Dog walking in Hamden

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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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Kelly THamden, CT

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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

Patrycja LHamden, 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Laura SHamden, CT

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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 BHamden, 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Samantha BHamden, CT

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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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Cecile FHamden, 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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Lydia AHamden, CT

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Hi, my name is Lydia! I've been a dog owner for 18 years, and love spending time with dogs. I have lots of pet sitting experience and I'm excited to get to know your dog!

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Kaylee MHamden, 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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Ari BHamden, CT

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“Isle of Dogs”

Hello, I'm Ari. I grew up in New Haven with a bulldog named Mac. I've had a love for animals since i can remember. I have had numerous pets growing up (parrot, rabbit, turtle, fish, cat and a dog) and i started petsitting for friends, family and neighbors at a very young age. I love going for long walks and hikes and i'd love to take your dog with me!

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Molly SHamden, CT

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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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Dog Walking in Hamden

Hamden is a town that prides itself on the vast amount of recreational opportunities. In fact, the town motto, "Land of the Sleeping Giant," is a reference to the town's well-known rugged mountaintop. With all of these hikes, parks, and vistas, it's easy to see how Hamden can be a pet paradise for dogs that love being outdoors!

Hamden's Dog Park was recently established, the fruit of a partnership between the town and the Hamden Responsible Dog Owners club. Located in Bassett Park, the park has everything your pooch needs - sunny areas, shade trees, picnic tables, benches, an agility course, a water hose (along with bowls and tubs for hot days), and doggie bags.

Hamden is the location of several state parks. West Rock Ridge State Park is perfect for the outdoorsman, and outdoors-dog, complete with stunning views of the New Haven Harbor and the Long Island Sound, and miles of hiking trails. The Lake Wintergreen hike is a favorite for local dog-owners. Nearby East Rock Park is over 400-acres large - plenty to explore for the adventurous pooch!

Sleeping Giant State Park may be the best option for those in the Hamden area. Whether you're looking to fish in the trout-stocked pond, or enjoy a picnic in the dog-friendly shelters, you can enjoy all the park has to offer year-round. Dogs are allowed for no additional fee, and can be spotted on some of the park's many hiking and nature trails.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Hamden

Hamden

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,800 per sq. mi.

Hamden

48

The City of Hamde operates the Hamden Dog Park located at 300 Waite St. It is part of the larger Bassett Park. This fenced enclosure makes a dog feel at home. There is a separate enclosure for small dogs. The surface is wood chips so you don’t have to worry about mucky paws. There is plenty of shade, and the park has water and water bowls. Bags for cleanup are available, too. There are a few toys and tennis balls. This park attracts dogs from around town and beyond. It can be even crowded on some days. The large dog enclosure, though, can handle a crowd. Great time for socialization for both dogs and human companions.

Cheshire

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
880 per sq. mi.

Cheshire

36

Cheshire Dog Park is located at 1220 Waterbury Road. It is a 9-mile drive north of Hamden. This grassy fenced enclosure gives dogs a chance to socialize with many other dogs. This dog park has two acres for dogs to run leash-free. There is a separate area for small dogs, too. The park provides waste receptacles for cleanup, but no water is onsite. There are shaded areas for hot days, and some benches for that human companion. This park can get muddy after a hard rain or after a melt in the snow. This dog park is a very popular spot, and draws two dozen or more dogs at a time. Beat the heat and the traffic and hit the park at sunrise!

Southington

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,200 per sq. mi.

Southington

24

Sixteen miles to the north of Hamden is the Southington Dog Park. This fenced enclosure is great for some off-leash socialization. The park has a separate enclosure for small dogs. Waste receptacles and water is provided onsite. This park is open from sunrise until 9 p.m. The area is grassy, and great for rolling around in if there hasn’t been a rain. It can get muddy at times! The rules are posted onsite, and again on the City’s website. There are no rules barring non-citizens of Southington using the dog park. There have been some reports of the human companions becoming a bit territorial over their dog park. Worth a look-see, at least for the grass! Make sure you bring your license and proof of vaccinations. The City of Southington has been checking for them.

Rocky Hill

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,400 per sq. mi.

Rocky Hill

12

The Rocky Hill Off Leash Dog Park is located 26 miles to the northeast of Hamden at 326 Elm Street. This grassy fenced enclosure is great for some off-leash exercise and socialization. There is water onsite (except during the winter) and some benches for human companions. The dog park is nestled in a hilly treed area of Elm Ridge Park. The dog park has a separate area for small dogs. There are a few benches, but a lack of shade. There are plenty of waste receptacles so no excuse picking up after your furry friend. The Elm Ridge Park has some nice open spaces for on-leash walks, and picnic areas. A good dog outing on a day off.

Middlefield

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
337 per sq. mi.

Middlefield

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Seventeen miles northeast of Hamden is the Middlefield Dog Park. This park is located at 102 Mattabeseck Rd. This dog park is set in a beautiful wooded area. Mature trees are around and in the middle of this fenced enclosure. The surface is wood chips. The park has a separate enclosure for small dogs. The park does not have water so remember to bring some for this trip. This dog park has a great back-to-nature feel. It is nestled on a larger property, and can be difficult to find the first time. You and your dog will soon become regulars. More information about the dog park and its rules are available on the city’s website.