Dog walking in Dayton

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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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Lisa WDayton, MN

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“The best things in life are furry!!”

Hi. I am a dog lover and owner of two dogs - Lexi a English Springer Spaniel and Abby a Labradoodle. I am also have two grandpuppies - one is a Black Lab named Nash and the other is a Golden Retriever named Lily. I look forward to walking your dog to help keep them happy and healthy. Thank you!

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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

Sandy GDayton, MN

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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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Brian FDayton, MN

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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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Alanna SDayton, MN

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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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Gina ADayton, MN

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“Great walks, kindness, and extra care”

“My name is Gina and I am a dog lover and professional who has cared for animals most of my life. I grew up with a half Doberman/greyhound. I've been volunteering at local shelters for many years. I've walked everything from Chihuhuas to Mastiffs and everything in between. I have experience with shy, reactive, and food guarding pups. My main focus on walks is always the pup. I’m a cautious and calm walker that treats walks as a dog’s time to sniff, have fun, exercise, and explore at their pace!

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Allie CDayton, MN

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Hello! My name is Allie. I love dogs and love taking care of them. I have grown up taking care of dogs of all sizes, some have been mine and some have been dogs that I have sat for. I understand that dogs are part of the family and when in my care I will treat them as if they are a part of mine. I can’t wait to meet you and your dog!

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Linda VDayton, MN

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Hi! I'm so excited to meet your pup. I have been a dog owner, advocate, foster, babysitter and walker all my adult life and I'm learning taking care of dogs is one of the many ways I find joy in life. I currently have a yellow lab mix - but I have experience with tiny dogs as well. I look forward to meeting your best friend.

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Austin LDayton, 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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Molly QDayton, MN

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“Full-time dog lover”

I’m a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who loves to walk and take care of pets in my spare time. I'm dependable, responsible, and respectful of my client's homes and pets, treating and caring for them as if they were my own. Dogs will appreciate my love for outdoor walks, belly rubs, and playful personality. Owners can feel at ease, knowing that their beloved fluffy family member will be in great hands with me.

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Danica GDayton, MN

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“Mature and experienced”

I've been a dog lover since the day I was born. My first job was at an animal shelter when I was 19 and I explored the world of dog care ever since. Ive worked at dog boarding facilities, even managing one, vet clinics and dog grooming salons. I love dog walking so much, I’m making it my full time career! I take animal care very seriously!

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Dog Walking in Dayton

Just 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, and 30 minutes from downtown Saint Paul, Dayton is a growing community located at the confluence of the Crow and Mississippi Rivers. This small city, which welcomes growth while preserving its rural character, offers a number of parks for its residents and visitors to enjoy. There are no animal clinics in Dayton, but the closest facility is only a 7-minute drive away in nearby Rogers.

Situated near the Dayton City Office, Central Park is a great place to take your four-legged pal for a leashed walk. Your pup's tail will definitely be wagging as you explore the large, grassy areas. The park also contains a playground, ice skating rink, and multiple athletic fields, making it a fun, family-friendly destination.

For a peaceful, relaxing stroll away from the crowds, head to the Donahue Dells Park. Tucked in the east side of town between rows of houses, this park features a children's playground and small pond that you and Fido can walk around.

Wherever you go with your pooch, always keep them on a leash and bring doggie waste bags to clean up after them. Come experience the small-town side of the Twin Cities muttropolitan area in Dayton!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Dayton

Dayton - Historic Village

48
Population Density
621 per sq. mi.

Dayton - Historic Village

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Dayton's historic village is home to two parks where you can spend some quality time with your pupper. McNeil Park, formerly known as Historic Village Park, offers grassy areas for strolling around and picnic tables for sharing a packed lunch with your pooch. It contains a ball field and playground equipment as well. Less than a mile away, Goodin Park is a mostly wooded site with few amenities other than grills and benches. There's also a trail that leads down to the Mississippi River, so you and Fido can take a leashed walk by the water and enjoy the peaceful views.

Dayton

36
Population Density
128 per sq. mi.

Dayton

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Take your best friend on a riverside outing at the Cloquet Overlook Park! Nestled on the shores of the Mississippi River, this small park features paved trails that weave around grassy areas, as well as a scenic overlook where you and Fido can admire the scenery. If you'd like to get closer to the water, go to either end of the park to access the riverfront trail. This unpaved path will take you and your pup through a wooded area and alongside the Mississippi River. Multiple benches and picnic areas are scattered around the park, too, so bring tasty snacks and treats!

Riversbend

24
Population Density
571 per sq. mi.

Riversbend

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Riversbend residents love their neck of the woods for being safe and close to the Mississippi River. In this quiet and friendly neighborhood, you can take your pooch for a leashed stroll at the Rivers Bend Park. While there are no walking trails in this park, it offers an open grassy space for your doggo to sniff and explore. You and Fido will most likely encounter young families having fun at the playground when you stop by here. Unique and visually appealing, the playground includes shadow play panels and a zip line that's popular among kids and kids at heart.

Northwest Champlin

12
Population Density
3,057 per sq. mi.

Northwest Champlin

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Should you and Fido find yourselves in the northwest part of neighboring Champlin, you can stretch your legs and get some exercise at three parks on or near the Mississipi River. About 6 miles from Dayton, the Donie Galloway Park features trails, natural areas, and open fields for your furry buddy to explore. This 72-acre site also contains a picnic area and 9-hole disc golf course. The Paul Wethern Park, while smaller at 3 acres, is also a furrific place to go for a walk with your pooch as it is usually quiet and uncrowded. Also check out the 2-acre Heights Park, which has a walking path around a small pond.

Southwest Champlin

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,097 per sq. mi.

Southwest Champlin

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Let your energetic pupper run and play to their heart's content at the Elm Creek Dog Off-Leash Area! About 11 miles southeast of Dayton, this fenced-in dog park is located within the expansive Elm Creek Park Reserve and covers 29 acres, giving canines more than enough room to romp and interact with other doggos. In addition to open fields, the Elm Creek Dog Off-Leash Area contains a separate section for small and frail pooches, numerous trails to explore, and a fenced wetland pond for swimming and cooling off. Be sure to purchase your daily or annual pass before heading over to the dog park!