Dog walking in Lake Forest

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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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Cody CLake Forest, CA

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“Why work with people when you can work with dogs”

Hi there my names is Cody. I’m 30 yrs old and live in South Orange County with my two rescue pit bulls. Ive been working with dogs for over 10 years now and have gained a lot of experience and training. For 6 years I worked as a floor supervisor at a doggie daycare here in south oc and through them I was properly trained to give baths, trim nails, administer insulin shots and oral meds. I have a lot of experience with positive reinforcement clicker training. I hope to met your pup someday!

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

Connor MLake Forest, CA

4.9

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I have had a house full of animals ever since I was a little boy. I have personally taken care of 5 of my own dogs. This includes the bare essentials of walking, playing, feeding, bathing and maintaining the happiness of my dogs. I have a passion for dogs in particular because they are such a care free species. They will show you how happy they are or they can show you that something is wrong.

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Brittany WLake Forest, CA

4.9

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Hey everyone! My name is Brittany and I live in beautiful Laguna Niguel. I grew up owning dogs, from large breeds to the little guys! I also attended veterinary technician school and have worked in an animal hospital since 2012. Dogs are my one true passion in life and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am very educated when it comes to the health of a dog and also body language and personality traits plus I absolutely love being outdoors! I can’t wait to meet your fuzzy friends!

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Katherine KLake Forest, CA

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I've been a dog-lover all my life. I grew up with a dog and been a dog owner myself. I have many years of dog walking experience. I would be happy to walk your dog.

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Jennifer HLake Forest, CA

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“Dog hair don’t care!”

Hi! My name is Jennifer. I grew up with dogs mostly smaller dogs like Poodles and Shih Tzu’s. As an adult I’ve owned 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks who both lived to be 12 1/2 years old. My current dog is a mixed breed dog who I rescued 3 years ago. Walking, exercising, and socializing my pets has always been a huge priority for me. I look forward to taking your dog out so he or she can get the proper exercise they need.

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Annalisa DLake Forest, CA

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“All your walking and photo needs will be met!”

I have worked for Wag as a daily walker for almost 3 years now and I could not be happier! My walks deliver safety, meeting goals, having fun and maybe a short photo shoot! I have extensive experience with dogs of all breeds and temperaments (+some cats here and there!) I myself am currently raising my first Doberman puppy! I am also a full time interior design student. Walking in the Newport Beach area

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Christina BLake Forest, CA

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“Fairy dog mother!”

Hi everyone! I've walked and boarded dogs for over 10 years, both here in California and in Boston where I'm originally from. I'm looking forward to caring for your lovebugs as well!

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Nancy MLake Forest, CA

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“A Pawsitively great time and care for your dog!”

Hi, I am Nancy. I was born and raised in Southern California. I now live in Dana Point with my Papillon mix dog Gidget. All my life I have had pets and always had the mindset to give back. Currently, I have opened up my online pet boutique-Little Paws Pet Boutique and I also foster bunnies at my home. I love meeting new dogs and hope to meet and care for your dog soon.

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Annabelle BLake Forest, CA

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Hi, my name is Annabelle and I've lived in Newport Beach, California all my life. I currently have two dogs, a papillon named Eevee and a cocker spaniel named Duchess (kinda small dogs but I have owned big dogs before too). I've been arounds dogs since before I could talk and have been walking them for longer than I can remember. I am someone who can be trusted with your pet and love all animals. I hope I can meet your dog soon :)

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Nancy NLake Forest, CA

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“DOGS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE”

Hello, my name is Nancy and I am happily married with a family of 3 fur babies, 2 fish, 1 cockatiel, and 1 bearded dragon. Daily I wake up to happy tails wagging, ready and eager to go on long walks, to the dog parks, hiking, the beach, or to puppy play dates. I will be studying to become a veterinary technician. Growing up I have always been surrounded by animals; from family pets to those I have rescued and nurtured back to health until I found them a loving new home. Fun for me is learning through new experiences from outdoor activities, drawing, driving vehicles, riding bikes, working out, healthy recipes, and enjoying it alongside loving family and pets. My dream is to help as many animals in the world as I can and ensure they have amazing, long, happy lives. Always with a smile, I am ecstatic to meet your fur baby.

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Dog Walking in Lake Forest

Lake Forest, California became an incorporated city in Orange County in 1991 in southern California. The city gets its name from the two lakes in town, Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club and Sun and Sail Club. The Forest portion of the name is the large group of Eucalyptus trees by Ridge Route, Serrano, and Geronimo Roads. Almost 11,000 households have at least one dog, and there are an estimated 17,355 dogs in town. This means there are many dog-friendly places in Lake Forest, so bring Fido when you visit.

Barker Ranch Dog Park on the Baffin Bay is a gorgeous new off-leash park built at the request of the community. There are separate entrances and play yards for big and small dogs, water fountains, benches, fencing, shade, and some dog toys and play equipment. This is a favorite for the locals and is always full of fun-loving fur balls.

Irvine Central on Oak Canyon Road is another favorite pooch hangout. Great stadium lighting to play in the dark, water and water bowls, lots of tennis balls, clean benches, shade, free doggy doo disposal bags, and separated large and small dog areas.

Mission Viejo Dog Park on Felipe Road is amazing and has the most gorgeous views for a dog park. Huge open spaces with tons of seating everywhere, lighting, shaded benches and chairs, balls everywhere, art sculptures, play equipment, and of course, there is a separate area for small pups too. Several water fountains and a “time out” area for the pooches that are having a bad day.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Lake Forest

San Clemente

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,953 per sq. mi.

San Clemente

48

Jump in the car, roll the windows down, and head 23 miles from Lake Forest to San Clemente. This is where you will find San Onofre State Beach. This is a dog-friendly beach where your fur baby can catch some waves and sun. The two separate walking trails offer lots of different trees to bark at. When you are all done, the convenient washing station makes sure you get all the sand off your pal’s paws before you hop in the car for the ride home. Just don’t forget your leash for the trails. The beach has an off-leash area but beware of the undertow.

Irvine

36
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
4,720 per sq. mi.

Irvine

36

Grab your shoes and a leash, because Rails to Trails has come to California. Just a quick 15-minute trip from Lake Forest to Irvine puts you at Shady Canyon Trail Loop where the team behind Rail to Trails has turned the historic path into a serene scene. These trails offer winding paths that have plenty of furrific adventures just around the bend. You’ll enjoy the breathtaking views while your canine companion has a nice sniff. This picture-perfect scenery makes it a great get away.  Don’t forget to bring the leash, a sense of adventure, and your camera for all those barktastic moments.

Laguna Beach

24
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
5,738 per sq. mi.

Laguna Beach

24

A 20-minute trip from Lake Forest to Laguna Beach will bring you to Laguna Beach Dog Park. This is a furtastic dog park that has two separate fenced-in spaces for dogs of different sizes. There is plenty of room to run, play, and even play fetch in each area. Don’t forget to bring a ball, Frisbee, or your pawesome pal’s favorite toy. Bring a leash and take a quick stroll down the trail with Fido and you will come to a quiet beach spot. Contemplate the beauty of nature, or get down and dirty in the sand. Just be aware that the park is closed on Wednesdays to allow for maintenance.

Huntington

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,691 per sq. mi.

Huntington

12

Twenty-one miles west of Lake Forest California lies Huntington Beach. Here, you will find Best Friend Dog Park.  The memorials of never forgotten furry friends coupled with the shady benches, which make a relaxing, if a little somber, stay. The two large fenced-in areas are just the pawfect size to bury bones, chase balls, and even fly frisbees. When you get thirsty, just get a drink at the self-filling water fountains. The only downside is the muddy paw prints that are sure to be on your car seats, so bring a wet wipe or two if you’re worried. This is a privately-owned dog park that is very well-maintained.

Aliso Viejo

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,400 per sq. mi.

Aliso Viejo

0

If you want something that will challenge your sense of adventure while allowing your pup to work out some of that endless energy, you need to take a 19-mile trip from Lake Forest to Aliso Viejo. Here you will find Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail. The trial is 18 miles long, which makes it the perfect place to go from a day trip through the historic Mission Viejo. Just don’t forget to bring a lot of water if you plan to tackle the whole thing! As you walk, you can learn about the history of the area from the many kiosks along the way. With many open spaces and trail options, you can always find new things to explore.