Dog walking in Western Springs

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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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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Hi my name is Janet and I can't wait to meet your dog !I'm a huge dog lover , and have had over 3 plus years of dog walking and pet sitting experience in recent years.I'm also a pet parent to a 9 year old Min Pin/Chihuahua mix named Nacho. I look forward to providing excellent pet care to Wag clients both new and old.

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Dog Walking in Western Springs

Western Springs, Illinois is a small village on the outskirts of Chicago. The area is the home of two veterinary clinics and has just a couple of dog-friendly restaurants within its borders. To find some fun things to do with your dog, you can drive to one of several nearby towns and cities, most of which you can get to within ten minutes or so!

The Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge Dog Park in Hinsdale is about an eight-minute drive from Western Springs. The park has designated hours in which dogs can play off their leashes and meet some new friends. There’s even a calm little stream your dogs can splash in on hot days! Just under ten miles from Western Springs is Willow Springs, where you’ll find the John Husar I&M Canal Trail, a dog-friendly, multi-use trail that’s a pawfect place for you and your dog to have some fun outdoors.

If you want to adventure into the Windy City (aka Chicago!), it’ll be about a 20-mile drive from Western Springs. But here, you’ll find tons of parks, restaurants, and shops that welcome furry paws! Whether you want to stay close by for a quick trip with your dog or make a daylong excursion to Chicago, you’ll find plenty of pawesome activities near Western Springs. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Western Springs

North La Grange

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Population Density
2,028 per sq. mi.

North La Grange

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North La Grange is about two miles east of Western Springs. This spot is a furrific place to go if you’re looking for some nearby restaurants that allow your furry friend to join you! Wild Monk is one of them. This restaurant has a full outdoor patio with tables that welcome dogs and serves American favorites like burgers, beer, and cheesecake. Craving Mexican? Head to Santiago’s Restaurant, which has several paw-friendly outdoor tables and just about all of the authentic Mexican foods you crave. For something a little different, try Q BBQ, which has unique barbecue dishes, like pulled pork sandwiches and pulled chicken tacos.  

Rehm Park

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Population Density
11,613 per sq. mi.

Rehm Park

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Rehm Park in Oak Park, IL is about 13 miles from Western Springs. This neighborhood is the home of Maple Park Dog Park, a pawtastic fenced-in park that lets your dog go unleashed to run, exercise, and meet some new friends. Maple Park itself also allows well-behaved, leashed dogs to join their owners and offers incredible landscapes and outdoor space to enjoy during all seasons. The neighborhood also features several dog-friendly restaurants with outdoor tables for you to enjoy a meal together. Try Salerno’s for some southern-style pizzas, or Nonna D’s for a authentic Italian toppings and New York-style pizzas.

Madison Street

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,178 per sq. mi.

Madison Street

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About 11 miles from Western Springs is the Madison Street area of Forest Park, IL. Here is where you’ll find the Forest Park Dog Park, which offers a fenced-in place for your dog to play and get some fresh air. This area of Forest Park also has quite a few dog-friendly restaurants to choose from, like The Junction Diner, which offers meals throughout the day and has some outdoor tables that welcome furry family members. For some Cajun-inspired dishes, head to Shanahan’s, which serves everything from gumbo to New Orleans-style po’ boys, and has an outdoor patio open during the summer months. 

Ardmore

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Population Density
4,403 per sq. mi.

Ardmore

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If you’re looking for some outdoor adventures with your favorite pup, then take her to Ardmore in Villa Park, IL. This neighborhood is just under 11 miles from Western Springs and offers two puptacular trails that you and your dog can explore together! The Illinois Prairie Path stretches over 58 miles through three counties and has some beautiful wooded areas and views along the Fox River Trail. You can also enjoy the Great Western Trail, another paw-friendly trail that has 12 miles of paths for hikers and bikers. If you get hungry, visit Michael Anthony’s, an Italian-American eatery with pizzas, sandwiches, wings, and more. There’s some outdoor seating for hungry pups!

Elmhurst City Centre

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9,028 per sq. mi.

Elmhurst City Centre

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Elmhurst, IL is just over eight miles from Western Springs. This neighborhood is a pupular spot for dog owners looking for some dog-friendly restaurants near Western Springs. Here, you’ll find just about any type of meal under the sun, from pizzas and sandwiches at Rosalia’s Deli, to burgers and salads at Fitz’s Pub. You can even have a night out with friends (and pups!) with a high-class feel at Tannin’s Wine Bar & Boutique, which offers an incredible selection of wines and drinks – along with complimenting cheese plates, of course – and will even give your dog her own water bowl!

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