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    “Fun and loving walker”

    I am a person who has always loved being with dogs. Our family has always owned dogs. I have been walking for Wag for over a year and love what I do. Dog walking has become one of my passion!! I look forward to having a blast with your furry family member.

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    Specialties

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


    Marisa H.
    2019-04-05T16:38:36-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “A house is not a home without a dog. Best friends”

    I’m a dog owner myself! I have a 9 year old border collie that is super energetic and friendly! I’ve had a dog in my family ever since I was young. I’m a big dog lover! I’d love to meet more dogs! I take care of them like they are my babies .During free time ,I love to take my dog to the dog park and I enjoyed playing badminton with my daughter .I love to take pictures of nature ,listen to music and enjoy watching Netflix !!dogs make my day special !! They make me laugh and give me happiness .

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care


    Margaret T.
    2022-07-16T09:19:35-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “Purposed, Respectful, Accommodating, Professional”

    I will provide the perfect experience no matter your dog’s size, breed, or temperament. I’m attentive, predictive, patient, protective, and gentle, and very hands-on. Safety is my top priority; peace of mind is my ultimate goal. I can expertly interpret body language and can effectively communicate and condition desired behavior. Working with animals can make keeping schedule difficult, I appreciate your understanding in regards to delays. Limited availability, please inquire to book in advance.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Training Provider

    Training Provider

    Training Exam Complete

    Training Exam Complete

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Stanley A.
    2022-05-21T15:37:42-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “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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    Background Checked

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    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Michell W.
    2021-01-11T09:29:18-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    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.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Fast walker


    Matthew D.
    2019-08-23T10:28:24-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    Hi! My name is Wendy. I love dogs, but who among us doesn't, right?! I have experience with dogs from a wide range breeds, sizes, and temperaments. After growing up with dogs on our farm, I volunteered at animal shelters, worked at a pet store for two years, and completed a certified dog training program. I currently have two fur-babies of my own, Steve and Gizmo. I am looking forward to taking care of your pups like they were my own, whether it be for a walk or while you're out of town for vacation.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

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    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

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    Tara F.
    2018-03-21T20:08:35-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “Available last minute!”

    Hi there! Growing up I always had a variety of animals. When I was old enough I would rescue strays and work to make sure they were healthy and find new homes for them. I have worked with animals for over 10 years. I am reliable, transparent, loyal, and patient. During my time it’s animals I try to make sure they’re having the best time possible. Including but not limited to playing, walking, bathing, feeding and of course giving lots of love! I have a deep love and appreciation for all animals.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

    Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care


    Manisha S.
    2022-04-12T13:54:43-07:00
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    As a longtime dog owner, I have developed a great system for walking dogs. I balance discipline with a good amount of exercise. Using affection as a motivator, I have a great experience with a variety of dog sizes and types. You and your dog will receive five-star treatment each and every walk!

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    Background Checked

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    High Demand

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    Kesara L.
    2018-10-06T14:05:01-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    Hi! My name is Carrie and I’m a big animal lover. I have been around animals My whole life. I have 2 of my own ( a dog and a cat). I have learned to use and teach basic commands to my Belgium Shepherd and would love to teach them to your pup as well. I take pride in my work and look forward to caring for and spending time with my clients pups. I look forward to the opportunity to meeting your fur babies.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care


    rebecca W.
    2021-09-12T17:58:56-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “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!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

    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


    Lance Leviner L.
    2022-07-07T18:50:07-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “Fun and loving walker”

    I am a person who has always loved being with dogs. Our family has always owned dogs. I have been walking for Wag for over a year and love what I do. Dog walking has become one of my passion!! I look forward to having a blast with your furry family member.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Specialties

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


    Marisa H.
    2019-04-05T16:38:36-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

    “A house is not a home without a dog. Best friends”

    I’m a dog owner myself! I have a 9 year old border collie that is super energetic and friendly! I’ve had a dog in my family ever since I was young. I’m a big dog lover! I’d love to meet more dogs! I take care of them like they are my babies .During free time ,I love to take my dog to the dog park and I enjoyed playing badminton with my daughter .I love to take pictures of nature ,listen to music and enjoy watching Netflix !!dogs make my day special !! They make me laugh and give me happiness .

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

    Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care


    Margaret T.
    2022-07-16T09:19:35-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

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    Marisa H.

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    Colleen spent extra time getting to know our little guy. Because she was so sweet, he warmed up to her in a way we weren t anticipating. Thank you!

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    Margaret T.

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    Thank you for being so paw-sitive!

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    Stanley A.

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    Michell W.

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    I'm loving all the pics of Charly

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    Matthew D.

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    Thank you for the walk , very detailed summary !

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    Tara F.

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    Thank you for another great walk and for taking such good care of J!

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    Manisha S.

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    Ellie loves Nova!

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    Kesara L.

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    nathan is always super caring with my pups!

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    rebecca W.

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    Thanks Carrie!

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    Lance Leviner L.

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    Donna is always super thoughtful and looks after my pup as if she were her own! Theo loves seeing her and is always happy to go with Donna.

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      Marisa H.

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      Colleen spent extra time getting to know our little guy. Because she was so sweet, he warmed up to her in a way we weren t anticipating. Thank you!

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      Colleen C

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      Margaret T.

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      Thank you for being so paw-sitive!

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      Yogita K

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      Stanley A.

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      Thank you so much !

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      Skylar S

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      Michell W.

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      I'm loving all the pics of Charly

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      Matthew D.

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      Thank you for the walk , very detailed summary !

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      Elizabeth V

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      Tara F.

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      Thank you for another great walk and for taking such good care of J!

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      Wendy B

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      Manisha S.

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      Ellie loves Nova!

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      Nova D

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      Kesara L.

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      nathan is always super caring with my pups!

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      Nathan A

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      rebecca W.

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      Thanks Carrie!

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      Carrie G

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      Lance Leviner L.

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      Donna is always super thoughtful and looks after my pup as if she were her own! Theo loves seeing her and is always happy to go with Donna.

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    Best Dog Friendly Neighborhoods in Gainesville

    Gainesville Town Center

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,330 per sq. mi.

    Gainesville Town Center

    4848

    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

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,863 per sq. mi.

    Lee Hwy/ Heathcote Blvd

    3636

    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

    2424
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    198 per sq. mi.

    Catharpin/ Groveton

    2424

    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

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    559 per sq. mi.

    Warrenton Town Center

    1212

    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

    00
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    370 per sq. mi.

    Warrenton

    00

    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!

    Gainesville Town Center

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,330 per sq. mi.

    Gainesville Town Center

    4848

    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

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,863 per sq. mi.

    Lee Hwy/ Heathcote Blvd

    3636

    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

    2424
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    198 per sq. mi.

    Catharpin/ Groveton

    2424

    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

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    559 per sq. mi.

    Warrenton Town Center

    1212

    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

    00
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    370 per sq. mi.

    Warrenton

    00

    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!

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