Dog walking in East Hartford

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Flexible scheduling

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Kelly TEast Hartford, CT

5.0

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“Providing care, exercise, and friendship!”

My name is Kelly. I live in Meriden, but willing to travel! Animals are my passion. I am an energetic, loving, and experienced petsitter, animal boarder, and dog walker for over 15 yrs. I have over 8 yrs experience with rescue animals. I care for all breeds, from Maltese to Pit Bulls or an English Mastiff! Not just dogs...I care for all pets-cats, birds, fish, reptiles-to name a few! I’d love to meet you and your pets! Your pet is a part of your family, and will care as if they’re mine!

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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

Mary Ellen WEast Hartford, CT

4.9

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Hi, my name is Mary Ellen. I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember and have always had dogs in my family. Dogs are not only a persons best friend but they are also family, and I love them as such. I will treat your dogs as I treat my own, with love and respect and will cater to their specific needs as each dog is different.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training

Joshua NEast Hartford, CT

4.9

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“Four legged friends are the best!”

*Woof!* I'm Joshua and I just said 'Hello!' in dog speak. I've been told I'm a good human and often get wet nose kisses in recognition of a job well done. Dogs are simply amazing and I absolutely love them. I appreciate dogs of all sizes and breeds, but big playful pups are my favorite. When caring for your dog, you can rest assured that your fur baby is in the good hands of a trustworthy human who is as loving to your four-legged friend as you are. Your pup is always priority #1!

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

Samantha BEast Hartford, CT

4.9

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“I will care for your dog like they were my own!!”

Hi my name is Samantha. I have a pitbull named Rayne who has been my best friend for the last 8 years. I have been around dogs my whole life. I've been walking dogs for 4 years now and have done almost 500 walks. I truly love dogs and always treat them as if they were my own.

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Marc HEast Hartford, CT

4.9

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“I look forward to meeting you and your pups! :)”

Hi there, dog owners! My name is Kylee (please excuse the different profile title, it has to use my legal name). I'm 26 and a college student whose two favorite things are animals and the outdoors. So when I'm walking your dog I'm not just working, I'm having a great time! I was raised with three dogs so I have lots of experience, but I haven't been able to have one of my own since starting school. Feel free to contact me with any questions, I look forward to meeting you and your pups!

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Molly SEast Hartford, CT

4.9

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“Hi Middletown area! I can’t wait meet your dogs!”

Hi! I’m Molly. I am a former bartender (Covid changed all that) and current Wag walker (I’ve been with Wag for over 2 years). I am new to the Middletown area and am Mom to three rescue cats. I’m a huge animal lover and former dog owner of many years. I have also worked as a vet assistant and am very comfortable around dogs (and cats) of all ages, temperaments, and activity level. I have an open availability at this time. I’m looking forward to meeting as many dogs as possible :)

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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, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Sarah LEast Hartford, CT

4.9

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I have grown up around all kinds of animals especially dogs both big and small. I currently love and care for a sweet little chihuahua/doxen mix and hope to adopt a larger dog as well. I am very interested in using canine behavior and body language to understand how they feel so I provide the best care possible.

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Harleigh WEast Hartford, CT

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Hi there my name is Harleigh! I work part-time & go to school part-time. I have my own 80lb pitbull whom I take very good care of. I've walked & sat many different dogs of different sizes, ages & breeds. I treat them as if they were my own. I'm a good listener & will follow your instructions. I always have poop bags, treats (if no allergies) a flashlight, and my phone to keep you updated with pictures/videos. I can't wait to meet your furry family member!

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Dawne JEast Hartford, CT

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“I will treat your dog as one of my family!”

I grew up with dogs on our horse farm & pet sat through college. I was a vet tech, dog groomer & kennel manager for 8 years at a vet before starting my own business so I can do various medical treatments, meds, etc. I have 2 large dogs- Griffey a humane society pup and Monty a golden retriever. If you are going away for a weekend or vacation, my daughter, son and I all do house/pet sitting in your home. Keep your dog in the comfort of it's own home/schedule & not the stresses of a kennel.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Nina SEast Hartford, CT

4.9

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Hi, my name is Nina I'm from West Hartford, CT and I'm a student at SCAD Savannah, GA. I've been a Wag! Walker for over a year, I have a lot of experience in walking dogs of all sizes and activity levels. I also have experience walking multiple dogs, I often walk three large dogs for an hour with ease. In addition, I have many years of dog sitting experience. I am a good, reliable worker and would greatly appreciate an opportunity to walk and care for your best friend!

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Dog Walking in East Hartford

East Hartford, on the east bank of the Connecticut River, is primarily a manufacturing town. At the same time, this is a town of parks and green spaces. Some of the parks are typical playgrounds with softball/baseball diamonds and soccer fields, but increasingly there are spaces that are devoted to activities like hiking, picnicking and nature walks. And if your fur-pup becomes ill or injured while in East Hartford, there are 3 veterinarians right in town.

Great River Park is East Hartford’s jewel, and if you take a stroll along the waterfront among the sculptures, you’ll see why. Its 2 miles of paved and lighted river walks provide opportunities for exercise and socializing, with your leashed pup in tow. It is also a place where performances and events take place at the dog-friendly outdoor amphitheater, and boats are launched onto the river for a paddle or some fishing. With its picnic tables scattered around the grassy knolls among the weeping willows, it’s also a perfect spot to enjoy an al fresco lunch or dinner date with your furry bestie. Or walk across the bridge to the city of Hartford, just across the river. And there’s free, off-street parking! What could be more woofderful?

Whatever your reason for being in East Hartford, you’re sure to find the many outdoor opportunities with your pooch just pawrrific!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in East Hartford

East Hartford Town Center

48
Population Density
4,592 per sq. mi.

East Hartford Town Center

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East Hartford’s Town Center shares Wickham Park with Manchester, the town next door. Wickham is a 250-acre expanse of land that features open fields, woodlands, ponds and picnic areas, along with attractions such as an aviary, Oriental and other formal gardens, and a nature center. Your fur-baby is welcome in all the outdoor areas, on-leash, even in the 35-acre bird sanctuary on the park’s southeast border. Walking Fido on one of the paved trails, across meadows or through the trees, then settling in for a picnic lunch would be just pawrfect! There are 3 restroom buildings, and drinking fountains are sprinkled throughout the park as well. This is an oasis in the middle of a bustling commercial area, and a don’t-miss-it stop whether you’re an East Hartford resident or a visitor. 

Forbes St/ Silver Lane

36
Population Density
2,267 per sq. mi.

Forbes St/ Silver Lane

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This neighborhood in East Hartford is where you’ll find a portion of the East Coast Greenway Trail named the Charter Oak Greenway. This is a dog-friendly multi-use rail-trail of about 14 miles that is great for walking, cycling and skating in fine weather, or cross-country skiing in the winter. The paved surface is also wheelchair accessible, and dogs are welcome on-leash. The Greenway is well-marked, and traverses fields as well as meanders through wooded tracts where birds and small mammals make their presence known. Fido will love the sights, scents and sounds you’ll encounter on this sometimes-challenging trail. A parking area and spur to the trailhead can be found at Veterans Memorial Park on Sunset Ridge Drive. Enjoy!

Mayberry Village

24
Population Density
1,928 per sq. mi.

Mayberry Village

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The Mayberry Village neighborhood contains a section of the leashed-pup-friendly Hockanum River Linear Trail, which is approximately 3 miles long and consists of a boardwalk and stone dust pathway through densely wooded areas and over wetlands. With views of the Hockanum River through the trees and rustic benches along the way, the trail offers quiet solitude and plentiful birds and wildlife for you and your pooch to see, smell and hear. The undergrowth, thick in some sections, provides a sense of removal from the Mayberry residential area it resides in. Because there are entry points in several places along the river, this can be as long or as short a walk as you like with your fur-buddy, anytime of the year. Woofderful!

Connecticut Blvd/ Main St

12
Population Density
2,409 per sq. mi.

Connecticut Blvd/ Main St

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This neighborhood of East Hartford is home to the Town Green, a lovely park with wide, paved walking paths and lush green lawns planted with trees and flowers. The park contains a Playscape for the kiddos, and a basketball court, but it will be the walking that Fido will love. A bucolic, hushed setting greets you as you stroll along, and there’s lots for the fur-pup to sniff and hear along the way: birds and the occasional squirrel. Sadly, he won’t be able to chase any of them because he’ll be firmly attached to the leash in your hand, but that won’t detract from the fun! Have a sit at one of the benches, or throw a blanket on the lawn, lie down next to your furry bestie, and watch the clouds go by. Sounds pawrfect!

Griswoldville/ South Wethersfield

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,107 per sq. mi.

Griswoldville/ South Wethersfield

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This community in Wethersfield is where you’ll find the Mill Woods Park Dog Park. This popular off-leash park provides all the amenities you could hope for: running water stations, waste bag stations and receptacles, benches and picnic tables for the humans. The park is divided into 2 sections for large and small dogs, and the green grass and shade trees provide human and dog alike with coolness under the feet and overhead. There’s ample space for running and cavorting, and no restriction against bringing toys to make it even more fun! Some of the worn areas can get muddy in the spring, but certainly Fido doesn’t mind – be sure to bring a towel, though!