Dog walking in Gainesville

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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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Elizabeth VGainesville, VA

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Hello, I am Elizabeth, I have 2 beautiful German shepherds, Max and Terry. I grow up with pets and they give me experience to deal with very active dogs.

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Meg KGainesville, VA

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“A caring & experienced walker your pup will love!”

Hi there, I'm Meg! I have over 15 years experience in the pet care field- as a dog walker and pet sitter, as well as a vet-tech assistant in an animal hospital. I have tons of experience with all aspects of dog walking & pet care. As well as with all ages, breeds and temperaments- from babies to seniors, anxiety riddled and shy to bouncing off the walls! I genuinely enjoy spending time with dogs (and all animals!) and would love to walk your furry family members!

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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

Francesca MGainesville, VA

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“Must Love Dogs”

Hello there! I am a dog owner and lover who has been professionally walking dogs for the past 5 years. I have worked with pups to seasoned dogs, and teacup breeds to Rottweilers. I look forward to meeting you and providing a fun adventure for your furry friend while you are away!

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Thomas RGainesville, VA

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Hi, my name is TJ and I am currently a resident of Fairfax, VA looking to walk in the surrounding areas. I have grown up walking dogs all my life ranging from small chihuahuas to large German shepherds. I look forward to walking your dog!

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Nick NGainesville, VA

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My name is Nick and I currently own a German Shepherd that I have hiked with for many miles in all kinds of weather. Bruno and I are a certified therapy team through Cornell Companions. We have taken classes from puppy up to K9 good citizen and were certified for the national temperament test. I love dogs, photography and cooking. I try to keep the concerns of Wag, pets and their owners my priority.

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Stephen DGainesville, VA

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Hello! My name is Stephen. I've owned dogs all my life and have consistently boarded/walked nearly 2 dozen dogs for the last decade or so. I've grown with many of them and learned about the process of understanding the quirks each and every dog has. I'm constantly learning about positive training methods and tricks to bring the best out of pups. I hope I learn to work with any dog and get to meet many friends along the way!

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Skylar SGainesville, VA

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“Full time. Any dog. Any weather. Extended hours”

Dog walking is my life! I can read dogs very well and quickly gain their trust and obedience. I’m great with high energy dogs, stubborn dogs, dogs that pull, dogs that snap, escape artists, dogs with dominance issues, dogs with triggers, handling multiple dogs at once and any other scenario concerning safety. I’m gentle, affectionate, attentive, protective, and caring and will provide the perfect experience no matter your dog’s size, breed, or temperament. Thanks for choosing me as your walker!

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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

Megan OGainesville, VA

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Hi, I'm Megan! I grew up in the vet clinic basically. My dad was a vet in the Army and my mother a vet tech. My mother opened her own dog walking company in 2006 which I worked for from 2006-2015 as a manager. I have also worked at animal shelters and have volunteered for pit bull advocacy groups. Every dog deserves love & it's my mission to treat every dog as if it’s my own. I have owned pitbulls & mastiffs so I am extremely comfortable with large dogs. I cannot wait to meet your best friend!

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Donna MGainesville, VA

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“I kinda like dogs better than humans! Lol :-)”

Hello, my name is Donna and I have been a dog owner (and lover) for most of my life! I have owned many different breeds of dogs and have developed a special relationship with every single one of them. I also enjoy being outside. Our pups are members of our family and I will go the extra mile to make sure your fur baby is well-taken care of. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet and walk your pup!

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Dave KGainesville, VA

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I am from Northern Virginia and have had many pets in my life. Since I met my wife, we have always had at least 3 cats and 1 dog. We currently have 4 cats and 1 dog. The dog is a female Cocker Spaniel/Beagle mix. My previous dog who died at 15 about 3 years ago was her buddy, a male Beagle. I have also had a Samoyed, so I am very familiar with big, medium and small dogs. I love animals and will take care of your doggie as if he/she were my own!

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Dog Walking in Gainesville

Gainesville was once a busy stagecoach interchange, as well as a point from which numerous natural resources were shipped, including cattle, grain and timber. It was also an important path for soldiers to travel to reach nearby Bull Run where 2 significant Civil War battles were fought. It was in the mid-1990s when the area began to evolve into a suburb of Washington, DC. But as urban as this town is, it also offers plenty of opportunity for you and Fido to do stuff together!

The Historic Manassas Battlefield National Park resides in Gainesville. Your canine companion is welcome to visit its 5,073 acres on leash and explore along with you the place where the Battles of Bull Run occurred. Rolling hills, wooden anti-cavalry fences and old cannons greet you and your fur-buddy as you hike through the fields and woodlands. Watch out for muddy spots! And don’t forget to bring water for yourself and Fido!

Don’t miss one of the most popular restaurants in Gainesville: The Bone. As the name implies, this is a dog-friendly eatery with lots of outdoor tables where your fur-baby can help you chow down on meat, meat and more meat, with an occasional side of cornbread or collards for variety. Bone a petit!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Gainesville

Gainesville Town Center

48
Population Density
1,330 per sq. mi.

Gainesville Town Center

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The Town Center is home to the Hillwood Camping Park, a 140-space RV park that is dog-friendly and offers all the comforts of home in the outdoors for a lot less than a hotel room. Each parking spot features water, electricity and wi-fi, along with many other amenities. Your pup must be leashed while in the park. If you want a delicious dinner, be sure to try one of these great restaurants that feature outdoor seating areas for your dog to join you! Nando’s PERI-PERI Chicken features a variety of Portuguese food. If you and your furry friend are pizza lovers, head over to Brooklyn Bros Pizza, an Italian eatery offering much more than just pizza. Mussels and other appetizers, along with sandwiches and salads will tempt your taste buds. Buon appetito!

Lee Hwy/ Heathcote Blvd

36
Population Density
1,863 per sq. mi.

Lee Hwy/ Heathcote Blvd

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This neighborhood boasts the Conway Robinson State Forest, 444 acres of near-wilderness that serves as a wildlife and wildflower sanctuary, as well as a recreational and educational site where your leashed pup is welcome.  He can tag along as you hike or mountain bike along the easy trails that cover about 5 miles. The park also features a picnic shelter for nourishment and rest, and fishing in the designated streams that crisscross in every direction. Along with the flora come fauna and fowl in many forms. Fido will sniff or hear them before you see them, no doubt! Open daily year-round, it is a peaceful oasis in this highly populated area.

Catharpin/ Groveton

24
Population Density
198 per sq. mi.

Catharpin/ Groveton

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The Catharpin/ Groveton neighborhood of Gainesville is home to the dog-friendly James S. Long Municipal Park, which features a 4-mile long trail system, along with sports facilities, large picnic pavilions with grill pits, playground and restrooms. Securely on his leash, your fur-buddy can come along as you hike the trails through wooded parkland, hang out and play on the grass, or enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at one of the pavilions. The Catharpin Creek flows along the southern edge of the park, and 4 conveniently placed parking lots make for easy access to the trails. This is definitely a fun family-and-Fido place!

Warrenton Town Center

12
Population Density
559 per sq. mi.

Warrenton Town Center

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The town of Warrenton is 12 miles from Gainesville, and is home to dog-friendly parks and restaurants. Rady Park is a 7-acre community park that features a picnic area, playground, restrooms, sports fields, and a paved walking trail that loops around the entire park. Take a walk under the shade trees, or loll around on the grass. Another cool feature is the small creek for playing and cooling off, complete with a bridge and seating area in the shade. Several restaurants offer a variety of eats, and all offer fur-baby seating outside. The Black Bear Bistro offers burgers and sandwiches along with delectables like catfish to share. McMahon’s Irish Pub is an authentic Irish pub experience, from its brews and food to its waitstaff and cooks. And don’t miss the Hidden Julles Café with its organic, natural breakfast and lunch. 

Warrenton

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
370 per sq. mi.

Warrenton

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The Warrenton neighborhood of Greenville is home to the 1.25-acre Vint Hill Dog Park, a fully-fenced yard for Fido and his pals to socialize and run free. It features seating for the humans around the park as well as on a small covered gazebo, and shade trees for those hot days. Bring water for yourself, but there is a water station for your fur-baby, and you can use the bowls that are lying about. There are toys and kiddie pools, as well as a small fenced area for timid or teeny doggos. There are even a few pieces of agility equipment if your pup is up to the challenge. The park is stocked with clean-up bags at the waste stations for your convenience. Arf! Good times!