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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Sam SHillcrest, San Diego

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My name is Sam and I have taken care of 400+ dogs and cats in the past few years. I am currently obtaining my real estate license, but I still want to work with animals as much as I can. I love being a dog walker and also volunteering weekly at a local animal shelter. I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s)!

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Darian CHillcrest, San Diego

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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 HHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

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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 BHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

(1818)

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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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Sandra SHillcrest, San Diego

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(1825)

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

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

Jhaime RHillcrest, San Diego

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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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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training, Puppy training

Janely OHillcrest, San Diego

4.9

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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 KHillcrest, San Diego

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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 PHillcrest, San Diego

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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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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

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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.