Dog walking in Durham

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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Frank BDurham, NC

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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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Lyn SDurham, NC

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“Dependable and Trustworthy Ultimate Pet Walker”

I, Lyn Smith, am a previous pet owner of 26 years and love working with pets and students. I am a high school physical education teacher and look for additional work as I love to be outside and walk. I have over 700 perfect score ratings with Wag and love to walk dogs! Taking care of pets after losing my most recent English Cocker Spaniel, 15 years old, is a great way to give back to others. I am available any day (week day or weekend) and look forward to loving your pet while you are busy.

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

Quinton GDurham, NC

4.9

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“Your dog’s BEST FRIEND”

Hi, I'm Quinton! I have had various breeds of dogs while growing up (German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, and Bullmastiff just to name a few). I've fostered, groomed and walked many different breeds of dogs as well! I'm an overall fun and active person, so your dog will definitely have a great time with me! I love jogging too, so if you prefer that your canine friend is more active, I can definitely accommodate.

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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

Diana SDurham, NC

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Hi! My name is Diana Skeffington. I grew up with my own loveable German Shepard mix, and I have professional as well as personal experience with dogs, having worked as an assistant to veterinary technicians at several veterinary clinics in the past. I have gotten along well with almost every dog I have ever met, and I would love the opportunity to get to know many more furry friends in the future!

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Phil KDurham, NC

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“A pal to every pup and a friend to every feline.”

Hello, my name is Phil, your dog's new best friend! I have worked on the kennel side of an animal hospital, running their doggie day care. I also once ran Funny Bone Pet Sitting, Raleigh's original comedian run pet sitting and dog walking service.My audiences usually say my comedy is for the dogs, your dog will agree.

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Joy ODurham, NC

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I have spent the past 20+ years in an office and now I get to be outside that window walking our best friends rain or shine. I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where I learned to take care of many kinds of animals but I saw first hand how smart and caring dogs are and will never forget our hero. Skipper our little Boston Terrier followed Joe our large Shepard/Lab mix all over the farm and one day right into a creek he couldn't get out of. Joe ran home barking out of control and lead me back to saved his little buddy from drowning. Since then Tyson our fluffy white Samoyed and I passed our training classes and he learned to walk beside me instead of pulling me like I was a sled. I also have two Gran dogs, Reeses a Springer Spaniel who searches the whole house until he finds me when he visits and Simba a Golden Retriever who I just taught how to high-five. Dogs are amazing animals that deserve all the love back they give so unconditionally!

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Cate MDurham, NC

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

Heather SDurham, NC

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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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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Lindsay HDurham, NC

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Hi! I am Lindsay, a true animal lover. I am also very active and exercise daily. I grew up with big Newfoundland dogs and have loved dogs of all kind my whole life. I currently graduated from graduate school and will be dog walker while I look for jobs! I am excited to meet you and your pup!

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Mariah GDurham, NC

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Hi, I'm Mariah! I'm a biologist with a passion for animals. I am a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and have since gone on to become a professional beekeeper. I have two cats, and also care for my parents' dogs when they are out of town. I look forward to meeting your dog!

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Dog Walking in Durham

Durham is a city full of colorful and vibrant culture that hosts a variety of seasonal events celebrating the arts. If you arrive in town at the right time of year, you might be lucky enough to catch one of the many art festivals frequently held in the region. Durham is also home to a highly active, diverse, and unique music scene that will be sure to get your hips swaying, head-bobbing, and your dog's tail wagging. Turn on the radio and tune in with your pup to Duke University's WXDU radio station for information about local happenings, news, sports, and music. If visual forms of art are more your thing, be sure to check out the Nasher Museum of Art.

In addition to being big into the arts, Durham was recently ranked number seventeen on a list of the top one hundred pet-friendly cities in the United States. It's no wonder why; there's a wide variety of fun and exciting activities for you and your pet to enjoy together.

Looking for a hotel that won't mind some shedding? La Quinta Inn will allow up to two pets of any size (within reason) at no additional cost. After unpacking and settling down in your hotel room, be sure to visit pet-friendly restaurant Parker and Otis for a delicious, freshly prepared meal made with local ingredients. When it comes time for a walk, venture no further than Northgate Dog Park. This celebrated fenced, off-leash dog park includes a separate small dog area, benches, and water spigots for your furry friend. Whatever it is that brings you to Durham, you'll be sure to have a great time with your favorite companion.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Durham

Woodcroft Durham

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,185 per sq. mi.

Woodcroft Durham

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Piney Wood Park is located in this Durham neighborhood, and offers sports fields, restrooms, and picnic areas complete with grills. More important for your pup though is the onsite dog park! The Piney Wood Dog Park features three different fenced in areas; there’s one for smaller breeds, another for larger breeds, and an open space for fetch, Frisbee throwing, and romping. Outside the fenced areas, there are water fountains for you and your pup. Per the park’s rules, be sure to have your dog on a leash while enjoying the areas of the park outside of the dog park. 

American Tobacco

36
Population Density
2,783 per sq. mi.

American Tobacco

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The American Tobacco Trail is a railroad that has been turned into an extensive trail through the Rails to Trails Project. You can start the trail in the American Tobacco neighborhood at the terminus station on Jackie Robinson Drive near Blackwell Street, and take for it up to eleven miles throughout the city of Durham, where it is also referred to as part of the East Coast Greenway. The trail continues for over ten miles outside of Durham, where it travels through Wake and Chatham counties. Different parts of the trail feature varieties of surfaces, from paved areas to gravel. There are many neighborhoods the trail passes through, so look at a map to see the most convenient location to begin an adventure with your pup! If you want to catch a bite before you head out, try one of these dog friendly restaurants: Only Burger, Tyler’s Taproom, or Tobacco Road Sports Café.

Eno River at Fews Ford

24
Population Density
91 per sq. mi.

Eno River at Fews Ford

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If you are looking for a pawtastic trail experience, then try the Buckquarter Creek Trail, which runs through the Eno River State Park. The Buckquarter Creek Trail is only one hour in length and is 1.5 miles in total distance, and can begin or end at the trailhead just north of the park. The park itself offers camping areas, over 30 miles of trails near rivers, through hardwood forests, or up Cox Mountain, and a historic mill, as well as several picnic areas and ground spots to choose from for an afternoon treat. When taking your dog to the Buckquarter Creek Trail or the state park, make sure that you follow the park’s regulations and have a leash that is no longer than 6 feet. 

Cleveland- Holloway

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,927 per sq. mi.

Cleveland- Holloway

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The Downtown Durham Dog Park in this neighborhood is near the downtown area of Durham, and offers a pawsome space for your pup to romp and socialize. Small dogs that are under 30 pounds have their own fenced in area to play safely in, while the larger pups can play unhindered in a separate fenced in area. Owners can take advantage of the waste stations here, and benches provide a place to comfortably watch your dog have a snifftastic good time! Fees and registration are required to gain entry to the park, so be prepared before you head out. 

Northgate Park

1
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,916 per sq. mi.

Northgate Park

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This Durham neighborhood contains one of the best dog parks in the city. Northgate Dog Park is well equipped for all sized dogs, offering two enclosed areas, one for dogs up to 15 inches tall, and the other for bigger dogs. In addition, the park has water fountains, waste bag dispensers, and benches scattered around the park for your convenience. North of the dog park is the Rock Quarry Park that has 46 acres of lovely green space. Here you will find access to greenways and trails, a playground, a sprayground, restrooms and water fountains. This park is pawfect for the dog who wants more ground to sniff.