Dog walking in Rancho Santa Margarita

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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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Scott SRancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Hello my name is Scott Shafer and I am a recent graduate from Vanguard University with a degree in Business Administration. During college I worked for almost three years at The Bone Adventure one of the best doggy daycares in Southern California where I worked with hundreds of dogs on a daily basis. I am very comfortable with all sizes and breeds of dogs and look forward to working with Wag!

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Cody CRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

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“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!

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Jennifer HRancho Santa Margarita, CA

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“Dog hair don’t care!”

Hi! My name is Jennifer but please call me Jenny! 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.

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Brittany WRancho Santa Margarita, CA

4.9

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Hey everyone! My name is Brittany and I live in Irvine. 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!

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

Mary MRancho Santa Margarita, CA

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First I Love Dogs! I have 2 Labs. I volunteer at a pet Rescue. Love the outdoors. I look forward to having a wonderful walk with your Dog!

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Camille CRancho Santa Margarita, CA

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“Stay Safe , Stay Pawsitive”

First and Foremost , the safety for All including our pets is Top Priority! I Always disinfect / wash my hands before and after time with your loved ones. Being with pets aka our loved ones is my happy place .I’m able to connect quickly and share a special bond with both dogs and cats . I welcome all animals regardless of shape, size , limitations or special needs .. I’m very in tune with the animals in my care and let them go at their pace especially older loved ones .

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

Whitney SRancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Hi, my name is Whitney. Exploring the outdoors with dogs is my favorite activity in life! I love meeting new dog friends, and taking them on fun adventures. I have a jindo, lab, and Australian heeler mix at home. In my free time, I enjoy being a docent at the OC Zoo and watching the Lakers win.

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Jason MRancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Hi, Everyone! My name is Jason. I've been a dog lover all my life, and I've been dog-sitting since I was in middle school. I've had three dogs, each of different sizes: Mimi, a Rottweiler-German Shepherd mix; Marley, a Beagle-German Shepherd mix; and Bodhi, a Boxer-Sheepdog mix. I'm also currently an intern at the Orange County Zoo. A typical day for me includes handling animals of various sizes, including opossums and beavers. This experience has led to me further appreciating the importance of treating each and every animal with the care and respect they deserve.

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Annalisa DRancho Santa Margarita, CA

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

I have worked for Wag as a daily walker for 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

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Sam NRancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Hi! My name is Sam Nabard and I reside in beautiful orange county. Rest assured, your loved pets will be treated as my own!

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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

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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

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Population Density
3,012 per sq. mi.

Rancho

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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

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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

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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

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Population Density
2,488 per sq. mi.

Rancho Niguel

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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.