Dog walking in Santa Barbara

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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Maia VSanta Barbara, CA

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Hi! My name is Maia. My family had dogs when I was growing up, and I've been walking dogs and dog sitting for neighbors and friends for over 10 years. I've walked everything from a 3 lb Chihuahua to a 100 lb wolfhound mix. I grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA, but now live in Santa Barbara. Each day when I get home from my job as a food scientist, I go for a long walk. I'd love to enjoy the sun and fresh air with your furry friend by my side!

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Erin MSanta Barbara, CA

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Hi there! I'm Erin and I'm so excited to take the best care of your best friend. My experience with dogs comes from sitting for my friends and neighbors - whenever they need someone to watch their golden retrievers while they're on vacation, I'm their first call for walking or dog sitting! I also am a dog mom myself to a rambunctious corgi puppy, so I'm well versed in training and commands as I work on that with him. Looking forward to going on walks with your pup!

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Can run with dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jeffrey BSanta Barbara, CA

4.9

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“The dogs come first!”

Hello my name is Jeff, I am a long-time dog lover and advocate.. I am a certified canine massage therapist through the Ojai School of canine massage therapy. I am also certified in CPR and advanced first aid for dogs. I have I have been caring for dogs independently for several years, and have now decided to join the Wag teamI have only had positive reviews (available upon request). I am looking forward to having the pleasure of caring for your beloved pet!!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, 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

Sharon CSanta Barbara, CA

4.9

(499)

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“STOP, TLC and more for FREE!”

Hi I am Sharon, I am here to help you with your furry friend. I became a Wag walker/sitter July 2018 & many years of volunteer work with dogs & cats. I was a RN for 30 years & since I retired I am able to do the next thing I love, care for & help animals. Being a nurse has come in handy too due to my observation skills & ability to recognize unusual behaviors. I let pet parents know anything I see & take pictures for you. Can't wait to walk your furbaby and help with anything else you need done.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sophie ASanta Barbara, CA

4.9

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“I take care of every dog as if they’re my own!”

My name is Sophie. I have always grown up around dogs, when I was younger we had a Golden Retriever named Dreyfus. In high school I got an Old English Bulldog named Roxie along with a Yorkie named Jager. I have dog sat for my friends numerous times over the years including watching my Aunt's Great Dane Zeus and my Grandma's Cocker Spaniels Tapper and Kareeb. I currently work at a dog boarding facility as well managing yards with many dogs at a time

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Aaron ASanta Barbara, CA

4.9

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Hi! I'm Aaron. I'm a college student, originally from Moraga, California. Having frequently pet sat for friends and neighbors, as well as owning my own Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lily, I am truly an experienced care giver and lover of dogs. I look forward to the chance of getting to know your amazing canine friend!

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Katelyn NSanta Barbara, CA

4.9

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“Dog hair is my glitter!”

My name is Katelyn. I have been walking dogs since I was 12 years old, so I have had a lot of experience with a range of different breeds and walking requirements. I am also a slow-pace runner so if you give me enough time in advance I can plan on going on a run with your dog if they are up for it! I can’t wait to meet your pup!

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Alisa BSanta Barbara, CA

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“Dogs are my best friends!”

I absolutely love dogs and have always taken the initiative to walk, play, and train dogs. I have experience training, playing with, and walking all types of dogs at different training levels. Nothing brings me more joy than getting to know and take care of these loveable furry friends! I know how important it is for dogs to exercise and I love being the one to take them out for a nice, long, fun walk.

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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

Brandon VSanta Barbara, CA

4.8

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“Pick me”

I'm Brandon! I grew up with several animals! In the past I have owned 5 dogs ( 3 black labs, 1 Dalmatian, and 1 pit bull). I'm also very familiar with cats as I currently have 3! I'm a current full-time manager and due to my current apartment situation can't own another dog but would love to walk yours!

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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

Khrystyna TSanta Barbara, CA

4.8

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Hi! My name is Khrystyna and I am currently studying to become a veterinarian. I have volunteered at an all dog shelter in Santa Barbara, called DAWG. Also most of my family and friends own a dog (or a few) who I have had the pleasure of walking and playing with. I would love to get the chance to meet your best friend!

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Dog Walking in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is home to about 90,412 people, 24,683 of which are families with pets. Many households own multiple pets, which adds up to a whopping 46,389 pets living in Santa Barbara! With all of these furry friends, it is important that the city has plenty of places where owners and visitors alike can bring their four-legged friends to play. With such a beautiful area it only makes sense to visit some of the local dog parks in the area, whether you have a dog or not.

The Douglas Family Preserve on Medcliff Road and Selrose Lane has a variety of hiking trails for your pooches and you, and for the water lovers, there's even a beach to enjoy. Tuckers Grove Park on San Antonio Creek Road has plenty of expansive open areas for you and your pets to roam around. Orcutt Park on Alameda Padre Serra and Moreno is a long and narrow park to wear out you and your furry friend. Elings Park on Las Positas Road has a vast amount of running space that is spread out over grassy fields; this is especially great for the dogs that love to roll around on the green. Hale Park and Knapp’s Castle Trail are both off-leash running areas that have some amazing views of the beautiful coastline.

After selecting from one of the many parks and wearing out you and Fido, you can drop off the pets at one of the pet-friendly hotels and get out and enjoy some of the attractions individually or with the family, more as 'pet parents.' The Santa Barbara Zoo, Museum of Art, and Lotus Land Arboretum will entertain those who enjoy arts and nature.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Downtown

49
Population Density
20,009 per sq. mi.

Santa Barbara Downtown

49

This fun urban neighborhood offers a lot of fun dining, entertainment and dog friendly accommodations nearby. Grassini Family Vineyards is a local, family owned and operated winery that loves dogs! The vineyard allows them to wander and also provides water and treats. Jamie Slone Wines is another local winery that loves pups. For some outside time, the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens is a gorgeous local park that provides walking paths that leashed dogs can enjoy! There are countless restaurants that allow dogs, including Arigato Sushi, Savoy Café, and Tupelo Junction, to name a few.

East Beach

36
Population Density
2,536 per sq. mi.

East Beach

36

Santa Barbara’s East Beach neighborhood is located directly on the beach and has plenty of drinking, eating and shopping close by. The Oceanfront Trail is a beautiful oceanside path that welcomes you to bring your dog on-leash. DeeTours of Santa Barbara offers dog-friendly city and wine tours in either a soft-top Jeep Wrangler or a convertible Jeep Limousine. The wine tour includes stopping at four wineries that are all dog friendly! The Set and Jacks Bistro are local eateries that accommodate the pooches in East Beach, and The Fess Parker by Hilton and Hyatt Santa Barbara are a few pet-friendly hotels.

East Mesa

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
10,009 per sq. mi.

East Mesa

24

East Mesa is a beachfront community that offers scenic views and dog friendly activities to enjoy. Shoreline Park is a popular 14.6-acre coastal park that includes a playground, a group picnic area, sidewalks, park benches, beach access stairs and the opportunity for people and pups to view whales! Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach from the Shoreline Park Staircase to the eastern edge of the Arroyo Burro Estuary and are allowed on-leash everywhere else in Shoreline Park. If you’re visiting from out of town, there is a private home a couple of blocks from the beach that is dog-friendly.

Elings Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,616 per sq. mi.

Elings Park

12

This gorgeous locale offers stunning views surrounded by Elings Park and the ocean! Elings Park is a 230-acre park that is the largest privately-funded park in America. The park comprises of sports fields, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, special event venues, and landscaped walkways. The park is a hub for mountain biking, youth sports, paragliding, and other outdoor activities, and the best part is dogs are allowed! There’s lots of space to walk the dog on the trails or play fetch in the fields. You must be confident about your dog off-leash because the none of the areas are fenced-in.

Samarkand

0
Population Density
13,925 per sq. mi.

Samarkand

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Samarkand is located off Mission Creek and has so many dog friendly establishments and activities to enjoy! Mission Creek is running directly through the park and features a wading pool, barbeque and picnic areas, restrooms, a raised dance floor, tennis courts, and lighted horseshoe pits. They welcome leashed dogs to accompany you in the sun and enjoy the waters of Mission Creek. Golden Limo Santa Barbara offers dog-friendly wine tasting tours in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley. HydroPaws is a business that offers cutting edge physical therapy techniques for pups to help improve quality of life.