Dog walking in New Bedford

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Kristine MNew Bedford, MA

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Hi! Kristine here! I am a self professed dog person. I currently get to love on my two amazing children in their 20's and 3 amazing dogs! I have had a life full of puppy love and doggy kisses! I've been lucky enough to be the human companion to Bear, Barney,Ginger, Tanner, Lexi, Cobaka and Soukie and Titan! I've learned so much from each of them about love, friendship, patience and devotion. I am looking forward to the many wonders your pup will teach me!

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Keating ANew Bedford, MA

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I have a ton of experience with big and Small dogs from all different backgrounds. My patience is endless with animals and my number one priority for your pet is their safety and comfort.

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Paige BNew Bedford, MA

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Hello! My name is Paige and I am a dog lover! I grew up with large breeds, mostly english mastiffs, and currently own a five year old Pitbull mix! I have been dog sitting and dog walking for years!

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John CNew Bedford, MA

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As a dedicated cat/dog dad, I have had the experience and pleasure of working with, owning, and loving many animals throughout my life. From growing up with a beautiful Black Lab named Hamilton to currently owning an adorable Terrier Mix named Skip, I've always been in the company of dogs. I've pet sat for friends and family and have taken care of many different breeds, so I've interacted with a wide variety of dogs to know how to read them to try and make them the happiest pup they can be!

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Samantha CNew Bedford, MA

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Hello! I’m Samantha. I’ve been working with Wag! for about two years, I’ve had animals all my life, I’ve been a constant supporter of local shelters, the Humane Society, and the ASPCA. I worked at a pet supply store during my gap year as a pet food coach, and as an associate with grooming salon safety training. For the past two years I’ve worked for Wag in NYC while going to school there. I also have one dog and two cats of my own in Massachusetts. I can’t wait to meet your furry friend!

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Skylar SNew Bedford, MA

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Hey my name is Skylar! I’ve been dog walking and sitting for about 5 years and can’t imagine doing anything else! I have always loved all animals. I love being out in nature and backpacking. Let me tell you about my experience with pet care. I have experience with various dog temperaments and personalities. I have an aggressive dog of my own, I know the right things to do to keep him safe and other dogs and people safe. I have taken care of lots of puppies. Have taken care of the same puppies through adulthood. I like to provide frequent updates so you know how your pup is doing. I’m very observant of the pup I’m working with and can intuitively sense when something is not right. I understand the safety and well being of your pup is in my hands. You can trust that I will always take care you your pup as if they are my own.

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Kaitlyn DNew Bedford, MA

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I am a total animal lover! When I was in high school I spent my summers at a local animal clinic assisting with everything from spay and neuter to routine vaccines. For the past several years, in addition to dog walking and pet boarding, I have volunteered extensively at local animal rescues. For the past few months I have even begun to foster for a local rescue. I will treat your 4 legged friend just as I would my own fur babies.

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Christoph MNew Bedford, MA

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I have been professionally handling, training and working with dogs for 30 years. I started my career with the USAF as a K-9 Handler in 1987. I was a former Kennel Master for the Dept. Of State with the Explosive Detector Dog Teams. I currently volunteer with local Dog Rescue in evaluating their dogs that have undesired behaviors and setup training program to modify the behaviors.

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Caitie BNew Bedford, MA

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Hi my name is Caitie! I have grown up surrounded by animals my entire life and have two dogs at home! I was a dog sitter and walker while in college in the Wellesley Area. I cared for two chocolate labs and was also referred to walk a golden retriever. I have experience with both small and larger dogs, so I will be comfortable with both! I can't wait to surround your pup with lots of love and happiness! I'm excited to get started :)

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Elizabeth MNew Bedford, MA

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I treat your dogs like they're my own. We go for walks at parks, trails, and anywhere that will allow dogs. I have worked in the animal field for 11 years and have lots of experience walking and handling all different size and breeds of dogs. I have worked at animal shelters (Potter League, Forever Paws Animal Shelter) i have worked at boarding/training kennels, vet clinics and other rescue organizations. I have helped train dogs, groom, and provide medical care for dogs and cats if needed. I am comfortable with giving medicine including insulin shots if needed for your pet. I am currently a part time professional responder for the ASPCA.

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Dog Walking in New Bedford

Vibrant, coastal, and full of culture, New Bedford, MA has the distinction of being the sixth largest city in the state of Massachusetts. It might be one of the most historically interesting, too -- New Bedford was an old whaling community, propelled to the top of the industry by Lewis Temple’s invention of the toggling harpoon in 1848. Herman Melville set the opening chapters of Moby Dick here, and literary buffs will be glad to know that many of the places mentioned in the book are still standing (and that people still get upset if you stroll through the streets knocking their hats off).

New Bedford is still a thriving port city, but that’s not all it has to offer -- there’s also a strong creative scene, and the city was recently voted the seventh most artistic place in America.

Not only that, but the city welcomes wagging tails with open arms! New Bedford has its own dog park and plenty of pawesome community parks that are ideal for leashed walks. You’ll find some fantastically fur-friendly hiking options right in town, and your pooch is welcome to join you on many of the historic tours. No matter how long or short your stay, you and your salty sea dog are sure to have a whale of a time in New Bedford!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in New Bedford

Downtown New Bedford

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Population Density
14,350 per sq. mi.

Downtown New Bedford

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While you’re in New Bedford, it’d be a real faux paw not to check out the Walking Tour of New Bedford Whaling National Park! Your pup is welcome to join you on this free tour as you wander Historic New Bedford’s cobblestone streets and learn about the industry that made the city famous. You’ll also be able to walk past the Seaman’s Bethel mentioned in Moby Dick! Afterward, you two can grab a bite at Tia Maria’s European Cafe. This local gem serves up an eclectic mix of Old World and Portuguese dishes and caters to canines at their outdoor tables. Bone Appetit!

West End

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,324 per sq. mi.

West End

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Captain Jack Peterson Memorial Dog Park really is a mutts-visit! Located on Hathaway Boulevard near New Bedford’s West End neighborhood, this off-leash area is a perfect place for your pal to lose the leash. There’s enough space in both the large and small dog areas for even the most hyperactive of hounds to burn off some excess energy, and bags and water are provided. As an added bonus, there’s also some well-maintained doggy agility equipment for that extra bit of canine cardio. There is a catch, though -- the city requires an annual membership fee of $25, but that's a small price to pay for this furrific park!

Portuguese City

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Population Density
13,124 per sq. mi.

Portuguese City

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New Bedford is known as the most Portuguese city in the US, with immigrants arriving here since the whaling days. Many of the festivals the town hosts celebrate this heritage, and the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Festival may be the largest celebration of Portuguese culture in the world. New Bedford’s Portuguese City neighborhood is also home to the beginning of the furrific Cove Walk, a scenic stretch that sits atop one of the city’s flood barriers. You and your leashed pooch can take a stroll along and gaze out over the bay -- if you can, come here to see the sun rise or set.

Acushnet-South

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Population Density
3,223 per sq. mi.

Acushnet-South

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No bones about it, Acushnet Sawmill is a pawfect place for you and your buddy to get back to nature! Formerly a large lumber yard located at the edge of New Bedford, the area has been given over to the great outdoors. The trail runs by the Acushnet River, which starts out serene and slow before cascading over stones at the other end of the park. On land, you’ll find natural wetlands, biodiverse meadows, and forest. Acushnet Sawmill is bursting with wildlife too -- so you might want to keep a tight leash on your little tearaway! Remember to bring bags and water!

Clark's Point

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Population Density
4,996 per sq. mi.

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You’d need to be barking mad not to bring your pooch to Fort Taber Park! Cultured canines might get a kick out of exploring the ruins of the pre-Civil War fort. The ruins are perfectly safe, but the ground can be uneven, so watch your step! If old buildings aren’t your thing, don’t worry -- there are plenty of walking paths throughout the park, all of them with fabulous views of the ocean, and non-furry family members might appreciate the playground. The park is mostly open lawn, though, so wrap up against the wind! There’s also a small beach nearby, and leashed doggos are welcome to walk on the sand.