Dog walking in Columbia

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Hi! My name is Becca! I grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri, I go to school at William Woods University, but live in Kansas City over the summer! I've grown up taking care of and loving dogs. We've handled 6 at a time at one point so it's safe to say I've had some experience! I've walked and taken care of dogs on my own growing up throughout my life so I am very comfortable with them. I love meeting new dogs and getting to know how every dog's personality is as well as how adorable they are! I am a college athlete and play soccer, so if you need a long distance walk or even a run, I can provide that service for you! I will make sure to treat your dog with love and care just as I would with my own dogs and give you a great Wag! experience.

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Hi, my name is Kate and I have been interacting with dogs my whole life. My best friend is a Jack Russell Terrier mix named Butterscotch that is now 16 years old! I have previous experience walking, dog sitting, entertaining, and providing care to dogs of all breeds and sizes. I have also volunteered at animal shelters and enjoyed helping dogs there too. I'd love the opportunity to get to know your dog and help them get some exercise and care!

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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.


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