Dog walking in Athens

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

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

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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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Daniella OAthens, AL

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“I love your pup!”

Hello, my name is Daniella and I'm currently in school to become a veterinary technician. I love animals of all shapes and sizes, and I've had experience with owning and caring for dogs all my life. I'm excited for the opportunity to get to know your very special pup!

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Colleen SAthens, AL

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Hello, my name is Colleen and I have owned dogs my whole life and have been walking and taking care of others for about 5 years now. I have experience with pups of all size and am excited to take care of your amazing animals!

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Alyssa WAthens, AL

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“Let’s get your doggo walking!”

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I have yet to meet a four legged furry friend that I didn't love! I have experience dog walking/pet sitting and caring for my rescue pup is one of the greatest joys in my life. If you need someone to provide loving care for your pup you can count on me!

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Holly HAthens, AL

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Hi! I'm Holly. I'm an Alabama native and have grown up with dogs all of my life. I have experience with dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes! My family has had everything from a Chow-Chow to a Chihuahua, a Pug to a Husky, mixed breeds and more! I can assure you I will do everything I can to keep your dog safe and happy. It's safe to say I have been a dog lover all of my life, and I am looking forward to meeting your pup!

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Erin HAthens, AL

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Hi, I’m Erin! I have an 8 year old Yorkie Poo named Cammy. I work in elementary schools and sometimes have a flexible schedule. I would love to fill my time doing something I love- being with dogs! I look forward to making your pet’s day the best with play time or taking them on a walk. :)

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Belle KAthens, AL

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I have had dogs and other animals my entire life. My first job was walking dogs at the local veterinarian. Currently, I work at the McWane Science Center teaching children the science involved with the animals we have to offer. I love working with animals. They bring about a pure sense of joy!

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Victoria BAthens, AL

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“Animal Caretaker with experience”

Hey! My name is Victoria and I'm happy you stumbled across my profile! I have over 7 years of experience taking care of dogs, cats, snakes, any animal you own. I have worked in animal shelters, veterinary offices, and volunteer anywhere I can! Soon, I will graduate with my Bachelors in Animal Biology and health sciences so you have no need to worry about the well being of your pets! My ultimate goal is to gain more and more experience whenever I can!

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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, Training experience, Obedience training, Socialization training, Puppy training

Josh CAthens, AL

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My name is Josh and I am a longtime dog walker who is excited to be a part of the WAG team! I have owned dos since I was a child and have worked at a veterinary clinic. In addition, I have volun teered my time at animal shelters. I look forward to meeting your dog and getting some exercise!

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Michelle MAthens, AL

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Hello, I'm Michelle! I love the outdoors and exploring, especially with furry friends at my side. I'm a devoted dog owner and have experience in training my own pup, as well as friends' dogs with different behaviors and walking styles. My goal as a Wag walker is to get to know each dog (and owner!) and to learn about their unique personalities and quirks. I am a great listener with attention to detail, and I can't wait to make your and your dog's life a little brighter.

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

James LAthens, AL

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“Taking care of your furry friends for you!”

Hi fellow dog lovers! As a Aussie parent,, I know how important it is both to your pup and to you to have quality interactions, fun and exercise. I am an active guy who does triathlons and marathons and love to have my dog go along with me as I train. Your furry companion will get the same attention, love, fun and care as mine does when we go out. I'm equally at ease on a neighborhood walk or a long hike at a local park; whatever your dog needs they will get as if they were my own.

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Dog Walking in Athens

Athens is a tight-knit community only a few miles north of the Tennessee River in Alabama. Surrounded by lush farmlands, the area became popular for its agricultural gain, and swelled even more in populace from the major railways that ran through the town in the mid-1800s. Although much of the farmland is still used today, plenty of it has been turned into recreational fields and parks that have become popular dog-friendly spots for Athen's four-legged residents.

Close to downtown with a large space to run and play in, Fifth Avenue Park is Athens most sought after park. The park offers two baseball fields, open space to play in, and a paved path that encircles the space. Whether walking or playing, Fido is free to do so as long as they remain on a leash, where they can also enjoy other features like water fountains, trash bins, a playground, a pavilion, restrooms, and benches.

The Athens-Limestone Park is a wonderful recreational park that boasts open fields and paved walkways that connect park features. Park-goers and their pooches can relax under the shaded sitting areas, or play in the fields that include a fenced-in baseball diamond, enclosed tennis courts, and a basketball court. Additionally, there are two pavilions offered, along with restrooms, a playground, water fountains, nighttime lights, and benches.

Athens continues to grow even today and with it, they offer more and more parks for Fido to play in, like Athens Limestone Fitness Park, Fairview Park, and Richard Martin Trail, along with 6 animal hospitals.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Athens

Brookwood Forest

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Population Density
721 per sq. mi.

Brookwood Forest

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Brookwood Forest is a dense residential community on the east side of the city's downtown area. Inside the area is Big Spring Park, a lush open area surrounded by homes and offering space to run, play or just walk around in. Aside from the open space, there are paved trails crisscrossing over the park that connect to fenced-in tennis courts, a pavilion, a playground, a pond, restrooms, water fountains, benches, and clean-up stations. For more space to play in, head to the Robert Beaty Historic District, an open field that has a pond and picnic tables. Dogs do not have to be on a leash inside this park, but remember to bring water and clean-up bags.

Pinedale Acres

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Population Density
1,135 per sq. mi.

Pinedale Acres

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Pinedale Acres is a residential and retail community, with homes and a small shopping district. Christopher Park is the main attraction for most residents, thanks to its grassy field and paved path to walk on. The trail dog-friendly to leashed pups and is right next to an open creek, with benches along the way. Trinity Park offers even more space to play in. Although fenced-in, dogs are still required to stay on a leash when playing in the park, and can enjoy amenities like a pavilion, a playground, basketball courts, water fountains, picnic tables, and enclosed tennis courts.

Athens State U/ Route 31

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Population Density
555 per sq. mi.

Athens State U/ Route 31

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The neighborhood of Athens State University and Route 31 is on the northeast side of the city, and home to residential homes and the city's college. Right on the edge of the neighborhood is Athens Sportsplex, a recreational park with additional open space around the fields. There are 8 fenced-in baseball fields, a playground, a pavilion, and .9 miles of paved walkways. Leashed dogs are welcome inside the park and even in the fenced-in fields to play, as long as no teams are playing. Additionally, pups and humans can find water fountains, clean-up stations, restrooms, benches, nighttime lights, and trash bins available.

Poplar Creek

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Population Density
204 per sq. mi.

Poplar Creek

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Poplar Creek is a rural community on the north side of the city, that sits right on the edge of the convergence of Elk River into the Tennessee River. The neighborhood is mostly taken up by the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, which boasts a whopping 35,000 acres of thick forests, swamps, and open fields. Trails cover the park, ranging from 200-foot natural trails to 2.5 gravel trails, that also connect to paved and boardwalk portions with access to amenities like picnic tables, benches, and trash bins. Dogs must remain under their owner's control at all times, and bring water and clean-up bags.

Nolan Hills

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Nolan Hills

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Nolan Hills is a dense residential community 16.3 miles from Athens, in the city of Madison, Alabama. Residents and visitors coming to the neighborhood will love taking their pup to Dublin Park, a small recreational park with fields, open space, and picnic areas. Whether you're picnicking, walking on the paved trails, or playing in the soccer fields, enclosed tennis courts, and baseball fields, you and Fido will have fun during the experience. Additionally, you and your pup can find water fountains, restrooms, ponds for fishing, water fountains, clean-up stations, and benches. The park is open to humans and dogs from 5:30 AM to 9 PM, but requires dogs to remain on a leash at all times.