Dog walking in Springfield

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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 LSpringfield, IL

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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 SSpringfield, IL

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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 FSpringfield, IL

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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 SSpringfield, IL

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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 BSpringfield, IL

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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 Springfield

Legendary US presidents, Abraham Lincoln, lived in Springfield, IL from 1837 until 1861. A major tourist attraction of the city is the multitude of historic sites of the former president including his presidential museum, his home, and his tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Looking for dog-friendly attractions? Yes, there’s something for your pup in the capital city of Illinois.

Situated near the airport, in the northwest part of town is the Stuart Dog Run Park. It was added to the Park District in 1990. It consists of 37 acres and two entirely fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for small and elderly dogs. Each dog run contains water source, dogiPot, picnic tables, shelter and park benches. A small pond is also found in the park's southwest corner.

Irene Lewis donated 40-acres of land to create a Christian park for the community. This became known as Lewis Memorial Acres, a beautiful Savannah for recreation, relaxation, and reflection. There's a ton of activities available to take part in, including hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, and nature walks with your dog.

Whether your dream vacation includes getting to know the most famous president – Abraham Lincoln, or just spending a tranquil day with your pup. The city lets you encounter an exhilarating mix of history, art, music, and literature plus amusing sights and activities. Come on in, Springfield, Illinois is waiting to welcome you!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Springfield

Pioneer Park

48
Population Density
2,853 per sq. mi.

Pioneer Park

48

This historical and family-friendly community is home to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site! Urban Sassafras is a dog-friendly shop where you can buy just about anything you could think of to spruce up your home, including decor, furniture, paintings, jewelry, and so much more! Dogs should be leashed and well-behaved but are allowed to shop with their owners. If you and your pooch are feeling hungry, try Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery, Wm. Van’s Coffee House, Maldaner’s, Z Bistro, or Café Moxo, some of the many dog-friendly restaurants in the area!

Southern View

36
Population Density
3,294 per sq. mi.

Southern View

36

Southern View is a family-friendly neighborhood surrounded by residential areas and easily accessible from South 6th Street. Scheels Sporting Goods will allow you to shop for sporting goods, hunting gear and apparel, and clothing with your well-behaved, leashed dog! Heads up: owners are responsible for any messes and damages, so keep an eye on them! DockDogs at Scheels Hunting Expo allows your dog to run, jump and swim. They welcome any breed, and any size to come out and join the Dock Diving® family! After you and your pooch have worked up a healthy appetite, try out Curve Inn, or Cozy Dog Drive-In, the dog loving eateries in Southern View. 


Jerome

24
Population Density
3,294 per sq. mi.

Jerome

24

Sandwiched between S Veterans Parkway and Highway 55, the Jerome neighborhood offers quick and easy access to dining, entertainment and shopping! Wabash Trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy effort that works to make a national network of recreational trails from old railroads and corridors. Leashed dogs and owners are encouraged to participate in this awesome community development! There is a local PETCO and PetSmart nearby that both provide all your dog food, treat and toy needs! Dublin Pub, Sonic, The Corner Pub and Grill, and The American Harvest Eatery provide dog-friendly accommodations in the Jerome neighborhood. 

West Side Koke Mill

12
Population Density
537 per sq. mi.

West Side Koke Mill

12

This Springfield neighborhood is a very quaint residential area that is easily accessible off Veterans Parkway and West Washington Street. Lewis Memorial Acres is 40 acres of beautiful prairie that is used for wedding, engagement and senior class pictures. It also boasts provides trails where you can enjoy mountain biking, walking, and running. Pavilions are also available for events. You can also access part of the Sangamon Valley Trail from this neighborhood, which spans 5.5 miles and provides access to Centennial Park and Stuart Park. All dogs accompanying their parents on these trails must remain on leash.

Devereaux Heights

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
170 per sq. mi.

Devereaux Heights

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This extremely quaint yet spacious community provides residents and visitors easy access to outdoor recreational activities in Gurgens, Carpenter or Riverside Park that can be enjoyed with on-leash canine companions! Stuart Dog Park is an off-leash, fenced-in doggie park located in Gurgens Park that has two areas for large and small dogs, covered seating areas, a water fountain, kiddie pool, and an obstacle course. If you’re feeling famished after all that hiking and outdoor fun, try Delaney’s Bar and Grill, the dog friendly restaurant in Deveraux Heights. Visiting? Howard Johnson Springfield Hotel accommodates pooches so you won’t have to worry about leaving your fur baby behind!