Dog walking in Cortland

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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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Caitlin MCortland, IL

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“Happy trails makes for wagging tails!”

My goal is to make sure your fur babies end our walks happy, healthy, and fulfilled. I am passionate about animal care and well being. As a pet parent myself, I understand that everyday life can take over, and sometimes we need help taking care of our fur babies. I would love to be your pets new friend!

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

Katrina LCortland, IL

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Hi, my name is Katrina, I love dogs and enjoy taking care of them. I often watch my friends and family’s dogs when needed, most of the time insisting on it. My dog Aero(smith) is about 9 years old and is my inspiration to help other dogs get the walks they need. I want to give you the comfort that your dog is well taken care of while you are away.

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Heather HCortland, IL

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“You had me at Woof and Purr!”

Hi, my name is Heather. I am a BIG animal lover, big and small! I currently have 2 pups and 1 cat that live in my home. I was a former foster for a awesome golden retriever rescue. I also enjoy pet sitting, I can take your fur babies in my home or yours! I can't imagine life without a four legged friend by my side. I love all breeds and sizes of dogs. I can't wait to meet your furry family soon!

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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

Martin RCortland, IL

4.9

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I have over 40 years of pet rearing, handling and training experience. I seem to have the knack of getting along with every animal that I come in contact with. I am especially proud of how quickly I learn their individual mannerisms and personalities which in turn makes the bonding and trust phase seamless.

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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, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jaylene TCortland, IL

4.9

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““Jaylene the dog walking queen””

Hi! My name is Jaylene and I love being outside and active. I have had dogs my whole life and love playing with them! I can’t wait to meet your furry friend!

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

Samantha BCortland, IL

4.9

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I’ve grown up with dogs. I adopted my girl Jill about 6 months ago, she turned 7 after the first month. My heart goes out to those older shelter pups and I’ve dedicated myself to rescuing those “less desirable” doggos. I consider any dog a puppy no matter their age. Love small and large dogs!

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Brooke WCortland, IL

4.9

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“I promise to love and care for your dog!”

Hi I'm Brooke! I've been a dog sitter and a dog Walker for almost 4 years now. I've always loved dogs so much and I have 1 of my own (a little Pomeranian Chihuahua!) I enjoy giving long walks and lots of love and praise to every dog I meet! I make sure every dog is not only given love and attention but premium pets and walks! I can't wait to meet your pup!

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Ryan WCortland, IL

4.9

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Hi! My name is Ryan and I’m a long time dog owner or many different breeds. I have always had dogs in my life including Cocker Spaniels, Labs, Lab Mixes, and Staffordshire Terriers. I spent many hours in college volunteering time at the local Humane society as a dog walker. I love all dogs and no dog is too big or too small for me to care for.

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Darci KCortland, IL

4.8

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“Lending a hand to all paws!”

Hi my name is Darci K. I am a freshman at Aurora University majoring in pre-veterinarian studies. I also enjoy playing elite volleyball with a local travel team. When I’m free I enjoy watching Friends, The office and doing d.i.y projects. I enjoy being around any type of animal. I have 2 cats who are ragdolls and a Siberian husky. I love being active, taking walks, or just playing with animals. I understand the great responsibility and importance of taking care of anyone’s loved animal.

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

Sabrina SCortland, IL

4.8

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Hello everyone! My name is Sabrina and I’m a second year graduate student studying Speech-Language Pathology at Northern Illinois University! I have always had a passion for animals and have been taking care of them from a very young age. I have spent my time volunteering at PAWs animal shelter and have cared for multiple animals in the past, ranging from snakes to ducks! I always make sure to treat every animal as my own and always enjoy meeting a new furry friend!

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Dog Walking in Cortland

The friendly little town of Cortland, Illinois is situated in DeKalb County. This town is only a few minutes away from the larger town of DeKalb, so you can enjoy nearby conveniences while still keeping the small town feel. As you wander through the charming streets of this town on your walk with Fido, you’re sure to find some great parks along the way! This town also has its very own animal hospital, making it a cinch to raise a happy healthy puppy.

If you and your pup are exploring this town, you need to check out one of the favorite neighborhood hangs! The Cortland Community Park can be found just off of Llanos Street, in the east end of town. Here you can find a variety of athletic fields that your pup is free to sniff and play on, as long as priority is given to sports and athletic events. Dogs needs to stay leashed and be picked up after in this park.

Just a ball’s throw away from the Cortland Community Park is Welsh Park. This park is situated along the railroad tracks, so you can your pup can relax on the grass and watch the trains pass by. There is a playground in this park and plenty of grassy areas.

With all of the parks in this charming town, and big city convenience right nearby, Cortland is sure to make you and your pup feel right at home!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Cortland

Cortland

48
Population Density
1,176 per sq. mi.

Cortland

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This town may be small but it’s big on parks! You and your playful pup have plenty of opportunities to switch up your morning walk. Hetchler Park is located on W Ellen Street, and has a sprawling grassy area your pup can sniff and romp around on! Just south of Hetchler Park, you can find the woofderful McPhillips Park. This park also has plenty of nice grass to play on, and a paved walking path that runs along the west end of the park that leads to a playground. Dogs are welcome to join their two-legged friends in both of these parks, as long as they stay leashed and are picked up after. So don’t forget the waste bags and the dog treats!

Sycamore City Center

36
Population Density
2,365 per sq. mi.

Sycamore City Center

36

Just north of Cortland, in the lovely town of Sycamore, you can find Sycamore Community Park. This park just 10 minutes from Cortland, and is the place to go if you and your pup are just itching to get outside into the great outdoors! This park has restrooms, picnic tables, a large variety of athletic fields and playgrounds. Your doggo will especially love the peaceful walking trails here! The park connects to the Great Western Nature Trail, which is approximately 17 miles. The trail starts in Sycamore and continues all the way to the town of Saint Charles. Leashed dogs are welcome! When you get thirsty, head over to The Forge Brewhouse in the same neighborhood. Here you can enjoy a craft brew made from local ingredients next to your best pal at one of the dog friendly outdoor tables.

South 1st Street

24
Population Density
5,679 per sq. mi.

South 1st Street

24

To the west of Cortland, the neighboring town of DeKalb has a plethora of parks for you and your pup to enjoy! A pawsome option is Prairie Park, located in the South 1st Street neighborhood. This peaceful park features the South Branch Kishwaukee River flowing through it, so you can enjoy the sights and sounds while you play with your pup. Along the river, you can find a multi-use paved pathway, just perfect for your walk with Fido. Amenities also include picnic tables, disc golf, and plenty of grassy space and shade trees. Leashed dogs are more than welcome here, so get ready to make some furry friends. If you want to stay a while in this neighborhood, head over to the Travel Inn Dekalb. They allow pets of any size for a small additional fee.

North 1st Street

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,818 per sq. mi.

North 1st Street

12

Another pawsome park in the town of Dekalb that all the dogs are barking about is Katz Park. This park can be found in the North 1st Street neighborhood, less than a 15 minute drive away from Cortland. This park has something for everyone, including the family dog! This park has an off-leash dog area for your pup to run and play in freedom, and enjoy some pawsitive socialization. The dog park is equipped with waste bags, drinking water, picnic tables, and even spare balls to throw! In the surrounding park, there are athletic fields, a walking path and restrooms. Dogs need to stay leashed when they’re not in the fenced in area. 

Big Rock

0
Population Density
50 per sq. mi.

Big Rock

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To get a little deeper into nature, head over to the town of Big Rock. This town is about a 30 minutes away from Cortland, but the drive is worth it! It’s here that you can find the Big Rock Forest Preserve and Campground. This 840 acre preserve is made up of mature woodlands, tallgrass prairies and wetlands to explore. There are plenty of multi-use hiking trails here as well that are popular among runners, cyclists, horseback riders and dog walkers of course! If you want to stay a while in this gorgeous wilderness, head over to the campsites here. There are 96 modern campsites, 9 primitive campsites, and 4 equestrian campsites available on first come, first serve basis. Leashed dogs are welcome to join in on the fun with their owners, as long as they get picked up after!