Dog walking in Houston

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

My name is Luis and I have a passion and love for dogs. Cody, my 15 year old poodle mix, and Molly, my 7 year old schnauzer greyhound mix, are my children that I adore and love every day. I truly love dogs and I look forward to providing you peace of mind and the utmost in care for you and your four-legged family members. I have life-long experience taking care of my own dogs and have pet sitting experience taking care of dogs for my friends and family. Please know that I will treat your babies with the same love and devotion that I show my own.

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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 dog walking businesses and professional dog walkers offer walks at varying rates in Houston. You could be paying $30 for a 30-minute walk, or even $40 for longer 60-minute strolls. Most dog walking services 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. Others may 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 whenever you need them! Dog walkers with Wag! are available during the week and on weekends, with competitive dog walking rates for your budget. Whether your dog loves 30-minute walks for around $20, or 60-minute walks for about $30, Pet Caregivers with Wag! have your pup covered. And if your dog just needs a quick spin, try a 20-minute walk that averages $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. Plus having the best dog walking app in town with the Wag! app, you’ll always know where your dog goes, while 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, Pet Caregivers with Wag! 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

Downtown

48
Dog Parks
5 parks

Population Density
8,170 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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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.

River Oaks

37
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,330 per sq. mi.

River Oaks

37

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.

Sugar Land

27
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
6,970 per sq. mi.

Sugar Land

27

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

13
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
8,100 per sq. mi.

Bellaire

13

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.

Montrose

1
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
9,110 per sq. mi.

Montrose

1

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.

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