Dog walking in Columbia Heights

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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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Tamara NColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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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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Sandy GColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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“I LOVE all dogs ! Their safety & FUN comes first !”

I LOVE all dog breeds! I’ve grown up with dogs and currently have a rescue dog. I am very active and enjoy the outdoors. I would love to spend time with your pets !

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Bryan DColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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I know you've never met me but you're dog will be glad they've gotten to. I've had dogs in my life since the very beginning and I've enjoyed my time with every one. I'm always willing to go out of my way to give your dog the experience you want it to have, because that's what I would want for mine. I look forward to getting to meet your four legged friend.

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Tony PColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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“Comfortable and confident with all breeds & needs!”

My name is Tony Petersen, I am 29 and live in Northeast Minneapolis, I would be happy to walk your furry friend! I have been walking and caring for dogs most of my life. I have two pugs at home, Patti and Doug, that are my best little pals.

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

Brian FColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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I have been walking my friends dogs daily for a few years. I have some extra time in the summer (I am a teacher), so I thought I would expand this to other dogs in the metro area. I am honest, responsible, and trustworthy. I promise to treat your dog as if he/she is my own.

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Kate NColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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“I look forward to walking your dog!”

Hi! My name is Kate. With the COVID-19 shutdowns this is my only way of income and I appreciate any and all walks. I joined Wag to be able to spend more time with pups and because it’s a great side job. I’m very responsible and patient with animals but also love to spoil them. I have walked dogs before and am excited to be able to schedule on my own with owners, I can’t wait to meet and walk your dog!

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

Corey DColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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Hello. I am a high school teacher who loves dogs. I grew up on a farm and have been around dogs all my life. I've owned a Yorkie, Schnauzer, golden lab, and golden retriever. I'm constantly pup sitting for my friends. I'm an active guy who would love to use my available time meeting your dog and taking them for a walk.

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Jess BColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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I have always loved walking and caring for all dogs. I've owned dogs my whole life. Currently I have two large American Staffordshire Terriers of my own that I walk daily. I've worked for DogVacay in the past and currently have regular weekly clients that I walk dogs for both for the company and for friends. I am a responsible human who will read and follow all instructions and leave your dog well exercised and happy exactly where I found them!

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Alysson HColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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Mpls based LMT, athlete, animal rehabilitation volunteer (WRC, MACC) and animal lover. I’ve been working with dogs big and small for 23 years now, both in my home and in the field. Thank you for helping me do what I love!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Alanna SColumbia Heights, MN 55421

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“I'll probably give your pooch a sweet nickname.”

The world has changed quite a bit this year and our constant source of happiness has been our pets. For everyone's safety, I'll wear a mask and have freshly sanitized hands before handling any fur babies. I've loved working with Wag! for over a year and have met so many pooches. It's a guarantee they will get extra scratches and treats (if allowed). My eyes will always be looking out for your pups. I can't wait to meet and care for more tail-waggers.

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Dog Walking in Columbia Heights

The beautiful Columbia Heights, Minnesota is set right by the Mississippi River. Within the town, the two main routes are Minnesota State Highways 47 and 65. Within the city there are three veterinary clinics to choose from.


There are a couple of pooch-friendly places in the immediate area, and in the nearby city of New Brighton (about 4 miles away), there is a restaurant to check out -- ‘Come back to the Wild West’ with Cowboy Jack’s Saloon! Those wanting to dig into a Sloppy Cowboy Jack sandwich alongside their furry friend can have a grand ol’ time at one of their many outdoor tables.


That's not all! In Minneapolis, just a little over 5 miles away, you’ll find more restaurants that welcome wagging tails with open arms! The Coffee Shop Northeast has four dog-friendly tables outside. Here, you can chow down one of their many options; they have a little bit of everything from bagels and fresh pastries to sandwiches and soups! Make sure you try one of their signature drinks!


Also within Minneapolis is Victory Prairie Dog Park. This paw-pular park has a whopping 2.5 entirely fenced in acres. The surface is mostly grass, but there are also a few gravel paths by the picnic tables.


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Columbia Heights

Ostrander

48
Population Density
5,500 per sq. mi.

Ostrander

48

Columbia Heights has places for you and your pup to check out together. Sarna’s Classic Grill, located at 3939 University Avenue NE, is a pawesome dog-friendly restaurant. This eatery offers a variety of sandwiches and burgers. You and your pooch are welcome to chow down at one of their outdoor tables. Fancy something a little different? Head to Filfallah, which serves scrumptious Mediterranean cuisine. This dog-friendly restaurant has twelve outdoor dining tables just waiting for you and your buddy. After you've had a good meal, work it off at any of the city’s several public  outdoor areas that welcome you and your doggo. Prestemon Park, located at 3900 NE McKinley, has a quiet walking path on which you and your leashed pup may stroll. 

Melody Manor

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,500 per sq. mi.

Melody Manor

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Fridley is located just four miles north of Columbia Heights. Locke County Dog Park is a feature of the larger Locke County Park. Located near the quiet, residential neighborhood of Melody Manor, the park can be accessed through the University Avenue service road. This furrific dog run has a fully fenced, one-acre space for all dogs of any size to run leash-free. Careful though -- there's no separate area for smaller dogs. The surface is wood chips, and mature trees within the space provide ample shade. Water is available nearby. The County Park also has many walking paths, picnic areas, and open spaces for a leashed doggo and their person to check out. 

Bunker Hills

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
880 per sq. mi.

Bunker Hills

24

Andover is sixteen miles north of Columbia Heights. Bunker Hills Regional Dog Park is located at 133rd Street This dog park is a fully fenced enclosure with a separate area set aside for the smaller dogs. There is no water available on-site, but doggie bags are supplied. The terrain of this dog park is mostly grass with patches of dirt. There are plenty of trees within the confines of the dog park. Picnic tables give the human companions a place to sit and chat for bit while their pups play. There are a couple of walking trails for people and their leashed pups to explore together. 

East Isles

12
Dog Parks
7 parks

Population Density
7,660 per sq. mi.

East Isles

12

Minneapolis is just five miles south of Columbia Heights, and its dog-friendly amenities are well worth the short drive. It has seven city dog parks. All seven parks operate between the hours of 6 a.m until midnight. A permit from the City must be purchased before visiting. Fur-tunately, non-residents may purchase a daily pass online for $5!  Only one dog park -- Lake of the Isles Dog Park, in Minneapolis' scenic waterside East Isles neighborhood -- has a separate area for smaller pooches. Minneapolis has many hotels that will welcome a visiting person with a pup. The Grand Hotel Minneapolis, located at 615 2nd Avenue S., welcomes two dogs of any size to stay for no additional charge. 

Lowertown

0
Dog Parks
4 parks

Population Density
5,818 per sq. mi.

Lowertown

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Saint Paul is ten miles southeast of Columbia Heights. St. Paul is a thriving large city with four off-leash dog parks for you and your pup to visit.  Lowertown Dog Park, in particular, is a paw-fect place to let your furry friend run free! This fully-fenced dog park is located on N Broadway Street, just behind the CHS stadium. There's plenty of room here for your furbaby to run around and blow off a little steam, or for you and your pal to enjoy a spirited game of catch. Not only that, but the park has some rocks for Fido to climb on! Bags and water are provided, so just bring your pup and prepare to play.