Dog walking in Hillcrest

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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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Darian CHillcrest, San Diego

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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Sandra SHillcrest, San Diego

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(1823)

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“Love what you do and never work a day!”

Sandra has been a full-time professional dog walker since 2017 as well as professional trainer since 2018 and received CPDT-KA certification from CCPDT in October 2019, currently specializing in basic obedience, puppy training, and trick training. She also does pack walks of 6-8 dogs at a time. Sandra has a passion for helping dogs and their humans live happy healthy lives. She has two dogs of her own whom she loves to spend her free time with; training, walking, and going to the beach.

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

Drew LHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

(1777)

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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

Kyle MHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

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I just moved to San Diego from Connecticut, and was looking for for a good way to meet new dogs and explore the area. I’ve had 8 dogs throughout my life, from Rottweiler to Golden Retriever to Shih Tzu, and I used to volunteer at an animal shelter in Connecticut. I’ve been walking dogs for as long as I have been walking myself, and they are by far my favorite creatures!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Stanislav KHillcrest, San Diego

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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Jhaime RHillcrest, San Diego

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(1330)

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Hello my name is Jhaime Marie. I am bilingual, I love to go for walks and runs so what better way than to take a furry companion with me. i have been around animals all my life. I have 3 miniature pinscher, a doberman pinscher, and a long hair Chihuahua.

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AJ JHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

(1343)

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“Easily distracted by dogs!”

Hi, I'm AJ! I grew up with dogs in my home along with lots of other animals. I worked with military dogs while deployed overseas. I'm currently in veterinary tech school and walk dogs because I love them so much. I also volunteer at a dog shelter and Foster dogs.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Shelly BHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

(1257)

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

Sarah CHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

(1220)

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Hi! My name is Sarah. I’m an artist from San Diego with a huge passion for animals! I’ve been around and cared for dogs most of my life, from house sitting neighbors pets to walking and feeding dogs at animal shelters. I now have a 2 year old corgi who loves his walks around town! I have experience with most breeds and I’m sure to give your dog the attention he/she deserves!

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Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Seth LHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

(1119)

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Hello, I’m Seth. I’ve been raised with dogs since I was a kid. I would always stop and say hi to the dogs in all neighborhoods. I’ve always loved to play and take my dogs for walks. I’m excited to get to meet your companion and make a new dog friend !!

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

Dog Walking in Hillcrest

Hillcrest is a small, affluent community in San Diego that’s known for its locally-owned businesses. Thanks to its high population density and ample amenities, Hillcrest is the perfect place to live if you have a furry friend -- plus, there are nearly sixty veterinarians working within five miles of town!

Just two miles northeast (but still in San Diego), you can find Trolley Barn Park. This park has a beautiful playground and a large grassy area for play. The cement path around the park is well-maintained, and there is plenty of street parking. There is no fence around the park, though, so keep Fido on a leash!

If your pup needs an off-leash oasis, visit the Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park. Just ten minutes west in the heart of San Diego, this park is fully fenced and complete with a large grassy area for romping. There is a bathroom facility for humans and even a doggie water fountain!

For a playdate you can easily walk to, try Pioneer Park. Just one mile west of Hillcrest, this former cemetery is anything but spooky. Complete with ample benches and street parking, Cali natives love this intimate park for its cleanliness and close proximity to local restaurants.

Don’t miss out on all the dog-friendly parks, restaurants, and beaches that this gorgeous San Diego community has to offer!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Hillcrest

Hillcrest

48
Population Density
4,325 per sq. mi.

Hillcrest

48

Hillcrest is close to all the many amenities and activities found in the large metropolitan area of San Diego. When visiting San Diego, there are many dog-friendly hotels located in Hillcrest. Days Inns & Suites, located at 3350 Rosecrans, welcomes all dogs for a flat, one-time fee of $50. Old Town Inn, located at 4444 Pacific Highway, allows dogs 50 pounds or less to stay for a $15 per dog per night. La Quinta Inn, located at 2380 Moore Street, rolls out the red carpet for your pup for no additional charge. Wyndham Garden Hotel located at 3737 Sports Arena Blvd. is dog-friendly. Wyndham charges $75 for your pup the first night and $25 for subsequent ones.

Downtown San Diego

36
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
4,258 per sq. mi.

Downtown San Diego

36

Hillcrest is less than 10 miles from Downtown San Diego. San Diego loves it dogs, and really shows it with the many amenities it has. Nate’s Point Dog Park, located on 2500 Balboa, offers areas for large and small dogs. It has water, benches, and a piece of agility equipment. Morley Field is located at 2221 Morley Field Drive. Morley Field lets dogs strip off that leash and feel the wind between their ears. Morley Field Dog Park is only partially fenced. The area is big with a mixture of dirt with some areas of grass. There are plenty of doggie waste bags for easy cleanup.

East San Diego

24
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,258 per sq. mi.

East San Diego

24

Hillcrest is less than 20 miles west of the east San Diego (Beach) neighborhood. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park is located at 1590 E. Mission Bay Drive. Fiesta Island is a large off-leash dog beach in which both dogs and people can exercise and splash in the ocean together. There is also a 5-mile paved path around the island for both dogs and their people to traverse. Sand dunes give dogs some extra reason to romp. Only a part of the island is a fenced-in dog park, so that kind of safe enclosure is available to the dogs that need it.

North San Diego

12
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
4,258 per sq. mi.

North San Diego

12

Hillcrest is 20 miles south of the North San Diego area. Rancho Penasquitos Dog Park is located at 13339 Salmon River. The dog park is fully fenced. There is a separate area for the small dogs. The ground is grass with areas of exposed dirt. Water is available outside the enclosure. Doggie waste bags are supplied as well. Human companions have a few covered benches along the perimeter of the dog park. Rancho Bernardo, located at 18448 W. Bernardo Drive, has a 2.66 acre fully fenced dog park with areas separated into three sections: large, small, and all. The ground is sloped and covered with grass and patches of dirt.

West San Diego

0
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,258 per sq. mi.

West San Diego

0

Hillcrest is adjacent to the West San Diego area. Kearny Mesa Community Park, located at 3170 Armstrong Street, offers dogs a chance for some off leash exercise and fun. This one-acre dog park invites dogs of all sizes to run and socialize. There is no separate area for small dogs. This dog park has water fountains for dogs and people. A few chairs line the perimeter. The ground is mostly grass with a few patches of dirt. Pooper scoopers are available to aid in the necessary cleanups. The dog park is well-lit. Dogs may play from 6 in the morning until 10 at night.