Dog walking in Austin

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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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Sedat SAustin, TX

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I was blessed my first dog in December 2015. I haven't been a day without him since. I now know first hand what it means to have a dog as part of the family. They really aren’t much different than the other family members. I've grown quite fond of learning about and meeting other dogs around the city. Don’t be surprised if you end up with the best ever photo of your loving loyal companion.

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

Sean GAustin, TX

4.9

(3310)

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Hello, my name is Sean and dogs have been one of my biggest passions my whole life. I took care of a dachshund yorkie mix named Marie for 15 years. She was always one of my best friends and nothing made me happier than seeing her happy. I've always had a great relationship with my friends' and families' animals, big or small and young and old. Pups of all kinds require unique attention and I'm here and happy to provide that for them.

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Ann BAustin, TX

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Hi there! My name is Ann, and I've worked with dogs (and cats) professionally since 2013 through doggie daycare, boarding, walking, and training. I enjoy getting to know all dogs big or small. Our canine companions are so amazing in so many ways, I hope to help show them how much they are appreciated. New families please send me a direct message me before requesting a booking, as my service area is limited at this time.

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Destiny HAustin, TX

4.9

(2274)

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“Who wants to go outside?!”

Hey friends! I can't wait to meet your pup! I’m an experienced dog walker with a true passion for pet care. I have grown up with a love for animals for as long as I can remember! My experience with these amazing animals include walking, pet sitting, and fostering. I even got the opportunity to care for two litters of puppies at the same time! I truly love dogs and you can trust your fur baby will be in good hands while in my care!

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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

Jason UAustin, TX

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“Home full time for walks!”

Hello. My name is Jason and I'd love to walk your dog today! I've had dogs since I was 8 and I've worked as a Veterinary Assistant in the past. I'm a very active person who loves to get out of the house and get fresh air. I have a dog of my own, a vizsla named Ditka who loves walks more than anything. I look forward to meeting your pup!

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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

Lindsey DAustin, TX

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I love all animals, but I have a special place in my heart for dogs. I have been petsitting and walking dogs for over 10 years. I believe that it is important to take each dog's individual personality and preferences into account when caring for them. I enjoy all kinds of walks, from strolls around the block to lengthy hikes in the woods. I have a clownish doberman and a large, fluffy basenji mix at home that provide me with lots of cuddling and laughs.

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Amber BAustin, TX

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Hi my name is Amber, I've lived in Austin for over 15 yrs and still love it here. I had 2 pups for the last 9 yrs but only one is with me now, he is a Coonhound and his name is Trigger. I've volunteered at APA for several years helping with walking, kennel services, and on events for them and recently started working at a mobile vet clinic on the weekends. I love animals, esp dogs and know they need to stretch their legs and get outside and would love to help out whenever I can.

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Rebecca HAustin, TX

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“Dog smiles and cat purrs make the day brighter!”

Hi! I am a lifetime animal lover! My parents have a Jack Russell/Chihuahua named Hazel. I just adore her! I recently lost my 17 yr old tuxedo kitty to kidney failure. I have experience with senior pets and administrating meds. I’ve been dog walking since 2018 and love it! I can’t wait to love your baby as much as you do! Note: due to Covid I take all safety precautions, including wearing a mask upon entering your home.

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Kaylee HAustin, TX

4.9

(1701)

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I am Austin born and raised, and have been a dog lover my whole life! I've worked with many different sizes and breeds of pups during my past year of professional pet care, and have also encountered many different types of personalities as well. I've worked with both puppies and senior dogs, shy and fearful dogs, and strong and leash aggressive pups too - pretty much any situation you can think of really! I am not a professional trainer(yet!) or behaviorist by any means but I have learned many helpful tricks along the way, and I really value the trust I gain in both the dogs I walk and their owners alike. I love being outdoors and can keep up with the high energy pups, but can also take it easy with the smaller and slower guys and go on a nice easy stroll or short potty break. I make sure to pay attention to each dogs' individual needs! I currently am walking and sitting full time, and am available for weekly schedules! I walk predominantly in the North/central Austin area and parts of Round Rock and P-ville. Your furbaby will always be in loving hands with me, and please feel free to leave me with any special directions or questions you may have. I can't wait to meet your pets!

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Gabriel SAustin, TX

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“One with the wolf pack”

Since birth, I’ve always shared a special appreciation & bond with all animals; particularly dogs. I enjoy being near them, getting to know them; their quarks, and the activities they enjoy daily :-) I’ve been living with dogs as long as I can remember & at this point, I feel I am “One with the wolf pack”. A brother to my four legged kin. It’s been my pleasure to adventure with these friends of mine in all walks of life & I look forward to meeting your treasured companion too. With love, Gabriel

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Dog Walking in Austin

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Not only are dogs the most furrific best furiends around, but having one in your life can help to lower your blood pressure and keep away depression. Pay it back and keep your dog healthy too by giving them plenty of regular exercise to keep joints limber, and stave off diabetes and obesity. Take a daily walk in your neighborhood, or head to Downtown Austin for dog-friendly shops and restaurants that offer water bowls and cookie jars.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

Whether you have a party animal, or a shy wallflower, being social can help your dog build confidence. Spending time with other dogs can reduce many fears and anxieties, and gives your pup the tools to be able to handle new situations. And with over a dozen off leash areas in Austin, new furry furiends could only be a walk away.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Your day may be busy out in the world, but at home, your pup could be suffering from the boredom blues. Rather than letting your dog take it out on the pillows or your shoes, take them for a daily walk. A stroll around the neighborhood can tire out many pups, but if your dog is looking to explore more pawsome spots, dog-friendly walking tours in Austin may be just the thing to inject some excitement into your dog’s life.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Austin

If you’re looking to hire a walker to help get your dog moving, you may be wondering how much it costs in Austin. Many services and private walkers can charge upwards of $30 for a 30-minute walk, or even $45 for a longer 60-minute walk. If you have multiple pets, you could be paying up to $8 per dog to join the walk. And with several walkers charging an additional $5 - $10 for walks outside of business hours or on weekends, those rates can keep increasing.

Dog walkers with Wag!

 make it easy to keep your dog smiling with walks available at the same rates seven days a week, all day long. Your dog can enjoy a 20-minute spin for $15, a 30-minute walk for $20, or go on a 60-minute excursion for only $30. If you have more than one dog, the whole pack can get moving for only $5 per additional dog. And if your pup would love to keep walking, you’ll get a 15% discount when booking multiple walks in advance.

Wag!’s thoroughly vetted and insured pet caregivers know how important your pup’s safety is, and will keep you updated with GPS tracking through the Wag! app. You’ll also get a report card at the end of each walk to help you keep tabs on your dog’s adventure.

Dog Parks in Austin

With so many puptastic green spaces in Austin to explore, you and your dog will never run out of places to go. Start the adventure in North Austin with a hike on one of St. Edwards Park’s 4 miles of trails that wind through vast forest, and feature breathtaking high elevation views and a waterfall.

If you have a beach-loving pup, you’ll find it all at the Emma Long Metropolitan Park in the River North neighborhood. With off-leash hiking along the Turkey Creek Trail, this park will be sure to tire out your furry bestie.

The Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park Off-Leash Dog Area in Northeast Austin is sure to become your dog’s favorite. Offering miles of trails, your dog can ditch the leash in a 200-acre section north of Walnut Creek.

Barton Hills is a pupular neighborhood that offers scenic mountain views and plenty of outdoor activities. Whether playing fetch or socializing with pup neighbors, your dog will love the 45-acre off-leash space in the Great Lawn at Zilker Metropolitan Park Off-Leash Area. Afterwards, check out the park’s Barkin’ Springs, the pawfect place for your dog to cool off in the Barton Springs Pool.

Located just south of the bustling South Congress and Downtown districts, Bouldin Creek is home to the Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Off-Leash Area. With a fenced in dog park featuring doggie showers, and access to the Colorado River for a splash in the water, this furbulous park even offers on leash trails to wear out your pup, all while taking in the iconic Austin skyline.  

Southeast Austin is great for commuters and families, and even better for doggos! Explore over five miles of on leash trails at the McKinney Falls State Park. For off-leash fun, head to the Onion Creek Greenbelt Off-Leash Area where your dog can run free on 106-acres on trails and along the creek.

While enjoying all the amazing parks Austin has to offer, be sure your dog stays on a leash no longer than 6 feet outside of any off-leash areas. Within off-leash areas, keep your dog within sight and under voice control at all times. Always have clean-up bags on hand and promptly pick up after your dog. Before venturing out, be sure your dog is current on their rabies vaccinations.

 Dog Walking in Austin with Wag!

With so much to do in Austin, your dog is sure to be itching to get out! When you aren’t available, Wag! is there to make sure your dog doesn’t miss the adventure.

High energy Austin favorites such as Australian Cattle Dogs and Labrador Retrievers would love a 60-minute trip through the neighborhood. Dog walkers with Wag! also know how to pamper your Yorkie or Shih Tzu with a short 20-minute stroll. Got an elderly Border Collie that’s lost most of their pep? Wag! pet caregivers can even Drop-In to get that tail wagging at home.

Wag! makes it easy to keep your dog active. Just download the Wag! app, and choose an on-demand walk, or when you’d like to schedule a one-time or recurring walk. Pick the length of walk that’s pawfect for your pup, and just like that, your dog is on their way! And with GPS tracking, and text and video messaging from your walker, you’ll always know what your dog is up to.

For a happy and healthy pup, book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Austin

Downtown

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Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
4,700 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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Downtown Austin, Texas is the cultural, shopping and nightlife hub of this thriving Texas City. A variety of shops and restaurant patios roll out the red carpet for doggy tagalongs, offering water bowls and cookie jars in case your pooch needs a quick afternoon drink. If you’re looking to explore more pawsome spots, Austin’s Guided City Walking Tours are dog-friendly and even offer dog-specific themed guide routes. You and Fido will sniff out all the best shopping, dining and entertainment the Downtown, Austin area has to offer. Bonus gold star dog cookies awarded for the awesome opportunities for socialization.

North Lamar

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,820 per sq. mi.

North Lamar

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For those looking to live, work, and play in Austin, Texas, the North Lamar neighborhood offers the perfect location for commuters to call home as well as a variety of activities for both two and four-legged family members. Walnut Creek is a staple natural attraction in the area. Offering miles of dog-friendly trails, Walnut Creek is the perfect place for your pooch to get in some pawcersize. The one-acre Metropolitan Dog Park at Walnut Creek features both small and large dog areas. Your beloved pet will enjoy getting his sniff on with other area dogs-- leash and worry-free.

Southeast Austin

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
810 per sq. mi.

Southeast Austin

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Located just south of the bustling shopping, dining and entertainment hub of Austin, Texas, the neighborhood of Southeast Austin is a popular area for commuters, families, and more. Four-legged family members will feel right at home with numerous dog-friendly locales such as McKinley Falls State Park. Grab your puppy’s leash and explore over five miles of sniffer-approved hiking and walking trails. When you’re ready to stop for a quick bite, you and Fido can enjoy fishing or picnicking by the lake or a little geocaching adventure on the expansive property. Whatever your speed, this Southeast Austin gem is sure to get your dog’s tail a-wagging.

Barton Hills

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,520 per sq. mi.

Barton Hills

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Barton Hills is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Austin, Texas area, and with the scenic mountain views and plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, it’s not hard to see why. You and Fido will enjoy spending weekend mornings perusing the pawtastic offerings at the dog-friendly Barton Creek Farmers Market. For something a little more active, Zilker Metropolitan Park is a doggie haven with plenty of room for playing catch and throwing a frisbee, or for socializing with other doggie neighbors. With a variety of pet-friendly activities, it’s easy to see why pet lovers love Barton Hills.

Bouldin

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Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,620 per sq. mi.

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Located just south of the bustling South Congress and Downtown shopping districts, Bouldin is a popular residential and shopping area for long-term residents and Austin newcomers alike. Auditorium Shores is one of many dog-themed attractions that will have your pooch yipping with excitement. Fido will have a splashing good time courtesy of the easy lake access. Plenty of space in this off leash dog park ensures lots of room for a game of fetch or frisbee, or for romping with fellow four-legged friends. Owners can relax and take in the iconic Austin skyline as their doggie companions take in a little social sniffing in the beautiful Bouldin area of Austin.