Overnight Boarding, Redefined

We've redefined what overnight boarding means–Pajama Parties are all the rage!

 

Dogs of All Ages Welcome!

We take special care for puppies and aging dogs! Ask us how!

 

Play With A Purpose

Playtime has never been better for your pup!

 

Staycation While You're On Vacation

Whether you're gone for 6 hours or 6 days, A Way With Dogs has you and your furbaby covered!

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Is this you?

  • “I didn’t expect didn’t expect my dog to be so energetic!”
  • “I’m embarrassed when my dog barks when I am on the phone or video calls.”
  • “I sometimes feel guilty because my dog is home…a lot.”
  • “I worry that my dog doesn’t get enough socialization or is bored.”
  • “I wish I could go on vacation for a week or weekend — but my dog can’t go along, so I stay home.”

It doesn’t have to be this way!

We can help.

A Way With Dogs offers doggy daycare, dog walking, boarding, pet sitting, and house sitting so you can do what you need, or want, to do guilt-free knowing your dog is well taken care of and having a good time!

How it Works

Schedule a Meet & Greet 

An A Way With Dogs manager will meet you and your pet(s). We will discuss your pet care needs, review our policies & answer any questions. After the M&G we will send an email to activate your account in our app.

Request Services

Requesting services is a snap through our app! Simply select the type and date of service, and we’ll respond quickly to confirm your appointment. Leave a note for us in the request if you have a question or any special requests.

Services Begin

Our staff is friendly, professional, and LOVES animals. Whether providing services at our house or yours, we can’t wait to welcome your pet to the A Way With Dogs family!

What to Expect

Plenty of Updates

We know leaving your pet in someone else’s care can feel stressful, especially the first time. While your pet is in our care, our staff is just a text message away. Follow your pet’s adventures on our Instagram or watch for your email report card for each service (dog walking & pet sitting) or service day (daycare, boarding & house sitting) through our app. Dog walks are GPS tracked.

Fun & Attention For Your Pet

Daycare and overnight boarding services in our facility include a wide variety of activities for your pet, including curated play groups, individual attention, enrichment activities, training, and private/rest time as needed.

Our pet sitter schedules allow our staff flexibility and time to provide the care your pet needs without feeling rushed and stressed. This means our sitters have plenty of time and energy to perform required duties and still provide lots of exercise, couch snuggles, playtime and anything else your pet needs, increasing your their comfort while you are away.

The Best Care & Nutrition

All staff members are professional, caring, trained in animal behavior and care, and bring decades of experience to every pet in our care. Dog walkers and pet sitters are background checked and insured. High quality treats made in the USA are included with all services. We can also provide high quality food for your dog at an additional cost. Just ask!

What Pet Owners Are Saying

Christine B.

We were nervous leaving our Hunter boy with a stranger, but Sara turned out to be amazing! She kept a steady stream of communication with us with lots of photos and even a few videos. She was very careful and gentle. We will gladly use her again!

Jane O.

Sara was wonderful! This was the first time leaving our dog with a sitter and was a little nervous as our dog can be a little shy. Sara sent lots of pictures and videos showing our pup having fun and being loved. Would definitely recommend her and already booking our next stay!

Raquel G.

Sara took amazing care of my Husky. She is extremely knowledgeable and well versed with different breeds. Sara kept me updated about my dogs stay and really put my mind at ease, as this was my first time using the app. I’ll definitely reach out to Sara in the future.

About A Way With Dogs

Milwaukee's Premier Pet Care Company

With over 20 years of experience with pets, A Way With Dogs (AWWD) is a local, boutique pet care experience that provides kind, attentive care for your pet–as if they were part of our own family! Our goal is to provide a customized experience to meet your pet’s unique needs. 

We offer overnight services such as boarding for both dogs and cats, pet sitting stops, and house sitting, as well as day services like doggy daycare, pet sitting stops, and dog walking.

Our dog boarding and daycare facility provides a comfortable and fun atmosphere for your pet, with plenty of activities to keep your pet engaged both inside and outside. Your dog can play games, play in our pool or sandbox, engage in enrichment and training activities, socialize with other guests, chew on toys, and even have private/rest time, as needed. All of this helps your pet feel comfortable and at home while in our care.

The A Way With Dogs facility environment is spacious and secure, giving your pet plenty of room for play and exploration inside and out, while keeping them safe. We have a low staff-to-dog ratio, provide walks and other activities for our guest dogs as appropriate, and curate play groups to accommodate dogs of all energy levels!

Unlike most pet sitters, AWWD sitter schedules are not jam packed and our stops do not have a hard time limit. Our sitters have flexibility in their schedules to take the time needed to provide the activity, exercise, training practice, or even just couch time, that your pet needs to be comfortable in your absence. We even offer extended stops of two hours or more to provide extra love and attention for those pets that appreciate even more love. 

Treats are complimentary, but A Way With Dogs also understands dietary requirements for pets may vary, so let us know if your dog has any food sensitivities. Does your dog eats a raw or fresh diet? Eat vegetables, egg, or take supplements along with their kibble? Does your dog require meds? We’re happy to accommodate any of these as well.* We also carry the healthiest, local food brands, and are happy to provide food for your pet at an additional cost. 

You may find that our services priced higher than other pet care companies. This allows us to attract talented employees and pay our caretakers, trainers, nannies, dog walkers, and pet sitters a living wage. It leads to higher job satisfaction and better employee retention – we hire talented, passionate pet people looking for a career with pets, not just a job. In an industry with employee turnover typical of less than one year, paying a living wage helps keep our people around longer and provide your pets the with the high quality of care and the love that they deserve.

We can’t wait to meet you! Click the button below to request a meet and greet and see what we mean when we say we have a way with dogs.

*May incur additional charges