Dog walking in Encinitas

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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

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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

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

Jared HEncinitas, CA

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“Dogs are better than people.”

My name is Jared and I love dogs! I grew up around them and currently have an 11 year old pitbull/German Shepherd mix named Buster who is the center of my world. I live in OB and have been walking dogs full-time for 3 years. I am very experienced and reliable. Looking forward to meeting all your good boys and girls!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Lotus BEncinitas, CA

4.9

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Hi my name is Lotus and walking dogs is my passion. I am a life long dog lover. My dog Tiger has been with me since he was a puppy. I have pet sit for friends and family. I can’t wait to meet your best friend and have an awesome walk.

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Janely OEncinitas, CA

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Hi, my name is Janely I'm 25 years old and I have been around dogs my whole life. I graduated with an Assosiates Degree in Animal Sciene and worked a long side a wholistic Vet and Pet nutrionist. I have two puppies of my own that I love and adore and I promise to treat yours as if they were mine. I'm looking forward to many walks with your furry babies

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Kinsey KEncinitas, CA

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Hi, I am the proud owner of an 11 year old English Bulldog. He has taught me so much about caring for dogs and even more about unconditional love. I'm excited to be a part of Wag and look forward to meeting and having fun with your dog!

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Ashley PEncinitas, CA

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Hi. I am originally from Texas but have lived in La Jolla for 18 years. My love for animals started at a very young age, as I grew up around horses, cows, goats and plenty of dogs. I have had Great Danes, Beauviers, Labs, German Shepherds, etc. Presently, I have a Havanese, a Maltipoo and a Schnauzer. I don't have kids so my pups are my world and I spoil them rotten. God gave me a special ability to be able to read dogs and make them feel comfortable and at ease. I was a personal trainer and avid runner most of my life, so I really enjoy running, walking and playing with all dogs!

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

Janet TEncinitas, CA

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“The Dog Gone Best”

Tired dogs are happy owners so our dogs have never missed their twice daily outings in over 12 years. I have over 1200 hours of hands-on experience working with shelter dogs and have operated a home-based dog daycare and boarding business. I am an APDT member and have a lot of training expertise to share. My specialties include obedience training, leash manners, nutrition and dog to-dog interaction and socialization. I look forward to working with you 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, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Shelly BEncinitas, CA

4.9

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Tiana HEncinitas, CA

4.9

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Hi I'm Tiana, I’ve been a walker with wag for 3+years. I have experience with puppies and older dogs. I’ve walked all kinds of dogs, my favorite being Great Danes!! But I love all pups!!! Hope you walk for you very soon. Have a great day!

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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.