Dog walking in Lake Wylie

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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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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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Amber CLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(2349)

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“More than a walk - Extra Photos & Play/spoil time”

My volunteer time in vet clinics, providing many years off care to my, family & friends’ fur babies, has me well equipped to provide the level of care your bark & purr family members deserve. During my years with Wag, I’ve strived to make sure dogs get attention &/or play time before & after their walks. When doing boardings, sittings & walks, there will be plenty of photo updates, detailed reports of care and grooming/training (as needed/requested). Your baby’ll surely get lots of love from me!

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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

Alyssa CLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(2111)

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“Caring for your fur babies like I do my own!”

My name is Alyssa and I have been caring for animals at home and as a career for my whole life. I have several years of experience in the boarding industry and in walking and sitting dogs and cats privately for a more up close and personal experience for pets and their owners. I adopted my dog Ruger in 2016 and he is my best friend! I also have a sweet cat named Roxie who is about 10 years old. I can't wait to meet your fur babies!

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

Bret HLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(1539)

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“It was love at 1st woof!”

BIG HELLO TO ALL YOU PET LOVERS! I currently work full-time for 3 pet care companies, including Rover, and am well received by any breed. Being a single homeowner with no pets of my own, I'm able to provide your pet with a safe & comfortable place to stay while you're away. Your pet will also get plenty of fresh air & exercise with up to 5 walks/day. I provide most of my pet care within the Steele Creek area, including Fort Mill & Tega Cay

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

Danielle RLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(1069)

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“Video updates & detailed report cards every walk!”

Hi, I’m Danielle and I’m a dog lover! When my english bulldog Lexi needed physical therapy due to old age, I did everything I could to keep her healthy during the last few months of her life. After her passing I realized that I absolutely love taking care of dogs, and had to find a way to pursue that. Now I've been a dog walker and pet sitter for the past 5 years, and want to give your dog the happiness I've given to so many others! Can't wait to meet and take care of your pup!

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

Christina KLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(994)

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away!”

Hi! My name is Christina. I am a dog lover born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I have had dogs my entire life and have also spent time volunteering at local animal shelters. My 2 babies are Marley, a miniature pinscher, and Ayden, a cocker spaniel. I cannot wait to meet your dog!

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

Jacob WLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(942)

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Hi my name is Jacob. I am a Charlotte native. I love animals and have three dogs of my own. I'd love the opportunity to meet and walk your dog. I have experience with different breeds and the care they deserve.

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Carol WLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(753)

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“Reliable. Caring. Trustworthy. Experienced.”

Hi there! I grew up on a farm and have been around all sorts of animals my entire life. Presently, I am the mom of a rescue pitbull who gets his teeth brushed twice a day and can sneeze on demand. I’m available to walk your dog and help him to feel safe and secure while he gets in his exercise and daily dose of fresh air. I’m available most hours of the week. Thanks!

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

Justine MLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(656)

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Hi, my name is Justine. I am a certified dog trainer since early 2013. For 2.5 years I worked at a boarding, training and daycare facility. I've worked with all types of breeds and sizes, from teacup chihuahuas to 150lb great danes. I love all dogs and their multitudes of personalities; they're super fun to watch and play with. At work, I was the one who worked most strongly and connected with dogs who suffered from anxieties, but I love being around all dogs, regardless. I own two dogs, a pitbull mix and a coonhound/lab mix. They are both abuse rescues. I'd love to meet your dog and spend time with them! Daily exercise is very important, and a tired dog is a happy dog.

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Karen CLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(656)

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Hi! My name is Karen and I LOVE DOGS! I am a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and have been a dog parent for the past 14 years. I have pet sit, walked, fed and loved many dogs. I can’t wait to meet your four-legged family member!

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

Laura LLake Wylie, SC 29710

4.9

(656)

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“Committed excellent dog loving walker”

I have always loved dogs. I have taken care of my neighbors dogs and helped them by walking and grooming them as needed. I have been doing this since I was 9 years old. We had a border collie Beagle who was my best friend. I have experience with most breeds. Especially breeds that may need a bit more love and attention. I am very observant to the dogs behavior as we walk and help them when they get afraid. I do this by letting them know they are safe. I recently adopted a dog.

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Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Walking in Lake Wylie

A well-heeled suburb of Charlotte, the unincorporated community of Lake Wylie sits on the Catawba River, and Lake Wylie itself just over the South Carolina border. Growing fast, this area is pawpular with both commuters and retirees seeking lakefront property. Lake Wylie pups have plenty of luxuries: the town’s median family income is almost $40,000 higher than the state average.

With all these advantages, it’s heartwarming that there are also two animal rescues and a pet adoption agency in town. Total Bond Vet Hospital (with generous evening hours) is located right in Lake Wylie, too. There are also two pet supply stores here, including the locally-owned Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails, and dog-friendly outdoor seating at both the Bagel Boat and Christopher’s Grill and Bar.

Without an incorporated local government, Lake Wylie doesn’t maintain local parks. However, the lake itself is an outdoor play-day waiting to happen. York County’s 26-acre Ebenezer Park is located about 14 miles south near India Hook in Rock Hill. Your water dogs can splash, canoe, or help you catch fish from the Allison Creek Access Point’s pier and boat ramp just 8 miles from the Lake Wylie community. If you decide to take your dog for a float or paddle on the lake, stop by Goat Island, where Allison Creek meets Lake Wylie. You won’t see any goats, but you can let it all hang out with your furbabies on the beach at your own private island if no other boaters arrive.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Lake Wylie

McDowell Nature Preserve

48
Population Density
1,132 per sq. mi.

McDowell Nature Preserve

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The 1,100-acre McDowell Nature Preserve is directly across the lake from Lake Wylie in the Steele Creek neighborhood of Charlotte, easily reachable by the bridge on York Road. The preserve offers more than 7 miles of hiking trails, all of which welcome on-leash dogs. There are 12 trails to pick from, including the gentle and wheelchair-accessible Four Seasons Trail that connects to the more rugged Creekside Trail and Cedar Ridge Trail for a 2-mile loop. You can download a full trail map from the preserve’s website. The 20-acre Copperhead Island within the preserve gives a particularly remote hiking experience. And if you just. can’t. even. with the Charlotte crowds, you can reserve the whole island (for a fee, of course) and throw a private puppy party.

India Hook

36
Population Density
582 per sq. mi.

India Hook

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Westminster Park in the India Hook area of Rock Hill is 16 miles from Lake Wiley, and sprawls over 320 acres along the Catawba River. All are welcome — including your on-leash furry friends — at this private park operated by Westminster Presbyterian Church. With athletic fields and play areas, there’s always a lot going on, but it’s the 8 miles of hiking trails that will have your buddy begging for more. The trail network to the north of the parking area leads to a peaceful meditation spot on the water. The trails to the south explore the kayak launch and soccer fields. Bring waste bags and water for your adventure, and unless your pup has a great nose for direction, download the trail map from their website ahead of time: regulars say the trails aren’t all well-marked.

Southeast Tega Cay

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,630 per sq. mi.

Southeast Tega Cay

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Tega Cay, SC, is a ritzy planned community less than 10 miles from the Lake Wylie community and has its own fair share of lakefront property. Central Bark is the town’s destination for dogs in the know. The comfy benches mean you can lounge in the shade while your pups work off their kibble in the well-maintained fenced play area. A very small annual fee applies, and dogs must provide proof of registration and vaccination. If you’ve all been very good boys, drive a few miles inland to Tega Cay’s 521 BBQ on Stonecrest Blvd, where the friendly staff will serve your pups water and even bones while you enjoy a meaty meal on the patio. 

Anne Springs Close Greenway

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
677 per sq. mi.

Anne Springs Close Greenway

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The Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill is 11 miles from Lake Wylie, and with 40 miles of trails to explore on-leash and an outstanding dog park for frolicking off-leash, the ASCG is worth not only the short drive but also the reasonable membership fee. The Mary Warner Mack Dog Park is located by the Greenway’s Adventure Road entrance. It has a separate monthly membership fee, but with 12 acres of freedom and new friends for your fur family, you’ll be glad you joined. Not only are there fenced play runs for small and large dogs, but the park also features a mile-long off-leash trail leading to lakefront splashing access. There's a self-service dog wash station if he gets too muddy. With your bestie back on-leash, sniff out the ASCG’s other trails ranging in length from the 0.3-mile Avery Loop to the 7.2-mile Blue Star Trail.

Crowders Mountain State Park

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Population Density
497 per sq. mi.

Crowders Mountain State Park

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Crowder Mountain State Park in Kings Mountain, North Carolina is just 18 miles from Lake Wylie. This rocky, rugged landscape is a dog-friendly adventure waiting to happen. There are 11 hiking trails to choose from, and the easy 0.8-mile Fern Trail roundtrip is a good starting point. If your pack still has some energy left, Fern connects to the Turnback and Lake Trails for a 2-mile loop. If your pups have long legs and plenty of water, consider the 2-mile hike to the summit of King’s Pinnacle. Need more park? South Carolina’s Kings Mountain State Park is only a few miles south, and you and your canine companions can even hike there along the Ridge Line Trail.