Dog walking in Vandiver

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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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Julianne GVandiver, AL

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Hi! My name is Julianne and I have always been a dog lover, growing up in a house full of golden retrievers. I have lived in Birmingham for a little over a year and I love to be outside! The Wag App gives me the opportunity to meet and bond with new dogs while enjoying the city! I’m looking so forward to walking your pet!

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Kristen BVandiver, AL

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I've been walking with wag full time for a year now; I love and care about the well being of all of the dogs like they were my own. At home I have 2 large Pittbulls who are total sweethearts, so I'm no stranger to interacting with dogs of all sizes (cats too!). I'm a professional ceramic sculptor as far as career goes, and I'm definitely thankful for you all for funding my art and life as well as letting me visit your pups. Thanks so much!

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Piper GVandiver, AL

4.9

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“The dog walker your pup deserves!”

I have been dog sitting and walking dogs for as long as I can remember. I grew up dog sitting for friends and family and often was asked to walk neighbors dogs. I have been Wag Walker for close to a year now and love it! My favorite part is forming relationships with dogs I walk regularly and meeting new dogs. I’ve walked everything from mastiffs to yorkies and am very good with dogs that pull. I am always ready to go if your dog is a fast paced walker but I also enjoy slower walks as well.

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

Elizabeth WVandiver, AL

4.9

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My name is Elizabeth and I'm originally from Thailand and I've grown up around dogs all my life. I have experience with small dogs large dogs. I absolutely love meeting new dogs and will take care of your dog as if they were my own and make sure they get the proper attention and care they deserve. I would love to be able to make your life easier by taking your dog out for a walk and giving you the best Wag! experience possible! I love exercising and would love to keep your pet happy and healthy!

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Gage ZVandiver, AL

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“Pawsitively Best Dog Walks”

Hi, My name is Gage; I’m a local Chef, professional dog walker and Animal enthusiasts. Pups have always been a huge part of my life; growing up with a pit bull, two dobermans, and even my sisters chihuahua. Can’t think of a time in my life were dogs weren’t a part of my every day and wouldn’t want it any other way. Can’t wait to work with y’all and your furry family!

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Omari WVandiver, AL

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Hi, I'm Omari. I have three dogs of my own that I care for. I love dogs and I'm an athlete. I'm very affectionate but extremely affectionate toward dogs. I can't wait to meet your best pal and share the love.

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

Mashala MVandiver, AL

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“CALLING ALL FUR BABIES & PARENTS!!!!”

Hello fury friends & dog owners! My name is Mashala Maynard. I have been an animal lover since birth. I have had all sorts of animals ranging from turtles, guinea pigs, bunnies, cats, & dog. I have a dog of my own. I often times dog walk or even pet sit for family members. I’m currently a college student at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where I study Criminal Justice with dual minors in Forensics & Anthropology. I look forward to walking your dog. It’s an honor!!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Candace MVandiver, AL

4.9

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Hi, I'm Candace. I’ve walked a number of dogs through wag, and I really enjoy meeting all the different good boys n girls. I love a happy pooch, and I can’t wait to meet yours!

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Amy MVandiver, AL

4.9

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“Fido’s friend - experienced, loving, responsible.”

Hello! With a passion for dogs & a lifetime of experience working w/ dogs, your pet will be pampered and well cared for under my watch. Doggie umbrella? Winter coat? Check. Having owned, trained, rescued, & fostered dogs my entire life, I know & understand dogs. Educated w/ bachelor & master degrees, national certification MTNA, training in pet CPR & 1st aid, member Pet Sitters Int’l, Assoc. of Professional Dog Trainers, & training w/ such legends as Ian Dunbar & Jancinthe Bouchard, I know dogs.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Jason SVandiver, AL

4.8

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Hi! My name is Jason. I’m married with a daughter and 2 crazy shiztus. One I actually nursed through her pregnancy. I love animals and dealing with them so your kiddos are in safe hands!

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Dog Walking in Vandiver

Vandiver, Alabama is a pup paradise about 25 miles east of Birmingham. Not far from the I-20 Atlanta-to-Birmingham main corridor, the community is unincorporated but poised to grow as the Birmingham metropolitan area expands. For now, though, your pups can enjoy room to run in this friendly community surrounded by farmland and the deep Alabama woods. Vandiver Park has a paved walking trail and picnic area for an easy frolic. There are veterinarians in several nearby towns: two within a 15-minute drive, five more within 20 minutes, plus specialty care and 24-hour emergency care in Birmingham.

Metro Birmingham has epic dog parks. The fanciest option is 25 miles from Vandiver: The Beneful Dream Dog Park at Veterans Park in Alabaster, which cost $500,000 to design and build in 2012. It features tunnels, splash pads, and a walking course. Another pawssibility is Remy’s Dog Park at Red Mountain Park, located south of downtown near the Homewood. The park has 6 acres of off-leash play space, including separate areas for pets with special needs.

If your pack prefers adventures on the wild side, Vandiver has plenty of wilderness to explore. Oak Mountain State Park is a mere 25 miles away, well worth it for the 5 well-marked hiking trails. Ranging from the 0.3-mile Nature Trail to the more ambitious 8-mile Yellow Trail, several of the trails lead to the scenic Peavine Falls (although you can also park near the falls and hike just the last part if your pups are of the short-legged variety). Camping is pet-friendly at Oak Mountain if you want to extend your stay — including in the comfy cabins.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Vandiver

West Leeds

48
Population Density
531 per sq. mi.

West Leeds

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If your pups need pampering, there’s plenty to explore at the Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds, just 13 miles from Vandiver. This open-air outlet mall allows dogs to window-shop, but the real action is next door at the Coyote Drive-In Movie Theater and Cantina. Does Spot like superhero movies? More of a romance guy? Either way, he’ll enjoy a dinner date with you at this dog-friendly outdoor theater and would probably be happy to share some snacks from the concession stand. If doggy date night calls for a sit-down dinner, you’ll both love the pet-friendly outdoor seating and the meat-loving menu of Rusty’s Bar-B-Q in downtown Leeds.

Indian Springs

36
Population Density
659 per sq. mi.

Indian Springs

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Tucked between Indian Springs Village and Oak Mountain State Park, Heardmont Park is a lovely spot for an on-leash stretch. The 74-acre park about 21 miles from Vandiver has sports fields, a walking trail, and human restrooms (bring your own doggie waste bags) where pups are welcome to work out with you. Nearby sports bar Jefferson’s Restaurant is an easy stop for lunch, with burgers and wings available at their dog-friendly outdoor tables. The heavy hiking at Oak Mountain is nearby, but for walking off a full stomach, try the more domesticated lakeside walking trail at Veterans Park, 3.5 miles north and on your way home.

South Eastlake

24
Population Density
1,453 per sq. mi.

South Eastlake

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Less than 23 miles from Vandiver, the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in the South Eastlake neighborhood of Birmingham was surely designed with dogs in mind. Ruff-ner? It’s obvious. As a matter of fact, the nonprofit organization that protects this wilderness area was initially formed as a coalition between members of the Birmingham Humane Society and members of the Vulcan Trail Association. The result is a network of 14 miles of walking and hiking trails to welcome you and your on-leash friends, including several scenic overlooks. Make sure everyone sticks to the marked trails, though: Ruffner Mountain is spotted with abandoned historic mines, so venturing too far off the path could lead to a scary tumble. Also, remember the waste bags and help preserve the area's beauty.

Mountain Brook

12
Population Density
1,605 per sq. mi.

Mountain Brook

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The Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, about 24 miles from Vandiver, is home to Jemison Park’s 54-acre greenway. The Jemison Park Nature Trail is an easy 3-mile loop, comfortable for legs of all lengths, and the trail connects to the city’s sidewalk system for seamless exploration around Mountain Brook. On the northeast edge of town is the Irondale Furnace on Stone River Road. The quiet walking trail leads to some Civil War-era ruins; the site was the location of a major producer of pig iron for the rifles and canons for the Confederacy. The trail to the ruins is 1.34 miles each way, with convenient dog waste stations along the way.

Hoover

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,805 per sq. mi.

Hoover

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The nearby Birmingham suburb of Hoover, a little over half an hour from Vandiver, might have everything your doggo needs. The Hoover Dog Park offers off-leash play areas, a track, an agility obstacle course, a picnic pavilion, and a large field for Frisbee or fetch. Or, do some (careful) climbing on the boulders and trails of the 350-acre Moss Rock Preserve. If your pups still have energy, Hoover’s Inverness Nature Park and Trails has almost 2 additional miles of on-leash trail to roam. For a true VIP — Very Important Pup — experience, become a member at Hoover’s Aldridge Botanical Gardens: members-only dogs are allowed to walk the landscaped garden on weekday evenings.