Dog walking in Rancho San Diego

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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 SRancho San Diego, 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 CRancho San Diego, CA

4.9

(2571)

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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 HRancho San Diego, CA

4.9

(1923)

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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 BRancho San Diego, CA

4.9

(1816)

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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 SRancho San Diego, CA

4.9

(1825)

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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 MRancho San Diego, 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 RRancho San Diego, CA

4.9

(1491)

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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 KRancho San Diego, CA

4.9

(1620)

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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 PRancho San Diego, CA

4.9

(1524)

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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 CRancho San Diego, CA

4.9

(1506)

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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 Rancho San Diego

When you’re in Rancho San Diego, finding fun things to do with your dog is always easy! This town has three parks that welcome dogs, and it’s just a short drive from many other dog-friendly parks, beaches, restaurants, and shops. If your pup needs a check-up, there’s one highly-rated veterinary clinic in Rancho San Diego.

If you want to spend the day on the beach with your pup, Coronado Dog Beach is perfect for you. This beach is 19 miles from Rancho San Diego, and it welcomes dogs off-leash. While you’re here, you and your dog can splash in the Pacific Ocean together, or you can simply sit and enjoy the view. Bring water and doggy bags, and have a great time relaxing in the sand!

If you’re looking for a good place to hike with your pup, head to Mission Trails Regional Park. This park is 15 miles from Rancho San Diego, and it has over 60 miles of trails to explore. These trails will take you over rugged hills, through valleys, and across wide-open meadows. Grab a trail map from the visitor’s center, and have a great time hiking on some of this park’s stunning trails!

Rancho San Diego and the towns around it are filled with parks, beaches, and shops that your pup is sure to love. When you’re in Rancho San Diego, one thing’s for sure: you and your dog will never to worry about getting bored!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rancho San Diego

Calle Albara

48
Population Density
2,551 per sq. mi.

Calle Albara

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This Rancho San Diego neighborhood is home to Damon Lane County Park, a beautiful place to take your pup for an on-leash walk. This 29-acre park has a well-marked multi-use trail you can walk on with your dog. This trail takes you through groves of eucalyptus trees, past a lovely creek, and by wide-open grassy spaces. There are also a few different scenic viewpoints where you’ll get sweeping views of the area around the park. Bring water and doggy bags, and have a fun time hiking through this park with your furry best friend.

Mission Bay

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,401 per sq. mi.

Mission Bay

36

The coastal neighborhood of Mission Bay is home to an off-leash area your pup is sure to love: Fiesta Island Off-Leash Park. Located 20 miles from Rancho San Diego, this off-leash area is right on the water. Your pup can run and play in the sand, or they can splash and swim in the warm water. The area is unfenced, so be sure to keep your dog under voice control while they’re playing. Bring water with you, and have a fun day out at the park! If you want to get a bite to eat after the park, head to The Landing Grille. This bayside restaurant serves all-American classics, like burgers and chili. They welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and the wait staff will bring your pup a big bowl of water.

Madison

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
12,537 per sq. mi.

Madison

24

Madison is a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood. This neighborhood has lots to offer its furry residents and visitors, including an off-leash area called Wells Park Dog Run. Located five miles from Rancho San Diego, this off-leash area has separate sections for big and small dogs to play in. If your pup gets thirsty while they’re playing with their new friends, water is available in the park. After the park, continue your fun day out with lunch at the Downtown Café. This casual restaurant allows dogs on their front patio, and they offer a huge menu that includes everything from fajitas to BBQ ribs to pasta dishes.

North Park

12
Population Density
1,641 per sq. mi.

North Park

12

San Diego’s North Park neighborhood has a pawsitively amazing place to hike with your dog: Switzer Canyon Open Space. This park is 14 miles from Rancho San Diego, and it has one hiking trail, the 2.8-mile Switzer Canyon Trail. As you go along this unpaved, mostly flat trail, you’ll get stunning views of San Diego. Bring water with you, and have fun exploring this unique trail. After the hike, treat your pup to a snack from Original Paw Pleasers Dog Bakery. This bakery serves a wide variety of freshly baked preservative-free treats, and they also sell lots of cute toys. Your pup will love shopping here!

Urban Drive La Mesa

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,486 per sq. mi.

Urban Drive La Mesa

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If you’re looking for another furrific off-leash area for your dog, check out Canine Corners Dog Park. This dog park is just six miles from Rancho San Diego, and it has two sections: one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Both areas are fully fenced, and water and doggy bags are available for your pup. If you’re hungry after the park, head to Anthony’s Fish Grotto. This restaurant has a special outdoor area where your pup can play off-leash while you’re eating. The restaurant will also provide your dog with water and treats. As your dog enjoys their treats, you can dine on freshly-caught seafood, burgers, pasta, and more.