Dog walking in New Athens

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Paige RNew Athens, IL 62264

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Hi, I am Paige. I have an unbelievable love for dogs, and I am here to help you care for yours. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology, at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, I plan to attain a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. I enjoy helping people and animals in any way that I can. I regularly find myself watching over my friends animals while they are away, and I have 13 years of experience caring for a Rottweiler/Labrador mixed breed dog. He was my best friend, and hopefully your dog will be too!

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Carlie FNew Athens, IL 62264

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Hi there! I am so excited to have the privilege to spend some time with your best friend. I have had many dogs growing up (beagles, a lab, a pit bull, and some mixes) and have also had the privilege of dog sitting and walking some dogs more recently (huskies, a golden doodle, and a lab). I have loved spending time with these sweet pups, and can’t wait to serve you through serving your furry friends!

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Josiah BNew Athens, IL 62264

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Hello! My name is Josiah and I recently graduated from Concordia University Irvine, currently living in Lake Forest. Growing up my family always had at least one dog living in the house but I currently do not have one of my own. I have experience dog-sitting many different breeds and I love them all! Any day I meet a new pup is a good day in my book.

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Gracie YNew Athens, IL 62264

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Hi! My name is Gracie Yarborough and I am currently a graduate student at McKendree University. I have 2 greyhound mix pups of my own and I have grown up with furry friends in the family my whole life! I love to be active with my doggies and I would love to help you out with yours!

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Erica CNew Athens, IL 62264

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I am an experienced dog lover who loves dogs of all breeds! I have 2 years professional doggy daycare experience as well as my own pets. Safety is my number one priority, but I will also make sure your pup enjoys every minute of his/her walk!

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Kyle RNew Athens, IL 62264

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Hi there! My name is Kyle. I am a student at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and am pursuing a Master of Divinity. I have a heart for animals, and am truly overjoyed to have the opportunity to make sure that your dog is happy, healthy, and thriving. I am the go-to pet sitter on our campus- many of my fellow students have trusted me with the care of their animals. I would love to do the same for you!

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Molly PNew Athens, IL 62264

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“Your dog needs a walk, let me help you!”

I've been with Wag! for about 3 years, and I love it. I've always loved daily walks, and now with having a dog of my own, they join me. Over the years, I've cared for and walked many Wag! pups and would love to help you. I've had 2 family dogs I helped care for and I've cared for many neighborhood furry friends. Sometimes life gets busy, and your dog starts to feel cooped up, I get it! Let me be the one to help and make sure your pups are happy, tired out and ready for snuggles and treats.

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Specialties

Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Sarah KNew Athens, IL 62264

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Hi, my name is Sarah. I'm a mom of two, taking a hiatus from my Nursing career, and am lover of pups! I've been a pet owner many times but we have chosen not to while our kids are too little to help out. However, I am also super excited to play and interact with pups any chance I get so helping you out will help my dog fix.

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Kim MNew Athens, IL 62264

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I have lived with various types of animals since I was a baby. The most dogs I’ve owned at a given time is 4. I have pet sat and walked dogs for other people over many years. I love my pets like family. I’m very excited to get out and walk your fur baby!

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Scott LNew Athens, IL 62264

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Hi there! My name is Scott and I am an animal lover through and through. I have spent my whole life as a pet owner to dogs, cats, hamsters, and fish. I currently am the proud pet parent to a two year old labrador and two rescue cats. I am especially good at working with large, energetic dogs, but I will treat any pet as if they are my own!

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Dog Walking in New Athens

Best Dog Neighborhoods in New Athens

Waterloo

48
Population Density
115 per sq. mi.

Waterloo

48

This spacious and family friendly neighborhood is located 23 minutes west of New Athens and is easily accessible from Park and Market Street. Schorr Lake Vineyard is a local winery that has a ton of seating outside where they allow dogs to chill out and take in the beautiful views of Schorr Lake! Konarcik Park is another fun locale that allows on-leash dogs to take a walk on the provided trails and open fields. The park also provides covered pavilions for picnicking, water fountains, and barbeque pits where you and your pooch can spend the afternoon eating and playing outside with friends! 

Columbia

36
Population Density
240 per sq. mi.

Columbia

36

Columbia is a short half-hour drive from New Athens and has several dog-friendly activities you can enjoy together! Situated along the Mississippi River, you and your on-leash dog can take a stroll along the banks, taking in the views. Please be cautious not to get too close to the river as this is a fast-moving body of water. For a nice lunch or dinner outing with your pooch, consider taking them to Who Dat’s, a New Orleans style restaurant, or Reifschneider’s Grill & Grape, both of which cater to our four-legged friends! 

Belleville

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,144 per sq. mi.

Belleville

24

This dog-friendly community in Illinois is only 25 minutes from New Athens and is accessible from Interstate 64, Illinois Street, and North Belt West! Swansea Dog Park welcomes your pooch to have fun at this off-leash, fenced dog park. Please note that this dog park does require a membership in order to join. If you and Fido are feeling some hunger pangs set in, Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant, The Wine Tap, and Seven Restaurant and Lounge all allow pups to dine on the patio! Travelling with your dog? Don’t sweat it! The Super 8, and Silverstein Suite at Writers’ Loft offer dog-friendly lodging accommodations.

O'Fallon

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,172 per sq. mi.

O'Fallon

12

O’Fallon is a residential community that offers locals fast access to Interstate 64, and plenty of dog-friendly establishments nearby! Twenty-three miles north of New Athens, this neighborhood is home to Rock Springs Park. The park has a nature center, fire pits, pavilions and a dog park on the premises! O’Fallon Dog Park invites dogs to enjoy the fenced-in, off-leash play area from sunrise to sunset. Pavilions and an agility course are provided. Sweet Katie’s Bee’s Cupcake and Coffee Bar, Sonic, and Global Brew O’Fallon all allow pups to chill out on their patios with well-behaved owners.

St. Louis

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,408 per sq. mi.

St. Louis

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Yes, St. Louis is in a completely different state than New Athens, but it is only a short, 32-minute drive northwest and is a mecca for dog-friendly lodging, dining, events and recreational activities! Lucas Dog Park is a gated dog run that allows pups to play off leash, and they provide poop bags. City Garden is a neat art attraction that has fun interactive water features, sculptures and a garden that you and your leashed dog can enjoy together. Forest Park is a gorgeous and spacious park that encourages locals and guests to walk their on-leash pups in the heart of St. Louis!