Getting Started

How Wag! Works

Why join Wag!

Wag! offers you the chance to work with dogs on a daily basis while making money. While walking with Wag!, you’re able to set your own schedule, spend time outdoors, and exercise, all while hanging out with playful pups and putting your knowledge of and experience with dogs to work. What could be better?

Walker Sign-Up Flow

You’ll need to pass a knowledge test, which includes questions on topics such as collar and harness familiarity as well as situational assessments. Additionally, you’ll have to pass a background check. At Wag!, safety is extremely important, and that’s why we have a robust walker screening process.

Make Money with Wag!

The amount of money you make per walk varies based on location and walk length. On average, a walker will currently make $12 + tip for a 30-minute walk. For a boarding or sitting service, the current base pay per night is $26. Any tips go 100% to you.

Additionally, you’ll be able to see the payout per walk before requesting and agreeing to the walk. This ensures transparency before you commit to a service.

Approved Walkers

Downloading the Walker App: Untrusted Pop up (iOS users)

Once you are approved, we send you the Walker App to download via email. This app is different than the Owner App you see available publicly in the app store. 

iOS users will see a pop up that indicates the app is 'untrusted' - this is normal due to our app being private. Don't worry, our app is safe to download. Here are instructions to bypass this message:

How to bypass the Untrusted Developer message: 

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap Device Management 
  4. Tap¨WAG LABS INC¨ in the Enterprise App section.
  5. Tap to trust.
  6. Tap to confirm.
Employment Verification

Because Wag! walkers are independent contractors and are not Wag! employees, we cannot provide any letters or proof of employment. Some walkers have printed their payments from Payable to show proof of payment as independent contractors.

How to request a walk

Once signed into the app, you’ll be able to see the Walk Feed, where you can view all available walks in your area. For each walk, you’ll find the name of the dog and, usually, a picture, the time of the walk, length of the walk, and whether it’s an On-Demand, One-Time, or Recurring Walk. Additionally, you’ll be able to see approximately how far the walk is from you, and what your payout for the walk will be. When you see a walk you’d like to request, simply click the “Request” button, and we’ll text you if you’re confirmed for that walk.

Once you receive a confirmation text for the walk, it’s time to prepare for your first walk!

Requesting a Boarding/Sitting

Once signed into the app, you’ll be able to see the Walk Feed with a list of all available boardings and sittings in your area. For each boarding and sitting, you’ll be able to see the name of the dog and, usually, a picture, and the time and length of the boarding or sitting. Additionally, you’ll be able to see approximately how far away the sitting is from you, and what your payout for the boarding or sitting will be. When you see a boarding or sitting you’d like to request, simply click the “Request” button, and you’ll receive a text once you’re confirmed for that service.

Once you have received a confirmation text about the service, it’s time to prepare for the boarding/sitting!