Dog walking in Salinas

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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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Leah ASalinas, CA

5.0

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Hi my name is Leah and I just moved to Carmel!I've always grown up raising dogs and am currently a proud dog mom to a little Frenchie named Piper. I look forward to hanging out with your pup! :)

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Niles ASalinas, CA

5.0

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“I love connecting with animals!”

Hello, my name is Niles and my purpose here on earth is to serve the environment and its beautiful people by contributing to greater harmony in our world. By connecting with animals, I genuinely find a means to express love and compassion for all. I have owned and cared for many dogs in my years. I have fostered puppy litters, groomed dogs, as well as trained them. Spending time with dogs is truly my meditation, and makes me happy!

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Linda FSalinas, CA

4.9

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My name is Linda. I’m excited about joining the Wag team! I live in Monterey with my partner and our three canine kids: Holly, a Lab Retriever; Champ, a Yorkie; and Coco, a Pomeranian. I’ve lived with dogs most of my life and I love all breeds. I also enjoy walking and being outside. What better way than to combine two of my favorite things—dogs and walking! I look forward to meeting you soon!

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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

Julianne MSalinas, CA

4.9

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“Let’s go for a walk!”

My name is Julie and I recently moved to LA from NYC! I have a lifetime of experience caring for dogs. When I first came to CA, I dog sat my way through the state which was a wonderful way to learn different areas and get to meet some great furry friends in the process! Now that I’m settled in LA, I would love to continue taking care of pups. I was a volunteer and foster mom for It’s Ruff Without a Roof, and cared for many rescues in my home. I love to explore, hike, travel, and teach yoga.

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

Katelyn ASalinas, CA

4.9

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Hi, I’m Katelyn, an animal lover since I can remember. I’ve grown up around cats, dogs, and all the farm animals you can think of. I am working full time and in the process of applying to physician assistant school and animals bring me so much joy! I’m responsible and caring and will ensure your furry friend has a productive and enjoyable walk. I can’t wait to meet your best friend!

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

Paul WSalinas, CA

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“Dr Doolittle”

My name is Paul. I have been married for 20 Years. I have grown up with pets. A standard poodle, a Beagle Boston Terrier and currently a 11 yr old terrier mutt called Maisy Grace. I have 2 teens and I am the primary dog walker and potty break guy. We live by Manresa State Beach where maisy takes me for walks. My family call me Dr Doolittle because animals love me. I love the companionship and exercise I get. I live the flexibility of the gig economy

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Robert ASalinas, CA

4.9

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I’m a devoted dog person. I love the bond between people and dogs; it’s an amazing gift. I have volunteered with a local rescue and learned humane, positive and loving techniques to socialize pups so they can find their forever homes. I have adopted three rescues, each with behavioral problems. If your dog is reactive, I have techniques to manage her walk and keep her safe, calm and secure. I’ll give your best friend the best attention!

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Joseph CSalinas, CA

4.9

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“Trustworthy, Always on time, Enjoyable”

Hello my name is Joey. I have been working with animals since I was just a few years old. I have experience working with all types of dogs, small/large and puppy/senior. I have a Golden Retriever that loves camping and going to the beach. I enjoy walking dogs 24/7, and am walking everyday. I currently have clients in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel and Pebble Beach.

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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, Fast walker

Stella HSalinas, CA

4.8

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Hi! I’m Stella and I have about 10 years experience working with dogs. I’ve continuously walked/pet sat on the side since I was young and I’ve worked at a dog daycare/boarding facility where I fed, walked, and monitored group play between dogs. For the last 6 years I’ve been a dog groomer. I love dogs!

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

Larissa DSalinas, CA

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As child, we always had dogs in our family. I always enjoyed walking and taking care of them. I don't have a dog now and I miss it. I would enjoy walking other people's dogs. Dogs seem to know that I like them and they seem to like me.

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Dog Walking in Salinas

There are around 155,000 people and close to 76,000 pets in Salinas, California. With an additional half of the total population being pets, you know the city has to be very pet-friendly. There are a slew of great attractions in Salinas; we'll do our best to cover the local favorites.

Natividad Creek Park on Nogal Drive has 64-acres of absolute fun, on one of the many hiking trails you're likely to see deer, beavers, hawks, owls, and even coyotes, so keep Fido close. Rossi Rico Linear Parkway on Victor Street has ten whole acres just for Fido to run and play, Highway 68 has Toro County Park, which has 20 miles of trails, and the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, which is a campground and picnic area.

If you get hungry after the park, you can make a pit stop at In-N-Out Burger on Kern Street, you should be able to order a burger just for your pup. Tell them you want the protein style burger and they will bring you a hamburger without the bun. You won’t see it on the menu because it is a secret menu just for dog lovers. Portobello’s on South Main Street has an outdoor seating area for you and the furbabies. They serve a variety of food for everyone including vegetarians. Their dessert selection is amazing, including the cookies, which are absolutely spectacular.

When it is time to rest, the Residence Inn by Marriott on El Rancho Way loves birds, cats, fish, and dogs. Both Motel 6 South on De La Torre Blvd and the Motel 6 North on Kern Street allow pets at no additional cost, which is a no-brainer.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Salinas

Salinas

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
157,218 per sq. mi.

Salinas

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Salinas provides visitors and locals plenty of shopping, eating, drinking and entertainment options, as well as some fun outdoor activities perfect for you and your pooch. Natividad Creek Park is Salinas’ largest park, with 64 acres of open spaces and cemented walking paths. The off-leash Natividad Creek Dog Park is an acre of fenced in space for pups to play, socialize and get some vitamin D! The park has doggie watering stations, benches and separate green space for big dogs and small dogs. Burrito King and In-N-Out Burger are some local food options that cater to the puppy population, and Motel 6 offers dog-friendly accommodations.

Marina

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
21,688 per sq. mi.

Marina

36

Nine miles west of Salinas, the coastal town of Marina offers dog owners access to the Marina (Schoonover) Dog Park. This dedicated dog park is off-leash and completely fenced in with two sides: one for small dogs, the other for all dogs. Trash cans, pooper-scoopers and water are provided at the park for you to use. If you and your pup are the active and adventurous type, Fort Ord Dunes State Park offers 4 miles of coastline, a boardwalk, and a 4-mile path for walking and biking that you and your leashed pooch to enjoy!

Castroville

24
Population Density
6,481 per sq. mi.

Castroville

24

Eight miles northwest of Salinas lies the small town of Castroville. It isn't far from the coast and the gorgeous Salinas River State Beach Park, which is a beach located at the junction of the Salinas River and is frequented for photography, walking and enjoying nature. Dogs on leashes are welcome to enjoy the park, but it is recommended that visitors refrain from swimming because water conditions are often rough and there are no lifeguards on duty. The Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge is 367 acres of scenic wildlife views and several trails that can be enjoyed by you and your on-leash doggie.

Moss Landing

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
204 per sq. mi.

Moss Landing

12

Moss Landing is a tiny town 11 miles north west of Salinas, located on the water. Phil’s Fish Market is dog-friendly, and allows you to eat outside with your pup to soak up some sun! Directly behind the Monterey Aquarium Research Facility and Phil's Fish Market is a nice, unpopulated section of beach that is not fenced-in, but allows dogs to be off-leash. The south part of the beach does not allow dogs, so please be aware of your location. Moss Landing KOA offers several pet-friendly beaches in the area, and you can even bring Fido on a whale watching tour at the harbor.

Boronda

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Population Density
1,710 per sq. mi.

Boronda

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Directly off Veterans Memorial Highway and 2.5 miles north west of Central Salinas is Boronda, which offers plenty of retail options such as Costco, DICKS Sporting Goods, and Walmart. There is a local PetSmart of Salinas that hosts occasional dog friendly events like their Puppy Love event. The event teaches dog owners the five secrets to puppy love and happiness, as well as letting you create your own Valentine’s Day paw print keepsake! The Courtyard by Marriott offers dog-friendly lodging options and is conveniently located near a small lake that can be strolled around with your pup!