Dog walking in Waterford

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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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Isaak OWaterford, CA

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My name is Isaak, and I am long-time animal lover!I am originally from northern California, and I currently live in Queens, NYC. I have owned and lived with dogs my entire life; in fact, at the age of eleven, my love of animals led me to the decision to become a fully committed vegetarian. Although I don't currently reside with a dog, my apartment is dog-friendly, and has hosted numerous doggy friends. Breed-wise, my experience with dogs includes: Labs, Dachshunds, Bulldogs, Retrievers, Pointers, Pulis, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Great Pyrenees--and I am looking forward to meeting more!! :)

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Kristi MWaterford, CA

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I am a stay-at-home mom of 3 teen sons, 2 border collies and 1 cat. I've lived in Gilroy for about 10 years. I often rescue, foster and dog sit various breads of dogs, from little to big. Dogs really do make the best friends and I look forward to befriending yours!

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Naomi AWaterford, CA

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I just want to walk all the dogs! Since I was young I have loved animals but as an adult I have a special affinity for dogs. I love them all! I have experience working at a veterinary office. I also have two dogs if my own. We walk along a local walking/bike path and, even when my dogs aren’t there, I love to stop and talk with all the dogs. I’ve never met a dog I didn’t love or a dog that didn’t love me. I would love the opportunity to meet your dog and spend some time with them.

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Amy LWaterford, CA

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Hello! My name is Amy. I have been walking dogs for Wag! since April of 2018. I have experience with all breeds, from chihuahuas to large pit bulls. I have been raising and interacting with dogs my entire life. I have been a volunteer with the Stockton Animal Shelter for several years, including fostering dogs. I feel I approach relationships with dogs deep care. I am I truly believe dogs require exercise to feel balanced and have a an outlet for their energy and the ability to explore. I have helped many dogs overcome difficult walking habits like pulling through exploration of harnesses and gentle leaders. Being with dogs, walking and serving people make me happy. I would love to meet your dog and you! I am available for one time gigs and ongoing walking appointments, pet sitting and boarding.

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Kurtis MWaterford, CA

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Hey, my name is Kurtis! I recently moved to New York City from Northern California. Growing up, there were always a variety of dogs in my life. My most recent furry friends were my Dad's dog Kalasso, a 2-year-old pit bull, and Nina, my 17-year-old Chihuahua, who was recently called to Doggy Heaven. I've owned breeds such as Huskies, Rottweilers, pit bulls, and Chihuahuas. I've also helped family and friends with walking and sitting their furry friends. I've always had a special bond with animals and would be honored if you'd place your furry family in my care.

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Cassie MWaterford, CA

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Hello, my name is Cassie and I am from San Jose, California. I love dogs and have been around them my whole life, from working at a pet store, to caring for my neighbor's and friends' dogs as well as my own. I've also worked with many other animals such as cats, lizards, birds, snakes, cattle, horses, and much more. I love caring for my own pets, so why not help you care for yours!

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Kelly HWaterford, CA

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My name is Kelly and I am a graduate student at Drexel and am missing having dogs in my life! I have plenty of time during the day and would love to spend it with your dog(s)! I have dog sat and walked for over 12 years, both in my own home and staying over at others'. I'm comfortable with any size dog (I’ve cared for 15 lb mutts up to 130 lb pit mixes) and am comfortable with reading a dog’s behavior and reacting accordingly.

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

Rolando GWaterford, CA

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Hi! my name is Rolando Garcia, I am currently attending Sac State and will be graduating this Fall. Growing up I had a lot of experience caring for our family dogs and I've always enjoyed meeting new four-legged friends. One of my favorite hobbies is hiking so I hope to combine my love for the outdoors and that of dogs into one great experience.

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Samantha RWaterford, CA

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“I love dogs, and they love me!”

Hi, my name is Sam and I live in the Modesto area. I have grown up taking care of dogs and currently am an owner of 2 German Shepherd mixes. I started walking dogs when I was 10 and began sitting when I was 12 and have done both ever since. I am a college student working for the summer and would love to meet and care for your dog(s)!

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

Rebecca MWaterford, CA

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“I love dogs and dogs love me!”

Hi! My name is Rebecca, and I have over 2 decades of dog-sitting and dog-walking experience. Being active and spending time with animals are two of my all-time favorite activities! I love all types of dogs. I’m a firm believer that every dog deserves nothing but the best. When I’m not interacting with doggies, I work as a tutor and attend school as a PhD student.

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Dog Walking in Waterford

Tucked on the banks of the Tuolumne River between Turlock and Modesto, Waterford, CA is as laid-back as it is quiet. Established in the nineteenth century, Waterford is one of a surprising number of towns in the area that ended up changing names as a result of misdirected mail. The settlement was originally named Bakersville, but citizen’s parcels and letters kept ending up in nearby Bakersfield. The new title was chosen because the town was the site of an important crossing point on the river, making Waterford a bustling trade hub. These days, though, Waterford is mostly known as a sleepy, community-oriented commuter town, and as a great place to raise a family.

Waterford doesn’t have its own dog park, but it’s still a pretty fur-friendly place! You and your buddy won’t lack for exercise options -- the town has a couple of pawesome parks that are ideal for a leashed walk. Beard Park, in particular, is a favorite of local doggos and their owners. If you and your pooch like hiking, you’re in luck -- Waterford is known as "The Gateway to Recreation" for its proximity to natural wonder, and Yosemite National Park is just an hour away. And if your furry friend needs to run free, don’t fret -- you’ll find some furrific dog parks in the surrounding area!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Waterford

River Pointe

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Population Density
3,537 per sq. mi.

River Pointe

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With a green space like River Park on your doorstep, you’d be barking mad not to check it out! Right on the edge of Waterford’s calm and residential River Pointe neighborhood, the park is pretty pawpular with local pooches and owners. It’s easy to see why -- River Park is home to Waterford’s very own section of the River Trail, which winds its way for two miles past lush grassland along the serene Tuolumne. The walk is mostly flat, but be careful -- as Waterford sits on a bluff, there’s a steep staircase leading down to the trail itself. Be sure to bring waste bags and water!

Central Modesto

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Population Density
8,568 per sq. mi.

Central Modesto

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Just a thirteen-mile drive from Waterford, Modesto has the distinction of being one of the few Californian cities with a compact and walkable downtown. Though you’ll find some interesting architecture here, Modesto isn’t as pretty as it once was -- many historic buildings fell victim to an urban "regeneration" campaign in the '70s. You and your pooch shouldn’t get too "melan-collie" about that, though -- downtown Modesto is also home to an entrance to the Dry Creek Trail, a gorgeous eight mile stretch that passes through several wonderful wooded parks. Hungry? Consider stopping in at Harvest Moon, an amazing homestyle food joint that caters to canines outside.

Vineyard

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,159 per sq. mi.

Vineyard

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Oakdale’s Vineyard neighborhood is eclectic and charming, featuring a patchwork of homes from all styles and time periods. Not only that, but it’s a haven for hound owners! Vineyard is home to the Oakdale Dog Park, a mutts-visit off-leash area on the edge of the city. The park is huge -- there’s plenty of room in both the large and small dog areas for even the most hyperactive doggo to leap about to their heart’s content. Bags and water are provided, so just bring your pup and prepare to play! Afterward, why not chow down at Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro? Their shrimp and avocado is excellent, and doggy diners are welcome outdoors.

La Grange

12
Population Density
25 per sq. mi.

La Grange

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Nature-loving pooches will get a new "leash" on life after a trip to Turlock State Recreation Area! Right on the edge of Turlock where suburban meets wilderness, this pawsitively beautiful preserve is a water-loving pup’s paradise -- your furry friend is sure to have a whale of a time splashing about in the river! They’ll need to be leashed, though, so consider bringing a longline. There’s also miles upon miles of trails to sniff and explore, running through natural forest and boasting fabulous views of the lake. Careful though -- the trails are popular with mountain bikers, so watch out for speeding cyclists!

Canal Drive

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,109 per sq. mi.

Canal Drive

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Turlock’s Canal Drive neighborhood is just a fourteen-mile drive from Waterford, and the pawfect dog run in Sunnyview Park certainly makes the trip worth it! Like the park in Oakdale, Sunnyview has a separate small dog area, so your pooch can play and socialize no matter their size. There’s plenty of space here, too, and the off-leash area is well shaded by mature trees, so you can let your pup run around and burn off their excess energy without worrying about them overheating. Bags are provided, but there’s no water fountain -- you’ll need to bring your own bottle.