Dog walking in Louisville

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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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“The happier the dog, the happier the home!”

Hello there! I started my experience like most, with family pets. Now I volunteer in rescue as often as possible. It’s important to me to make sure every animal is safe, healthy, and loved. For years I've even kept pet supplies and a crate in my car because I won't let a loose dog, cat, or any animal, go ignored. Recently I've gotten serious about walking/jogging. I'm hoping to improve the life of the pets that can accompany me. I'm looking forward to working with you and your beloved companion!

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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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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 are generally 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! app are available to give your canine pal their exercise when it fits into both your schedules. On average, you can get your dog moving on a 20-minute walk for around $15, a 30-minute stroll for about $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 Pet Caregivers with Wag! 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. By downloading the best dog walking app in town, the Wag! app, you can easily select the date and time, choose the best length of walk for your dog, and find the right match for your pooch by scanning dog walker profiles. 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. And with GPS tracking, and pictures and texts from your walker through the Wag! app, you’ll never miss a step.

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

48

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.

Parkwood

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
840 per sq. mi.

Parkwood

36

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.

Seneca Gardens

24
Population Density
4,300 per sq. mi.

Seneca Gardens

24

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.

Highlands

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,500 per sq. mi.

Highlands

12

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.

Brownsboro Zorn

1
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,010 per sq. mi.

Brownsboro Zorn

1

​ 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.

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