Dog walking in Capitola

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Flexible scheduling

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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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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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Gillian PCapitola, CA

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Lucia GCapitola, CA

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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Christina CCapitola, CA

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 CCapitola, CA

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

Jennelle PCapitola, CA

4.9

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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 WCapitola, CA

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 KCapitola, CA

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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 ZCapitola, CA

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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Madison RCapitola, CA

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“I love dogs more than people”

My name is Madison. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. I am from a large family of eight. I currently own a two year old yellow lab and his name is Brody. As well, I own a kitten named Casper! I am an active outdoors person and love playing sports. I am a fun loving person and love to cuddle, walk, run, and play with dogs. I am very flexible on hours and for tasks that are asked of me. I will keep your dog happy, safe, active, and having fun while they are in my care.

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

Steve SCapitola, CA

4.9

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“Five-Star Walker!!! 100% Reliable and Honest! ”

I have always loved dogs, and have a special bond with them since childhood. I've owned two cattle dogs, and always had dogs in my home. My family breeds Saluki's. My specialty is walking, but I also board dogs. I have experience with Labradors, Doodles, Boxers, Greyhounds, Shepherds, JRTs, & many more. I am a home owner, and business owner. I work from home, and live alone, there are two fenced yards. My preference would be repeating services. I typically do not work on weekends. 5-star!

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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 Capitola

Tourist flock to the relaxed, seaside town of Capitola along Monterey Bay for its natural beauty and many other features. Also proud home to vibrant commercial and residential areas, you may want to stay for more than just a vacation! Locals would agree that this quaint beach town is a great place to have a dog, with many parks and three great veterinary clinics close by. In case of a pet emergency, the Pacific Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Service is open 24/7.

Your dog doesn’t need to feel left out from enjoying the beaches in this town. The New Brighton State Beach will get your dog’s tail wagging, as they welcome on-leash dogs to splash and play. You can relax and enjoy the views of the bluff and coastal live oak, make use of the hiking trails, or stay a while in the campgrounds. Your pooch is free to join you, but will need to stay leashed in all areas of the park.  

Feel free to make yourself at home, as just minutes away from the New Brighton State Beach is the Monarch Cove Inn. They welcome up to two dogs for an extra fee, and offer a complimentary continental breakfast. With so many pawsitive features, you and your pup won’t get enough of this town!  


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Capitola

Cliffwood Heights

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,990 per sq. mi.

Cliffwood Heights

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Tails wag at the thought of Ozzi and Josh’s Dog Park, which is accessible through the Cliffwood Heights neighborhood, and located right above the New Brighton State Park. This park is named after Josh, who was killed in a hit and run, and his dog Ozzi, who never left his side until help came. This park features a huge off-leash play area and two swimming pools. Drinking water and waste bags are available for your dog. There is plenty of other easily accessible green space in this neighborhood too. Cliffwood Heights has three small urban parks, Cortez Park, Monterey Avenue Park, and Noble Gulch Park. These parks offer grassy lawns with shady trees and picnics tables. Please keep your dog leashed in these parks and pick up after him.

Capitola Beach

36
Population Density
7,554 per sq. mi.

Capitola Beach

36

The Capitola Beach neighborhood is full of great areas for you to enjoy on your walk with your Fido. You can meander through the bistros and eclectic village shops, while taking in views of the Soquel Creek. This creek rolls straight through the Capitola Beach neighborhood. The south end of the creek features Perry Park, and the north end features Soquel Creek Park. Both are small parks with walking paths, bird watching, and benches to rest your weary paws. When evening rolls around, you and your dog can cozy up by the outdoor fire pit at Cork and Fork. This restaurant has dog-friendly outdoor seating and offers a wide variety of wines.    


Jewel Box

24
Population Density
9,320 per sq. mi.

Jewel Box

24

The Jewel box neighborhood of Capitola is the proud home to the Jade Street Park. This is the park that all the dogs are barking about, and it’s a favourite among their owners too. It has a variety of athletic fields, public restrooms, water fountains, and a big grassy lawn for your dog to dig his claws into. Since it’s such a pawpular place among the neighborhood pups, it’s a great place to make some furry friends. Your dog will need to stay leashed, and bring waste bags to pick up after him. When you need a treat, head over to Dharma’s Restaurant for some organic, vegetarian food. This restaurant offers several outdoor dog-friendly tables.


Pleasure Point

12
Population Density
8,458 per sq. mi.

Pleasure Point

12

A short jaunt out of Capitola brings you to the Pleasure Point neighborhood in Opal Cliffs. You and your dog will find the trek is worth it, because this neighborhood is home to the Moran Lake Park. This unique park surrounds a lake, and connects to a beach on the ocean. The park has public restrooms with a shower to wash off the sand, and offers picnicking, surfing and fishing. You and your pooch will love the trail along the side of the lake that leads to the ocean. This relaxed park allows on-leash dogs, so take a splash and then warm up by a beach fire!

Seabright Beach Community

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Population Density
3,272 per sq. mi.

Seabright Beach Community

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The Seabright Beach Community in Santa Cruz is just 15 minutes away from Capitola, and offers a beach that attracts dog lovers from all over. Seabright Beach allows dogs to splash and play in the sun. The beach has a drop off at the breaking point so watch your dog closely! He’ll need to stay leashed and please pick up after him. So bring your pup along for a doggone good time on this beach! When you’re ready for lunch, you and Fido can head over to Betty Burgers, located in the north end of the neighborhood. This restaurant has dog friendly outdoor dining tables, and fantastic sweet potato fries.