Dog walking in Indianapolis

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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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Hello! My name is James, I have owned dogs nearly all my life and care for all of my friends dogs when they are away or on vacation. I have dog sat and walked everything from yorkies to great danes and Rotties. I always try to leave the dogs I care for happier and better behaved than when I meet them. Furthermore, I am an ex-military medic; meaning I don't get flustered or frustrated by difficult dogs and if, god forbid, something happens I will protect your best friend. I am in the Carmel, Noblesville, Fishers area and available most days.

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Hello ny name is Heather. I am a dog lover and I also own 2 miniature schnauzers named Chico and Emilio. I have watched and walked all types of dogs ranging from small to large dogs in the neighborhoods, as well as dogs outside of the neighborhood for extended periods of time while their owners were on vacation for several years now. The dogs that I have cared for are happy and look forward to seeing me. I am in the Fishers, Carmel, Westfield , Indy and Noblesville area.

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Dog Walking in Indianapolis

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Playing with your pup isn’t just fun, it’s good for your furry bestie too. Regular activity can lengthen your dog’s active years by keeping their joints healthy, while reducing their risk of obesity and heart disease. Daily walks around the block are a pawsome way to maintain good health. Add in some extra cardio with a trek on Indy’s Monon Trail, a converted railroad line that runs through the northern half of the city.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

Social dogs are better able to handle whatever life throws at them. That’s right, just playing with other dogs can help your pup build confidence and learn to cope with new situations. If you have a shy or anxious furball, take them for walks in the neighborhood, or to one of Indianapolis’s dog parks to meet new people and potential playmates.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Got too many holes in your backyard? Need to buy new shoes every time you come home? Your dog may have the boredom blues and is trying to chew or dig their way to adventure. Regular walks can allow your dog to relax at home by working out their boundless energy while stimulating their mind. Give your dog something more to bark about with a walk to one of Downtown’s dog-friendly restaurants.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Indianapolis

When your bundle of energy needs some exercise, but you are stuck elsewhere, you may wonder how much a dog walker costs to get your dog moving in Indianapolis. Pupular 30-minute walks can be as much as $25, while shorter 20-minute spins can cost about $20. Many dog walking services offer walks primarily during the week around midday, meaning walks after hours or on weekends are few and far between. And if plans change and you need a walk asap, you could be paying an additional $5 to $15.

When your pup is ready, walking your dog is a breeze with Wag! dog walkers with Wag! are thoroughly vetted and insured, and make it their mission to pamper your pup, whether that's morning, noon or night. On average, you can get your pup moving on a 20-minute meander for $15, a 30-minute stroll for $20, or even a 60-minute walk for only $30. And when your dog needs to get out in the same day, just book an on-demand walk for no extra fees.

Follow along on your dog’s journey with real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app. Your dog walker will also leave a report card at the end of each walk to let you know just how much your dog loved their adventure. 

Dog Parks in Indianapolis

Whether finding local pup-friendly cafes, or trailing the rail lines, there’s a lot to see in Railroad City with your pooch. Get out of the heart of the city to explore Indy’s puptastic canine hot spots. In northwest Indianapolis, the Eagle Creek Park’s Gordon Gilmer Canine Companion Zone offers separate sections for big and small pups, and obstacles to really get your dog moving. Afterwards, clip on the leash and hike one of Eagle Creek’s forested trails.

To the east in historic Augusta, you’ll find the Humane Society of Indianapolis Dog Park, another fenced in space with obstacles to play on and shady trails to traverse. Be sure to submit an application to get your key fob before you go.  

Nearby, the laid-back Broad Ripple neighborhood offers multi-cultural eateries and indie shops, but your dog will be panting to get to the Broad Ripple Dog Park. Artificial turf and a washing station keep playful pups clean, while picnic tables give you a place to watch the action. Trail lovers can hop on the Central Canal Trail, a historic towpath that follows a canal off the White River for 5 miles through the city.

Head to the eastern side of Naptown for another green pupperdise in Lawrence. If your pup needs some off-leash adventure, they will love the Fort Harrison State Park’s furbulous dog park! Three fenced in sections offer everything from agility equipment and water, to a forested area and a dog beach. Grab an annual Dog Park pass from the park to gain access to this pawmazing oasis.

Surrounded by trees, the Paul Ruster Dog Park offers open fields of soft grass where big and small dogs have their own sections to romp with furiends. On-leash dogs can also enjoy hiking throughout the surrounding wooded areas.

To access the fun at the city’s main dog parks, including Eagle Creek, Broad Ripple, and Paul Ruster, you’ll need to purchase a Pooch Pass. Always keep your dog on leash when entering or exiting any dog park, and whenever outside of off leash areas. Your dog should be fully vaccinated, and wearing their current rabies tag. Keep clean-up bags on hand wherever you travel to pick up after your pooch.

Dog Walking in Indianapolis with Wag!

Gazing out the window isn’t as exciting as hitting the pavement, so when you are away, treat your dog to pawtastic walks with Wag!

Scheduling a walk is as easy as 1-2-3! Just download the Wag! app, choose the date and time, then pick the pawfect length for your pup. With recurring walks, one-time walks and on-demand walks available, you can customize the best way to get your pup moving in this big city. Dog walker profiles help you find the right match for your dog, while choosing one shows you finalized rates. Watch your dog’s progress through GPS tracking from wherever you are, and share in all the fun moments with text and video updates from your walker.  

Dog walkers with Wag! know it’ll take a lot to tire out your active German Shepherds and Labradoodles. These Indy favorites would love 60-minute adventures around town. Pit Bulls will enjoy frequent 30-minute spins to work out that high spirited energy. Got a Beagle who needs to sniff? A 20-minute inspection of the neighborhood is sure to fill their nose. And if your elderly Golden Retriever is too pooped to move, Wag! can still Drop-In at home to make sure they have everything they need.  

Don’t wait to give your dog the excitement they crave, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Indianapolis

Broad Ripple

49
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
1,630 per sq. mi.

Broad Ripple

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There are lots of fun options when it comes to things to do for pooches in Broad Ripple. This neighborhood offers two different converted railway trails to hike, thanks to the Rails to Trails conservation initiative. Monon Trail is an abandoned railway corridor turned walking path that is perfect for explores with your pup! The IWC Canal Greenway, or Central Canal Trail as it is sometimes called, is a historic canal towpath that has been restored into a hiking trail. Both locations have easy-to-access parking and information maps to keep you and Rover headed in the right direction. Not too far away lies the Broad Ripple Dog Park for fenced-in, off-leash doggy fun! To access this park you do need to hold a Pooch Pass, but these are easily obtained at various establishments across the city. There are poop bags and waste bins on site, but you do need to bring your own water and dog bowls to hydrate all of the pack play that takes place at this ter-ruff-ic dog park.

Plainfield

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
1,410 per sq. mi.

Plainfield

36

There is lots of pup-themed fun in Plainfield! You can start at the Plainfield Dog Park, where dogs run free in a safe, fenced-in area. You do need a membership to access the park, with prices ranging from $20 up to $40 depending on if you are a rec center member and or an Indianapolis resident. Once you've paid up, you and Spot get full access with a swipe card and easy parking. Only vaccinated canines are invited to play at this dog park. If you're looking for some on-leash fun, head over to Hummel Park! It's the perfect place for hikes, runs or even a swim in the creek. A day at either of these parks will have your dog as happy as could be!

Greenwood

23
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,350 per sq. mi.

Greenwood

23

Dogs in Greenwood are in luck! There are two different green spaces to have a good time on four paws. The Smock Bark Park is a great place to bring your pup for off-leash play. The grounds are large and perfect for games of fetch, frisbee or chase! Don't forget to bring some water and a dish to give your dog a drink after all of that running. A Pooch Pass is needed to enter this dog park, which can be purchased at various locations in Indianapolis. Tracy Trail is nearby, if you're feeling like exploring an old railroad corridor. Furry guests are welcome as long as they are leashed. As this trail is one of the Rails to Trails areas, it comes with nearby parking and an info map for your hiking pleasure.

Springhill

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
891 per sq. mi.

Springhill

12

Dogs and their humans in Springhill are close to some pretty great outdoor experiences. The 100 Acres Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park may be a bit hard to find, but it is well worth the effort! Forget you are in the city as you and your pup spend the day getting lost in the lush, green trails. Plan a picnic filled with doggy treats to eat el fresco by the lake! Turn your doggo into a cultured hound as you walk through the outdoor art installations. Leashes are needed throughout this park and it's a good idea to bring a towel for muddy paws. There is fun for the whole family in these grounds located behind the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the best part is it's totally free!

Pike Township

-1
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,800 per sq. mi.

Pike Township

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Pike Township is a great place for dogs! It is home to the sixth largest city park in the entire country-- Eagle Creek Park! This huge park is excellent for hiking on leash or for leash-free fun inside the 5 acre dog section. For a small $10 fee, you get a key card that allows you all day access to the premises. When purchasing the pass, make sure you bring your dog's vaccination papers to prove that he is up to date. There is a large marsh in the back of the dog park, so muddy mutts are a definite possibility. Fountains are located throughout the grounds; all you need is a dish to keep your pup watered. Good times are waiting for you and your fur-baby over at Eagle Creek Park.

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