Dog walking in Aptos

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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

Customized for your pup

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

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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Lucia GAptos, CA 95003

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“I’ll love and care for your pups like family.”

Hi, I’m Lucia, an Italian American from San Jose! Over the years I have had opportunities to care for and walk a variety of dog breeds ranging from Standard Poodle and Pit Bull to Yorkie and French Bulldog. I love being active by hiking so I will make sure your dog is satisfied each and every walk.

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Christina CAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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“Give every puppo a hug and a squeeze”

After close to 600 walks for canine clients, I've gained much confidence and experience to care for all kinds of puppos. Today I am a proud momma to a German Shepherd mix I adopted, and we're so happy together. Dogs are wonderful creatures. I often feel like we don't deserve such loyalty and undying affection. For all they do for us, I like to give back and remind them how much they are loved and appreciated.

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

Maria CAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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“Experienced, trustworthy, loving and fun!”

Hi and welcome to WAG! I love dogs and making them happy by getting them out for some exercise and fun. I have been a dog owner for 9 years and was a shelter volunteer where I took workshops about how to handle dogs including fearful, adolescents and puppies. I use positive reinforcement and have taken a dog cognition and behavior course. I am accepting walks at this time and use a mask, gloves, hand sanitizer, as well as my own leash when walking your dog.

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Robert VAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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I am an all around fun animal and people loving guy! Whether it be as a child growing up in my parents home or in my own as an adult ive always had dogs around the home. Unfortunately my current landlord does not allow them so finding this great service is an opportunity to get some exercise for your dog and myself. Family & Friends are the most important things to me. Im sure your dog is family to you, and you want the best for them. Im available in the San Jose area, and looking forward to taking your dog for a walk!

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Jennelle PAptos, CA 95003

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“Covid Concerns? No Problem. I understand!”

I understand your Covid-19 concerns. I am prepared to serve our community with health/safety in mind, above all else. I am fully confident that my life time experience caring for dogs (and other animals) will be just what your Best Friend needs, when you are out taking care of essentials, busy with obligations at home, working, or if you finally get to take that vacation you have been waiting for. I will love and care for them as if they were my own pup(s).

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Brett WAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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Hi, my name is Brett and I'm looking forward to meeting your pup! Dogs bring the greatest joy to my life and I can never get enough. I have been the proud owner/human of two dogs in the past and believe they have been a key in living a happy life. Meeting a new dog is the high point in my day, especially knowing I get to play and satisfy them. I work in a customer service job so it's always nice to change to a species that really appreciates the simple things. Our best friends deserve nothing but the best!

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Jessica KAptos, CA 95003

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“i am safe, sweet, loving, energetic, experienced.”

Hi! My name is Jessica. I have been working with dogs for over five years in various capacities: five animal shelters (both volunteer and employed), a veterinary hospital, three doggy day cares, so much dog sitting, and so, so much dog walking! I have a professional dog walking certification and am trained in pet cpr and pet first aid. Your pet's safety and health is paramount. I am mature and love all animals! i have also had cats my whole life. i am fully present and focused on your fur baby.

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Darrell ZAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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Hi my name is Darrell and I been around dogs my whole life. I've taken care of my Rottweiler, Chango since 8 weeks old (he's 9 yrs now). I've also works at kennels, where I fed them, gave medicine, kept their areas clean, and took care of rescue dogs. I even saved one from being euthanized. I love dogs and I hope your dog will love me too.

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Amelia LAptos, CA 95003

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Hi there, I am a young woman who’s got an immense amount of love for animals. Therefore, most of my free time goes toward caring for all of your wonderful pets! I definitely look forward to every walk, sitting, or boarding I do. I cannot wait to meet and take really good care of your pets!

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Aly RAptos, CA 95003

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Hi there my name is Aly I've grown up with dogs all my life with all different types of breeds from small to giant size. I hope to one day open my own dog rescue ! Until then I am currently working part time at a dog friendly facility which I am so grateful for because I know how stressful it can be leaving your pup at home while at work so I am using my free time to help others ease their stress in knowing that their pets are taken care of!

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Walking in Aptos

Santa Cruz County is an exceptionally dog-friendly area in the already dog-friendly state of California, and the town of Aptos is no exception! Around 6,000 people call Aptos home and love it for the beaches, weather, restaurants, and the friendly locals. If you own a dog and live in the area, you'll never run out of things to do with your pup. Whether you want to spend a day at the beach, sit on a sunny patio and grab a bite, or hit up a dog park, Aptos has activities for every dog owner.

One of the most popular restaurants in the Santa Cruz County and Aptos area is the Bittersweet Bistro on Rio Del Mar Boulevard. They serve delicious American bistro cuisine with a Mediterranean influence, and on top of that, they have great desserts and an award-winning wine list! Your well-behaved pooch can sit on the patio with you while you dine on breakfast or lunch or dinner, and Bittersweet Bistro even has their very own doggie menu. Your four-legged companion can choose from a burger patty, a chicken breast, or steak to enjoy alongside you, and their meal comes with water, too, of course. This is just the beginning of all of the dog-friendly activities you'll get to experience with your best friend in and around Aptos.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Aptos

Rio Del Mar

48
Population Density
3,003 per sq. mi.

Rio Del Mar

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Along the southern coast of Aptos is the Rio Del Mar Beach State Park, and this dog-friendly beach has miles of sand you can walk along with your dog on a leash. One of the great things about California beaches is how dog-friendly they are, and this beach is most certainly included in that category. The beach is quiet and peaceful, and with so much space, it doesn't often feel crowded. You can walk your dog there when the beach is open from 8 AM to sunset, and you can enjoy activities like bird and whale watching, surfing and paddleboarding there, too.

Southeast Aptos

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,031 per sq. mi.

Southeast Aptos

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Southeast Aptos is home to the town's very own dog park. Aptos Dog Park at Polo Grounds Park is a one-acre space where dogs are free to play off-leash. The dog park includes a small dog area and a big dog area, and the surface is made of wood chips which makes for easy clean-up. There are also doggy bags available, as well as lots of seating for humans and shade. The rest of Polo Grounds Park has other activities for you and your family to enjoy, including soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a bike track, and a walking trail around the perimeter of the park.

Rose-Sartorette

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,230 per sq. mi.

Rose-Sartorette

24

About a half-hour drive north of Aptos is San Jose, California, and in the neighborhood of Rose-Sartorette sits the Butcher Dog Park. Rose-Sartorette is on the western edge of San Jose, and there are all sorts of restaurants and activities nearby as well. Butcher Dog Park has everything you could want in a dog park: big and small dog sections, astroturf and mulch, water, seating, and shade. This park is free to use but is maintained by a dedicated group of park users out of the goodness of their hearts. Surrounding the off-leash park are playgrounds and sports fields, so feel free to bring the whole pack! 

University Terrace Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,792 per sq. mi.

University Terrace Park

12

The University Terrace Dog Run is only a 15-minute drive from Aptos, and it's a pawfect place to bring your pup for some exercise and socialization. Within the dog park, there is a small dog enclosure as well as a big dog enclosure. The sizable off-leash area is L-shaped, and it includes a tennis court, so Fido might be lucky enough to catch a spare ball! There are a whole bunch of trees throughout the park, as well as walkways and lots of green space. The park is free to use, and visitors love how dedicated park regulars are to keeping it clean.

San Tomas

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,686 per sq. mi.

San Tomas

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Campbell is a city in California with a population of around 42,000 people, and it's about a half-hour drive from Aptos. In the south-central part of town there's a place known as Los Gatos Creek County Park, and in addition to the miles of trails and other recreational opportunities in the park, there's also an off-leash dog park! The Los Gatos Creek Dog Park has big and small dog sections, and it's free to use unless you park your vehicle there, in which case you'll need to pay an $8 fee. The dog park has a water source, seating, and shade, and the surface is astroturf, so you never have to worry about muddy paws.