Dog walking in Darien

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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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Keilynn CDarien, CT

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Hi, I’m Keilynn from White Plains, New York. Because I grew up around animals, I’ve always felt comfortable around them. But I also have developed a special attachment to them. That's why I want to work as a dog walker. I get a great deal of satisfaction from knowing I can help both dogs and their owners.

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

Sarah SDarien, CT

4.9

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“Happiness is a walk in the park with a pup! :)”

Sarah is a creative, kind individual. She works in Manhattan for an up and coming beauty brand, but looks forward to the opportunity to stay active as a part-time dog-walker. In her spare time she loves to read, write and play the ukulele. A lifetime lover of animals, Sarah is excited for the opportunity to help take care of your pup with a walk or play time. Sarah is not able to be a boarder at this time, but hopes to offer that service in the future as well!

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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

Paul GDarien, CT

4.9

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I am a responsible, trustworthy person with a wealth of experience with dogs. Along with caring for my own, I've walked, pet sat, boarded and fostered dogs for family members, friends and associates throughout my life. My early experiences working at a pet shop and as a veterinarian's assistant provided a foundation of dog care knowledge that I've continued to build on ever since. After a lengthy career in the Information Technology sector I opted to retire early and pursue rewarding part-time work. As a Fairfield resident for over 20 years, I'm committed to providing local Wag clients with the best dog walking service possible.

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Marie DDarien, CT

4.9

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I've been a Wag walker for about 2 years now, I love dogs and thoroughly enjoy walking/spending time with them! If I get the chance to walk your pup, please feel free to leave feedback!

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Robert DDarien, CT

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Like all of my colleagues here at Wag, I love dogs and they love me back. My general disposition is calm and aware. My family members call me “the dog whisperer” because of my natural affinity to all pets. I have a special connection to shy and reserved dogs. A breeder friend of mine took in a rescue German Shepherd and I was the only person the dog allowed into her personal space. In addition, I am an avid hiker which provides the endurance to ensure good healthy walks for both your dog and me.

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Robert SDarien, CT

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Hi, I’m Bob- I’ve been an animal lover all my life. I grew up in Irvington, NY with a Boxer named Rudy and a Poodle named Pepe. I’ve been walking dogs in Westchester County for 5 years and now that I live in Connecticut I’d like to continue. I have experience with dogs of all ages and sizes, from walking 5 yorkies at a time to one big 13-year-old Akita named Yoshi. At home, I have an 8-year-old English Bulldog named Vito and a 7-year-old Golden Doodle named Hazel. I will treat your dogs as if they were my own. And as always “SAFETY FIRST”

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Stephen MDarien, CT

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I am a recent UConn graduate and drummer, currently building a portfolio and playing local gigs. I have wanted a dog all my life but have not been able to due to allergies in the family. This gig lets me spend time with dogs while learning about different breeds which will help me decide on what type of dog I would like for myself in the future. I will be excited to meet yours and care for them as if they were my own!

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Morgan KDarien, CT

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I've been a Wag! walker since July 2016 and have had experience with dogs of all shapes and sizes. Big dogs are my specialty. I started dog walking while in college, and now continue part-time while working full-time as an artist in the film & TV industry. I currently live in Westport, CT with my pit bull mix. I occasionally go to Manhattan to do on-demand walks.

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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, Training experience

Miguel GDarien, CT

4.8

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Hello my name is Miguel. I am pleased to admit that I love dogs. I have two female Mexican chihuahuas that are my love and life. I have experience in taking care of various dogs like huskies, boxers, Golden retrievers ect I have had a few dogs in my life. I am looking to be of help now and so on so please let it be you that your pup will be happy.

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Elizabeth DDarien, CT

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(750)

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“Furries are my fans!”

Hi! I'm Elizabeth, I love dogs and spending time with them playing, walking, cuddling, and everything in between! I have experience in grooming, doggie daycare, as a veterinary assistant, pet sitting, administering subcutaneous injections, animal CPR, and dog walking (I also love and care for cats, and will care for any type of companion animal besides venomous spiders or snakes).

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Puppy care, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Dog Walking in Darien

Darien is a moderately populated town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Darien is considered one of the wealthiest communities in the US, and earned the #2 spot on CNN Money’s list of top-earning towns in US in 2010.

Given Darien's affluence, it's no surprise that the pups who live here are treated like royalty! There are plenty of barktastic dog-friendly amenities in town. If you need veterinary assistance while you're here, your pup will be in good paws at one of two animal hospitals in Darien.

Need a place to stay with your pooch by your side? You won't find any pet-friendly hotels here, but there are pet-friendly AirBnB options. Just make sure to check the pet policy of the individual accommodation before booking your room.

After exploring Darien on foot, you'll most certainly be hungry! Luckily, Darien is a good place for hungry pups and pet parents to be. Some of Darien's many pet-friendly restaurants include Tengda Asian Bistro, Jimmy's Southside, Estia's Back Porch Café, Sugar Bowl Luncheonette, Planet Pizza, Uncle's Deli, and Coromandel. If none of those tickle your fancy, you'll find even more eateries in town where you're sure to find whatever you're craving!

While you’re in Darien, be sure to visit the Pear Tree Point Beach. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, unfortunately. If you're looking for a place where you can take your dog, visit Tilley Pond Park.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Darien

Mohican Hill

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Population Density
5,979 per sq. mi.

Mohican Hill

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Even though there are no particular dog-friendly places where you can take your dog to exercise in Darien, you won't have to travel far to find one! Approximately 18 miles away from Darien is The Cascades at Lake Mohegan. This recreation area welcomes dogs, and is located in the Mohican Hill neighborhood of Fairfield. The trails surrounding the lake are pawfect for walkies, and offer gorgeous views of the waterfalls! There are waste bins all over the place, but you'll need to bring your own baggies. There are picnic areas, too, and the trails are pretty shaded. The best part? Dogs are allowed off-leash and in the water as well!

Ash Creek

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Population Density
7,352 per sq. mi.

Ash Creek

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If your pup wants to dip his paws in some sand and surf, then don’t hesitate to check out Jennings Dog Beach! The beach can be found around 15 miles east of Darien, in Ash Creek, Fairfield. This beautiful place is the one of the only off-leash beaches in the area, and it is open from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach and can play, swim, and enjoy hanging out with other pups on the beach. Be aware that dogs are not allowed on the boardwalks, pavilions, or playgrounds on the beach. Make sure you bring some bags and water.

Cedar Point

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Population Density
1,791 per sq. mi.

Cedar Point

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Another beach that you might want to check out is the Compo Beach Off Leash Dog Area, located around 10 miles away from Darien. This area is located in Westport's Cedar Point neighborhood. Doggies can enjoy this beautiful sandy beach from October to the end of March. You should be aware that, even though the place is off-leash, it is not fenced, so your pooch should respond well to voice commands. What can be a better combination than dogs and beaches? Imagine all the fun! You are required to pick up after your pooch here. Bring some water, too!

West Melville

12
Population Density
1,268 per sq. mi.

West Melville

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If you and your pup don’t like beaches all that much, you should consider checking out the Walt Whitman Trail. Even though this trail is a little bit further from Darien, around 55 miles, it is the perfect place for enjoying some nature views. The trail is pretty easy and flat. It’s around 4.25 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Doggos have to be leashed here, and they are not allowed in the picnic areas. There are a lot of horses that visit the trail, so make sure your pup approves of their company. Bring water and poop bags!

Rowayton

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
975 per sq. mi.

Rowayton

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For those of you who want to stay as close to Darien as possible, but still take your pups to exercise, we recommend the Rowayton Dog Park. This park is around 2 miles away from Darien and is located in Central Rowayton. This large, off-leash park is fenced and has lots of grass for you pup to run around in and make some new fur-iends! There is water provided in the park, and, overall, it's very well-maintained. The pet parents are friendly and responsible, so you and your pooch can feel like one of the pack. Make sure to bring some bags for cleaning up after your pooch.