Dog walking in Amherst

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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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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Lauren SAmherst, MA

4.9

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Hi! My name is Lauren. Thanks for considering me to walk your canine companion! I'm a lifelong dog lover and always excited to meet new dog friends. I've previously worked as a trainer and at a cage-free boarding facility (responsible for feeding and medicating all of the dogs!) I pride myself on being trustworthy, reliable, and conscientious, and will treat your pet with the same love and kindness as I would my own. I appreciate the trust placed in me by the owners and dogs and will do my best to earn it on every walk. Let's get walking!

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Denise WAmherst, MA

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I have owned 6 dogs over the years. After 17 years of running a doggie daycare/boarding service, I look forward to meeting yet another lovable dog! I recently moved to the Springfield area and I can't wait to meet more canine friends. I love being with dogs!

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Ashley SAmherst, MA

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Paul HAmherst, MA

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Looking to get a dog of my own, just love them. Would like to come into contact with some new dogs and learn hands-on about different breeds.

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Amanda BAmherst, MA

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Hi my name is Amanda! I'm a student at the Boston Conservatory. I grew up with a dog and have experience being a dog walker and a dog sitter.

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Emma DAmherst, MA

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Hello! I grew up in Connecticut, and had a wonderful dog named Quincy who was the love of my life. I regularly volunteered at animal shelters and at a stable, so I have lots of experience with animals. I have been to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah twice, where I fed, socialized, walked, and cleaned up after their dogs as well as other animals. I have also volunteered as a walker at their New York adoption programs. I am responsible and always want to do what is best for you and your dog. I adore animals and greatly look forward to meeting your beloved pet!

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Jakira VAmherst, MA

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

Hello! I am a 23 year old Bay Path University Alumni who majored in Pre-Vet and is currently in school to be a vet tech. 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 13yr 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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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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Julie GAmherst, MA

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When I was a kid, I wrote an entire book to my parents detailing just how much I wanted a dog! Fast forward almost 20 years and I've had 3 dogs that I've treasured. I've volunteered at dog shelters, watch dog TV shows, and really just can't get enough of dogs! I spend my day teaching high schoolers, so dog breaks are much appreciated :)

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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.