Dog walking in Cornelius

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Flexible scheduling

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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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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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Deborah SCornelius, NC

5.0

(519)

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“I will treat your pup as if they were my own!”

I have one rescue dog of my own, volunteer at a rescue organization, work at local Kennel Club events, and care for my neighbor’s dog when they are away. I still have time to take your fur baby for a walk, and would be happy to get them out for some fresh air and exercise! I understand that pets are family, and you can be sure that I will do everything to make their time with me safe and enjoyable.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Alyssa CCornelius, NC

4.9

(2196)

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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

Jodi CCornelius, NC

4.9

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“Big or small, I love them all!”

I started my career with animal care in 2009, when moved from VA to NC to join the vet tech program at Gaston College. Currently I work, as needed, at a busy animal emergency hospital in Charlotte. I'm available full time and am fully capable of caring for your pets during your absence. Whether the absence is an afternoon walk, or a weekend getaway I will follow any instructions you leave regarding the care of your pets. I look forward to meeting the extra additions in your household.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Benjamin LCornelius, NC

4.9

(1030)

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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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Jacob WCornelius, NC

4.9

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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 NCornelius, NC

4.9

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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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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

Christopher SCornelius, NC

4.9

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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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Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Carol WCornelius, NC

4.9

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

Mary KCornelius, NC

4.9

(563)

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“Hi, it’s Mary! Let me get to know you & your pup.”

Hi, my name is Mary and I’ve been with Wag two in a half years now. I absolutely love my job. Who wouldn’t though, working with large, medium and small breeds everyday. I do a lot of sitting for clients multiple times a year for family vacations. One thing my clients love is they know they can trust me, second they know I love their animals like I love my own. I’m a 5 STAR walker with over 500 plus walks and live in Concord. Please read my reviews. I look forward to meeting you and your pup.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Karen ACornelius, NC

4.9

(467)

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“Experienced and Professional Dog Walker/Sitter!”

Hi there! I’m Karen and I’d love to be your walker! I have been dog walking and pet sitting for over 2 years, with lots of experience with various breeds and sizes of dogs. I do pet sitting full time so my attention is always on your pup and on following instructions. My furry best friends include my two dogs (Kali and Cleo) and three cats (Milo, Lou, and Chairman Meow). Thank you!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Walking in Cornelius

The city of Cornelius is nestled against the eastern shore of Lake Norman and serves as a suburb of Charlotte. Located in Mecklenburg County, this area provides a great natural space for outdoor enthusiasts of any species, as well as many pet-friendly establishments. There are 20 pet-friendly restaurants to satisfy the city’s hungry pups, and several veterinarians to keep them healthy.

One of the city’s most pawpular spots for an off-leash romp is the Swaney Point K-9 Park. This 4-acre, fully-fenced park is divided into two sections -- one for dogs over 20 lbs., and one for those under 20 lbs. Your fur-iend will love all the space to play and the abundance of shade to relax in. 

The Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is truly a one-of-a-kind place. This sports bar has more pet-friendly amenities than most bark parks, like an indoor/outdoor off-leash area, sports-themed pet boutique, grooming services, and doggie daycare! Pups can join their owners inside the pub, where regulars can frequently be seen sitting at the bar and hustling waitstaff for treats.

After your game of happy hour fetch, enjoy a nice meal for two at Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails. This pup-friendly eatery offers a large assortment of fresh selections for lunch, dinner, and bunch on the weekends. Here, you and your pup can dine on entrees ranging from fresh lobster to chicken and waffles! Whatever Fido fancies, Alton’s is sure to have it! “Bone” Appetit!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Cornelius

First Ward

49
Population Density
2,500 per sq. mi.

First Ward

49

 Do you dare for a scare? Take your pup on a spooky lantern-lit tour of historic Uptown Charlotte with the Carolina History and Haunts Company. This pup-loving company allows leashed pets to accompany their owners while learning the ghastly (and ghostly) history of Charlotte's most infamous landmarks. The tour lasts “ruff-ly” 75-minutes, and will leave you plenty of time to enjoy a nice dinner at the Wooden Vine Wine Bar and Bistro, just two streets over! The Wooden Vine offers patio seating where diners and their doggos can enjoy specialties such as pan-roasted salmon and short rib tortellini. 

East Mt. Holly

37
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
545 per sq. mi.

East Mt. Holly

37

Mt. Holly is home to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, both a nature and athletic center used as a training site for the U.S. Olympic Team. This spot has so much to offer guests: biking/hiking trails, a climbing center, zip-lines, flat water kayaking, a high ropes course, and (of course) whitewater rafting. The best part? They LOVE dogs. Dogs are welcome pretty much everywhere (except the whitewater area), and even can join their human parents at the facility’s outdoor restaurant! You might as well grab a kayak and paddle off into the sunset with your fur-baby — because he won’t want to leave!  

Lake Norman

25
Population Density
2,269 per sq. mi.

Lake Norman

25

Jetton Park offers leashed pups and their families a great recreational space from March until the end of October. This 104-acre lakefront park is located on the eastern side of Cornelius, and rests on the edge of Lake Norman. Here, your pup can enjoy blazing the trails or just lounging on the beach while you work on your tan. Afterwards, drop by the Three Dog Bakery, a local dog bakery whipping up treats, pup-cakes, and seasonal confections. They will even make your fur baby a custom pup cake for his birthday...but with a pup as awesome as yours, who needs a special occasion?

Belmont

13
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
343 per sq. mi.

Belmont

13

Goat Island Park is nestled between the cities of Belmont and Cramerton, and provides fun for the whole gang. Goat Island derives its namesake from a group of goats which were brought here in 1910 in hopes of controlling the rampant plant growth. The area has kept the name, although the goats have since moved on to greener pastures. This gorgeous 30-acre park and greenway features river access and a small well-shaded park for the puppers. Leashed pets are allowed on the Greenway Trail, but owners must be sure to pick up after their pet. 

Lake Norman State Park

1
Population Density
1,300 per sq. mi.

Lake Norman State Park

1

East Monbo is home to the beautiful Lake Norman State Park, just a 20-minute drive north of Cornelius. Your pet can choose from four hiking trails of varying difficulties, but must remain leashed on his adventures. The Lakeshore and Alter Trails are considered easy to moderate in difficulty, and provide visitors with great views of Lake Norman. This park is also home to the 30.5-mile long Itsui Trail, considered to be one of the best biking trails in the state. There are several picnic areas and 33 camping sites if you decide to extend your stay. But don’t worry about having to “ruff it”—all the campsites are convenient to bathhouses, restrooms, running water, and grills.