Dog walking in Lake Junaluska

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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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Kelsey BLake Junaluska, NC

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

Maureen KLake Junaluska, NC

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At the age of 7 I got my first dog and fell in love but never expected I would get 3 more. Since then, alongside taking care of my own dogs, I've been walking and pet sitting for friends and neighbors while gaining my experience and skills along the way. Now I've been loving and caring for my 4 pooches for over 10 years and I can't wait to meet yours!

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Tyler PLake Junaluska, NC

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Hi, my name is Tyler and I'm from San Jose, California. I've been around dogs of all sizes my whole life but have owned labs and a boxer pointer mix. I have dog sat, boarded, and walked multiple dogs over the last two years for family and friends. Some of the breeds I have watched are shitzu, labrador retriever, and English mastiff. I am looking forward to meeting your furry friends!

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Savanna BLake Junaluska, NC

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Hello! My name is Savanna and I recently moved to Asheville following completing my Environmental Management Master's degree, concentrating on wildlife conservation. I have extensive experience as a dog walker and pet sitter as my parents own a veterinary practice; I’m naturally an animal person and what better way to get to know my new city than walking around with a pup?! My availability is vastly open, but I am also available for pet sitting. I can't wait to meet you and your furry loved one!

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Jaiden CLake Junaluska, NC

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Hi there, my name is Jaiden. I'm a huge dog lover and have been ever since I can remember. Currently, I work as a behavior technician at a local doggy day care. I also have professional NYC dog walking experience where I worked with a large variety of different breeds and ages, and have grown up with dogs my entire life. I can assure you that your dog will be treated with the same love and respect as my own dog would get!

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Cailyn LLake Junaluska, NC

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Hi! My name is Cailyn and I grew up in Maine with three canine family members. One of them, a 12-year-old rescued German Shepherd mix named Bruce Willis, still lives with me in our new home in Raleigh! I’ve been dog-sitting since I was 15, and I recently started volunteer dog-walking at the Wake County SPCA. My love of animals runs deep (as a vegetarian for the past decade), and when I’m not walking dogs, I spend my time painting, reading, and practicing yoga!

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Dwight DLake Junaluska, NC

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I am an avid hiker and mountain biker. I love to get out into the woods and hike or bike. I grew up in the mountains and enjoy them every chance I get. It is one of the great benefits of living here! I have always been drawn to dogs they are your best friend!

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Hope KLake Junaluska, NC

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I have over 15 years of professional and personal experience with dogs of all breeds, sizes, ages, and temperaments. I have worked in animal hospitals, volunteered at animal shelters, and owned my own dogs for the past 15 years. Currently, I own a local pet sitting and dog walking company so I’m well versed in all things dog. I enjoy creating a safe and fun walking experience that provides dogs with the physical and mental stimulation they crave.

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Elizabeth KLake Junaluska, NC

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My pets are my children. When I got my dog 9 years ago, I took every step to train her properly and make sure she received the care and attention she needed. I can’t imagine life without pets. I’m often the person that bonds easily with animals everywhere I go.

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Can run with dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Miranda SLake Junaluska, NC

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Hello, my name is Miranda and I am originally from North Carolina and am very excited to be here in Austin and experience all that it has to offer! I am a college student working towards by Bachelor's in Social Work and have been a lover of all animals, especially dogs and horses, since I was three years old. Currently, I do not have the space or resources to properly care for a dog of my own and have felt a void in my life without a furry companion. I have also always had a passion for the outdoors and am happiest when I am able to be outside exploring and experiencing the city, people, and pets that surround me. I could not imagine a more perfect job for my interest and hobbies and am very excited to meet you and your pooch!

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Dog Walking in Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska is a community in Haywood County, North Carolina with a population of almost 3,000 people. Named after a nearby mountain and home to a large, manmade lake, Lake Junaluska is the perfect place to live if you love exploring in the outdoors, and there are plenty of dog-friendly activities nearby. Winters are cool, and summers are hot in Lake Junaluska, which means there are different activities you can take part in no matter the time of year. Western North Carolina is home to many exciting attractions, and Lake Junaluska is only about an hour's drive from most!

If you're looking for a dog-friendly activity right in town, why not walk the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail? There are two paved walking trails built around the Lake Junaluska Retreat and Conference Center, and both trails offer stunning views of the town and a peaceful activity you can do with your dog on a leash. One of the trails surrounds the lake, and it stretches for 2.3 miles. The other trail is nearly four miles long, and you'll get views on this walk you won't get on the shorter trail. Both trails take you past historical buildings, rose walks, gardens, and terraces. This beautiful walk is a great way to get to know the area, and there are several off-leash spots nearby, too!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Lake Junaluska

West Asheville

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,690 per sq. mi.

West Asheville

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A 25-minute drive east of Lake Junaluska takes you to Asheville, North Carolina, and the French Broad River Dog Park. This gorgeous park is built along the French Broad River, and during your visit to the park, you'll get to experience a lush green space with gazebos, a wildflower garden, playgrounds, a paved trail, and more. The dog park is a one-acre area that is entirely fenced in, but it does not separate dogs by size. The surface is comprised of wood chips, and there are waste bags and water stations at your disposal in the park, too. There are also trails nearby with access to the river so your pooch can take a dip if they'd like!

Downtown Asheville

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,047 per sq. mi.

Downtown Asheville

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Another dog-friendly spot in western Asheville is just over a 20-minute drive from Lake Junaluska, and it's called the Patton Avenue Pet Company and Dog Park. Patton Avenue Pet Company owns three stores in Asheville, and the Patton Avenue location even has a dog park attached that's free for customers! This dog park isn't a huge one, but it's a convenient place to let your dog get some off-leash activity while stocking up on pet supplies at the same time. The dog park has a bin of toys that your dog can try out, and if they find one they love, you can purchase one in the store!

Azalea

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
906 per sq. mi.

Azalea

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The Azalea Park Dog Park in eastern Asheville, North Carolina is a half-hour drive from Lake Junaluska, and it's a pawesome spot to go for some off-leash fun! Azalea Park is a 155-acre park with sports fields, walking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and an excellent dog park! The spacious dog park includes a section for dogs under 25 pounds, as well as an area for bigger dogs. The large dog area has a gazebo, and both areas have fresh drinking water for dogs and waste disposal items. Your dog is also welcome to join you in other areas of the park, but they must be on a leash if they're not in the dog park.

Vance Street

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
521 per sq. mi.

Vance Street

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Waynesville, North Carolina is a town of around 10,000 people, and it's home to its very own dog park. The Waynesville Pepsi Dog Park is only a five-minute drive from Lake Junaluska, and it's sure to become a favorite of yours and Fido's! The Pepsi Dog Park is a large, mulched, fenced-in space that includes separate areas for big and little dogs. The park is open from dawn to dusk each day, and it's got a reputation for being clean and well-maintained. You'll find shade and seating in the park, but there isn't a water supply, so be sure to bring your own. There are also walking trails and a creek just outside of the dog park that you can explore with your pet, too!

North Carolina Arboretum

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Population Density
1,147 per sq. mi.

North Carolina Arboretum

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The North Carolina Arboretum is in southwest Asheville, and it features 434 acres of gardens and more than 10 miles groomed trails that are lovely to explore with your dog on a leash! You can drive there in less than half an hour from Lake Junaluska, and it's worth every minute of the trip. One of the many trails you can take here is called the Carolina Mountain Trail. This 2.4-mile trail is an easy hike, which makes it an ideal spot for a leisurely walk with your pooch. If you're looking for something more challenging, you and your dog can take the Owl Ridge Trail. This trail is less than a mile, and it's open to dog walkers, hikers, and bikers.