Dog walking in New York

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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 LNew York, NY

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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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Susi MNew York, NY

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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 PNew York, NY

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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 KNew York, NY

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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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Clarence HNew York, NY

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“Hello Pet Parents!”

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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Dan KNew York, NY

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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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Gideon SNew York, NY

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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 WNew York, NY

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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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Camille ENew York, NY

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I'm Camille, I'm a graduate student studying violin in NYC. My animal experience includes volunteering for 5 years at the Randall Museum Animal Room in San Francisco, as well as working in a pet supply store. I grew up around dogs and I would be very excited to walk yours!

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Selena LNew York, NY

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I'm a certified Dog Walker/Handler with Animal First Aid training and also with 10 years of experience with all types of dogs (and cats). I have been surrounded by animals all my life and still continue to be. Just how I treat my own animals, I bring the same amount of attention, love, and care to other's. Can't wait to meet you and your pup!

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Dog Walking in New York

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Urban dogs often spend a great deal of time inside, which can lead to the boredom blues. The best way to make sure your canine bestie doesn’t resort to destructive behaviors like chewing the furniture is to get them up and out for a walk. And with lots of dog-friendly places and spaces in the Big Apple, your best four-legged friend can tag along for many of your excursions in this furbulous city.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

A well-socialized dog is a happy dog, and your little pack pup is no exception. Meeting lots of new people and animals can lessen your dog’s social anxiety and allow them to acclimate to anything in The City that Never Sleeps. And with 140 off leash areas in New York, new canine compadres are just a short walk away.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Just like you, your pup can suffer health problems due to inactivity. Daily walking not only curbs obesity, but also reduces your dog’s risk of developing arthritis, diabetes and some cancers. Whether meandering along the quiet, shaded streets of historic homes in Brooklyn Heights, or seeing the bright lights of the Empire State Building, a simple sightseeing tour can mean a longer lifespan for your furry best friend. 

Average Cost of Dog Walking in New York City

How much does dog walking cost in New York City? While boutique pet care agencies can charge as much as $36 for a 20-minute stroll, larger dog walking services can range up to $50 for half an hour. Adding an extra dog from your household to a walk may cost you upwards of $10 per dog. Walks from various companies and private dog walkers can vary in length from 15 minutes to an hour, and can include pack walks.

 Dog walkers with Wag! not only give your dog personalized treatment with a private walk, but are also insured and thoroughly vetted to give you peace of mind. These dog lovers can adjust the length of walk to your dog’s needs, offering short 20-minute walks for $15, 30-minute walks for $20, and 60-minute walks for only $30. And best of all, if you have more in your pack, you can add them to the walk for only $5 per dog.

Download the Wag! app to get real-time GPS tracking during your dog’s walk, and receive live updates from your dog walker through text and video messaging. You’ll even get a report card at the end of each walk to let you know about your dog’s day. 

Dog Parks in New York City

More than half a million doggos live in The City of Dreams, so it’s no surprise that NYC is one of the most dog-friendly areas in America, boasting more dog parks than any other city in the country!

Expect to meet some new four-footed friends on your way to the Upper West Side’s Morningside Dog Park which is loved by locals for its seclusion, small dog area, and lots of trees. For a bigger area to roam, the 72nd Street Dog Run boasts sweeping vistas of the Hudson River.

The dogs of the Upper East Side, one of Manhattan's wealthiest locales, are close to the world-famous Central Park which offers tons of dog-friendly trails to meander. While this sprawling park requires canine visitors to stay leashed between 9 AM and 9 PM, they're welcome to go off leash outside of those times. For leash-free fun any time of day, head to Carl Schurz Dog Park along the East River.

Paw on over to Washington Height’s J. Hood Wright Dog Park for an off leash romp in a quiet neighborhood setting. Get the rest of the wiggles out along the High Bridge Trail, a converted freight line elevated over the East River that connects Manhattan to The Bronx.

Treat your Brooklyn Heights pup to playtime at the Hillside Dog Park that comes complete with a doggy pool in the summer months. Then take a walk along The Promenade for puptacular views of the iconic Manhattan skyline.

While most NYC beaches are for humans only, there are a few that allow your dog to enjoy the sand from October 1 - May 1. Staten Island’s Wolfe’s Pond Beach can fill your dog’s need for sun and sand, and offers a pawtastic Dog Run too. Mainland pups should head to Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach or Coney Island Beach where leashed dogs can also cruise the boardwalks year-round.

While enjoying the sights of NYC, be sure to always keep your dog on a leash no longer than 6 feet whenever outside off-leash areas. Your dog should be vaccinated for rabies, and have a current dog license. Keep clean-up bags on hand, and pick up whatever your pup lays down.

Dog Walking in New York City with Wag!

No matter how busy your life becomes, your dog doesn’t need to wait for adventure in NYC! Dog walkers with Wag! can bring some sunshine into your dog’s day while you are away.

Wag! makes it easy to book a walk for your canine companion. Just download the Wag! app to get started! Select a date and time for an on-demand walk within the hour, a one-time walk for when your dog needs it most, or schedule a recurring walk. Choose the length that’s pawfect for your pup, whether a 20-minute spin around the neighborhood, a 30-minute stroll, or even a 60-minute adventure that will really get them moving.

Dog walkers with Wag! are thoroughly vetted and experienced, and cater walks to your dog’s needs. And with GPS tracking and live text, picture and video updates, you can feel safe knowing your dog is in good hands.  

 Popular NYC dogs like Golden Retrievers and Pit Bulls have lots of energy to spare, and will pawsitively love to get out and about with our longer walks. Got a smaller New York favorite? Sassy Chihuahuas and playful Shih Tzus will definitely love scoping out their territory on a short patrol. Even if you have a French Bulldog who prefers to hang out rather than exercise, Wag! offers Drop-Ins to keep that little tail wagging.

Keep your canine best friend healthy and happy by booking a dog walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in New York

Astoria

54
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
32,711 per sq. mi.

Astoria

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Just across the East River from the Upper East Side, Astoria offers a true taste of New York City's multicultural heritage — without all the tourists. As you and Fifi walk the quiet streets of this trendy neighborhood, you'll discover an array of canine-friendly cuisine options, including Bosnian, Brazilian, Greek, and good old-fashioned American comfort food. Your pup's favorite place will undoubtedly be the dog run on Hoyt Avenue, a popular spot to meet up with the local doggos complete with two separate areas and a fun splash pad. Another alternative is Astoria Park, which permits pups to romp leash-free in the early morning and late evening hours. Several vet clinics and groomers keep Astoria's "pupulation" in tip-top shape.

Upper West Side

40
Dog Parks
6 parks

Population Density
106,800 per sq. mi.

Upper West Side

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Expect to meet some new four-footed friends on your walks through the Upper West Side — this is a "pawpular" spot with dog walkers in New York City! If Fido would rather run, make a beeline for one of the neighborhood's six off-leash dog parks. Morningside Dog Park is loved by locals for its seclusion, while the off-leash area at 72nd Street & Riverside Drive boasts sweeping vistas of the Hudson River. If your buddy is a social butterfly, or if you're looking to socialize your puppy, 105th Street Dog Run is just the ticket! End your dog's day out with a cold brew or a hot meal at one of Upper West Side's many dog-friendly bars and restaurants overlooking the river.

Brooklyn Heights

26
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
70,113 per sq. mi.

Brooklyn Heights

26

"America's first suburb" is also one of the most charming districts in the five boroughs. Take your woofer for a walk along the quiet, shaded streets lined with historic homes. If Lassie minds their leash manners, treat them to some playtime at Hillside Dog Park, a small enclosure that comes complete with a doggy pool in the summer months. Once you've worked up an appetite, grab a "pupperoni" pizza or some Southern comfort food at one of Brooklyn Heights' many dog-friendly restaurants. For the perfect end to your Brooklyn Heights adventure, walk off those extra calories along The Promenade. The views of East River and the iconic Manhattan skyline make this a firm favorite with dog walkers in New York City.

Chelsea

16
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
50,072 per sq. mi.

Chelsea

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The first thing you and Spot should do in Chelsea is walk the High Line for a breath of fresh air amid the New York City smog. Along this converted freight line, you'll enjoy a birds-eye view of the neighborhood's colorful murals, art galleries, and antique shops. Paw on over to the Chelsea Waterside Dog Park for some off-leash freedom. In the summer, your pal can make a splash in the doggy pool, and fresh drinking water is also provided. When you're ready to chow down with your Chow Chow, some of the dog-friendly restaurants in Chelsea even have their very own menus for canine customers. "Bone" appetit!

Upper East Side

2
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
116,790 per sq. mi.

Upper East Side

2

The dogs of the Upper East Side, one of Manhattan's wealthiest and most lucrative locales, are truly living in the lap of luxury. Nestled between East River and the world-famous Central Park, "Pupper" East Side offers plenty of places for your pal to play. Central Park requires canine visitors to stay leashed between 9 AM and 9 PM, but they're welcome to let loose outside of those times. For leash-free fun any time of day, head to Carl Schurz Dog Park. Then, leash up and stroll down Lexington Avenue to pamper your pal at one of the neighborhood's dog-friendly department stores and boutiques.