Dog walking in Brighton

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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 BBrighton, Boston

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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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Paul VBrighton, Boston

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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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Gabrielle SBrighton, Boston

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Hi there! My name is Gabbi! I'm a Boston native and I've loved animals my whole life. Being able to work with dogs is a dream of mine, so I'll always make sure your best friend is well taken care of!

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Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Jill YBrighton, Boston

4.9

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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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Rebekah HBrighton, Boston

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Hi, my name is Rebekah. I grew up an animal lover in Maine, where I enjoyed living with a Blue Heeler/Sheppard mix named Sitka. I started walking and sitting for my friends’ and neighbors’ pets more than 5 years ago and have loved it ever since! Recently I’ve moved to Boston and am excited to be back in the area. I have experience with dogs of all sizes and ages. As an outdoorsy, active person, I’d love to meet your best friend and take them out for some fun and exciting exercise! I know each pup is as unique as they are loved, and I can’t wait to provide you both with the caring Wag! experience.

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Brenda WBrighton, Boston

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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 MBrighton, Boston

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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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Collin MBrighton, Boston

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Hi! I am a very active person who loves the outdoors. I'm an avid runner and also enjoy hiking, backpacking, tennis, cooking, and travel. I look forward to getting to know you and your dog!

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

Aidan FBrighton, Boston

4.9

(1209)

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“my strengths are distance care and being thorough!”

Hi, my name is Aidan. When I was little I had a black lab named Satch that I loved very much, and that has shown me the joy of caring for animals.I have experience in college caring for dogs in multiple situations and am confident in my abiility to adapt to the needs of individual dogs. I am also a very active person and am excited to take your dogs on very thorough walks! Also, I am a photography graduate from MCAD have experience taking pictures of dogs. Can't wait to meet you and your dogs!

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Miriam LBrighton, Boston

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“A dependable, caring and experienced caregiver”

**I have been vaccinated as of January 6th, 2021.** Hello! My name is Miriam and I am an enthusiastic 28-year-old who has had the privilege of working for a loyal client base in the greater Boston area for the past several years, which I am so grateful for. I take my work very seriously and strive to provide optimal care and safety for each and every dog! I do not discriminate against any breed and believe every dog is worthy of humane treatment and care. (:

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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, Puppy training

Dog Walking in Brighton

Brighton is one of Boston's 23 neighborhoods and is nestled on the shore of the Charles River. Although small, this community surely isn’t lacking in activities and amenities for the local pup-ulation. Three veterinary clinics within 10 miles of Brighton keep local pups healthy, happy and feeling their best. 

There are 30 dog-friendly parks within 5 miles of Brighton, including two within the neighborhood! Massachusetts state law declares pet owners must obtain a license for their dog yearly or face strict fines. Off-leash parks in the state maintain that pets must be licensed to run free. Many parks still allow non-licensed pooches, although they must remain leashed.

Hunnewell Park is a 4.6-acre recreation area that provides fun for the whole family! The park is open from sunrise to sunset and even boasts a off-leash area for Fido and his friends! The off-leash area provides a safe place for local dogs to run free and socialize. There's also a regulation softball field and two elementary fields for soccer and lacrosse here for the humans.

Roger’s Park is located at the center of Brighton and hosts activities for two and four-legged visitors.Though technically not a bark park, licensed dogs are allowed off-leash time on the parks' expansive lawn. Owners are advised to keep a close eye on their free-roaming companion as the park is not fully fenced. Other features include athletic fields and a playground for the non-furry kiddos. 

After a long frolic in the park, satisfy you and your pup's rumbling stomachs at Dash Café. This quaint dog-friendly spot is a great place for brunch, sandwiches, and specialty drinks. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available. Place a double order, because your pooch won’t want to share! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Brighton

South Boston

48
Dog Parks
4 parks

Population Density
11,070 per sq. mi.

South Boston

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Castle Island Beach is a great place for leashed pups to practice their doggy-paddle during the off-season. The beach is home to Fort Independence, a star-shaped fort that provided key coastal protection for decades. The 22-acre park has several amenities, including a boardwalk, playground, picnic areas, restrooms, and showers to rinse dirty paws. Carson Beach is located just a few miles away and is another great hang-out for local doggos. The beaches are open to dogs from Labor Day to Memorial Day, and are very popular with the fluffy residents. Your pal will love all the new friends and breathtaking views of the harbor! 

Squantum Point

36
Population Density
3,400 per sq. mi.

Squantum Point

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Originally home to a Naval Air Station, Squantum Point is now a waterfront recreation area maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Several paved runways remain and make wonderful surfaces for skating and running with your pet. The small beach boasts big views of the harbor and is a popular spot for bird-watching. Pups are welcome to play on the beach and in the water, but make sure you bring doggy bags to keep the shoreline clean. The beach is open to leashed pets from dawn to dusk and is a great spot for pets to make a splash year-round!

East Cambridge

24
Population Density
13,800 per sq. mi.

East Cambridge

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East Cambridge is every city dog's dream, boasting several off-leash parks and pet-friendly recreation facilities. Blaze the trails where the Revolutionary War began at the Minute Man Bikeway. This 9.7-mile paved trail is a great place to exercise leashed pups and learn some history, too!  The Fresh Pond reservation welcomes licensed pups to play off-leash in the lovely preservation area. Here, pups can take a relaxing dip in two ponds on the reservation, or just enjoy a leisurely stroll. Pets are not allowed on the manicured lawns and some paved trails. Rangers are known to ticket people without proper licensure for their pets, so make sure your pup’s paperwork is up-to-date. 

North Waltham

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,500 per sq. mi.

North Waltham

12

North Waltham is a wonderful neighborhood for dogs of all interests. Beaver Brook Reservation is a 56-acre preservation full of wildlife and gorgeous natural formations. This reservation is home to several ponds, as well as a scenic waterfall. Leashed pets are welcome from sunrise to sunset. The nearby Waltham Dog Ranch provides a great off-leash recreation area for licensed pups to let loose. The park features agility obstacles where furry guests can hone their skills. There is also a convenient waste bag station for when nature calls. Bowls are provided but owners will need to bring water — your pup will surely work up a thirst zooming around the obstacle course! 

Allston

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
18,505 per sq. mi.

Allston

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The neighborhood of Allston is home to several pup-friendly eateries and furrific recreation facilities. Here, your fuzzy pal can explore much of Boston by paddle tour down the Charles River. If your dog doesn’t fancy the water, stroll on over to Mansfield Dog Park. This community-based park is maintained by volunteers and offers a great place for Fido to stretch his legs. Mansfield Park is one of very few fenced off-leash parks in the area and even has a double gated entry to keep pups safe. Visitors are advised to bring their own water, as there is none on-site. This park is much less busy than surrounding facilities, making it perfect for more timid pups!