Dog walking in Franklin Park

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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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Peggy GFranklin Park, IL

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“Serving Dogs of the Lakeview East Area Exclusively”

Hi! I'm Peggy and I am a life-long dog lover. I grew up with an adorable Labrador and I volunteer as a foster parent for Alive Rescue, though which I adopted my dog Rory. I'm comfortable with all breeds and temperaments. I respect the importance dogs have in our lives and I promise to treat your dog as if it were my own.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Julie KFranklin Park, IL

4.99

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My name is Julie. I live in Lakeview with my beautiful four year old chocolate Lab. I've loved dogs all my life. I frequently volunteer at Chicago Canine Rescue and am certified in pet CPR and first aid.

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

Jamie YFranklin Park, IL

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(1801)

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​Hi, I'm Jamie! I have experience dog walking and sitting for many different breeds, old and young, big and small. I take the health and safety of the dogs I work with seriously. To be the best walking companion for your dog, I have done extensive research on safe dog walking tips and techniques, and the various types of collars and harnesses to ensure your dog remains safe and healthy while they are in my care.​

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Michele OFranklin Park, IL

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(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

Angelica VFranklin Park, IL

4.98

(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 3+ 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, Puppy care, Fast walker

Andrew MFranklin Park, IL

4.97

(1585)

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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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Robert HFranklin Park, IL

4.96

(2003)

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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

Cree RFranklin Park, IL

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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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Ashley DFranklin Park, IL

4.95

(2597)

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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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Martin MFranklin Park, IL

4.95

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I'm a lifelong dog owner and personal dog sitter. Taking out my dog for a nice hike in the forest is blissful. Fur babies just add a very special element into our lives.

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Dog Walking in Franklin Park

Located in Cook County, Franklin Park is a small village near O’Hare International Airport, about 10 minutes west of Chicago. Although it features a number of both small and large recreation areas, the village does not have any pet-friendly facilities, apart from a few eateries, a magical pet-friendly store, and an animal hospital which will take good care of your pooch while you're here.

North Park welcomes leashed dogs to walk with their owners. Be sure to bring some waste bags and water for your excursion to this furrific community park. For some real off-leash fun, you will have to travel just 8 minutes north to Schiller Park, IL. “Bark” Park is a natural hidden gem with a double-gated entrance, a spacious area for off-leash chases and games with furry friends, benches for humans, and drinking water faucets for canines.

But if you want to find a true retreat with your pup, gear up for a 20-minute drive west to Cabin Nature Center, a serene park in Wood Dale featuring looped walking and biking trails, a log cabin and a dog park for some off-leash fun.

Want to do something a little different with your dog? Pay a visit to Midwest Magic, a magic shop in Franklin Park welcoming leashed canines and promising a tasty treat at the check-out!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Franklin Park

Southwest Oak Park

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
10,488 per sq. mi.

Southwest Oak Park

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The southwestern region of Oak Park borders with Franklin Park and offers access to two dog parks within walking distance of each other. You will find Forest Park Dog Park on Lehmer Street, home to an extensive off-leash area split into two sections for small and large pups. Both fenced sections are covered in wood chips and mulch, and provide benches for owners. However, the park lacks shade, especially during hot periods. Maple Dog Park is located less than a 5-minute walk south of Forest Park, on Maple Street. This park also has plenty of space to run, romp, and enjoy some off-leash playtime. Benches and drinking water fountains are provided, but don't forget to bring some waste baggies!

Portage Park

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
16,218 per sq. mi.

Portage Park

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Portage Park is a northwestern neighborhood of Chicago known for its amazing outdoor shopping district. However, your pooch probably isn't much of a shopper, so you'll want to head to Portage Park, a 35-acre park established in 1913 and the neighborhood's namesake. This is a great local spot with a friendly community of people enjoying their weekends or celebrating memorable events together in the park. The place features multiple walking trails, benches and picnic spots; pooches are always welcome, but should stay on-leash. Chopin Park is another great public park which is usually extremely busy on weekends. The park has walking trails and a designated fenced area for pups.

Wicker Park

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
20,309 per sq. mi.

Wicker Park

24

The busy and bustling Milwaukee Avenue crosses the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, and its dining and entertainment venues make for a thriving nightlife scene. Some eateries offer pet-friendly patios or outdoor tables, but before you try all the delicious delicacies nearby, work up an appetite in Wicker Park. This public park features an extensive playground with a fountain, grassy area and paved walking trails, as well as a designated dog park with a sufficient fence and a huge area to run off-leash with other barking buddies. The place is packed and busy even on weekdays. After working up a good sweat (or pant), and your new friends can migrate to Big Star, an atmospheric café serving mouthwatering tacos at outdoor tables.

Bucktown

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
18,022 per sq. mi.

Bucktown

12

Bucktown is a northern neighborhood in Chicago bordered by the stream of the North Branch Chicago River. If you're in the area and you're looking for a dog park, you're in luck! Churchill Field Park is a fully fenced doggy facility with benches and water fountains, as well as plenty of mutts to play with! Need more fun? You're also welcome to pay a visit to Walsh Playground Dog Park in Walsh Park, which has a spacious, shaded dog park and walking trails. However, the terrain of the trails can be a bit harsh for sensitive paws. Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water and waste baggies with you for your adventures in Bucktown!

Norwood Park

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
8,330 per sq. mi.

Norwood Park

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One of the northwestern, remote boroughs of the Windy City, the community area of Norwood Park encompasses a number of small neighborhoods that include sleepy residential quarters and busy commercial areas. Your pup will thank you if you let him burn some energy, stretch his legs, and socialize with  puppy peers at Norwood Park Dog Friendly Area! This is a fenced dog park with a playground, benches, and shade. If your bellies are growling after all the fun, end the day with excellent bar fare and a variety of courses at Mo Daileys, a cool local bar with outdoor seating and friendly staff.