Dog walking in Harvard

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Flexible scheduling

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

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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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Sophie MHarvard, IL 60033

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My name is Sophie, and I am a dog lover through and through. My family rescued and trained three dogs while I was growing up, and they were a big part of our family. We were very involved with the rescue that saved our dogs, and I hope to make dog adoption easier for others with my commitment to dog-walking. I was a dog sitter throughout my time in college, and I love walking dogs to give them the exercise and outdoor time they need to be healthy, loving members of the family.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Stephanie HHarvard, IL 60033

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Hi! My name is Stephanie and I absolutely love all dogs! I have two of my own. Fanta my jack-chi and Milli my schnoodle. I find it very rewarding meeting new pups and making sure they have a wonderful walk!

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Karen GHarvard, IL 60033

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Dogs delight me. They always have. I love them more each day. I have been a pet care professional for 23 years. I share my life with Gaby, Charlotte and 3 cats. I have experience with almost every dog breed, age and temperament. I look forward to meeting your fur baby.

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Joe MHarvard, IL 60033

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Hi! I'm a microbiologist by day but caring for dogs is my passion. I've lived with multiple dogs in my household since I was young, in my view they are the single greatest gift our ancestors created for us. I think every dog deserves exercise and fun in their daily lives, and it's a shame that sometimes our busy schedules don't allow us to give them as much as they deserve. I'm glad to be a part of the solution to that problem!

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Taylor CHarvard, IL 60033

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Hi, my name is Taylor. I am a psychology and political science student at Roosevelt University. I grew up with a boxer and have loved dogs my whole life. I have volunteered for animal shelters and have loved the many times I have gotten to dog sit. I look forward to meeting and walking your dog!

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Kathryn THarvard, IL 60033

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My name is Kathryn. I grew up in Batavia taking care of 3 dogs. I am a huge animal lover and have had the opportunity to pet sit for family and friends throughout my childhood/early adult life. I love being able to spend time outdoors with dogs and making sure they are well taken care of whether taking them for walks/runs, feeding, bathing, or grooming.

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Claudia THarvard, IL 60033

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“Thrilled to Walk Your Best Friend!”

I am a dog lover and ever since I was a small child I’ve had a dog. For the last 32 years, my walking partner and I have walked our dogs before work. My gentle nature makes it easy to get along with all breeds of dogs. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, cooking and gardening.

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Laura LHarvard, IL 60033

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“Wet noses, Wiggly tails and Wag walking, my fave!”

Hi my name is Laura! I grew up with the two most wonderful dogs who were always there for me and showed me what it was like to care for a furry best friend. Animals are important to me and I am excited to have a job where they are the priority! Wag is awesome to be apart of because I get to be that person for your furbaby to get them outside during the day while you’re away. Always know they are in good hands with me and that they will be getting lots of attention, treats, and a great walk! :)

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Jayden DHarvard, IL 60033

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“Who better than a professional?”

VET TECH/KENNEL TECH!! I love all dogs- big, small, crazy, mellow. My name is Jayden, I’m 19, and a veterinary assistant over at Randall Road Animal Hospital. I would love to have the opportunity to meet and care for you furry friend! Safety is always my number one concern, and I promise to go the extra mile for you and your pet.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Lindsay GHarvard, IL 60033

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My name is Lindsay and I am currently going to school to study Animal Behavior! I have had experience walking dogs since I got my first dog in 2009. I am currently fostering and training a dog through school this semester.

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Dog Walking in Harvard

Harvard is a small city located close to the border between Illinois and Wisconsin. A lot of notable people were born in this place, one of whom was the founder of Motorola, Paul Vincent Galvin. While you're in Harvard -- which boasts that it's the "Milk Capital of the World" -- be sure to wander around the historic downtown area and snap a shot of Fido sitting pretty next to the cow statue!

If you are willing to cross state lines, we recommend taking Fido to the Geneva Lake Shore Path, which is located around 13 miles away from Harvard. It goes along the shore of the Lake Geneva and offers amazing views and plenty of serenity for you and your leashed pooch. 

If you're worried about your dogs' health or any possible emergencies that you might encounter while you're in Harvard, you'll be happy to know that Harvard has its own vet clinic which will take great care of your pooch in case of accident or emergency.

Finding dog-friendly accommodations in Harvard might be difficult unless you prefer Airbnb rentals. Nearby Woodstock has plenty of traditional lodging options that welcome pets.

There aren't any dog-friendly restaurants or off-leash dog parks in Harvard, but dog-friendly fun and food is just a bone's throw away! Whether you're looking for a place to chow down with your hound or play and hike the day away, 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Harvard

North Crystal Lake Park

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,287 per sq. mi.

North Crystal Lake Park

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If you want to take your dog somewhere close to Harvard to stretch their paws, one pawssibility that is located around 21 miles away is the Hound Town Dog Park. This three-acre off-leash park is located right outside the North Crystal Lake Park neighborhood. Before going there, you'll have to visit the parks department and buy a passkey. Your pooch will meet plenty of new fur friends while romping around! Separate areas are provided for small and large doggos, so you don't have to worry about their safety. There are shaded picnic tables for human visitors, who must be respawnsible and clean up after their fur-babies. 

Prairie View

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
249 per sq. mi.

Prairie View

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Bull Valley Dog Park welcomes doggos of all shapes, sizes, and breeds in a nicely fenced off-leash area! If you decide to give it a shot, head 14 miles away from Harvard to Woodstock. This park, located a skip and a hop from the Prairie View apartment complex, is a simple, no-frills affair; it's just a large field that has proper fencing. Your dog will have seven acres of land to run through and explore. Make sure that you bring waste baggies and fresh water with you because these are not provided there. Also, you will need a permit for using this park -- permits are available both for residents and visitors.

West Lake in the Hills

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,820 per sq. mi.

West Lake in the Hills

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Lake in the Hills Dog park is another furrific option in the vicinity, just 24 miles from Harvard. The park is properly fenced and allows doggies to explore the terrain off-leash. Water is available on-site and there is some shade that will protect you and your pooch from the hot weather. Another big plus is the separated areas for large and small dogs. Bags and water are both provided here as well. You'll need to purchase a membership to play at this park, so be sure to bring proof of vaccinations. What more could your pup need than a huge, clean space filled with friendly doggos? 

Hebron

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
579 per sq. mi.

Hebron

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For those of you who would prefer to take a hike with their dogs and avoid paying for park memberships, Hebron Trail is the pawfect choice! The trail starts fairly close to Harvard, around 8.5 miles away, and it's 6.7 miles long in total. This trail also connects to another trail along the way called Prairie Trail. The trail allows doggos, horses, bikers, and hikers to explore the various terrains and scenic views along the way, so make sure your pup gets along with larger four-legged friends! If you decide to tackle the trail, make sure you bring fresh water, snacks, and waste baggies so you can clean up your dog's mess.

East Rockford

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
827 per sq. mi.

East Rockford

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Ruffly 27 miles away from Harvard is another dog park that you can visit called Elliott Dog Park. This large, well-maintained park is located in the East Rockford Historic District. Dogs will have the opportunity to run off-leash in separately fenced areas for differently sized canines here. The park is covered mostly in grass and features water spigots so doggos can stay hydrated while they play. Like many dog parks in the area, this one also requires a membership, so bring proof of vaccinations when visiting. Make sure you have poop baggies with you to keep the park as clean as it already is!