Dog walking in Poughkeepsie

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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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Emily CPoughkeepsie, NY

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Hello, my name is Emily Carranza. I am currently a senior at Quinnipiac University. I have been walking dogs since I was very young and have trained dogs for many years now. I absolutely love and enjoy getting some exercise in while doing something I love (walking dogs). I will always be attentive and caring of your pups when I take them for walks. I can ensure you that your dog is safe with me and will most likely get spoiled in the process! I promise that your dog will never be disappointed!

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

Elaine MPoughkeepsie, NY

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I’m Elaine, and I’m a friend to all the dogs! It seems everywhere I go, I’ll meet a dog that’ll want me to pet and play, and I’ll always happily oblige - it’s one of my favorite things in the world. Because I’m a flight attendant, I travel too often to have my own dog, so I am thrilled to be able to spend time with yours!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker

Aena IPoughkeepsie, NY

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“Your dog’s safety is my priority!”

Hi! My name is Aena and I am a student at American University. I’m 19 years old and I absolutely LOVE dogs! Ever since a very young age, I’ve pleaded with my parents to get a dog and they haven’t allowed me to, so I found dog walking and dog sitting. It has been an amazing experience and satisfies my dream of having a dog. I am so excited to meet and take good care of your wonderful dog(s)!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Sophia TPoughkeepsie, NY

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Hello! My name is Sophie, and I'm looking forward to taking care of your dog! I have been dogsitting alongside of babysitting for 3 years and have had dogs of my own for my whole life. I can handle dogs of all sizes and ages! I am an incoming sophomore at SUNY New Paltz and am home for the summer. I'm majoring in Psych with a minor in deaf studies, and I know basic sign language. In my free time, I love to explore the city and draw, mostly cartoons and animations. I am up for jogs, or nice strolls in a nearby park!

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Karri MPoughkeepsie, NY

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“Trustworthy dog walker in the Hudson Valley Area!”

Hey there! My name is Karri, I'm 26 and I've been surrounded by dogs my entire life. I have always enjoyed their playfulness, loyalty, and unconditional love! I have a fur baby of my own named Jaxon and would love to welcome your pup into my life as well!

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

Ariel KPoughkeepsie, NY

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“Your dogs new best friend!”

I have tons of experience with dogs & am comfortable with all. I understand with busy lives it can be hard to care and attend to your dog. That is what I'm here for! I am responsible & reliable. I have great time management skills, & am flexible to have recurring walks & last minute walks. Along with caring for dogs, I care for people with Developmental Disabilities & constantly going into new homes & meeting new people. I have references if needed, but my experience usually speaks for itself!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Remy BPoughkeepsie, NY

4.9

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“Experienced Canine Caregiver”

Hi! My name is Remy and I have had mostly smaller pets growing up (guinea pigs, parakeets, etc.) but later grew to love dogs while fostering with a rescue group out of Boston. Making sure pups get enough fresh air and exercise is highly important to their health and happiness. I would be glad to help you and your canine companion fulfill those needs!

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

Sarah HPoughkeepsie, NY

4.8

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Hi Everyone! My name is Sarah. I am first and foremost, and animal lover. I have years of experience working with dogs at Guide Dog schools and the Humane Society. I have worked with many different personalities and I am very patient and caring. I can't wait to be your dogs new friend!

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Shayla RPoughkeepsie, NY

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My name is shayla. I'm from new york city, a fast paced environment crowded with personality and individuals who are always on the go. so i understand sometimes life can be a little hectic for people who are always on the run but also have responsibilities at home. like their pets! I've owned quite a few dogs through out my years in new york and sometimes you do need help making sure your dog gets the proper care and attention it needs. I've not only cared for my own pets, but ive also taken care of my neighbors dogs and friends. i treat them just like my own because my love for animals is infinite. i also currently work at an animal clinic in Marietta called Town and Country animal hospital as a vet assistant. so ive seen and cared for dogs of all shapes and sizes. no job is too great, and ill always make sure your pet gets the care and exercise they need for the day.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care

Dog Walking in Poughkeepsie

The City of Poughkeepsie is a furiendly place in the Hudson Valley, New York. In fact, this pawsome place is called the Queen City of the Hudson! This place is always vibrant with visitors, due to its spectacular location and this is no different for dog lovers. To look after your four-legged friend, there are around 11 veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in Poughkeepsie to make sure they stay fit and healthy.

Right on the Hudson River, you will find Longview Park. This is a beautiful spot for a wander around with your canine when the sun is out. There are pathways alongside the Hudson with spectacular views of the Bridge and across the river. There is a gazebo for some shade, as well as green grass for your pup to investigate.

One thing you won’t have to worry about when you are in Poughkeepsie is a shortage of dog friendly eateries! There is something for everyone in this furiendly city, including Ice House on the Hudson. This is a casual place that services up delicious seafood, with a bar stocking plenty of refreshing beverages. Your furry friend is welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables. If you like Italian food, then you will love Cosimo’s Trattoria, which serves up wood-fired pizzas and plenty of other tasty Italian dishes. When the sun is out, your pup can chill out at one of the outdoor tables with you. Other dog friendly places include The Palace Diner or Essie’s for American dishes, as well as Akari Sushi & Japanese Food for some fresh sushi! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie Downtown

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Population Density
11,516 per sq. mi.

Poughkeepsie Downtown

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If you need a place to stay while you are visiting Poughkeepsie, you can check into the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Here you can enjoy a comfortable stay with your furry friend of any size for an additional fee. Since all rooms are pet friendly, your pup is sure to feel at home! If you get hungry, enjoy a bite to eat at the Main Street Pizza and Café. This is a pawsome and casual Italian eatery where you can tuck into pizza, burgers and paninis while your pooch sits with you. There are three dog friendly tables outdoors where you can watch the world go by!

Colonial

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Population Density
6,517 per sq. mi.

Colonial

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As one of the largest open spots in Poughkeepsie, you have got to visit College Hill Park when you are in town. In fact, it is actually the highest point in this furiendly city! Here you will find some sniff-tastic trails where you can explore the park with your pooch, including around the lake and pavilion, with beautiful pillar structures you can admire. In addition, there is plenty of grass for your pup to run his or her paws through. You can also take a walk through Mansion Square Park in this neighborhood. This is a puptastic place for a stroll, with pathways and green grass for your pooch to investigate all of the new sights and smells!

Washington Mansion

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Population Density
5,356 per sq. mi.

Washington Mansion

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For a casual and relaxing stroll with your furry friend, don’t miss out on the pawsomeness of the Upper Landing Park! Here you can wander around the pathways along the Hudson River and take in the beautiful views on the waterfront. There is also some green grass for your pup, as well as benches to enjoy a break. All pups can be top dog here, as long as they remain on leash. In addition, you can access the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Here you can take your pooch on the bridge 212 feet over the Hudson River and take in the fresh air and spectacular views! 

Church St/ Gerald Dr

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Population Density
5,632 per sq. mi.

Church St/ Gerald Dr

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Our four-legged friends need their exercise, which means that a trip to Eastman Park is always on offer at Poughkeepsie! Here you will find plenty of open green space for playing and jogging with your pooch. There are also sports facilities here, such as soccer goals and a baseball field, and you can often find events  here during the summer. For a quieter park, visit the Kaal Rock Park with your furry friend. This is a small spot on the Hudson River, which is puptastic for viewing the sunset and enjoying some fresh air. There are grills here for barbeques, with some grass for your pooch to investigate. 

Southside Hooker Ave

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Population Density
2,946 per sq. mi.

Southside Hooker Ave

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Every pooch loves a trip to the park; so, make sure your furry friend’s tail is wagging all day long with a trip to Bartlett Park! Here there is plenty of open green grass where your pup can roll and roam, as well as space to play fetch with their favorite ball or Frisbee. There are also some trees here and shaded areas, which are pawsome when it is hot outside. In addition, there is also a playground for the kids to enjoy with benches you can chill out at with your four-legged canine. Don’t forget to bring some water and treats for your pup to keep their energy high!