Dog walking in Island Lake

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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 MIsland Lake, IL

5.0

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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, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Debi RIsland Lake, IL

4.9

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Puppers are my priority. I am the mom of a phenomenal furkid. I have volunteered for a few different rescues & have learned so much from trainers, books, & observing dog behavior at doggie parks, stores, beaches, pet expos, pet events, etc. Looking forward to having some fun with yours!

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

Judy SIsland Lake, 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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Donna FIsland Lake, IL

4.9

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I have been a dog lover for my whole entire life. The past 30 years I have owned at least one dog and up to three dogs at one time. I love animals, in general, I’ve had many animals, including a bird, hamster, bunnies, and fish. I have watched dogs for my friends and relatives and I have walked dogs for my neighbors.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Susan FIsland Lake, IL

4.9

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“Compassionate care; honest and reliable service”

Hi! I'm Susan and I've been an animal/nature lover all my life. Dogs have been a part of my family for the past 37 years along with fish and birds. We currently have two rescues, a chiweenie and a lab-shepherd, that are absolute joys. I can't imagine life without companion animals nor the beauty and peace that nature provides. As a Wag! walker, I’m committed to compassionate care and assuring pet safety as well as being respectful of your home and privacy. Kisses and belly rubs galore!

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Trisha WIsland Lake, IL

4.9

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“Best way to spend a day is with a dog!!”

I'm a certified dog trainer through ABC .I also have a associates degree in Veterinary Assistance. I have 20 years experience in training, grooming, administrating medications and shots. I love dogs of all types. I raise and compete Chinese cresteds. I have a few long term clients that I have the pleasure of grooming, training, pet setting , walking and feeding. I can provide references upon request. I am a very passionate about dogs, my clients and my own. They are my first priority .

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Puppy care

Janet DIsland Lake, IL

4.9

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I love dogs and can't wait to make friends with the next one I meet! We grew up with dogs and I've had dog(s) for many many years. Good manners and behavior are important so it follows that training is too!

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Karen GIsland Lake, IL

4.9

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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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Lynn LIsland Lake, IL

4.9

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“Very Experienced Pet Sitter”

Hi, I’m Lynn! For over 20 years, I have been a professional pet sitter taking care of people’s dogs, including walks and home boarding. I own 2 dogs and I’m a volunteer with a large animal rescue organization. Thank you in advance for trusting me with your dog(s)!

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Olivia MIsland Lake, IL

4.8

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“just your average wiener dog mama”

A proud Wag walker since 2017, I love my job and dogs are my life! I have a lifetime of experience in playing with puppies and caring for our canine elders. Your furry friend’s best friend!

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Dog Walking in Island Lake

The village of Island Lake is located about 23 miles west of North Chicago. This suburban community includes several parks and a preserve where you and your furry pal can go exploring. If you're seeking professional health services for your pup, you'll find two veterinary clinics in town.

For a furrific outdoor adventure with Fido, head to the Fox River Preserve in Port Barrington. This 598-acre natural area is just three miles south of town. There are over three miles of hiking trails here. You can bring dogs on a leash as long as you keep them on the trails and pick up after them.

When you want to treat your furry pal to some off-leash time, head east about 5.5 miles to Lakewood Dog Park. Let Fido run free in this 66-acre space. You'll need to apply for a day pass or annual permit to use the off-leash area.

There's a pawtastic area for you and Spot to explore located about five miles south of town. Check out Hickory Grove Highlands. Walk along the trail loop that winds through the sedge meadow and woods here. Dogs are welcome as long as they're restrained on a leash up to ten feet long and you clean up any messes.

Island Lake and the surrounding areas offer a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for dogs and their owners.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Island Lake

Carriage Hill

48
Population Density
2,553 per sq. mi.

Carriage Hill

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Carriage Hill is a residential development located just east of the lake. There's a loop here with a sidewalk where you and Fido can stretch your legs. If you'd like to change your venue, check out Greenleaf Woods in the center of the development. This undeveloped parcel of land is great for a little hike with your pup. You can also head to Eastway Park to enjoy a picnic with your fur baby. Dogs are permitted in designated parts of the park, provided that you keep them on a leash and under your control. Bring waste bags with you to clean up any droppings.

Southern Terrace

36
Population Density
4,411 per sq. mi.

Southern Terrace

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The Southern Terrace neighborhood is located along the southern shore of Island Lake. Here, you and Fido can take a walk around the block together. If you're looking for some open space by the water, head around the corner to Veterans Park off Island Drive. This lakeside facility has some grassy lawn where you and Fido can play ball together. Take a stroll with your canine pal by the water or hike on the paved pathway that cuts through the park. Dogs on a leash are welcome to accompany you in designated areas. Remember to clean up your pup's waste when visiting.

Walnut Glen

24
Population Density
328 per sq. mi.

Walnut Glen

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Walnut Glen is a residential development on the northern edge of Island Lake. This lane has a paved pathway that you can use to walk through the neighborhood with fido. For a pawtastic outdoor adventure, head west about 2.4 miles to Moraine Hills State Park. This expansive facility has over ten miles of trails through scenic areas. Go hiking along ridges and wooded hills or through the marshes and bogs with your special pal. Dogs are welcome to accompany you in designated areas of the park as long as you keep them on a leash and clean up after them.

Maple Ridge Park

12
Population Density
5,002 per sq. mi.

Maple Ridge Park

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The neighborhood around Maple Ridge Park is a residential area with single-family homes, a school, and a few community parks. The streets here have sidewalks that offer a safe place to go strolling with Spot. To enjoy a meal outdoors with your fur baby, head to Maple Ridge Park. This small facility has some open space, a playground, and a picnic area. Play a little ball or frisbee in the field with your special pal. You can bring dogs to designated parts of the park as long as they're on a leash and under your control. Bring waste bags with you.

Southhampton

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Population Density
5,523 per sq. mi.

Southhampton

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In the neighborhood around Southhampton Drive, there are private residences located near a lake and preserve. You can walk your four-footed pal along the sidewalk in this area. If you'd like to stretch your legs in a park setting, head south about 1.3 miles to Fox Trail Park in Port Barrington. This facility has some open field, wooded space, and a walking trail that winds through the park. Enjoy hiking through green space with your canine companion. You can bring dogs on a leash that's no longer than six feet, provided they're under your control. Remember to clean up any droppings.