Dog walking in Oak Island

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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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Ashley AOak Island, NC

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Spending time with doggies is one of my very favorite things to do. I love the fun and simplicity of a stroll with a dog, and getting to know each dog’s distinct vibe. Dogs always bring a smile to my face and as corny as it may sound, I want to show them how much I appreciate them!!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care

Benjamin COak Island, NC

5.0

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Hi! I've always been a dog person, growing up with at least one dog and a couple cats in the house at all times. I'm happiest when there's a few dogs around! I did pet sitting and dog walking for neighbors in middle and high school, and I'm really good with shy and aggressive dogs (lots of patience!). haven't done wag in a while but walked dozens of dogs in Seattle last year. I hope to meet some of your good boys and girls soon!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Potty training, Therapy training

Courtney COak Island, NC

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I’m Courtney. I’m finishing up at NC State this summer and studied human biology. I’ve always loved dogs and even volunteered at a shelter called Juliet’s House in Greensboro, NC. They’re a non-kill shelter who provide homes, food, and medical care to any animals that need rescuing. My family has a yellow lab, Bailey, who is now 11 years old. I’ve also pet sat many times before.

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Frances POak Island, NC

4.9

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“Dependable and always try to go over & above!”

Hi! I love to be active outdoors and always looking for a friendly pal to walk with. I also had dogs growing up. I am responsible, trustworthy, pay attention to details and adhere to being on time for all appointments. I recently passed my certification for Pet CPR and First Aid. I have also house sat for our neighbors and friends cats. I love animals of all kinds and will take great care of your pet !

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Fast walker

Jane COak Island, NC

4.9

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Hello! I'm Jane and ready to walk your precious pup(s)! I have owned many dogs since my childhood days and currently have (2) rescue pups, a lab mix and dachsund mix. I have worked for pet sitting companies as well as independent dog walking and pet care.

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Donald BOak Island, NC

4.9

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Hey, I'm Donald! I was a SPCA of Florida Volunteer for 2 years before I moved to Chicago. I could not pass up and opportunity like this to keep caring for animals and look forward to walking and caring for your pet!

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Amy SOak Island, NC

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My name is Amy and I have been working with animals for over 25 years. I love dogs! I have been a salon manager at a Petsmart grooming salon, and taught grooming school. I now own my own grooming business and in my spare time I pet sit and walk dogs. I would love to treat your pet like a top dog!

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Samantha ROak Island, NC

4.9

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“Eager dog lover ready to help you with yours :)”

Hello, my name is Samantha. I will be walking the Shallotte area. I have always been around dogs, my whole life. I have been around dogs of all ages. I also have a dog of my own. I can't wait to share my love of pups with you and yours! :)

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Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Tesla GOak Island, NC

4.8

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I have been caring for dogs and cats for about 15 years. When I was 14, I started my own pet-sitting business within the apartment complex I lived in. Since then, I have had the pleasure of working at various doggie daycares and boarding centers, grooming shops, and training facilities. I love ALL breeds and I believe in forming a gentle and trusting bond with the dogs I encounter. Your dog will receive lots of love and attention in my care!

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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, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

April ROak Island, NC

4.8

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“Peace. Love. Cats.”

Hi! I would love to help you if you need a friend to walk your dog! I am happy and a free spirit! I love pets and children! I live in Carolina Beach and love going for walks! I enjoy spreading kindness and believe everyone can make a difference in this world! I can’t wait to walk your dog for you!

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Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Dog Walking in Oak Island

With miles and miles of sandy beaches, Oak Island is the pawfect destination for a relaxing vacation with the entire family. Feel free to bring your four-legged members, too, for this seaside town is quite pet-friendly! There is one animal hospital looking after the island's furry residents and visitors, so you can have a worry-free time while you're in town.

Oak Island will set any beach-loving pup's tail a-wagging, because dogs are welcome on the island's beaches all year round—what a treat! And with 65 public access points, it's easy to head down to the water just about anytime, anywhere. Just remember that canine beachgoers must be leashed at all times during the tourist season, and always pick up after your pooch to help keep Oak Island's beaches clean!

If your dog's not a fan of the sand, head over to the Hannon A. Templeton Park, where you'll find a small, fenced-in dog park where Fido can go off-leash and run off his excess energy. The Templeton Park also houses some of the oldest live oak trees on the island, making it a puptastic spot to go for a relaxing stroll among nature with your best pal.

Experience the quiet side of the Brunswick Islands with your pup on Oak Island!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Oak Island

Oak Island Wooded

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,689 per sq. mi.

Oak Island Wooded

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This pawsome neighborhood has at least three places where Fido can go for walkies. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, the Malcolm Register Park is a furrific spot to spend a nice afternoon with your furry buddy. Take a leashed stroll on the fishing pier, or enjoy the view from land under the sheltered picnic area. The Veterans Park, also known as the Waterway Park, is another waterfront location where you can admire the Intracoastal Waterway as you and Fido explore the site. Last but not least, the Tidalwaves Kayak & Canoe Launch on Davis Creek offers a scenic trail along a saltwater marsh.

Long Beach

36
Population Density
346 per sq. mi.

Long Beach

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Middleton Park is the main park of the Oak Island community. Its central location and proximity to the beach make it a woofderful place to go for a leisurely stroll in the sand or have a picnic while watching the sunset. Here, Fido can easily go from sniffing the grass to splashing in the water. Aside from beach access and open grassy areas, Middleton Park features a playground, picnic shelters, benches and swings, athletic fields and courts, and a concession stand. This quiet park also regularly transforms into a bustling venue where local festivals, concerts, farmers markets, and sporting events are held.

East Oak Island

24
Population Density
385 per sq. mi.

East Oak Island

24

Eating out with your pooch in tow? Then head to the eastern part of the island, where you'll find a few eateries that gladly welcome furry patrons. A favorite among locals and tourists alike, Shagger Jacks offers an assorted menu that includes burgers, seafood, and tacos. Dogs are allowed on the outdoor deck and will even be served water and treats. Another option is The Lazy Turtle, which is located right next to the beach. Snag an outdoor table with Fido at their dog-friendly tiki deck, and tuck into your meal with the sound of the waves and live music in the background.

South Harbour Village

12
Population Density
2,518 per sq. mi.

South Harbour Village

12

About 15 minutes from Oak Island, the Dutchman Creek Park in neighboring Southport is a 30-acre green space right on the Intracoastal Waterway. Take your best friend for a leashed walk by the water, or hang out at one of the benches to take in the peaceful views. Tall trees around the park provide ample shade, so you and Fido can still drop by on warmer days. If walking around the Dutchman Creek Park leaves you hungry, proceed to the nearby Dead End Saloon. Located right at the marina, this seafood restaurant and bar has a dog-friendly patio where you can look out onto the water while digging into your plate.

Cambridge Cove

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
423 per sq. mi.

Cambridge Cove

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Let Fido enjoy some off-leash time at the Salty Dog Park! Located inside the Bill Smith Park in nearby Southport, this bark park is about a 16-minute drive from Oak Island. The Salty Dog Park is divided into two sections to accommodate canines of different sizes, with 6-foot-high fencing that will keep even the highest jumpers in. The Salty Dog Park offers plenty of room for high-energy pups to do their zoomies, as well as shade trees that provide spots to cool off. Bring your own water as there is no water source, and be prepared for possible bugs since the park is next to a creek.