Dog walking in Portsmouth

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Pamela RPortsmouth, NH 03801

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I love all animals, and have owned and dog-sat a variety of dogs throughout my life. I have 2 rescue dogs, Indiana Jones and Matheson, and get great joy out of spending time with them and watching other dogs, too. I know how important exercise is in a dogs life, and how important convenience is to dog parents. I'd like to be able to help solve both of these things by being available as a walker for dogs of all sizes, breeds, and activity levels - to put some fun and movement into their day!

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

Sabrina GPortsmouth, NH 03801

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“Your pup(s) will be safe w/ me while you’re away!!”

I grew up with dogs and absolutely love them. I am also active and willing to take your dog(s) on long walks. I will give your dog all the pets and cuddles they want and make them feel safe while you are away!

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Sydney HPortsmouth, NH 03801

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“dogs' best friend”

I'm Sydney! I have a lot of energy and patience for your little (or not so little) pal. I recently moved to New Hampshire from my family home in Minnesota where I grew up with three dogs! Caring for and walking dogs has been a part of my daily life for almost as long as I can remember. You can expect photos and a note with each and every booking! With me, your dog will have my full attention and affection.

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Lilly HPortsmouth, NH 03801

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I am currently at UNH for my Masters of Occuaptional Therapy program at University and am eager to spend some time taking care of your loves! Whether it be a quick walk, or a few hour adventure, I will give your dog lots of love and attention. I have a car and enjoy hiking, swimming, or running locally and would love for your pup to join me. I can help out where need be!

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Soleigh DPortsmouth, NH 03801

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Hi I'm Soleigh and I live in Newton, NH. I spend time with my dog the most and can take care of other dogs. I love taking owner’s pets on the walk and spend time with them for fun. I will always make sure your dogs are happy and have fun. I love meeting new people and stay in touch.

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Annia ZPortsmouth, NH 03801

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Hi, my name is Annia and I am a recent college grad. I currently work full time as a Vet Tech at an animal hospital! I have been with Wag for several years during school and now I enjoy doing this on the side. I strive to provide the best care to your animal(s). I look forward to meeting you and your furry friend!

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Bethany BPortsmouth, NH 03801

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I worked for PetSmart for a year and a half being a dog bather. I also have dog sat for many people over night at there home and mine. I have owned dogs my whole life. Have work at aintree kennel in Boxford,ma as a kennel attendant in 2019. I am also pet first aid certified.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull

Dog Walking in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is located near the mouth of the Piscataqua River, which divides New Hampshire and Maine. Although a small city, it has a decidedly cosmopolitan feel to it because of its many diverse restaurants, the working harbor, museums and performing arts scene. 

Downtown Portsmouth boasts no fewer than 20 dog-friendly restaurants! One of the most unique is Street, which is, as they say on their menu,” …All Over the Map,” featuring street food from places such as Korea, Mexico, Cuba, and Thailand. All dishes can be served with interesting add-ons like Seared White Fish, Fried Egg or Avocado. Your canine companion is welcome in their outside seating area.

If you’re looking for a park where your pup can roam free, check out Haven Park, Langdon Park, or the Great Bog. They each have their special charm, and are sure to please your adventurous pup!

If you are just passing through Portsmouth, try out one of its dog-friendly hotels for you and your furry friend. The Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel features stunning views of the Piscataqua River from many of the rooms, and they would love to have your dog stay with you for a small additional fee. They will even provide a Sheraton/ Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed for Fido’s comfort. Another pet-friendly hotel in the area is the Residence Inn Downtown Waterfront. Featuring elegant suites and junior suites, the accommodations provide plenty of space for your fur-baby to relax with you. Two dogs can sleep over for a larger fee.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Portsmouth

Richards Avenue

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,651 per sq. mi.

Richards Avenue

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The Richards Avenue neighborhood provides access to the South Mill Pond Dog Park in a section of the South Mill Pond, with access via Parrott Avenue. This fenced, double-gate-enclosured park features hurdles and other agility training equipment for your dog to try. There are benches for the humans, and a water station for the dogs. The dog park features an off-leash area near the pond that is not fenced, but provides a refreshing break for hard-playing pets. The South Playground and Leary Athletic Field are part of South Mill Pond, so there are plenty of activities for the rest of the family as well. Dogs are limited to the dog park.

Downtown Portsmouth

36
Population Density
8,468 per sq. mi.

Downtown Portsmouth

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Downtown Portsmouth is a vibrant, busy neighborhood of businesses, restaurants, theaters and museums. What sets this section of the city apart from the other neighborhoods are the many dog-friendly restaurants found here. The District is an extraordinary dining experience featuring gourmet items made with locally farmed and fished ingredients. Their mouth-watering appetizers, entrees and desserts, served in the dog-friendly outdoor patio, will please everyone, including your Furry Bestie. Also try the BRGR Bar, which is definitely not your ordinary burger joint. The staff seem to especially enjoy seeing dogs at this corner bistro that serves gourmet burgers and “adult” milkshakes like The B52. Lots of pats and bowls of water make this a great place to stop for refreshment. State Street Saloon is a casual pub with an outdoor fenced patio for folks with fur-buddies in tow. This spot is perfect for a cold one for you, and a bowl of water and a treat for him! 

Southend Pipeline

24
Population Density
4,231 per sq. mi.

Southend Pipeline

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The Southend Pipeline neighborhood is home to Four Trees Island, which is accessible by a causeway from Peirce Island. This is a totally off-leash  island that features 12 picnic areas complete with BBQs, picnic tables and shelters. From late spring to early fall, restrooms are also available.  With lots of grass-covered play space, and views of the Piscataqua River and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, this could soon be a favorite for pups and their owners. If you like to dine in a mainstream setting, try Geno’s Chowder and Sandwich Shop nearby. Dogs are welcome to join their humans at the outdoor picnic table. Geno’s specializes in seafood, but you can also get chicken salad, hot dogs, beer and wine. 

Islington Creek

12
Population Density
3,114 per sq. mi.

Islington Creek

12

The Islington Creek neighborhood shares Goodwin Park with the Goodwin Park neighborhood. Goodwin Park is one of the off-leash parks in Portsmouth, and is a popular site for history buffs as well. The circular park is divided into 6 segments by walkways that lead inward to the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, which commemorates the men from Portsmouth who fought and died during the Civil War. Humans may be interested in the monument, but doggoes are interested in the walking part, and the grassy areas between the sidewalks. When thoughts turn to food, Islington Creek is home to La Maison Navarre, a French-style pastry shop with outdoor tables for sharing with your furry friend. This “Patisserie Francaise” features macarons, crepes, tarts, and ice cream, along with coffee, tea or a cold drink. Bone appetit!

Summit/ Jenkins

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Population Density
2,206 per sq. mi.

Summit/ Jenkins

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This neighborhood features access to the Sagamore Creek Headlands, 10 acres of park land that juts into the Sagamore Creek estuary. Only 1.5 miles from Downtown Portsmouth, the Headlands provide a respite from the heavily populated seacoast of New Hampshire. Its diverse waterfowl, birds and other wildlife make it popular with kayakers and birdwatchers. A walking trail that meanders among woodlands, tidal marsh and rocky ledges offers great views of the creek, and is an ideal place to walk with your favorite canine companion. The Headlands are located near city-owned open space for more boisterous play, and the state’s Urban Forestry Center is a worthy destination for the conservation-minded among us. Because of the population density of the surrounding areas, the presence of this serene setting is remarkable. Dogs must be leashed within the park.