Overnight dog care in Alexandria

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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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Christin SAlexandria, VA

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Hi, my name is Christin! I am an animal lover, with an extra soft spot for dogs of every size and breed. I own a Jack Russell Terrier mix, who has kept me on my toes for the past 10 years. I am always happy to meet a new furry friend!

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Christopher SAlexandria, VA

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Whether it's a walk around the neighborhood or taking a trip to the dog park, I'm always looking forward to my walks. I have experience with walking 50 different breeds of all sizes, and it's a pleasure meeting new pups. The more the merrier. The time I get to spend with a dog, young or not so young, small or not so small, makes the day that much better.

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Meg KAlexandria, VA

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“A caring & experienced walker your pup will love!”

Hi there, I'm Meg! I have over 15 years experience in the pet care field- as a dog walker and pet sitter, as well as a vet-tech assistant in an animal hospital. I have tons of experience with all aspects of dog walking & pet care. As well as with all ages, breeds and temperaments- from babies to seniors, anxiety riddled and shy to bouncing off the walls! I genuinely enjoy spending time with dogs (and all animals!) and would love to walk your furry family members!

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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, Training experience, Obedience training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Elizabeth VAlexandria, VA

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Hello, I am Elizabeth, I have 2 beautiful German shepherds, Max and Terry. I grow up with pets and they give me experience to deal with very active dogs.

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Tiffany JAlexandria, VA

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Hello, I'm Tiffany! I started dog walking and sitting around 10 years ago and have been in love with animals all my life! I just moved back from NC where I was a Veterinary Assistant for a year and loved it. Being a Vet Assistant I have experience with dogs of all sizes and understand the value and importance of excellent animal care and health. As I return back to the DMV area it is my hope to pursue my passion of Art/Entrepreneurship while still making caring for animals a priority in my life! I would love the opportunity to care for your pet giving them the love, fun and exercise that you expect and they deserve! I will make sure that your Wag! experience is an amazing one!

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Jill BAlexandria, VA

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I'm onto a new career and am a nursing student. I would love to walk and take care of your pup. I’ve been walking dogs for a few years now, and I can’t imagine not interacting with them frequently! I have a three year old beagle who we rescued in 2018. He’s gone through extensive training, so I have an array of knowledge about handling various types of dogs. I can take your dog out for a hustle if s/he is high energy, or I can let him/her sniff around and enjoy life. I’m flexible!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training

Antje HAlexandria, VA

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Hi, I’m Antje! I’m a K-5th grade physical education teacher. Although I work with children I also love working with animals. What better way to spend my down time than by being outside with fun and energetic pups!

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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

Don MAlexandria, VA

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Hi, I’m Don the Dog Walker. I was a full-time walker in Brooklyn NY for 7 years. Now I’m ready to bring that same level of reliability and professionalism to the DMV. I have taken care of all sizes and breeds of dogs, from 150 lb mastiffs to miniature dachshunds. I’m ready to give your pet my full and loving attention. Thanks for choosing me!

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Catherine WAlexandria, VA

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My name's Cat, but I love dogs! I'm currently a student and think spending time with dogs is a great study-break. I've got lots of experience taking care of my 3 dog-nephews, who are a lab, a pit mix, and a husky. I also enjoy running, so if your pup needs some extra exercise, I'd love to help out!

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Aliyah BAlexandria, VA

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I am an animal fanatic currently studying veterinary science in college. I have experience with my own dog and too the dogs of family members, who I care for in a very loving manner. Dogs are amazing creatures, and interaction with them on walks will not only appeal to my zeal, but also help me further expand my knowledge on behavior. Your dog is sure to be happy around me! ¡Soy de Panamá y hablo español!

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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, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Dog Boarding in Alexandria

Animal Welfare League of Arlington's mission is to spread compassion for all living creatures, to aid those animals in need, to find a home for every animal and to educate the public on being the most responsible, caring pet parents they can be.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington was founded in 1946. They have been serving the animal-loving community selflessly ever since! The Animal Welfare League of Arlington, outside of providing shelter for the area's homeless, abused and neglected animals, boasts many programs to aid in decreasing the over-population of pets such as a spay and neuter operations and education about its importance, vaccination clinics and other community outreach events.  

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington houses close to 2000 animals per year, including dogs, cats, turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chinchillas and iguanas. The League consists of 200 dedicated, animal loving workers who won't rest until every animal inside their walls finds their happily ever after.  

If you are looking to adopt your first pet this year or thinking of expanding your fur (or scaly, shelled or feathered) family, the staff at The Animal Welfare League of Arlington hopes you come visit them soon. When you visit, please consider adopting a special needs animal or a senior pet. All of the pets inside the rescue need a home, but the special needs and older pets are often overlooked. They have plenty of love to give too - and are just as deserving.  Come on in and see all of these adorable animals today!  

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is a non-profit organization that receives no funding from the State; they operate solely on donations from animal lovers just like you. If you are able to give during this season, please consider supporting this very worthy cause.  They do so many good things for so many loving animals who - without the help, food, medical attention and shelter of the League, would all be hungry. homeless, injured, abused or worse. If you are unable to make a financial donation, you could donate some of your time instead. There are plenty of jobs that need to be done! It takes a lot of people to make the League run smoothly.  

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is an amazing organization that needs your help to continue their selfless work on behalf of their animals.  If you are interested in adopting, volunteering or fostering, please contact the the League.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Alexandria

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

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FREE!

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December

Duration
2:00pm-9:00pm

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

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Whether you have a boat or not - everyone is invited to participate in or support this great dog-friendly event! There will be lots of family-friendly activities at the marina before and after the 5:30 pm parade. The parade will take place at Alexandria's waterfront at the foot of Cameron Street near the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Decorate your boat with festive lights and boughs of holly, and cruise up the Potomac River for all to cheer on from the shore! Don't you worry - Santa will be arriving via fireboat at 3:00 pm before the parade starts! It's never too late to get you and Fido's wish list to his elves!

City of Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Admission
FREE!

Month
November

Duration
6:00pm-9:00pm

City of Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Oh, Christmas Tree in ol' Virginia! Get into the holiday spirit by coming downtown to Alexandria's dog-friendly Tree Lighting event (with Fido on his leash please) and count down to the big tree lighting on Market Square! Come one, come all and heed the Town Crier's call! Be sure to clean up after your pup while you are downtown and don't forget your camera, as Santa will be making a special appearance too! Tis the season to spend time with family, friends and your furry buddies! Happy Pawlidays!

Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

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Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
3 days

Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

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This is an old-time tradition that has been going on since the city's founding in 1749! Did you know this city was established by three Scottish Merchants? That is why Scottish heritage is celebrated each year! The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is a dog-friendly event that consists of a full weekend of family activities. There will be the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, where members of the area's Scottish clans make their way through the streets followed by pipers and drums (and don't forget the traditional Scottish dogs - the terriers and the hounds!) Come all three days for tons of tail waggin' good times!

Canine Cruise on the Potamac

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FREE!

Canine Cruise on the Potamac

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Ahoy, Matey! It's time to board the S.S. Fido with your furry friend and wind your way down the Potomac on this canine cruise! Doggies and their people can do a little sightseeing as they lazily drift down the river. All dogs get on board for free- but their people must pay! You are going to want to bring your camera to catch all the great memories of this day out on the water. The cruise is 45 minutes in total and your pup must stay on their 6-foot leash the whole time. Be a responsible pup paw-rent and make sure to clean up after your fur baby!  For cruise schedules, contact the Potomac Riverboat Company. Bon voyage!

All the President's Pups Walking Tour

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FREE!

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Weather Permitting

All the President's Pups Walking Tour

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This event is really pup-tastic! On Saturdays April through June and September through October, bring your leashed pup and be prepared for some history lessons, some fresh air and everything you ever needed to know about all the dogs who have lived under Mount Vernon's roof. The tour consists of 5 buildings and is about 1.25 miles in total. Fun fact - George Washington had an extreme love and respect for dogs? Join them for the tour and learn all about his dogs, their names and their lives inside the historic Mount Vernon. For more information on this event, contact Mount Vernon's ticket staff. Have a Yankee-Doodle-dandy time with your pup!