Dog walking in Wilmington

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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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Ashley AWilmington, 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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Katelyn LWilmington, NC

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I can provide great long walks for all your fur children! I love to care for animals because of the immense amount of love they give you. I have been around animals my whole life, and currently have two female Chihuahuas that I love! I am here for all of your pet walking and watching needs!

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Natalie LWilmington, NC

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“I love caring for dogs!”

Hi there! My name name is Natalie and I'm a 24 year old dog lover. I grew with many different dogs (standard poodles and a Yorkie). I now have a Bernese/Golden mix pup of my own. I've been walking dogs professionally for many years now. I'm very comfortable with multiple dogs, all sizes/breeds and have even worked with high intensity Belgian Malinois'. I love caring for dogs in any ways I can and I'm looking forward to meet yours!

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Abigail WWilmington, NC

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Hi guys, my name is Abby! I love dogs of all types and enjoy taking them for walk . I currently have a high energy dog, which has taught me more on patience but be firm when walking dogs. I am a local Wilmington resident.

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

Emily OWilmington, NC

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“The dog whisper”

Hi!! My name is Emily and I currently am in college at UNCW! For the last 22 years I’ve loved dogs with all my being. I have two pups of my own and they are my favorites! I’m a very laid back, trust worthy, chill kind of girl. I love all animals and I definitely have the best interest at heart and will do anything in my power to keep your animals happy and safe! Can’t wait to work with you!!

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

Russell RWilmington, NC

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Hows it going, my name is Russell and I’m currently a full time student and spent two years working at Animal House in Jacksonville, a animal grooming and boarding facility. I’m a huge dog person and I’m always looking for a reason to go outside.

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

Shea SWilmington, NC

4.9

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“Punctual, reliable and thorough pet walker/sitter.”

My name is Shea. I have lived in Wilmington for over 10 years and I’m an absolute animal lover! I look forward to taking care of each and every Wag! dog I walk, sit or board. I’ll be sure to take proper care of your dog(s) by following your specific care instructions and treating them as if they were my own.

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

Grace WWilmington, NC

4.9

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“Let’s have an adventure!”

Hi! I’m Grace and have always had a great repoire with dogs. I have been walking with Wag! since 2019 and have had the pleasure of meeting over 200 dogs. Recently, my 14 year old miniature pincher passed away and I miss her dearly. I am very passionate about animals and believe they deserve to be treated with respect— as dogs truly are man’s best friend. Along with love and good nutrition, dogs need exercise and time outdoors in order to thrive. I’d love to walk your dog! Sincerely, Grace

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

Jeff HWilmington, NC

4.9

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Hello! I have owned at least one dog for the last 17 years. I have had dogs as small as a Shih Tzu to currently having a Goldendoodle. Along with taking care of my own dogs, I have also helped to take care of dogs belonging to family, friends and friends.

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Shoshana GWilmington, NC

4.8

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“Did somebody say “walk”??”

I started petsitting when I was twelve years old and immediately loved it. Over the years I’ve cared for hyper puppies to calmer senior dogs, cats, guinea pigs who needed medical care, spunky hamsters... you name it! I find such gratification when forming friendships with new animals and will put in all my effort in ensuring a happy, comfortable experience for them while its owner is away. I petsit because I enjoy being around the animals and getting to know all their unique personalities.

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

Dog Walking in Wilmington

Just 30-minutes south of Wilmington is the beautiful island known as Oak Island. Accessible by bridge, this easy-to-get-to Island has three beaches: Caswell, Yaupon, and Long Beach. Every beach is family- and pet-friendly (i.e. no nudity, no dog breed restrictions). You can leave your cash at home – you won’t need it with no beach or ferry fees. Your favorite foods, plenty of water, a few toys, and your loved ones are all you need for a day of fun!

Looking for a dog park on the mainland? Check out Wilmington Dog Park at Empie Park. GPS will fill you in, but if it doesn't, Wilmington Dog Park is conveniently situated on the corner of Independent Blvd. and Park Ave. Wilmington Dog Park is part of Empie Park and is the city’s first functional off-leash dog park. Owners enjoy the separate areas for big dogs (<21lbs) and little dogs (>20lbs), plenty of shade, free water, and pet waste station while dogs love the freedom of being off-leash in a wide open space. Wilmington Dog Park is open from sunrise to sunset year-round.

Explore the beauty Wilmington has to offer while hiking the Abbey Nature Trail. Located within the 67-acre Abbey Nature Preserve, the Abbey Nature Trail snakes its way through the woods and over a pond for 2.4 miles. Your dog is allowed to adventure with you on the trail, but he must be on his leash at all times, and you must clean up after him.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Wilmington

Greenfield Lake Estates

48
Population Density
620 per sq. mi.

Greenfield Lake Estates

48

Downtown Wilmington is a dynamic neighborhood that features an eclectic mix of locally owned shops, trendy bistros, comfortable pubs and some late-night clubs. Just a couple of miles from downtown is the Greenfield Lake Park. Featuring a flat 4-mile walking path that weaves around the lake, it is just right for a pawsome leashed stroll in the early morning or after work. The 250-acre outdoor space will keep you surrounded by nature’s beauty throughout your walk.  Not far away is Von Barkee’s Dog Spa and Bakery. Not only does Von Barkee’s provide the ultimate in pet paw-m-pering, they’ll even make up a batch of special dog treats for your good buddy.  Near the park is Satellite Bar and Lounge where you and Fido are welcome inside and out while enjoying local brews and food truck selections, or live Bluegrass music on Sundays.  If you’re feeling hungry for a good steak, try eating outside at Aubrianna’s with your leashed pup.  If you are in the mood for pizza, Fat Ton’s Italian Pizza can fulfill your deepest pie craving while dining outdoors with your well-behaved and leashed pup.


Oleander

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
8,272 per sq. mi.

Oleander

36

Oleander is a charming and well-maintained dog-friendly neighborhood that is home to Empie Park.  The park features a paved trail around the park, a playground, varied sports facilities, and a dog park.  Wilmington Dog Park is the first off-leash dog park established in the city, and is part of a 2-acre site of unused land within Empie Park. The dog park is completely fenced with two play areas, one for large dogs and another for dogs under 20 pounds, and provides water, pet waste stations, and lots of shade.  The rules of pet-iquette are posted clearly, making it easy for everyone to have a dog-tastic day.  If you are looking forward to a meal accompanied by your leashed and well-behaved fur baby, consider checking out the Fish House Grill for some delicious alfresco dining with a great view of the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge and bay. Tandoori Bites features Indian cuisine, and has a curry ready for you in the outdoor eating area where your pup is welcome.  Feeling like Pizza?  Mellow Mushroom welcomes you and your pup in the outdoor dining area to enjoy a slice.  Both Tandoori Bites and Mellow Mushroon request that your dog is leashed and well-behaved to join you.


Seagate

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,304 per sq. mi.

Seagate

24

This peaceful and historic neighborhood is located near the inlet, and the New Hanover County Arboretum. The Arboretum is one of the most beautiful and tranquil locations in southeastern North Carolina, offering views of lush landscapes, flowering plants and bushes, lawns, and colorful water features that create an inviting place for people and their leashed companions.  Paved walkways will lead you past a lush rose garden and a Japanese garden, complete with a tea house and winding stream.  Follow the path to the picnic area and magical children's garden with a miniature cottage. The gardens are open from 8-8 daily and are free. Enjoy a peaceful walk among the beautiful grounds with Bowser and enjoy watching him play peekaboo with the Koi Fish.  The Dog Park at Hugh MacRae Park offers separate off-leash opportunities for large and small dogs, water, and waste disposal. Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming is not far away for a little after workout treat. They also make doggie birthday cakes to make your party special.


Ogden

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
7,027 per sq. mi.

Ogden

12

Ogden feels like a suburb of Wilmington, but is a part of the mutt-ropolitan area. Ogden Dog Park, in the middle of the beautiful Ogden Park, is popular with the furry members of the neighborhood. Your enthusiastic four-footed companion will love to get some off-leash exercise at this grassy and fenced in dog park. Waste bags, water, and disposal cans are available to keep things comfortable and clean. Whether you’re with a gentle giant, or a pocket-sized pal, there is plenty of separated space available for large and small dogs.  You’ll be able to relax and chat with other pet parents on the picnic tables. You and your pooch may also enjoy a peaceful leashed walk on the walking trails of Ogden Park. The park also features tennis courts, picnic areas and a children's playground. Lucky Joe Coffee invites you to come on in with your pup as you enjoy a craft coffee or beer, or even a sandwich, served Monday through Saturday.

Pine Valley Estates

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,720 per sq. mi.

Pine Valley Estates

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Pine Valley is a large neighborhood in an established golf-course community. Leashed pets are very welcome on the neighborhood’s 1.3-mile paved nature trail that is heavily shaded by the pine forests, and a favorite among residents. Halyburton Park features a doggie water fountain, picnic areas, and a children’s playground. The park is popular with bikers and walkers, so keep your dog leashed. If Fido deserves a treat after his great workout, or a cake for his birthday, check out the goods at nearby Coastal K9 Bakery. For you, Slice of Life offers Italian-American cuisine, while Incredible Gourmet Pizza offers pizza by the slice. Both allow your leashed and well-behaved dog to dine with you at the outdoor tables. For dessert, treat yourself and Fido to sundaes at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. They make a special treat topped with crumbled dog biscuits for your furry best friend.