Dog walking in Riverside

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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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Ashley DRiverside, IL 60546

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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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Julie KRiverside, IL 60546

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Lisa GRiverside, IL 60546

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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, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Robert HRiverside, IL 60546

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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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Brian MRiverside, IL 60546

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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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Andrew MRiverside, IL 60546

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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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Jamie YRiverside, IL 60546

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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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Michele ORiverside, IL 60546

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I've always been around animals and dogs since I could walk, and when I was old enough to work I knew there would be no better fit than working with animals! I have volunteered at a shelter and worked professionally with animals in a retail environment. Due to a heavy school schedule I had to leave that job but now that Wag! exists I can still work with pups!

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Martin MRiverside, IL 60546

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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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Patrick LRiverside, IL 60546

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My name is Patrick & I live in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. I've had dogs & cats my whole life, currently having a 17 year old calico named Jadzia. Love my doggies too but Jadzia doesn’t approve so I make up for it by dog sitting for friends & family, as well as taking volunteer opportunities. On top of that, I love being outside & walking, even when the weather isn't so great.

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Dog Walking in Riverside

Riverside is a village in Cook County, just west of the city of Chicago. Your pet will love visiting here with you, with plenty of pup-friendly places to eat, parks to play at and woodland areas to explore. There aren’t any vets in town, but there are several close by in neighboring Oak Park, Berwyn, Brookfield and Lyons.

If you are looking for a great feed, head to downtown where you will be spoilt for choice. You can bring your pup and eat at one of the outdoor tables at Ampanadas, Little Bohemian or The Chew Chew.

Looking to immerse yourself in nature? The northern borders of Riverside run through some fantastic woodland areas, where you are welcome to take pooch for an on-lead stroll. The Salt Creek Trail passes through Riverside and into the Twenty Sixth Street Woods. This is a premier attraction for the area, popular with locals for daily exercise and a focal point for tourist visits. You will need to keep you pup leashed, but you are guaranteed to enjoy your time exploring these incredibly diverse woodland areas.

With plenty to do and plenty to see with your best mate in tow, Riverside is a great place to stop by when travelling Illinois.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Riverside

Fillmore St/ Oak Park Ave

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,807 per sq. mi.

Fillmore St/ Oak Park Ave

48

A little drive north of Riverside is Oak Park, where you will find the Maple Park Dog Park. Your buddie will love playing off-leash in the 12,000 square foot space made just for four-legged fun. There are benches for you to relax at while he plays, and a canine water fountain available. You will need to first purchase a permit from the Park District of Oak Park to get through the electronic entry system. Afterwards, head to Solerno’s for some top-notch southern-Italian grub. Your pup is very welcome to sit by you at one of their outdoor tables while you enjoy your pizza, pasta, sandwich, ribs or some of the many appetisers on offer.

Roosevelt Road/ Des Plaines Ave

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,672 per sq. mi.

Roosevelt Road/ Des Plaines Ave

36

Let Fido run free to his heart’s content at the Miller Meadow off leash dog area in Forest Park, just north of Riverside. You will need to purchase a permit from the Forest Preserve of Cook County, but the purpose-built three acres of doggie heaven is worth looking at. There is also a walking trail and play fields here for some extra fun, but you will need to put your pooch back on his lead for these. For a bite to eat in this area, head to Five Guys or R Place, where you can enjoy your meal with pup in tow at an outdoor table.

Centre Ave

24
Population Density
4,709 per sq. mi.

Centre Ave

24

In the neighboring town of Lyons you will find Cermak Woods, where pooch will love walking one of the trails with you. Located near the Cermak Woods Family Aquatic Centre and part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County system, this area is loved by locals and visitors alike for a day out amongst nature. The path is paved, making for an easy, safe walk, and there are rest stops along the way. Protect the wildlife here by keeping your mate on a lead, and take your clean up bags too. Pack water and snacks for your trip, as there aren’t facilities available here for pets.

North Riverside

12
Population Density
4,079 per sq. mi.

North Riverside

12

Commons Park is 14-acres of pup-tastic fun, with a paved path through the park, two ponds and a ball field to explore. There are lots of special trees to admire, each donated in memory of a loved one, as well as picnic and seating areas for when you need a little spell. Not far from here is Veterans Park, with another paved path Fido will enjoy walking with you. These parks require you to keep your pooch on a lead, and always clean up after him. For something to eat after exploring the parks, head to dog-friendly Big Corner Tavern and grab an outdoor table. Tacos, burgers, sandwiches, wraps – you will not leave here hungry!

Ames Blyth

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Population Density
3,858 per sq. mi.

Ames Blyth

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Take the walking path from Riverside Road down to the Riverside Lawn River Trail along Des Plains River. This is a paved trail, perfect for an on-lead outing to enjoy some spectacular woodland scenery.Guthrie Park and Big Ball Park are also perfect places to go for wander with your pup. You will need to keep him on a lead and take your clean up bags to all of these places, and make sure you have a water bottle and drinking bowl with you too. If you are hungry after all of your walking, head to Mollie’s Public House, an Irish pub where you can sit with your furry friend at one of the plentiful outdoor tables.