options are available.

Pet sitters and boarders in Pittsburgh on the Wag! platform are great alternatives to kennels. Your pooch will be much happier and more comfortable in a home setting. Plus, many dog sitters and boarders also offer dog walking services in Pittsburgh. With your permission, your caregiver can take Fido for a much-needed adventure along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Here's everything you need to know about Pittsburgh dog sitting and boarding services.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Pittsburgh

Most Pittsburgh dog boarding facilities are basic dog kennels. These kennels generally charge anywhere from $45 to $60 per night. While this pricing is relatively inexpensive, your pup may not be as comfy as they'd be elsewhere.

Before sending your dog to a kennel, make sure you check the fine print. Most dog boarding facilities have strict rules on vaccinations, so you'll need proof that your woofer is protected against rabies and parvo. Many facilities also require your dog to have up-to-date flea and tick treatments.

You'll also want to keep an eye out for any extra hidden fees. You may be charged more if your dog is under 6 months old or weighs over a certain amount. Some also charge for playtime and food.

If you don't like the idea of putting your pup in a kennel, book a dog boarder through Wag! instead. Pittsburgh dog boarders on the Wag! platform will care for your pup at their home, with rates starting as low as $39 per night. Dog boarding through Wag! combines affordability and comfort, making it the perfect alternative to dog kennels in Pittsburgh.

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Pittsburgh

Dog sitting is a popular option for pet parents looking to keep their fur-baby happy while they're away. Pittsburgh dog sitters will come to your home for overnight visits, so your pup doesn't have to adjust to a new environment, which might cause them stress

Bear in mind that most dog sitters in Pittsburgh will only come over for 12 hours, so you may need to book an additional walk or visit to ensure your pup is properly taken care of. Some dog sitters offer extra visits and generally charge around $20 for drop-ins.

Dog sitters will usually charge higher prices during busy holidays. You may also find yourself having to pay extra fees if your dog takes medication or has special dietary requirements. Most dog sitters will also charge you for transport to your home.

While dog sitting is one of the best ways to keep your woofer's tail wagging while you're away, it can burn a hole in your pocket. Dog sitters on the Wag! platform charge as little $39 per night, and all fees are visible when you book, so you won't be surprised by your bill.

Dog Boarding in Pittsburgh

If you fancy sending your doggo off for an exciting slumber party, book a Pittsburgh dog boarder through Wag!. Dog boarders will care for your pup at their home, so you know your mutt will have a comfy place to rest their head.

Here's how you book. Download the Wag! app and head to the "Boarding" category under Overnight Care services. Then, enter information about your trip and your pupper. Once you've completed registration, you'll get a list of available dog boarders in your area. 

You can discuss your hound’s needs with your preferred Pittsburgh dog sitter using Wag! Chat. You can also check reviews from past pet parents to see if your caregiver is right for the job.

All dog boarders are vetted with safety tests and background checks to ensure they're well-prepared to take care of your fur-baby. Your chosen dog boarder will also send you videos and photos of your dog playing and snoozing, so you can tell how your pupper is getting along without you.

Dog Sitting in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh dog sitters on the Wag! platform will take care of your hound and home while you're out of town. You'll find a list of available dog sitters near you on the Wag! app. Just click on the "Sitting" section under Overnight Care services and enter all necessary information about your trip.

Each caregiver has a star rating, so you can easily find the best dog sitters in Pittsburgh. Feedback is very positive — 95% of all sitting sessions end in a perfect 5-star rating. 

When choosing a sitter, consider their skills and experience. Some sitters have experience working in vet clinics and at shelters, while others specialize in different breeds and age groups. With such a diverse range of skills, you'll no doubt find the perfect sitters for Fido.

Dog sitters through Wag! will send you videos and photos of your pup, so you can sleep soundly knowing your woofer and house are in good hands. If you need to check something or forgot to tell your sitter something important, you can contact them anytime via Wag! Chat.

Whether you need someone to look after your Labrador or dote on your Dalmatian, you'll find the perfect match on the Wag! platform. Check out dog sitters and boarders in Pittsburgh to find what Pennsylvania's puppers are barking about!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Pittsburgh

Pup Nights at PNC Park

24
Admission
$35.00

Pup Nights at PNC Park

24

Take your dog out to the ballgame at one of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pup Nights. Held multiple times throughout the Major League Baseball season, these "pawsitively" wonderful nights give you a chance to enjoy some high-quality sporting action with your furry friend by your side. Miller Lite Rooftop seating is reserved for dogs and their owners, and there are plenty of dog-friendly activities planned throughout the night. Check the upcoming schedule for the next Pirates Pup Night and play ball. Batter up!

Halloween Party for Pets

12
Admission
$15.00

Month
October

Duration
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Halloween Party for Pets

12

Instead of leaving your dog at home on Halloween, why not let them come out with you and sink their teeth into the ghoulishly good fun? Held at the Animal Friends Outreach Center, this Howl-o-ween party features a host of events to make dogs drool, including a trick-or-treat trail, dog-friendly games, and the chance to dress up in a "furocious" costume. Make it a Halloween to remember and support a good cause all at once!

Pittsburgh Pet Expo

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Admission
$10.00

Month
November

Pittsburgh Pet Expo

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Want to check out the latest and greatest pet products, not to mention take in some "pawesome" doggy demonstrations? Better yet, want to do it all with your dog by your side? The Pittsburgh Pet Expo is an action-packed weekend full of anything and everything related to pets. Held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, it features diving dogs, a grooming competition, Dachshund racing, pet photos with Santa, and much more! Add more than 200 vendor booths selling all manner of pet products and services, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for some "petacular" fun.