Dog walking in Hamden

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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.

Book walkers near you

“A walk a day keeps the vet away.”

My name is Jennifer. Animals are my passion. I have the knowledge handling dogs of all sizes and behaviors. I'm trustworthy, patient and loving. I also love cats and small critters. If you have me walk your pawfect best friend he/she will come back home tired and happy. I try my best and make your dog comfortable as possible.

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

Hello! My name is Megan and I just graduated from Georgia Tech with a biomedical engineering degree. I've always loved animals and have been taking care of dogs since I was 10 years old. I have a terrier-mix named Georgia who is 13 years old and still a very energetic pooch. I have over 12 years of experience walking and dog-sitting for all ages and breeds, from pups to seniors with special needs. I can't wait to get to know your dog and take it out to get exercise and explore!

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“Lots of love to give!”

I have been working with dogs since I was 15, at a local boarding facility. The last 2.5yrs pet care has been my full time job. I've been doing both dog walking, and pet sitting in my home. I love spending time with dogs and bonding with them.

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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

“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 9 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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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training

Hello, my name is Liz and I have been walking dogs of all sizes for close to 20 years. I am an outdoorsy, active, positive person who enjoys animals of all kinds, particularly dogs.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Puppy care, Obedience training

Hey there, I'm Cecile. I learned how to love and care for dogs from my older sisters. Pets have enriched my life. I'd like to, now, be of service to other dog owners. Your pet will be well taken care of, and adored, while in my care. I received my Veterinary Assistant certificate from Middlesex Community College in 2018.

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Oral medicine administration, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Therapy training

“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

My name is Benji, I am a 20 year old college student with several years of dog walking and sitting experience. I have a deep love for these little friends, and look forward to going on a walk with yours.

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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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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

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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.