Dog walking in Amherst

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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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Janet BAmherst, NY

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“Your dog ‘s best friend!”

I love animals and enjoyed walking our dog with my daughter when she was growing up. I currently have a rescue dog who is 8 years old. Bonding with her has been a wonderful experience. I can assure you that I will enjoy spending time with your fur baby and provide quality time. I have been caring for dogs with Wag! for over a year now and it has been a wonderful experience! I love everything about my experience with Wag! I have the opportunity to meet so many dogs with amazing personalities!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Judy KAmherst, NY

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Hi, my name is Judy. I have always had a dog in my life. My dogs and I have attended many obedience classes where I learned a lot! I love animals and am a docent volunteer at the Buffalo Zoo. I worked full time retail for many years so I know how difficult it can be for pets and owners who work. Walking with Wag has been a great experience and I love spending time with my furry friends!

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Jeffrey DAmherst, NY

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Hi! I'm Jeff. I have loved dogs my entire life. From loving our family dog as a child, to being a loving adult owner, they have always had a big place in my life. I have been walking, and sitting, dogs for several years. It started out as just helping friends, and turned into a part-time passion. I have experience with many types of breeds, from small puppies to large senior dogs. I can handle any type of temperament a dog may have. They all deserve the same amount of love, and companionship. I take care of every dog like it is my own. Nothing can make a day better than to be greeted by a happy dog at home.

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Colene OAmherst, NY

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Hi, I'm Colene! I have been around dogs my entire life and have a passion for dogs, cats, and all pets alike! I have pet sit dogs from tiny pup sized to super big. I currently have a 9 year old lab named Buddy. I know how stressful it can be when you are away from your fur baby and want to ensure you that I will care for your loved one just like my own.

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Alexa TAmherst, NY

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Hello fellow dog owner! My name is Alexa :) I have a very strong belief that animals should be loved and treated fairly no matter what the circumstance. Working with animals is what I am proud to say I love doing! Whether it be working at a Veterinary Hospital, Adoption Shelter or Zoo (I have worked all of them :) it does not matter to me - as long as I can care for, love and protect an animal. I am excited to take care of your little bundle of love and take him or her on a walk to get out and enjoy the air!

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Emma KAmherst, NY

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I’ve been taking care of my australian shepherd, Kolby for almost my whole life. I’ve also pet sat for friends and family occasionally for the past 4 years. I volunteered at the SPCA for a year where I walked and fed the dogs. I just love being around dogs and they usually enjoy my company too.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Adam SAmherst, NY

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I have had, and have loved dogs literally since birth! From that first beagle to my current Shepherd-pit mix Kerry, I take pride in my responsibility in feeding, walking, medicating, exercising, playing, and in being affectionate with my dogs(all rescues). I develop a bond with my dogs (and cats too) because I care for them, and they provide unconditional love. I understand signals dogs give through their fur and facial expressions so that every walk is safe. That is my utmost priority. If I should be fortunate to be selected to walk your dog, I will consider him or her as part of my pack!

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Carolyn SAmherst, NY

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“I will take excellent care of your dogs for you”

I'm a huge animal lover and work with animals at an animal hospital for the past 20 yrs and have plenty of experience with animals and walking dogs! I dog sit occasionally on the side for people who need me to watch their pets while away. I've always had an passion for animals since I was little so I'm extremely happy to be doing what I have a passion for. I do have to bring my son sometimes with me on walks

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

Alexandra CAmherst, NY

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Hey! My name is Alex and I would love to be your dogs regular walker. I have grown up with dogs, which included multiple breeds. I am comfortable with all dogs, even if they might be nervous with meeting new people (as my own dog struggles with this at times). I will treat your dog as my own and ensure that they are enjoying their walk and getting everything that they need.

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Moo JAmherst, NY

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I love all breeds of dogs. I love to walk and play with them. I have my own dog. I did pet sitting for friends.

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Dog Walking in Amherst

Located just northeast of downtown Buffalo, the city of Amherst has been ranked one of the best places to live in America. It’s a popular area among young adults due to the many amenities and job opportunities close at hand, and it’s been consistently named one of the safest cities in America. With eight veterinarians in town, it is also a great place for keeping dogs healthy.

Spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life by checking out Amherst State Park with your canine companion. This 80-acre park features trails and a stream, and leashed dogs are welcome. There are several areas to explore within the park, and it’s the perfect place to bring the entire family.

If you are just passing through, Amherst offers any type of accommodation you could need. For an affordable place to rest your head, check out Motel 6 Amherst. If you are looking for something a bit fancier, book a night at Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst. Both welcome dogs of all sizes.

Whether you are a local or just passing through, Amherst is a friendly city with plenty of spots you can enjoy with your favorite four-legged friend. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Amherst

Williamsville

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Population Density
4,300 per sq. mi.

Williamsville

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Amherst’s Williamsville neighborhood is where to go when you are looking to grab a bite to eat with your four-legged friend by your side. For taste bud tantalizing desserts, check out Sweet Jenny’s. Dogs are welcome inside (as long as other customers don’t complain), and your buddy will receive a free doggie ice cream. If you are more in the mood for a full meal, check out the Irishman Pub & Eatery. There you’ll find a traditional Irish menu with an American twist. Dogs are always welcome in the outdoor seating area, and the staff will bring your companion a bowl of water. 

Swormville

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,374 per sq. mi.

Swormville

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When you really want to have a tail-wagging good time with your canine companion, head to the city’s Swormville neighborhood. There, you will find the pup-ular Amherst Paw Park. The Paw Park has separate fenced-in areas for large and small dogs, and cleanup bags are available. Water is also available seasonally, but be sure to bring your own bowl. There is even a selection of agility equipment for your dog to enjoy. For pet parents, there are several benches throughout the park, as well as trash receptacles. This park welcomes licensed, vaccinated, spayed/neutered pets who are at least 4 months old. 

Audubon

24
Population Density
2,427 per sq. mi.

Audubon

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Located in Amherst’s Audubon neighborhood, Audubon Town Park features a walking trail that is perfect for exploring with your furry friend. This peaceful, relaxing park has a stream, and there is plenty of breathtaking scenery to enjoy. When you are finished, grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants. Head to Pizza Works Etc. to indulge in a slice of your favorite pizza with your pup by your side at one of the outside tables. Or visit Dessert Deli Gourmet Bakery & Café for your favorite sweets. This local favorite also welcomes dogs in their outdoor seating area. 

West Amherst

12
Population Density
3,158 per sq. mi.

West Amherst

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West Amherst, located near the University of Buffalo, is home to several Fido-friendly restaurants and hotels. If you’re spending the night in the area, this is the place to be. Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst, Comfort Inn University Amherst, Candlewood Suites Buffalo Amherst, DoubleTree by Hilton Buffalo Amherst and Motel 6 Amherst all welcome four-legged travel companions. Enjoy a tasty meal at Tea Leaf Café, Blue Bill Tavern, Yotality or Papi Grande’s, all of which have outdoor dog-friendly seating. Round out your day with a stroll through Letchworth Woods. Just remember to keep your dog leashed and pick up any messes he leaves behind. 

Irvington Creekside

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,806 per sq. mi.

Irvington Creekside

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Located just northwest of Amherst, Tonawanda’s Irvington Creekside neighborhood is home to a truly unique doggy destination. Ellicott Creek Island Park is an off-leash park located on an island. There is plenty of room for dogs to run, explore and swim. Clean-up bags, water and even a paw washing station are all provided. For pet parents, there are several picnic tables to relax while rambunctious pups burn off energy. There is even a small outdoor library where you can pick out something to read while your dog romps. Whether you are a local or you are just traveling through the area, this unique park is a must see!