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      Once your pet is home, view details on how the walk went, complete with a photo!

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    Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of vetted and background checked pet sitters, overnight boarding, dog walkers, dog trainers, and even virtual vet chat. Schedule ahead for pet care while you are away, or book on-demand pet care during the workday. In 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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    My name is Julie. I live in Lakeview with my beautiful chocolate Labrador. 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


    Charlotte L.
    2022-07-27T11:37:47-07:00
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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 was a pet parent to a 9 year old Min Pin/Chihuahua mix named Nacho, Who recently passed away, so I enjoy boarding a a lot more these days they keep me company and I love that . I look forward to providing excellent pet care to Wag clients both new and old.

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    Elizabeh A.
    2019-04-30T05:14:57-07:00
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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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    Ashley L.
    2021-10-15T16:22:52-07:00
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    “Giving the best care to our furry family members”

    My name is Stacy I have a real passion for caring for all kinds of furry family members. I also have gained many years experience from volunteering at shelters I have taken classes to be a veterinarian assistant. I have experience in caring for senior dogs, puppies and Special Needs animals. It would be my pleasure to give my time and attention to taking care of your furry friends I also have been a dog walker for wag for 4 years and have gained very good experience so let me help your pet

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training


    Alyssa L.
    2022-06-09T18:34:25-07:00
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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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    Madeline W.
    2018-11-25T09:02:28-08:00
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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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    Specialties

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


    Tracy H.
    2021-04-26T09:46:23-07:00
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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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    Specialties

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


    Blanca M.
    2018-02-05T04:24:26-08:00
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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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    Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care


    Cortney B.
    2022-06-23T16:24:43-07:00
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    ​Hi, I'm Jamie! I have experience dog walking and sitting for many different breeds, old and young, big and small. I take the health and safety of the dogs I work with seriously. To be the best walking companion for your dog, I have done extensive research on safe dog walking tips and techniques, and the various types of collars and harnesses to ensure your dog remains safe and healthy while they are in my care.​

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    KB P.
    2022-05-19T11:34:33-07:00
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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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    Leslie C.
    2019-03-25T11:49:43-07:00
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    My name is Julie. I live in Lakeview with my beautiful chocolate Labrador. 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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    Socially Distanced Pet Care

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    Specialties

    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


    Charlotte L.
    2022-07-27T11:37:47-07:00
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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 was a pet parent to a 9 year old Min Pin/Chihuahua mix named Nacho, Who recently passed away, so I enjoy boarding a a lot more these days they keep me company and I love that . I look forward to providing excellent pet care to Wag clients both new and old.

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    Elizabeh A.
    2019-04-30T05:14:57-07:00
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    Charlotte L.

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    Thanks for the great walk! You always take the cutest photos!

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    Ashley L.

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    Alyssa L.

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    Thank you Stacy! We appreciate you!

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    Madeline W.

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    Thanks so much as always and so sorry about any trouble with the gate!!!

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    Tracy H.

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    Blanca M.

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    Thanks a bunch! Oliver and Scooter must have enjoyed themselves!

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    Cortney B.

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    Andrew I was so excited that you were able to walk old lady Payton today! So thankful for you and we hope you are doing well!!!

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    KB P.

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    Jamie was wonderful and provided video / picture updates. Thanks for taking great care of my pup

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    Leslie C.

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    You re the BEST, Kiava!!!

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      Charlotte L.

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      Thanks for the great walk! You always take the cutest photos!

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      Julie K

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      Elizabeh A.

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      Thank you!

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      Janet V

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      Ashley L.

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      So great!

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      Ashley D

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      Alyssa L.

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      Thank you Stacy! We appreciate you!

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      Stacy B

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      Madeline W.

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      Thanks so much as always and so sorry about any trouble with the gate!!!

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      Mitch K

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      Tracy H.

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      Thanks!!

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      Robert H

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      Blanca M.

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      Thanks a bunch! Oliver and Scooter must have enjoyed themselves!

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      Lisa G

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      Cortney B.

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      Andrew I was so excited that you were able to walk old lady Payton today! So thankful for you and we hope you are doing well!!!

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      Andrew M

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      KB P.

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      Jamie was wonderful and provided video / picture updates. Thanks for taking great care of my pup

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      Jamie Y

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      Leslie C.

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      You re the BEST, Kiava!!!

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    Best Dog Friendly Neighborhoods in River Forest

    Montrose Beach

    4848
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    23,000 per sq. mi.

    Montrose Beach

    4848

    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

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    15,333 per sq. mi.

    Navy Pier

    3636

    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

    2424
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    6,386 per sq. mi.

    Oakton Street North

    2424

    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

    1212
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,650 per sq. mi.

    Oakbrook

    1212

    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 DensityPopulation 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”!  

    Montrose Beach

    4848
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    23,000 per sq. mi.

    Montrose Beach

    4848

    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

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    15,333 per sq. mi.

    Navy Pier

    3636

    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

    2424
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    6,386 per sq. mi.

    Oakton Street North

    2424

    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

    1212
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,650 per sq. mi.

    Oakbrook

    1212

    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 DensityPopulation 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”!  

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