Dog walking in San Diego

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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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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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Hi, I'm Becky! I am new to San Diego and one of my favorite things to do is to explore this awesome city with a dog by my side. I've had dogs and cats my whole life, and don't think I could have it any other way. My current best friend/roommate is George, a 5 year old pit bull/lab mix. I understand that all dogs need discipline and respect, with lots of love and exercise. I'll make sure to always keep all dogs super safe and happy.

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Dog Walking in San Diego

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

From their beginnings as wolves, dogs have always been pack animals. And while they love being part of our packs, rubbing noses with other dogs can help them become better pack members. Getting social with canine neighbors can help your dog to reduce anxiety, learn to cope with new situations and work on their manners. Take a walk to one of San Diego’s off-leash dog parks where woofers of all shapes and sizes can mix and mingle.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

When you are working or playing, your dog may be left home alone looking out the window longingly. Bored dogs can become destructive, but there is a simple way to save your pillows and shoes. A daily spin around the block can be all it takes to give your dog something to wag about. America's Finest City offers plenty of green spaces to explore and dog-friendly dining options galore, so there’s lots of opportunity to bring some spice into your dog’s life.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

To your dog, you are the most important thing in the world. We are betting you think your dog is pretty great too. Show your dog just how much you love them by keeping them healthy with daily walks that can curb obesity, keep diabetes and arthritis at bay, and increase the lifespan of your pup! With furrific weather year round, San Diego’s off-leash dog beaches are the pawfect place to romp in the sun and surf, or take a starlit stroll along the shore.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in San Diego

If your dog needs to get out and about in sunny San Diego, but you have other plans, you may wonder how much dog walker rates are in this big city. Several professional dog walkers and dog walking businesses can range from 15-minute walks for $20 to 30-minute walks for up to $30. And if you have an energetic dog who needs longer 60-minute walks, you could pay upwards of $45. An extra dog in the pack could add on a $10 fee, and if your dog needs a walk on the weekend, you could be looking at adding on another $10.

With dog walkers on the Wag! app, your pup is covered with walks when they need them most, whether that’s on a Monday morning or Saturday evening. With 20-minute walks for about $15, 30-minute walks for around $20, and 60-minute walks for an average of $30, you can find the best length for your pup every day of the week. If you have more than one furry bestie, they can even join the walk for only $5 per additional dog.

Not only are Pet Caregivers with Wag! thoroughly vetted and insured, but they are also dog lovers that strive to give your dog the personalized attention they deserve. With GPS tracking through the Wag! app, you will always know where your dog goes, and a report card at the end of the walk will tell you just how much fun they had on their adventure.  

Dog Parks in San Diego

San Diego has some of the best sights in Southern California, and your dog is itching to see them all. Whether stopping for coffee in eclectic North Park, or getting some pawmazing food in Little Italy, you’ll have to check out nearby Balboa Park’s three separate dog parks! On the east side, the Grape Street Dog Park features 5-acres with an agility course, and while most of the area is open, there is a small fenced-in area for small doggos. You’ll need to make sure your dog is good under voice control for the Morley Field Dog Park too, which offers another non-fenced area for dogs to run free. For a more traditional play space, head to Nate’s Point Dog Park for off leash play in a fenced-in environment.

Enjoy the California coastline in Ocean Beach for its live entertainment, family-friendly festivals, and of course, the Original Dog Beach! You can find this pup oasis on the very northern tip of Ocean Beach where your dog can play off leash in the sand and splash in the water 24/7. If that doesn’t tire your pup out, take them for a spin around the nearby Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park.

For the boundless energy dogs, Mission Bay is home to the furtastic Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park. This small peninsula is one giant playground for people and their pups. With a host of beaches, trails, and outdoor eateries, there’s also water sports like jet skiing, sailboating, and paddleboarding. Finish the day with a relaxing leashed stroll across the Bay along the 3-mile Mission Promenade and Beach in the Mission Beach neighborhood.

If you are looking for some isolation from the crowds, the Marian Bear Memorial Park in Clairemont has over 400-acres for you and your leashed adventure pup. Walk the main 6-mile trail surrounded by trees and greenery to feel away from it all. On your way home, stop by the Cadman Dog Park for a little socialization.

Wherever your pup leads you in San Diego, be sure to keep them on a leash no longer than 8 feet outside of any off-leash areas. Lots of dog designated zones are open spaces without fencing, so be sure to stay within the boundaries and keep your dog in sight. Always have clean-up bags on hand to promptly pick up after your dog, and be sure your furry pal is fully vaccinated and wearing a current license from the local Humane Society.

Dog Walking in San Diego with Wag!

While you are away, your dog can play in gorgeous San Diego! Dog walkers with Wag! are available when you aren’t to get your dog moving in this sunny muttropolis.

Got a big Siberian Husky, a San Diego favorite? This active doggo needs lots of exercise, and would love frequent 60-minute walks. Smaller French Bulldogs and Maltese pups may prefer shorter 20-minute spins, while Poodles might fall right in the middle at 30-minute walks. And if your Pug would rather have company at home, Wag! pet caregivers can Drop-In to get that tail wagging.

Wag! makes it simple to get your dog the exercise they need with three easy steps. Just download the Wag! app, choose the date and time, then pick the length of walk that’s pawfect for your pup. Whether an on-demand walk in the same day, a one-time walk, or recurring walks throughout the week, Wag! has you covered! And with live text and video updates from your dog walker, and real time GPS tracking, you’ll know every step your dog takes.

Don’t let your dog miss out on San Diego’s sunshine! Book a walk with Wag! today to make your pooch the happiest on the block!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in San Diego

Coronado

50
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
3,163 per sq. mi.

Coronado

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Coronado is its own city as well as a neighborhood of San Diego. This peninsula is an upscale, peaceful locale — perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of city living for a weekend or longer. Renowned for its dog-friendly community, Coronado features one of California’s oldest and most popular dog beaches. Open year-round, Coronado Dog Beach will see you and your pooch romping all day long in the sun and surf. Afterward, hose off feet and paws at the conveniently located wash stations. Don’t forget to enjoy a dogsicle for Fido and a cone or cup for you at one of the roaming ice cream trucks or local shops. Keep your doggo leashed until you reach the designated area, and then fetch, romp, and play the day away in Coronado.

Ocean Beach

37
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
8,232 per sq. mi.

Ocean Beach

37

Ocean Beach lures sunseekers and beach bums from near and far. This trendy area has everything you'd expect from a California beachside resort destination, from live entertainment venues and family-friendly festivals to independently owned businesses and million-dollar mansions. But for your canine compadre, the highlight of Ocean Beach will be — you guessed it — the beach! Original Dog Beach has truly gone to the dogs. This hangout for hounds and San Diego dog walkers is the "pawfect" place to let Lassie loose. Just a few steps away, Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park is a popular alternative for those looking to avoid the water. Ocean Beach also boasts a few dog-friendly diners serving up everything from brunch to Asian cuisine.

Gaslamp Quarter

25
Population Density
9,849 per sq. mi.

Gaslamp Quarter

25

Gaslamp Quarter is a charming area for shopping, dining, entertainment, and so much more in the heart of San Diego. Whether you’re looking for a Fido-friendly travel destination or an urban locale to call home, Gaslamp Quarter offers a variety of pawtastic places for both two- and four-legged family members. Martin Luther King Promenade is the perfect place to people-watch and get in a little doggie socialization while enjoying San Diego’s gorgeous year-round weather. This Rails-to-Trails Conservancy project snakes through some of the city's best parks, restaurants, and shopping opportunities. Walk the path to build up an appetite, then enjoy a little alfresco dining at one of Gaslamp Quarter's seafood restaurants and sandwich shops.

Hillcrest

13
Population Density
10,375 per sq. mi.

Hillcrest

13

"Hip" is truly the only word to describe Hillcrest's vibrant atmosphere and boho vibes. Stroll the streets of this colorful neighborhood and discover a treasure trove of vintage shops and bespoke boutiques. If you and Fido consider yourselves foodies, Hillcrest is where you want to be! You'll find an eclectic mix of dog-friendly restaurants serving up all manner of gastronomic delights, including curry, tacos, and fresh twists on your Mediterranean favorites. Walk off your meal en route to Balboa Park, where you'll find not one, but three pup playgrounds! Complimentary waste baggies and water make Grape Street Dog Park deservedly "pawpular" with San Diego dog walkers and pet parents. Just make sure your buddy comes when called — this off-leash area isn't fenced. Why not spend the day exploring all of Balboa Park's off-leash areas to find your favorite?

Mission Bay

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
147 per sq. mi.

Mission Bay

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Mission Bay is well-known for its wide variety of tourist activities. Water lovers will feel right at home here, with endless opportunities to hit the water on a jet ski, sailboat, or paddleboard. Mission Bay is also a fabulous place to let your dog get their bark on, with a host of beaches, trails, and outdoor eateries sure to appeal to both two- and four-legged family members. Start off at Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park, where you and your pooch will enjoy scenic views of the calm waters of Mission Bay while burning off excess energy and socializing with neighborhood canines and dog walkers in San Diego. After your adventures bayside, don't miss the chance to sample some fresh, local seafood with your favorite doggy dinner date.

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