Dog walking in Itasca

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Ashley DItasca, IL

4.9

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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 KItasca, IL

4.9

(2430)

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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 GItasca, IL

4.9

(2139)

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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 HItasca, IL

4.9

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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

Brian MItasca, IL

4.9

(1727)

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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 MItasca, IL

4.9

(1655)

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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 YItasca, IL

4.9

(1855)

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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 OItasca, IL

4.9

(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

Martin MItasca, IL

4.9

(1640)

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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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Patrick LItasca, IL

4.9

(1674)

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My name is Patrick & I live in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. I've had dogs & cats my whole life, currently having a 17 year old calico named Jadzia. Love my doggies too but Jadzia doesn’t approve so I make up for it by dog sitting for friends & family, as well as taking volunteer opportunities. On top of that, I love being outside & walking, even when the weather isn't so great.

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Dog Walking in Itasca

A charming suburban community ruffly 25 miles northwest of Chicago, Itasca, Illinois is sure to be a vacation destination not soon forgotten. Whether you and your pup enjoy the city hustle-and-bustle or you prefer to escape into the countryside, Itasca is the gateway for it all. Should your pup get in any trouble during your visit, there is one veterinarian within Itasca town limits and more than 20 in the surrounding communities. 

To begin your Itasca adventures, head to the 132-acre Salt Creek Marsh Forest Preserve. This scenic preserve contains many different ecosystems and types of terrain, including meadows, wetlands, prairies, marshes and a bottomland forest. Visitors will have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife, including various birds, reptiles and amphibians, plus coyotes and beavers. Just be sure to keep your pup on a leash at all times so the surrounding land remains intact and the local wildlife isn't disturbed. 

Another great spot for you and your pup is downtown Itasca's riverwalk. In fact, the downtown area offers a number of connecting trails ranging from Village Hall all throughout town and into the neighboring Spring Brook Nature Center. These trails are a great way for you and your pup to get acquainted with the area.

Itasca pawsitively will not disappoint!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Itasca

Songbird Slough

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Population Density
1,764 per sq. mi.

Songbird Slough

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One of the area's most popular destinations, the Songbird Slough neighborhood certainly cannot be missed. The area's biggest attraction, the Songbird Slough Forest Preserve, is the purrfect place to continue your Itasca adventures. Encompassing nearly 400 acres of both natural and constructed wetlands as well as prairies and meadows, this park is sure to satisfy all of your nature cravings. There is a paved trail that runs throughout the park, which is perfect for walking and enjoying the surrounding nature with your pup. If you're a bird lover, the Songbird Slough Forest Preserve is also a great place to catch a glimpse of more than 200 species of birds, many of which are on the endangered species list.

Wood Dale

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,922 per sq. mi.

Wood Dale

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Just 10 minutes south of downtown Itasca, you'll find the neighborhood of Wood Dale, home of 185-acre Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve. This preserve is another of the area's finest nature getaways. There are two 0.5-mile trails within the preserve that are open to visitors, both human and dog alike. One trail encircles Grove Lake while the other passes through the restored wetlands in the northern portion of the protected area. Visitors to the Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve will have the chance to see a variety of rare wildlife, including migratory birds, owls, deer, various reptiles and amphibians, plus many more!

East Higgins

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East Higgins

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Heading just 10 minutes north of Itasca will bring you to the East Higgins neighborhood, which lies smack dab in the middle of the incredible Ned Brown Preserve, also referred to as the Busse Woods. The Busse Woods encompasses nearly 4,000 acres of land and provides visitors with endless amounts of fun. You and your pup can enjoy the 457-acre lake, where fishing and boating are popular everyday activities throughout the summer months. You can also take advantage of the eight-mile paved loop trail that passes through a good portion of the preserve, allowing you and your pup to enjoy the many types of terrain present in the Busse Woods. The trail connects to the Salt Creek Greenway as well.

Humboldt Park

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Population Density
15,510 per sq. mi.

Humboldt Park

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Less than an hour east of Itasca is the neighborhood of Humboldt Park, its namesake being the 207-acre park of the same name directly adjacent to the residential area. Play the day away in this expansive and immaculately kept green space. You and your pup can enjoy the grassy areas or take a stroll next to the park's personal pond and admire the local wildlife which frequents the area. Your dog is not required to be on a leash in this park, though keeping your pup on-leash is generally recommended for safety reasons. Afterwards, head over to local favorite restaurant The Chicago Teachers' Lounge & Eatery for some tasty grub and craft cocktails. Your pup is welcome at any of the tables on the outdoor patio.

Lincoln Park

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
20,700 per sq. mi.

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Once again heading just under an hour east of Itasca, you'll find the eclectic Lincoln Park neighborhood, home of one of the area's largest dog parks: Wiggly Field. Complete with agility equipment and a special small dog area, you and your pup are sure to have a great time here. After you've had your fun, head over to locally owned pet store, Bentley's Pet Stuff. Here, you will find a great selection of natural food and treats, toys, general supplies and more. Plus, they bake personalized doggy birthday cakes! What more could you ask for?