Dog walking in Shelbyville

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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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Hilary PShelbyville, KY 40065

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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 GShelbyville, KY 40065

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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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Allegra TShelbyville, KY 40065

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Allegra, I’m 33. Grew up with K-9 units which sparked my love for animals. My dogs live the life. Play dates at the parks, swims in the creeks and pool and naps in bed. I spend hours volunteering and have fostered numerous times.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care

Lori TShelbyville, KY 40065

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Hi! I'm Lori. I've been around dogs my whole life, and I currently own three dogs of my own. I used to run my own petsitting business in Lexington, KY! I'm skilled at giving medications to dogs, even injectables such as insulin. I can't wait to take your dog on a walk so we can keep fit together!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Puppy care

Ashley WShelbyville, KY 40065

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Hi, I’m Ashley! I have three years of experience working at the Kentucky Humane Society, two years of experience working at an animal hospital, and many years of experience pet sitting.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Lorie SShelbyville, KY 40065

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I have always had a great love for all animals! I have trained dogs, cats, and horses, and now train dogs on the side. I have managed a pet resort, which included daycare, boarding, bathing grooming and training. My dogs include a sweet golden retriever named Dixie, and as rascally Australian Shepherd pup named Monty. I just love spending time with all dogs!!

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

Stephanie MShelbyville, KY 40065

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Hi my name is Stephanie I am a stay home mom of 2 school age children. I love animals of all kinds and have been a pet owner my entire life. I look forward to Caring for your pet as if they were my own.

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Cameron dShelbyville, KY 40065

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Hey there! My name is Cam. I’m a freelance artist/cartoonist and I have had multiple dogs throughout my life and love them more than anything. In college, I walked dogs for 2 years and also helped out at a local animal shelter in my hometown off and on for a few years. I am genuinely excited and more than happy to walk your dogs or open my home to your furry friends. I hope to meet you and your best friend very soon.

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Rebecca SShelbyville, KY 40065

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Hey! I am 24, currently taking classes online for herbalism. I have been walking dogs for 10 years. Also pet sitting and boarding. I have also volunteer for an year at humane society. I love animals. I have three dogs at at home. A mixed, lab and yorkie. I would love to meet and walk your dog! Thank you Rebecca

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Lilianna VShelbyville, KY 40065

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“Treating all dogs with love and care.”

Hello! I am a student looking to earn money doing something I love. I have been around dogs all my life. A couple years ago my dog and I completed the Canine Good Citizen course. I am very comfortable around all dogs. I am not able to board dogs but am able to do anything that does not require a dog in my living area.

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

Dog Walking in Shelbyville

Shelbyville was established in 1792 as the seat of Shelby County, and the town preserves its rich history with architecture dating back over 200 years. Situated between Lexington and Louisville, Shelbyville is surrounded by beautiful Kentucky horse country—which means excellent trails nearby, though you might have to share with bigger four-legged friends.

Just 18 miles south of Shelbyville, Taylorsville Lake State Park features a 24-mile trail system open to both leashed dogs and saddled horses (so look before you step). The 3,000-acre Taylorsville Lake has the distinction of being KY’s most heavily stocked lake, so bring your fishing gear.

There’s a furrific trail in the heart of Shelbyville, too. The Clear Creek Greenway is a mile-long paved walking trail running from 7th Street to Stratton Bottom Park. Plans are underway to extend it another two miles north to Clear Creek Park, proving foot and paw access to Lake Shelby from downtown. Phase three will extend the greenway south to Red Orchard Park, too, connecting all the city’s major green spaces to the heart of the business district.

When your pups are ready for an urban adventure, Louisville is only a half-hour away. You’ll find a 24-hour emergency vet there if you need it, along with 19 — yes, we counted — pet supply stores and 168 dog-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating. The state capital Lexington is less than an hour’s drive from Shelbyville, too, so your pups have all the creature comforts they could want.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Shelbyville

North Shelbyville

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Population Density
1,333 per sq. mi.

North Shelbyville

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At 130 acres in northern Shelbyville, Clear Creek Park is the city's largest green space and a wag-worthy hiking destination. The scenic shores of Lake Shelby will have your buddy begging for more. Splash in the water or leash up to take on the park’s many trails. The Warrior Fitness Trail and Wilder Fitness Trail are each one mile long (one-way for Warrior and looped for Wilder) and located near athletic facilities. Meanwhile, the mile-long Soil Conservation Trail loop and the 0.75-mile one-way Cherokee Primitive Trail provide a more natural setting with views of the lake. There's more to explore in the neighborhood, too. Just north of the Clear Creek Park is the Lake Shelby Campground, where you’ll find the trailhead for the Squire Boon Trail through the Lake Shelby wetlands.

Downtown Shelbyville

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Population Density
1,848 per sq. mi.

Downtown Shelbyville

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Downtown Shelbyville’s good sidewalks provide the pawfect on-leash historical walking tour. Main Street crosses 1st Street through 11th Street downtown, a 10-block stretch leading through 3 separate districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In the East Shelbyville Historic District near 3rd Street, Federal and Gothic Revival buildings date to the town’s founding in the 1790s. The Shelby County Courthouse and Commercial Historic District are the bustling heart of Main Street, so let your fur-babies slow down while you window-shop. Finally, the grand late-nineteenth-century Greek Revival homes of the West Shelbyville Historic District start at 7th Street. If your pups are ready for a break from traffic, you can continue the history lesson at beautiful Grove Hill Cemetery, first established in 1854. Town ordinances require that you scoop any messes that happen along your walk — but of course, you would do that anyway.

South Shelbyville

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,333 per sq. mi.

South Shelbyville

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In southern Shelbyville, 131-acre Red Orchard Park was once a farm, and the rolling hills and mature trees (the orchard was planted in 1792) are a peaceful retreat for you and your fur-baby. The 5-acre fenced Bark Park is a main attraction. Membership is required, so bring vaccination records to sign up, then enjoy a comfy bench while your pup frolics with his new friends. If you need your exercise, too, explore the park’s hiking and equestrian trails. The one-mile Bluebird Way loops around the perimeter of the park, and a number of shorter trails cross and connect to stretch your journey an additional mile. Play equipment and exercise stations dot the trail, so you can boost your workout even if your short-legged friends are pooped. A well-kept subdivision across from the park’s entrance has good sidewalks to add extra length to your journey. 

Simpsonville City Limits

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Population Density
980 per sq. mi.

Simpsonville City Limits

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The name says it all: Shelby Trails Park is all about the trails. At 480 acres, Shelby has 21 separate carefully-maintained trails that welcome on-leash dogs. Founded as a public equestrian park and nature preserve, Shelby Trails features a large barn and all kinds of fascinating smells for your pups to enjoy. Ten of the trails are reserved for pedestrians (and paw-destrians, of course) so it's easy to download the trail map from the park’s webpage and plan a horse-free route for skittish pups. The woods and meadows are so peaceful that you’ll forget how close you are to shopping and a nice dinner. Grab burgers at Johnny Rockets — or just skip dinner and go straight for ice cream — on a pet-friendly patio in Downtown Simpsonville. 

Downtown Louisville (Downtown)

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Population Density
1,924 per sq. mi.

Downtown Louisville (Downtown)

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Now and then, even small-town pups want a taste of the city life. With Louisville only 30 miles away, it’s easy to plan a doggy day out. Running along the river throughout downtown, the scenic Louisville Riverwalk connects the excellent waterfront parks, including two designed by famous NYC Central Park landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. You can stop for a bite on the patio at Joe's Crab Shack right on the water, or veer into the city to find a dog-friendly outdoor table at one of the many hip bars, breweries, and bistros downtown. If you and your buddy have both been very good boys, consider a couple of stops along Highway 60 along your route home to Shelbyville. The Blue Dog Bakery — a human bakery with dog-friendly outdoor seating  —is just a few blocks away from the Three Dog Bakery pet supply store featuring handmade specialty dog treats.