Dog walking in Oxford

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.

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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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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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care

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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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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“Your pup’s paws are in the best hands!”

Hi, my name's Olivia from Brooklyn, NY and I'm a college student at Berklee College of Music. I've been dog-walking and pet-sitting in NYC and Boston for over 4 years and have plenty of experience taking care of sweet, furry friends! I absolutely love dogs and nothing is more important to me than making sure they are safe, well-taken care of, and happy! At this time, I’m fully vaccinated and get tested for COVID at my college once per week!

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Hi! My name is Rachel and I am 24 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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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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Dog Walking in Oxford

Oxford is a quiet residential city in New Haven County, Connecticut known for its inviting atmosphere. In the words of the town’s First Selectman, “We are a community that enjoys our neighbors and friends.” This friendly nature extends not just to its humans, but to its pets, too. Oxford boasts 5 dog-friendly eateries and 4 excellent veterinary centers to care for the city’s canine critters.

Although there are no off-leash facilities within the city proper, there are 3 great paw parks in the 10 miles surrounding Oxford. One thing that sets this town apart is that it is bordered by 3 different state parks! Local puppers looking for some exercise pawticularly enjoy hitting the Larkin State Park Trail, which runs from Kettletown Road in Southbury to Whittemore Glen State Park in Naugatuck.

Hungry humans and doggos have several options to choose from in Oxford. One spot that stands out for the early risers is Fritz's Snack Bar. This charming local establishment welcomes dogs in the patio area and is known for serving up delicious eggs benedict and fresh blueberry pancakes to the morning crowd. If your pup prefers to sleep in, stop by for a delicious lunch and make sure you get a bowl of their famous clam chowder!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Oxford

Jennings Beach

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,978 per sq. mi.

Jennings Beach

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If a relaxing seaside stroll or sandy game of fetch sounds like your idea of paw-adise, make sure you pay a visit to Jennings Dog Beach! This off-leash hound haven is open to pups from October 1st to March 31st, making it a favorite hangout for resident doggos during the cooler seasons. The sparkling water and white sand make this dog beach feel exceptionally extravagant, and the fact that it is leash-free creates an even more luxurious atmosphere! During the off-season, dogs pretty much have the run of this tranquil little strand -- the only restrictions are that pups are not permitted on the boardwalk, pavilion, or playground. Run, don’t walk, to this furrific spot; just don’t forget the sunscreen!  

Morehouse Highway

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,978 per sq. mi.

Morehouse Highway

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The Cascades at Lake Mohegan is located twenty-five miles south of Oxford, in the town of Fairfield. Though a bit farther of a drive than the other local canine-friendly parks, this place is well worth a visit — besides, your dog won’t mind the long car ride! This nature park is super relaxed with its dog policy and just asks that you keep your dog leashed within 100 feet of parking lots, picnic areas, and swimming beaches — other than that, your pooch is free to roam (under voice control, of course). There are plenty of features to explore here, including waterfalls, streams, and several walking trails. The park also has waste stations dotted throughout the area to accommodate the needs of furry visitors and their parents. Stop on by — this is a must-sniff destination! 

Southford

24
Population Density
510 per sq. mi.

Southford

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Situated on the border of Oxford and Southbury, Southford Falls State Park is a place of wonder and raw natural beauty that any pup family is sure to enjoy. Not only is it a convenient location, but it is also uniquely untouched in relation to other parks and preserves in the area. Leash up your pooch and embark on a journey filled with stunning cascading falls, miles of paths through unspoiled forests, and babbling streams. The park is a very popular location for weddings, and the picturesque covered bridge is a pawticular favorite for bridal photoshoots. Be sure to bring your camera along as well; the gorgeous scenery is a perfect place for an impromptu photoshoot of your own! 

Whitneyville

12
Population Density
1,867 per sq. mi.

Whitneyville

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There aren’t many things in life better than dogs, books, and a good cup of joe — but what do you get if you combine the three? Books and Company, that’s what! Just a 30-minute drive southeast of Oxford, this new and used bookstore is a one-stop shop for pooch-wielding bookworms. Not only does this shop offer a huge collection of fascinating and varied reads, but it also has lots of other interesting items for sale, as well! There is even a kids section for the two-legged children to enjoy! If that’s not enough to sell you on this pawesome spot, they even host jewelry-making classes for the more crafty humans! The staff here are super fur-iendly and will ensure your fluffy nerd starts a collection of his own (of treats that is)!

Roxbury Road

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
510 per sq. mi.

Roxbury Road

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The city paw park in Southbury is considered by many to be the best dog park around. Located off Roxbury Road, Southbury Dog Park has all the necessary amenities for the pawfect park experience: acres of lush grass for a great off-leash experience, walking trails for doggy duos to bond, a cool stream to splash around in, and a separate section to safeguard the more delicate visitors. Another fantastic asset is that this is a very popular destination for the furry locals, ensuring your pooch will always have a playmate to fetch with! Bring some towels, though -- the stream can make for very dirty puppers!