Dog walking in Columbia

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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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Jennifer BColumbia, PA

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I would be honored to walk your pup! My name's Jenn; I'm a dog enthusiast currently living in Lancaster with my fiance & our husky mix, Jackson. I've grown up with German Shepherds and Labs my whole life, and have puppy sat for all kinds. I've found that I'm most happy and at peace when in the presence of dogs. I'm also a singer, so if your dog is left humming a new tune I wrote for him or her during our stroll, it's on me! Thank you for your trust and I hope to meet your pet very soon!

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

Krystal GColumbia, PA

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I will take care of your dog like it was my own. I have experience volunteering with dogs, my own dogs, and other clients dogs. I am pet first aid certified and insured by Pet Sitters Associates. I am also a member of Pet Professional Guild.

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Kristen HColumbia, PA

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Hi! I am a pet owner and animal lover! I am comfortable around all sized and can walk, feed or play with your pet. I have a flexible schedule and reliable transportation. I look forward to meeting your pet!

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Gabriela RColumbia, PA

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Hi! My name is Gabby, I currently volunteer at The Pet Pantry of Lancaster to assist cleaning and medicating both dogs and cats that come in. I love being able to help anyone out with their pets so I look after a handful of my friends dogs whenever they need me to. I'd love to be helpful to other dog owners out there wanting their dog to hop outside, get some fresh air, and go for that walk they look forward to. I know how much my dog, Coco, looks forward to her walks, and I'd love to help anyone out there who needs a hand with their pup!

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Timothy MColumbia, PA

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Hi there! My name is Tim and I have always loved animals, especially dogs. I have volunteered extensively as a dog walker at the Western PA Humane Society, and I have expertise as a dog sitter as well. During these experiences, I provided dogs of various breeds and sizes with exercise, companionship, and emotional support, and I was responsible for the safety and well-being of the dogs. I have interacted with quite a variety of canine personalities and behaviors, and I believe that my experience, responsibility, and compassion serve as an assurance to you that I am the best candidate to care for your best friend!

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Linda KColumbia, PA

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Hi I’m Linda! Since as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a dog lover. If I’m missing at a party or gathering, it’s usually because I found a dog and I’m hanging out with them. My babies are 9 & 11 and are my world. I have been pet sitting and helping to walk dogs since I was strong enough to hold a leash. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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Jayson WColumbia, PA

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Hi! My name is Jayson and I am an engineer and animal lover located in Lancaster. I would love to be a part of you and your dog’s life as a walker. I have 165+ five star reviews on Wag. I have owned dogs my entire life and will be sure to treat yours like my own. I am very accommodating and no breed/personality is too big or small for me to handle. I will be sure to take care of your best friend during our time together. If you or your furry friend have any special requests, please let me know!

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

CORI JColumbia, PA

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“I'll do the walking, to keep those tails wagging”

Hi there! I am 31 years old, a navy veteran and a lover of all animals, especially dogs. As a young adult i spent over a year in a pet shop training and working with dogs of all breeds and ages. Growing up we've rescued an raised many dogs. I also have rescued and raised 4 dogs of my own. I have a 6 yr old son, a rescued shitzu named bella, an a rescued long hair cat named riley. Ive been told often I have a way with animals, it would be a great joy to help care for your best friends!

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Bobby LColumbia, PA

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Hello! My name is Bobby. I want to be your dog walker because I have been around dogs my whole life. My family and I had dogs growing up since I was about 7. I love hiking and running with dogs. I drive for lyft a lot as my wife is currently a traveling nurse in at UAMS hospital. My schedule is flexible in that I can come take your dog on a walk/let it out for exercise. My dog walks/drop-in visits will involve exploring a new neighborhood and hopefully nice weather!

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Dana AColumbia, PA

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My name is Dana. I am a 44 year old experienced pet sitter. I don’t have a favorite type of animal or breed I just have a genuine love of ALL animals. I have 3 grown children. I currently own 2 cats and 1 dog.I specialize in lengthy walks, administration of medications, and an overwhelming amount of love & attention. I’m always on time and believe in clear & precise communication. I hope you will consider me as your future dog walker or pet caregiver. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

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Dog Walking in Columbia

Columbia, a small city located west of Lancaster and on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, is a pet-friendly area. There are three community parks and a trail that you and your pooch can check out in this historic borough. If you need veterinary care for your special pal, there are two clinics in town.

When you want to give your four-footed friend a chance to play with other canines, drive about 13 miles west to  Canine Meadows in John C. Rudy Park on Mundis Race Road. There are three separate fenced areas totaling 14 acres of off-leash play space.  Water stations are available in each play area.

A great place to take your canine companion when you want some one-on-one time is Rocky Ridge Park, located about 12.8 miles west of Columbia. This 750-acre forest includes more than 12 miles of multi-use trails. Dogs are permitted in the park provided you keep them on a leash and pick up their waste.

If you want to get a special treat or if you need supplies for Fido, check out That Fish Place -- that Pet Place, located about seven miles east of the city. This unique pet store has an aquatic touch tank, and it's stocked with all kinds of pet supplies. Dogs are allowed to accompany you in the store.

For dog lovers, Columbia offers a variety of ways to get out and have fun with your special pal!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Columbia

North Columbia

48
Population Density
9,096 per sq. mi.

North Columbia

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North Columbia is a mixed zoning neighborhood with residential areas, a historic district, and a few community parks. In this dog-friendly area, you can walk along quiet streets wit your special pal. One place to take your pup for a stroll is in Rotary Park on Chestnut Street. This area includes shade trees and some open green space. Dogs are permitted to join you here as long as they're on a leash and under your control. Make sure you bring along some water and bags to pick up your furry friend's waste when you visit this park. After you stretch your legs, head to Columbia Kettle Works to sample a craft brew and grab a bite to eat. Dogs can join you at the outdoor tables.

Summit at Chickies

36
Population Density
2,058 per sq. mi.

Summit at Chickies

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Summit at Chickies is a small residential neighborhood located on the northwestern edge of Columbia. This peaceful area is just east of Chickies Rock County Park. In this 422-acre facility, you and your pup can hike along the Chickies Rock Overlook Trail that wanders through forestland to reach the park's feature attraction. At the end of the trail, you'll be treated to a stunning view of the Susquehanna River from an outcropping of beautiful quartzite rock that's about 100 feet above the water. Dogs on a leash are allowed to accompany their owners. Make sure you bring water and waste bags for your visit.

Cedar Bluff

24
Population Density
764 per sq. mi.

Cedar Bluff

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Cedar Bluff is a suburb located in the southeast part of Columbia. This secluded neighborhood consists of private residences and farmland. Take Fido for a stroll along serene streets in this area. When you want to take your pup on a camping trip, head about nine miles east of the neighborhood to Circle M RV Campground outside of Lancaster. This riverside facility features full hookup RV sites and pet-friendly cabin rentals with wireless and cable services. Campground amenities include a 1.5-mile walking trail and boat launch on the Conestoga River. Dogs are allowed here provided you keep them on a leash and under control.

Ironville Pike

12
Population Density
443 per sq. mi.

Ironville Pike

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Ironville Pike, just to the northeast of Columbia, is a residential neighborhood that includes wooded areas and farmland. In this area, you can take Fido for a leisurely stroll along peaceful country roads. To enjoy some open green space, head to Fairview Park on Fairview Road. This facility includes some ball fields and an open area where you can play with your pup. Take some time to drill obedience or play frisbee with your special pal. Dogs are permitted in city parks provided you keep them on a leash and pick up any waste. Make sure to bring along some water when you visit this park.

S 14th-18th Street

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Population Density
914 per sq. mi.

S 14th-18th Street

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With a mixture of residential and commercial properties, the neighborhood of S 14th-18th Street offers easy access to some pupful parks in Columbia. Take your pooch to the river at Columbia River Park on Walnut Street to walk the trail or to launch out on the Susquehanna River. Just north of here, you can connect to the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail and walk along the water on a pawtastic paved pathway. Dogs that are on a leash and under the control of their owners are allowed to use the trail. Make sure you bring some water and bags for waste when you visit this area.