Dog walking in Acton

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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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Shanna BActon, MA

5.0

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Hi there, I'm Shanna! I have loved having dogs around me all my life, from one grandmother's obedience show dogs to the other grandmother's many adopted strays to the rescued Boxer who was my best friend as a kid, to the goofy fluffball spaniel back home in NH who shuns me whenever I pack to come back to Boston. I personally took both of my dogs through obedience training classes, and worked as a walker and sitter for neighbors for several years. I have been a pet sitter for oodles of other animals, from cats to chickens, and have several years of equestrian work and training experience as well. I can't have a dog with my current work schedule and apartment, so helping your furry friend get some exercise will be a wonderful way for me to get some canine companionship! I can't wait to meet your dog!

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Ellie GActon, MA

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hi! I'm Ellie and the most important fact to know about me is; I love animals! I moved to Natick from California where I was a dog walker for five years. I grew up in rural NY, we always had at least two dogs plus a bunch more critters. I recently graduated from Humboldt State University were I studied wildlife biology so I can help save all the animals. I am a natural with dogs of all sizes, some training experience, lots of energy for walks, and I can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training

Jill YActon, MA

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Hi my name is Jill and I am the proud owner of an English Bulldog, Queen Cookie. I recently moved to Boston and Queen Cookie is living back home in CT with her Grama. I miss walking my furry companion and figured WAG was a great way to fill that void. I am comfortable walying dogs from 10 pounds to 120 pounds and can not wait to meet your fur baby!

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Brenda WActon, MA

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“Never met a dog I didn't love ❤”

I have been a lover of animals my whole life . Been dog sitting for friends the last 20 years . I consider myself to be a very dependable respon person who will give your dog the love and care it deserves.

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Elliott MActon, MA

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Hi, I grew in a house with two corgis and a Labrador. I currently do not have a dog but love their company. I have worked as a dog walker before, and i’m excited to meet new dogs in my neighborhood. I’m looking forward to meeting your dog!

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Kia MActon, MA

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Hi! My name is Kia and I'm originally from Long Island where I have a high- energy wheaten terrier named Roxy. I loved walking with her and with many other neighborhood dogs that I took care of throughout the years. I'm very excited to meet you and your dog!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Stephanie CActon, MA

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“Caring dog lover! Your dogs will have a blast :)”

Hi! I’m Stephanie and it’s great to meet you and your pup! I’ve been around dogs my entire life and have taken care of my childhood dogs. I have experience in dog training and I’m currently in school full time to become a veterinary technician. I can’t wait to meet your pup and take care of them. I’m comfortable with all breeds and different age groups. I can’t wait to give your pup the best walk ever!

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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, Training experience, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Puppy training

Isabel PActon, MA

4.9

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“To err is human - to forgive, canine”

I'm a dog lover and was a dog owner for 13 years. I'm patient, firm and would love to take your dog for walks! I’ll take care of your dog as I would my own. While your dog is with me, we'll have a safe and fun time! Dogs are an amazing source of joy and a day when I can walk dogs it’s always a better day. I’ve been walking dogs for years now and I always look forward to my next dog walk!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

James WActon, MA

4.8

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I grew up with a Shetland Sheepdog/Collie mix and a Samoyed. In addition I love all animals. When I travel, I make a point to go the the local zoo, if one exists, and pet shops. Also, I lived overseas for twenty years, so I have learned to adapt to all kinds of new circumstances, conditions, surprises etc. Finally, I am conscientious, responsible, honest and reliable.

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Miriam LActon, MA

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“Ethical, Compassionate & Knowledgeable Walker (:”

Hi, there! I’m a 28 y/o professional full-time pet caregiver! I have 7 years of experience handling pets individually, and through different companies. I take my work very seriously and strive to always provide optimal care, compassion, ethical treatment and safety for each and every dog I meet. I enjoy working with all breeds, ages, disabilities and levels of energy. It is my duty to always treat pets with kindness and patience, as well as abide by owners’ requests! Thank you for choosing me!

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Dog Walking in Acton

Dog parks and other pet-friendly areas aren’t abundant in Acton, but dog owners don’t have to travel far to find such places. Take the MayDOG Park, for example. Located in Maynard, Massachusetts, MayDOG Park is just 3.7 miles away from Acton, and it is well-worth every block. MayDOG Park has no admission fee, is open as long as the sun’s up, is completely fenced in, and has a water station for dogs and their owners. Your dog will love running leash-free with the new friends he’ll meet, and you’ll have just as much fun watching him!

Now, we’re off to Concord, Massachusetts, which is a whopping 4.6 miles away from Acton and is home to the Reformatory Branch Trail. The Reformatory Branch Trail was designed by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which turns old railways into usable community trails. Bikers, joggers, skaters, and dog-walkers are welcome on this trail, but dogs must leashed, well-behaved, and cleaned up after at all times.

This next destination is a little different from the ones above, but it’s a great family opportunity. Located 6.6 miles away from Acton in the city of Westford, Massachusetts, the Drew Farm Home is a pick-your-own apple orchard that has Red and Golden Delicious, Cortland, and Empire apples, just to name a few. Free tractor rides are offered to enhance your day at the orchard, Leashed pets are more than welcome, but a waste bag must be shown to a worker before your dog can enter. It’s an apple orchard, you know, and no one wants stinky apples!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Acton

North Acton

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,075 per sq. mi.

North Acton

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Acton is a densely packed town nestled close to others in the region. North Acton is a peaceful, lower populated area full of green spaces. One of the best treats for good dogs in North Acton is a trip to NARA Park. NARA (Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area) is a large, multi-use park with many areas for play and walking. Your pup can enjoy leashed walks around the many NARA walking trails. Access to other portions of the park, from the beach to special events, can vary. Even without extras, NARA is a great place to visit in North Acton.

Main Street/Newton Road

37
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
950 per sq. mi.

Main Street/Newton Road

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Acton’s main street area is wedged between two beautiful places to take your dogs. The first is the Acton Arboretum. If you’re up for a stately, leashed walk through labeled and cultivated gardens, this is the place for you. There’s lots of great smells to smell and trails to walk. If you’re looking for room to roam, check out Grassy Pond Conservation Area instead. This large area of land contains over four miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome to be off leash if they are well behaved and within your control, but the park is not fenced. Shy pups and free spirits should be leashed for safety.

Kelly Corner

23
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,500 per sq. mi.

Kelly Corner

23

Kelly Corner is home to the Great Hill Recreation Area. The simple 1.8 mile loop trail is popular with walkers and joggers--and dogs think it’s up to sniff too! The Great Hill Recreation Area offers preserved woodlands of historical significance. Talk a walk and discover what the land looked like before Acton became a thriving town all around it. Though densely populated compared to other areas of Acton, Kelly Corner is close to many other neighborhoods, parks, and attractions. Head to North Acton (a ten minute drive) for NARA Park or Town Center for a bite with man’s best friend.

Town Center

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
1,050 per sq. mi.

Town Center

12

Town Center is a great place in Acton for a romp through the park followed by a bite to eat. Start your outing with vigorous exercise in one of two dog friendly parks in Town Center. Wetherbee Land and Pratts Brook Conservation Area are two great places to let your dog run. Your controlled dog is welcome on the hiking trails and through the park area. If your dog needs a refresher on off-leash manners, keeping them close to your side may be best unless the trails are empty. Then head deeper into Town Center for outdoor lunch at dog friendly Atlantic Sea Grill!


West Acton

0
Dog Parks
4 parks

Population Density
1,280 per sq. mi.

West Acton

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West Acton is the place to go for leashed walking trails and plenty of fun. This packed area has four parks where dogs are allowed on leash. Some, like Woods on Mass Ave, allow controlled dogs off leash as long as they don’t prove a nuisance. Hitting the parks at off-peak hours is the best way to improve your pup’s manners off the leash. That way you can come back with a full picnic and not have to worry about clipping or unclipping them as the crowds allow. The wide variety of parks means touring West Acton will never get old.