Dog walking in Urbana

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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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Melinda SUrbana, IL

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Hi! My name is Melinda, and I have a dog, cat, snake, and fish at home. I’m a college student working in special education for my main source of income. Going on long walks is my favorite way to cool off between study sessions, so I joined Wag! to keep doing that thing I love with awesome dogs.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Matt FUrbana, IL

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Hi! My name is Matt and I've been a dog owner for nearly my whole life. My family has owned dogs as big as German shepherds and as small as a chiweenie. Over the years, I've been invited to watch many of my neighbors' and relatives' dogs, which was the reason I fell in love with all dogs.

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

Bianca BUrbana, IL

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“It’s always a great day for an adventure!”

Hi! My name is Bianca, and I am a Library Science graduate student in Chicago. My childhood pet was a golden retriever named Big Boy (named him myself at age 6), and I've always had a soft spot for dogs since growing up with one! I’m patient with pups that might need some extra time on their walk, and I do my best to pay attention to every dog’s needs. I also love dog-sitting and spending that extra quality time with doggos. Thanks for trusting me with your furry family members!

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David LUrbana, IL

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I'm a senior at Georgetown University, but I grew up outside New York. A couple years ago my girlfriend and I adopted a mixed-breed named Bear. I have a soft spot for all animals and I love and miss him so much! Help me fill the furry hole in my heart by letting me spend some time with your dog!

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Dog Walking in Urbana

The college town of Urbana, Illinois, with its estimate of 41,250 citizens is a very welcoming place for animals and dogs in particular. Thanks to a high amount of veterinary doctors and hospitals no animal owner has to worry about their pet’s health and there are also plenty of amenities for canine companions.

The best deal in town for dog owners is a membership to Urbana Park District Dog Park. This dog park part of the Urbana Park District and consists of ten separate, enclosed dog runs. Owners of small dogs do not have to worry as there are separate areas for smaller dogs. There is also plenty of shelter from the sun in the shape of trees.

The University of Illinois also offers a few sights to see where dogs can be brought along for the ride. Dogs are allowed to frolic freely in the outside areas of the University of Illinois Arboretum and the University of Illinois Campus. The same holds true for the Monticello Railway Museum and the Alto Vineyards. Both are not related to the University of Illinois but are still worth a visit.

Finding a place to stay dogs is an easy task as there are a good number of hotels in Urbana and the surrounding towns that allow pets.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Urbana

Central Urbana

48
Population Density
5,862 per sq. mi.

Central Urbana

48

Shopping, dining and recreation is abundant in this family friendly neighborhood that is easily accessible from Interstate 74 and E University Avenue. Crystal Lake Park is 144 acres that include an urban forest called Busey Woods, a 59-acre oak-hickory forest! It also includes a playground, aquatic center, pavilions, fishing, open space and walking paths. Feel free to bring your leashed pup to enjoy the park with you! Urbana offers a ton of dog friendly restaurants like the Strawberry Fields Natural Foods Café, Iron Post, Crane Alley, Masijta Grill, Silvercreek, or Po Boy’s Restaurant to name a few! 

Champaign

36
Population Density
5,540 per sq. mi.

Champaign

36

This college town is located near the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and close to Interstate 74. West Side Park’s 12.7 acres provide a playground, open fields, picnic benches, pavilion, and walking paths that can be utilized by humans and on-leash dogs! Hessel Park is plotted on 26 acres and provides pavilions, picnic benches, playground, tennis courts, and walking paths. All accommodations can be enjoyed by your leashed pooch!  Quality Bar, Destihl, and Sonic’s allow pups on their patios, and Towne Suites by Marriott, Hyatt Place, Days Inn, and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham offer dog-friendly lodging! You can’t go wrong in Champaign!

Wilbur Heights

24
Population Density
228 per sq. mi.

Wilbur Heights

24

Wilbur Heights is a very intimate community that is easily accessible off Interstate 74 and offers plenty of shopping! Rural King is a dog-friendly retailer that allows leashed doggies inside. They sell farm supplies, home goods, and hunting gear. To make the deal even sweeter, cashiers give treats to pups at the register when checking out! The local PetSmart hosts dog-friendly events like Stuff a Stocking which provides a bulk bin treat table where customers can fill a stocking stuffer treat bag for their best fur-einds! The PetSmart also offer accredited training to help you get positive behavior consistently from your fur baby. 

Rising

12
Population Density
228 per sq. mi.

Rising

12

This extremely quaint but spacious neighborhood is conveniently located off Interstate 57 and Interstate 74. Alto Vineyards is a beautiful award-winning winery that allows dogs at their outdoor tables, but they must be kept on leash. Dodds Park is 103 acres of open space, and includes a softball complex, community gardens, disc golf course, and walking paths that you and your on-leash pooch can enjoy together! For those visiting from out of town with their dogs in tow, the D&W Lake Camping RV Park, and the Microtel Inn offer dog-friendly lodging options in the Rising area. 

Danville

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,426 per sq. mi.

Danville

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The city of Danville is located about 30 minutes east of Urbana and is easily accessible from the Interstate. Fetch Dog Park is a fully fenced, off-leash dog park. The large dog section provides 4 acres for your dog to explore. If your pup is on the small side, they'll enjoy socializing in the 1-acre area. If you'd like to take your dog for a stroll, there are two miles of trails in the large prairie behind the fenced area of the park. Dogs must remain leashed while outside of the dog park and first-time guests are welcome, but please remember all dogs must wear a valid rabies tag!