Dog walking in Elmhurst

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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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John LElmhurst, Queens

4.9

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“Dog walking is no job; it's a passion!”

Hi there! I have been walking dogs in Hoboken, NJ for over 2 years now, which I absolutely love! I have had an endearing love for dogs since 2001 when my parents finally gave into the many pleas of my two younger brothers and I to get us a dog. We were introduced to Tiki, a magnificent Black Labrador, who became the sister we never had.

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

Pedro BElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(3106)

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I have house sited and pet sited for customers who requested overnight stays. I took care of cats and dogs. I'm comfortable with all breeds and sizes! Can't wait to meet your pup.

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

Susi MElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(2910)

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I doubt you're ever gonna find anyone who loves dogs more than I do. I've lived with dogs my whole life, walked at least 100 of my friends dogs, read dog books, volunteered at the Humane society in Hawaii, donate to ASPCA monthly, and just love them like crazy. I'm used to walking between 35.000 to 45.000 steps a day and can't wait to start walking your little one.

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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

Oquan PElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(2098)

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I am a native New Yorker who has always had dogs growing up, including three pitbulls, a rottweiler and a pug. I currently have a 5-year old Shiba Inu named Rocky. I've always loved dog sitting for my friends and family. I'll walk your dog with the love and care that I do with my own!

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Matthew KElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(1851)

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I have lots of experience walking dogs. I’m eager, energetic, reliable and trustworthy. I will be cautious with your dog as I know how valuable they are to you. I will treat them as you would, as part of the family!

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

Clarence HElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(1766)

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I'm Clarence. Born & raised in NYC & a single father of 2 boys, I was exposed to various dogs of relatives as a youth & have been in love with them ever since! I have experience with dogs of all sizes, ages & breeds, from Poms to Mastiffs. I love meeting new dogs & catering to each one's needs, as I know every dog is unique. I'm in great shape & run daily. I'd love to keep your pet healthy, fit & above all, happy! I'll treat your dog with love & respect & make your WAG! experience a PAWSOME one!

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

Dan KElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(1720)

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Hi there. My name is Dan. I go to school at GW, and I'm looking to walk some local pooches to help pay for school. I'm new to the world of professional pet care, but I'm no stranger to caring for dogs. I have a basset hound mix named Bon Bon back home (who I miss like crazy) that I've loved and cared for the past 8 years. I've also had experience sitting and walking dogs for neighbors and relatives. I look forward to getting out to meet some new pups and brighten their days.

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Robert BElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(1671)

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Hi!! Robert here in NYC - long time dog owner & lifetime dog lover. I’m reliable & your dogs safety is my number one priority. I can’t wait to be your dogs new best friend.

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Gideon SElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(1611)

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Hello, my name is Gideon. I had two dogs when I was a boy, and I have always loved them. As an adult, I personally rescued a 6-month old Pit Bull Terrier who had been abandoned in the street, and she was the best dog ever! Training and raising her taught me a lot about how dogs behave, and how to walk them responsibly. Thank you for reading my bio, I look forward to meeting and walking your dogs!

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Ashley WElmhurst, Queens

4.9

(1572)

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Ello! My name is Ashley, and I am a nature loving artist whose only desire in life is to love and be loved. I am passionate about creating things and exploring the wonders of life, as well as trying to change the world one smile at a time. I have grown up around many different animals and currently have a ferret who is more like my daughter than my pet. When I can I take her everywhere with me and do all that I can to make sure she has the best life that she can possibly have. It is my goal to open up a cuddle business where I offer love and support, reiki, therapy, and art lessons to those that would like to become the best versions of themselves that they can be. I have a background in psychology that I use everyday to understand all the living beings around me to adapt to the best possible way to interact with them as well as understand what makes them tick as a being.

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Dog Walking in Elmhurst

Elmhurst is a neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York City. The community here before Queens was established, and was founded in 1652 with the name of Newtown. The named was changed to Elmhurst to celebrate all the Elm trees that populated the area. Trees weren't the only thing populating the new area, as many people flocked there in those early days. The neighborhood was named the most ethnically diverse in the 1980s, with people from over 112 different nations residing there.

With man comes man's best friend. So how does Elmhurst satisfy the needs of dogs that live in the area? The best answer would be Elmhurst Park, a dog-friendly park for leashed dogs with 5.5 acres of open fields, a half a mile of paved trails, and a small pond that allows fishing. 

O'Connor's Trail is also an excellent option if you need a quiet place to go. Although not an actual trail, the "trail" is a fenced in sitting area with tall trees and over 12 benches. Although fenced in, the park does not have a gate, and dogs are allowed as long as they remain on a leash and under control at all times.

With plenty of playgrounds and six veterinarian clinics, you and your dog will feel right at home in Elmhurst.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Elmhurst

Middle Village

48
Population Density
36,601 per sq. mi.

Middle Village

48

The Middle Village neighborhood gives a guess in the name where it might be located, and if you didn't guess in the middle of Queens, then you're wrong. As the southwestern neighbor of Elmhurst, and only 2 miles away, the neighborhood acts as a second home to many human and dog residents of Elmhurst. The region hosts the Juniper Valley Park, a park that spans over half a mile and has over 2 miles of paved trails, just within the park. Dogs are welcome on trails and open fields as long as they remain on a leash. Humans have access to clean-up stations and trash bins, but must bring water for Fido.

Maspeth

36
Population Density
28,441 per sq. mi.

Maspeth

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Maspeth was the first village in the Queens area, and was established in 1635. Although the oldest, the city is still bustling with life. Being only two minutes away from Elmhurst, the area is one of the top destinations for residents because of Maurice Park. The 4-acre tract is dog-friendly and has a long, shaded trail that winds through the park, with scenic views of the tall trees, open fields and plenty of other dogs. If you're looking for something quieter, head south to Frontera Park, a tiny corner park with basketball courts, a playground and a shaded walking trail that spans this green space. Features of this park include trash bins and benches.

Glendale

24
Population Density
30,515 per sq. mi.

Glendale

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Located on the southwestern edge of Queens, the Glendale neighborhood is only 4 miles from the center of Elmhurst. Most dog owners head down to the region for one reason, Highland Park. The park is packed with dense forests and shaded trails, and offers over 22 benches throughout the park to rest or view the Highland Pond. Dogs are allowed throughout the park, but must remain on a leash at all times. Although in a popular neighborhood, the park is mostly known for its natural beauty, and humans must come prepared with clean-up bags and water.

Fresh Meadows

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
23,715 per sq. mi.

Fresh Meadows

12

You'll find plenty of fresh meadows in the Fresh Meadows neighborhood, which is only five miles away from Elmhurst. About a fourth of the community is taken up by green grassy fields, which is a rarity in a region in New York City. The Cunningham Park Dog Run has a double gated entrance to a fenced dog park that allows for some serious off-leash play. For more outdoor fun, check out Cunningham Park and explore 2 hours of walking trails maintained by the park. Be sure to grab a map before you go, because you can get lost!

South Jamaica

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Population Density
35,377 per sq. mi.

South Jamaica

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South Jamaica is as you probably guessed, south of the Jamaica Neighborhood. Although one of the farther neighborhoods from Elmhurst at 7.5 miles, the trip is worth it when you find the 15-acre park of Baisley Pond Park. What park in New York has 15 acres? Not many, which makes this one a rarity. All leashed dogs are allowed into the park and can travel on the trails, go fishing at the pond, or use the wi-fi hotspot. Dogs weren't the first furry creatures allowed in the park though! During the early 1900s, workers found Mastodon bones here!