Dog walking in New York

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

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

Susi MNew York, NY

4.97

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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

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

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

Sashalyn MNew York, NY

4.95

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“I ADORE DOGS! I'LL GO ABOVE & BEYOND FOR YOUR PUP!”

Hello there! I'm Sashalyn - major dog-lover and fun to be around! I've lived in New York all of my life and know my way around. I enjoy being around dogs of all shapes and sizes, drool or no drool. ;) I grew up around animals and ended up falling in love with dogs!

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Clarence HNew York, NY

4.94

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

Ashley WNew York, NY

4.94

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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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Katherine BNew York, NY

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“8 yrs experience | Full time walker | All breeds”

Hi my name is katherine, it will be a pleasure walk your pup! I have experience with different kind of dog, specialized in rescued and seniors dogs. I was volunteered for 7 years in Sudamérica helping to abandoned dog and helping them to find a new home. I’m very patient and I’ll fallow very careful any instruction that you give me. I been working with wag for at least 1 year. I will always happy to help you with your furry friend!

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

Dog Walking in New York

The Big Apple, The City of Dreams, The City that Never Sleeps — no matter what you call it, there's no denying that anything is "pawssible" in NYC! More than half a million doggos are living the dream in the world-famous five boroughs and suburbs surrounding the city.

In fact, New York is one of the most dog-friendly cities in America, boasting more dog parks than any other city in the country! Your pup will truly be spoiled for choice with more than 140 off-leash areas in New York where they can sniff out some new canine compadres. If all that playing at the dog park made your hound hungry, you'll have no trouble finding a place to grab some grub. Most restaurants, bars, and cafes in NYC welcome leashed, well-behaved canine customers in their outdoor seating areas. 

Needless to say, your best four-legged friend is welcome to tag along for most of your excursions in The Big Apple. But if you need to leave Lassie behind while you run errands, you'll find dozens upon dozens of professional dog walkers in New York City.

Whether you're planning a dog-friendly vacay to see the bright lights of the Empire State, or you're planning to move to NYC with your mutt, read on to discover New York's top five dog-friendly neighborhoods.

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

28
Dog Parks
6 parks

Population Density
106,800 per sq. mi.

Upper West Side

28

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.

Chelsea

16
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
50,072 per sq. mi.

Chelsea

16

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!

Brooklyn Heights

14
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
70,113 per sq. mi.

Brooklyn Heights

14

"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.

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.