Dog walking in Gary

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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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Brandon NGary, IN

5.0

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I have lived in the Chicago area for over 10 years. I adore all animals, dogs especially. I’d love to roam this amazing city with your friend, and soon to be mine.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Aimee BGary, IN

4.9

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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

Bianca CGary, 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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Brian GGary, IN

4.9

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My name is Brian and I have lived in Chicago my whole life. I really enjoy spending time with animals and dogs are my absolute favorite. I grew up having a dog and have many friends and family who have dogs who I have pet sat. I know what it takes to own and properly care for a dog and believe that all the work is worth it. Dogs are wonderful companions to take on walks and I have found that they motivate me to explore the city more and enjoy being outstide.

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Zaklina KGary, IN

4.9

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“Helping take care of your pets in your busy life!”

​My name is Zaklina and I have been walking dogs since I was 5! I have 3 of my own, a Chihuahua​, australian shepherd and a Pomeranian whom I walk twice daily. I have walked small, medium and large dogs and sometimes multiples at a time. I have cared for all kinds of dogs, cats, and even horses! This is something I simply love! My love for animals is always pure​ and always there. Just ask anyone who knows me! Thanks.​

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Tanisha BGary, IN

4.9

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My name is Tanisha, I am 43 years old and have had animals for at least 4o years of my life. I have had dogs and cats all my life and yes mom made me the sole care giver most of the time! LOL but I loved every minute of caring for my fur babies. They are my heroes because they are so loving and loyal, they care about you honestly even if you are not loyal to them, (which would be terrible if not), I love them they take care of me and I take care of them.

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Leah SGary, IN

4.9

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I am an animal lover and am a hardworking, caring, and responsible individual.I received my Master’s Degree from Northwestern & Bachelor’s Degree from Juilliard. I grew up on a small farm in Vermont where I had goats, chickens, dogs, cats, & rabbits. I learned at a very early age how to take care of animals and the dedication/hard work that is required to do so. I have a 7 year old min pin. I will do whatever it takes to ensure that your dog is well cared for and will go beyond what is expected.

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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

Jala DGary, IN

4.9

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“You had me at woof!”

Hey! I’m Jala! I’m 21 years old, an animal lover, and I’m a veterinarian technician graduate! I’m an experienced dog walker and sitter. I love being around all animals, especially dogs!! I welcome the opportunity in walking your dog(s). I look forward to meeting your furry best friend!

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

Claudia OGary, IN

4.9

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“I hope my cat doesn't get jealous!”

Hi guys! I have own several pets; two cats and four dogs.One of the best feelings as a pet owner/sitter is knowing you are making a difference in that pet's day. Just to see them all happy,relaxed or just fed; gives me a humble satisfaction. I will be there every step of the way for your pets' needs; making sure your pet likes me and is comfortable with me.But don't take my word for it, you will see it through your pets behavior towards me.Finally, hope you and your pet(s) have a very bless day.

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

Jerome MGary, IN

4.8

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Hi, I'm Jerome- I'm from Chicago and I love dogs! I've been around them my entire life and have experience with dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities. Your dog and I will have the best of times each day and above all else I will treat them with love and respect. I'll make sure you and your pups Wag experience will be a great one!

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Dog Walking in Gary

Gary sits on the shore of Lake Michigan, with its fine sand beaches and water attractions. Primarily known as a steel industry city, it also boasts parks and beaches for the pleasure of its citizens and their canine companions. Gary has a strict leash law, but is working on establishing dog parks so Fido can run free outside of his own yard. With one animal hospital in town, more can be found in surrounding areas to assist your pup with his medical needs.

A popular dog-friendly spot in Gary is Tolleston Park, which features hiking and biking trails inside its 17-acre urban and dog-friendly park. It offers picnic areas and grills as well, so you and your fur-baby can enjoy a casual meal together.

Originally called Jefferson Park, the Borman Square Park is a 9-acre dog-friendly area in Gary’s Downtown neighborhood. Like all the city parks, Borman welcomes dogs on-leash. It features large rolling hills and flatter areas of open lawn for you and your furry bestie to explore and play, while the human kids play on the playground or in the pool. The park has paved walking paths and a covered pavilion, and shade trees are scattered throughout, providing a lovely and convenient spot for some downtime with your fur-baby.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Gary

Miller Beach

48
Population Density
1,403 per sq. mi.

Miller Beach

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The Miller Beach neighborhood, also commonly known as Miller, is home to one of Gary’s most-visited landmarks: Marquette Park. Covering 159 acres of land and beaches, this dog-friendly park and beach is a leashed-only site, and pups are not permitted in the humans' designated swimming areas. However, the park has allotted 2 dog beaches on the Lake Street Beach , so your furry friend can take a refreshing dip in Lake Michigan on leash with you. Marquette Park also includes open picnic areas, a large lawn, lagoons, and fishing, all of which your pup can explore with you. Take a walk to Patterson Island over one of two foot bridges for the truly adventurous! There’s so much to see and do here! 

Black Oak

36
Population Density
652 per sq. mi.

Black Oak

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The neighborhood of Black Oak covers areas of wetlands, as well as undeveloped land near the Calumet River. It is also home to the dog-friendly Lake Etta County Park, consisting of 98 acres of flood plain land. This extremely popular park features the Lake Etta’s Trail that contains about two miles of hard surface surrounding the playground, and another half mile through natural wetlands. Additional trails near the swimming and fishing lakes lead to the Little Calumet River. Take your woofer for an afternoon of strolling the trails, followed by a sit in one of the picnic shelters where you can grill your favorite foods and share them with Fido. Park users with dogs must keep them leashed, and there are a few areas where pups are not permitted, so watch for signs.

Emerson

24
Population Density
2,515 per sq. mi.

Emerson

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Emerson is home to Gateway Park. This lovely park has been restored to its former glory after falling into disrepair over the years, and now offers 2 fountains and 3 acres of lawn, along with paved walkways lined with flowers and shrubs. Another sweet spot in the Emerson neighborhood is the Idle Hour Park which features an acre of open green space for some leashed play with your dog-eared pal. Buffington Park is another small park that has been refurbished to a safe, pleasant space with a playground and grass, walkways, and a monument to Emerson’s World War II veterans. Dog-buddies are welcome!

Glen Park

12
Population Density
4,399 per sq. mi.

Glen Park

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On Gary’s south side is Glen Park, the city’s most heavily populated neighborhood. It is home to several parks and green spaces, including the Little Calumet River floodplain, which features 17 miles of hiking trails through its lush vegetation. Leashed pups are welcome with their humans to explore the varied species of wildlife there. South Gleason Park Golf Course boasts a path that travels the perimeter of the course, about 1 ½ miles. The trail is paved, and affords scenic views of the golf course with its greenery and fountain. Fido is permitted on the path only, on-leash. Also in Glen Park is Pittman Square Park, which features a playground and lots of green space for playing with your fur-buddy.

Ivanhoe

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1,301 per sq. mi.

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Ivanhoe forms part of Gary’s western border, and is host to the 110-acre Ivanhoe Nature Preserve, as well as Brunswick Park. The 49-acre Brunswick Park is comprised in part of dunes and marshy low areas. This is a great place to walk with your leashed fur-faced buddy. The pup-friendly 100-acre Ivanhoe Nature Preserve is part of the Nature Conservancy network of parks, and offers a mosaic of savanna, prairie, forest and wetlands that make for an interesting walk for you and your canine companion. Waterfowl, wildflowers and small mammals abound, and Fido will enjoy identifying these as you pass. Trails are marked and posted to help you on your way.