Dog walking in Escondido

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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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Tina PEscondido, 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 SEscondido, 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 TEscondido, 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 WEscondido, 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 FEscondido, CA

4.9

(809)

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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 DEscondido, CA

4.9

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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 HEscondido, CA

4.9

(764)

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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 KEscondido, CA

4.9

(825)

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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

Katie BEscondido, CA

4.9

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“All you need is love and a dog!”

Hi! I'm Katie and I have a rescue pit-bull mix that is the baby of my household! I grew up in a home full of animals and love all breeds and sizes. I am fiercely protective of all the dogs in my care and treat them as my own while I am with them. I love getting to know their personalities and share in their excitement to go out for a walk. I have lots of volunteering experience with shelters and rescue groups and consider dog walking to be the best job in the world!

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Megan REscondido, 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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Dog Walking in Escondido

California is going to the dogs. More than 4 out of 10 of all families in California have extended their family with a friendly canine companion. Escondido is no exception and with a population of approximately 150,000 people this translated to almost 60,000 dogs. But not only the residents are amiable towards dogs; the entire city of Escondido is considered pet-friendly.

There are many dog-friendly places in town, to the delight of the owners. Wine lovers can visit the Bell Marie Winery for a picnic with a good wine and a variety of nice cheeses or the Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar. Another local suggestion is the Vinz Wine Bar that even has a special menu for dogs.

The May Flower Dog Park is agreed to be the best place for dogs to unwind in Escondido, California. The park is divided into a section for large dogs, a section for small dogs and a gated area for dogs all sizes and is well-maintained.

The natural surroundings of Escondido offer a wide variety of vegetation types, all of which can be witnessed at the Daley Ranch Preserve, a humongous conservation area managed by the city of Escondido. Dogs are allowed to join their owners as long as they are on a leash. Another great way to enjoy the day with your furry friend(s).

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Escondido

Escondido

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,987 per sq. mi.

Escondido

48

Escondido’s Montiel Park is an off-leash dog park that has a nice, large fenced in area for your pooch to run around and socialize with other doggies! It also has a watering station for dogs and a drinking fountain for their human companions. Grape Day and Westside Park are local, on-leash areas where you can walk your pup. Local animal communicator and intuitive healer Cindy Richardson holds frequent workshops to help you understand what your pet is thinking, feeling or trying to say. These can help strengthen the bond with your pooch, or improve his quality of life by addressing needs you may not have known existed.  

Richland

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,987 per sq. mi.

Richland

36

This quaint neighborhood is home to Hollandia Park, which offers walking paths and plenty of open space to enjoy with your pooch. It also includes a dog park with a separate area for large and small pups! Woodland Park is another place you can take your pup on a nice walk, but they must be leashed here. Richland also hosts an annual Canine Capers Talent Show including: Cutest Little Dog, Best Trick/Talent, Most Look Alike, Best Costume, etc. All donations and profits made go to help disperse vision and hearing kits that help prevent hearing and vision loss. 

San Marcos

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,987 per sq. mi.

San Marcos

24

Five miles west of Escondido is the town of San Marcos, which offers residents and their pups access to nearby Hollandia Dog Park that has two areas for small and large dogs. The remainder of the park has plenty of open space and walking paths you and your doggies can enjoy together. The Kiwanis Club of San Marcos holds an annual pup parade in December that you can walk your dog in! The parade route is 2 miles long and holiday outfits or costumes are strongly encouraged. Camp Run a Mutt provides cage free, 24 hour doggie daycare that refuses to use kennels. 

Mesa Rock

12
Population Density
1,355 per sq. mi.

Mesa Rock

12

Mesa Rock is a spacious neighborhood that offers some dog-friendly activities. Belle Marie Winery at Wine Haven provides a very dog-friendly atmosphere where you can appreciate a wonderful selection of wines and bring along your pooch for a picnic to enjoy the scenery and solitude. If you’re looking for a more casual outing, Walnut Grove Park offers waking paths and open space to walk or play fetch or frisbee with your four-legged buddy. Catch one of their dog-friendly events like Paws with Friends, a fundraising event that benefits the local parks and recreation departments. 

Del Dios

0
Population Density
792 per sq. mi.

Del Dios

0

This scenic California neighborhood is surrounded by natural wonders that can be enjoyed with your best furry friend! Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is 784 acres that offers visitors 11 miles of trails, picnic areas and scenic mountain viewing areas that can be enjoyed by you and your dog. However, since all wildlife and natural resources at the reserve are fully protected, the reserve require all dogs be leashed. Del Dios is also directly next to Lake Hodges, where you and your pooch can walk the perimeter and take in the views of the huge lake, or hike the Del Dios Gorge Trail!