Dog walking in Occidental

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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Mikey KOccidental, CA

5.0

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Hi there! My name is Mikey, and I absolutely love animals! As a pet owner myself (1 dog, 4 cats, and 6 chickens to be exact) animals have always played an important role in my life, and they are beings that I care tremendously for. After hearing about Wag! I couldn’t think of a more wonderful activity to do in my free time. Whether your dog enjoys an easy stroll through the neighborhood, or a fast-paced long distance adventure, I am happy to accommodate to any dog walking style and preference.

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Brooke GOccidental, CA

4.9

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Hello, I am an animal lover and have been my whole life. I have always had cats, and my first dog was a Pit bull. I went to school for dog training, and I had my Pit bull for 11 years. I have lots of experience reading dog body language, I always wanted to keep my dog safe. I understand how important walks are for dogs to feel relaxed and happy. I love taking care of pets and would love to help you take care of yours.

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

Nan TOccidental, CA

4.9

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I am an outgoing animal lover. I have grown up with dogs my whole life and can’t get enough of them. I have three years of professional dog walking and can’t wait to meet your fur baby.

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

Kelly BOccidental, CA

4.9

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I have owned dogs since I was a child and have always held a special place in my heart for them. I have experience training the three dogs I've owned throughout my life. I have also volunteered at an animal shelter for 6 months where I played, walked, and spent time with the dogs there.

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Avery OOccidental, CA

4.9

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I grew up in the country and have had animals my entire life, mostly dogs and cats with a few goats and horses. Currently my rat terrier chihuahua mix is 6 years old, she's a member of the family! I have experience caregiving for birds, cats, elderly and dogs recovering from injuries, as well as petsitting and regular dog walking. I love all animals and will treat your pup as if they were my own.

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

Margie OOccidental, CA

4.9

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I am a retired female in my early 60’s who is a regular daily walker. As a Wag! Walker I have done over 200 dog walks. I am RELIABLE & RESPONSIBLE. Numerous owners have designated me as their preferred walker. I always go the extra mile for the dogs in my care. For example, I ALWAYS make sure each dog has a fresh & full water bowl at the end of our walk. And, if it has been rainy & wet, I wipe the dog’s paws before bringing him/her back into the house. I would love to walk your Pup!

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

Jessica SOccidental, CA

4.9

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Hi there! My name is Jessica and I'm the proud owner of 6yr old Bailey. I rescued Bailey when she was only four weeks old and I'm happy to say she is happy and healthy. I work full time and have 2 teenage sons. who LOVE when we board dogs!! Bailey and I love going on long walks and playing at the dog park. She and I are both great with other dogs and people, too! I look forward to meeting your four legged furry friend!

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Kim HOccidental, CA

4.9

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“I’ll love your Dog(s) like my own!”

I'm a certified Service Dog Trainer, and also clicker training instructor. I've raised three children - who could have benefitted from the positive training techniques I've learned! I'm open to walking any dog, and most experienced with Bernese Mountain dogs, labs, golden retrievers, dachshunds and mixed breeds.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Devin MOccidental, CA

4.9

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Hi there, my name is Devin and I enjoy living an active, healthy lifestyle! I have always loved dogs and have grown up dog-sitting for many families and friends in my neighborhood. Meeting and playing with new dogs is something that brings me happiness and I can't wait to get to know yours!

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Ria BOccidental, CA

4.9

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“Another member of the family : )”

Hello! I have a zoo of my own at home and have worked with animals on my own since I was 13 as a house-sitter, dog walker, groomer, dog training assistant and shelter volunteer. I love dogs of all sizes and have worked with dogs from 7lbs-120lbs, 8 weeks old to 16 years old, but I specialize in working with large dogs and breeds that require more knowledge about dogs, such as German Shepherds, Australian Shepherds and Huskies. I have experience caring for animals in my own home, others' homes (which I no longer do overnight), taking them out on hikes or trips to the beach, and administering different types of medications while their humans were gone for up to a month at a time.

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

Dog Walking in Occidental

Occidental is a perfect retreat nestled into Sonoma County’s wine country. Known for exceptional beauty, Occidental should be on everyone’s “must see” list. Occidental’s small town charm doesn’t stop them from having amenities. There’s a veterinary clinic in town, and more in the surrounding areas to take care of every pet’s needs. Occidental also features a walkable downtown, so bring a friend to hold your dog when you want to do more than window-shop this beautiful area!

If you’re looking to connect with Occidental’s natural world, take your pup for a leashed walk through LandPaths Grove of Old Trees. This brings Occidental’s rich natural history and resources to the forefront. This community cared for grove offers beautiful walking paths and a quiet atmosphere. Despite how far you seem from the city, keep your dog on leash inside the grove to preserve the well-tended plants--and to keep your best friend safe!

Staying the night in Occidental isn’t accidental, it’s luxury! There are several charming, dog-friendly places to stay, like the Inn at Occidental or The Bird’s Nest West Sonoma County. Your dog can join you in your restful retreat and you can rise ready to face the morning!


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Occidental

Downtown Occidental

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Population Density
177 per sq. mi.

Downtown Occidental

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Downtown Occidental’s dining is not to be missed, and with Negri’s Original Italian Restaurant, your dog won’t miss out either! Bring them along to try out one of the favorites of the area. This restaurant is located in the heart of walkable Downtown Occidental. It serves a variety of foods that you’d expect from a high quality, but casual-leaning Italian restaurant. Start with some appetizers, soups, or salads, and move on to steak or pizza as your appetite dictates. Your dog can join you at the outdoor patio tables with a bowl of water while you sample these classic dishes.


West Occidental

36
Population Density
179 per sq. mi.

West Occidental

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Western Hills Garden in West Occidental is a beautiful and amazing place to bring your dog! There is a small admission fee, but you'll have full access to the gardens, woods, and ponds. There are guided tours, but if you want to get further away, you can trek out to a more remote corner. Dogs must be on leash on the paths, but there are more remote outer areas where they can be off leash, or while enjoying a pond. To preserve the work of the garden, off leash dogs should be under excellent voice control at all times.


Alliance Redwood

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Population Density
196 per sq. mi.

Alliance Redwood

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In the Alliance Redwood neighborhood of Occidental lies Bohemia Ecological Preserve. This 1,000 acre natural landscape is a must-see if you’re planning your trip to Occidental in advance. Guided tours are the only way to access this property, but volunteers do operate them regularly. Just RSVP to be included on a hike through this gorgeous place. Make sure you mention your dog on your request! You’re going to want to bring plenty of water and a doggie bowl for your buddy. You’re also going to want to bring a camera, as this natural preserve offers unparallelled looks at the natural Californian ecosystem.


Russian River Meadows

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Population Density
179 per sq. mi.

Russian River Meadows

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Russian River Meadows is just a 10 minute drive north of Occidental, in the neighboring community of Monte Rio. There, the Monte Rio Riverfront Meadow is a great place to visit with your dog, and is close to downtown Monte Rio. It offers a great view of the Russian River, which provides much of the moisture to the region's ample vineyards. You can walk the path close to the water or observe from a comfortable bench as the water, and life’s problems, float by. Excitable dogs will be happy that the meadow space is popular enough for people-watching!


Mills

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,982 per sq. mi.

Mills

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If your dog needs an off leash dog park and nothing else will do, hop in the car and head to this neighborhood in Sebastopol, just fifteen minutes from downtown Occidental. The Ragle Ranch Dog Park inside the Ragle Ranch Park is the perfect place for your dog to stretch his legs! The park features shade and benches for humans, and fresh water fountains for everyone! The best thing for pups? A large, fenced in area where they can run and be free! This dog park is extremely popular, so if your dog is shy, you may want to leash up and head into the larger Ragle Ranch Park for a quieter walk.