Dog walking in Boston

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I am taking classes online right now and my time is flexible. I have an English Bulldog named Henry who only ever wants to go for car rides. I am always trying to find ways to exercise and keep moving so I would truly love to play or walk with your dog.

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Hi, My name is Paul and I have had rescued three dogs since 1997. I had a large Bull Mastiff / St. Bernard mix named Veego that passed away at around 15 in 2012. I have had a German Shepherd since 2005, Honey is currently 14 years old. I have also had a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Ben since 2007 that is about to be ten. I have pet sat for lots of friends in the past. Pitbulls, Rotweiller, Labradors, Boxer, Pug, Chihuahuas, French Bulldog, and a few Terriers. Seeing any dog always puts a smile on my face, from abandoned rescues to show dogs. I enjoy learning their unique personalities and quirks. I will treat your dog (and home) like I do my own, with love and care. I've also been vegetarian / vegan for over 25 years and like to stay active. Reliable transportation for North Shore and Boston.

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Dog Walking in Boston

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Life can get pretty busy in Beantown, but at home, your dog may be twiddling their paws. Bored dogs can often become destructive, so to save your pillows and furniture, give your dog regular exercise to make sure they have something to wag their tail about. Bring some excitement into your pup’s life with a walk through the dog-friendly SoWa Open Market, or head to Castle Island for a romp on the beach!

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

Socializing with peers is not only good for you, it’s good for your dog too! Many anxious dogs can gain confidence by meeting plenty of new canines, while party animals can get out the wiggles playing with furry furiends. Boston’s dog parks provide the pawfect place to safely introduce a timid dog to their pup neighbors, or give your boundless energy ball lots of dogs to run with.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Do you have a rude dog? Or perhaps a shy guy? Some dogs don’t have the best manners, or are just too excited on walks to know they’re being bullies. Practice good etiquette and work on obedience training with daily walks through the neighborhood. As your dog gets the hang of being polite in public, try a stroll through the Boston Public Gardens in iconic Beacon Hill to test your dog’s new skills.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Boston

Several dog walking businesses and professional dog walkers can get your dog out and about when you can’t, but just how much does dog walking cost in Boston? While many services offer only pack walks, those that do private walks can charge up to $23 for a 20-minute spin, or even $60 for a 60-minute walk. Most walkers are available Monday through Friday during business hours, and can charge up to an additional $10 after hours or on weekends. And if you have another dog, you could be paying upwards of another $12 for them to tag along.

Pet Caregivers with Wag! always give your dog their undivided attention on private walks that are catered to your dog’s needs. Smaller pups will love 20-minute strolls that average around $15, while bigger dogs may need our 30-minute walks for about $20. And for those doggos who have unlimited energy, local dog walkers with Wag! also offer 60-minute walks for around $30. Best of all, Wag! is there when you need them, seven days a week. And if you have multiple dogs, they can join the walk for only $5 each.

Wag! knows your dog’s safety is priority number one. Not only are dog walkers with Wag! thoroughly vetted and insured, but they make sure you always know where your dog is with GPS tracking through the Wag! app. They’ll also send you updates along the walk, and leave a report card at the end so you can see just how much fun your dog had on their adventure.

Dog Parks in Boston

History buffs love Boston for its many iconic structures, some of which you can see on a walk with your pup along the self-guided Freedom Trail in the North End neighborhood. After checking out the Paul Revere House from 1618, and the Revolutionary War-era Old North Church, continue through the streets of Boston’s Little Italy past restaurants, coffeehouses, and pastry shops. Then, ditch the leash at the RUFF North End Dog Park where separate sections offer spaces for different sized pups, and an agility course can keep your dog on their toes. Nearby, the Richmond Street Dog Park offers a large space for all dogs to play, day or night.

For an idyllic spot to spend sniffing, exploring, and leisurely walking along the banks of the Charles River, head to Back Bay’s Boston Esplanade. This path features abundant green spaces to rest tired paws, or enjoy a picnic for two on the waterfront.

Mosey on over to Boston’s South End, a thriving urban neighborhood near the heart of downtown. Your pup will love spending some off-leash time at the Carleton Court Dog Park. Surfaced in concrete for easy clean-up, this puptastic oasis is surrounded by greenery for an escape from the busy city streets. More adventurous dogs may prefer the Joe Wex Dog Recreation Space for its giant stone slabs to sniff and climb on.

Whether you’re racing around the area on four legs or two, South Boston is known for its lively social scene amidst Victorian row houses and squares. Your pup can hobnob with local canines at the South Boston Bark Park which offers a water fountain and fun tunnels for your dog to crawl through. If you have a beach loving pup, head to Carson Beach, a local dog-friendly sand and surf destination where leashed dogs are welcome to romp during the off-season from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

Wherever you explore in Boston, your dog should remain on a leash no longer than 8 feet outside of off leash areas. Whether playing in a dog park, or walking through the neighborhood, dogs need to be current on their rabies vaccinations and have a city dog license. Keep clean-up bags on hand, and always pick up after your pup, making sure to dispose of waste responsibly.  

Dog Walking in Boston with Wag!

When your dog is ready to explore all there is to see in bustling Boston, but life has kept you from the expedition, Wag! can come to the rescue!

Dog walkers with Wag! know that your Labrador Retriever or German Shepherd, the most pupular of Boston dogs, need lots of exercise, and can take them for daily 60-minute walks to tire out those active pooches. Beagles need to follow their nose, and a 30-minute walk in the outdoors will be sure to give them enough to sniff for an afternoon. And if your French Bulldog has been chewing the rugs, a 20-minute outing may be just pawfect for this tiny pup. Older dogs can lose their pep, so if your Golden Retriever isn’t as active, Wag! can even Drop-In at home to put some wag back into that tail.

Getting your dog moving has never been easier! Just download the Wag! app and choose an on-demand walk for when you can’t get home, a one-time walk when your dog needs it most, or a recurring walk for those doggos who can never sit still. Then, select the best length of walk for your dog’s needs, and look through dog walker profiles to find the best one for them. And with GPS tracking, and text and video messaging from your walker, you’ll always know where your dog goes.

Show your dog just how much you love them by booking a dog walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Boston

Back Bay

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
29,720 per sq. mi.

Back Bay

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The Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, MA is a thriving community and a residential, dining, and entertainment hub of the popular seaside community. Home to human favorites such as the Boston Public Library, Back Bay is also an ideal destination for those looking to spend some quality time with their canine companions. Stop by Pawsh Dog Boutique for toys, treats, or accessories that are sure to have your doggy pal feeling pawsome. Next, check out a little retail therapy in the area. From clothing stores such as Lucky Brand to cosmetic powerhouses Lush and Mac, and tech guru Apple, the area’s premiere shopping destinations are guaranteed to roll out the red carpet for Fido and are excellent opportunities for socialization and practicing good doggy manners.

South End

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
32,820 per sq. mi.

South End

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The South End of Boston is a thriving urban neighborhood located conveniently near the heart of downtown Boston. With a host of amenities for both pets and their human caretakers, this urban locale is increasingly popular for apartment and small home living. The Carlton Court Dog Park is a well-maintained space, perfect for enjoying some quality time with your pooch. The double entry gate ensures your pet’s safety while the always-working hose and full dog bowl are guarantees that Fido will feel right at home in this pet-friendly neighborhood attraction. Whether you’re visiting or calling the area home, the South End is an area favorite for pet-friendly living and entertainment.

East Boston

24
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
8,330 per sq. mi.

East Boston

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Located just across the river from downtown Boston, MA, East Boston is a popular neighborhood for both two and four-legged family members. Whether strolling the streets on your nightly walks or leisurely exploring local dining and retail, East Boston has something for both canine and human family members. On-leash pets are welcome to join you on an exploration of Bell Isle Marsh, one of the area’s last salt marshes, which features abundant wildlife and unique vegetation. East Boston is also home to the Bremen Street Dog Park. Here canines can enjoy segregated areas for large and small canines, obstacle courses, and benches for human companions to rest their paws.

Beacon Hill

13
Population Density
29,720 per sq. mi.

Beacon Hill

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The Beacon Hill neighborhood is one of the most scenic and iconic areas for Boston, MA residents to call home. With numerous dog friendly activities, those looking to live, play or visit Beacon Hill are sure to find something to entertain and engage both two and four-legged family members. The Esplanade in Beacon Hill is the perfect idyllic spot to spend a day of sniffing, exploring, and leisurely walking along the banks of the Charles River. Abundant Green Spaces offer the perfect spot to rest tired paws or for you and Fido to enjoy a picnic for two. Just a few blocks away, the Boston Public Gardens offer yet another pooch friendly opportunity to take in nature. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with your pawsome friend with one of the many dog-friendly amenities in Beacon Hill.

South Boston

1
Dog Parks
4 parks

Population Density
11,070 per sq. mi.

South Boston

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Whether you’re racing around the area on four legs or two, South Boston is a Boston, MA neighborhood well known for catering to needs of area residents. Home to the Boston Convention Center and the Boston Children’s Museum, South Boston is also a great place to entertain man’s best friend. The Channel City Dog Park is located centrally within this historic Boston community and is a pawsome destination. Amidst big city living, Fido and pals can burn off some energy while human companions socialize. Carson Beach is a local dog-friendly sand and surf destination, where leashed dogs are welcome to partake in all the local amenities during the off-season, which runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

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