Dog walking in Columbus

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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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Jamie KColumbus, OH

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“Experienced pet care professional.”

Hi, I am Jamie. I live near where Columbus, Dublin and Worthington meet up. I have grown up with dogs and currently have Chance, Dixie and Elmo in my family. I love my dogs and meeting other dogs as well. I look forward to meeting your dog!

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

Ann KColumbus, OH

4.9

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“I treat every dog like my own!”

I’ve been dog walking for a year and a half, I have been dog sitting and boarding for several years. I own 3 dogs myself and have always loved animals. I especially love the bully breeds and big dogs. The dogs that are more difficult are my speciality! Every dog I walk is treated like my own and I take the time to get to know their personality by the time our walk is over. I love my job walking your dogs and can guarantee a worn out pup when we get back!

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

Angela LColumbus, OH

4.9

(1400)

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“Dog Time is Happy Time”

Hello! I'm Angie and I‘m the ultimate dog lover. I’ve had dogs my entire life, and spent many hours dog-sitting for others. I currently have three dogs - 100 pound pit mix, 40 pound springer spaniel/lab mix and an 11 pound chihuahua/papillon mix - so I have experience with all different sizes and personalities. I’ve raised them all from puppy stage, so I also have a lot of experience with each doggy stage.

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

Kevin GColumbus, OH

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“Caring, Reliable, Trustworthy”

I have always enjoyed dogs and look forward to meeting you and your pet. I currently work as a volunteer dog walker at the Franklin County Dog shelter in Columbus, Ohio and have cared for several different pets in my life. I am caring, reliable and trustworthy and look forward to having the opportunity to provide you with the services you need.

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Curtis BColumbus, OH

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“Walking your best friend is an honor.”

Hello! I have worked with shelter dogs my whole life and I am very comfortable with their individual quirks. I currently have 3 roommates: a mixed breed, a 3-legged shar-pei, and a once homeless street beagle and they are my best friends. I would do anything for them and I promise to treat yours with the same respect. I am quite familiar with the importance that dogs provide the family and I promise to give your fur baby the same love I give my own. I can’t wait to meet your pup!

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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, Fast walker

Dylan AColumbus, OH

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Hey! My name’s Dylan and I’ve been working with Wag for over a year- all weather, all breeds- and I’m hugely proud of the hundreds of clients who trust me with their dogs. I grew up as the caretaker to the sweetest corgi, with a large extended family nearby that was bouncing with all kinds of dogs. I’ve trained for track with a golden (yes, I can handle a runner pooch), toured the country with a dog in the band van, and now as a working musician fill the dog-shaped hole in my heart with Wag!

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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

Tracy GColumbus, OH

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(904)

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“Pup need a potty break? I got this!”

Hi, it's Tracy, your friendly WAG! walker here. I’ve been walking with WAG! for 3 years now. It’s definitely the most fun/rewarding job ever! I love meeting all the new dogs and taking them on an adventure (that’s dog speak for walk...lol). I also volunteer walking dogs at Columbus Humane (over 10 years) and that's where I adopted my two Chihuahuas.  I know you cherish your fur babies and I will take care of them as good as I take care of my own. I can’t wait to meet and get to know them!

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

Cheryl RColumbus, OH

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“Your pets are part of my family!!”

I have completed my pet first aid/ CPR certificate and I am working on my certificate towards a canine specialist. I am a dog lover by nature and have had many years of experience with them as well. I have had many dogs of my own and I have worked in a pet store that worked with local vets and groups that offered puppy classes. I love spending time with many animals and giving them love. I look forward to spending time with your pet and treating them as one of my family while you are away.

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

Sharon AColumbus, OH

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“Lovin Walkin Dogs”

My name is Sharon, I grew up taking care of our pet dogs. I have had several dogs throughout my life. Currently my husband and I have two miniature dachshunds which are a big part of our family. I would feel honored to be able to walk your dog.

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Susan CColumbus, OH

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Hi, my name is Sue and there is nothing more I enjoy than spending time with dogs! When I was little I brought home all the homeless dogs, as an adult I continue with that behavior. I have spent the last 30+ years owning dogs and the last 20 years involved with animals rescue through breed specific organizations and Humane Societies. I have fostered and rehabilitated many dogs of numerous breeds and personalities, some who loved everyone, some who could not trust anyone. Each dog I meet I recognize as an individual. My walks focus on what they enjoy and what you request. I am fortunate to be able to finally do what I love, provide superb care and love to your dog while you are at work or away! Thank you.

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Dog Walking in Columbus

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

 Boredom is the #1 destroyer of pillows! That’s right, if your pup doesn’t get enough exercise, they may take it out on your stuff while you are away. Taking daily walks in your neighborhood not only get out their wiggles, but it also gives dogs the important mental stimulation they need. Add some spice with a stroll through the plant recreations of Seurat’s Sunday on La Grande Jatte at the Topiary Park, or meander along the Scioto River Downtown.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

The time you spend with your dog is priceless, so make it last longer! Regular exercise can keep your dog healthy by staving off obesity, diabetes and arthritis, which can lengthen your canine pal’s active years. Walks together help both of you stay in shape while giving you more time to bond. For some extra cardio, tackle the Alum Creek Greenway Trail as it passes through the eastside of the city.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Whether your dog greets by jumping, or cowers behind your legs, getting social is good for them. Meeting new people and pups lets your dog learn the right way to say hello. These experiences can also build confidence, which your dog can use to conquer their fears. Practice those manners with a walk around the block, or to one of Columbus’s dog parks, and soon your dog will be ready to politely conquer the world!

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Columbus

How much does it cost to get your dog moving in The Discovery City? With plenty of services available, 30-minute walks for around $30 are the most pupular choice for Columbus pups. Smaller 15-minute walks could be as much as $20, while longer 60-minute ones can cost up to $40. Most companies and private dog walkers prefer that you schedule walks ahead of time, and may charge an additional $5 to $10 for last minute bookings within 24 hours of the walk.

With Wag!, you’ll not only enjoy the best prices in dog walking, you’ll also get complete flexibility with scheduling, and a furbulous experience for your pup. Thoroughly vetted and insured Columbus dog walkers with Wag! make it their mission to pamper your dog, and are available every day of the week. Get your pup walking on a 20-minute spin for $15, a 30-minute walk for $20, or even a 60-minute adventure for only $30. And when life has unexpected hiccups, you can always schedule an on-demand walk for the same day without any extra fees.

You’ll always have an eye on your pup with real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app. And with a report card from your walker at the end of each walk, you’ll know all about your dog’s day out.

Dog Parks in Columbus

Spending a day walking The Arch City with your pup is not only relaxing, but its fun too! Start your adventure in the heart of Columbus exploring its pawtastic Downtown areas. Grab lunch with your pup at a dog-friendly restaurant in the Brewery District before heading over to the Scioto Audubon Dog Park. Complete with an agility area and a section for smaller pooches, your pup will love running on the grass before grabbing a drink at the watering station.

Head north to the Victorian Village for a scenic stroll along its leafy streets. After viewing several Gothic Revival and Queen Anne homes, treat your pup to an on leash walk through meadows and strands of trees, or around the lake at Goodale Park.

If your dog needs an off-leash romp, head to the historic Harrison West neighborhood right next door. The Wheeler Memorial Dog Park welcomes pups to run over grassy hills in its fenced in 2-acres that’s split for large and small doggos.

Many residents have settled in the quiet neighborhoods of Northwest Columbus that surround the airport. Nearby, the Godown Dog Park’s 6-acres offer a small dog section, lots of trees, and fallen trunks and boulders for dogs to bound on and around in the large dog area. And if your dog gets muddy on wet days, there’s even a wash station to get cleaned up before heading home.

Shady Lane on the east side of Columbus is mostly a residential area, but makes room for pups to get back to nature at the Big Walnut Dog Park. These 3-acres inside the larger community park offer lots of room to roam, even in the small dog area. Afterwards, clip on the leash to explore the lake, or walk the paths through the trees and along the creek.

Before checking out the pawmazing off leash spaces in Columbus, be sure your dog is current on their vaccinations, and have their tags and license displayed on their collar. Keep a leash in hand while your dog is romping freely, and on your dog whenever outside of off leash areas. Always have clean up bags with you wherever you travel, and promptly pick up whatever your pup lays down.

Dog Walking in Columbus with Wag!

Like their wolf ancestors, dogs love to explore their territory. Wag! can help your pup keep tabs on their slice of Columbus while you are away with puptastic walks catered to them!

Dog walkers with Wag! are ready to wear out active Columbus breeds like Labradors and Golden Retrievers with plenty of 60-minute walks through this bustling city. Your  Beagle lives to sniff, and may love a 30-minute walk around the neighborhood. Shorter 20-minute spins may be pawfect for your energetic Jack Russell Terrier. Whatever their speed, Wag! is there to ensure your furry bestie gets the exercise they need. And if your Siberian Husky has gotten tired in his elder years, Wag! can even Drop-In at home to put some wag in that tail.

Getting your dog moving is easy! Just download the Wag! app, choose the best date and time for a walk, then choose the length. With one-time walks, recurring walks, and on-demand walks within the same day, you’ll find the right combination for your pup. And with GPS tracking, and text and picture updates from your walker, you’ll feel like you haven’t missed a step!

Keep your dog discovering Columbus and book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Columbus

Clintonville

49
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,760 per sq. mi.

Clintonville

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One of the prettiest places in Columbus to spend quality time with your dog lies in Clintonville. Whetstone Park is a beautiful garden with walking trails that are open to dogs as long as they are leashed. Snouts and noses can stop and sniff the flowers all through this famous park, also known as the Columbus Park of Roses. This site makes for a great night walk, as the walkways through the park are lighted. Your dog will be overwhelmed with all of the fun that can be found at Whetstone, with a creek to swim in and trees as far as the eyes can see.

Downtown Columbus

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,060 per sq. mi.

Downtown Columbus

36

If your are in Downtown Columbus, you are surrounded by dog-friendly fun! The Interstate-670 Bikeway is a great trail with easy-to-access parking where you can bring your fur-baby for a hike, run, or just a casual stroll. This trail is a part of the Rails to Trails conservation effort, so it also has an info map to keep you and Rover on track. If you'd like to spend some time in the pews, the Livingston United Methodist Church provides Doggy Sunday School. The church grounds turn into a pop-up dog park complete with trained supervision so you can enjoy a sermon knowing your dog is well taken care of. Repeat visitors get their very own doggy tag to add to their collars. The Franklin Park Conservatory has paved trails where you can bring your pup for an easy walk. Downtown Columbus has tons of great options for dog themed activities.

Short North

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
8,620 per sq. mi.

Short North

24

Dogs in Short North have not one, but two awesome dog parks to choose from! Wheeler Memorial Dog Park is fully fenced and filled with grassy hills. Your pooch can run wild through the trees at this park, but beware if it rains, as you will have one muddy woofer on your hands! Goodale Park is made up of a main area where leashes are needed and a fenced in section just for dogs. This double gated portion of the park is the perfect place to bring your pup to burn off some energy and make some doggy pals.

Upper Arlington

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
3,430 per sq. mi.

Upper Arlington

12

If you're in Upper Arlington, you may be right around the corner from one of two wooftastic parks! Northam Park is a lovely green spot in the middle of the neighborhood where you and your pup are welcome to roam as long as leashes are involved. This area is frequented by local dog lovers, so you may just make some friends while you're there! Fancyburg Park offers over 25 acres of quiet grounds, perfect for leashed walks. Dogs can run free after 8:00 pm, so head there at sundown if Fido needs to burn some steam. There are often dog training classes being run out of Fancyburg if your pup is looking to advance his education. After a visit to either of these lush, green parks your dog is sure to thank you.

German Village

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
10,414 per sq. mi.

German Village

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German Village is a neighborhood in Columbus with some great activities for you to partake in with your dog. The Scioto Audubon Dog Park has something for hounds of all sizes, with a designated agility area and a special section for small dogs only. The park is nice and big with lots of grass for pups to run around in. They have a watering station on site so you can keep your dog hydrated through all of the excitement. Benches are scattered through the park so that two-legged visitors can relax while the four-legged ones play. The Lower Scioto Greenway offers some on-leash fun for both pups and owners. This trail is run by Rails to Trails, which means it comes with great parking and an informative map for easy use! Either option will make for a barktastic day with your doggy pal.