Dog walking in Swarthmore

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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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Christopher WSwarthmore, PA 19081

5.0

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“Always happy to see your pup!”

Hello! I'm Chris, a recent Temple graduate and pro dog-walker. My friends and relatives always call on me to sit their furry companions because I'm friendly, reliable and great with their dogs! I know that each dog and their owners have their own specialized needs, and I'm here to be attentive to those needs. In addition, with my degree in psychology, I can help your animal to maintain healthy behaviors to increase their wellness and happiness. Thanks for your patronage!

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

Rebecca DSwarthmore, PA 19081

4.9

(2905)

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Hi, I'm Becky! I have lived in Philadelphia for over 15 years. One of my favorite things to do is to explore this awesome city with a dog by my side. I've had dogs and cats my whole life, and don't think I could have it any other way. My current best friend/roommate is George, a 5 year old pit bull/lab mix. I understand that all dogs need discipline and respect, with lots of love and exercise. I'll make sure to always keep all dogs super safe and happy.

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Chantal RSwarthmore, PA 19081

4.9

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I have owned and cared for dogs for the past 22 years. I am a certified vet tech working as an ICU nurse at a large veterinary hospital. I can recognize medical emergencies and administer prescribed medications. I have previous experience boarding dogs of all ages and sizes in my home and look forward to meeting new dogs and their owners as a WAG! dog walker.

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Erin ASwarthmore, PA 19081

4.9

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Hi, I’m Erin! I’ve been working for Wag since 2017. I’ve walked thousands of dogs, ranging from tiny Yorkies to mighty Great Danes to week old puppies to elderly dogs - I’ve walked them all! I’m a huge animal lover and always treat every dog I walk with respect and endless amount of love. I understand how important dogs are to us, they are more than just a pet, they are family! I’m thrilled to walk your fur baby and give them the attention and exercise they deserve!

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Kelsey TSwarthmore, PA 19081

4.9

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Hi I'm Kelsey! I'm a lifelong owner and lover of dogs of all shapes and sizes. I have my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, which included an internship at a wildlife refuge. I'm an avid runner and I enjoy spreading my love of health and fitness with people and their four-legged friends. I'm excited to meet your dog and give it the love and attention it deserves.

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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

Stephanie HSwarthmore, PA 19081

4.9

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I have been walking dogs for 3 years and have been a dog lover my entire life. I grew up with a Standard Poodle named Collette. As an adult, I lived in a house with a lovely brown anxious Aussie. I helped to care for the dog- feeding her, walking her, giving medications, and keeping an eye on her to make sure she stayed out of mischief. We also regularly took in foster dogs of all shapes and sizes. I love getting outside and moving around, so I look forward to meeting and caring for your dog!

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

Teresa BSwarthmore, PA 19081

4.9

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“I'm there for your dog as if he/she were my own!”

I've loved dogs my entire life. I strive to be a good dog person, meaning I try to assist friends in training and gladly help out when needed. I have not met a dog I didn't like and vice versa. I have always had dogs of my own and made sure they were trained and socialized.

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SHARON ASwarthmore, PA 19081

4.9

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“A tail wagging good time!”

Hi! My name is Sharon and love dogs. I have had dogs all my life have cared for family and friends dogs when needed. I have been doing it as a business since July 2017

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Sorrel TSwarthmore, PA 19081

4.9

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“Ready to walk!”

Hi, I’m Sorrel, and I’ve lived around animals my whole life. I love cats and dogs, and cows, too! My most formal experience working with animals was taking blood samples from a cow at UF’s veterinary college. I am confident your dog and I will get along famously on a nice, healthy walk.

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William CSwarthmore, PA 19081

4.8

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My name is William. I enjoy the company of all dogs. I find more enjoyment in the dog's health and the joy they can get with a good walk,and their time outdoors. It's as important as anything. So, let's get this started.

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Dog Walking in Swarthmore

There’s a lot to like about Swarthmore, PA. This small, picturesque town is best known for its liberal arts college, as the birthplace of painter Benjamin West, and for endless arguments regarding the pronunciation of its name (for locals, the ‘r’ is silent, but some students have other ideas). The town takes pride in preserving both its history and natural surroundings. There are plenty of scenic walking trails in the area, many of which are ideal for you and your pooch to sniff and explore! In terms of pet care, there are three vets in town, with emergency services available a short drive away in Springfield.

There’s no dedicated dog park in Swarthmore, but you and your pooch are still sure to find some fur-friendly things to do! There’s handful of pawesome parks that are fantastic for leashed walks. Little Crum Creek Park in particular is a favorite of local dog owners. You won’t find any options for doggy dining in town, but Swarthmore is just a stone’s throw away from the bright lights of Philadelphia, where you’ll find plenty of places for you and your furry friend to chow down. You might need to drive a little to get the best for your buddy, but don’t worry -- you’ll find plenty of opportunities for off-leash adventures in the surrounding area!  

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Swarthmore

Crum Woods

48
Population Density
4,157 per sq. mi.

Crum Woods

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If you and your pooch are looking to get back to nature, Swarthmore’s Crum Woods are a pawfect place to do so! Part of the grounds of Swarthmore College but open to the public, this bucolic preserve is one of the last remaining natural forested areas in Delaware County, containing over 3.5 miles of beautiful scenic trails running along the babbling Crum Creek. Your pooch will need to be leashed, of course, and remember to bring your own bags and water! There’s plenty of parking by Scott’s Amphitheatre, but you might find it a little difficult to squeeze in during the college semester.

East Springfield

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,747 per sq. mi.

East Springfield

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Kent Dog Park in Springfield is the closest place you can let your furry friend run free. Like many dog runs in the area, the park is members-only, but the fee isn’t too steep -- it’s twenty dollars for the year, and your pooch is sure to appreciate it! There’s a separate area for large and small dogs, and water, bags, and toys are all provided, so all you need bring is your furbaby and your enthusiasm! After your workout, you and your pup can chill out at The Icery, a fantastic locally owned ice cream joint that caters to canine companions at its outdoor tables.

North Havertown

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,995 per sq. mi.

North Havertown

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Havertown Reserve Dog Park is just over a fifteen-minute drive from Swarthmore, but it’d be a huge faux-paws not to visit! Make no bones about it, your pooch will love this wide open space -- the dog run is one of the biggest in the area. There’s a doggy agility course, and as an added bonus, the surface is chipped bark, so you don’t need to worry about your buddy getting muddy after it rains! After you two have worked up an appetite, consider stopping in at The Cross Bar. This hole-in-the-wall serves up the best in pub grub, and welcomes wagging tails outside.

Schuylkill

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
23,995 per sq. mi.

Schuylkill

12

Schuykill River Dog Park might be sixteen miles from Swarthmore, but you’d need to be barking mad not to take the trip! This furrific park is paws down one of the best in the area. The park is well-shaded, and there’s a separate small dog area so your pooch can socialize no matter their size. Owners will certainly appreciate the ample seating and the views over the Schuykill River. Bags, water and toys are provided, and there’s a kiddie pool for your pup to cool down in during the summer. The people side of the park is also well worth a wander, with excellent views of stately Philadelphia architecture.

Downtown Philadelphia

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Population Density
31,057 per sq. mi.

Downtown Philadelphia

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If you and your dog are looking for something different to do, why not consider taking a tour of downtown Philadelphia? Free and Friendly Tours offer daily guided walking tours of the city’s historic landmarks, and welcome wagging tails as long as they stay on-leash! Afterwards, you and your pup can check out Amelie’s Bark Shop on E Passynuk Ave. This independent pet boutique stocks a huge range of treats that are sure to make your furry friend sit up and beg, from healthy, daily delights to more occasional indulgences, like doggy cupcakes and cookies!