Dog walking in Highland

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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.

Book walkers near you

Aimee BHighland, IN

4.9

(672)

Book now

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.

Background Checked

High Demand

Specialties

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

Bianca CHighland, IN

4.9

(566)

Book now

Hi! I'm Bianca. I have worked as a Wag Caregiver since 2015. I specialize in bully breeds but have experience working with most dog breeds. Paw parents describe me as an energetic and fun-loving person that treats all fur- babies with the kindness and respect they deserve. I pride myself on delivering service that go above and beyond your fur baby's basic needs. Why? because it's how I want my "babies" treated while I'm away. So, give me opportunity to make your paw pal my new best friend!

Background Checked

High Demand

Specialties

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

Fernando THighland, IN

4.9

(512)

Book now

Is your pup ready for the best walk ever? I'm Nando from the Oaklawn area and I'm here to give you pup the best experience ever. Your pups will be treated with like members of the family. I'll make sure they get walked at least a mile. If time left over we'll play catch in the yard. I also reward all good pups with treats. Don't settle for just any Walker. Are your pups ready to walk with the Nando bear?

Background Checked

High Demand

Anthony FHighland, IN

4.9

(474)

Book now

Hello! I'm currently a student at Columbia College here in Chicago. Despite not being able to own a dog I have walked and taken care of dogs from both family and friends. I have walked both medium and large dogs such as a Mastino Napoletano. I was pet sitter for a puppy, Max, for 2 months and always enjoy playing with him. I enjoy meeting any kind of dog, and I'll be happy meeting yours!

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Megan KHighland, IN

4.9

(346)

Book now

“A tired dog is a happy dog!”

Hi, I'm Megan. I am a former Vet tech and I miss being around dogs like I used to be. I have handled many types of dogs, the smallest to the largest. I am looking forward to having your dog along with me for some adventure and maybe a good sniff or two!

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Brian GHighland, IN

4.9

(301)

Book now

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.

Background Checked

High Demand

Jennifer THighland, IN

4.9

(302)

Book now

My name is Jennifer Thomson, I currently am a dog mom to two wonderful dogs. Sam is a lab mix and Shiloh is a Husky mix. I have lived with dogs since I was kid. I know how important it is to know that they are loved and cared for. I know most basic training commands and have experience with large dogs, but can work with all breeds/sizes.

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Zaklina KHighland, IN

4.9

(296)

Book now

“Compassionate, caring, certified and experienced!”

​My name is Zaklina and I have been in the pet industry for over 5 years. I am experienced, cpr and first aid certified as well as insured. Compassion and care is at my upmost importance. I am a dog walker, I board pups, do check ins and train! I have 3 dogs of my own so I know the importance of caring for your fur babies. I love all dogs big and small! All breeds welcome! I am an animal lover since birth and I will never disappoint. Looking forward to meeting you and your fur baby.

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Training Provider

Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

Dominic AHighland, IN

4.9

(226)

Book now

I just moved to Chicago recently. Before that I had been walking dogs in Brooklyn, NY for over a decade. About half of that time was with a company, but for the past seven years I’ve walked dogs independently. I love dogs and I love the job. I'm excited to get to meet more hounds in my new neighborhood!

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Specialties

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

Amanda YHighland, IN

4.9

(224)

Book now

Hi there! I am an avid animal lover and have been dog walking and pet sitting for 3 years now. I am experienced and comfortable with all sizes and breeds of dogs and would be happy to take care of your pup for you!

Background Checked

High Demand

Top Pet Caregiver

Dog Walking in Highland

Highland is a moderately populated town located around 30 miles away from the center of Chicago. If you're looking for something dog-friendly to do here, you can visit more than five local parks with your leashed canine buddy. 

If you're passing through Highland and you need a place where your dog will be allowed to lodge with you, sadly, you don't have much choice, other than the local AirBnB rentals. You can, however, drive 11 miles to Merrillville and choose from ruffly 10 accommodations that are pet-friendly. The same applies to dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and cafes. Merrillville has more than 5 places that you can explore with your pooch, or you can just head to the Windy City for a full day of dog-friendly fun.

You won't need to travel out of town to find quality vet care, though. Highland has its own veterinary hospital, clinic, and an emergency service in case you need them!

If you want to take your canine buddy for a nice walk, paw on over to the Erie Lackawanna Trail, a paved 16-mile trail going through several cities. Doggies are allowed on the trail as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. You can also check out the Carlson Oxhow Park Trail, which is around 3 miles away from Highland. This trail is fairly easy and it's both family-friendly and dog-friendly. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Highland

Indianapolis Blvd

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Indianapolis Blvd

48

Highland certainly knows how to take care of its four-legged residents! The city maintains the Wicker Memorial Dog Park, located in the northwestern part of the town, and the locals pawsitively love it! This park is known to get muddy after a rain, but doggies tend to love playing in the mud pits anyway. If you get tired, you can sit on the benches provided and keep an eye on your pup's romping skills! There is also a water fountain there; you just have to bring a bowl. Be aware that the dog park only accepts registered pups. Also, pit bulls and pit bull mixes are, unfortunately, prohibited from entering the park. 

Hyde Park

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
16,282 per sq. mi.

Hyde Park

36

Ruffly 24 miles away from Highland is one of the best doggie parks in the vicinity. Jackson Bark is located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. The dog park, which is nestled within Jackson Park, comes complete with plenty of obstacles that will keep your puppy entertained for hours! The park even has a separate area for antisocial or shy doggos where you can close off your pup until they get accustomed to the other dogs. A water fountain, poop bags, and free parking are some of the other perks that this amazing park has in store for its visitors!

Willow Creek

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
505 per sq. mi.

Willow Creek

24

If you prefer a place where your small pooch will be able to play separately from the bigger pups and vice versa, feel free to head to Portage Dog Park. The park is located in central Portage, around 18 miles from Highland. In both areas of the park, you can find agility equipment and picnic tables for the dog owners. The best part about this park, other than the fact that it's huge, is that there is no required membership or any fees; the only thing you should worry about is your dog having proper tags and proof of current vaccinations.

Southwest Crown Point

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,178 per sq. mi.

Southwest Crown Point

12

The Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake County Park is also a nice option that you have while you're in Highland. Prior to visiting this place, you have to purchase a pass either monthly or daily. One of the park's rules is that children under the age of 12 are not allowed in. The 14-acre park is divided into two 7-acre zones for small and large doggos. One of the areas has an obstacle course. If you have a little pupper younger than 4 months you should not bring it there. When it comes to water availability, even though there are water fountains you should bring water with you just in case. 

Southeast Homewood

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,344 per sq. mi.

Southeast Homewood

0

Located fourteen miles west of Highland is Rover's Run Dog Park, which your dog will pawsitively enjoy! The shade structures and water accessibility are pawfect features in the summer. This park is for members only -- your canine buddy will need to have a tag from the county.  Your doggie's vet will need to confirm the health status of your pup for the membership process. If safety and health are your priorities, this is the place for you and your pup! There is a walking trail around the 3-acre park that you can use as well. A training area, agility equipment, a water fountain, and benches are also provided for your convenience.