Dog walking in Waltham

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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 KWaltham, MA

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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 SWaltham, MA

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 HWaltham, MA

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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 WWaltham, MA

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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 FWaltham, MA

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 RWaltham, MA

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

Collin MWaltham, MA

4.9

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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 HWaltham, MA

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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Kia MWaltham, MA

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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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Miriam LWaltham, MA

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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 Waltham

On the corner of Mill Street and Trapelo Road is the Beaver Brooke Reservation, a dog park that is not fenced in, and the rule is that dogs must be leashed at all times for safety reasons. With that being said, however, the park’s atmosphere is laid-back, so some people don’t follow the leash rule. Beaver Brooke Reservation has ponds, trails, and a breathtaking waterfall.

If you peer behind the old metropolitan state hospital admissions building on Metropolitan Parkway, you'll come across a gem of dog parks: Waltham Dog Ranch. Waltham Dog Ranch is completely fenced in and has two separated areas – one for dogs weighing 30 pounds and less, and one for dogs weighing more than 30 pounds. Water bowls and waste bags are provided, and there’s agility equipment for your dog to play and train on.

Are you and Fido ready for a hiking adventure? Then you need to head over to Prospect Hill Park. This beautiful wooded area is nestled in the middle of Waltham’s industrial parks, so you’ll hear a faint rumble of traffic, but this park is worth it. Prospect Hill Park’s trail takes about an hour to explore, and you can choose if your dog is leashed or not. You and your pooch will have fun while getting a good workout in, no doubt!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Waltham

Eastview Park

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,800 per sq. mi.

Eastview Park

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Eastview Park in Waltham is a sprawling neighborhood compared to many of the city’s micro-niches. Much of the space is taken up by Beaver Brook Reservation, one of the largest parks in the area. The area is multi-use and features miles of hiking trails winding through the reservation and along the namesake Beaver Brook. Strictly speaking, this is an on-leash park, but be aware that locals frequently bend the rules, and the park is notorious for off-leash play. On leash attractions for dogs include abundant birds and squirrels that they can believe they would totally catch if they were free.


Beaver Brook Station/Clementis Station

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,350 per sq. mi.

Beaver Brook Station/Clementis Station

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Waltham City Dog Ranch is the main dog park in the city that opened to much acclaim. Local humans give it two thumbs up, and local dogs ten out of ten sniffs. It has water bowls, benches, separate areas for large and small dogs, and agility obstacles. It’s a great way to give your dog a workout without hitting a hiking trail. Confusingly, Waltham’s Beaver Brook Station and surrounding neighborhood is next to Beaver Brook Reservation, but not within the same area. Beaver Brook Station/Clementis Station runs east and south of the reservation, in a less densely populated but highly commutable area.


Riverview

24
Population Density
15,800 per sq. mi.

Riverview

24

Days on the town aren’t just for humans anymore. When you’re ready for your dog to see and be seen, head to one of Riverview’s dog-friendly restaurants. You can stop at Paisano Restaurant for Guatemalan and Mexican food on the patio. Taqueria Mexico also serves pups at their outdoor tables. If you’re in more a peckish mood, or you’re looking for a menu with something simple for your pup as well, Lizzy’s Ice Cream is the place to pick. Patio seating and some dog-friendly recipes make this a perfect treat for both of you.

North Waltham

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
5,650 per sq. mi.

North Waltham

12

Some dogs want to be like trains and make tracks. Before the awful humor gives you paws, consider: for some dogs, even a long time in an off-leash park won’t work off their energy. If your pooch is a marathoner, not a sprinter, dig out your walking shoes and head to Chester Brook Corridor. This area is a mish-mash of public and private lands, but with the installation of a well-marked trail in 2016, it’s become more accessible than ever. Alternatively, Shady’s Pond Conservation Area offers several miles of winding trails through mature woods, a stream, and even marshes.

Lakeview

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,570 per sq. mi.

Lakeview

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Though the Cambridge Reservoir that provides drinking water for the Cambridge area extends from Waltham’s Lakeview neighborhood into the Hastings neighborhood in Weston, the reservoir can still be claimed as one of the best recreational areas for dogs in Waltham. Park in one of several lots on the Waltham side of the reservoir and head out to the ferns, marshes, and walking trails that line the area. Dogs should be kept on leash for the best experience, as the area is full of wildlife and lacks fences. Plan your route, as the reservoir is too large to be walked in one loop.