Dog walking in Riley

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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Customized for your pup

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

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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Sophie MRiley, IL 60152

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My name is Sophie, and I am a dog lover through and through. My family rescued and trained three dogs while I was growing up, and they were a big part of our family. We were very involved with the rescue that saved our dogs, and I hope to make dog adoption easier for others with my commitment to dog-walking. I was a dog sitter throughout my time in college, and I love walking dogs to give them the exercise and outdoor time they need to be healthy, loving members of the family.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Karen GRiley, IL 60152

4.9

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Dogs delight me. They always have. I love them more each day. I have been a pet care professional for 23 years. I share my life with Gaby, Charlotte and 3 cats. I have experience with almost every dog breed, age and temperament. I look forward to meeting your fur baby.

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Rosalind FRiley, IL 60152

4.9

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“I really and truly love my job walking dogs!!”

Hi I’m Rosalind, but I go by Rose. I am 31 years old, a single mom of two, I have a boxer named Gambit 5. I worked for Riser Animal Hospital as a Vet Tech in 2009. I have also worked with rescues and pet stores were I was involved in training, grooming, giving medicine, and microchips. I have always had a passion and love for all animals. I love being outside. I enjoy walking, going for runs, and playing in the park. I can’t wait to meet all different dogs and breeds.

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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, Fast walker

Taylor CRiley, IL 60152

4.9

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Hi, my name is Taylor. I am a psychology and political science student at Roosevelt University. I grew up with a boxer and have loved dogs my whole life. I have volunteered for animal shelters and have loved the many times I have gotten to dog sit. I look forward to meeting and walking your dog!

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Jaylene TRiley, IL 60152

4.9

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““Jaylene the dog walking queen””

Hi! My name is Jaylene and I love being outside and active. I have had dogs my whole life and love playing with them! I can’t wait to meet your furry friend!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kathryn TRiley, IL 60152

4.9

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My name is Kathryn. I grew up in Batavia taking care of 3 dogs. I am a huge animal lover and have had the opportunity to pet sit for family and friends throughout my childhood/early adult life. I love being able to spend time outdoors with dogs and making sure they are well taken care of whether taking them for walks/runs, feeding, bathing, or grooming.

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Samantha BRiley, IL 60152

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I’ve grown up with dogs. I adopted my girl Jill about 6 months ago, she turned 7 after the first month. My heart goes out to those older shelter pups and I’ve dedicated myself to rescuing those “less desirable” doggos. I consider any dog a puppy no matter their age. Love small and large dogs!

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Alexandria SRiley, IL 60152

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“I already love your dog.”

My husband and I have two dogs, a blue heeler and a whippet. We also have 2 small house cats. I'm a full-time student, so I'm only out of the house for about 4 hours every day at school. I have a cousin who walks with Wag! and we've just loved seeing her experience, so we were inspired to do Wag!. We are animal lovers and wish we could adopt more, but maybe when we have a bigger home someday. Send us all the doggos!

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

Shannon JRiley, IL 60152

4.9

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Hi! I’m Shannon and I love all dogs! I grew up with an 100 lb pitbull mix, so I am comfortable with all breeds, sizes and ages. I am a recent college graduate with lots of energy and very responsible. I took college courses relating to companion animal biology and care, so I am aware of dogs biological and behavioral needs. Walking is an important aspect of a dogs health. I am passionate about animals and thankful for the opportunity to help others create the best environment for their dogs!

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

Claudia TRiley, IL 60152

4.9

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“Thrilled to Walk Your Best Friend!”

I am a dog lover and ever since I was a small child I’ve had a dog. For the last 32 years, my walking partner and I have walked our dogs before work. My gentle nature makes it easy to get along with all breeds of dogs. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, cooking and gardening.

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Dog Walking in Riley

Riley is a tiny unincorporated community in northern Illinois -- its population is so small that it isn’t even listed on census data! Although Riley itself doesn’t offer many dog-friendly activities, there are fortunately over twenty veterinarians available within a fifteen-minute radius of town. Also, Riley is close to many amenities in neighboring communities.

A popular park can be found twenty miles east of Riley: Lake in the Hills Dog Park. This off-leash park offers lots of shade and drinking water. You do have to purchase a permit to use this park, but the fee ensures this ten-acre oasis is kept safe and clean.

Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve is located thirty minutes southeast in Dundee, IL. Off-leash play is welcome at this five-acre preserve full of grassy spaces and wooded paths. There is a fenced trail for off-leash hiking as well as water available.

Two dog-friendly restaurants can be found just ten minutes northeast in Marengo, IL. Joe’s Place is known for its pulled pork sandwich, but also serves lasagna, hot dogs, ribs, and more. Cafe 20 serves pub-style appetizers and a variety of sandwiches and build-your-own burgers. Both restaurants offer pup-friendly tables outside, so don’t be afraid to bring Fido.

Get out there and enjoy everything Riley and its surrounding community has to offer -- your pup will thank you!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Riley

Bull Valley

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
118 per sq. mi.

Bull Valley

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Riley, IL is a tiny, unincorporated community that has such a low population that it’s not included in the U.S. census. To find some dog-friendly neighborhoods in the area, you’ll need to travel a bit, like to Bull Valley in Woodstock, IL, which is about 25 miles away. Here, your dog can enjoy the Bull Valley Dog Park, which is an off-leash park with plenty of space for your precious pooch to play. Just remember to bring along some water in case your pup gets thirsty. If you work up an appetite after all that play, make a stop at Ethereal Confections if you’re craving sweet treats. You and your pup can dine outside!

Martin Woods

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,137 per sq. mi.

Martin Woods

36

Just over 28 miles from Riley is Martin Woods in Mchenry, IL. Your dog will go absolutely mutts for McBark Dog Park! Aside from having an adorable name, this park has four acres of fenced-in space for your dog to run, play, and socialize – you just need to grab a pass from the City of Mchenry before visiting. You can also bring your dog to Prairie Trail, part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. This 26-mile trail goes all the way to the Wisconsin-Illinois border, so there’s plenty of outdoor adventures to explore here. And, Martin Woods has a PETCO and PetSmart, both of which allow your well-behaved dog to join you on your shopping trip.

Central Crystal Lake

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,612 per sq. mi.

Central Crystal Lake

24

About 31 minutes away from Riley is Central Crystal Lake in Crystal Lake, IL. This neighborhood sits right near the beautiful Crystal Lake and has some great outdoor space, neighborhoods, and shopping experiences. You can take your dog to Hound Town Dog Park, a popular outdoor area for your dog to go unleashed! If you don’t live in the area, you’ll need a $60 annual permit, but for residents, it’s free. This neighborhood also has a PETCO store for you to have a fun shopping trip with your pooch. You’ll also have professional boarding services available with PetsHotel Crystal Lake, which offers 24/7 boarding services and care

Veteran Acres

12
Population Density
967 per sq. mi.

Veteran Acres

12

Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake is just a couple of miles away from Central Crystal Lake. Veteran Acres is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city of Crystal Lake, and dog owners absolutely love taking their dogs to Veteran Acres Park. Although it’s not a park specifically designed for dogs, your leashed pooch is welcome to enjoy everything it has to offer, from playgrounds to hiking trails to picnic areas. Your pup will also be in good hands with the staff at Banfield Pet Hospital, a popular health treatment center known for its professional staff and veterinary practices.

Three Oaks

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Population Density
1,914 per sq. mi.

Three Oaks

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Three Oaks is about a 5-minute drive south from Veteran Acres and sits near the Three Oaks Recreation Area, a beautiful outdoor area with fishing areas, boat rentals, swimming beaches, and more. Nearby is the Family Dog Center of Illinois, which features obedience, agility, and other training classes to keep your dog focused and in shape. You can also hop on the Prairie Trail from this neighborhood to explore a new section with your dog! And, be sure to check out Country Donuts, which is a local favorite spot for coffee and treats. You can enjoy with your dog at an outdoor table.