Dog walking in Downers Grove

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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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Ashley DDowners Grove, IL

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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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Robert HDowners Grove, IL

4.9

(2023)

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Hi, I’m located in Logan Square and parent to a nine year old rescued pit bull, and in the past have been foster parent to rescued dogs while they were awaiting placement in their forever homes. I love all kinds of dogs, big, small, and in between, and have a particular fondness for pit bulls and other bully breeds, because they’re so cute and sweet!

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

Brian MDowners Grove, IL

4.9

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Hi, my name is Brian Martinez Flores- I am a true animal lover! I own a beautiful pit bull! My life style is very active and I hope by joining this team I can contribute to making it even better.​

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Andrew MDowners Grove, IL

4.9

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My name is Andrew. I am a huge dog lover and own a husky puppy named Mack, who is not only great with other dogs but is great training for walking your dog! I am a student at DePaul, so I have a pretty open schedule and am mostly available in the Lincoln Park and Gold Coast areas. I can't wait to meet you and your furry friend(s)!

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Michele ODowners Grove, IL

4.9

(1806)

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I've always been around animals and dogs since I could walk, and when I was old enough to work I knew there would be no better fit than working with animals! I have volunteered at a shelter and worked professionally with animals in a retail environment. Due to a heavy school schedule I had to leave that job but now that Wag! exists I can still work with pups!

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High energy dogs, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Cree RDowners Grove, IL

4.9

(1348)

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I am a semi retired professional with a passion for animals. Growing up on a farm in North Carolina I was exposed to a lot of dogs: hunting dogs, house dogs, guard dogs, herding dogs, etc. The advantage of living on the farm was that you got to play with the working animals when they weren’t working and I spent a lot of time with dogs learning valuable lessons of how they interact with people and other animals and how they think. All through my life I have been around dogs and cats. I have owned three dogs of my own and have had relationships with other dogs belonging to roommates housemates and neighbors. I am very attuned to the challenges of having a pet in the city and understand the importance of seeing that the animals get the proper attention and care. Caring for dogs is not just a job for me it’s a passion and it’s important that I give each dog I encounter the same attention that I would give my own dog.

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Angelica VDowners Grove, IL

4.9

(1325)

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“Your fur baby’s home away from home!”

Hi! I'm Angie and I'm here to provide you and your fur baby the best care there is! I’m friendly, energetic, and loving. I have one dog and four very friendly cats. I have been dog walking for 4+ years and pet sitting for years. In addition, I have experience fostering and rescuing animals and I'm studying to become a vet tech. I assure you your pup(s) will have lots of exercise and fun-filled adventures, plus plenty of belly rubs. You can expect photo/video updates from me with great scenery!

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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, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Stacy BDowners Grove, IL

4.9

(1245)

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“Giving the best care to our furry family members”

My name is Stacy I have a real passion for caring for all kinds of furry family members. I also have gained many years experience from volunteering at shelters I have taken classes to be a veterinarian assistant. I have experience in caring for senior dogs, puppies and Special Needs animals. It would be my pleasure to give my time and attention to taking care of your furry friends I also have been a dog walker for wag for almost 2 years and have gained very good experience so let me be your pet

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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

Peter CDowners Grove, IL

4.9

(1262)

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I grew up with a beautiful Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd named Annie, and also took care of my next door neighbor's Italian Greyhounds almost every day from middle school to high school. I moved into Chicago after high school and became a freelance film director/editor. After a few months in the city I got a job with a local dogwalking company for about 8 months - definitely my favorite non-film job I've ever had. I moved to LA and NYC for a while, but I'm now living in Pilsen and am looking forward to biking around and hanging with pups again!

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Patrick BDowners Grove, IL

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(1196)

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My history with dogs started when I was 5 and my mother brought home a black lab puppy. We named her Leigha and she became the love of our lives. She lived for 16 years and left me with a permanent love for dogs! Since then I have volunteered at the Humane Society and helped friends and family care for their dogs. I can't wait to meet yours!

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Dog Walking in Downers Grove

A short commute of the Loop lies the city of Downers Grove, Illinois. This quiet, western suburb of Chicago is the dream location for the many citizens of Downers Grove as well as their pets. Over half of the households in Illinois own a cat or a dog, or both. Needless to say, there are plenty of pets in Downers Grove as well.

Dog owners have to make a short drive to Naperville for their dogs to be truly free and off their leash. The trip is well worth the time as this neighboring city has not one but two amazing dog parks with off-leash opportunities. Both parks require a membership that, according to locals, keep the parks in top-notch condition.

The Greene Valley Forest Preserve Dog Park is a fully enclosed playground for dogs and is part of the much larger Greene Valley Forest Preserve. Owners can follow the rocky trail that circles around the park. The park itself is 4 acres in size, and there are many open fields for dogs to run wild.

The Whalon Lake holds another off-leash dog area. This park is, with a total surface area of 8 acres, even bigger. The park is split up into a section for large dog and a section for small dogs. The paved pathway loops around the Whale Lake and offers a nice walk for owners as well.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Downers Grove

Main Street

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,947 per sq. mi.

Main Street

48

In the middle of metropolitan Downers Grove, a dog-friendly atmosphere thrives. With local dog parks and a local “Barkery,” Main Street is prepared to cater to your dog’s every desire. Since 2004, the barkery has been hand-crafting luxurious natural treats for your beloved pet, even birthday cakes! The local bakers in this neighborhood are on a quest to find every dog customer’s favorite flavor by providing samples to every wagging tail. If the mission of this local barkery is to keep every happy tail wagging in the world, the modest prices and rewards program help the bakers do just that. If you are looking for a sweet and healthy treat to give your dog after all the excitement of playing in the neighborhood park with other furry friends, then Main Street in Downers Grove is a must!

Hinsdale

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,752 per sq. mi.

Hinsdale

36

Only 13 minutes from Downers Grove is the simplistic city of Hinsdale – a happy dog haven. What would make any dog happier than a large fenced-in area with a small stream, where they can spend their time exploring this terrain off-leash with you looking on from a safe distance? Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge Dog Park is the pawfect place to do just that amongst other furry friends. With a friendly atmosphere and a peaceful scenic woods view, this park trip will provide the much needed relaxation for your dog and you too!

Oak Brook

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
972 per sq. mi.

Oak Brook

24

Oak Brook is less than 15 minutes from downtown Downers Grove, and is the perfect oasis for small park lovers and hikers alike. If chowing down at a covered picnic table while watching your best friend run off-leash with other dogs sounds like your idea of the pawfect day, then Oak Brook has the perfect dog park for you. However, if you wish to spend one-on-one time with Fido, you can always hike the trails of Fullerburg Woods. Miles of trails are available for all kinds of purposes including, horseback riding, cross-country skiers, bicyclers, and our favorite dog walkers.

Homer Glen

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
1,089 per sq. mi.

Homer Glen

12

About 30 minutes from Downers Grove, Homer Glen is home to the Forest Preserve District of Will County and the Trantina Farm. Both of these dog-friendly gems take pride in their dog accommodations. By providing safe and clean areas for dogs to run off-leash, pups can release all their pent-up energy and make some new fur-iends in the process. Comfortable areas are designed for human companions, including shelters, picnic areas, and benches. Dogs under 30 pounds have a private one acre area all to themselves, so don't fret if you have a smaller fur-baby. They can have just as much fun as the big boys and girls!

Shorewood

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,038 per sq. mi.

Shorewood

0

Around 30 minutes from Downers Grove, Shorewood is the perfect city for a 7 acre dog park. The local park offers separate exercise areas for dogs to run free for a couple games of fetch, Frisbee, or tug-of-war. However, this park has far more than just any other park. Other amenities, such as multipurpose trails, campsites, fishing and canoeing are also dog-friendly. So if nature and dogs go hand in hand for you, and you are in the mood for camping in Hammel Woods, your dog will be greeted by a welcoming environment of nature, dog lovers, and other dog friends.