Dog walking in Roanoke

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Lindsey MRoanoke, VA

5.0

(650)

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Do you need someone to walk your pup? I'm in! I grew up with many pets, including dogs and currently own a very energetic shepherd/hound mix rescue. I am open to working with dogs of all sizes and temperaments.

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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

Nautica JRoanoke, VA

4.9

(183)

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Hey, I’m Nautica and I love all animals, but I’ve always had an affinity for pups. I have a fur baby named Chestnut; he’s a miniature labradoodle. I’m great with all breeds and energy levels. I’ve been walking and dog sitting for family and friends for years. I’m currently working at a doggy daycare and I’m a couple months away from being a certified trainer. I can’t wait to meet your pup!

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

Craig WRoanoke, VA

4.9

(121)

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Hi! My name is Craig. I grew up in a very pet friendly family. We always had dogs and cats, and this continued once I was out on my own. I had Siberian Husky (in Florida!!), and a good ole fashioned Heinz 57 mutt. Little bit of Shepherd, little bit of Chow, and a whole lot of hound dog. I took them both through obedience training and even did some obedience trials. They’ve passed on, and I miss them like crazy. Currently I only have cats, but love to be around dogs. This app is a great way to do that, and help out others as well as get a little exercise. I look forward to meeting and walking your pooch!

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Anderson CRoanoke, VA

4.9

(90)

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Hello I’m Anderson! I’m 26 and recently moved to Roanoke, VA from Wisconsin to work at the Virginia Safari Park as a giraffe keeper. I have 7 years of experience with both domestic and exotic animals. I’ve walked a wide variety of dog breeds at a local humane society back home. I always put the animals needs first. My whole life I’ve been passionate about animals and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

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

Kimberly HRoanoke, VA

4.9

(84)

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I am a dedicated dog lover. I grew up with dogs, my parents considered us siblings. I can't remember a time when we didn't have dogs and I couldn't imagine my life with out them.

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Briana SRoanoke, VA

4.9

(78)

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Greetings! My name is Bri. I have been a professional pet sitter and dog walker for 3+ years while in college. I am a grad student obtaining my MMS to become a PA so getting to spend time with pups is such a treat for me! I absolutely love dogs, I am comfortable with all breeds, I have been trained in pet first aid and CPR, and I have worked with all kinds of temperaments. I am responsible, caring, and professional. I will treat your pets like my own.

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Jessica HRoanoke, VA

4.9

(57)

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Hi Everyone!I am Jessica. I have always been an animal lover and I have been around dogs my whole life. I love to be outside and I look forward to making all kinds of new furry friends!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Caleb JRoanoke, VA

4.9

(22)

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Hi, I'm Caleb and I recently moved to Seattle from the east coast! I've been around dogs my whole life and I love all dogs, big and small! I have cared for lots of dogs including ones with medical needs. While I'm enjoying Seattle so far, I miss my dogs Zoey (Black Lab) and Brady (Shih-Tzu) back in Virginia, and I'm looking to fill that void in my life!

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Kasey URoanoke, VA

4.8

(24)

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Hello! My name is Kasey! I am an Air Force reserve member and an animal lover. I grew up on a farm with lots of dogs and different animals. I have a small corgi and a cat of my own. I look forward to meeting you and your pup :)

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Sarah MRoanoke, VA

4.8

(14)

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I am a dog lover who grew up with a sweet beagle named Taffy growing up. I have always loved animals and have been friends and families go to for dog sitting. I have been doing Wag & Rover for over and year and have sat and walked tons of different doggy’s! I'm excited to walk your fur baby and give them lots of love!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care

Dog Walking in Roanoke

No matter where you go in Virginia, you are going to see the fantastic scenery. Roanoke is surrounded by the Blue Mountain Ridge, which contains the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.

Spend a day hiking near the Sherando Lake Recreation site, or even better, take your dog for a day on the beach somewhere on the 25-acre site. The Sherando Lake Recreation Site is especially a blast in the summer when you can have a picnic and camp! You can also check out Explore Park. With 1,100 acres of trails, fields, and forests, you are bound to find an activity to enjoy with your pet. Check out the lovely River Trail for a calm stroll or if adrenaline is what you seek, there are plenty of higher-level trails to tackle.

Once you've spent a day in the great outdoors, feed yourself at Awful Arthur's. Despite its name, Awful Arthur's has an array of tasty seafood dishes in a quaint little restaurant that provides outdoor seating for you and your pet. When it's time to tuck in for the night, check in to the Holiday Inn Roanoke Valley View. As the name suggests, the Holiday Inn hotel is situated right in view of the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley and the gigantic windows provide a great look. The hotel will welcome you and your sleepy pet with open paws.

Roanoke is the perfect destination for the outdoor-enthusiasts and will not disappoint you with its beautiful scenery.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Roanoke

Downtown Roanoke

48
Population Density
8,847 per sq. mi.

Downtown Roanoke

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Whether you are a local or you’re just passing through, downtown Roanoke is the place to visit when you are looking for a place to grab a bite to eat with your canine companion. For burgers, pizza and hot dogs, check out Fork in the Market. This restaurant’s outdoor seating is Fido-friendly, and the waitstaff will even bring your companion a bowl of water. Need a caffeine fix? Check out Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea. Feeling guilty after a big meal? Stop by K9 Fit Club to learn about their exercise programs for pups and their parents. This unique business focuses on health and wellness for dogs and their people.

Raleigh Court

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,068 per sq. mi.

Raleigh Court

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Located just south of downtown, Roanoke’s Raleigh Court neighborhood is home to one of the city’s most popular dog parks: Highland Dog Park. Highland Dog Park is a one-acre, fenced-in park where dogs are free to run and play off-leash to their hearts’ content. The park has a separate area for small dogs and features two retired fire hydrants for your furry friend’s sniffing pleasure. There’s plenty of shade on hot summer days thanks to the park’s many trees. Keep your dog hydrated at the doggy drinking fountain, and be sure to clean up after him using the free clean-up bags.

Vinton

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
8,185 per sq. mi.

Vinton

24

No day in Vinton would be complete without a visit to Thrasher Dog Park. This one-acre park has separate spots for small and large dogs as well as fenced-in areas for your four-legged friend can run free. It is one of the few dog parks in Roanoke with plenty of grass. There’s also a fountain to help your pet stay hydrated even on the hottest days. When you’re done playing, stop by New York Pizza to grab a slice. Not in the mood for pizza? They also serve burgers, subs, sandwiches and other casual fare. Dogs are welcome at the restaurant’s outdoor tables.

Hanging Rock

12
Population Density
12,176 per sq. mi.

Hanging Rock

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Hanging Rock is located in the outskirts of Roanoke, but it is a great place to visit if you want to spend the day walking with your pup. Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and this rail-trail is the perfect place to explore with an energetic canine companion. The trail extends 1.7 miles and has a gravel surface that is perfect for walking and mountain biking. It’s even wheelchair accessible. Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail leads you through areas associated with Civil War history, so bring your pup and step back in time on this beautiful trail.

Woodcliff

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Population Density
17,022 per sq. mi.

Woodcliff

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Travel south of downtown to check out Roanoke’s Woodcliff neighborhood. Here you will find the Mill Mountain Star Trail. This trail extends from the Roanoke River all the way up to the summit of Mill Mountain and the Roanoke Star. At the top of the mountain, explore more than 500 acres of parkland with your leashed companion. This area features a picnic area, as well as breathtaking vistas where you can see for up to 60 miles. You’ll also find access to additional hiking trails here. This moderate hike is definitely one that you and your canine companion do not want to miss!