Dog walking in Rochester

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.

Book walkers near you

Jane HRochester, NY

5.0

(95)

Book now

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!

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

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

Monica MRochester, NY

5.0

(45)

Book now

“I look forward to giving your pup excellent care!”

Hi! I’m Monica and I am very excited to meet your pup! I have taken care of dogs for 10+ years now. I really like spending time with dogs and since I can’t have one of my own at the moment, I look forward to giving yours love and attention! I am a world traveler and a nomad at heart, I have been traveling full time for 5 years, getting to know new places and looking to set roots. Wag makes it so I can work and travel and get to know your city. I really look forward to caring for your dog!!

Background Checked

High Demand

Specialties

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

Adrian LRochester, NY

5.0

(25)

Book now

Hello! I’m Adrian. I’ve been walking dogs/petsitting on and off for about 5 years now. I recently just moved all the way from Houston, Texas and I’m absolutely loving NYC! I have always loved doggies. I believe they are the most loving and joyful friends this world has to offer, and I look forward to meeting the next pup!

Background Checked

Kimberly PRochester, NY

5.0

(11)

Book now

“Full time animal lover!”

My name is Kimberly and i am 30 years old I have lived in Jacksonville Florida most of my life. when I was little I grew up with a cat and later my parents finally allowed me to get a dog he was a dachshund jack Russel mix so you know he had a lot of energy. we would go for walks every day and pay with his ball it was his favorite. Now I own three dogs two are dachshunds and the other is a border collie mix. their ages range from 2 to 5. along with owning my own babies I also worked at PetSmart

Background Checked

Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

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

Samantha KRochester, NY

5.0

(11)

Book now

Hi! I’m Sam. I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and I currently go to school at the University of Rochester in New York. I have volunteered at various shelters in both locations. I want to love Jax dogs when I come home on breaks and love Roc dogs when I’m at school! I have been a pet owner since I was born with dogs, cats, gerbils, fish, chickens, bees, and rabbits! I am currently a bearded dragon owner. Animals are a passion of mine. It’s truly a privilege to meet and care for your dog!

Background Checked

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

Can run with dogs

Sarah WRochester, NY

4.9

(163)

Book now

“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

Background Checked

High Demand

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Allie DRochester, NY

4.9

(150)

Book now

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!

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sara BRochester, NY

4.9

(126)

Book now

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!

Background Checked

High Demand

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Ellie GRochester, NY

4.9

(65)

Book now

I’m Ellie, and I’m the owner of a carrot-loving, vacuum-hating Old English Sheepdog, Rooney. I started walking for Wag! in 2018 when I was living in NYC, and now pick up walks wherever I am/go! I also have experience sitting, namely Daisy the Shih Tzu.

Background Checked

High Demand

Imani-Lauren DRochester, NY

4.8

(39)

Book now

Hi, my name is Imani-Lauren. I am a big animal lover,in my adolescence my family owned a few dogs. I've walked neighbors dogs and had in house dog sittings multiple times. I love getting to know dogs and walking them. I can not wait to meet your dog and hopefully make a new friend.

Background Checked

Specialties

Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Training experience, Dogs who pull

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

48
Population Density
10 per sq. mi.

Genesee Valley Park

48

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

36
Population Density
4,462 per sq. mi.

Ellwanger Barry

36

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

24
Population Density
8,253 per sq. mi.

Charlotte

24

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

12
Population Density
1,480 per sq. mi.

Cobbs Hill

12

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

1
Population Density
8,780 per sq. mi.

Beechwood

1

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!