Dog walking in Independence

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

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

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Customized for your pup

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

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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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Charlotte HIndependence, MO

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Hi, my name is Charlotte and I am a stay at home mom of twins. I love dogs and have had pets most of my life. I love taking walks with my own lab mix rescue. I am excited to walk other dogs as well while my kids are in school.

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Danielle SIndependence, MO

5.0

(392)

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“Experienced, reliable & excited to meet your pup!”

I’m so excited to be able to share my passion for being outside with all the new and old doggos in my life! I have 10 years of experience walking and caring for dogs of all sizes, ages and temperaments. I spent the last year working at an animal sanctuary in South America where I was responsible for the care, management and enrichment of 21 wild felines, which included taking them on daily walks in the jungle. I’m thrilled to now offer my care, love and time for more people’s best friends!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Potty training, Puppy training

Cindy SIndependence, MO

4.9

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“4.97 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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Mackenzie RIndependence, MO

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“I love animals and I can't wait to meet your pet!”

Hi, I'm Kenzie! To me, pets count as additional family members. I have lived with cats and dogs for my entire life. I'm familiar with all sizes and breeds. I've worked with many families for years, house- and pet-sitting and then I started walking for Wag in March of 2018. I love getting to know the pets I work with, because I think that each and every animal has their own quirks and personality. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I can't wait to do the same with your furry friend!

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

Cindy OIndependence, MO

4.9

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Hello, I left Corporate America to be able to do this kind of work. This is so enjoyable to me and I take it very seriously as I know how much my pets mean to me and I will assure you that I will go above and beyond to give your pets the best care possible thanks for letting me help you with your precious family members

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Amber WIndependence, MO

4.9

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“DOG LOVER EXTRAORDINAIRE AT YOUR SERVICE”

Hi there! My name is Amber and I am the lucky furmom of 5 absolutely spoiled rotten kids. I have 3 medium sized mixed breeds, a 10 pound Shih Tzu and a 5 pound Chihuahua…all rescues! We make a big happy family. I don't remember a time when a dog was not apart of my life. Dogs hold a special place in my heart. I'd love to help your babies get some much needed exercise. I love to take pictures and videos. Plan on seeing lots of smiles from our walks!

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

Sasha FIndependence, MO

4.9

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“Best walking partner for your furry friend!”

Hello, I'm Sasha and I've grown up with dogs all my life. I've had large dogs and small dogs; I love them all equally! I've also taken care of neighbors and friends dogs when they had been out of town. Dogs make exercising more exciting! Playing ball and tug-o-war is just as fun!

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Rasheedah SIndependence, MO

4.9

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“I love meeting furry new friends!! 🐶🦮”

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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Liv HIndependence, MO

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I grew up with a rotating cast of cats and a dog, all of whom I helped to feed, walk, and play with. Furthermore, my childhood neighborhood was full of families with dogs, giving me extra opportunities to socialize and help care for some canine friends. Since the summer of 2016, I have been volunteering with a local animal shelter, where I walk dogs and help to socialize them. I am excited to be a part of Wag! and I can't wait to get to know you and your furry pal.

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Katelyn TIndependence, MO

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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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Dog Walking in Independence

Missouri is known for its high dog population and the city of Independence is no different. With an estimate of over 20,000 dogs in town it is clear that people love their dog. The city caters to dog owners by offering a multitude of dog-friendly attractions and amenities. Whether you are just passing through or your stay is more permanent, your dog will feel right at home.

Your Fido will get plenty of sniffing action while exploring the Little Blue Trace Trail. This 15-mile long hiking trail follows the bends of curves of the Little Blue River and makes a great way to calm all of your senses. The park offers shelters, picnic tables and playing fields for your convenience and leisure.

Another great option for your dog to release its energy in Independence, Missouri, is the Santa Fe Dog Park. This dog run is part of the larger Santa Fe Park and offers a leash-free zone so your dog can run wild. As a local favorite dogs are sure to meet new companions and get social with other dogs.

One exciting and unique dog-friendly feature in town is the Twin Drive-in Theater. Not only can you enjoy new movie releases in a nostalgic, 50’s style setting for an extremely reasonable price (especially considering the awesome experience!), you can also take your canine companion as your date!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Independence

Remington Estates

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,234 per sq. mi.

Remington Estates

48

Remington Estates is a pleasant place that lays claim to a gorgeous stretch of land named George Owens Nature Park. With three miles of hiking trails, two lakes, and beautiful forested areas, there’s no shortage of things to be done. You can take a scenic walk through the trees, go for a swim, or even sit and relax in a family picnic area and simply enjoy the view. It’s an ideal place to take your favorite pup to and enjoy some quality time together. Your dog is sure to thank you for it!


Glendale

37
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,923 per sq. mi.

Glendale

37

Glendale is a bustling neighborhood with a friendly community.  The southern bounds of the neighborhood feature two parks for outdoor recreation and fun! The larger park, Van Hook Park, is a gorgeous, grassy expanse with a lake. The outside of the park is lined with trees to ensure a scenic view and comfortable atmosphere. Glendale Park, to the west of Van Hook Park, is a humble area with open fields and dotted trees that provide nice shaded areas. Your dog is certain to have a blast making friends and exploring the great outdoors!


Santa Fe

24
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
4,700 per sq. mi.

Santa Fe

24

Santa Fe is a humble area nestled amongst three parks. Chrysler Park, near the northern end, features a pleasant field dotted with trees and plenty of area to roam. In the middle of the neighborhood lies Santa Fe Park, which hosts not only a wonderful picnic area but also a paved walkway and gorgeous grassy stretches.  Continuing south leads into the Lipton Conservation Area, complete with hiking trails through beautiful forest and woodland.  With so many adventures to be had, your four legged friend will just be begging to go!


Rock Creek South

12
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
3,471 per sq. mi.

Rock Creek South

12

Rock Creek South is a beautiful stretch that’s dotted with parks on either end.  At the west side of the neighborhood lays Phil Roberts Park, a grassy stretch housed in by trees.  The park features a serene nature trail, perfect for those quiet mornings or bustling afternoons.  At the east side, Cassell Park makes claim to the area.  With a vast field and ample shade provided by the planted trees, there’s plenty of space for your dog to exercise their free spirit.  Whatever your choice, these parks are sure to be a hit for your favorite pooch!


Fairmount

0
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,857 per sq. mi.

Fairmount

0

The lovely Fairmount lays claim to a gorgeous nature area. Named after the neighborhood, Fairmount Park is the perfect place for you and your dog to spend some time in the great outdoors. Bursting with trees and shaded woodland, there are plenty of trails to choose from that offer a wide variety of scenic views. If open fields are what your dog craves, you can head down to Davis Park for some wide open running space that your dog will love to pieces. There’s no place like a park to spend some quality time with your four legged friend!