Dog walking in Oakland

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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Linda LOakland, CA

4.9

(2102)

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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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Specialties

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

Jason LOakland, CA

4.9

(1118)

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“Positive reinforcement walker and trainer”

Being a Wag! Walker since May 2015, dogs and their parents have come to love when I take them out. Aside from being a Wag! Walker, I also care for dogs at the San Francisco SPCA. Besides being trained in dog walking, I am also trained in clicker training. I love making everyone’s dog day a pawsome day and I look forward to making yours too.

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Training Provider

Training Exam Complete

Specialties

Can run with dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ellie GOakland, CA

4.9

(1584)

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Hi there! My name is Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to San Francisco but grew up in the middle of nowhere Western New York. My house growing up was set back in the woods, surrounded by six fields that I would walk my dogs in. My family and I have always had at least two dogs at a time, and a whole bunch of other animals. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, growing up I trained all of our animals, have volunteered at animal shelter

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Specialties

Oral medicine administration, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kevin OOakland, CA

4.9

(1778)

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“Let’s go on a walk!”

I’m an animal lover and a dog enthusiast! I have had several dogs of my own and I’ve done over 500 5* rated walks here on Wag. Thanks for taking a look at my profile and have a great day!

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Specialties

Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ezequiel MOakland, CA

4.9

(1688)

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“Worry not, I’m here to take your dog out on a walk”

Hi! To begin, my name is Ezequiel! I was born and raised in San Francisco. Since I was a kid, I’ve owned multiple pets. My first dog was a Chihuahua named Baby. Next, was a Border Collie mix named Sierra. After they passed, we rescued a Pitador mix named Nala, who’s currently seven years old. So it goes without saying, I’m a natural when it comes to dog walking. With an customer approval rating of 4.97, I promise your pup will be in good hands. I look forward to meeting your pooch!

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Specialties

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

Cheryl DOakland, CA

4.9

(1726)

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“Working with dogs is my purpose and passion.”

Cheryl 's an avid animal lover since she learned to walk and has extensive experience handling small to large breeds of dogs. Cheryl has also been though several methods of training. She has experience handling "dog aggressive" dogs as well as dealing with aggressive dogs coming at her while walking a leashed dog. Cheryl is attentive, trustworthy and competent dog walker and knows what it is like to care for your pets and will give your dog the best care ever!

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Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jesse MOakland, CA

4.9

(1633)

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“The best dog walker in town!”

I became an official dog owner at a young age when I was given a husky for my 13th birthday. Ever since, I have had many experiences caring for all kinds of dogs. The history of breeds I have cared for range from small dogs such as terriers and chihuahuas to large dogs including pit bulls and bulldogs. My volunteer experience includes working at the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation (LBWF). During my time at this animal shelter, I cleaned, walked, and fed many dogs who were rescued.

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Specialties

Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Abigail POakland, CA

4.9

(1002)

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I realized I loved dogs when my sister placed my dog, Maui on my lap nine years ago. I've met so many dogs and dog owners because of her and hope to meet and take care of many more. I've walked dogs for my neighbors and friends. I'm punctual, professional and understand from being a dog owner myself, the safety and well-being of your dog.

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Peggy NOakland, CA

4.9

(1191)

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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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Lilian TOakland, CA

4.9

(1167)

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“I will take care of your dog as if it’s my own!”

Hi there! I'm almost a native San Franciscan (lived here most of my life). I have a husky mix and a maltipoo. Taking care of my 2 dogs make me very happy because they are family and they deserve my love and care. I’m very active and enjoy being outdoors - I run half marathons. If your dog wants to go for a run with me, don't hesitate to let me know!

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Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

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.