Dog walking in National City

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Flexible scheduling

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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 SNational City, CA

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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 CNational City, CA

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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 HNational City, CA

4.9

(1918)

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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 BNational City, CA

4.9

(1802)

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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 SNational City, CA

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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 MNational City, CA

4.9

(1743)

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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 RNational City, CA

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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

Kinsey KNational City, CA

4.9

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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 PNational City, CA

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

Kelli CNational City, CA

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Hello my name is Kelli. I love fur kids aka K9s and all animals in that matter. I have many of my own! I have worked at pet hotels before and have loved the experience but I wanted the dogs to be more at ease. So I decided Walk! :)

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Dog Walking in National City

Located within the South Bay region of California, National City is home to several dog-friendly luxuries. These luxuries include six hotels, eight restaurants, and two services that gladly welcome your canine friend to join in on the wonderful adventure in store. National City is located right outside San Diego, so you can easily access the activities of the huge city of San Diego, but lodge in the more affordable National City.

All the hotels offer various accommodations for all your needs, whether you are just looking for an AirBnB or a resort, National City has you covered. Most accommodations allow more than one dog inside, and larger dogs as well. These accommodations are reasonable priced between $40 and $200 per night.

The dog-friendly restaurants here serve all kinds of cuisines, from Mexican to seafood to quick burgers. A traditional Starbucks can also be found in National City, where your dog may receive one of their highly recommended Pup-a-ccinos. The crowd’s favorite food truck, Fridas Cocina, offers Baja-Mediterranean cuisine. You can also have a beer and relax with Fido at the dog-friendly tables of Goodies Bar.

National City is the pawfect place to stay if you’re looking to spend some time in muttropolitan San Diego but prefer to stay in a quieter, cheaper area.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in National City

City Center

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4 per sq. mi.

City Center

48

Set on an island, the beautiful resort city of Coronado is located across the San Diego Bay, which makes it an excellent place for spending some quality time with your Fido. Coronado Beach Dog Park in the city center is a must-see! The leash-free beach for dogs is the most exciting spot for all visitors on the west part of the beach. It is the best place to splash around, fetch a Frisbee, catch a ball, or battle the incoming waves. The beach park is a dog park in all senses: it is open 24 hours for late or early visits, or anytime you want to take your pooch out for some mutts-needed playtime on the beach.

Mullinix Drive/Glorietta Boulevard

36
Population Density
7 per sq. mi.

Mullinix Drive/Glorietta Boulevard

36

If you’re staying in Coronado for a day or two and feel like having an active time with your furry bud, this is the neighborhood you want to be in. The Bayshore Bikeway is one of the rail-trails in the city and is an outstanding place for going for a walk with the pooch at your side! Be sure your pup is on his leash and under your control at all times. Have a nice walk and enjoy the views of the city, or stop by to grab a snack at the local trail-side café. Unimpressed? Want more from your visit? Then Coronado Surfing Academy is the right place for you and you friend. You can take private lessons with an instructor on one of San Diego’s beaches. Your pup is sure to yelp in excitement! And when you’re exhausted after the training, enjoy a meal at the European-style café, Tartine. Or, share an outside picnic at Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q. Both establishments offer Fido-friendly outdoor seating.

Marina District

24
Population Density
2 per sq. mi.

Marina District

24

The Marina District welcomes dogs and their owners to enjoy all the local attractions, including the most prominent one, Seaport Village. Apart from being the central shopping spot, Seaport Village contains a number of Fido-friendly restaurants with views of the harbor. There’s also a large grassy area where Fido can play! Marina District has a great deal of dog-friendly cafes, such as Flour and Barley Café, which offers an open patio and water bowls for their canine visitors. Pier Café is a Fido-friendly, beachfront eatery with outdoor seating. For an adventure of epic proportions, you should consider visiting Seaforth Boat Rentals. Be sure that your friend suits the requirements: dogs up to 24” are welcome on power boats, and pups up to 27” can ride in the sailboats.

Gaslamp Quarter

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
14 per sq. mi.

Gaslamp Quarter

12

Gaslamp Quarter is a historic neighborhood in downtown San Diego. It’s also home to Torrey Hills Dog Park. Fully fenced with large, grassy and gravel areas, it is a great place for off-leash activities. Drinking fountains are also available at the park. Since it’s near the city center, this neighborhood has all the necessary amenities for shopping and dining. You can chow down on burgers or ribs at the dog-friendly patio in Analog Bar. Or, if you are more into seafood and your furry friend is small-sized, you are welcome to share a meal at Osetra Watergrill’s outdoor tables. Getting from National City to San Diego will take less than 15 minutes by car. 

Balboa Park

0
Dog Parks
4 parks

Population Density
820 per sq. mi.

Balboa Park

0

This oasis contains Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park, which is a fantastic 1,000-acre green space for walking with your pup. There is a huge open space here where you can let your friend off his leash. If you want to explore the gardens or walking paths, your pal will need to be on a leash. If this area is a little too crowded for you, you can visit Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park, located in the eastern region of Balboa Park. Nate’s Park is well-known as one of the best dog parks in San Diego, so you’ll definitely want to check it out. This area is completely fenced and well-equipped with amenities, including a double-entry gate, picnic tables, and drinking fountains. A good thing to remember about is that the park is open 24 hours a day!