Dog walking in Winter Haven

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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Ryan CWinter Haven, FL

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My name is Ryan and I am a professional guitar instructor, but I also happen to love dogs! I currently have a pet Papillon named Brando but I do have experience with larger dogs including my previous German Shepherd. I am so excited to hang out with all the fluffy pals that I will meet through Wag!

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Kimberly HWinter Haven, FL

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My name is Kimberly and I have had dogs in my life from day one. I am the proud mother of 3 pups at this time and I love walking and taking care of all pups. I have been walking and sitting for a couple of years with a local pet care company. I would love to care for your precious baby.

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Caroline KWinter Haven, FL

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“Will care for your pup as if it’s my own:)”

I’ll take your pups on long walk/runs and give them lots of lovin’! I have 2 Australian Shepherds back home that are sisters & helped take care of them for the past 14yrs they’ve been around. With them being older now, I do have some good experience with taking care of senior pups & would be more than happy to help out with them in any way possible! Have a job and go to school but still have a lot of free time and would love to care for some pups! I’ll make sure your dog receives the best care:)

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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

Laura HWinter Haven, FL

4.9

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“Pawsitively the Best”

Hi, I'm Laura. I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't have a dog. Currently, I have 3 rescue furbabies and they are the light of my life. I have been dog walking and pet sitting since high school. I am pet first aid and CPR certified. I would love the opportunity to care for your furbaby.

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Christopher ZWinter Haven, FL

4.9

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“Your pup is my priority.”

I am a reputable and patient pet caregiver. I have experience with a variety of pets including those that have medical needs. I've been certified and trained to administer CPR and first aid to cats and dogs. My involvement in this type of work has encompassed the past decade and a half. Any insight you can give me about the job is greatly appreciated. Doing this type of work is my passion and I enjoy every minute of it.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Socialization training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Theresa VWinter Haven, FL

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“Vet Tech Professional”

I worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 7 years. I've done everything from in/outpatient treatment, assisted Doctor with all surgical procedures, walked dogs, fed all pets & medication given in a timely manner. Provided care for all pets boarding at the hospital too. I'm a hard worker, responsible, compassionate about working with animals, dependable & trustworthy. I took care of dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, ferrets, fishes, lizards, snakes, rabbits & turtles. I love being around animals.

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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, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Tarah SWinter Haven, FL

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“I love and treat your pet(s) like my own!”

My name is Tarah, I was raised with a dog and volunteered an entire summer at an animal shelter when I was 11 years old. I have worked in animal clinics in the kennel area cross trained as a vet tech and worked in doggie daycares feeding, medicating, playing, bathing and sitting dogs. I have had 3 of my own in the past and miss them dearly! I enjoy being outdoors and the company of a furry friend while exploring. If I am delayed in getting to your fur baby for their walk I stay out a bit longer.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Roo OWinter Haven, FL

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Hey, I'm Roo and I can't wait to walk your best friend! I've been a dog owner, and lover, all my life, and I have only gotten to adore the animals more in my time training them with my mother. I am responsible, punctual, and ready to give your dog the exercise, fresh air, and companionship they deserve!

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Robyn DWinter Haven, FL

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“Excited to meet new dogs!”

I am a former Walt Disney World Cast Member. I’ve got a 1 year old puppy and I had a black lab (who crossed over the rainbow bridge ❤️). I’ve always wanted dogs of my own and love to take care of others pets. I enjoy running in my spare time so no distance for walking is too long! ***availability is mainly weekends at this time***

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Rome WWinter Haven, FL

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“My favorite word is awesome and I love all my pals”

I am Rome a very energetic and outgoing person. I love to exercise and I am super friendly. I also love dogs so much and have great chemistry with every dog I meet. I have been a camp counselor where we had a lot of animals on the ranch such as dogs, cats and horses just to name a few. I am great with animals and people as well.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

See more about dog walking in Winter Haven

Dog Walking in Winter Haven

Winter Haven, Florida is nicknamed the "Chain of Lakes" city for a reason - it's home to over fifty lakes, as well as beautiful historic neighborhoods and gardens. With so many outdoor spaces, it's a great place to explore alongside your four-legged companion!

Looking for a dog park? Winter Haven's got you covered. The Simmers-Young Dog Park is a local favorite. Open daily from 6 am to 10 pm, this 200-acre park offers separate fenced-in areas for large and small dogs, as well as a lake and picnic area. Locals love the access to wildlife - in fact, if you get there early enough (around 7-9am) you can see eagles diving into the lake for fish.

If you're interested in hiking the area, try the Fort Fraser Trail. At almost eight miles long, this former railway line offers a paved trail and access to wooded areas. Want something a little longer? The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail is almost thirty miles long. Winding through swamps, citrus groves, and cattle land, this gentle loop is well worth the time. The Carter Road Trail offers less mileage but more elevation, making it a moderate route for the energetic pooch.

As far as fun, community favorite, events go, the Simmers-Young Dog Park is the best option. In February, there's a "Scales & Tails" Pet Festival featuring vendors and entertainment. In September, there's a Hispanic Heritage Festival which allows on-leash dogs.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Winter Haven

Downtown

51
Population Density
680 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat in downtown Winter Haven and want your dog to join you, head over to The Fire Restaurant. This bar and grill features American classics such as steak and burgers alongside all the beer you could want. The best part? Your best four-legged pal can join you on the spacious outdoor patio. As a bonus, The Fire Restaurant occasionally has live entertainment, so pull out your dancing shoes! A leash is required, and it’s recommended you call ahead if your dog is sensitive to loud noises.

Jan Phyl Village

49
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
680 per sq. mi.

Jan Phyl Village

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Located in Winter Haven’s Jan Phyl Village is Simmers-Young Park, and while the park boasts many fun things to do, you can’t miss the bark park! This dog park has separate, fenced areas for big dogs and small dogs, so no matter what size your dog is, he can have the chance to socialize with dogs he feels comfortable around. This is an off-leash dog park, but make sure you bring a leash to take your dog for one last walk around the lake that is housed within the park. Your dog is sure to have a pawesome time exploring!

John Cox

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
826 per sq. mi.

John Cox

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If you head 15 miles west of Winter Haven, you’ll land in Lakeland, and your pup is sure to bark your praises! Lakeland’s John Cox neighborhood is home to Crago Dog Park. This fenced-in, off-leash dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, so your pet is sure to make some friends of his own! There’s plenty of shaded seating, and if you or your pet get thirsty, there are water fountains. Your dog got dirty while playing? No problem! Crago Dog Park also has a washing station for you to clean your pet off.

East Lake Morton

24
Population Density
1,613 per sq. mi.

East Lake Morton

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Located about 30 minutes west of Winter Haven is Lakeland’s East Lake Morton neighborhood, and if you’re looking for somewhere to eat while your pup tags along, give East Lake Morton a try! Garden Bistro is a dog-friendly restaurant where your dog can join you on the patio while you chow down on salads, sandwiches, and more. If you’re in search of something a bit heavier, try Texas Cattle Company. This restaurant serves delicious steaks and seafood, and you just have to try their famous desserts. Their covered outdoor seating is dog friendly. A leash is required at both establishments.

Downtown

12
Population Density
178 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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Located about 12 miles southwest of Winter Haven is Bartow, and if you’re looking to have get in some exercise with your pup, this is the place to be. Bartow has an access point to Fort Fraser Trail, which is an old railway converted into a walking trail. Your dog is welcome to join you while you explore, so long as he’s wearing a leash. If you build up an appetite after all that walking, head over to Pizza Palace, where your dog can join you at their outdoor seating. You might even be tempted to share a slice!

Downtown

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Population Density
178 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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Located about 12 miles southwest of Winter Haven is Bartow, and if you’re looking to have get in some exercise with your pup, this is the place to be. Bartow has an access point to Fort Fraser Trail, which is an old railway converted into a walking trail. Your dog is welcome to join you while you explore, so long as he’s wearing a leash. If you build up an appetite after all that walking, head over to Pizza Palace, where your dog can join you at their outdoor seating. You might even be tempted to share a slice!