Dog walking in North Chicago

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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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Debi RNorth Chicago, IL

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Puppers are my priority. I am the mom of a phenomenal furkid. I have volunteered for a few different rescues & have learned so much from trainers, books, & observing dog behavior at doggie parks, stores, beaches, pet expos, pet events, etc. Looking forward to having some fun with yours!

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Martin MNorth Chicago, 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 BNorth Chicago, 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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Robert CNorth Chicago, IL

4.9

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“With walks this good, who needs a catchphrase?”

Hi there! My name is Rob, and I’d love to help take care of your pup! I’m an actor so my schedule tends to be open for lots of walks! I’ve been around dogs my entire life. I’ve taken care of family dogs and friends dogs since I can remember. I do whatever I can to ensure the best walk for your dog!

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Megan RNorth Chicago, IL

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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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Gretchen BNorth Chicago, IL

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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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Susan FNorth Chicago, 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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Rosanna MNorth Chicago, IL

4.9

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“I will love your pet like my own!”

I love cats and dogs, all animals really! And they say do something you love and you will never work a day in your life! So here I am, doing what I love!

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Trisha WNorth Chicago, IL

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“Best way to spend a day is with a dog!!”

I'm a certified dog trainer through ABC .I also have a associates degree in Veterinary Assistance. I have 20 years experience in training, grooming, administrating medications and shots. I love dogs of all types. I raise and compete Chinese cresteds. 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 .

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Janet DNorth Chicago, IL

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I love dogs and can't wait to make friends with the next one I meet! We grew up with dogs and I've had dog(s) for many many years. Good manners and behavior are important so it follows that training is too!

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Dog Walking in North Chicago

When you’re in North Chicago, finding puptastic things to do with your dog is as easy as can be! This Illinois city has seven dog-friendly parks, and it’s also home to dog-friendly restaurants. While there are no veterinary clinics in North Chicago itself, there are many good options in the nearby cities of Lake Bluff and Libertyville.

If you’re looking for a good place to take your pup for a long on-leash walk, check out the Robert McClory Bike Path. This 25.4-mile path goes from Highland Park to the Wisconsin-Illinois border, and it passes through North Chicago along the way. As you go along the path, you’ll pass by open fields, wooded areas, and unique community gardens. Bring water and doggy bags, and enjoy hiking here with your pup.

The Skokie Valley Trail is another pawesome place to go for an on-leash walk with your dog. This 9.8-mile trail begins in Highland Park, which is about nine miles from North Chicago, and itends in Lake Bluff. As you go along the trail, you’ll pass by bird habitats and beautiful wooded areas. This scenic trail is a great place to spend the day with your pup.

North Chicago and its surrounding area are filled with parks and trails that welcome dogs. You and your pup will always have a great time when you’re in North Chicago!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in North Chicago

Foss Park Avenue

48
Population Density
10,698 per sq. mi.

Foss Park Avenue

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This North Chicago neighborhood is home to Foss Park, a furrific community park that welcomes dogs on-leash. This 32-acre park has a bandstand, sports fields, and a large playground. It also offers beautiful views of Lake Michigan, and it has lovely open fields where your pup can roll around in the grass. Take your pup for a stroll on the park’s flat, paved sidewalks, and enjoy seeing everything this park has to offer. After the park, continue your fun day out with lunch at 5 Points Restaurant. This all-American restaurant has been serving classic burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes for over 40 years and welcomes dogs at its six outdoor tables. 

14th Street

36
Population Density
1,809 per sq. mi.

14th Street

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Want to take your dog for a walk through the woods? Head over to North Chicago’s Greenbelt Forest Preserve. This picturesque preserve welcomes dogs on-leash, and it offers five miles of hiking trails. These hiking trails go through peaceful wooded areas, past stunning lakes, and by prairies and wetlands. If you’re looking for a short, easy walk to take with your pup, the Greenbelt Preserve also has a fun one-mile, self-guided nature trail. Bring water for yourself and your pup and some doggy bags, and have a great time hiking with your dog in this woof-derful North Chicago nature preserve!

South Waukegan Road

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,696 per sq. mi.

South Waukegan Road

24

Looking for a good place to let your pup play off-leash? Head over to West Lake Forest’s Prairie Wolf Dog Park. This huge, 44-acre dog park is 10 miles from North Chicago, and it has a large, fenced-in field where your pup can run and play, trails your dog can explore off-leash, and training enclosures. The dog park also has a pond your pup can swim in on hot days, and drinking water is available. To use this fun dog park, you’ll have to get an annual or daily permit for your pup. You can order this in advance online, or you can pick one up from the self-pay station right outside the dog park. 

North Milwaukee Ave

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,770 per sq. mi.

North Milwaukee Ave

12

If you’re looking for another good off-leash area for your pup, check out Independence Grove Dog Exercise Area. Located seven miles from North Chicago, this 30-acre fenced area has open fields where your pup can frolic to their heart’s content. There’s also a river your pup can swim in, trails they can walk on off-leash, and drinking water. To use the dog park, you’ll have to get an annual or daily permit. Once you get that, you’ll be free to use the dog park for as long as you’d like! If you want to get a bite to eat after playing at the dog park, check out Jimmy’s Charhouse. This eatery welcomes dogs at their outdoor tables and offers steaks, baby-back ribs, burgers, and much more.

Keeler Avenue

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Population Density
6,516 per sq. mi.

Keeler Avenue

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If you want to take your pup for an on-leash walk in a unique park, check out Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. This park is 27 miles from North Chicago, and it includes flat and paved paths that wind through open fields filled with stunning sculptures made out of steel, glass, concrete, and aluminum. The north channel of the Chicago River also runs through the park, providing amazing water views. Bring doggy bags with you, and have a great time strolling through this park! If your pup is a good boy at the park, stop at Starbucks afterward and grab them a puppuccino. Enjoy your drinks at one of Starbuck’s dog-friendly outdoor tables.