Dog walking in Albany

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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Amanda PAlbany, NY

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“Walking and tail wagging”

My name is Amanda and I adopted a pup Maggie when she was 11 months old. I love to be outdoors with her and she is my four legged best friend! I have been a dog lover since day one and can’t wait to meet your furry companion. Nonsmoker, clean drivers license and own vehicle.

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Cassandra MAlbany, NY

4.9

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“Walking Rover All Over”

I have always had a genuine love for animals and have been providing pet care services for over 10 years. I am very active and willing to walk your dogs for any length and in any weather!  I get along with dogs of all breeds and sizes. I look forward to providing your pets with the best love and care!

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Haylee SAlbany, NY

4.9

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Hi! My name is Haylee! I am 30 years old, and have always been an animal lover. I have years of experience working with all different breeds of dogs. I also have experience working in a boarding kennel, and experience with in-home (in the owner's home) pet sitting, and dog walking. I have experience working with a dog groomer, so I'm available to bathe dogs and trim nails too. I look forward to getting to know you and your dog!

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Caroline BAlbany, NY

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Hi there! My name is Caroline and I’ve been working with dogs my entire life. I have recently (as of June 2018) received my diploma in Veterinary Assistance and am an emergency assistant at Upstate Veterinary Specialties and specialize with nutrition and behavior. Needless to say, your dog's well-being is more important to me than anything! I look forward to meeting you and your pup!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Julie BAlbany, NY

4.9

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I have owned dogs my entire life and love them. I have watched neighbors/friends dogs either overnight/long weekends/day trips and have had them stay with me in my home. I walk my dog daily and love to be outside with her. I love all kinds of dogs (and cats).... would love to meet your dog.

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Sofia GAlbany, NY

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I have many years of dog experience :) I have owned several dogs, been a dog walker on my own for several years, and have a great love for the outdoors and animals.

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Caitlin GAlbany, NY

4.9

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“Always up for an adventure!”

Hi my name is Cait! I grew up with the sweetest black lab to ever grace this earth (literally). I have experience pet sitting all types of breeds and animals. I am very energetic so long walks are welcome! I run cross country so I would love to take your dogs on a run if they need any extra exercise!

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Dave PAlbany, NY

4.9

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Hi, thank you for considering me to walk your dog. I am a lifetime dog owner and dog lover, who is great with animals (and people) and appreciate you considering me to care for your special family member! I look forward to providing your pet with a safe, fun and satisfying experience. I am also a jogger, so if your dog is high energy and you would like him/her to have more of a run/jog, I will gladly accommodate.

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

Kristina LAlbany, NY

4.9

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Hi, my name is Kristina, I grew up with dogs being part of my family my whole life. So I know how important your fur child means to you. I just adopted a beautiful Golden Retriever German Shepard mix named Bailey, she just turned 3 on September 8th. I adopted her in November of 2017 from a shelter called Southern Paws who work with many shelters to help give dogs a better chance at having a great life. Becoming part of Wag gave me an opportunity to work with dogs and get them outside to explore the world around them. Walks make dogs happy and stay healthy and that is a big plus for your pet visit. I am not certified in any way expect a certified pet lover and treat giver if that counts. Your Wag Walker, Kristina

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Samantha WAlbany, NY

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Hi my name is Sam and I have been dogsitting for five years. My prior work consists of pet sitting and dog walking with a variety of breeds. Additionally, I have stayed overnight at customers homes to take care of their pets while they were away for a duration of time. Thus, I am confident that I can take care of your pet(s) professionally and responsibly.

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Dog Walking in Albany

Albany is the capital of New York State. The city was one of the country's early centers of trade, and it has continued to develop through the decades, growing and evolving according to the times. With its deep-rooted history and expansive culture, it's no wonder that Albany attracts animal lovers and pets of all types.

Though not large, Albany is nevertheless a bustling city. It belongs to the Capital District, one of the largest metropolitan regions in New York, and features a variety of museums, historic sites, and recreational areas. The majority of its parks is dog-friendly and offers activities for the whole family year-round.

For pet owners and dogs who are looking for a change in scenery, the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail makes an excellent place to get some real exercise and stretch your legs. The trail is approximately 40 miles long and winds through several cities, providing a glimpse of the old Erie Canal.

If off-leash romping is more your style, visit the Normanskill Farm Dog Park. This peaceful area sits off the beaten trail, making it a lovely park to get some time away from the metropolis. There are also plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and hotels in Albany, where you and your pup can wind down together after a day spent exploring the city.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Albany

Karlsfeld

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,316 per sq. mi.

Karlsfeld

48

Hartman Road Dog Park in Karsfeld, Albany, is a gift to dogs and their humans. This large off-leash park is located in one of the less densely populated parts of Albany. The park is roomy with ample fenced in space for dogs to unleash their energy. It has a kiddie pool in the summer, and frequently has doggie bags provided for easy clean-up. The gazebo and picnic tables allow you to take a break while your pup socializes, and there is water available in site-just don’t forget a bowl!


Central Avenue

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
22,258 per sq. mi.

Central Avenue

36

Washington Park is a centerpiece of Central Avenue. This large park is a multi-use dream. There are paths for walking, courts for sports, and playgrounds for kids. There’s also a hidden gem in Washington Park. One of the large, unfenced fields is recognized as an off-leash dog park! Walk deep into the park and you can find half a dozen dogs playing on an average day. Because the area isn’t fenced and the park is popular, it’s not a great place for shy dogs. If your pup is confident and playful, don’t sniff around for better options--head to Washington Park!


Pine Hills

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
10,793 per sq. mi.

Pine Hills

24

If you want to burn some energy, head to Woodlark Park in Pine Hills. This small, residential park allows leashed dogs onto the grassy areas and paths. Take a few laps to calm down, or gain energy with a meal. Nearby Junior’s offers solid American grilled and fried sandwiches and apps, and has outdoor seating for small dogs and their dining companions. Big dogs can head over to Capital City Gastropub. Their seven outdoor tables allow your dog to join you for a brew and some elevated pub fare.


Upper Washington Avenue

12
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
17,093 per sq. mi.

Upper Washington Avenue

12

Upper Washington Avenue is a neighborhood by dog-lovers, for dogs. There are three great parks close to one another that give your dog options. On a hot day, head over to Frank Waterson Park for a shady walk that includes a sprinkler stop. For off-leash fun, Westland Hills Dog Park is the place to be. While Westland Hills Park is a great place to exercise dogs who aren’t ready to be off-leash yet, Westland Hills Dog Park located inside offers separate areas for large and small dogs, doggy water fountains, and lots of friends for your pup to meet!


North Albany Shaker Park

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,855 per sq. mi.

North Albany Shaker Park

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The Department of General Services Dog Park is not an exciting name, but this park is awesome. It’s worth a trip from anywhere in Albany (and beyond) to check out this dog park. The area is large, fenced, and well-used. Sociable dogs will love the park’s popularity. Dogs also love the water stations in the park. Doggy fountains and bone shaped kiddie pools make this the coolest place in town. There’s also a large gazebo to keep dogs and humans out of the sun. If you need a place to sit while your dog burns energy, this is the place to go!