Dog walking in River Forest

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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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Julie KRiver Forest, IL

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My name is Julie. I live in Lakeview with my beautiful four year old chocolate Lab. I've loved dogs all my life. I frequently volunteer at Chicago Canine Rescue and am certified in pet CPR and first aid.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Ashley DRiver 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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Janet VRiver Forest, IL

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Hi my name is Janet and I can't wait to meet your dog !I'm a huge dog lover , and have had over 3 plus years of dog walking and pet sitting experience in recent years.I'm also a pet parent to a 9 year old Min Pin/Chihuahua mix named Nacho. I look forward to providing excellent pet care to Wag clients both new and old.

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Mitch KRiver Forest, IL

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Hi, I'm Mitch. I grew up in Chicago with a Labrador Retriever named Bailey. I have worked as a dog walker in Logan Square, which has given me a lot of hands on experience working and interacting with a variety of dogs! In my free time I enjoy writing, making films, and watching Bulls basketball. I can't wait to start walking your dogs.

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Robert HRiver Forest, IL

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Hi, I’m located in Logan Square and parent to a nine year old rescued pit bull, and in the past have been foster parent to rescued dogs while they were awaiting placement in their forever homes. I love all kinds of dogs, big, small, and in between, and have a particular fondness for pit bulls and other bully breeds, because they’re so cute and sweet!

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Lisa GRiver Forest, IL

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Hi, My name is Lisa and I am a dog lover/animal lover. I have 15 years expereince in taking care of animals. I have also been a longtime dog walker. I have been rescuing dogs and cats since I was a little girl. I am looking forward to taking care of your pup!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Andrew MRiver Forest, IL

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“We love and welcome all pups in our place!”

My name is Andrew. I am a huge dog lover and own a husky puppy named Mack, who is not only great with other dogs but is great training for walking your dog! I am a student at DePaul, so I have a pretty open schedule and am mostly available in the Lincoln Park and Gold Coast areas. I can't wait to meet you and your furry friend(s)!

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Kiavā GRiver Forest, IL

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Hello I'm Kiava! I'm relatively new here to Chicago but so far my dog Marley and I are loving it! I've had Marley, a female lab mix, for over three years now and adopted her from the animal shelter I volunteered at! I have plenty of experience with many different types of dogs and look forward to meeting yours for a walk!

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Brian MRiver Forest, IL

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“Pups are not just pets, they are family!”

Hi, my name is Brian Martinez Flores- I am a true animal lover! I own a beautiful pit bull! My life style is very active and I hope by joining this team I can contribute to making it even better.​

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

Barbara PRiver Forest, IL

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I grew up with dogs and cats. My husband and I got our first puppy when our children were small and took several training classes to learn the proper way to handle dogs. We now have two large dogs that I walk every day, rain or shine. I like staying fit and walking our dogs helps me stay young and stress free!

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Dog Walking in River Forest

River Forest is a lovely suburban neighborhood 10 miles west of Chicago, known primarily for its beautiful architecture and friendly residents. The close-knit fabric of this village, along with its proximity to the economic staple of Chicago, make this area a superb place to raise a fur family. Prospective puppy parents will be happy to know there is a veterinary facility within the neighborhood to take care of their four-legged children, as well as many more in the immediate area.

Local doggos have their pick of parks in the area, with 13 in a span of 10 miles! One such favorite is the White Oaks Dog Park in Wood Dale. Furry residents jump at the chance to run amock at this clean and fully-fenced bark park. No one has to feel left out here, with equally pawesome small and large dog areas. The park is open from sunrise to sunset daily and is one of the few parks around that is totally free for public use! 

When you have had your fill of parks and recreation, settle down with your companion for a comfy meal at Noodles and Company. This cozy bistro offers 11 pup-friendly tables where you and your best pal can dine on slurpable entrees such as Japanese pan noodles, pasta fresca, and mac and cheese! They even have gluten-free options for pups with more sensitive palettes! Table service is not available outside, so you will need to secure your fur-iend while you order. Your pup won’t mind the wait when he sees his big plate of spaghetti and meatballs!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in River Forest

Montrose Beach

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
23,000 per sq. mi.

Montrose Beach

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Montrose Off-Leash Dog Beach was the first of its kind in Chicago, and quickly grew to be a favorite hot spot for the city’s pup-ulation! It takes about 35 minutes to reach the beach by car, but we promise it is well worth the trip. The dog beach opens at sunrise and closes at 9 PM, and is most popular during the morning hours. Out-of-towners will be glad to know this park is open to them as well, but they will need to bring proof of vaccinations and their dog’s registration papers. The beach is free for use; however, local pups are required to have a DFA tag, which costs about $5. This park is sure to make a splash with your pup! 

Navy Pier

36
Population Density
15,333 per sq. mi.

Navy Pier

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Set sail with your favorite travel companion with Seadog Cruises in Chicago. Climb aboard and speed off for an action-packed 30-minute speedboat tour of the Windy City! If that isn’t enough for your pooch, there is another 75-minute tour that highlights even more of Chicago’s awesome local spots! The best part of all? If you bring your dog, you automatically get 10% off tickets! Your pup will love feeling the wind in his fur and seeing all the beautiful sights the city has to offer, not to mention all the attention he will get on his voyage!  

Oakton Street North

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,386 per sq. mi.

Oakton Street North

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Less than 15 miles from River Forest, Oakton Street in Skokie is home to a great bark park that has all the dogs howlin’. Pooch Park is an off-leash doggy recreation area where locals can cut loose all their city worries! The agility course is an especially great place for pups to blow off some steam and show off their moves while they are at it! Small dogs can discuss the daily events in their own enclosure, where they don’t have to worry about the ruckus the big dogs bring. Both the gentle giants and small fries agree, this park is one of the best around -- paws down! 

Oakbrook

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,650 per sq. mi.

Oakbrook

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Mayslake Forest Preserve Dog Park in Oakbrook is one of the best places around for a doggy day trip. Only a hop and a skip from River Forrest, this convenient park gives owners and pets plenty of space to stretch their legs in a peaceful setting. The small dog area is quite large in comparison to surrounding parks, boasting about a half-acre for them to fetch and yap their hearts out. For some alone time or a post-exercise cool-down lap, owners can take their fur kids for a stroll around the park loop trail. Like most parks in the area, you must have a permit to enjoy this park. Permits are available for purchase online 24/7 -- so grab one and don’t keep Fido waiting!  

Franklin Park

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Population Density
3,844 per sq. mi.

Franklin Park

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Midwest Magic is located on Franklin Avenue and has all kinds of props and books to teach you and your pup a trick or two! One of the coolest things about this place is it is staffed by real magicians! Just make sure your illusionist stays on a leash while you explore the store. If your pup is more interested in a treat than a trick, then check out Casa Nostra Bakery, just a couple streets over. With 16 dog-friendly outdoor tables, your pup will always find a seat to enjoy their gourmet sandwiches and fresh baked cannolis. Casa Nostra is a true old-fashioned Italian bakery and only accepts cash, so stop by the ATM before you drop by! This place will have your dog singing “That’s Amore”!