Dog walking in Cleveland

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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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Lauren DCleveland, OH

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I’ve been in love with dogs my whole life, and I’ve rescued quite a few. I’ve gotten to be very good at calming and distracting dogs who get a little bit nervous or unsteady with others or their surroundings. I do my best to know the moves a dog might make before they make them, along with sensing their mood in certain situations so that I’ll always be ready for anything. The most important thing is to know that both you & your best friend can always feel secure in knowing they are safe with me.

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

Katrina MCleveland, OH

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“I'll treat your pups like my own!”

Hello, I'm Katrina! I have always had a love for animals. I believe dogs are part of the family and should be treated that way! When your pup is with me, they will get the same love and attention I'd give to my own. I currently have 2 rescues; Maia, a black lab mix and Dexter, a beagle. I am comfortable with dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. I love that I am able to incorporate my love of dogs into a job that I can be excited about. I can't wait to meet your pup!

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Josie KCleveland, OH

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“Personal care for your dog”

I am an experienced pet owner who lives with 3 cats. I love to walk and can keep up with all dogs. I have dealt with dogs of all ages and energy levels. I give the dogs all the attention they deserve and make sure they have plenty of sniffs to get them through the rest of the day. In these times of COVID-19 know that I take many precautions. I wash my hands with soap and water before leaving my house. I limit my time in your home. I sanitize my hands when I return to my car.

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Taylor DCleveland, OH

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“Happiness is doggie kisses!”

Hi! My name is Taylor :) I have been in love with animals since I was a little girl. Since then I have owner cats, dogs, reptiles and small animals! I have shadowed at veterinary offices, worked at a pet store as the companion animal manager, and pet sit many times! I would love the chance to share some love with your best friend!

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

Tori TCleveland, OH

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Hi, my name is Tori! I am a life long dog owner and lover. Growing up my family owned 3 sharpies, 2 Bichons, an Irish Setter, a Gordon Setter and an English Mastiff that had two litters of puppies. I have volunteered at numerous animal shelters including the animal adoption agency. I have experience with temperamental, rescue, blind, disabled, large and small dogs of many breeds. I am a Cleveland native, currently attending Cleveland State.

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

Heather HCleveland, OH

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“I can't get enough of these dogs!”

Hello! My name is Heather! I love dogs and all animals, I've had them all my life. I love to walk an see their happy faces! I'm excited to get started with meeting all the lovely dogs in my neighborhood!

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Colin LCleveland, OH

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“The most caring and accommodating walker around”

Hello! I’m Colin, a very experienced and conscientious dog parent and walker. I am the parent of a rescue with very high anxiety and because of this is unable to be near other dogs or people. I love dogs and am skilled in walking all different types and sizes of dogs. Due to the dog I’m a parent of I’m well-versed in knowing how to approach all dogs and interact with them and handle them on walks. I’m able to receive and follow instructions well. I look forward to walking your pup!

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Tiffany NCleveland, OH

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Hi there! My name is Tiffany and I am currently in my senior year at tri-c east studying nursing. In addition to owning a dog in the past, I have been walking and dog-sitting for friends and neighbors since I was in 9th grade. I have experience working with and walking multiple dogs at a time. I hope you will consider me to help you take care of and walk your furry friends.

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Krystal FCleveland, OH

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“I will take excellent care of your pup!”

Hello everyone, my name is Krystal! An owner of three dogs myself, I know how important it is to make sure your pooches are taken care of. I started my experience with pet care at a very young age and it has always came naturally to me. Whether it’s walking, boarding or sitting, I have always enjoyed taking care and being around dogs. In my own home I have a fenced yard and plenty of toys to keep them occupied.

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

Madison TCleveland, OH

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“Can’t wait to meet your pet!”

I have had a dog since I was 8 and have been in love with animals (especially dogs) for as long as I can remember. I have been pet sitting for over 2 years and have experience training dogs to become mental health therapy dogs. I am super excited for the opportunity to meet your pet!

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Dog Walking in Cleveland

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Walking to stay healthy is just as good for your dog as it is for you. Regular exercise can keep your canine pal’s joints limber, and lower their risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. A stroll through your neighborhood is a great way to keep your pup moving, but for some extra cardio, try a hike along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail for views of the historic canal, waterfalls and wildlife.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

Keeping your dog entertained can sometimes be challenging, especially when you are away! But you can keep boredom from destroying your rugs by tiring out your pup’s muscles while activating their mind on daily walks around your block. For a change of scenery, meander through historic markers, such as the President James Garfield Monument, in the lovely Lakeview Cemetery.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Every dog loves to play, but most don’t know how good it is for them. Romping with other canines teaches dogs proper pup behavior. Puppies and shy dogs can also build their confidence as they greet new furiends. Let your furry bestie meet lots of potential playmates on a walk in your area, or to a Cleveland dog park.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Cleveland

If your dog needs to get out the wiggles while you are gone, you may be looking to hire a dog walker. A pupular choice is a 30-minute walk which can average around $25, while longer 60-minute walks can be as much as $40. Several C-Town services only work during weekdays, which means if your dog needs to get moving on the weekend, you could be looking at additional fees. And when life throws you a curveball, a last-minute walk could add on more fees that could be as much as $25.

Wag! has you and your dog covered with walks available when your dog needs them most, without any extra costs. Thoroughly vetted and insured dog walkers with Wag! can take your canine pal for a 20-minute spin for $15, a 30-minute meander for $20, or even a 60-minute adventure for only $30. Whether afternoons, late nights, or weekends, your dog can get the exercise they crave. Book an on-demand walk for the same day at the same rates. And you can even save 15% when you book multiple walks in advance!

Pet Caregivers with Wag! take your pup’s safety seriously, and make sure you know where your dog is at all times with real-time GPS tracking through the Wag! app. They’ll also leave a report card after each walk detailing the adventure and letting you know just how much fun your dog had!

Dog Parks in Cleveland

Known for its pawtastic sports teams, entertainment venues and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there’s something to excite every family member in Cleveland, even the furry ones! Head Downtown to walk the bustling city streets or take in the views of Lake Erie, just don’t forget a stop at the Downtown Cleveland Dog Park. This pooch oasis in Settler’s Landing Park is right next to the RTA station, and offers a fenced-in area with ramps and bridges for playful pups, and benches for you.

To the west, Detroit-Shoreway’s Edgewater Park features a paved trail for scenic views of the Cleveland skyline, picnic areas, and boat access for an afternoon on the water. Dogs who love the sun and sand even have a portion of Edgewater Beach reserved just for them! Your pup can ditch the leash in the cordoned off section to splash in the shallow water, kick up the sand, or just take a rest near the shady trees.

Further south in the same neighborhood is the quiet Dog Zone Dog Park at the Michael Zone Recreation Center. Tucked away in the northeast corner of this community park that features rain gardens and wetlands, the dog park offers a small dog section, gravel terrain, drinking water, and benches for you to watch your pup have a blast with furiends.

With few dog parks in the city limits, many Cleveland pups head to nearby towns for more places to explore. In adjacent Lakewood, the Lakewood Dog Park offers big and small dog areas, benches, drinking water, and even pools in the summer for pups to keep cool in the heat.

While Cleveland has no city ordinances for dog parks, each off-leash location has rules posted, so be sure to note these before setting your pup free. Dogs should be licensed and fully vaccinated, and wearing appropriate tags. Keep the leash on when entering or exiting off-leash areas, and anywhere outside of them. Always have clean-up bags handy for quick waste removal.

Dog Walking in Cleveland with Wag!

Life can get boring in The Cleve when you are away, but your dog doesn’t have to miss out on all the fun. Let your dog explore this furbulous city with Wag!

Active Cleveland favorites like Labrador Retrievers and Siberian Huskies seem to never run out of energy. These high-spirited doggos would love exploring on a 60-minute adventure. Dog walkers with Wag! know your Beagle’s nose has a mind of its own, and can let it sniff out the news in your neighborhood on a 30-minute meander. Your  Yorkshire Terrier is sure to want to keep an eye on their block with a 20-minute spin. And if your elderly Golden has slowed down, Wag! can Drop-In at home to make sure they have everything they need.

Booking a walk is easy with Wag! Simply download the Wag! app, select the pawfect date and time, then choose the length that best fits your pup’s needs. With one-time walks, recurring walks and on-demand walks for the same day, you can customize an experience your pooch is sure to love. Follow along your dog’s trail through GPS tracking, and share in all the fun moments with text and picture updates from your pet caregiver.

Don’t make your dog wait to explore, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Cleveland

Downtown

49
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,015 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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The first step for any downtown dog should be Downtown Cleveland Dog Park. This park is small, but makes the most of its space. It’s an open area that’s completely fenced. At the edge of the busy downtown district, this off leash, fenced in dog park is a thrill for city dogs and passing through country pups alike. If you prefer an on-leash walk, nearby Heritage Park is a tiny space that offers huge views, from the Cuyahoga River to the scenic Cleveland skyline. Leashed dogs are allowed, and the park stays open after dusk! It’s a great place to walk your dog and take in the city.

Kamm's Corner

36
Population Density
4,586 per sq. mi.

Kamm's Corner

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Impett Park in Kamm’s Corner is a busy destination year round. In the summer, the park offers a pool in addition to the playground and tennis courts. In winter, more focus is placed on the walking trails and picnic shelters. For pet parents who are also regular parents, this makes Impett Park an amazing treat for the whole family. Dogs love the walking paths and large, grassy fields. No matter what your family looks like, Impett Park is a great place for the canine members. With lots to do, occasional events held in the park, and plenty of space to stretch their legs, Impett Park is the place to be.


Tremont

24
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,671 per sq. mi.

Tremont

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Clark Field, inside of Tremont Park, was Cleveland’s first dog park when it opened. It’s still one of the best today!  It has a gravel groundcover with state of the art drainage. Additional perks include benches for humans, waste stations, and a doggy water fountain! Clark Field is meant for off-leash play, but if you’re looking for an on-leash walk, head to Lincoln Park instead. This park isn’t large, but is popular in the neighborhood. Curious dogs have plenty to see and sniff while power-walking laps to tire themselves out.


Ohio City

12
Population Density
5,190 per sq. mi.

Ohio City

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Frank Novac Park is a small, historically interesting park in the heart of Ohio City. As the neighborhood shifts, becoming more family focused and hip, the park is getting new life and new attention. With a new sign and new plaque, the park is looking sharp. Dogs love it because the park is close to home, making it easy to hit this local gem morning and evening. Sniff out some fun on the short paths through the park, or relax on the smooth grass. Frank Novac Park is just starting to become a regular city stomping ground, and it deserves the recognition.

Ambler Heights

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Population Density
5,117 per sq. mi.

Ambler Heights

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Ambler Park in the aptly named Ambler Heights neighborhood is a great place to slow down and sniff out relaxation. The park is long, but narrow. If you choose to follow the paths along Doan Brook, you will eventually wind up in Fairhill Road Rockefeller Park. Both parks have drinking fountains and spaces to rest, but it’s several miles one way. If you have a frisky dog who needs that kind of exercise, bring your own water bowl! It’s a long walk between human-sized fountains. If your dog needs less exercise, pay attention to how far you’ve come, because it doesn’t loop back! Dogs must be on leash at all times.