Dog walking in Richmond

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Hi! My name is Bailey and I work as a Veterinary Assistant at an animal hospital, and am going to school to be a Vet tech, essentially nursing for animals. I've grown up with dogs in my home and have always been a huge animal lover. I've been walking dogs & caring for both dogs & cats for 7 years. I am comfortable with any pets including ones who may have special needs. I am active & am always happy to run or do fast walks if you have high energy pups!!

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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

My experience with dogs includes boarding, sitting and, of course, dog walking!!! I've owned several pets throughout my life and currently have an eleven year old pug, and also two parrots--an Eclectus and a Cockatoo. I'd love the opportunity to meet your fur baby, too!

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Dog Walking in Richmond

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Your dog loves taking walks, but what they don’t know is how good they are for them. Regular exercise can keep their joints healthy, and reduce their risk of obesity, diabetes and even heart disease. Stay fit together with walks in your community, or discover different areas of Richmond on the Virginia Capital Trail as it winds through the city.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

Dogs sure look like they’re having a blast when they play together, but rubbing noses with other canines is more than just fun. Being social can teach your dog how to properly behave. It can also help fearful dogs build confidence and learn how to overcome their anxiety. Daily walks in your neighborhood, or to a Richmond dog park, are pawtastic ways to meet new furry playmates!

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Without enough physical and mental exercise, even your good dog could find fun by chewing or digging while you are away. Taking daily walks with your dog can give them the exercise they crave, and provide lots of mental stimulation as they process information about their territory. Whether a stroll around the block, or riverside on the Downtown Canal Walk, your happy dog will be better able to relax when home.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Richmond

When your dog needs to get moving in RVA without you, there are several options to consider when looking for a dog walker. Many dog walking services in Richmond only work week days, and most during midday hours, which means your dog could be out of luck if they need an evening or weekend walk. Pupular 30-minute walks can be as much as $25, while 60-minute ones could be $35 or more.

Wag! knows that not every schedule is the same, which is why the best Pet Caregivers in Richmond are available every day of the week, all day long. That means weekends too! On average, you can get your dog moving on a 20-minute stroll for $15, a 30-minute meander for $20, or even a 60-minute trek for only $30. And if you have a pup who needs a lot to get tuckered out, booking multiple walks in advance saves you 15%.

All Pet Caregivers with Wag! are thoroughly vetted and insured, and love to pamper pups of all sizes. You’ll know everywhere your dog goes with real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app. And with a report card after each walk, you’ll also know how much fun your dog had on their day out.

Dog Parks in Richmond

With lots of history and plenty of green spaces in River City, your pup is anxious to explore it all! In northern Richmond, start your adventure at the Northside Dog Park. Just behind Henderson Middle School, this secluded spot in family-friendly John Marshall offers fenced-in grassy fields ready for romping. Though there are picnic tables, there isn’t much shade, so be sure to bring water for those hot summer days.

Located just southeast of downtown, historic Church Hill is a vibrant community that’s home to the 30-acre Chimborazo Park. Your dog will be tugging the leash to visit the Church Hill Dog Park just south of the main section. With a small dog area, water, shelters, and even pools in the summer, this puptastic spot is sure to become a favorite!

A large part of residential Carillon is taken up by the sprawling Byrd Park where you can hike a trail, take a kayak out on the James River, or just get an off-leash romp in at Barker Field. This fenced-in pooch hot spot features water in the summer, a separate area for small puppers, and plenty of open space near a forested area of the community park.

Across the river in Forest Hill, dogs love the local Phideaux Field at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. This fully fenced-in area in the churchyard is pawfect for all sizes to mix and mingle. Water is available to keep pups hydrated, and benches are a great place to watch all the action.

Head southwest from the city center to get to the open spaces of Rockwood where the namesake park is home to another pup oasis. The Ruff House Dog Park welcomes big and small pooches to their own separate areas for some pawmazing off leash fun. With convenient parking, lush green grass and water, you’ll love watching your dog have a blast.

Whenever heading out to any of Richmond’s dog parks, be sure your dog is fully vaccinated and licensed, and wearing all appropriate tags. Keep clean-up bags on hand to promptly pick up after your pooch. Your dog should always be leashed when entering or exiting any off-leash areas, and everywhere outside of them. Individual parks may have additional rules, so be aware of these before you visit.

Dog Walking in Richmond with Wag!

While you are away, your dog can still play in Richmond. Wag! can give your dog the liberty to explore this historic city, while getting them the exercise they crave.

Starting the adventure is easy with Wag! Just download the Wag! app, select the date and time, and choose the pawfect length for your pup’s needs. And with one-time walks, recurring walks and on-demand walks for the same day, you can create an experience your pooch will love. You can follow your dog’s every step with GPS tracking, and pictures and texts from your pet caregiver lets you share in all the furbulous moments.

If you’ve got an active Labrador Retriever or Siberian Husky, dog walkers with Wag! can tire out these Richmond favorites with plenty of 60-minute treks. A 30-minute meander is just what your Beagle needs to sniff out the news in your neighborhood. Your little spit-fire of a Yorkie would love a 20-minute spin to explore their territory. Whatever your dog’s speed, a walk with Wag! is sure to get their tail wagging. Even if your older Bulldog clocks in at zero, Wag! can still Drop-In at home to make sure they have everything they need.

Make your dog’s day furtastic by booking a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Richmond

Rockwood Park

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
8,442 per sq. mi.

Rockwood Park

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The community of Rockwood is home to Ruff House Dog Park at Rockwood Park. Locals rave about this large, well-maintained dog park. There are two areas for large dogs as well as a separate area for smaller dogs. The park hosts various events throughout the year, so there is always something to do. There is a water area to keep your pooch hydrated and benches where you can relax while your companion plays and makes new friends. The park also provides clean-up bags, trash cans and a few toys for dogs to enjoy. For pet parents, there are benches and awnings for shade.


Town Center/ Randolph-Macon College

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,258 per sq. mi.

Town Center/ Randolph-Macon College

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If you want to spend a day outside of the city with your furry friend, head north to Ashland, Virginia. While you’re there, be sure to check out Hanover Dog Park. This one-acre grassy park is fenced in and has agility equipment for adventurous canines. There are also hydration stations and a few toys for dogs to play with. Benches are situated around the perimeter so pet parents can relax and take in the action. Located just off I-95, this park is perfect for travelers passing through the area as well as locals. If you’re up for a longer walk, check out the Ashland Trolley Line, which is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.


Forest Hill

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Population Density
1,384 per sq. mi.

Forest Hill

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Just across the James River from downtown Richmond, the Forest Hill area is a great community to visit with your canine companion. Stop by Phideaux Field at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, and let your dog blow off some steam in this private, fenced-in park. This park is usually quieter than many of the city’s other parks, so it’s a good place to relax. If you’re in the mood to take your pup for a walk, head over to Forest Hill Park. This large park features a lake, picnic shelters and plenty of paths and trails for walking and jogging with your best friend.


Maymont

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
989 per sq. mi.

Maymont

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When visiting Maymont, be sure to check out Barker Field at Byrd Park. The large, off-leash dog park has high, secure fences to securely contain even the most adventurous explorers. Water is available during the summer months as well as tennis balls and clean-up bags. Like most parks, this one features separate areas for large and small breeds. There is plenty of open space and shade. Get out and play with your canine companion, or sit and watch from one of the bench swings. Whichever you choose, you and your pup will have a great day at Barker Field.


Church Hill

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,667 per sq. mi.

Church Hill

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Located just southwest of downtown, Richmond’s Church Hill area is a vibrant community with one of the city’s best dog parks. Church Hill Dog Park is a fenced park located at Chimborazo Park. There is plenty of space for dogs to run and explore off-leash as well as three doggie cool-down stations for those hot summer days. There is even a kiddie pool for your pup to enjoy! The park features separate areas for large dogs and small dogs, and pup parents will enjoy relaxing on one of the benches in the parks two shelters or catching some rays at one of the picnic tables.


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