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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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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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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, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
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Dog Walking in San Francisco
Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:
Even dogs can get the boredom blues, but don’t let your shoes be the victims! Taking your dog for regular walks can bring some excitement into their life, and save your house from destruction. Considered one of the dog-friendliest cities in the Sunny State, San Francisco shows its love for its canines with more than 150 dog-friendly restaurants, and many shopping areas that welcome doggos, making it bring your dog along for an adventure!
Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:
Dogs crave cavorting with their peers. Not only does socializing help to reduce anxieties, but every new dog and person your pup meets can help boost their confidence. And with more dogs in San Fran than children under 18 years old, a walk along the waterfront in the Marina District or through the colorful Castro neighborhood to Kite Hill is sure to make some new furry furiends.
Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:
A healthy dog is a happy dog, and nothing keeps your dog in shape better than exercise. Daily walks are one way to help reduce your dog’s risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, as well as keeping obesity at bay. Whether it’s a simple romp around a historic city block, or a trip to one of San Francisco’s off leash beaches, you could be adding years to your dog’s lifespan.
Average Cost of Dog Walking in San Francisco
If your dog needs to get moving without you, you may be wondering how much dog walking costs in the Fog City. Most company and private dog walker rates can range from $30 - $50 for a 30-minute walk. Longer 60-minute walks are harder to come by, and can be around $40. And if you want individual walks for your dog, there are less choices as many walkers specialize in pack walks only.
A local dog walker with Wag! only has your dog in mind, and never does pack walks. If you have more than one dog in your household, your pack can walk together, but that’s as big as it gets! If your pup just needs a quick spin, book a 20-minute walk for around $15. A 30-minute walk with Wag!’s thoroughly vetted and insured walkers averages $20, while longer 60-minute walks can be had for $30. Once you choose your pawrific Pet Caregiver, you'll see a finalized rate in the app.
Always know where your dog is with GPS tracking through the Wag! app. Wag! pet caregivers will also keep you updated with pictures and texts, and an end of walk report card about your dog’s adventure.
Dog Parks in San Francisco
With so many pawmazing dog parks in San Francisco, your dog will be tugging the leash to get to them all! In Bernal Heights, you may love the spectacular views of the city, but your pup will love the Bernal Heights Dog Park's 39-acre hilltop expanse featuring trails where they can frolic the day away. For a more traditional fenced in park with soft grass and a water fountain, make your way to St. Mary’s Dog Park.
The Presidio stands guard at the entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge, and offers lots of pawsome play spaces. Here you can find the Presidio Unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, whose gorgeous open spaces beckon leashed dogs to explore. Beach pups will love access to Crissy Field East Beach and Crissy Field West Bluff Beach, which both feature off leash areas for pups to frolic in the sand and surf amidst views of the bridge, the Marin Headlands and Alcatraz Island. Baker Beach on the west side of the bridge lets dogs run free in its northern section. Check out the off leash area at Mountain Lake Park if your pup still has some energy to spare.
If you’re looking for peace, love, and pet-friendliness, head to Haight-Ashbury. The neighborhood that housed “The Summer of Love” now features extravagant Victorian homes, funky vintage stores and bookshops. Your dog will love walking The Panhandle, or meeting new furiends at the wooded Buena Vista Dog Park. No outing would be complete without checking out Golden Gate Park's 4 off leash areas inside its sprawling 1,000 acres.
Head south for a quieter day out in the Sunset District. The Sigmund Stern Grove Dog Park is sure to please your pup with open fields surrounded by shady trees. Then catch a furrific sunset on the water at Ocean Beach where dogs are allowed off leash on most of it’s 1.5 mile shoreline.
While exploring all the puptastic sites in San Fran, be sure to keep your dog leashed everywhere outside of off leash areas. Have clean-up bags on hand, and always pick up after your pup. Dogs in this big city are also required to keep current on their license and rabies vaccinations.
Dog Walking in San Francisco with Wag!
With so many different neighborhoods and green spaces in this historic city, your dog is sure to want to see and sniff them all. When you just can’t be there for the adventure, dog walkers with Wag! can come to the rescue!
No matter if you have San Fran favorites such as active Golden Retrievers or Siberian Huskies who need long, daily walks, or a smaller Chihuahua who just wants a quick neighborhood patrol, Wag! pet caregivers will be there when you need them. Even if your senior Labrador is just too tuckered out, Wag! can also Drop-In to give them a little company at home.
Wag! also knows how busy life can get, so booking a walk is as easy as looking at your phone. Just download the Wag! app and choose an on-demand walk, a one-time walk, or a recurring walk. Next select the pawfect length for your dog from our 20-minute, 30-minute or 60-minute walks, and that’s it!
Before your dog can say woof, your thoroughly vetted and experienced dog walker will be there to put some pep in your dog’s step. And with text and video messaging, and GPS tracking through the Wag! app, you can feel safe knowing where your dog is at all times.
Book a walk with Wag! today and help make your dog the happiest pooch on the block!
Best Dog Neighborhoods in San Francisco
Mission District (The Mission)
Mission District (The Mission)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in San Francisco just so happens to be one of its dog-friendliest! Take your woofer for a wander down Dolores Street and grab a sweet treat from one of the dog-friendly cafes. Right across the street, you’ll find the place your buddy has been begging to visit: Dolores Park. The two off-leash areas within this public park are “pawpular” with local pups, so your pal will have no trouble finding a playmate! The dog park comes complete with waste bag stations (although it’s always a good idea to bring a few extra just in case). After your pup has worked up a good pant, leash up and explore the park’s sports fields. Or, meander along the streets to see some of the neighborhood’s many historic sites, including the intricate architecture of the Mission Dolores.
If you’re looking to spend some time in San Francisco’s most colorful neighborhood, leash up and head out to Eureka Valley. When we call it colorful, we mean it — the famous crosswalks of The Castro are literally painted rainbow! A thriving nightlife scene is The Castro’s biggest draw, so you can expect to find some “grrreat” bars and restaurants here. Let your buddy sniff out some new canine companions at Kite Hill, a popular spot with San Francisco dog walkers that offers stunning vistas of SF’s most famous landmarks. Doggos aren’t allowed off-leash here by city law, but you may find that some visitors don’t play by the rules! (We recommend keeping your pup on-leash while you admire the San Francisco skyline.)
If you and your hound consider yourselves hippies, historic Haight-Ashbury is your one-stop shop for all things peace, love, and pet-friendliness. Back in the late ‘60s, Haight-Ashbury saw more than 100,000 college students descend on the neighborhood for the Summer of Love. Today, as you stroll the streets, you’ll admire extravagant Victorian homes painted in vibrant colors. Funky vintage stores and bookshops make this a groovy spot to shop. On the other paw, pet parents and dog walkers in San Francisco love The Panhandle. Part of Golden Gate Park, this is the “pawfect” place to stop and sniff the roses. Just be sure to keep your pal on-leash and clean up their messes. Afterward, enjoy a hot coffee or cold brew at one of the district’s dog-friendly cafes and pubs.
Dubbed “the hottest neighborhood in San Francisco,” this quaint, multicultural neighborhood boasts spectacular views of the city and a thriving commercial district of locally owned businesses. Your pup’s favorite feature will undoubtedly be Bernal Heights Dog Park, a 39-acre hilltop expanse where your four-footed friend can frolic the day away. You're sure to find some new pet pals here; the park’s dirt hiking trails are a popular spot for dog walking in San Francisco. While your pal plays, you can relax on a bench and soak up sweeping vistas of the city some 450 feet below. Precita Park is a great alternative for an on-leash walk. Then, explore the dog-friendly burger joints, breweries, and bars of Bernal Heights. For the ultimate treat, grab some organic goodies and pamper your pal with a “pawdicure” at the local pet store and grooming salon.
The renowned Palace of the Arts towers above the homes and apartment blocks lining the streets of this waterfront neighborhood. Take Fifi for a walk along Chestnut Street, the commercial hub of the neighborhood home to locally owned boutiques and some of the best dog-friendly restaurants in the city. Whether you want to indulge in a gourmet meal or grab a pizza, you’ll find something to please your pup’s palate here. Work off your meal at one of two dog-friendly recreation areas along Marina Boulevard. Marina Green is a local favorite with dog walkers in San Francisco. Leashed puppers are also welcome to explore Fort Mason’s hiking trails and meadows. You’ll also find a veterinary clinic in the heart of the neighborhood that takes good care of the Marina’s mutts.