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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Jennifer DRochester, NH

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Proud animal lover and dog mom of two chihuahuas! I’ve walked all kinds of dogs with the Humane Society for two years, and I’ve taken two dog training and intelligence courses. I’m currently studying in Connecticut, but I am staying in my hometown- where I’ve grown up for most of my life- for the summer. I’ve just started working with Wag! but I am committed to providing the best possible service!

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Sabrina GRochester, NH

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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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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Brooke BRochester, NH

5.0

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Hello furry friend moms and dads! I'm Brooke and I'm so excited for the opportunity to spend time with your fur babies. I've been a dog owner any whole life and really miss the companionship, forced activity and general love that comes with pet care. While I know I don't have the time/ space for a fur baby of my own right now, I would LOVE to be able to get outside more and make some fur friends nearby. I run the Portsmouth and Rye areas often so I am very familiar with all the little back streets and the quieter routes if that is what your pooch prefers. I am open to walking multiple dogs provided they are good on leash and I am okay with one at a time if they are still leash training. I have many years of experience in training dogs basic commands like sit, come, stay and heal. I'd be happy to work on leash etiquette with your dog while walking them! I look forward to meeting your furry friends, Brooke

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Emily HRochester, NH

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Hi, I'm Emily! I grew up working with dogs, cats, and horses. I also have experience working with dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. I'm originally from New Hampshire and grew up with an American Eskimo Dog named Jack. My family currently owns a 2-year-old Lab/Terrier mix named Sophie. When I'm not walking dogs, I work as a freelance opera singer in Boston! I live an active lifestyle and look forward to catering to your dog's individual needs, especially during these cold winter months. I look forward to meeting your dog and keeping him or her happy, fit, and healthy!

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Jessica MRochester, NH

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My animal care experience began in 2019 when I started volunteering weekly at a local animal shelter. I have walked a wide variety of dogs: small and large, high-energy and low-energy, well behaved and behaviorally-challenged, etc. When I spend time with a dog, my goal is to let the dog be a dog. If the dog is accepting, I will give it pets and belly rubs. I will play with the dog and let it explore all the amazing scents of the outdoors. And, of course, I will pick up any dog poop.

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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

George JRochester, NH

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Hi my name is George, I'm a Graduate student in a doctorate program. I have been walking dogs and caring for them since I was a child. I have always loved being around dogs and the companionship they bring. I will care for your dog as if he or she were my own. I look forward to walking your dog!

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Jessie BRochester, NH

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“Woof woof!”

I grew up a dog enthusiast and joined my friends for every dog walk that I could. I have lived small dogs, big dogs, old dogs, puppies and have volunteered at animal shelters. I love dogs!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Annia ZRochester, NH

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Hi, my name is Annia and I am a recent college grad. I currently work full time as a Certified Vet Tech (CVT) 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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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration

Chelsey BRochester, NH

4.8

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Hi! My name is Chelsey, and I've been a dog lover since I was born. I've never not had a dog in the house and have a ton of experience pet sitting, dog walking and boarding dogs! Can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Amanda FRochester, NH

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Hello! My name is Amanda Farrington, and I have had experience with dogs my entire life. I was born into a family who had three dogs, and I cannot recall a time where I was without one. Currently, I have a blonde labradoodle named Boston! Throughout high school, I volunteered at my local animal shelter where I bathed dogs, played with them, walked them, and gave them their medication. I have also dog-sat dogs at their homes while the owners were away on vacation. I love all dogs, no matter the breed or size, and my main goals are their happiness and safety. I look forward to getting to know you and your pup!

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Dog Walking in Rochester

Rochester, New Hampshire was founded in 1749 and has close to 30,000 inhabitants. Colonial Governor Samuel Shute named the town after his friend, the Earl of Rochester, Laurence Hyde. Salmon Falls, Isinglass, and Cocheco Rivers surround Rochester. In addition, the people of Rochester have an estimated 6,683 dogs as pets, so there are many dog-friendly places to take Fido while you are in town.

Rochester Dog Park on Taylor Avenue has one acre of fenced area with agility equipment, water fountains, waste bags, benches, and plenty of friendly dogs and their humans. The park also has a separate area for small and large dogs and a double-gated entrance for safety. Longhill Dog Park on Longhill Road has a big beautiful area with two sections for large and small pups, lots of tall trees and wooded areas for Fido to roam in, picnic tables, and concrete walk areas for the humans.

If you like hiking, take a look at Pickering Ponds on Pickering Road that has over two miles of easy to moderate trails by the Cocheco River and Beaver Dam. There are plenty of benches along the path, and it is a major bird watching trail in the state of New Hampshire. Besides birds, you can also see foxes, squirrels, rabbits, deer, and much more.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rochester

South Rochester

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,603 per sq. mi.

South Rochester

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Located in South Rochester, the Rochester Dog Park is perfect to take your pup for some pawsome off-leash fun. This dog park is separated into two parks for small and large breeds, and offers benches so you can relax while your pup goes plays the day away. There is a membership fee to belong to this park, but they do allow a one-time guest pass to make sure this is the dog park for you and your pooch, so make sure you register before you head here. On the outskirts of the park is a pond that your pup can jump into to cool off if the heat is too much.

North Rochester

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,116 per sq. mi.

North Rochester

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On the banks of the Cocheco River is Hanson Pines, a great park to take your dog for a nice walk or jog. Hanson Pines has an outdoor swimming pool, bathhouse, playground, and two basketball courts, so there is no shortage of people out and about here! There is a pawsomely well-defined wooded walking trail your pup will love to explore, and a footbridge over the Cocheco River. Make sure that while you are visiting the park, your dog stays on leash and you clean up after him since the park can get busy during popular hours.


Old Dover Rd/ Oak Ridge

24
Population Density
5,053 per sq. mi.

Old Dover Rd/ Oak Ridge

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Across from Skyhaven Airport is a wilderness waiting to be explored. The William H. Champlin, Jr. Forest is a large green space that houses woodlands, fields, pools and wetlands, and of course, trails for you and your pup to traverse. A kiosk leads the way to the the varied trails here that are marked with yellow blazes, and range from flat land to moderately sloped. The William H. Champlin Jr, Forest Reservation Trail is the longest at 2.2 miles, and offers spectacular and up close views of the many diverse plants and wildlife inside this pawsome space. Be sure to bring your own water, as there is none available for drinking on site.


Gonic/ Pickering

12
Population Density
4,013 per sq. mi.

Gonic/ Pickering

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The Gonic Trails are a great place to walk your dog away from the traffic and hustle of city life. The area offers three trails that invite hikers, bikers, and leashed dogs to explore. Though the area is located next to a landfill, but you won’t notice it through the gorgeous green around you. The trails that wind through the evergreen and deciduous trees are open year round, and even offer an opportunity for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Watson’s Way and Locke’s Local Loop are both looped trails under 1.5 miles each. Luanne’s Lane is not looped, and offers explorers a 3.5 miles trek both ways. Get lost in the woods here, and perhaps you may stumble across the onsite waterfall.

Cocheco

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,022 per sq. mi.

Cocheco

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A short drive from Rochester is the neighborhood of Cocheco in the town of Dover, home to the Longhill Dog Park. This pawsome fenced in dog park has an area for both small and large dogs, and offers plenty of shaded areas and picnic tables to relax at while your dog is out socializing. The park is mainly sand and dirt, but they do have a pool for the dogs to play in when it gets a little too hot for them. If your dog isn’t up for socializing, you can still enjoy a nice walk around Longhill Memorial Park with your pup. While walking around the park, your dog must remain on leash.