Dog walking in Rockford

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Rachel BRockford, IL

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I am twenty-one years old and currently go to university in Illinois. I live on campus but have my own car. I am high energy and can easily keep up with dogs while going on walks.

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Can run with dogs, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull

Taylor MRockford, IL

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Hello! I’m Taylor and I’d love to walk your pup. Since I travel for work, I’m not able to have a dog of my own. I’m hoping to get my puppy fix through Wag! I look forward to meeting your furry friend!

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

Presley MRockford, IL

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As a dog owner myself, I consider pets as family. Dogs are not only a responsibility but a huge part of your life.

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Corianna CRockford, IL

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Hello! I recently moved back to the Rockford area after living in Chicago for a couple years. I worked as a part time dog walker for about a year and a half while there Working consistently with a couple families as well as picking up occasional walks with new families. I have also been doing occasional pet sitting for about 7 years. I look forward to working with all your adorable fur babies!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Potty training

Seth SRockford, IL

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Growing up on a farm, I have been caring for animals my whole life. I have had dogs throughout my entire life and had the joy of raising two litters of puppies! I love dogs and will provide the best care for yours!

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Alex KRockford, IL

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Hiii! I’m Alex and I’m excited to meet your pup! I grew up with a little Westie and dog sitting an American Bulldog. I am a mama to a 1.5 year old energetic Shiba Inu. I’m currently studying to be a Counselor and think spending time with animals is extremely good for the heart! I love all animals and can’t wait to learn the amazing personality that comes with yours!

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Claire RRockford, IL

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After years of begging my parents, I adopted my best friend, Rascal, when I was eight years old and he has been by my side ever since. Adopting him inspired me to start volunteering at Shelter From the Storm, the local rescue where we got him from, and taking on pet-sitting jobs around my neighborhood. Now, as a part-time college student and a full-time animal lover, I love being a pet-sitter because it brings me into contact with so many wonderful animals. With each and every dog having it's own unique personality, I could never get bored of this job.

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Rebecca MRockford, IL

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Hi there! My name is Rebecca, a new lawyer and long-time mom to my 110 lbs boxer-hound mix, Chuck. I love all animals, not just dogs, and was even President of my law school’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund! I have experience with all types of dogs, ranging from teacup to giant. I love making new furry friends!

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Will URockford, IL

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In another life, I was a dog. I was probably a Border Collie because I get most excited having work to do outdoors and a mission. I grew up with all different kinds of dogs, horses, snakes, rodents and found out really quickly I get along best with people who love animals (and humans, we're animals too!). I am a teacher and adventurer with a passion for satiating scientific curiosity. I am punctual, honest, fun, calm and loving and will take care of your dog(s) as if they were my own furry companions. I can't wait to meet you and your furry companion(s) and represent Wag! with pride.

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Carson MRockford, IL

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Hi, my name is Carson. I grew up on a farm in Texas taking care of a multitude of animals including dogs, cats, horses, cows, donkeys, parrots, rabbits, etc. I love dogs very much and they are my favorite animal. I enjoy spending time with them more than anything so this job is like a dream come true.

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See more about dog walking in Rockford

Dog Walking in Rockford

For all of Rockford’s classy pooches, there is Canine Corners Dog Park at Searls Park. With an annual, semi-annual, or day pass, you and your dog can be members of Rockford’s most prestigious dog park, which is open during daylight hours. Canine Corners graces four well-shaded acres of land and has a water tap, shelter, and potty bags available. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed within the park.

Perhaps you and your pup don’t understand all the hype with a members-only dog park and just want a place to run about. If this pertains to you, check out Elliott Dog Park on the corner of South Lyford and Mills Road. Dogs can run freely in this off-leash park, and there are separate areas for small and large dogs.

Weekends are for relaxing, so why does it seem like you’re always rushing from place to place until Monday morning rolls around? This weekend, actually savor your days off by going to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. For only $6 per adult and $3 for seniors, students 18+ with ID, and children, this arboretum, and the botanic garden is a low-cost day of fun for the entire family – including Fido! Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome as long as they’re cleaned up after. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rockford

Central Rockford

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Population Density
4,209 per sq. mi.

Central Rockford

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This fun community is located along Rock River and offers people easy access to hospitals, restaurants, parks, and museums. Humans and their leashed pups are welcomed to enjoy any of the local parks and walking paths -- just be sure to clean up!  Cherry Valley Elementary School hosts the Patriot Paws fundraiser which provides service dogs to assist disabled military veterans. The dogs aid veterans in performing actions that are difficult or impossible for the veteran to perform due to injury. Deli Italia, Irish Rose, Wired Café, Prairie Street Brewhouse, and Octane InterLounge are the dog friendly restaurants in central Rockford. 

Westmoreland Ave

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
507 per sq. mi.

Westmoreland Ave

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This family-friendly neighborhood is surrounded by parks, freeway access, and residential areas. Searls Park is a beautiful 230 acres of black-soil prairie park that can be enjoyed by leashed pups and their parents! Searls Park also has an onsite dog park called Canine Corners Dog Park and features 4 acres of space to play, large shade trees and benches, a water tap and poop bags. This fun dog park also hosts the annual Canine Corners Fall Festival! This event allows you and Fido to participate in several contests and all proceeds support special projects for off-leash dog parks in the area.

Machesney Park

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,727 per sq. mi.

Machesney Park

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Machesney Park is a cute family-friendly community located just 14 minutes away that offers residents access to local parks, dining and shopping. Dog Paddle Beach is a dog swimming facility. Dogs swim for exercise, fun, rehab after an injury or surgery. Swimming can also help older dogs lose weight and get some much-needed relief from arthritis. There is an indoor pool so dogs can swim year-round. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Rock Cut State Park is 3,092 acres that include two lakes, hiking trails, horseback riding trails, cross country skiing, wildlife watching and seasonal hunting that can be enjoy alongside your leashed dog!

Cherry Valley

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,665 per sq. mi.

Cherry Valley

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Cherry Valley is conveniently located between the junction of Interstate 90 and Interstate 39, and is surrounded by parks and forest preserves. Elliott Dog Park is a large off-leash dog park that includes two separate areas for dogs of different sizes and water spigots! County Line Forest Preserve, Espenscheid Memorial Forest Preserve, Deer Run Forest Preserve, and Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve, and Baumann Park all allow leashed pups to enjoy the scenic trails with you. Just make sure to clean up after them. If you’re feeling hungry, jaunt over to Chipotle or the Tilted Kilt. They accommodate dogs and allow them to enjoy their patios! 

Argyle

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Population Density
58 per sq. mi.

Argyle

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This community, located just 20 minutes away from Rockford, is quaint yet spacious. It offers those in the area access to plenty of outdoor recreational activities, and is conveniently located off Interstate 95. Long Prairie Trail is one of 1,600 rail-trails that is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy project that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines into walking paths, making it an ideal path to walk your pooch! The massive Rock Cut State Park encompasses 3,092 acres that include two lakes, hiking trails, horseback riding trails, cross country skiing, wildlife watching and seasonal hunting that can be enjoy alongside your leashed dog!