Dog walking in Philadelphia

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Flexible scheduling

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Christopher WPhiladelphia, PA

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“Always happy to see your pup!”

Hello! I'm Chris, a recent Temple graduate and pro dog-walker. My friends and relatives always call on me to sit their furry companions because I'm friendly, reliable and great with their dogs! I know that each dog and their owners have their own specialized needs, and I'm here to be attentive to those needs. In addition, with my degree in psychology, I can help your animal to maintain healthy behaviors to increase their wellness and happiness. Thanks for your patronage!

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

Rebecca DPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

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Hi, I'm Becky! I have lived in Philadelphia for over 15 years. One of my favorite things to do is to explore this awesome city with a dog by my side. I've had dogs and cats my whole life, and don't think I could have it any other way. My current best friend/roommate is George, a 5 year old pit bull/lab mix. I understand that all dogs need discipline and respect, with lots of love and exercise. I'll make sure to always keep all dogs super safe and happy.

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Chantal RPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

(1964)

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I have owned and cared for dogs for the past 22 years. I am a certified vet tech working as an ICU nurse at a large veterinary hospital. I can recognize medical emergencies and administer prescribed medications. I have previous experience boarding dogs of all ages and sizes in my home and look forward to meeting new dogs and their owners as a WAG! dog walker.

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Erin APhiladelphia, PA

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Hi, I’m Erin! I’ve been working for Wag since 2017. I’ve walked thousands of dogs, ranging from tiny Yorkies to mighty Great Danes to week old puppies to elderly dogs - I’ve walked them all! I’m a huge animal lover and always treat every dog I walk with respect and endless amount of love. I understand how important dogs are to us, they are more than just a pet, they are family! I’m thrilled to walk your fur baby and give them the attention and exercise they deserve!

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Kelsey TPhiladelphia, PA

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Hi I'm Kelsey! I'm a lifelong owner and lover of dogs of all shapes and sizes. I have my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, which included an internship at a wildlife refuge. I'm an avid runner and I enjoy spreading my love of health and fitness with people and their four-legged friends. I'm excited to meet your dog and give it the love and attention it deserves.

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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

Stephanie HPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

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I have been walking dogs for 3 years and have been a dog lover my entire life. I grew up with a Standard Poodle named Collette. As an adult, I lived in a house with a lovely brown anxious Aussie. I helped to care for the dog- feeding her, walking her, giving medications, and keeping an eye on her to make sure she stayed out of mischief. We also regularly took in foster dogs of all shapes and sizes. I love getting outside and moving around, so I look forward to meeting and caring for your dog!

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Sheik MPhiladelphia, PA

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An avid dog lover who has love pets since his first one at 5. I've owned and cared for several dogs for my friends and family and am very happy to make your pooch happy

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Teresa BPhiladelphia, PA

4.9

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“I'm there for your dog as if he/she were my own!”

I've loved dogs my entire life. I strive to be a good dog person, meaning I try to assist friends in training and gladly help out when needed. I have not met a dog I didn't like and vice versa. I have always had dogs of my own and made sure they were trained and socialized.

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SHARON APhiladelphia, PA

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“A tail wagging good time!”

Hi! My name is Sharon and love dogs. I have had dogs all my life have cared for family and friends dogs when needed. I have been doing it as a business since July 2017

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Sorrel TPhiladelphia, PA

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“Ready to walk!”

Hi, I’m Sorrel, and I’ve lived around animals my whole life. I love cats and dogs, and cows, too! My most formal experience working with animals was taking blood samples from a cow at UF’s veterinary college. I am confident your dog and I will get along famously on a nice, healthy walk.

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Dog Walking in Philadelphia

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Taking your dog for a walk through the streets of Philly is not only fun, it’s healthy too! Regular exercise can keep your dog from becoming overweight, stave off heart disease and keep their joints limber. Once your pooch is used to neighborhood strolls, try one of the city’s dog-friendly trails for some extra cardio.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

The bustling muttropolis of Philadelphia can keep you on your toes, but your furry bestie might be waiting at home twiddling their paws. Bored dogs can often get into trouble, but you can save your pillows from destruction by giving your dog plenty of exercise. Daily walks through the neighborhood are furtastic, but to really put some spice into your dog’s day, try a historic dog-friendly walking tour through the city’s colonial sites.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

No bones about it, a social dog is a happy dog! Help your dog build confidence and overcome their fears by introducing them to lots of new people and pups. While a daily walk can offer lots of opportunities to meet and greet, a trip to one of Philadelphia’s dog parks can satisfy boisterous doggos, and give shy pups lots of room to take it slow.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Philadelphia

If your dog needs to get out and about without you, you may be wondering just how much dog walking costs in Philly. If you have a low energy dog, you could get a 20-minute walk for up to $30. A longer 30-minute walk could be as much as $35, while 60-minute walks can cost upwards of $40. Many services operate primarily during business hours on weekdays, meaning walks outside of those hours or on weekends can add on additional fees up to $6. And if you need a last-minute walk, some companies can charge another $5 to $20!

Life can get complicated, but dog walkers with Wag! are there when your dog needs them most. Get your dog’s tail wagging with a 20-minute walk for $15, a 30-minute stroll for $20, or even a 60-minute adventure for only $30. Best of all, the rates remain the same day or night, every day of the week. And if you find yourself stuck at work unexpectedly, you can book an on-demand walk for the same day with no extra fees.

If you’re a hands-on pup parent, Wag! has you covered there too. With puptastic GPS tracking through the Wag! app, you’ll always know where your pup is. Your walker will also leave a report card at the end of each walk, so you’ll know just how much your dog loved their day out.

 Dog Parks in Philadelphia

If you're lucky enough to live in the City of Brotherly Love, there’s no shortage of fun adventures to share with your dog. South Philadelphia has lots of pawsome spaces for pups to explore, so start your adventure in Passyunk Square. A true melting pot of culture and cuisine, this neighborhood is also pupular for the Columbus Square Dog Park, which features a pea gravel surface and tree stumps for your pal to play on.

Meander on over to Queen Village for a quick frolic at the Mario Lanza Dog Park, a smaller play space in a residential area. After your romp, perk up with a cup of java at one of the neighborhood’s dog-friendly coffee shops.

Hit the waterfront in Penn’s Landing for a leashed walk down the Delaware River Trail. With furrific views of the water, you can explore several parks along the way. If your pup is itching to let loose, make a stop at the Penn’s Landing Dog Park, where two fenced in sections offer off leash riverside romping for all sizes.

Eclectic, thriving, and delightfully diverse, Washington Square West is the pawfect place for culture vultures and art enthusiasts. While full of small businesses and antique shops, the only place your woofer will want to go is the Seger Dog Park. This park is a little quieter than some of the city's other off-leash areas, making it an excellent option for timid pups. 

Known for its elegant homes and cobbled streets, the charming neighborhood of Fitler Square is the best place to see Philadelphia’s other famous river. Your first stop should be the Schuylkill River Dog Park , where puppers can play safely in separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. Afterwards, hop on the Schuylkill River Trail at Schuylkill Banks for breathtaking views of Philadelphia’s skyline.

To get away from the bustle of the big city, head to Northwest Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley Park to explore 2,000-acres of wooded land full of trails and green spaces.

Wherever you travel with your adventure pup, keep your dog on a leash no longer than six feet at all times outside of off leash areas. Always have clean-up bags on hand to pick up whatever your dog leaves behind. And before you venture out, be sure your dog is fully vaccinated and has a current city license.

Dog Walking in Philadelphia with Wag!

Exploring all the history and culture Philly has to offer with your pup is priceless. For those times when you aren’t available, Wag! is there to make sure your dog gets the exercise they need.

Wag! makes walking your dog simple, so you can get on with the rest of your day. Just download the Wag! app, select the date and time that’s pawfect for your pup, then choose the length of walk. With on-demand walks, one-time walks, and recurring walks available, you can be sure to find the right combination to get the wiggles out of your dog.

 Dog walkers with Wag! know how to get popular Philly pups like Pit Bulls or Golden Retrievers tuckered out with lots of 60-minute walks. If your older Boxer would rather meander about for 30-minutes, Wag! pet caregivers are there! Got a spunky Chihuahua? They will love shorter 20-minute spins around the block to lockdown their territory. Even if you have a Labrador Retriever who has lost the pep in their step, Wag! can Drop-In at home to bring a little sunshine into their day too.

Don’t wait to get your dog’s tail wagging, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square

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Population Density
33,120 per sq. mi.

Rittenhouse Square

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If you and your hound dog are hungry, Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is the place to be! Take your pick of a handful of Fido-friendly bars, restaurants, and cafes. Cuisine options include brunch, vegan fare, sweet treats, and so much more. All eateries offer dog-friendly outdoor seating, while some spots go the extra mile with complimentary water bowls and separate menus for canine customers. Some of the neighborhood's coffee shops even allow pups to accompany their humans inside to place their order. (Just make sure your buddy is on their best behavior!) Walk off your snack at Rittenhouse Square Park — you're sure to sniff out a new four-legged friend here, since dogs "pawsitively" love this park! If your fur-baby is more of a fashionista, you'll find some dog-friendly stores and big-box retailers where you can shop 'til you drop.

Washington Square West

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
24,526 per sq. mi.

Washington Square West

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Eclectic, thriving, and delightfully diverse, Washington Square West is the "pawfect" place for culture vultures and art enthusiasts. Lovingly dubbed "Wash West" by locals, this quirky quarter has a little something for everyone. Small businesses reign supreme here, particularly antique shops and bespoke boutiques. The only place your woofer will want to go, though, is Seger Dog Park. This volunteer-run dog park is fenced and beautifully maintained, all thanks to donations from generous pet parents. Seger Dog Park is a little quieter than some of the city's other off-leash areas, making it an excellent option for timid pups. For an experience like no other, meander through the mosaics on display at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Well-behaved dogs and their humans are welcome to explore the indoor and outdoor art installations or take a stroll through the sculpture garden, over half a block in length.

Queen Village

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
41,835 per sq. mi.

Queen Village

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A stately residential neighborhood located a bone's throw from I-95 and the Delaware River, Queen Village is a "grrreat" spot for an off-leash frolic. Mario Lanza Dog Park is a hit with local residents and dog walkers in Philadelphia. A group of Queen Village residents and volunteers maintains this park with the help of donations. If you and your pup enjoyed your time at Mario Lanza Dog Park, why not pitch in to keep this spot pristine for future visitors? Benches and water are provided, but don't forget to bring the doggy waste bags. After your romp, perk up with a cup of java at one of Queen Village's dog-friendly coffee shops.

Passyunk Square

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
63,480 per sq. mi.

Passyunk Square

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A true melting pot of culture and cuisine, Passyunk Square is a hit with four-legged foodies keen to sample some of the best fare to be found anywhere in Philly. Chow down on a classic Philly cheesesteak, or savor something a little more exotic, like Vietnamese or Malaysian fare. Work off your meal at Columbus Square Dog Park, which features a mess-free surface of pea gravel and fun tree stumps for your pal to play on. Come prepared with plenty of drinking water and waste baggies — this small park doesn't provide any amenities. Afterward, pamper your pup at any of the neighborhood's pet boutiques.

Fitler Square

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
35,181 per sq. mi.

Fitler Square

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Known for its elegant homes and cobbled streets, the charming neighborhood of Fitler Square is the perfect place to start your tour of Philadelphia. Your first stop should be Schuylkill River Dog Park, a popular spot with dog walkers in Philadelphia. Puppers can play safely in two separate fenced areas for large and small dogs complete with drinking water and biodegradable waste baggies. Once your buddy has worked up a good appetite, leash up and walk a few short blocks to grab a coffee or a cold one at one of the nearby dog-friendly coffee shops and bars. Along your walk, be sure to pass through the neighborhood's namesake park and "paws" to admire the fountain and sculptures.