Preparing for Your Booking

Prior to Your Walk

What to Prepare

Leash & Doggie Bags: We encourage you to put your dog’s leash and potty bags in a visible and easily accessible place to ensure your walker can find them. If you have another place you prefer to keep your pup’s supplies, jot it down in the Notes section of the app so your walker will know exactly where to find it.

Treats! If your pup has special treats that you like to give them, you can specify where your walker can find them, and how many to give your pup.

Lockbox

Wag! sends lockboxes to pet parents who request them. Maintaining the lockbox is the pet parent’s responsibility. Here are some tips:

  • When possible, please limit direct exposure to the elements
  • Place lockbox where it’s protected from damage
  • Cover lockbox in cold weather to keep it from freezing shut
  • Please don’t put your only set of house keys in the lockbox

Please use the lockbox at your own risk. Wag! is not liable for any loss, claim or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of the lockbox.

Tips for a Great Walk

We recommend that you add any notes about your dog and their personality in the Notes section of your Profile. It’s really helpful to note if your dog tends to pull on the leash when they walk or are shy when meeting new people! The more information you can give your walker, the better! This way your walker will be able to cater the walk specifically to your pup, just like you would.

Prior to Your Boarding

What to Prepare

We encourage you to take all the necessary steps to prepare your pup for their stay in the boarder’s home. This includes:

  • Packing enough food for their entire stay
  • Packing food and water bowls and a leash
  • Packing toys and/or a blanket that your pup finds comfort in
  • Packing a crate or carrier your pup can sleep in during their stay
  • Writing down feeding instructions, including how much and when you feed your pup, as well as any schedules that your pup may follow (e.g., take him out to the bathroom after he has his breakfast)

We always recommend providing as much information as possible, as that is the best way to make sure that your pup has a great stay and you have peace of mind knowing everything is taken care of!

Prior to Your Sitting

What to Prepare

We encourage you to take all the necessary steps to prepare your pup and the sitter for their stay in your home. This includes:

  • Leaving a note about where to find your dog’s food
  • Labeling your dog’s food (amount per meal x times a day)
  • Ensuring your dog’s leash is in a visible place
  • Writing down feeding instructions, including how much and when you feed your dog, as well as any schedules that your pup may follow (e.g., take him out to the bathroom after he has his breakfast)

We always recommend providing as much information as possible, as that is the best way to make sure that your pup’s routine stays the same and you have peace of mind knowing everything is taken care of!