Dog walking in South Portland

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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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Stacey CSouth Portland, ME

5.0

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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

Rose MSouth Portland, 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 QSouth Portland, ME

4.9

(475)

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“A friendship that will last a lifetime!”

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 FSouth Portland, ME

4.9

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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 MSouth Portland, ME

4.9

(208)

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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 MSouth Portland, 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 NSouth Portland, ME

4.9

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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 PSouth Portland, ME

4.9

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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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Talinga MSouth Portland, ME

4.9

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“Looking for a trustworthy dog walker/pet-sitter?”

I spend most of my time caring for animals, whether they are my own or animals that I work with. I enjoy every second of it. As a teenager, I volunteered for my local animal shelter in Texas. It was a wonderful learning experience and showed the importance of standing up for those who don’t have a voice. The impact of that volunteer experience led me to become vegan. I’ve been an animal activist for the past 10 years, and it’s been a rewarding and eye-opening journey.

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Melissa GSouth Portland, ME

4.9

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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 South Portland

What began as a small residential farming town in the 1600s has grown into a city with more than 25,000 people and a busy working waterfront called South Portland, Maine. The city has two beautiful lighthouses that people come from far and wide to see. There are plenty of other things to do in South Portland, or SoPo as it is often referred to, like visiting the many restaurants, shops, museums, and of course, dog-friendly activities and parks! South Portland gets a lot of snow in the winters which makes it a prime spot for winter activities like skiing, tobogganing, and ice fishing.

Make sure you and Fido check out Easy Day when you're in SoPo. This family-friendly and dog-friendly eatery is located in a bowling alley, and it has several tables outside where your dog is welcome to sit with you. Easy Day also often features live music so you can enjoy not only their scrumptious food but some local talent as well! They serve dishes like poutine, fish tacos, and their signature platters alongside fresh, cold drinks! This dog-friendly restaurant is just the start of all that South Portland has to offer you and your pets.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in South Portland

Willard Beach

48
Population Density
4,288 per sq. mi.

Willard Beach

48

Willard Beach is both a neighborhood and a beach on the eastern side of South Portland that is very popular with dog owners. Dog-friendly beaches can be hard to come by, and Willard Beach is one the best for people and for dogs to enjoy. Dogs are allowed to play off-leash here, provided they are under voice control and aren't aggressive with other dogs. Visitors to Willard Beach keep coming back because, not only do their dogs have such a good time, but they also say both the people and the dogs are some of the friendliest you will meet!

Knightville

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,607 per sq. mi.

Knightville

36

Knightville is a modern, vibrant, and walkable neighborhood in South Portland that has recently undergone a revival. The community now boasts a mix of trendy cafes, restaurants, and shops along with several historic buildings. Hinckley Park can also be found in this SoPo neighborhood, and it's a great spot for your dog to get some exercise. The off-leash area isn't fenced in, so it is best saved for dogs under voice control. The park spans 40 acres, and it has two ponds to play or cool off in and a whole bunch of green space to race around on.

Ferry Village

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,228 per sq. mi.

Ferry Village

24

Ferry Village is an area of South Portland often known for its lighthouse which was first built in 1855. The light is called the Portland Breakwater Light, although many call it the Bug Light and there is even a park in the area named after it. Bug Light Park is a large park with a designated off-leash area for dogs. The park is almost nine acres, and its beach access makes it a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, and boating. You and Fido will both enjoy the sunshine and the breathtaking views of the harbor during your visit to Bug Light Park.

North South Portland

12
Population Density
3,607 per sq. mi.

North South Portland

12

The northern tip of South Portland is often referred to as NoPo, and much of the area is surrounded by miles of gorgeous shoreline. You can also access the Eastern Trail here, which is part of a network of 1,600 trails that stretch across the United States. Abandoned rail lines throughout the country were brought back to life as trails, and are now being put to good use by dogs and dog walkers, bikers, hikers, and rollerbladers all over the country. This portion of the trail stretches for almost six miles, and it's a perfect route to take if you want to explore many residential areas of South Portland.

East Deering

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,914 per sq. mi.

East Deering

0

East Deering is the easternmost neighborhood in all of Portland, Maine and it is only a 15-minute drive from South Portland. East Deering has a pawesome dog park that is definitely worth the quick trip to get there. Quarry Run Dog Park is a seven-acre fenced in, off-leash park that also has a separate section for small or shy dogs to play. Visitors to this park enjoy how friendly the other two-legged and four-legged guests are and that there is always someone to play with. When you and Rover are done playing at the park, you're right by several trails that showcase some of the most beautiful spots in Maine.