Skip the kennel
Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
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.
I have been a dog owner for 20 years. Walking dogs is one of my favorite activities! I have walked neighborhood dogs and watched dogs when neighbors are on vacation. I have been an animal lover my whole life. I am often training for running races and enjoy being outside and active.
Top Pet Caregiver
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care
“Dogs are my favorite people! ;)”
Hi! I've had dogs for most of my life, starting with Cocker Spaniels and Weimeraners as a child. Currently I have two rescue Lab mixes, both seniors, who love to lie around and snooze. ;) I’ve got lots of experience with dogs of all breeds/temperaments/ages and I love them all.
Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
I've been passionate about animals all my life. I grew up on a farm in the country, so I was constantly exposed to a wide variety of animals. I volunteered at my local veterinary clinic for several years when I was younger. I've owned cats my whole life, but have been walking and sitting friends' dogs for about a year. I realized that dog walking was the happiest part of my day every day, and that I want to do more of it because it's what I love!
Top Pet Caregiver
Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker
“Dog walking adventures are my absolute favorite!”
Hi! My name is Rebecca, I am a dog loving fitness enthusiast who is very excited to be here! I love spending time being fit and keeping healthy outside, I want to be fit and happy with your dog too! I've grown up raising, walking, and caring for golden retrievers and miniature dachshunds and have plenty experience working with other breeds.
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
As a dog mom of two boys, Cooper and Rocky, and a volunteer at my local humane society, I cannot wait to meet your dog! I am hard working, dedicated and very passionate about what I do!
Training Exam Complete
Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
I can cope with animals with anxiety, depression, old age, energetic. Essentially Dogs are like people, but they just walk on on all four, and are furry.
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, Agility training, Behavioral training, Potty training, Therapy training
“Loving dog person!”
Professional and experienced care from a certified vet tech! I enjoy walking dogs of all breeds. I have done a lot of behavioral training and dog classes with my own pups and enjoy obedience training with positive reinforcement.
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Service training, Puppy training
Hi my name is Lauren and I live in Madison, WI. I have been a professional dog walker for three years and have walked over 300 dogs of all different ages and breeds. I have always been around dogs growing up, and currently have an 11 year old pug. I absolutely love all dogs and am so excited to spend time with yours!
Top Pet Caregiver
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Senior dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care
I've grown up with dogs all of my life. I adopted two rescue dogs, who inspired me to volunteer at an animal shelter. This has led me to foster rescue dogs, and I'm very experienced in walking multiple dogs. I have experience walking and dog sitting for friends and family.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Potty training
“Dog Lover and Fur Baby Caretaker”
Hello, I understand that a busy schedule can interfere with your dog's exercise and I am here to help! I have been dog sitting and dog walking for roughly four years.I look forward to meeting you and your pet!
Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Puppy care
Pet parents in Madison undoubtedly have a ball with their fur-babies, thanks to the pet-friendly parks and businesses dotted across Wisconsin's capital. However, if you suddenly have to leave town and need someone to watch over Buddy, you might be unsure of the best option for your pup.
Dog kennels are one of the most common accommodation types for dogs, but they're not always the most comfortable experience for our canine companions. Instead, you might find it beneficial to look at some of the dog boarding and dog sitting options available across Madison.
As well as looking after your pooch in a home environment while you're away, many caregivers also offer dog walking services in Madison. With your permission, your pet caregiver can take Spot on an on-leash stroll at a local nature trail.
Thinking about booking a dog sitter or boarder in Madison? Read on to find out pricing and the different services available.
Many dog boarders in Madison provide swanky accommodation, so your pup will be living large while you're away. Some of these extravagant rooms feature a human-sized bed, a window, lots of toys, and even a TV. However, luxury accommodation for Fido is a bit pricey and costs upwards of $70 a night.
Alternatively, you can book your hound in at a local kennel. Basic kennels are cheaper than luxury resorts and charge around $40 per night. Regardless of where you book a stay for Scoob, check for any hidden fees. Many dog boarders in Madison will charge extra for one-on-one playtime, additional meals, medication, etc. Basic kennels sometimes require you to bring your own food and toys for your woofer.
You should also check the facility's requirements to ensure your dog is suitable for dog boarding. Most dog boarders in Madison need proof of vaccinations against several ailments, including rabies. You'll also have to provide evidence that your dog has had treatments against fleas. No two dog boarding facilities are the same, so read the fine print carefully.
One affordable and convenient alternative to a traditional dog boarding facility is booking a dog boarder through Wag!. Dog boarding on the Wag! platform starts at $39 per night, giving you a bit of extra pocket money to spend while you're away. Plus, your pup will be taken care of at the dog boarder's home, which is perfect for dogs who get anxious around lots of people and other dogs.
Many pet parents would prefer their puppers stayed at home while they're out of town. Madison dog sitters will come by for an overnight stay with your pooch, which usually lasts around 12 hours. While these services sound ideal, they're expensive and cost upwards of $70 per night.
Some other dog sitters in Madison won't come over for the night but will visit several times during the day to feed, let your pup outside, and play with them. These sessions generally last between 30 and 45 minutes and cost roughly $20.
As overnight dog sitters in Madison are only around for a portion of the day, you'll likely need to book an additional visit to ensure your pooch has enough food and exercise. You'll also have to pay more if you're booking a dog sitter during a holiday season, so bear this in mind when planning your next trip away.
Some dog sitters will also charge you for doing chores around the house, including taking in your mail, so don't expect your dog sitter to do this automatically.
Dog sitting services through Wag! start at $39, making them a great alternative to other sitters around Madison. You'll also know exactly how much you'll have to pay upfront, so you won't get nasty surprises once you return from your holiday.
Dog boarding services through Wag! are super easy to book via the Wag! app. Just hop on the app, create an account, and click on "Boarding" in the Overnight Care services section. Once you've entered all necessary details about your trip and your doggo, you'll be given a list of available dog boarders in Madison.
When picking out the right dog boarders for Tucker, check out their experience and skills. Some dog boarders on the Wag! platform have experience working with certain breeds and age groups, which may make them better suited to your mutt. You can also check out reviews to see what previous pet parents thought.
A quick and easy way to find the best dog boarders in Madison is by checking out their star rating. Each dog boarder and sitter earns a review and rating from previous clients. Feedback has been great so far, with over 95% of all care sessions ending a perfect 5-star rating.
If you're worried about your pooch while you're away, your dog boarder will send you pictures and video updates to ease your mind.
Dog sitters through Wag! will ensure your canine and castle are safe while you're away. You can book a dog sitter on the Wag! platform by selecting "Sitting" from the Overnight Care services. Once you've chosen the right sitter, you can discuss what you'll need during your trip on Wag! Chat.
All caregivers through Wag! are thoroughly vetted with background checks and safety tests, so you don't have to worry about who's looking after your fur-baby.
Forgot to tell your dog sitter something important? You can contact them anytime via Wag! Chat so you can keep them in the know. Additionally, they'll send you videos and pictures of your dog sleeping soundly, so you know your pup is as happy as ever.
Whatever your pup needs while you're away, dog sitter and boarders on the Wag! platform have your back. Download the Wag! app today and find the perfect caregiver for your canine compadre.
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