Dog walking in San Marcos

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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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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Tina PSan Marcos, CA

5.0

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Hi, I am Tina! I have worked with animals, mostly rescues, since 2010. I currently have two dogs of my own, one of which is special needs. I love dogs, they have such wonderful personalities, each one unique. I am always honored to met a new dog, and even more so to take them on an enjoyable outing.

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Pam SSan Marcos, CA

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I would like to offer my services for walking your dog or pet sitting in my home. I have been pet sitting for a couple of years now and have many references. I have a great deal of experience with dogs and just all around love being with them. I take care of your pet as if he or she is my own- with the utmost care, compassion and respect.

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Lauretta JSan Marcos, CA

5.0

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“Your Pup’s Best Friend. And Your Peace of Mind!”

I am Lauretta and I have had dogs, cats and horses all my life. I’m retired so, please think of me as your pup's doting 'aunt, grandma or step-mom.' I am reliable, trustworthy and I treat your pup as if they are my own. I know how hard it is to be busy and guilt ridden that your fur-baby is stuck at home. Well, there is nothing I like better than providing exercise, sniffing opportunities, companionship and fun for your pup.

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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

Janet TSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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“The Dog Gone Best”

I have two pointers who have never missed their twice daily outings in over 12 years. I fully understand the mind/body connection for a contented canine. I have over 1200 hours of hands-on experience working with shelter dogs. I am skilled at basic and intermediate obedience training and well-versed in dog body language, leash reactivity, and working with under-socialized dogs. I look forward to meeting your dog and I promise your dog will thank you!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Susie WSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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“I love dogs!”

Hi there, I’m Susie! Growing up in Michigan we had indoor and outdoor dogs from mixed collie, mixed terrier and a sheep dog. As an adult I had a Westland terrier and miniature pincher much needed exercise and attention with this two breeds.I've also cared for an australian Shepard and collie mix both high energy so walks and play were mandatory. I’ve found being kind, firm and consistent they respond very well. I enjoy running and the beach so no worries I’ll keep your furry friends fit.

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Michael DSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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“Committed to Excellence”

I'm Michael. I'm an Encinitas local. Huge dog lover of all breeds. Started taking care of my neighbors dogs at the age of 8, along with owning dogs of my own my whole life. I've owned two terriers and a pit. I love staying active and the outdoors, so I usually take them on walks and runs by the beach, and hang out at the dog park. Looking forward to meeting you and your dog!

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

Marla HSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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“No One will Love your Dog as Much!”

Hi! I’m Marla and I have over 21 years experience dog sitting and walking all types of breeds from Pugs to Rottweilers. My own pups are Penny, a 2 year old Maltipoo and Chai, a 14 year Old Chi. To me, dogs being so much love and light into the world. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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

Amy KSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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““Who let the dogs out?? Me, for a walk!””

Hi my name is Amy, I am a very active dog loving mom that is happy to help you out by giving your pet some fresh air and exercise when you can't. I know that your dog is part of your family and that you are trusting me with their safety and well being and I take that responsibility very seriously. My kids are all in school so I have the time to be there when needed. I am flexible and dependable and look forward to meeting your fur baby!

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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

Katie BSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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“All you need is love and a dog!”

Hi! I'm Katie and I have a rescue pit-bull mix that is the baby of my household! I grew up in a home full of animals and love all breeds and sizes. I am fiercely protective of all the dogs in my care and treat them as my own while I am with them. I love getting to know their personalities and share in their excitement to go out for a walk. I have lots of volunteering experience with shelters and rescue groups and consider dog walking to be the best job in the world!

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Megan RSan Marcos, CA

4.9

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“There is No such thing as a bad dog!!”

Hello, my name is Megan. I’ll start off by saying I adore all dogs- young and old, small and big! I also love to walk or jog with dogs. I am a dog owner myself and I treat each and every dog as if they were my own. My dog pack at home includes an Australian Shepherd, a German Shepherd and a husky so I can handle high energy! I do my best to make your pet feel comfortable for the entire time were together. I am ready to care for and love on all of your furry family members if you let me(:

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

Dog Walking in San Marcos

In the northern part of San Diego County, in the suburbs of San Diego, lies the city of San Marcos. San Marcos offers beautiful sceneries, peace and tranquility and a wide array of medical and social facilities. The abundance of open space also makes the city a very welcoming place for animals, with plenty of pet-friendly options for you and your pet to seize the day.

Is your pup anxious to be off the leash? San Marcos offers multiple dog parks that allow dogs to run off-leash to explore and socialize. One of the more popular options is San Elijo Hills Dog Park, which commands a magnificent view and is located on a slope for a more rugged and natural experience.

An alternative which offers fun for the whole family is Sunset Park. This little hidden gem is split up in several areas, including a separate dog park. And as long as you keep him or her on the leash, your trusted, four-legged friend can stroll through the rest of the park alongside with you.

Are you planning a short stay in San Marcos California and want to take your dog with you? Pet-friendly hotels such as Ramada Limited San Marcos and Lake San Marcos Resort have you covered. Grabbing a bite to eat is also not a problem with the vast array of restaurants in the area that allow dogs. In short, San Marcos loves dogs!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in San Marcos

San Marcos Central

48
Population Density
95,261 per sq. mi.

San Marcos Central

48

San Marcos offers the dog community and their owners the opportunity to partake and give back to the animal community. They host local events like The Holiday Hounds Dog Parade, which takes place every holiday season where local pooches walk the parade donning their favorite holiday gear! The San Marcos Lions Club hosts the annual Canine Capers Dog Show that judges the cutest, best talent, and ugliest dog in San Marcos. A dog day care business, Dogtopia, hosts frequent charity dog washes that give back to working canines like police, military, and other service dogs. 

Richland

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
46,369 per sq. mi.

Richland

36

This neighborhood in San Marcos has some dog friendly locations and activities to enjoy. For starters, Hollandia Park has two softball fields, a skate park, climbing wall, horseshoe pits and an off-leash dog park. The dog park has two separate areas for large and small dogs to play and socialize and a water fountain to help your pup to beat the California heat. Woodland Park hosts the annual San Marcos Lions Canine Capers Dog Show. They bring many dog vendor booths as well as a contest for the cutest, most talented, and best look alike contests and more!

Country Club

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
46,369 per sq. mi.

Country Club

24

This neighborhood in San Marcos is conveniently located off Veterans’ Memorial Highway and provides dog parents access to Montiel Park walkways, open space, and the Montiel Dog Park. The dog park is a large fenced-in area that is meant for dogs of all sizes to play, exercise and socialize in. There is also seating for pup parents to take a load off. Across Ronald Packard Parkway, the K9 Dog Park offers grooming, training, boarding and day care that will ensure your fur baby will be taken good care of while you are out and about enjoying your day.

Green Oak Ranch

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
42,906 per sq. mi.

Green Oak Ranch

12

Sunset Park is 19-acres of public park space complete with a splash pad, disc golf course, sports fields and an off-leash doggie park. Sunset Dog Park is fenced in and has two grassy areas that are separated for large and small dogs. They provide water fountains in each area and they also come with benches for owners to sit and watch. Unleashed by Petco hosts dog-friendly rescue events like the Be Their Voice Dog Rescue which helps homeless pets find forever homes. They give out free goodies and meet at fun locations like the Belching Beaver Brewery!

Bressi Ranch

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
41,976 per sq. mi.

Bressi Ranch

0

Only six miles west of San Marcos, the Bressi Ranch locale provides people and pups several fun activities to do together. Alga Norte Community Park is 32 acres and features an art aquatic center, skate park, three baseball fields and a dog park. The Alga North Community Dog Park has two areas for big and little pups, and boasts an obstacle course for them to play on! Rubio’s and Luna Grill are dog friendly restaurants in the area, and if you’re visiting or temporarily displaced, Staybridge Suites offers lodging for people with pups.