Dog walking in Alachua

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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

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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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Sarah FAlachua, FL

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Hey guys! I’m a third year animal science student at the University of Florida! I’m a big time animal lover with three years experience volunteering at the UF veterinary hospital and have owned anything from dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, and birds! I can’t wait to walk your furry friend! Use code SARAH59994 for $25 off your first walk!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Ally TAlachua, FL

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“Med student with a passion for dogs”

I am a medical student at the University of Florida. I have over ten years of experience training and caring for dogs and horses. I have had three dogs of my own, and have a passion for taking care of animals! I will ensure that your pet is pampered, safe, and exercised! I have experience administering medications, dealing with dietary needs, and helping dogs with sight and hearing disabilities. I am extremely responsible and will ensure excellent care of your pup!

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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

Jennifer AAlachua, FL

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I am a dog lover by heart :) I enjoy taking dogs for walks. I have a Yorkie back home and he’s the greatest! I’d love to walk any dog because it is good for their health :)

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sarah LAlachua, FL

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Hi! I am a dog lover who is looking help care for your best friend while you are away! I grew up with 3 wonderful dogs in the family. I additionally worked for 2 years at an animal hospital and have significant animal health and caregiving experience. I first started with Wag in NYC, but currently live in Florida where I am in medical school. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, and I'm excited to meet your dog and get walking!

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

Elena JAlachua, FL

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Hello, my name is Elena! i'm a lover of all animals and i am dedicating my life to animal biology. I've grown up around dogs and my best friend is a Yellow Lab. I started walking and sitting animals when i was 10 years old with family friends and neighbors. i have taken the time to study behavior and dedicate myself to these animals that i care for in the best way that i can to ensure the animal and owner are happy. I would love to be a part of helping your best friend stay healthy and happy!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Richard QAlachua, FL

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“Committed to caring for them like they were my own”

I have cared for a variety of animals since my youth and still do to this day. Animal care is my passion and also my life's work. I am a certified veterinary technician and am highly skilled in administering medications and treatments for both dogs and cats. I can also provide wound care and can work with special needs and requests. I will care for and love your fur-children as if they were my own.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Adriana RAlachua, FL

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“Your 4 legged best friend is my best friend too!”

Hi my name is Adriana! I have 3 years of experience taking care of and walking dogs. I also worked at petsmart for a year as a cashier and a pet care specialist. I am a very honest and hard working person who loves animal's. I hope to be your next dog caretaker!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kaylee PAlachua, FL

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Hello, my name is Kaylee and I am a pre vet student as well as an experienced veterinarian technician of two years. I’ve have been dog walking, dog sitting and volunteering with animal rescues for five years now. I have an overwhelming passion for animals and would love to have the opportunity to help you and your furry friend!

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Megan OAlachua, FL

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Hi, I'm Megan. I love animals and have had dogs most of my life, so I have plenty of experience caring for dogs of all kinds. Unfortunately, I don't have a dog right now due to financial reasons and space restrictions. I am very clean and responsible and will treat your dog as if he or she were my own!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Sarah PAlachua, FL

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“Woof and Run!”

Hello. My name is Sarah. I have been dog walking and petsitting for over 10 years. I have also taken care of chickens, cats, rabbits, mice, birds, and horses. I provide walks as well as overnight stays with the dog(s). I can administrator medication as well. I look forward to caring for your dog. Thank you.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Special needs dog care

Dog Walking in Alachua

Alachua is a small, close-knit community about 20 minutes northwest of Gainesville. The city derives its name from the Indian word for “sink,” and has a rich history that can be traced back to Spanish explorers. There are two animal hospitals in Alachua to serve the needs of its resident and visiting critters.

Daily physical activity is key to your best friend's well-being, and furtunately, Alachua is home to a number of parks where your pooch can go for walkies. One of these is Maude Lewis Park, a typical neighborhood park with a playground, picnic shelter, and basketball court.

Another spot is the J.N. Preacher Copeland Park, which offers the same amenities, plus an athletic field and nature trail. Following the trail will lead you and your pupper through the woods and to a pond overlook.

If you and Fido are spending a few days in town, Alachua has a few pet-friendly hotels that you can temporarily call home, including the Quality Inn just off Interstate 75 and Highway 441. This bargain hotel welcomes up to two pets for an additional fee, and has a courtyard area where you can walk your pup. Contact the hotel beforehand to make sure you get a Fido-friendly room.

See why Alachua is called “the good life community” when you visit with your doggo!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Alachua

Central Alachua

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Population Density
459 per sq. mi.

Central Alachua

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The Alan Hitchcock Theatre Park on Main Street is a unique spot that shouldn't be missed! Nestled among shops and restaurants, this park is set inside an abandoned building, giving off a vibe that's both mysterious and charming. Don't forget to bring your camera and take photos of your pooch! This offbeat site attracts weddings, artists, and shoppers looking to rest their tired feet. After checking out the Alan Hitchcock Theatre Park, cross the street to the Main Street Pie Co. to grab a bite to eat. This pizzeria serves stone oven pizza that you can enjoy at an outdoor table with your best friend by your side.

Alachua Hilltops

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Population Density
614 per sq. mi.

Alachua Hilltops

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This neighborhood houses some dog-friendly eateries where you can enjoy a good meal with Fido in tow. One option is Mi Apa Latin Cafe, which specializes in Cuban food and coffee. There are a few pup-friendly outdoor tables out front, so order up and dig in. If you're in the mood for something cold, Frosty Jack's Frozen Yogurt is just a stone's throw from Mi Apa. Frosty Jack's offers different flavors of frozen yogurt, Italian ice, and sorbet, as well as a large assortment of toppings. Share your sweet treat with your doggo on one of the outdoor benches in front of the store.

Dogwood Acres

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
154 per sq. mi.

Dogwood Acres

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Is your pup up for a camping trip? Then park your RV at the Travelers Campground! Situated on shaded grounds with rolling hills, this pet-friendly RV park features about 150 full hookup and pull-thru sites. Other amenities include 20/30/50 amp service, phone hookups, a laundry room, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, and free cable. There's even an on-site ATM and store if you need to get anything. To keep four-legged guests happy and healthy, the Travelers Campground also includes an off-leash dog park. The dog park contains agility equipment and lots of room to run around, so Fido will definitely be tired and sleeping like a log when you return to your RV.

Hammock

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Population Density
244 per sq. mi.

Hammock

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The San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is one of the few remaining mature forests in the state. Covering 7,360 acres, this site encompasses climax mesic hammocks, limestone outcrops, sinkholes, steephead springs, and other interesting features. San Felasco is home to miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, and Fido is permitted to join you on the hiking trails. To access the trailhead, head to Millhopper Road in Gainesville, about 8 miles southeast of Alachua. The distances of the nature trails range from 0.9 to 5.6 miles, accommodating hikers of different skill levels. Dogs can use the trails provided they remain on a 6-foot leash.

North Alachua

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Population Density
30 per sq. mi.

North Alachua

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Take your adventurous pup to the Mill Creek Preserve right in Alachua for a day in the Florida outdoors! This 1,200-acre site offers nearly 5 miles of trails that will take you and Fido among spruce pines, swamp chestnut oaks, and beech. The abundance of trees means that the preserve never gets too hot, so you can still stop by on warmer days. Visitors say the trails are well-marked and well-maintained, making the hikes pleasant and easy. Doggos are welcome on the trails as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. Remember to bring enough food and water for you and your pooch, and pack out whatever you pack in!