Dog walking in Utica

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How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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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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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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Nancy OUtica, MI

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I've owned dogs and cats my entire life. My husband and I have been pet sitting for friends and family since we were married 35 years ago. We are both retired and work great together as a team. We will take the best loving care of your pets. You will be very pleased with our special care for your special pet. All of our experiences with Wag have been amazing! We want to meet you and your baby, and we want to start an ongoing relationship with you today!

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Heidi WUtica, MI

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“Dog walker, dog mom, dog trainer, dog psychiatrist”

Hey! I'm Heidi, an animal lover in Oakland County. I've boarded and walked many dogs around Michigan for many years. I love the outdoors as much as your furry friend. My husband (also a certified dog handler) and I share tons of tips on encouraging healthy behaviors in dogs, and I'm excited to make the most of a walk with your buddy!

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

Amy FUtica, 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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Mark LUtica, MI

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Hi, My name is Mark and I look forward to meeting your pooch. I've grown up with all kinds of dogs my entire life, owning cocker spaniel, Golden Retriever, Yellow and Black labs, and Australian Shepards. I even used to work as a Kennel worker at a vet, working with over 150 dogs on a daily basis. Dogs really are best friends, and I'll be sure to treat your best friend with the love and respect they deserve. Can't wait to meet and hang out with your friends!!

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Melissa JUtica, MI

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Hi, I'm Melissa! I'm currently an NYC college student looking forward to giving lots of love and attention to your dog! I became a vegetarian when I was twelve years old because of the animal abuse I saw online. I have grown up with 3 cats and my grandmothers 6 dogs, so I am an all around animal lover! I spent my time in middle school volunteering at animal shelters and donating portions of my pay checks in high school to these shelters! I love animals and I will make yours feel nothing but loved. I look forward to meeting with your furry friend soon!

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Jordan EUtica, 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 MUtica, 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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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Krissy SUtica, MI

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A fur baby mother, outdoor lover, and crazy plant lady- and even crazier animal lover! I grew up in an rural area in Michigan where my family had many dogs, horses and other animals. I currently have two fur kids (French Bulldog & English Lab) of my own! There’s usually a third in the house wether it be pet sitting or fostering. Excited to spend time with your fur baby!

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Greg BUtica, MI

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“Let me care for your dog like I do my patients!”

Hello! Part time nurse, full time student looking to do the thing I enjoy doing...walking dogs and staying active. Have experience with all shapes and sizes of dogs. Grew up with dogs and through adulthood as well. Love being active, playing catch, and going for jogs with the puppers. Recently fostered a dog so have access to plenty of treats and food. Tall, in shape male so able to handle walking stronger, bigger dog breeds as well.

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Emily MUtica, 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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Dog Walking in Utica

The city of Utica has been known by several names throughout its history, including Harlow, Hog's Hollow, and McDougalville, until it was finally named Utica in the 1830s. The place is fairly small, but it has a great geographical position. From the south, it's around 28 miles from Detroit. Pontiac is on the west side of Utica, around 14 miles away, and the third biggest city in the state, Warren, is just 10 miles from Utica. If your dog has medical problems or an emergency, it's good to know that Utica has two veterinary hospitals that will provide good care for your canine friend.

Utica has a few places where you can cuddle up and spend a few nights with your furry friend. Comfort Inn Utica is a cheaper option, or you can visit Hyatt Place Utica, Staybridge Suites Detroit Utica, and La Quinta Inn & Suites Detroit Utica. Be sure to check the pet policies at each hotel, as fees and restrictions vary.

Utica is home to over seven parks where you and your leashed pup can explore the day away. You won't find any pet-friendly restaurants or dog parks here, but fur-tunately, Utica is just a skip and a hop from larger cities with plenty of dog-friendly amenities!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Utica

North Charter Township of Shelby

48
Population Density
220 per sq. mi.

North Charter Township of Shelby

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The closest place that you can take your pup to get some exercise if you're staying or living in Utica is the Stony Creek Metro Park. This park is located just 6 miles away from Utica in North Charter Township of Shelby. Your doggie is welcome here as long as he's properly leashed and well-behaved. The good news is that, even though dogs are not allowed on the sandy main beach, there are many places where you can let your pooch have a little fun cooling off in the lake. In the rest of the park, there are plenty of hiking trails that you can explore together with your canine friend.

Central Royal Oak

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,286 per sq. mi.

Central Royal Oak

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Another place that is fairly close to Utica is the Wagner Park Dog Run. This park is the pawfect place to let your pup play off-leash and sniff out some new buddies. The park is located in Central Royal Oak, which is around 14 miles from Utica. If you decide to visit, you should know that the area is not fenced, so if your pup has trouble following voice commands, this park might not be the right choice for you. The area is set back away from the street, so it's pretty safe. Make sure you bring some drinking water with you.

Central Orion Charter Township

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,479 per sq. mi.

Central Orion Charter Township

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Orion Oaks Dog Park is 21 miles away from Utica. What this park has that the previous parks don't is a securely fenced area, so you won't have to worry about your pup slipping out of the fence or running away. The 14 acres of fenced area include two separate zones for large and small dogs. This park provides drinking water, but you'll need to bring your own waste bags. You'll also find wooded trails that you can explore together as long as your dog is leashed. The best part is that the park even has designated swimming areas just for doggies! Sounds like doggie heaven, right?

Cidermill Village

12
Population Density
1,459 per sq. mi.

Cidermill Village

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A really pawesome place that you can visit with both the two- and four-legged family members is Bloomer Park. This park is just 5 miles away from Utica, and the short drive is well worth it for all the fun you'll have here! Doggies must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet, but the mesmerizing nature and the beautiful Clinton River will make you forget about the daily grind as you fill your lungs with fresh air and your hearts with un-fur-gettable memories. There are plenty of open fields and trails that you can explore, and you can also enjoy a picnic. If your dog needs a challenge, there are many hilly areas to tire him out!

North Mt Clemens

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,891 per sq. mi.

North Mt Clemens

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Nine miles east of Utica, you'll find Behnke Memorial Dog Park, a free dog park that doesn't require a membership. If you need a separate area for your small dog, this might not be the right place for you since all dogs play in one area here. The park offers fresh drinking water and a hose for rinsing off Fido's paws. Plenty of seating is provided for the dog owners, and there are a lot of toys and tires that will keep your pooch entertained. Pit bulls have to be muzzled in order to play at this park. Be sure to bring some waste baggies with you.