Dog walking in Houston

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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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Brittaney AHouston, TX

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“Animal lover through and through!”

Hi there! I'm Brittaney, and have been an animal lover since I was a small child! I grew up with dogs my whole life and had various pets throughout my childhood (rabbits, gerbils, birds, squirrels, and the occasional frog or gecko.) I volunteer for Rockabully AF Rescue Group based in Houston, Texas, and have been a volunteer for the Puppies for Breakfast event for the past 5 years. I am compassionate, patient, and an all around avid animal lover!

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

Alejandra PHouston, TX

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I am 29 years old and I enjoy being with dogs! I take care of dogs as if they were part of my family. I own a Yorkshire that is 10 years old now, and I had a french poodle long time ago. I used to take care of my neighbor's dog in the past and I am really excited to start taking care of yours!

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Meredith NHouston, TX

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“Care as if you were there.”

I am mom to 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 hermit crabs and a box turtle. I and have been caring for and training animals since I was a little girl. I am the go-to walker/sitter for my friends and family, and would love to help care for your fur baby/babies when you aren't able to.

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DeAndros JHouston, TX

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Hi There, I have been an avid dog lover since a very young age. I first started walking dogs for a family friend who was also a neighbor of my parents. Since then, I have been dog sitting for friends and family while they take business trips, personal trips or no nights outs. I have a great personality to match my work ethic. Most importantly your furry family members will be safe as I am responsible, attentive to my surroundings and caring to all.

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Russell DHouston, TX

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“I will do my best for you and your best friend!”

Hi, my name is Russell Danielson. My experience with dogs began many many years ago. Growing up we always had dogs and I continued that throughout my life and currently have 3. All of my pups have come through the front door as rescues. Through the years I have puppy sat for friends and family and even hosted puppy sleepovers. I look forward to meeting your four legged furry friend!

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

Vanessa GHouston, TX

4.9

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“Let me be there when you can’t!”

I love all dogs, long walks and fresh air. I am a full time college student with free time to walk your best friend. I will always give your pooch the patience and understanding needed to have a peacful and relaxing walk. I have 5 + years professional experience caring for dogs of all ages and needs.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kathryn RHouston, TX

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“PetTech PetSaver CPR and First Aid Certified”

I have experience walking with all size dogs and take pride in making sure each individual feels loved and healthy. I have a calming nature and I love making friends with animals and being outdoors. I enjoy being active and taking hikes with my own pup.

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

Tanjina IHouston, TX

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(1061)

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Hi! Thanks for letting me walk your dog! My name is Tanjina and I have been a dog walker for 3 years now. I love all breeds and sizes of dogs and have a special place in my heart for animals in general. I will make sure your dog has a great time on our walk and get sufficient amount of exercise. I will give them all the love they need and make sure their food and water bowl are filled if needed be after the walk. I look forward to meeting your dog!

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Anzony DHouston, TX

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My name is Anzony and I have 5+ years of experience in Dog Walking, Daily Visits, Potty Breaks, Overnight Pet Sitting, Around the Clock Care, Dog Park Trips, Hikes for my own dogs and family/friends dogs. I’m looking forward to offering the best service pawssible to get your dog out for a GREAT walk. Every step of the way I will make sure you feel secure that your dog is being taken cared of. Let me prove it to you by walking your dog today, as I guarantee you and your dog will be happy!

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Shaina FHouston, TX

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“Paw Adventures”

Hi! I’m Shaina, hopefully your dogs new best friend.I have experience working as a kennel technician for 7 years. I am a 1 year Wag veteran in the Houston Area. I have 2 dogs myself Lady (14) and Wiley (10). I am located in the Midtown/Montrose area.Im currently working as a full time dog walker so your furry friend can have a companion 24/7! Whether it’s a simple walk, a dog park field trip, or just cuddles, I’m here for all your pet personal needs. Thanks!

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Dog Walking in Houston

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Taking daily walks in Houston is not only fun, it can keep your dog healthy by controlling their weight and keeping their joints limber. Exercise can also reduce their chances of developing arthritis, heart disease and diabetes which can extend their lifespan. Whether a trek through the Sheldon Lake State Park, or just around the block, you’ll be helping your canine companion live their best life.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

If you’ve got an anxious dog who snips, or a boisterous dog that jumps, obedience training can help. Walks are a great way for your pup to practice and reinforce their good manners as they experience new people and places. Once your pup has mastered good behavior around the neighborhood, try a stroll through Downtown’s busy streets, or to one of Houston’s dog parks.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

While you are at work all day, your pup wants to play! If your dog gets too bored, they may resort to destructive behavior to stay entertained. Save your pillows and rugs by giving your dog plenty of walks to stimulate their senses and use that pent-up energy. Bring some extra spice into their life with a walk through the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center to experience some Texan wildlife.  

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Houston

For those times your dog needs a walk when you aren’t available, many services offer walks at varying prices in Houston. You could be paying $30 for a 30-minute walk, or even $40 for longer 60-minute strolls. Most dog walking companies in Houston only walk dogs on weekdays during business hours. If you are lucky enough to schedule a walk outside of those hours, you could be adding on an additional $10 per walk. Some services will only walk your dog if you schedule recurring walks, which may not be possible for every kind of lifestyle.

Wag! knows that life doesn’t always go according to plan, so they are there when you need them! Dog walkers with Wag! are available during the week and on weekends, with rates that never change day or night. Whether your dog loves 30-minute walks for $20, or 60-minute walks for only $30, Wag! pet caregivers have your pup covered. And if your dog just needs a quick spin, try a 20-minute walk for $15. While recurring walks with Wag! are available, you can also schedule one-time walks for when your dog needs them most, or even on-demand walks for the same day.

All dog walkers with Wag! are thoroughly vetted and insured, and are ready to treat your pup like royalty. With GPS tracking through the Wag! app, you’ll always know where your dog goes, and a report card at the end of each walk will tell you all about your dog’s day out. 

Dog Parks in Houston

Your dog is itching to go exploring with you, so grab the leash and head out to see Houston’s furrific green spaces! Start your adventure in the heart of Downtown at the Discovery Green Dog Run. Your pup can meet new playmates at this pupular park complete with water fountains and seating for the humans. Head a little north to check out Market Square Dog Park for its natural dirt surface and large rocks for sporty pups to climb on.

While Montrose is known for its hipster culture and furbulous nightlife, your pup will be more interested in the Johnny Steele Dog Park! Relax by the creek while your dog plays in the pond, then get a quick rinse afterward at the bathing stations. Or head to the Ervan Chew Dog Park where dogs can safely play while the two-leggeds in your pack enjoy the adjacent playground.

Right in the commercial Greenway/Upper Kirby neighborhood, dogs can find an oasis at the Levy Dog Park. With grass mounds to bound up and down, and unique circular drains that turn into water fountains, it’s the pawfect spot for those hot summer days. Just southwest, the Danny Jackson Bark Park offers two long dog runs for different sizes, and a pool for pooches to splash in.

For those looking to escape the fast pace of the city, the Addicks/Park Ten area in Northwest Houston is home to the 17-acre Bill Archer Bark Park. Offering a huge bone shaped pool, an expansive trail, shower stations, and even an obstacle course, this is sure to become your dog’s favorite spot.

In the very south of Houston, water lovers flock to Nassau Bay. Flanked on one side by Lake Nassau and the other by Clear Creek, the Nassau Bay Dog Park features plenty of room for off leash playing. Finish tiring out your pup with an on leash walk along the shorelines.

Before venturing out into any of Houston’s dog parks, be sure your pooch is fully vaccinated and licensed, with tags visible on their collar. Always have your dog leashed when entering or exiting off leash areas, and everywhere else in the city. Keep clean-up bags on hand and promptly pick up whatever your pup leaves behind.

Dog Walking in Houston with Wag!

If your life is busy, your pup doesn’t have to miss out on adventure in Houston. Wag! is there when you can’t be to get your dog moving!

With just three easy steps, you can brighten your dog’s day while you are away. Just download the Wag! app, choose the date and time, then pick the pawfect length of walk for your pup’s needs. Whether on-demand walks for when you just can’t get home in time, or recurring walks to give your pup the mental stimulation they crave, dog walkers with Wag! can give your furry bestie a furbulous day out. And with real time GPS tracking, and text and video updates from your walker, you can keep track of your dog’s every step.

Got a small Frenchie, a Houston favorite? They’d love 20-minute spins around the block. Larger Houston dogs like German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers have a ton more energy, so lots of 60-minute walks can give them something to wag about. Your lazy Bulldog may prefer to meander at their own pace on a 30-minute stroll. Even if your elderly Golden Retriever is too tuckered out for a walk, Wag! pet caregivers can Drop-In at home for a visit in their living room.

No matter how packed your day is, you can make your dog’s pawtastic by booking a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Houston

Montrose

49
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
9,110 per sq. mi.

Montrose

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Staying on the outskirts of Houston city center? You’ll definitely want to check out Buffalo Bayou Park! Relax by the creek while your dog plays in one of the park’s ponds. Don’t worry if he gets a little dirty -- you can rinse him off at one of the dog bathing stations in the park before heading down to one of Montrose’s many dog-friendly restaurants. Visiting in the spring? Don’t miss the Spring Fling Dog “Pawty”! All proceeds from the festival benefit Adore Houston. Purchasing a ticket will get you and your pup lots of free goodies, including a one-night stay at Rover Oaks, a free pack of treats, and a free professional dog portrait! The festival also offers tons of games and prizes your pooch will love.

Sugar Land

39
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
6,970 per sq. mi.

Sugar Land

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Can’t get enough of the great Texas outdoors? You and your furry friend are in for a treat if you go to Sugar Land Memorial Park. This 420-acre veterans memorial park on the bank of the Brazos River has a little something for everyone, from fishing and canoeing to mountain biking. Sugar Land Memorial Park is also home to a separate dog park, called Pawn Springs Dog Park, which is complete with a pond and rinse stations. Sugar Land is also home to a host of dog-friendly hotels, so you won’t have to worry about finding pet-friendly accommodations.

Bellaire

25
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
8,100 per sq. mi.

Bellaire

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Hankering for a hike? Hit the Bray Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, which starts just outside Bellaire and ends near the University of Houston. Brave souls can hike the full 17-mile trail and see a good chunk of Houston along the way. If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, check out Officer Lucy Dog Park. Your pup can stretch his legs and bask in the shade on a hot Houston day at this off-leash park. After getting a little dirty at the park, pamper your pooch at Glamor Dogs Salon. Grab a bite at Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill or Gugliani’s, both of which are dog-friendly.

River Oaks

13
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,330 per sq. mi.

River Oaks

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River Oaks is the prime destination for nature lovers visiting Houston. Head over to the Memorial Park for a fun day in the sun with your pooch. This park isn’t just a vast expanse of green like most dog parks -- it’s got plenty of walking trails and trees for your dog to explore. Before heading uptown, don’t forget to stop by the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. This outdoor nature center lets you and your pup get up close and personal with Texan wildlife. After a full day of play, sate both of your appetites at Becks Prime or Christian’s Tailgate.

Downtown

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Dog Parks
5 parks

Population Density
8,170 per sq. mi.

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Looking for a dog park where you and your pawsome pal can enjoy a stroll? You’ll be spoiled for choice in downtown Houston. The district offers five dog parks, so you can choose one based on your location. You definitely won’t want to miss the Discovery Green Dog Run, which is centrally located in Houston. Festivals and live shows are often happening nearby, so check to see if there are any events on during your visit. If so, pull up a lawn chair and a cooler and relax in the park with your pooch! Afterward, you can enjoy a bite to eat at any of downtown Houston’s thirty dog-friendly eateries.