Dog walking in Albany

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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Follow along

Track your walk with our live GPS tracker, then view your detailed report card after the walk.

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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Rebecca L. SAlbany, CA

4.9

(2717)

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Hi! My name is Rebecca and I am an animal lover by nature. I grew up surrounded by animals and raised a Border-Collie mix pup to live a long, healthy and happy 16 years! I have walked dogs, house-sat, and cared for all kinds of pets for over 16 years. Obedience classes & agility training courses were part of the growing up process with my own dog, Sara. Mostly we had a fun, goofy time just playing. She went everywhere with me! Since she passed away, I take any chance I can to be around my canine pals. I've always had an affinity for dogs large & small, with boundless energy or a calm disposition. I know how important it is to have your dog(s) well-cared for while you are busy or traveling so I am here to help! I am always up for a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood, brisk walk or challenging hike. Whatever your needs are I can meet them. I feel very fortunate to be able to walk a variety of dogs. It would be my great pleasure to meet your dog and make a new friend!

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Miguelle LAlbany, CA

4.9

(1964)

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It all started with a Kelpie to whom I got to be “Mommy” for nearly 16 years. That incredible and life-changing experience catalyzed my shift in professional direction to pet care services. Now, I am certified with DogTec as well as Pet Sitters International; trained in pet first aid and CPR. I live in Adam’s Point near Lake Merritt. I welcome senior, special needs and/or timid pets. I am highly experienced in administering oral medications as well as performing basic physical therapy stretching routines. Let me create a safe, happy, adventure-filled experience for your furry baby that passes the sniff test every time!

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Kevin OAlbany, CA

4.9

(1946)

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“Let’s go on a walk!”

I’m an animal lover and a dog enthusiast! I have had several dogs of my own and I’ve done over 500 5* rated walks here on Wag. Thanks for taking a look at my profile and have a great day!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Chris BAlbany, CA

4.9

(1996)

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Hi! My name is Chris. As a lifelong dog lover and owner, I am excited to have an opportunity to care for your pup(s)! I strive to ensure that each dog I care for is safe, healthy, and happy. My experience with both rescue and disabled dogs has also allowed me to provide quality care for those pups who need special attention. Can’t wait to get walking!

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Jason LAlbany, CA

4.9

(1118)

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“Positive reinforcement walker and trainer”

Being a Wag! Walker since May 2015, dogs and their parents have come to love when I take them out. Aside from being a Wag! Walker, I also care for dogs at the San Francisco SPCA. Besides being trained in dog walking, I am also trained in clicker training. I love making everyone’s dog day a pawsome day and I look forward to making yours too.

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training

Ellie GAlbany, CA

4.9

(1618)

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hi! I'm Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to Oakland a few years ago all the way from rural New York. Growing up we always had at least two dogs at a time if not more, plus a whole bunch of other animals. Most recently I have been attending University for wildlife biology while I'm not studying I'm walking dogs. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, some training experience, lots of energy for walks, and I can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Melanie BAlbany, CA

4.9

(1648)

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My name is Melanie and I live in downtown Oakland. I have had pets my entire life, and I've been dog sitting for three years now. I have experience with a lot different breeds from Chihuahuas to Pit bulls. I'm passionate about working with animals, and can't wait to meet you and your pup!

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Kaitlin MAlbany, CA

4.9

(1786)

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Hi! Growing up I had all types of pets. However, dogs have always held a special place in my heart. I have two small chihuahua mixes, Peter and Jupiter. I worked as a pet sitter and dog walker in Philadelphia and now in San Francisco. Thanks for allowing me to spend time with your loved ones!

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Ezequiel MAlbany, CA

4.9

(1691)

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“Worry not, I’m here to take your dog out on a walk”

Hi! To begin, my name is Ezequiel! I was born and raised in San Francisco. Since I was a kid, I’ve owned multiple pets. My first dog was a Chihuahua named Baby. Next, was a Border Collie mix named Sierra. After they passed, we rescued a Pitador mix named Nala, who’s currently seven years old. So it goes without saying, I’m a natural when it comes to dog walking. With an customer approval rating of 4.97, I promise your pup will be in good hands. I look forward to meeting your pooch!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience

Jesse MAlbany, CA

4.9

(1637)

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I became an official dog owner at a young age when I was given a husky for my 13th birthday. Ever since, I have had many experiences caring for all kinds of dogs. The history of breeds I have cared for range from small dogs such as terriers and chihuahuas to large dogs including pit bulls and bulldogs. My volunteer experience includes working at the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation (LBWF). During my time at this animal shelter, I cleaned, walked, and fed many dogs who were rescued.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Dog Walking in Albany

The town of Albany, California is located along the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, directly east of the Golden Gate Bridge. This family oriented town is known for its quaint, small town character, and even has a main street sprinkled with “mom and pop” shops. Dogs and their owners love this town too for it’s pedestrian friendly feel and it’s many bicycle and walking paths that are spread throughout town. With the four veterinary clinics and hospitals in town, caring for your dog is a breeze in Albany!

Albany is home to it’s very own dog beach! The Buchanan Dog Beach is located along the eastern shoreline of town, and is sure to get your pup’s tail wagging. Your doggo can run, rinse and repeat all day in glorious off-leash freedom. There are often plenty of driftwood throwing sticks to go around. There is a port-a-potty and some trash cans near the parking lot, but be sure to bring waste bags and some drinking water for your pooch!

The dog-loving town of Albany has a wide variety of pet friendly restaurants for you to choose from! One of the favourites is Sam’s Log Cabin. This cozy restaurant has a covered and heated back patio that welcomes dogs. They feature a scone-of-the-day and homemade plum jam. With so many dog attractions in this pretty beach town, who wouldn’t want to own a dog here?


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Albany

Ocean View

48
Population Density
8,625 per sq. mi.

Ocean View

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The Ocean View neighborhood is home to its namesake park and a variety of walking paths. The Ocean View Park is a 3.7 acre urban park, and best of all, is friendly to leashed dogs. The park features a variety of athletic fields, picnic facilities and a beautiful redwood grove. Use caution with your dog when in this park, because it backs onto a busy four-lane road. From this park, you can take the Lower Codornices Path to take a look at the University Village Community Garden, some more sports fields, and the Berkeley Skate Park. Due to a recent renovation, the pathways and sports fields are now well lit, so you and your dog can feel safe at in the evening too!

Thousand Oaks

36
Population Density
13,699 per sq. mi.

Thousand Oaks

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The Memorial Park located in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood is a very popular urban park for families and dogs alike. The park features large, multi-use grassy areas and tall shade trees. There is a fenced area in the northeast corner of the park that is not specifically designated for dogs, but the dogs and their owners can often be found playing fetch or frisbee there. Other amenities in this park include public restrooms, walkways and athletic fields. You and your pooch may even be able to catch some free concerts or outdoor movies in this park! Leashed dogs are welcome, but be sure to pick up after him or her.

Hillside

24
Population Density
14,826 per sq. mi.

Hillside

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The iconic Albany Hill Park is a haven for nature lovers, and located in the Hillside neighborhood. It rises to 338 feet above sea level, and is a great place for you and your pup whether you want peaceful relaxation or some heart pumping exercise. The park is rich with flora and fauna, and has eucalyptus trees and coastal live oaks that line the rustic trails. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park, but look out for poison oak, and use caution on the steeper paths. When it’s time for a treat, try out Peet’s Coffee and Tea located just north of the park. This coffee shop has outdoor dog friendly tables, makes their own roasts, and offers artisan baked goods.

East Shore

12
Population Density
3,173 per sq. mi.

East Shore

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The Albany Bulb is a surreal landscape that juts out into the bay, and is accessible through the East Shore neighborhood. Back in the day, it was used to dump construction debris, but it’s now been cleaned up and is an off-leash puppy paradise that offers tons of hiking. The Bulb is home to an array of urban art, including painted driftwood murals, graffiti and sculptures. The area has paved and wide dirt pathways that meander through the art, and allow for gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Alcatraz. This unique area gives you and your pup an original way to get to know Albany, while at the same time get some exercise in the fresh ocean air.

Albany Terrace

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Population Density
10,507 per sq. mi.

Albany Terrace

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Locals love to bring their dogs for some fresh air and exercise in the little hidden gem of Terrace Park. This small, family oriented park is bordered by backyards and can be difficult to find. It has two unassuming entrances on the side streets of Terrace Street and Francis Street. The park is home to tennis and basketballs courts, and a large grassy area that your dog will love to run and play on. There is a picnic area available for use as well, which neighbors often use to host gatherings. Leashed dogs are free to use the park, so get ready to make some new furry friends!