Dog walking in Melrose

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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Sarah KMelrose, MA

5.0

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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 SMelrose, MA

4.9

(1504)

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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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Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Brenda WMelrose, MA

4.9

(1340)

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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 FMelrose, MA

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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Rafael HMelrose, MA

4.9

(1027)

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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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Kia MMelrose, MA

4.9

(1000)

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Hi! My name is Kia and I'm originally from Long Island where I have a high- energy wheaten terrier named Roxy. I loved walking with her and with many other neighborhood dogs that I took care of throughout the years. I'm very excited to meet you and your dog!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Stephanie CMelrose, MA

4.9

(946)

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“Caring dog lover! Your dogs will have a blast :)”

Hi! I’m Stephanie and it’s greet to meet you and your pup! I’ve been around dogs my entire life and have taken care of my childhood dogs. I have experience in dog training and I’m currently in school full time to become a veterinary technician. I can’t wait to meet your pup and take care of them. I’m comfortable with all breeds and different age groups. I can’t wait to give your pup the best walk ever!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Karen SMelrose, MA

4.9

(700)

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“The road to my heart is paved with paw prints...”

I am a freelance filmmaker by day and an animal lover 24 hours a day! I have considered veterinary studies in the past but being overseas at the time made it impractical, as such studies weren't available in the region. I love the outdoors and exercising too. So it would be great to do so with the best of companions!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Collin MMelrose, MA

4.9

(870)

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Miriam LMelrose, MA

4.8

(1289)

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

Dog Walking in Melrose

Melrose, Massachusetts is in the Greater Boston metropolitan area. The city rests right on the corner of the Middlesex-Fells Reservation. There are two animal hospitals located at opposite ends of the town, north and south. There are three dog-friendly restaurants in the city of Melrose. La Qchara is a popular spot for Latin American cuisine with outdoor seating, which makes it a puptastic place for you to stop with your pooch for lunch or dinner after a day in town. Residents in the area are friendly and welcoming, and often bring their own pups to this very spot.

If you are visiting Melrose with your furry friend, be sure to check out Melrose Park. This park is situated on the corner of the reservation that overlaps the city. There are rolling lush fields and plenty of benches for relaxing. There are also plenty of paths you can take around the park to help your pup get all of her energy out before your next adventure together. You will need to keep your dog on leash throughout the city, as there are many busy streets and few fenced-in facilities. Your dog will not mind, however, as she will be entirely too busy making new friends! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Melrose

North Melrose

48
Population Density
5,984 per sq. mi.

North Melrose

48

North Melrose is a pawesome neighborhood with a little bit of everything in terms of different housing styles. If you are traveling through or moving to Melrose, the north part of town is a great place to start your search for the perfect home or place to stay during your trip. Dog owners love the proximity to many public green spaces, such as Ell Pond, where you can explore and enjoy the sights and sounds with your dog on leash. While there are no off-leash areas nearby (except your own fenced-in yard, of course), your dog will be too busy making new furry friends to mind. 

Central Melrose

36
Population Density
5,984 per sq. mi.

Central Melrose

36

Central Melrose is just as green and pretty as the north side of town. This neighborhood is mostly residential, with plenty of open green spaces in between housing developments where you can take your dog for a walk or a run whenever you desire. Bruegger’s Bagels is a pup-friendly, health conscious eatery that specializes in all things nutritious and delicious for you and your fluffy companion. Their dog-friendly seating is usually available weather permitting, so you can rest assured your dog will have a spot at the table with you. You will need your leash and plenty of clean-up bags for your visit to this local gem. 

West Melrose

24
Population Density
5,984 per sq. mi.

West Melrose

24

West Melrose is a lovely area with plenty of green spaces in between the housing developments where you can have a pupperific picnic with your dog. You will need a nice comfortable picnic blanket while you are here reading a book or playing a game of fetch with your favorite canine companion. Sheepfold is less than a ten-minute drive west from the neighborhood and is a popular location for dog owners looking for a lush green park to explore with their pups. Leashes are required in Sheepfold as there are no fences. You will want to keep waste bags, treats, and drinking water for the both of you in your bag. 

East Melrose

12
Population Density
5,984 per sq. mi.

East Melrose

12

East Melrose is a tail-waggin’ spot for dog owners to take their pups for scenic morning and afternoon walks after a long day at the office. Just don’t forget to carry waste bags with you as you traverse past the lush lawns and gardens tended by the residents of the area. Your dog will enjoy watching the small wildlife that dwell in the trees and bushes here as you enjoy the fresh air. Melrose Common is a popular shared green space in the neighborhood which can be found full of dogs with their owners on beautiful days. You will need a leash in the Common, but your dog won’t mind as long as you are right there with him. 

South Melrose

0
Population Density
5,984 per sq. mi.

South Melrose

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South Melrose is a quiet little corner of town where residents enjoy a break from a lot of the traffic that travels through the rest of town. Your dog will enjoy the quiet atmosphere where he can hear the squirrels above him without a loud roaring of car engines found in the busier parts of town. Just make sure you keep your pup on leash here for his safety. You will also want to keep your clean-up bags handy, as almost every inch of grass along the sidewalks is a part of someone’s lawn. The community is welcoming of dog owners, as long as you and your dog promise not to throw any howling parties!