Dog walking in Gloucester

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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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Corynne LGloucester, MA

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​Hi, I'm Corynne! Originally from Boston, I have grown up with Pit bulls and Rottweilers, but I love all dogs both big and small. I love meeting new dogs and catering to each dog, as I know each and every dog has their needs. I will treat your dog with the love, care, and attention they deserve, our pets are our family. I look forward to meeting you and making your experience with Wag nothing but wonderful!​

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Harvey KGloucester, MA

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I've owned, cared for, walked, and boarded dogs for many years. I love being around dogs, getting to know them, playing with them, walking them, and giving them the opportunity to be themselves. I currently have two dogs of my own. They are one of the joys of my life, and I will treat your dog with the same love and affection that my dogs get every day.

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Molly MGloucester, MA

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Hello! My name is Molly and I live in Beverly, Massachusetts. I have lived with animals for most of my life including my childhood golden retriever Kelly. I have volunteered at the ASPCA in New Hampshire where I grew up. I am unable to have a dog where I currently live so I am excited to work with Wag to have fun and give your dog a great experience!

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Brennda FGloucester, MA

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Hello my name is Brennda. Since I was a kid I have contact with dogs. I always took care of my grandparents' dogs when they traveled. They were nine dogs that eventually became mine. It is rejuvenating how much we can do to them with care, play and walking of course! I have my little fur daughter whom I rescued a year ago from the street and I will take care of your little child as I take care of my own. I simply love dogs and with the wag my dream to become a veterinarian will become even closer.

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Kayla CGloucester, MA

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I'm a lifelong dog lover who grew up with a loving Boston Terrier. Over time I've cared for many different breeds from Pit Bull to Shih Tzu. I have some experience in a doggy daycare as well as in home house sitting. I'm ready to meet your pup!

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Jared SGloucester, MA

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Hi, my name is Jared and I attend Salem State University. Growing up I had a cat and never had a dog. I started working at a doggy day care a few years ago and it was the best decision I've ever made. I absolutely love all dogs and can't wait to meet your pup!

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Nikki-Lynne HGloucester, MA

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Hi I'm Nikki. I have been working with dogs since I started at Essex Aggie in 2008. I am a certified groomer and have spent many years working with and loving many puppies. When ever any of my friends go away I am their go to for dog sitting and walking.

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Amanda WGloucester, MA

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Hello, I’m Amanda! I am 30 years old and live in Saugus, MA. I have had dogs since childhood and have been a walker/sitter for many families with dogs of all sizes and energy levels. I love to hike, run, or walk so let me know what pace your best friend most enjoys! I look forward to meeting your cute doggies and keeping them healthy and safe :).

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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, Training experience

James BGloucester, MA

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“Dog Walking Dude! Active paws make for happy dogs”

Hi I’m Jim, from big dogs to small dogs I have experience with walking and taking care of your furry loved ones. Through all the good, bad, and ugly I understand the care, attention, love, patience and exercise your pet needs. I live on the North Shore, hold a degree in marketing, and work multiple jobs. I am an active person, who you can typically find jogging, walking, or riding a bike. Ultimately, I am here to help your loved one stay active, be cared for, and hopefully make happy.

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Holly LGloucester, MA

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“Hi I’m Holly! Your trusted dog walker & companion!”

I have always had a deep love for animals, especially dogs. I have been dog sitting for years before working for Wag, which I have been doing for 2 years now. I volunteered at the NEAS in Salem MA for a year. I think it is very important to be compassionate about animals and it shows a lot about a persons character. I am reliable, dependable, friendly and active. I would love to take care of your companion! Plus who doesn’t love tail wags and puppy kisses?

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Dog Walking in Gloucester

Gloucester is this country’s oldest seaport, and is still one of the busiest on the East Coast. It is famous for numerous things, but of note is its location as the setting for the movie The Perfect Storm. It is also a vibrant arts community, and contains an urban center with restaurants, theaters, museums and shops. But it is always the sea that defines it, and many of the city’s dog-friendly parks and attractions are in some way connected to the ocean.

To get a sense of Gloucester, it’s important to experience it as a working seaport. One of the best ways is to spend some time at the harbor’s edge, watching the fishing boats and their crews coming and going. Two small parks on the harbor are perfect places for you and your canine companion to experience the salty sea air, the cry of seagulls, the occasional seal frolicking by the docks, and the slap of water against the pilings. 

Captain Solomon Jacobs Park features a walkway and benches and is a great spot to contemplate the fishing industry heritage of New England, perhaps while having a portable lunch with Fido by your side. You can access its public launch area and put in with your kayak to explore the harbor, too. Another area to visit is Gordon Thomas Park, another perch on the water featuring benches and intimate views of the workings of the harbor, with your fur buddy in tow. Both parks require leashes. Or take a walk on the Gloucester Harbor Walk in the City Center.

Should your pup need medical attention while visiting in Gloucester, be aware that there are several veterinarian offices and hospitals from which to choose that will have him up and wagging again soon!

Enjoy your time in the lovely seaside paradise of Gloucester!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Gloucester

Magnolia/ West Gloucester

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
486 per sq. mi.

Magnolia/ West Gloucester

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Dog-friendly Stage Fort Park lies on a promontory on the Inner Harbor in this neighborhood. From its paths, you and your fur-buddy are treated to views of beautiful Gloucester Harbor. The 2 beaches are off-limits to dogs, but Fido is allowed in all other parts of the park, on leash. Bring him to an outdoor concert or storytelling event in the summer! The park is also host to Gloucester Dog Park, which features 3 sections: large dog, small dog, and “Tino’s Corner,” a time-out area for pups that need a break from the excitement. The dog park also offers an agility center, water fountains, and waste bags, along with lots of shade trees. There are boulders for “King of the Mountain” games, and especially for humans are the benches placed under shady gazebos. This dog park even features human restrooms. Ravenswood Park nearby features 600-acres of wooded landscape containing stands of hemlock and a magnolia swamp, along with 10 miles of carriage paths and trails. The overlook to Gloucester Harbor is a must-see, as is the boardwalk trail across the Great Magnolia Swamp. Fido will be as fascinated as you are with the flora and fauna found here but remember to keep him leashed. 

Gloucester City Center

36
Population Density
8,895 per sq. mi.

Gloucester City Center

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Gloucester’s City Center resides at the north end of the harbor. This area features some dog-friendly restaurants where you and your fur-baby can wet your whistles at the outdoor seating areas and get a bite to eat! The Topside Grill and Pub serves upscale fare like oysters on the half shell, and more casual items such as sandwiches. A bowl of water for your canine companion will hit the spot, as will a tall mug of their house-made ginger beer for you! The Blue Collar Lobster Company is right on the wharf and features, besides a seat at the table for your pup, lobster cooked several ways, along with shrimp, haddock, oysters and clams. You will need to leave Fido outside while you go inside to order. If a frozen treat is what you crave, head on over to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt where you’ll find a long list of yogurt flavors and an even longer list of toppings. Leave your pup outside while you order, but be sure to bring her a cup of her favorite!

East Gloucester/ Bass Rocks

24
Population Density
1,310 per sq. mi.

East Gloucester/ Bass Rocks

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This easternmost neighborhood of Gloucester is home to dog-friendly Good Harbor Beach, one of Gloucester's jewels. It offers a white sand beach and convenient parking, along with lifeguards during the summer months. The high tide is big enough to body surf, while at low tide, the beach extends out to Salt Island, where you and your fur-buddy can walk and explore. Between October 1st and April 30th this beach permits off-leash pup play, too!  For an after-beach snack or lunch, be sure to visit Cape Ann Coffees, a coffee shop that offers breakfast and lunch sandwiches, chowder, quiche and more. Fido is welcome at one of the outdoor tables.

Heights at Cape Ann/. Private Way

12
Population Density
479 per sq. mi.

Heights at Cape Ann/. Private Way

12

The Heights at Cape Ann neighborhood of Gloucester sits to the west of the city center. Although most of it is not on the harbor, it is positioned on Ipswich Bay, upon which Wingaersheek Beach resides. Wingaersheek is 1 of only 2 beaches to allow off-leash dogs on the beach between October and May, the other being Good Harbor Beach. A low-tide sandbar makes this the perfect destination for a long walk with your furry best buddy, and the white sand main beach calls for blankets and umbrellas while the 2 of you relax and enjoy the breezes off the bay. If you’re staying in the area, the dog-friendly Cape Ann Campsite is for you. From RV sites with a water view or tenting under the trees, every site features a fireplace and picnic table. A camp store is stocked with necessities and some foods, and there are plentiful shower and restroom buildings for privacy. Woof-derful!

Centennial Ave/ Washington St

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Population Density
486 per sq. mi.

Centennial Ave/ Washington St

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The Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial is an icon recognizable to many, and its dog-friendly Stacey Boulevard Park is a frequent destination for locals and visitors alike. Stacey Boulevard is a wide, paved path lined by street lamps and low open fencing along the waterfront in Gloucester. It features benches from which to view the working harbor, and in the spring, thousands of tulips bloom along the walk. The ever-present seagulls and occasional seal will delight Fido's senses, so be sure to bring him along, on-leash. You'll want to stop and contemplate the Fisherman's Memorial and its nearby companion, the Wife's Memorial as you walk. Open 24 hours, year-round, Stacey Boulevard is a walking destination sure to please you and your furry friend.