Dog walking in Independence

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

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

Nadya RIndependence, OH

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Hi my name is Nadya! I grew up in northeast Ohio with 2 shetland sheepdogs named Duchess and Zirka. Have a fun loving home with 2 pups, Lola and Dolly. I have decades long experience in pet sitting and dog walking. I have experience with all types and sizes of dogs. Every pup is unique with their own individual personalities. They deserve the best care even the little rambunctious ones. I'm a very patient fun loving person. I have experience with senior pups as well.

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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, Potty training

Kathryn VIndependence, OH

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Hi my name is Kat!! I have lived in Cleveland, OH all my life and grew up with a Border Collie named Chelly. I have much pet sitting and dog walking experience and would love to give your pet the best walking experience with Wag! I have ran a marathon and I exercise regularly. Most importantly I love dogs and have worked with dogs of all breeds and sizes!

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Chaz EIndependence, OH

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Hi! My name is Chaz. I am 23 years old. I grew up with a pit bull, and all of my friends have dogs as well. I have lived in Ohio for the majority of my life. I see Wag as a perfect opportunity to help fund school for myself, as well as interact with animals; something I love doing.

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Danielle SIndependence, OH

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I have been a volunteer for the Lakewood Animal Shelter since 2012 and have walked and dog sat for many friends over the years. I enjoy getting to know a dog, as they all have their own unique and intelligent personalities (like people). It's a refreshing to spend time with dogs with their enthusiasm and simple outlook on life. I walk and run daily clocking anywhere from 15 to 40+ miles per week. I would enjoy having a companion for some of those miles.

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Josie KIndependence, OH

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“Personal care for your dog”

I am an experienced pet care giver who lives with 3 cats. I love being around all types of dogs. I have dealt with high and low energy dogs; dogs that pull and dogs that need coaxing. My goal is to give you peace of mind and your fur baby attention and extra love. I enjoy having the dog show me their favorite walk. My preference is to find a quiet tree lined street with lots of smells. I sanitize my hands before and after every walk. Time in the house is limited.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Obedience training, Potty training, Puppy training

Taylor DIndependence, OH

4.9

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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, Potty training, Puppy training

Colin LIndependence, 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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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

Dennis KIndependence, OH

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Hi, I’m Dennis and after 24 years in the environmental business I am taking some time off to care for an older dog. I love to walk her every day so this seems great for me.

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Dog Walking in Independence

Independence is a small city in Ohio that is located just 12 miles away from the second largest town in Ohio, Cleveland. If you're visiting or just passing through and need to snuggle up with your pup for a couple of nights in Independence, La Quinta Inn and Red Roof Inn both welcome canine guests! You'll find more lodging options, as well as more dog-friendly things to do, in Cleveland, which is just 20 minutes away.

If you're craving a sandwich or salad while you're in Independence but don't want to leave your pooch in the hotel room, visit the Potbelly Sandwich Shop. Or, check out Dibella's Old Fashioned Subs, which serves up house-made subs. You can also visit the local Starbucks or Panera Bread. Leashes and good behavior are required for all canine customers at all establishments.

Independence offers two hospitals for the canines where you can take your pooch if you need to. Seven miles away from Independence is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park which you and your pooch pawsitively have to visit! Pups have to be leashed, with no more than 6-foot-long leash, and you have to clean up after your pal. You could also visit the Cuyahoga River, famous for being so polluted back in 1969 that it caught on fire. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Independence

Northeast Stow

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,248 per sq. mi.

Northeast Stow

48

Around 24 miles away from Independence, you'll find a pawfect combination of a grassy area for playing and a little lake for swimming at Bow Wow Beach! This dog-friendly beach can be found in Northeast Stow, and it includes a 7.5-acre park that is securely fenced with a 5-acre lake in the middle. In this park, you don't have to choose between sand or grass, sun or shade, small dog area or big dog area -- you can have it all! Additionally, the park has a hose and a doggie wash station so you can clean off your dog. Make sure to bring plenty of waste bags with you.

West Lakewood

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,780 per sq. mi.

West Lakewood

36

Lakewood Dog Park is an enclosed park located in West Lakewood, around 20 miles away from Independence, where you and your pup can have a pawfect time! The entrances are double-gated and provide an extra source of security for your dear doggo. The park is complete with plenty of benches and lots of trees that provide shade. When it comes to water availability, there is a seasonal water fountain that your pup can easily use. There is even a small dog area, and the park provides waste baggies. You'll also find toys scattered throughout the park so your pup can have even more fun!

Windfall

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
682 per sq. mi.

Windfall

24

A five-foot fence protects the Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, which provides special areas for different-sized pups where they can all play and chase each other safely. Each section has plenty of amenities, like wooded zones, gravel-covered trails, and open areas where the pups can run freely. To make things even more pawesome, this park has a seasonal pond where pups can swim and chase balls in the water. You should bring water because there isn't a water fountain inside the fenced area. Bringing poop baggies is also a good idea so you can contribute to the cleanliness of this furrific park.

Tremont

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,671 per sq. mi.

Tremont

12

Approximately 11 miles from Independence, in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, you can find an amazing double-gated park called the Tremont Park. It's covered in gravel and includes a drainage system. The trees that are planted throughout the park provide shade and make your time spent there pleasant. The park has a water fountain that both humans and canines can use. Other than that, the park includes 8 benches and enough waste stations so you can help out when it comes to keeping the place clean. You'll also find plenty of parking in close proximity to the park. Bring some toys and get ready to have a doggone good time!

South Euclid

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,760 per sq. mi.

South Euclid

0

Around 24 miles away from Independence is the South Euclid Dog Park, a great place for your pup to enjoy some fun agility training! The park doesn't divide the doggies by size, so if that would be a problem for you, maybe avoid this place. The open area is pretty spacious, and your pooch will surely have lots of fun playing there! Scooper dispensers are available in the park as well as a water pump and water bowls for the canine visitors. The water pump is open for use in the warmer months, so if you go in winter, make sure you bring some with you.