Dog walking in Rochester

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Jane HRochester, NY

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Hello! My name is Jane, and I have spent my entire life surrounded by dogs. I grew up with labs, but have experience walking and dog sitting for dogs of all ages and sizes, including a two-year old English Bulldog, a four month old Boston Terrier, and a ten year old German Shepherd. I love all animals, but dogs hold a special place in my heart, and I love getting the chance to make sure dogs get the exercise, outside time, and care they need!

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

Rachel RRochester, NY

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Hi! My name is Rachel! I started dog sitting a few years ago when my best friend got a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He’s the cutest little thing and we even have a best friend Instagram together. I have two rescue pits of my own, Mango and Sheba (5 months and 3 yrs). They are the cuddliest and sweetest little beings you will ever meet. I love dogs and I cannot wait to meet yours!

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Tom WRochester, NY

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I'm an outdoor enthusiast in Rochester with 30 years of canine ownership and over 2 years of walking experience with Wag! I have two dogs of my own: a Chihuahua mix named Jack and a pitbull mix named Austin. I love hanging out with dogs and getting in some good miles in the outdoors. I look forward to meeting your pup!

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Sarah WRochester, NY

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“Let me love your pets!”

Hello! I recently moved from Baltimore to Rochester and walked over 150 dogs while living in Maryland! I’m so excited to continue walking dogs here in the 585! I have my own kitty cat & Shetland sheepdog - I will love on your pet as if they are my own

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

Carla RRochester, NY

4.9

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I'm Carla and I just moved here from upstate NY, where I was the go-to dog sitter and walker to family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers alike. I am partial to rescue doggies and have fostered many. The only thing better than a brisk walk is having a trusty furry companion to enjoy it with... I have experience with and love for dogs of all breeds. From Pits to Poodles, Beagles to Lhasa Apsos, I totally cherish my time with each pup!

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Allie DRochester, NY

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Hello! My name is Allie and I am a life-long dog lover! I grew up with dogs of all kinds and currently have a 1 year old yellow lab. I have many years of experience walking and sitting pups of all sizes. I am very active, love spending time outdoors, and look forward to meeting your fur baby!

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Sara BRochester, NY

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Hi! My name is Sara. I have taken care of dogs pretty much my whole life from owning them to sitting for them. I always put the dog first making sure I meet their needs. I have some spare time during in my schedule and would love to meet your furry friend!

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Amy WRochester, NY

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Hello! My name is Amy! I grew up on a 40 acre farm with a lot of animals but dogs were my favorite! I have always owned a dog or two. I love dog sitting for family and friends and give every dog I care for a lot of love and affection as if they were my own. I love the outdoors and since I take advantage of the nice days being outdoors, why not take along a four footed friend too? I would love to help both you and your furbaby feel happy that they are being taken care of when you can’t be there. I will make sure your Wag! experience is a positive one for everyone and especially your furbaby!

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Kamalia FRochester, NY

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Hello! I'm Kamalia, a graduate of The Juilliard School who loves nothing more than spending time with dogs! I’ve been a member of the Wag! community for almost two years, and I truly adore the time I get to spend with each unique animal. I grew up in San Diego with two Akitas, and I also have experience with dogs of all different sizes, ages, and dispositions! I would love to meet your dog and help keep them happy, healthy, and well-walked. I hope to bring you a great Wag! experience!

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David SRochester, NY

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Hi! My name is David, a dog lover for life! I grew up in Rochester NY before moving to LA to study at USC. I miss being around dogs as a student after having dogs back home for my whole life, so walking with Wag has been such a blast! I love going for long walks (especially in parks) and I love seeing a happy dog enjoying a beautiful day. I've volunteered at animal shelters along with petsitting for many neighbors/friends. I feel comfortable around dogs of all sizes and breeds: my favorite breed is the Brittany Spaniel. I look forward to walking and becoming friends with your furry companion!

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Dog Walking in Rochester

Greece Canal Dog Park on Elmgrove Road is a completely fenced-in one-acre park for dogs of all breeds and sizes. There are two separate areas – one for small breeds and puppies; the other is for large breeds. Dogs must be registered, and the owner must have proof of register within the County of Monroe Department of Parks in order to enter this park. Be sure to do this, or have this on-hand, as failure to register will result in a hefty and unneeded fine. The cost to register your dog is $24 per year, per dog ($25 if you’re paying with a credit or debit card). Greece Canal Dog Park is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 15 to March 14, and seven a.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 to October 14.

Since you now have your dog registered with the Monroe County Department of Parks, you might as well check out Ellison Dog Park too. Ellison Dog Park is located within the beautiful 447-acre Ellison Park and is one of the two legal off-leash dog parks in Rochester. Ellison Dog Park is for registered dogs only, but the registration fee of $24 per dog, per year, only adds up to six cents a day. Registrations expire December 31 each year.

If you want to enjoy a hike with your dog, consider exploring the Pittsford Trail System, one of the 1,600 rail-trails supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Pack a picnic lunch, lots of water, and perhaps a dog treat or two, and take in Rochester’s breathtaking beauty.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rochester

Genesee Valley Park

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Population Density
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Genesee Valley Park

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If your furry friend is ready for fresh air and exercise, take a trip to Genesee Valley Park. This 800 acre park is a massive expanse of fun. With amenities like athletic fields, playgrounds, and biking trails, it’s no wonder people flock to this park to enjoy the great outdoors. Take your pooch for a walk on one of the many trails, or just mosey through the grassy area. If you have a New York fishing license, let your pup hang out on the bank of the Genessee River as you cast a line. To venture outside of the park, follow the Genessee Greenway. This trail goes all the way into downtown Rochester, so go as long as your pup’s paws will allow.


Ellwanger Barry

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Population Density
4,462 per sq. mi.

Ellwanger Barry

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Highland Park in Ellwanger-Barry is a pawsome spot to spend some quality time with your furry companion. This park is known for its beautiful flower gardens and hosts many events throughout the year. Your leashed pup will love walking through the large expanse of lilacs, rhododendrons and azaleas. Her nose will go wild sniffing all the sweet floral scents. Highland Park also has a trail that wanders through a collection of memorials as well as reservoir and a little pond. Most notably, the park is home to the Warner Castle and Sunken Garden. Needless to say, your dog is sure to have a tail waggin’ time!


Charlotte

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Population Density
8,253 per sq. mi.

Charlotte

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Pack up your pooch and head over to Turning Point Park. Nestled in the Charlotte area, this beautiful park encompasses the Genesee River as it makes its final descent into Lake Ontario. There are plenty of trails to follow within the 275 wooded acres. Turning Point Park Trail clocks in at 5.4 miles and is one of the more popular trails. Let your four legged friend get some exercise as you head on out this trail and enjoy the riverfront scenery. This park is also full of wildlife and birds. Chances are your pup’s ears will perk up at the sound of something scampering through the woods. With this in mind, keep your dog leashed in this area.

Cobbs Hill

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Population Density
1,480 per sq. mi.

Cobbs Hill

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Looking for a new place to take your four legged companion? Cobb’s Hill Park is one of Rochester’s hidden gems. With over 100 acres of natural beauty, this park won’t disappoint. Take your pup on one of the wooded trails or stroll around the reservoir.  He’ll love the feeling of sunshine on his back and dirt under his paws. This park is a favorite for the local softball leagues, so during the summer months your pooch will get plenty of socialization. Be sure to saunter over to Lake Riley. The surrounding grassy area is a pawsome spot to stop for a picnic.  Don’t forget to pack your furry friend a bone!


Beechwood

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8,780 per sq. mi.

Beechwood

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Beechwood is home to Dog E. Woggy’s K-9 Playtime. With over 11,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play area, this canine facility is the perfect place for pups to hang out. Whether your pooch is just there for a day or spending the night, he’ll feel right at home with full access to toys, dog beds and even couches! Overnight guests rest easy in suites that include fresh bedding, soft music, and a nightly treat. This puptastic place also offers doggy birthday parties. Let your fur baby invite some of his closest pals to celebrate his special day. One thing is for sure, he’ll have a doggone good time!