Dog walking in Portland

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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 TPortland, 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

Mary Ellen WPortland, CT

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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 NPortland, CT

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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

Michael BPortland, 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 BPortland, 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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Marc HPortland, CT

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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 SPortland, 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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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

Kaylee MPortland, 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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Sarah LPortland, CT

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

Harleigh WPortland, 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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Dog Walking in Portland

The Connecticut River forms half of the border of this town in south central Connecticut, and was formative in the early life of the town. Its first major industry was shipbuilding, followed by brownstone mining that took advantage of the ease of shipping on the river. The brownstone quarry is now closed, but the river continues to support the strong recreational demand of Portland with its green space, marinas and boatyards.

Dog-friendly Riverfront Park offers 40 acres along the river. It features several trails that meander through the lovely park that is dotted with huge chunks of brownstone from the nearby quarry. Known as “jumping rocks” these challenge the children in the park to climb them and jump off. Kind of a kids’ training station, but fun for dogs to climb, too. Arf! A section of deep woods beckons on the way to the river’s shore and the scenic overlook view up and down the river. The Pine Trail through the woods is a perfect dog-walking route, with the forest floor as a great walking surface. A short, 1-2-mile walk awaits you and your buddy, so get out there and enjoy this pawsome park!

With its outdoor resources and historic sites to explore, you’ll find dog-friendly Portland to be a worthy destination for your off-hours!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Portland

Fogelmarks Corners/ Riverdale

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Population Density
530 per sq. mi.

Fogelmarks Corners/ Riverdale

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This Portland neighborhood is home to the dog-friendly Portland Reservoir Rim Trail, a natural hiking trail of about 2 miles that circles the reservoir. Well-marked and maintained, the trail also traverses Reservoir Brook, and further on another brook that is spanned by a wooden, hand-made foot bridge. The trail follows an old dirt road that for years has led the adventurous to several almost-mythical attractions, such as a now-closed smallpox hospital, and Cold War Nike missile sites. Open from 8 am to 5 pm every day, this is a great walk for you and your fur-baby: easy walking, spectacular views of the reservoir and surrounding woods and swamp areas with their wildlife and foliage. How much more woofderful can it get?

Portland Town Center

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Population Density
1,129 per sq. mi.

Portland Town Center

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Here you’ll find the Portland Town Green just off the Police Department parking lot. This is not a huge area, but it’s grassy and flat, perfect for on-leash romping and socializing for your fur-pup. Take a rest in the central gazebo, or throw down a blanket on the lawn and enjoy a picnic lunch and a book with Fido by your side. In the sun, or under the shade of the several trees, a break from the day-to-day routine will be what you find here, for an hour or an afternoon. Be sure to bring something for that picnic lunch to share with your furry bestie!

Middletown Town Center

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Population Density
6,532 per sq. mi.

Middletown Town Center

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Less than a mile from Portland, and just across the Connecticut River is Middletown, a good place to head to if you’re hungry with your pup. With at least 16 dog-friendly restaurants to choose from, you will surely find something to please both of you. For instance, try First & Last Tavern in the historic downtown area. Specializing in Italian cuisine but offering such American meaty fare as the Sunday night prime rib special, this restaurant’s outdoor tables are waiting for you and Fido. Or head over to the Taino Smokehouse where you’ll find plenty of doggos’ favorite meats and seafood, plus human-pleasing delicious sides, served up at your very own outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Marlborough

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Population Density
274 per sq. mi.

Marlborough

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About 8 miles from Portland lies Marlborough, one of the towns that lie within the Salmon River State Forest, a 6,000-acre forested expanse along the Salmon River. This dog-friendly park features hiking trails that loop and interconnect to form over 4 miles of relatively easy walking for you and your leashed pup. Adjacent to and connecting with the Day Pond State Park, there are 4 parking areas, picnic tables and canoe or kayak put-ins for into Day Pond. Restrooms and scenic overlooks complete the picture of a pair of pawrrific parks that easily meet the outdoor-loving needs of you and your fur-buddy! If your hike has made you long for a good meal, check in to Sadler’s Ordinary, a dog-friendly restaurant that features fresh-made country cooking in the American tradition. There’s a table on the patio with Fido’s name on it!

Lebanon

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About ½ hour from Portland lies pup-friendly Mooween State Park in Lebanon. Covering almost 600 acres, this park features geography that ranges from stream-side valleys to a hilltop in the middle of the park that is an easy climb for you and your leashed pal. With both paved and gravel surfaces, the trails include out-and-back and looped as they meander around nearby Red Cedar Lake and across Cedar Swamp Road Brook. You’ll spy waterside critters and other small mammals as you go, and the many species of birds will serenade you from above. If you’d like to set out onto the lake with your fur-baby, you can launch a canoe or kayak with him at the park entrance off Camp Mooween Road, where there is also free parking. Woofderful!