Dog walking in Descanso

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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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Patrick MDescanso, CA 91916

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Hi there, I’m the son of a professional dog trainer who owns a dog school/hotel in Switzerland. I grew up with multiple dogs and when my dad opened up his dog business I was around more than 10 dogs every day. Before I went to College I was always helping out my dad’s doggy business so I walked, trained, fed and groomed almost every dog breed there is. Right now, I don’t have an 8-5 schedule which allows me to walk/exercise your dogs during the day. Because of many years of experience with all kinds of dogs I know how to read their body language and know what to do in uncomfortable situations and of course I’m a huge dog lover! I really enjoy going on walks and spending time with pooches. I can't wait to meet your furry loved one. Thank you so much for your consideration. :)

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Carolyn PDescanso, CA 91916

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Hi I’m Carolyn. I was raised on a farm which started my love for animals at a young age. In middle school I joined the 4H club and began raising animals on my own. I knew I wanted to work in the animal care field. I volunteered at many animal shelters and then went on the become an animal shelter Director. I have experience in many fields of animal care. I have experience in caring for many different breeds. I have had many companion animals of my own over the years. I currently have 2 chihuahua mixes, namely, Patrizio and Pika. I love them dearly and I will love yours the same. I know how important our pets are to us. My furrbabies are spoiled and I would love to spoil yours too.

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Desi KDescanso, CA 91916

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Hello, my name is Desi! I am a San Diego native and have owned dogs, cats, birds, fish and hooved animals my entire life :) I own a large property and board pups for friends whenever I can. Every pup has their own personality...which makes getting to know them so much fun. I am a walker, hiker and runner. Your pup fur baby will be in great hands and treated as my own. Thank you for letting me help your fur family!

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Maribel PDescanso, CA 91916

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“Caring for your dog will always be my main focus;)”

A bit about me. I am currently working part time as a delivery driver. Prefer mornings but can be flexible with advance notice to care for your pet. I am an animal lover and would not want nothing less to care for my own fur babies. Been a loving dog owner to Chihuahua Terriers for 15 years and counting. I work well with animals and you will get to see that in me. I truly appreciate your feedback and want nothing better than to make this a nice experience for you and your pet.

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

Kelly MDescanso, CA 91916

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My name is Kelly and I have been a Vet Tech for 8 years now. I have a special interest and training in animal behavior and nutrition. I enjoy the outdoors, horseback riding and taking my dogs hiking and the beach to swim.

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Andrea HDescanso, CA 91916

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Hi, I’m Andrea! I live in Lakeside in San Diego’s East County with my husband and daughter, our pitbull Lila, three goats and six chickens. Before I had my daughter I was a Registered Veterinary Technician and love animals of all kinds. My favorite though are dogs. I love to walk and hike and would love to take your pet with me to help keep them healthy and happy. I look forward to meeting your dog and giving them all the love and care they deserve!

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Andrew CDescanso, CA 91916

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My name is Andrew. I am an active outgoing person who loves animals and the outdoors. Animals have been a part of my life since the time I was a baby. My family owned 2 golden retrievers growing up. We also owned two cats, one of which we rescued from the streets. When I turned 11 years, Gema our black laborador, and Prince our yellow laborador became additions to our family. Then 6 years later my family and I rescued our newest addition to the family, Ogee, a terrier mix. I have also dog sat for friends and family so I know the responsibilities that come with providing quality care for what I consider to be members of the family.

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Vanessa HDescanso, CA 91916

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Hello, my name is Vanessa and I'm an energetic dog lover. I've had sole custody over my rescue for the past 4 years, and my whole life I've had dogs in my family home. I enjoy being around dogs, and have a lot of knowledge of dogs to care for one like it is my own.

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Bianca SDescanso, CA 91916

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Hello, my name is Bianca! I have been working with animals since I was a little girl, as I have always had pets growing up. I went to PIMA and graduated as a vet assistant and have volunteered at shelters as well. I am bilingual in English/Spanish. I currently have a 1 year old Bassett Hound named Roscoe.

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Elisha SDescanso, CA 91916

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“Fastest hand in the west with a doggy bag ;)”

Hey, my name is Eli and I love animals and the outdoors! I grew up interacting with all kinds of animals in the South Miami area from house pets like dogs and cats to the local wild animals like ducks, turtles, and iguanas. I work out twice a day so I'm a great fit for big dogs or dogs high in energy that need a little more exercise than others. Hope to see you and your furry friend soon!

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Dog Walking in Descanso

Descanso is a fantastic spot to take Fido out to for a nice vacation and a wonderful scenic view. Located in the Cuyamaca Mountains, Descanso borders the Cleveland National Forest, which makes it a great spot for horseback riding and hiking. Home to one veterinarian, Descanso will soon be a go to spot to take you furry pal to for both a great day out and a healthy checkup.

If you and Fido are looking for a great spot to hike and get some exercise, be sure to stop at the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. This park offers camping and hiking through a beautiful woodland forest that is covered in pine trees and meadows with plenty of creeks for Fido to jump into. One great trail to explore is the Paso Picacho which is 5-miles long with an elevation of 5,000-feet. You and your pup will be feeling the burn as you hike this mountain, but once you reach the top, you will love the view of the beautiful Cuyamaca Mountains.

Grab some food at Descanso Junction Restaurant before continuing your adventure throughout Descanso. This restaurant serves everything from breakfast to dinner, and values eating a meal with your family without being in a rush. They offer burgers, chicken, and onions rings for their hungry eaters, and welcomes your dog to join you at one of their outdoor tables.


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Descanso

Alpine

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Population Density
165 per sq. mi.

Alpine

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Grab Fido and head to the Sunset Trail in Alpine which is only eleven miles out of Descanso. This beautiful trail is 3.2-miles long with an out and back route type. The trail is great for beginner hikers, or anyone just looking for a leisure day, since the trail is easy to hike and has plenty of shade while you walk it. While hiking, you will pass through some pawsome meadows and be surrounded by pine trees. You will come across a lake known as the Water-of-the-Woods while hiking, which is a perfect spot for you and your pup to stop and relax before heading home.

Alpine Heights

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Population Density
279 per sq. mi.

Alpine Heights

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Wrights Field is a 230-acre grassland that is perfect to take Fido for a day of exploring and running around off leash. The field is open with tons of grass, and features plenty of unmarked trails for you and Fido to explore. You can feel safe here with your pup since no vehicles are allowed to travel on it, and Fido can safety walk around with you off-leash. Wright's Field is relatively unknown except to locals, so you both can have a quiet hike with not too many people or dogs bothering you while you explore. Make sure to bring plenty of water for you pup since there are no trees for shade and no running water in the field.

Indian Springs

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Population Density
83 per sq. mi.

Indian Springs

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Twenty miles out in Jamul is Hollenback Canyon, home to numerous trails with different difficulties depending on the trail. The main trail, Hollenbeck Canyon Trail, provides plenty of shade from all the trees and occasionally come provides a bench to rest on. During certain seasons, there is a waterfall and small lake that you and Fido can jump into to cool down while you are hiking. Your dog can roam around the trails off leash if you like, but make sure to bring water with you since there isn't any available in the canyon.

Pine Ridge

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Population Density
93 per sq. mi.

Pine Ridge

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The Pioneer Mail Trail is eighteen miles out of Descanso in Julian, and a great spot to hike with your furry friend. The trail is a simple 1.75-miles through the Cleveland National Forest, and will give you a stunning view of the mountains that surround the area. The hike will be steep, around 3000-feet in elevation, so make sure to take it slow and easy for your pup. Don't forget to bring water for you and Fido while you hike, and be prepared since there aren't many trees on the hike and it can get a little hot. Your dog will be tuckered out on his way home after a great hike.

Blossom Valley

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Population Density
3,186 per sq. mi.

Blossom Valley

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When hunger strikes, stop into El Cajon, just fourteen miles out of Descanso, to grab a bite to eat at Soy Leaf Garden Cafe. This pawsome eatery serves organic plant based food that includes deli wraps, salads, and baked goods. Their restaurant looks like a cute little train which will be a great backdrop for a photo with your pup. They have an outdoor patio which is dog friendly, and welcomes Fido to join you for a tasty meal before the two of you head home. Trust us, you will be feeling full and satisfied when you leave this dogtastic restaurant.