Dog walking in Los Altos

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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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Linda LLos Altos, CA

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My name is Linda and I've been working as a dog walker for about 10 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles. From volunteering at my local animal shelter in high school to working at a grooming salon and fostering dogs, I have a lot of experience working with dogs. I have a senior rescue pup and am skilled in administering subcutaneous fluids as well as giving various types of medications. I love dogs and they love me!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kate MLos Altos, CA

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(1948)

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Hi, my name is Kate Mayer. I recently retired from the engineering world and returned to my main love: working with animals. I have a degree in Animal Science from UC Davis and have a veterinary work experience background. I appreciate all breeds of dogs. I love walking and caring for them, and have yet to meet a dog that didn't end up loving me too.

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Maxime BLos Altos, CA

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Hi everyone! My name is Maxime. I love taking care of dogs. I grew up with a Labrador and a White Shepherd. I have a lot of experience. I am very energetic and trustworthy. I give my best to take good care of dogs in a safe and loving manner. Your dogs will be very happy and satisfied with me! I offer plenty of playtime activities and outdoorsy fun like hiking the local parks and exploring the neighborhood. I can't wait to meet you and your dogs!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Jeremiah MLos Altos, CA

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“Wag! Certified, large, small I walk them all.”

There is not much better than seeing a happy pup face and a wagging tail. I’m an avid hiker, lover of the outdoors and am athletic to keep up with any pup. I’m also patient and take my time with senior pups and those with special needs. I look forward to meeting your canine companion and the many adventures we will have together. Large, small, I walk them all! Certifications: Pet CPR and Pet First Aid

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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

Sarah PLos Altos, CA

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Hi, My name is Sarah! The last 12 years or so, I’ve helped care for my parents’ Australian Shepard, taking him on walks, visiting him, and housesitting. I also have experience walking friends’ dogs, and housesitting for them, when needed. It’s something I enjoy doing, and I take seriously that you are trusting me with your pet.

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Lyric ELos Altos, CA

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“My best friends have 4 paws”

Hi, I'm Lyric. I'm a life-long Bay Area resident, and dog lover. I live in San Jose with my dog (and best friend) Boomer. I have many years of dog care under my belt, from puppy to senior, including special needs dogs. I have experience with many breeds, and know how to handle high-energy dogs. I love meeting new dogs and getting to know their charming (and often hilarious) personalities. Our dogs aren't pets, they are family, and you can count on me to treat them that way.

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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, Fast walker, Puppy care, Training experience

Lisa LLos Altos, CA

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My name is Lisa and I'm a dog owner and lover! I have volunteered for a local dog rescue for the last 6 years including fostering over 150 dogs. I have 3 of my own fur babies. Roxy is a 7 year old German Shepherd I've had since she was a pup. I adopted Peetie my AMSTAFF bully boy as well as my blind Shih tzu Wink. I used to foster up to 6 dogs at a time. Now that I have 3 dogs, I usually foster 1-2 dogs at a time. I have a lot of experience with all sorts of breeds, ages and temperaments. I'm great with special needs dogs. I have experience training and handling dogs from all sorts of backgrounds and challenges. I've rehabilitated many dogs that have not been treated well and taught them to trust and enjoy life again! I joined Wag to do something I love the most; spending time with dogs! Your dog and I will have a great time on our walk.

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Scott DLos Altos, CA

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Greetings, my name is Scott! I'm a military veteran who grew up in Sacramento, but have lived in the San Francisco area the last 20+ years. While growing up, my family always owned dogs and, over the years, built up a great understanding of their general behaviors & needs. I started walking & caring for our dogs, and others, when I was around 8 years old, and have loved doing so at every opportunity since! I'm a very athletic person who goes to the gym & trail running at least 4 days per week so, I'd love the opportunity to keep your dog healthy & fit as well! Your dogs' happiness and safety will be my top priorities!

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Patrick LLos Altos, CA

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Hi My name is Patrick, I grew up in the Bay Area and I have been a dog lover my whole life. Growing up I had many dogs, Big and Small and I'm used to walking, running and playing with all sorts of dogs. Whether you need a quick drop in feeding, someone to walk your dog, or someone to run with your super energetic dog, I got you covered. I can handle puppies no problem but I'm also 6'2 and can handle the big dogs that pull and have more energy then they know what to do with. .

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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, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Michele GLos Altos, CA

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Hello, I'm Michele! I'm born and raised in San Jose and have grown up and lived with all types of dogs. Ive loved taking care of dogs since my childhood golden retriever named Gypsy and my love has only grown! I've taken care of all types of dogs, from a senior miniature schnauzer named Oscar to a full of energy husky mix named Morgan. I love getting to know a dogs personality and look after their needs. With fun walks I'll help keep your dog happy and healthy! I'm excited to be a part of Wag! and will treat your dog with the love, patience and care!

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Dog Walking in Los Altos

Make no bones about it; Los Altos, CA is a great location for dog owners. Most famous as the birthplace of the Apple computer -- Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniac built the first fifty in a Los Altos garage -- the area is only a 48-minute drive south from San Francisco and bordered to the southwest by acres of scenic state parks. Your pup can speed and sniff their way through forests and mountain trails, and explore some of the most pawesome parkland northern California has to offer. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that your pooch will need to be leashed on most trails -- you’ll need to drive a little to get to a proper dog park where your furry friend can run free. 

Downtown Los Altos has a friendly, village feel, and several pet-friendly eateries. You and your dog can enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Village Pantry on 2nd Street, or a cup of coffee at Rick’s Cafe on State Street, while the knowledgeable staff at the neighboring Pet’s Delight Pet Store will happily assist in picking out the perfect accessories for your pup. In terms of facilities, there are several vets in Los Altos, with one clinic offering 24-hour care.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Los Altos

NorLos Altos

48
Population Density
4,417 per sq. mi.

NorLos Altos

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While it’s nowhere near the biggest park in the area, it would be a huge faux-paws to give Redwood Grove Park in North Los Altos a miss. A hidden gem tucked off University Avenue, this nature preserve is six acres of parkland, trails and natural forest. The trees provide excellent shade, so your pup can get their exercise without you worrying too much about them overheating. Leashes are required, and be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags. A trail along the Adobe Creek connects to the neighboring Shoup Park, which boasts grassy areas and spots where you can sit if it feels like your pooch has been walking you for the past couple of miles!

Los Altos Hills

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Population Density
900 per sq. mi.

Los Altos Hills

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The Los Altos Hills are a haven for hikers, but it’s worth knowing which trails are and aren’t pup-friendly. The stretch of the Black Mountain Trail and Rhus Ridge is suitable for (very athletic) humans and leashed dogs, but the Rancho San Antonio stretch can’t cater to canine companions due to the wildlife. It’s well worth it to take a wander around the Westwind Community Barn off, though. Although it is primarily an equestrian space, local dog owners are besotted with the wide open meadows and views. There’s even a dog treat hunt at Easter, with treats scattered all over the property for your pooch to discover!

Shoreline

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,035 per sq. mi.

Shoreline

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The best off-leash dog park close to Los Altos can be found in nearby Mountain View, on North Shoreline Boulevard at Shoreline Park. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, so your pooch can run, socialize and play fetch, even if they’re slightly nervous around bigger animals. Poop bags and water are provided. The area is also home to the Steven’s Creek Trail, a five-mile paved pathway bordered by trees. Your pup needs to stay leashed, unfortunately, but there are several water fountains along the way to sate their thirst!

Greater Mitchell Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,741 per sq. mi.

Greater Mitchell Park

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Mitchell Park is located off Meadow Avenue in Palo Alto, only three miles from Los Altos, and has a furrific off-leash play area that comes stocked with balls and Frisbees. Water and dog bags are also provided, but the park doesn’t separate small and large dogs, so be mindful of your pooch’s temperament. After hiking in the Los Altos hills, you might be glad to return to civilization here -- the park is close to two dog-friendly restaurants. Mountain Mike’s Pizza and Ada’s Cafe, both on Middlefield Road, have dedicated tables for dog owners outside.

Portola Valley

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Population Density
479 per sq. mi.

Portola Valley

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Heading off into the hills again, you'll find two fabulous nature preserves located to the northwest of Los Altos, both along Alpine Road. The closer of the two, Pearson Arastredero Reserve, features a short trail more gently sloping than anything along the steeper Black Mountain Trail. It’s best to take your leashed pup in the morning though, as there is little shade along the route. Further along the road, the Windy Hills Preserve is beloved by local dog owners, with gorgeous views over the valley. Just be sure to take water with you!