Dog walking in Pittsburgh

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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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Jessica IPittsburgh, PA

5.0

(675)

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“I am your best friend’s “second” best friend!”

Hi! I grew up with a dog in the family as well as several other small animals. Now I’m the proud owner of a beautiful German Shepherd and a cute staffy so our house knows all about energy! Our favorite things to do are to go on long walks, sniff posts, and run around in our backyard in Canonsburg. I have met so many cool dogs and owners through this service over 2 yrs; it has brought such joy to my life! I cannot wait to meet your best friend and I’m hoping I can be their “second-best- friend”!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Nicole APittsburgh, PA

5.0

(625)

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“If your pup is happy, I’m happy! :)”

My name is Nicole, I’m 30 and I love, love, love dogs! I have had different dogs all my life and did go through veterinary technician schooling. I feel like when I’m around dogs, pet sitting or spending time with my own, nothing else matters. I am a very hard worker and will treat your pup with as much love as I have!

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Jimmy LPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(1795)

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I've been a dog and cat owner for over 20 years and my animals are my family. I've volunteered at the local Humane Society and participated in an animal therapy program. I look forward to taking good care of your pup!

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Guy DPittsburgh, PA

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I have worked for over 10 years, with my family, to walk and board dogs. In addition, we work with rescue dogs walking them on the weekends. We are very reliable and have never missed an appointment. Also, we treat these dogs as if they are own. Let us be a temporary owner to your animals while you are away.

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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

Susannah GPittsburgh, PA

4.9

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Hi pet owners, Your pet is in good hands with me. I love dogs and will always put tender loving care towards them. Treat them like they are my own. I’m friendly and caring and enjoy going for walks with the dogs. I’ve been doing dog walking for about a year now and I still love doing it. Being able to be around your pups makes my day. Whatever your dog needs, I’ll be there for them.

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Katelyn MPittsburgh, PA

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Lover of all animals. Animal mom to four dogs, two cats, and two ferrets. I have worked/ volunteered in multiple animal shelters and worked with all breeds and sizes.

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Courtney DPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(594)

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Hi! My name is Courtney! I've grown up with dogs my entire life and currently have 2 pups of my own! I have been with Wag for over a year and love spending time giving your pets exercise and LOVE! I can’t wait to meet your furry best friend :)

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

Erika KPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(524)

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Hi, I'm Erika! I’m an enthusiastic, friendly dog walker with experience training & caring for dogs. I’ve grown up with dogs my whole life-my most recent dog, Peanut, a 12 y/o chihuahua, is my best bud. In puppyhood, I trained & raised him to be the obedient sweetheart he is. I've also helped past roommates train their pups & frequently dog-sit them. Dogs bring me such joy-just as I can count on them to brighten my life, you can count on me to give your pup the exercise and outdoor time they need

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Catharina LPittsburgh, PA

4.9

(475)

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Hello, I live with a English Mastiff, Yorkie mix, Lab mix, birds and cats. I have been dog sitting and walking for 8 years and also volunteered as a dog walker at the humane society and also worked at a pet store.

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Erik PPittsburgh, PA

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(504)

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Hi! My name is Erik! I've grown up with dogs my entire life, and currently have two best friends of my own, Maybelle and Phoebe. I love going for runs in my neighborhood and staying active, and I want to pass that along to your pups! Looking forward to spending some time with your furry best friends.

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Dog Walking in Pittsburgh

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Pittsburgh is the birthplace of many American inventions, such as the Ferris wheel and polio vaccine. In this land of firsts, taking a walk with your dog shouldn’t be one of them. Regular exercise is essential to keeping your dog healthy by preventing conditions which can shorten their lifespan, such as diabetes and heart disease. Daily walks around the block or on one of Pittsburgh’s trails can keep your dog living their best life.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

At home, your dog may be sweet, but when confronted with new people and pups, they may lose their manners! Daily walks are a great way to teach jumpers, hiders and barkers the good behavior you want them to display with each person and dog they meet. Test out your pooch’s new skills with a walk to one of Pittsburgh’s dog parks where lots of new opportunities await.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

If your shoes keep turning up destroyed, chances are boredom has struck your pup! Give your furry bestie plenty of mental and physical exercise so they don’t chew or dig their way to adventure while you are gone. Whether exploring your neighborhood, or one of The City of Bridges over 400 namesake structures, regular walks can tire out your dog’s body and mind so they can relax at home.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Pittsburgh

When you are away, your dog still wants to play, so you may wonder how much dog walking can cost in the Steel City? Pupular 30-minute walks offered by many dog walking services can be as much as $25 to $30, while shorter 15-minute spins average around $15.

While Wag! was created to help dogs stay healthy and happy, they also have your pocketbook in mind. Getting a 20-minute spin is only $15, while longer 30-minute meanders are always $20. And if your energy furball needs a lot to get pooped, there’s 60-minute adventures for $30 too. Thoroughly vetted and insured dog walkers with Wag! are available when you need them, every day of the week, all day long. And if your dog needs a lot of exercise, you’ll save 15% when you book multiple walks in advance.

With GPS tracking through the Wag! app, you can watch your dog’s progress in real time. And a report card at the end of each walk lets you know all about your dog’s day.

Dog Parks in Pittsburgh

History and lovely green spaces mix to make The Burgh a puptastic place to explore with your dog. Check out the highly residential Perry North’s large Riverview Park for its trails, community spaces, and pupular wooded dog park. With separate areas for differently sized pups, your dog will love playing with furiends or running through the trees.

Just south in Allegheny West, discover Pittsburgh’s past with a stroll along historic Victorian homes and buildings of the late 19th century. Make a stop at the Allegheny Commons Park West Off Leash Area to let your dog romp through the open meadow or the lake in the middle of the large community park. The off-leash section isn’t fenced, so be sure your dog is good under voice control.

Explore the heart of Downtown on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Starting in the lovely Point State Park right at the confluence of three rivers, the trail is separated into sections that run along the banks of each. The portion heading south along the Monongahela River forms the beginning of the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage that ends in Washington D.C.

Not too far south along the trail, your pup will love a pawse at the South Side Riverfront Dog Park in South Side Flats, home of vintage shops, multi-cultural restaurants, and a lively nightlife. This fenced-in park borders the river for some pawsome scenery you can enjoy while your pup frolics in the big or small dog areas.

Leave all the hubbub of the city behind and head north to the Hartwood Acres Dog Park. Nestled near the amphitheater in Hartwood Acres, this large fenced-in area surrounded by trees is sure to tire out your pooch. Afterwards, take a stroll along the park’s furbulous on leash trails.

When exploring the city’s dog parks, be sure your pup is fully vaccinated and wearing their license tag. Keep your dog leashed when entering or exiting any off-leash areas, and everywhere outside of them. Unfenced off leash areas may have designated hours when dogs can ditch the leash, so watch for signs at each location. Always keep your dog in sight and under control, and prevent them from digging holes. Have clean-up bags on hand to promptly pick up after your pup.

Dog Walking in Pittsburgh with Wag!

The City of Champions didn’t get its nickname from sitting on the sidelines. Wag! can make sure your dog doesn’t miss out on the action either.

 Dog walkers with Wag! can get your dog moving with just three easy steps. Just download the Wag! app, select the date and time, then choose the length of walk that’s pawfect for your pup. Whether your dog needs a one-time walk, recurring walks, or an on-demand walk for the same day when you’re stuck at work, Wag! has you covered. You won’t miss a step with GPS tracking, and can share in the fun through text and video updates from your furrific pet caregiver.

Active Pittsburgh favorites like German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers seem to have no bounds to their energy. Lots of 60-minute treks can get these breeds tuckered out. A slow 30-minute meander may be all your lazy Bulldog is willing to do before their next nap. Got a tiny Frenchie? They’ll love a quick 20-minue stroll around the block. And if your elderly Beagle is just too tired to get moving, Wag! can even Drop-In at home to make sure they have everything they need.

Whatever your dog’s pace, keep them exploring Pittsburgh by booking a walk with Wag! today.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh

Squirrel Hill South

48
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
5,640 per sq. mi.

Squirrel Hill South

48

Squirrel Hill caters to dogs with not one, but two different off-leash dog parks! Frick Park Off-Leash Exercise Area is a great place to let your fur-baby have some fun. The park has a water fountain and containers so you don't have to worry about bringing your own water. This area also has access to a pond and a creek for lots of wet and wild play for puppers. Most of the park is not fully fenced, however the “Hot Dog Dam” section is, just in case your pooch is prone to taking off. The Lower Frick Park Off-Leash Dog Area East is not far away, and features a totally pawesome swimming hole! Just keep in mind that mutts tend to get muddy in this park, so you may want to bring a towel.

Bellevue

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
8,280 per sq. mi.

Bellevue

36

Canines have options when it comes to fun outings in Bellevue. Riverview Dog Park offers fenced-in good times for pooches in Pittsburgh. There are separate sections for small and large dogs to keep play safe. The rest of Riverview Park is filled with walking paths that are also open to dogs as long as they are on leash. Bellevue Woods is another dog park not far away that has its own splash pad just for pups! This off-leash play area is kept very clean and works as the perfect way for Fido to beat the heat in those hot summer months. Your four-legged friend will no doubt be happy with either of these barktastic ways to spend the day.

Downtown

25
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
9,000 per sq. mi.

Downtown

25

The heart of Pittsburgh has some pretty great features. Both dogs and humans can have a great time sauntering around Point State Park. Take your favorite pupper to where the three rivers meet to boat watch, or head over to the fountain for tranquil sounds. The grounds are beautiful and offer lots of grass for your furry friend to roll around in. Just remember that this park is kept tidy, so always clean after your pooch and keep him leashed at all times! Exercise has never been more enjoyable than a day spent with your dog in Point State Park.

Duck Hollow

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,800 per sq. mi.

Duck Hollow

12

Rails to Trails, an organization that restores abandoned train tracks into walking trails, has been very busy in Duck Hollow! The Great Allegheny Passage crosses through this neighborhood, and extends all the way to Maryland. Needless to say, there are some great sections of this trail for excursions with Rover. The Steel Valley Trail hugs the waterfront tightly and takes trekkers under the bridges of Duck Hollow. The path surface is crushed limestone, so it's not too tough for soft paw pads. Lots of bicycle riders use Steel Valley Trail, so you may want to make sure your dog is comfortable with bikes zipping by before taking them out.

Mount Washington

0
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
7,740 per sq. mi.

Mount Washington

0

Pittsburgh is home to some incredible natural landmarks! Emerald View Park takes dog walking to a whole different level, with amazing views all over the 257 acres of terrain. This area used to be a mining site, but has been converted into over ten miles of walkable trails where all leashed pups are welcome. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail System (part of the Great Allegheny Passage) is also in the Mt. Washington region. This location is a Rails to Trails conservation project, meaning it once was a railroad corridor. Now it is an easy-to-access paved path, perfect for all ages and sizes of four-legged friends.