Dog walking in Independence

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Abbygale DIndependence, OR

5.0

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“Ready to walk, love, kiss, and cuddle”

I am a very kind, loving, and patient person. Caring for animals is my passion so I will always treat your animals with the love and respect they deserve. I grew up with multiple dogs and cats so I know how to always make sure they feel safe, happy, and loved at all times. I am reliable, honest, and determined to always do the best I can do. I have multiple good reviews and references as well. I will always communicate with you to make sure I achieve everything you require on the job.

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

Ayla BIndependence, OR

5.0

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“Dogs are people with short legs in fur coats.”

Hello, my name is Ayla! I'm 20 years old and love love LOVE animals! Doggos and puppers are life. I believe your pets are family just as much as a sibling or child. I am going to treat your best friend with nothing but love and kindness.❤

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

Maiah GIndependence, OR

5.0

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Hi! My name is Maiah and I adore dogs. I own two dogs, a chocolate lab and a shorkie, and I love taking them and any other dogs on walks. I am experienced with dogs who can be a bit more unruly, especially those who like to pull. I've worked at the Oregon Zoo and Chintimini Wildlife Center as a volunteer, and have experience with all types of animals, so having other pets would not be an issue for me!

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker

Anna RIndependence, OR

5.0

(3)

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“Let me take the best care of your best friend!”

Hello! I am a dog lover who has years of experience working with dogs and caring for them. I am kind, patient, and have a dog of my own who I trained alongside professionals. I am a recent college graduate who loves both dogs and the outdoors.

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

Jill KIndependence, OR

4.9

(561)

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“Let’s go on an adventure!”

I have always loved dogs, all breeds! I have had doggie companions as long as I can remember. I have worked with dogs of all different personalities. I have transported them across the country and back. I believe that they’re all special little souls with their own personalities and needs. I view getting to spend time with these wonderful little beings as a fun adventure. I look forward to meeting and spending time with these wonderful new friends.

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

Alyssa MIndependence, OR

4.9

(546)

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Hello! My name is Alyssa! I have a love for animals deeper than just adoring their cuteness. I truly want all animals of the world to be loved, cared for, and safe. I am studying to be a nurse and I have a lot of compassion in my heart. I would love to meet and care for your furry friend.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Vanessa GIndependence, OR

4.9

(96)

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I was told I would dig up all the rocks when I was a kid so the worms wouldn't crash. My love and care for creatures and animals has always consumed my life! I have always been the go-to when friends and family need their babies taken care of for short and long term. I just lost my 75lb. baby boy who I had the pleasure of spoiling for the last ten years. Because of him I not only gained experience with big dogs, but I have become more in tune with animals in the way a mother does with kids. I will love and protect your baby as I did my Nino.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care

Amanda BIndependence, OR

4.9

(14)

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“Your doggo's 2nd best friend!”

Hey there and it's nice to meet you! I'm an emergency responder for Clark County and I own a blue heeler mix named Bruno. I have experience with dogs from being a handler for a dog daycare in the Seattle area, and from volunteering at humane societies. I always operate with these three words: communication, accountability, responsibility. Nice to meet you!

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

Alexandra NIndependence, OR

4.8

(266)

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Hi, I’m Alex! I’m a full-time college student, currently studying at Santa Monica College, aspiring to be a Marine Biologist/Ecologist. I’ve had and took care of 4 friendly dogs throughout my life. I love to be around dogs! It’s a joy!

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

Virginia PIndependence, OR

4.8

(7)

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I appreciate new adventures, and interacting with dogs while enjoying their unique personalities. I have a lot of experience with animals and I know when I give them love and respect they return it.

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Dog Walking in Independence

Once a wagon train stop on the Oregon Trail, Independence, Oregon is still a modern day hotspot for visitors. The town’s Historic District, vibrant arts and culture scene, plus a slew of outdoor recreation opportunities make Independence a furrific place to visit and to live. If your dog needs to visit a veterinarian, Independence has three veterinary clinics to care for your furry friend.

Independence is very welcoming to dogs and their humans. Rogue Farms is a pawpular place in the area to visit with pups. This slice of rural paradise is a hop farm, beer tasting room, apiary and so much more! Take a walk through the gardens down to the banks of the Willamette River and play lawn games next to the beautiful hanging crops of hops! Rogue Farms is open early spring through fall.

The city of Independence has a dog park, too! The Independence Dog Park has more than two acres of fenced-in open space for your pup to roam. The park has designated areas for large and small dogs, shade trees, a doggie waste cleanup station, and drinking water for both dogs and humans. There is also fur-iendly access to the Willamette River where your pooch can cool off in the water.

Want to stay overnight? The Phoenix Inn Suites South Salem is a pet-friendly hotel with clean and cozy rooms, just twelve miles away in Salem.

Whether you’re exploring Independence with your pooch as a visitor, or delighting in the city as a local, you and Fido are sure to have a pawsitively good time!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Independence

Independence

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
107 per sq. mi.

Independence

48

There’s tons of fun waiting for you and Fido in the Independence neighborhood! Visit the town’s largest park, Riverview Park on the Willamette River. You and your leashed dog will love strolling along the paved walking path that runs next to the river. You’ll have puptacular views and maybe even see some wildlife while you walk. The park also has a disc golf course, an amphitheater, river access and a playground. You and your pup can enjoy a bite to eat nearby at The Three Legged Dog restaurant, where they love to host pooches on their patio. The Independence neighborhood is also the home to the Independence Dog Park, Pioneer Park and Henry Hill Park.

Monmouth

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,093 per sq. mi.

Monmouth

36

Your dog’s tail will be wagging in Monmouth’s namesake neighborhood, about two miles from Independence. This neighborhood is home to the Monmouth Dog Park. Your pup will love exploring this large fenced-in area and playing with the park’s resident toys! The dog park is located adjacent to the Monmouth Recreational Park, where you can relax in the big grassy areas or have a picnic with your leashed dog. The park has restrooms and tennis courts, too. There are other furrific parks in this neighborhood where leashed dogs are welcome to hang out! Check out Madrona Park and Main Street Park for more pawtastic adventures!

Dallas City Center

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,431 per sq. mi.

Dallas City Center

24

Happy dogs flock to the Dallas City Center neighborhood, about nine miles west of Independence. The neighborhood’s Central Bark dog park is a pawpular spot for pups and their people to socialize. The large fenced-in area is a mix of grass and mulch, with mature trees and lots of room to run and play fetch. The park has drinking water, picnic tables and doggie waste cleanup stations. Smaller dogs have a special separate area to play in, too. For eats in the neighborhood, dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables at Latitude One, where they serve up yummy American cuisine like steaks and seafood.

Ballston/ Bethel

12
Population Density
69 per sq. mi.

Ballston/ Bethel

12

Looking for a pawsome place for a walk with your pooch? Visit the Ballston/ Bethel neighborhood, about nine miles from Independence in the town of Dallas! This neighborhood is home to the Dallas City Park, a 35-acre expanse of nature and convent park amenities. Dallas City Park has furrific, scenic paved walkways that meander through woods and open grassy areas. This park is furrific for picnics, with tons of tables and pavilions, plus barbecue grills, fireplaces, two playgrounds and restrooms. This park even has a creek with a swimming hole, an arboretum and tranquil Japanese garden! It’s understandably a pawpular place for fun and relaxation!

Commercial St SE/ Candalaria Blvd S

0
Population Density
1,481 per sq. mi.

Commercial St SE/ Candalaria Blvd S

0

Visit Salem’s Commercial St SE/ Candalaria Blvd S neighborhood for some time in the great outdoors, about 10 miles from Independence! The neighborhood’s Minto-Brown Island Park has 1,200 acres of puptastic undeveloped land, including woods and wetlands. What’s even better? Thirty acres of this park is set aside just for dogs! Pups can romp and roam in this designated unfenced area. There’s also 29 miles of hiking and biking trails that make up several different loops. For a shorter hike, check out the .8-mile Minto Island Conservation Area Trail. The Brown Squirrel Loop is a longer route at 3.2 miles. Minto-Brown Island Park is also a sanctuary for lots of waterfowl including blue heron and osprey, so you may see some from one of the park’s many observation decks along the wetlands!