Dog walking in Swannanoa

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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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Kelsey BSwannanoa, NC 28778

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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

Adam DSwannanoa, NC 28778

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“9/10 dogs think my jokes are hilarious.”

Hey there! My name is Adam. I am a 32 year-old cancer warrior, teacher, author, and dog-lover-extraordinaire. I've raised dogs most of my life and they've all turned out fairly well. Most are off to college now and I'm missing them dearly. Thus, I am here looking for new canine-friends. I am an avid cyclist, runner and thoroughly love long walks/talks with pups. Hopefully your pup and I can bond over politics and 30-60 minute jaunt!

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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, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Carrie SSwannanoa, NC 28778

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Hi, I'm Carrie and I have loved walking dogs w Wag! Most my logged walks took place in Los Angeles and I am now living in Asheville NC. I'm an avid animal lover and will treat your dog with love and respect. I absolutely love meeting new dogs and building a relationship. I also love to walk fast if yr dog is up for it. Thanks!

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Bianca MSwannanoa, NC 28778

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Hi my name is Bianca Moeller and I have been dog sitting and walking since I was about 10 years old. I grew up with dogs in the neighborhood and I currently have a small dog. I am very tentative to owner's instructions and to dog's mood.

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Tyler PSwannanoa, NC 28778

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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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Grace MSwannanoa, NC 28778

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“Experienced Dog Sitter Loves all Breeds”

I'm an avid dog lover originally from Chicago. I have experience with various dog breeds and dog ages, so I understand the various needs each dog might have. I also have experience sitting and administering medications to dogs.

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

Tarah HSwannanoa, NC 28778

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Hi I’m Tarah I grew up with dogs and have had all different sizes of them through my life. Dachshunds, a pit bull, and a chocolate lab. I have walked dogs and sat for friends and families all throughout my teenage years and early twenties. I just got married and recently moved here and we don’t have an animal yet :( I’m excited to be able to help you and your pooch and have some dog fun back in my life!

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Robert SSwannanoa, NC 28778

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“Asheville professional providing great dog care”

I am a young professional living in Asheville and looking to help some people out by walking their dogs! I grew up with a dog but don't currently have one because my space is too small and wouldn't give a dog enough room to get out and play. I like being outside and walking a lot, so this is a great chance to do that more while spending time with dogs too!

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Kyra PSwannanoa, NC 28778

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When I was 5 years old my family got two dogs, who became the two animals that taught me responsibility. They also inspired my love for animals, and now I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from North Carolina State University. I have had volunteer experience at a dog and cat animal shelter, owned animals of a variety of species, and worked as a kennel technician and can comfortably administer various forms of medicine. My idea part time or temporary job is one outside and with animal which is why being a pet walker/sitter is perfect.

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Miranda SSwannanoa, NC 28778

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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 Swannanoa

Swannanoa is a fast-growing unincorporated community between Asheville and Black Mountain, NC. Part Appalachian small town and part hipster hangout, Swannanoa is a friendly, funky place to show furbabies a good time. Some of the nation’s most beautiful mountain wilderness is on your doorstep and Asheville is just down the road; you’re all set for a challenging hike or a day of puppy pampering.

There's a one-mile loop trail at Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa, plus the Warren Wilson River Trailhead adding 2.5 miles of trail along the Swannanoa River. The pretty views and unflattering name of Big Butt Trail make everyone want to work out a bit harder. This 10-mile segment of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail is accessed from milepost 359 on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of town; it is steep, rugged, and well-maintained. If anyone gets bumps and bruises along the way, though, you have two good veterinary hospitals in the middle of town.

Take a different kind of hike on the sidewalks of Downtown Asheville. This city is so pawpular with canines that it has its own Doggy Visitor’s Center at the Dog Door Behavior Center & Dog Hugger Outfitters; Fido can grab a welcome package there, including tips to help you select from the city’s hundreds of dog-friendly restaurants, art galleries, and shops. He’ll also get walking maps, and the Asheville Urban Trail is a guided 1.7-mile trek through this urban jungle with artworks relating Asheville’s history. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Swannanoa

Downtown Black Mountain

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
127 per sq. mi.

Downtown Black Mountain

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Just a few miles east of Swannanoa, the town of Black Mountain has a history of cultivating talented artists. You can take your pups with you to many art galleries and craft workshops in the area, including the Visions of Creation jewelry gallery on Cherry Street. If you've all been very, very good, pick out something sparkly for yourself and then head across the street to Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique, where your pups can sniff out some delicious handmade creations of their own at the doggy bakery counter. It’s okay if they overindulge! Riverwalk Park is just three blocks away, and its fenced dog park means your buddies can run off the calories while you sit in the shade. Or, join them for an on-leash walk on the park’s half-mile trail.

Tomahawk Avenue/Laurel Circle Drive

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Population Density
127 per sq. mi.

Tomahawk Avenue/Laurel Circle Drive

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On the northern edge of Black Mountain, sizable Lake Tomahawk Park has room to roam. A walking trail circles the 9-acre lake, perfect for barking at ducks. If no one is fishing from the pier and you brought towels, you can even try some dock diving into Lake Tomahawk. The park also connects to Black Mountain’s Greenway trail system. Follow the sidewalk east on Laurel Circle Drive to reach the Flat Creek Trail for some extra adventure. The trail extends north to Cotton Avenue and plans are in the works to lengthen it all the way to Montreat. Need to refuel? Share some nachos with your doggos at the outdoor tables at Ole’s Guacamoles, just south of the trailhead.  

Azalea

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
820 per sq. mi.

Azalea

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The off-leash Azalea Dog Park, just 5 miles from Swannanoa, will have your pups slobbering all over themselves with excitement (not that it takes a whole lot). Azalea Park’s small- and large-dog fenced play areas have water and waste disposal stations, and the large-dog enclosure has a comfy gazebo for summer shade. Back on-leash, your dogs can also join you on the 155-acre park’s loop trail or disc golf course. If you or your pups have a literary bent, stop and check out the restored cabin on the park’s property. It was home to author Thomas Wolfe for the summer of 1937 during the final visit to his native Asheville before his untimely death.

Pisgah National Forest

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Population Density
396 per sq. mi.

Pisgah National Forest

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On the southern edge of the Pisgah National Forest, Catawba Falls Trail has a satisfying effort-to-view payoff, at least if you like waterfalls. And, it’s just a 17-mile drive from Swannanoa. The trail itself is a 2.6-mile roundtrip from the parking area following the Catawba River north. You’ll pass the ruins of an early-20th century hydroelectric station, and then a series of scenic waterfalls as you climb about 300 feet in elevation. There are plenty of good splashing spots for your pups to cool off in the water, but keep them on-leash and far away from the slippery top of the falls. For a full day of adventure, note that the Pisgah National Forest's Kitsuma Creek Trailhead and Point Lookout Trailhead are both nearby.

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Population Density
127 per sq. mi.

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Why walk when you can drive? Better yet, do both! The Blue Ridge Parkway — one of America’s most scenic drives — intersects with Highway 77 just a few miles west of Swannanoa. At a total length of 469 miles spanning from NC to Shenandoah National Park in VA, you can see miraculous mountain vistas from the comfort of your car. Your pups will appreciate some pit stops, though, and there are plenty of side trails to try. One of the most accessible is at Craggy Gardens, due north of Swannanoa. The Craggy Pinnacle Trail (trailhead at milepost 364) takes you on a short but steep climb, and the views from the 5,892-foot summit are well worth the 1.5-mile roundtrip. The comparatively flat one-mile Craggy Gardens Trail explodes in color in early summer when the Catawba rhododendrons bloom.