Dog walking in Derby

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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

“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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

“Can’t wait to put a smile on your pup’s face!”

Hello, I’m Sara! I work a 9-5 in the insurance industry and I love walking dogs in my free time. I’ve been a Wag! Walker for 3 years and I adopted a mutt of my own in January 2021. I strive to provide a great experience for you and your pup!

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

Hi, my name is Ben. I live near downtown Columbus and I own a small business in Upper Arlington. I have two dogs, Samwise the basset hound and Bellatrix the pug. I grew up on a small farm in Montana, spending most of my youth working with animals (dogs in particular). I have cared for many dogs in my life and I have pet-sat many others. From pit bulls and german shepherds to papillons and chihuahuas, I know and love all types of dogs. As a small business owner and lifetime dog keeper, I understand the importance of reliability, responsibility, patience, and care for your best friend. I look forward to bringing these traits with me each and every visit. I can't wait to meet your dog!

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“Loving and Caring”

My name is Kimberly and I have loved dogs all my life. You can expect a great dog walker experience along with lots of love for your pet. We play and have a great time!This walk is all about your pet!If they want to play we do, snuggle we do or just take a slow or fast paced walk. You need anything special let me know and I will take care of it.Thanks for trusting me with your family member!

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

“Walk, Talk and Bark”

Let me introduce myself, my name is Denise and I have been working with animals my whole life. I have a Associate degree in Pet Psychology and Behavior Analysis, I have worked in Kennels, Vet offices, Rescue organizations, The Columbus Zoo and as a groomer, I have also taken advanced studies in cross contamination and disease prevention. I just love being around animals, I understand them and they understand me.

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

I am a lifelong animal advocate bringing years of experience caring for dogs to your home. I have volunteered with humane societies as well as a veterinarian's office and currently participate in a rescue transport group. All of the above has prepared me for interacting with and caring for a variety of dogs, from big to small, old to young, energetic to lazy and everything else! I am a capable professional who will treat your dog as my own. I look forward to helping you care for your dog to ensure they receive the exercise and attention they deserve when you are not available.

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Hi my name is Brynn, I am 38 and a mother of 3 (1 which is our baby girl Darla) Germain Shepherd. I have grown up with dogs my whole life from miniature dobermans, Dobermans, labs, boxer and now Germain shepherd. I love dogs and they love me, so let's get some exercise while I get to meet some cuties!

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

Hello, I'm Tory! I grew up on a farm in western Ohio and have been surrounded by animals all my life. We had sheep, goats, cows, chickens, pigs and, of course, dogs! I have experience with all types of breeds of dogs including working dogs, hunting dogs, mutts, and house trained dogs. I also showed and trained dogs for obedience shows and watched and cared for friends' and family dogs while they were on vacation and such. I love working with and caring for dogs of all shapes, age, and sizes! I am also a personal trainer, so I am very active and can keep up with any activity level your dog has! I would love to help keep your dog healthy and happy and make your Wag! experience as wonderful as possible!

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Hi my name is Michaela! I have a lot of experience working with all different types of dogs and I absolutely adore them! I’m here in Columbus for college, but back home with my family in PA I have 3 dogs, a husky, a golden retriever, and a small mutt, that I care for. Also, we had a litter of 10 goberian puppies that I cared for often times by myself for 8 weeks while my parents worked. I’ve also worked at an animal shelter and humane society.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Dog Walking in Derby

As a very small unincorporated community in central Ohio, little Derby doesn’t have many dog-friendly amenities. Fear not, though: thankfully, Derby is nestled on the outskirts of the state capital of Columbus. And with over a dozen vet clinics in nearby London and Grove City (a mere thirty minutes away), Derby is a pawsitively perfect area for a country-loving pup!

Just eighteen miles north of Derby lies Berliner Sports Park in Columbus, OH. This busy sports park, home to the largest softball complex in the country, is the perfect place to bring your pet if you love sports or have children involved in recreation league. There are many fields open to the public as well as space for walking, picnicking, and playing with your pup!

If you’re not in the mood for a trip to Columbus, take a scenic half-hour drive over to the city of Hilliard to enjoy Spindler Road Dog Park. This spacious park is packed with trails, grassy areas, and water spigots for both humans and fur babies. Right beside the park lies Mudsock Trail, which connects to Frank’s Park and, later, Hilliard Municipal Park. So if you’re looking for a nice long trail walk with man’s best friend, Spindler Road is for you!


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Derby

Brewery District

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,260 per sq. mi.

Brewery District

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If you want to give your pup a special treat, head 30 minutes outside of Derby to Columbus and visit the Scioto Audubon Dog Park. This large, off-leash dog park has separate areas for big and small dogs and plenty of room to run around. There’s also several pieces of agility equipment for more adventurous dogs. Water fountains are provided for both you and Fido, and if you get tired of running around with your pooch, no problem; there’s plenty of shady seating so that you can take a break.

Central

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
994 per sq. mi.

Central

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Located ten miles east of Derby is Grove City, and Grove City is home to Breck Community Park. While Breck Community Park might not technically be a dog park, there are four separate areas that are fenced in, designed specifically for off-leash play with your pup. Let your dog run around and burn off some of that pent-up energy, all while making some new four-legged fur-riends. Once you’re done in that section of the park, grab Fido’s leash and explore the rest of the park; your dog will thank you.

Batelle Darby Creek

24
Population Density
881 per sq. mi.

Batelle Darby Creek

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Located 20 minutes northeast of Derby is Galloway’s Batelle Darby Creek Park, which is sure to be fun for your dog. Every dog loves a walk, and Batelle Darby Creek Park has dog-friendly trails so that you and your four-legged friend can explore. Take in the local wildlife all while getting in daily exercise for you and Fido. While this park does have a small off-leash section, a leash is required to access most of the park. So grab your walking shoes, some water, and Fido’s leash; this walk is sure to be an adventure!

Downtown

12
Population Density
108 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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Downtown London, Ohio is located about thirty minutes northwest of Derby, and if you’re willing to make the drive, your pooch will be sure to thank you! Head to Cowling Park just off of Main Street; while this park does require a leash, your pet will have fun exploring all that the park has to offer. Downtown London also has an access point to the Prairie Grass Trail, which allows you and your pup to take in some beautiful views while getting in your daily walk. A leash is required on this trail, and it’s recommended you watch out for wildlife.

Deer Creek State Park

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Population Density
41 per sq. mi.

Deer Creek State Park

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If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day with your fur-iend, head nine miles south of Derby to Mount Sterling, and visit Deer Creek State Park. This state park has various trails for you and Fido to explore; just make sure to bring a leash, as one is required. There are also certain sections of the park where you pooch can go for a swim in one of the ponds. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, bring along a tent and spend the night at the campground. Whatever you decide to do, you and Fido will have a ball!