Dog walking in San Rafael

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How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Rebecca L. SSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(2717)

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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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Miguelle LSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1964)

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It all started with a Kelpie to whom I got to be “Mommy” for nearly 16 years. That incredible and life-changing experience catalyzed my shift in professional direction to pet care services. Now, I am certified with DogTec as well as Pet Sitters International; trained in pet first aid and CPR. I live in Adam’s Point near Lake Merritt. I welcome senior, special needs and/or timid pets. I am highly experienced in administering oral medications as well as performing basic physical therapy stretching routines. Let me create a safe, happy, adventure-filled experience for your furry baby that passes the sniff test every time!

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Kevin OSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1946)

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Chris BSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1996)

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Hi! My name is Chris. As a lifelong dog lover and owner, I am excited to have an opportunity to care for your pup(s)! I strive to ensure that each dog I care for is safe, healthy, and happy. My experience with both rescue and disabled dogs has also allowed me to provide quality care for those pups who need special attention. Can’t wait to get walking!

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Jason LSan Rafael, 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training

Ellie GSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1618)

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hi! I'm Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to Oakland a few years ago all the way from rural New York. Growing up we always had at least two dogs at a time if not more, plus a whole bunch of other animals. Most recently I have been attending University for wildlife biology while I'm not studying I'm walking dogs. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, some training experience, lots of energy for walks, and I can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Melanie BSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1648)

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My name is Melanie and I live in downtown Oakland. I have had pets my entire life, and I've been dog sitting for three years now. I have experience with a lot different breeds from Chihuahuas to Pit bulls. I'm passionate about working with animals, and can't wait to meet you and your pup!

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Kaitlin MSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1786)

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Hi! Growing up I had all types of pets. However, dogs have always held a special place in my heart. I have two small chihuahua mixes, Peter and Jupiter. I worked as a pet sitter and dog walker in Philadelphia and now in San Francisco. Thanks for allowing me to spend time with your loved ones!

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Ezequiel MSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1691)

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience

Jesse MSan Rafael, CA

4.9

(1637)

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

Dog Walking in San Rafael

San Rafael best known outdoor area is the China Camp State Park, which surrounds the Chinese American shrimp-fishing village and salt marsh in a historical preserve. The 1,500+ acre park is home to hiking, mountain biking, open spaces, and beautiful scenic views. Be careful, though, China Camp State Park hosts an array of wildlife including owls, coyotes, deer, raccoons, and many other dog-annoyed critters.

If you're opting for something a bit more low-key, McInnis Park is great for walking and hanging out with your canine companion. Not technically a dog park, McInnis hosts expansive wetlands, a small pond rover can swim in, and a few large lawn areas.

Dogs love hiking French Trail Loop, a scenic, shaded, loop through Redwood Groves that returns through the Steam Trail. There are a few options along the hike to make it shorter or longer depending on how your pooch is feeling and how isolated you want to be. You will be without cell service, so be sure to pick-up a map at the park at the Skyline Gate Staging area near Pine Hills Drive.

Staying the night? Marin Suites Hotel, Extended Stay America - San Rafael, and Motel 6 make the list as your best bet. Each allows pets, although some at an additional nightly fee.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in San Rafael

San Anselmo

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
12,676 per sq. mi.

San Anselmo

48

The San Anselmo neighborhood of San Rafael provides locals access to plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment. Red Hill Dog Park is a pawesome place where humans and pups can get together and socialize. It’s a large off-leash, fenced-in space that provides poop bags and two watering stations  The park also offers a watering station for humans! Robson-Harrington Park is comprised of about 30 different gardens that are maintained by community members. This park prides itself on the extensive grounds where locals are allowed to stroll around with their pups. It also has plenty of walkways and outdoor fireplaces! 

Santa Venetia

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,292 per sq. mi.

Santa Venetia

36

Santa Venetia is located 2.5 miles north of San Rafael. It offers locals several dog friendly activities to choose from, including a visit to beautiful Lagoon Park. This natural wonder spans 10 acres and surrounds a manmade lagoon that makes it the perfect destination for walking and playing with your pup! For a more structured outing with your dog, you can visit the lagoon’s Civic Center Dog Park on the premises. It is a fenced in, off-leash park that includes a kiddie pool, running water, and donated tennis balls you can use to play fetch with your pooch!

Greenbrae

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
11,999 per sq. mi.

Greenbrae

24

3.5 miles south of San Rafael and off the Redwood Highway, Greenbrae is a very family friendly neighborhood that has entertainment and activities for your four-legged child. Neighborhood Park has a dog park on the property that is a small but open space for dogs and owners enjoy. Directly across the Corte Madera Creek lies Piper Park, which is surrounded by water. It has a boardwalk, walking paths and a dog park that all can be enjoyed with your doggie! Enjoy a beer afterwards at the Marin Brewing Company that allows pooches on the patio. 

San Pedro

12
Population Density
41,157 per sq. mi.

San Pedro

12

This is a small neighborhood located right off of San Rafael Bay and backed directly up to China Camp State Park. China Camp State Park offers beautiful views of the waterfront and supports a variety of wildlife like deer, squirrels, coyote, fox, bats and birds. Beach access, swimming, and picnicking are all permitted. However, please note that dogs are only allowed on the campgrounds and not on the trails. Barbary Ghost mini-yacht offers dog friendly boat cruises, stand-up paddleboard and kayak tours. The boat's first mate is Niko and he has four legs and welcomes other dogs and their owners to enjoy the water!

Larkspur

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
12,325 per sq. mi.

Larkspur

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3.5 miles from San Rafael, the town of Larkspur has plenty of restaurants and local parks nearby. Piper Park is a beautiful area surrounded by water with a boardwalk that you and your pooch can enjoy! The park also has a dog park on the premises where you and your pup can meet and socialize with other dog lovers. Larkspur Path, also known as Corte Madera path that was previously an unused railroad strip this "rail-trail" is now the perfect place to walk Fido in Larkspur and take in some nature and history!