Pet Sitting and Boarding in Nashville

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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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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

“I believe pets are family and treat them as such.”

I have walked dogs and have worked with Wag for a little over 4 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Dog Boarding in Nashville

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.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Nashville

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 and diabetes.

Luckily, the Wag! app can help you locate local dog boarders for an affordable rate starting at rates as low as $44 a night. The estimated rate is displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a Pet Caregiver is selected for the service. Our platform also 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.

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Nashville

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 as low as $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.

Dog Boarding in Nashville

Dog sitting services 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. 

Dog Sitting in Nashville

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.

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