Dog walking in Milwaukee

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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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I love animals! I have had pet dogs of all sizes, from a 10 lb chihuahua mix to a 100+ lb Labrador retriever. I currently live in Bay View with my dog, Foxy. I was a member of the Animal Cruelty Task Force in Milwaukee and have presented statewide on the topic of preventing animal cruelty. I've also attended national conferences on issues of animal welfare and cruelty. I'm excited to help you and your furry friend!

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Hello! My name is Samantha. I grew up in New Berlin WI. As a kid, my job was to walk the dogs. The area I lived in was great for taking walks on the hiking trails. I currently live in downtown Milwaukee. It works perfectly for my Frenchie Stella and I. We love to go play across the street at the dog park and take long walks by Bradford Beach. My joy in life is animals and am currently looking for more furry companions to love.

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Dog Walking in Milwaukee

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

There’s nothing better than spending time with your dog, so make the good times last longer! Daily exercise can help reduce your dog’s risk of developing arthritis, heart disease and diabetes, conditions which can shorten your canine pal’s active years. Take regular walks around the block or on one of Milwaukee’s trails to keep living your best lives together.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

What can make a good dog go bad? Boredom! Without enough mental and physical exercise, even the best dog can start to chew or dig their way to fun. Save your dog’s reputation, and your rugs, by taking them for daily walks. Whether exploring the neighborhood, or strolling along the shores of Lake Michigan, you can help your dog beat the boredom blues and relax at home.   

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

There are lots of reasons daily walks are important, such as meeting new people and pups. With each new experience, your dog can build their confidence and broaden their world, which can make them better able to cope with whatever life throws at them. Exploring your territory, or the nearest Milwaukee dog park, can give your dog lots of opportunities to greet new furiends.

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Milwaukee

How much does it cost to get your dog moving in Brew City? Pupular 30-minute walks average around $25, while longer 60-minute adventures can be as much as $40 or more. Many dog walking services only operate on weekdays during business hours, so you could be paying extra fees if your dog needs a late night or weekend walk. And some companies even add on another charge for booking a walk in the same day.

When you book local dog walkers with Wag, your dog can get the exercise they need every day of the week, all day long, without any extra fees. With 20-minute walks for around $15, 30-minute strolls for about $20, and 60-minute excursions that average only $30, its easy to choose the pawfect experience for your pup. When life throws you a curveball, your dog can get out in the same day with on-demand walks at the same rates. And if you’ve got a pooch that never slows down, book multiple walks in advance to save 15%.

With Wag!, your thoroughly vetted and insured Pet Caregiver makes it their mission to pamper your pup. You can find out how your dog enjoyed their day with a report card at the end of each walk, and with real time GPS tracking through the Wag! app, you’ll be able to trace your furry bestie’s steps wherever they go. 

Dog Parks in Milwaukee

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Cream City has a lot to see! With historic homes and breweries galore, there’s also plenty of places where your dog can have a blast. Your nature pup will love Park Place’s Granville Dog Park in North Milwaukee. With 10-acres of off-leash excitement, your adventure hound can explore fields, grasslands and trails before heading to the river for a cool dip.  

On the east side of the city, the Estabrook Park area with its namesake park offers outdoor recreation at its finest along the Milwaukee River. Hike a pup-friendly trail through this green space to the Estabrook Dog Park for a romp over its 3-acres. This traditional off-leash space features a small dog area and full fencing. Dogs who still have pep in their step can hop on the 125-mile Oak Leaf Trail as it passes by on its way through the city. Hiking south will take you on a loop near gorgeous Lake Michigan.

Just south in the bohemian Riverwest neighborhood, an oasis awaits amidst rows of homes at the Roverwest Dog Park. This fully fenced space almost covers an entire block, so there’s plenty of room for dogs of all sizes to mix and mingle.

No walking tour of Milwaukee is complete without seeing its famous Cream City brick. Made from a local clay that lightened when fired, you can see this signature building material on a stroll through Downtown or the Historic Third Ward. Afterwards, get out the rest of your pup’s wiggles in trendy Bay View at the Bay View Dog Park. This pocket park is the pawfect place for a quick off-leash run after a day of sightseeing.

Before heading out to any of the city’s pawsome dog parks, you’ll need to pick up a dog pass which is available for purchase from the county, or at self-pay stations in each park. Be sure your dog is fully vaccinated and licensed, and wearing all tags. Keep your dog leashed everywhere outside of off-leash areas, and when entering and exiting them. Always have clean-up bags on hand to pick up after your pup.

Dog Walking in Milwaukee with Wag!

There’s a lot to sniff in Miltown, and your dog is waiting to explore it all! When you can’t join in the adventure, Wag! is there to make sure your dog doesn’t miss a beat.

Got a high energy Milwaukee favorite? Dog walkers with Wag! know how to tire out your Labrador Retriever orSiberian Husky with plenty of 60-minute treks through this bustling town. Got a lazy Bulldog? Get them moving on a 30-minute meander between naps. Your boisterous Shih Tzu will love saying hello to the neighborhood on a 20-minute spin. With one-time, recurring, and on-demand walks available, you can find the pawfect combo for your pup. And if your elderly or recovering Golden Retriever just needs someone to check in, Wag! can Drop-In to make sure they have everything they need.

Booking a walk with Wag! is easy! First, download the Wag! app. Then, select a date and time, and choose the best length of walk for your pooch. Scan dog walker profiles to choose the best match and see your finalized rates. And just like that, your dog is ready to go! With GPS tracking, and text and picture updates from your walker, you’ll never miss a step.

Your dog is always ready for adventure, so keep your dog exploring by booking a walk with Wag! today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Milwaukee

Riverwest

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Population Density
9,610 per sq. mi.

Riverwest

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Hipsters, families, the young, the old, and pups alike love dog-friendly Riverwest! This artsy neighborhood in Milwaukee is also close to ReThreads. ReThreads is a super popular thrift store in the area that is also fun for your four legged best friend! In October, Riverwest residents enjoy the dog-friendly “Meet My Bully Riverwest” event. While in the area, make sure you check out the popular ArtBar. It’s a popular neighborhood bar in Riverwest where you can enjoy a sip of wine or one of their top beers. The best part is that ArtBar, just like the Riverwest neighborhood, is super dog-friendly!

Lower East Side

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
19,390 per sq. mi.

Lower East Side

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You and your pooch can enjoy the real historic feel of Milwaukee in the dog-friendly neighborhood, Lower East Side. Located on the beautiful Milwaukee Bay, McKinley Marina Park is a pawsitively GREAT place for you and your pooch to visit. The Lower East Side area is also host of the popular event, Tails on the Trails. Tails on the Trails is a 5K walk and 1-mile run that takes you through beautiful Veterans Park, the lagoons, and Milwaukee’s breathtaking waterfront. Make sure you and your pooch enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many local dog-friendly restaurants, like the popular Cempazuchi Comida Brava, while in the area.

Historic Third Ward

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Population Density
4,360 per sq. mi.

Historic Third Ward

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The Historic Third Ward neighborhood, situated on the scenic Milwaukee Bay, has it all! If you’re ready to let out your creative side all while enjoying a dog-friendly atmosphere -- you have to check out this Milwaukee neighborhood. This neighborhood is even the site of Milwaukee’s popular Fromm Petfest. Fromm Petfest is an annual event that is fun for the whole family, including your furry best friend. Your pup can experience the fun of an agility course, dog park, dock diving, and so much more. There also many dog friendly restaurants in the Historic Third Ward. While here, check out one of those pawsome restaurants, The Wicked Hop. You and your pooch can enjoy food, beer, and live music.

Estabrook Park

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,090 per sq. mi.

Estabrook Park

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The Estabrook Park neighborhood in Milwaukee lies right on the Milwaukee river. There is plenty to see, do, and sniff in this super popular -- and dog friendly -- neighborhood. In addition to the beautiful scenery, you will find trails for hiking and biking everywhere, as well as plenty of sport courts and even a skate park. But, for any tail waggin’ friend, you will want to check out the Estabrook Park Dog Exercise Area. This dog park is 3 acres of fenced in, off-leash fun for you and your pooch. This Milwaukee neighborhood is the perfect match for any family that has members with paws!

Bay View

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,750 per sq. mi.

Bay View

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Bay View is a beautiful neighborhood that sits on the Milwaukee Bay. With scenic views and dog friendly fun, you will love visiting or living here. Especially if you take your pooch for a visit at Bay View Dog Park, the local off-leash fun zone for dogs. Your pup can also enjoy pampering at the Bay View Community Bark. This fun atmosphere offers self-service wash or you can get one of their experts to do the honors. In addition, you can visit the Barker Lounge at the Community Bark. Barker Lounge is a fun shop full of high quality products for your pooch. It is also a popular spot for dog birthday parties, too! There’s no question as to why everyone is howlin’ about the Bay View neighborhood!

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