Dog walking in Deer Park

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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Track your walk with our live GPS tracker, then view your detailed report card after the walk.

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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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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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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Dog Walking in Deer Park

Deer Park is a suburban village outside of Chicago that truly embraces a “small but mighty” mentality. Although slight in size, this community has plenty of options to keep local dogs and their owners entertained. A defining feature of this pawticular area is that it is fringed by nature preserves on two sides, giving the furry residents plenty of open space to stretch their legs.

 If outdoor adventure is indeed what you are searching for, the 781-acre Cuba Marsh Preserve is a great place to start. This lush open space has loads of trails for you and Fido to investigate, as well as lots of wildlife to see and sniff (from a distance, of course).  

Pooches looking for a tamer time may be interested in visiting Deer Park Town Center for some retail therapy. This open-air shopping mall is home to many popular retail chains and local stores that love their furry customers -- many even set out bowls of fresh water for thirsty shoppers. Most pup-friendly shops emblazon their doors with “Dogs Allowed” stickers or signage to let canine parents know their children are welcome.

The nice thing about Deer Park is that, even if there is an amenity it lacks, it can still be found just a few miles away.  Though there are no hometown veterinary centers, groomers, or pet supply chains within the village, a plethora of them can be found just a couple miles away! Talk about convenient! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Deer Park

South Waukegan Road

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,098 per sq. mi.

South Waukegan Road

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The Prairie Wolf Dog Park in Lake Forrest is sure to suit even the most persnickety of pooches. This 44-acre off-leash area offers several exercise options for dogs with a variety of needs. For starters, there are 2 fenced training areas for pups who need alone time or service animals who are learning to hone their skills with distraction training. The main area consists of several large fields pawfect for running and fetching. The highlight for most four-legged visitors (especially during the dog days of summer) is the park’s swimming pond! To participate in the leash-free shenanigans, your pup must have an off-leash permit. No worries, though! A daily pass can be acquired at the machine near the entrance. Passes are good for other local parks as well, so feel free to park hop!

North Milwaukee Ave

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,338 per sq. mi.

North Milwaukee Ave

36

Independence Grove Exercise Area in Libertyville is, without a doubt, one of the best places around for a leash-free frolic. This 30-acre expanse is a life-saver for local city dogs, giving them an outlet for both exercise and socialization. Not only is this a fantastic place for a game of fetch, but it's also a great swimming spot too, with river access for those sweltering summer days. Pets must be leashed on the walking trails, but other than that, they are free to roam the exercise area free of restraints (as long as they are well-behaved and under voice control). Parking passes are $5 a day or $44 for a yearly pass, but this fee is very much worth it!

Hanover Park

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,634 per sq. mi.

Hanover Park

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Hawk Hollow Preserve in Bartlett, only a 30-minute drive southwest of Deer Park, is an exceptional place for some off-leash fun with the pack. This gorgeous 1,172-acre nature sanctuary is home to many species of plants and animals who thrive in its beautiful meadows and lush forests. The park has several trails that traverse this gorgeous landscape, and your best bud is more than welcome to accompany you on them if they are leashed. As far as the fluffy visitors are concerned, there is one spot here that stands above the rest: the 34-acre leash-free area! Here, pets with off-leash permits can romp freely until their hearts are content while also enjoying the company of the other four-legged regulars! 

Commons Drive

12
Population Density
2,586 per sq. mi.

Commons Drive

12

If your fashion-savvy Sharpei is looking for some new designer duds (or just enjoys a little window-shopping), then be sure to swing by Geneva Commons. This upscale shopping mall in west Geneva has everything you and your pet need to keep your style up-to-the-minute and your tummies full. There are a whopping 42 dog-friendly stores and eateries within the center, each marked with signs to let dog parents know their fur babies are welcome! Many stores even have water bowls for the furry guests! Before you leave, you MUST pay a visit to Wet Nose, a designer doggy boutique that is sure to liven up your canine's closet!

Historic Downtown Geneva

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Population Density
2,586 per sq. mi.

Historic Downtown Geneva

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There is no better place for hungry pups and their parents than Historic Downtown Geneva. This neighborhood is home to many dog-friendly restaurants, but one funky favorite is Niche, an upscale bistro that specializes in what they call “glocal” cuisine. This eccentric eatery offers a varied rotating menu with mouthwatering selections like Szechuan beef, pan-seared stone bass, and endless cotton candy (yes, you read that correctly). Down the street is James from the Kitchen, a canine bakery that specializes in healthy biscuits, cakes, and custom creations for doggy birthdays or gotcha days! Their delicious selections will have members of any species panting! 

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