Dog walking in Highland Park

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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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Ashley DHighland Park, IL 60035

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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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Julie KHighland Park, IL 60035

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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

Lisa GHighland Park, IL 60035

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Hi, My name is Lisa and I am a dog lover/animal lover. I have 15 years expereince in taking care of animals. I have also been a longtime dog walker. I have been rescuing dogs and cats since I was a little girl. I am looking forward to taking care of your pup!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Robert HHighland Park, IL 60035

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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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Brian MHighland Park, IL 60035

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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 MHighland Park, IL 60035

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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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Jamie YHighland Park, IL 60035

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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 OHighland Park, IL 60035

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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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Martin MHighland Park, IL 60035

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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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Cree RHighland Park, IL 60035

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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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Dog Walking in Highland Park

Highland Park is a suburban city located about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago in Lake County, Illinois. The city is a home to a number of beaches that welcome off-leash dogs, as well as a vibrant commercial sector and downtown area that's literally drowning in green recreation areas. You won't have any problems dining or hiking with your pup here. Six veterinary clinics serve the city, so your pooch will be in good paws.

Let your mutt run into the welcoming waves at Moraine Dog Beach, adjacent to Moraine Dog Park. Dogs love digging in the soft sand and chasing some new furry friends at this clean, well-maintained beach. Make sure that you've registered your dog at Heller Nature Center before visiting. 

If you're looking for an activity with no strings attached, you'll find a couple of furrific hiking trails to explore with your buddy here! Robert McCorley Bike Path is 25 miles of adventure. Or, check out Green Bay Trail, which is about 9 miles long, starts in Highland Park, and ends in Wilmette, IL.

You don't have to travel far away from the city center to find a decent dog park. Highland Park Gold Dog Park is a nice, fenced facility for hounds located not far from Skokie Valley Road’s commercial attractions. There's plenty of room to run and romp here, but you'll need to bring your own supplies.

Highland Park has everything you and your pooch need to make some un-fur-gettable memories!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Highland Park

West Deerfield

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,101 per sq. mi.

West Deerfield

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Deerfield is just a skip and a hop west of Highland Park -- only an 8-minute drive out of town. You and Fido will want to head toward the western part of town, where you'll find a pawesome place to get some exercise: Jaycee Memorial Park. This is a public recreation area with a fenced, pet-friendly extension covered in gravel and grass. Let your buddy join the sporty mutts on the obstacle course, or watch while they chase some new furry friends or fetch that toy you just threw. You'll also find seating and drinking water fountains in shaded areas of the park. 

South Waukegan Road

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
441 per sq. mi.

South Waukegan Road

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If you're traveling via Waukegan Road on the way to Chicago or Northbrook, you might need a place to stop and stretch your legs before continuing on your journey. Take a pit stop in Lake Forest, IL, home to Prairie Wolf Slough County Forest Preserve and the adjacent Prairie Wolf Dog Park. Both recreation areas are shaded, and the preserve is great for walking along the trails and exploring nature. The dog park is the pawfect place to play off-leash with both local and visiting pups, with 44 acres of fenced space complete with a pond where your buddy can splash.

Skokie River Nature Preserve

24
Population Density
328 per sq. mi.

Skokie River Nature Preserve

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Tucked in the western part of Lake Forest, Skokie River Nature Preserve is one of the largest and oldest nature preserves in the state. It's home to a mix of sedge meadows which are native to the Skokie River Valley, as well as savanna, woodlands, and prairies. Feel free to enjoy a calm mindful walk along the walking trails. Challenge your buddy on the Skokie Valley Trail, stretching for about 10 miles throughout Lake County from Highland Park to Lake Bluff. Like most walking trails, the rules of this one are simple: keep your buddy on their leash, and bring your own drinking water and waste baggies to keep the trail clean.

Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve

12
Population Density
389 per sq. mi.

Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve

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The state of Illinois is full of endless hiking opportunities for you and your buddy! You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to trails, so you can choose the right one for an un-fur-gettable adventure. Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve is a good place to start. This nice, well-shaded place is located in the southwestern borough of Lake Forest. Bordered by Des Plaines River to the west, the preserve features a wooded area occupying more than 750 acres and a fishing lake. Your buddy will be happy to join you for a leashed walk along Des Plaines River Trail, a long and difficult 57-mile hiking path with lush surroundings and a variety of trail surfaces.

East Skokie

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Population Density
6,027 per sq. mi.

East Skokie

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Set north of Highland Park, Skokie is a great place to take your buddy to enjoy a day at the park with a cultural and artistic twist. Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, on the eastern bank of North Shore Channel, is a cool place to enjoy a leashed walk near the water. Feel free to sniff out a few of the sculptures, which make for the pawfect photo op with Fido! Prefer hiking instead? North Shore Channel Trail is also located here, and welcomes your leashed pooch to explore. Finish your day with a visit to Dengeos Restaurant, a home-style place with a pet-friendly environment, outdoor tables, and unforgettable Grecian Chicken!