Dog walking in Joliet

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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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Destiny BJoliet, IL

5.0

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Hello my name is Destiny! I currently own a 2-year-old German Shepherd and a 8-month-old Shepherd Pit Mix. I have been around dogs for my whole life, so I am confident in my ability to walk and take care of your dog(s)! Please feel free to contact me about any concerns or questions.

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

Maura BJoliet, IL

4.9

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“Dogs are family!”

Please call me Max(he/him)! I have loved dogs and all other animals my whole life. I have several years of experience with all ages, sizes and energy levels in dogs, and I am accommodating to every dog's needs. I love every single dog I meet and their health and happiness is my #1 priority

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

Brenda LJoliet, IL

4.9

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Hi, I’m Brenda. I grew up with animals my whole life. I have a passion for dogs of all sizes and species. I am excited to be able to help you by caring for your dogs while you're away. I enjoy being outside. I am an animal lover! I’m so excited to provide exceptional care to your babies and protect them as if they were my own!

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Danielle OJoliet, IL

4.9

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“Lifelong animal lover and future crazy dog lady”

I can’t have a dog of my own in my current apartment, so I want to help some dog owners out! I have experience with puppies senior and special-needs dogs. Also care for your cat fish reptiles etc!

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Marcy RJoliet, IL

4.9

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I am Marcy and have had a passion for animals all my life! I am amazed by the loyalty, love and devotion that dogs have for us human beings and I love to give back to these sweet creatures by taking care of them. I have 3 rescue dogs of my own that are truly members of our family. I can't wait to meet your 4 legged loved one and give them love and care for you!

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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

Anna PJoliet, IL

4.9

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“Your Friendly Neighborhood Dog Walker”

Hi there! My name is Anna and I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago with my two rescue pups, Sydney and Emma, who are the biggest joys in my life.....and spoiled beyond belief! My experience with dogs goes beyond my tremendous amount of love for my own to working for 3 years in the rescue community as a handler, fundraiser, and organizer, helping dogs find their forever homes. I can't wait to meet your furry best friend and share more amazing adventures while on our walks!

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Mike MJoliet, IL

4.9

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Greetings fellow fur-baby dads/moms! My name is Mike and I have two pups of my own that I play with and look after regularly. I've been a pack member all my life & I can most certainly say I have raised those dogs as much as they have raised me. My plan is to learn your pup’s unique personality and treat them accordingly, in order to provide a positive walker-pup relationship. I invite you to reach out for an in-person meet-and-greet or if you & your best friend need another a buddy for the day!

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Jennifer BJoliet, IL

4.8

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I love dogs! I know most profiles say that but I really do. They are loyal, smart, fun loving energetic and also wonderful friends. I treat my pets like members of the family. And I will gladly treat yours like family. I have been around pets my whole life. I also volunteered at WSHS for 4 years, so I have lots of hands-on experience with different breeds of dogs. I currently have a German shepherd-pit mix of my own. I look forward to working with you and your dog.

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Angel KJoliet, IL

4.8

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My name is Angel! Growing up, I have been a dog walker and sitter for my neighbors and friends. I've also had experience caring for the dog of a senior living home. I'm looking forward to meeting your furry companions, and giving them an enjoyable walk!

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Keith MJoliet, IL

4.8

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“I will sing for your pet.”

Hi, I'm Keith! I worked with every breed under the sun, from Chihuahuas to English Mastiffs, during my 5 years volunteering with the Metro Area Animal Adoption Association in Detroit. Due to allergies in the family I cannot live with animals anymore. Wag! has given me the opportunity to resume this passion, for which I am grateful.

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Dog Walking in Joliet

Being the fourth largest city in the great state of Illinois, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Joliet. Even though the city is located only forty miles southwest of Chicago, Joliet residents have little desire to head to the capital of the midwest. Because of the large stretches of flat land and open spaces, many Joliet residents have canine family members.

However, do not think that the city is just a haven for pups! Many Illinois residents flock to the city to indulge in a little bit of gambling at Hollywood Casino and Harrah's Joliet. Not a gambler? Don't fret -- you can always spend time at one of Joliet's two race tracks! Not only can you spend the day tail-gating with your friends and eating delicious food, but you can also reserve a racing experience when you want to get behind the wheel.

If you just want to spend some time in nature with your pup away from all humans and noise, Joliet has just the right places for you to go to. The city is full of parks, both large and small, where you can spend a peaceful afternoon or serene day at. Although not all the parks are dog parks, they do allow dogs on leashes -- perfect for taking long strolls or exercising with your buddy!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Joliet

Preston Heights

48
Population Density
1,318 per sq. mi.

Preston Heights

48

Located in the neighborhood of Preston Heights is one of the oldest natural preserves in the region: the Forest Preserve District of Will County. This large spread of lush green grass does not have a dog park, but it has the next best thing -- a trail! You can choose to walk through the forest preserve, or head to The Wauponsee Glacial Trail. This trail is one of 1,600 former rail corridors converted into walking trails across the country. It is not an off-leash trail, so you will have to take a leash and your own doggie poop bags. Just make sure you wear your walking shoes if you want to get a workout!

Forest Park

36
Population Density
1,318 per sq. mi.

Forest Park

36

Located on the easternmost side of Joliet is the scenic neighborhood of Forest Park. Forest Park is home to the Old Plank Road Trail, another Rails-to-Trails project that welcomes both human and canine explorers. This trail in particular is a beautiful place to walk or run with your pup. You can walk as much as you want on the trail, or even wander into the beautiful forests that surround the trail. However, it does require pups to be leashed at all times. You'll also need to bring your own water and waste bags.

Birds

24
Population Density
1,260 per sq. mi.

Birds

24

One of the best places to take your pup in Joliet is the neighborhood of Birds. Not only does this neighborhood have the cutest name and the most beautiful scenery, but it is also home to another furrific rail-trail that's perfect for walkies. The entire Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail stretches for just under 80 miles and offers a variety of terrains for your pooch to sniff along the way. The trail, which has a trailhead in Joliet, is frequented by families with children, elderly people, runners and plenty of dog lovers. Just make sure you keep your most loyal companion on a leash, and don't forget to bring some extra water for both of you!

Frontage Rd

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,288 per sq. mi.

Frontage Rd

12

If you and your dog need a relaxing day at the park or just want to stretch your legs and run, we have just the place for you! Head to the west part of Joliet to Frontage Rd, where you will find Hammel Woods River Access and Dog Park. The dog park is off-leash so your pup can run with abandon and make some new friends. However, what makes this park special is the river access. A river runs through the park, and is surrounded by lush green grass and forestry. People from the surrounding areas flock to Hammel Woods River Access and Dog Park on the weekends to have picnics, hike and rest.

Farrell Rd

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
883 per sq. mi.

Farrell Rd

0

Although there are many beautiful places located in Joliet, it's good to get out of your own town and head somewhere new. Luckily, you do not have to go that far, because Tratiana Dog Farms Park on Farrell Road is less than ten minutes away. This giant dog park has everything you could possibly ever want, including plenty of space for dogs to run and play without the constraints of leashes. You will also find plenty of families playing with their children at this park. Also, on special days, local vendors set up stalls for park goers to purchase things for themselves and their pups!