Dog walking in Chapel Hill

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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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Madison ZChapel Hill, NC

5.0

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“Experienced and reliable”

Hey everyone! I'm Madison, a senior Computer Science major at UNC-Chapel Hill! I've been walking with Wag! for a year now and have adored dogs since I got my childhood dog, Copper. Copper, a loving spaniel mix, now lives at home while I go to school, alongside his younger brother Kinsley, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! In addition to having completed over 100 walks with Wag!, I also have extensive experience petsitting for friends and family -- from shy rescued huskies, to fiesty rat terri

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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

Cate MChapel Hill, NC

4.9

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“Every dog deserves the best care!!”

Hi! My Name is Cate and I live in Raleigh with my husband and my two dogs- A Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix and a Husky. I have grown up with dogs and have pet sat for many families throughout the years. I will adjust to you and your dogs needs, and will pay attention to instructions and how your dog likes to walk! I love dogs of all shapes and sizes and am sure to give the best care and have fun with your dog! :)

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Heather SChapel Hill, NC

4.9

(734)

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“Companion pet care”

Heather here! I have been taking care of animals since I can remember, but I received formal training and an associate's degree in 2003 in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, I had the opportunity to work in several aspects of veterinary medicine, including general practice, wildlife and exotics, holistic care, emergency medicine, surgical specialty, rehab, and during all that began at home pet care.

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Socially Distanced Pet Care

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Frank BChapel Hill, NC

4.9

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Retired, married, 35 year Durham resident, owner of a German Shepherd/Corgi mix. I'm fit, active and work out regularly. I'm honest, dependable and punctual.

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Tuan DChapel Hill, NC

4.9

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“It's always a nice day for a walk !”

Hello, I'm Tuan. I recently retired from a long career as a software engineer in RTP. Now, my daily exercise is to walk and explore the various neighborhoods in the triangle. I'd love to have your dog as my companion. The walk will do both of us good. I grew up with dogs and cats always underfoot. Unfortunately, my kids have pet dander allergies so no pets in the house for the long term. My wife and I handle our addiction by doing fostering weekends for one of the local shelters.

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

Sheena SChapel Hill, NC

4.9

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Over the years, friends and family have entrusted their precious pets in my care because they trusted my abilities and knew that I would treat their pets as I would my own. Spending my days with cats and dogs is the ultimate job. Kinda hard to even call it a “job.” Who can resist wags, wet kisses and lap naps? Certainly not me.

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

Chrissy MChapel Hill, NC

4.9

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“Enjoy the journey”

Hi! I’m Chrissy! Dogs have always been a part of my life from a very young age! I’ve dog sat many times and many differernt breeds (German shepherds, labs and poodles just to name a few). Recently I’ve had the pleasure of owning a German Shepherd and would love to continue to share my love for dogs through WAG! I am an elementary school teacher as well as a workout enthusiast! Whether it’s a casual walk or a long jog, I’m always down for a new adventure with an exciting 4-legged friend!

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

Debbie AChapel Hill, NC

4.9

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My name is Debbie and I currently live in Raleigh. I own two rescue dogs, Heidi (pit/mix)and Nikko (shepard/chow). My passion is animals and just seeing their little tails wag always makes me smile. On one of my Wag walks, I was surprised to walk in and see the momma dog giving birth. Realizing one of the pups was not moving, I grabbed a towel and rubbed her vigorously until I heard a whimper. Momma and pups are doing great. Humbled and Thankful. This is why I do this. Amazing experience.

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James MChapel Hill, NC

4.9

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“Good walks for great dogs!”

James has never met a dog he didn't like and has been described as a dog in human form by no fewer than five friends and one significant other. He likes long walks around the neighborhood and can handle dogs of any size and energy level. His number one priority is a comfortable experience for your dog and will use a combination of love, patience, and treats(if allowed) to ensure a happy and tired pup.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Tessa BChapel Hill, NC

4.9

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Hello, I am a 2 dog owner and have raised 2 boys. I am able to walk dogs in a calm and controlled manner. I would love to be able to walk other dogs the same way in my free time.

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Dog Walking in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a fairly large city with a unique, small town feel. There are many things that bring people to Chapel Hill - from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the acclaimed restaurants and vibrant local music scene. Just like in a real town, dogs are welcome to, and dog owners will be pleased to know that their canine pal does not have to feel too restrained.

There are two off-leash dog parks in Chapel Hill, NC, both of which are well received by dog owners in the area. Homestead Park offers a 20,000 sq. ft. area that is fenced and secured with a double gate. The many rocks, bushes, and trees offer a natural experience for your dog, and the availability of poop bags, trash cans, water pumps and drinking bowls is very convenient.

The dog section at the Southern Community Park is a new addition and consists of 2 acres of dog heaven with grassy knolls, trees and patches of sand.

You can bring your best friend along with you when visiting some of the attractions Chapel Hill has to offer. The North Carolina Botanical Garden has some area’s off-limits to dogs, but dogs are welcome on the nature trails and many other parts of the gardens. There is also Preservation Chapel Hill for the history buffs. Not every part is accessible with a dog, but there is a short self-guided walking tour around the Horace Williams house.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Chapel Hill

Dogwood Acres

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,452 per sq. mi.

Dogwood Acres

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Take your furry friend over to the Southern Dog Park for an afternoon of leash-free fun. This 2 acre fenced in area is located in the Dogwood Acres neighborhoods, and provides a place for your pal to socialize to her heart’s content. No need to fret if you have a small pup; there is a separate section for the petite pooches here. There are also benches for pet parents and trees for shade. The dog park is also connected to the Southern Community Park. Once your buddy is finished playing with her canine buddies, head over for a nice stroll around the walking paths.

Parkside

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,273 per sq. mi.

Parkside

36

Homestead Dog Park is Chapel Hill’s other dog park. Located in Parkside, this is a favorite gathering spot for local dogs. Your pooch will love to be part of the action, so bring him over for some running and wrestling. He’ll have two acres to sniff and discover sans leash. There is also a separate area for little pups. A trip to this park will make him one happy hound! For a nice leashed walk, just pop over to Homestead Park and take some laps around the paved walking paths. Don’t forget to bring some water for your furry friend, as all that exercise is sure to make him thirsty.


Ashley Forest

24
Population Density
1,788 per sq. mi.

Ashley Forest

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Carolina North Forest is one of Chapel Hill’s main attractions. This 750 acre park is located in the Ashley Forest neighborhood, and right on the University of North Carolina campus.  Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the trails of this forested haven, so bring your pup over for some doggy cardio. There are several trails to choose from.  Crow Branch Overlook Trail, and the Wormhole and Pumpkin Loop, are both just under five miles. For a shorter option, follow Neverland’s Outer Loop. This trail is only two miles and is near Lake Ellen.  Be sure to bring water for your furry walking friend.


Northside

12
Population Density
4,918 per sq. mi.

Northside

12

The Northside neighborhood has several restaurants that welcome furry guests. If you don’t feel like cooking dinner, leash up your pup and head over to the Dead Mule Club. Dubbed ‘Chapel Hill’s favorite neighborhood pub’, this hometown eatery serves up hot, fresh burgers and cocktails. Pull up a chair at one of the outdoor pet friendly tables. For more exotic flavors, check out the Middle Eastern cuisine at Tallulas, or Indian food at Vimala’s Curryblossom. Both of these spots have patio seating that allows your canine buddy to hang out by your side. Breadman’s Restaurant dishes up hearty American home style classics. Your dog can join you at an outside table as you devour some fried chicken.


Southbridge

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Population Density
2,452 per sq. mi.

Southbridge

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If your dog is itching for a walk, grab her leash and head over to the Southbridge neighborhood. Morgan Creek Trail runs right alongside Morgan Creek, and your furry friend will love filling her lungs with fresh air while enjoying the waterfront scenery here. This woodland trail runs just under a mile and includes a boardwalk. It ends up in the city owned property of Merritt’s Pasture. If your pooch needs more walking time, you can access the Fan Branch Trail. This 1.62 mile trail includes a fitness course and ends up at Southern Community Park. You’ll both get plenty of exercise, so bring enough water to stay hydrated.