Dog walking in Crystal Lake

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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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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Sophie MCrystal Lake, IL

5.0

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My name is Sophie, and I am a dog lover through and through. My family rescued and trained three dogs while I was growing up, and they were a big part of our family. We were very involved with the rescue that saved our dogs, and I hope to make dog adoption easier for others with my commitment to dog-walking. I was a dog sitter throughout my time in college, and I love walking dogs to give them the exercise and outdoor time they need to be healthy, loving members of the family.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Judy SCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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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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Susan FCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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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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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Trisha WCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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I am a certified dog trainer through ABC with an associates degree in Veterinary Assistance with 20 years experience. I managed Hogan Kennels in Ingleside for 14 years and my responsibilities included: training, grooming, administrating medications and shots. I love dogs of all types and currently own rottweilers and Chinese cresteds. I also raise and compete Chinese cresteds. I have several championships under my belt in AKC of which I'm very proud of. 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 in my life. Thank you, Trisha Wong

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Janet DCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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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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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Karen GCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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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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Lynn LCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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“Very Experienced Pet Sitter”

Hi, I’m Lynn! For over 20 years, I have been a professional pet sitter taking care of people’s dogs, including walks and home boarding. I own 2 dogs and I’m a volunteer with a large animal rescue organization. Thank you in advance for trusting me with your dog(s)!

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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, Fast walker

Amanda PCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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Rain, snow, or shine walks are important to me whatever the weather is! I have owned and cared for multiple dogs & have always had a heart & compassion for all animals. I love being out doors & traveling around with my own German Pinscher. With years of experience, I can treat your furry family member like a king/queen & they will get the best care under my time being with them. I can’t wait to meet your bestfriend!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care

Alicia FCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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“Exceptional care for your pets.”

Hello, my background for the last 10 years has been in the education of Montessori. I have been a dog owner for 14 plus years attended dog training programs for my dogs. We learned how to use discipline, exercise and love to have balanced well behaved dogs. I am an animal lover, advocate and hope to share my kindness and provide exceptional care for your pets. I hope my years of working and showing compassion can be used to connect with your pets.

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Jeff BCrystal Lake, IL

4.9

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I have loved dogs my entire life beginning with our first family dog when i was 6 years old. His name was Penny. Despite having 4 brothers and 1 sister i was the one who took our dogs for a walk. We recently had to put our dog of 18 years Gilligan down. Working from home i was able to walk him 3-5 times a day for most of his life. Also while working from home i was able to potty train and walk each day my neighbors dog Roxie.

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Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Walking in Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake's motto, "A Good Place to Live," seems to be true not only for the city's human residents but also for all of the 20,000 companion animals in the area! Numerous pet-friendly attractions such as parks and trails make Crystal Lake a lovely city to spend some quality time with your four-legged friends.

Hound Town Dog Park, Crystal Lake's premier park for off-leash fun, is open each day year-round from dawn to dusk. Covering three acres of space, the park requires an annual permit (available to both residents and non-residents). The large open spaces and new water fountain are sure to delight, as will the regular crowds of friendly locals.

Crystal Lake has dozens of other parks, which on-leash dogs are welcome to visit. Ken Bird Park, Fetzner Park, Four Colonies Park, and Woodscreek Park are all neighborhood parks that offer more than 15 acres of space. Lippold Park has over 310 acres, with sports fields, more than three miles of trails, and modern amenities and concession stands.

Not only do Crystal Lake residents love their parks, but the town is well-known for conserving and maintaining beautiful hiking trails and paths. The 28-mile Prairie Trail (which actually crosses the border into Wisconsin) offers scenic views of the area's farmland. Looking for something special? Try the Wingate Prairie trail in the Veteran Acres Park, which contains almost 40 acres of Illinois' 59 total acres of gravel hill prairie.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Crystal Lake

City Limits

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,078 per sq. mi.

City Limits

48

Crystal Lake is home to Hound Town Dog Park located at 852 IL-176.  This 3-acre dog park is fenced, so your dog will be safe while he makes some new fur-iends. If you want to use the dog park, you'll have to pay a fee first, so make sure to check the Crystal Lake website for more information. The Hound Town Dog Park is part of a larger public park, Lippold Park. No fee is charged to access the walking paths and picnic sites. Dogs exploring Lippold Park must be on leash. If you're looking to grab some grub after working up an appetite at the park, head over to Crystal Lake Brewing, where your polite dog can dine inside with you.

Woodstock

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,854 per sq. mi.

Woodstock

36

Less than 10 miles northwest of Crystal Lake is the town of Woodstock.  Woodstock is a dog-friendly town, and is home to Bull Valley Dog Park. This dog park is a fenced 7-acre tract of flat green space, with plenty of room for Fido to stretch his legs. The dog park also has a few places for human companions to sit. Few trees are on this tract of ground. Water has yet to be installed at the site, so be sure to bring your own. Waste receptacles for cleanup are readily available.  Use of this dog park requires registration with the city, which includes an annual fee, so be sure to check the official city website for more info.

Lake in the Hills

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,440 per sq. mi.

Lake in the Hills

24

Five miles south of Crystal Lake is the small town of Lake in the Hills.  This small town in home to the Lake in the Hills Dog, located at 9027 Haligus Road. It features 10 acres of well-maintained grass that is fenced into three separate enclosures. One enclosure is set aside for timid dogs or dogs getting adjusted to the park. The other two take turns being opened while the other is maintained. The park has plenty of poop bags, waste receptacles, water, agility equipment, and solar lighting at the entrance for extra security. Visitors to the dog park must be registered and pay an annual fee. More information is available on the city’s website.

Lake Villa

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,024 per sq. mi.

Lake Villa

12

Twenty miles northwest of Crystal Lake is the town of Lake Villa. Lake Villa is home to Duck Farm Dog Park, located at 1439 E. Grand Avenue.  This huge dog park is managed by the Lake County Forest Preserves.  Duck Farm Dog Park has 48 acres of fenced natural ground for your dog to explore, run, and socialize in. This natural setting has trails for humans to walk on alongside their leash-free companions. The park provides water in water fountains designed for both humans and dogs, as well as the necessary waste receptacles and bags.  Benches for human companions to rest are scattered inside the park. Registration and a fee are required before using the park, so check the official park website for more information. 

McHenry

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
700 per sq. mi.

McHenry

0

Less than 10 miles north of Crystal Lake is the small, dog-friendly town McHenry. This small town has a beautiful dog park, the McBark Dog Park, located 2500 N. Richmond Avenue. It has 4 acres of fenced grass for off-leash fun. The park provides water, a few benches for human companions, and some handy poop bags and waste receptacles for that necessary clean up. It is open from sunrise to sunset. The regulars get to know each other here in McHenry--both dog and human.   Registration and an annual fee are required.  More information is on the city’s website.