Dog walking in San Francisco

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Jason LSan Francisco, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ellie GSan Francisco, CA

4.9

(1585)

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Hi there! My name is Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to San Francisco but grew up in the middle of nowhere Western New York. My house growing up was set back in the woods, surrounded by six fields that I would walk my dogs in. My family and I have always had at least two dogs at a time, and a whole bunch of other animals. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, growing up I trained all of our animals, have volunteered at animal shelter

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Oral medicine administration, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kevin OSan Francisco, CA

4.9

(1798)

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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, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ezequiel MSan Francisco, CA

4.9

(1688)

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Cheryl DSan Francisco, CA

4.9

(1727)

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“Working with dogs is my purpose and passion.”

Cheryl 's an avid animal lover since she learned to walk and has extensive experience handling small to large breeds of dogs. Cheryl has also been though several methods of training. She has experience handling "dog aggressive" dogs as well as dealing with aggressive dogs coming at her while walking a leashed dog. Cheryl is attentive, trustworthy and competent dog walker and knows what it is like to care for your pets and will give your dog the best care ever!

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jesse MSan Francisco, CA

4.9

(1633)

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“The best dog walker in town!”

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

Abigail PSan Francisco, CA

4.9

(1010)

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I realized I loved dogs when my sister placed my dog, Maui on my lap nine years ago. I've met so many dogs and dog owners because of her and hope to meet and take care of many more. I've walked dogs for my neighbors and friends. I'm punctual, professional and understand from being a dog owner myself, the safety and well-being of your dog.

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Peggy NSan Francisco, CA

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“Dogs speak, to those who’ve learned to listen!”

Hi, I'm Peggy! I've always loved animals and been mother to two dogs for over ten years. I have experience in caring for both large and small dogs and always make an effort to connect with every dog I encounter. I love the outdoors and discovering nature and doing so in the company of your dog would be a great honor. My goal is to keep your dog fit, happy and looking forward to his next walk!

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Lilian TSan Francisco, CA

4.9

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“I will take care of your dog as if it’s my own!”

Hi there! I'm almost a native San Franciscan (lived here most of my life). I have a husky mix and a maltipoo. Taking care of my 2 dogs make me very happy because they are family and they deserve my love and care. I’m very active and enjoy being outdoors - I run half marathons. If your dog wants to go for a run with me, don't hesitate to let me know!

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

Toya WSan Francisco, CA

4.9

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“your pup's new best friend”

​Hi, I'm Toya I live in North Berkeley and cannot wait to meet and walk with your furry friends. I've always felt connected to animals & have a special love for dogs. I'm overjoyed to be a mother to mini pig. He is the sweetest! @pumathepiglit if you wanna peek at his page. All pets are divine, magical creatures that definitely possess healing powers, and I will take the best care of yours. I have experience across the board from owning, to sitting, to rescuing. Thanks for stoppin by!

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

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 companies and private dog walkers can charge anywhere 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.

 Dog walkers with Wag! only have your dog in mind, and never do 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 $18. A 30-minute walk with Wag!’s thoroughly vetted and insured walkers is only $25, while longer 60-minute walks can be had for $35.  

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

Bernal Heights

50
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
25,825 per sq. mi.

Bernal Heights

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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.

Haight-Ashbury

37
Population Density
40,528 per sq. mi.

Haight-Ashbury

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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.

Eureka Valley

24
Population Density
25,412 per sq. mi.

Eureka Valley

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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.)

Mission District (The Mission)

13
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
38,464 per sq. mi.

Mission District (The Mission)

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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.

Marina District

2
Population Density
18,939 per sq. mi.

Marina District

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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.