Dog walking in Amherst

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Flexible scheduling

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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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Stephanie WAmherst, MA

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“I’d love to walk your dog!”

Hello, my name is Stephanie. I'm an artist and I love animals, have since I was a kid. I've always been told that I am a calm, kind, patient and observant person. Because of that, I feel like it’s always been easy for me to understand animals and get along with them. I'm currently working with a group of animators to create a short animated film and studio. I've spent a bit too much time indoors lately, so I'd love to get out more, and to do it while walking a dog would be a big plus!

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

Emily CAmherst, MA

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Hello! My name is Emily and I'm currently studying to be a vet tech. I have extensive experience with dogs of all breeds, sizes, and personalities. I have helped out vets in the exam room, hired by close friends and family to walk dogs, and even walk dogs for my town shelter! Hope to meet you and your furry friend soon!

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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

Jezavya RAmherst, MA

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“Loving fur-babies is what I do best!”

I am a dog mom to a beautiful rescue pup! After adopting my dog I realized just how important and necessary dogs are in a human’s life. I enjoy spending time with dogs of every size and breed. If you’re looking for someone to love your four-legged baby just as much as you do then I’m your girl!

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

Ashley SAmherst, MA

4.9

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“Can’t wait to spend time with your best friend!”

Hi! My name is Ashley! I love spending time outdoors, and love pups even more. Some of my hobbies include reading, cooking, and traveling. Ive done over 100 walks so far! I’ve had pets ever since I can remember and I look forward to spending time with yours!

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

Marco BAmherst, MA

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Hello! My name is Marco and I am a 26 year old young professional who is absolutely in love with animals! From a young age, all animals, especially dogs, seemed to gravitate to me. I have been on wag! For 2 years and have had a consistent 5 star rating. I hope I get to meet you and your fur baby!

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

Jakira VAmherst, MA

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“Nothing’s better than going on a walk with a dog<3”

Hello! I am a 22yr old Bay Path University Alumni who majored in Pre-Vet and I just love dogs, since I was a baby I have been around dogs and since I was old enough I’v had one. I have a 5yr old pitbull named bully, he’s so loving, and my sweet 12yr old cat named oreo, they are my babies. I am currently attending HCC to get my Vet Tech Certification while working at an animal hospital as a tech assistant.

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Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Anne DAmherst, MA

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“Dogs and puppies and tail waggers, Oh My!!!”

Hi There! I’m Anne and I have been a dog owner and lover all my life. I don’t have a dog right now, so I’d love to be your dog’s new friend and give him/her the extra TLC needed when you’re away! I am a local teacher, so I come with great references and you will not be disappointed in my pet care. Thanks for considering me!!

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Mason BAmherst, MA

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“Patient and energetic dog lover”

My name is Mason, and I live in Florence with my pit mix Beatrice. I adopted Bea when she was about two-years-old, anxious, and entirely unsocialized. Since then I have put countless hours into training and rehabilitating her, and that experience has given me the patience to look after other dogs as well. Bea has helped me become understanding and flexible with how I interact with all dogs, which makes walking and training them even more enjoyable. I look forward to meeting your furry friends!

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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

Allison HAmherst, MA

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Hi, my name is Allie and I grew up with a Jack Russell Terrier named Jill. I have experience caring for my Aunt's two dogs, Buddy and Kinko, and I have spent a summer dog-sitting for my cousin's (who is also my neighbor) black lab Lolly. I have also twice boarded a German Shepherd/Husky mix, Niko, at my house for a week. Most of these experiences consisted of feeding and providing water for the dogs, walking the dogs, and making sure they were happy!

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Naudia SAmherst, MA

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“you're furry friend will be safe with me!”

Hi my name is Naudia! I have two dogs. I have a standard Poodle names Simone and a Wire Fox terrier named Charlie. I volunteer at an animal shelter by the name of Dakin Humane Society. I currently am a adoption floor dog walker as well as a Dixie dog walker. I have a nack for making dogs comfortable based on the training I received at Dakin. I'm sure your furry friend will be just great with me!

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

Dog Walking in Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts is the largest municipality in Hampshire County with a population of around 38,000 people. There are three large post-secondary institutions in the area, and Amherst has gained a reputation for being youthful and fun. This vibrant New England college town has an interesting mix of coffee shops, art galleries, restaurants, and outdoor activities that are ideal for pet owners. The scenery is beautiful all year, but fall is an especially impressive time in the area as the leaves change color. You'll never run out paths to walk, people to meet, and fellow dogs for Rover to sniff in Amherst.

If you're looking for delicious food in a fun, family- and dog-friendly atmosphere, be sure to visit Bertucci's, which is conveniently situated near the University of Amherst and local libraries and museums. There are ten dog-friendly tables at Bertucci's where you can dig into their fresh pasta dishes, calzones, brick oven pizzas, selection of Italian desserts, and much more. Amherst is an excellent place for people of all ages to live and dog owners will appreciate the welcoming atmosphere for pets in the city and the miles of paths and trails to explore with your best friend at your side.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Amherst

Town Center

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Population Density
3,110 per sq. mi.

Town Center

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The Town Center neighborhood of Amherst, MA is a quiet, peaceful area popular with families and retirees. This neighborhood is close to several parks, paths, and trails. One of these trails is known as the Norwottuck Rail Trail, and it's a favorite place for dog owners to walk their beloved furry companions on a leash. This trail was created from an unused rail trail, and it is now an 11-mile paved trail used by walkers and their dogs, as well as many cyclists. On the eastern edge of the path, there is a beaver pond, and this is a good place to catch glimpses of local wildlife.

East Village

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Population Density
935 per sq. mi.

East Village

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Most of the best hikes are located in the East Village area of Amherst. This is also where you'll find the East Village Historic District which has has buildings dating back to the 1700s. You can also access the Amethyst Brook Conservatory through East Village, and this is a must-see stop in Amherst. This series of trails is mostly shaded under a canopy of trees and this adds to its peaceful ambiance. Your dog is welcome to join you on these trails on-leash anytime of day, but if you'd like to go for an off-leash adventure with Rover, you must go before 10 AM.

Southwest Amherst

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Population Density
455 per sq. mi.

Southwest Amherst

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Southwest Amherst is where you'll find the Hickory Ridge Golf Course, Massachusetts' premiere semi-private course. This area is also home to the Plum Brook Conservation Area which is a beloved section of Amherst. Another spot in Amherst that is beloved for different reasons is The Moan and Dove. They are said to have the best beer on tap in the area, and they also serve cocktails and an endless supply of roasted peanuts. They don't serve meals, but you can order-in from surrounding restaurants. Your dog can join you for a beer at a spot on the patio while you enjoy a refreshing beverage.

Amherst Center

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Population Density
3,110 per sq. mi.

Amherst Center

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Amherst Center is the "University" section of the city that houses the University of Amherst Campus and Amherst College. This busy and bustling neighborhood is home to over half of the total population of Amherst, and it has many restaurants and things to do to keep everyone busy. There are often concerts and festivals in Amherst Center that everyone is welcome to attend. If you're in the area and craving Mexican food, be sure to try out Bueno Y Sano. This popular establishment has dog-friendly tables outside, and their fresh ingredients and hand-crafted meals are a local favorite.

Central Granby

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
261 per sq. mi.

Central Granby

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Only a 20-minute drive from Amherst is the city of Granby, MA which has a population of just over 6,000. In the Central Granby neighborhood, there's a dog park that is definitely worth the quick drive. Dufresne Park is undoubtedly popular with residents of Granby, but people from the surrounding areas in Massachusetts also love to bring their dogs there. All of this park can be explored with your dog on-leash, but there is also a separate dog run for off-leash fun. There is also a picnic bench for humans to sit and chat while their dogs frolic in the open space.