Dog walking in Van Nuys

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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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Molly PVan Nuys, Los Angeles

5.0

(3095)

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“Energetic & fun! Can’t wait to walk your pups!”

Hi there! My name is Molly. I have worked with dogs for over 20 years now, got my first dog at age 7, and I have 2 Pomeranians & a pitbulI. I have worked in animal shelters for years before, and most recently managed a dog boutique/grooming salon in West Hollywood. I have experience with taking dogs on long walks multiple times a day, feeding them, and taking them out for play time, etc. I’ve worked with injured pets, puppies, older dogs, administering medications, and some training as well!

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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

Guy RVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(4973)

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“Walking your best friend is an honor!”

Growing up with 4 family dogs and having to take care of them, I can assure you that I will provide quality service for you and your dog. I'm responsible, friendly and organized and always make an effort to make sure both the owner and dog are happy and satisfied at the end of every walk.

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

Patrick CVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(3491)

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Hi, my name is Patrick Collier and I am 27 years old and originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I am a graduate of Loyola Marymount University here in Los Angeles where I studied Film. For the past 12 years I have been a dog owner, and have two dogs back home in Cleveland named Reilly and Lloyd and a dog here in LA named Taco. I am an avid dog lover who has a great deal of personal experience training and walking a variety of different breeds and have been doing Wag for over three years now.

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James PVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(3419)

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My name is James, I have worked in stables with animals for several years and always have owned one or more dogs. I love animals and really like spending time with them taking care of their needs.

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Zach BVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(3023)

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Hi, I'm Zach! I've been working with animals for my whole life and walking dogs professionally for about seven years. I've also worked at animal rescues and adoption centers - I just can't get enough of dogs! Can't wait to meet yours!

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

Casey OVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(2626)

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“Everything I own is covered in dog hair.”

I've always been the one who everyone calls for anything dog related. I've volunteered at shelters, have worked for a pet behaviorist's radio show, grew up with dogs, and currently have two awesome low-rider pit mix rescue pups of my own. I know how much our dogs can affect every aspect of our lives, and I'd like to help alleviate your stress by making sure your buddies are well cared for while you're out. Let me know if your pups would like to go walking with me soon. I can't wait to meet them!

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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

Justin CVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(2272)

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Hey there! I've been a dog/animal lover since I was a kid and have been walking dogs since I was a teenager. I walked dogs in the summers growing up and I've been dog sitting for friends for the past 4 years whenever they leave town. My family has a dog as well (a Cavalier King Charles named Sawyer) who I'm very close with and have spent countless hours playing with and taking care of. I'm looking forward to meeting some new dogs!

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Dennis RVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(1978)

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Hello, my name is Dennis. I'm 28 years old and Ive been working for wag for about 3 years now. I am a experienced high demand walker that has done over 1,000 walks. I love dogs I have 3 myself and walk them every day. I live in a house with a fenced back yard and a gate at the front. I have 4 dogs houses for my dogs and other dogs. I love meeting new people and their pets. I will make sure I follow all your instruction for you pups and will keep them safe while providing a good experience.

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Roberto WVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(1795)

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Hi, my name's Roberto! Just to clear up any confusion, I now live in LA (NOT Boston!) I've been passionate about caring for animals ever since I got my first dog, a beagle, as a kid. When I'm not spending time with my Boxer puppy, Billy, I love hiking, reading, and exploring downtown!

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Taylor RVan Nuys, Los Angeles

4.9

(1993)

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I’ve been walking dogs for over 5 years now and love it. Dogs are the best. I am a Minnesota native, but have been residing in LA for almost 7 years now. Look forward to meeting your pup!

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Dog Walking in Van Nuys

Van Nuys is a densely populated neighborhood in LA. In fact, it's the only neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley that has a population higher than 100,000 residents. Thanks to its pawpularity, Van Nuys is very pet-friendly when it comes to accommodations and restaurants where you can bring your beloved pet with you. 

If you are in need of a place to stay, we recommend Charming Guest House and Van Nuys Airbnb Rentals. Weight limits and pet fees vary depending on the accommodation rules, so check the pet policy beforehand. There are also a lot of pet-friendly accommodations nearby in case you'd rather stay in other parts of LA.

If you get hungry and you need a place to grab something to eat, you'll have plenty of options in this pawesome neighborhood! Dog-friendly restaurants in Van Nuys include Springbok Bar & Grill, In-N-Out Burger, Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and The Habit Burger Grill.

If you are in need of a veterinary care while you're in Van Nuys, you can rest easy knowing there are three veterinary hospitals and clinics within the Van Nuys neighborhood. While you are here, don't fur-get to visit one of the most beautiful parks in the area called The Van Nuys Recreation Area, where leashed dogs are welcome.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Van Nuys

Van Nuys

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
13,286 per sq. mi.

Van Nuys

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If you feel like taking a stroll with your four-legged best friend while you are in Van Nuys, you should visit the only dog park that is located here: Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park. The park is enclosed and offers a secure environment where pups can play around off-leash. Don't worry if you have a small, big or just timid dog, because the park offers separate areas for all of them! Moreover, the park includes drinking water and some sitting areas in the shade of the trees. The atmosphere is fun and relaxing, which makes this the perfect place to visit for you and your pooch! Just don't fur-get your waste bags.

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park

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Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park

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If you are in the mood for something a little bit different than just hanging out in an enclosed park, then you absolutely have to check out the Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park. Your pooch is very welcome to join you on the trails of the park where you both will enjoy the marvelous views of the ocean and downtown Los Angeles. There is a paved path that you can walk on and there are waste stations along many of the trails. If you decide to visit the park, know that there are no bathrooms, and you'll need to bring your own water with you.

Alsace

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
11,174 per sq. mi.

Alsace

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Another option that you can choose if you are in the vicinity of Van Nuys is the Oberrieder Dog Park, just under a 20-minute drive away in Los Angeles' Alsace neighborhood. This is an enclosed off-leash park where doggos can have the best of times! Although the park is not very big, there are separate areas for small and large dogs. Furthermore, there are water fountains in the park so you don't have to worry about bringing some with you. There is parking in the vicinity that is not difficult to find. Practice good pettiquette and bring some doggie waste bags; no one likes a litterbug!

North Highland Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
16,835 per sq. mi.

North Highland Park

12

A little bit further than the previous parks, you can find yet another great place for hanging out with your dog: Hermon Dog Park. This park is located in Highland Park around 20 miles away from Van Nuys. This park offers a pawesome off-leash experience for your dogs in a safe fenced environment. There are two areas included in the park: one for small dogs and another one for large. The park includes trees for shade, benches for the human visitors to sit on, and water dispensers for the dogs. There are also dog toys in the park, so you won't need to bring anything but plenty of energy to play!

Central Malibu

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Population Density
637 per sq. mi.

Central Malibu

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If you want to go on a more adventurous hike with mesmerizing views, then you must visit the Solstice Canyon. This canyon is located in Malibu, around 29 miles away from Van Nuys. This place is pawfect for you and your pup if you want some extra exercise while enjoying some breathtaking scenes of the ocean. Your dog has to be on leash when you're visiting, though. Make sure you bring lots of water for you and your pup, and poop bags, too. The path is not fully shaded, so this hike can be a lot more difficult in the summer. Try visiting when it's not too hot for the most comfortable experience.