Dog walking in DeKalb

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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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Emily TDeKalb, IL

5.0

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Hey, my name is Emily! My goal is to give your dog the happiest, healthiest, and easiest experience. I believe myself to be a dog’s best friend, and owner’s best resource when a walk is needed. Whether you need help every day, or need me to fill in for a vacation, you can trust me to take care of your dog(s).

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Matthew CDeKalb, IL

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Hello! My name is Matthew Callahan. I am a voice performance major at NIU. I have owned four dogs in my life and have had the pleasure giving them many walks and pets. I currently have a black retriever named Buddy, who was born in my parents living room! I love taking dogs on local walks, runs in the park, and forest adventures. My schedule is very flexible, and I don’t mind walking in the snow, rain, or hail.

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

Emma HDeKalb, IL

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Hi! I'm Emma and I'd love to meet your pet! I've been working with animals for 5 years. I typically board dogs or do doggy day care. I also love walking them! I'm happy to walk in any weather, and at any time of the day or year. With my years of experience I have seen the best and worst of pets, so I'm fully prepared for any situation. I'm hoping to meet some new pets and people for long or short term jobs. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

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

Lauren ADeKalb, IL

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Hi! My name is Lauren Albrecht and I just finished my freshman year at Miami University. I live in Mill Creek and have a 12 year old dog of my own. I am looking for a fun way to make some extra money this summer, so please contact me if your dog needs a walk!!

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Jaylene TDeKalb, IL

4.9

(121)

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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 BDeKalb, 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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sabrina SDeKalb, 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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James WDeKalb, IL

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Hi! My name is James and I am a college student at Waubonsee. I’ve been an animal lover all of my life. I take care of dogs, cats, turtles, geckos, snakes and fish. I love meeting and playing with new furry friends. Hopefully, I’ll be able to meet yours! IMPORTANT DOG BOARDING INFO: I own a cat who is friendly with dogs.

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Eliza ODeKalb, IL

4.8

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“looking forward to meeting you and your fur baby.”

Hi ! My name is Eliza I enjoy taking long walks and and exploring new trails. I have been a life long animal lover since i was a child. Rocky is my 4 year old rescue pup. Rocky was my grandparents pup but after they passed I flu him out here to be with my family and I. I have boraded pup's before for my family and friends and I enjoy it very much. I'm super excited to meet you and your pup.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dog Walking in DeKalb

With over 700 acres of community parks, Dekalb creates a perfect atmosphere for raising Fido in Illinois. Dog owners enjoy walking their pups along the sidewalks in residential neighborhoods, or hitting the Great Western Trail which follows the Great Western Railroad track for 3.5 miles in DeKalb and another 14 miles into Kane County.

Sometimes Fido needs to work off even more energy, and heading over to the Sycamore Forest Preserve is an excellent way to spend the day with your pup. This sixty-acres of land features prairie habitat and open-air shelters that are great for a picnic. The hard-surfaced biking and hiking trails make walking your pooch easy, so you can enjoy the natural surroundings. Exercising your pup is important, but so is excellent veterinarian care. Three clinics in the area provide both emergency and routine care for your canine companion with compassion and commitment.

Your pup may not like going to the Vet, but she will enjoy stopping by Paw Likin’ Good a family owned pet store providing high-quality treats and food for your furry friends. The in-store bakery features a “Meal of the Month” that changes so it is never boring. When you need a snack with the entire family, check out Potbelly Sandwich Shop with 11 pet-friendly outdoor tables where you can enjoy soup, salad, or a variety of sandwiches. 

Dekalb is known for its dog-friendly apartments and hotel accommodations. The Baymont Inn & Suites welcomes pets of any size for a small additional fee, and Red Roof Inn near the college also allows pups to spend the night. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in DeKalb

Ellwood

48
Population Density
1,099 per sq. mi.

Ellwood

48

The quaint historic surroundings in the Ellwood neighborhood offer an enjoyable route to walk your pooch anytime of the day or night. Residents of the area are dog lovers, and are often found out in the yard or garden enjoying the fresh air. Annie’s Woods Park is a great space to spend time with your furtastic friend. The walking trail offers plenty of exercise, and the children will enjoy the playground. The park runs along the Kishwaukee River, giving you and your pup a beautiful view while you hike along the path admiring the wildlife. Be sure to bring doggie waste bags and some extra water on warm summer days. 

The Knolls

36
Population Density
835 per sq. mi.

The Knolls

36

The Knolls neighborhood features beautiful traditional homes with spacious backyards for your pup to play. When you and your pooch need a change of scenery, head over to Prairie Park. The park features paved walking trails that link to the DeKalb Nature Trail. There are also fishing access points along the Kishwaukee River. Fido will enjoy sniffing the grass and trees while the family plays a round of disc golf on the nine-hole course. Bring doggie waste bags to clean up after your pup and plenty of water. After an afternoon of exercise, check out Tom and Jerrys. This dog-friendly restaurant offers sandwiches, pizza puffs, or authentic Greek-style cuisine at their pooch-friendly outdoor tables. 

Maplewood

24
Population Density
534 per sq. mi.

Maplewood

24

Nice homes with fenced yards for your spoiled pup are just some of the advantages of living in the Maplewood neighborhood. Family and dog-friendly, the sidewalks are well maintained and perfect for strolling through the area and chatting with other doggie parents.  Taking the family to Hallgren Park is another option when Fido needs some quality run time. The park features picnic tables, a gazebo and a playground. You and your pup will enjoy a stroll through the flower gardens. Water is available, but remember to bring some doggie waste bags and clean up before leaving the park.

South Side

12
Population Density
1,698 per sq. mi.

South Side

12

Convenient to stores and parks, the South Side neighborhood is great for families and their canine companions. McCormack Park offers plenty of open grassy area where your pooch can run and chase a ball or a frisbee. Families are often hanging out at the softball fields, or walking their dogs and enjoying the fresh air. Picnic tables and BBQ grills are also available if you want to get together with other pup parents and cook burgers. If you are visiting the neighborhood, the Super 8 DeKalb is nearby and allows two pets of any size for a small fee. 

N 1st Street

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,917 per sq. mi.

N 1st Street

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Safe and friendly, the N 1st Street neighborhood is great for pups and their owners. When planning your next doggy playdate, consider going to the Katz Dog Park. The fenced, off-leash park has separate areas for small and large dogs. You will also have access to drinking fountains and several water bowls are located on both sides of the park. Owners can sit in the shade and chat with other pooch parents. Trash cans and doggie waste bags are also available. The park is a popular place for both large and small pups, and Fido is sure to go home tired out after playing with his friends.