Dog walking in Portage

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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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Joanna LPortage, IN

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“Care that makes a best friend”

Animals are my life. I have always had pets growing up as a child and my love for them has grown into my adulthood even more. I have a passion for learning and understanding all different types of animals. My experience in pet care is from having my own pets and caring for family, friends and volunteering over the years. I have recently started my own dog on behavioral training for a better understanding of his mind and learned so much that I feel I can also provide your dog!

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

Heather BPortage, IN

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Hi, I'm Heather! I love dogs and have grown up with them all of my life. We currently have two dogs, Annabelle and Sophie who love to make new friends and run around in our fenced in yard! I work in Chicago and recently moved to Hammond, IN (not too far and I'm willing to pickup/drop off in and around Chicago). I joined WAG because I genuinely enjoy being around dogs! They just make me smile :) If you choose me as your dog walker or sitter, I promise to treat them as if they were my own.

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Brian GPortage, 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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Leah SPortage, IN

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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

Claudia OPortage, 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

Michelle BPortage, 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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Can run with dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

katelyn kPortage, 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 TPortage, 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 OPortage, 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 FPortage, 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

Dog Walking in Portage

Portage is the third-largest city in northwest Indiana, and more than 36,000 people call it home. Portage is largely considered to be an industrial city that is dependent on the steel industry, but residential facilities and homes are steadily increasing, making Portage a family-friendly place to live. If you're a dog owner who lives in Portage, you and Spike will both love all of the parks and trails in the city you can explore together. Portage is also right near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, so you'll never run out of breathtaking land and lake sights to take in with your pup.

One special way to get to know Portage with your dog is by traversing the Prairie-Duneland Trail together. This 10-mile asphalt trail runs through town, and it was created from a former railway line. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has taken unused railway lines from across America and transformed them into trails for public use that connect across the country. This wheelchair-accessible trail is not only a good place for dog walking, but it's also a good trail for inline skating, biking, running, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Your dog must remain on a leash while you're on the Prairie-Duneland Trail, but fear not -- there's an off-leash dog park in town, too!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Portage

Willow Creek

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
505 per sq. mi.

Willow Creek

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Woodland Park is a 64-acre recreational area in Portage that includes playgrounds, picnic facilities, a skate park, walking trails, and even its own dog park. The Portage Dog Park is a large, fenced space where dogs are free to explore off their leashes. There is an area for dogs over 35 pounds, as well as an area for smaller dogs, and both sections have agility equipment and seating. There's a water fountain for pups at the park, as well as waste disposal items to keep the park clean. The park is free to use, but be sure your dog is wearing current tags and is up-to-date on vaccinations because animal control is known to stop by to check these things.

Wicker Park

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,637 per sq. mi.

Wicker Park

36

A 20-minute drive west of Portage will take you and your pup to the Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, Indiana. The park is in the northwestern corner of Highland, and among other excellent amenities, Wicker Park also has its own dog park. The Wicker Memorial Dog Park underwent major upgrades in 2016, and it now has two areas. One area is always closed to let the grass recover, so your pet isn't left running around in the dirt. There is a water fountain right outside of the dog park entrance, but be sure to bring your own water bowl. To visit the park, you must pay an annual fee and provide proof of your dog's registration and vaccinations.

Bluhm Park

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
75 per sq. mi.

Bluhm Park

24

Westville is a town in Indiana with a population of around 6,000 people, and it takes about 20 minutes to get there from Portage. In the northwestern quadrant of Westville, there's a place called Bluhm County Park. This 96-acre public park includes paved trails as well as nature trails, picnic facilities, playgrounds, and an off-leash dog area! The Bark Park at Bluhm County Park is a three-acre park that is paradise for dogs and owners. The park features a bunch of agility equipment so your pooch can show off their special skills, and there are also water fountains and seating throughout the park. You will need to pay a small annual or a daily fee to visit this park.

Lemon Lake Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,178 per sq. mi.

Lemon Lake Park

12

A half-hour drive southwest from Portage will get you to the Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point, Indiana. Lemon Lake County Park is in the southwest corner of Crown Point, and the off-leash area is a 14-acre space, but half of it is closed at a time to allow the grass to regenerate. Dogwood Run features an agility course, and there are plenty of trails throughout the rest of Lemon Lake County Park that you can explore with your dog on a leash. Lake Lemon is also a good spot to go fishing, play disc golf, enjoy a picnic, or bring the kids to play at the playground.

North Porter

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Population Density
591 per sq. mi.

North Porter

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The Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore is only 20 minutes from Portage, and it's certainly worth the trip! Located in Porter, Indiana, the Lake Shore is more than 15,000 acres of ecological diversity you'll never get tired of exploring! Your dog can join you at the Lake Shore if they're on a leash, and you'll both enjoy exploring the dunes, oak savannas, swamps, bogs, marshes, rivers and more. In addition to more than 1,100 plant species, more than 350 species of birds have been spotted here as well. The beaches to the east of the Lake Shore are open to dogs, but dogs are not allowed on the beaches to the west, although they can join you on the surrounding trails.