Dog walking in Madison

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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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“Dog lover”

I have been a dog owner for 20 years. Walking dogs is one of my favorite activities! I have walked neighborhood dogs and watched dogs when neighbors are on vacation. I have been an animal lover my whole life. I am often training for running races and enjoy being outside and active.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care

I've been passionate about animals all my life. I grew up on a farm in the country, so I was constantly exposed to a wide variety of animals. I volunteered at my local veterinary clinic for several years when I was younger. I've owned cats my whole life, but have been walking and sitting friends' dogs for about a year. I realized that dog walking was the happiest part of my day every day, and that I want to do more of it because it's what I love!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker

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Dog Walking in Madison

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

There’s no better way to keep you and your dog in tip top shape than with daily walks. Stroll the neighborhood to keep joints limber, weight manageable, and conditions like diabetes and heart disease at bay. Step it up a notch with a hike along a section of the 7-mile Capital City Trail that winds through many areas of the city.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

If your dog doesn’t get enough physical and mental activity, boredom could cause your dog to chew pillows and rugs. Regular walks around the block can stimulate your dog’s mind and work their muscles, allowing them to relax when home. Mix it up with a trek past one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings, such as the Eugene A. Gilmore House (Airplane House), or the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in the Downtown area.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

From their time as wolves, dogs have always been pack animals, and need to rub noses with their peers to learn proper pup behavior. With every new pooch they greet, dogs build confidence which helps them cope with stressful moments. Taking your dog for walks, or to a Madison dog park, can offer lots of opportunities to meet new potential playmates.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Madison

To keep your dog active while you are gone, you may be looking for a dog walker in Madtown. Short 20-minute walks cost around $18, while pupular 30-minute strolls can be as much as $25. Many Madison dog walking businesses only offer walks Monday through Friday, and some only during midday hours, which means you could be paying extra fees to get your dog walking in the evening, or on weekends. And if you need a walk asap, you could be looking at another additional cost.

By booking a walk with Wag!, your dog can get moving when they need it most without any additional fees. Every day of the week, local dog walkers with Wag! can get your dog out for a 20-minute spin for around $15, a 30-minute meander for about $20, or even a long 60-minute trek averaging only $30. That includes weekends too! When life demands a same day walk, book on-demand for no extra cost. And if your pup never slows down, you can save 15% when you book multiple walks in advance.

All Pet Caregivers with Wag! are thoroughly vetted and insured, and know your pup’s safety is priority #1. With real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app, you can follow along every step your dog takes. And a report card at the end of each walk fills you in on your dog’s adventure.

 Dog Parks in Madison

Whether you love lake life, or prefer a pub crawl, Madison has it all! And for your adventure hound, there’s even puptastic dog parks too!

A stroll through Mendota Hills is never complete without a trip to Warner Park, a 200-acre green space right on Lake Mendota. The Warner Dog Park is the most pupular canine spot in the park, boasting 8-acres of fenced-in space that includes a small dog section, grassy fields to roam, forested paths and access to a dog beach on a lagoon.

The McCormick Greenway Dog Park in residential Eken Park offers city pups a lovely, fenced-in dog run next to the community gardens, and is the pawfect grassy space for all dogs to mix and mingle.

In adjacent Emerson East, your pooch will want to visit the Demetral Dog Park inside the sprawling community space that boasts sports fields, restrooms, playgrounds and a shelter. This one-size fits all dog park is nestled in the northwest corner, but at 1-acre, there’s more than enough room for all dogs to work out their energy.

If you need a lot of space to really get your dog moving, head to Capitol View Heights. The large and grassy Quann Park is used by the Alliant Energy Center for overflow parking during events. Otherwise, this space is known as the Quann Dog Park that offers water, benches and plenty to explore off-leash. When events are scheduled, a partially fenced-in 11-acre section is still for dogs only, while another fenced-in area offers access to the Wingra Creek that runs between Quann and Goodman Parks.

All these furbulous dog parks are run by the city, and require a daily or annual Dog Park Permit to access. Dogs should also be licensed and fully vaccinated. There are areas in Madison that are Dog Free, including some parks, sports fields, playgrounds, and beaches, so be aware of posted signs. Always keep your dog on leash outside of any off-leash areas, and while entering or exiting them. Have clean-up bags on hand wherever you travel to promptly pick up after your pup. 

Dog Walking in Madison with Wag!

There’s no reason for your dog to miss out on the adventure in Madison! When you are away, Wag! can make your dog’s day!

Giving your dog the exercise they crave is easy with Wag! Just download the Wag! app, select the date and time, then choose the pawfect length for your pup. With one-time walks, recurring walks, and on-demand walks for the same day, you can create an experience your dog is sure to love. After looking through the dog walker profiles, choose the best match for your pup to see finalized rates for each walk, then follow your dog’s steps with GPS tracking from wherever you are. Text and picture updates from your Pet Caregiver will keep you enjoying all the fun moments too.

Dog walkers with Wag! know it takes a lot to tire out active Labrador Retrievers and Australian Shepherds. These Madison favorites will love lots of 60-minute walks. Got a Beagle whose nose never quits? Get them sniffing on a 30-minute meander through the neighborhood. Your spunky Chihuahua can keep an eye on their territory along a 20-minute spin. Even if your older Goldendoodle is unable to exercise, Wag! can Drop-In at home to keep their tail wagging too.

Don’t wait another moment to get your dog exploring in The City of Four Lakes- book a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Madison

Capitol View Heights

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,620 per sq. mi.

Capitol View Heights

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One of Madison’s most popular dog friendly neighborhoods is Capitol View Heights. We have one HUGE guess why this is. On most days, you will find a lot of neighborhood locals hanging out at a local park. Quann Park is located in the Capitol View Heights neighborhood. This park boasts over 70 acres of fun for the whole family. In fact, about 37 of those acres are fenced off for the popular, off leash dog park, Quann Dog Park. There is also a small enclosed area at the dog park that lets dogs experience the beauty of Wingra Creek. This Madison neighborhood is also host of the annual Capital K9s Dog Paddle. This event helps fund the Madison Police Department K9 Unit. If one thing is for sure, Capitol View Heights residents love their pawsome furry family members!

Norman Acres

36
Dog Parks
2,940 parks

Norman Acres

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Do you and your pup enjoy living the “country life”, complete with front porch sitting? If so, you two will want to check out the Norman Acres neighborhood in Madison. This Madison neighborhood is also a host of the Pier Pups Canine Dock Jumping event. This event has taken place all over the country, including places like Chicago and Michigan. Norman Acres also offers dog friendly options when you want to grab a bite to eat. Places like the Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill near East Towne Mall is a super dog friendly dining option. Even if you are just visiting the area, you will find most lodging options also are very dog friendly!

Tenney Lapham

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
9,030 per sq. mi.

Tenney Lapham

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Tenney-Lapham is a beautiful, dog friendly neighborhood that sits on Madison’s Lake Mendota. While here, you and your pooch will want to visit Demetral Park. This community park boasts almost 50 acres of fun for you and your pal, including a nice off-leash dog park where you will meet friendly local residents and tail waggin’ pups! Not only does the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood have one dog park, it has two! While in the area, make sure your pup has plenty of opportunity to sniff around the popular, off leash McCormick Greenway Dog Park. Around every corner, you’re almost guaranteed to see beautiful scenery and a tail wag or two!

Greenbush

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
10,440 per sq. mi.

Greenbush

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If you’re looking for the small hometown feel with scenic views you will love the Greenbush neighborhood in Madison. This dog friendly neighborhood is home of the pawpulor off-leash dog park, Brittingham Dog Park. While this park is off-leash, it isn’t fenced in and your dog will require a permit to romp and play with his friends. On most days, you’ll find locals letting their furry best friends run and play at the park. If you and your pup are looking for exercise with a scenic view, you will want to check out the historic Southwest Bike Trail. Leashed, well behaved pups are allowed to enjoy the trails with you.

Mendota Hills

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Population Density
4,210 per sq. mi.

Mendota Hills

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Mendota Hills is a popular neighborhood in Madison. This neighborhood is home to one of the most popular parks in Madison, Warner Park. The community hosts a number of events here. There’s no question as to why -- Warner Park is over 200 acres! Most places in this park are great for snifftastic fun. Plus, leashed dogs are allowed in most areas. There is also off-leash fun at the fenced-in dog park. Mendota Hills also sits on the beautiful Lake Mendota, the largest lake in Madison. If you and your pooch want to grab a bite to eat, make sure you stop by Banzo -- you won’t regret it!

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