Dog walking in Detroit

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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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Amy FDetroit, MI

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“Love is a four legged word❤”

Hi! My name is Amy! I love dogs & I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk your pup! I also work at a boarding facility so my job is to make sure the pets are healthy and happy, which I love to do! I know how important your pup is to you and I'll make sure they are well taken care of!

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

Mikayla MDetroit, MI

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“Doggos and exercise! Look forward to helping you!”

I am a loving pet owner looking to help other people out. I have a flexible schedule and am very excited to meet your dog! Dog walking has given me many opportunities to deal with all sorts of pups. I am happy to accommodate any needs. Please let me know how I can help!

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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, Fast walker

Juliann HDetroit, MI

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Hi! My name is Juliann and I love dogs! I grew up having a Weimaraner named Maxy, and after she crossed the rainbow bridge, we got another Weim puppy named Cleo. She left us in 2014. I still miss them both and am always looking for opportunities to spend time with dogs as I cannot own my own at the moment. Aside from growing up with dogs, my experience includes spending the last 2 years volunteering at my local animal shelter where I walked, bathed, and socialized dogs on a weekly basis. And then there's all the times I've walked and dog sat for friends and neighbors..always a joy :)

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Jordan EDetroit, MI

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Hi, my name is Jordan. First of all, I love dogs! I have been walking dogs on a regular basis since 2009. This includes walking my neighbor's dogs. I also acted as a long term dog sitter for an elderly woman who had to move into a home. I literally moved in and took care of her dog and her home full time! They had to sell the home and asked me to adopt the dog (Barkis) which I was thrilled to do and we are best buddies :)

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Peggy MDetroit, MI

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“Love my job! You can count on me!”

Hi! I love all animals, I am responsible, and reliable. I walk my Chocolate Lab dog everyday.I'm self-motivated, excellent communicator, have people & animals skills. I am school bus driver for 12yrs+ for a school district. On my route the students and I would always enjoy giving treats to the animals. We take pictures of the animals and the students put them up on the wall inside the bus. The kids just loved it. I am very responsible and reliable you can count on me!

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Paul SDetroit, MI

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“Walking partner for your best friend”

Hi everyone, I'm Paul! I'm currently finishing graduate school and am looking to spend some quality time outdoors with your lovely pet. I have taken care of dogs, cats and a whole host of other animals my entire life, lending me nearly 20 years of experience in walking, care and companionship.

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Dylan WDetroit, MI

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“When your pet is with me, they’re family! <3”

My name is Dylan and I grew up in Michigan. My family has always had dogs in our lives. I love meeting people’s dogs and caring for them as if they were my own family pet. I like to provide video updates during the walk as well as detailed report cards. I’m a pet parent and I give the same service I would want from a Wag Walker. I am available for communication and want to do whatever I can to give the best service for you and your pet. Have any questions? Please contact me.

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Kaitlyn BDetroit, MI

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“Belly Rub Expert!”

Hello my name is Kaitlyn. I am an Animal Science major at Michigan State. I love animals, I have two dogs of my own and I love getting to know new dogs. I am currently a full time student and I walk/ dog sit as my only job. I have had dogs since the age of 10 and I have plenty of experience in dog training, tips, and tricks.

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Emily MDetroit, MI

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I've owned, walked, and taken care of dogs since I was a little girl and find them to be incredibly smart and empathetic creatures! As a highly active individual, I am well suited for the dog-walker lifestyle and consider it to be an extremely rewarding experience.

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Marc MDetroit, MI

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Hi my name is Marc. The reason you should choose me as your Wag walker is because I truly love dogs. Currently I have experience with walking 5 dogs in the Fort Green area of Brooklyn. I have availability in all Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods. Not only do I love dogs, but I actually respect them as individuals. I get to know each dog and their habits, and build a relationship on an individual basis. If you choose me as your Wag walker you can trust me and you won't regret it.

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Dog Walking in Detroit

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Walking for health is just as good for your dog as it is for you! Taking daily strolls not only helps you bond, but also reduces both your risks of developing diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Whether exploring your neighborhood, or trekking the Detroit Riverwalk, you’ll be having fun with your canine bestie while living your best lives together.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

There’s no doubt your dog loves to play, but romping with their peers is more than just fun. Rubbing noses with other dogs teaches proper pup behavior, and exposes your dog to new situations to help build their confidence. Take a walk around the block or to a Detroit dog park to meet new furry playmates.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

If your house looks like a tornado tore through, your dog may have the boredom blues. A lack of enough physical and mental stimulation can make your good dog dig or chew their way to fun. Going on regular walks in your area can work your dog’s muscles and mind so they can relax when home. Try a spin through Detroit’s Indian Village to see historic homes of the city’s famous past residents, such as Edsel Ford.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Detroit

When you want to keep your dog moving in The Motor City while you’re away, a dog walker may be the pawfect option. Pupular 30-minute walks can be as much as $30, while longer 60-minute treks can range up to $40. Some companies only walk on weekdays, and others only during midday hours, which means if your dog needs a late night or weekend walk, you could be out of luck. Other services can charge extra fees from $5 to $10 to keep your dog active outside of regular business hours.

Wag! has your dog covered with walks when they need them most. Dog Walkers with Wag! can get your dog out on a 20-minute walk for $15, a 30-minute stroll for $20, or even a 60-minute adventure for only $30 any day of the week. There are never additional charges for early morning, evening or weekend walks. And with on-demand, same day walks are a breeze to book! And if your dog has more energy than the sun, you’ll save 15% when you book multiple walks in advance.

All Wag! pet caregivers are thoroughly vetted and insured, and take your dog’s safety seriously. You’ll always be able to see where your dog goes with real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app, and a report card after each walk will tell you just how much fun they had on their day out.

Dog Parks in Detroit

Known for cars, music stars and Hockeytown, Detroit is also a pawrific place to spend the day with your pooch. Whether strolling for street art, or catching a bite at a dog-friendly, outdoor eatery, Downtown is the place to be! Right by Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, take a stroll to the Grand Circus Dog Park. Your dog can ditch the leash and mingle with new furiends in this centrally located pup hot spot that offers water in the summer, seating for pawrents, and lots of pawsome events!

Head west to trendy Corktown to browse pet boutiques, catch a bite, and visit the Petsmart PUP’s Detroit Dog Park! Located near the Michigan Central Train Depot, and with a furbulous view of the Downtown Detroit skyline, this hidden gem is pawfect for those pups who love to socialize in a quieter setting. All sizes can enjoy the fully fenced-in grassy space, with benches and clean-up bags on site.

Cruise north to Midtown, home of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State University, and treat your dog with a trip to the Midtown Dog Park! Sponsored by local company Shinola, you know you’ve arrived when you see the tall street clock at the entrance. With a small dog area, water and artificial turf, this small park is fully fenced to make sure your dog stays safe while having fun.

If you are looking to escape the city for a real adventure, pack up the pup and head to Belle Isle Park, an island in the Detroit River near Downtown. There’s so much to see over the island’s 982-acres, but your dog is sure to love a leashed stroll around the perimeter of the island on the Belle Isle Bicycle Trail. Go off the beaten track to explore bridges, woods and even the Belle Isle Beach! The main beach stretches for a ½ mile, while several other smaller beach areas surrounding the island can also be discovered.

When visiting dog parks, make sure your dog is licensed and fully vaccinated, and wearing appropriate tags on their collars. Keep your dog leashed when entering or exiting any off-leash areas, and everywhere outside of them. Dogs should be leashed at all times on Belle Isle.

Dog Walking in Detroit with Wag!

While your dog loves exploring Detroit with you, sometimes life can keep you from the adventure. But your dog can keep moving with Wag!

With lots of walk options available, it’s easy to book an experience your dog will love. Simply download the Wag! app, select the date and time for a walk, then choose the pawfect length for your dog. One-time walks are great for when your dog needs them most, while recurring walks are ideal for the energy furball in your life. And when the unexpected happens, your dog can always get a last-minute walk in the same day with on-demand. Follow your dog’s journey from wherever you are with GPS tracking, and enjoy all the exciting moments through text and picture updates from your pet caregiver.  

Dog walkers with Wag! know active Siberian Huskies and Pit Bulls need to cover a lot of ground to get tuckered out, and can get these Detroit favorites exploring on long 60-minute treks. Your Jack Russell Terrier can really work those little legs on an exciting 30-minute race through the neighborhood. Puffy Pomeranians will love meeting new furiends on an easy-going 20-minute spin around the block. And if your elderly Beagle just needs a check-in, Wag! can Drop-In at home to make sure they have everything they need.

A lot is happening in Motown, and your dog doesn’t want to miss a beat! Book a walk with Wag! today to keep your pup moving and grooving in this furbulous city!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Detroit

Downtown

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,287 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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Grab your Tigers gear and bring a radio with you to Grand Circus Park located in the heart of Downtown. Right by Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, you and your dog can go on a nice walk in Grand Circus Park before you head to Grand Circus Dog Park, a gated area located inside the park. This is a place where your pup can be unleashed and free to socialize with other Detroit canines. Once your pu is all tuckered out, take pleasure in a good meal at some of Downtowns eating establishments like ASHE Supply Co, WaLa, Pizza Papalis, or Small Plates which offers brunch, chicken and waffles, and fried green tomatoes. All of these eateries welcome your pup to enjoy a great meal with you on their outdoor patios.

Eastern Market

37
Population Density
1,091 per sq. mi.

Eastern Market

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If you’re wandering around this historic commercial district and find that you can’t bring your dog inside the famous market of the same name, head over to 3Dogs1Cat, a lovely urban pet shoppe. Here you can find unique and affordable merchandise for your dog, like collars, beds, toys, and the finest in Detroit gear for your favorite pup. After you’re done shopping, visit the Germack Coffee and Tea shop, a local dog friendly coffee house where you can get a delicious peppermint tea or a mocha, a favorite around these parts.


Corktown

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,069 per sq. mi.

Corktown

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Detroit’s first dog park is located near the Michigan Central Station in the beautiful historic district of Corktown. PetSmart P.U.P.'s Detroit Dog Park was brought about by a group of Detroit dog lovers who recognized that there was a need for a place where dogs could safely socialize in this big city. This park allows complete unleashed fun without any fees. However, do make sure your dog is vaccinated, and wait to take off that leash until you are safely inside the park. Afterwards, walk through the oldest neighborhood in the city and an enjoy a scenic slice of time. Head over to dog friendly Mercury Burger and Bar for some amazing American food once your appetite is calling.


Midtown

13
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
14,550 per sq. mi.

Midtown

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Although not the biggest dog park in the world, Midtown Dog Park contains a small, gated dog park that is perfect to bring your dog to run some energy out. After a nice afternoon in the dog park, take your pooch to Canine to Five, a doggy daycare and grooming facility, which is perfect if your dog likes to roll around in the dirt. Midtown also has some great dining options for you and your dog, including Traffic Jam and Snug, Union Street, and Jolly Pumpkin which has seasonal ales, great appetizers, and even pizza for you and your dog to enjoy out on their patio.


Lafayette Park

0
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
5,100 per sq. mi.

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Lafayette Park is a great place to visit primarily for Dequindre Cut Greenway. This is an old unused railroad corridor that has been turned in a “rail-trail”. Lafayette Park is also home to Lafayette Plaisance Park, a 13-acre park that has beautiful scenery and a stunning backdrop of modern Detroit architecture. Take a walk and let your dog enjoy the 90 trees that pave the way through the park. If you and your pup are looking for an easier walk, then check out Miles van der Rohe Historic District and enjoy some of the historical houses and apartments.