Dog walking in Locust

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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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Deborah SLocust, NC

5.0

(502)

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“I will treat your pup as if they were my own!”

I have one rescue dog of my own, volunteer at a rescue organization, work at local Kennel Club events, and care for my neighbor’s dog when they are away. I still have time to take your fur baby for a walk, and would be happy to get them out for some fresh air and exercise! I understand that pets are family, and you can be sure that I will do everything to make their time with me safe and enjoyable.

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

Amber CLocust, NC

4.9

(2349)

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“More than a walk - Extra Photos & Play/spoil time”

My volunteer time in vet clinics, providing many years off care to my, family & friends’ fur babies, has me well equipped to provide the level of care your bark & purr family members deserve. During my years with Wag, I’ve strived to make sure dogs get attention &/or play time before & after their walks. When doing boardings, sittings & walks, there will be plenty of photo updates, detailed reports of care and grooming/training (as needed/requested). Your baby’ll surely get lots of love from me!

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

Jodi CLocust, NC

4.9

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“Big or small, I love them all!”

I started my career with animal care in 2009, when moved from VA to NC to join the vet tech program at Gaston College. Currently I work, as needed, at a busy animal emergency hospital in Charlotte. I'm available full time and am fully capable of caring for your pets during your absence. Whether the absence is an afternoon walk, or a weekend getaway I will follow any instructions you leave regarding the care of your pets. I look forward to meeting the extra additions in your household.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Benjamin LLocust, NC

4.9

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I grew up with a dog and a bunch of barn cats, was always the designated dog walker at family gatherings and served in the Peace Corps where I frequently removed ticks from dogs and cats who only had limited interactions with people.

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Justine MLocust, NC

4.9

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Hi, my name is Justine. I am a certified dog trainer since early 2013. For 2.5 years I worked at a boarding, training and daycare facility. I've worked with all types of breeds and sizes, from teacup chihuahuas to 150lb great danes. I love all dogs and their multitudes of personalities; they're super fun to watch and play with. At work, I was the one who worked most strongly and connected with dogs who suffered from anxieties, but I love being around all dogs, regardless. I own two dogs, a pitbull mix and a coonhound/lab mix. They are both abuse rescues. I'd love to meet your dog and spend time with them! Daily exercise is very important, and a tired dog is a happy dog.

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Karen CLocust, NC

4.9

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Hi! My name is Karen and I LOVE DOGS! I am a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and have been a dog parent for the past 14 years. I have pet sit, walked, fed and loved many dogs. I can’t wait to meet your four-legged family member!

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

Mary KLocust, NC

4.9

(563)

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“Hi, it’s Mary! Let me get to know you & your pup.”

Hi, my name is Mary and I’ve been with Wag two in a half years now. I absolutely love my job. Who wouldn’t though, working with large, medium and small breeds everyday. I do a lot of sitting for clients multiple times a year for family vacations. One thing my clients love is they know they can trust me, second they know I love their animals like I love my own. I’m a 5 STAR walker with over 500 plus walks and live in Concord. Please read my reviews. I look forward to meeting you and your pup.

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Katie BLocust, NC

4.9

(487)

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“My life has always been focused around animals”

My experience with dogs range from not only growing up with them, but also working at an animal hospital and ER. I also helped with a dog rescue company that taught me valuable skills needed for watching multiple dogs at once.

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Specialties

Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Puppy care

Carlissa CLocust, NC

4.9

(342)

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Greetings Pet Parents! My name is Carlissa and I am 27 years old. I earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology. As a former pet parent myself, I understand the struggles of caring for your pet and the worries that come with it in this busy life. I believe that animals need the same love and care that us humans need. I'll do my best to make sure your pet is safe and loved...and not to mention make a new friend...me!

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Qualaizuyia SLocust, NC

4.8

(406)

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Hello, my name is Quay. I have been with WAG! for about 1 year. I have a 14 year old Schnoodle. I love all animals! Normally I only pet sit and complete on demand walks, however during the winter and around extended holidays I will opt into recurring walks.

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

Dog Walking in Locust

If you live in Locust, you know how many great things there are to do with dogs here! This North Carolina town has a pawesome off-leash park, dog-friendly restaurants, and three veterinary clinics to keep your dog healthy and happy. If you want to take a fun day trip with your dog, Charlotte is just 26 miles away.

If you want to take your dog for an on-leash hike, Mallard and Clark’s Creek Greenway is perfect for you. Located 28 miles from Locust, this 7.40-mile paved trail takes you along Mallard Creek and Clark’s Creek. These creeks are surrounded by beautiful forests, and they’re full of wildlife. Bring water and doggy bags, and have a great time hiking here!

Historic Rosedale Plantation is another furrific place to spend the day with your dog. This historic site is 32 miles from Locust, and dogs are welcome to explore the plantation’s gardens with you. These gardens are filled with beautiful native flowers and native trees. Bring water with you, and enjoy strolling through this scenic and historic area.

Locust and its surrounding towns have tons to offer their furry residents and visitors. When you’re in Locust, one thing is for sure: you’ll never to worry about getting bored!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Locust

Park Drive

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
201 per sq. mi.

Park Drive

48

This neighborhood is home to Locust’s one off-leash dog run. Located within Locust Park, this dog run includes a big fenced area where dogs of all sizes can play together. Be sure to bring water with you when you’re playing here. After your pup is finished at the dog park, put their leash back on and take them for a stroll on Locust Park’s shady walking paths. If you’re hungry after your walk, head to Tailgator’s Sports Grill. Sit at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables, and enjoy their signature gator tail poppers, burgers, pizzas, wraps, quesadillas, wings, and more.

Morrow Mountain

36
Population Density
277 per sq. mi.

Morrow Mountain

36

Looking for a great place to hike with your dog? Check out Morrow Mountain State Park! This park is 22 miles from Locust, and it has tons of trails to explore with your pup. If you’d like to trek up Fall Mountain, try the 4.1-mile Fall Mountain Trail. From the top of this mountain, you’ll get amazing views of the park and its surrounding area. If you’d rather do a shorter hike with your pup, hop on the 1.3-mile Rocks Trail. This trail takes you through beautiful woodland, and it ends at a rocky outcrop where you’ll get great views of the Pee Dee River. No matter which trail you choose, you and your dog are sure to have fun here!

Third Ward

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,785 per sq. mi.

Third Ward

24

Third Ward is an urban Charlotte neighborhood with an off-leash area your dog is sure to love: Frazier Dog Park. Located 26 miles from Locust, this off-leash park has separate areas for large and small dogs to play in. Both areas are fully fenced, and a doggy water fountain is available for thirsty pups. After the park, continue your fun day out with a snack or lunch at VBGB Beer Hall and Garden. This laid-back pub allows dogs in their outdoor area, which features tons of games and water bowls for pups. While you’re relaxing on the patio, you can enjoy burgers, brats, kabobs, and signature sandwiches. 

Whispering Oaks

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,496 per sq. mi.

Whispering Oaks

12

When you’re in Whispering Oaks, you won’t want to miss Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve. Located 22 miles from Locust, this park has an off-leash area your pup will love. This area includes one four-acre fenced field where pups can run, play, and make new friends. If your dog gets thirsty, water is available. After your dog is finished running around, put their leash back on and go for a stroll on one of the nature preserve’s beautiful trails. The preserve has over 10 miles of trails that take you through a peaceful forest and around lovely ponds and creeks.

Cedar Trail

0
Population Density
891 per sq. mi.

Cedar Trail

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If you’re searching for another pawsitively amazing park for your pup, try Harrisburg Park. This park is 17 miles from Locust, and it allows dogs on-leash. While you’re here, you and your dog can go for a leisurely stroll on Harrisburg Park’s paved walking path. This path is 0.4 miles long, and it takes you through the woods and around the park’s sports fields. If you’re hungry after your walk, head to Hawthorne’s NY Pizza and Bar. This pizzeria allows dogs at their outdoor tables, and they’ll bring your dog a bowl of water. While your dog enjoys their water, you can dine on customizable and specialty pizzas, strombolis, calzones, and pasta dishes.