Dog walking in La Crosse

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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Kysha HLa Crosse, FL

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“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

Jennifer FLa Crosse, FL

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“Experienced active walker”

Experienced teacher/behaviorist 29 years. I’ve got strong problem solving skills, and I'm observant. I’m good at reading the subtleties in body language. When walking/exercising your dog, I like to share photos/videos.

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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, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Michelle SLa Crosse, FL

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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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Ellen WLa Crosse, FL

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“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

Ally TLa Crosse, 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Kelley RLa Crosse, FL

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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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Mariya KLa Crosse, FL

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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

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

Jennifer ALa Crosse, 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, Fast walker, Puppy care

Allyson RLa Crosse, FL

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Hi my name is Allyson! I'm from Miami Lakes, FL and I attend college at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL! I am currently at home with my four dogs and my best bud has to be Delco! He is an American Bulldog and is very friendly! I have had dogs my entire life and I also had guinea pigs and currently own a cute cat named Bobbi as well! I love animals and always take great care of my pets no matter what species they are!

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Dog Walking in La Crosse

Established as a cotton farming community, La Crosse was destroyed and abandoned for many years before it became a small independent agricultural community in North Florida. It’s well-known as the “Potato District”. Located in Alachua County, the town is relatively close to Gainesville, just 15 miles north, and to Alachua’s commercial district. This is convenient for more than just the human residents! Gainesville has plenty to offer canines, including designated dog parks and eateries. Vet clinics are also not a problem -- La Crosse has its own vet hospital, and there are two more in Alachua.

Cellon Oak Park is the closest public park to La Crosse, located in northern Gainesville. On first glance, the park might seem like your average park, but it's one of the largest oak parks in the state and is never crowded, making it perfect for timid pups. You won't find drinking water here or restrooms, but there’s plenty of space to explore with Fido on-leash!

If you're looking for something a little different, head to Mill Creek Preserve. Its wilderness will welcome you north of Gainesville, near Alachua, offering lots of fun for the whole family! Your sleuth will rave about the snifftastic 1,200 acres of forest with ancient oaks, pines, and streams. The hiking trails are fairly moderate and offer about 5 miles of adventure in total. Bring lots of water with you!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in La Crosse

Appletree

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,094 per sq. mi.

Appletree

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Appletree is a quiet residential community in Gainesville that offers the best of both worlds for its residents. Within a short drive, you'll find both commercial areas and green spaces. You'll also find a pawesome place for pooches just across NW 53rd Avenue! Possum Creek Park is well-known as a skate park, but it has nature walking trails and a dog park! Now it’s up to you to decide whether to keep the leash on and sniff around the loops and nature trails, or go dog wild in the off-leash area! If your pup is on the petite side, don't worry -- there's a separate enclosure for small breeds.

Porters Community

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
9,159 per sq. mi.

Porters Community

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The mixed-use Porters Community is one of the central neighborhoods in Gainesville, close to downtown. This is a pet-friendly community with middle-class residential quarters and estates served by a number of small local businesses. You may find the area a bit crowded any time of the year. Need a place to hide from the urban bustle with your hound? Paw on over to Haisley Lynch Park at South Main Street. The main public area is perfect for on-leash walks and a picnic, while the dog park offers some off-leash fun! The doggy spot includes water fountains and benches -- however, locals note the benches can be a bit dirty or dusty depending on the season. Rarely crowded, this is the pawfect place for shy pups to play!

Sugarfoot

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,667 per sq. mi.

Sugarfoot

24

Sugarfoot is a residential neighborhood in Gainesville, Florida. It’s conveniently located near magnificent parks: Clear Lake Nature Park – a local favorite place for runners and joggers – and John Mahon Nature Park, a pawesome place to find a retreat. Need more parks to explore with Sparky? Just a few miles away from the southern border of the area, you will find (and fall in love with!) Forest Park. The park itself is an open field with plenty of space to explore, sniff, and walk around. There's a designated place for pups to play off-leash  – it's rather small, but it's very clean and is full of grass to wallow in!

Suburban Heights

12
Population Density
3,146 per sq. mi.

Suburban Heights

12

You will find Suburban Heights on Gainesville’s extreme western end, near West Hills and West Park. Primarily residential, this quiet community is in the best location pawssible! Just north, you'll find shopping and commercial areas with malls and cafes. Head south to sniff out an adventure in Cofrin Nature Park. Good news for dog owners: the park is pet-friendly! The trails within the 30-acre tract are ready for your visit! Keep in mind that pooches should stay on their leash at all times to keep the park's other furry inhabitants safe. Are you ready for an adventure through the spooky forest? Okay, maybe it’s not so spooky after all, but there’s lots of shade!

Arredondo Estates

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
277 per sq. mi.

Arredondo Estates

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Arredondo Estates is an independent community near Arredondo that's technically part of Gainesville. The area has everything you need for living and thriving in a small community, including multiple schools, a bank, and a small but sufficient commercial area with cafes. For outdoor entertainment, you may want to check out Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, complete with wonderful collections of flora. Pooches are permitted on-leash, except during the events and festivals. Had your fill of sniffing flowers? Head to Dogwood Park & Daycare! This boarding facility offers a membership-only dog park so pups can play in a safe and super fun environment complete with water, grass, and more!