Dog walking in Richmond

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How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Rebecca L. SRichmond, CA

4.9

(2717)

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Hi! My name is Rebecca and I am an animal lover by nature. I grew up surrounded by animals and raised a Border-Collie mix pup to live a long, healthy and happy 16 years! I have walked dogs, house-sat, and cared for all kinds of pets for over 16 years. Obedience classes & agility training courses were part of the growing up process with my own dog, Sara. Mostly we had a fun, goofy time just playing. She went everywhere with me! Since she passed away, I take any chance I can to be around my canine pals. I've always had an affinity for dogs large & small, with boundless energy or a calm disposition. I know how important it is to have your dog(s) well-cared for while you are busy or traveling so I am here to help! I am always up for a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood, brisk walk or challenging hike. Whatever your needs are I can meet them. I feel very fortunate to be able to walk a variety of dogs. It would be my great pleasure to meet your dog and make a new friend!

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Miguelle LRichmond, CA

4.9

(1964)

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It all started with a Kelpie to whom I got to be “Mommy” for nearly 16 years. That incredible and life-changing experience catalyzed my shift in professional direction to pet care services. Now, I am certified with DogTec as well as Pet Sitters International; trained in pet first aid and CPR. I live in Adam’s Point near Lake Merritt. I welcome senior, special needs and/or timid pets. I am highly experienced in administering oral medications as well as performing basic physical therapy stretching routines. Let me create a safe, happy, adventure-filled experience for your furry baby that passes the sniff test every time!

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Kevin ORichmond, CA

4.9

(1946)

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

Chris BRichmond, CA

4.9

(1996)

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Hi! My name is Chris. As a lifelong dog lover and owner, I am excited to have an opportunity to care for your pup(s)! I strive to ensure that each dog I care for is safe, healthy, and happy. My experience with both rescue and disabled dogs has also allowed me to provide quality care for those pups who need special attention. Can’t wait to get walking!

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Jason LRichmond, 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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Can run with dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training

Melanie BRichmond, CA

4.9

(1648)

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My name is Melanie and I live in downtown Oakland. I have had pets my entire life, and I've been dog sitting for three years now. I have experience with a lot different breeds from Chihuahuas to Pit bulls. I'm passionate about working with animals, and can't wait to meet you and your pup!

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Kaitlin MRichmond, CA

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(1786)

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Hi! Growing up I had all types of pets. However, dogs have always held a special place in my heart. I have two small chihuahua mixes, Peter and Jupiter. I worked as a pet sitter and dog walker in Philadelphia and now in San Francisco. Thanks for allowing me to spend time with your loved ones!

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Ezequiel MRichmond, CA

4.9

(1691)

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

Jesse MRichmond, CA

4.9

(1637)

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

John SRichmond, CA

4.9

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I am a lifelong lover of dogs. I have owned dogs and have lived with and baby-sat for friends' dogs countless times. I have worked in an animal shelter where I cared for many dogs and cats, including difficult and aggressive dogs. I am strong and capable of handling large dogs. I love to walk, play with, and pet dogs, and I am good at giving space to dogs who prefer to be left alone.

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Dog Walking in Richmond

Richmond in Contra Costa County was named for the more famous Richmond in Virginia. It’s a bustling city of more than a hundred thousand residents, and many, many dogs! There are three full service veterinary hospitals in Richmond, and the area caters to canines. To get a view of the natural beauty here, try the Wildcat Creek Trail, a 3 mile moderate looped trail that is perfect for looking down over the city.

If you want to hit the sand with your pup, the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline is a must see. The area is welcoming to leashed dogs, and offers a gorgeous view of the water. You can also go to Point Molate for a dog-friendly view of dunes and waves. Your leashed pup will love exploring the beach, and may make a friend as the area is popular with dog owners! If you need a boost of caffeine after all that exercise, Catahoula Coffee Company & Roastery is a dog-friendly place to sit and enjoy great coffee, and frequently, local bands.

For a great night’s sleep, you and your dog can retire to Extended Stay America Richmond Hilltop Mall. Pets sleep for a small pet fee, and humans sleep happy to know that there’s even more of Richmond to see tomorrow!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Richmond

Southwest Annex

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,663 per sq. mi.

Southwest Annex

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Southwest Annex in Richmond is home to the largest public off-leash dog park in the US. No trip to Richmond could be complete without visiting the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Dog Park. The area is over 23 acres and comprised of hills, paths, woods, and beach. Dogs are free to be off leash throughout the park! You are responisble for cleaning up after your pup, and dogs should be under voice control at all times. Additionally, preventing destructive behaviors like digging is required, as it keeps the park the gem that it is. Owners will also love the eatery on site, the Sit & Stay Cafe!

Point Richmond

36
Population Density
2,595 per sq. mi.

Point Richmond

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Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Point Richmond is a great place to visit with your dog. There are incredible views out over the bay, and lots of room to walk your dog! While your pup will have to stay on leash at the shoreline, there’s so much to see and sniff that they won’t even notice. You can walk the paths down to the water, or stay in the central green space for picnics and to rest up after all that walking. Bring your own water and bowl, and also some food for grilling if you want to make full use of the picnic grounds.

El Sobrante Hills

24
Population Density
2,226 per sq. mi.

El Sobrante Hills

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El Sobrante Hills is a great place to live, and a good place to visit too, due largely to its proximity to the Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve. This wilderness area is gorgeous, with trails to suit every activity level. The prevalence of wild animals in the area creates lots of interesting smells for dogs, and the views from Oakland to the Bay and beyond are worth it for humans. Some people also like getting away from the crowd. Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve is a quiet, wilderness park. Bring your own water and a bowl to share with your canine best friend.


Marina Bay

12
Population Density
2,163 per sq. mi.

Marina Bay

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Marina Bay in Richmond has two great parks off the Inner Harbor Basin. The Barbara and Jay Vincent Park is a small but beautiful end to the San Francisco Bay Trail. The park is a simple spot where you can watch the boats in the marina. The trail runs through the area and beyond, making it a great trek for people and dogs who really want to get a workout. Just down the trail is the Shimada Friendship Park. This park is mostly open, grassy space perfect for walking your dog. Dogs should remain on leash at both parks.

North and East

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Population Density
6,639 per sq. mi.

North and East

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The residential neighborhood of North and East in Richmond has two great parks for dog walking located just blocks apart. Start with Mira Vista Park. This park is on the smaller side, but the dense foliage around the outside and wide grassy field in the middle make it a perfect oasis. It’s great for short walks or lazy picnics. Tiller Park blocks away is busier, with a full playground and several sports fields. Dogs will love the walking paths and seeing all the people. Bring your own water to both parks, just to be sure to have some.