Dog walking in Durham

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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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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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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

Dog Walking in Durham

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1

Rain or shine, your pup probably loves taking a stroll to their favorite park. Regular walkies not only make your dog happy, but they also keep them healthy. Walking your dog reduces the chances of Charlie developing medical conditions like osteoarthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. And since over 55% of pups in the US are overweight, regular walks are more important than ever.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2

Walking your dog isn't just good for their health but yours too. Studies show that pup parents are 34% more likely to get the exercise they need every week than petless people. No wonder why pet parents live longer!

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3

In a rush? Bring your pup! Studies show that people with pooches walk on average 28% faster than people without dogs. This stat is probably due to your doggos pulling their pet parents all the way to their favorite dog park. And you're never far from a dog park in Durham, with more dog parks per capita than most major US cities. 

Average Cost of Dog Walking Services in Durham, NC

How much does dog walking cost in Durham? That depends on the length of the walk. You can expect to pay between $35 and $40 for an hour-long dog walk in Durham. You can expect to pay a fee of a few dollars for each additional dog. 

If you're worried that dog walkers in Durham might not be up to scratch, check out who's available on the Wag! app. All dog walkers through Wag! are thoroughly vetted to give you peace of mind. 

Plus, dog walkers through Wag! offer competitive rates starting at $15 for 20 minutes, $20 for 30 minutes, and $30 for an hour. Each additional dog costs $5, and you'll even save 15% by booking in advance. 

Want to make sure your doggo is getting a proper walk? You can track your Pet Caregiver through GPS on the Wag! app and contact them through Wag! Chat if you have any questions.

Dog Parks in Durham, NC

You'll find several off-leash dog parks in and around Durham where your doggo can stretch their legs. If you're looking for somewhere to let your dog loose downtown, swing by the Durham Downtown Dog Park. Situated on the corner of Roxboro and Elliott Streets, this park features separate areas for large and small dogs, benches, and waste receptacles.

Another popular, centrally-located dog park is Northgate Dog Park. Perched on Ellerbe Creek, Northgate Dog Park is a no-nonsense dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, and benches. Note that Northgate Dog Park is located on a flood plain and is very muddy after rainfall. 

Or, if you're looking for a larger and more peaceful park, check out Piney Wood Dog Park. The park covers over three acres, with zones for small and large dogs, as well as an area especially for playing frisbee. There's even a small area where you can take your dog for a 1-on-1 timeout.

Before setting out for your adventure, be sure to register for a dog park tag and pay your registration fee. To complete your application, you’ll need to submit proof of current vaccinations.

Dog Walking in Durham, NC with Wag!

Ensuring your fur-baby gets enough exercise can be tricky, especially if you work long hours. Luckily, Durham dog walkers through Wag! are on hand to keep your pupper's tail waggin'!

You can book your barking buddy in for everything from a quick 20-minute sprint to an hour-long stroll. All dog walkers are vetted with background checks and safety tests to ensure they can handle whatever your hound throws their way. 

Be sure to read each dog walker profile to learn what other Pet Parents have to say about their experience. Since 99% of all pet care services booked through Wag! end with a flawless 5-star review, you’ll have plenty of dog walking superstars to choose from!

Walkers on the Wag! platform operate with full transparency to ensure you don't get stuck with a surprise bill. When you make your booking, you'll receive the estimated cost of the walk and a final price when you select your Pet Caregiver.

Booking a dog walker near you through Wag! couldn't be easier. Download the app, create an account, and complete your profile. Then, pick the time and date your doggo needs a walkie. Choose a dog walker who fits your pup's needs, and your doggo will be ready for their next adventure!

Durham dog walkers have experience walking dogs of all shapes and sizes, whether they're an elderly German Shepherd with hip dysplasia or a young Yorkshire Terrier with boundless energy. If you have a popular Durham dog breed like a Golden Retriever, you can bet your dog walker has plenty of experience caring for dogs like yours. 

Whatever life throws at you, Wag! is on hand to help look after your dog from snout to tail. Download the Wag! app today and find the "ultimutt" dog walker in Durham.


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.

Cleveland- Holloway

24
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. 

Eno River at Fews Ford

12
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. 

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.

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