Dog walking in Merrillville

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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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Brian GMerrillville, IN

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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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Jala DMerrillville, IN

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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 OMerrillville, IN

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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

Brenda VMerrillville, IN

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Hello! My name is Brenda and I have absolutely loved dogs all my life. I have 1 silly and energetic dog named canelo and he is my whole world, I don't know what I would do without him! I grew up walking and taking care of friends and families dogs while they were away or had a busy schedule and I loved every minute of it! I want to get a career working with dogs because they are so important to me and I want to help to better improve their lives and make them happy. I will make sure every walk is 100% enjoyable and fun for your dog and I will definitely make sure to meet every single one of your requests and needs. I am so excited to meet your furry friend!

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Michelle BMerrillville, IN

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“I <3 dogs!”

Hi I'm Michelle! I am an experienced dog walker and jogger (will jog with your dog upon request). I have experience with all types and sizes of dogs. I love meeting new dogs. Each dog is special and unique and I treat them as such. I am a marathon runner and avid weekend hiker. I will keep your pet healthy and happy. I will treat your dog with love and make sure your Wag experience is always positive!

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katelyn kMerrillville, IN

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Your pet is my pet! I treat them as if they were my own! Its my pleasure by helping the community by assisting pet parents with dog walking making lives a bit easier. I not only appreciate the importance of daily exercise for canines but also love dogs and understand the natures of some behaviors. I am patient, cautious, compassionate, energetic and want to give your canine the safest and fulfilled experience to my abilities. Keywords greatly appreciated!!!

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Tyler TMerrillville, IN

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I've had my own dogs for almost my whole life. I have a chihuahua and a pitbull-boxer mix, so I love all kinds of dogs, sweet and feisty, small and large, shy and energetic. I have pet-sat for family and friends. While I am pet-sitting, I take them for walks to the park and around the neighborhood, feed them twice a day, give them treats, and play with them of course! You can count on me to make sure your dog is safe and has fun on our walks together.

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Sandra OMerrillville, IN

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“All dogs welcome!!”

Hello! My name is Sandra! I moved to the Chicago area from Michigan with my 14-years young, Jack Russell/Beagle mix, Kerby and my rescue mix Maggie. I have been dog sitting, walking, and playing since I was just 5 years old. I have experience with dogs of all sizes, personalities, and ages. I help out with my mom's dog, Max, who has hip dysplasia. I love to meet and hang out with new dogs and get to know each one's unique personality! I look forward to meeting and walking with your dog!

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

Edward FMerrillville, IN

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Hey! I'm Edward, I have worked with dogs all my life. I come from a family of breeders and trainers. I have a dog myself. His name's Apollo and I rescued him as a puppy . I have worked in the dog food industry for multiple brands and I have worked in the pet supply industry as well. I have a multitude of dog care knowledge from feeding to caring. Your dog will not only be in good hands. He'll also be with someone who believes that a house isn't truly a home without man's best friend.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sean BMerrillville, IN

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Hello! My name is Sean, and I love dogs! From my first family dog and working my first job ever ay the Animal Hospital, to having several dogs of my own, I love these furry little guys. Dogs are such loving and fun creatures, and I really enjoy meeting new ones. I have lots of experience with all different types of dogs, and look forward to meeting yours!

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Dog Walking in Merrillville

The city of Merrillville, located ten miles south of Gary, is in eastern Lake County. The community and surrounding areas include several outdoor recreational facilities that allow dogs. There are four veterinary clinics in town that can assist you if you need professional services.

There's a puptacular trail that runs along the northern border of town. You can access the Oak Savannah Trail near Colfax Road in Oak Ridge Prairie. This paved pathway starts in this park and heads east for 6.25 miles to Hobart. Dogs on a leash can join you here.

Want to plan a special outing for your canine pal? Take him about 11 miles southwest of town to Lemon Lake County Park. This 403-acre facility includes an off-leash exercise area for dogs. There are separate sections for small and large dogs to run and play here. You'll need to purchase a pooch pass to use this furrific 14-acre space.

Another pawtastic place to go exploring with Spot is Deep River County Park off Old Lincoln Highway. Dogs are allowed to join you on the trails that wander through the natural areas located north of US Highway 30. Remember to bring water and waste bags with you.

Merrillville and the surrounding communities contain a variety of facilities that dogs and their owners can enjoy.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Merrillville

Turkey Creek Meadows

48
Population Density
2,583 per sq. mi.

Turkey Creek Meadows

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Turkey Creek Meadows is a residential development that's nestled between the area golf course and the high school. The streets here have sidewalks that you can use to go for a walk with your canine pal. There's also a greenway along the southern border of the community. Take Fido for a hike or jog along the Chesapeake and Ohio Greenway. This 1.9-mile one-way path heads southeast from the Innsbrook Country Club, passes through an area park, and ends at Broadway near Lincoln Highway. You may bring dogs on this paved pathway provided that you keep them on a leash and you pick up any droppings.

Foxwood

36
Population Density
4,785 per sq. mi.

Foxwood

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The Foxwood neighborhood in the southwest corner of town is an area with duplexes and single-family homes. The residential streets are lined with sidewalks, so this is a nice area to take your daily stroll with your pooch. Just south of the neighborhood, you'll find a trailhead for the Erie Lackawanna Trail. Park in the lot off Burr Avenue and go hiking or jogging on this multi-use pathway. The paved rail-trail corridor stretches for almost 18 miles between Crown Point and Hammond. Dogs on a leash can accompany you here if you keep them under your control and pick up after them.

Sodona

24
Population Density
2,519 per sq. mi.

Sodona

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Sodona is a development that includes a senior living facility, duplexes, and single-family homes. This populous neighborhood has sidewalks where you and Spot can stretch your legs. When you want to enjoy some green space with your furry pal, head to Forest Hills Park. This small facility has some open space. Play a little frisbee or work on obedience drills with your pooch. Bring a snack and share a picnic in the park. You may bring dogs that are on a leash up to six feet long and under your control. Remember to bring waste bags to clean up any messes.

Prairie Creek

12
Population Density
1,068 per sq. mi.

Prairie Creek

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Located just northwest of the Innsbrook Country Club, the Prairie Creek neighborhood includes an elementary school, apartments, and single-family homes. This residential community has quiet streets where you and your fur baby can walk together. When you want to get out and explore nature with your pup, go to Oak Ridge Prairie off Colfax Street. This pawtastic facility has hiking trails that wind around lakes, through prairie and wooded areas, and past a marsh. Dogs that are under your control and on a leash that's no longer than six feet may join you here. Make sure you bring water and waste bags with you.

Lincoln Gardens

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Population Density
1,020 per sq. mi.

Lincoln Gardens

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Lincoln Gardens is located south of the downtown area and includes an apartment complex and private residences. There are sidewalks here where you and your pooch can take your daily walk. To get out and enjoy some fresh air and exercise with your four-footed friend, head to Hidden Lake Park. This facility, located on Broadway, has a paved pathway that you can use for a walk or jog. Head around the lake with your canine pal, then enjoy an outdoor picnic together. Dogs need to be on a leash and under control at all times. Remember to bring waste bags with you to clean up any messes.