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.
I was blessed my first dog in December 2015. I haven't been a day without him since. I now know first hand what it means to have a dog as part of the family. They really aren’t much different than the other family members. I've grown quite fond of learning about and meeting other dogs around the city. Don’t be surprised if you end up with the best ever photo of your loving loyal companion.
Top Pet Caregiver
Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
Hello, my name is Sean and dogs have been one of my biggest passions my whole life. I took care of a dachshund yorkie mix named Marie for 15 years. She was always one of my best friends and nothing made me happier than seeing her happy. I've always had a great relationship with my friends' and families' animals, big or small and young and old. Pups of all kinds require unique attention and I'm here and happy to provide that for them.
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience
If lots of live music, fantastic art murals, and a thriving culinary scene are what you crave, Austin is the place to be! But even residents of Texas’ capital need to get away sometimes. When Austinites leave their beloved city, often their best furry pal gets left behind.
When you’re planning an adventure that doesn’t include your dog, finding the right overnight care is on the top of the list. While kennels were once the most popular solution, you can now find affordable dog sitters and dog boarders in Austin that can make your dog’s time without you stress-free.
Cozy, in-home accommodations with a compassionate caregiver can turn an anxious time into a fun one for your dog. Many local dog boarders and sitters are also Austin dog walkers, which means with your permission, your dog could have an adventure too! Whether an urban trek on the Tejano Walking Trails, or a deep dive into nature strolling through woodlands on the Mary Moore Seabright Trails, your pup is sure to snooze happily through the night.
Searching for the best overnight care for your pooch? Read on to find the average prices for dog sitting and dog boarding near you.
When it comes to Austin dog boarding, there are just as many choices as there are BBQ joints! Traditional dog kennels near you can average around $45, and often include potty breaks, mealtimes, and sometimes playtime with other pups.
Higher end choices abound, from deluxe rooms featuring murals, human beds, and pools to get a splash in, to luxury hotel rooms offering TVs, webcams, and grooming and spa treatments. Dog boarding prices for these pawmazing accommodations can range anywhere from $50 to $110 per night.
While researching the best boarding option for your dog, look at what each service includes, as many fun activities add on to the cost. Walks, grooming services, pool access, and even one-on-one time with staff members for play or cuddles can carry additional fees. And if your dog is not so social, private boarding can be even more costly.
Austin dog boarders with Wag! start at just $39, and offer an affordable in-home solution that provides a comforting environment for your pup, and peace of mind for you.
Whether your dog is a shy guy, or just loves sleeping on your bed the best, overnight care in your own home may be the way to go. In-home dog sitters near you can charge $65 to $100 per night.
Look closely at each sitter’s hours and services when choosing overnight care. On average, dog sitters will stay in your home for 12 hours, but some have shortened hours and can charge for additional time. Generally, these overnight visits include 3 potty breaks, mealtimes, and sometimes walks. Many sitters can charge for medication administration, additional walks and exercise time, and even for a set arrival time. Often, booking over a holiday will also add on another fee.
You can find Austin dog sitters with Wag! that are affordable and work with you to make your time away furtastic for your pup. And starting at just $39, you can feel good knowing your fur-baby is happy at home.
It’s never easy leaving that furry face behind, but you can feel secure knowing a vetted dog boarder with Wag! is treating your dog like family.
Create a calm and stress-free experience for your dog by downloading the Wag! App on your phone or mobile device. Once you create an account, you’ll be prompted for some basic info about your dog. Then, choose “Boarding” from the Overnight Care tab, and enter in the dates you’ll be gone. You can even add on transportation to your boarder’s home for an extra fee.
As you continue, you’ll unlock a list of pawsome dog boarders. Take your time looking over their experience, and reading customer reviews. Many boarders have worked in other areas of pet care, such as training, veterinary work, and even dog walking. Look closely to find the best match, as some boarders have specialized areas, such as petite or large dogs, or even elderly pooches.
Once you’ve decided on the right boarder for your pup, use Wag! Chat to let your caregiver know about your dog’s needs, diet, and habits. Together, you can create a fun experience for your furry bestie while you are away.
Best of all, you can share in the fun times through pictures and videos your boarder will send you. And with Wag! Chat, you can check-in anytime to get an update.
Some dogs get anxious when left alone, while others just can’t be comfortable anyplace but home. Whatever the reason, your dog will love spending time in their own territory with a furrific dog sitter with Wag!
Open up the Wag! App, and choose “Sitting” from the Overnight Care tab to start your dog’s staycation! Review each sitter’s experience and customer reviews to find the pawfect match. Whether your dog is just a young pup, an old-timer, a shy guy, or a huge cuddle bug, there’s a sitter for every kind of pooch. Then, use Wag! Chat to share any special requests or needs your dog just can’t live without.
Dog sitters with Wag! make sure your dog’s time without you stays calm and happy. You can see your dog lounging in their bed, playing in your yard, or getting in a snuggle through picture and video updates from your caregiver. Wag! Chat gives you the ability to talk with your sitter at any time to make sure your pup is doing great.
So why are dog boarders and dog sitters with Wag! so amazing? Many of these fervent animal enthusiasts also have their own furry best friends, and know just how important their safety and happiness are. There’s a reason 95% of all boarding and sitting sessions through Wag! end in a 5-star review. In-home overnight care with focused attention and lots of love make dog boarders and dog sitters with Wag! the most popular choice for Austin pet pawrents!
The next time you are planning a dog-free adventure, be sure to book a dog boarding or dog sitting service on the Wag! App to keep your pup a happy hound!
We all love our rescue pets, so why not get out and celebrate all the joy, love, and companionship they bring into our lives? Love Your Rescue Pet Day is a day designed to do just that, and maybe also help some other unloved pets find forever homes. This fun family event promises you and your pet an afternoon of doggy delights. There’s a pet photo booth, local business pop-ups, an exciting raffle, and even a chance to share the story of how a rescue dog changed your life. This leads into a nighttime benefit concert (tickets $18 in advance) featuring local Austin artists so you can get your tail wagging all night long!
This two-day Oktoberfest celebration is a whole lot more than just another party; it also gives you the paw-fect opportunity to raise funds for some deserving, local non-profits. Held at the North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery in Stonelake, Oktoberfest boasts beer, brats, and some grrr-eat live music. The highlights for dog lovers, however, are the wiener dog and all-breed dog costume contests. Admission is via a suggested $2 donation, so dress your pooch in her most fetching outfit and get ready for a weekend of dog-friendly fun.
Does your dog deserve a pet-acular doghouse that’s a whole lot more than just another kennel? Head on down to Barkitecture, the unique and inspirational custom doghouse design show and contest. You and your pooch can wander around a collection of innovative, creative, and downright amazing doghouses from Austin’s leading architects, interior designers, and builders. Not only can you bid on these paw-riffic doghouses but you can also learn about animal adoption, buy products from local vendors, and even get involved in a costume contest. To top it all off, Barkitecture raises much-needed funds to support a host of animal-based non-profits.
Paw-some pet events don’t get any better than Dogtoberfest Austin. This annual pooch party has raised more than $250,000 for Austin dog rescue groups over the past nine years, and the jam-packed festival always draws thousands of dog lovers and their furry friends to the Domain. Rather than asking what there is to do at Oktoberfest, you might as well ask what isn’t there to do. There’s a pooch-friendly 1K run (DogtoberTROT), pet portraits, wiener dog races, a canine costume contest, silent auction, and a schedule of events bigger than a Labrador’s appetite! If you love dogs, you’ll love Dogtoberfest Austin.
A 5k fun run with your pooch to raise money for a good cause — sounds like a great day out, huh? The annual Run for the Rovers takes place at Krieg Field each November, as crowds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends get panting to support Blue Dog Rescue. Open to all ages, the event features a range of exciting challenges for you and your furry friend, as well as food and drink, vendor booths, and a whole lot more! Check it out if you and your pet are ready to run.
Learn more in the Wag! app
© 2022 Wag Labs, Inc. All rights reserved.
Download the Wag! app
Download the Wag! app