Dog walking in Derby

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Alexander ADerby, CT

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“helping dogs live their best life”

Hi there! My name is Alex and I am a young professional who has been working in the pet industry for the past five years. My love of dogs started when I was seven with my first dog, a yellow lab named Callie. She was my best friend growing up, showed me uncodnitional love and really gave me a strong understanding of what a dog's purpose is in our lives. Today I currently have three dogs, two yellow labs and a German Shepard mix who are my avid hiking and running partners.

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

Paul GDerby, 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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Patrycja LDerby, CT

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“No dog is too big or too small for me”

Hi. My name is Patty. I am an animal lover especially a dog lover. I own a 12 year Aussie-chon and am in open arms when my friends need a sitter for their dog. I have worked at a veterinarian office in the past and i like to better increase my dog and animal knowledge by taking online courses in dog behavior and psychology. I also love physical activity so no dog is too large or too small for me.

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

Laura SDerby, CT

4.9

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I began working with dogs at age 14 at a local dog boarding facility. Since then I have worked for an animal rescue organization and have done dog walking, and pet sitting. I've done overnights in clients home caring for their pets as well.

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Michael BDerby, CT

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Hi there, I’m Mike, your local Wag Walker and High School Teacher. I have been caring for all sorts of animals throughout my life. I currently have cats, turtles and a fish. My inLaws have a wonderful dog that a frequently take for walks and play time. I enjoy being around all animals and would love to take your dog for a walk.

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

Cecile FDerby, CT

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Hey there! I'm Cecile. Growing up I watched my older sisters bring home strays and care for them. I learned from them how to tell if a dog is happy, scared, or in pain. I learned how to calm an anxious dog with a soft voice and that dogs that are more vocal, change their posture, or are not so interested in food, may be in pain or sick. I also learned how much fun it is to play with a dog. I am enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant Program at Middlesex Community College to learn more about the animals I love. I will receive my certificate February 14, 2018.

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Stephen MDerby, 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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Lindsay RDerby, CT

4.9

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Hey there! My name is Lindsay, and I am a passionate, proud Dog Mom, who would love to help you give your dog the love he/she needs while you are not home! I grew up with dogs my entire life, and I have a lot of experience and knowledge about dogs from volunteering at shelters. I understand that dogs are family, and they deserve love and care. I am responsible, reliable, and practice safety during walks. I promise that your dog will have a great walk with me!

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Rachel GDerby, CT

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Hi! My name is Rachel and I am 23 years old living in southern Fairfield county. I've been around dogs my whole life and I absolutely love them. I've been trusted by many friends to sit, board, and walk their dogs. I am currently unable to have a dog of my own, so walking other dogs is the next best thing. My top priority is your dog's safety and happiness.

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Kaylee MDerby, CT

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“Your dog will have a paws-itively good time w/ me!”

Hi! My name is Kaylee — AKA your dog’s new friend! I want to help busy pet parents, like myself, feel at ease at work, vacation, or a night out, and to know that their pup is being cared for. When your dog is with me, he/she will be treated like my own — meaning lots of pets, loving, and attention. I have experience with dogs that needs all type of care. I’ll pay extra attention to their needs. I have a dog and a cat, and they’re my world. Thanks for letting me bring that love to your pup!

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Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care

Dog Walking in Derby

Derby, Connecticut is the smallest city in Connecticut by both area and population, but it has so much to offer visitors. As you walk through its understated, small-town streets that are so rich in history, there is a palpable New England charm that can’t be described — only experienced. The surrounding area is also rich in environmental features and wildlife, so the more adventurous have plenty to explore. The city is also right outside of New Haven, so it remains in close contact with the latest intellectual and cultural trends. There is truly something for everyone in Derby.

You can always feel relaxed in Derby knowing that there are over ten veterinary clinics in the area. Also, Derby and adjacent New Haven share nearly twenty Fido-approved lodging options, so you can be sure to find something that suits your needs. Whether you want to explore the vast woodlands of the nearby state parks, or just sit at a café in town and enjoy the tranquil New England atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Derby. There are also multiple dog parks in the area, so expect to meet some new friends, both two-legged and four-legged!

Derby is truly a wonderful place for dog owners to visit, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself planning a return trip soon after your departure.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Derby

Stevenson

48
Population Density
3,148 per sq. mi.

Stevenson

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Stevenson is a quiet and spacious neighborhood to the northeast of Derby. While it might be unassuming, there are some great things to do there for you and your dog! Check out Webb Mountain Discovery Zone, a 171-acre park with multiple hiking trails and 27 learning stations that provide information about the environment and wildlife in the park. They welcome four-legged friends as long as they remain leashed. You can also head a few minutes north to Lake Zoar, where you will find Lake Zoar Drive-In. They offer dog-friendly outdoor seating so you can enjoy your choice of the many American staples on their menu!

Huntington

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,338 per sq. mi.

Huntington

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Travel south from Derby over the Housatonic River, and you will reach Huntington, a charming neighborhood with a great deal to offer visitors. Make sure to stop by Shelton Dog Park just a little more than a mile down the road — it is a fenced park with small and large dog areas, and there are even some obstacles for dogs to play on. If that’s not enough of a treat, you can travel to the Ice Cream Shoppe on Bridgeport Avenue for some of the best ice cream around! They offer outdoor seating to accommodate furry friends. If you’re looking for something more substantial, then head south to Captain’s Pizza; they also have outdoor seating so you can enjoy the best pizza in town.

Naugy-Ox

24
Population Density
1,940 per sq. mi.

Naugy-Ox

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The neighborhood of Naugy-Ox is just ten miles north of Derby, and it is definitely an area you do not want to miss if you love the outdoors. It is home to Naugatuck State Forest, which encompasses almost 5,000 acres! That’s a lot of ground to cover, so you might want to plan ahead for your visit. The forest has trails of varying difficulty, so there is something for everyone there. Southford Falls State Park is also a great place to visit in Naugatuck; it is known for its beautiful ponds and streams that run through its scenic woods. Both parks welcome four-legged friends on leashes.

Downtown Derby

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Population Density
2,523 per sq. mi.

Downtown Derby

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Downtown Derby might sound like a horse race, but it is actually one of the most rewarding neighborhoods to visit for travelers in Connecticut. Take a walk through the heart of the town to experience the New England architecture and ambiance that the state is so well-known for. For a tasty treat, you can head to Peachwave Frozen Yogurt; they offer dog-friendly outdoor seating for canine customers. Osbornedale State Park is a terrific location to continue your visit — it contains numerous hiking trails through the beautiful Northeastern woodlands, and there is also an environmental center that provides information about environment preservation and sustainability.

Downtown

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,977 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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Anyone visiting Derby should consider making the short, ten-mile drive into New Haven, home of Yale University. The atmosphere is surprisingly friendly there, and there are many activities for people and their pawesome pals to enjoy. Definitely check out Edgewood Park on Edgewood Street — it has an off-leash dog park where you are sure to make some new friends! For some great eats, try Maison Mathis, a Belgian-style restaurant that won’t disappoint. For something more traditional, head to Chap’s Grille, where you can find delicious burgers and other classics. Both restaurants have dog-friendly outdoor seating that doubles as a people-watching perch!