Dog walking in Afton

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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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Sara JAfton, MN

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“I Speak Dog!!!”

What can I say? I am a sucker for critters. ESPECIALLY, my canine friends! You know how amazing your fur baby is, and I promise to love them up, ALMOST as much as you do. And, all those special things you do for your best friend, you know, the things your human friends call “silly?” I will do them ALL!!! And do them with pride! You get it...I love animals and I will love yours like my own!!! Thank you for sharing your beloved pets with me! :)

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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

Tamara NAfton, MN

4.9

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“I want to meet another 4 legged friend!”

I don't remember a time in my life when I haven't had a dog! My experience ranges from having dogs on a farm to my current urban life with my 13 year old boxer lab mix. I love to explore Minneapolis with an enthusiastic 4 legged friend!

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Maggie NAfton, MN

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I have been around animals my entire life. They are truly a part of the family. I look forward to meeting your furry family members and taking great walks and exploring this great city with them!

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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, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Amber BAfton, MN

4.9

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“Your best friend is my first priority! :)”

Hi there! My name is Amber! I absolutely love all dogs! Trained all of my dogs and i also had many different sizes and breeds. Started dog sitting years back and loved every minute of it. I am energetic, kind, and loving! :) I would love the opportunity to help keep your dog happy and healthy. As well as give you piece of mind that your best friend is being taken care of the RIGHT way!

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Julia GAfton, MN

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hello! My name is Julia. I grew up in St. Paul. I am an avid animal lover and enjoy being around fury friends of all sorts! I currently have an American Cocker Spaniel, named Sage. She's a dream~* I like to take Sage on walks around our neighborhood and visit dog parks around the Twin Cities. I am looking forward to providing your best friend with a positive and caring Wag! experience.

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Sid KAfton, MN

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Hi, I am Sid. I have two West Highland Terriers and a Doberman, all rescues. I have been working as a professional dog walker for several years. Animals love me—standoffish or skittish pets who avoid people as a rule will often come to me. They know an animal lover when they meet one. I know how precious our furry family members are and will always treat your pet like one of my own. I am also a massage therapist on the side and dogs LOVE getting deep-tissue massages after our walks!

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Christine KAfton, MN

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I have worked with Wag for about a year now and love it. Being a good fit and responsible walker is priority. After saying goodbye to my Hank at age 15, he is in my bio photo, I haven’t thought of getting another dog. So being able to share my love for dogs through Wag not only gives me joy but your dog is getting the best care and exercise. I try to fit as many walks as possible during the week as I drive school bus and have breaks during routes. I’m looking forward to many more walks.

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Austin LAfton, MN

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Hi, my name is Austin. I have two years under my belt volunteering at the Wright County Humane society by walking dogs, feeding and watering the animals, and cleaning kennels. I also have ten plus years dog sitting for multiple families and occasionally more than one dog at a time.

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Ashley CAfton, MN

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“Dog Fanatic, Dog Mom, Dog Lover”

Hi owners, my name is Ashley and I have lived all my life in the Twin Cities. I have always been raised around dogs. I currently have a Shih Tzu named Porsha and she is 5 years old. She gets along great with other dogs. When boarding, I leave it up to the owner if they are ok with Porsha staying in the home otherwise I have her stay at my mom’s home. Dogs have always had a special place in my heart and I will always treat your pup with love and respect.

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Tammi JAfton, MN

4.8

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First and foremost I loooove dogs .I have had dogs my whole life.I think a house without a dog is not a home.I have been a pet sitter for many years. I have volunteered at animal shelters. I have cared for special needs dogs as well as diabetic dogs, so I am comfortable administering medicines including shots. I currently have a difficult dog with many issues , I was only suppose to dog sit this dog for two weeks however the owner never came back. I still have the dog and continue to work with him because my policy is to never give up on a dog! I love meeting and caring for dogs no matter what their çorks may be. I look forward to meeting your furry friend

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Dog Walking in Afton

The city of Afton, located east of St. Paul, is a quaint 19th-century community on the banks of the St. Croix River. In this delightful area, you and Fido will be able to explore an amazing park, enjoy the scenic  bluffs, and hike a pawtastic trail through the St. Croix River Valley.

Take Fido on a pawesome adventure in St Croix Bluffs Regional Park, located about eight miles south of Afton. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails in this 579-acre wilderness area. You can also bring your boat and get out on the river with your pup from the launch site in the park.

Another spectacular area to explore with your pooch is the Carpenter Nature Center, just over ten miles south of downtown Afton. This outdoor paradise in the St Croix River Valley has over ten miles of trails for you and your pooch to investigate. Make sure to keep your furry pal on a leash and to pick up any messes.

You can give your pup a special treat at Northern Stars K-9 Resort and Spa. This facility has a therapeutic resistance swimming pool for dogs. Let your pup get some non-weight bearing exercise in the warm water for 15, 30, or 45 minutes. Northern Stars is about 6.7 miles southwest of downtown Afton.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Afton

Afton

48
Population Density
59 per sq. mi.

Afton

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Head to the southern end of Afton with your pooch to access Afton State Park. This 1,620-acre facility offers picnic areas, fishing, and trails for you and Fido to explore. Hike up the bluffs from the lower picnic area and walk along the three-mile river trail. You can also investigate the other 20 miles of trails throughout the fields and forested areas in the park. Dogs are welcome in state parks, provided they're kept on a leash up to six feet long. To get out on the water with your special pal, check out the public boat launch at Windmill Marina. Parking and launch access are available here for a fee.

Historic Afton

36
Population Density
127 per sq. mi.

Historic Afton

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The neighborhood of Historic Afton is a quiet downtown community that includes a small park, a charming main street with unique shops, and views of the St. Croix River. Stroll along St Croix Trail and do some window shopping with your pup. Stop by Steamboat Park and wander through the woods and fields. Remember to keep your four-footed friend on a leash that's no more than six feet long while in public areas. After you and your canine pal stretch your legs, grab a pizza or home-cooked meal at Sail Away Cafe & Bar. Dogs are welcome to join you at the tables on the patio.

Hudson Rd S/Indian Trail

24
Population Density
93 per sq. mi.

Hudson Rd S/Indian Trail

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Up in the northern area of Afton, the Hudson Rd S/Indian Trail neighborhood offers easy access to a pupcredible nature conservancy. Take Fido over to the Stagecoach Prairie on Stagecoach Trail S to explore this 280-acre natural wilderness. There are 4.5 miles of public trails for you and your four-footed pal to investigate. Dogs are welcome to accompany you here, but they must be on a leash to help protect threatened birds that nest in the conservancy. This is an undeveloped area, so bring your own water, take appropriate precautions while hiking, and make sure to pick up any waste.

Stonemill Farms

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
917 per sq. mi.

Stonemill Farms

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Just six miles west of Afton, the neighborhood of Stonemill Farms in Woodbury includes a pawtastic off-leash dog park where you and Fido can get some exercise. Andy's Bark Park is a partially fenced, 70-acre facility. Let your canine pal romp and play with other four-footed friends, or head out on one of the mowed walking trails. There are benches, a watering station, and a picnic area where you can relax while your pooch explores this vast playground. Remember to deposit your pup's waste into one of the waste disposal stations. To use the park, dogs need to be licensed in the city of Woodbury.

Lakeland

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Population Density
1,153 per sq. mi.

Lakeland

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Located on the St Croix River just four miles north of Afton, the community of Lakeland has three area parks where you and Fido can stretch your legs. Head over to Cully Park and wander through the fields or catch a game at the baseball diamond with your special pal . If you're looking for a trail, take Fido to Crocker Park and hop on the Afton to Lakeland Trail. This level, four-mile pathway winds through residential areas from Lakeland, through St Marys Point, then heads out into wooded areas on the way to Afton. Dogs  can join you on this trail if they're on a leash and you pick up their messes.