Dog walking in Fort McDowell

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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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Kelsey EFort McDowell, AZ 85264

5.0

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“Welcome Pet Parents!(:”

Hi! My name is Kelsey! I’m 28 years old & a loving fur-baby mom to 5 amazing fur babies! Animals are one of my strongest passions! I am very confident working with all breeds, of all sizes, of all ages! I am very reliable so you can rest assured that there will be no issues when booking walks for your beloved fur babies with me! Thank you for your time & consideration! Can’t wait to meet you & your amazing fur babies!

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

Rachel KFort McDowell, AZ 85264

4.9

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I have been walking dogs since I was 12 years old! I have two dogs of my own (bulldog and pug) and have grown up having dogs. Your pup is in great hands! I look forward to walking your pup!

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Erin NFort McDowell, AZ 85264

4.9

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“Making your Wag! experience fun since 2016!”

I have raised both dogs and cats and volunteered for the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals. I have been petsitting for many years—all sizes from Chihuahuas to Saint Bernard. Having had several dogs through the years, I recognize that every dog is unique with their own personality, cares and needs. I love meeting new dogs and helping you keep your dog healthy, fit and happy is priority one! Not to mention, all the walking helps me out too!

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Lisa PFort McDowell, AZ 85264

4.9

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Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a huge animal lover. I currently have a dog named Princess and a cat named Bunni. I love walking my dog and started a side business in Chicago pet sitting and dog walking! I am very careful to make sure your pet is safe and happy! I also love taking pictures of your adorable pup to make sure you are also satisfied. I look forward to many fun walks with your pet!

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Julie FFort McDowell, AZ 85264

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I have been walking/boarding dogs in our complex for the past couple of years and would like to be more active as I have more time now as I am newly widowed. We have always had dogs at home while the children were growing up.

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Kelly WFort McDowell, AZ 85264

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“I can't wait to be your dog's next best friend!”

I grew up with animals - cats, dogs, snakes, chickens, horses, goats, pigs, and even a few llamas next door! I have been pet sitting a variety of animals since I was ten years old; cats are my favorite but dogs are a very close second. I grew up with large dogs like Labs, Pit bulls, etc, but I love dogs of all sizes. I can't wait to meet your pup and become their new (second-best) best friend!

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Nicholas IFort McDowell, AZ 85264

4.9

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“Compassionate Care for Man’s Best Friend”

I am a valuable, reliable, detail-oriented professional who has consistently performed at a high level, proven can be trusted, and demonstrated the capability to take on additional responsibility when needed. For years, I’ve always expressed a strong desire to be more involved in the daily care of animals (particularly dogs). Now, I’m finally pursuing my passion. Thank you for your consideration. I’m incredibly excited and look forward to the opportunity to care for your furry family member.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Janet GFort McDowell, AZ 85264

4.9

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“Dogs love my walks! 5 star walker!!!”

I've owned dogs for most of my life and love animals. Working for WAG has been wonderful, and I love the opportunity to take dogs on their walks, getting out and about and giving your dogs some exercise. Long walks or shorter walks, I give your dogs loving and safe care!!

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Erik BFort McDowell, AZ 85264

4.8

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Hi My Name Is Erik Burton. I Am An Athletic Coach and I Also Love Animals, Especially Dogs! I Have Owned Many Animals In My Lifetime, Including Lambs, Pigs, Cats And Dogs. I Love To Have A Great Walk With Dogs And Witness There Excitement About Getting Out Of The House. Haha.....Let Me Care For Your Dog Care Needs!

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Owen EFort McDowell, AZ 85264

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“Prompt service!”

Hello there! My name is Owen and I will be making sure your dog has an active and healthy day:)! I grew up with a wonderful pup and know how important and rewarding it is to keep him or her healthy and socialized and filled with joy:)

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Dog Walking in Fort McDowell

Fort McDowell is small community in Maricopa County, located 23 miles northeast of Phoenix. It is a great spot to take your pup if you are looking to get off the grid a little and explore some of Arizona’s unique landscape.

For an adventurous day out of town, pack your lunch and head to Phon D Sutton Recreation Area in the south of Fort McDowell. Set on the Salt River, this place is a favorite for hiking and swimming. Your pet will love getting out and about here, but keep him on the lead to make sure both him and the local wildlife stay safe. There are several other recreation sites in this area, such as the Saguro Del Norte Recreation Site, the Blue Point Picnic Area and the Butcher Jones Recreation Site.

A little north is the Four Peaks Wilderness Area, where there are numerous trails and 4WD tracks to explore. Be prepared if venturing out here; bring water and a drinking bowl for your pup, food and sunsmart clothing as it can get quite hot.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay with your pet in Fort McDowell, head to We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center. This place welcomes pets of any size for a small additional nightly fee. The Eagle View RV Resort also allows pets, as long as they are kept on a leash when outside your vehicle. For added furry fun, there is even a pet park on site!

Whatever adventure you choose, you and your dog are sure to enjoy your time in Fort McDowell!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Fort McDowell

North El Pueblo Blvd/E Grande Blvd

48
Population Density
1,254 per sq. mi.

North El Pueblo Blvd/E Grande Blvd

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Right next to Fort McDowell is Fountain Hills, where you will find the Dog Park at Desert Vista Park. This three-acre off-leash park is the perfect place for your pup to run off some energy, with two fenced areas, one for big dogs and one for the smaller breeds, as well as seating and shade for you. There is water available, but bring Fido’s bowl to drink from. Close by is Fountain Park, with a popular trail circling the lake. There is also the Lake Overlook Trail branching out from here, which winds north through the suburbs and offers spectacular views of the lake, fountain and nearby hills. Keep your pup on a lead while walking these trails, bring your water, and always clean up after your pet.

Dixie Mine Circle

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Dixie Mine Circle

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If you are looking for a serious walk with your pup, head to the Pemberton Trail in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Fountain Hills. The main loop is 15.5 miles, but there are other shorter trails in the area such as Bluff Trail and Granite Trail at around 3.5 miles each, and the slightly shorter Tonto Tank Trail. This is Arizona landscape at its best out here. There are some impressive vistas, but not lot of shade. Make sure you pick your times (not too hot!), dress appropriately and bring plenty of water for both you and your dog. You will need to keep him on a lead throughout the area.

Pinnacle Peak Heights/Pinnacle Peak Heights IV

24
Population Density
1,148 per sq. mi.

Pinnacle Peak Heights/Pinnacle Peak Heights IV

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Branching out west from the McDowell Mountain Regional Park into Scottsdale are two more pup-proof trails to check out. Tom’s Thumb is approximately 4.5 miles, with parking and restrooms available at the trailhead. The Marcus Landslide Trail is just under four miles long and offers an easy walk with incredible views of the Sonoran Valley. Dotted along the way is signage explaining some of the unique geographical formations that resulted from one of Arizona’s largest landslides. There is little shade here and no water available, so come prepared. Your dog must be leashed in this area and always clean up after him.

East Shea Blvd/ North 128th St

12
Population Density
82 per sq. mi.

East Shea Blvd/ North 128th St

12

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead in Scottsdale is a great place to get out into the fresh Arizona air with your dog. The area offers numerous trails of varying lengths and difficulties, so there is something to suit everyone. The longest is just under five miles and each trail is well signposted. The trailhead has parking, restrooms, and a water fountain, but pack plenty of water to take with you on the trails, as it can get very hot. Your dog will need to stay leashed through here, but will love sniffing his way along the paths and maybe even meeting new friends along the way. Take your clean up bags and any treats or snacks to enjoy along the way.

Val Vista Corridor

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
620 per sq. mi.

Val Vista Corridor

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Head south of Fort McDowell to Mesa and check out the Quail Run Dog Park in Quail Run Park, where your dog will love the chance to run off-lead in this large grassed area. There are two fenced areas, one for the bigger, bouncier pups and one for the little timid guys. Water troughs and fountains are dotted around the park, and there is plenty of shade and rest areas for you. Doggie waste bags are provided on-site to help keep the place clean and well-maintained. Quail Run Park itself has picnic areas, a playground and toilet facilities, making for a great day out for the whole family.