Dog walking in Atherton

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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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Katy BAtherton, MO 64058

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Hi I'm Katy! I love all things circus and performance art; in my spare time you can usually find me at the Voler School for Aerial Arts. I love fitness, nutrition and trying to stay active as often as I can! While I'm quite sociable with humans, I'm generally most excited when there's a dog to meet ;) Each pooch is unique, and I love getting to know each one. The subtleties of their diverse personalities is my favorite part of getting to spend time with them, I can't wait to meet yours!!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care

Cindy SAtherton, MO 64058

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“4.96 Star Rated - Top Walker - Thank You!”

Hello, I am Cindy and I love dogs. All kinds of dogs. I am retired and decided I want to walk other peoples dogs since both my lovers died this year of old age. I miss having a dog around very much but want to do some travelling right now. I would love the chance to spoil your dogs rotten just like I used to do mine. For the past 6 years, I have spent many hours a day helping shelter dogs get relocated out of Kentucky (where the animal protection laws are the worst in the nation).

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Rasheedah SAtherton, MO 64058

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Hello! My name is Rasheedah and I live in the Raytown area. I am a dog lover! I have sat for and boarded my family's dogs ever since I was in my 20's. I'm always the first person they call because my schedule is flexible to meet their needs. I would love to take care of your dog.

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Katie RAtherton, MO 64058

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Hi! My name is Katie and I am currently a student with extra time to fill. I love animals and especially have a big heart for dogs. I make sure to keep your dog safe and happy during our time together :)

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Danelle MAtherton, MO 64058

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I have been around dogs my whole life. I grew up with small and medium sized dogs in my own home. I also had many family members owned dogs. I now own two large dogs, a 5 year old Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute Mix and a 2 years old Doberman/Lab Mix. I have taken care of many different breeds and different sized dogs as well.

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Cameron TAtherton, MO 64058

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Hey! I'm Cameron, a lifelong dog lover and transplant from the South. I've been living in Kansas City for almost 3 years and I've grown to love and appreciate this city. I love getting outdoors with my own dogs, but sometimes they can't keep up. So I thought it would take this opportunity with Wag to meet more people and pups and learn more about Kansas City.

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Rhonda PAtherton, MO 64058

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Hi! My name is Rhonda. I'm a lifetime animal lover with a sidekick named Rocky, my 12 yr old Border Collie. I've had all kinds of animals as far back as I can remember and that's about half a century. I raised two sons so you can only imagine the pets and critters that were brought into our home when they were younger. Yes, you guessed it! Lizards, snakes, turtles, mice, a ferret, cats, minnows, worms, frogs and dogs. Needless to say, I have a lot of experience with animals...and kids. You're fur baby will be in great hands with me and we'll have so much fun on our walks! I'm looking forward to meeting you and your furry sidekick!

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Katelyn TAtherton, MO 64058

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“I can’t wait to hangout with your dog!”

Hello! My name is Katelyn and I am currently getting my Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Rockhurst University! I am the owner of the sweetest and goofiest pitbull! I have had dogs my whole life and have been pet sitting since I was in high school. Dogs truly make me so happy and I love seeing their different and unique personalities. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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Elizabeth KAtherton, MO 64058

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I love dogs more than anything and think they're the greatest friends on Earth! I've had dogs of all shapes and sizes since I was a little kid. The biggest pup I've had weighed 175 lbs, and the smallest weighed 20, so I'm up for meeting your furry buddy no matter their size! My current doggo and I went through training together where I learned how to walk him on leash efficiently and effectively. I am ready to meet your pup and give the some good love and walks!

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Jolie JAtherton, MO 64058

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“It was me... I was the one who let the dogs out.”

I’ll always care for your dog as if it were my own! I started pet sitting when I was 10. At 18, I volunteered for an animal welfare society for about 10 years, and served on the board for 3 of those years. I’ve continued to pet sit for all kinds of animals. I also worked in medical while volunteering and worked with many special needs animals. I walked for a German shepherd rescue helping leash train the dogs that were boarded. I love all animals and caring for them!

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Dog Walking in Atherton

Atherton is a small town in the north west part of Missouri, only a 35-minute drive from Kansas City and a six-minute drive from the Missouri River. While Atherton doesn’t have any veterinary clinics of its own, you’ll find two just over a ten-minute drive away, in Independence, Missouri.

There’s not much to do with your dog in Atherton, but Independence is a pawesome place full of dog-friendly fun! Check out the local Twin Drive-In theater, where you can watch a film in the great outdoors with the entire family! The theater is open only in the summer months, so be sure to check the website for showings.

Looking for a local trail? Check out Little Blue Trace Trail. This trail is 15.1 miles and is known for its natural beauty; there’s even a waterfall! Dogs must be leashed at all times on this trail.

Saints Pub & Patio is a casual bar and restaurant that has all sorts of food for you to try, including tacos, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, pasta, chicken, and much more. Your furry friends are welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables.

Slim Chickens has tenders, wings, sandwiches, and wraps. With over a dozen sauces to dip or top your chicken, you’re sure to find your favorite flavor. Please note that table service isn't available here, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order, but they are welcome at one of the nine pet-friendly outdoor tables. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has eight pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you are can bring your pup along. They have a huge menu of yummy Tex-Mex dishes, from avocado fries to chimichangas.

Atherton might not have much to offer dogs and their owners apart from peace and quiet, but there’s plenty of opportunities to find dog-friendly adventure just outside the city limits.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Atherton

Blue Springs

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,361 per sq. mi.

Blue Springs

48

Blue Springs is 14 miles south of Atherton, and is part of the larger metropolitan area of Kansas City. Blue Springs Dog Park at Gregory O. Grounds is located at 1049 NE 20 Street. This almost 3-acre dog park gives dogs a place to run and socialize. The dog park has 3 fenced enclosures for small and large dogs, and a common area. The dog park is connected to a pond which lets dogs take a cool dip on a hot day. Drinking fountains provide fresh water for dogs and humans. The surface is a combination of mulch and grass. Fleming Park Lake Jacomo Dog Training Area is located at 7401 W. Park Road is an off-leash training area. It is not fenced, though, so make sure Fido stays under your control.

Liberty

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
973 per sq. mi.

Liberty

36

Liberty is 15 miles north of Atherton. Liberty Dog Park is located at 810 S. La Frenz Road. This dog park has 3 acres of fenced fun for off-leash exercise and socialization. The dog park has a separate area for the small dogs. This flat, grassy dog park has water, waste bags, and some pieces of agility equipment. A few benches and mature trees provide rest and shade for the human companions.The dog park is located within the larger Stocksdale Park. Stocksdale Park has miles of hiking trails for on-leash exercise. Stocksdale also has a lake, as well as areas for picnics and barbecues. 

Lee's Summit

24
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
1,400 per sq. mi.

Lee's Summit

24

Lee’s Summit is 24 south of Atherton. Happy Tails Park is located at 1251 SE Ranson Road. This 4-acre, fully fenced dog park has a separate enclosure for small dogs. There is water on-site. Poop bags are in ample supply. The grassy dog park gives dogs plenty of opportunity to run and socialize. The dog park also has benches, and a bit of shade. Agility equipment adds a little extra fun and training to Fido’s outing. A paved walking path encircles the dog park, and makes for some added on-leash exercise. The James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area, located at 13101 SE Ranson Road, has several fishing lakes, and scenic hiking trails. Dog must be on leash to hike the trails. A portion of the Wildlife Area is dedicated to off-leash training for hunting dogs. This area must be reserved in advance.

Gladstone

12
Population Density
3,200 per sq. mi.

Gladstone

12

Gladstone is 23 miles west of Atherton. Gladstone is one of many cities surrounding the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. As such, there are many shops and things to see and do. Yappy Hour Pet Resort is a commercial doggie daycare with a large indoor dog park. It is located at 6455 N. Prospect Avenue. Dogs may stay and play for a few hours, or board overnight. Yappy Hour also manufactures its own special doggie treats! The City of Gladstone has numerous public parks for on leash hikes and exploration. The Shoal Creek and M-1 Trail system offers hikes of various lengths in Gladstone. 

Independence

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,446 per sq. mi.

Independence

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Independence is 10 miles south of Atherton. Santa Fe Trail Park, located at 2900 Santa Fe Road, is a large city park with numerous trails for hiking and biking. It has open grassy areas, a shelter, and picnic sites. Within the park is a small dog park. This fenced area gives dogs a chance to run and socialize off-leash. Kiddie pools off a quick cool down on those dog days of summer. A few benches give human companions a vantage point for supervision while taking a break in the shade. The park is open from dawn to dusk. Fido is allowed to explore the larger park with you -- he just needs to remain on a leash.