Dog walking in Hopkins

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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

Customized for your pup

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

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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Tamara NHopkins, MN

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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 GHopkins, MN

4.9

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

Amy BHopkins, MN

4.9

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I have been married to Travis for 19 years. I have a teenage daughter who loves to play volleyball. I have two dogs, Sadie, a Weimaraner, who is 9 years old, and Bud, a German Shorthaired Pointer, who is 5 )years. My dogs and I go on at least 2 walks a day. The neighbors know me as the dog lady. In the summer I enjoy camping, boating, hiking, and biking. In the winter I enjoy snowmobiling and snowshoeing. The dogs are usually along for the ride when possible.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Bryan DHopkins, MN

4.9

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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 PHopkins, MN

4.9

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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 FHopkins, MN

4.9

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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 NHopkins, MN

4.9

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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 DHopkins, MN

4.9

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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 BHopkins, MN

4.9

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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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Shaina BHopkins, MN

4.9

(487)

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“Life without dogs is no life worth living!”

Hi there, my name is Shaina! I am a huge animal lover! I have over 12 years experience with dogs and other animals, big and small. I have volunteered at a doggy grooming/daycare center and the humane society. I have a Pomeranian mix of my own, named Kiya. I groom my own animals and clip their nails. I love animals so much and really hope I can make a career out of helping them someday. Im available most days/nights! I look forward to meeting you and your awesome fur friends!

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Dog Walking in Hopkins

Just 13 minutes away from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul muttropolitan area, Hopkins is a vibrant city with small town charm, surrounded by 3 larger neighbors: Minnetonka, Saint Louis Park, and Edina. Despite its small size, Hopkins has enough dog-friendly places to keep tails wagging, and this historic community has two animal hospitals to look after the needs of its furry residents.

Hopkins is a furrific destination for dogs and humans who love to walk, hike, or run, as trailheads for four Three Rivers Park regional trails are found here. One of these trails is the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail, a 12-mile limestone trail that leads to Chanhassen and Chaska. Fido is allowed to accompany you on this trail as long as he is on a six-foot, non-retractable leash.

For a more laidback activity, take a leashed walk through Oakes Park, one of the pooch-friendly parks in the city. Not far away is the Hiawatha Oaks Preserve, a lush native forest that locals fought to protect from property development so that you and your pup can enjoy nature at its finest!

So hop on down to Hopkins for pup friendly adventures just waiting for you and your furry companion!


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Hopkins

South Hopkins

48
Population Density
5,417 per sq. mi.

South Hopkins

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Outdoorsy people and puppers will love South Hopkins as it is home to Valley Park, a 14.5-acre green space with nature trails and the Nine Mile Creek running through it. Unlike most other parks, Valley Park has a good mix of flat surfaces and hills that you and Fido can traverse if you want to work up a sweat. Otherwise, stick to the flat areas and take a relaxing stroll along the creek. Since there are no pet-friendly eateries nearby, it’s a good idea to pack some food before visiting. Remember to keep your pooch on a leash at all times while inside the park.

Park Ridge

36
Population Density
4,907 per sq. mi.

Park Ridge

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Park Ridge may be a small neighborhood, but you’ll find one of the city’s four largest parks here. Located next to a church, Burnes Park spans seven acres, most of which Fido can roam. Keep in mind that off-leash running is not allowed, as with all other dog-friendly parks in the city, so you’ll have to stay with your pooch as he explores the place. Since Burnes Park has a few athletic fields, you’ll likely see the locals playing basketball, softball, tennis, or pickleball while you’re there. If you need to take a break from walking, there are several benches scattered across the park.

West Hopkins

24
Population Density
5,036 per sq. mi.

West Hopkins

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West Hopkins is a safe and fur-riendly neighborhood that’s just adjacent to Downtown. If you’re coming from the city center and keep walking west along Mainstreet, you’ll reach Big Ten Restaurant & Bar, where you and your pup can have a nice meal at one of the many outdoor tables. After you’ve filled your tummies, you can burn off those calories at Central Park, which is just less than half a mile away. This 18-acre park has a playground, an open field, and picnic shelters, among other amenities. Fido is allowed to explore the open spaces and walk along the trails, as long as he remains on a leash.

Downtown Hopkins

12
Population Density
4,574 per sq. mi.

Downtown Hopkins

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The heart of Hopkins, Downtown is where you’ll find almost everything, from retail stores to entertainment, all within a quarter-mile radius. There’s plenty to see and do at the city center, and your best friend won’t be left out. Mainstreet and its adjacent streets are lined with a number of local businesses, including dog-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating such as Erbert & Gerbert’s, Hopkins Elks Lodge, and LTD Brewing. For a really puptastic dining experience that Fido won’t forget, go to Pub 819, which has a menu especially for canines. Four-legged customers also get a free homemade treat and complimentary water.

Excelsior/ Blake

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Population Density
9,486 per sq. mi.

Excelsior/ Blake

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Adventure awaits you and Fido in the Excelsior/ Blake neighborhood! From here, you can access the 4.5-mile Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail where you can walk along the old railroad lines of the Great Northern Railway and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. The 4.3-mile North Cedar Lake Regional Trail runs from this neighborhood through the peaceful neighborhood of St. Louis Park. Either way, both paved trails welcome leashed dogs, and will take you and Fido up to Minneapolis. Before you set off, grab a bite at The Depot, a former train depot that now doubles as a coffee house and trailhead.