Dog walking in Louisville

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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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Emma BLouisville, KY

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“Time spent with a pet is time well spent!”

Hi, I'm Emma! I am a full-time pet sitter and dog walker, and work at a pet supply store part-time. I have had a passion for animal care for as long as I can remember and I absolutely LOVE that this is my job. I treat every pup as my own and I look forward to meeting your fur baby!

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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

Hilary PLouisville, KY

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“Tell your dog I said, "Hi"”

I absolutely love animals. Growing up we had a dog and multiple cats, I fostered a dog for two years while his owners worked for the Peace Corps, and over one year ago I adopted my dog, Luna. I would consider it a privilege to walk and love on your dog!

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Jonathan WLouisville, KY

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Hi I'm Jonathan. I've lived in Louisville all my life and grew up with a house full of dogs and cats from a young age. When I was around 9 I began caring for the dog of an elderly neighbor and fell in love with walking and sitting ever since. I've since, had experience with all different sizes and many breeds from the age of 2 weeks up to elderly dogs. Having said that, I'm aware that every dog is special and all have different needs. I like to keep in shape and would love to keep your best friend fit, healthy and above all, happy. From a brisk walk to a long leisurely stroll, I'm ready to meet the needs of your pooch right away and to make sure you AND your dog love your Wag adventure.

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Jonathan GLouisville, KY

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Hello, my name is Jonathan. I grew up with two cocker spaniels and would feed them, walk them, play with them, and take them out to do their business. When I had my own family; I had two Miniature Schnauzers and a Bichon Frise/Poodle Mix. I would also take care of them; feeding, walking, brushing teeth, brushing, playing, bathing, taking them out for their business, and of course showing them love. I seem to have a way with animals in general, I like them and they like me. I helped my in-laws get and train their dogs, and now they are happy with their two Miniature Schnauzers.I also have experience boarding dogs. As I have boarding my brother's and nephew's dog. I have boarding friends dogs too.My Mother has a Golden Retriever and I'll be walking him again. He is always excited to see me as am I.I always treat animals with respect and treat them like family because after all, they are. I hope I can meet your friend and make him happy with some nice exercise.Thank you for looking!

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Joseph HLouisville, KY

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“Dog lover, never a dull moment with the pups!”

Dog lover, and dog owner. I’m a college kid looking to make extra cash during my internship in Louisville Kentucky. What better way to make money than to take care of dogs? It’s my priority to take care of your dog and to protect it. I’m well experienced in the dog world since I have owned and trained my fair share of dogs.

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

Amanda CLouisville, KY

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Hi, my name is Amanda and I love animals, but I am a dog fanatic! I have been a dog owner for 18 years and I have two 2-year old dogs Finn and Otto. I am an artist and I work from home so I have great flexibility in my schedule for walking dogs. I am a super responsible, athletic and a caring person.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker

Mel TLouisville, KY

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“I like big mutts and I cannot lie”

We got my first dog when I was in elementary school, she was a Rottweiler/Lab mix named Socks. Currently I have a Yellow Lab and American Dalmatian. They were my kids before I had any children. I want to be the best Wag walker you’ve ever had! This is more than just a side job for me, I very much enjoy and take a lot of pride in doing this. I aspire to give your pup the best care I can.

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Amy MLouisville, KY

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“Taking extra precautions due to covid. Sanitizing!”

My name is Amy I’m from California but currently reside in Louisville KY.Huge animal lover especially dogs. I have a German shorthaired pointer who is my world! I also have two cats.I take my animals on little trips,car rides and walks often.I do doggy play dates too! If your doggy has any special needs or requirements just let me know,I always carry extra leashes and baggies with me so I got you covered.Can’t wait to meet all these pups!

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Laura SLouisville, KY

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“Pawsitively the best!”

I am a mom to boys and several pets, including one amazing dog! I love dogs, and will take great care of your family member, and give it the love he/she deserves. I am available for afternoons and evenings, and short notice.

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Rachel BLouisville, KY

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“Your Pup, Your Passion!”

I’m a very energetic person, I love outside activities, and I like to take long walks so why not bring a buddy along with me! I’m the perfect fit for all breeds for I’ve owned animals, more specifically, dogs all my life. There’s very little I don’t know about when it comes to pups. So, I welcome all dog owners!

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Dog Walking in Louisville

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Playing with your dog is more than just fun, it can keep you healthier by reducing your blood pressure and stress levels. Pay your canine bestie back with regular exercise which can reduce your dog’s risk of arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. Whether a walk in your neighborhood, or through the city on the Louisville Riverwalk, you and your pup can live your best lives together.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

It’s official! The number one destroyer of your rugs is  boredom! If your dog doesn’t get enough physical and mental exercise, they could chew your stuff in their search for fun. Daily walks are the pawfect way to give your dog the excitement they crave so they can relax at home. For an unfurgettable experience, take a dog-friendly tour under the streets of Louisville in the Mega Cavern.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Being social is in your dog’s DNA. From their time as wolves, dogs have learned proper behavior from frolicking with their peers. Greeting new pups can also help shy dogs learn to be brave. You can help your dog build their confidence and learn their manners on regular walks around the block or to a Louisville dog park where they can meet new furry playmates.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Louisville

If you are looking to get your dog walking in Derby City, cost may be a factor. While quick 20-minute spins average around $20, the most pupular walk at 30-minutes is generally $25. And if you need a longer 60-minute walk, you could be paying up to $40. Life can throw you a curveball, but for some companies, a last-minute walk could add on another $10.

Wag! is ready whenever your dog needs them most, whether that’s on Monday afternoon, Saturday evening, or in a few hours. Dog walkers on the Wag! platform are available to give your canine pal their exercise when it fits into both your schedules. Get your dog moving on a 20-minute walk for $15, a 30-minute stroll for $20, or even a 60-minute walk for only $30. And if your dog needs a same day walk, just book on-demand for no additional fees.

All Wag! pet caregivers are thoroughly vetted and insured, and keep you in the loop with real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app. And a report card after each walk can show you how your sweet pooch or finicky pup did on their adventure.

Dog Parks in Louisville

Whether searching for the best mint julep, or just the pawfect place to play, Falls City has lots to explore with your dog. Start the adventure in Downtown at a pup-friendly restaurant where you can sample the local drink, then take a scenic stroll past restored Victorians along the leafy streets of Old Louisville to the Old Louisville Dog Run. With two fenced-in areas for dogs of all sizes, your furry pal can romp with furiends, then take a cool dip in the kiddie pools in the summer.

Head to The Louisville Champions Park in Brownsboro Zorn east of Downtown for a quieter experience at the Champions Dog Run. With shaded areas, a separate section for petite pooches, and water, your dog is sure to get out the wiggles here.

Cherokee Park in Cherokee-Seneca offers a large, landscaped green space where you can walk the trails and have a picnic by the lake. Dogs can ditch the leash at the park’s Cochran Hill Dog Run that comes complete with a small dog area, water stations, and shaded gazebos amid grassy stretches of land surrounded by trees.

On the eastern border of the city in Middletown, you can take the Nature Trail along Goose Creek to spot wildlife, or just head over to the Sawyer Dog Park near the northeast entrance of E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. Three separate sections stretch over 6-acres where pups and pawrents can relax under a gazebo, walk the trails or explore the trees.

In the outskirts of Louisville, Beckley Creek Park offers residents a furrific place to kayak, hike, or enjoy outdoor sports. Local canines are rather fond of the Barklands of Floyds Fork, a fenced-in section for off leash fun near the Egg Lawn. A large and small dog section, spanning 1-acre each, are pawfect for running and playing in the sunshine.

All these furbulous dog parks require an annual permit to access, so be sure to get one before you visit. Your dog should be current on their vaccinations and license, and be wearing appropriate tags, including the LDRA permit tag. Keep your dog leashed when entering and exiting off leash areas, and everywhere outside of them. And always carry clean-up bags on every outing to promptly pick up after your pup.

Dog Walking in Louisville with Wag!

No dog wants to be left behind in The Ville. When life calls you away, your dog can still play with Wag!

In just moments, you can create the pawfect day out to satisfy the explorer in your pooch. Just download the Wag! app, select the date and time, then choose the best length of walk for your dog. With one-time walks, recurring walks, and even same day walks with on-demand, every experience can be customized to make your dog’s day great. With GPS tracking, you’ll never miss a step, and pictures and texts from your walker help you share in all the pawtastic moments.

Got a lumbering Louisville favorite? Great Danes will love to stretch those long legs on a 60-minute trek. Your spunky Jack Russell Terrier may prefer several 30-minute spins in the neighborhood to get that energy out. Tiny Yorkies who want to check out their block would love 20-minute strolls. Dog walkers with Wag! cater each walk to your dog, whatever their speed. And if your older Bulldog is just too tuckered out to move, Wag! can even Drop-In at home to get that tail wagging.

Make your dog’s day something to bark about by booking a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Louisville

Downtown

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,300 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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The river runs right through the city center in Louisville, which makes for great riverside dog walking! The Louisville Waterfront Park has many different trails that you can venture on with your pup. The paths have lots of shade for your strolling comfort! Down the river a bit is the Louisville Riverwalk, a trail developed by Rails to Trails. This organization converts old abandoned railway corridors into ter-ruff-ic walking trails! Each rail to trail area has easy-to-access parking and an info map online so you can plan your doggy date ahead of time.

Seneca Gardens

36
Population Density
4,300 per sq. mi.

Seneca Gardens

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Try something new with your​ dog in Seneca Gardens! Vines and Canines goes where no wine shop has gone before, by pairing Chardonnay with wagging tails. Dogs are invited to join their owners for some wine/treat tasting! Water and treats are supplied to the pooches, with bags of locally sourced treats available for purchase in the shop. The wine comes from all over the world made from small production companies, and bottles can be bought from Vines and Canines. For a truly unique experience, sit back, sip and munch with your favorite fur-baby.

Parkwood

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
840 per sq. mi.

Parkwood

24

South of the city lies Parkwood, a more rural area home to Iroquois Park! If you're looking for green grass, beautiful scenery, and lots of trees, this place is for you. The pathways through the park are paved for easy travel. As you walk the grounds, you may even hear or see performances happening at the amphitheatre from afar, although no dogs are permitted inside. That being said, it does add some fun to a regular walk with your best buddy if some kickin’ music is playing.

Brownsboro Zorn

13
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,010 per sq. mi.

Brownsboro Zorn

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​ If you're in Brownsboro Zorn, you're near some pretty excellent territory for doggy-themed fun! The Louisville Champions Park is a great big patch of green near the river's edge. Inside this giant park is an excellent dog run, aptly named “Champions Dog Run”. There are over three and a half acres of space for your pooch to run free here. If you've got a small pupper, no worries! Champions Dog Run has separate areas for big, small, and all dogs. Don't worry about water, because this park has its own! You do however need a Louisville Dog Run Association Dog Park Permit to enter, so be sure to grab one before you go.

Highlands

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,500 per sq. mi.

Highlands

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Check out the doggy hotspots in Highlands! The Morton Avenue Dog Park is the perfect place to take your pooch for an off-leash run. It is fully fenced in, and there is a playground close by if you and your canine compadre are accompanied by little ones. After you've tired out your pup at the park, head over to Dirty Tease, a T-shirt shop that welcomes four-legged guests. Choose from one of their pre-made, dog-themed shirt designs, or have them make a custom shirt for you to broadcast your love for your hound to the world. As long as your pup is well-behaved and on a leash, they'll be happy to have you look around the store.