Dog walking in Columbia

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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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Christin SColumbia, MD

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Hi, my name is Christin! I am an animal lover, with an extra soft spot for dogs of every size and breed. I own a Jack Russell Terrier mix, who has kept me on my toes for the past 10 years. I am always happy to meet a new furry friend!

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Christopher SColumbia, MD

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Whether it's a walk around the neighborhood or taking a trip to the dog park, I'm always looking forward to my walks. I have experience with walking 50 different breeds of all sizes, and it's a pleasure meeting new pups. The more the merrier. The time I get to spend with a dog, young or not so young, small or not so small, makes the day that much better.

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Louis SColumbia, MD

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Hello, I'm Louis! I grew up in Maryland with a beagle named Milo and currently have a Shiba Inu named Thor. I started dog walking for my neighbors since i was 14 yrs old and I've enjoyed it ever since. I enjoy meeting new dogs and getting to know them, as I know that every dog is different. I will make sure to provide you with the best Wag! experience possible and make sure your dog is loved and taken care for.

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Daniel HColumbia, MD

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I've been very fortunate to grow up with dogs. My first dog was a golden retriever named Murphy. I learned a lot about how to take care of dogs when I was a kid because of Murphy. And more importantly, I had a lot of fun! I now have a black lab named Hon. She recently turned 11, but still acts like a puppy .

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Hunter HColumbia, MD

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Hi my name is Hunter! I'm an animal lover and pet owner myself. I know our pets are family and how important it is to make sure they're taken care of. I've had dogs in my home since as long as I can remember and know how to give them the love and respect they deserve. I've worked office jobs and long hour days, so I understand the need for a reliable person to be there. I would be happy and honored to get to care for your pup, big or small, old or young!

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Rebecca RColumbia, MD

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I grew up with dogs. I loved and walked the dog I had. I have boarded and dog sat during vacations, long travel, and extended hospital stays. I just love animals in general.

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Puppy care

Catherine WColumbia, MD

4.9

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My name's Cat, but I love dogs! I'm currently a student and think spending time with dogs is a great study-break. I've got lots of experience taking care of my 3 dog-nephews, who are a lab, a pit mix, and a husky. I also enjoy running, so if your pup needs some extra exercise, I'd love to help out!

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Holly BColumbia, MD

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“Happy tails to you and your furry friend!”

Hi! As the daughter of a vet I grew up with dogs - collies, poodles, a schnauzer and a dachshund (not all at the same time!) I currently co-parent two adorable Maltese dogs. I have a flexible schedule and will be walking dogs primarily in Silver Spring and Olney. I look forward to meeting your precious pooch!

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Amy RColumbia, MD

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“Maximizing fur babies’ fun for 5+ years!”

Hi, I’m Amy, lifelong dog lover and current mom to Indie, my sassy terrier rescue. I have been dog walking & sitting for over 5 years and am comfortable with all breeds and behaviors; I’m happy to help with any special concerns. I understand the paramount importance of safety, but I am playful too, and I look forward to getting to know pups really well so I can make sure they enjoy walks as much as possible. Plus: I take *great* dog pics and write fun report cards so you enjoy the walks too!

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

Seth EColumbia, MD

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Hey there! I can't wait to meet your dog and if I'm lucky enough, you too! I've loved dogs my entire life, from the sharpei I had as a boy to the rescue Keyshond I took care of later in life. I have such a passion for canines that I volunteer at the SPCA in Baltimore and would love to take care of your pet, one walk at a time!

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Dog Walking in Columbia

Some 20-mile distance southwest from Baltimore, Maryland, lies the planned community of Columbia, Maryland. This city of over 100,000 people is split into ten separate towns and is considered one of the best places to live in the United States. Columbia offers a safe environment with high-quality education, recreation, and work perspectives. Columbia is also very welcoming for pets and even has its own equestrian center.

The scenic natural surroundings make Columbia, Maryland, more than just a place to drink, eat and sleep. Columbia is close to a total of three lakes (Lake Kittamaqundi, Lake Elkhorn, and Wilde Lake) and a sizeable amount of park land for jogging, biking and, of course, walking the dogs.

Columbia, Maryland, is also home to Columbia DogPark, the first and only off-leash dog park that is completely fenced. The park is operated by the Columbia Association and provides 2.7 acres for dogs to explore and run around. The park is divided in two areas - one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Each area comes fully equipped with benches, water fountains and locations to dispose of waste.

Dog owners looking for a challenge will find it in the 20 mile Patuxent Branch Trail system that takes hikers through the rolling hills of Howard County and alongside the Patuxent River, The trail covers a wide variety of landscapes and historical sites.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Columbia

River Hill

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,520 per sq. mi.

River Hill

48

Residents of River Hill have the luxury of having Middle Patuxent Environmental Area right in their backyard, making this one of the best neighborhoods in Columbia, Maryland for dog owners. Middle Patuxent Environmental Area is a large green space within the city, home to many different nature trails and various water spots throughout the park. Great for short hikes and for those who enjoy that wilderness feel, River Hill and Middle Patuxent Environmental Area is perfect for four legged companions and their owners to enjoy the fresh air and get some daily exercise.


Hickory Ridge

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,396 per sq. mi.

Hickory Ridge

36

Hickory Ridge is one of the largest neighborhoods in Columbia, Maryland, making it a perfect spot for dog owners to call home. Throughout the neighborhood, residents are able to go for long walks along the streets of the community, as well as have direct access to Middle Patuxent Environmental Area where they can take their pooches for runs, swims, hikes, and so much more. This green space is a perk for all dog owners! Hawthorn Park is also a great park where dogs and their humans can get some exercise. This clean and spacious neighborhood park is great for leashed walks.


Long Reach

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
17,000 per sq. mi.

Long Reach

24

Long Reach is a great spot for dog owners and their pets to reside. With it being such a green neighborhood filled with large mature trees lining the streets, leashed neighborhood walks are very enjoyable for people and their furry friends. Many of the properties in this neighborhood have lush and large backyards as well for your very own fido to play in. Dog owners like to take their dogs over to Long Reach Park where they can find trails and green space to play in, have a bike ride, or even rollerblade. As this is also a sports park, it is advisable to carry a leash.

Long Fellow

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,284 per sq. mi.

Long Fellow

12

The Long Fellow neighborhood can be considered one of the best neighborhoods in Columbia, Maryland for dog owners, as it is located right beside the Columbia Dog Park and Cedar Lane Park. At Columbia Dog Park, dog owners can take their four-legged friends and have a pawsitively great time running around the park. As this is an off-leash park, pups are given the added freedom to walk, run, and explore at their own speed. Cedar Lane Park is a hub for various sports, where pet owners like to walk their leashed dogs and watch some of the games taking place!

Kings Contrivance

0
Dog Parks
5 parks

Population Density
11,000 per sq. mi.

Kings Contrivance

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Kings Contrivance is one of the larger neighborhoods in Columbia, Maryland, which means that there are a lot of places for pooches and their owners to go for walks, runs, and even bike rides. In addition to neighborhood walks, there are five green parks worth exploring if you have a dog. Therefore, Kings Contrivance is a great place to reside if you and your best friend like to play outside. The parks worth checking out are Hammond Park, Kings Contrivance Park, Dickinson Park, Holiday Hills Park, and Atholton Park. Since many of these parks have playgrounds and other amenities, they are great for dog owners who want to enjoy the parks with their family as well. After all, kids and their pups love to play together, too!