Dog walking in University Heights

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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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Lauren DUniversity Heights, OH

5.0

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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

Nadya RUniversity Heights, OH

5.0

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Hi my name is Nadya! I grew up in northeast Ohio with 2 shetland sheepdogs named Duchess and Zerka. 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Katrina MUniversity Heights, 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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Taylor DUniversity Heights, 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

Josie KUniversity Heights, OH

4.9

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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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Tori TUniversity Heights, OH

4.9

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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 HUniversity Heights, OH

4.9

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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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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Colin LUniversity Heights, OH

4.9

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

Tiffany NUniversity Heights, OH

4.9

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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 FUniversity Heights, OH

4.9

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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

Dog Walking in University Heights

The city of University Heights sits in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, justnine miles east of Cleveland. It is a great place to stop by with your dog, with many paw-riffic attractions close by for walks, plays and places to eat together. There is also an animal hospital in University Heights, and several vet clinics in neighbouring Cleveland Heights and South Euclid, so help is never far away should your pal fall ill.

Take your pup to the University Heights Community Park, the main green space in town where you can enjoy a little fresh air and exercise. Fido must stay on a leash here, but you can enjoy the picnic areas, paved paths and open space together. The Ashurst Rain Garden is another lovely little place to check out while you are here. The garden was built to help stormwater management and has become a spectacular garden, complete with wood-chipped paths throughout. Again, you need to keep your pup leashed while you enjoy the garden, and always clean up after him.

For something to eat in town, head to Rascal House for a sub, plate of wings or pizza. You can sit at one of the outside tables with your dog here while you refuel. For a sweet treat, Ben & Jerry’s in University Heights also welcomes pets at an outside table.  

So, grab the lead and get out and explore – you and your dog will love visiting University Heights.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in University Heights

Bexley Park

48
Population Density
5,709 per sq. mi.

Bexley Park

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Adjacent to University Heights in South Euclid are three great pet-friendly restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill has outdoor tables where you can enjoy a Mexican-inspired feast with your canine companion by your side. Choose from any of your favourite spicy dishes, including tacos, burrito bowls or tacos, or something lighter such as a salad or selection from the grill. Piada Italian Street Food has eight pet-friendly outdoor tables and an incredible variety of tasty Italian-inspired food. Here you can try a hand-rolled, stone-baked piada wrapped around a filling to create a delicious sandwich. You can also choose from a variety of pasta dishes, and finished with a sweet cannoli. Panera Bread is the third restaurant here where you can sit with your pup outside and enjoy a fresh sandwich, wrap, pastry or salad. Bexley Park is close by and a nice green space for an on-lead walk, or play on the grass.

Cain Park

36
Population Density
6,689 per sq. mi.

Cain Park

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Cain Park in Cleveland Heights is a lovely green space to go for a walk with your pet. The park covers 22 acres and its main use is an outdoor amphitheatre during the summer, where it boasts a long list of events and special attractions. Throughout the year, the park is a great place to come for some fresh air and exercise with your dog, but please keep him on a lead and clean up after him. There are picnic areas, a playground, seasonal splash pad and skate park for your little two-legged companions, and plenty of open space to play or relax on the grass.

S Green Rd/ Greenvale Rd

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,974 per sq. mi.

S Green Rd/ Greenvale Rd

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The South Euclid Dog Park, just three miles north of University Heights in South Euclid, is a pup-tastic place to bring your pup for a bit of off-leash fun. Located within Quarry Park, the dog park has one large fenced area with agility equipment such as barrels and a balance beam to challenge your dog and add to the fun. Waste bags are provided, as is running water and doggie drinking bowls. There are bench seats within the park for you to sit at while you supervise your playful pet. Outside the dog park in Quarry Park, you will need to pop your pooch back on a lead, but there is plenty more fun to be had. Here you will find some lovely picnic spots, grills for cooking up some lunch, playgrounds and a ball field.

Shaker Heights City Centre

12
Population Density
4,489 per sq. mi.

Shaker Heights City Centre

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Horseshoe Lake Park in nearby Shaker Heights is a great place to go for an on-lead walk with your dog. There are many nature trails through here, including a boardwalk over the wetlands. The main loop is known as the Upper Shaker Lake Trail, and takes you 1.3 miles around the lake. This is an easy walk with beautiful views and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way. After your walk, spend some time at the park for rest and a bite to eat while the kids enjoy the playground facilities. There are bathrooms on site for you, but bring some waste disposal bags for Fido!

Lyndhurst Near Cedar

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Population Density
3,140 per sq. mi.

Lyndhurst Near Cedar

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Acacia Reservation, just three miles east of University Heights in Lyndhurst, is another great place for a walk with your dog. The 155-acre former golf course is now part of the Cleveland Metroparks system and is a very popular place for local and visiting pups to get some exercise with their owners. The main loop trail is 1.7-miles and paved for an easy walk or jog, but there are more trails to explore heading north into the reservation if you are keen on going further. There is ample parking close by and restrooms available on site. Dogs must be kept on a leash here.