Dog walking in Alum Rock

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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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Jeremiah MAlum Rock, CA

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“Wag! Certified, large, small I walk them all.”

There is not much better than seeing a happy pup face and a wagging tail. I’m an avid hiker, lover of the outdoors and am athletic to keep up with any pup. I’m also patient and take my time with senior pups and those with special needs. I look forward to meeting your canine companion and the many adventures we will have together. Large, small, I walk them all! Certifications: Pet CPR and Pet First Aid

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Kate MAlum Rock, CA

4.9

(1948)

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Hi, my name is Kate Mayer. I recently retired from the engineering world and returned to my main love: working with animals. I have a degree in Animal Science from UC Davis and have a veterinary work experience background. I appreciate all breeds of dogs. I love walking and caring for them, and have yet to meet a dog that didn't end up loving me too.

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Sarah PAlum Rock, CA

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Hi, My name is Sarah! The last 12 years or so, I’ve helped care for my parents’ Australian Shepard, taking him on walks, visiting him, and housesitting. I also have experience walking friends’ dogs, and housesitting for them, when needed. It’s something I enjoy doing, and I take seriously that you are trusting me with your pet.

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Lyric EAlum Rock, CA

4.9

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“My best friends have 4 paws”

Hi, I'm Lyric. I'm a life-long Bay Area resident, and dog lover. I live in San Jose with my dog (and best friend) Boomer. I have many years of dog care under my belt, from puppy to senior, including special needs dogs. I have experience with many breeds, and know how to handle high-energy dogs. I love meeting new dogs and getting to know their charming (and often hilarious) personalities. Our dogs aren't pets, they are family, and you can count on me to treat them that way.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Puppy care, Training experience

Patrick LAlum Rock, CA

4.9

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Hi My name is Patrick, I grew up in the Bay Area and I have been a dog lover my whole life. Growing up I had many dogs, Big and Small and I'm used to walking, running and playing with all sorts of dogs. Whether you need a quick drop in feeding, someone to walk your dog, or someone to run with your super energetic dog, I got you covered. I can handle puppies no problem but I'm also 6'2 and can handle the big dogs that pull and have more energy then they know what to do with. .

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

Lisa LAlum Rock, CA

4.9

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My name is Lisa and I'm a dog owner and lover! I have volunteered for a local dog rescue for the last 6 years including fostering over 150 dogs. I have 3 of my own fur babies. Roxy is a 7 year old German Shepherd I've had since she was a pup. I adopted Peetie my AMSTAFF bully boy as well as my blind Shih tzu Wink. I used to foster up to 6 dogs at a time. Now that I have 3 dogs, I usually foster 1-2 dogs at a time. I have a lot of experience with all sorts of breeds, ages and temperaments. I'm great with special needs dogs. I have experience training and handling dogs from all sorts of backgrounds and challenges. I've rehabilitated many dogs that have not been treated well and taught them to trust and enjoy life again! I joined Wag to do something I love the most; spending time with dogs! Your dog and I will have a great time on our walk.

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Scott DAlum Rock, CA

4.9

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Greetings, my name is Scott! I'm a military veteran who grew up in Sacramento, but have lived in the San Francisco area the last 20+ years. While growing up, my family always owned dogs and, over the years, built up a great understanding of their general behaviors & needs. I started walking & caring for our dogs, and others, when I was around 8 years old, and have loved doing so at every opportunity since! I'm a very athletic person who goes to the gym & trail running at least 4 days per week so, I'd love the opportunity to keep your dog healthy & fit as well! Your dogs' happiness and safety will be my top priorities!

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Salina DAlum Rock, CA

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My name is Salina. I am fully vaccinated. I am a full time Pastry Chef and a round the clock dog lover ! I have a tripod pit Bull named Tyga and a blind yorkie named Rudy. I absolutely love animals, I always have since I was little. I respect your homes as if they were mine and will always give your dogs as much love as I can in the 20- 30-1hr visits. Thank you so much for putting your trust in me! I won’t let you down

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Michele GAlum Rock, CA

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Hello, I'm Michele! I'm born and raised in San Jose and have grown up and lived with all types of dogs. Ive loved taking care of dogs since my childhood golden retriever named Gypsy and my love has only grown! I've taken care of all types of dogs, from a senior miniature schnauzer named Oscar to a full of energy husky mix named Morgan. I love getting to know a dogs personality and look after their needs. With fun walks I'll help keep your dog happy and healthy! I'm excited to be a part of Wag! and will treat your dog with the love, patience and care!

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Caitlin DAlum Rock, CA

4.9

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“Full-time dog lover, part-time dog walker”

Hey! My name is Caitlin and my golden doodle, William, is a huge goofball. I grew up with a golden retriever and have been smitten with dogs since childhood. I have experience boarding and caring for dogs of all sizes, so you could say I'm pup-pared. I look forward to meeting your dog!

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Dog Walking in Alum Rock

Alum Rock was named after a rock found in Alum Rock Park that was thought to be formed from alum. Although the rock is not considered to be made of alum anymore, the name remains. Alum is an unincorporated town, so most activity happens nearby in San Jose.

San Jose offers over ten different dog parks to choose from, as well as dog-friendly shopping and three hiking trails to visit. The dog-friendly shopping and luxuries of Santana Row are an all-time crowd favorite. No matter what you do in the Alum Rock area, your dog will be well cared for and loved by all.

The best mouth-watering part of San Jose is the 59 dog-friendly restaurants! With so many highly rated restaurants, it’s not hard to find a crowd favorite here. Whatever you are in the mood for, San Jose most likely has a dog-friendly restaurant catering to your desires. With homemade barbecue, pancakes, wood-fired pizza, steak and more, your taste buds will be tingling at any of these fine restaurants – and the best part is that your dog can join you! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Alum Rock

San Jose

48
Dog Parks
13 parks

Population Density
5,776 per sq. mi.

San Jose

48

With over 15 different activities for you and your beloved pup to enjoy, San Jose boasts a warm and welcoming environment to all pets and their owners. At only a 10-minute drive from Alum Rock, San Jose is pawesome for a new adventure. San Jose has several parks to choose from -- one even located lake-side -- a community center, and a hiking trail. But, wait, there is so much more! San Jose offers a dog-friendly environment at Santana Row. Santana Row is super fun for dogs and their owners by providing pet-acceptable dining patios, spas, salons, and even shopping! So, if you are looking to spend more time with Fido than just your typical dog park venture, San Jose is home to numerous activities that accommodate your four-legged best friend. 

Sunnyvale

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,450 per sq. mi.

Sunnyvale

36

True to the name of the city, Sunnyvale has the perfect sunny park for your dog to romp and play in. Only a 20-minute commute from Alum Rock, Sunnyvale’s dog park has a high rating amongst park-goers. Las Palmas Dog Park offers a variety of balls and frisbees to play with, waste bags for easy cleanup, as well as water and bowls for thirsty pups. The park is fenced-in with a spacious field for you dog to make new friends while providing your dog with new places to sniff. With ample toys to go around, Las Palmas is known for a fair few games of fetch and ball. 

Fremont

24
Dog Parks
6 parks

Population Density
2,444 per sq. mi.

Fremont

24

Fremont is home to several dog parks, dog-friendly lakes, and, oddly enough, a hardware store. Fremont is 25 minutes from Alum Rock, and is one of the most dog-friendly local cities. With two parks that are waterfront, water-loving dogs are in paradise here. Lake Elizabeth boasts a public park with areas for barbequing, picnics, and sports – which can all be enjoyed while having the most spectacular view of the water. Fido is welcome to join you here on-leash, or at the local dog parks for some off-leash romping. Lone Tree Creek Park is one of the most scenic dog parks in Fremont, but don’t worry-- there’s more than one tree at this beautiful destination!

Campbell

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,685 per sq. mi.

Campbell

12

Campbell is only 15 minutes from Alum Rock, making this city a beautiful destination to take Fido to.  Los Gatos Creek County Park welcomes all dogs to come frolic in its fenced-in field, and is rated highly for dog-friendliness. Separate areas are provided to keep small dogs and big dogs apart for safe play. Waste bags, scoopers, and water are doggy luxuries provided by the park. Shaded areas and benches are provided for on-looking pet parents to keep a comfortable eye on their fur baby. The large, grassy area is perfect for a few games of fetch, tug-of-war, and frisbee! 

Palo Alto

0
Dog Parks
5 parks

Population Density
2,498 per sq. mi.

Palo Alto

0

Palo Alto has multiple dog parks to choose from, as well as a nature preserve to take your dog to. The Baylands Nature Preserve has a beautiful mountain backdrop with over a thousand acres of undisturbed marshland. Multiple trails are available here for you to walk, with up to 15 miles of trail to choose from. Whether you and your dog are experienced hikers or are beginner hikers with a love for the great outdoors, Palo Alto has a trail to satisfy every need. Specific areas are designated for dogs to be off-leash, but otherwise dogs are asked to remain by your side leashed. Locals consider Palo Alto the perfect spot for bird watching as well as mediation.