Dog walking in Carmel Highlands

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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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Leah ACarmel Highlands, CA 93923

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Hi my name is Leah and I just moved to Carmel!I've always grown up raising dogs and am currently a proud dog mom to a little Frenchie named Piper. I look forward to hanging out with your pup! :)

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Niles ACarmel Highlands, CA 93923

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“I love connecting with animals!”

Hello, my name is Niles and my purpose here on earth is to serve the environment and its beautiful people by contributing to greater harmony in our world. By connecting with animals, I genuinely find a means to express love and compassion for all. I have owned and cared for many dogs in my years. I have fostered puppy litters, groomed dogs, as well as trained them. Spending time with dogs is truly my meditation, and makes me happy!

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Linda FCarmel Highlands, CA 93923

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My name is Linda. I’m excited about joining the Wag team! I live in Monterey with my partner and our three canine kids: Holly, a Lab Retriever; Champ, a Yorkie; and Coco, a Pomeranian. I’ve lived with dogs most of my life and I love all breeds. I also enjoy walking and being outside. What better way than to combine two of my favorite things—dogs and walking! I look forward to meeting you soon!

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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

Julianne MCarmel Highlands, CA 93923

4.9

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“Let’s go for a walk!”

My name is Julie and I recently moved to LA from NYC! I have a lifetime of experience caring for dogs. When I first came to CA, I dog sat my way through the state which was a wonderful way to learn different areas and get to meet some great furry friends in the process! Now that I’m settled in LA, I would love to continue taking care of pups. I was a volunteer and foster mom for It’s Ruff Without a Roof, and cared for many rescues in my home. I love to explore, hike, travel, and teach yoga.

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Katelyn ACarmel Highlands, CA 93923

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Hi, I’m Katelyn, an animal lover since I can remember. I’ve grown up around cats, dogs, and all the farm animals you can think of. I am working full time and in the process of applying to physician assistant school and animals bring me so much joy! I’m responsible and caring and will ensure your furry friend has a productive and enjoyable walk. I can’t wait to meet your best friend!

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Robert ACarmel Highlands, CA 93923

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I’m a devoted dog person. I love the bond between people and dogs; it’s an amazing gift. I have volunteered with a local rescue and learned humane, positive and loving techniques to socialize pups so they can find their forever homes. I have adopted three rescues, each with behavioral problems. If your dog is reactive, I have techniques to manage her walk and keep her safe, calm and secure. I’ll give your best friend the best attention!

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Joseph CCarmel Highlands, CA 93923

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“Trustworthy, Always on time, Enjoyable”

Hello my name is Joey. I have been working with animals since I was just a few years old. I have experience working with all types of dogs, small/large and puppy/senior. I have a Golden Retriever that loves camping and going to the beach. I enjoy walking dogs 24/7, and am walking everyday. I currently have clients in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel and Pebble Beach.

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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, Fast walker

Camila NCarmel Highlands, CA 93923

4.9

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I absolutely love dogs and will treat yours as if they were mine. I’m both a mommy and a fur mommy. Taking dogs on walks is not like a job for me, it’s fun and great exercise!

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Jazmine ICarmel Highlands, CA 93923

4.9

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I love dogs and have been around them since I was 3 years old. I have been caring for dogs since then. I have a precious pupper of my own, Rajah. She is my whole entire world so I do understand the importance and the responsibility of caring for pups. I can’t wait to meet your doggos and love them as my own!

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Stella HCarmel Highlands, CA 93923

4.8

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Hi! I’m Stella and I have about 10 years experience working with dogs. I’ve continuously walked/pet sat on the side since I was young and I’ve worked at a dog daycare/boarding facility where I fed, walked, and monitored group play between dogs. For the last 6 years I’ve been a dog groomer. I love dogs!

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Dog Walking in Carmel Highlands

Coastal, conveniently located and chock full of charm -- it’s easy to see why the 3,800 residents of Carmel Highlands are happy to call it home! The history of this unincorporated community located three and a half miles south of Carmel-by-the Sea goes back to 1916, and the area was a haunt of artists and literati during the early twentieth century. The rugged beauty of the shoreline inspired artists and photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Arthur Hill Gilbert, and the influence of the artistic community is still apparent in the design of the (very pricey) seafront homes, which feature a lot in the way of garden roofs, art deco detail, and walls built into cliff-sides. You won’t find a veterinary practice in the community itself, but you’ll find a choice of clinics to take good care of your buddy in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

There’s no designated dog park in Carmel Highlands, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored. There are some furrifically Fido-friendly hiking options close by, and the beach is just a bone’s throw away. And if your furry friend needs to run free, don’t fret -- you’ll find plenty of op-paw-tunities for off-leash adventure in the surrounding area!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Carmel Highlands

South Carmel Highlands

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Population Density
43 per sq. mi.

South Carmel Highlands

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Garrapata State Park sits right on the southern edge of Carmel Highlands, so you and your pooch would be barking mad not to check it out! Though there are some hiking trails that wind their way through this 3,000-acre preserve, they’re off-limits to doggos due to poison oak and wildlife concerns. Not to worry though -- you and your pup are still welcome to take a stroll on the sand of Garrapata Beach! The way down to the beach is lined with colorful wildflowers, too, and the beach is a popular spot for whale watching in the winter. Don’t forget to bring bags and water!

Rancho Los Laureles

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
266 per sq. mi.

Rancho Los Laureles

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Make no bones about it, if your doggo likes to hike, they’ll go wild for a trip to Garland Ranch Regional Park! Located a couple of miles inland in scenic Carmel Valley, this furrific park allows pups to sniff and explore selected trails off-leash. You and your pooch can wander the cottonwood and sycamore waterside paths, and your buddy can even splash about in the river! Most of the routes are quite easily walkable, but fitter furry friends in search of a challenge are sure to find one on the Sky Trail, an eight-mile trek that features some steep inclines and rewards the stamina of those who complete it with panoramic views over the river valley and Monterey Peninsula. Be sure to look up a map before you go!

Northwest Carmel

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,026 per sq. mi.

Northwest Carmel

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Carmel River State Beach might be a little closer to Carmel Highlands, but Carmel Beach itself is a real mutts-visit! Located right at the southern edge of the city’s Northwest Carmel neighborhood, this pristine and famously fur-friendly beach allows free-roaming fur-balls all day and year round. If your pooch likes to swim, they’ll have a whale of a time splashing about in the shallow surf; otherwise, you two can enjoy a spirited game of catch or tug-of-war on the sand. The sand stretches for miles, the water is beautiful and frequented by humpbacks in the winter, and waste bags are provided.

Golden Triangle

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Population Density
6,606 per sq. mi.

Golden Triangle

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Carmel-by-the-Sea likes to refer to itself as the most dog-friendly town in America, and a visit to the pawesome Golden Triangle neighborhood proves that the city is at least in the running! If you’re looking to learn a little more about the area, consider taking a walking tour with California Legacy tours -- the guides will fill you in on the artistic history of the town, and leashed pooches are more than welcome to join. A treat from Diggidy Dog is sure to make your buddy sit up and beg -- they stock everything from everyday rewards to more occasional indulgences, as well as a range of accessories guaranteed to give your furball a new "leash" on life! Or you two can drop in for a drink at Galante Vineyards Tasting Room -- all their wine is local, and they even stock treats for visiting doggos.

Mission Fields

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Population Density
2,665 per sq. mi.

Mission Fields

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Carmel’s Golden Triangle area has more doggy dining than you can throw a stick at, but if you and your pooch are looking for somewhere to chow down far from the madding crowd, you’re sure to find somewhere in the southeastern neighborhood of Mission Fields. Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria does an excellent thin crust, and they welcome wagging tails inside and out, so you and Fido can dine here come rain or shine! For breakfast, consider dropping in at the un-fur-gettable From Scratch. Their corned beef hash is the stuff of legend, and they cater to canines outside. A special mention, though, has to go to Billy Quon’s Sur at the Barnyard, which does a grrreat skirt steak and even has its own doggy menu!