Dog walking in Matson

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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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Kris BMatson, MO 63341

5.0

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I have lived with pets (dogs, cats, fish, and even a hedgehog!) all my life. I worked as a dog walker and pet sitter while completing an internship a few years ago, and it was one of the best jobs I have ever had! Being around dogs makes me happy, and I am excited to spend time walking and caring for your pets!

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Amy LMatson, MO 63341

4.9

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“Less like dog whisperer, more like genuine spirit!”

I was the sole caretaker with my huge Golden Retriever, Oliver, walking him every day, working on training, and even wrangling him in the bathtub! Now that I have my own thriving doggy business since Jan 2019, my besties and I are never bored again! Days I'm available, I'd absolutely cherish time with yours! I feel so blessed that dogs of all breeds and sizes feel immediately comfortable in my presence, and out of the 500+ walks I've taken for Wag, only 1 time was I unable to gain a pup's trust!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Hillary CMatson, MO 63341

4.9

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“Fur babies are the best!!”

I love animals and have always been around them. I grew up with dogs, cats, snakes, horses and small pets. I currently have a spoiled 7 year old pitbull named Rio that I have raised from a puppy and I also have a 1 year old Rottweiler named Loki. Dogs are a true best friend.

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

David HMatson, MO 63341

4.9

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I have been a dog owner my whole life owning various breeds including Basset Hounds, Irish Setters, Beagles, Corgis and mixed-breed rescue dogs. I enjoy interacting with all dogs and their different personalities. Dog walking gets myself and your dog out of the house for some exercise, a win-win situation for myself and your pet.

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Katia SMatson, MO 63341

4.9

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“A dog lover with a fenced yard!”

Hi I'm Katia, an island girl who recently moved to St. Louis. I have being using Wag! for a while as a dog walker and dog sitter taking care of dogs of all ages and I LOVE IT! For me Pets are a very important part of the family and I know that they mean a lot for each of you. For this reason I always treat my clients as if they were mine. I look forward to loving and caring for your pets. Can't wait to meet your babies and take them for a fun, happy and long walk! :)

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

Michele PMatson, MO 63341

4.9

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“Making dogs happy makes me happy!”

I got my first pup when I was 4 years old. I was in love. My childhood aspiration was always to be a vet. When I was 14, my neighbor referred me to a vet clinic where I walked and fed the dogs. I stayed there for about 6 years, moving up as an assistant to the doctor and learning more about caring for animals. I housesat and stayed with other people’s pups while they were on vacation. I always owned a dog as well. Now, I own 2 dogs and a rabbit. We love them like family because to us, they are.

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

Michael SMatson, MO 63341

4.9

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My name is Mike Scharf and I am an avid dog enthusiast! I have a black lab named Sarah and I have been a dog walker and dog sitter throughout my high school and college years! I have just finished my MBA and am a current professional soccer player in the St. Louis area. I have lots of energy and excitement for walks! I look forward to meeting your pet and giving them the care and enjoyable walk that they deserve!

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High energy dogs, Fast walker

Gracie JMatson, MO 63341

4.9

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“I’ve never met a dog that I didn’t love instantly!”

Hi, my name is Gracie! I have been surrounded by dogs ever since I was little. I have plenty of experience with pet-sitting and walking dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and ages. I enjoy meeting new dogs and will cater to their individual needs! I am currently a senior at the University of Missouri- Columbia studying Animal Science with a minor in Captive Wild Animal Management. I can’t wait to meet your pup!

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Can run with dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Lacey HMatson, MO 63341

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“A lot more walkin means a lot less barkin :)”

I absolutely love pets of all kinds. I personally own three pups, a chi weenie, a beagle, and a St. Bernard mix so I am super familiar with walking the different sizes. I am a college student looking to interact and care for your fur baby as often as needed. I also have experience with cats and bunnies. Caring for your pet as a job isn’t work at all! I always wanted to be a vet as a kid, but can’t wrap my head around biology. Here, I still get to spend my dad with super sweet pets so win-win!

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

Mary GMatson, MO 63341

4.8

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Hello my name is Mary and I am recently retired so I have flexibility and I happen to love dogs. I’m in great physical shape so Dog walking is not a problem. I am personable, dependable and once I accept a job I am committed. I have my own transportation so I can easily come to you. If you need me to board your dog at my place that is also an option. I will work around your needs.

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Dog Walking in Matson

Matson, Missouri is a small town located about 45 minutes from St. Louis. The town was founded back in 1893 with the founding of the Matson Post Office. Many speculate that the town was named after Abraham Matson, who was one of the first people to settle in the area. Today, Matson serves as a bedroom community for nearby larger cities, including St. Louis.

Matson isn't the most dog-friendly place. There are no veterinarian clinics in town, but you shouldn't worry too much. There are a handful of clinics within 20 miles of Matson, so care for your furry family member isn't too far away. A couple of these clinics are even open 24 hours a day, and while you hope an emergency won't happen, it's always good to be prepared. There are also no dog parks or dog-friendly eateries in Matson, so you'll have to drive outside of town if you're looking to spend the day with your pup. Again, there are plenty of options within a short drive's distance.

A small town that's near some larger city amenities, Matson, MO is the perfect place for people looking for some peace and quiet. That's something we bet Fido wouldn't mind, either.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Matson

East Augusta

48
Population Density
24 per sq. mi.

East Augusta

48

Just ten minutes from Matson, you and Fido can find an access point to Katy Trail! This trail runs a massive 239 miles, so even if your dog loves really long walks, we bet they'll sleep well after exploring here. The trail runs through woods and is mostly made of crushed stone, so we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Fido can join you on the trail, but they will need to stay on their leash for the duration of your hike. Remember to bring along plenty of water for both you and your dog, and make sure you clean up after your pup.

Defiance

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
62 per sq. mi.

Defiance

36

Just a few miles up the road from Matson, you and Fido can have a ball playing at Broemmelsiek Dog Park! You'll have as much fun exploring this off-leash bark park as you will saying its name. The park features a small pond where your dog can go make a splash and do the doggie paddle. If your dog doesn't like water, no problem! There's plenty of room for them to run around and play with their pawesome new pals. There's also a shaded pavilion for dog moms and dads. Water is provided, but bring along your own waste bags.

Carlton Glen Estates

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
163 per sq. mi.

Carlton Glen Estates

24

Quail Ridge Park Dog Park is about a 30-minute drive from Matson. This off-leash bark park isn't the largest, but there's still tons of room for Fido to get in their daily exercise with some new pup pals. Water is available during warmer months, but during winter, it's shut off so that the pipes don't freeze and burst. Remember to bring along some waste bags for quick and easy clean-up. You might want to call the park's hotline before making the drive here; after a heavy rain, the park is typically closed until some of the mud dries up. Better safe than sorry!

South Point

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
260 per sq. mi.

South Point

12

Downtown Washington, which is just 16 miles from Matson, is home to South Point Dog Park. This pupular bark park hasn't been around for too long, but it's already making plenty of local dogs happy. There's plenty of shade for your dog to lounge around in when they aren't running around with their new fur-iends. There currently isn't a separate section for small dogs in the park, so if your small dog gets nervous around bigger dogs or your bigger dog doesn't do well around small pups, you might want to visit another dog park in the area. Bring water and waste bags.

Babler State Park

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Population Density
485 per sq. mi.

Babler State Park

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Babler State Park is just 20 miles from Matson, and we guarantee you and your furry friend will enjoy exploring the park together! There are a few trails winding through the park, and they have varying levels of intensity, so you can pick one that works best for you and your dog. If you want to make a day of it, bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the shelters, or bring along a tent to camp out underneath the stars. Fido must be on their leash at all times while in the park, and you're respawnsible for cleaning up after your pet.