Dog walking in Oakland

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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

Hi! My name is Rebecca and I am an animal lover by nature. I grew up surrounded by animals and raised a Border-Collie mix pup to live a long, healthy and happy 16 years! I have walked dogs, house-sat, and cared for all kinds of pets for over 16 years. Obedience classes & agility training courses were part of the growing up process with my own dog, Sara. Mostly we had a fun, goofy time just playing. She went everywhere with me! Since she passed away, I take any chance I can to be around my canine pals. I've always had an affinity for dogs large & small, with boundless energy or a calm disposition. I know how important it is to have your dog(s) well-cared for while you are busy or traveling so I am here to help! I am always up for a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood, brisk walk or challenging hike. Whatever your needs are I can meet them. I feel very fortunate to be able to walk a variety of dogs. It would be my great pleasure to meet your dog and make a new friend!

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Dog Walking in Oakland

If you like to be outdoors then Oakland, California is the place for you. With the average temperature in January being almost 50 degrees, and July temperatures in the low 60s you just can’t go wrong. No snow and plenty of sunshine makes this city a great place to stop by on your Bay Area vacation and even better to live within!

Since it is the third largest city in the area, you know there are plenty of things to do and see. The city boasts beautiful countryside and amazing sunsets over the San Francisco Bay, and natural wonders like Lake Merritt, which is a 155-acre lagoon that Oakland is known for. Lake Merritt has plenty of trails, a robust social scene, and some phenomenal views for you and Fido. You can find hundreds of things to do outdoors in Oakland, but there are some great indoor activities too.

If you like culture, you can check out the Oakland Museum of California on Oak Street or the renown, absolutely splendid, Chabot Space and Science Center on Skyline Blvd., or maybe the history ridden African American Museum and Library on 14th Street. If that isn't enough to quench your 'busy calendar' desire, there are the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on 9th Street and Oakland Aviation Museum on Boeing Street. Plenty of culture for everyone. If you need to let Fido run around a bit, there are some great dog parks around, like Redwood Regional Park on Redwood Road, Oakland Dog Park on 6th Avenue, or Mosswood Park Dog Run on Webster Street.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Oakland

Downtown

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,390 per sq. mi.

Downtown

48

As the name suggests, the Downtown neighborhood in Oakland, California is the shopping and entertainment hub of this popular Bay Area city. There’s enough people-watching and socialization opportunities to make sure both humans and canines have a barking good time. Centrally located, the Oakland Dog Park is right in the heart of the Downtown district. Just in back of Grove Shafter Park, this fully-fenced, off-leash dog park features over 20,000 square feet of mixed grass and cedar shavings. Local pooches can get their sniff on and stretch their paws while owners congregate for a friendly chat. This dog centric locale is just another reason Downtown Oakland is the perfect spot for two and four-legged family members to call home.

Piedmont Avenue

37
Dog Parks
4 parks

Population Density
6,360 per sq. mi.

Piedmont Avenue

37

Piedmont is a popular and scenic residential area in the City of Oakland, California. Its numerous dog-centric attractions make this neighborhood the perfect spot for Fido and your family to call home. Dracena Quarry is a fun and interactive hiking and outdoors recreation destination. Pets are welcome and allowed off-leash in the upper Redwood area with use of a special off-leash dog permit. Piedmont park is another human built but doggy friendly area with big grassy areas perfect for a leisurely stroll or summer picnic. Blair Park is another Piedmont neighborhood staple where pooches are welcome off-leash to stretch their legs. With options galore, Piedmont is the perfect place to spend some quality time with your canine companion.

Montclair

24
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,720 per sq. mi.

Montclair

24

The Montclair neighborhood of Oakland, California is a popular residential district filled with plenty of amenities sure to make both humans and canines feel right at home. The scenic neighborhoods are ideal for enjoying quiet evening on-leash walks. For even more outdoors recreation, Shepherd Canyon is the perfect place to spend an afternoon exploring the area’s scenic hills, forests and hiking. This Rails-to-Trails conservancy project includes miles of trails with fully mapped trailheads. Your canine companion will find the journey snifftastic, with lots of engaging natural scenery. Fido is welcome to join you for exercise, socialization, and more on this scenic and historic portion of Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood.

Temescal

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
10,910 per sq. mi.

Temescal

12

Temescal is a popular area of Oakland, California that is home to a residential area as well as a thriving retail district. Local residents and visitors alike will find plenty of pet-friendly areas to explore with their furry, four-legged friends. The Mosswood Park dog run is the perfect place to let Fido blow off some steam and get much needed socialization. Pooches can sniff, explore and play at their leisure in this well-maintained, fully secure off-leash dog park. Separate areas for both large and small dogs will give pet owners peace of mind and is a thoughtful addition that is just another indication that the Temescal area is a great place for both two and four-legged family members to call home.

Shafter

1
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
11,290 per sq. mi.

Shafter

1

Shafter is a neighborhood in Oakland, California that is extremely popular for both humans and canines alike. The tranquil streets, with well-maintained sidewalks, ensure peaceful morning on-leash walks and lots of opportunity for socializing in the community. The Frog Park Dog Run is a popular and spacious 2.6 acre facility that provides loads of exercise opportunity for your pooch. Fetch or play a quick game of frisbee in this secure off-leash area. For on-leash walkers, the nearby Frog Creek is an excellent spot for a leisurely, waterside stroll. Whatever your speed, the Shafter neighborhood of Oakland is sure to offer something for everyone.

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