Dog walking in Rockton

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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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Rhiannon TRockton, IL

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My name is Rhiannon, and I would love to walk your pup! Ever since I was a child my passion has been taking care of animals, dogs in specific. In fact, it's my dream to open a dog sanctuary for old or injured dogs. I currently take care of a beautiful pitbull named Nala and she's taught me so much about our little furry friends. My favorite pastime is walking, so choosing me means your dog gets a long healthy walk, because I'll love every second of it!

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Taylor MRockton, 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

Corianna CRockton, IL

5.0

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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 SRockton, 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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Claire RRockton, 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 MRockton, 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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Morgan CRockton, IL

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“Trustworthy scientist who loves walking dogs”

Ever since I was young, I have been around dogs, either from owning them or dog-sitting for neighbors. I am comfortable with dogs of all sizes, and I love being around any dog. My experience at local humane societies has taught me a few tricks, and I would love to give your dog the attention and exercise that it needs! I am employed as a scientist, but I enjoy walking dogs in my free time. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Will URockton, IL

4.9

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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 MRockton, 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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Julia FRockton, IL

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Hi! My name is Julia. I was born and raised in West Allis and I've grown up with dogs and other pets which has lead to my love of animals. I'd say I love animals even more than people, and I plan to work with animals for a career after I go to college.

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Dog Walking in Rockton

The cozy village of Rockton boasts that it's "the kind of village that people fall in love with," and when you and Fido visit, you'll see why! Here, you'll get the best of both worlds: big-city amenities and small-town charm and friendliness. This beautiful village with a rich history takes care of its canine citizens and visitors; Rockton has two veterinary hospitals that provide quality care for all the pups in town.

Other than the dog-friendly Airbnb rentals, there are no places in Rockton where you and your pup can lodge together. Alternatively, you can travel just 13 miles to Rockford, IL, where you can choose from more than 20 different pet-friendly accommodations.

If you and your pup are looking to sniff out some outdoor adventure, you'd be barking mad to miss Hononegah Forest Preserve! Plenty of trails, wildlife, and scenic views make this a destination worth visiting. Don't forget to bring waste baggies and water to keep this green space clean and beautiful!

Rockton lies between two big cities, where you'll find plenty of restaurants, cafes and other dog-friendly destinations to visit. One is the previously mentioned Rockford, which is the third most populous city in Ilinois, and the other one is Janesville, located around 20 miles away from Rockton.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rockton

Center Ave/ W Avalon Rd

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,374 per sq. mi.

Center Ave/ W Avalon Rd

48

Approximately 17 miles away from Rockton, there is the pawfect doggie park for your playful pup: Paw Print Park. This 17-acre dog park is fully fenced and has a double gated entrance for the maximum safety of your canine friends. Don't worry if your pooch is smaller in size because there is a separate area for doggies under 25 lbs. You can purchase an annual permit, but if you're just passing through, you can also pay a daily fee on-site. Drinking water is available in the park for both humans and canines, and there is also a hose so you can clean up your pup's paws!

Harlem

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,553 per sq. mi.

Harlem

36

Canine Corners Dog Park is another pawssibility close to Rockton where doggies can make new friends and get plenty of exercise. Just around 10 miles come between you and this pawesome four-acre park. An important thing to know is that the park is membership-based. Other than the fact that this place is very clean and the regulars there are extremely friendly, Fido can roam around in separate areas according to their size! Buckets filled with water are available for the thirsty pups, as well as plenty of pooper scoopers and trash cans. You'll also find seating areas and plenty of doggie toys to make the experience even better for your pooch.

East Rockford

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
827 per sq. mi.

East Rockford

24

Elliott Dog Park is 18 miles from Rockton, in the eastern part of Rockford. The park is fairly large, giving pups the opportunity to run to their hearts' content, and there are two separate areas for small and large pooches. This park is membership-based as well, so if you're just passing through, this might not be the right place for you. If your four-legged friend is a fan of some good ol' mud rolling, this park will provide plenty of mud for them to wallow in, especially after a rainy day! Water is available here, but you'll need to bring your own waste baggies.

E Racine St

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,276 per sq. mi.

E Racine St

12

Approximately 20 miles away from Rockton, you and your doggo can visit the great Palmer Park Off-Leash Dog Area, located in Janesville. The park offers pawlenty of scenic views and grassy areas that you can both explore! Doggos are allowed off-leash, but you should be aware that the area is not fenced. That should not worry you, though, because once you start walking along the paths, you will be surrounded by wilderness, so you won't need to worry about traffic or getting lost. (At least, as long as you stick to the trails!) Make sure your pooch is protected against ticks and bugs!

Central Loves Park

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,872 per sq. mi.

Central Loves Park

0

Is your doggo a real fan of swimming? If so, just around 10 miles away from Rockton, you can find a doggie swimming facility where Fido can meet new friends and swim the day away! Dog Paddle Beach is a place where pups swim for fun, for therapy, for relieving arthritis, and for losing weight. This furrific facility has an indoor pool with a pleasant water temperature where doggies can swim even if the weather is cold outside. If you decide to visit, you'll need to provide proof of current rabies vaccination. The best part is that you are allowed to get in the pool and play with your pup if you want to!