Dog walking in Carlsbad

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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 PCarlsbad, CA

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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Pam SCarlsbad, CA

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I would like to offer my services for walking your dog or pet sitting in my home. I have been pet sitting for a couple of years now and have many references. I have a great deal of experience with dogs and just all around love being with them. I take care of your pet as if he or she is my own- with the utmost care, compassion and respect.

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Janet TCarlsbad, CA

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

Susie WCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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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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Danica FCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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Hello, I’m Danica. I'm west of The 5 in beautiful Encinitas. Last 3 years as a doggy daycare attendant at a dog daycare in NorCal. I have a great amount of dog care experience and a great passion for dogs and physical activity. I have my own pup, a handsome Boston terrier named Django whom I love with all my heart. Safety is always my number one concern; your dog's needs come before all else when they are in my care. I look forward to taking your best friend around the neighborhood!

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Michael DCarlsbad, CA

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“Committed to Excellence”

I'm Michael. I'm an Encinitas local. Huge dog lover of all breeds. Started taking care of my neighbors dogs at the age of 8, along with owning dogs of my own my whole life. I've owned two terriers and a pit. I love staying active and the outdoors, so I usually take them on walks and runs by the beach, and hang out at the dog park. Looking forward to meeting you and your dog!

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

Marla HCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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“No One will Love your Dog as Much!”

Hi! I’m Marla and I have over 21 years experience dog sitting and walking all types of breeds from Pugs to Rottweilers. My own pups are Penny, a 2 year old Maltipoo and Chai, a 14 year Old Chi. To me, dogs being so much love and light into the world. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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

Amy KCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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““Who let the dogs out?? Me, for a walk!””

Hi my name is Amy, I am a very active dog loving mom that is happy to help you out by giving your pet some fresh air and exercise when you can't. I know that your dog is part of your family and that you are trusting me with their safety and well being and I take that responsibility very seriously. My kids are all in school so I have the time to be there when needed. I am flexible and dependable and look forward to meeting your fur baby!

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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

Megan RCarlsbad, CA

4.9

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“There is No such thing as a bad dog!!”

Hello, my name is Megan. I adore all dogs- young and old, small and big! I love them all! I also love to walk or jog with dogs. I am a dog owner myself and I treat each and every dog as if they were my own. My dog pack at home includes an Australian Shepherd, a German Shepherd and a husky so I can handle high energy! I do my best to make your pet feel comfortable for the entire time were together. Please Let me love and care for all your furry family members and I won’t disappoint you!

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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, Training experience

Eric RCarlsbad, CA

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“You dog(s) will be cared for as if they are mine!”

I am an absolute dog person! I’ve had dogs my entire life, just over 30 years. I currently have a 14 year old Chihuahua who I’ve had since she was 8 weeks old and a 13 year old female German Shepherd who I adopted when she was 8. I have a wide experience from very small dogs like Chihuahuas, Bichons all the way up to large strong dogs like American Staffys (Pitbulls) and German Shepherds, and evening a few military trained guard dogs. Dogs tend to like and trust me right away.

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Dog Walking in Carlsbad

Carlsbad, California, is truly a sight to behold. This large ocean side resort has a population of over an 110,000 - not including the tourists - and is located at the Pacific shoreline. Carlsbad is an animal loving community with special rules to preserve the local wildlife and several amenities and attractions for pet owners.

Dog lovers are in for a "treat" (see what we did there with the play on words?) in Carlsbad, California, as there are not one but two off-leash dog parks in town. The off-leash dog park in the Alga Norte Community Park is the largest park of the two and not only offers an enclosed environment for dogs to play in but also has an obstacle course which is a great way for dogs to get rid of any leftover energy. Instead of grass, the dog park has surfaces made of turf and decomposed granite.

The other dog park in town is the Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park, which was the first off-leash dog park in Carlsbad. This smaller park offers water fountains and benches to sit on but is smaller than the other park. Unfortunately for some dog lovers, there is no designated separate area for small dogs.

There is a large amount of hotels in the city as Carlsbad is a favorite destination among tourists. A good number of these resorts and motels are pet-friendly as well. There are the more luxurious options such as the Sheraton resort as well as more budget-friendly choices such as the La Quinta Inn.

And if you missed something on your shopping list, you can go pick it up together with Fido at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Dogs can join shoppers here as long as they are on a leash.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Carlsbad

East Carlsbad

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,609 per sq. mi.

East Carlsbad

48

East Carlsbad is home to one of the best dog parks you will ever come across, Ann D. L’Heureux Memorial Dog Park. The park itself is large enough for your dog to run some laps and tire himself out without you losing sight of him. The park has many regulars that visit a few times a week so don’t be surprised if you and your furry friend make a few new friends. Furthermore, because this park is well equipped to deal with all types of dogs, feel free to leave the leash at home! Let your dog run to his heart’s content!

North Carlsbad

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,609 per sq. mi.

North Carlsbad

36

Situated right next to the largest water source in Carlsbad is the famous Maxton Brown Park. This park is a large grass land that has a winding paved trail. Although it is not simply a dog park, it welcomes all animals including dogs. The park has many benches and chairs for pet owners. You will see many dog owners along the trail resting on benches. Make a day of it by taking some snacks, books and dog toys to the park with you! You are guaranteed to have a pawsome time at Maxton Brown Park! Just don’t forget the leash and baggies to clean up after your canine companion!

South Carlsbad

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,599 per sq. mi.

South Carlsbad

24

At one time or another, who hasn’t wanted to put on roller blades and walk their dog? This beloved California 1970’s tradition has been kept alive in South Carlsbad through Poinsettia Park. This park has everything you could ever dream of. It is home to picnic areas, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds and clean bathrooms. It has a designated area for dogs as well as a paved winding trail within the park. Take your rollerblades, running shoes or skateboard, and your dog will have the time of his life trying to keep up with you on the trail!

Oceanside

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
1,589 per sq. mi.

Oceanside

12

Everyone knows California is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The sandy beaches and warm weather are only a few things that make it a coveted location. You’ll find all those things and more in Oceanside, just a 10-minute drive from Carlsbad. Oceanside is also home to the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Dog Park. Unlike other dog parks, this is divided not by dog size but by activity level. This way your larger and smaller dogs can play in the same area if they are comfortable enough. Furthermore, the park has a lot of seating for dog owners. All you have to do is take a few dog toys and your dog will be ecstatic the whole day!

Encinitas

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,937 per sq. mi.

Encinitas

0

Although this is a ten-mile drive from Carlsbad, it is well worth it! Encinitas is not only home to delicious food and culture but it also has one of the best dog parks in the area, the Hawk View Park. This park has plenty of playgrounds and open spaces for children and dogs. Because the land is a little sloped, it is a great place to get some exercise in! Many dog owners tend to go to the park with friends to BBQ and relax while their dogs socialize and play with each other. You will not regret your decision to visit Hawk View Park!