Dog walking in University

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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

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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Karen KUniversity, FL

4.9

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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 MUniversity, 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 FUniversity, 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

Dawn MUniversity, FL

4.9

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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 GUniversity, 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 NUniversity, FL

4.9

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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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Francis RUniversity, FL

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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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Abi CUniversity, FL

4.9

(500)

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Samantha VUniversity, FL

4.9

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“Happiness is a Pup’s Smile!”

I absolutely love spending time with doggo’s of all breeds. It’s always a fun adventure to experience the great outdoors together getting in our exercise. I will treat your babies just like my own making sure they are enjoying themselves and staying well hydrated. Seeing ourselves through a canine’s eyes is the purest love you can find. Let’s go for a walk!

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Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Rebekah CUniversity, FL

4.9

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I am a true animal lover, and dogs in particular, have a warm place in my heart. I firmly believe in providing a wonderful home and environment for them, and treating them like real members of the family. I even hope to open up a sanctuary in the near future, where rescues can not only live, but also thrive, alongside my own 2 dogs. Your companion will be given exceptional care, that’s full of playing, and of course a ton of SNUGGLES!

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Walking in University

University, Florida is a census-designated place located just north of Tampa. Be careful not to get it confused with the other University; this one is located in Hillsborough County, while the other is located in Orange County, which is closer to Orlando. University got its name because of its proximity to the University of South Florida. However, locals have a unique name for the community. They call it “Suitcase City” because of how many people come and go; perhaps college students are to blame for this.

Whether you’re a college student with a pup or two or you’re looking for somewhere new to settle down with your canine crew, University is a great place to consider! While there aren’t any dog-friendly dining options or dog parks in University, the heart of Tampa is just ten miles away. There, plenty of Fido-friendly fun awaits you and your pooch. Tampa also has several different veterinarian clinics, so you can take your pick about who gets to care for Fido when he’s sick, injured, or just needs a checkup.

If you’re looking for a smaller community that provides quick access to the amenities of a large muttropolitan area, University in Hillsborough County can’t be beat!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in University

Park Place of Tampa

48
Population Density
4,166 per sq. mi.

Park Place of Tampa

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Park Place of Tampa is located just outside of University; it’s less than two miles away. If you’re looking for somewhere to dine with your dog, Park Place is a great starting point! Mission BBQ serves up delicious ribs, hash, and pulled pork. The restaurant has six dog-friendly patio tables. Looking for something a little lighter? Tarek's Café is open for breakfast and lunch. Whether you’re looking for the classic bacon and eggs or you want a vegetarian entrée, Tarek's has something for you. Fido can join you at an outdoor table. A leash is required at both restaurants. Bone Appetit!

Sulphur Springs

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,790 per sq. mi.

Sulphur Springs

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Four miles from University, you can let your playful pup get some off-leash exercise at Rowlette Dog Park. There are two separate sections in Rowlette, with one set aside for small dogs and the other for large dogs. The best part? Each section has agility equipment for dogs who aren’t happy just running around. The bark park also gives your pup the ability to socialize with other dogs, which will help them develop good manners down the road. You’ll want to make sure you bring along water and waste bags to clean up your dog’s mess. Have a ball at Rowlette Dog Park!

Southeast Seminole Heights

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,728 per sq. mi.

Southeast Seminole Heights

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About seven miles directly south of University, Southeast Seminole Heights is home to Giddens Dog Park. Although small, this bark park allows your dog to get some off-leash exercise and play with their pawesome new friends! The park also has shaded seating for dog moms and dads. After you spend the day playing at Giddens, go grab a bite to eat at the neighborhood’s dog-friendly Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café. This café dishes up American comfort food with a quirky twist, such as star-shaped meatloaf. We bet it’s great for picky eaters! Fido can join you at an outdoor table, but make sure they stay on their leash.

Plaza Terrace

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,710 per sq. mi.

Plaza Terrace

12

Al Lopez Dog Park is located about ten miles south of University. The bark park is located inside of the massive Al Lopez Park, so there are actually two separate dog parks. Let your dog enjoy some off-leash fun. Here, they can play tug-o-war with their new friends, play fetch with you, or just sniff around to their heart’s content. If you want to get some exercise in, don’t let the fun end at the bark park. Fido can walk around the rest of the park with you, but once the both of you leave the bark park, they’ll need to stay on their leash. 

University Square

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Population Density
4,166 per sq. mi.

University Square

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University Square, which is just a few miles from University, is home to several dog-friendly restaurants. Two of the local favorites are First Watch and Little Greek Restaurant. Little Greek Restaurant has one outdoor table that’s dog-friendly, so you might want to wait until after peak hours to chow down here. They dish up delicious Greek classics, including gyros. First Watch is a café-type restaurant; locals rave about how delicious the omelets are. They have a few dog-friendly patio tables. Fido must be on a leash at both restaurants, and you’ll want to make sure they’re on their best behavior.