Dog walking in Champaign

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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Madelyn AChampaign, IL

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“I’ll be your dogs new best friend!”

Hi!! My name is Madi Angus and I am the worlds biggest dog lover! I will help you with whatever you need whether that includes a quick walk or even going for a jog with your dog. Having raised and trained 2 dogs of my own, I am ready for anything and couldn’t be more excited to help out your family by taking care of your beloved dog! :)

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

Alex DChampaign, IL

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“Current vet student”

My name is Alex and I am a current veterinary student at the University of Illinois. I have experience pet sitting, working at a doggie daycare, and I’ve worked at multiple small animal clinics. I have a dog and cat of my own and take care of other peoples’ pets the way I’d want mine to be cared for.

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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

Melinda SChampaign, IL

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Hi! My name is Melinda, and I have a dog, cat, snake, and fish at home. I’m a college student working in special education for my main source of income. Going on long walks is my favorite way to cool off between study sessions, so I joined Wag! to keep doing that thing I love with awesome dogs.

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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, Fast walker

Matt FChampaign, IL

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Hi! My name is Matt and I've been a dog owner for nearly my whole life. My family has owned dogs as big as German shepherds and as small as a chiweenie. Over the years, I've been invited to watch many of my neighbors' and relatives' dogs, which was the reason I fell in love with all dogs.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Bianca BChampaign, IL

4.9

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“It’s always a great day for an adventure!”

Hi! My name is Bianca, and I just completed graduate school and recently moved to Champaign. My childhood pet was a golden retriever named Big Boy (named him myself at age 6), and I've always had a soft spot for dogs since growing up with one! I’m patient with pups that might need some extra time on their walk, and I do my best to pay attention to every dog’s needs. I also love dog-sitting and spending that extra quality time with doggos. Thanks for trusting me with your furry family members!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care

Kate VChampaign, IL

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“Show me your pitties”

My name is Kate! I'm a full-time vet student that loves animals of all kinds, but enjoys working with dogs the most. I am reliable, responsible, and will work to give your dog the best walk I am able. I look forward to meeting you and your pup soon!

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

David LChampaign, IL

4.9

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I'm a senior at Georgetown University, but I grew up outside New York. A couple years ago my girlfriend and I adopted a mixed-breed named Bear. I have a soft spot for all animals and I love and miss him so much! Help me fill the furry hole in my heart by letting me spend some time with your dog!

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Brandi HChampaign, IL

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Hello! And I have been pet sitting for friends and family for over 15 years now! I also foster pups of all ages and sizes through the St Louis Senior Dog Project. Lastly, I have experience working with Champ therapy dogs, as I work in the animal-assisted laboratory at Washington University School of Medicine.

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Hope FChampaign, IL

4.9

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Hey there, glad you're here!! My name's Hope! I love dogs more than almost anything, so I promise to love your furry best friend well. I have a giant schnoodle named Bear and an Irishdoodle named Briar; I've had a dog back home since I was 8 (a miniature schnauzer), and before that, I had 2 boxers when I was little, so lots and lots of personal dog experience! I also volunteered at the humane society back home in high school, and now I’m in the vet school at U of I! Hope to see your pup soon!

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

Anna BChampaign, IL

4.9

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Hi! Growing up, my family fostered dogs, and I've always loved meeting new dogs and taking care of them. Through fostering, dog-sitting, and taking care of my own 2 dogs, I've had experience walking dogs of all sizes. I can't wait to meet your pup!

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Dog Walking in Champaign

Champaign, Illinois may be a city that has gone to the dogs! With almost 700 acres of grassy parks, numerous trails and paths, and year-round dog-friendly events, you and your pooch will always have something to do.

Looking to get off-leash? Look no further than the Champaign Bark District. Champaign's premier dog park, this seven-acre space offers ample room to run, jump, and play. You'll love the amenities, including double-gated access gates, areas for large and small dogs, and free doggie bags. Residents and non-residents can either purchase a full-year membership, or buy a one-day pass.

Several trails in Champaign offer a chance to explore the natural prairie surroundings. O'Malley's Alley Trail is a half-mile paved route that ends at a city-run Prairie Farm. To extend the journey, go east at the bridge and end up at the lakeside Kaufman Park. Or, try out the Greenbelt Bikeway. Almost 2.5-miles long, this trail boasts views of ponds, forests, a beautiful lake, and an Olympic memorial.

Want a chance to meet up with some of Champaign's other four-legged friends? Try the yearly Chase Your Tail Dog Jog/Walk. Open to dogs ages a year and over, this race starts at Centennial Park and features costume contests, vendors, and live entertainment!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Champaign

City Limits

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,815 per sq. mi.

City Limits

48

Champaign is home to the Champaign Bark District.  This “District” is a seven acre dog park which is located at 5001 W. Windsor. The fenced enclosure is a flat and grassy area where dogs can run and socialize leash-free. The dog park has a separate area for small dogs.  Water fountains built for humans and canines are supplied.  The dog park features a few picnic benches where the human companions can sit, socialize, and maybe snack while watching their pups at play. The city requires a registration and fee before using the dog park. Daily passes are also available. More information is available on the official city website. 

Urbana

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,975 per sq. mi.

Urbana

36

Urbana adjoins Champaign, and has a dog park located at 1501 E. Perkins. This dog park has 10 fenced  acres of ground for dogs to explore off leash. There is a separate enclosure for small dogs. The dog park has a varied terrain with part of it in grass and part in tall prairie grass. Trees dot the inside of the dog park, too, so your dog will have a howlin’ good time exploring. Water is available onsite. Waste receptacles with poop bags are also provided, so leave the park as clean as you found it and use them. A box of tennis balls is supplied by the park, so no pup is left behind! Visitors must register their dog and pay a fee before using this dog park. Check the city website for more details.

South Champaign

24
Population Density
3,025 per sq. mi.

South Champaign

24

South Champaign is close to the regional airport.  There are several hotels in this neighborhood that are dog-friendly.  Hawthorn Suites located at 101 Trade Center Drive welcomes you and your dog.  Hawthorn charges an additional fee of $25 per dog (2 dog maximum) per night.  The hotel does not have any weight restrictions for your dogs. If you and your dog need a change of scenery and a stretch, check out Mayfair Park.  This little 2-acre park offers a few nice walking paths, which your leashed dog is allowed to explore.  A few picnic tables make this the pawfect place to enjoy a picnic with your best bud on a nice day.

Northwest

12
Population Density
3,025 per sq. mi.

Northwest

12

The Northwest neighborhood of Champaign is home to Dodds Park, located at 1501 N. Mattis Avenue.  This large park offers 100 acres dedicated to recreation.  The park has numerous places for you and your dog to walk on leash. Picnic tables and pavilions make a picnic lunch or an afternoon barbecue with your pet a fine idea. While you're there, don't forget to explore the Greenbelt Bikeway Trail, which is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy. You and your dog can explore a short distance, or see how much of the trail you can tackle. Don't forget to bring a leash, because your dog will need to wear one on the trail. 

West

0
Population Density
3,025 per sq. mi.

West

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The West neighborhood in Champaign is home to Kaufman Lake, a public park managed by the Champaign Park District. This park offers several pawesome activities, including boating, fishing, and picnicking.  Dogs can enjoy some on-leash exercise and share a barbecued hotdog or hamburger with their owner afterward. Fishing enthusiasts can spend some time with a companion dog while enjoying the sport. If you're just looking for a quick walk, there are several wooded hiking trails that you and your dog can explore. If barbecuing or picnicking isn't your thing, the nearby Sonic Drive-In will let you eat a hotdog with your pup on the dog-friendly outdoor patio.