Dog walking in East Chicago

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Flexible scheduling

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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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Stacy BEast Chicago, IN

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“Giving the best care to our furry family members”

My name is Stacy I have a real passion for caring for all kinds of furry family members. I also have gained many years experience from volunteering at shelters I have taken classes to be a veterinarian assistant. I have experience in caring for senior dogs, puppies and Special Needs animals. It would be my pleasure to give my time and attention to taking care of your furry friends I also have been a dog walker for wag for almost 2 years and have gained very good experience so let me be your pet

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

tamara wEast Chicago, IN

4.9

(1001)

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Hi, I'm Tam! I am a 24 year old grad student and a devoted dog lover. I have day care experience with dogs of all sizes from minature poodles to mastiffs, as well as puppies and senior dogs. I dog sit for my friends and family when they are on vacation. I love meeting new dogs! I like to treat dogs like they are part of the family. As a walker I am committed to treating your dog with the love and care that he or she deserves! I will make sure your Wag! experience is as positive as possible!

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Molly CEast Chicago, IN

4.9

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I am currently a contract worker that has open availability to help walk and board fur babies. I have years of experience with many different breeds, size, and temperament. I am a mother to a 4 year old Pit Bull mix that keeps me active and on my feet. I understand how everyone's life get busy, and am happy to walk/play with your dog.

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

Emily DEast Chicago, IN

4.9

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“Making tails wag since 2017 ^^!”

Dogs have been a huge part of my life since I was a small child. My family always owned German shepherds and I began volunteering at a local animal shelter when I was a teenager. Now that I am in college, I still like to spend much of my free time with animals. Over the years, I have gotten to experience working with all different breeds of dogs and feel confident with any temperament.

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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, Puppy care, Fast walker

Erik WEast Chicago, IN

4.9

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I'm Erik and I recently moved into the area with my fiance. I have lived with dogs for the past 7 years and have been the primary person to walk them and make sure that they are getting the exercise that they need. I like to take brisk walks that make me feel like I am getting some exercise in but am able to adjust to whatever your dog is feeling like that day. Burning through some of that energy will make sure that your buddy feels relaxed by the time you get home. I really can't think of a more fun way to explore this city than to have a furry companion help scoffer me around.

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Heather MEast Chicago, IN

4.9

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I have always had a dog in my life since the day I was born. I believe all pets are family members and should be treated as such. Aside from my personal experience caring for dogs, I have been pet sitting for almost 5 years. I have experience with dogs of all sizes and personalities, and I know pet CPR and first aid. I am very attentive, loving, detail oriented, trustworthy, reliable and would love to become your pup's new best friend.

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Aimee BEast Chicago, IN

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I have had dogs mys entire life, all were large breeds except one small. I also provided dog care for those in temporary need of shelter and care. I believe a healthy diet and exercise is key for a happy dog. I have taken several dog training courses and know how to keep calm and show no fear around a dog who is barking or asserting dominance. I understand the different behaviors and traits in each breed and deal with each dog appropriately.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Victor MEast Chicago, IN

4.9

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Hello! My name is Victor, I was born and raised in Chicago. I am currently a student at Malcolm X College. I have been a dog owner and lover for most of my life. Very much enjoy spending time with my dogs. I look forward to providing such an important and necessary service, not only for the good boys and girls waiting at home, but for their busy parents as well!

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Bianca CEast Chicago, IN

4.9

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I'm Bianca, I've loved animals all my life and grew up surrounded by dogs and cats my entire life.My love of animals started at a very age and I knew I wanted to work with all types of animals when I got older. Before working with Wag! I pet sat and walked for my family, friends and neighbors. I'm reliable, discreet, I pay attention to your dog's needs, I love walks and I'm genuinely concerned about your dog. Families have described me as a responsible,kind and fun-loving person I love being a pet sitter/dog walker because it gives me the opportunity to meet and bond with so many new pets and their owners. I enjoy all the different personalities of our client's pets and it's rewarding when an animal loves seeing you when you walk in the door. I can assure you that I will treat your fur babies like they were my own, not only because I'm an animal lover, but because it's how I want my "babies" treated while I'm away. I above and beyond my duties as a dog walker and sitter.

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Jennifer BEast Chicago, IN

4.8

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I love dogs! I know most profiles say that but I really do. They are loyal, smart, fun loving energetic and also wonderful friends. I treat my pets like members of the family. And I will gladly treat yours like family. I have been around pets my whole life. I also volunteered at WSHS for 4 years, so I have lots of hands-on experience with different breeds of dogs. I currently have a German shepherd-pit mix of my own. I look forward to working with you and your dog.

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Dog Walking in East Chicago

Nicknamed Indiana Harbor, East Chicago is a city in the heart of Lake County. The city offers a three-route bus service that allows pets that fit in carry-on bags. East Chicago has numerous dog-friendly activities to enjoy. The local river, Grand Calument, is thirteen miles and primarily flows into Lake Michigan. Enjoy a peaceful walk with your dog down the paths of this beautiful river. You can view the Marktown Historic District that was built in 1917. Jeorse Park and beach are also great places to not only take Fido, but also families too! In East Chicago, you can also see the Indiana Harbor and Ship canal.

There are several pet-friendly Airbnb rentals to choose from in East Chicago. Although all rentals vary in location and house rules, the prices of renting are fairly cheap, with little to no pet fees. There are several nearby cities that offer a wide selection of dog-friendly restaurants to choose from and enjoy. Hammond, Indiana is a neighboring city to East Chicago that takes around fifteen minutes to get to from downtown East Chicago. Hammond has a delicious restaurant called Zel’s Roast Beef that prides itself on serving tasty American eats, such as hot dogs and sausage dogs, chicken, and seafood.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in East Chicago

Chicago

48
Dog Parks
16 parks

Population Density
2,120 per sq. mi.

Chicago

48

Although East Chicago, located in Indiana, has no dog parks of its own, it is only twenty-three miles away from the city of Chicago, located in Illinois. East Chicago is home to a staggering sixteen dog parks! Each park has a different theme, different amenities, and has different sizes. It would be hard for you and your pup to not fall in love with at least one of these parks. Once you’re done exploring the parks, make sure you check out one of the dog-friendly shopping areas, boat tours or bustling city streets in the heart of the windy city.

Highland

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,439 per sq. mi.

Highland

36

Less than nine miles from East Chicago is the city of Highland, Indiana. Highland is home to one dog park, Wicker Memorial Dog Park. This dog park has everything you could possibly want in a dog park. It is completely fenced in, so your pup does not need to be leashed. It also has plenty of seating, shade and toys for you and your pooch! However, the park does require a permit, which you can attain by providing proof of vaccinations and paying a small fee. This is a small price to pay for access to a such a secure, lovely dog park. 

Crown Point

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
691 per sq. mi.

Crown Point

24

If you drive nearly twenty-five miles from your home in East Chicago, you can visit Crown Point, home to Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake County Park. This dog park is one of the largest dog parks that you or your pup will ever set paws in! It is approximately fourteen acres in size. It is not fenced in, but does not require dogs to wear leashes. For this reason it is important to keep an eye on your pooch, as it is easy for them to run off and get separated from you. Your dog should respond well to voice commands, too. And don’t forget to bring doggie waste bags and water.

Munster

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,118 per sq. mi.

Munster

12

Located only eleven miles from East Chicago is Munster, IN. Munster is home to only one dog park, the Centennial Dog Park. It is located right next to a large body of water, making it unique from other dog parks in the area. It is also separated into zones according to dog size, and has plenty of amenities such as shade, seating and water fountains. Furthermore, the park is only for members, so be sure to look into membership requirements before taking your pooch to play. Trust us, the short drive to Munster is definitely worth the trip!

Tinley Park

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,991 per sq. mi.

Tinley Park

0

Tinley Park is nearly thirty miles from East Chicago, but Fido will bark his praises if you make the drive. This locale is home to one dog park, the Bremen Grove Off Leash Area. This very new park is in tip-top shape because it’s brand-spankin’-new. It is a completely fenced-in patch of land with two gates and two zones for small and large dogs. Your dog will be able to run freely and play until they tire themselves out. This park is often frequented by locals so you are bound to make some new friends! It is a wonderfurr place to take your favorite four-legged buddy for a pawesome day out!