Dog walking in Rochester

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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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Jess LRochester, IL 62563

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Hi, I’m Jess! I’m a lifetime dog owner and lover of pets. Owning two myself, I am fully aware of how to love on your precious pups! Excited to meet them.

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Kathryn SRochester, IL 62563

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So I love animals I grew up with a Rottweiler and a Bernese Mountain dog for a good chunk of my life. Both of them though they were lap dogs to so I’m use to big dogs. When I was younger I also dog sat for a smaller dog as well .

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Lauren FRochester, IL 62563

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I’m Lauren, I got to UIC in Chicago. I am very good at handling any dog, even the ankle biters(I have 3 of those). I’m very patient with shy dogs and very hyper for the energetic ones! I can adjust myself to fit your pet!!!

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Specialties

Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker

Lauren SRochester, IL 62563

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I am an animal lover - so much so that I've made working with all sorts of interesting creatures into my career. I've worked with animals as big as bears and as small as tree frogs, but dogs will always hold a special place in my heart. I just love meeting new pups! I have experience working with dogs who are a little more high maintenace than usual, so I am well prepared to take good care of your pal.

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Kathy BRochester, IL 62563

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No matter the breed, appearance, behavior, I love every dog I meet. I began dogsitting when I was 13 years old, when I cared for 2 amazing dogs named Rosie & Colby while simultaneously babysitting three-year-old and five-year-old brothers. At home, I play with my dogs & take them outside frequently so they don't have to sit in the house all day long. The way I see it, dogs really are our best friends. They always try their best to make us happy, so I'd love to give back and do the same for them.

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

Dog Walking in Rochester

Rochester is a furiendly village that you will find in Sangamon County, Illinois. Found just four miles outside of Springfield, there are some puptastic dog friendly activities here you can enjoy. To keep your pup fit and healthy, there are two veterinary clinics in Rochester, and other animal hospitals located nearby in Springfield.

One of the best places in Rochester to go with your furry friend has got to be the Lost Bridge Trail! This is a puptastic 5.6 mile sniff-tastic trail that starts near a beautiful part of town near to greenery and a lake. It joins to the old Baltimore and Ohio Rail Trail where you can go exploring nearby creeks and over bridges.

Another puptastic place to bring your canine is the Sangchris Lake State Park! There is over 3,000 acres of land here that you can explore with your pooch, with miles of sniff-tastic trail through nature. You can also fish here at Sangchris Lake, and can find bluegill, crappie, bass and catfish in the waters, as well as easy boat access. In addition, you can hunt for deer and squirrels at Sangchris Lake State Park. Since horses can use the five mile trail here, it may be best to keep your beloved companion on leash.

Come and have a pawsome time with your pup in Rochester!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rochester

Rochester

48
Population Density
120 per sq. mi.

Rochester

48

When you are in Rochester, you have got to visit the pawsome Rochester Community Park! This is a puptastic place for pooches since there is lots of green grass for rolling and roaming. In addition, there is a sniff-tastic trail for tails here where you and your pup can stretch your legs. There are also some furrific amenities here that you can enjoy during the day. This includes baseball fields, basketball court, a lake, playground for the kids and picnic tables. Just be sure to bring some fresh water for your canine, as well as treats to keep your doggo’s energy high when it is hot and sunny!

Rochester Rd

36
Population Density
1,532 per sq. mi.

Rochester Rd

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For a pawsome day out with your pooch, head northwest from Rochester to Springfield! Here you will find Dreamland Park where you can enjoy some exercise in the fresh air with your pupper. Here there is around 10 acres of land and sniff-tastic trails that you can follow. There are ponds here for fishing, as well as picnic shelters and a playground for the kids. If you need dog friendly accommodation for you and your pooch, check in to the Red Roof Inn. Here you are welcome to bring two canines weighing up to 70 lbs for a small additional fee per night.

Bunn Park

24
Population Density
3,179 per sq. mi.

Bunn Park

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Not far from Rochester, you will find the pawsome puptown of Springfield! Here you can visit Bunn Park and burn some excitable energy with your furry friend. This is a huge and puptastic green spot in town where there is a sniff-tastic walking path that stretches all the way around the park. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll with your canine by the lake. Other pawsome amenities that you can use at Bunn Park include baseball fields, restrooms and a golf course. Just be sure to bring some water and treats for your canine when you visit.

Iles Park

12
Population Density
3,216 per sq. mi.

Iles Park

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Another puptastic place that is not far from Rochester and located in Springfield is Iles Park! This is one of the oldest city parks and has 10 acres of land that you can explore with your canine. There is plenty of green grass, and some furrific amenities that you can use during the day. This includes a picnic shelter for enjoying some treats, a playground for the kids, pickleball courts, horseshoe courts, restrooms and benches. In addition, there is a sniff-tastic walkway that you can follow to get some exercise and enjoy the sunshine with your pup.

Old Aristocracy Hill

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Population Density
2,113 per sq. mi.

Old Aristocracy Hill

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If you like to try out new dog friendly eateries with your canine then you will love what is on offer over in the puptown of Springfield. This pawsome place is not far from Rochester and it is home to Wm. Van’s Coffee House. Here you can grab a fresh cup of coffee and delicious sandwiches that you can enjoy. In addition, since this place is dog friendly, there are outdoor tables in the garden where you can sit. There is even a small dog run and dog bowls available! Another furrific spot in town is Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery. Here you can get your paws into some tasty meals, as well as try on of the craft beers on offer. Of course, your pup is welcome at one of the tables outside.