Pet Sitting and Boarding in Knoxville

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How it works

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Skip the kennel

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

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Flexible transportation

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

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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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Dylan PKnoxville, TN

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My name is Dylan I'm a 23yr old male who is in an off semester of college. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN. I love all breeds and personality types of dogs. I currently am a performance trainer at The Emerald Youth Foundation. My hobbies include working out and playing with dog Daisy.

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

Dawn CKnoxville, TN

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Hello ~ I'm Dawn. I feel privileged to make myself available to you, and your pet. What a great service and convenience to provide busy owners with the peace of mind that their pet's needs are being met! I have felt the nagging guilt of not being able to "make that happen," due to work conflicts, fatigue, etc. I'm a responsible, mature and physically strong individual with both background with multiple "walks" of animals, and the common sense understanding which that breeds, AND an innate, irrepressible love for, and response to these creatures who are in our care. I spent hours as a kid reading "dog dictionaries," interested in each breed. Personally, I've lived with Labs, Goldens, Blue Heelers, Pit Bulls, Spaniels, Pekingese, Pugs, Shi-Poos, Huskies, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, an Akita...and more. As with little children, I have a natural love for animals and get down on their level and engage demonstratively (dog-permitting and respectful of the pet's temperament and comfort zone.

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Samantha BKnoxville, TN

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“your dog's 2nd favorite human”

My name is Sami and I have had dogs, cats, snakes, birds, lizards, and many other pets my whole life so I have a lot of experience working with all sorts of animals. I also fostered dogs for the Humane Society and absolutely love spending time with animals. I graduated in 2018 from Pacific Lutheran University and am looking to get more connected with the community in this area! Follow @doggos_with_sami on Instagram to learn more about my walks!

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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, Behavioral training, Potty training, Puppy training

Linda BKnoxville, TN

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I have been caring for other people's pets for 20+ years. I have a part-time pet sitting business and have taken care of many dogs, cats, horses, fish, chickens and a mouse ;-). I am excited about Wag and new opportunities.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Socialization training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Nan MKnoxville, TN

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“The road to my heart is paved with paw prints!”

I am a lifelong dog lover and have been dog sitting for over 3 years for friends and neighbors. I look forward to giving your pooch love and attention as we walk your neighborhood together!

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Erin LKnoxville, TN

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Hi, I'm Erin! Dogs are my life! Having dogs of all kinds throughout my life has given me the skills and love to meet your sweetheart! With a flexible schedule, I'm great to contact for last minute walk needs and irregular time frames! I can't wait to spend time with your sweet fur baby :)

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Dawn KKnoxville, TN

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Hi! have been a Vet Tech for 7 years. after spending many years in human medicine. I have a true passion for animals, especially dogs. I rescue Pitt Bulls, they are wonderful dogs. It would be a honor to be able to take your furry friend out for a walk, and spoil them.

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Tatum MKnoxville, TN

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Hi, my name is Tatum! I have grown up with Golden Retrievers my entire life but have a love for all types of dogs! I am young and energetic and can keep up with your puppy or just take it slow for the older furry friends that you may have. No matter, I can't wait to spend time with your dog!

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Lauren AKnoxville, TN

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hello! I am a current student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and I would LOVE to walk your dog! I have years of experience with watching and handling different dog breeds, and I have been dog sitting and volunteering at animal shelters for many years now. I have dogs of my own at home that I love very much, and I am fully prepared to offer your dogs the same love and care!

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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, Potty training, Puppy training

Lola AKnoxville, TN

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Hi, I'm Lola. I've had dogs all my life and can't imagine a life without one. My first was a Cocker Spaniel named Duffy and he was part of my family before I was born. For my 7th birthday, I got Pinky. She was with me until I left for college at 21 (I'm a late bloomer) I've had many more since then. At one point I had 6! All rescues. All fabulous. They have been my comfort and salvation when my husband passed away. Right now I have two darling Shih Tzu's - Zoltan & Nala and my cat from hell, Yoda.

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Dog Boarding in Knoxville

Published: 01/20/2021
Knoxville is known as a furiendly city that especially loves its four-legged citizens! Dog-approved patios welcome well-behaved furry four-leggers and playgrounds made for energetic doggos await. There is even a Mardi Growl Parade held every March! Sometimes, though, you may feel like you want to get away for a little Mardi Gras of your own and may wonder what to do with your pooch while you are out of town.

Before worrying about what to do with your dog while you are on holiday, look into dog sitters and boarders in Knoxville. Being such a dog-friendly town, finding a caring pet caregiver should be a breeze! Not only will an experienced dog lover take care of your pooch, but they’ll also show them a pawsome good time!

Many Knoxville dog sitters and dog boarders are dog walkers, too! With your permission, they’ll take your pupster on a promenade to the absolutely amazing Urban Wilderness South Loop Trail. After hours of sniffing out wildlife and watching the bald eagles soar, your pooch will be ready to snooze the night away.

If you are ready to choose a fantastic Knoxville dog boarder or dog sitter, read on for the full scoop.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Knoxville, TN

The price variation between luxury boarding and a kennel will depend on what extras are included in the cost of your pooch’s stay. Take some time to research the comforts offered to your canine before making your decision.

While dog-approved accommodation in Knoxville runs between $40 and $50 a night, you’ll want to ask if there is a premium for holiday care and if there is a webcam in your pupster’s room. Are cuddles and hugs extra? You’ll want to know that, too. Some boarding sites include TVs and daily walks, while others will charge for nighttime tuck-ins. 

Looking for Knoxville dog boarders who will make sure your dog receives top-notch treatment? Connect with a dog boarder with Wag! and rest assured your pooch is in good hands. On average, pet caregivers using Wag! charge $44-53 for a boarding service at their home. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a pet caregiver is selected for the service.

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Knoxville, TN

If your canine kid prefers the comforts of home, overnight dog sitting is the answer. The price for dog sitting in Knoxville will vary depending on your requirements for your pooch. Is a day-long visit enough? Or do you feel better with your pupster under 24-hour care? Ranging from $65 to $130, it’s a surefire way to know that your dog is safe and happy in familiar surroundings.

In-home dog sitters provide all kinds of services. From backyard poop-scooping to sleeping with your dog, it's up to you to make your needs known. The cost for dog sitting may go up if there is medication to be administered, or if you need a dog sitter over a holiday period.

Booking Knoxville dog sitting through Wag! is an easy and affordable choice. On average, pet caregivers using Wag! charge $39 for a sitting service. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a pet caregiver is selected for the service.


Dog Boarding in Knoxville, TN

Ready to pack your bags? Choosing the best dog boarder to care for your pupster is just an app away! 

.Download the Wag! app and create your account. Answer a few questions about your precious pooch, click on the Overnight Care tab, and select “Boarding” from the menu. After you enter the dates you need, you have the option to choose transportation to and from the boarder’s home for an additional fee.

Scroll down through the list of vetted and experienced dog boarders waiting to take extra good care of your canine! Read the reviews and see which dog boarder has the qualifications you are looking for. From big dogs to small, there is a boarder out there happy to give your special pooch the care they need.

Send a message through Wag! Chat, and work out the final details. It’s as simple as that. Then, you can travel knowing that you’ll receive regular updates on just how much fun your dog is having while you are away.


Dog Sitting in Knoxville. TN

Let the dog sitter with Wag! come to you. Allowing your pupster to stay in the comfort of their own home means your pooch will be getting spoiled exactly the way you want them to be.

To find the perfect Knoxville dog sitter, open the Wag! app. Choose “Sitting” from the Overnight Care tab and review the experience and special touches each sitter offers. Choose a dog sitter, and then chat and discuss details like dietary needs, walk requirements, and any other special requests. Have a few questions? Consult the FAQs page or ask your pet caregiver.

Many of the dog sitters have furbaby’s of their own and know just what a dog needs to feel happy and content. While you are out of town, you can expect updates via photo and video. And of course, any time you want to check-in, your pet caregiver will be happy to chat.

Don’t fret while away from your furry family member. You can be sure your dog is doing great under the watchful care of a Knoxville dog sitter or dog boarder. The best overnight care is just fingertips away when you use the Wag! app!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Knoxville

Mardi Growl Parade and Festival

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FREE!

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March

Duration
11a.m.-2p.m.

Mardi Growl Parade and Festival

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This annual celebration of all things dog is an event you and your furry friends don't want to miss! A spirited pet parade kicks of the event, where you and your canine companion can join thousands of spectators or get in on the fun and march through the streets to raise awareness of the life-saving efforts of Knoxville's Young-Williams Animal Center. Pet costumes are encouraged! Registration for the parade is $15-20, benefitting the Young-Williams Animal Center, but the festival is free! 

The festival on Market Square is tail-waggin', butt-sniffin', dance-your-paws-sore fun! There will be lots of animal organizations, adoptable dogs, and even $10 rabies vaccines and microchips offered on-site. With more than 60 vendors, live music, local food trucks, doggie contests, and children activities, this event is a fabulous op-paw-tunity for the whole family.

Bark in the Park

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Admission
$10.00

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June

Duration
3p.m.-7p.m.

Bark in the Park

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Come kick off the summer with your bark-errific pooch at the biggest annual community event of the Humane Society of Tennessee Valley. Dogs and those who love them will take over the World's Fair Park for a day of fun, food, and celebration. There will be plenty of activities and resources for both people and pooches including pet businesses, rescue booths, adoption services, food and drink vendors, games, face painting, and doggie contests. All proceeds directly benefit the work of the Humane Society of Tennessee Valley and kids under 13 enter for free!

Furry Fall Festival

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Admission
FREE!

Month
November

Duration
12p.m.-4p.m.

Furry Fall Festival

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Every fall, the Young-Williams Animal Center opens their doors to pets and their people for games, activities, and spooky fall fun! The event features adoption information, regional rescue groups, pet-related vendors, games, animal-themed crafts, contests, and goodies for your two and four-legged children! The Knox County Health Department will be offering $10 rabies vaccinations while the shelter will be offering $10 microchips, all done right on site! Come bob for bones, paint a pumpkin, and treat your pet to some furry fall fun!

PetSafe Village Dog Park

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Sunrise to Sunset

PetSafe Village Dog Park

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This animal oasis is Knoxville's first ever public dog park, established in 2007. Opened and operated by PetSafe, this space is packed with dog-friendly features to ensure you and your pal have a fun-filled visit! The park boasts a natural pond, walking trails, a doggie water fountain, agility equipment, dog waste bags and receptacles, picnic tables, benches, and plenty of shade! After splashing in the pond, frolicking with friends, and running through the grass, your dog is sure to go home tired! The park is fully fenced, well maintained, and has a separate area exclusive to small dogs. There are even four other PetSafe dog parks around Knoxville for endless furry fun!

Yappy Hour

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$5.00

Duration
6p.m.-8p.m.

Yappy Hour

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Come socialize and unwind at Wild Wing Cafe Knoxville and be sure to bring all of your two and four-legged friends! On the third Thursday of the month from April to October, the establishment reserves the patio for Smokey Mountain Dock Dogs (SMDD), who put on this event for dogs and those who love them! Enjoy delicious food, drinks, and music surrounded by the canines of Knoxville. You can even access the dock for your dog to give dock-diving a try! The event is open to the public at no charge, but dock diving for SMDD non-members is $5.