Dog walking in Startup

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

Flexible scheduling

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

Customized for your pup

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

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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Kelly VStartup, WA 98294

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I am a fit, fun 46 year old mom with a lifetime of having the best pooches in my life. I have had large breeds as well as the short and swift breeds. I really enjoy the energy and personal bond I have with them. They fulfill me much more than I do them for sure! In the past I have volunteered walking pooches for local animal shelters as well as helping with cleaning duties. I am a firm believer that a well exercised pooch is a happy pooch!

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Alex GStartup, WA 98294

4.9

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New York based young professional dog walker. I have always had a passion for animals and I’m so grateful that my passion has become a profession. Your dog is in good hands! If my walking isn’t up to the standards you require please let me know.

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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

Alison BStartup, WA 98294

4.9

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Hi! My name is Alison and I recently relocated back to Washington from Arizona! I grew up with animals all my life and currently have 1 dog, Benny. I love dogs of all sizes and have made it my life goal to one day be able to work with animals and now is the time! My hubby always jokes that I love going to the dog park more than my dog! Can't wait to walk yours!

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Christina BStartup, WA 98294

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Hi, I'm Christina and I live in Woodinville WA. I have years of experience working with dogs...house sitting and walking dogs of all sizes and breeds. I have a Labradoodle and he is the love of my life! I love meeting new dogs and recognize that each one is unique and special. As an avid runner, I know how important exercise is and it's just as important for dogs physical health and mental well-being. You’re dog will be in the best care with me! Looking forward to meeting your pup!

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Kalie MStartup, WA 98294

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Hi Dog owners! My name is Kalie. I'm an expirienced dog walker and expirienced dog lover. :) I've cared for dogs my whole life and am now continuing my education in animal massage. I will care for your babies as if they were my own. I love the outdoors and can't wait to share them with your loved ones!

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

Kelsey GStartup, WA 98294

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Hi, my name is Kelsey and I am a dog enthusiast! I have had dogs my entire life and I can't imagine life without them. I have a Veterinary Assisting certificate and my previous job was at VCSC, a Veterinary Oncology clinic in Edmonds. Unfortunately, it was too sad for me and I decided to make a career change and become a Real Estate Agent. I really miss working with dogs every day which is why I have joined Wag! I can't wait to meet your fury companion!

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Lindsey BStartup, WA 98294

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Dogs have always been my best friends! They love us unconditionally and I want them to feel that same love in return. Always. Can’t wait to connect with your fur babies!!

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

Braydon MStartup, WA 98294

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I'm a dog lover who grew up with two Shitzu's and lots of puppies from breeding multiple times! I have two dogs myself, Moose and Lulu, and absolutely love spending time outdoors with them at the park or on walks. My wife and I both have many hours of experience in service and advanced obedience training and absolutely love working with animals! I have a special spot for dogs and love seeing them happy and smiling!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Claire CStartup, WA 98294

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My name is Claire and I have been around dogs my whole life. I have three wonderful dogs of my own and love to make new four-legged friends. I have attended many dog training classes while raising my own pups and have professional pet sitting experience.

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High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jacqualin SStartup, WA 98294

4.8

(118)

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I have fur babies of my own; I would be delighted to take one, or more, of yours for a walk! I have over 15 years in private animal care, also certified in Veterinary Assisting & Grooming.

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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

Dog Walking in Startup

Startup is a census-designated area along the Wallace River in Washington. With only 676 residents in 2010, Startup is really living up to its name! It doesn’t get much more natural than this. Though close to several larger cities like Sultan and Lake Stevens, Startup is still finding its legs. It’s a great place to visit if you’re passing through, and residents agree that Startup is already running fine! You can “pup” right over to nearby Sultan to visit a vet if anything goes wrong. Barring misfortune, however, you can stay in Startup and enjoy the Alpine Village Drive-In, where outdoor, dog-friendly seating is paired with gourmet speciality burgers.

You can also taste-test Startups rival burger joints head to head by trying Vick’s Burger Shack. Your dog can vote as well as he can also join you outside at Vick’s Burger Shack (though if you sneak him some people food, odds are good the votes will be tied at “wagging tail” for both places!) Water bowls are provided upon request.

If you want to drive, Startup makes a great base camp before heading out to explore Wallace Falls State Park (a mere 15 minute drive away.) Whether you want to eat or explore, Startup is the place to do it.


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Startup

Mid Town Sultan

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
53 per sq. mi.

Mid Town Sultan

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When dogs in Startup need to run wild, they head over to the Dogs on First in Osprey Park. This off leash dog park is located just three miles west in the nearby town of Sultan. Your pup will love the chance to let loose and burn her extra energy.  She can romp and play with new friends, or tear around in a game of chase. For a change of pace, take a stroll around Osprey Park. This park sits right on the banks of the Skykomish River and is full to the brim with trees. If she needs to cool off, let your pooch dip her paws in the water.


North Gold Bar

36
Population Density
8 per sq. mi.

North Gold Bar

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Looking for some adventure? Pack up your pooch and head five miles northeast of Startup to Wallace Falls State Park. This pup-ular park is located in Gold Bar and displays the lush landscape Washington is famous for.  Follow the trail to the rushing waters of Wallace Falls and the amazing views of the Skykomish River Valley. The main trail gains 1,300 feet in elevation through a series of switchbacks. If your pup isn’t up for the climb, Lower and Middle Falls stops are available and are just as beautiful. Due to the heavy foot traffic and dangerous falls, leash laws are strictly enforced. So be sure to keep your dog leashed at all times.


East Gold Bar

24
Population Density
8 per sq. mi.

East Gold Bar

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Is your dog aching to get out in nature? Head over to East Gold Bar for some pupperific hiking. Just 10 miles east of Startup you’ll find the trailhead for Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls. The entire round trip clocks in at 8.2 miles. The last mile and a half is quite steep, so make sure your pup is in for the long haul. If he’s not, just go as long as his paws can take, as you’ll still get plenty of stunning scenery in this lush deciduous forest. If you happen to be there in mid-June, be on the lookout for ripe salmonberries. No matter when you go, your pooch will have a fetching good time!


Downtown Monroe

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,577 per sq. mi.

Downtown Monroe

12

Downtown Monroe is home to the Al Borlin Park. Only an 11 mile drive west of Startup, it’s a pawsome place to spend some time with your furry BFF. This 90 acre park is a peninsula surrounded by the Skykomish River and Woods Creek, and the 1.2 mile network of gravel trails weaves in and out of the woods. If your pooch needs some off leash time, pay a visit to Wiggly Field, Monroe’s 2.5 acre dog park. Your pup can race around the agility equipment or stop by the faux fire hydrant. Trees and a covered shelter provide shade for human and pups during the dog days of summer.


East Duvall

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Population Density
114 per sq. mi.

East Duvall

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East Duvall is located 25 miles southwest of Startup and is home to Cherry Creek Falls. Leash up your pooch and head over for a pawsome afternoon hike. This pup-ular hike is five miles round trip, so your pal is sure to get some good exercise. You’ll have to pass through a few creeks, so be prepared to get your feet wet. A 25 foot waterfall is the final destination. It plunges into a large pool that is perfect for cooling off. Your pup can dip her paws in or splash around to her heart’s content. Sounds like a woofin’ good time!