Dog walking in Ringwood

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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 MRingwood, IL

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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, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Tracey DRingwood, IL

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“Your pooch will receive much LOVE from me.”

I love animals. All kind. I also love working with kids. I am a people person. I am very reliable and friendly. I love to walk. That is my enjoyment time in the evening, to walk my dog. I help out all my neighbors and friends with their animals when they need me. I work for a couple hours a day at an elementary school. I am married and have 3 teenage kids. I have one dog. I would like to have more animals.

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Debi RRingwood, 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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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Susan FRingwood, 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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Trisha WRingwood, 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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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Puppy care

Karen GRingwood, IL

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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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Amanda PRingwood, IL

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Rain, snow, or shine walks are important to me whatever the weather is! I have owned and cared for multiple dogs & have always had a heart & compassion for all animals. I love being out doors & traveling around with my own German Pinscher. With years of experience, I can treat your furry family member like a king/queen & they will get the best care under my time being with them. I can’t wait to meet your bestfriend!

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Rosalind FRingwood, IL

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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

Nathan RRingwood, IL

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My name is Nathan, I'm from the northern suburbs of Chicago. I am 18, and I've been around dogs my entire life. My Grandpa runs an animal rescue and has had hundreds of dogs that I've interacted with. I grew up with an Alaskan Malamute named Max, a Shar-Pei mix named Sophie, a Bull Terrier Mix named Oreo, and a Yorkie mix named Buddy. I've had lots of experience with many different types of dogs, and I really look forward to meeting even more!

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Jennifer SRingwood, IL

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Hi! My name is Jen and I have been a Wag! Walker for a year and a half now. I love this job because I love dogs and I love being outside. I always think safety first when it comes to walking your pup. I keep dogs away from the street, other animals, and anything that might trigger them to pull. I can't wait to meet your pup. Happy Wagging!

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Dog Walking in Ringwood

Ringwood is a small village in Illinois located near the border with Wisconsin. In 1837, Ringwood was settled by two Vermont natives. The name of the place comes from the supposed ring of trees that surrounded the original settlement. Ringwood isn't the dog-friendliest place in the area, but you can find fun with Fido just a bone's throw away!

If you want to take your pooch on a hike in the vicinity of Ringwood, you should head to Algonquin and try the Fox River Trail. This trail is located around 18 miles away from Ringwood and is ruffly 40 miles long. Leashed doggos are welcome to try their paw at tackling the trail!

Although the village itself doesn't have any places where you and your pooch can spend a couple of nights, the closest place where you can find dog-friendly lodging is just 6 miles away from Ringwood: Richmond. More choices are also available in Woodstock, around 11 miles away. Woodstock also offers a few dog-friendly restaurants and bars where you and your pooch can rest up after hiking and exercising. 

The closest veterinary clinics that will take pawesome care of your pooch include the one located in Wonder Lake, just 3.5 miles away from Ringwood, and the one located in Spring Grove, a 5.5-mile distance from the village. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Ringwood

Harts Road

48
Population Density
79 per sq. mi.

Harts Road

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One of the best attractions in Ringwood that you absolutely have to take your pooch to is the vast Glacial Park, located on the northern side of the city. This 3,400-acre park offers a lot of opportunities for exploring with your leashed doggo! There are plenty of trails that you can try, as well as open fields and prairie land. There is even a river where you can fish, kayak, or canoe! Both locals and visitors pawsitively love this park, so you can expect to see other dog owners here! Don't forget to bring water and poop baggies for cleaning up your dog's messes.

Northwest Crystal Lake

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,287 per sq. mi.

Northwest Crystal Lake

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Around 14 miles away from Ringwood, there is another place where your dog can stretch their paws called the Hound Town Dog Park. This three-acre off-leash park provides a super safe place for your pooch to play to their heart's content and sniff out some new canine companions! Another pawsitive of this park is that it provides separate areas for different-sized dogs. Before you'll be allowed to play here, you'll need to buy a passkey from the local parks department. For the doggie parents, there are picnic tables where they can rest up, which are mostly shaded. Bring water and waste supplies with you.

Sleepy Hollow Road

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,667 per sq. mi.

Sleepy Hollow Road

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Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve is ruffly 23 miles from Ringwood. Here, your pooch can enjoy the trails on-leash, or frolic around in the designated off-leash dog area. Unlike many dog parks in the area, this one is free and open to the public! There is access to drinking water in the park, but you'll need to bring your own waste baggies for cleaning up. There is even a trail in the fenced area so you can take your pooch for an off-leash hike to explore the wooded terrain. You'll also find a walking trail outside of the fenced area if you prefer to walk your pooch on their leash. 

Prairie View

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
249 per sq. mi.

Prairie View

12

Doggos of all shapes and sizes are welcome in the Bull Valley Dog Park, located just 8 miles from Ringwood! This off-leash doggie heaven located in Woodstock is a simple, fenced park that will be a nice place for Fido to burn some energy and meet new fur-iends. If you decide to give this place a chance, make sure you bring water and poop baggies with you since they're not provided here. This is a membership-based park, so before Fido is allowed to play in the park's 7 acres, you'll need to obtain a permit -- bring your dog's current vaccination records to register.

Meadowbrook

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,820 per sq. mi.

Meadowbrook

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If you prefer a place where your small or large doggo will have a separate area where they can play with similarly sized friends, head to Lake in the Hills Dog Park. This park is a little further away from Ringwood at 20 miles, but the short drive is well worth it for this snifftastic space! This huge, clean park is a properly fenced, off-leash park where pooches can run and romp to their hearts' content. Bring proof of current vaccinations to obtain a membership. Drinking water and shade are both available at the park, but you'll need to bring the waste baggies.