Dog walking in Sterling

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

Customized for your pup

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

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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Gregory ZSterling, CT

5.0

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“Hot diggity dog!”

My whole life I have been a lover of animals! I do not currently have a dog, but I grew up with a little beagle named Peanut and I now have a cat named Tina beans! I love staying active via walks/runs.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Melanie GSterling, CT

4.9

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“Dogs rule, people drool...”

Hi I'm Melanie. I have had dogs all of my life. I'm friendly and loving and will treat your baby as if he were my own. I provide poop bags and I usually have treats on me

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Michelle BSterling, CT

4.9

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“Always reliable”

I have several dogs of my own and have always had a dog in my home. I love all breeds, small and large.I do a lot of walking and hiking and bring my dogs with me for daily exercise. I will treat your dogs like my own and you can be assured they are handled with the best of care when I am their walker.

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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, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ashly RSterling, CT

4.9

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“THE PEACEFUL PACK”

I'm Ashly. I have great love & respect for the happiness that our pets can provide & am intent on giving them the same. I am motivated to serve our animal and human population by providing the BEST experience for you & your fur baby. I specialize in relationship-building, behavior & personality management, balancing the pack’s energy (so your dog feels safe) and relieving your worries!

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Mae HSterling, CT

4.9

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“Going above & beyond for your pets!”

Hi, I'm Mae! I've been around dogs since they were bigger than me and LOVE to meet new furry friends! I will look after your pet like they are my own and do my best to accommodate their and your needs and requests. I have looked after pups as young as 9 weeks to as old as 16 years! If you like my service, please make me a preferred walker! *Regular clients: I'm starting a year of service w/the AmeriCorps mid-May and will be moving away! :( I will miss your pups terribly! Thx for everything <3

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

Nicole BSterling, CT

4.9

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“Grad student and trusted pet care provider!”

Hi, I’m Nicole! I am an occupational therapy graduate student, animal lover, and experienced pet sitter. I have a senior miniature poodle, Pierre, who is my best friend and I miss so much. I promise to give your furry family member the same love and care I give my own! I am a friendly and energetic girl who loves spending time with doggos of all kinds :)

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jenn BSterling, CT

4.9

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“Your dogs will put the tail wag in Wag!”

Hi, I’m Jenn! I volunteer at the local Humane Society and I have experience dogsitting a Yorkie, Cocker Spaniel, and Bernese Mountain Dog! I personally have a mini schnauzer who I love to walk, play with, and snuggle with! I can’t wait to meet your pups!

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Nicole DSterling, CT

4.9

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“Care you can depend on !”

Looking for some new furfriends! This is the perfect part-time gig. Meeting new pups and getting in some exercise! I promise your dog will enjoy our time together as much as I will! I currently am a doggie mom to a very active, mini golden-doodle. I work with children on the spectrum full time, as a home service therapist. I am accustom to professional relationships with families and being trusted in others homes.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker

Robyn KSterling, CT

4.9

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Hi my name is Robyn I love animals. Getting to walk, sit, and board the pups is so much fun. I really enjoy my repeat pups and meeting new pups. It's great to be outside getting fresh air and playing with the pups.

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Brandon CSterling, CT

4.8

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Hey! My name is Brandon and I am 23 years old. I’ve had three dogs in my life so far, and I love all of our canine friends. I’ve dog sitted , walked, and have been taking care of dogs my entire life.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Dog Walking in Sterling

The town of Sterling lies on the west side of Connecticut, on the border of Rhode Island. Incorporated in 1794, the first cotton mills soon followed, becoming known for its use of dying agents and fast black coloring on cloth, superior to any products known at that time. Quarries were built in the 1850’s while the cotton mills gained in momentum. Sterling retains its quiet charm and offers residents community spirit and small-town features. Although there are no veterinarian offices in Sterling, there are 9 within a 15-mile radius of this town to address all your pet’s health needs.

Area parks include the Sterling Playground and parts of the Pachaug State Forest. The Sterling Playground has rock formations to climb, sports courts and fields, a playground, and a beautiful stream with picnic tables alongside. There is a short 1/3-mile walking track to take your pup-tastic friend for a stroll. The Pachaug State Forest is accessed through nearby Volunton.

Hungry? The nearby town of Plainfield offers two dog-friendly restaurants. Try Hank’s Dairy Bar with its classic American menu or Mr. Z’s for pizza or seafood. Dine with your pup at their outdoor tables. 

Any pup will surely delight in visiting Sterling!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Sterling

Danielson

48
Population Density
3,682 per sq. mi.

Danielson

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Danielson is a borough in the town of Killingly, just north of Sterling. The best place to take pup in this area is to the Old Furnace State Park, which is adjacent to the Ross Pond State Park. Covering a total of 367 acres, it is the perfect place to go fishing, and there are marked trails for different skill levels. If your pup likes to meander, try the blue trail with its easy ascent. If your pup loves a challenge, take the more strenuous routes. There are wooded and open areas, and hikes up the cliffs. Worn out? Head to dog-friendly Heirloom Food Company’s organic café and juice bar.

South Killingly

36
Population Density
358 per sq. mi.

South Killingly

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Killingly is a small town north of Sterling, and home to the Quinebaug Lake State Park. This park covers 181 acres and is popular for its outstanding fishing opportunities and non-motorized boating on the waters of the Wauregan Reservoir. This is an excellent place to put in a line and relax the day away with your pup, waiting for the hungry catfish to start biting. If you have a boat, launch it here and take your pup for a cruise. This is another perfect place to bring a picnic lunch. No restrooms or water are on-site, so plan accordingly.

Canterbury

24
Population Density
44 per sq. mi.

Canterbury

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Head with your pup to Canterbury, a small town west of Sterling, to visit the Robert Manship Park. This is the perfect place to have Fido roam on their open, grassy sports fields, or let your fur-ever friend splash in the Quinebaug River, where canoes and kayaks frequent. There is a playground for small children, picnic tables, and restrooms. Be sure to bring mutt mitts to keep this park tidy, and be aware that dogs are required to be on leash. Since there are no dog-friendly restaurants in Canterbury, how about packing a picnic lunch or burgers to grill to share with your pup!

Voluntown

12
Population Density
65 per sq. mi.

Voluntown

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Voluntown is a small town, south of Sterling. The Pachaug State Forest is the largest in Connecticut, encompassing over 26,000 acres. It is spread over six towns, including Sterling, and can be accessed here. The forest is divided into two main areas, the Chapman and Green Falls Areas. Both are filled with dog-friendly amenities such as boating, camping, biking, fishing, and pit-toilets. Chapman offers miles of equestrian, motorcycle, and hiking trails through open and forested lands to keep any pup more than happy. Dogs can explore off-leash if under voice control. Be sure to bring a picnic and water. 

Griswold

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Population Density
344 per sq. mi.

Griswold

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The Hopeville Pond State Park is a great recreation area in the town of Griswold, located south of Sterling. This area is 554 acres full of pawtastic fun. There is a campground for overnight stays, lakes for boating, ponds for fishing and swimming, and miles of hiking trails. Although pups are not allowed in the campground pond waters, they are most welcome everywhere else. There are also picnic tables, restrooms and water fountains. Got a sweet tooth? Head over to Button Farm Ice Cream where you and pup can order a scoop of your favorite treat and enjoy at their outdoor dog-friendly tables.