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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I am excited to be a dog walker! I have been a dog sitter and have had dogs in my family since I was a kid. I can't wait to explore and spend some quality time with your pup!

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Hello, my name is Crystal and my love for animals goes back as far as I can remember. I have had many beloved pets growing up and always knew I wanted to work with animals. I have done pet sitting for several friends and family members and I'm great at reading body language. I'm compassionate, reliable and enthusiastic. I enjoy working with all breeds and promise to treat each pet as my own; they're happiness and safety are my top priority. Communication is always important when it comes to our loved ones. I look forward to working with you and your hairy babies.

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Potty training, Puppy training

I am a professional wildlife researcher currently in my off-season and filling my time hanging out with your furry friends. I raised my own dog growing up, and as she now lives with my parents I miss having a walking companion. Since then I have had friends trust me with caring for their dogs, and now I'm looking to share that time with your pup.

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience

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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

I grew up taking care of dogs & cats, & would love to meet yours. I currently have 2 cats & 3 dogs. I really like this job because I can’t get enough of those fur babies - plus they help me get into better shape! I have gotten very good at what I do &, as this is my only job now, I can devote my time to the pups. I go the extra mile to make them happy, including playtime and cuddles. I am also very skilled at drawing & painting them, so feel free to ask if you would like their portrait done.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care

Hi! My name is Tommy and I am an seasoned dog companion with over 15 years of experience. Our current fur-baby is a dachshund mix with plenty of attitude. In graduate school, I helped to pay the way by taking care of professors, furry family members. I am picky about who takes care of my pup and expect you are the same way. Great minds think alike! I will treat your furry family member as if they were my own, with love, affection, and good manners :). Can’t wait to meet your baby!

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I currently sit and walk dogs and have been doing so for over five years. I was also previously a manager at a doggy daycare. I have experience with dogs of all types and sizes and treat each one as if it were my own. I’m great at following all instructions and look out for the safety of your pup!

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

Hi, my name is Steven! I have been dog walking and sitting for a few years. I honestly wished I had started this career sooner. I have taken care of all sorts of animals, but dogs hold a special place in my heart. I love greeting new dogs, and making them happy! I will treat your dog with patience and kindness and meet every requirement.

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

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

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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

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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

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Population Density
1,481 per sq. mi.

Commercial St SE/ Candalaria Blvd S

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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!