Dog walking in Lincoln

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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.

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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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My name is Maggie Smith and I would love to walk your dog! I am a former Animal Care Specialist and Adoption Counselor, and I have had dogs my entire life. I have trained with both an animal behaviorist and vet techs, so I know how to keep your dog happy, healthy, and safe while in my care.

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Hello hello, my name is Izi! I am a professional photographer based in the Woodstock, GA area and I travel full time for work! I miss my Yorkie, Elton, every day that I am away. So I thought I would jump back on Wag to spoil your pups while I'm on the road for work! I was a Wag Walker all through my senior year of college as well as a volunteer walker at the SPCA. I am extremely particular about who handles my Elton and want to bring that same level of love and care to your furry family member!

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

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Dog Walking in Lincoln

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1

Taking daily walks improves heart health for both you and your pup. Regular walkies also help fight health conditions like diabetes, obesity, and arthritis. With "ruffly" 133 parks across Lincoln, you shouldn't have any trouble finding the "pawfect" spot to take a stroll with Scoob!

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2

Dog walks help both you and your doggo stay in top shape. Approximately 60% of pet parents get over 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, compared to only 30% of petless people. Studies also show that people who walk their dogs regularly are more likely to exercise in other ways, like swimming and cycling.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3

Taking your dog on regular walks helps Fido develop into the "ultimutt" canine companion! Dog walks let your fur-baby interact with the world and other woofers, reducing their anxiety and increasing their confidence. Swing by one of Lincoln's 4 off-leash dog parks and let your pup make some new furry friends!

Average Cost of Dog Walking Services in Lincoln, NE

A quick search on the web, and you'll find several companies in Lincoln that are happy to walk your canine compadre. Lincoln dog walkers generally charge $20 for a 30-minute walk.

You'll usually be charged a few extra bucks for each additional doggo. It's worth noting that many dog walkers in Lincoln, NE, charge a premium for booking over a public holiday. Many services also require you to sign up for several walks a week, which isn't ideal for pet parents on a tight budget.

Local dog walkers on the Wag! app offer a more affordable, convenient alternative. Pet Caregivers with Wag! offer competitive rates starting from $15 for a 20-minute walk, $20 for a 30-minute walk, and $30 for an hour-long walk.

Plus, you'll save 15% if you book in advance. Quick and painless to arrange, local dog walkers through Wag! will make sure your doggo stays happy and healthy.

Dog Parks in Lincoln, NE

There are 4 off-leash dog parks in Lincoln maintained by the local parks and recreation department. One dog park in Lincoln that's sure to get your pooch's tail wagging is Rickman's Run. Also known as Holmes Lake Dog Park, Rickman's Run is Lincoln's largest off-leash dog park, with 26 acres of fenced-in area for Fido to enjoy. There's a spacious 20-acre area for small dogs and plenty of shade provided by the park's woodlands. The park is open from 5 am to 11 pm.

If you're looking for somewhere to walk your dog on the north side of Salt Creek, consider the Roper East Dog Park. Located at 7th and Adams Streets, the Roper East Dog Park contains a 4-acre off-leash area for large dogs and a 2-acre off-leash area for small dogs. Other features include walking trails and water fountains. The park is open from 5 am to 11 pm.

One of the most convenient spots to walk your dog in Lincoln is Stransky Dog Run at Peterson Park. This park is perfect if you're driving down Highway 2 and need to stop so your pup can stretch their legs. Stransky Dog Run consists of a 2.5-acre off-leash area for large dogs and a 1-acre area for small dogs. The park also features walking trails and water fountains.

Dog Walking in Lincoln, NE with Wag!

Nebraskans love their pups, with Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds topping the list of most popular breeds in the state. However, it seems that Nebraskan hounds could do with some extra exercise, as they rank as the second for obesity in the country.

Book a Lincoln dog walker through Wag! and help keep your fur-baby fit as a fiddle. Dog walkers through Wag! can be booked through the app between 6 am and 10:30 pm.

All Lincoln dog walkers through Wag! are carefully vetted with background checks and safety tests to ensure your dog is in good hands. You also won't struggle to find a high-quality dog walker in Lincoln, with 99% of all Wag! care sessions ending in a flawless 5 star rating.

The best part? You can follow along with your pup's walk thanks to the in-app GPS feature. Plus, you can message your Pet Caregiver through the app in case you forget something.

Taking your dog for regular walks can be tricky, especially if you work long hours. Booking a dog walker through Wag! means you can keep your pup stimulated, regardless of your schedule. Download the Wag! app today and see if you can find the perfect walker for your woofer. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Lincoln

Van Dorn Street / South 84th Street

49
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
3,578 per sq. mi.

Van Dorn Street / South 84th Street

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Rickman’s Run at Holmes Lake provides everything pups need to stay entertained. The terrain is varied, including both hills and a creek! The park is large and entirely off-leash. Dogs can splash, sniff, and explore to their hearts’ content. Holmes Lake Recreation Area provides more challenging hiking trails for leashed dogs in need of a workout--and their owners! When you’re done, head to Carmela’s Bistro & Wine Bar for a fresh salad lunch or glass of wine at one of their seven dog-friendly patio tables.

Woodlawn Estates

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
6,672 per sq. mi.

Woodlawn Estates

36

Oak Lake Dog Park, located in Woodlawn Estates in Lincoln, is a city dog’s dream. The park is fully fenced. The spacious off leash park offers lots of opportunities for running, fetch, and playing with other dogs. There are some shade structures, but it’s BYOWB (Bring Your Own Water Bowl) all the way. After working off some energy, you and your dog can build endurance by leashing up and heading into Oak Lake Park proper. Leashed dogs can enjoy the walking trails around Oak Lake and through the park.


Nebraska Highway / South 40th Street

24
Population Density
3,521 per sq. mi.

Nebraska Highway / South 40th Street

24

Nature is great, but some dogs crave the finer things in life. If your pup is more suited to a silk cushion or refined garden than a park, head to south 40th Street and Nebraska Highway and a trio of refined choices for your pup. First, visit Earl May Nursery and Garden Center. Leashed dogs are allowed among the plants and flowers, so enjoy the center and think about landscaping the backyard at the same time. Next, head to The Parthenon for outdoor dining complete with water and treats for canine guests. If your pup prefers the common touch, Lazlo’s Brewery and Grille has a large patio and regional brews.

Bethany

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,333 per sq. mi.

Bethany

12

Bethany in Lincoln is home to beautiful Bethany Park. This park is a large, multi-use space right in the middle of a bustling neighborhood. Leashed dogs will find plenty of stimulation in the sights, smells, and varied terrain of the park. A few loops should help cut boredom and work off some energy! For longer walks, head to MoPac Trail. Part of the Rails-to-Trails conservatory line, this multi-use trail once housed trains. Now it houses joggers, dogs, hikers, and even equestrians! Walk as far as you like, just remember that the path doesn’t form a loop!


Indian Village

0
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,902 per sq. mi.

Indian Village

0

Indian Village is a densely populated part of Lincoln. The neighborhood dogs flock to two locations: Rock Island Trail, and Bishop Heights Park. Bishop Heights requires leashes on dogs, but with wide lawns and a break from the bustle of the neighborhood, it’s still a great place to take a dog for a walk. For a longer walk, Rock Island Trail is the place to go. This converted rail line provides lots of interesting hikes for dogs and humans. Stay aware--this multi-use area is popular with many outdoor enthusiasts!

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