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      A top-rated local Caregiver will match with you; or you can choose to browse Caregivers near you.

    • Follow along

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      Receive live updates and photos. Track your pup's walk via GPS.

    • Get a report card

      Get a report card

      Once your pet is home, view details on how the walk went, complete with a photo!

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    Hi! My name is Hannah and I’m a huge dog lover! I’m currently a junior in college and am looking for a fun way to earn some money. I’m on track to become a veterinarian so working with animals is a top priority for me as I continue through school.

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    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Can run with dogs, Fast walker


    John W.
    2022-05-20T07:19:47-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “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.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

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    Training Provider

    Training Exam Complete

    Training Exam Complete

    Specialties

    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


    Mairead M.
    2019-04-23T07:04:39-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    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!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

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


    kat M.
    2020-03-10T11:05:47-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “Walks are great, but I'll even run with your pet!”

    Hi there! My name is Audrey. I know how important it is to have a reliable, trustworthy, pet-loving person available to help when you're in a pinch. I am so excited to meet your pet! I have many years of experience with both dogs and cats, and I love going for long and short walks - whatever your furry friend needs. I am familiar with nice walking routes and parks in the area that are great for dogs to run around and play. You can be assured that your pet will be happy and safe with me!

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    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

    Can run with dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull


    Brett P.
    2022-03-13T14:16:49-07:00
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    Verified Walk

    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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    Halee W.
    2019-02-17T21:04:23-08:00
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    Verified Boarding

    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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    Background Checked

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    Top Pet Caregiver


    Britt P.
    2019-11-25T11:53:07-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    My name is Danielle. I am a happy dog owner of an 8 year old beagle, a 1 year old beagle, and a 1 year old boxer. I love taking dogs for walks and try to do so every day! With my 3 dogs I have experience walking small and large dogs and am comfortable with both. I look forward to meeting your dog and helping them get some exercise and fresh air!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

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


    Jennifer C.
    2020-01-30T11:19:17-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    Hi! I'm Karla and I walk dogs in the Maricopa/Glendale area. I grew up with dogs constantly being around either being my own dogs or my friend's dogs. I've handled all sizes of dogs and their energy so short/long walks won't be an issue I can promise you that and more.

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    Specialties

    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, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training


    Ilona T.
    2020-02-28T12:20:06-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    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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    Background Checked

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver


    Cole N.
    2018-10-18T21:12:12-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    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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    Background Checked


    Amber M.
    2018-03-28T10:39:40-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    Hi! My name is Hannah and I’m a huge dog lover! I’m currently a junior in college and am looking for a fun way to earn some money. I’m on track to become a veterinarian so working with animals is a top priority for me as I continue through school.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Can run with dogs, Fast walker


    John W.
    2022-05-20T07:19:47-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    “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.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Training Provider

    Training Provider

    Training Exam Complete

    Training Exam Complete

    Specialties

    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


    Mairead M.
    2019-04-23T07:04:39-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

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    John W.

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    Great job getting my shy guy to warm up.

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    Mairead M.

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    Hanna left such a detailed report card and showed just how attentive she was while walking our pup. Merlot is looking forward to future walks!

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    kat M.

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    Thanks for the great walk! Also awesome pic of Lucy!

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    Brett P.

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    You are amazing thank you!!

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    Halee W.

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    Absolutely the best!!

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    Britt P.

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    Sarita is amazing. She was so attentive to my dogs needs and updated me on all of his new learning. It was so so great trusting in her to care for him and listen to his wants and needs while reaffirming some of the training happening at home. Thanks Sarita!!

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    Jennifer C.

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    Good communicator!

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    Ilona T.

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    Karla was fabulous!!

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    Amber M.

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    Thank you for not getting my puppers dirty during his walk. I loved that you allowed me to extend the walk another 30 minutes!

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      John W.

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      Great job getting my shy guy to warm up.

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      Hannah D

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      Mairead M.

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      Hanna left such a detailed report card and showed just how attentive she was while walking our pup. Merlot is looking forward to future walks!

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      Hanna H

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      kat M.

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      Thanks for the great walk! Also awesome pic of Lucy!

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      Kate W

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      Brett P.

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      You are amazing thank you!!

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      Audrey B

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      Halee W.

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      Absolutely the best!!

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      Julie C

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      Britt P.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

      Verified 20m Walk

      Sarita is amazing. She was so attentive to my dogs needs and updated me on all of his new learning. It was so so great trusting in her to care for him and listen to his wants and needs while reaffirming some of the training happening at home. Thanks Sarita!!

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      Sarita T

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      Jennifer C.

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      Good communicator!

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      Danielle P

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      Ilona T.

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      Karla was fabulous!!

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      Karla D

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      Cole N.

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      Amber M.

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      Thank you for not getting my puppers dirty during his walk. I loved that you allowed me to extend the walk another 30 minutes!

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    Best Dog Friendly Neighborhoods in Rochester

    55th Street NW/Bandel Road NW

    4848
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    2 parks

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    4,775 per sq. mi.

    55th Street NW/Bandel Road NW

    4848

    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

    3636
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    2 parks

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,565 per sq. mi.

    50th Avenue/65th Street

    3636

    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

    2424
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    4,831 per sq. mi.

    City Center

    2424

    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

    1212
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    5,365 per sq. mi.

    Slatterly Park

    1212

    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

    00
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    3 parks

    Population DensityPopulation 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.


    55th Street NW/Bandel Road NW

    4848
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    2 parks

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    4,775 per sq. mi.

    55th Street NW/Bandel Road NW

    4848

    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

    3636
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    2 parks

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,565 per sq. mi.

    50th Avenue/65th Street

    3636

    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

    2424
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    4,831 per sq. mi.

    City Center

    2424

    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

    1212
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    5,365 per sq. mi.

    Slatterly Park

    1212

    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

    00
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    3 parks

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    847 per sq. mi.

    Chester/Marion

    00

    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.


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