Dog walking in Deschutes River Woods

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Flexible scheduling

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

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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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Amanda BDeschutes River Woods, OR 97702

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Aloha! My name is Amanda and I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember. I have a big heart and love to be able to help a friend out when needed. I’m so thankful to be able to walk and care for your pup!

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

Barbara SDeschutes River Woods, OR 97702

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I’m a college student at OSU-Cascades who loves the outdoors. I love all animals and I would be more than happy to run or walk with your dog on trails in Bend

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Neil VDeschutes River Woods, OR 97702

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Hello my name is Neil. I am a full time student, and enjoy being outside along with spending time with dogs. Sadly I am no longer a dog owner, so I like to take every chance I get to interact with them.

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

Noelle BDeschutes River Woods, OR 97702

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“Travel Writer Who Loves Dogs!”

Hi there! I'm a travel writer who is now "settling down" in Bend. I absolutely loved walking my dog, Dylan, along the Deschutes River Trail & taking him to Pine Nursery Park ~ but unfortunately, he passed away in February, and I’m terribly missing my daily walks with him. While I'm not ready for a new dog yet, I am missing animal love in my life & am looking forward to meeting many new wonderful dogs here in Bend, & sharing with them my love for the great outdoors!

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Lindsay MDeschutes River Woods, OR 97702

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I first starting caring for animals in my neighborhood, but quickly moved on to working for dog boarding facilities where walks alone were 75% of the job! I’ve had dogs my entire life, but my current Golden Retriever just passed away so I’ve been fostering dogs now! I’ve been working for wildlife sanctuaries, rescues, and zoos since I finished college. Currently, I work at a local vet clinic.

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

Julia MDeschutes River Woods, OR 97702

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Hello there! My name is Julia. I’ve grown up raising dogs my whole life! Sadly they have all passed away now. Now I love to share my love of walking and being outdoors with friendly pups. Placing your dog(s) in my care means- unleashing your pets energy and potential in a safe manner, and being cared for as best as they can be. I understand different dogs have different personalities and needs and I promise to treat each one like the furry Kings and Queens they are!

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Timothy JDeschutes River Woods, OR 97702

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“Loving all dogs big and small.”

My name is Timothy Johnson and dogs mean the world to me. While growing up I had many furry friends to take care of and I have owned two dogs of my own. My best friend Lilly was an 8 year old, red nose Pitbull that was completely deaf. Lilly taught me how to train a dog with health conditions, and how to deal with food aggression. My apartment does not allow dogs, but through Wag, I would love to become best friends with your furry family member!

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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

Dog Walking in Deschutes River Woods

Deschutes River Woods is small unincorporated community just south of Bend. Partly situated in the Cascade Mountains, it was originally going to be a hunting and trapping resort. Instead, in the 1960s, the land was divided up and it became a residential area. It is surrounded by mountains, trails, and bordered by the meandering Deschutes River. If your pup happens to get a bump or bruise while exploring the area, canine care is only minutes away in Bend.

Although Deschutes River Woods doesn’t have any of its own parks, there are a couple parks in Bend that are less than 10 minutes away. River Rim Park is the place to go if your pup just wants to splash in the water. Since this park is undeveloped, he’ll get an au naturale experience as he wades through the mellow current or chases a stick downstream. 

For a more civilized experience, head over to Wildflower Park. Here you’ll find a traditional park setting with a playground, picnic tables and open lawn areas. This is a great place for your pooch to practice socializing with the neighbors. To lengthen your walk, head down the street to a natural space surrounded by houses. Paved walkways weave throughout this area giving your pup a chance to strut his stuff.

With beautiful surroundings and big city amenities just minutes away, it’s no wonder dogs love living in Deschutes River Woods!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Deschutes River Woods

Southwest Bend

48
Population Density
2,108 per sq. mi.

Southwest Bend

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This Bend neighborhood sits directly north of Deschutes Riverwoods and is home to some furrific parks. Hollygrape Park is a nice wooded park with a playground and an open lawn area. Your canine companion will have plenty to sniff while out and about in this park. Not only are there paved walkways within the park, there is also one that leads to River Canyon Park. This natural area has beautiful views and minimal development. Gravel trails weave throughout rim rock and tall pine trees. There is also access to the Deschutes River Trail. After your walk, find a spot by the river’s edge and enjoy the afternoon with your pup.  

Southern Crossing

36
Population Density
3,250 per sq. mi.

Southern Crossing

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For a fun a night out with your favorite canine, head over to the Old Mill District. Located in Bend, it is 15 minutes north of Deschutes River Woods. Once the site of two major lumber mills, this area is now Bend’s cultural epicenter with shops, restaurants, galleries and an amphitheater. Your leashed pup will be right in the thick of things as he walks around the riverside trails and around the well-kept grounds. When dinner time rolls around, stop by Anthony’s at the Old Mill District for some mouthwatering seafood. Dine on some Steak and Prawns or Pan Fried Oysters on the pet friendly patio while enjoying views of the Deschutes River. 

Wood River Village

24
Population Density
2,108 per sq. mi.

Wood River Village

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Pack up your pooch and head 10 minutes north to Farewell Bend Park. This Bend park is situated on the banks of the Deschutes River and has a lumber mill themed playground that pays tribute to the town’s industrious history. Marsh areas, rocky cliffs, and pine trees make it a beautiful riverfront park perfect for some fun in the sun. Take your pooch for a brisk jaunt around the pathways so she can get some much needed exercise. Follow the boardwalk along the river or just roam around the open grassy fields. To add mileage to your walk, follow the Deschutes River Trail. It continues outside of the park in both directions and gives your pal plenty of room to burn her extra energy. 

Larkspur

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,731 per sq. mi.

Larkspur

12

If your pup is itching to run wild, then it’s time for a trip to the Ponderosa Park Off Leash Dog Area. This three acre area is located inside Ponderosa Park in Bend and is about 15 minutes from Deschutes River Woods. Your pal can ditch her leash and romp around with new four legged playmates. If she’s a petite pooch, she’ll feel right at home in the small dog section. Water is only available seasonally, so to be safe, bring some H20 for your furry friend. If she’d prefer a leashed walk, the main area of Ponderosa Park has a pawsome walking trail that runs through the pines.  

Century West

0
Population Density
999 per sq. mi.

Century West

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Across the river from Deschutes River Woods, you’ll find the puptastic Alpine Park. Located on the outskirts of Bend, this undeveloped park is 20 minutes away. Your furry BFF will absolutely love cruising through this natural area and discovering all the new smells. Follow the network of trails through sagebrush and other desert plants so he can get his daily workout. Just down the street from this park you can connect to the Haul Trail. This trail runs about three miles and follows old mill railroad routes. If your pal needs a long walk, follow the trail all the way up to Riverbend Park.