Dog walking in Rensselaer

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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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Amanda PRensselaer, NY 12144

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“Walking and tail wagging”

My name is Amanda and I adopted a pup Maggie when she was 11 months old. I love to be outdoors with her and she is my four legged best friend! I have been a dog lover since day one and can’t wait to meet your furry companion. Nonsmoker, clean drivers license and own vehicle.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Fast walker

Cassandra MRensselaer, NY 12144

4.9

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I have always had a genuine love for animals and have been providing pet care services for over 10 years. I am very active and willing to walk your dogs for any length and in any weather!  I get along with dogs of all breeds and sizes. I look forward to providing your pets with the best love and care!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care

Haylee SRensselaer, NY 12144

4.9

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Hi! My name is Haylee! I am 30 years old, and have always been an animal lover. I have years of experience working with all different breeds of dogs. I also have experience working in a boarding kennel, and experience with in-home (in the owner's home) pet sitting, and dog walking. I have experience working with a dog groomer, so I'm available to bathe dogs and trim nails too. I look forward to getting to know you and your dog!

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Caroline BRensselaer, NY 12144

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Hi there! My name is Caroline and I’ve been working with dogs my entire life. I have recently (as of June 2018) received my diploma in Veterinary Assistance. I work full time at PetSmart as a nutrition and behavior specialist. I also work part time in our grooming salon as a bather! Needless to say, your dog's well-being is more important to me than anything! I look forward to meeting you and your pup!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Julie BRensselaer, NY 12144

4.9

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I have owned dogs my entire life and love them. I have watched neighbors/friends dogs either overnight/long weekends/day trips and have had them stay with me in my home. I walk my dog daily and love to be outside with her. I love all kinds of dogs (and cats).... would love to meet your dog.

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Sofia GRensselaer, NY 12144

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I have many years of dog experience :) I have owned several dogs, been a dog walker on my own for several years, and have a great love for the outdoors and animals.

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Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Samantha WRensselaer, NY 12144

4.9

(102)

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Hi my name is Sam and I have been dogsitting for five years. My prior work consists of pet sitting and dog walking with a variety of breeds. Additionally, I have stayed overnight at customers homes to take care of their pets while they were away for a duration of time. Thus, I am confident that I can take care of your pet(s) professionally and responsibly.

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

John SRensselaer, NY 12144

4.9

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Hi, I'm Jack! I grew up with 3 large lovable dogs named: Pebbles, a Siberian Husky, Clancy, an Irish Setter, and Abby, a St. Bernard. I have dog sat for several friends before which included regular walks throughout the day, feeding/watering, and play time as well. I have a love and passion for animals and used to volunteer at my local animal shelter by helping clean, walk the dogs and feed them as well. I am committed to providing an excellent experience for both you and your playful companion!

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

Angela MRensselaer, NY 12144

4.9

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“Happy pup, happy life!”

My name is Angela and I'm currently a student at the University at Albany. I have experience at an animal shelter on Long Island, and walking all different types of dogs as a side job. I’ve been with wag for over a year now. I have a puggle and lhasa poo at home that I also take care of daily. I'm a huge animal lover, therefore I'm excited to work for wag!

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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

Maggie KRensselaer, NY 12144

4.8

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Hello my name is Maggie Kendall and I have been working with pets all of my life , professionally for about 17 years now. I am a master pet stylist as well as trained in sitting, walking, daycare, and animal hospital for 2+ years. However, while credentials are well and good, it’s love and passion you need with furry loves more than anything! I promise you I have that! I look forward to sharing it with your family.

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Dog Walking in Rensselaer

Located on the west side of the Hudson River, Rensselaer is situated directly opposite Albany. A fun fact about this cozy locale is that it was the first American city to produce aspirin. In days past, this town was divided into three villages: Greenbush, East Albany, and Bath. The city's name came from Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, who was a Dutch diamond merchant who bought 700,000 acres of land on both sides of the Hudson River. 

Rensselaer's proximity to Albany means that you're never far from dog-friendly fun! Just outside of the city, on the northeastern side, you'll find an animal hospital in the suburbs to keep your pooch in tip-top shape. For big-city amenities, take a quick trip to Troy, just under 9 miles away. Albany is even closer at just over a mile away.

Even though there aren't many places in Rensselaer where you can stay with your pup, there are plenty of pet-friendly lodging options in Albany. Some of the budget-friendly options include Ramada Plaza Albany, Econo Lodge Albany, and Motel 6 Albany. 

Hungry? Head to Selena's Cafe in Rensselaer to grab a quick lunch or a coffee. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. Then, paw on over to Albany and burn those calories in one of the city's off-leash parks!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rensselaer

Normanskill

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,055 per sq. mi.

Normanskill

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Just across the highway from Albany's Whitehall neighborhood, you'll find Normanskill Farm Dog Park, which should be your first stop if you decide to visit Rensselaer. It is just 4 miles away from Rensselaer, across the Hudson River, and has everything you and your dog could need or want. The fenced area is spacious and very clean, and there are also plenty of trails that you can walk on with your leashed pooch. An added bonus -- there is a creek here where doggies are welcome to cool off! Water bowls are provided for doggies, in addition to port-a-potties for the humans. Your pup must be vaccinated and well-behaved if you want to pay a visit to this woof-derful park.

North Albany - Shaker Park

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
793 per sq. mi.

North Albany - Shaker Park

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Just around 3 miles away from Rensselaer, you can visit the Department of General Services Dog Park located in the North Albany - Shaker Park neighborhood. This off-leash, enclosed park welcomes doggies that have all the current vaccinations and play well with other pups. This large park has enough space for your pup to run around and get plenty of exercise. Running water is available, and there are doggie pools for splashing in during warm weather. For the human visitors, the park has a gazebo where pet parents can hang out while watching over their dogs. The double-entry gate ensures all dogs stay safe and sound.

Normanskill

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,055 per sq. mi.

Normanskill

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Hartman Road Dog Park is a spacious park that welcomes all doggies, including pit bulls! The park is properly fenced and includes a gazebo and picnic tables for the doggie owners. The park is located in the Normanskill neighborhood, just 6 miles away from Rensselaer. In order to keep the park clean, waste baggies are available on-site. Fresh water and bowls are available inside, and there are even kiddie pools in the summer to help dogs cope with the heat! Be aware that the park tends to get a bit muddy after a heavy rain, so you should bring a towel with you if visiting in bad weather.

Upper Washington Avenue

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,911 per sq. mi.

Upper Washington Avenue

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This next park is open from dawn till dusk and is located around 8 miles away from Rensselaer. Westland Hills Dog Park requires all pup parents to show proof of their dogs' current vaccinations. Owners have to stay with their dogs inside the fenced area at all times. Dogs have to be leashed when they are outside of the designated off-leash area; this rule is strictly enforced. If you decide to play here, you should bring water and poop baggies with you since they're not provided in the park. When it rains, the park tends to get very muddy, so keep that in mind. 

Washington Park

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Washington Park

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Washington Park is the closest park to Rensselaer -- it's ruffly 3 miles away, across the Hudson River. Even though this park officially requires doggies to be on a leash, it is common practice for locals to let their pooches run freely. You'll have to be careful, though, since there is no fencing. Make sure your dog has good recall skills -- busy roads also cut through the park, and you wouldn't want your pooch playing in traffic! A water fountain is only available in the summer, so bring water if you're visiting in winter. You are required to pick up after your dog and to make sure your pup plays well with other doggos in the park.