Dog walking in Stanford

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Flexible scheduling

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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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Linda LStanford, CA

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My name is Linda and I've been working as a dog walker for about 10 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles. From volunteering at my local animal shelter in high school to working at a grooming salon and fostering dogs, I have a lot of experience working with dogs. I have a senior rescue pup and am skilled in administering subcutaneous fluids as well as giving various types of medications. I love dogs and they love me!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Maxime BStanford, 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, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Jeremiah MStanford, CA

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“Wag! Certified, large, small I walk them all.”

There is not much better than seeing a happy pup face and a wagging tail. I’m an avid hiker, lover of the outdoors and am athletic to keep up with any pup. I’m also patient and take my time with senior pups and those with special needs. I look forward to meeting your canine companion and the many adventures we will have together. Large, small, I walk them all! Certifications: Pet CPR and Pet First Aid

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Scott DStanford, CA

4.9

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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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Lyric EStanford, 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, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Patrick LStanford, CA

4.9

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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. To me playing with dogs never gets old. Running around the yard with them, belly rubs, tug of wars I love to do it all. I've always had a connection with dogs and my mom likes to call me the Dog Whisperer since dogs tend to calm down and behave more often in my presence. I like to get outside and enjoy the daytime and I'd love to bring your pup companion with me while your away.

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Gillian PStanford, 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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Gloria VStanford, CA

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Love love loove dogs!! I have three big dogs of my own that I trained myself. I’ve worked with dogs from dog aggressive to human aggressive. Raised as puppies and rescues.

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Jacqueline CStanford, CA

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“Dogs make everything better”

I'm a true dog lover. I can see the unique personality in each one of the dogs that I have the privilege to meet. I prefer small to medium dogs (I don't have very strong upper body strength). I enjoy walks of about up to 4 miles if your pup allows it. I don't have pets and I have a fenced backyard. I bring my own leash and pop bags. After a walk I wipe their paws and face and give them a dental treat. Can't wait to walk your beautiful 4 legged soul.

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

Surya TStanford, CA

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“Would love to make your k9 experience to k10.”

From the age of ten, I have always been part of dogs (furry companion) pack, I have walked, played, and cared for them from my childhood. Since I moved away from my home and my apartment doesn't allow me to have the furry companion my choice!! I would love to take care of your furry baby. I’m an active person so your furry companion will get pee breaks every two hours and as an afternoon snack, your furry baby gets unsalted organic butter scrambled egg and cheese upon your discretion.

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Dog Walking in Stanford

Stanford, California is perhaps best known for being home to Stanford University and for being the heart of Silicon Valley, where major companies such as Yahoo, Google, and Hewlett-Packard are based. Whether you’re a resident of the city or you’re just visiting, you can be sure there’s always something for you to do here, especially considering Stanford is located just south of San Francisco.

This isn’t just for people, though; Stanford is in a location surrounded by pet-friendly places and activities. Whether you’re wanting your pooch to join you while you go out for a meal, or you want to take your pup to a dog park to meet some new furry friends, there’s something to do within a twenty-minute drive in any direction. 

There are also several veterinarian clinics within a short distance of Stanford, meaning you and your family can choose the one that works best for your family, including Fido! There’s also an emergency vet clinic nearby, which is open 24 hours for any serious issues your pup may encounter. Whether you’re looking to have some fun running around at a dog park or just want to enjoy a leisurely stroll, Stanford is a great city for you and your canine companion.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Stanford

Allied Arts

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,483 per sq. mi.

Allied Arts

48

Located about ten minutes north of Stanford is Menlo Park’s Allied Arts neighborhood, where you and Fido will have a ball making new friends at Nealon Dog Park! This dog park allows for off-leash fun in a baseball field during certain hours, letting your pet get in his exercise while interacting with other dogs. You can bring your pup’s favorite toy from home, whether it’s a ball or a stuffed animal; just make sure he doesn’t mind sharing, as other pups will certainly want to play. Water and waste disposal bags are not provided, so you’ll want to be sure to bring along your own.

Midtown

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,471 per sq. mi.

Midtown

36

Palo Alto’s Midtown neighborhood, located about five minutes from Stanford, is home to Hoover Dog Park, and if you’re wanting your pooch to make some new pawesome new friends, make sure to drop by! This dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, allowing your pup to make some friends in confidence. Water is provided for your dogs, and there’s plenty of shaded seating for you to relax. It’s important to know that locals say this park can get quite muddy after it rains, so make sure to bring along a towel to wipe your dog down.

Shoreline

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
8,858 per sq. mi.

Shoreline

24

About twenty minutes east of Stanford is Mountain View’s Shoreline neighborhood, and if you’re willing to make the drive, your dog will certainly howl his appreciation! Shoreline is home to the aptly-named Shoreline Dog Park, located within Shoreline Amphitheatre. This spacious, off-leash dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs. Both sections of the park are completely fenced in, so you don’t have to worry about your dog running off. Shoreline Dog Park also has doggie water fountains, so your pup won’t get too thirsty while running around. Waste disposal bags are not provided; please bring your own.

The Willows

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,483 per sq. mi.

The Willows

12

The Willows, a neighborhood in Menlo Park, is located about fifteen minutes from Stanford. If you’re looking for another dog park to explore, check out this neighborhood’s Willow Oaks Dog Park! This off-leash dog park is large, meaning there’s plenty of room for even the most energetic of pups to run around and get in their exercise. Willow Oaks Dog Park also has a designated place for children to play, so it’s perfect for families. There aren’t separate areas for large and small dogs, so if your dog has issues with dogs that aren’t his size, this may not be your best option.

Evergreen Park

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Population Density
6,471 per sq. mi.

Evergreen Park

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Less than two miles away from Stanford is Palo Alto’s Evergreen Park neighborhood, and if you’re looking for somewhere to dine with your four-legged fur-iend, make sure to give this neighborhood a go! This neighborhood has a grand total of eight dog-friendly restaurants, so there’s sure to be something that everybody will like. If you’re looking for a low-key meal, check out Café Brioche, where you can grab a sandwich while sipping on a coffee or tea. In the mood for a slice of pizza? Head to Terun Pizza. Your dog can dine with you on the outdoor patio, as long as he’s on a leash.