Dog walking in Gastonia

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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Dominique SGastonia, NC

5.0

(303)

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“Patience and love is my dog language.”

I'm a patient, postive and very reliable dog walker, excited to walk your dog while providing the utmost care. I love dogs and they love me. I have had dogs in the past, now I dogsit my friends dogs. I love walking and having a companion on my walks is the best combo!

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

Alyssa CGastonia, NC

4.9

(2122)

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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

Bret HGastonia, NC

4.9

(1540)

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“It was love at 1st woof!”

BIG HELLO TO ALL YOU PET LOVERS! I currently work full-time for 3 pet care companies, including Rover, and am well received by any breed. Being a single homeowner with no pets of my own, I'm able to provide your pet with a safe & comfortable place to stay while you're away. Your pet will also get plenty of fresh air & exercise with up to 5 walks/day. I provide most of my pet care within the Steele Creek area, including Fort Mill & Tega Cay

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Danielle RGastonia, NC

4.9

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“Video updates & detailed report cards every walk!”

Hi, I’m Danielle and I’m a dog lover! When my english bulldog Lexi needed physical therapy due to old age, I did everything I could to keep her healthy during the last few months of her life. After her passing I realized that I absolutely love taking care of dogs, and had to find a way to pursue that. Now I've been a dog walker and pet sitter for the past 5 years, and want to give your dog the happiness I've given to so many others! Can't wait to meet and take care of your pup!

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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

Christina KGastonia, NC

4.9

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hi! My name is Christina. I am a dog lover born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I have had dogs my entire life and have also spent time volunteering at local animal shelters. My 2 babies are Marley, a miniature pinscher, and Ayden, a cocker spaniel. I cannot wait to meet your dog!

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Michelle WGastonia, NC

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“I’m there for your best friend when you can’t be.”

Hi! My name is Shellie and I’ve been around dogs my entire life. I currently work at a dog kennel as a dog attendant and dog bather. I have 2 dogs myself and I love spending time with them. I look forward to getting to know your little fur balls!

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Jillian FGastonia, NC

4.9

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I began dog-walking and dog-sitting professionally in 2016. Nothing brings me greater joy in life than dogs so when your pup is on a walk with me I treat them with as much love and care as if they are my own. I keep water, treats, a backup slip-leash, and bags with me for all walks. I grew up with dogs my entire life and currently have a 37 lb bassett hound mix. In my free time I foster dogs and volunteer with a local rescue organization.

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Melissa RGastonia, NC

4.9

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Hi my name is Melissa and I’m eager to meet your best friend! For the past couple of years I’ve volunteered at animal shelters and pet sat for friends. All my life I’ve had pets in my home. I currently have a staffordshire terrier and shih tzu, they mean the world to me and yours soon will too!

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

Valyncia WGastonia, NC

4.9

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Hi! Im Valyncia like the orange. Since a young age , I've had a passion for all types of animals. No matter what age, my family always had a furry friend. I have experience with tiny dogs such as teacup yorkies and large dogs like malamutes! I've worked at an animal hospital where they provided boarding which led me to pet sitting ! Many patients we had soon became my customers and I loved every moment. I can't wait to meet you and your furry friend!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kayleigh BGastonia, NC

4.9

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Hey, I’m Kayleigh! I love dogs and have been surrounded by them my whole life! I own a Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix named Rak (random act of kindness) and he’s my whole world! We like to go on runs and walks. I enjoy taking him to the dog park too! I am also a volunteer dog walker at North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue in Charlotte, so I have experience with dogs of all shapes and sizes from my work there. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Dog Walking in Gastonia

Gastonia, North Carolina, is adjacent to the much larger Charlotte and is a city that is constantly in motion. While many jobs are in debate, the population of Gastonia is still growing. Many citizens enjoy taking their mind off their worries by spending time with their family. And more often than not, dogs are part of the family.

The Gastonia area offers tons of ways to relax and come back to your senses by taking a hike. There are multiple trails available for everyone itching to go outside and do some serious hiking. The Tower and Backside Trail and the Pinnacle Trail offer a longer and more challenging hike while the Crowders Lake Trail is a great way to gain enthusiasm about hiking. Dogs are allowed, assuming they are socialized and well behaved, as long as they stay on their leash.

Local dogs go crazy over the George Poston Dog Park. This enclosed park is divided in a 4,5 acre for large dogs and 1-acre area for smaller dogs. The best part, especially to Fido, is that dogs can be off their leash, and there is enough space to run around and get rid of all that energy. Dog owners are however encouraged to take a break as there are plenty of benches to sit on.

The most dog-friendly restaurant in town according to many is the Hickory Tavern. You can enjoy succulent seafood, a juicy steak or just a simple burger and knock down a cold one and your dog can stay right next to you as long as you sit on the large patio.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Gastonia

East Franklin

48
Population Density
1,728 per sq. mi.

East Franklin

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East Franklin is one of the several neighborhoods in Gastonia that the Catawba Creek runs though. It’s also where you’ll find parking for the Avon/Catawba Creeks Greenway, a great place for you and your pup to start your adventure in Gastonia! This paved greenway is easy on the paws and the eyes, and meanders through mature trees and over scenic bridges. While your pal takes a break, you can take in information about the common bird species in the area on the various signs posted throughout the park. The Greenway connects to another East Franklin park, Lineberger Park. A favorite place for family picnics, this park consists of 18.5 acres of open lawn space and trees. It also features a public pool, restrooms and shelters. Since these are all multi-use areas, dogs must be leashed and don’t forget the poop bags!


Ranlo

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,000 per sq. mi.

Ranlo

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In the neighborhood of Ranlo, you’re pup will be excited to visit the George Poston Dog Park. Tails wag and locals rave about this massive off-leash dog area. With two separate fenced in sections, every pup can find its place. It has a 1 acre run for small dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less, and a 4.5 acre area for larger dogs. It’s a great place to socialize with other pups and their two-legged friends. On a hot day, there is plenty of shade and water buckets to go around. Waste bags are available, but don’t forget a ball to throw!


Chapel Grove School Rd/ Boyd Rd

24
Population Density
229 per sq. mi.

Chapel Grove School Rd/ Boyd Rd

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If you and your dog are up for a challenge, Tower and Backside Trail is popular among the more athletic pups. It’s located on the north end of Crowders Mountain State Park in Gastonia. This 3 mile hike that may take about 2 hours to complete with your furry friend. The trail starts on an old roadbed with a gentle climb, and ends with 336 wooden stairs. The trek is worth it

though, and the 1625 foot summit offers a paw-rific view of the Charlotte skyline. You’ll need to keep your dog leashed, and get there early, because the parking lot is small.


Mountain View

12
Population Density
127 per sq. mi.

Mountain View

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If you find yourself in the Mountain View neighborhood in the nearby town of Kings Mountain, you’ll have a fur-tastic way to spend some time. Your pup will be delighted to find the Crowders Lake Trail. If you and your pup need a relaxing break from the city, this might be the perfect trail for you. Being one of the easiest trail options in Crowders Mountain State Park, it welcomes all levels of hikers and dogs as long as they’re leashed. This laid-back, 1 mile hike is not short on views. It takes approximately 20 minutes, and circles a picturesque lake often populated with ducks. Don’t forget your doggy life-jacket, because this location also offers canoe rentals.


Moores Chapel

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Population Density
449 per sq. mi.

Moores Chapel

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You and your pup won’t run out of things to do at the U.S National Whitewater Center in Moores Chapel. Located along the Catawba River in Charlotte, it’s just 20 minutes outside of Gastonia. This outdoor center is worth the trip to visit its 400 acres of scenic woodlands that’s run by a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an active, outdoor lifestyle that you and your dog can both enjoy. Take your leashed dog on the hiking trails, and if you need to cool your paws, strap on the life jacket and take out a kayak. When you need a treat, you both can relax at the River’s Edge Bar and Grill. Dogs are welcome, but not on the upper deck of the restaurant. Whether you and your buddy are here to play or to relax, The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a fur-tastic place to be!