Overnight dog care in Houston

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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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Brittaney AHouston, TX

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“Animal lover through and through!”

Hi there! I'm Brittaney, and have been an animal lover since I was a small child! I grew up with dogs my whole life and had various pets throughout my childhood (rabbits, gerbils, birds, squirrels, and the occasional frog or gecko.) I volunteer for Rockabully AF Rescue Group based in Houston, Texas, and have been a volunteer for the Puppies for Breakfast event for the past 5 years. I am compassionate, patient, and an all around avid animal lover!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Alejandra PHouston, TX

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I am 29 years old and I enjoy being with dogs! I take care of dogs as if they were part of my family. I own a Yorkshire that is 10 years old now, and I had a french poodle long time ago. I used to take care of my neighbor's dog in the past and I am really excited to start taking care of yours!

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Meredith NHouston, TX

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“Care as if you were there.”

I am mom to 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 hermit crabs and a box turtle. I and have been caring for and training animals since I was a little girl. I am the go-to walker/sitter for my friends and family, and would love to help care for your fur baby/babies when you aren't able to.

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Russell DHouston, TX

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“I will do my best for you and your best friend!”

Hi, my name is Russell Danielson. My experience with dogs began many many years ago. Growing up we always had dogs and I continued that throughout my life and currently have 3. All of my pups have come through the front door as rescues. Through the years I have puppy sat for friends and family and even hosted puppy sleepovers. I look forward to meeting your four legged furry friend!

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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

DeAndros JHouston, TX

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Hi There, I have been an avid dog lover since a very young age. I first started walking dogs for a family friend who was also a neighbor of my parents. Since then, I have been dog sitting for friends and family while they take business trips, personal trips or no nights outs. I have a great personality to match my work ethic. Most importantly your furry family members will be safe as I am responsible, attentive to my surroundings and caring to all.

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Vanessa GHouston, TX

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“Let me be there when you can’t!”

I love all dogs, long walks and fresh air. I am a full time college student with free time to walk your best friend. I will always give your pooch the patience and understanding needed to have a peacful and relaxing walk. I have 5 + years professional experience caring for dogs of all ages and needs.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Kathryn RHouston, TX

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“PetTech PetSaver CPR and First Aid Certified”

I have experience walking with all size dogs and take pride in making sure each individual feels loved and healthy. I have a calming nature and I love making friends with animals and being outdoors. I enjoy being active and taking hikes with my own pup.

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Tanjina IHouston, TX

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Hi! Thanks for letting me walk your dog! My name is Tanjina and I have been a dog walker for 3 years now. I love all breeds and sizes of dogs and have a special place in my heart for animals in general. I will make sure your dog has a great time on our walk and get sufficient amount of exercise. I will give them all the love they need and make sure their food and water bowl are filled if needed be after the walk. I look forward to meeting your dog!

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Anzony DHouston, TX

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My name is Anzony and I have 5+ years of experience in Dog Walking, Daily Visits, Potty Breaks, Overnight Pet Sitting, Around the Clock Care, Dog Park Trips, Hikes for my own dogs and family/friends dogs. I’m looking forward to offering the best service pawssible to get your dog out for a GREAT walk. Every step of the way I will make sure you feel secure that your dog is being taken cared of. Let me prove it to you by walking your dog today, as I guarantee you and your dog will be happy!

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Shaina FHouston, TX

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“Paw Adventures”

Hi! I’m Shaina, hopefully your dogs new best friend.I have experience working as a kennel technician for 7 years. I am a 1 year Wag veteran in the Houston Area. I have 2 dogs myself Lady (14) and Wiley (10). I am located in the Midtown/Montrose area. I am currently working after hours at the airport so Im available during the day to help out with your pups. Whether it’s a simple walk, a dog park field trip, or just cuddles, I’m here for all your pet personal needs. Thanks!

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Dog Boarding in Houston

Being the fourth largest city in the U.S. certainly has its advantages, and when it comes to things to do, Houston doesn’t disappoint! But there are times when even Houstonians need a vacation from their hometown. When work or play calls these folks away, their beloved family dog may be left out of the adventure.

Before you book your dog’s stay at a local kennel, check out Houston dog sitting and boarding for affordable and comfortable options.

Providing in-home overnight care for your dog can make their time without you less anxious, and even fun! Many caregivers are also Houston dog walkers, which means your dog could have an adventure all their own! With your permission, your dog could sniff out the neighborhood, or explore a nearby park. After a cuddle, they’ll be ready to snooze soundly.

If you are planning an excursion, finding the right overnight care for your fur-baby is important. Let’s see just how much Houston dog boarding and dog sitting services cost.

Average Cost of Dog Boarding in Houston, TX

When you are looking for local dog boarders, you’ll find there’s something for every kind of pooch! Traditional dog kennels near you can charge up to $40 per night, and include two meals and potty breaks.

For the more discerning of canines, there are luxury dog boarding services that offer many additional amenities. Deluxe rooms can feature foam mattresses and comfy furnishings, sound-minimizing doors, TVs, in-room windows, soothing music, aromatherapy, gourmet treats, and even games! With expanded playtimes and lots to choose from, dog boarding prices for these furbulous suites range from $40 to $65 per night.

As you research each boarding facility, note what’s included in the nightly rate and what is added on. You may be charged additional fees for playtimes, interactive activities, walks, meals and treats, and even private time with staff members. Boarding over the holidays often has an upcharge, as do early and late check-ins. And some boarding facilities even charge you for a temperament test to see if your dog is social enough to play with other guests.

With Houston dog boarding through Wag!, your pup always gets personalized care and attention in a cozy home setting. And since prices start at just $39, your peace of mind is affordable too!

Average Cost of Dog Sitting in Houston, TX

Whether your dog prefers to stick close to home, or just loves sleeping in your bed, in-home dog sitters near you may be the pawfect option. While overnight dog sitting services generally average between $75 to $90, some can even charge up to $200 for a 24-hour period of care.

There’s a lot of variation between local dog sitters, so always be sure to read the fine print. First, note how many hours the rate includes, be that 9 hours, 18 hours, or something in between. Next, check what is included in the rate, and what can incur additional fees. Usually, rates include morning and evening potty walks, meals, playtime and cuddles. Additional walks, medications, and other furry members of the household often cost extra, as do holiday sits and even late bookings.

Since prices start at $39, booking a Houston dog sitter through Wag! is a stress-free and affordable solution that keeps your dog in the place they love, with compassionate care until you return.

Dog Boarding in Houston, TX

It’s never easy walking away from those sad eyes, but with vetted dog boarders through Wag!, you can rest easy knowing your dog will stay with a loving caregiver in a calm and comfy home.

Booking an overnight stay in a boarder’s house is easy! Just download the Wag! App and create an account. After you answer a few questions about your dog, click on the Overnight Care tab and choose the “Boarding” option. Enter the dates you’ll be gone, and then add transportation to your boarder’s home for an additional fee, if you need it.

Continue your booking to get a list of top boarders in your area. Here, you can check out their  experience, and read reviews from previous customers. Some boarders also work in other areas of pet care, such as in veterinary care, dog walking or training. You’ll also find boarders that love to work with certain types of pups, such as petite pooches or big dogs! You can even find boarders that have experience with special needs dogs or the elderly.

Once you’ve found your pawfect match, use the Wag! Chat feature to discuss your dog’s habits, dietary requirements, and any special requests with your boarder.

During their stay, you’ll receive picture and video updates of your dog playing, walking, or just snoozing next to their compassionate caregiver. And anytime you want to check-in, just drop your boarder a message in Wag! Chat.

Dog Sitting in Houston, TX

If staying in their own home is your dog’s jam, pawtastic dog sitters with Wag! will come to you to make your dog’s time anxiety-free!

Just open the Wag! App and choose “Sitting” from the Overnight Care tab. Check over each dog sitter on the list carefully, noting their experience, and any preferences they may have.  When you decide on the best sitter for your dog, use Wag! Chat to discuss your dog’s routine and create a staycation your dog will love!

Booking a dog sitter with Wag! ensures your pup can relax in their own space with a caregiver who’ll make sure they have everything they need. You can see just how happy your dog is through videos and pictures from your sitter, and anytime you’d like an update, just use Wag! Chat to send a message.

One of the reasons dog sitters and boarders with Wag! are so furrific is that most of them have fur-babies of their own, which means they understand just how important your dog’s safety and happiness are. With 95% of Wag! boardings and sittings resulting in perfect 5-star reviews, it’s clear that Houston pups love Wag!

So, the next time you’re planning an adventure away from home, book overnight care with Wag! to ensure your dog’s night is a great one!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Houston

iWalk for Animals

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8am to 11:30am

iWalk for Animals

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Lace up your sneakers, leash up your dog, and get ready to join forces with heaps of other animal lovers to raise money for the Houston SPCA. iWalk for Animals, held at Memorial Park on the Picnic Loop, features two enjoyable options — a 5K Canine Caper and a 1K Mutt Strut. You can walk or run by yourself or as a team, and well-behaved dogs are welcomed with open paws. There’s plenty more to see and do around the walk as well, with doggy demonstrations, live music, and products from a variety of vendors. However, the most fun is usually had at the variety of pet-friendly contests, so why not see whether your pooch could take home the title of Best Costume, Pet/Owner Lookalike, or even Best Kisser?

Strut Your Mutt Houston

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$15.00

Duration
8am to 12pm

Strut Your Mutt Houston

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If you love dogs and want to raise money for an extraordinary animal rescue group, it’s time to strut your mutt! This annual fundraising event and dog walk is the brainchild of Best Friends Animal Society, with multiple events held around the country. The Houston event takes place in Stude Park and gives participants the chance to raise money for Best Friends or for hundreds of other participating shelters, rescue organizations, and animal welfare groups. Just as important, it’s a fur-tastic way for you and your dog to get some exercise, spend some quality time together, and meet plenty of other animal lovers!

K-9 Fun Run & Walk

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FREE!

Duration
From 10am

K-9 Fun Run & Walk

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Another great doggy dash for a cause, the annual K-9 Fun Run & Walk raises much-needed funds to benefit Houston Humane Society. A staple on the social calendar for Houston animal lovers, this event has been running for well over three decades and is always a great day out. It’s a laid-back, relaxed, and social way to get some exercise with your furry friend, while there are always heaps of great vendors on hand if you and your pet feel like a little retail therapy.

Howl-O-Ween Fest

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FREE!

Duration
10am to 3pm

Howl-O-Ween Fest

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Why should Halloween be limited to just a few hours of trick-or-treating? Why not enjoy a whole day of spooky fun with your furry friend by your side at this paw-some annual festival? Howl-O-Ween Fest, which attracts several-thousand dog lovers to the northwestern suburb of Bridgeland each year, allows you to do exactly that. The centrepiece of the event is the entertainment on the main stage, which includes a host of demonstrations and performances from some truly talented canines. Other highlights include the super-cute doggie fashion show, pumpkin decorating, a farmers’ market, and trick or treating, so make sure to bring the whole family along!

April Showers Dog Wash and Family Fun Day

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FREE!

Duration
From 12pm

April Showers Dog Wash and Family Fun Day

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Is your pooch getting a bit on the nose? Let someone else do the hard work of washing him at this woof-tastic family event, which also raises money for a good cause. Held by Friends of the Phoenix, a non-profit with a mission to give back to the greater Houston area, the April Showers Dog Wash features a dog washing station so you can get your pooch looking, feeling, and smelling like a million bucks! There’s plenty more fun to be had on the day, with pet-friendly vendors, free pet nail clippings, a silent auction, and beer and food specials, so it’s well worth going along — even if your pet isn’t all that fond of baths!