Dog walking in Swannanoa

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Flexible scheduling

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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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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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Caroline RSwannanoa, NC 28778

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“Fun, active, loving, professional and reliable!”

Hi to all dog owners! My name is Caroline and I am a full time dog walker and pet sitter! I have always worked in animal care, starting in holistic pet shops when I was 16, and then I was a veterinary technician for almost 14 years! In 2017, I started a pet sitting and dog walking company, WNC Pet Care, which I am now the proud owner. Caroline

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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

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

Amber JSwannanoa, NC 28778

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Hello! My name is Amber and I am the proud adoptive mother of a six and a half year old Cairn terrier poodle mix. I was active in fundraising efforts for FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) while living in southern Oregon. I thoroughly enjoy observing, intuiting and responding with compassion to each dog’s unique needs. I consider it a privilege to care for your beloved fur bundles of joy!

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

Sydney PSwannanoa, NC 28778

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Hey, I'm Sydney! I grew up with dogs and currently have a Standard Poodle as a little brother! I have previously walked with Wag! and have several years of experience pet sitting and walking for neighbors, friends, and family. I am physically active and can handle your fast walkers, strong pups, and high energy friends. I cannot wait to meet you!

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High energy dogs, Dogs who pull

Kevin GSwannanoa, NC 28778

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“Let’s pack snacks and make tracks!”

I’ve always loved dogs! I’ve had a lot of experience with learning to train my personal dogs. I volunteered at a local shelter in my city, and I often foster dogs as well. I had to give emergency birth to two liters of puppies for an elderly neighbor and after the second one I paid to have her dog altered. My three boys are my life. They are the most perfect fur babies I could have been paired with! I can’t wait to me YOUR furmily! I have been away from Wag! for a long time, but I’m back!

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

Stephanie BSwannanoa, NC 28778

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Hey there! My name is Stephanie and I can't wait to meet your pup! I grew up having dogs in my house and just recently adopted my own. I'm high energy, so taking pups for walks is right up my alley!

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

Elizabeth KSwannanoa, NC 28778

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“Dog Charmer”

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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Janette FSwannanoa, NC 28778

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“Human girl seeks pup love”

Hey y’all! I’ve been working in behavioral mental health for several years. I’m the go to dog aunt, stand in pup mom and have been walking/boarding/sitting dogs for many years. I’m so fortunate to have so many fur babies in my life! I am looking forward to supporting a loved member of your family. Happy to lend a hand to dog families consistently or folks who need a walker in a pinch. Thanks so much for taking the time to read a little bit about me and feel free to reach out any time.

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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

Meredith WSwannanoa, NC 28778

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Hello. My name is Meredith. I am a animal lover with a long history of animal shelter volunteering , pet sitting and pet walking! I am looking to spend my time doing work that is positive for my well being and animal care is the perfect fit. I am 100% reliable, loving and responsible for your furry baby.

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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.