Dog walking in Saratoga

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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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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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Kate MSaratoga, CA

4.9

(1948)

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Hi, my name is Kate Mayer. I recently retired from the engineering world and returned to my main love: working with animals. I have a degree in Animal Science from UC Davis and have a veterinary work experience background. I appreciate all breeds of dogs. I love walking and caring for them, and have yet to meet a dog that didn't end up loving me too.

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Maxime BSaratoga, CA

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Hi everyone! My name is Maxime. I love taking care of dogs. I grew up with a Labrador and a White Shepherd. I have a lot of experience. I am very energetic and trustworthy. I give my best to take good care of dogs in a safe and loving manner. Your dogs will be very happy and satisfied with me! I offer plenty of playtime activities and outdoorsy fun like hiking the local parks and exploring the neighborhood. I can't wait to meet you and your dogs!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Sarah PSaratoga, CA

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Hi, My name is Sarah! The last 12 years or so, I’ve helped care for my parents’ Australian Shepard, taking him on walks, visiting him, and housesitting. I also have experience walking friends’ dogs, and housesitting for them, when needed. It’s something I enjoy doing, and I take seriously that you are trusting me with your pet.

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Lisa LSaratoga, CA

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My name is Lisa and I'm a dog owner and lover! I have volunteered for a local dog rescue for the last 6 years including fostering over 150 dogs. I have 3 of my own fur babies. Roxy is a 7 year old German Shepherd I've had since she was a pup. I adopted Peetie my AMSTAFF bully boy as well as my blind Shih tzu Wink. I used to foster up to 6 dogs at a time. Now that I have 3 dogs, I usually foster 1-2 dogs at a time. I have a lot of experience with all sorts of breeds, ages and temperaments. I'm great with special needs dogs. I have experience training and handling dogs from all sorts of backgrounds and challenges. I've rehabilitated many dogs that have not been treated well and taught them to trust and enjoy life again! I joined Wag to do something I love the most; spending time with dogs! Your dog and I will have a great time on our walk.

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Lyric ESaratoga, CA

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“My best friends have 4 paws”

Hi, I'm Lyric. I'm a life-long Bay Area resident, and dog lover. I live in San Jose with my dog (and best friend) Boomer. I have many years of dog care under my belt, from puppy to senior, including special needs dogs. I have experience with many breeds, and know how to handle high-energy dogs. I love meeting new dogs and getting to know their charming (and often hilarious) personalities. Our dogs aren't pets, they are family, and you can count on me to treat them that way.

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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, Fast walker, Puppy care, Training experience

Scott DSaratoga, CA

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Greetings, my name is Scott! I'm a military veteran who grew up in Sacramento, but have lived in the San Francisco area the last 20+ years. While growing up, my family always owned dogs and, over the years, built up a great understanding of their general behaviors & needs. I started walking & caring for our dogs, and others, when I was around 8 years old, and have loved doing so at every opportunity since! I'm a very athletic person who goes to the gym & trail running at least 4 days per week so, I'd love the opportunity to keep your dog healthy & fit as well! Your dogs' happiness and safety will be my top priorities!

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Patrick LSaratoga, CA

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Hi My name is Patrick, I grew up in the Bay Area and I have been a dog lover my whole life. Growing up I had many dogs, Big and Small and I'm used to walking, running and playing with all sorts of dogs. Whether you need a quick drop in feeding, someone to walk your dog, or someone to run with your super energetic dog, I got you covered. I can handle puppies no problem but I'm also 6'2 and can handle the big dogs that pull and have more energy then they know what to do with. .

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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, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Michele GSaratoga, CA

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Hello, I'm Michele! I'm born and raised in San Jose and have grown up and lived with all types of dogs. Ive loved taking care of dogs since my childhood golden retriever named Gypsy and my love has only grown! I've taken care of all types of dogs, from a senior miniature schnauzer named Oscar to a full of energy husky mix named Morgan. I love getting to know a dogs personality and look after their needs. With fun walks I'll help keep your dog happy and healthy! I'm excited to be a part of Wag! and will treat your dog with the love, patience and care!

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Salina DSaratoga, CA

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My name is Salina. I am a huge dog lover! I volunteered for the Doggy Day out program for the Humane Society in milpitas and I loved being able to take the big shelter dogs out to enjoy the sunshine and get some fresh air. I also pet sit for the members of my family when they go on vacation. I've been complimented many times on how dogs really like me when they first me, even when the owners say they are not so friendly. I feel I would not only be a great dog walker but a great friend for your pet as well!

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Gillian PSaratoga, CA

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Hi, I'm Gillian. I grew up in England in a household full of pets, including Cindy the Welsh corgi & Rover the old sheep dog. Years later, we have Priya, a rescued beagle-mix. I began dog walking 8 years ago in Florida, with dogs of all sizes and ages from dachshunds and poodles to bulldogs and Huskies! I love meeting new dogs & giving them a good walk for fun and exercise. I ve volunteered at animal shelters and the SPCA, I am professional & caring, and ready to begin a new adventure with Wag!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Dog Walking in Saratoga

Peaceful, quiet and scenic, Saratoga is best known as a refuge for tech workers from the hustle and bustle of the greater San Francisco area. While the town is quiet, it’s still conveniently located -- only a 19-minute drive from San Jose and a 30-minute train to San Francisco proper. While there’s no designated dog park in the area, you and your pup are sure to sniff out something to do! The real draw of Saratoga is its natural surroundings. Head for the hills, and you’ll find many pooch-friendly trails for you and your buddy to explore, along with some of the most beautiful scenery California has to offer.

For doggie dining, be sure to check out the Bell Tower Cafe! This popular breakfast spot serves up a mean breakfast burrito, and welcomes wagging tails at their outdoor patio area. You and your canine companion can work it all off with a leashed walk in one of Saratoga’s several community parks -- Kevin Moran Park on Scully Street is a particular favorite with local dog owners for its acres of green space. And don’t worry, your pooch can still get their off-leash exercise. You’re always just a short drive away from local dog parks where your furry friend can run free!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Saratoga

Basin Way

48
Population Density
1,091 per sq. mi.

Basin Way

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West Saratoga is a haven for hikers, and you can bring your buddy along on many of the trails in the area. Fremont Older Open Space Preserve allows leashed dogs on all its trails, and this park has a hike for every dog from the most athletic to the committed couch pup-tato! If you can, try and make it to the top of the mountain for sweeping views of the Santa Clara valley. Just remember to bring water and bags with you. Once you and your pooch are all tired out, you can stop in at Peet’s Coffee and Tea for a much-needed pick me up!

Almaden

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,081 per sq. mi.

Almaden

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Almaden is just ten miles away from Saratoga, and it’s well worth the trip. Almaden Lake Park boasts some beautiful and tranquil trails, but your dog will need to be on-leash, and you’ll need to keep to designated areas. Don’t fret though -- right next door, you’ll find the furrific Jeffrey Fontana Dog Park! You and your pup can enjoy a spirited game of catch here whatever the weather, as the packed sand surface holds up even after heavy rains. There are seats for tired owners, and water and bags are provided. After you’ve worked up an appetite, you and your pooch can chow down at Mo’s The Breakfast and Burger Place, a local favorite that sets out water bowls at their outdoor tables.

West San Jose

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,445 per sq. mi.

West San Jose

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The Saratoga Creek Dog Park in West San Jose is one of the larger parks in the area, and a great place for your pup to burn off any excess energy! All you need in terms of water, bags and toys are provided on-site, but unlike the Jeffrey Fontana Dog Park, there’s no separate area for small dogs, so be mindful of your pup’s temperament. It’s part of Saratoga Creek Community Park, which also has a shaded trail for a more sedate, leashed walk. There are plenty of restaurants in the area that welcome canine dining companions. Try Rubio’s Coastal Grill for dinner, or cool down after your workout at Yogurtland.

Downtown San Jose

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
10,872 per sq. mi.

Downtown San Jose

12

For a truly entertaining day out, you and your pooch can take a trip to the bright lights of Downtown San Jose! You only need to take a stroll down Santana Row to see that the city is fabulously welcoming to furry friends -- there are over 25 dog-friendly restaurants and cafes on the street alone.  For off-leash adventures, sniff out the Discovery Dog Park. Shaded by beautiful redwoods, the large dog run provides water, bags and toys. A special mention though has to go to the mutts-visit, locally owned Biscuits on Jackson Street, where you’ll find toys and treats to keep your buddy bright eyed and bushy tailed!

Los Gatos

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Population Density
1,527 per sq. mi.

Los Gatos

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If the big city life isn’t to you or your pooch’s liking, why not head out to Los Gatos? Just a 16-minute drive from Saratoga, the trails in this area area a pup’s paradise. For a real challenge, visit St. Joseph’s Open Space Preserve -- if you and your furry friend can handle the steep incline, you’ll be well rewarded by the views at the top. Be careful though; some trails aren’t shaded, so you might want to visit in the morning or early evening. Your buddy might also enjoy a leashed walk in Vasona Park. With 150 acres of open space around a reservoir, it’s worth paying the six dollars for parking.