Dog walking in Encinitas

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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 PEncinitas, 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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Darian CEncinitas, CA

4.9

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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 LEncinitas, CA

4.9

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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 KEncinitas, CA

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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Janet TEncinitas, 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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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 KEncinitas, CA

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 REncinitas, CA

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 WEncinitas, 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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Michael DEncinitas, CA

4.9

(766)

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Diego WEncinitas, CA

4.9

(784)

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I have grown up around dogs- 5 to be exact, all of whom I loved dearly. For me, walking is a peaceful and amazing time for both the dog and myself. From walking my dog(s) everyday, I have learned how to handle any situation and will do all I can to give each dog I walk the best experience possible!

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Dog Walking in Encinitas

Looking for a place where you don’t have to guess whether or not your dog can run off-leash or not? Are you tired of trying to decipher the wordy rules of the dog park? Then go to Viewpoint Off Leash Dog Area, where its name says it all: off leash! This park is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

It’s not uncommon to find a dog park with stunning views of trees, lakes, rivers, and gardens, but it’s not nearly as common to take Fido to a park with a gorgeous view of the ocean, which is why you need to go to Orpheus Dog Park! Your pup can enjoy prancing off-leash on Orpheus Dog Park’s grounds while you take in the beautiful sights, phenomenal sounds, and scattered wildlife like local birds and fish within the Pacific Ocean. This park is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Relax and get some easy exercise at San Elijo Lagoon Trail. This trail is a leisurely 3-mile stroll around the San Elijo Ecological Reserve that provides a perfect front-row seat to viewing wetland plants and wildlife.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Encinitas

Encinitas Central

48
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,937 per sq. mi.

Encinitas Central

48

The City of Encinitas offers a plethora of activities, food, drink and shopping for humans and their canine companions to enjoy. The Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park is a 2-acre off-leash dog park that is part of the 44-acre Encinitas Community Park. It has two areas for large and small dogs, as well as a watering station. Village Park Off-Leash Trail allows your pup to walk the trail off-leash. Just make sure to clean up after them! Seaside Bazaar is a marketplace where you and your leashed pup can see the sights, listen to good music, enjoy food, beverages, and the opportunity to socialize with other dog lovers. 

Cardiff

36
Population Density
4,963 per sq. mi.

Cardiff

36

The Cardiff neighborhood offers plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment, and also provides access to the gorgeous San Elijo State Beach. San Elijo is a stretch of coast with a nearby reef that divers and snorkelers can take advantage of. Dogs can enjoy a walk on the coast, but must be kept on their leash, and they are not allowed in the ocean. If you or your pup aren’t in the mood for sand and the beach, Glen Park has plenty of open space, picnic areas and several walking trails your leashed pooch can enjoy! 

Solana Beach

24
Population Density
2,937 per sq. mi.

Solana Beach

24

This Californian neighborhood offers tons of shopping, dining and entertainment, and also has the San Elijo Lagoon Trail in its backyard. San Elijo Lagoon Trail is a 3-mile hike smack dab in the middle of the San Elijo Ecological Reserve, putting it close to the lagoon. This makes for a great opportunity to view the local wetland plants and birds! Solana Beach hosts many dog-friendly activities, including A Chihuahua Fiesta, which is an event that brings all the local chihuahuas in the area for some playtime and refreshments. The Pooch Party & Art Show Fundraiser is an art exhibit that features paw paintings by pooches that are looking for homes. 

Olivenhain

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,937 per sq. mi.

Olivenhain

12

This large neighborhood gives doggies and their owners access to Village Park Trail, where Fido will surely find more than enough smells and sights to enjoy! The trail does allow dogs to be off-leash, but please practice caution because it is not fenced in. Willow Creek Stables is another fun activity you can bring your dog along fle. While you’re on a guided horseback ride, they have an off-leash, shaded dog area where they provide water, care and supervision. Firenze and Bentley’s Steak and Chop House are local dog-friendly restaurants that allow your pooch to chill out on their patios. 

Rancho Ponderosa

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,443 per sq. mi.

Rancho Ponderosa

0

Rancho Ponderosa in Carlsbad also has close access to the Village Park Trail, which is a gorgeous nature trail that allows dogs to be off-leash. Practicing caution is advised because it is not fenced in. There is a local PETCO, and the Bushfire Kitchen restaurant hosts an event called “Rides for Rescues” which is a charity dinner with all proceeds going to help purchase vehicles to transport dogs from high-kill shelters to adoption events, vet appointments, and other therapy-focused activities. Feeling hungry? Casa de Bandini and Crust Pizzeria are local restaurants that allow humans and their canine companions to hang out on the patio.