Dog walking in Kansas City

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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Charlotte HKansas City, 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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Cindy SKansas City, MO

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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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Mackenzie RKansas City, 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

Danielle KKansas City, MO

4.9

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Hi, my name is Danielle. I love dogs and have dog sat and walked dogs for my friends and family. I volunteer at the Humane Society and love meeting new furry friends. I look forward to meeting and getting to know your furry family members.

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Amber WKansas City, MO

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“DOG LOVER EXTRAORDINAIRE AT YOUR SERVICE”

Hi there! My name is Amber and I am the lucky furmom of 4 absolutely spoiled rotten kids. I have 2 male Chihuahuas and 2 female Shepherd mixes. 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

Steven PKansas City, MO

4.9

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Hi! My name is Steven and I have been walking dogs all my life. I currently have a Pomeranian whom I walk on a regular basis! I want to make sure all dogs can get the help they need even if it's just a walk around the block and give them another friend.

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Rasheedah SKansas City, MO

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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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Sasha FKansas City, MO

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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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Katie RKansas City, MO

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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 MKansas City, MO

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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 have 1 large dog, a 7 year old Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute Mix. I have taken care of many different breeds and different sized dogs as well.

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Dog Walking in Kansas City

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Life can get pretty boring when you are away, and without enough physical and mental exercise, even your good dog could dig or chew their way to excitement. But there’s no need to let boredom eat up your shoes! Give your dog something to bark about with daily walks that explore their neighborhood and work out that energy so they can relax at home.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

From their days as wolves, being social is encoded in your dog’s DNA, and for good reason. Spending time with their peers helps dogs learn appropriate dog behavior. It can also bolster your dog’s confidence which helps them conquer their fears and cope with new experiences. Give your dog lots of chances to mix and mingle with regular walks around the block or to a Kansas City Dog Park.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

People and dogs who play together can play longer. That’s right, regular exercise can increase both you and your dog’s active years by reducing your risks of heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. Daily walks in your area can keep you both on the road to health. Get some extra cardio and explore the Gateway to the Southwest along the Trolley Track Trail, a 6-mile converted railway spanning South Kansas City.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Kansas City

To keep your dog moving when you are away, several dog walking services offer various walks in Kansas City. Short 15-minute walks average around $15, while longer 60-minute adventures can be as much as $40. Some companies only operate on weekdays during business or midday hours, which means your pup may be out of luck if they need a late night or weekend walk. And if your dog needs to get out in the same day, you could be charged an additional fee.

Wag! makes it easy to give your dog the exercise they crave. Whether your dog loves afternoon strolls or weekend adventures, thoroughly vetted and insured dog walkers with Wag! are available every day of the week, all day long. Your dog can get moving a 20-minute spin for $15 or a 30-minute walk for $20. Got an active pup in your life? They’ll love a 60-minute trek for only $30. And if you need a same day walk, just book an on-demand walk without any extra fees.

Stay in the know with real-time GPS tracking through the Wag! app, the best way to keep track of your dog’s progress. And with a report card from your walker at the end of each walk, you’ll know just how much fun your canine pal had on their day out. 

Dog Parks in Kansas City

Whether searching for the best Kansas City-style barbeque in the BBQ Capital of the World, or strolling along the Missouri River on the Kansas City Riverfront Heritage Trail, there’s plenty to explore in this puptastic city with your pup.

In the heart of the Downtown, let your dog work out those wiggles in the Garment District’s West Terrace Dog Park. Access to this 1.5-acre play space requires a yearly membership, but with it’s convenient location and scenic river views, you’ll love this pup hot spot. For a public off leash experience, head south to the shopping mecca of Crown Center for its lovely Penn Valley Off Leash Dog Park. This play space features a small dog section, full fencing, water fountains for doggos, and lots of grass and trees.

In the southern areas of Kansas City, lots of country fun await you and your pooch! In Noble and Gregory Ridge, roam the trails or run through the grass in Swope Park’s 1,800 acres, or ditch the leash in the Swope Park Off Leash Dog Park. This pupperdise offers lots of room to roam in both its small and big dog sections surfaced in soft grass and surrounded by trees. Or head to Calico Farms at the southern border of the city to relax under a pavilion while your dog explores the 5-acres at Wayside Waifs Bark Park. This park also requires a membership, but all the proceeds go to the attached Wayside Waifs Shelter to help homeless pooches find furever homes.

If you’ve got a sporty dog, head back up north to North Kansas City for the pawrific agility course at the Waggin’ Trail Dog Park. With a walking trail, tunnel runs, water fountains, and a place for the petite pooches, you’ll be sure to go home with a tired pup.

While city and private parks may have a few different rules, all require that your dog is fully vaccinated and licensed before you visit. Bring clean-up bags wherever you travel, and always clean up after your pup. Keep your dog leashed whenever entering or exiting off leash areas, and everywhere outside of them. And always keep your dog in sight and under.

Dog Walking in Kansas City with Wag!

With so much to sniff out in this twin city, your dog is itching to get out and explore! But if you can’t be there, Wag! can make sure your dog doesn’t miss out on any adventures.

High energy K.C. favorites like Labrador Retrievers and Australian Shepherds need plenty of exercise! Lots of 60-minute walks were made for these tireless breeds. If you’ve got a petite Boston Terrier, a 20-minute spin would be pawfect to get those short legs moving. Dog walkers with Wag! even know how to get your lazyBulldog out of the house with an easy-going 30-minute meander. And if your older Beagle is too pooped to exercise, Wag! can Drop-In at home to make sure they’ve got everything they need.

Booking a walk is easy with Wag! Just download the Wag! app, select the date and time, then choose the best length for your pup’s needs. With one-time walks when your pup needs them most, on-demand walks for the same day, and recurring walks to tucker out even the most boisterous doggos, you can create an experience your pup will love. Best of all, you can follow your dog’s journey with GPS tracking, and share in all the fun moments through text and picture updates from your walker.

Don’t make your dog wait to have a blast in Kansas City, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Kansas City

Noble and Gregory Ridge

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,870 per sq. mi.

Noble and Gregory Ridge

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At the city's edge lies a whole bunch of country fun for you and your pooch! In Noble and Gregory Ridge there is a great area called “Swope Park”. You can roam the trails or run through the grass on this patch of over 1,800 acres! It's by far the largest park in Kansas City, and it's full of activities! They even have an off leash, fenced in dog area complete with picnic tables. This five-acre dog run is open from 5am all the way until midnight to accommodate every woofer. There are watering stations and the ground is covered in straw to keep the turf soft.

North Kansas City

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
910 per sq. mi.

North Kansas City

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At the north end of the city, you and your hound can check out the Waggin’ Trail, a dog park with all of the amenities you need to have woof-tacular time. The park is fully fenced in and features an area for dogs under 30lbs to keep your little barker safe. Over in the big dog area, there are grass patches, fountains, agility equipment and benches so you can sit back and enjoy watching your dog run and socialize with other pups. Beware of the mudholes at this park, unless you are ready to bring home a very muddy mutt! Children over 6 years of age are allowed in as long as they are with an adult. All dogs inside this park must be vaccinated, and owners can not bring more than two dogs at a time.

Armour Hills

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,240 per sq. mi.

Armour Hills

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If you are in Armour Hills, switch up your regular dog-walking route and try one of these paw-friendly options! The Trolley Track Trail is an abandoned railway corridor-turned hiking trail run by the Rails to Trails initiative. The location has on-site parking and an information map that you can access online! What's more, the path goes past multiple restaurants that also cater to four-legged patrons. Many of these eateries will provide your pup with a bowl of water, but it's always best to bring some yourself as well. The Jacob Loose Memorial Park is a small patch of green heaven in the city. Take Fido here for a quiet jaunt or stop for a rest near the decorative fountain. No matter where you go, if you're outside with your pup, you're bound to have a great time.

Manheim Park

12
Population Density
5,450 per sq. mi.

Manheim Park

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Manheim Park is home to not one, but two incredible art museums. What does this mean for pups and their humans? It means amazing walks through perfectly manicured grounds! The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art allows canine visitors on all outdoor areas of the property. As long as your dog is leashed and you remember your poop bags, feel free to roam through the area. The same rules apply at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, where there are many outdoor sculptures and art installations for you and your pooch to saunter by. You'll have the most cultured dog in town after visiting these renowned art museums!

Union Hill

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Population Density
4,650 per sq. mi.

Union Hill

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In Union Hill lies the Penn Valley Park, close to the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Inside this lovely park is 2.7 acres of fenced-in dog fun that you and your pooch ought to check out! This park is a favorite among the locals and features trees, water spigots, benches and picnic tables. There is parking for the general grounds and a porta-potty for public use. This dog park has a special area for pups under 40lbs, to keep play fair and fun. If the two-footed visitors get thirsty, there are also water fountains for human use located through the park.