Dog walking in Lake Forest

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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 DLake Forest, IL

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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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Martin MLake Forest, IL

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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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Lisa BLake Forest, IL

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Hi I'm Lisa! I have always loved pets and wanted to be a veterinarian when I was little. While I did not become a vet, I have always had cats and/or dogs in my home and even at some points a lizard, bird or hamster! I love being outdoors and walk pretty much every day, even in the snow and cold! I have a very handsome dog named Bailey who loves to play tug of war and get long belly rubs. I look forward to walking and caring for your beloved doggy and to giving them an awesome walking experience!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Puppy care, Fast walker

MR HLake Forest, IL

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“"Woof woof! Arfarfarf!" -- happy pup review”

Hi! I am responsive to dogs' needs, wants, stresses, and feelings. I have experience with rescue dogs -- generally no problems accommodating dogs with anxiety, medication, or other issues.Growing up, I learned that dogs are part of the family, so you can expect that I will treat your pupper like a valued family member. I have a lot of patience and understanding for animals and genuinely enjoy hanging out with and caring for them.

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

Joshua FLake Forest, IL

4.9

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My name is Josh and I have previously walked dogs for about a year and half. I have grown up with a few dogs and I currently have one cat. I have had other pets such as a snake and a few hamsters in the past.

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Megan RLake Forest, IL

4.9

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Hi, my name is Megan and I can't wait to meet your best buddy! I live in the Chicago-land area and have always loved all animals. I've been in the dog walking/sitting/training business since I was seven years old - my childhood canine companion was a Sheltie that won 10th place at the Indiana State Fair for obedience. I appreciate you letting me be a part of your dog's day and can't wait to meet them!

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Dan CLake Forest, IL

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I grew up with a tri color Collie. My dad had a Rottweiler that I would often dog sit for. I got my first dog July 2004. I have been volunteering at shelters since 2004. I started volunteering with German Shepherd Rescue in 2013. I rescued my first German Shepherd in 2015.

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

Susan FLake Forest, IL

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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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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Gretchen BLake Forest, IL

4.9

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“We haven’t met, but I love your dog.”

Hi there! My name is Gretchen and I’m just the walker your doggo has been waiting for! I’ve been a Wag! Walker for about 4 years now and have bonded with dogs of (nearly) every breed, size, and personality. I am currently studying to be a dog trainer through CATCH Canine Academy and am LOVING IT! Dogs have their own unique means of communication and being able to understand their language is critical to a successful and happy walking experience- Guaranteed to keep your pup’s tail waggin’!

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

Trisha WLake Forest, IL

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I am a certified dog trainer through ABC with an associates degree in Veterinary Assistance with 20 years experience. I managed Hogan Kennels in Ingleside for 14 years and my responsibilities included: training, grooming, administrating medications and shots. I love dogs of all types and currently own rottweilers and Chinese cresteds. I also raise and compete Chinese cresteds. I have several championships under my belt in AKC of which I'm very proud of. 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 in my life. Thank you, Trisha Wong

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Dog Walking in Lake Forest

Located about 30 miles north of downtown Chicago, the city of Lake Forest is a wonderful community for dogs and their owners. There are nearly 200 acres of parklands and 20 miles of walking trails in this community. You can find three veterinary clinics in town if you're searching for professional care for your pup.

About ten miles northeast of town, you can treat Fido to some off-leash playtime at the Independence Grove Dog Park. The 30-acre fenced area includes a pond, open fields, and some woods. You'll need to get a day pass or purchase an annual permit, which is good at all four Lake County Forest Preserve dog parks.

Another puptacular play area for Fido is the Lakewood Dog Park. The 66-acre facility is completely fenced and includes meadows, trails, and a water station. Head west about 15 miles to reach this Lake County Forest Preserve park.

If you'd rather enjoy some one-on-one time with your fur baby, check out Fort Sheridan Preserve off Sheridan Road. This 250-acre facility has hiking trails that wander through wooded and open areas. Dogs are welcome to join you if they're on a leash and you clean up after them.

Lake Forest is a furrific area where dogs and their owners can get outside to exercise or to go exploring.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Lake Forest

West Lake Forest

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
917 per sq. mi.

West Lake Forest

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West Lake Forest is a largely residential area with single-family homes, some apartment buildings, and a small commercial district. The neighborhood has tree-lined streets with sidewalks where you and your fur baby can get some exercise. When you want to treat Fido to a little off-leash playtime with other pups, take him to Prairie Wolf Dog Park off Waukegan Road. This 44-acre fenced facility offers trails, open field, and pond access. To use the park, you need to purchase a day pass or an annual permit for the Lake Forest dog runs. Bring waste bags and clean up after your pooch.

Kennedy

36
Population Density
1,278 per sq. mi.

Kennedy

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The neighborhood of Kennedy has single-family homes and a church. There are quiet, wooded lanes here where you and your special pal can take a stroll together. When you want to enjoy some fresh air and green space, take your furry friend to Meadowood Park. This seven-acre facility has an open field where you and Fido can play some ball or frisbee together. Stroll along the North Branch of the Chicago River with your special pal. Dogs can join you as long as they're on a leash no longer than 16 feet. Remember to bring water and waste bags with you when you visit.

Lake Forest

24
Population Density
1,696 per sq. mi.

Lake Forest

24

The Lake Forest community includes streets with single-family homes, a golf course, and a few parks. You'll find some quiet, wooded blocks here where you and Fido can go for a daily stroll together. If you're looking for a place to go hiking or jogging, check out the Robert McClory Bike Path. This mixed-use trail stretches for about 25 miles through Lake County. Dogs are allowed to accompany you on this pawesome pathway as long as you keep them on a leash and under control. Bring water and waste bags so that you can clean up your furry friend's waste.

Meadowood

12
Population Density
503 per sq. mi.

Meadowood

12

Meadowood is a small residential development with private residences on wooded lots. You can take a peaceful walk around the block with your canine companion in this neighborhood. When you want to get some fresh air and exercise with your furry pal, head to the Middlefork Savanna. This 687 acre property includes a four mile pathway of crushed stone that wanders through wetlands, prairie, and savanna. Enjoy a walk or jog with fido in this outdoor paradise. Dogs are permitted on the gravel trail as long as they're restrained on a leash. Be sure to bring water and waste bags with you.

Lake Forest-East

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Population Density
2,158 per sq. mi.

Lake Forest-East

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Lake Forest-East is a residential neighborhood with a few schools and single-family homes. You and Spot can take a walk along the sidewalk here. There's a pawtastic preserve in the area that's a great place to go exploring with your fur baby. Head to the Skokie River Nature Preserve. Hike along the 4.2 miles of natural trail that go through woodlands, savanna, prairie, and meadows. You'll need to become a registered member of the Lake Forest Open Lands to have dog walking privileges here. Your pooch needs to be healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations. Make sure you clean up your pup's waste.