Dog walking in Dana

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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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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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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Jennifer JDana, NC 28792

5.0

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“I love my doggie friends”

Hi! My name's Jenn. I LOVE dogs and dogs love me. We get along really, really well. I kinda think it’s because they think I'm part dog. But it’s definitely because I care about my doggie friends like they‘re my own. The dogs in my care are my friends and I look out for them. I make sure they get lots of sniffs and time to potty, and I always try and spend time doing things with them that they enjoy. Every dog's different and I love getting to know each dog's personality.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull

Adam DDana, NC 28792

4.9

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“9/10 dogs think my jokes are hilarious.”

Hey there! My name is Adam. I am a 32 year-old cancer warrior, teacher, author, and dog-lover-extraordinaire. I've raised dogs most of my life and they've all turned out fairly well. Most are off to college now and I'm missing them dearly. Thus, I am here looking for new canine-friends. I am an avid cyclist, runner and thoroughly love long walks/talks with pups. Hopefully your pup and I can bond over politics and 30-60 minute jaunt!

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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, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Carrie SDana, NC 28792

4.9

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Hi, I'm Carrie and I have loved walking dogs w Wag! Most my logged walks took place in Los Angeles and I am now living in Asheville NC. I'm an avid animal lover and will treat your dog with love and respect. I absolutely love meeting new dogs and building a relationship. I also love to walk fast if yr dog is up for it. Thanks!

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Grace MDana, NC 28792

4.9

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“Experienced Dog Sitter Loves all Breeds”

I'm an avid dog lover originally from Chicago. I have experience with various dog breeds and dog ages, so I understand the various needs each dog might have. I also have experience sitting and administering medications to dogs.

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

Robert SDana, NC 28792

4.9

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“Asheville professional providing great dog care”

I am a young professional living in Asheville and looking to help some people out by walking their dogs! I grew up with a dog but don't currently have one because my space is too small and wouldn't give a dog enough room to get out and play. I like being outside and walking a lot, so this is a great chance to do that more while spending time with dogs too!

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Kyra PDana, NC 28792

4.9

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When I was 5 years old my family got two dogs, who became the two animals that taught me responsibility. They also inspired my love for animals, and now I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from North Carolina State University. I have had volunteer experience at a dog and cat animal shelter, owned animals of a variety of species, and worked as a kennel technician and can comfortably administer various forms of medicine. My idea part time or temporary job is one outside and with animal which is why being a pet walker/sitter is perfect.

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Caroline BDana, NC 28792

4.9

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“Positive reinforcement and lots of exercise :)”

I've been pet sitting and dog walking for 10 years and currently own a dog, cat, and horse! I have experience dealing with difficult situations, behavioral issues, and I always put safety first. I have learned a lot from my own high energy red heeler, Rooney! I can take your dog for a high energy run or play, or an easy stroll around depending on their needs :)

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Amber JDana, NC 28792

4.9

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Hello! My name is Amber and I am the proud adoptive mother of a six and a half year old Cairn terrier poodle mix. I was active in fundraising efforts for FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) while living in southern Oregon. I thoroughly enjoy observing, intuiting and responding with compassion to each dog’s unique needs. I consider it a privilege to care for your beloved fur bundles of joy!

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

Sydney PDana, NC 28792

4.9

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Hey, I'm Sydney! I grew up with dogs and currently have a Standard Poodle as a little brother! I have previously walked with Wag! and have several years of experience pet sitting and walking for neighbors, friends, and family. I am physically active and can handle your fast walkers, strong pups, and high energy friends. I cannot wait to meet you!

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Kevin GDana, NC 28792

4.9

(34)

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“Let’s pack snacks and make tracks!”

I’ve always loved dogs! I’ve had a lot of experience with learning to train my personal dogs. I volunteered at a local shelter in my city, and I often foster dogs as well. I had to give emergency birth to two liters of puppies for an elderly neighbor and after the second one I paid to have her dog altered. My three boys are my life. They are the most perfect fur babies I could have been paired with! I can’t wait to me YOUR furmily! I have been away from Wag! for a long time, but I’m back!

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

Dog Walking in Dana

Dana, North Carolina is a residential community just outside bustling Hendersonville in the middle of canine paradise. Scenic Asheville is less than 30 miles away and offers dog-friendly shopping, dog parks, trails, and even the dog-friendly Biltmore Estate. You'll find ample veterinary and pet care services in Dana's adjacent towns and a laid-back, outdoorsy local culture in which dogs are people, too.

In recent years, this part of western NC has blossomed as a center for the arts and a hot-spot for independent breweries. If beer is what brought you to town, rejoice: you can bring Rover with you to the Sierra Nevada Brewery’s patio seating and to several microbreweries in Asheville. Closer to Dana, Hendersonville has two dog-friendly breweries, including Sanctuary Brewing where animal rescue is part of the business plan. Dogs are always welcome to join you for a tasting and vegan food at Sanctuary, but you might want to check the calendar so as not to accidentally crash the weekly Yoga with Cats event.

If you're hoping for some outdoor adventure in western NC, the odds are definitely in your favor. More than 10,000 acres of the Dupont State Forest await just 22 miles south, with 83 miles of dog-friendly hiking trails and 6 waterfalls. If the scenery looks familiar, that's because the Dupont State Forest was the major filming location for the 2012 film The Hunger Games.

Speaking of waterfalls, here’s a fun fact: Dana sits on the Continental Divide, so streams flow towards the Atlantic on one end of town and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. (Rover might like to consider his options when he picks a spot to do his business.) 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Dana

Central Chimney Rock

48
Population Density
40 per sq. mi.

Central Chimney Rock

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Just 13 miles from Dana, the town of Chimney Rock has plenty of fun on tap. That includes the dog-friendly patio at the Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery (this close to Asheville, there’s always a brewery) as well as the outdoor riverside dining at the retro Old Rock Cafe. Then, enjoy a truly unique view at Chimney Rock State Park, where rock formations like the Devil’s Head and a 400-foot waterfall look out over Lake Lure. There’s a well-worth-it entrance fee. Chimney Rock Park offers 8 dog-friendly (leashes, please) hiking trails, and while 6 are reached by trailheads within the area covered by the entrance fee, two trails have trailheads outside the boundary which are reachable at no cost.  

Hendersonville

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
1,994 per sq. mi.

Hendersonville

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Downtown Hendersonville is just a 10-minute drive from Dana and has plenty of creature comforts to offer. In addition to a 24-hour veterinary hospital and variety of pet supply stores, Hendersonville has a fenced off-leash dog run tucked behind William H. King Memorial Park. A little farther from downtown, you'll also find a dog park at the 212-acre Jackson Park, along with some fine on-leash walking trails. If you want to test your dog's IQ, take advantage of the 5-acre corn maze grown each autumn at Grandad's Apples. For a more urban experience, sample from the many dog-friendly restaurants with patio dining, from Champa Sushi and Thai to the Dugout Sports Bar.

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

24
Population Density
27 per sq. mi.

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

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The Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area lies just 30 miles south of Dana and offers one of the state’s most elaborate and well-marked trail systems; leashes and backcountry skills are required, and remember the drinking water. For a safe but challenging adventure, focus your exploration on the two state parks within Mountain Bridge: Jones Bridge State Park and Caesar’s Head State Park. Caesar’s Head alone has 60 miles of trails, including the 4-mile round-trip Raven Cliff Falls Trail, a must-see unless Rover is afraid of heights: it leads to a suspension bridge and scenic overlook at the 420-foot waterfall.

Flat Rock

12
Population Density
384 per sq. mi.

Flat Rock

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The Village of Flat Rock is less than 7 miles from Dana, and we are pretty sure that if your pups could pick any spot for a great meal, they would pick Hubba Hubba Smokehouse right in the middle of town. The entire restaurant is open-air and dog-friendly, including some covered seating, so your fur family will be right in the middle of the action and definitely begging for their classic Carolina BBQ. Flat Rock was also home to Beat generation poet Carl Sandburg, and his Connemara estate includes beautiful grounds and gardens — along with several dog-friendly hiking trails. Leashes are required, especially since the estate's Goat Barn is nearby. 

North Carolina Arboretum

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Population Density
1,127 per sq. mi.

North Carolina Arboretum

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The 430-acre North Carolina Arboretum is perfect when Rover wants to go a-roving. You have over 10 miles of dog-friendly trails to explore, including the popular Carolina Mountain Trail, a moderate 2.4-mile round trip. For the less ambitious, the 0.4-mile Wolf Branch Road is a lot less intimidating than its name implies. (We're pretty sure the only wolves you see will be the ones you bring with you.) Some trails are open to mountain bikers as well, so keep an eye out for foot-traffic-only markers if your pack doesn't want to share the road. There is a reasonable fee to park at the Arboretum, and the funds support their research and education programs.