Dog walking in Cardiff

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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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Tina PCardiff, Encinitas

5.0

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Hi, I am Tina! I have worked with animals, mostly rescues, since 2010. I currently have two dogs of my own, one of which is special needs. I love dogs, they have such wonderful personalities, each one unique. I am always honored to met a new dog, and even more so to take them on an enjoyable outing.

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Darian CCardiff, Encinitas

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Darian here! I have grown up living with and taking care of dogs. I live an active lifestyle and absolutely love animals. I'm looking forward to taking care of your pup!!

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Drew LCardiff, Encinitas

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Hello, I am 27 and have lived in San Diego, after my graduation from UCSD in 2012. Currently live in PB with my fiancé Kim and our one-year-old terrier Tito. I have taken many dog training courses over my lifetime and love to keep learning. I have always had a dog or two that I take care of and couldn’t imagine life without them! I will treat your pup with the utmost care and safety just as it was my own. I look forward to walking your pup!

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

Stanislav KCardiff, Encinitas

4.9

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Hi, my name is Stas. I love dogs so much. In my family there were always dogs with whom I spent a lot of time. I also had a successful experience with the Rover service, but because of the move to San Diego, I decided to try a new WAG service. I think I will quickly find the approach to your pet, and I will also do my best to make your dog happy.

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Shelly BCardiff, Encinitas

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“Reliable & Experienced with all types of dogs”

I have over 30 years experience working with and owning dogs. I love dogs and love caring for their needs. I have over 3 years experience walking dogs as well as training basic dog obedience. I will take the time to get to know your fur babies needs and adhere to any care instructions they need. I've worked with hundreds of dogs as well as other pets and large animals. I will take care of your furry one as if it is my own. I own two dogs a 6 year old Aussie and a 5.5 year old Dach/MinPin mix.

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

Janet TCardiff, Encinitas

4.9

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“The Dog Gone Best”

I have two pointers who have never missed their twice daily outings in over 12 years. I fully understand the mind/body connection for a contented canine. I have over 1200 hours of hands-on experience working with shelter dogs. I am skilled at basic and intermediate obedience training and well-versed in dog body language, leash reactivity, and working with under-socialized dogs. I look forward to meeting your dog and I promise your dog will thank you!

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Training Exam Complete

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

Amanda KCardiff, Encinitas

4.9

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Hi my name is Amanda! I am a 24 year old student living in Fashion Valley, San Diego. I will be walking dogs in the central San Diego area and surrounding cities. I have a passion for dogs and I will give your special friend 100% of my attention and make sure that he or she is always happy and well taken care of! Look forward to hearing from you!

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Rali RCardiff, Encinitas

4.9

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“Send my love to your dog”

Genuinely kind and caring, outdoorsy and energetic, experienced and confident. I live by the beach in La Jolla with my two teenagers and our two playful cats. I’m a big animal lover and just a natural with dogs. I am super excited to care for your pup.

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

Susie WCardiff, Encinitas

4.9

(923)

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“I love dogs!”

Hi there, I’m Susie! Growing up in Michigan we had indoor and outdoor dogs from mixed collie, mixed terrier and a sheep dog. As an adult I had a Westland terrier and miniature pincher much needed exercise and attention with this two breeds.I've also cared for an australian Shepard and collie mix both high energy so walks and play were mandatory. I’ve found being kind, firm and consistent they respond very well. I enjoy running and the beach so no worries I’ll keep your furry friends fit.

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Danielle RCardiff, Encinitas

4.9

(829)

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“Experienced and customizable pet care.”

I am a San Diego Native and dog lover. I have owned dogs my whole life and understand how important it is to treat every dog like a member of the family.

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

Dog Walking in Cardiff

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, or Cardiff for short, is one of five designated neighborhoods in Encinitas, California. This quaint beach community is known for its love of two things: surfing and dogs. This area is home to the P.A.D.Z. organization, a non-profit association that, according to its website is, “dedicated to addressing the legitimate need for safe, off-leash recreational areas.”  Thanks in large part to this organization, local pups have the world at their paws here! Cutting Edge K9 Rehab is another unique feature Cardiff has to offer its pets. This impressive hydrotherapy rehabilitation center helps injured and disabled pups get back on their paws. For regular checkups, the nearest vet is only a stone’s throw away, in Encinitas proper. 

San Elijo State Beach is a favorite spot of local dogs and surfers alike. This public beach welcomes leashed pups and features both inland and oceanfront camping areas. The camp store is open from April to October, offering necessities such as groceries and firewood. The store even features a snack bar for hungry campers! The park has several wheelchair-accessible amenities, including accessible campsites, restrooms, and showers. Lifeguards are stationed on the beach during the peak seasons, and mobile lifeguards patrol the area all other times of the year. Owners are still advised to be aware of the currents and know how to spot a riptide.

Nearby San Elijo Lagoon Trail offers leashed pups a 3-mile scenic trek through the lagoon and wetlands. The path winds through the 1,000-acre San Elijo Ecological Reserve and is home to a wide-variety of plants and animals. Pups love exploring all the sights and smells the trail has to offer. The area can get muddy, so make sure you bring towels!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Cardiff

Ocean Beach

49
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
9,651 per sq. mi.

Ocean Beach

49

Ocean Beach Dog Park is, without a doubt, the most popular doggy destination in the area. This off-leash paradise is considered by many to be “the happiest place in the San Diego area". The park is located on the appropriately named “Smiley Lagoon” and provides a picturesque spot for a fur-iendly swim. Since it is the most populated park in San Diego, there are always plenty of guests for your pup to play and socialize with. After your fun in the sun, hit up the nearby dog wash for a quick rinse before heading home.

City Center Encinitas

37
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,356 per sq. mi.

City Center Encinitas

37

The city center of Encinitas is home to several dog-friendly eateries and a great bark park. Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park is a popular spot for dogs of all sizes and temperaments. This park features three separate areas: a main enclosure for large dogs, an area for small or less active dogs, and an area for dogs that need to get their exercise separately. The main area features an agility course, perfect for nimble pups to show off their moves. Other features include a walking trail, double-gated entry, benches, and water stations. Before you head home, stop by the pet-friendly Encinitas Fish Shop for their award-winning TKO tacos!

Old Encinitas

25
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,356 per sq. mi.

Old Encinitas

25

This neighborhood boasts a diverse assortment of fun activities for both owners and pets to indulge in. The Seaside Bazaar provides a pet-friendly space for owners to do some shopping near downtown Encinitas. This open-air flea market welcomes well-behaved leashed pets and has over 50 merchants to check out. Vendors here sell an assortment of unique and hand-crafted goods such as jewelry, art, clothing, and trinkets. Neighboring Viewpoint Park allows off-leash dogs four days a week, from 6 am to 7:30 am and from 3 pm to 8 pm. Owners should be cautious while their pup is off-leash, as the area is not fenced. With its breathtaking views and spacious green expanses, this park is a favorite for all two- and four-legged guests. 

Southwest Carlsbad

13
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,897 per sq. mi.

Southwest Carlsbad

13

Carlsbad is a convenient local getaway only an 11-minute drive from Cardiff. The area is a dream for refined pups, offering 64 dog-friendly dining options in the city proper. The southwest neighborhood is home to a really cool park with a lot of action. Alga Norte Community Park literally has it all: a sports complex, skate park, playground, pool, and an off-leash dog area. For the dogs’ safety, the off-leash area is divided into sections based on breed size. This area also features an obstacle course with an astounding array of agility equipment — sure to impress even the most skeptical of pooches!

North Encinitas

1
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,356 per sq. mi.

North Encinitas

1

North Encinitas has a large variety of dog-friendly restaurants, as well as several lodging options, for travelers with pets. This neighborhood is also home to Orpheus Park, a small park with BIG views! Furry guests are allowed off-leash time on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The park features water fountains for both people and pets, and a fenced playground, for the kiddos. Your pup will love meeting all the two- and four-legged locals! Afterwards, you and your pooch can enjoy a cup of herbal tea or an espresso at Pannikin Coffee & Tea!