Overnight dog care in Suffolk

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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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Maureen JSuffolk, VA

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I am a lover of pets and a life long owner of dogs. I have recently retired and I am looking for a position that will bring joy to my life and allow me to provide excellent customer service and piece of mind to pet owners while they are away from home. I am in excellent shape and walk a minimum of 5-6 miles a day for exercise. I have energy and love to share with your precious pets.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Michelle FSuffolk, VA

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Hello my name is Michelle a dog lover all my life. At the age of 5 my first dog was a poodle though I had an older brother and sister, I was the one who took care of the pets in my house. Through the years I seem to be drawn to the less fortunate dogs. In 1998 I became a member of Basset Rescue of Old Dominion where I foster and help find forever homes for Bassets. I have had 7 living with me at once to now of only 2. Lulu my female basset/ beagle I adopted from fluvanne animal shelter and Big Boy my male basset from BROOD. I can't imagine my life without a dog. I don't have human children mine are furbabies and I wouldn't have it any other way. Let me share my love to your furbabies and lets get walking.

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Aaron GSuffolk, VA

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I grew up with a dog named Terry in Virginia Beach, VA for the first 18 years of my life. I currently am a board member of the Norfolk SPCA and own a cat named noraA. I enjoy watching my best friend's two Golden Retrievers when he goes out of town as well as my sister's three Boston Terriers when she goes out of town. I already walk between 10-15 miles per day on my own so the opportunity to combine my love of dogs and walking is very exciting to me.

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

Michaela-Sue HSuffolk, VA

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“EVMS PA-S who loves all pups! All ages & sizes (:”

Hi, I'm Nicky! Although my professional background is in healthcare, I‘m an avid dog lover. I’ve owned/cared for multiple family pups since the age of 5. Growing up around larger, active dogs like Labs, Pit Bulls, & Goldens, I‘m used to dogs with high energy/exercise tolerance! I have 1 dog now, a Border Collie mix named Luna, & we love to go on runs! I’m dedicated to creating the best experience possible for you & pride myself on treating your pup with as much love & care as I would for my own.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kathleen DSuffolk, VA

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Hello! I am Kathleen, an animal loving teacher who is looking forward to walking your furbaby. I grew up with dogs from large to small. Growing up I had a beagle, black lab, cocker spaniel, and a shih-tzu. My friends will often ask me to look after their dogs. I am looking forward to meeting your dog.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Cheryl BSuffolk, VA

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Hi! My name is Cheryl. I relocated to the Hampton Roads area about 15 years ago, and have always had one or more dogs from the time I was a child to currently. I currently have an 8 year old boxer and 12 year old Boston, that are the best family members ever with their boundless happiness. In addition to caring for my own dogs, I have done a lot of pet sitting for people going on vacation. I look forward to meeting your furry friend(s) soon!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Samantha GSuffolk, VA

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Hi! My name is Sam, I got my first dog at 7 years old and have loved them ever since. I love spending time outside, and what better way to do so than to spend it with a furry friend? I enjoy giving all pups the love and attention they need, and also the exercise! I will love your fur babies like my own.

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Kobe WSuffolk, VA

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“Your pup is always safe with me :)”

Hello, my name is Kobe! I’ve had dogs all my life, and I’m always excited to meet a new pup. I believe that dogs are sensitive, intelligent beings that deserve our love and respect. I treat and care for every dog as if they were my own, and will always put your dog’s safety above all else.

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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

Anna LSuffolk, VA

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Hi there! My name is Anna. I have professionally worked with animals for over 5 years. I started working with dogs in my teens when I created a support group to help the underfunded animal control in my hometown. I ran this organization for 3 years. I also worked at a veterinary hospital for 2.5 years, and have worked as a regular dogsitter and walker for multiple clients. I enjoy taking walks all the time, so this app is perfect for my lifestyle and interests. I hope to meet your pooch soon!

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

Allysha BSuffolk, VA

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“Enthusiastic Animal Lover”

Hello, I'm Allysha! I love dogs with so much of my heart, I wanted to find a new way to incorporate them into my life! I currently work as a veterinary assistant. On top of working with pets in my career, I own two very peaceful dogs, a playful cat and a giant bunny ! If my life is open for it, I foster dogs as well. I am available to fit into any kind of lifestyle your dog has, all the way from a nice long run to a relaxing lazy stroll. I'd love to help take care of your pups!

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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

Dog Boarding in Suffolk

Acting as the official shelter run by the municipality of Suffolk, Suffolk Animal Care and Control stays busy responding to calls of all kinds. They manage wildlife control, instances of abuse and neglect, reunite lost animals with their families, and facilitate adoptions. Being close to the military bases in Norfolk, SACC partners with Dogs on Deployment to ensure that members of the military can have their animals taken care of during times of service. SACC also provides public schools with education programs on how to properly take care of animals, and equipping the students with the skills to identify signs of mistreatment. Last but not least, Suffolk Animal Care and Control is the only body with the authority to distribute pet licenses, which are required by law in the city of Suffolk.

Founded ten years ago, Suffolk Humane Society strives for their vision of a Suffolk without homeless and mistreated pets by offering a multitude of services to the community. Whether it is their mobile neuter clinic or the pet pantry, the Humane Society works closely with Suffolk Animal Care and Control to save as many animals as possible and put them into a forever home.  If you are not able to donate time or resources to Suffolk Humane Society, know that they partner with Wooftrax - a dog walking app that donates $1 for every mile you walk with your own furry friend. Suffolk Humane Society works towards developing more and more successful community events like the Mutt Strut and Paws for Art each year with hopes of making their vision a reality.

The unfortunate reality of a rural city like Suffolk is that many animals live in less than ideal circumstances. Many are used solely as devices for hunting, left outside every day of the year. Often people from surrounding areas will drive to rural parts of Suffolk to dump their animals because the rural landscape better conceals such a despicable act. Abused & Thrown Away Pet Sanctuary was founded in an attempt to remedy the bad we see in the world with its love and commitment to animals. As far as grassroots nonprofits go, this one is one of the smallest. Run only on the dedication of two individuals, they have saved hundreds since their inception in 2010.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Suffolk

Mutt Strut

48
Admission
$15.00

Month
May

Duration
11AM-4PM

Mutt Strut

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Coming up on its 10th year, the Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Festival kicks off summer by raising thousands for the Suffolk Humane Society! At a reasonable $15 to register, the race organizers also offer generous prizes to those who do the most fundraising for their team should you decided to join one instead of running it solo. Mutt Strut is held at Bennetts Creek Park annually each spring, and doubles as a large pet exhibition with local vendors, music and food to be enjoyed by you and your furry companion before and after the race. If you find that you and your furry friend would prefer to just spectate, Suffolk Humane Society encourages you to pick your favorite team to sponsor for any amount you’d like.

Lake Prince

36
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk Daily

Lake Prince

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Calling all fishermen - Lake Prince is one of the oldest lakes in the Suffolk area! It stays well stocked with trophy bass and sunfish year round. If casting a line with your canine is one of your favorite things, do not miss out on a serious catch at Lake Prince. There is a launch for boats of all different sizes, or you can set up shop around the perimeter near the ramp. Pack bait, some snacks, and a life jacket for your pooch because Lake Prince is open from dawn until dusk! It is one thing to see the swamps in Southern Virginia, but this is truly experiencing them.

Yappy Hour

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Admission
$10.00

Month
October

Duration
5PM-7PM

Yappy Hour

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We’ve said it once, we’ll say it one thousand times: what is better than a dog in a costume? Hosted by Suffolk Parks and Recreation at Lake Meade Dog Park, Yappy Hour is a public costume contest for humans and pups alike to strut their spooky stuff. Naturally, there are prizes to be won in competitions like "Best Costume". When you aren’t strutting your stuff with Fido, kick back with your neighbors, listen to music, and enjoy a beverage before Virginia gets too cold! While this event is free, it is only available to dog park members. For those that are not, memberships can be acquired easily through a one-time fee of $10 to Suffolk Parks and Recreation. This not only buys you access to a poocherific dog park but also to events like this that make your heart smile.

Dog Days of Summer Pet Fair

12
Admission
FREE!

Month
July

Duration
11AM-1PM

Dog Days of Summer Pet Fair

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Join the local community at the Dog Days of Summer Pet Fair at North Suffolk Library for an afternoon of fun! There will funny animal videos on repeat, storytime, and crafts. Additionally, announcements will be made regarding the winners of the photo contest for the online competition hosted by the library in the month leading up to the event. The Pet Fair is the perfect mid-summer opportunity to meet new pups and people while enjoying music, food, and activities for the whole family!

Great Dismal Swamp

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
Dawn-Dusk Daily

Great Dismal Swamp

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The Great Dismal Swamp is quite literally one of the largest swamps in the country and is much more remarkable in person than the word ‘swamp’ would lead you to believe! The historical integrity alone can make your head spin. The Great Dismal Swamp was often trekked through by slaves escaping plantations, making it an archaeological destination to this day. The trails and wildlife, particularly the birdwatching, are extensive for those who appreciate the great outdoors. A part of the United States National Wildlife System, the Great Dismal Swamp is carefully maintained to ensure that its delicate ecosystem is undisturbed, so dogs must stay on a leash at all times. With its winding route of trails, there is enough room for hikers, cyclists, and dogs to enjoy the peace and quiet amongst the cypress trees of a decades-old feature in Virginia!