Dog walking in Rancho Santa Margarita

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.

Book walkers near you

Liliana SRancho Santa Margarita, CA

5.0

(712)

Book now

“Dogs are our link to happiness!”

My name is Liliana. I have been a dog lover my entire life and have been surrounded by dogs since I was a child. Being the owner of two dogs, I know how difficult it is to find someone you can trust to take care of your four legged family members. I'm extremely patient and trustworthy and have experience working at pet shelters and taking care of neighbors and friends dogs while they are out of town. I will give your pet the love it deserves and will make sure the experience is 100% positive.

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Cody CRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(2597)

Book now

“Why work with people when you can work with dogs”

Hi there my names is Cody. I’m 30 yrs old and live in South Orange County with my two rescue pit bulls. Ive been working with dogs for over 10 years now and have gained a lot of experience and training. For 6 years I worked as a floor supervisor at a doggie daycare here in south oc and through them I was properly trained to give baths, trim nails, administer insulin shots and oral meds. I have a lot of experience with positive reinforcement clicker training. I hope to met your pup someday!

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Brittany WRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(1588)

Book now

Hey everyone! My name is Brittany and I live in beautiful Laguna Niguel. I grew up owning dogs, from large breeds to the little guys! I also attended veterinary technician school and have worked in an animal hospital since 2012. Dogs are my one true passion in life and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am very educated when it comes to the health of a dog and also body language and personality traits plus I absolutely love being outdoors! I can’t wait to meet your fuzzy friends!

Background Checked

High Demand

Katherine KRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(1425)

Book now

I've been a dog-lover all my life. I grew up with a dog and been a dog owner myself. I have many years of dog walking experience. I would be happy to walk your dog.

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Jennifer HRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(1324)

Book now

“Dog hair don’t care!”

Hi! My name is Jennifer. I grew up with dogs mostly smaller dogs like Poodles and Shih Tzu’s. As an adult I’ve owned 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks who both lived to be 12 1/2 years old. My current dog is a mixed breed dog who I rescued 3 years ago. Walking, exercising, and socializing my pets has always been a huge priority for me. I look forward to taking your dog out so he or she can get the proper exercise they need.

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Annalisa DRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(1156)

Book now

“All your walking and photo needs will be met!”

I have worked for Wag as a daily walker for almost 3 years now and I could not be happier! My walks deliver safety, meeting goals, having fun and maybe a short photo shoot! I have extensive experience with dogs of all breeds and temperaments (+some cats here and there!) I myself am currently raising my first Doberman puppy! I am also a full time interior design student. Walking in the Newport Beach area

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Nancy MRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(804)

Book now

“A Pawsitively great time and care for your dog!”

Hi, I am Nancy. I was born and raised in Southern California. I now live in Dana Point with my Papillon mix dog Gidget. All my life I have had pets and always had the mindset to give back. Currently, I have opened up my online pet boutique-Little Paws Pet Boutique and I also foster bunnies at my home. I love meeting new dogs and hope to meet and care for your dog soon.

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Annabelle BRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(555)

Book now

Hi, my name is Annabelle and I've lived in Newport Beach, California all my life. I currently have two dogs, a papillon named Eevee and a cocker spaniel named Duchess (kinda small dogs but I have owned big dogs before too). I've been arounds dogs since before I could talk and have been walking them for longer than I can remember. I am someone who can be trusted with your pet and love all animals. I hope I can meet your dog soon :)

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Nancy NRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(780)

Book now

“DOGS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE”

Hello, my name is Nancy and I am happily married with a family of 3 fur babies, 2 fish, 1 cockatiel, and 1 bearded dragon. Daily I wake up to happy tails wagging, ready and eager to go on long walks, to the dog parks, hiking, the beach, or to puppy play dates. I will be studying to become a veterinary technician. Growing up I have always been surrounded by animals; from family pets to those I have rescued and nurtured back to health until I found them a loving new home. Fun for me is learning through new experiences from outdoor activities, drawing, driving vehicles, riding bikes, working out, healthy recipes, and enjoying it alongside loving family and pets. My dream is to help as many animals in the world as I can and ensure they have amazing, long, happy lives. Always with a smile, I am ecstatic to meet your fur baby.

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Sarah KRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

(708)

Book now

Hi, I'm Sarah! I grew up in England and have lived in California for 16 years. I've always had dogs of my own and am currently the proud owner of two rescue terriers. I am experienced with dogs of all sizes and ages and I love meeting new dogs! I am a hiker and runner and look forward to keeping healthy with your dog! I will treat your dog as if it were my own and will make sure that the Wag! experience is a fantastic one, for you and your dog!

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

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

Dog Walking in Rancho Santa Margarita

Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Orange County, California, no one has to wonder why you and Fido love hanging out in Rancho Santa Margarita. With the numerous trails and great restaurants to eat at, your pup will love spending time with you as you both explore this pawsome town. Home to six veterinarians that you can take your pup to for a health checkup, it is just another reason why Rancho Santa Margarita should be on your doggie bucket list.

Let your dog explore one of the many amazing parks that are in Rancho Santa Margarita and get a walk in while you're there. Central Park has great amenities like a basketball court, bathrooms, a large field for fetch, and even a hill to climb up. Your dog will love spending his day at this beautiful park.

If food is always on Fido's mind, Rancho Santa Margarita is home to a plethora of great restaurants the two of you can eat at together. Stop into The Blind Pig and choose something off their delicious contemporary menu. Favorites include chicken croquette, short rib tacos, or seared scallops. If you're craving a good brew. then stop into Board and Brew which serves a wide variety of specialty sandwiches and they have local brews on tap. Both these restaurants have  lovely outdoor patios which welcomes your pup to join you.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rancho Santa Margarita

Santa Margarita and Antonio Pkwy

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
8,430 per sq. mi.

Santa Margarita and Antonio Pkwy

48

If Fido is itching to have some off-leash fun, take him to the Rancho Santa Margarita Dog Park inside of the Canada Vista Park. This great dog park offers tons of amenities like benches for owners, tables, water, and  separate areas so large and small dogs can play with their own respective sizes. The park is open from dawn until dusk every day of the week, and your dog must be licensed before being allowed into the park. If you dog isn't a fan of the park, you can still walk around the Canada Vista Park to get some exercise in before heading home for the day.

Rancho

36
Population Density
3,012 per sq. mi.

Rancho

36

Grab Fido and head to the Rancho neighborhood to grab a bite to eat where Fido can enjoy the meal with you. Natraj's Indian Bistro specializes in authentic Indian cuisine that has a variety of veggies, chicken, lamb, and seafood. Cinnamon Productions serves fresh baked goods and great American fare in a warm atmosphere that your pup will love. Their menu includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner with favorites like Belgium waffles, club sandwiches, and BBQ chopped chicken salad. Both these restaurants have dog friendly patios. 

Pittsford park

24
Population Density
2,428 per sq. mi.

Pittsford park

24

Ten minutes out of Rancho Santa Margarita is the Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail in Lake Forest. The trail is 18.4-miles long and a mixture of asphalt and sand trail surfaces. The trail has plenty of rest areas for you and Fido to relax on while walking, and there are kiosks that provide information and history about the trail and surrounding area. You and Fido will get a slight workout on this trail since it gradually starts going uphill. Eventually, the trail turns to sand as you get closer to the beach the further you hike.

Rancho Mission Viejo

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,531 per sq. mi.

Rancho Mission Viejo

12

The La Paws Park in Mission Viejo is six miles from Rancho Santa Margarita, and a great spot to take Fido to run around off -leash and socialize. The park has three separated fenced in areas, one for large dogs, one for small dogs, and another for dogs who have anxiety or prefer to be away from the rough housing that accompanies the dog park. The park has tons of shade to keep your pup cool. If your dog doesn't feel like being in the dog park, then take him along the walking trail that surrounds the park and still get a good day of exercising in.

Rancho Niguel

0
Population Density
2,488 per sq. mi.

Rancho Niguel

0

Twelve miles out of Rancho Santa Margarita is the Laguna Niguel Regional Park in Laguna Beach. This park offers 230-acres of doggie fun, but Fido must stay on a leash while vising. The park provides picnic tables, a pavilion for shade, a lake for fishing, and hiking trails. Take your dog on a beautiful hike throughout the park and enjoy a nice picnic before you pack up and head back home. Make sure to bring clean-up bags and water for you pup while you explore the park together. Locals love how the park is always peaceful and quiet when they come and visit.