Dog walking in Rion

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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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Darcy RRion, SC 29180

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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

April BRion, SC 29180

5.0

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I am a total animal lover. I love dogs and cats of all types. I have an English bulldog so I understand the needs of Brachycephalic breeds especially. I won’t disappoint you or your pet. I have been pet sitting for friends and family for years. I am excited to take this to the next level. I will treat your pet as I treat my own and trust me, he is spoiled rotten! I look forward to meeting your 4 legged kids! Thanks you so much for reading!

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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, Puppy care, Fast walker

Shannon CRion, SC 29180

5.0

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“Because a dog loves you most.”

Hey there! My name is Shae, and I think I'd be a great option for you to consider as a dog walker. The past three years I've worked, managed, and assisted multiple different rescue organizations and have learned so much about the dogs in my care. Alongside my hands-on experience, I'm working to better my academics through certification courses: currently I've completed Pet CPR + First Aid, Animal Physical Therapy, and Animal Psychology. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!

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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

Ben CRion, SC 29180

5.0

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“Friendly, reliable dog lover!”

Hi! My name is Ben and I’ve grown up with dogs my entire life. As a child, I was mainly around Dachshunds and Beagles, but my best friend was Bruno, a Great Dane. I pride myself on being reliable and responsible as I would never trust my dog to anyone without the highest degree of care. I can handle dogs of all sizes and breeds as my wife and I now have a Maltese. I have a full-time job so this is an opportunity for me to get out of the office and meet wonderful dog owners and breeds!

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

Rowan WRion, SC 29180

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 ERion, SC 29180

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 JRion, SC 29180

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 GRion, SC 29180

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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Brittany MRion, SC 29180

4.8

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Hi! My name is Brittany and dogs have always been a part of my life. I have lived with 3 dogs since birth and my love for them grows every day. I worked at a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter for over a year, so I have an abundance of experience with taking care of dogs, especially in walking them. I cannot wait to meet you and your four-legged family member!

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

Katie VRion, SC 29180

4.8

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Hey! I’m Katie and I will be walking in the Columbia,SC area. I have a rescue black lab mix and used to have a golden retriever. I also currently live with the cutest cockapoo. I have been pet sitting and dog walking for years and love it!

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Dog Walking in Rion

This unincorporated district in the outer Columbia, SC metropolitan area serves as a bedroom community for the state capital. Though still quite small, Rion is poised to grow as a gateway to both Columbia’s urban sprawl and the Midlands' many recreation opportunities. It offers a slow rural pace without sacrificing on barkworthy recreation.

Proximity to bustling Columbia gives Rion’s dog lovers access to the city’s many dog parks — there are six within the Columbia city limits — and its excellent services. Two of metro-Columbia’s dog parks are within a 20-mile trip from Rion: Sesquicentennial State Park’s dog run and Lake Carolina Dog Park. Sesquicentennial offers annual passes for just $25 for their off-leash 2-acre dog run, and the park also has 1,400 acres to explore, including a 30-acre lake and 12 miles of on-leash hiking trails. For better playtime at home, Palmetto Scoopers pet waste removal service can have your yard spic-and-span with weekly or bi-weekly poop-busting plans.

There’s plenty to do outside of the city, too, including the 500 miles of lakeshore at nearby Lake Murray. Once the world’s largest man-made reservoir, Lake Murray will delight the water dogs in your pack. If you prefer your recreation dry, here’s an activity you’ve probably never done with your dog: antiquing. The Little Mountain Unlimited Antique Mall offers 70 stalls in an indoor-outdoor setting, and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you as you browse.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rion

Shandon

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,749 per sq. mi.

Shandon

48

Established as a town in 1904, the Columbia neighborhood of Shandon offers leafy shade and sidewalks through a labyrinth of homes dating from the early 20th century. For dogs who don’t care about history, though, try Pupcakes Pet Boutique and Bakery, with a wide variety of healthy and decadent doggy treats for sale. They’ll even host birthday “pawties” for your fur babies. Work off the calories at Emily Douglas Park, particularly the off-leash dog park! It has the distinction of being one of Columbia’s few free public dog parks. The leash-required areas of the park also include an amphitheater and lawn perfect for lounging around. 

Jenkinsville

36
Population Density
46 per sq. mi.

Jenkinsville

36

For a taste of nature in an unusually quiet setting, consider Lake Monticello Park in Jenkinsville, a mere 12 miles northeast of Rion. No development is allowed on the lake, which means no houses: you can really get your bark on. Water-skiing or jet-skiing are also no-nos, so dogs who fear loud noises have a peaceful play-spot. The water level can shift up to 5 feet due to the lake’s hydroelectric dam, so keep an eye on swimming dogs. The park offers a fishing pier and sports fields along with a one-mile paved trail, so you have a range of places to walk or soak up the sun. Best of all, Lake Monticello Park is completely free! Nearby is the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station Nature Trail (if the name doesn’t scare you off) offering an additional 1.5 miles of hiking.

Dreher Island

24
Population Density
496 per sq. mi.

Dreher Island

24

Dreher Island State Park in Prosperity is just over 30 miles from Rion but worth every barking inch. Spread out over three islands nestled inside Lake Murray, the park has three different recreational trails to match any pup's stamina, from the 0.3-mile Nature Trail to the 2.1-mile Little Gap Trail. Dogs can’t stay overnight at the lakeside villas but are welcome on leash in the park’s other outdoor areas. Bonus: You can turn any cove into your own personal beach, as swimming is permitted throughout the park’s extensive shoreline (although always at your own risk).

Irmo City Center

12
Population Density
1,800 per sq. mi.

Irmo City Center

12

A Columbia suburb near the lake, Irmo brings together the best of town and country less than 30 miles from Rion. There are 3 dog-friendly restaurants, including carnivore’s paradise Carolina Wings. From the pup perspective, though, Irmo is all about its free and beautiful city parks. Irmo Town Park has a small amphitheater: stage your own mini dog show. Just a few blocks away, Irmo Community Park has walking trails surrounded by a 0.4-mile loop, as well as grassy lawns, plenty of trees, and good (human) restrooms. Irmo Veterans Park is another good pick for athletes: pups get their workout on a walking trail featuring built-in human exercise stations along the way. Dogs make great spotters!  

Chapin City Center

0
Population Density
350 per sq. mi.

Chapin City Center

0

When your pup is ready for a taste of civilization but Columbia's hustle and bustle aren't his scene, consider Chapin, about 25 miles from Rion. The hub of this bustling community near the lake has 9 different patio dining options for you and your furry family. For gearing up, there's the specialty coffee at Wired Goat Cafe. For winding down, try the Tipsy Toad Tavern. Are they kidding with these names? Frayed Knot (which is also a dog-friendly bar and grill). The best real estate in town, though, is the enormous waterfront covered deck at Rusty Anchor Restaurant. You'll need to earn those calories, but Crooked Creek Park has a 2 miles of walking trails where leashed dogs are welcome, and even a 27-hole disc golf course.