Dog walking in La Plata

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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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Heather MLa Plata, MD 20646

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“Ruff & Roll :)”

Hello! My name is Heather and I am a 25 year old woman looking to expand my network. I grew up on a farm in Powhatan, Va with all kinds of animals but most importantly I grew up with 7 dogs! I love all dogs and I am very confident around them. I treat all dogs like they are own and I will go out of my way to make sure you and your pup feel safe and happy in my care :) I’m trustworthy and can accommodate whatever your needs are for your dogs walk! I also have a very flexible schedule! Thanks!

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

Theresa TLa Plata, MD 20646

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Hello I'M Theresa ,I am a dog owner and a animal lover. I always have been. I currently am a dog mom of 5 spoiled rotten fur babies. I have always had a dog in my life even as a child growing up. I have boarded,pet sat,taken care of animals most of my life for family ,friends ,friends of family ,friends of friends you get the fist. I love animals always have and they love me, but I must admit dogs are my favorite

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Tabitha HLa Plata, MD 20646

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Hello! Growing up we always had a dog or 2 in the house. I have watched dogs multiple times overnight in the past. I love dogs and have a veterinarian assistant certificate!

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Starr WLa Plata, MD 20646

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“Walk with Starr and the care for your pup goes far”

Hey! My name is Starr. I go to Virginia State University. I am currently on break. I live in Alexandria but I do not mind traveling to meet you and your furry friend. I love, love, love, animals and have had many of my own. Walking dogs and making sure they are well exercised comes natural to me. I do welcome sitting and boarding since I am well trained it. I accept big dogs, small dogs, furry dogs, or bald dogs because they all need love. I look forward to meeting ya'll soon.

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Keira TLa Plata, MD 20646

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Hi there, I’m Keira! I grew up with a Dalmatian and a Pomeranian and currently have a pug and puggle. I LOVE all puppers both big and small and I can’t wait for an opportunity to walk your fur baby!

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Geovanny MLa Plata, MD 20646

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“I have experience with high energy and calm dogs”

My name is Geovanny. I’ve been working with Wag! for almost a year now. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many different dogs, each with their own unique personality. I babysit from high energy dogs to lonesome dogs that keep to themselves. Each dog requires their own unique care.Just provide me the care instructions that your furry friend requires and trust that they will have the best care from me. I can take long distance walks if they require it. I can also handle dogs that pull a lot also.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Lisa SLa Plata, MD 20646

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“Your dog’s other best friend!!”

I’m Lisa, I will care for your fur baby as if he/she were my own. I currently have 2 dogs( 1 lab and 1 lab/pit mix) and 2 indoor cats. I love to walk no matter the weather. Just leave a towel so I can dry your baby off. I can also help getting your pet to vet appointments. If your pet needs medicine, I am able to help.

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

Nina ALa Plata, MD 20646

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Hi! My name is Nina and I am an energetic and experienced dog care taker. I absolutely love animals especially dogs. I’ve been walking, babysitting and caring for dogs for friends and family for about 3 years now. I love going on nice long walks and jogs with pups, even up to 5 miles! Dogs are such great companions and buddies to have around; they’re so loving and bring so much fun in my life. As a proud dog owner all my life I’m excited to be on board with Wag! And meet your loved pups!

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Shannon WLa Plata, MD 20646

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“Dogs know more about love than humans ever will”

My name is Shannon and I work at one of the museums on the Mall. I love working with families and the diverse group of visitors we get but on my own time I love animals even more! I have my own dog and cat and I love meeting new furry friends! Most of my free time is spent outdoors if weather permits and being new to the area I like to explore and find new areas and get into new adventures!

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Andrija SLa Plata, MD 20646

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“You do the talking, I do the walking! :)”

Hi there! My name is Andy! I am a patient and quite person who loves to spend my free time with animals. I grew up with 2 Siberian Huskies, 1 Golden Retriever, 1 Mini Schnauzer, 2 parrots, 3 cats, and lastly 2 bunny rabbits. I cherished every single one them. Dogs are my passion and I continue to learn their way of life. Walking dogs is my hobby and a great way to keep me fit. I cannot wait to see who I get to walk. Parents; you will not regret choosing me. Thanks!

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Dog Walking in La Plata

If you live in La Plata, you know how many dog-friendly things there are to do in this town! This lovely small town has a pawesome off-leash dog park, and it also has many other parks where you can take your dog for on-leash walks. If your dog needs to see a veterinarian, there are three clinics in La Plata.

If you’re searching for a good place to take your dog for an on-leash walk in La Plata, check out Tilghman Lake Park. This park is the largest in La Plata, and it’s home to picturesque walking trails that go around peaceful Tilghman Lake. There are also scenic picnic pavilions where you can enjoy a snack or lunch with your pup. Your dog’s tail won’t stop wagging when they see all the great sights in this park!

Indian Head Rail Trail is another furrific place to go for an on-leash walk with your dog. This 13-mile trail goes from White Plains to Indian Head, and it follows an abandoned railroad corridor. As you go along the trail, you’ll see mature forests, wetlands, farmlands, and the tranquil Mattawoman Creek. The closest trailhead to La Plata is located five miles away in White Plains. You and your pup will both have a great time exploring this trail and the many other dog-friendly attractions in and around La Plata!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in La Plata

Turkey Hill Road

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
550 per sq. mi.

Turkey Hill Road

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This neighborhood is home to La Plata’s one off-leash area, Turkey Hill Dog Park. This fun-filled dog park has two separate areas: one for large dogs and one for small or shy dogs. Both areas are fenced in and double-gated, and both have large grassy fields that are perfect for dogs that love sprinting and playing. There’s no water available on-site, so it’s a good idea to bring a water bottle or two for your pup. A few extra waste bags in your pocket might come in handy, too. Your dog will always have a great time when they’re playing at this La Plata dog park!

Old Colony

36
Population Density
550 per sq. mi.

Old Colony

36

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to take your dog for an on-leash walk, check out Laurel Springs Park. This park is home to Laurel Springs Trail, a 1.6-mile nature trail that loops around the entire park. The trail takes you through Laurel Springs Park’s wooded areas, providing amazing views throughout your whole walk. Bring water and doggy bags, and have a puptastic time walking here! If you want a cool treat after your walk, head over to Rita’s Frozen Custard. This custard and Italian ice shop is open in spring and summer, and they’ll give your dog a small dish of vanilla custard to enjoy.

Eisenhower East

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
17,140 per sq. mi.

Eisenhower East

24

Eisenhower East is home to a pawpular off-leash area: Dog Run Park at Carlyle. Located 27.5 miles from La Plata, this dog run has separate fenced areas for large and small dogs to run and play in. Both areas have lots of benches for owners to sit on while their dogs play, and they also have drinking water available for your dog. Bring a tennis ball for your pup, and have a pawesome time playing here! If you’re hungry after the dog park, check out Sweet Fire Donna’s. Sit at one of their dog-friendly outdoor tables, and enjoy delicious barbeque fare.

Old Town West

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
14,480 per sq. mi.

Old Town West

12

If you’re looking for a fun dog-friendly park, check out Old Town West’s Montgomery Park. This park is about 29 miles from La Plata, and it has a small fenced dog run where pups can play and make new friends. After your dog is finished at the dog run, put them back on their leash and take them for a leisurely stroll around Montgomery Park. If you’re hungry after your walk, head over to the Lost Dog Café. This casual restaurant welcomes dogs on their outdoor patio, and they offer gourmet pizzas named after dog breeds, as well as pasta dishes, specialty sandwiches, soups and salads, and more.

Grays Road

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
246 per sq. mi.

Grays Road

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This Prince Frederick neighborhood is home to another off-leash dog run, Grays Road Dog Park. This dog park is about 25 miles from La Plata, and it includes separate areas for big dogs and small or timid dogs. Both areas feature fenced-in, open fields where your dog can run and play as much as they’d like. There are also plenty of trees to keep the park shady and cool. If you or your dog get thirsty, there are dog and human water fountains available. Your dog will always have a fun time playing in this wonderful off-leash area.