Dog walking in Portland

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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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Janelle SPortland, OR

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“I help pawrents gain more freedom & peace of mind”

Hello Portland Area Pawrents, I am here with Wag wanting to walk and sit for your dog while you are away! I have completely over a 3000 successful walks here on Wag and I am looking to expand more! I love my job! I get to walk puppies to young at heart dogs, what gets better than that? I have over 20 years of experience caring for dogs and I look forward to sharing my dog behavior knowledge and training with your furry baby. Let’s Wag! today PDX!

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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

Laura MPortland, OR

4.9

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Hello! I've been with Wag! for over two years now but I've been walking my own dogs for nearly two decades. I adore all dogs, but small pups -- like my Beagle, Clover, and my Tibetan Terrier, Penny -- are my favorite. I look forward to walking your dog soon!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull

Sabrina NPortland, OR

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Hi there! My name is Sabrina and I have always had a deep passion for animals. I love to work with them in any way that I can and I especially love dogs! I've had my own pup (Gracie Lou) for over 10 years now and I regularly volunteer with animal organizations in my free time. I've had the pleasure of working with a wide range of dogs with varying needs over many years. I truly love and appreciate all animals for who they are. I currently am pursuing a career in animal energy healing and take a calm loving approach with all of the animals I see. My ultimate goal is to love your pupper with lots of positive energy and make sure they are safe, happy, and healthy! Some notes on my walking style: I typically use a sturdy leash with an added traffic handle and LED light for added safety, I use eco-friendly compostable poop bags, and all pups will receive some TLC and water at the end of our walk!

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Melissa BPortland, OR

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My name is Melissa and I am from North Carolina originally but I have lived in Portland for 3 years. I am an avid animal lover and I have owned and taken care of many animals in my lifetime. I have a lot of experience in dog walking and pet sitting/boarding and I will love, treat, respect, and protect any animals in my care like they are my own. I hold myself to the highest of standards and I will adhere to any specifications so that both the dogs and their owner has the best possible experience

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Miranda BPortland, OR

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“Green-haired friend to every pet!”

I walk and care for dogs / pets professionally for 14+ years. I’ve loved animals all my life! As a kid I would go knock on my neighbors’ doors and ask to walk their dogs for fun, which led me to pet-sitting and dog-walking jobs and volunteering with my local animal shelter. To every service I bring a can do attitude, knowledge gained from a degree in animal behavior and physiology, and first aid certification just in case. I'm fit, friendly, and would love to be your dog's new pal!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Jessy SPortland, OR

4.9

(1104)

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I am experienced and committed to caring for your dog the best possible way! I always put their safety and care at top priority. I strictly believe in only humane forms of discipline and lots of love and fun! I will make sure to thoroughly read your notes and handle your dog only the way you want them to be. I also keep supplies ready to go for just in case scenarios: I come equipped with extra water, poo bags, leashes/harnesses. I look forward to meeting your furry friend.

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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

Brandon LPortland, OR

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Hello,I'm Brandon and I am very excited to meet your dog! I grew up with my mother fostering dogs for a local shelter, and they have held a special place in my heart ever since.

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

Karina WPortland, OR

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“I love meeting dogs of all ages and sizes!”

Hello! My name is Karina and I'm originally from California, having moved up to the Portland area about 7 years ago to go to Portland Community College. I absolutely adore animals of all shapes and sizes, and have experience working with both large/nervous dogs, high-energy breeds, older dogs, and very young puppies too. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting your furry friend and exploring the Portland area with them!

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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

Jeaniffer MPortland, OR

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Hello, I'm Jean. I have 28 years of pet care experience and I know how important exercise is for all of us. I am a dog mom of 2 very fit furbabes. I hope to meet yours, so we can have some fun.

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Shannon EPortland, OR

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“Your friendly neighborhood pet care professional.”

A dog lover and dog owner my whole life, I currently have a 13 year old rescue (mixed breed) who's been my side kick for over 10 years. Experience: 2+ years and over 1,000 walks. I've been doing this full time now for 2 years. Senior pets are a favorite.

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Dog Walking in Portland

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

While your dog loves running with their pack best, meeting new pups can not only expand their playmate list, it can also build confidence. The more comfortable your dog feels, the better able they are to cope with new situations and conquer their anxieties. Take a stroll to one of Portland’s dog parks where your dog can rub noses with new canine furiends.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

Life can get monotonous staring out the window. If your dog gets too bored, they may dig or chew their way to adventure. But you can save your pillows and carpeting by spicing up your dog’s life with daily walks. Whether exploring the riverfront along the Eastbank Esplanade, or walking the cobblestone streets of the Pearl District, your dog is sure to find enough excitement to curb destructive behaviors and enjoy their time at home.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Spending time with your furry bestie is priceless, so make it last longer. Dogs who regularly exercise can curb obesity, stave off heart disease, and lower their risk of developing arthritis, which can in turn add more active years to their life. Walking together around the neighborhood or on one of Portland’s trails is a pawsome way to keep you both on the path to great health.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Portland

If your dog is itching to explore when life pulls you the other way, there are several options for dog walks in Portland. But just how much do they cost? While short 15-minute walks could be upwards of $20, 60-minute walks could cost you $40 or more. Most dog walking services work primarily on weekdays during business hours, so if your dog needs a late night or weekend walk, you could be paying an additional $5. And if you need to book a same-day walk, there may be yet another $5 charge.

Wag! has you covered every day of the week, morning until night, with walks available whenever your dog needs them at the same rates. For $15, your pup can enjoy a 20-minute spin around the block. Dog walkers with Wag! can also take your dog for 30-minute walks at $20, or 60-minute adventures for only $30. Active pups that need lots of walks can save you 15% when you book in advance. And if you need to get your dog out asap, just book an on-demand walk for the same day at no extra cost.

Wag! pet caregivers are not only thoroughly vetted and insured, but they also love to pamper pups of all sizes. And with GPS tracking through the Wag! app, and a report of your dog’s day at the end of the walk, you’ll never miss a step.

Dog Parks in Portland

Portland abounds in quirky neighborhoods and pawmazing natural spaces, and we’re sure your dog wants to see them all. Head to the Northwest District for off-leash fun at the Wallace Dog Park’s traditional fenced in doggie hotspot. Nearby Couch Park is home to an open area for off leash romping during certain hours.

If you need an escape from the city, Forest Park is the pawfect getaway near Downtown where you can trek through a sprawling forest on its 80 miles of trails.

Dog residents of Northeast Portland will love Concordia’s Fernhill Dog Park, where 4-acres of unfenced land beckons all pups. Or check out Irving’s scenic neighborhood for the Irving Park Off Leash Area’s 1.3-acres. In warmer weather, have a beach day at Broughton Beach where your pup can kick up the sand and get their paws wet. Located just above the airport, it may be a bit noisy for skittish pups.

If your doggo wants to enjoy the beach without the air traffic, head north to Sauvie Island. Trek the almost 8 miles of trails through grasslands and forests before heading to the north side of the island where you’ll find Walton Beach right on the Columbia River. Further north, the Warrior Point Beach calls true adventurers who will have to boat or hike 3.5 miles from the end of the road to get there.

Southeast of the Willamette River, enjoy quiet living with scenic city views in the Mount Tabor neighborhood. The Mount Tabor Park Off Leash Area is set inside an old growth forest on top of a volcanic vent, so your pup is sure to find excitement in these 4-acres of fenced in space.  

Just south, the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood’s Sellwood Riverfront Park offers an off-leash space right in the center of the park where pups of all sizes can run without fences or leashes. Afterwards, clip on the leash to explore the marshes and the riverfront.

Portland offers both fenced and unfenced off leash areas, so be sure to always keep your dog in sight and under control, and within the marked boundaries. Keep your dog leashed outside of any off-leash areas, and always have clean-up bangs handy to promptly pick up after your pooch.

Dog Walking in Portland with Wag!

No need to bench your dog when you are away! Dog walkers with Wag! are there to get your dog moving in The City of Roses.

Got a Labrador Retriever, the most pupular pup of Portland? Or how about a working Australian Shepherd? Wag! pet caregivers can tire out these energy furballs with multiple 60-minute walks. Your Portland Beagle can sniff out the news on a 30-minute jaunt around the neighborhood, while tiny Chihuahuas can keep an eye on their territory on shorter 20-minute strolls. And if your elderly German Shepherd is too tuckered out to romp, Wag! can Drop-In to bring some sunshine into their day at home.

Getting your dog the exercise they need is easy with Wag! Just download the Wag! app, choose the date and time for your walk, and then pick the pawfect length for your pup. You’ll receive text and video updates from your walker along the way, and you can watch your dog’s progress with real time GPS tracking so you’ll always know where your dog is.

Keep your dog living their best life in Portland by booking a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Portland

Mount Tabor

49
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
6,440 per sq. mi.

Mount Tabor

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If you and your pooch enjoy quiet living with scenic city views, you’ll love the Mount Tabor neighborhood. This Portland neighborhood is home of dog friendly Mount Tabor Park. You will find over 200 acres at this park for you and your pup to explore. There is also 4 acres of fenced in area for tail wagging, off-leash fun. This park is also the host of the annual Mt. Tabor Doggie Dash in July. After visiting the park, you can stop by Stark Street Station for a refreshing beverage such as coffee or tea. Dogs are welcomed in the outdoor area.

Downtown

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
15,560 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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The Downtown area of Portland is a beautiful area for you and your pup to explore. There is even a great option to get your dog outdoors with Wild Pup Adventure. Wild Pup Adventure is a group that keeps your dog moving. They will take your dog hiking, running, and even swimming! They also offer pet sitting and pet photography. The Downtown area of Portland is the perfect place for pet friendly events, too. You will also find the annual Doggie Dash held here. The annual event is hosted on the scenic Willamette River at Waterfront Park and proceeds go to an animal charity! After attending the Doggie Dash, make sure to stop by Paddy’s Bar and Grill. Local residents have enjoyed traditional Irish dishes at Paddy’s for over 35 years. The best part is that leashed dogs can join you in their outdoor seating area.


Pearl District

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
16,620 per sq. mi.

Pearl District

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It doesn’t get more dog friendly than the Pearl District neighborhood in Portland. This neighborhood is in the heart of Portland and offers a variety of things for you and your pooch to see, do, and sniff. Pearl District is where you will find a local favorite, The Fields Park. While visiting the park, you are sure to run into a friendly tail wag or two. If you’re looking for off-leash fun, you can check out the north side of the park, where you can enjoy in a great fenced-in area for free roaming. This beautiful neighborhood is situated on the Willamette River where you will find streets lined with dog-friendly places to eat. A popular local favorite is Olive and Twist. This fun atmosphere even has a dog-friendly patio.

Old Town - Chinatown

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
18,550 per sq. mi.

Old Town - Chinatown

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Are you looking for a fun, diverse atmosphere for you and your pooch to explore? If so, you will want to check out the Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood in Portland. There are always plenty of tail wags at the Portland Saturday Market. This farmer’s market is located in the Old Town-China neighborhood and always has a happy pooch or two walking around. The market is a popular attraction for local residents and their pets. While here, make sure you also check out dog-friendly North Park Blocks. This park is always pet friendly and a great way to enjoy outdoor Portland.

Irvington

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Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
10,480 per sq. mi.

Irvington

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Irvington is a popular neighborhood in Portland that is quite diverse. You’ll find residential, scenic, and hip all combined in one. In addition to its diversity, Irvington is also pawsitively dog friendly! In fact, Irvington is the home of 4 off-leash dog parks! Residents really enjoy Sellwood Riverfront park. There’s no question as to why, with its riverfront park and off-leash area for your pup. Another snifftastic place you and your pooch can visit is the Grant Park Off Leash Dog Area. This area is a 1 acre area that is designated for off leash romp and play. You’ll also find off-leash areas at Willamette Park and Irving Park. Other fun, local events perfect for both you and your dog include the dog friendly Portland International Beerfest and the annual Pug Crawl. If your dog LOVES to have fun, they will LOVE Irvington.