Overnight dog care in Arlington

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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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Christin SArlington, 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 SArlington, 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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Elizabeth VArlington, 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 JArlington, 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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Holly BArlington, VA

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“Happy tails to you and your furry friend!”

Hi! As the daughter of a vet I grew up with dogs - collies, poodles, a schnauzer and a dachshund (not all at the same time!) I currently co-parent two adorable Maltese dogs. I have a flexible schedule and will be walking dogs primarily in Silver Spring and Olney. I look forward to meeting your precious pooch!

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Craig AArlington, VA

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I love dogs and have grown up with them both as pets working and sporting dogs in New Zealand, Scotland and here in DC. Not much makes me happier than seeing an excited dog ready for a great walk! I have a 1y/o Golden Retriever of my own. I am experienced with large breeds.

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Olivia HArlington, VA

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Hi, I'm Olivia! I was raised with dalmatians and have had two of my own as an adult. I walk for personal exercise, but it's always more enjoyable to go for a walk with a dog! I am highly-responsible and held a Top Secret USG security clearance for almost 30 years. Your pet and your home are safe with me. I look forward to meeting you and your dog!

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Antje HArlington, 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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Manuel RArlington, VA

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Hi! I am Manuel, I am an animal lover, I grew up with a family and animals like dogs, cats, parrots, small turtles and different kind of birds. I had a beautiful Labrador girl named Rania, I taught her to be a smart dog with great discipline and filled of love. I used to walk with my dogs and to babysitting my friends’ dogs as well when they needed some company while their owners work or are away for vacations. A sweet fact about me, I have three turtles currently.

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Rose RArlington, VA

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Hi, I'm Rose. I have been a dog walker/sitter for the past 9 years. I love all dogs and enjoy walking and playing with them. I am available for walks in Reston, Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn. Look forward to meeting your furry pet kid.

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Dog Boarding in Arlington

While Arlington, Virginia isn't taking first prize for the most dog-friendly city in Virginia yet, there are still plenty of dog-friendly things for you and Fido to do when you're there! The town in general, seated near Washington D.C., has plenty of attractions, dog-friendly restaurants, puppy parks, and even a unique, doggie bakery that hosts fun pup events! 
Though it's not making any top ten lists just yet, it's certainly not lacking for things to do in the pup department. Many of those events and activities put on for the pups are hosted by the handful of shelters that are located in Arlington.

These shelters are not only rescuing homeless pooches and finding them new homes, they're also providing them with proper medical care, spaying and neutering them, and educating the public on how to care for pets correctly. 

One of the most well-established shelters, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, has been active since 1944. Their mission is to create a world where all animals can find permanent, compassionate homes. They provide shelter, adoption programs, medical care, and love to all animals that come through their doors. 

Other popular shelters, like the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, are non-profit organizations that are dedicated to rescuing pooches on the streets of Arlington and from high-kill shelters. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue saves about 100-150 animals per month and has rescued over 6,800 pets since its inception in 2014. Homeward Trails, started about fifteen years ago and has saved about 21,000 animals in that time! 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Arlington

Puppy Parks

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Dawn-Dusk

Puppy Parks

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This city has a handful of wonderful, well-maintained parks for you and your bow-wow. Meet up with other doggos and dog-lovers at Shirlington Dog Park. A beautiful, fenced- in park, Shirlington lets your pup run around off-leash, sniffing out new friends, and doing all the dog things he could possibly want. Shade and seats are available for all paw-rents, too! Another paw-pular park is the Glencarlyn Park, equipped with a stream for your pooch to cool off in in the summer! 
Other parks, like Towers Park, Benjamin Bannekr Park, and Fort Ethan Allen Dog Park are all equally as fun, pup-friendly options, as well!

Potomac Heritage Trail

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk

Potomac Heritage Trail

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Your outdoorsy pup will love this adventure into nature! If you'd rather tour around the natural beauty of Virginia than waste time in stuffy museums or romp around at a crowded dog park, this is the perfect trail for you and your pooch. There's plenty of wilderness and lots of wildlife, so keep an eye out for snakes while you and your pup walk! This trail is long, shaded, beautiful, and not exceptionally crowded. Enjoy this bonding time with your leashed pup!

Delicious Dog-Friendly Restaurants

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Hours Vary

Delicious Dog-Friendly Restaurants

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One of the best parts about Arlington is the delicious food, and while there are no restaurants that cater specifically to pups (yet!), the city is chalk-full of dog-friendly options. Visit the popular Capital City Brewery with your pup, the hot-spot located right in the heart of Shirlington (conveniently located right next to the Shirlington dog park!)

You and your pooch can enjoy outdoor seating while dining on delicious pub food and sampling their craft beers. While you and your pup can't eat inside, the brewpub is notoriously pet friendly and may even throw Fido a special puppy treat! Other famous options, like Cassatts Cafe, Rhodeside Grill, and The Liberty Tavern, are all dog-friendly establishments as well! 

Mount Vernon Trail

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
6am-10pm

Mount Vernon Trail

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If you and your pup are fans of both outdoor exploration and historical significance, then the Mount Vernon Trail is the perfect Arlington trip for you both! This multi-use trail is perfect for you and your four-legged-adventure-friend. An 18-mile, paved trail allows bikers, hikers, runners, and puppers! It stretches from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate all the way to Theodore Roosevelt Island.
Make sure you keep your pup on his leash and make sure he's practised his manners! 

Dogma Bakery

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FREE!

Duration
10am-8pm

Dogma Bakery

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We know you've got a sweet tooth, and we're sure your pup does, too! Take Fido over to Dogma baker to get dog-licious treats for your canine buddy. From puppy treats to grooming facilities, to fun events like Photos with Santa Paws and adoption sponsors, Dogma is the place to be with your four-legged friend. Purchase some healthy treats for your pup made with tasty, human-grade like peanut butter, eggs, and yogurt! Your pup will thank you!