Dog walking in Charlotte

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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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Amber CCharlotte, NC

4.9

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“More than a walk - Extra Photos & Play/spoil time”

My volunteer time in vet clinics, providing many years off care to my, family & friends’ fur babies, has me well equipped to provide the level of care your bark & purr family members deserve. During my years with Wag, I’ve strived to make sure dogs get attention &/or play time before & after their walks. When doing boardings, sittings & walks, there will be plenty of photo updates, detailed reports of care and grooming/training (as needed/requested). Your baby’ll surely get lots of love from me!

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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

Alyssa CCharlotte, NC

4.9

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“Caring for your fur babies like I do my own!”

My name is Alyssa and I have been caring for animals at home and as a career for my whole life. I have several years of experience in the boarding industry and in walking and sitting dogs and cats privately for a more up close and personal experience for pets and their owners. I adopted my dog Ruger in 2016 and he is my best friend! I also have a sweet cat named Roxie who is about 10 years old. I can't wait to meet your fur babies!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Bret HCharlotte, NC

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“It was love at 1st woof!”

BIG HELLO TO ALL YOU PET LOVERS! I currently work full-time for 4 pet care companies, including Wag, and am well received by almost any breed -- dogs or cats. I'm also a Top Walker with 1,500+ dog walks, 500+ perfect ratings and 4 years of dedicated service with Wag. I provide most of my pet care within the Steele Creek area, including Fort Mill & Tega Cay and am available within a moment's notice.

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Danielle RCharlotte, NC

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“Video updates & detailed report cards every walk!”

Hi, I’m Danielle and I’m a dog lover! When my english bulldog Lexi needed physical therapy due to old age, I did everything I could to keep her healthy during the last few months of her life. After her passing I realized that I absolutely love taking care of dogs, and had to find a way to pursue that. Now I've been a dog walker and pet sitter for the past 5 years, and want to give your dog the happiness I've given to so many others! Can't wait to meet and take care of your pup!

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Benjamin LCharlotte, NC

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I grew up with a dog and a bunch of barn cats, was always the designated dog walker at family gatherings and served in the Peace Corps where I frequently removed ticks from dogs and cats who only had limited interactions with people.

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Christina KCharlotte, NC

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hi! My name is Christina. I am a dog lover born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I have had dogs my entire life and have also spent time volunteering at local animal shelters. My 2 babies are Marley, a miniature pinscher, and Ayden, a cocker spaniel. I cannot wait to meet your dog!

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Jacob WCharlotte, NC

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Hi my name is Jacob. I am a Charlotte native. I love animals and have three dogs of my own. I'd love the opportunity to meet and walk your dog. I have experience with different breeds and the care they deserve.

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Britany NCharlotte, NC

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away and barking at bay”

Hello there! My name is Britany. I have owned a dog since the age of 10 and I truly feel that our pets are not only our companions but they are our family and I treat them as such. I pride myself on being able to connect with others from all walks of life, including our canine friends :-). My calm demeanor helps create an energy of trust and positivity. I enjoy physical activity and being outdoors. I look forward to embracing the sun and hitting the pavement with your companion!

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Christopher SCharlotte, NC

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“Happy Tails For You”

Being a pet owner started with my family’s Golden Retriever rescue. Over the years, I have spent many days watching and caring for friends’ and family’s pets eventually finding my own furry companions!

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Carol WCharlotte, NC

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“Reliable. Caring. Trustworthy. Experienced.”

Hi there! I grew up on a farm and have been around all sorts of animals my entire life. Presently, I am the mom of a rescue pitbull who gets his teeth brushed twice a day and can sneeze on demand. I’m available to walk your dog and help him to feel safe and secure while he gets in his exercise and daily dose of fresh air. I’m available most hours of the week. Thanks!

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Dog Walking in Charlotte

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

The key to living your best life is to stay active, and the same is true for your furry bestie! Regular exercise can lessen your dog’s risk of developing conditions like heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Daily walks around the block can keep you both on the path to health. For some extra cardio, try a hike along the McMullen Creek Greenway, or on another one of Charlotte's pawmazing trails.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

Your dog lives for adventure, but waiting by the window for you to get home can get monotonous. Bored dogs may find fun in destructive behaviors like chewing and digging. Stop your dog from taking it out on your shoes by giving them physical and mental exercise with regular walks. Inject some extra spice into their lives with a walk to The Dog Bar, or hit the trails and romp on the beach at the McDowell Nature Preserve.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Playing with other pups isn’t just fun, its good for your dog too! Being social with other canines teaches your pup good dog behavior, and builds confidence which can help them to conquer their fears. Taking walks around your neighborhood or to one of Charlotte’s dog parks gives your dog the chance to meet and greet lots of new furiends.  

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Charlotte

While your dog may be pawing at the window to enjoy the sights of Crown Town, you may not always be available. When your dog can’t wait, you may wonder how much dog walking costs in Charlotte. You could be paying $18 for a 15-minute potty break, or even $30 for a 30-minute walk. Several walking services only work on weekdays during business hours, so if your dog needs to get moving at other times, or on weekends, you could have an additional $5 fee. And if life stops you from coming home on time, you could pay another $10 for booking a last-minute walk.

Wag! is there for you and your dog, no matter when you need them. With 20-minute walks for $15, 30-minute walks for $20, and 60-minute adventures for only $30, you’ll find the pawfect match for your dog’s needs at the same rates all day long, every day of the week. Last minute booking never costs extra, just choose an on-demand walk when your pup needs to get moving in the same day.

Thoroughly vetted and insured dog walkers with Wag! are ready to make your dog’s day pupperific! And with real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app, you can watch every step your dog takes. You’ll also know just how much your dog appreciated their day out with an end of walk report card from your walker.

Dog Parks in Charlotte

There’s a lot to see in The QC, so grab the leash and get exploring with your pup! Start in Uptown where several neighborhoods come together to showcase their unique blend of industry and fun. Many come to the First Ward for its 7th Street Public Market, but you and your pup can view this furbulous area on a walk along the 3.5-mile Charlotte Rail Trail that follows the old Charlotte Trolley Line. The Third Ward is known for its museums and sporting events, and the Frazier Dog Park. Featuring a separate area for small doggos, water spigots, and pools in the summer, your dog will love this pup oasis in the middle of it all.

Head east to get back to nature at the Reedy Creek Park’s 125-acres. After hitting the trails, check out Barkingham Park, a 4-acre fenced in section where your dog can ditch the leash.

East Forest has that pawfect mix of city and scenic living, with plenty of shops and sidewalks to stroll along. Spend a day fishing on the lake, or hit the trails at McAlpine Creek Park, if you can drag your dog away from Ray’s Fetching Meadow, that is! This fenced-in area features soft grass across its one open space that lets all dogs mix and mingle.

One of the largest canine hot spots can be found in South Charlotte at the William Davie Dog Park. Two sections with drinking fountains for small and large pups stretch over 5-acres. With plenty of seating, you can take in the scenery while your pup plays.

Before heading out to any of Charlotte’s dog parks, be sure your dog is current on their rabies, Bordetella and DHLPP vaccinations, and is wearing their rabies tag. While the whole family may want to watch your dog romp off leash, be aware that children under 12 are prohibited from the city’s dog parks. Have clean-up bags on hand wherever you travel, and promptly pick up after your pooch.

Dog Walking in Charlotte with Wag!

There’s a lot happening in the Queen City, and your dog doesn’t want to miss a beat. Wag! is there when you can’t be to make sure your dog gets the exercise they need, and the excitement they crave.

 Dog walkers with Wag! know it takes a lot to wear out some of Charlotte’s favorites like Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds. These active pups would love lots of 60-minute walks. Your Boxer may be content with a 30-minute stroll, while a Miniature Schnauzer may only need a 20-minute spin. And if your older Pit Bull is too tired for a walk, Wag! can Drop-In to get that tail wagging at home too.

Bringing some sunshine into your dog’s day is easy with Wag! Just download the Wag! app, select the date and time, then choose the best length of walk for your dog. With on-demand walks, one-time walks and recurring walks, you can create the best exercise plan for your pup. And with GPS tracking, and texts and videos from your walker, you’ll never feel too far away.

Don’t let your dog miss out on the adventure, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Charlotte

Rain Tree

49
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,560 per sq. mi.

Rain Tree

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The Rain Tree neighborhood is home to Charlotte’s largest off leash dog park. The William Davies Dog Park has over 5 acres of available off-leash play area! There is plenty of water available for your pooch throughout the park, as well as plenty of seating space for you to sit and take in the scenery of the area. There are also a lot of sniff-tastic areas surrounding the McMullen Creek Greenway in Rain Tree. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are always welcomed on the greenway. With so much to see, do, and sniff in the Rain Tree neighborhood, there’s no wonder why dog owners love this place.

Newell South

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,390 per sq. mi.

Newell South

36

Newell South is a historic, dog friendly neighborhood in the Charlotte area. It is also the home of Reedy Creek Park. There is so much for you and your dog to discover, do, and sniff at this 125 acre park, including Barkingham Park at Reedy Creek. Barkingham Park is a popular off-leash dog park. It is the second largest dog park in the Charlotte area, with 4 acres of fenced-in land. There are also other pawsome amenities at Reedy Creek Park such as ponds, a fishing pier, and playgrounds. If you enjoy southern charm with plenty of outdoor adventure, Newell South is where you and your pooch will want to explore.

East Forest

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,390 per sq. mi.

East Forest

24

The East Forest neighborhood in Charlotte has that pawfect mix of city and scenic living. There are plenty of shops and sidewalks for your pup to visit, but this neighborhood is also home to McAlpine Creek Park. This 114 acre community park boasts a 3 acre lake, bike and nature trails, and, of course, an off-leash dog park. The dog park offers a full acre of fenced-in freedom for your pooch. There are also areas at the park where you and your pup can enjoy a picnic while you take in the scenery of the historic East Forest neighborhood.

Third Ward

13
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,980 per sq. mi.

Third Ward

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The Third Ward neighborhood offers so much to do for a pawtastic time in Charlotte. Be sure to check out one of the area's top dog parks, Frazier Dog Park. This off-leash dog park is a popular area for Charlotte residents to come and let their dog loose for some tail waggin’ fun. In addition to the dog park you’ll find loads of dog-friendly activities throughout the year, such as the annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races and the annual Checkers Pooch Party. Third Ward is really one of Charlotte’s premier dog-friendly neighborhoods. Around every corner you are sure to be greeted with a tail wag or three.

Myers Park

2
Population Density
3,190 per sq. mi.

Myers Park

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It doesn’t matter if you and your pooch are city slickers or southern belles. The Myers Park neighborhood in Charlotte has something to offer for everyone. This neighborhood is lined with scenic views, but with an added historic southern charm. There are plenty of trees to sniff at Freedom Park with over 98 acres of landscape for you and your pooch to discover along with a 7 acre lake, concession stands, and playgrounds. Plus, many walking paths and trails let you discover the beauty of Myers Park. Known as one of Charlotte’s most prestigious neighborhoods, you can’t go wrong with dog friendly Myers Park.