Dog walking in Wauconda

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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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Ashley DWauconda, IL

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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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Debi RWauconda, IL

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Puppers are my priority. I am the mom of a phenomenal furkid. I have volunteered for a few different rescues & have learned so much from trainers, books, & observing dog behavior at doggie parks, stores, beaches, pet expos, pet events, etc. Looking forward to having some fun with yours!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Judy SWauconda, IL

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I love dogs and I love getting exercise- a perfect combination for walking your dog ! I have worked for numerous dog rescues over the years both walking,bathing and training the dogs as well as fostering over 30 dogs in my home where they were treated as members of the family. I have never met a dog I didn’t like-large,small,furry,not so furry,senior,puppy and everything in between-well you get the idea! I would love to meet YOUR dog and see how we get along!

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Lisa BWauconda, IL

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Hi I'm Lisa! I have always loved pets and wanted to be a veterinarian when I was little. While I did not become a vet, I have always had cats and/or dogs in my home and even at some points a lizard, bird or hamster! I love being outdoors and walk pretty much every day, even in the snow and cold! I have a very handsome dog named Bailey who loves to play tug of war and get long belly rubs. I look forward to walking and caring for your beloved doggy and to giving them an awesome walking experience!

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Robert CWauconda, IL

4.9

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“With walks this good, who needs a catchphrase?”

Hi there! My name is Rob, and I’d love to help take care of your pup! I’m an actor so my schedule tends to be open for lots of walks! I’ve been around dogs my entire life. I’ve taken care of family dogs and friends dogs since I can remember. I do whatever I can to ensure the best walk for your dog!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Megan RWauconda, IL

4.9

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Hi, my name is Megan and I can't wait to meet your best buddy! I live in the Chicago-land area and have always loved all animals. I've been in the dog walking/sitting/training business since I was seven years old - my childhood canine companion was a Sheltie that won 10th place at the Indiana State Fair for obedience. I appreciate you letting me be a part of your dog's day and can't wait to meet them!

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Donna FWauconda, IL

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I have been a dog lover for my whole entire life. The past 30 years I have owned at least one dog and up to three dogs at one time. I love animals, in general, I’ve had many animals, including a bird, hamster, bunnies, and fish. I have watched dogs for my friends and relatives and I have walked dogs for my neighbors.

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

Susan FWauconda, IL

4.9

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“Compassionate care; honest and reliable service”

Hi! I'm Susan and I've been an animal/nature lover all my life. Dogs have been a part of my family for the past 37 years along with fish and birds. We currently have two rescues, a chiweenie and a lab-shepherd, that are absolute joys. I can't imagine life without companion animals nor the beauty and peace that nature provides. As a Wag! walker, I’m committed to compassionate care and assuring pet safety as well as being respectful of your home and privacy. Kisses and belly rubs galore!

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Trisha WWauconda, IL

4.9

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“Best way to spend a day is with a dog!!”

I'm a certified dog trainer through ABC .I also have a associates degree in Veterinary Assistance. I have 20 years experience in training, grooming, administrating medications and shots. I love dogs of all types. I raise and compete Chinese cresteds. I have a few long term clients that I have the pleasure of grooming, training, pet setting , walking and feeding. I can provide references upon request. I am a very passionate about dogs, my clients and my own. They are my first priority .

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Puppy care

Janet DWauconda, IL

4.9

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I love dogs and can't wait to make friends with the next one I meet! We grew up with dogs and I've had dog(s) for many many years. Good manners and behavior are important so it follows that training is too!

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Dog Walking in Wauconda

Welcome to Wauconda, a charming village that surrounds the Bangs Lake on all sides. The perfect place for a family to settle down with their fur kids, Wauconda has plenty of trails and water activities that you can enjoy together. In the event of an emergency, you'll find an animal hospital conveniently located in the center of the city. Pet owners will love the spacious homes and gorgeous views throughout this city. 

Despite being a slightly secluded lakeside locale, Wauconda is home to the Lakewood Dog Park, which has tons of fun activities for your precious pups to enjoy. The 68-acre forest preserve features four separate fenced areas where your canines can stretch their legs and wag their tails with dogs their own size. Dogs can also enjoy swimming, training enclosures, and grassy areas, while pet parents can relax in the shaded areas throughout the park. You’ll need a daily or annual pass to access the park. 

If you’re looking for a fun night on the town with your four-legged companion, try the Side Lot Brewery. Throughout the summer, dogs can socialize on the patio while you enjoy craft beers and a great ambiance. Plus, they have homemade dog treats made from the grain in the brewery every Wednesday!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Wauconda

Country Ridge

48
Population Density
1,086 per sq. mi.

Country Ridge

48

Country Ridge is a small community just west of the Bangs Lake that features a gorgeous, tight-knit neighborhood where your dog will love the spacious yard. This residential community is located right next to the highway, which makes commuting a breeze. Despite not having dog activities such as a dog park in the neighborhood, there are safe places you can take Fido for a walk – safely secured on a leash, of course! There are also activities and parks within walking distance that your two- and four-legged kids can enjoy! This quaint area is a treat for pets that enjoy the comforts of a suburban neighborhood.

Maple St

36
Population Density
1,086 per sq. mi.

Maple St

36

Looking a place to eat with your favorite companion? Maple Street has plenty of places where you can enjoy the crisp air while chowing down on some great grub. Check out the award-winning Bulldog Grill for a juicy burger, or Whisk Bakery and Coffee Shop for a homemade treat that you can enjoy. Just be sure to bring one for your furry friend to enjoy, too! Both eateries have pet-friendly, outdoor seating. If you still have some energy, leash up and take a short stroll north for a great walk by the lake that your canine is sure to love.

Northwest Crystal Lake

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,915 per sq. mi.

Northwest Crystal Lake

24

Take some time to let your pups run around and get some much-needed exercise at one of the off-leash parks in Crystal Lake. If you find yourself in the northwest part of the city, take a trip to Hound Town Dog Park. This 3-acre puppy playground is a fully fenced-in area where your hounds can roll around and play fetch with their fellow canines. This neighborhood is just a 20-minute drive from Wauconda and is great for a Frisbee toss. Keep in mind that you will have to bring your own supplies, including toys and doggie bags.

West Hawley St

12
Population Density
1,615 per sq. mi.

West Hawley St

12

Looking for a neighborhood where you can hit the trails with your pup? Then head over to Mundelein, located just outside of Wauconda, IL. The Millennium Trail can be accessed from this area, and there are a number of pet-friendly housing units and homes available throughout the neighborhood. Lauretta's Italian Bake Shop & Café is a great place to enjoy a cozy lunchtime treat with your pooch. Similar to the Wauconda area and the surrounding cities, this lakeside community is perfect for pets and humans that love the beautiful forest scenery. Even without a dog park in the immediate neighborhood, residents are welcome to stroll through the streets to enjoy its charm.

Village Park

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Population Density
1,429 per sq. mi.

Village Park

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If you’re the type of pet parent that prefers to get some exercise alongside your furry friend, try the city of Winthrop Harbor. This delightful bike trail runs 25 miles throughout the city, with an access point in the Village Park area. This small town is just 30 miles out of the city of Wauconda and only a few minutes south of the Wisconsin state line. Fancy a bite to eat without having to leave your best friend behind? Timeout Sport Pub features 12 outdoor seating options for those with pets.