Skip the kennel
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.
My experience with dogs started as a child. In seventh grade, my best friend’s mom owned a dog kennel, where I volunteered throughout middle and HS. The kennel eventually switched ownership, so I got a job at a doggy daycare, but when the kennel reopened I was hired. During my time at the new facility I played many roles; trainer, groomer, manager, and everything in between. For five years I also pet sat a highly trained German Shepherd guard dog who belonged to a prominent Israeli family.
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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
“I believe pets are family and treat them as such.”
I have walked dogs and have worked with Wag for a little over 3 years now. I have done boarding and sitting. I can give meds. I have took a pet CPR and first aid class. If you need boarding for your dog/s and if they need to be the only dog/s. Just let me know and my dogs can stay at my parents house. I look forward to caring for your furbabies. Thank you.
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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“Hounds follow those who feed them!”
A recent move from Fort Lauderdale, I am thrilled to be in the Brentwood area. My specialty as a dog walker is to be a reliable and trust worthy helper. I take pride in showing I have a unique bond with animals and always dreamed to make dog walking a career when I was little. Since joining Wag! I found a wonderful way to turn work into passion!
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Socially Distanced Pet Care
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
I have taken care of animals since I was a small child. I grew up with 3 cats, a pug, and 2 Pitbull’s. Animals bring great joy to me and I can’t wait to meet your pooch!
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Hi, I'm Kyle! I grew up with Alaskan Malamutes, doing agility in Ventura, California. I have experience as a full time Animal Shelter Employee and Volunteer in Ojai, California. I've also worked as a groomer's assistant in Venice, California. I enjoy the company of dogs and animals in general. My friends and family rely on me as their regular walker and sitter. I'm looking forward to meeting your dog!
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Hi, my name is Rollins. I'm originally from Mississippi and have owned over 10 dogs through out my life. I just graduated from Chapman University and moved to West Hollywood. I have walked dogs through out college. I don't have a dog of my own right now but I am absolutely in love with them, so this is the perfect way to be around them!
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“Hi! I'm your dogs new best friend!”
Hi! My name is Steve. I am a total dog person. I am Daddy to 3 of my own dogs. I have worked the past 4 years full time with a dog trainer and groomer. I am knowledgeable on dog behavior and basic commands.
Top Pet Caregiver
Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Enjoying life with my furry animal companions. Loves dogs, long walks in the park, and giving belly rubs. As a veterinary assistant I have had the opportunity to walk hundreds of different dogs, and many different breeds. My volunteer work at the local shelter taught me the value of patience, tender care, and love when working with dogs. Also, I understand the importance that a well behaved pooch is one that is happy. I would love to give your pooch the exercise and care that they deserve. Life is about adventure, and it is way more fun with a dog!
“Every dog has its day!”
I have lifelong experience caring for all animals ranging from dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and larger pets like cows and horses! I have plenty of experience with puppies and elder dogs as well so I'm a perfect fit to care for your furry family members when you aren't home!
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker
I love dogs and dogs love me! From German Shepherds and Labradors to Shih Tzus and Dachshunds, dogs of all shapes and sizes have a special place in my heart! As a School Crossing Guard at West End Middle School (one of the busiest school intersections in Nashville), I am used to juggling rambunctious kids, dogs, and morning hour traffic to make sure everyone stays safe. I would love to be entrusted with your furry family member and have an opportunity to meet their needs!
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Everyone loves vacations — dogs included — but taking Fido on trips isn’t always plausible. Wag! knows how hard it is to find someone you trust with your pooch. Searching for quality pet care in a big city like Nashville is laborious and often leads parents to settle for a boarding kennel out of desperation.
Boarding resorts can be a lot of fun for outgoing dogs, but these aren’t for every pup. Most vets agree that in-home dog sitting minimizes stress on dogs since canines are often more comfortable in a familiar setting. While many pet parents prefer a local dog sitter, locating and screening candidates can be difficult and time-consuming.
The Wag! app has streamlined the dog sitting experience with easy-to-use software that will match you with the perfect pet care candidate near you. Dog sitters and boarders on the Wag! platform love caring for their furry friends and boast different skill sets to provide the best possible overnight care experience.
You don’t have to worry about Fifi getting bored with the boarder since many pet caregivers are also dog walkers. Many of the local dog sitters and boarders in our network would love to take your pet for on-leash outings to local hot spots like the Bells Bend Park Trails — with your permission, of course.
So what is Wag! and how does it differ from other dog sitting services in Nashville? Let’s compare the rates and services of in-home dog sitters and dog kennels near you.
Overnight rates for Nashville dog boarding businesses typically start around $65 a night, but are steeper for kennels with luxury amenities like TVs, spa treatments, doggy cams, and 24/7 in-room sitters. While many of these facilities look great on the outside, they aren't without their shortcomings. Let's investigate the differences between dog boarders on the Wag! platform and other dog kennels near you.
Since Nashville is a tourist destination, many dog boarding services in this area charge additional fees during peak tourist seasons like spring and summer and are closed on major holidays when many families need pet care the most.
The majority of dog boarders in Nashville require temperament and behavioral tests, which dogs must pass before entering their overnight programs. Finding a care facility for a special needs dog is already tough, but even more so when you consider many boarding facilities in Nashville won't accept dogs with chronic conditions like arthritis
Luckily, the Wag! app can help you locate local dog boarders for an affordable rate starting at $39 a night. Our platform highlights the individual skills of each pet caregiver, allowing pet parents to find a candidate perfectly suited for their pet's needs. Unlike many boarding facilities whose policies state employees can't administer certain medications, many caregivers on the Wag! platform have experience giving insulin and other vital meds to dogs who need them.
The dog boarders on our platform will care for your dog in their home to avoid you returning home to unpleasant surprises or a destroyed sofa. You can even arrange for a boarder in the Wag! network to pick up and drop off your pooch for you.
Boarding kennels appeal to a lot of pet parents because this option allows their dog to socialize with other pets. Fortunately, many boarders on the Wag! platform care for multiple pets, so your dog will have plenty of playmates if they want. If your dog prefers people over puppers, you can select the "prefer no other dogs" option in the care questionnaire.
The going rate for Nashville dog sitters averages around $12.25 an hour, but these rates can surpass $150 an hour for holidays and specialty care. Many independent and freelance dog sitters in Nashville tack on additional fees for walks, medication administration, and transportation.
Booking a local dog sitter through Wag! is typically the most cost-effective option for pet parents on a budget. Overnight rates for sitters on our platform start at only $39 per night. Unlike other dog sitting services in Nashville that charge $25 flat and $1 per mile for transportation services, the transportation fee through Wag! is just $15 flat.
You don’t have to worry about costly hidden fees or confusing terms and conditions when booking through Wag! — the price we quote you is the price you pay. Paying for dog sitting services through Wag! is super convenient since all transactions are done through the app with a major debit or credit card.
through the Wag! platform are available year-round, whether you need a Newfie nanny for 1 night or 10! Securing a dog boarder through Wag! takes mere minutes. Open the Wag! app, sign up for an account or log in to an existing one, then select “dog boarding” under the “overnight services” menu.
You’ll then enter the date and time for drop-off and pick-up and check a box if Fifi needs a lift to and from the boarder. After quoting you a nightly rate, the app will open a questionnaire. This section will inquire about your dog’s behavior, vaccinations, special needs, and preferences, and allow you to submit requests for a pet-free home, fenced-in yard, or enter instructions regarding food and medication.
Once you’re finished with the boarding application, the app will grant you access to a list of local dog boarders. Boarders in the Wag! network run the gamut in expertise, specializing in energetic, special needs, and medically-fragile dogs. To help make your decision as easy as possible, each listing on the Wag! app states the care provider’s unique strong points, background, success score, and client reviews.
The difference between dog boarding and dog sitting through Wag! is that sitters care for your dog in your home, whereas boarders care for dogs in their own home. Be mindful that many boarders in our network care for multiple pets at once, so you may need to request a pet-free home if Fido gets jealous.
If your pup is more of a homebody, then a dog sitter may be the best option! Registering your pooch for an in-home sitter is a simple process that can be done entirely from your phone. After downloading and signing into the Wag! app, click the “dog sitting” option in the “overnight care" section and proceed like you would for booking a boarder.
After you complete the information section, the app will open a listing of all the in-home dog sitters near you. Each listing provides an overview of the candidate’s background and allows pet parents to read reviews from verified clients.
As you scroll through the sitter profiles, ask yourself which sitter’s specialties best match Fido’s needs and interests. If Fido is still learning to master their leash manners, you may consider a sitter specializing in dogs who pull. If your dog requires insulin, you may want to choose a caregiver who has experience giving injections.
Looking for a local care provider who will treat your pooch like royalty? Check out Wag!’s overnight services menu for all your pet care needs. For more information, head over to our FAQ page for a complete rundown of our policies and services.
This annual event is the most happenin' 5k run & walk around, and it's guaranteed to be a tail-waggin' good time! You and your bow-wow can join thousands of others in Music City's Centennial Park for a brisk 5k all for a great cause. The event, put on by the Nashville Humane Society, even features an all-day special festival after you and your "pawesome" pup cross the finish line! Though it's $20 to enter, all the proceeds go toward the Nashville Humane Association to care for the lovable mutts in the area. You and your pooch can walk, sprint, skip, or roll into this untimed 5k and not only help raise money for a notable cause, but also have a blast bonding with your buddy!
We've told you all about the Mutt Strut in Nasvhille, but did you know there's an extra, all-day, huge event festival that takes place immediately after? Enter the Dog Day Festival. This annual fest is put on by the Nashville Humane Society and is the main event following the Mutt Strutt. So, what can you expect after the race is over? Doggy arts and crafts ("pawsitively" adorable), kid zones, K9 contests, delicious food, yummy drinks, live entertainment, and so much more! You and your pooch are sure to love this puppy-event!
Though it's $5 for you and your pup to gain entrance to the dog day, Mutt Strutt runners, walkers, and barkers get free admission! Consider attending both events for double the puppy-lovin' that day.
The Waterpaws Pool Party has captured the hearts of Tennessee pups. Helping Animals of Warren County has teamed up with the city's parks and recreation department to bring you and your pup a pool party unlike any other. Bring your four-legged friends to splish, splash, and sniff in the Gilley. The event is more than just a puppy pool party though; it's a food-and-supply drive that will be donated to local shelters in need. Additionally, doggo vendors and booths will be set up for you and your pup to explore. Make sure you clean up after your fluffy friend, and only bring your pup to the party if your pup's been vaccinated, is clear of rabies, and has good manners.
The Nashville Humane Association is at it again, bringing you and your pooch yet another pawesome event - the Unleashed Dinner! This annual fundraising event features a delicious dinner for you and your pup, as well as tasty drinks, and live and silent auctions. Best of all, there's a doggie fashion show! NHA dogs are dressed in their very best showing off the latest in canine couture while raising money for the association. The funds raised by this event go toward helping the over 3,500 dogs and cats in the NHA. You can purchase a ticket for you and your pooch for $100, or buy a catwalk ticket for $175.
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