Dog walking in Minneapolis

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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 NMinneapolis, 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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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care

Sandy GMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(1013)

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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 BMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(487)

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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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Bryan DMinneapolis, MN

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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 PMinneapolis, 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

Kate NMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(527)

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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

Jess BMinneapolis, MN

4.9

(507)

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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 BMinneapolis, MN

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

Brian FMinneapolis, 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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Alysson HMinneapolis, MN

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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 22 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

Dog Walking in Minneapolis

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Your dog’s health can suffer from inactivity, just like your’s. But you can keep you and your pooch healthier with regular exercise. Taking walks together can lessen both your risk of becoming overweight, or developing conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Once you’ve tackled the neighborhood, add in some extra cardio with a hike on the Saint Anthony Falls Trail to the falls, or along another one of Minneapolis’s trails.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

The Twin Cities are known for their polite manners, which has been dubbed, “Minnesota Nice.” Make sure your Minneapolis pup keeps the tradition alive with good manners. If you have a jumper or a shy pooch, your dog can practice good behavior on walks where you’re likely to meet people and other pups. Once you feel your dog has lived up to the city’s reputation, test out their skills at one of Minneapolis’s dog parks.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Does your dog stare out the window aimlessly? Do you come home to chewed-up slippers or pillows? Your dog may have the boredom blues, a condition which can wreak havoc on your home. Taking daily walks can chase away boredom, and give your dog something to bark about. Spice things up with a stroll around one of the city’s lakes, or along the Mississippi waterfront in Downtown East’s mill district.  

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Minneapolis

Several services are available to get your dog moving when you can’t, but just how much does dog walking cost in the Mill City? Pupular 30-minute walks can range between $22 to $35, while longer 60-minute walks can cost upwards of $40. Many companies offer walks only on weekdays during business hours, while others can add on additional fees for walks after hours or on weekends. Booking a walk for the same day could add on another fee from $5 to $12!

Wag! has your pup covered with walks every day of the week, all day long at the same rates. Dog walkers with Wag! can get your dog out on a 20-minute spin for $15, a 30-minute walk for $20, or even a 60-minute adventure for only $30. You’re never charged any extra fees for booking walks in the same day with on-demand walks. And if your dog needs plenty of exercise, you’ll save 15% when booking multiple walks in advance.

Every Wag! pet caregiver is thoroughly vetted and insured, and makes it their mission to pamper your pup. You can watch your dog’s journey in real time with GPS tracking through the Wag! app, and get an update about your dog’s day with a report card at the end of each walk. 

Dog Parks in Minneapolis

Full of unique neighborhoods and lots of green space, you and your pup will find lots to explore in The City of Lakes. If you live in the Northeast area, Columbia Park’s St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Dog Park features mulch and grass surfaces spread over a shaded 2-acres that your dog will love.

City pups can head to the vibrant North Loop to walk along the converted historic warehouses. Or head right to the North Loop Dog Park, a stretch of land offering one large space with room for dogs to run and play, and benches for you to relax on.

A relaxing walk along the adjacent Loring Park’s residential streets and independent shopfronts is a pawrific way to spend the day. Be sure to stop at its namesake park to walk the paths, admire the pond, and get some off leash romping in at the Loring Off-Leash Dog Park. This small park is composed mostly of gravel, with boulders to sniff and a pool in the summertime.

Just to the west of Uptown, you’ll find the Lake of the Isles Dog Park wedged between the Lake of the Isles and Bde Maka Ska. This large park features a small dog section, and open spaces with lots of trees to get back to nature with furry furiends. If your dog is still wiggling, jump on the Midtown Greenway which passes right by for a hike. Head east to amble through many neighborhoods on the way to the White Sands Beach, a puptastic spot on the Mississippi where leashed dogs can kick up the sand.

If your dog still has some pep in their step, you can hop on the Winchell Trail from the beach that runs alongside the river south to Hiawatha. Continue further south on the connecting paths to get to the Minnehaha Falls Off Leash Dog Park where dogs can romp, swim, and hike in this huge 6-acre riverfront park.

Before heading out, be sure your dog is fully vaccinated and licensed, and wearing tags on their collars. Some parks, such as Loring, St. Anthony and Minnehaha, require daily or annual permits to use, which can be purchased from the city. Keep your dog leashed whenever outside off-leash areas, and have clean-up bags on hand to promptly pick up after your pup anywhere you travel.

Dog Walking in Minneapolis with Wag!

Life in the Twin Cities can be busy, but your dog can still explore Minneapolis while you are away with Wag!

If you have a high energy Minneapolis favorite like a Labrador Retriever or German Shepherd, Wag! can tire them out with plenty of 60-minute walks. A 30-minute meander may be all your Bulldog needs before laying out for a nap until you get home. Your smaller Chihuahua would love a 20-minute spin around the block to keep an eye on their territory. Whatever their speed, dog walkers with Wag! are there to keep your dog moving those paws. And if your elderly Golden Retriever just isn’t feeling up to the adventure, Wag! can Drop-In to get that tail wagging at home too.

Booking a walk is easy with Wag! Just download the Wag! app, choose a date and time, then pick the length of walk. With on-demand, one-time and recurring walks available, you can choose the pawfect combination for your dog’s needs. You’ll never feel too far away with GPS tracking, and texts and videos from your dog walker will show you just how much fun your dog is having.

Don’t wait to make your dog’s day in Minneapolis, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Minneapolis

University District

48
Population Density
6,040 per sq. mi.

University District

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The University District neighborhood of Minneapolis is home to the University of Minnesota’s sprawling campus. This popular and scenic green space is the perfect area for a barktastic walk in between classes or a quick game of fetch to brighten your mood while studying. Nearby TCF stadium is also dog friendly and offers a host of canine-themed events throughout the sports seasons. If you’ve worked up an appetite after all that doggie action, the northern tip of the campus area is home to a variety of pet-friendly restaurants where you and Fido can dine in style during Minneapolis’ cool summer evenings.

Linden Hills

37
Population Density
7,130 per sq. mi.

Linden Hills

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The Linden Hills area of Minneapolis, MN is an up and coming mix of residential and small businesses that epitomizes the Midwest charm the city is known for. Tucked off of the sleepy streets, the Bass Lake Belt Line is a popular restored trail that features miles of poochtastic activities for both you and Fido. Leashed dogs are welcome to partake in trail running or more leisurely activities in one of the park’s scenic pasture areas. If you time your visit right, you just might catch the annual Linden Hills Woofstock where owners and their well-dressed four-legged companions can strut their stuff while raising money for doggie charities.

Columbia Park

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,060 per sq. mi.

Columbia Park

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Columbia Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a desirable neighborhood for residents looking to live near all the action. Best of all, canine owners will appreciate the wide variety of dog-friendly amenities in this trendy residential area located just north of the University of Minnesota campus. The St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Recreation Area is one of the area’s most desirable dog parks. Mulch and grass surfaces will allow Fido the freedom to romp, roam and explore while getting in some quality socialization with other like-minded and friendly pooches. No need to worry about shade, as the park’s fully mature native trees provide plenty of respite on warm weather days.

Downtown West

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
8,070 per sq. mi.

Downtown West

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Downtown West Minneapolis is a thriving urban neighborhood located near the heart of the best the area has to offer in dining and retail shopping. A wide variety of restaurants cater to Fido’s preference to people watch while you dine. To help work off those dog cookies after dinner, the Loring Off-Leash Dog Park will let pets and owners stretch their legs. The park also features a host of interactive features such as grass, gravel, and boulders sure to stimulate your pooch’s senses and see them having a howling good time with fellow friendly canines and their human companions.

Victory

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Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
6,720 per sq. mi.

Victory

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The Victory Neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota is a highly sought after residential district, well-known for showing both two and four-legged family members a good time. One of the area’s numerous dog parks, the Bassett Creek Dog Park is open year round for Fido to come sniff, explore, and socialize to his or her heart’s content. This off-leash park is fully fenced and provides a wide open space for plenty of room to run. Conveniently located near the on-leash friendly Cedar Knoll Park, the Carlson Dog Park was designed to allow your pet to have a barking good time while ensuring their safety and security behind the area’s full fencing.