Dog walking in Dorchester Center

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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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Sarah KDorchester Center, Boston

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I love dogs! I have experience with all sizes from XS Pomeranians to XL St. Bernard’s and Newfies, and everything in between. I'm a very active surfer, yogi, and hiker all over New England and love being out in the elements, including rain and snow. I spend a lot of time at the beach in any weather! I also work at South Boston Animal Hospital-you may have seen me behind the front desk. I would love to take your pup with me on a safe and fun adventure around the neighborhood!

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

Gabrielle SDorchester Center, Boston

4.9

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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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Rebekah HDorchester Center, Boston

4.9

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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 WDorchester Center, Boston

4.9

(1340)

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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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Aidan FDorchester Center, Boston

4.9

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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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Juliana RDorchester Center, Boston

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Hi! My name is Juliana! I'm at FT student at ODU. I grew up with a Poodle, and have lived with and cared for other breeds of different sizes and ages. I am a fur mommy to 2 Pits. I very much enjoy exercising and being outside. Since I'm a very active person, I would love have the opportunity to take your dog on many fun filled walks! As well as a relaxed walk through the neighborhood. I will treat your baby as if they were my own! I look forward to meeting you & your dog! (:

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Collin MDorchester Center, Boston

4.9

(1150)

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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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Rafael HDorchester Center, Boston

4.9

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Hey there! I'm Rafael. I have owned and taken care of both small and large dogs my entire life, from Jack Russel Terriers to American Pit Bulls, I have experience with them all!! I am good at reading dog behavior and what they want and how they are feeling. Caring for dogs is my great passion in life and I can not wait to meet yours!!!

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Arthur NDorchester Center, Boston

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Hi my name is Arty and I am a huge animal lover. I have had pets my whole life and I could not picture my life without one. I have a ten year old Husky named Zoey who is the whole world to me. I have worked as a dog trainer in the past and have helped work the kennels for dogs that were boarding. I think of my dog as a member of my family and I always treat any animal I come in contact with the same way. I look forward to meeting your pet and making a new four- legged friend.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Miriam LDorchester Center, Boston

4.8

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“Compassionate, caring, experienced caregiver”

**I have been tested negative for Covid-19** Hello! My name is Miriam, I am 27, an enthusiastic dog lover, as well as self-employed dog sitter, boarder, walker and trainer! I have had a loyal client base in the greater Boston area for the past several years that has only been growing, which I am so grateful for. I strive to provide optimal care and safety for each and every dog!

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Dog Walking in Dorchester Center

Dorchester Center is one of Boston’s most populous neighborhoods, and home to many diverse nationalities and cultures. It is primarily residential, and while it doesn't contain a park of its own, it provides access to Codman Commons, at the intersection of Talbot and Washington Streets. Pet-friendly Codman Commons is a small neighborhood park that features walkways, benches and a skating rink. It's a great place for a stroll with Fido, or for a sit on a bench to watch the skaters. The walks are tree-lined, and grassy areas provide much-needed play and rolling space for Fido. 

Nearby is the crown jewel of Boston’s famed Emerald Necklace Park System: Franklin Park, which Dorchester Center shares with the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. With over 527 acres, there are many reasons to take your fur-pup there for some healthy recreation. It is the city’s largest park, and it features areas for active sports such as golf, tennis, and soccer as well as a wooded preserve and 15 miles of walking paths. The scenery is lush and interesting and includes stone bridges, stone outcroppings and a pond. Fido must be on a leash within the park, but there is ample open green space to romp and play or just hang out and relax. Picnic areas welcome the doggos as well, as do the areas surrounding the many historic buildings, although they can’t accompany their humans inside.

Should your dog suffer an illness or injury while in Dorchester Center, be aware that there are at least 4 veterinarians and animal hospitals in neighboring Quincy and South Boston. They’ll have your pup up and wagging again in no time!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Dorchester Center

Fields Corner

48
Population Density
13,221 per sq. mi.

Fields Corner

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This section of the Dorchester neighborhood beside Dorchester Center is home to Victory Road Park, a very dog-friendly and popular area for dog walkers. Although it is not technically a dog park, many dog owners and handlers let their fur-buddies off-leash when it’s safe to do so. Dogs love running free in this small island park, and can even swim in Boston Harbor on warm summer days. The park is nicely landscaped with lots of open green space and benches for the humans. Please be aware there are no amenities here such as drinking water or waste bags, so be sure to bring some with you for your outing in this sweet little park. If all the exercise is making you and your fur pup hungry, head over to The Blarney Stone, a dog-friendly restaurant with outdoor seating where you’ll find a variety of American cuisine to make your mouth water and your pup’s tail wag. Bone appetit!

Lower Mills

36
Population Density
11,136 per sq. mi.

Lower Mills

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Another park in Boston’s “Emerald Necklace” Park System is located in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester. Dog-friendly Dorchester Park is comprised of 30 acres of parkland and woodlands perfect for long meandering walks with Fido. Equipped with tennis courts and a playground as well, this is a perfect spot to bring your family, including your fur-baby.  It features paved paths through the woods and along the edges of the fields, which are lined with trees and benches, and the open expanses of green lawn lend themselves to doggo play or training, or just lolling about on a blanket with a picnic lunch. Pawsome!

Cedar Grove

24
Population Density
9,405 per sq. mi.

Cedar Grove

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The Cedar Grove neighborhood in nearby Dorchester is home to the Neponset River Reservation, a waterfront park with winding packed dirt walking paths along the river, through marshland and wetlands along the Neponset Inlet. This is a dog-friendly park, and Fido is welcome on leash to join you for boating, paddling, biking, fishing and hiking. There are also playgrounds and wading pools for the human youngsters, so bring the whole family along! Many of the walkways are raised above the wetlands to keep your feet dry. This neighborhood is also home to the dog-friendly Lower Neponset River Rail-Trail, which is accessible from Hallett Street and travels 5 miles from Dorchester into neighboring Milton. Finally, also accessible from Hallett Street is the Pope John Paul II Park Reservation, a 66-acre park which was converted from a landfill that now features walking trails, opportunities for viewing wildlife, and fishing. A leashed Fido is welcome to join you as you stroll along the paved trails or enjoy a picnic at one of the areas provided.

Harbor Point

12
Population Density
8,624 per sq. mi.

Harbor Point

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The Boston Harborwalk begins in this Dorchester neighborhood section. It is a dog-friendly, public walkway along Dorchester Bay and the Harbor and is contiguous with the Dorchester Shore Reservation. It features many amenities including cafes, shops and public art installations. Benches are placed along the Harborwalk where you and Fido can stop to rest and view the spectacular Boston skyline across the harbor. Nearby you’ll find Fiskie’s Café, a popular eatery that offers an eclectic cuisine prepared with only the freshest ingredients and served at one of the outdoor tables if you and Fido wish. They also package for takeaway, in case you and your fur-pup would rather eat water-side gazing at the lights of the city. With everything on the menu from Italian to American to Asian, there is sure to be something you and Fido can agree is irresistible! Bone appetit!

Meeting House Hill

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
30,625 per sq. mi.

Meeting House Hill

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This Dorchester neighborhood is home to the Ronan Park Dog Recreation Space, which is part of Ronan Park. This spacious, clean fenced area is perfect for the socializing and un-leashed exercise that are so important to a healthy dog. The play surface is pebbles, and the park provides a paved walking path around the perimeter for more controlled exercise. Benches are provided for humans, and the doggos have play boulders to climb for a “Dog King of the Mountain” games. There’s a doggie fountain and waste bags and waste receptacles. You can get to this gem through Ronan Park, or find a space to park on one of the small side streets on that end of Ronan. Ronan Park is a lovely area with athletic fields and wide expanse of lawn, trees and walking paths, but if you’re looking for a place for your furry bestie to have the time of his life, the Dog Recreation Space is the right destination! Woofderful!