Dog walking in Saco

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Flexible scheduling

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

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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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Stacey CSaco, ME

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“Extreme Animal Lover! Hug your furbaby!”

Hi! I am a huge dog lover (currently have 2 Goldens) who walks my dogs every day (unless it's raining hard or there's a severe wind chill). I love all dogs. I do not walk dogs on prong collars. I prefer a harness or gentle leader. I am a school teacher and have lived in my home for about 15 years. I've hired dog walkers in the past myself (when my dogs were puppies and needed to get out more on work days). I am the person who, when not with my dogs, stops to meet other dogs along my way.

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

Brenda HSaco, ME

5.0

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After many years of working in customer service, I decided to pursue my love of animals further. Aside from spending time with my own pets, I also volunteer at the AWS shelter in Kennebunk. I assist in puppy training, obedience and walking shelter dogs. My dog and I have taken courses in obedience, tricks, agility, Wag-It, conditioning and even circus dog. I am reliable, responsible and compassionate. Your dog and I will have lots of fun!

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

Rose MSaco, ME

4.9

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“entrust your pet to me when you are busy or away”

My name is Rose. I am a conscientious, trustworthy pet lover who have grown up with dogs as part of my family. I have a 7-year old golden named Daisy and an energetic 10-year old Maltese mix named Gordie. We love to go for walks and explore new places. I also have 2 rescue cats, 13-year old Izzy and 3-year old Fred. For the past three years, I have been an active volunteer at the ARLGP. I look forward to working with you and your beloved pet or pets.

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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

Matthew QSaco, ME

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Hello, my name is Matt! I am an avid dog lover and would like to spend some quality time with your doggo. Born and raised in Portland, I enjoy the city and everything that comes with it. Sports are a big part of my life; been involved with them since day one. Being active is also very important to me: I love going on bike rides, working out, runs, etc! But most importantly, I'm here to build a connection with your dog and hope to make a friend for life!!!! If you have any questions, just ask :)

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Dianne FSaco, ME

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“Puppy~Senior Care & Everything in Between”

I grew up with cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, & a box turtle. I worked in a Grooming Salon, a Veterinary Hospital, & a local Super Pet store. I have trained in Obedience, Agility, Trick Dog, & Wag-It. Currently I own 2 Black Labs that are in Agility Training, Trick Dog Titles , & Wag-It Games. My 4yo Lab has recently completed the Therapy Dog Test...I have walked 2-3dogs @ a time, plenty of practice walking dogs &... keeping their safety my #1 priority. I treat every Pet as if it's my own

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

Cat MSaco, ME

4.9

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I am a senior at the University of New England with a major in Applied Exercise Science, and a minor in Psychology. I have grown up working with and alongside animals as long as I can remember. I have had experience with veterinary offices, and animal emergencies during my time as both a house sitter, and through personal experiences. I have worked with a variety of dogs, from disabled, old, and newborns with and without their mother. I look forward to meeting you and your dog.

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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

Gabriel MSaco, ME

4.9

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“I love your fur babies like they’re my own!”

I’m a longtime petsitter with previous experience as a vet tech, and in animal rescue. I’ve worked with dogs of all ages and sizes, with a wide variety of temperaments. I’m always ready to make friends with a new dog (who isn’t?).

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Arielle NSaco, ME

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“Every dog is my spirit animal”

My name is Arielle and I love dogs. I grew up with a black lab named Flint. Now, my parents have a dog named Tucker, who I love to visit and walk when I’m home. I enjoy walking many of my friends’ dogs. I take them on hikes, to the beach, and more

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Mike PSaco, ME

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“Live fast. Pet dogs.”

Hi everyone, My name is Mike. I’m a graduate student at USM hoping to do a little more while I work toward my degree. Ive had dogs since I was a little kid and currently my own puppy so I’m sure I’ll love hanging out with your fur buddy. I’m an early riser and I enjoy the cold so I’ll be happy to keep your fren walked even in Maine winters. Thanks for reading. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Melissa GSaco, ME

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Hello! I've loved dogs ever since I was a little girl but because of my family's living situation i have never been able to own one myself. Because of this I am filled with love and knowledge for an animal that has no outlet. I do own 3 cats and a bunch of fish wich receive much love and spoilage. Hopefully with the profits I make from walking I will be able to continue to spoil them!

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Dog Walking in Saco

Saco is a small city in York County, that was originally inhabited by the Abenaki Indian tribe. Once a thriving mill town, it is now primarily a tourist destination, although it does support some high-profile industries. The town is full of hotels, motels and campgrounds that are pooch-friendly, such as Ramada Saco/ Old Orchard Beach and the Hampton Inn Saco/ Old Orchard Beach, which are both reasonably-priced and welcome dogs for a small additional fee. Silver Springs Campground and Lodging and the Saco/ Old Orchard Beach KOA are also dog-friendly. All of these properties require that Fido remain on leash outside the hotel room or camping vehicle.

The Saco River makes its way through Saco after traveling some 130 miles from its origin in New Hampshire and empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Saco’s Camp Ellis. The river is a popular recreation destination, attracting pup-loving kayakers, canoers, and campers because of its serenely flowing waters and length. Many sandy beaches line the river (except during flood season), and your pup is welcome to camp with you on the beaches or on other non-posted public land on the shore. Canoe and kayak rentals can be found in the areas around the river. Be sure to get a life jacket for your furry friend!

Should your pup need medical attention for an injury or illness while you are in Saco, be aware that there are more than a dozen veterinarians and animal hospitals in Downtown Saco, as well as in the surrounding areas of Scarborough and Biddeford. They’ll get your pup up and wagging in no time!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Saco

Saco City Center

48
Population Density
538 per sq. mi.

Saco City Center

48

The City Center neighborhood of Saco is a large area that offers shops and restaurants in downtown, and features 3 trails: the Middle Goosefare Trails, Cascade Falls Trail, and a portion of the Eastern Trail. All of these lovely walking trails are dog-friendly to leashed pups. The Middle Goosefare Trails are .5 miles of networked paths with a brook running through. In spite of the trails’ closeness to Route 1, this is a quiet oasis of woodland tracks with the occasional ledge and grassy area. Cascade Falls features a small network of trails totaling .3 miles, and is popular for fishing, walking and viewing the falls. The surface is stone dust, which is easy on feet and makes it accessible to people with wheelchairs and walkers. The Saco to Scarborough portion of the Eastern Trail is over 8 miles of easy hiking. All of this section is off-road, and provides many wildlife viewing opportunities. Woofderful!

Boothbay Park

36
Population Density
201 per sq. mi.

Boothbay Park

36

This Saco neighborhood lies west of Interstate 95/ Maine Turnpike, and is home to the Horton Woods, a dog-friendly 100-acre wildlife sanctuary that features 2.2 miles of trails that run through woodlands, marsh, beside pools, and over a brook. Natural stone steps lead to a wooden bridge over Stackpole Creek, and the trails are arranged in a network of loops and out-and-back paths. The terrain is varied, from easy to moderate to advanced, and the surface is forest floor except in the marshy areas. This is a great park for viewing wildlife along its several trails, including a beaver dam, and there are resting benches along the way where you and your fur-pup can sit and enjoy the picturesque nature surrounding you. 

Bradley St/ Franklin St

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,138 per sq. mi.

Bradley St/ Franklin St

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Pepperrell Park is a small neighborhood green space with a playground and a ball field, but most of the space is grass where you and Fido can romp and play. This park is dog- and kid-friendly, so bring the family out to enjoy a picnic under the trees, or a game of catch on the lawn. A peaceful, quiet setting in the middle of downtown Saco provides a respite from the cares of the day. Just next door to Pepperrell Park is the Saco Dog Park. This fully fenced park allows your fur-baby to socialize with other dogs and get some exercise, and features large tree stumps and granite blocks to climb and sit on, lots of grass, and lovely mature trees that provide shade. Be sure to bring water and waste bags, as these are not provided by the park. 

Ferry Beach/ Camp Ellis

12
Population Density
759 per sq. mi.

Ferry Beach/ Camp Ellis

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This neighborhood is home to the Ferry Beach State Park, one of the most visited parks in southern Maine. It is 117 acres of white sand beach, along with hiking trails, one of which meanders through a Tupelo swamp on a raised boardwalk. The Tupelo is rarely found as far north as Saco, and typically grows in a bog. The Ferry Landing Trailhead begins at the parking lot entrance to the park, and after dipping under Route 9, arrives at the ocean and its beautiful beach. Much of the park is wooded with a network of well-marked trails that vary from forest floor to gravel. Dogs are allowed on the beach between October 1 and March 31, and in the rest of the park year-round on leash. The park features picnic areas, with a pavilion, tables and grills, restrooms, concession stand, changing huts, and opportunities for surf-fishing on the beach. This is an old-fashioned beach-based park that has much more to offer than just sand and sun. Pawtastic!

Old Orchard Beach Town Center

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,397 per sq. mi.

Old Orchard Beach Town Center

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Just over Saco’s northern border is Old Orchard Beach, a charming beach town with surf shops, an amusement park, tee-shirt shops and street eateries. For the town’s doggos, however, there is the Old Orchard Beach Dog Park, a fully fenced, safety-gated park with 2 separate sections for large and small dogs, fresh water, tennis balls that happened to find their way from the tennis courts next door, and comfortable seating for the humans. There is even a covered area for shelter from the sun or inclement weather. If hunger strikes, drive a short way down the Route 9/ Grand Avenue to the Sunset Bar and Grill where you can feast on everything from lobster to prime rib, with Fido by your side at the outdoor lawn seating. Bone appetit! If it’s Thursday night in the summer, and your pup isn’t scared of loud noises and explosions of light, stick around the Town Square for the weekly fireworks display on the beach!