Dog walking in Rochester

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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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Hanna HRochester, MN

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“Reactive dog lover!”

Hello! I am a dog lover with experience in volunteering at rescues, fostering, dog sitting/boarding and adopting a 85 lb reactive pup. Through these experiences, I am comfortable with all sizes and temperaments and can’t wait to meet your pup(s)! For training, I use positive reinforcement techniques and am familiar with balanced training. BAT (behavior adjustment training) uses positive reinforcement and is where I’ve seen the most success.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Katherine XRochester, MN

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Hello! My name is Katherine and I'm currently a student. Our pets are our family. But, sometimes it's really hard to give them all the attention they need during the day. I'd be so honored & excited to be that source of love, exercise, and company for your dog! Whether it means taking your dog on a nice long stroll around the neighborhood or a couple of miles running in a park, I will make sure your dog is exercised, safe, and happy.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker

Kate WRochester, MN

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I work from home with flexible hours and have many years of dog-walking experience with Wag and volunteering with the Humane Society. I love being outside and look forward to meeting your beloved pup!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Puppy care

Julie CRochester, MN

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Hello, I am a patient and committed young adult eager to run and play with your dog. I grew up with dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits, and I would have my own if it weren’t for my busy clinical schedule. I have experience with both sociable and more challenging pups. I have also mastered the litter box clean and the food dish fill. I will follow the guidance of owners closely when it comes to tending to your animal’s wellbeing and safety. I am available weeknights and weekends for drop-in visits or walks. I could not be more excited to care for your pets! Please consider scheduling with me today.

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Sarita TRochester, MN

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I’ve lived with and loved dogs my whole life. I currently have my hands full with my own dog, Charlie, who is a very energetic and smart Hound/Dalmatian mix. I also work as at a doggie day camp and boarding center, where I learned how to provide a fun and safe experience for dogs in individual and group settings. I also had the amazing opportunity to be a live-in dog caretaker for a family in Costa Rica for three months, where I got to take two beautiful big pups on walks through the jungle and on the beach every day! I look forward to meeting you and your dog!

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Maureen PRochester, MN

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Hello! My name is Maureen and I am in graduate school at Saint Louis University! Animals have always been a major part of my life. I attended the University of Kentucky for undergrad where I was on the Equestrian team. I have worked at boarded barns and at volunteer animal shelters for 10+ years. Making sure the animal is safe and happy while the owner is away is my #1 priority. I grew up in St. Louis, so I am familiar with the area. I am very responsible and organized. My school schedule gives me a lot of flexibility to walk in my free time, so please let me know if you ever need a dog walker!

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Kalia VRochester, MN

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Hi I'm Kalia! I'm a sophomore student at DePaul University. My whole life I have been surrounded by loving cats and dogs! Most of my life I've grown up with collies, but currently back home my family has a beautiful German Shepard, a loving Mastiff-Vizsla mix, a Poo-chin and a Chinese Crested powder-puff (not to mention three cats!).I love these animals with all my heart and miss them everyday. All animals should be loved and cared for in the best ways possible because they're such great companions.

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Lisa RRochester, MN

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Hi there!I'd love to walk your dog today! I have two of my own and have fostered in the past. I also am a pet/house sitter for many of my friends. My schedule is flexible.

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Elizabeth KRochester, MN

4.8

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Owner of two amazing dogs that love meeting new dog friends or people. Experienced in handling dogs from shelter and fostering fur babies. Grew up living on a farm, so have handled many dogs with all different personalities and quirks. I love meeting all the different dogs that I have had the chance to walk and board; hopefully I’ll be able to meet plenty more!

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Riley BRochester, MN

4.8

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My name is Riley and I would be a great person to walk your dog. Growing up I had a few experiences raising dogs on a farm. I now raise a labrador retriever and I would love for her to be able to come with to walk your dog she is seven months old as of May.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training, Puppy training

See more about dog walking in Rochester

Dog Walking in Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota hosts multiple attractions for is residents and tourists. Check out the largest event center in southern Minnesota – Mayo Civic Center where you can find the Taylor Arena, The Auditorium, and an Exhibit Hall. Towards the south of the center, is the Rochester Art Center that has world-class exhibitions and programs.

Jean and Carl Frank Canine Park is a leash free dog park located at Pinewood Road SE and 26th Avenue SE. Make sure to be extra cautious with your dog as the area is not completely fenced in. Licensed and fully vaccinated dogs are allowed, and pet owners should always pick up after their dogs. Make sure to be familiar with the park rules as they are for strict compliance in the park.

As the jewel of Rochester Park System, Quarry Hill Nature Center features educational and recreational exhibits enticing to children and adults. Admission is free in the 329-acre park with paved bike & dirt hiking trails, a 3-acre pond for fishing and wildlife viewing, restored oak savanna, man-made sandstone cave, a Limestone fossil quarry and a lot more. Don’t forget to bring your dog, they’re allowed in the park for as long as they’re leashed.

Take your dog down the river with Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals or stare at the beautiful night sky while camping at Rochester/Marion KOA and Chester Woods Campgrounds. There are many other attractions in Rochester, Minnesota. What’s best is you can enjoy it with our fuzzy dogs!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rochester

55th Street NW/Bandel Road NW

48
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,775 per sq. mi.

55th Street NW/Bandel Road NW

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River Road and Essex Park Off-Leash Dog Area is a mouthful, but to your dog it’s a mouthful of of freedom. This large designated area of Essex Park is fenced and ready for romping. Your dog has a variety of spaces, from open grasslands to woodchip trails, to keep them happy and take care of their paws. The other park in the neighborhood is Buckridge Park. Your dog can enjoy leashed walks on trails or lunch at the multi-use picnic tables. It’s a hit with pets and pet-parents both.


50th Avenue/65th Street

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
1,565 per sq. mi.

50th Avenue/65th Street

36

Jean & Carl Frank Canine Park North brings off-leash fun to the 50th Ave/65th Street neighborhood in Rochester. This large play park is designed to keep your dog interested, with a variety of trees/shrubs for sniffing and year-round access to off-leash romping and dog friends. This neighborhood also has access to Douglas State Trail. A former rail line turned hiking experience, Douglas State Trail is a great place to explore with your pup. Expect to meet other hikers, busy sniffing dogs, and even equestrians on this leashed-only trail!

City Center

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,831 per sq. mi.

City Center

24

Cooke Park, next to Cascade Creek, is an oasis in the heavily built up City Center neighborhood of Rochester. Leashed dogs can walk the trails, enjoy the picnic tables, or drink from a few dog-friendly fountains. If you take your dog down to the water in the summer months, he’s allowed off-leash for swimming--just be sure you can get him back on leash before heading back to the rest of the park! Then get a snack at Forager Brewery, where dogs are always welcome on the patio, and the drinks and pub food are flowing.


Slatterly Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,365 per sq. mi.

Slatterly Park

12

Slatterly Park, conveniently located within the Slatterly Park neighborhood of Rochester, is a great walking experience for dogs and dog-lovers. Bear Creek flows through the park, bringing not only wildlife but opportunities to cool down on a hot summer day. The rest of the time, leashed dogs can enjoy not being in the water just as much. After a hard day of swimming, romping, threatening squirrels, and relaxing, hungry dogs and their people can relax at Roscoe’s Root Beer and Ribs. There’s plenty of outdoor seating and lots on the menu to get excited about, from burgers to ribs.

Chester/Marion

0
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
847 per sq. mi.

Chester/Marion

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Smetka Park and Meadow Park are two on-leash parks in Chester/Marion that are great for exercising your dog. Do loops of the park to burn off energy or work up stamina. They’re solid five tail wag parks. Jean & Carl Frank Canine Park is simply off the wag-o-meter, however. This large, fenced, off-leash romp zone is the best park in the neighborhood, and maybe all of Rochester. It has open areas and wooded areas, and opens into walking paths for leashed dogs. This popular park is open year-round and almost always has visitors ready to run and play.