Dog walking in McKinleyville

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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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Brooke CMcKinleyville, CA

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“"The most playful, kindest, bestest human"-my dog”

Hey, I'm Brooke! I'm from Nebraska but have been living in Cali for 5 years. I've been working as a professional dog handler for more than 7 years and now that I'm going back to school to study Wildlife Biology, I need my fix of dogs again! I have extensive experience in medication distribution, basic training, grooming, and overall pet welfare and care. Your babe will be in loving, experienced hands. I cannot wait to meet them!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Allie FMcKinleyville, CA

5.0

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Hi! My name is Allie. I am majoring in child development. I love working with children and animals. I live in an apartment complex that does not allow dogs, so I would like to be able to interact with them in any way possible. If this means helping you out, well, that’s just icing on the pupcake.

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

Kris BMcKinleyville, CA

4.9

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I have over 10 years with various animals and would to meet and walk or watch your dogs or check on your pets in your home. A little about me:I am an Air Force veteran who decided to become a pilot after I left the military. Currently I am finishing my bachelors degree (one class left!), adding to my two associates degrees (Culinary Arts and Aviation). Part of the reason I am looking to be a dog walker/sitter, besides just loving animals, is that I recently left a higher paying job in order to join my dream aviation field with the Forest Service. I was lucky to get hired into their Fire & Aviation Department and am on track to be a wild-land firefighter and, eventually, an airplane pilot in fire suppressing aircraft. While I already have my helicopter licenses, I am currently working on my fixed-wing licenses and need extra funds to build hours. Plus, taking pups out on walks will help me stay in shape for fire season. Soooooo, hopefully we can help each other out and my dogs can make friends as a bonus :)

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Jeani VMcKinleyville, CA

4.9

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My own fur baby is a mini schnauzer, Abby, who I've had since puppyhood. She does not know she is mini and was determined to be my guard dog, so I learned a lot about dogs while properly socializing her for the dogpark and public walks. I have also done walking and sitting for friends and family. As a fellow pet parent know that each furbaby has their own adorable quirks and every home has its own order. I try to pay attention to the details so that your best friend is well cared for and your home feels just as it always has.

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Ashkim BMcKinleyville, CA

4.9

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“Your dogs new best friend!”

Hello, my name is Ashkim (osh-Kim) I am born and raised in Humboldt County, California where I was always surrounded by dogs and many other animals. For 8 years, I was part of 4H club raising and showing animals, once I started high school I was part FFA where I graduated with a honors in FFA. Although I grew up raising- chickens, rabbits, goats, cows and horses I always had dogs along side me and dogs have always been my favorite animals. I've trained all my pets myself, and I love to do it.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Tracy WMcKinleyville, CA

4.9

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I treat every new dog as a wonderful adventure in getting to know them and their preferences. That also includes the relationship they have with their owners. In other words, I'm all about customized care! I am energetic, thoughtful, and observant. When I'm doing work with dogs, whether pet sitting or walking dogs, it doesn't even feel like a job to me; I'm amazed I'm getting paid to do something so fun! I have a lifetime of experience caring for animals, both domestic and wild, and am very flexible with my schedule to accommodate the dog's needs. My special skills include ability to give medical treatments based on my past work in veterinary clinics and being willing to do silly and messy fun things like charge into a river with them.

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Sanjana RMcKinleyville, CA

4.9

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As a experienced dog foster for Lucky Day Rescue of Colorado, and as an animal lover, I have experience providing a loving and stable environment for foster dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. I enjoy providing dogs with a safe environment, a comfortable routine, and regular outings to stimulate their minds. I have experience training, socializing, and establishing a routine for abused and/or rescue dogs. I understand that every dog has its own needs, and am dedicated to building a partnership with pup parents to understand and meet those needs. I am currently a pharmacy student, which means my availability each day depends on my class schedule. However, I look forward to communicating with you to see what works best for you and your furry loved one!

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Lauren PMcKinleyville, CA

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I have been taking care dogs since I was about 9 years old, which included walking, boarding and pet sitting for many dogs and cats. I have always had such a great love for dogs and am happy to give them the attention and exercise they need.

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Jordan EMcKinleyville, CA

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Hi! My name is Jordan! I am friendly and love meeting new dogs! I am good at following directions and love to walk for long and short distances! I enjoy playing with dogs as well so am able to take them to the park and play!

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Rebecca WMcKinleyville, CA

4.8

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“I love walking and dogs. Why not do both!”

Hi! My name is Rebecca, I’m a healthcare professional. I love to keep active and spend time outdoors. I assure you your pup is in the best care! I will treat them as my own.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Fast walker, Puppy care

Dog Walking in McKinleyville

While McKinleyville may be quite a fast-growing town, its beautiful rural surroundings help to maintain a relaxing, leisurely pace of life. With so many outdoor adventures to choose from, plus two veterinary clinics, McKinleyville is the pawfect place to explore with your pooch.

There are a few parks in McKinleyville that any dog would love, such as the 6.2 acre Pierson Park. With its playgrounds, sports facilities, and picnic areas, there is always a buzz of activity to be found here. Larissa Park, with its playground and picnic areas, is also a popular one, and while it may be quite small, it still makes for a pawtastic dog walk.

Parks are always fun, but dogs who enjoy a more structured walk will appreciate the numerous trails that McKinleyville has to offer. The Chah-GAH-Cho Trail is a relatively new one, having been completed in 2016, and features a few short loops that take you around the 9.5 acre Chah-GAH-Cho parcel of land. If you would prefer more of an urban dog walk, the Mid-Town Trail runs through the heart of McKinleyville, giving you and Fido an alternative way to explore the town.

With so many varied walks to be had, plus scenic beaches to explore, McKinleyville is a town that tends to really appeal to the canine population. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in McKinleyville

Clam Beach

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Population Density
265 per sq. mi.

Clam Beach

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There are so many stunning beaches to be found on the Californian coast, and the Clam Beach neighborhood is home to a couple of these. The one that Fido will enjoy the most is Clam Beach itself, as dogs are allowed to run off the lead here between the months of October and February, while you can relax at one of the beach's picnic areas. The rest of the year, you can still let your pup off the lead on the wave slope, but will need to keep him on-lead on dry sand. For a longer walk, you will find the start of the Hammond Coastal Trail here, which runs south for about five miles to Mad River Beach. The Little River State Beach is also in this neighborhood, and while dogs are not allowed on the beach itself, there are hiking trails to the back of the beach where you and your pup can enjoy an on-lead walk. 

McKinleyville Town Center

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Population Density
516 per sq. mi.

McKinleyville Town Center

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McKinleyville's Town Center neighborhood is a busy one, meaning that there is so much for you and your pooch to enjoy here. Begin your day at the Azalea State Natural Reserve, which is at its finest in the spring months, when the western azalea flowers bloom in contrasting shades of pink and white. There are hiking trails that you and your pooch can explore here, as well as picnic areas for when you need a rest, but make sure to bring a lead, doggie bags and drinking water. If you would like to treat Fido to a tasty meal, head to the dog-friendly Six Rivers Brewery, where you can enjoy a variety of casual menu options along with some local craft beer.  

Fisher

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,094 per sq. mi.

Fisher

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The Fisher neighborhood is always popular with pooches, as it is home to Hiller Park. This 36 acre park allows dogs to run off the lead anywhere west of the Split Rail Fence, and also boasts 1.5 miles of the Hiller Park Loop Trails for a leisurely on-lead walk. With scenic ocean views, a botanical garden, and several picnic areas, Hiller Park makes for a pawsome day out with your pup, just be sure to bring some doggie bags, as well as drinking water for the both of you for after all of that exercise. If Fido wants an extra walk, you will also find a section of the Hammond Coastal Trail cutting through this neighborhood. 

Samoa/ Manila

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Population Density
90 per sq. mi.

Samoa/ Manila

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Located in the adjacent city of Arcata, the Samoa/Manila neighborhood is just a ten minute drive from the center of McKinleyville, and is where you will find the Mad River Beach County Park. This is the point at which the Mad River meets the ocean, and there is a beautiful protected stretch of sand here for you and Fido to enjoy. Dogs are allowed to run off the lead here on the wave slope, but you will need to keep your pooch on a lead on the rest of the beach. There are so many sand dunes for your pooch to sniff around in here, as well as the Hammond Coastal Trail which will take you five miles north to Clam Beach.

City Center/ Humboldt State U

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Population Density
2,954 per sq. mi.

City Center/ Humboldt State U

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Just six miles away from the center of McKinleyville is Arcata's City Center/ Humboldt State U neighborhood, which is home to some of the region's finest green areas. The Arcata Community Forest is a place that every dog will love, as you will find 790 acres of majestic woodland here. The forest has so many hiking trails to choose from, such as the half mile Nature Loop Trail, the one mile Big Rock Trail, and the two mile South Fork Jane's Creek Loop Trail. Many of the trails are for pedestrians only, which are perfect for dogs who do not like to encounter cyclists or horses. You will need to keep Fido on a lead here, and make sure to bring drinking water and doggie bags too.