Dog walking in Portage

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Flexible scheduling

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Victoria LPortage, MI

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“Active and experienced future veterinarian!”

I am the proud owner of a mini golden-doodle and currently work at a veterinary hospital. I will be attending vet school in the fall and thus have a lot of experience caring for all different kinds of dogs! I am a former collegiate athlete who loves being outdoors and I look forward to helping your dog get the love and exercise they need!

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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

Christine LPortage, MI

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Hello! My name is Christine! I am 28 years old, and recently relocated from North Carolina to Michigan! I have two senior boys of my own named Odin and Mr. Moe! I am super active myself, and would absolutely love to help make lives easier by helping others keep their dogs active and happy as well!

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Imani JPortage, MI

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“I'll love your doggy!”

I am a very fun animal lover! I am the daughter of a veterinarian and have been a vet assistant for about 3 years now. Dogs, and other animals are essentially our children, and it is always my goal to treat them as I would a human child and take care of them as if they were my own

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Socialization training

Carin SPortage, MI

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Hi! I'm Carin and I love pups of all breeds and sizes! I grew up with a yellow lab and now have two rescues of my own. I am a full time student and spend as much time as I can get outdoors and with animals (great self-care). I started this journey through pet sitting for friends and family and cant wait to get to know your pups too!

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Colin MPortage, MI

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Hey everybody! My name is Colin and I have loved dogs ever since I was born. I have volunteered at shelters, had a dog for almost 14 years, and am always the one for my neighbors/family to call whenever they need a dog sitter. I sometimes think I love these walks more than the dogs! Can't wait to meet your pup!

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Nicole BPortage, MI

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Hi! My name is Nicole and I am a full-time pet sitter and dog walker. I have always loved animals, as well as the idea of having my own business serving the community. I am very grateful to have been able to pursue both passions! I am insured and bonded, pet first aid and CPR certified, and certified FetchFind pet care professional. Your pet(s) will receive lots of patience, love, and the best care possible from me. I’m happy to go on runs and give daily exercise to high energy dogs, give love and snuggles to affectionate pets, correct puppies that are learning, and make sure playful pets are having lots of fun! I love to care for special needs and senior pets, too. I have experience with basic grooming, administering oral medication, and a little bit of experience with training with both older dogs and puppies that grows every day! I am very responsive and will send detailed updates with plenty of pictures. I am more than happy to accommodate any additional needs you and your pet may have and pride myself on always going above and beyond to provide the best care possible for your beloved companions.

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Andrea APortage, MI

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Hi, I'm Andrea! Originally from Michigan, I grew up with a big beautiful hunk of labrador love, Stella. She would wait patiently for me to come home from school, and we would walk, play soccer, watch tv, whatever our hearts desired. She taught me how special the relationship between a dog and its owner truly is. I've been petsitting, walking, and volunteering at shelters throughout my adult life, and that special relationship with animals still rings true today. Can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Gabbie HPortage, MI

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Hi! My name is Gabbie and I’m excited to spend some time with your fur baby! I have experiences with dogs of all sizes, from miniature daschunds to Newfoundland’s! I’m honest and try to provide the best experience for you and your pup.

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

Amber SPortage, MI

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Hi! My name is Amber and I've lived with dogs my entire life. I mostly have experience with large breeds of dogs but I love all of them! My favorite activity to do with dogs is play fetch. I'll make sure your doggy has fun and stays safe while you're away!

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Caleb SPortage, MI

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I’m Caleb, I’m going to be a sophomore at Western Michigan University studying aviation flight science. My family adopted our first dog when I was seven years old and my love for it grew into a summer job as I spent a great deal of my time pet sitting and walking my neighbors dogs. My own dog was an Akita-German Shepherd mix but I’ve had great experiences with many varieties of dogs, big and small. Being a dog walker gives me the opportunity to bond with whole bunch of pups while giving them the excitement and exercise they need.

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Dog Walking in Portage

Portage is a small Michigan town surrounded by large lakes, thick trees, a thriving downtown community and residential homes. The area is only 45 miles from Lake Michigan, and is known for its extensive network of historical parks and nice shaded trails. The public parks and trails are dog-friendly too, allowing your best friend to be included in the fun.

The best place to bring Fido is The Bark Park in the center of the city, a 4-acre park with lush lawns, open space, and surrounded by thick trees. The park has separate areas for large and small dogs, double-gated entrances, kiddie pools, free toys, and dog-sized water fountains to enjoy. 

The Portage Creek Bicentennial Park is a 200-acre linear park that has multiple trails, large, narrow open areas to play in, shaded sitting areas and paths, fishing along the creek, and picnic areas. The park is very dog-friendly and doesn't require pups to be on a leash as long as they are under voice commands. The park is home to the Portage Creek Bicentennial Park Trail, an 8-mile multi-use bicycling and walking trail, that loops through the park and offers trash bins and clean-up stations along the way.

The close-knit community of Portage always makes sure to include Fido in all their outdoor locations, and even provides 7 different animal hospitals to cater to all canines.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Portage

Forest Hills

48
Population Density
1,464 per sq. mi.

Forest Hills

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Forest Hills is a small southern neighborhood on the west side of the West Lake, and filled with residential homes and thick woods. Some of those woods belong to the West Lake Nature Preserve, a 40-acre lakefront park with natural wetlands, wooded trails, and a dock on the water with scenic views. The area is perfect for going out and enjoying a scenic walk, with access to open areas and picnic areas for some rest that also offers benches, trash bins, and water fountains for visitors. The Bishop's Bog Preserve is another park in the neighborhood that has over 50 acres of natural wetlands with open space, nature trails, and boardwalks. Dogs must remain on a leash inside both parks.

Ramona Park

36
Population Density
1,003 per sq. mi.

Ramona Park

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Ramona Park is a neighborhood on the southeast corner of the city, taken up by residential homes, thick woods, and the two lakes of Austin Lake and Long Lake. The neighborhood shares its name with Ramona Park, a developed lakeside park along Long Lake. This green space offers a well-kept open area, paved walkways, and a recreational area to play in with scenic views of the lake. Leashed pups can enjoy the area and additional features like water fountains, clean-up stations, and benches. Lakeview Park is another lakeside park, along the southern part of Austin Lake. With vibrant and lush fields, surrounded by paved walkways, a playground, and a baseball field, the area is perfect for a day out to play and walk. Don't forget to bring water and clean-up bags to this park!

West Portage

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Population Density
1,017 per sq. mi.

West Portage

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West Portage is a narrow community on the west side of town, taken up by old farmlands and residential homes. The best place to walk Fido is the Portage Soccer Complex, thanks to its large open areas to run around and play in, with over 8 soccer fields, paved trails, restrooms, water fountains, and benches. Lexington Green Park is a more rural park on the northern side of the neighborhood, with forested trails and open fields. There are recreational parts too, that include enclosed tennis courts, a ball field, a playground, and paved walkways connecting the area that's available to leashed pups.

Ramey Park

12
Population Density
3,334 per sq. mi.

Ramey Park

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Ramey Park is an urban community outside of the downtown area of the city, with shopping centers and busy streets. Dog walkers can still take their pup to Millennium Park, a small but enjoyable place to take your pup thanks to its open area, looping trails, playground, restrooms, and water fountains. Leash up Fido before coming here, and also enjoy the Millennium Trail that connects to the park. The trail is made from concrete and extends over 3 miles, with the southern half being surrounded by bogs and wetlands, creating some great scenic views. If you plan on walking Fido along the trail, remember to bring water and clean-up bags along!

Northwest Portage

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Population Density
2,219 per sq. mi.

Northwest Portage

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Northwest Portage is a small community with residential homes backed by thick woods to the north. The area is known for Westfield Park, a pleasant park with a playground, soccer fields, picnic places, a baseball diamonds, enclosed tennis courts, and lighted basketball courts. The park also has some lush open areas surrounded by trees, with features like water fountains and benches. On the northern side of the neighborhood is Harbors West Park, a completely open park with few shady trees, but lots of space to run around and play, an encompassing trail, a playground, and a basketball court. Dogs have to be on a leash inside both parks.