Dog walking in Novato

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

Customized for your pup

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

Follow along

Track your walk with our live GPS tracker, then view your detailed report card after the walk.

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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Peggy NNovato, CA

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“Dogs speak, to those who’ve learned to listen!”

Hi, I'm Peggy! I've always loved animals and been mother to two dogs for over ten years. I have experience in caring for both large and small dogs and always make an effort to connect with every dog I encounter. I love the outdoors and discovering nature and doing so in the company of your dog would be a great honor. My goal is to keep your dog fit, happy and looking forward to his next walk!

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Nicole DNovato, CA

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“I can’t wait to meet your dog!”

Hi, I'm Nicole! I grew up in a household with at least one dog, and at times, up to five. My dad likes to joke that I was 'raised by dogs.' I miss having my own, and I always jump at the opportunity to walk or dog sit for my friends and family. I like to lead an active lifestyle and meeting new dogs is one of my favorite activities. I look forward to meeting yours!

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High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Tara LNovato, CA

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HI my name is Tara! I've been taking care of dogs for 15 years professionally but loving them all my life. I was raised with Poodles and Collies. I have walked everything from Chihuahua's to Greyhounds. I feel providing them with what they need and deserve is a privilege. We both get the exercise we need! So much love to give and receive. Is there a better job?

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Derek CNovato, CA

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I grew up with labrador retrievers, and now have my very own yellow lab named Lily! Dogs bring me a lot of joy and happiness and I get so much joy from caring for dogs. I am always attentive to their needs, and I always keep a watchful eye to make sure they're safe and having a great time. I have years of experience walking and dog-sitting - small dogs, big dogs, medium dogs, cuddly dogs...I absolutely love them all. I have a very flexible work schedule. I'll treat your dog like he or she is my own. I guarantee it.

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Yoshko MNovato, CA

4.9

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Hi, my name is Yoshko, a recent transplant from the city enjoying a life in Marin. A life long animal lover and a mama to two rescued dogs. I love being outdoors and take my dogs pretty much everywhere. It’s my joy to watch them have fun outdoors.

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Jessica DNovato, CA

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I’ve walked hundreds of dogs, hundreds of miles and I can’t wait for the next adventure. My supportive role in your dog’s life provides essential physical exercise, fun mental stimulation, and a trusted companion for your best friend. I provide conscientious, caring and responsible dog walking that helps you to meet the health and well being needs of your dog. I believe all breeds are good breeds. I’m a PetTech certified professional with certification in Pet CPR and Pet First Aid.

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Lydia BNovato, CA

4.9

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Hi! My name is Lydia and I've lived in the Bay Area my whole life. I've been around dogs since the day I was brought home from the hospital and I love dogs of all shapes and sizes. I started dogsitting in high school and then ended up nannying and babysitting for many families that have dogs in the years that followed. I love spending time outdoors, walking, and hiking. I can't wait to meet your dogs.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker

Hannah HNovato, CA

4.9

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Hi! I’m Hannah. I have been a dog owner & lover all my life, growing up with 2 Westies of my own. I have years of experience sitting for numerous client’s dogs ranging from spunky puppies to senior dogs in need of special care. I am super active, attentive, and caring. I have found that being in the company of animals, particularly dogs, is the ultimate therapy. I look forward to meeting you and your sweet beast!

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Jennelle CNovato, CA

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“I'll be there for your best friend when you can't”

My name is Jennelle. I love nature and animals. I currently own two small breed dogs, one is senior at 20 years old. I have walked all size dogs and enjoy being active with any willing breed!

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Yuki ZNovato, CA

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I live in eastbay. For me it's so satisfying watching a dog getting out of the couch and can't wait to smell everything on the street. I volunteered at dogs for blind.

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Dog Walking in Novato

Novato is a beautiful northwestern town in the North Bay area of San Francisco Bay in Marin County, about 30 miles north of San Francisco. The city started as Coast Miwok villages and was named after the Miwok leader, Saint Novatus. Novato is home to more trails and open area than any city in Marin County, which includes several dog parks for the approximate 11,650 dogs living in Novato.

Dogbone Meadows at O’Hare Park on Novato Boulevard is the local favorite with lots of play equipment, a doggy pool, lots of grass, and water spigots. Have a seat on one of the many benches or covered picnic tables while you watch your fur baby socialize with the other cute four-legged visitors.

Marin Humane Society has a 7.5-acre dog park with walking trails, water fountains, and tons of free parking. The park area also has a huge field of agility equipment with obstacles, tunnels, jumps, hoops, poles, tables, and ramps. They actually have more equipment than the dog shows.

Indian Tree Open Space is a 230-acre preserve with several trails in the redwood forests and along the ridges with gorgeous views of Stafford Lake and Mount Saint Helena. The trails range from pretty easy (you might not even break a sweat, or more importantly, wear down Fido!) to moderate difficulty levels. You will see many kinds of wildlife and beautiful flowers and trees, so bring a camera.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Novato

Central Novato

48
Population Density
2,040 per sq. mi.

Central Novato

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Central Novato is home to many dogs. Dogs and their people look for those opportunities for some outdoor walking. Scenic walking or hiking is available in the numerous parks closeby. Lee Gerner Park, Slade Park, and Scottsdale Pond are a short drive away from home. These parks give dogs a chance to let their fur down and take a good walk on leash with their favorite human. Dogs in need of grooming after that walk can get it at Perro’s Grooming at 208 Vintage. Perro’s can take a bit off the top, or just give a soothing bath and comb. 

Northwest

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,040 per sq. mi.

Northwest

36

The Northwest neighborhood is home to Dogbone Meadow. Dogbone Meadow is a dog park located in O’Hair Public Park. Dogbone is an enclosed grassy dog park built along a hillside. The area is about the size of a football field, with an enclosure for large dogs and one for small. Dogs enjoy ruff-housing on the agility equipment, and water bowls are provided. Human companions are treated with some nearby seating, and some handy waste bags and receptacles. The only other thing you need to fully enjoy this park is Fido’s favorite toy!

Bel-Marin Keys

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
900 per sq. mi.

Bel-Marin Keys

24

This neighborhood lies just outside of the Novato city limits. Bel-Marin Keys people love their pups! Marin Humane Society Dog Park is located here. This free dog park is located on the 6.5-acre Humane Society campus. Leash-free play in a park-like setting is available in the morning and evenings everyday (except Friday morning). Resident and visiting dogs may socialize and play in this safe setting. The Marin Humane Society also provides dog training for those rowdy pups who need a little discipline, and classes and workshops for the humans.

Southwest

12
Population Density
2,040 per sq. mi.

Southwest

12

The Southwest neighborhood has shopping, services, and parks. Hillside and Josef Hoog parks have some countryside for some on-leash walks. Most of the trails are easy for the average dog and human. Paved walkways are provided for easy accessibility. These parks offer places for picnics and barbecues. Shelter must be rented in advance, but there are plenty of locations for you and your leashed pup to share a picnic or have a barbecue. 

Hamilton

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Population Density
2,040 per sq. mi.

Hamilton

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Hamilton neighborhood is situated in a southeastern section of Norato. Hamilton has convenient services like grooming and many stores . The South Hamilton park is a 7-acre park that features some nice trails for some on-leash walks. The Park is adjacent to Hamilton Wetlands, a large nature preserve. The Wetlands is a bit of Paradise on Earth with majestic scenery, scores of birds, and miles of trails for dog and companion to enjoy.