Dog walking in Raleigh

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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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Tony HRaleigh, NC

5.0

(597)

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“I'll treat them like family”

I'm a big dog lover. I've had dogs for the last 19 years. My recent dog is a rescue dog from the SPCA. I care for my baby girl likes she's a human. She's my life and I like to share that love for your dog.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Quinton GRaleigh, NC

4.9

(2365)

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“Your dog’s BEST FRIEND”

Hi, I'm Quinton! I have had various breeds of dogs while growing up (German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, and Bullmastiff just to name a few). I've fostered, groomed and walked many different breeds of dogs as well! I'm an overall fun and active person, so your dog will definitely have a great time with me! I love jogging too, so if you prefer that your canine friend is more active, I can definitely accommodate.

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

Tawni RRaleigh, NC

4.9

(1385)

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“Dog’s best friend!”

Hi my name is Tawni, I have had dogs all my life. I have had 3 liters of Pitt bulls born in my former home. I've fostered dozens of different dogs over the years. I have a 2 year old Chihuahua Feist mix named Boomer! I love dogs and I love to walk!! Wag has helped me loose over 50 pounds and keep it off! Thank you all!!!

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

Phil KRaleigh, NC

4.9

(1399)

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“A pal to every pup and a friend to every feline.”

Hello, my name is Phil, your dog's new best friend! I have worked on the kennel side of an animal hospital, running their doggie day care. I also once ran Funny Bone Pet Sitting, Raleigh's original comedian run pet sitting and dog walking service.My audiences usually say my comedy is for the dogs, your dog will agree.

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Theresa SRaleigh, NC

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Hi. My name is Theresa and I have had dogs most of my life. I LOVE dogs and most all other animals. I love being around them which is why I want to walk them and care for them. Family friends have trusted me with their beloved dogs. Most recently a neighbor of mine asked me to walk and care for her Border Collie after only knowing me a few weeks. Her dog loved and trusted me and I loved her. Please know that I LOVE all my furry clients even if I'm not always available to walk them.

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

Cate MRaleigh, NC

4.9

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“Every dog deserves the best care!!”

Hi! My Name is Cate and I live in Raleigh with my husband and my two dogs- A Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix and a Husky. I have grown up with dogs and have pet sat for many families throughout the years. I will adjust to you and your dogs needs, and will pay attention to instructions and how your dog likes to walk! I love dogs of all shapes and sizes and am sure to give the best care and have fun with your dog! :)

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Heather SRaleigh, NC

4.9

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“Companion pet care”

Heather here! I have been taking care of animals since I can remember, but I received formal training and an associate's degree in 2003 in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, I had the opportunity to work in several aspects of veterinary medicine, including general practice, wildlife and exotics, holistic care, emergency medicine, surgical specialty, rehab, and during all that began at home pet care.

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Nicole VRaleigh, NC

4.9

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“OVER 700 DOG WALKS AND COUNTING, 5 STARS!”

Hi, my name is Nicole and I currently live in beautiful Raleigh, NC and I love dogs! I have the cutest 8 year old mutt named Vida and have grown up loving and caring for pets my whole life. I dog sit and board for friends, co-workers and I am a preferred walker with WAGS. When I care for your fur baby you can bet they are in good hands. We go on fun walks, hiking, or play in the back yard. I have so much experience with all types of breeds and I truly love animals so very much. 5 STAR RATING!

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

Frank BRaleigh, NC

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Retired, married, 35 year Durham resident, owner of a German Shepherd/Corgi mix. I'm fit, active and work out regularly. I'm honest, dependable and punctual.

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Noe LRaleigh, NC

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Hi my name is Noe! I am an animal lover; who grew up on a farm filled with all kinds of animals. I have taken care of animals including dogs, and horses at an early age. I am located near NC state campus in Raleigh, NC. I can't wait to meet your pup!

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Dog Walking in Raleigh

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Raleigh residents love their friendly Southern community, and that goes for its dogs too! Rubbing noses with their peers is not only fun, it can also increase your dog’s confidence. The more secure your pup feels, the easier it will be for them to conquer their fears and adapt to new situations. Take a stroll to one of Raleigh’s dog parks to help your dog get friendly.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

Regular exercise is good for you, but it’s also good for your dog too. Daily walks can help you and your dog’s joints stay limber, keep your hearts healthy, and lessen your risk of obesity. Once you’ve exhausted your neighborhood paths, try out a hike along the Neuse River Greenway, or on one of the other pawtastic trails in Raleigh for some extra cardio.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Some pups can relax when you are away, but boredom can make other dogs anxious. The boredom blues can make your dog dig or chew their way to excitement, but there’s a simple way to save your pillows and shoes! Taking walks with your dog can get out the wiggles and stimulate your dog’s mind, allowing them to relax while they are home. Take a walk around the block, or head to a dog-friendly restaurant in the Five Points area to put some spice in your dog’s day.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Raleigh

How much does it cost to get your dog moving in Raleigh without you? With several companies and private dog walkers in the City of Oaks, you could be paying $18 for a 20-minute walk, or even $30 for a 30-minute spin. A few services offer longer 60-minute walks which can cost up to $38. Some can add on a $10 late booking fee for walks needed within 24 hours, while others may even charge a gas fee.

Wag! keeps your dog and your pocketbook in mind. Dog walkers with Wag! can get your pup exercising on a 20-minute stroll for $15, a 30-minute walk for $20, or a 60-minute adventure for only $30. There will never be a gas surcharge added to your walk, or late booking fees. Just choose an on-demand walk for the same day at the same rate. And if your dog needs lots of outside time, you can save 15% when booking multiple walks in advance.

Your thoroughly vetted and insured Wag! pet caregiver will keep you updated on your pup’s every step with GPS tracking through the Wag! app. And with an end of walk report card, you’ll know just how pawsome your dog’s day was!

Dog Parks in Raleigh 

With so many interesting neighborhoods and puptastic green spaces, your pup will love exploring Raleigh with you. Start Downtown with a walk past the city’s historic buildings and skyline views before checking out the Oakwood Dog Park. With a separate section for small or shy dogs, this shady park provides a great play space where your dog can romp with neighborhood furiends. You can find more off leash fun just west in University Park’s Jaycee Park Dog Run. With one large fenced in area, be sure your small doggo doesn’t mind running with the big dogs. 

Enjoy a meal with your pup in North Raleigh at the Millbrook Exchange Dog Park where one of its three fenced-in, off-leash spaces is a picnic area. Or tire out your pooch with a trek on the Durant Nature Preserve’s five miles of trails through its gardens and forests. Pause at Whale Rocks, a unique natural feature, or spend an hour fishing in the lake for a furbulous afternoon.

To really get back to nature, spend some time in Northwest Raleigh at the William B. Umstead State Park. With over 35 miles of on-leash trails through the deep woods, you and your pup are sure to find adventure here. 

While its residential communities and lakes keep Southwest Raleigh pupular with residents, your dog will be tugging the leash all the way to the Carolina Pines Dog Park for its three separate enclosures under a canopy of trees. Water lovers will want to head to Lake Johnson Park’s 300-acres of forest right on the lake to check out the local wildlife, or spend a lazy day on the water. Afterwards, if your pup still has energy to spend, jump on the Walnut Creek Trail that stretches for 15 miles through southern Raleigh.

Whenever heading out to any of Raleigh’s pawmazing places, be sure your dog is fully vaccinated. Keep your pup leashed whenever entering or exiting off-leash areas, or whenever outside of them. Have clean-up bags on hand to promptly pick up after your dog. No one likes stepping in a hole, so if your dog digs before you stop them in the area’s dog parks, be sure to fill it back up.

Dog Walking in Raleigh with Wag!

Your dog is sure to want to sniff all the shady oaks Raleigh is known for, but sometimes, life keeps you from the adventure. Wag! is there to keep your dog moving while you are away!

 Dog walkers with Wag! know that active breeds need lots of exercise, and can wear out Raleigh favorites like Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds with lots of 60-minute walks. A 30-minute stroll around your neighborhood may satisfy the ever searching sniffer of your Beagle, while shorter 20-minute spins may be all your  Yorkie needs. And if your elderly Golden Retriever has slowed down, Wag! can even Drop-In at home to bring some sunshine to your dog’s day.

Wag! knows life can be busy, so scheduling a walk for your furry bestie is easy! Just download the Wag! app, choose the date and time, then pick the length of walk that’s best for your pup. With recurring walks, one-time walks and on-demand walks within the same day, you can create the pawfect walk for your dog’s needs. Best of all, real time GPS tracking, and text and video updates from your walker make sure you know where your dog goes on the adventure.

Don’t let your busy life sideline your dog, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Raleigh

Five Points

49
Population Density
3,710 per sq. mi.

Five Points

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When moving to Raleigh, many people often seek out the Five Points neighborhood, thanks to all the good things residents have to say about it.  Five Points is a popular, dog-friendly neighborhood where you will find parks throughout, as well as in surrounding neighborhoods. Almost anytime you visit one of these parks you will be greeted with a friendly tail wag. Many of the popular local dining establishments also offer dog-friendly seating. Do you enjoy the modern feel when you’re out grabbing something to eat? Then you must check out the dog-friendly NOFO Cafe. This award-winning cafe offers outdoor seating for your dog, but the best part is that you and your dog can enjoy a meal. There’s no question as to why dog owners moving to Raleigh show interest in the Five Points neighborhood.

Northwest Raleigh

37
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,870 per sq. mi.

Northwest Raleigh

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Northwest Raleigh is a puptastic, dog-friendly neighborhood in Raleigh, NC. Dog owners and their dogs love visiting the popular Great Outdoor Provision Co., where dog owners can enjoy shopping for hiking gear, camping gear, sporting goods, and more with their leashed pooch. There are also many dog-friendly places to eat in Northwest Raleigh. Right up the road from Great Outdoor Provision Co. is Sugarland, where there’s plenty of dog-friendly outdoor seating and yummy sweet-tooth-satisfying dishes. In fact, Sugarland is known as the most popular bakery in North Carolina. If you’re looking for a different dining option, check out the Village Draft House. There are 100 beers on tap, a great food menu, and dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area.

Central Raleigh

25
Population Density
5,440 per sq. mi.

Central Raleigh

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Let’s be real. What dog isn’t a foodie?! If you and your pup love food, you will love the Central area of Raleigh. There are many popular spots that are super dog-friendly. In fact, most of them are happy to cater to your pup, too. You and your dog will love the tail waggin’ time you will have a popular dining spots such as Raleigh Times Bar, Sitti, and Remedy Diner. Make sure you also find time in September for the annual Pints 4 Paws, a dog friendly event that supports Cause for Paws in NC. There is beer, raffle prizes, and a good time for you and your four-legged friend. If you’re looking for good, dog-friendly food and a good time, you will definitely want to visit the Central area of Raleigh.

Mordecai

12
Population Density
3,090 per sq. mi.

Mordecai

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Mordecai is a Raleigh neighborhood that is often recommended when dog owners seek advice on areas that are considered dog-friendly. You should expect your pup to get a pat on the head at least two or three times during your walks in this Raleigh neighborhood. Locals also constantly rave about the annual Cause for Paws Pup Crawl. This dog-friendly, annual event is held every June and benefits some great pup causes! Plus, it’s a great way to mingle with your neighbors and their dogs. Just think: possible future puppy playdates! Local dog owners often gather at a popular Mordecai restaurant as well. The dog-friendly The Station at Person St. is a popular choice when it comes to getting a bite to eat in the area.

North Raleigh

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,050 per sq. mi.

North Raleigh

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The North area of Raleigh is a super dog friendly place to visit or live. If you believe that “rescued is the best breed”, then you’ll love the feel of this area in Raleigh. There is also a totally pawsome dog park here. The Millbrook Exchange Dog Park has three--count ‘em, three-- separate fenced in areas. So, regardless of how “skilled” your pup is when it comes to dog parks -- they will find the right area for them! Your pooch can also run off some nighttime energy since the park is lighted at night. There is also a double gated picnic area where you are your pooch can enjoy a picnic between playing. In April, the park is also the host for the annual, dog-friendly Bark in The Park event.