Overnight dog care in Fairfax

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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 SFairfax, 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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Elizabeth VFairfax, 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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Meg KFairfax, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Craig AFairfax, 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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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Olivia HFairfax, VA

4.9

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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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Antje HFairfax, 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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Manuel RFairfax, VA

4.9

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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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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Aliyah BFairfax, 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, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Ryan BFairfax, VA

4.8

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My name is Ryan Brown and I am currently attending North Carolina A&T University. I have owned pets all my life and had special love for dogs because of their vastly different personalities. I have experience dealing with small dogs, large dogs, loud dogs, quiet dogs, all types of breeds. I'm very active myself and have your dogs best interest in mind.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Rose RFairfax, VA

4.8

(1340)

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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 Fairfax

Homeless Animals Rescue Team, or "HART", has one clear mission - to rescue all unwanted, homeless or neglected pets and place them in loving, forever homes. This amazing rescue is 100% volunteer based and has no physical facility. All of the pets that are taken into their program go into loving foster homes to be spoiled, socialized and adored until each pet finds their forever home. 

The staff knows that the pets that enter into their program have had hard beginnings. They are very thorough when it comes to finding the perfect family for their beloved adoptable pets. Are you able to provide a loving, forever home to an animal that wants no more than to love you? If you are able to open your heart and home to a new pet and make a lifetime commitment to care for and love them, contact HART today.

If you see a pet you are interested in meeting either on their website or at area adoption events, the staff at HART will be glad to arrange a special, private meeting between your whole family, even your existing pets, and your potential new family pet. They will also gladly answer any questions you might have about adoption, the pet themselves, proper care and nutrition of your pet and more. The staff at HART takes the placement of their adoptable pets very seriously. To give an animal a happily ever after that truly deserves it, as they all do - is their passion.  

If you are unable to adopt a new pet right now and want to help the rescue in other ways, you can volunteer your time, become a foster family or make a tax-deductible monetary donation. There are so many jobs that need to be done and the staff would be glad for your help! Anything you can do will mean so much to the staff and the animals of HART!  



Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Fairfax

July 4th Celebration

48
Admission
FREE!

Month
July

Duration
Day-Long Event

July 4th Celebration

48

Bring the whole family for a Star-Spangled Good Time! Your leashed pup is welcome to join you at this event - but is not permitted on the football field after the parade. The event starts with an All-American, Yankee-Doodle-riffic, sparkling parade! Watch as horses, large inflated balloons, clowns and all the rest pass you by. After the parade, there will be lots of family-friendly activities like face painting, balloon artists, games, yummy treats and fun! Be sure to stick around for the fireworks show. Come join your community and celebrate American pride with your pooch!

Festival of Lights and Carols

36
Admission
FREE!

Month
December

Duration
Day-Long Event

Festival of Lights and Carols

36

Mark your calendar for this dog-friendly, festive and beloved Fairfax holiday tradition! Start the day with a pancake breakfast with Santa at the fire station, listen to carolers on the Square, do a little outdoor shopping at the holiday market, sip some ciders or hot cocoa and catch up with old friends and neighbors. Need a picture with Santa? Be sure to bring your camera because he will be making an appearance, too! The Christmas tree will be lit at 6:00 pm at the Old Town Square so stick around for the holiday cheer!

Super Pet Expo

24
Admission
FREE!

Month
March

Duration
Day-Long Event

Super Pet Expo

24

Pet Expo's are nice - but

hold on -

a Super Pet Expo?  Be prepared for sheer pawfection and all things pet! This petcentric event will be held at Dulles Expo Center in nearby Chantilly, Virginia. Be sure to bring your leashed pup and check out over 150 local and national vendors with all things pooch, from food to treats to litter to coats to toys to tiny bow ties and ribbons, shampoos and the list goes on and on! No retractable leashes are permitted. Be sure you be a good pawrent and clean up after your pup while inside the expo. What a great way to spend the day with your furry best friend!

Daniels Run Park

12
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk, Year-Round

Daniels Run Park

12

Let's go for a walk! Take in some fresh air and stroll along the wooded trails with your leashed furry pal. Be sure to bring plenty of water and dress for the weather and, as always, be a good pawrent and clean up after your pet! There are plenty of spots to sit and read, have a picnic or play fetch with your doggo! Cross over stone bridges overlooking babbling creeks, listen to the birds sing and get some good, fresh air in your lungs. Be sure to keep a close eye on your dog while walking in the woods in case of area wildlife.

Doggie Splashdown

0
Admission
FREE!

Month
September

Doggie Splashdown

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Be sure to mark your calendar for September - after the dog days of summer comes your dog's chance to take the plunge at Fairfax Swimming Pool! The event is free but donations will gladly be accepted to benefit Fairfax's Humane Society. When you arrive, be sure to have proof of your dog's current vaccinations and keep your pup on a non-retractable leash until the event starts. Can you imagine the fun your furry friend will have splashing around with his dog buddies? Be sure to bring plenty of towels and your camera - you won't want to miss a minute of this canine fun!