Dog walking in Algonquin

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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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Ashley DAlgonquin, IL

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I'm Ashley I have a love and passion for dogs. I have always had a dog in my life growing up and I currently own two dogs of my own. I have experience with dogs in a day care setting as well as in my personal life.

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Debi RAlgonquin, IL

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Puppers are my priority. I am the mom of a phenomenal furkid. I have volunteered for a few different rescues & have learned so much from trainers, books, & observing dog behavior at doggie parks, stores, beaches, pet expos, pet events, etc. Looking forward to having some fun with yours!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Judy SAlgonquin, IL

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I love dogs and I love getting exercise- a perfect combination for walking your dog ! I have worked for numerous dog rescues over the years both walking,bathing and training the dogs as well as fostering over 30 dogs in my home where they were treated as members of the family. I have never met a dog I didn’t like-large,small,furry,not so furry,senior,puppy and everything in between-well you get the idea! I would love to meet YOUR dog and see how we get along!

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Shawna BAlgonquin, IL

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Hi all! I've been around and owned dogs my whole life. Been a dog foster mom for almost 10 years, have dog sat for friends and clients for many years , all sizes and breeds. I'd love to help you out with your pupper!

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Donna FAlgonquin, IL

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I have been a dog lover for my whole entire life. The past 30 years I have owned at least one dog and up to three dogs at one time. I love animals, in general, I’ve had many animals, including a bird, hamster, bunnies, and fish. I have watched dogs for my friends and relatives and I have walked dogs for my neighbors.

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

Susan FAlgonquin, IL

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“Compassionate care; honest and reliable service”

Hi! I'm Susan and I've been an animal/nature lover all my life. Dogs have been a part of my family for the past 37 years along with fish and birds. We currently have two rescues, a chiweenie and a lab-shepherd, that are absolute joys. I can't imagine life without companion animals nor the beauty and peace that nature provides. As a Wag! walker, I’m committed to compassionate care and assuring pet safety as well as being respectful of your home and privacy. Kisses and belly rubs galore!

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Trisha WAlgonquin, IL

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“Best way to spend a day is with a dog!!”

I'm a certified dog trainer through ABC .I also have a associates degree in Veterinary Assistance. I have 20 years experience in training, grooming, administrating medications and shots. I love dogs of all types. I raise and compete Chinese cresteds. I have a few long term clients that I have the pleasure of grooming, training, pet setting , walking and feeding. I can provide references upon request. I am a very passionate about dogs, my clients and my own. They are my first priority .

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Puppy care

Janet DAlgonquin, IL

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I love dogs and can't wait to make friends with the next one I meet! We grew up with dogs and I've had dog(s) for many many years. Good manners and behavior are important so it follows that training is too!

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Karen GAlgonquin, IL

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Dogs delight me. They always have. I love them more each day. I have been a pet care professional for 23 years. I share my life with Gaby, Charlotte and 3 cats. I have experience with almost every dog breed, age and temperament. I look forward to meeting your fur baby.

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Zoleiry HAlgonquin, IL

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I am a first year Georgetown PhD student and I absolutely love animals! I aspire to advocate for universal animal rights. I have worked at an animal hospital in my Chicago suburb for 6 years as a certified veterinary technician, and I go back to work at the clinic during my breaks from school. I look forward to hanging out with your dog!

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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 Algonquin

When you’re in Algonquin, finding pawsitively amazing things to do with your dog is easy as can be! This Illinois city has six parks you can explore with your dog, and it also has lots of dog friendly-restaurants. If your dog needs to see a veterinarian, there are three great clinics in Algonquin.

If you’re looking for a good place to take your dog for an on-leash walk, check out the Fox River Trail. This 44.6-mile trail begins in Algonquin and goes all the way to Oswego. Some of the stunning sights you’ll see along the way include beautiful forests, historic buildings and windmills, and a lighthouse. You’ll also get amazing views of the Fox River throughout the whole trail. Bring water and doggy bags, and enjoy hiking this trail with your dog.

James B. Wood Park is another great place to go for an on-leash walk with your dog in Algonquin. This pawesome 26-acre park has a large walking path you can explore with your pup. This paved path takes you past an open field where your dog can roll around to their heart’s content. You and your dog will always have a great time at this park and in the many other fun dog-friendly attractions in Algonquin!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Algonquin

North Harrison Street

48
Population Density
1,196 per sq. mi.

North Harrison Street

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This Algonquin neighborhood is home to a scenic park where you can take your pup for on-leash walks: Riverfront Park. This 1.5-acre park has a paved path that goes along the Fox River. There are plenty of benches where you can sit and enjoy the view of the water, and there’s a lovely gazebo you can relax in with your dog. Bring water and doggy bags with you, and enjoy strolling in this park. If you’re hungry after the park, head over to Port Edward. This restaurant welcomes dogs on their riverfront patio, and they specialize in seafood, steak, sushi, and salads. 

Lake Plumleigh Way

36
Population Density
3,435 per sq. mi.

Lake Plumleigh Way

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If you’re looking for another good place to take your dog for an on-leash walk, check out Algonquin Lakes Park. This 35-acre park has walking paths that go around scenic lakes and past beautiful meadows. These paths are paved and mostly flat, making them easy for your dog to walk on. If you need a break from the sun, you and your dog can sit under the park’s gazebo. Bring doggy bags for your pup, and have a great time exploring this park! After the park, continue your fun day out with lunch at Algonquin Sub Shop. Grab one of their dog-friendly outdoor tables, and enjoy sandwiches, salads, soup, and more.

Sleepy Hollow Road

24
Population Density
1,416 per sq. mi.

Sleepy Hollow Road

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If you and your dog love going for off-leash hikes, Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve is perfect for you. This 160-acre preserve is just six miles from Algonquin, and dogs are allowed to be off-leash throughout the whole preserve. While you’re here, you and your dog can explore the preserve’s numerous unpaved hiking trails. These trails will take you through the forest and past grassy areas. There’s also a picnic pavilion where you can have lunch with your dog. Bring plenty of doggy waste bags and your pup’s water bowl with you, and have a great time hiking here.

East End Avenue

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,287 per sq. mi.

East End Avenue

12

This Crystal Lake neighborhood is home to a pawesome off-leash area, Hound Town Dog Park. Located just seven miles from Algonquin, this dog park has one large, fenced-in area for dogs to play in. This area features a huge field with tons of space for dogs to run around in, and water is available. To use this dog park, you’ll have to get an annual permit from the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office. Once you do that, you’ll be free to use the dog park anytime you’d like! If you’re feeling hungry after the dog park, check out Country Donuts. Sit at their one dog-friendly outdoor table, and enjoy freshly baked donuts, bagels, and cookies.

National Street

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,074 per sq. mi.

National Street

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If you’re searching for another pawesome off-leash park, check out Keppler Park. Located 23 miles from Algonquin, this park has two off-leash areas, Wiggly Field and Southpaw Park. Wiggly Field is open to dogs of all sizes, and it has lots of fun agility equipment for your pup to play on. Southpaw Park is exclusively for small dogs who weigh 20 pounds or less. Both areas are fenced in, keeping your dog safe and secure while they play, and water is available for your dog in both areas. Your dog is sure to love playing in these two fun-filled dog parks!