Dog walking in Alachua

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.

Book walkers near you

“I've been away from Wag for a year but I'm back!”

Hi, I'm Kysha and I'm new to the Gainesville area. I've had amazing dogs in my life from the day I was born up until now. For many years I've provided loving care for dogs that varied in age, breed and size. I love spending my free time with my pup Gracie who goes everywhere with me. While working for Wag, I can combine two of my favorite things; the great outdoors and caring for furry friends. You can rest assured that your beloved pooch is in the best of care when they are on a walk with me.

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

“15 years of Professional Pet Care experience!”

Dogs are my life! I currently have a pack of 6 pups of my own and have been caring for others pets professionally for over 10 years. I am experienced with all breeds, sizes, ages, personalities, quirks...and I love them all. I started my own pet care business in Baltimore in 2009, which I still operate from CA! I completely understand the responsibility required to care for fur-kids. I love getting to know each dogs personality and what makes them happiest

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Potty training, Puppy training

Hey there fellow puppy pals! I have owned/had 6 dogs in my lifetime: a poodle (super smart dog), 3 shih tzus (cuddly and lovable of course), a shiba Inu (very energetic and playful), and a golden weenie (very graceful and loyal baby). I have been a pet sitter for a beagle- shih tzu mix and it inspired me to continue to pursue my puppy passion! I’m looking forward to walking, loving, and tending to your precious pooch! Thank you! :)

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“Dedication to caring, professional, & honest care.”

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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

My name is Jillian and I am a proud dog owner and lover! I have a beagle mutt named Brody. He is so silly and brings me joy everyday. I hope to have the opportunity to care for your loved one(s) as I would my own!

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

“Caring for your pet like my own”

Hi! I'm Ellen. I'm a huge animal lover. Before moving to Gainesville, I lived in Jacksonville, FL. I absolutely LOVE animals. During my life, I have had a chocolate lab, a lhasa poo, a terrier/poodle/lhasa mix, three horses, and a cat! I have also pet sit a variety of dogs from a teacup yorkie all the way up to a great dane. Being a part of wag combines my love for animals and my passion for being active, so I will take care of your pup like my own!

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

“You love your dog unconditionally, and so do I!!”

I’ve been loving walking with Wag! for over 2 years now, and I’m a very responsible, communicative, and kind person. Your dog will get tons of exercise because I often longboard or run with them! I always clean up, leave detailed and constructive thoughts along with high quality photos, and am happy to give them food or water if you request. I've walked so many dogs I'm a pawfessional at training, patience, and commands! See for yourself why I am one of the highest requested walkers on the app!!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

My earliest memories have dogs in them! I grew up with a family that adored dogs as much as I do and they were such an important part of growing up. However, after moving to the bay area some 25 years ago, I have not be able to have the freedom to have a dog of my own. To make up for this canine deficiency I have fostered dogs, volunteered for rescue shelters and gladly watched and cared for various friends' dogs through the years. Wag is giving me an opportunity to fill the dog shaped hole in my heart :). So excited to meet your pooch and get some fresh air together in this awesome city!

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“I love your dog already!”

Hello! My name is Mariya and I love walking and playing with dogs! I‘ve done hundreds of contact hours of volunteering at animal shelters, walking dogs of all sizes and levels of training. I’ve been walking with Wag for over a year and I love having a great time with all kinds of dogs!

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

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!