Dog walking in Tampa

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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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Christina MTampa, FL

5.0

(618)

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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, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Karen KTampa, FL

4.9

(2574)

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“HONEST, RELIABLE, TRUSTWORTHY & EXPERIENCED!”

Hi, I'm Karen! I've owned and been around dogs my entire life. I have experience with dogs of all sizes and ages, most recently having helped managed a busy kennel in a local Veterinary Hospital/Boarding Facility. I currently raise and train guide dogs and service dogs. I will treat your dog with love and care, as if they were my own and I will make sure that your Wag! experience is a positive one!

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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

Michael MTampa, FL

4.9

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I am a true animal lover. I have raised several canines in my lifetime. I have over 30 years experience. I believe that our pets are our family. I am dedicated to the care and safety of your pets just as they were my own! I am reliable, punctual and flexible. I live with a Great Dane 1 yrs old, Chiweenie and one very verbal cat! Everyone lives in Harmony. I keep everything Inspection ready. Pets are my Pals

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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

Ryan FTampa, FL

4.9

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“I treat your dogs like they are part of my family!”

My name is Ryan, I have been a dog owner, pet sitter and dog Walker for over 20 years. I have had all size and types of dogs, starting with my Shih Tzu Benji, black lab Benny, Golden Scout, and my last dog an American Dingo named Rabbit. I am local sports official that likes staying active and loves dogs. Your pup of any size will be in loving hands with me. Look forward to meeting your best friend.

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

Andrea BTampa, FL

4.9

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

Dawn MTampa, FL

4.9

(745)

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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!

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Peggy GTampa, FL

4.9

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“Dogs do speak, but only to those who listen.”

I am an avid animal lover who has always had a pet throughout my lifetime. In the past, I was a foster parent for a local dog rescue. I will treat your fur baby as well as I treat my own.

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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

Lauren NTampa, 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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DANIELLE LTampa, FL

4.9

(593)

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Francis RTampa, FL

4.9

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My name is Frank and I love dogs and I am fortunate to have the time to help dogs with their exercise needs. I have 2 Australian Shepherds and a little rescue mutt who I walk around town regularly - you might see us on Bayshore, Riverwalk, Davis Island, Vinoy Park, etc. I am a local real estate agent who has a few hours a week to spend some time with your dogs (in addition to hanging with my own) and I will be happy to take them out for some adventures when you do not have the time to do so.

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Dog Walking in Tampa

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Daily walks aren’t just fun, they can keep you and your pup playing together longer. Spending time with your dog can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while regular exercise can keep your dog from becoming overweight, and developing conditions like diabetes and arthritis. Whether a walk around historic Ybor City, or just around the block, you and your dog can live your best life together.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

If your house ever looked like the Tasmanian Devil visited while you were gone, your dog may have the boredom blues. Without enough mental and physical exercise, bored dogs could find themselves chewing or digging their way to fun. Save your home, and your sanity, with regular walks around the neighborhood to get out the wiggles and stimulate your dog’s senses. Spice it up with a trek along Bayshore Boulevard for furbulous views of Hillsborough Bay

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Rubbing noses with other dogs isn’t just fun, its good for your dog too! When dogs play together, they learn important dog behavior and good manners, which goes a long way past playtime. Fearful dogs can also build confidence with each new pup they greet. Take a walk around the neighborhood, or to one of Tampa’s dog parks to meet lots of new furiends.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Tampa

When life keeps you from getting your dog moving, you may wonder how much dog walking costs in Tampa. On average, a 20-minute walk around the Cigar City can cost $20, while longer 60-minute ones can be as much as $40. Most dog walking services book the majority of their walks on weekdays during business hours. If your dog needs a walk outside of those hours, or on weekends, there’s usually an additional $5 fee. And if you need a last-minute walk within 24 hours, you could be charged another $5 to $10.

 Dog walkers with Wag! know that life can be unpredictable, and are available when you need them. Whether your dog needs a 20-minute stroll for $15, a 30-minute walk for $20, or a 60-minute excursion for only $30, prices remain the same all day long, every day of the week. Stuck at work later than you expected? Just book an on-demand walk for the same day without any extra fees.

Wag! pet caregivers are thoroughly vetted and insured, and make it their mission to pamper your pooch. You can watch every step your dog makes with real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app. After the walk, you’ll get a report card letting you know all about your dog’s adventure.

Dog Parks in Tampa

With tons of sunshine, the pupperdise of Tampa is begging to be explored! City dogs would love a waterfront stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk in Downtown. Along the way, make a stop at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park for its pawrific fenced-in, turf covered play area complete with agility equipment. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the Seddon Channel while your dog has a blast.

Discover Tampa’s historic beginnings in Port Tampa City with a stroll past historic homes and community buildings pre-dating 1900. Then, kick up the sand and splash in the water in the footsteps of the first settlers of Tampa at the Picnic Island Beach Dog Park. Spread across almost 8-acres of sandy beach, the park attracts visitors to its sports areas, picnic tables, and boat and canoe launches. Your pup will probably love the off-leash areas of the waterfront best.

Head to the northwestern outskirts of Tampa for some pupular canine hotspots. The highly residential Pinecrest West Park offers a haven for pups wanting to run free at the West Dog Park. If your dog gets dirty running in the big or small dog area, there are bathtubs on site where they can clean up before heading home.

The adjacent Town N Country Alliance is home to the Northwest County Dog Park. Featuring a separate area for smaller pooches and agility equipment, your dog will love the water and tubs for a cool down.

A bit north in upscale Citrus Park, dogs love romping in the Logan Gate Dog Park. Two enclosures for big and smaller dogs stretch over its 5-acres full of lush grass. With drinking water and a wash station, your pup can keep hydrated and stay cool after working up a frenzy with furry furiends.

Wherever you travel in Tampa, make sure your dog stays on leash anywhere outside of off leash areas, including when entering or exiting dog parks. Your dog should be licensed and wearing an ID tag at all times. Always fill in any holes your dog may dig in a dog park, and have clean-up bags handy to promptly pick up after your pooch.

 Dog Walking in Tampa with Wag!

There’s a lot to explore in The Big Guava! When responsibilities make it hard to get away, your dog doesn’t have to miss out on the adventure. Wag! is ready to get your dog’s paws moving in this land of sun and fun!

 Dog walkers with Wag! cater each walk to your dog’s needs. Got a French Bulldog, Tampa’s favorite pooch? A 20-minute stroll around the neighborhood would be pawfect. Active Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds need lots of exercise to get their wiggles out, and would love plenty of 60-minute walks. If your Bulldog needs a break from napping, a 30-minute meander would be great to get those lazy bones moving. And if your older Yorkie is too tired for a walk, Wag! can Drop-In in at home to put the wag back in their tail.

You can get your dog the exercise they need in three easy steps. Just download the Wag! app, set the date and time, then choose the best length of walk for your canine bestie. Mix and match one-time walks, recurring walks and on-demand walks to create a routine that works for both you and your dog. You’ll always know where your dog goes with GPS tracking, and can share in all the fun moments through text and video updates from your walker.

Don’t let your dog miss another day of sunshine, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Tampa

Temple Crest

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,350 per sq. mi.

Temple Crest

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Just outside Temple Crest lies Rowlett Park, a great place for family fun. Rowlett Park offers a 2-mile walking trail along the Hillsborough River, as well as playing fields, grill areas, tennis and racquetball courts, and fishing access. This dog-friendly park also includes separate fenced areas for large and small dogs as well as exercise equipment, so your canine companion can play to his heart’s content. Check out the canoe launch, where you can access the Hillsborough River State Canoe Trail, which leads to Hillsborough River State Park. Call ahead to check if the canoe trail and state park are Fido-friendly. Temple Crest is also close to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.

Davis Islands

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,040 per sq. mi.

Davis Islands

36

Davis Islands has everything you need for a dog-friendly getaway. Looking for some fun in the Florida sun? Steal away to Davis Islands, where you and your pawesome pal can sunbathe on Davis Islands Dog Beach. Suntan in the sand with your leashed pup, and let him stretch his legs in the fenced dog park. You won’t need to worry if Fido gets a little dirty – just take him down to Wag Natural Pet Market for a self-service wash. You’ll also have access to all the pet-friendly amenities you need on Davis Islands, including pet-friendly lodging, pet stores, and an animal clinic.

Downtown

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,920 per sq. mi.

Downtown

24

The Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park is the perfect place for your pup to play in the city, with a fenced-in, astroturf play area complete with agility equipment for your dog to enjoy. You’ll also get a gorgeous view of the Seddon Channel from the park. Be sure to plan your visit for the fall if you want to take advantage of Tampa’s dog-friendly events, notably Howl-O-Ween. This free annual event includes live music and entertainment, pet-friendly games, a costume contest, and food and drink specials. It’s free to enter, but all proceeds made from food and drink are donated to the SPCA Florida.  Downtown Tampa is also the best district of the city for pet-friendly lodging and restaurants.

Old Seminole Heights

12
Population Density
4,130 per sq. mi.

Old Seminole Heights

12

Old Seminole Heights, just outside East Tampa, is the perfect place to plan a pet-friendly vacay. You’ll have access to everything you need, including pet-friendly lodging and restaurants as well as an off-leash dog park. If you’re visiting in April, don’t forget to stop by Paws for a Cause, held annually at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. This pet fest benefits the Animal Coalition of Tampa and offers low-cost vaccination services, food and gift stalls, contests, grooming, raffles, and more. The best part? It’s free to attend! After a long day of fun at the fest, check out Mermaid Tavern, where you and your furry friend can enjoy fresh, local seafood, either inside or outside in the patio area.

Hyde Park

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Population Density
6,130 per sq. mi.

Hyde Park

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If you’re looking to stay in a quieter neighborhood in Tampa, look no further than Hyde Park. Take your furry friend for a walk along the world’s longest continuous sidewalk on Bayshore Boulevard, overlooking Tampa Bay. You can follow the 3-mile trail northeast into the city, or south to Ballast Point Park. Hyde Park Village is also a great place for pet-friendly shopping and restaurants. So many pets frequent the village that most restaurants leave fresh water and treats at the door! Hyde Park is also home to several pet-friendly restaurants, including two authentic Irish pubs, so you and your canine companion will be spoiled for choice come dinnertime.