Dog walking in Elgin

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Darcy RElgin, 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 LElgin, 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 it’s needs. I’ll love 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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Chelsey RElgin, SC

5.0

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“Can’t wait to meet your pup!”

Hello! My name is Chelsey and I am an animal lover with extensive pet sitting experience. As my living situation does not allow me to have my own dog at the moment, I absolutely adore getting the chance to love on your pups! Contact me for walks, sittings, drop ins, or any other requests you may have. I look forward to making your furry loved one have a very special day!

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

Rowan WElgin, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Sarah EElgin, 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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Shannon JElgin, SC

4.9

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“Hi there! Would love to meet you furbaby!”

Hi! My name is Shannon and I am an avid dog lover. I have rescued countless animals and have volunteered at several shelters. I am very patient and love all types of dogs. I have a military background and am a very reliable person. I look forward to meeting your dog (s) and providing a quality experience for you and them

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

Seth GElgin, SC

4.9

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“A house is not a home without a dog.”

Hello, I am happy to take care of your pup and all of his/hers needs. I am a huge dog lover who grew up with a 130 pound Saint Bernard and currently have two small dogs under 20 pounds so I am very comfortable with dogs of all sizes. I am a runner and would love to take your dog for a jog!

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Can run with dogs, Dogs who pull

Sydney CElgin, SC

4.9

(87)

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Hello! My name is Sydney. I am a huge dog-lover and have experience with all types of dogs! I used to volunteer in an animal shelter, dog-sit for neighborhood friends, and now I care for a Texas Heeler of my own. I deeply care for all animals, but dogs have a special place in my heart. I can't wait to meet your pup and take them for a stroll!

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Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Puppy care

Audrey BElgin, SC

4.9

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“The best caretaker for your pooch(es)!!”

Hi! My name is Audrey and I’m a recent college graduate. I've grown up around dogs my entire life. After being a volunteer at numerous animal shelters I decided to apply for Wag, and here I am! I have over one year of service as a wag walker and sitter & all the energy and ability to take care of your special pup(s). I can't wait to walk your pooch!

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

Rashaad WElgin, SC

4.8

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I have a huge love of dogs and enjoy spending time with them. I am currently in training to become a certified dog trainer. I am a reliable person who treats everyone's dog as if they are my own ensuring their safety and making sure their needs are met and the experience is enjoyable for the owner, myself, and the dog

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

Dog Walking in Elgin

The town of Elgin, South Carolina didn't always go by its current name. Originally, the town was called Jeffers. After that, it was known as Blaney. Elgin, which is about 30 minutes outside of Columbia, was founded back in 1898 when a post office was built in what is now the town. 

Today, Elgin serves as a bedroom community for Columbia, allowing people to enjoy the best small-town living has to offer while still having all the amenities of a larger city nearby. Elgin is also known for hosting the annual Catfish Stomp, which is a big parade that runs through the town.

Elgin isn't the most dog-friendly city in South Carolina's Midlands. There are no dog parks and no dog-friendly eateries. However, with Columbia being so close by, you can spend time out with your dog just a short drive's distance away. There are a few veterinarian clinics in Elgin as well, so if you need care for a sick or injured pet, you can rest easy knowing it's nearby.

If you enjoy the peace and quiet offered by a small town but like knowing there's plenty to do just up the road, Elgin is a great option for you and your canine companion!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Elgin

Goodale State Park

48
Population Density
95 per sq. mi.

Goodale State Park

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Just 20 minutes from Elgin, you and your dog can go on a wildlife scavenger hunt in Goodale State Park! While following the park's 1.7-mile trail, see if you can spot some of the most popular animals that call the park home, from herons to snakes to alligators! Your pet must stay on their leash, and it's your responsibility to clean up any messes they try to leave behind. Make sure you bring along plenty of water. After your hike, if your dog is used to being on the water, rent a canoe and head out on the lake located in the park.

Sesquicentennial State Park

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,949 per sq. mi.

Sesquicentennial State Park

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While you will need a pass (either daily or annual) to use this bark park, locals insist it's worth it! The bark park in Sesquicentennial State Park is about 30 minutes from Elgin. Nearly two acres are provided for your pooch to have some off-leash fun while playing with their pawesome new pals! Once you and your pup are done at the dog park, head out to explore the rest of the state park. There are three hiking trails in the park. Each trail varies in length and intensity, so there's something for everyone! A leash is required on the trails.

Five Points

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,035 per sq. mi.

Five Points

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Just a thirty-minute drive from Elgin, you and Fido can visit Emily Douglas Dog Park, which is Columbia's only free bark park! This fenced-in, off-leash dog park has plenty of room for your pup to run around and get in their exercise. Water is provided for your pup, but it's on you to bring waste baggies for clean-up. There's plenty of seating for dog moms and dads, as well. After you're done at the bark park, visit one of many dog-friendly restaurants in Five Points. Burger Tavern 77 is a local favorite. The joint dishes up delicious burgers, and Fido can join you on the patio.

Earlewood

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,794 per sq. mi.

Earlewood

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Columbia's Earlewood neighborhood is home to NOMA Bark Park. The name comes from the park's location on North Main Street. This off-leash bark park is sure to be a ball for your pup! Toys are provided so that your dog can have fun playing tug-o-war with their new friends. During the summer, the park even puts out kiddie pools so that your dog can take a dip to cool off from the heat. A membership or day-pass is required to use this bark park, but that's mostly to ensure all dogs coming in the park are up-to-date on vaccinations! This bark park is about 35 minutes from Elgin.

Lee State Park

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Population Density
59 per sq. mi.

Lee State Park

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If you're just beginning as a hiker, Lee State Park has a couple of trails that are sure to be pawfect for you and Fido! If you're an advanced hiker, we bet you'll like them, too. The state park, which is a 30-minute drive from Elgin, is home to two short trails; neither trail is longer than one mile. If you want to make a day of it, bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy chowing down with your chow hound in one of the picnic shelters. Campsites are also available for you and your dog. A leash is required in all areas of the park.