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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'm a passionate dog lover excited to be able to use my free time during the day to improve both my life and other dogs. I've always found friends' dogs to walk back in my home state of Texas, and miss having companions for my walks! I grew up with boxers and a border collie, so I'm comfortable with every breed, from chihuahuas to great danes. I can't wait to meet some wonderful dogs!
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Hi, I'm Natalie. I have been a dog owner for over 13 years and a dog lover my entire life. I have experience with walking, training, and sitting dogs of any size and breed. I assure you that I will care for your dog as one of my own and I will always strive to make your experience with Wag! as enjoyable as possible.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“2 favorite things: dogs and food!”
Hello, my name is Lindsey Rose and I am a nursing student/ border collie mix dog mom. When I am not at school or in the hospital working, I love to go to the beach and be outdoors. I would love to walk your beloved fur baby and help out in dog sitting in any way I can!
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
My name is Vanessa Arias. I have experience caring for dogs and I volunteer at animal shelters during my free time. I am a trustworthy, motivated, patient, and flexible employee. I am also an undergraduate psychology major looking to gain more work experience with animals as well as people.
Top Pet Caregiver
“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”
Hello! My name is Julia & I love taking care of dogs. I have a hairless dog myself so I know how important our fluffy (or not so fluffy) friends are to us. I would love the opportunity to help you out and care for your pup!
Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker
I am 19 years old and was raised in Texas. I grew up with two black labs (Cash and Bella) in my childhood home in Dallas. Cash was the smartest boy ever and Bella could keep up with greyhounds. In Galveston I volunteered at the GIHS working a few events or just giving the dogs some excercise. At my new place Denver I cannot have a pet of my own, but with any animal; any dog I will treat with all the utmost care.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Hi, I am Ollie! I have owned animals my whole life, everything everything from snakes to horses. I have been in the professional dog industry for almost 9 years. I managed a dog boarding facility for 6 years and recently left that position to start a family and want to maintain a face within our local dog community! I am certified in dog CPR and first aid and have been for 8 years. I'd love to meet your fur-bady.
Top Pet Caregiver
I have a deep love for animals, especially dogs. I am very active and will even jog with your precious dog if you want. I have a big kind heart and I believe dogs sense that. I have a lot of free time and would love to use my love and passion for animals to give your doggy a nice happy walk.
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
I’m a flexible student and dog owner! I will walk dogs wherever and as long as you want! I’m an athlete so I can even run with the dogs and help them get their daily exercise! I can make sure they their kept busy with a tennis ball or frisbee too! I personally have a very active 5 y/o black purebred standard poodle and a friendly 9 y/o purebred beagle.
Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker
I feel that our pets are very important members of our family and household. I'm happy to play an important role in the safety, health and happiness to them. Plenty of fun walks, companionship and anything else they may need. I'm very experienced with dog walking & overnight pet stays in your home,dispensing medications, leash training and calming anxious pets.
The gulf coast town of Galveston, Texas may be known for crazy spring break adventures, but the city is also home to a large number of pets without families that are looking for forever homes.
The Galveston County Animal Resource Center is the largest, most modern shelter in Galveston County. As it provides animal services to Bayou Vista, Hitchcock, Kemah, La Marque, Texas City, and Tiki Island, it houses a large number of cats and dogs at any time. The shelter provides vaccinations, microchips, and spaying or neutering services for all the animals in its care. The Pets of the Week at the shelter are offered at discounted rates in order to find them a new home faster. The shelter helps foster animals and accepts donations to help fund the care that the animals in the facility require.
The Galveston Island Humane Society works hard to protect homeless animals and prevent more from being put on the streets. Even when the shelter is full, all animals are accepted. With the disproportionately high number of homeless animals in the area, many are euthanized, but the Galveston Island Humane Society doesn’t put a time limit on animals within their walls. While the animals are in the care of the organization, it provides food, shelter and medical care. The shelter is also working towards creating spay and neuter programs for the City of Galveston to prevent more unwanted animals in the area.
If you are looking for a new pet in the Galveston area, consider stopping by one of these shelters to pick out a new friend!
Every April, Pet-a-Palooza comes back to Galveston for an entire day of fun for the whole family! Bring your pooch to the Lyceum Building in Galveston for a day of dogs, shopping, and games.
The event will start at 10 a.m. with the Blessing of the Animals, followed by a Police K-9 Demonstration, a Pet/Owner Look-a-Like Contest, and a shelter dog parade! There will be contests for the best costume, trick, and dance move, so get your dog ready to win some great prizes! From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a concert to end the festivities.
You can bring non-perishable food items to help with the food drive, and donate to the Galveston Island Humane Society while you're there.
The Island Church in Galveston hosts a Wiener Dog Event each August to honor one of the most beloved dog breeds around - the Dachshund! Sign your dog up for the Wiener Dog Race to showcase the speed of your short-legged pooch. Enter the Wiener Dog Trick Contest to see what exciting and unique tricks you can get your dog to perform on stage. There is even a Wiener Dog Costume Contest! Dress your pupper up for a chance to take home the prize for best costume.
Registration is required before the event, and prices will be disclosed closer to the date of the event.
The event takes place at Jones Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You won’t want to miss out on the Ohana Surf Dog Competition that takes place at Ohana Surf and Skate in Galveston each July! From 8 a.m. to noon, watch as dogs hop on their surfboards and ride the waves of the gulf. The first, second, and third place winners will receive bark-tacular prizes!
Registration is required. You can pre-register online, but there will still be a few registration slots available at the beach the morning of the competition.
Registration is $25 per dog, and you can add a shirt for $20. Shirts are available for both adults and children. Viewing the competition is free to the public, so you and your mutt can come watch from the sidelines if watersports aren't your area of expertise. All proceeds benefit the Galveston Island Humane Society.
Join the Galveston Island Humane Society every April for the Galveston Island Dog Show. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dogs will fill Kempner Park for a day of fun filled with their canine friends. The day starts with a Blessing of the Dogs. Following the Blessing, there will be a variety of contests you can enter your pup in. Sign up for the Best Canine Costume Contest or the Best Pet Trick Contest. There will also be breed-specific contests.
It costs $5 per dog per class to enter the Charity Dog Show. The event will also offer Canine Good Citizenship Testing for $15 and microchipping for $25.
All dog breeds are welcome at this event, and kids can come too! Proceeds of the event benefit the Galveston Island Humane Society.
Take the hour drive to Houston for a day with Santa himself! Stop by Kriser’s Natural Pet on Cutten Road in Houston between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on December 9, 2017, to get a photo with Santa and munch down on fun, festive snacks. In addition to photos with Santa, you can get your pooch microchipped and purchase health insurance for him also.
Grandma Lucy’s goodies will be there for your doggo to enjoy. Young Living Essential Oils will also be on site to teach you about how essential oils can benefit your pet.
Dog and cat adoptions will be held on site as well.
Donations of toys and cash will be accepted to help homeless pets in the area.
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