Dog walking in Watkinsville

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Flexible scheduling

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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James CWatkinsville, GA

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Animals have been a part of my life and home since I was born. I grew up around dogs ranging from dachshunds, basset hounds, and golden retrievers. I currently have a 7-year-old English Bulldog of my own named Pearl who I got when she was 8 weeks old. She is quite the character. She is very active and enjoys walks/hikes on local trails, especially when its cooler outside. Dogs give me joy and I look forward to meeting yours!

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Kayla MWatkinsville, GA

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I am an animal enthusiasts. I love every animal. From mammals to reptiles. I believe all animals need love and affection. So I would love to make sure your fur baby is well taken care of. I have had older dogs, puppies, and disabled dogs. I can’t wait to take your pupper on a walk.

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Amanda MWatkinsville, GA

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“Doggie Kisses are my favorite!”

Hi! My name is Amanda! I have been walking dogs for two years now for friends, family, and roommates. I absolutely love all animals, really enjoy dogs, and love walking. I would really enjoy taking your dog on a walk and showing him/her the attention he/she might need!

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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

Kacie CWatkinsville, GA

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I have been an animal lover my whole life! I have also owned cats and dogs since childhood. For the past 10 years I have been babysitting and built connections with those families and their animals. Through this and my own experiences with my animals, I have learned how to properly take care and love them.

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Jeff WWatkinsville, GA

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I love spending time with dogs whenever I can! I have grown up living with at least 1 dog my entire life, and my friends always joke about how much I baby my dog to always make sure she's okay. Because of this, I dogsit for friends fairly often, and I've always had fantastic experiences working with new animals.

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Margaret MWatkinsville, GA

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“Spanish teacher by day, super dog mom by night!”

I am a dog mom to 3 wonderful fur kids of my own, who range from 15 to 100 pounds! I teach Spanish to middle and high school students. I love running, yoga, and time with my dogs. :)

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

Emily WWatkinsville, GA

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Hey, I'm Emily! I am a college student at University of Georgia. I have grown up with my miniature dachshund, Bella, and I'm always eager to spend time with dogs. I have experience boarding puppies, sitting for numerous families' dogs, and working for a pet care/walk service in high school. I'm excited to meet your buddy!

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Sophia CWatkinsville, GA

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“Experienced and energetic! Ready to have some fun!”

My name is Sophia Charanis. I’ve loved dogs since I was born, and have a black lab named Ringo. I’ve been dog sitting and dog walking since I was about 12 years old, and have worked will dogs of all ages and training levels. I’m a student at the University of Georgia, and am excited to spend my free time with your pups!

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

Brooke CWatkinsville, GA

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Hi my name is Brooklyn! I am a biology major currently studying at the University of Georgia. I have had much experience caring for animals. This includes walking, sitting, and most importantly LOVING! I adore animals and would love to take care of yours whenever you’re unable to. I have been on Wag and Rover for a while now and I gained a lot of knowledge and experience about dogs over time. Message me to book an appointment and I will respond ASAP!

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

Lauren MWatkinsville, GA

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“Dependable carer with experience in dog training!”

Hi there! I am a dependable college student who absolutely loves all animals, but especially dogs! I am a volunteer for the Guide Dog Foundation where I help raise and train future guide dogs. I enjoy going on walks and helping dogs get some much needed fresh air, exercise, and fun!

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Dog Walking in Watkinsville

The quaint little town of Watkinsville, Georgia, is located on a short distance of Athens. Despite its size, Watkinsville has a lot to offer. It is surrounded by regional parks, nature trails, and national forests. The people of Georgia, in general, prefer dogs over cats and the large open space Watkinsville provides for dog owners is one of the reasons why.

Avid dog fans and equestrians have lot of options to spend a day in the beautiful outdoors. A visit to the Harris Shoals Park, for instance, make for a fun and active day. While this local park is not very large, it still is definitely worth the trip. The park has picnic tables, a baseball field, walking trails and of course, the shoals. Do remember that dogs have to be on a leash at all times.

Another great way to spend the day out in the open is a visit to Bear Hollow. This 72-acre park is part of the Memorial Park in Athens and includes a dog park and nature trails, among other things. The Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail gives travelers an introduction to the wildlife of the Watkinsville and Athens area.

Passing through Watkinsville, Georgia, with your muttly crew and not sure where to stay the night? The Luxury Inn Watkinsville is your best bet. This lavish hotel allows up to two dogs per room for a small additional fee.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Watkinsville

City Center

48
Population Density
713 per sq. mi.

City Center

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The City Center area of Watkinsville, GA is where you’ll find most of the activity in the rural town, like the county library, churches, and schools. This area does participate in DogVacay, where you can find a special sitter for your four-legged pal when you go out of town and have peace of mind knowing he’s well cared for. Or, visit Chops and Hops with your pooch! This Southern-style pub is the perfect place to pull up a chair at one of the restaurant’s dog-friendly tables to enjoy its popular selection of meats, salads, burgers, and more. Girasoles is another local restaurant that will welcome your dog during its lunch hours.

South Lumpkin

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,376 per sq. mi.

South Lumpkin

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About 8 miles from Watkinsville is South Lumpkin in Athens, GA. Aside from housing several small communities with plenty of walking areas for you and your pooch, South Lumpkin also gives him a chance to run in the Athens Memorial Dog Park, an area of Athens Memorial Park especially for your fuzzy friend. The off-leash park has plenty of shade, seating, and convenient restrooms close to the area. You’re also welcome to keep your pup on her leash as you walk the park, visit the playground, or check out the picnic areas. The nearby Butt Hutt Barbecue is a great place to visit when you’re done at the park. You can dine in the outdoor seating area with your dog!0.453.

North Lumpkin

24
Population Density
959 per sq. mi.

North Lumpkin

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A mile or two north of South Lumpkin is the North Lumpkin area of Athens. This is considered the downtown area of Athens, filled with city-like blocks, tons of restaurants with a variety of cuisines, fun stores, and more. And, it’s within walking distance of the University of Georgia’s main campus! This is the place to wag your tail if you’re looking for pet-friendly restaurants because you’ll certainly have your pick. From your favorite Southern foods at South Kitchen + Bar to organic ingredients at Clocked, you can find everything you and your dog love while enjoying a meal with him. For a unique outing, head to Blu Sky Bar and have a couple of drinks. You can hang out with your pooch on the outdoor patio!

Rabbit Hill

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
985 per sq. mi.

Rabbit Hill

12

Rabbit Hill in Dacula, GA is about 33 miles from Watkinsville. This quiet, low-population area houses Dacula Park, a well-kept location with playgrounds, an outdoor swimming pool, a 1.75-mile walking trail, sporting fields, picnic areas, and more. Bring your leashed dog out for a day of fun in the sun! Rabbit Hill Dog Park is also in the neighborhood and it’s the perfect place for your pooch to play with his peers. The fenced area has small and large dog sections, plenty of shade, and a mix of terrains for your dog to explore. Is your tummy growling for some food? Head to Cupcake Diva Girlz, which makes special treats for your pup when you let them know you’re coming!

Rutledge

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
241 per sq. mi.

Rutledge

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The small town of Rutledge, GA is about 21 miles south of Watkinsville. It has a population of only 793 and no distinct neighborhoods, since it’s only just over 3 square miles itself! But, Rutledge houses the Hard Labor Creek State Park, a gorgeous recreational area with hiking trails, bike paths, picnic areas, and more. This park is an excellent place to bring Fido for an all-day, outdoor adventure as long as he stays on his leash no more than 6 feet long. With lakes, bird watch areas, boat rentals, and more, you and your dog can plan the perfect outing in Rutledge’s Hard Labor Creek State Park. The park even welcomes campers with their dogs for an additional fee.