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      Receive live updates and photos. Track your pup's walk via GPS.

    • Get a report card

      Get a report card

      Once your pet is home, view details on how the walk went, complete with a photo!

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    I love animals and have been around them my whole life. I grew up on a farm and have never been without at least one pet of my own. In 2003 I left my previous job to pursue working with animals full time and I’ve never looked back! My husband and I have fostered over 80 dogs from Lake Shore Animal Shelter since then, and we also have a beautiful tortoiseshell cat of our own named Suki.

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


    Jennifer E.
    2022-06-29T06:05:20-07:00
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    My name is Julie. I live in Lakeview with my beautiful chocolate Labrador. 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience


    Charlotte L.
    2022-07-27T11:37:47-07:00
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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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    Ashley L.
    2021-10-15T16:22:52-07:00
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    Hi, I'm Mitch. I grew up in Chicago with a Labrador Retriever named Bailey. I have worked as a dog walker in Logan Square, which has given me a lot of hands on experience working and interacting with a variety of dogs! In my free time I enjoy writing, making films, and watching Bulls basketball. I can't wait to start walking your dogs.

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    Madeline W.
    2018-11-25T09:02:28-08:00
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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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    Specialties

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


    Tracy H.
    2021-04-26T09:46:23-07:00
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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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    Specialties

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


    Blanca M.
    2018-02-05T04:24:26-08:00
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    “We love and welcome all pups in our place!”

    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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    Specialties

    Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care


    Cortney B.
    2022-06-23T16:24:43-07:00
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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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    KB P.
    2022-05-19T11:34:33-07:00
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    Hello I'm Kiava! I'm relatively new here to Chicago but so far my dog Marley and I are loving it! I've had Marley, a female lab mix, for over three years now and adopted her from the animal shelter I volunteered at! I have plenty of experience with many different types of dogs and look forward to meeting yours for a walk!

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    Leslie C.
    2019-03-25T11:49:43-07:00
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    “Pups are not just pets, they are family!”

    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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    Specialties

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


    Megan S.
    2018-01-26T05:18:12-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    I love animals and have been around them my whole life. I grew up on a farm and have never been without at least one pet of my own. In 2003 I left my previous job to pursue working with animals full time and I’ve never looked back! My husband and I have fostered over 80 dogs from Lake Shore Animal Shelter since then, and we also have a beautiful tortoiseshell cat of our own named Suki.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

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


    Jennifer E.
    2022-06-29T06:05:20-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

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

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Specialties

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


    Charlotte L.
    2022-07-27T11:37:47-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
    Verified 20m Walk

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    Jennifer E.

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    Lisa is always caring with Angela, and leaves the best report cards! We know Angela is in good hands every time she walks with Lisa!

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    Charlotte L.

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    Thanks for the great walk! You always take the cutest photos!

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    Ashley L.

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    So great!

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    Madeline W.

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    Thanks so much as always and so sorry about any trouble with the gate!!!

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    Tracy H.

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    Blanca M.

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    Thanks a bunch! Oliver and Scooter must have enjoyed themselves!

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    Cortney B.

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    Andrew I was so excited that you were able to walk old lady Payton today! So thankful for you and we hope you are doing well!!!

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    KB P.

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    Jamie was wonderful and provided video / picture updates. Thanks for taking great care of my pup

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    Leslie C.

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    You re the BEST, Kiava!!!

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    Megan S.

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    Thank you so much Brian!! You have always been the best and we appreciate it :) have a wonderful weekend!!

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      Jennifer E.

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      Lisa is always caring with Angela, and leaves the best report cards! We know Angela is in good hands every time she walks with Lisa!

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      Lisa M

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      Charlotte L.

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      Thanks for the great walk! You always take the cutest photos!

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      Julie K

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      Ashley L.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

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      So great!

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      Ashley D

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      Madeline W.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

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      Thanks so much as always and so sorry about any trouble with the gate!!!

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      Mitch K

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      Tracy H.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

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      Thanks!!

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      Robert H

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      Blanca M.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

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      Thanks a bunch! Oliver and Scooter must have enjoyed themselves!

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      Lisa G

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      Cortney B.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

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      Andrew I was so excited that you were able to walk old lady Payton today! So thankful for you and we hope you are doing well!!!

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      Andrew M

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      KB P.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

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      Jamie was wonderful and provided video / picture updates. Thanks for taking great care of my pup

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      Jamie Y

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      Leslie C.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

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      You re the BEST, Kiava!!!

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      Kiavā G

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      Megan S.

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      Thank you so much Brian!! You have always been the best and we appreciate it :) have a wonderful weekend!!

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      Brian M

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    Best Dog Friendly Neighborhoods in Itasca

    Songbird Slough

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,764 per sq. mi.

    Songbird Slough

    4848

    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

    3636
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    2,922 per sq. mi.

    Wood Dale

    3636

    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

    2424

    East Higgins

    2424

    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

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    15,510 per sq. mi.

    Humboldt Park

    1212

    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

    00
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    20,700 per sq. mi.

    Lincoln Park

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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?

    Songbird Slough

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,764 per sq. mi.

    Songbird Slough

    4848

    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

    3636
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    2,922 per sq. mi.

    Wood Dale

    3636

    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

    2424

    East Higgins

    2424

    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

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    15,510 per sq. mi.

    Humboldt Park

    1212

    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

    00
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    20,700 per sq. mi.

    Lincoln Park

    00

    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?

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