Dog walking in Columbia

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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Aashree GColumbia, MO

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“Animal Enthusiast”

Hello! I am a current college student who has had a love for animals my whole life. I have personally been a cat owner, but have been dog walking for about a year and have had experience working at a shelter for four years. I spent my childhood obsessing over dogs and begging my parents to get one, but they never gave in, so I live through Wag and look forward to spending time with your dog. I would love to take care of your fur babies when you need me to!

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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

Nichole FColumbia, MO

5.0

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“Paws-itively a great match for your fur baby”

Hi! My name is Nichole and I am a full time nurse and college student. I love all animals big and small but have a soft spot for dogs. I routinely dog sit for my friends fur babies (the cuties in my profile picture). I enjoy everything from taking dogs on runs/walks to just hanging out on the couch giving pets and love. I’d love to meet your fur baby and spend some time with them.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Drew MColumbia, MO

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My name is Drew Morris, and I'm a first-year student at GW! I'm majoring in political science, and have a passion for dogs. I'm looking forward to exploring D.C. more, which is why I joined Wag! I'd love to learn all the walking routes around the town, and even find new trails. I'm great with dogs, and was the go-to guy in my neighborhood, school, and community for watching dogs. You might just find me around the city or by the waterfront, as I love being outside!

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

Michaela HColumbia, MO

5.0

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Hello wonderful pet parent! My name is Michaela and I absolutely love getting out and enjoying the fresh air with your pup! I have two dogs of my own, Maggie who is a Labradoodle and Charlie who is a Cairn Terrier. I lead a super active lifestyle and love to run and hike so spending time with your dog is a walk in the park for me! No pun intended. Your four legged family member is in the best of hands with me on the walks we will take together!

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

Alexis GColumbia, MO

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“I’ll treat your dog as if they were mine”

Hi! I’m a full time dog lover. I will treat your pet just as I treat mine. They will get lots of love, attention, and walks! If they need fed after a walk, I can do that also! I will send you pictures of your baby while on a walk.

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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

carissa kColumbia, MO

5.0

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Hello! My name is Carissa and I'm so excited to meet your furry pal! I have a BA in Psych, though I teach ESL online from home. I teach in the mornings and evenings; this makes me a great dog walker, as my schedule is very flexible! :) I have owned several dogs in my life, though right now I only own a cat, who is my best friend! I have volunteered at the humane society and enjoyed this very much. I am very excited to meet you and your four legged pal!

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Joseph DColumbia, MO

5.0

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Hello fellow pet parents! I recently moved to the area for work. Prior to living here I managed a small farm in western Missouri. I love this city but I miss my animals! Specifically, we have 6 farm dogs all with big personalities and even more energy. I feel that working with wag would be a great way to earn some extra money to help me enjoy the city, and get my pupper fix.

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Michelle SColumbia, MO

5.0

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Hi, My name is Michelle Looney! I live in the Columbia, MO area! I love dogs and have lots of experience with them! I have owned a dog since I was a child and I currently have a yellow lab named Wilson that I rescused from a shelter in Texas! I am excited to walk your dog and can't wait to meet them!

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

Alisa SColumbia, MO

4.9

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“Full-time dog lover!”

Ever since I was three years old I have been surrounded by animals. I have bred and raised dachshunds as a family hobby for 10 years! With this experience, I have developed a huge love for dogs and an intuitive feeling for what they need. For the past year, I have had several walking, sitting, and repeat boarding clients on the Rover. As such, I can handle all the leash-pulling, high jumping, and excessive barking dogs!

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Training Exam Complete

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Specialties

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

Gabrielle SColumbia, MO

4.9

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“Animal Enthusiast & Future DVM”

Hi, I'm Gabby! I currently have two large pups, a Great Dane named Marley (5) and a Rott/Boxer mix named Remi (10). I recently graduated with my bachelors, and during my undergrad I spent a lot of my free time in veterinary clinics. I am currently a fourth year veterinary student!! I am very comfortable being around dogs of all types, ages, and understand the importance of aggression. I am so excited to meet and spend quality time with your pups!!

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

Dog Walking in Columbia

If you’re in need of a pet-friendly hotel and love to eat, then the Drury Inn Columbia is the hotel for you. As if the hotel’s walking distance location to the Columbia Mall and indoor pool weren’t enough, the Drury Inn Columbia is a food lover's paradise. Let’s start with the free breakfast, complete with Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, sausages, scrambled eggs, and a variety of cold foods, you’re sure to start your day on a full stomach. After a day of exploring Columbia, hurry back to the Drury Inn for the nightly free supper, complete with cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, baked potatoes, chicken strips, hot dogs, mac n’ cheese, a nacho bar, and other foods – all for free! Don’t worry about getting hungry between meals because this hotel has free popcorn and soda in the lobby at all times. For the classic, "cherry on top" (see what we did there?), of this food lover's fantasy, dogs are welcome at the Drury Inn Columbia.

Spend a day outdoors at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. This park includes large, fenced-in area for dogs to play off-leash in, a fishing lake, a sandy beach, playground, picnic areas, and paddle boat rentals. Dogs must be licensed, current on all vaccines, and under their owners’ control at all times.

Boone’s Lick State Historic Site was once a location for salt production, but now is an attraction where visitors can picnic and explore the trails. Open from sunrise to sunset (weather permitting) year-round, leashed dogs are more than welcome to walk the trails, but they are not allowed inside the buildings.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Columbia

Chapel Hill Estates

48
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
87 per sq. mi.

Chapel Hill Estates

48

Chapel Hill Estates is a pleasant area that’s located right above two dog friendly parks. Twin Lakes Dog Park, which spans over ten acres in all, is a fenced in dog park that is split into three sections. There’s an area for dogs of all kinds, including a lake that they can splash around in, a separate place for small dogs, and an off season dog park for when the lake freezes over. Just left of Twin Lakes Dog Park is Hinkson Woods Conservation Area, where you and your favorite pooch can hike among gorgeous trails and get a feel for the great outdoors. Whether running free in grassy fields or hiking through the woods, you and your dog are guaranteed to have a pawsome time!


Creasy Springs/Proctor

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,072 per sq. mi.

Creasy Springs/Proctor

36

Creasy Springs is a humble community that’s tucked between two beautiful parks. To the east lies Garth Nature Area, a fenced in dog park with a pond for cooling off in the hotter months.  The park is surrounded by wetland trails to explore, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can hike along the nearly five mile Bear Creek Trail. Should you follow this trail long enough, you’d run right into Cosmo Park that contains Bear Creek Nature Area. This spot, though not fenced in, is leash free, and gives dogs access to nearly seventy acres of running space! With so much to do, your four legged friend will never want to leave.


North Lake of The Woods

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,049 per sq. mi.

North Lake of The Woods

24

North Lake is a tidy neighborhood that’s located right next to an expansive park. This park, dubbed Indian Hills Park, features a one and a half acre fenced dog park on the west side. This is a grassy place dotted with trees where your pooch can run wild and free, burning excess energy and making plenty of new friends along the way. So long as you keep your leash handy, there are plenty of scenic routes to walk along for some sightseeing if you want a change of pace. Your pooch will be sure to thank you for the adventure!

Downtown Columbia

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,853 per sq. mi.

Downtown Columbia

12

Downtown Columbia is a comfortable area that claims a beautiful area known as Stephens Lake Park along its southern border. As per the name, this park comes complete with a shimmering lake and open, grassy fields surrounded by uniquely gorgeous trees. There are two scenic trails to take your pooch on, each complete with a waterfall to truly give you the best of nature.  Should the lake not cut out the heat, there are open spraygrounds that your dog will have a blast running through.  There’s no better way to beat down those summer months!


Shepard Boulevard

0
Dog Parks
5 parks

Population Density
838 per sq. mi.

Shepard Boulevard

0

Shepard Boulevard is where it’s at!  Featuring a friendly community that’s tucked in the midst of five nearby parks, you and your dog are guaranteed to never get bored.  The biggest of these parks is Grindstone Nature Area, featuring nearly two hundred acres of scenic overlooks, nature trails, and a leash free area for your dog to run to their hearts content!  Above Grindstone Nature Area is Capen Park, which includes some extra trails and bluffs for the more adventurous.  To the east lies the Water-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area, complete with forested land to sightsee. Within neighborhood bounds is Shepard Boulevard Park and Sterling W. Wyatt Park, the former featuring a hiking trail and both hosting beautiful, open grassland for ultimate fun.