Dog walking in Portsmouth

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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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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Lisa PPortsmouth, VA

5.0

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“Your dog’s best friend when you can’t be there”

I am passionate about dogs and have raised and loved multiple medium to large breed dogs over the past 30 years. My current baby is an active 87 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback, the second Rhodesian I have raised from puppyhood. I tailor my level of effort to your dog’s needs and specialize in high energy dogs who enjoy a faster pace. I treat each of my dog clients as if they were my own and have a proven WAG! track record of being 100% reliable, giving above and beyond care to my clients on every walk.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Aaron GPortsmouth, VA

4.9

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I grew up with a dog named Terry in Virginia Beach, VA for the first 18 years of my life. I currently am a board member of the Norfolk SPCA and own a cat named noraA. I enjoy watching my best friend's two Golden Retrievers when he goes out of town as well as my sister's three Boston Terriers when she goes out of town. I already walk between 10-15 miles per day on my own so the opportunity to combine my love of dogs and walking is very exciting to me.

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Juliana RPortsmouth, VA

4.9

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Hi! My name is Juliana! I'm at FT student at ODU. I grew up with a Poodle, and have lived with and cared for other breeds of different sizes and ages. I am a fur mommy to 2 Pits. I very much enjoy exercising and being outside. Since I'm a very active person, I would love have the opportunity to take your dog on many fun filled walks! As well as a relaxed walk through the neighborhood. I will treat your baby as if they were my own! I look forward to meeting you & your dog! (:

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Maria dPortsmouth, VA

4.9

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“The best walk for your dog.”

Hi, my name is Maria. I have 4 seniors rescued dogs and 4 guinea pigs. I love all animals and I am a VBSPCA volunteer. I can't wait to meet your furry baby.

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Kristine CPortsmouth, VA

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“Home with your pup when you can’t be!”

I am a dog enthusiast! I have two dogs of my own that are my best friends. If I can offer up care for other local dogs whose parents don’t have the benefit of being home all day with their furry loved ones, I’d love to step in and help out.

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Vanessa PPortsmouth, VA

4.9

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Hi...I have a professional sales position in the medical field and work remotely with flexibility. I have a lifetime of dog care and have worked with hundreds of pups through this platform. I practice fitness and welcome additional excercise while keeping pups fit too. I follow intelligent, responsible dog walking regarding traffic, other dogs, children and other distractions. I have a great home for boarding with fenced yard in a quiet neighborhood. I look forward to meeting your fur babies!

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Courtney MPortsmouth, VA

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(Bow wow ruff Courtney) That’s dog for Hello I’m Courtney or at least that’s what my dog told me. I’m the proud dog mom of a 4 year old beagle named Prince. I have been surrounded by dogs all my life, whether by raising them as a kid or volunteering with since my teen years. Seeing dogs happy and smiling makes my day.

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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

Jennifer RPortsmouth, VA

4.9

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“YOUR Dog's Best Friend in the 757!”

Hello! I am a fun and friendly bird-mom who also happens to be a dog lover too! As a dedicated pet-parent, I understand the importance of the care and well being of your beloved pet even in a busy life-style. Whether it's to give them a healthier lifestyle or a quick companion for slobbery kisses, I am here to help ensure that your pet is loved and valued in the best way possible!

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

Yazmin RPortsmouth, VA

4.9

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“I'll take care and love your dog like my pup❤”

I have loved all animals my whole life, I feel a lot of empathy for them. I would love to help pet owners that need a dog Walker that do not have time, since I have a pet too and I understand how frustrating can be to find one. I am a trustworthy person and loving with animals. I am new to Virginia beach VA and looking forward to meeting your pup Se habla español.

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Elisha SPortsmouth, VA

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Hey, my name is Eli and I love animals and the outdoors! I grew up interacting with all kinds of animals in the South Miami area from house pets like dogs and cats to the local wild animals like ducks, turtles, and iguanas. I work out twice a day so I'm a great fit for big dogs or dogs high in energy that need a little more exercise than others. Hope to see you and your furry friend soon!

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Dog Walking in Portsmouth

The city of Portsmouth lies in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with over three centuries of history. The harbor city has miles of land along Elizabeth River, that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay and is the northern neighbor of the town of Chesapeake. From a large urban downtown, multiple beaches, and an abundance of public parks, its no wonder Portsmouth has become such a popular place to live for humans and pups.

The Portsmouth City Park is Portsmouth's is a favorite among dog lovers thanks to its dog-friendly atmosphere. The park is over 60 acres right along Elizabeth River, with a trail made from dirt and concrete, a fishing pier, boat ramp, and open areas. The grassy terrain is perfect for going out for some playtime with Fido, or you can enjoy additional features like the 13 picnic shelters with grills, 3 different pavilions, enclosed tennis courts, water fountains, benches, and clean-up stations.

The Paradise Creek Nature Park is another great option for pet owners and their pooches, with over 40 acres of protected natural areas. The park has two miles of dog-friendly nature trails, with access to fishing spots along Paradise Creek and boardwalks along the 11 acres of wetlands. Dogs must remain on a leash here, with access to water fountains and benches.

Not only does the city have three animal hospitals, but also other dog-friendly places like the Craford Bay Trail, Cavalier Manor Park, and the Bier Garden restaurant that has dog-friendly seating. 

Whether sitting down to eat or going out for a walk, you and Fido will fall in love with Portsmouth.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Portsmouth

River Park

48
Population Density
4,053 per sq. mi.

River Park

48

The neighborhood of River Park is right along the southern shore of Elizabeth River. The relaxed neighborhoods offer two parks for dog walking, like Maryview Park and Detroit Park. Maryview Park does offer some merry views and also provides residents with 6 baseball fields, open space, and paved paths. The recreational park is dog-friendly to leashed pups and even allows dogs in the baseball fields when no teams are playing. Detroit Park is right along the water's edge, with open fields of grassy terrain. Your pup isn't required to be on a leash at this park, but do bring water and clean-up bags.

Port Norfolk

36
Population Density
2,099 per sq. mi.

Port Norfolk

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The small neighborhood of Port Norfolk is right on the edge of the city along Elizabeth River. Right on the water is Port Norfolk Beach, a long stretch of land that offers a pet friendly beach, grassy fields, and a paved greenway along the water. Dogs must remain on a leash here, but can enjoy amenities like water fountains, a gazebo, water fountains, and benches. The neighborhood also offers Fountain Park to residents and dog walkers, a park that has a perimeter paved path, shaded sitting areas, a playground, picnic areas, basketball court, and baseball field. Don't forget to leash up your pup before coming to this park!

Central Portsmouth

24
Population Density
6,540 per sq. mi.

Central Portsmouth

24

Central Portsmouth is pretty busy, with large shopping districts and clusters of businesses. The River Front Park is still available to neighborhood residents and provides a small, grassy area right along the water. With paved paths, gorgeous views of the river, benches, and trash bins, its no wonder the small park gets pretty packed. Dogs must remain on a leash inside this park. Not far is the North Landing Park, a green space with an open area, shaded sitting area, picnic area, and a perimeter path for walking. Don't forget to bring a tennis ball for fetch and some clean-up bags!

Cradock

12
Population Density
2,388 per sq. mi.

Cradock

12

Cradock is a smaller neighborhood, nestled right on the southern border of Portsmouth with rows of residential homes. Right in the middle of the neighborhood is Afton Park, a perfect green space that has open space, paved paths, large trees, a playground, and benches. The park is perfect for playing or going for an easy-going walk, with additional features like water fountains and trash bins. Right up the street is the George Washington Park, another leisurely park that has an open field and trees surrounding the park that provides shade and privacy. Dogs do have to remain on a leash here, but can enjoy amenities like water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins.

Maple Wood

0
Population Density
3,697 per sq. mi.

Maple Wood

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The Maple Wood neighborhood is on the southwestern corner of the city, and is filled with apartments and residential homes. Residents can enjoy Woodland Park, a 20-acre park that is covered in thick woods. The unique park has dirt trails that wind throughout the small wooded area, with benches and picnic areas for a shaded resting experience. There is also open fields, a basketball court, a water fountain, and trash bins. Maplewood Park is another park in the neighborhood that is more developed, with amenities like restrooms, a basketball court, open field, and perimeter walkway. Fido has to be leashed up in both parks.