Dog walking in Soquel

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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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Kate MSoquel, 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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Gillian PSoquel, 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

Lucia GSoquel, CA

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“I’ll love and care for your pups like family.”

Hi, I’m Lucia, an Italian American from San Jose! Over the years I have had opportunities to care for and walk a variety of dog breeds ranging from Standard Poodle and Pit Bull to Yorkie and French Bulldog. I love being active by hiking so I will make sure your dog is satisfied each and every walk.

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Christina CSoquel, CA

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“Give every puppo a hug and a squeeze”

After close to 600 walks for canine clients, I've gained much confidence and experience to care for all kinds of puppos. Today I am a proud momma to a German Shepherd mix I adopted, and we're so happy together. Dogs are wonderful creatures. I often feel like we don't deserve such loyalty and undying affection. For all they do for us, I like to give back and remind them how much they are loved and appreciated.

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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

Maria CSoquel, CA

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(515)

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“Experienced, trustworthy, loving and fun!”

Hi and welcome to WAG! I love dogs and making them happy by getting them out for some exercise and fun. I am a dog owner and was a shelter volunteer where I took workshops about how to handle dogs including fearful, adolescents and puppies. I have a lot of experience with herding breeds, use positive reinforcement, and have taken a dog cognition and behavior course.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Timo CSoquel, CA

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Hello! My name is Timo, growing up I have had experiences with dogs. I personally love dogs, I have owned several breeds of dogs including Dalmatian, chihuahua, pit bull, and Labrador. I understand how much love, comfort, and attention a dog needs. I can show your dog all the attention he or she needs while on a walk. I will Treat any dog like it's my own to keep them safe and protected.

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Robert VSoquel, CA

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“Will Walk 4 Treats”

Just about 2 years with Wag, and I couldn't be happier. I've had the opportunity to make great connections, care for and spend time with the best dogs, and get my own, very much needed excersice. My relationship with clients, and K9's alike, are the most important aspect of this business. I work constantly to improve on them daily. Hopefully I can do that for you.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training, Therapy training

Elyse ESoquel, CA

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Hi! My name is Elyse. I'm so excited with the possibility of walking your dog. I had a double lung transplant 4 years ago and with this gift of breath, I started walking, walking, walking. I have love dogs and have had them my whole life. I have raised two children and now am looking forward to this second chapter of my new life! I have walked two half marathons since my transplant. Exercise for your adorable dog and me is essential for long term health and emotional wellbeing. Looking forward to hitting the sidewalk, parks or trails with you precious canine family member!

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Christine CSoquel, CA

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My name is Christine I live in San Jose and have two dogs named Bandit and Scotch who are rescues from the San Jose Animal Care Center. I grew up with dogs (my family currently has three) and have always loved them and in general, animals. I'm known for taking a lot of pictures of my pets and for sharing posts from local animal shelters to raise awareness. I try to lead a healthy lifestyle but the main reason I enjoy taking my dogs out is to see them happy.

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Brett WSoquel, CA

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Hi, my name is Brett and I'm looking forward to meeting your pup! Dogs bring the greatest joy to my life and I can never get enough. I have been the proud owner/human of two dogs in the past and believe they have been a key in living a happy life. Meeting a new dog is the high point in my day, especially knowing I get to play and satisfy them. I work in a customer service job so it's always nice to change to a species that really appreciates the simple things. Our best friends deserve nothing but the best!

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Dog Walking in Soquel

Calm, close to the beach, and just outside Santa Cruz, Soquel, CA really has it all -- a tight-knit, small-town vibe and a location as near to state parks and forests as it is to city amenities. The scenic town takes its name from Soquel Creek, which bisects Soquel as it meanders its way down to Monterey Bay. Soquel has a bit of a rowdy history -- it was an old-time haunt of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest author and 1960s counterculture pioneer Ken Kesey, along with his Merry Pranksters (and all that implies). Those days are long gone, though -- today, Soquel is a quiet, family-friendly town famous for its wine and independent antique stores.

Soquel doesn’t have its own dog park, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored! You’ll find a couple of community parks here that are ideal for leashed walks -- Anna Jean Cummins Park is particularly pawpular with local dog owners, and the Heart of Soquel Park has a lovely walkway along the top bank of the creek. You won’t lack for doggy dining options, either -- several Soquel restaurants cater to canines outside. And if your furry friend needs to run free, don’t fret -- you’ll find a couple of furrific off-leash exercise options just a short drive away!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Soquel

South Main Street

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Population Density
3,100 per sq. mi.

South Main Street

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Looking for a place to dine with your four-legged friend? Look nofurther than Soquel’s South Main Street! You’ll find something here for even the pickiest pooches and owners. Carpo’s serves up the best in comfort food, and their skirt steak is simply delicious. Michael’s on Main does a great artichoke ravioli and welcomes wagging tails outside. If you fancy slaking your thirst after a long day in the California sun, consider stopping by Santa Adairius Rustic Ales. And afterward, you two can burn it all off with a leashed walk by the creek in Lion’s Park. Don't forget the waste baggies!

Park Ave

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Population Density
6,546 per sq. mi.

Park Ave

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Since Soquel is so close to the shore, it’d be a huge faux paw not to take a trip to the beach! New Brighton State Beach in Capitola is just two and a half miles from downtown Soquel, and your pooch is welcome to stroll on the sand alongside you, provided they stay on-leash. Pups can splash about in the shoreline surf, but unfortunately, though doggy-paddling is a huge draw for humans, paddling by dogs is not permitted. There’s plenty of parking, but you’ll need to pay -- though you and your buddy might end up thinking that $10 for the day was well worth it!

Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
34 per sq. mi.

Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

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If your four-legged pal loves hiking, you’d need to be barking mad not to bring them to the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park! Just on the border between Soquel and Aptos, this pawesome preserve features miles upon miles of trails, surrounded and shaded by tall pines and majestic redwoods. Fitter furry friends in search of a challenge might appreciate the Maple Falls trail, which features some steep inclines and breathtaking views over the eponymous waterfall. Less athletic animals needn’t feel left out, though -- there are plenty of hikes suitable for a less taxing walk! Signage is sparse, so look up a trail map before you go!

Huntington Drive

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
410 per sq. mi.

Huntington Drive

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Make no bones about it -- a trip to Aptos Dog Park is sure to get your buddy’s tail wagging! The dog run is huge -- there’s space enough here for even the most energetic fur-balls to leap about to their hearts' content. There’s a separate area for small dogs and an "all dogs" area for bigg’uns and little’uns who just want to get along. Bags and water are provided, so just bring your pup and prepare to play! After you two have worked up an appetite, consider chowing down at Bittersweet Bistro. Their pizzas are the stuff of local legend, and doggy diners are welcome outside.

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,743 per sq. mi.

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If you two are looking for a little variety in your off-leash activities, why not take a drive to Santa Cruz and check out the University Terrace Dog Park? The park isn’t as large as the one in Aptos, but there’s still enough room for your pooch to run around and tire themselves out in, and tired owners are sure to appreciate the shaded seating. University Terrace Dog Park has an added bonus -- some bright spark had the furrific idea of putting the off-leash area right next to the tennis court, so the regulars have ended up with an endless supply of free balls!