Dog walking in Columbia

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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Darcy RColumbia, SC

5.0

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“Truly love all animals”

I grew up around all types/temperaments/sizes of dogs and have always had an affinity and love for all animals. I have my bachelors in Animal Science. My compassion in life is animals, especially dogs. I love getting to know a dog’s unique personality, their quirks and what makes them happy. I consider myself to be responsible, honest, respectful, and considerate. My dogs are my babies so I know how important your dogs are to you, and I always treat/love every dog I meet like my own babies!

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

Angela LColumbia, SC

5.0

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“It’s all about the DOGS and EXCEPTIONAL service!”

Hi! I’m Angela and thank you for choosing and trusting me to look after your pet and their needs. I’ll treat and care for your pet as it were my own. I’m known for my detailed report cards that I hope will make you feel like you were there and try to take save worthy photos of your pet. I have always had a passion for taking care of animals and have over 10 years experience in the veterinary field. I’ve served in the Military over 20 years and am pursuing my Masters Degree in Leadership.

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

James CColumbia, SC

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Hi, My name is James. I truly enjoy the company of pets and I look forward to providing you peace of mind and the utmost in care for you and your four legged family members!

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Cherrell JColumbia, SC

4.9

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Well hello, my name is Cherrell, but you can call me Rell. I was born and raised in Columbia, SC, where I am known as the “Cat Lover,” but most of all an “Animal Lover”! I’ve gained my experience through childhood with my own pets, as well as the neighborhood pets. Everyone trusts me with their fur-baby because I believe animals deserve to be protected and loved as if they were human.

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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, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Rowan WColumbia, SC

4.9

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“Local dog lover”

I've been a dog lover for as long as I can remember. In the past I've worked and volunteered at dog shelters and also worked as a vet tech for a while. When you get right down to it, I've never met a dog I didn't love.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience

Sarah EColumbia, SC

4.9

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“Let me be your pups play date when you can't!!”

I am an animal lover. I have a dog who is 17 years old. We've been together since she was 8 weeks old. When I had a 9 to 5 job, I always worried about her being home alone. Now that I'm a dog walker, I can spend time with my dog AND help other hoomans and their fur babies!! I treat every dog as if they were my own and make each walk an adventure for us both. I would love the opportunity to help you with your pets needs!!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kristin SColumbia, SC

4.9

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Hello! My name is Kristin, and I am excited to give your dog the happiness he or she is looking forward to on every walk, stay, or check-in. I began walking, running, training, and pet sitting dogs for family and friends and have had professional clients now for ten years. My passion for animals has led me to become a Veterinary Technician, and I could not have chosen a more rewarding career. In my spare time I love taking my German Shepherds on hikes or walks near the lake and playing fetch.

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Beth HColumbia, SC

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Hi, I'm Beth and I can't wait to meet your dog! I love to hang out with my sister's dog Trixie, an awesome sweet rescue pup. I also spend quite a bit of time with my mother in law's dogs Max and Charlie, a smart Boston Terrier and sweet Scottish Terrier. We happily keep them at our place whenever she goes out of town.

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Anita KColumbia, SC

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Hello! My name is Anita Keene. I've grown up around dogs my entire life. I've been the proud owner of two dogs since I've been out on my own. My current dog is a Pekingese. I have a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, however; 5 years ago our family moved to South Carolina and my preschool in Michigan is now managed by a director. I'm still the owner and manage the preschool, but the day to day stuff is her responsibility. I've got some free time on my hands and I love to walk (walk my dog everyday) and I love dogs. What a great opportunity it is to be a Wag Walker- combining both things I LOVE! Frequently, I've had the pleasure of taking care of family member's dogs while they've been away on trips. I'm excited for the chance to become friends with your dogs, as well!

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Martha VColumbia, SC

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“Help is on it’s way! Arf”

Hi! My name is Martha. My dog passed away last year and it broke my heart in pieces. I started caring for dogs when my children said that maybe it will fill a voId. I’ve been caring for dogs on a referral basis and now want to expand. I’m very athletic, so no problem with exercise. I’m patient and can adapt to most any situation. Also, I probably should have been a dog photographer because I will send you as many photos as you would like! I do look forward to meeting all of you!

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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, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training

Dog Walking in Columbia

Columbia is South Carolina’s capital city, and upon visiting the bustling metropolis, it’s easy to see why. Along with being located almost exactly in the center of the state, there’s always plenty to do in this muttropolitan area. Head downtown to explore the Riverwalk, where you can take your leashed pet on a walk while enjoying the beautiful views of the Congaree River. Locals recommend going around sunset; “picturesque” doesn’t even begin to describe how beautiful the setting sun looks reflected on the water. 

Not only is there plenty for you to do with your dog in Columbia, there’s also plenty of places to make sure he stays in tip-top health! No matter what neighborhood you’re in – yes, that includes downtown – there’s always a veterinarian office not too far away. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, head to Sesquicentennial State Park on the north side of town and let your dog explore the woods; just make sure he’s on a leash. Whether your pooch is a city dog or a country dog, Columbia has something for everyone!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Columbia

Main Street District

48
Population Density
1,794 per sq. mi.

Main Street District

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If you want to have some fun with your dog, and if you’re feeling like grabbing a bite to eat, make sure you check out the heart of Columbia: the Main Street District. This district has plenty for you to do with Fido. Want to do some shopping? Mast General Store allows you to bring your dog in with you while you shop for a cute new outfit or all the candy you can imagine; the store also sells a variety of other items. Feeling hungry? Just across the street, you’ll find Michael’s Café and Catering; Fido can join you on their outdoor patio. Make sure you try one of their delicious sandwiches, and you can ask for some water for your canine companion. Just make sure your best pal is on a leash!

Earlewood

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,794 per sq. mi.

Earlewood

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Columbia’s Earlewood neighborhood, located just outside of downtown, is home to the newly restored NOMA Bark Park, and you can be sure your dog will have a ball! NOMA – which is short for North Main – Bark Park has separate areas for differently-sized dogs, allowing your dog to confidently and securely make new friends. Although this park does have a small annual fee, currently $25, there are some bonus perks for what you pay. The park provides tennis balls and a few other toys for your furry friend to play with, and there are also waste disposal stations in the park. For dog parents, there are plenty of benches to sit on. This is an off-leash park.

Five Points

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,025 per sq. mi.

Five Points

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Columbia’s Five Points neighborhood has a reputation for being the party scene for students attending the state university, but if you’re a dog owner, you should give this neighborhood a chance! Your dog will have a lot of fun playing at Emily Douglas Dog Park. This free, off-leash dog park is known for how large it is, allowing your pawesome dog to run around and make some new friends. Columbia’s also known for how hot it can get, but the park has you covered (literally!); there’s plenty of shaded seating, and there’s also water for your dog. Remember to bring some for yourself, too. This is the city’s only free dog park.

Vista

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Population Density
1,794 per sq. mi.

Vista

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Columbia’s Vista is known for being just off the state university’s campus, but you’ll also find plenty to do with your pet! Want to grab some great grub or just do some sight-seeing? The Gervais Street Bridge has a walking path where you can take in the beautiful views offered by the Congaree River. Cupcake, a nearby local gourmet cupcake shop, serves more types of cupcakes than you thought existed! You can dine on one of their outdoor tables with Fido in tow. If you’re looking for a full meal, check out Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. This local favorite has all your favorite beers on tap, alongside some lesser-known options and delectable classic bar food. Your dog can join you on the spacious porch; just make sure to bring a leash.

Mill Village

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Population Density
1,829 per sq. mi.

Mill Village

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Just across the Gervais Street Bridge, and less than a five-minute drive from Columbia, you’ll find the neighborhood of Mill Village. As the name implies, there are plenty of cute, old mill houses to see, but hidden among them is something even better: Café Strudel. This local favorite allows your dog to join you at one of their outdoor tables. Just make sure to bring a leash – and your appetite! The restaurant’s most famous dish is its “Hangover Hashbrowns,” which are covered in cheese, peppers, tomatoes, and more. If you’d rather go with a timeless classic, Café Strudel also serve up delicious wraps and salads. Bone Appetit!