Dog walking in Ruskin

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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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Christina MRuskin, FL

5.0

(820)

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“Thanks for the walk!”

Hi, my name is Chrissy! I began walking with Wag in 2018 to put myself through real estate school, but completely fell in love with it! Selling houses and walking pups is how I earn a living, taking care of people and their pets is what I love to do. I can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Michael FRuskin, FL

4.9

(1176)

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My name is Mike. I'm a lover of all breeds of dogs, shapes and size. Growing up we have always had dogs as part of our family. Currently, I have a Yellow Lab and a Havachon. I enjoy meeting new dogs as well as keeping them healthy and active with walks or runs. I hope to meet your dog soon!

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Ann-Jenny PRuskin, FL

4.9

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My name is Ann-Jenny, I'm a full-time student, and I've loved dogs for as long as I can remember. I've taken care of animals my entire life. I've watched multiple dogs in the past, and can't get enough of them.

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Andrea BRuskin, FL

4.9

(918)

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“Taking care of your fur baby like my own!”

Hello, my name is Andrea. I grew up working in local kennels and being a private dog sitter. I am a proud fur mom to a Boxer, a border collie mix and two cats. And I am very excited to be apart of the Wag family and making your pet feel loved.

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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

Abi CRuskin, FL

4.9

(863)

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“Reliable, responsible, positive, happy dog walker!”

I'm a passionate, energetic freelancer who has always had dogs, cats, and horses. I've ridden my whole life and grew up with Shepherds and two retired racing greyhounds. I'd love to take your fur friend out when you can't be around. Professionally I’m in insurance and risk management, and hold a MBA and several insurance designations (CPCU). I'm great at safety, spotting risks, and minimizing them. I'm reliable, confident, and capable and keep my commitments and enjoy doing a great job!

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

DANIELLE LRuskin, FL

4.9

(799)

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“I Love Spending Time with your Dogs!”

I am very good with puppies and dogs of all sizes, ages and medical conditions. I will make each visit a treat for your dog! I am experienced in basic medical care for both cats and dogs, including administration of medication (oral and injected) and subcutaneous fluids, wound care, nutritional care, and monitoring of current health issues. I am currently transitioning careers and have plenty of time and availability to devote to your dog!

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

Dawn MRuskin, FL

4.9

(772)

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I have had pets all my life and love being able to take a dog out for a relaxing walk that we both can enjoy! I love how happy they are to see me when I arrive ❤️

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

Kiki MRuskin, FL

4.9

(588)

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Hi there! My name is Kiki and I LOVE dogs. I have grown up volunteering and fostering them on a weekly basis. Now, I own a 3 year old Great Dane of my own and I treat her like a Queen. I can't wait to treat your dog like the royalty they are as well!

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Lauren NRuskin, FL

4.9

(552)

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Hi! My name is Lauren, I am a 25 year old graduate from the University of Tampa and I have had pets all of my life! I began pet sitting and dog walking at age 12 and haven't stopped since! I have walked dogs ranging from a 5 lb Chihuahua up to a 95 lb Labradoodle! I love animals of all shapes and sizes and have two rescue cats of my own. I am so eager to get the chance to meet and play with your pup! Let's go for a walk!

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Jane PRuskin, FL

4.9

(533)

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“Don’t worry about Rover, I’m heading right over!”

I'm looking forward to walking your dog(s). I received my first dog at the age of 7, a mix beagle and basset hound. Her name was Penelope and she was my right hand girl! Since then, many dogs/pets have been in my life and definitely made it a happy one. I am thoroughly enjoying my experience working with Wag! In addition to walking your dog(s) I give them my personal attention with lots of back scratches and hugs.

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Dog Walking in Ruskin

Located about 30 minutes south of Tampa along Tampa Bay, Ruskin is a surrounded by lakes and beaches and Fido-friendly destinations. Little Manatee River State Park is a great place to take your pup hiking along a 6-mile loop trail. Along the way, you can admire nature and the Little Manatee River and Cypress Creek. You might see people kayaking down the waterways and you will probably see other dog-lovers out getting some fresh air with their pups. You can even plan a picnic lunch at one of the shelters after hiking through the park.

If you are looking for an inexpensive location to purchase dog food and supplies, Overstock Dog Food is located in town and carries food, flea medication, shampoos, and all types of collars and toys. Keeping your pooch healthy and happy is also important, and Ruskin offers two qualified veterinarian clinics where customer service and modern medical care are available seven days a week.

Meeting up with friends and their furry companions on a Friday night is great when visiting Four Stacks Brewing Company. You can enjoy drinks and live music, and your pooch is welcome to sit inside at your table. If you are just looking for a treat on a sunny afternoon, head over to Kimi’s Ice Cream and Sweets where you can order a pup cup for Fido and a rainbow sherbet for yourself. Relaxing at the outdoor tables is a great way to unwind after a busy day. Fido will love spending time in Ruskin with his family and taking advantage of dog-friendly parks and canine-loving neighbors. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Ruskin

Orchard Park

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,967 per sq. mi.

Orchard Park

48

Most dogs love to run and romp in wide open spaces, and Dr. Ott’s Dog Park in the Orchard Park neighborhood is perfect when your pooch needs some exercise. There are two separate areas for large and small dogs and a quarter mile track around the big dog side. Fido can frolic in the grass and socialize with other pups while owners sit on shaded benches and chat while watching their dogs play. You will need to bring your own doggie waste bags to clean up after your pooch. If you are looking for a nice place to spend the night in town, check out the Ruskin Inn where two dogs are welcome for an additional fee. 

Marsh Branch

36
Population Density
1,322 per sq. mi.

Marsh Branch

36

The Ruskin Commongood Park is popular for boaters, fishermen, and dog lovers. Neighbors in the area who own boats are often found taking their pooch for a ride down Ruskin Inlet, or lounging by the bank trying to catch some fish. The wide-open spaces are also a great place to walk Fido and let him chase a ball and stretch his legs. You can watch all the activities from a bench, but you will need to bring your own water bottles. There are trash cans in the park, and be sure to bring doggie waste bags to clean up after your pup. 

North Branch/ Heron

24
Population Density
884 per sq. mi.

North Branch/ Heron

24

A unique and popular destination for Fido and his family is Pirates Point Fishing Resort at the mouth of the Little Manatee River. Pets are allowed at the resort, but you will need to keep Fido on his leash and be sure to clean up after taking him for a walk. You can spend time on the water canoeing, or hanging out near the river fishing and enjoying the sun. The kids will have fun with the heated swimming pool, and the units feature all the amenities of home, just bring your pup’s dog bed. People who are looking for a great vacation spot where Fido will have an pawsome time should check out Pirates Point. 

E.G. Simmons Parkway

12
Population Density
1,322 per sq. mi.

E.G. Simmons Parkway

12

Developed from 258-acres of mangrove swamp, the E.G. Simmons Regional Park is a great place to walk your pup. The paved trails through the area make it easy to stroll with Fido and the kids. You can admire the gardens and natural areas or let the kids play in the recreation area. After walking the trails, you can take a break at the picnic area and refill your water bottles before heading home. Or if you are looking for a staycation, consider pitching a tent at one of the camping spots and spend quality time with your pup and family around a cozy campfire. 

Gulf City

0
Population Density
798 per sq. mi.

Gulf City

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Spending time at the Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park is fun for the entire family, including Fido. The preserve is located near Little Manatee River, and you can walk through the area and admire the mangrove swamp. You will need to keep your pup on a leash, and there are no water fountains or trash cans available, so be prepared to bring water bottles and bags to dispose of your trash. If you enjoy getting back to nature, exploring through different types of trees and plants, and encountering horseshoe crabs which early explorers called cockroaches -  this is the perfect place to spend quality time with your pup.