Dog walking in Elgin

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How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

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

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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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Caitlin MElgin, 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. I am certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. 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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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Ashley DElgin, 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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Bruce HElgin, IL

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“EVERY DOG IS THE BEST DOG”

Hello! My name's Bruce. I'm coming up on my 7th year as a volunteer dog walker at DuPage County Animal Services, and have completed the shelters S.T.A.R. classroom and hands on training program. (Structured Training and Reinforcement). I’m also certified in CPR and first aid for pets. I welcome the opportunity to give your dog the love and care it deserves.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Judy SElgin, 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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Tracey RElgin, IL

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“Pet care in the far western ‘burbs”

The safety of your pet(s) and your home are my first priority. My family has had a pet care service for six years through which we have helped clients housebreak puppies, ensure comfort of older friends, administer medication and provide last minute care for middle-of-the-night emergencies. Our clients are our family. I recognize that not all pets are at the same stage in their lives and I will let your furry friend set the pace. I am looking forward to meeting you both!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Obedience training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Lauriel TElgin, IL

4.9

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Hi, I'm Lauriel! I have been a dog lover since I was little, being raised with dogs and having owned my own dogs. I am blessed to have two Pomeranians, my oldest being 18 now and have had since she was a pup. I have adopted my dogs, or I could say that they have adopted me. Over the years, I have boarded my friend's larger dogs & have walked their dogs for them as well. I look forward to the opportunity to share a piece of your dog's day & make it a little brighter for them.

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Shawna BElgin, IL

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Hi all! I've been around and owned dogs my whole life. Been a dog foster mom for almost 10 years, have dog sat for friends and clients for many years , all sizes and breeds. I'd love to help you out with your pupper!

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Chrystel LElgin, IL

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Bonjour! My name is Chrystel and I am a veterinary technician both in ICU and canine physical therapy. My passion for dogs has been following me all my life, from France to the USA. I would love nothing more but offer walks, runs, play time, undivided attention, belly rubs and relief to your best friend! My work experience has taught me how to care for all breeds, all ages, and care for all special needs and special attention. I can not wait to meet your best friend!

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Sean GElgin, IL

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I enjoy being around dogs. I realize how important they are to their owners and treat them with that in mind. Dogs are good for people to be around because they can have a calming affect on you. I have owned several dogs over the years and I’ve always look forward to seeing them when I get home. I know that I have always had an empathy towards dogs and I feel that is an important thing in caring for them.

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Alexus BElgin, IL

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Hey there!! My name is Alexus, I am 24, born and raised in Chicago. I’ve had dogs ever since I was four years old! I have an amazing toy poodle named Bae. She’s spoiled rotten and she’s super smart. I’ve dealt with tea cup yorkies, all the way to pitbulls. Can’t wait to meet you and your puppy!!

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Dog Walking in Elgin

As one of the largest cities and cultural centers of Illinois, Elgin has a lot to explore. Some of these attractions are even pet-friendly, offering you and Fido a great opportunity.

The city of Elgin is home to several dog parks. Two local favorites are Bo's Run and Freedom Run Dog Parks. Both parks are open every day from dawn to dusk, offering small dog play areas, agility equipment, waste bags, picnic tables, and water fountains. These parks are members-only parks, but if you're looking for a free park, try the Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve. This park is completely fenced-in with a separate small dog area, surrounded by woods and trails.

The area is also home to several hiking options, many of them established by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy program, that converts old rail lines to walkable trails. A local favorite is the Fox River Trail, offering gorgeous scenery and lots of wildlife.

Another option is the Illinois Prairie Path, was founded over sixty years ago. This trail was created from the CA&E (Chicago, Aurora, and Elgin) rail line. With over 61 miles of path to explore, and seven free access points to park at in Elgin, this trail is sure to be a hit.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Elgin

Trout Park Boulevard

48
Population Density
991 per sq. mi.

Trout Park Boulevard

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Trout Park Boulevard is a great area in Elgin to bring your four-legged best friend. Along the winding path of the Fox River Trail, budding vegetation flourishes, gentle breezes pass softly through the tree leaves, and a roaring river is crafted into the scenery. The Fox River Trail is in one of the most dog-friendly environments in Elgin. Leashed dogs are welcome to walk alongside you as you both master the trail which connects Algonquin to Aurora. You don’t have to be an experienced hiker to enjoy this trail -- you just need to love both the great outdoors and the company of the happy face beside you.

Glen Ellyn

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,163 per sq. mi.

Glen Ellyn

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Although Glen Ellyn is 38 minutes from Elgin, the bubbly dog-friendly atmosphere is well worth the commute. The dog park and hiking trail of Glen Ellyn are definite treats for your pup and will surely leave him beggin’ to come back! Your dog can frolic in the freshly cut grass with other friendly dogs, as you sit back and bask in the fun with a good book or a packed lunch. The park is big enough for some great games of fetch and frisbee, so bring a ball for Fido. Glen Ellyn also has a hiking trail for the nature lover who wishes to explore with their leashed fur baby. Don't forget to bring some water along!

Lombard

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,284 per sq. mi.

Lombard

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Lombard, Illinois is a 35 minute commute from Elgin, but is one of the most dog-friendly cities nearby. With two hiking trails available for dog use, traveling to Lombard is the perfect excuse to step away from the hustle of metropolitan life and paws for thought along the local trails. Your dog is welcome to join your reflective journey as long as they remain on leash. But that’s okay, because by your side is your dog’s favorite place to be! The Great Western Trail and the Illinois Prairie Path are two beautiful natural getaways – especially in the early fall when the leaves begin to change color. Regardless of the season, however, your dog’s eyes will sparkle with excitement as soon as you arrive in Lombard.

Dundee

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,976 per sq. mi.

Dundee

12

Dundee is a quick 5 minute drive from Elgin and is equipped with a hiking trail and a park. However, these are not like ordinary parks and trails, because the trails are also enclosed in the park. So, if you are interested in hiking with your dog, but still want Fido to have the off-leash experience, feel free to let him or her run off-leash in Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve. The park includes 5 acres of grassy spaces, and the trails have beautiful wooded canopies crafted above the pathways. Dundee is a highly rated city for dog-friendly atmospheres and accommodations. So, pack up the ol’ hiking shoes and tennis balls, and head to Dundee with your pup.

Geneva

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Population Density
2,242 per sq. mi.

Geneva

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A 25 minute commute from Elgin, Geneva hosts a welcoming atmosphere to all dogs and their owners. As a community that will love your dog just as much as you do, a wide variety of shops allow your pet to remain by your side while you shop. One of the most pawpular pet-friendly boutiques is called Wet Nose. If that’s not enough, then Wiggle Waggles food truck sure is! This food truck provides Fido with the one-of-a-kind food truck experience. This food truck sells cakes, “barkery” goods, treats, and meals that are all-natural and healthy for your beloved pet to munch on.