Dog walking in Skokie

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Peggy GSkokie, IL

5.0

(1351)

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“Serving Dogs of the Lakeview East Area Exclusively”

Hi! I'm Peggy and I am a life-long dog lover. I grew up with an adorable Labrador and I volunteer as a foster parent for Alive Rescue, though which I adopted my dog Rory. I'm comfortable with all breeds and temperaments. I respect the importance dogs have in our lives and I promise to treat your dog as if it were my own.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Ashley DSkokie, IL

4.9

(2615)

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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 KSkokie, IL

4.9

(2202)

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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

Robert HSkokie, IL

4.9

(2024)

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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 MSkokie, IL

4.9

(1720)

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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 MSkokie, IL

4.9

(1604)

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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 YSkokie, IL

4.9

(1802)

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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 OSkokie, IL

4.9

(1806)

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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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High energy dogs, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Martin MSkokie, IL

4.9

(1631)

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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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Cree RSkokie, IL

4.9

(1348)

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I am a semi retired professional with a passion for animals. Growing up on a farm in North Carolina I was exposed to a lot of dogs: hunting dogs, house dogs, guard dogs, herding dogs, etc. The advantage of living on the farm was that you got to play with the working animals when they weren’t working and I spent a lot of time with dogs learning valuable lessons of how they interact with people and other animals and how they think. All through my life I have been around dogs and cats. I have owned three dogs of my own and have had relationships with other dogs belonging to roommates housemates and neighbors. I am very attuned to the challenges of having a pet in the city and understand the importance of seeing that the animals get the proper attention and care. Caring for dogs is not just a job for me it’s a passion and it’s important that I give each dog I encounter the same attention that I would give my own dog.

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Dog Walking in Skokie

Looking for a great place to go in the Midwest with plenty of history and amazing outdoor activities? Skokie, Illinois in Cook County is out of the bustle of downtown Chicago, but the skyline is visible from town giving you a beautiful nighttime view with the peacefulness of a smaller suburb. Founded in 1888, Skokie has a diverse population of approximately 64,784 people who have almost 15,000 dogs, so bring Fido when you come. There is plenty for you both to do!

Let Fido run off some of that energy at Pooch Park on Oakton Street, which is Skokie’s only true off-leash dog park run by the city. Within the 2.7-acre area, there are separate areas for big and small dogs, agility equipment, dog water fountains, shelters, dog-cleaning stations, and even some trails so you can both get some exercise. It is lighted until 10 PM so you can enjoy the park after dark.

Community Bark West on Zenith Drive is another off-leash dog park in the area that has walking paths, fountains, shelters, waste disposal bags, and six acres of running space. The small and large dogs have separate areas and a double-gated entrance for safety. Fido can meet many furry friends at Community Bark West, and you will love to see him play.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Skokie

Downtown Skokie

48
Population Density
6,075 per sq. mi.

Downtown Skokie

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Skokie is conveniently located off Interstate 94, allowing for easy access across the area that offers plenty shopping, dining and entertainment. Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park welcomes people to enjoy bicycling and jogging, trails, group touring, and picnic areas. Dogs on leash are welcome to enjoy all amenities of the park, and pick-up and disposal of droppings is mandatory. The city of Skokie hosts the annual Woof Walk Dog Parade & Adoption Drive that parades adorable doggies around in costumes followed by an adoption event! Big Sky Dog Training provides a safe, effective, high-quality, reward-based training program that helps you develop an optimum relationship with your dog. 

West Ridge

36
Population Density
20,320 per sq. mi.

West Ridge

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This family-friendly neighborhood is conveniently located off North Lincoln Avenue and offers plenty of shopping and dining. Warren Park, Indian Boundary Park, and Lincolnwood Centennial Park all allow on-leash dogs to enjoy all amenities with their parents. Warren Park holds an annual doggie event called Winter Bazaar & Santa Photos where your pooch can get his photo taken professionally. Gimme Shelter! is a walk and fundraising event for homeless pets looking for their forever homes. If you’re craving a bite to eat while out with your pup, stop by Panera Bread, Via Veneto Ristorante, or the Heartland Café; they cater to our four-legged friends!

Evanston

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,967 per sq. mi.

Evanston

24

Only 3.5 miles from Skokie, the town of Evanston, Illinois is settled along the coast of Lake Michigan and is surrounded by dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreational activities. Pooch Park is a fenced, off-leash dog park that includes a separate small dog area, agility equipment, water and grass. The Unitarian Church of Evanston sponsors the annual Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire where you can take your pup to get their picture taken with Santa Claus then participate in the famous Cookie Walk! Have a dirty doggie? Spotless Dog Wash is a self-serve dog wash that provides you with everything you’ll need to get your pooch looking their best!

North Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
6,169 per sq. mi.

North Park

12

The neighborhood of North Park in Chicago is very accessible, located directly off Interstate 94, and is surrounded by parks, country clubs, shopping, and dining! River Park Dog Park is an off-leash, fenced-in area that also has a swimming pool for your pup to cool off in. The Skokie Line Trail is one of 1,600 trails that have been repurposed from old railroad and corridor lines. These trails now offer miles upon miles of “rail-trails”, making it an ideal place to walk your dog in North Park! If you’re feeling hungry, take a pit-stop at Paddy Mac’s, Susie’s Drive-In, Panera Bread, and Rowie’s Bakery for dog-friendly accommodations in the neighborhood.

Glenview

0
Population Density
3,435 per sq. mi.

Glenview

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This family-friendly neighborhood of Chicago offers quick and easy access to Interstate 94, and has plenty of parks, golf clubs, shopping and dining to offer. The expansive North Branch Trail runs all through the community and is a multiuse trail that would be a fun option to take your on-leash dog for his next outing! Jennings Volkswagen sponsors the One Tail at a Time Bowl event that celebrates dogs with a free barbecue, games and frozen treats. Jennings Volkswagen donates proceeds from every new Volkswagen purchase or lease to One Tail at a Time, a local dog rescue.