Dog walking in Aptos

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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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Kate MAptos, CA 95003

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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Gillian PAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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Hi, I'm Gillian. I grew up in England in a household full of pets, including Cindy the Welsh corgi & Rover the old sheep dog. Years later, we have Priya, a rescued beagle-mix. I began dog walking 8 years ago in Florida, with dogs of all sizes and ages from dachshunds and poodles to bulldogs and Huskies! I love meeting new dogs & giving them a good walk for fun and exercise. I ve volunteered at animal shelters and the SPCA, I am professional & caring, and ready to begin a new adventure with Wag!

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

Lucia GAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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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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Nicole PAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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“Let’s have a puptastic day!”

Hi! I’m Nicole, since I was a young I've been surrounded by animals. From our own dogs & cats to the animals I raised while in 4-H. I’ve learned that every animal is different down to their personalities & habits. I've been pet sitting & walking dogs for the last 6 years through Wag & for friends and family. I’ve now worked with many breeds and different sized dogs, giving each the equal love, appreciation & dedication I do my own. I would love to share that commitment with your fur loves.

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

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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience

Maria CAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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“Experienced, trustworthy, and fun!”

Hi and welcome to WAG! I love dogs and making them happy by getting them out for some exercise and fun. I am a dog owner and was a shelter volunteer where I took workshops about how to handle dogs including fearful, adolescents and puppies. I have a lot of experience with herding breeds, use positive reinforcement, and have taken a dog cognition and behavior course.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Timo CAptos, CA 95003

4.9

(507)

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Hello! My name is Timo, growing up I have had experiences with dogs. I personally love dogs, I have owned several breeds of dogs including Dalmatian, chihuahua, pit bull, and Labrador. I understand how much love, comfort, and attention a dog needs. I can show your dog all the attention he or she needs while on a walk. I will Treat any dog like it's my own to keep them safe and protected.

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Robert VAptos, CA 95003

4.9

(331)

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“Will Walk 4 Treats”

Just about 2 years with Wag, and I couldn't be happier. I've had the opportunity to make great connections, care for and spend time with the best dogs, and get my own, very much needed excersice. My relationship with clients, and K9's alike, are the most important aspect of this business. I work constantly to improve on them daily. Hopefully I can do that for you.

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

Elyse EAptos, CA 95003

4.9

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Hi! My name is Elyse. I'm so excited with the possibility of walking your dog. I had a double lung transplant 4 years ago and with this gift of breath, I started walking, walking, walking. I have love dogs and have had them my whole life. I have raised two children and now am looking forward to this second chapter of my new life! I have walked two half marathons since my transplant. Exercise for your adorable dog and me is essential for long term health and emotional wellbeing. Looking forward to hitting the sidewalk, parks or trails with you precious canine family member!

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Brett WAptos, CA 95003

4.9

(316)

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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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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

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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

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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.