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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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“Your dog's other best friend.”
Experienced dog walker (and owner)! Lover of all furry creatures with four paws. Comfortable handling dogs of all sizes, from large to itty-bitty. I use paw-sitive reinforcement, and my handling skills are appropriate for all types of dogs. And of course, lots of free love and all the pets for every pup!
Top Pet Caregiver
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
“5 Star Walk for your 5 Star Pup!”
Hello, I'm Kara! And I feel so grateful to have over 2,000 walks! Whether it's a playdate, a jog, working on commands, or simply a relaxing walk around the neighborhood I got you covered! I value detailed instructions, punctuality, and making sure you and your pups needs are met! When you book with me you can expect phenomenal photos and a least a couple videos that make you feel like you're on the walk with them! Thank you for choosing me to walk and care for your pup today!
Top Pet Caregiver
Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Potty training, Puppy training
Dog Walking in Venice Gardens
A census-designated place in Sarasota County, Florida, Venice Gardens is a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of some of the more populated areas in the county. The scenery is nothing to turn your snout up at, and the people are known to be exceptionally friendly, both to humans and canines!
While there’s not a lot to do in the central area of Venice Gardens, it’s so close to neighboring cities like Sarasota and Venice that it’s the perfect base location for you to book a hotel. If you happen to live in this beautiful location, maybe you’re just looking for some local activities. Look no further! For starters, if you’re willing to make the drive to nearby Sarasota, you’ll have a number of options to choose from.
One destination worth checking out is the Red Bug Slough Reserve, where there are a number of dog-friendly trails for all experience levels, as well as a nice, cool pond in the center of the reserve, where your dog can dive in and paddle away. You’ll need to bring some fresh drinking water, as well as your trusty collapsible water bowl, but there are doggy waste bags provided for you.
Best Dog Neighborhoods in Venice Gardens
If your pup is a regular beach bum, you’ll be happy to know there’s a nice sunny beach just a short distance away in Golden Gate. Bay Front Park is a perfectly sandy oceanside park where your pup is free to tiptoe through the tides and walk alongside their master to enjoy that nice ocean breeze. You’ll need to keep your pup on a leash, but that won’t stop you from having a good time. Just be sure to bring plenty of drinking water, and be prepared to clean up any messes your pup may make. Doggy waste bags are a must!
For a nice bit of off-leash fun, take your pup on down to Arlington Park, also in Sarasota. A little slice of doggy paradise, Arlington Park Dog Park has everything you or doggy could ask for: a fenced-in area where Fido can roam, a wading pool with fresh water to cool off, fresh drinking water, doggy waste bag receptacles, and even fun toys for your dog to play with! It’s a pretty popular area with locals, both of the human and dog variety -- but no worries! They’re friendly. Just bring your pup and settle in a nice shady spot while Fido runs off some energy.
Lake Sarasota, a beautiful locale with amazing scenery and plenty of friendly faces, is a definite must-see on your doggy day trip. That’s where you’ll find 17th Street Paw Park, another dog park that your pup will go dog wild for. With two fenced-in areas for large and small dogs, you’ll be set regardless whether you’ve got a big baby or a tiny terror! With plenty of shady spots to rest and water provided, all you’ll need to do is set your puppy loose and settle on one of the numerous benches in the area. Maybe catch up on some work, or that latest app you’re so crazy about!
Ready for a tasty bite to eat, as well as views that can’t be beat with a rolled up newspaper? Downtown Sarasota should definitely be your next stop! There, you’ll find Cafe in the Park, located in Payne Park. Take your pup for a leashed walk around the park, and then stop in the cafe for a delicious meal. Serving a selection of sandwiches and salads, as well as sumptuous brews, you and Fido will have a blast sitting on the outdoor deck. The deck offers views of the park, as well as the entirety of downtown, and seats a fair number of people, so have fun!
After a long day, there’s no better way to wind down than with a cold beer and a slice of tasty pizza. That’s why you should make your way to Sarasota Springs, home to Evie's Tavern and Grill. Bring your pup to chill on their outdoor deck and order some of their delightful tavern fare. This place is always rocking, so be sure your pup is ready for some serious socialization! They’ll get tons of pawsitive attention while you chug a pint and enjoy the beautiful Sarasota sunset. After all, you won’t want to drink alone -- and who better to join you than man’s best friend?