Dog walking in San Marcos

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Flexible scheduling

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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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Tori MSan Marcos, TX

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Hi! I am Tori! I live in both Colorado Springs and Austin - wherever the weather is best! I have always loved animals of every kind and have had many dogs through the years: Brownie, Brandy, Taffy, Aspen and Dixie along with cats and tarantulas and newts. I have done lots of dog sitting for friends. Now that my kids are grown and I travel a lot, I don't have my own pets and can't wait to take care of your dogs and give them love and cuddles and exercise.

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

Morgan BSan Marcos, TX

4.9

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“For the love of all things furry!”

Hello! I am so happy to be a dog walker on wag! I have grown up with dogs all of my life, including my German shepherd mix that I currently own. I grew up in Houston either pet-sitting or walking dogs of all breeds...anywhere from chihuahuas to bull mastiffs. Big or small I love them all. I will always make sure that they are happy and comfortable with me!

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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

Laura VSan Marcos, TX

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Hi I’m Laura. I’m a mom to a handsome Boston terrier named Duke who completely runs my life! I love dogs and have dedicated plenty of my spare time at our local humane society. I have experience with both smaller and larger dogs and have even doggy sat for 2 weeks at a time. I enjoy teaching duke new tricks and love love my doggy nephews. So Please allow me to become a part of your fur babies walk experiences. We will have a safe and adventurous time!

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Christopher RSan Marcos, TX

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Hello! My name is Christopher and I love all animals especially dogs. I am an active individual who loves the outdoors. I am an Army veteran who had the awesome experience of living in and operating the vet clinic on my deployment taking care of the military working dogs. I am happy and excited to be able to walk your dog(s). I am comfortable working with all sizes and breeds. I have 3 of my own furry rescues at home and understand that some dogs need a little extra tlc or have triggers.

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Apryle MSan Marcos, TX

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I have 10+ years of experience with animals beginning with training and walking my first dog, a dachshund mix. I have had the opportunity to work with various types of animals, from small like dogs, cats and reptiles to large animals like horses, cows and goats. After volunteering at the humane society for 2+ years I have picked up various behavioral and training techniques that make me very comfortable around dogs.

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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

Isabel LSan Marcos, TX

4.9

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I have been dog walking and sitting professionally for three years but have watched friends, family and students (former martial arts instructor) as a side gig for ten years prior to making it full time. I absolutely adore dogs and getting to know their personalities and quirks. I’m experienced with small and large breeds and often board them in my own home!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Chuck KSan Marcos, TX

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Hi my name is Chuck. I work from home for a major corporation. I have a blue heeler pup. Her name is Jyn. I enjoy being active and the outdoors. I am very good with dogs and I like to help out others.

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

Crystal SSan Marcos, TX

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Hello! My name is Crystal! I live in Austin Texas! I love animals and the Outdoors! I belong to 1 horse and 2 cats-Cracker Belle and Percy Lane. I miss my Great Dane, Gypsy! She was the Best dog. I'm not ready to have another yet. So I'm hoping maybe your doggo can help fill in till my Heart is ready for another!

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Hawkins LSan Marcos, TX

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Hello! My name is Hawkins Loeffler and I’m a dog-dad to my rescue pupper. I grew up on a small ranch and have loved animals all my life. Can’t wait to meet your dog and give them the service they deserve!

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Carrie HSan Marcos, TX

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My name is Carrie and I am an enthusiastic dog lover!! I started pet sitting/house-sitting for clients dogs when I had a business in 1998. I presently pet sit for friends and family when needed. I grew up with dogs and have been and avid dog lover all my life and I can't wait to become friends with your fur baby.

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Dog Walking in San Marcos

The city of San Marcos in Texas is conveniently located along the Interstate 35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin, and it is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited areas in America. San Marcos has been named one of the best places to raise kids multiple times, as well as one of the fastest-growing and most exciting cities in the U.S. With 12 veterinarians and animal hospitals in town, it is also a great place for pet parents.

San Marcos is a dog-friendly city with plenty of activities and destinations for locals and travelers alike. Get some exercise on the trails at the green space atJohn J. Strokes, or spend some time along the San Marcos River at William & Eleanor Crook Park.

When you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out Dos Gatos Kolache Bakery. Don’t let the name fool you; this bakery has pet-friendly tables for dogs and not just gatos (cats). If traditional Texas BBQ is more your style, head to Kent Black’s BBQ. 

If you are just passing through, both La Quinta Inn San Marcos and Red Roof Inn San Marcos offer comfortable, affordable accommodations with no additional pet fee. Whether you are in San Marcos to eat, play or stay, you and your pup will find exactly what you’re looking for.


Best Dog Neighborhoods in San Marcos

Downtown San Marcos

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Population Density
4,103 per sq. mi.

Downtown San Marcos

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Downtown San Marcos has a few delicious restaurants that offer dog-friendly outdoor seating, including Root Cellar Café, Stellar Café and Sean Patrick’s Bar and Grill. The real treat in this area, though, is Rio Vista Park. Located along the San Marcos River, this park is a great place to take your dog for a dip. There are also hiking and biking trails to explore, and picnic tables and benches where you can relax. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are kept leashed when out of the water. Need a place to stay? Check out the dog friendly accomodations at The Crystal River Inn.

Forest Hills

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Population Density
338 per sq. mi.

Forest Hills

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Located near Texas State University, the Forest Hills neighborhood is a great place to take your canine companion. If you need to cool down on a hot summer day, head to Lions Tube Rental, and spend a day on the Guadelupe River with your four-legged best friend. Lions is very dog friendly, but if your dog pops a tube, you will lose your deposit. Just remember to bring along doggy shoes to avoid this problem. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by Bobcat Nation. This dog-friendly restaurant serves up hearty favorites like ribeye cheesesteaks and loaded potato soup, and it’s the perfect place for lunch or dinner with your pup in tow.

Millview West

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,843 per sq. mi.

Millview West

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On the western edge of San Marcos’s Millview West neighborhood, you will find the ever pup-ular San Marcos Dog Park. Located within the larger Memorial Park, San Marcos Dog Park is full fenced and has plenty of space for hours of off-leash fun. Whether you have a large dog or a smaller breed, he can make new friends with pups that are his own size thanks to separate areas. Cleanup bags are provided, and trash cans are located throughout the park. Running water is also available to keep your hound hydrated on those hot summer days. There isn’t much shade, though, so remember your sunblock!

West San Marcos

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Population Density
235 per sq. mi.

West San Marcos

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When your dog needs lots of room to run, head to the west side of town. There you will discover the Purgatory Creek Natural Area. This natural green space spans 463 acres and boasts an impressive, well-maintained trail systemthat spans over several miles. These remote trails are the perfect place to hike or bike with your canine companion, but make note that all dogs do need to remain leashed at all times. Lower Purgatory is the most popular trailhead, and it’s a great path when you’re in the mood for a relaxing, enjoyable walk.

Landa Park Highlands

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,084 per sq. mi.

Landa Park Highlands

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If you feel like getting out of town for a few hours, head about 18 miles southwest to New Braunfels' Landa Park Highlands neighborhood to check out New Braunfels Dog Park. This large, open park features separate large and small dog areas and is open daily from dawn to dusk. There is an agility course, and tennis balls are provided for exciting games of fetch. Pet parents are required to pick up after their furbabies, but the park provides plenty of cleanup bags and trash cans for easy disposal. Keeping your dog hydrated while in the park is easy thanks to water fountains. When you visit, make sure your dog is wearing his collar with current vaccination and license tags.