Dog walking in Etowah

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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“Full-time pet caretaker (& pet lover & cuddler)”

Hello, I’m Kelsey! I have always been a MAJOR dog lover. When I was really young, I used to wish for a pet puppy each year as I blew out my birthday candles. My wish came true in 2003 with a rescued papillon mix, and since then I have owned three wonderful dogs. In 2010, I started walking and "dog-sat" for a variety of breeds- everything from chihuahuas and dachshunds to pit bulls and boxers! I cannot wait to meet your fur-baby and give them all the exercise and attention that they need!

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Top Pet Caregiver

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

“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

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

Hi my name is Bianca Moeller and I have been dog sitting and walking since I was about 10 years old. I grew up with dogs in the neighborhood and I currently have a small dog. I am very tentative to owner's instructions and to dog's mood.

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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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Socially Distanced Pet Care

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

Hi I’m Tarah I grew up with dogs and have had all different sizes of them through my life. Dachshunds, a pit bull, and a chocolate lab. I have walked dogs and sat for friends and families all throughout my teenage years and early twenties. I just got married and recently moved here and we don’t have an animal yet :( I’m excited to be able to help you and your pooch and have some dog fun back in my life!

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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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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

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 worked as an animal care worker at the Asheville Humane Society, owned animals of a variety of species. I have experience administering various forms of medicine.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Socialization training

“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

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

Dog Walking in Etowah

Etowah, North Carolina has just enough urban hustle to delight any doggo, but the real reason to visit is the miles and miles of mountain splendor that surrounds this lively town. Though technically an unincorporated community within the metropolitan Hendersonville area, Etowah sits just 25 miles south of Asheville — easily one of the hippest cities in the US — and 50 miles from the Smokey Mountains.

There’s no reason to head for the hills right away, though. First, you'll want to try the Old Etowah Smokehouse. This classic Carolina BBQ joint has all the carnivores in town begging (plus comfy dog-friendly patio seating). If your pup can handle life on the edge and has a really good leash, the Jump Off Rock in Laurel Park offers vista views and three walking trails of different difficulty levels. Be careful, though: the steep ledge is dangerous and maybe even haunted, according to a local legend about an Indian maiden’s leap from the cliff.

Etowah is growing fast; the population has nearly tripled since the year 2000, thanks to Asheville’s bustling economy and rising real estate prices. With Asheville’s laid-back, dog-loving culture spilling over, we’re confident that Etowah’s canine comforts will be on the rise, too. For now, there’s plenty of variety available in Downtown Hendersonville, less than 9 miles from Etowah. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Etowah

Mills River

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
320 per sq. mi.

Mills River

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Did someone say cheese? OMG, CHEESE! In the nearby town of Mills River, just 7 miles from Etowah, your fur family will discover some friendly people and outdoor doggy seating at the Mills River Creamery. Share some of the the homemade ice cream made from local milk, or shop for locally-sourced eggs and yogurt — and plenty of cheese. You’ll earn it at the Mills River Dog Park, inside Mills River Park. The park offers separate off-leash play areas for larger (25 lbs. or more) and smaller dogs, plus fresh water. The leashed area of the park also includes a half-mile walking trail if you still have more cheese to work off.

Hendersonville

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
1,994 per sq. mi.

Hendersonville

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Only nine miles from Etowah, Downtown Hendersonville is a major hub for business and dining in western NC. A whopping 27 of those restaurants offer dog-friendly outdoor seating, including Sanctuary Brewery and Southern Appalachian Brewing Company. (Yep, Hendersonville is a beer town.) Hendersonville’s off-leash dog park, Pet’s Own Place, offers separate fenced areas for large and small dogs and waste removal supplies. It is located just behind William H. King Memorial Park, which has additional on-leash play areas. Got a big day ahead that doesn’t include Rover? A Pet’s Day Out offers drop-in doggie indoor/outdoor supervised play sessions for full and half days, so your pup can have a blast while you struggle through your temporarily lonely and dogless existence. 

Hall Fletcher

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,000 per sq. mi.

Hall Fletcher

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Just 22 miles away, near Asheville's Hall Fletcher neighborhood, the French Broad River Park is worth exploring just for the riverfront scenery. The fenced off-leash dog run, though, makes the park a must-see. Poop bags are provided, but fair warning that there is no separate play area for small dogs. The park does, however, have swimming access in the French Broad River, so a towel would probably come in handy. If he’s too wet to get back in the car, walk it off on the 2-mile French Broad River Greenway trail that connects the French Broad River Park to the nearby Hominy Creek Park. 

North Carolina Arboretum

12
Population Density
1,128 per sq. mi.

North Carolina Arboretum

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The North Carolina Arboretum knows what dogs like. Dogs like trees. Lots and lots of trees. The arboretum is a sprawling 430-acre preserve of wild forest and experimental garden less than 17 miles from Etowah. This leashed-dog paradise can wear out even the most energetic pups. The Arboretum's ten miles of hiking trails await, including the gentle hills of the 2.4-mile Carolina Mountain Trail. Note that a parking fee applies at the Arboretum, but these funds help maintain the lush greenery that Rover definitely appreciates. (And contrary to popular myth, dogs are not color blind, just a little more limited than humans in their color perception.)

Biltmore Forest

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Population Density
460 per sq. mi.

Biltmore Forest

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Let’s hope your pup appreciates the finer things. The Biltmore Estate was built by George Vanderbilt II in the 1890s to resemble a European palace, and it's 24 miles from Etowah. Though now a museum (no dogs allowed inside, unfortunately), Biltmore remains the largest privately owned home in the USA. The stunning grounds draw just as many visitors as the house itself: they were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the landscape architect behind NYC Central Park. There are 250 acres total to explore, and Rover is welcome to join you in outdoor areas. He’s also invited to dine at the patio restaurant seating available in Antler Hill Village (tuxedo not required).