Dog walking in Valparaiso

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.

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Katelyn LValparaiso, IN

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I can provide great long walks for all your fur children! I love to care for animals because of the immense amount of love they give you. I have been around animals my whole life, and currently have two female Chihuahuas that I love! I am here for all of your pet walking and watching needs!

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Joanna LValparaiso, 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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Matthew MValparaiso, IN

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Hello! My name is Matt and I've been taking care of dogs for as long as I can remember! I've always been the first to volunteer to board friends’ and families dogs when they are away and even spent some time volunteering at PAWS, in Chicago, when I lived there. I believe dogs truly are a humans best friend and will be more than thrilled to walk your furry friend whenever you need! I can't wait to start working with you and your dog!

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Jason SValparaiso, IN

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I am a US Navy Veteran who is looking to walk dogs as a means to supplement the small income I receive from the VA once every month. I am great with dogs, and friendly with humans! Most importantly, I promise your pet will be treated with the same respect and attention I would give to my own dog (whom I love dearly). Available for last-minute walks and/or regularly scheduled appointments!

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Kasey RValparaiso, IN

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“Look no further - I'm your future dog walker!!!”

I am a dog mom and a dog lover! Your pup will be in great hands! I'll even send you photos while we are on our walks!!! Big dogs, small dogs, long walks, short runs, you name it & I'll do it. I am new to the area so I'm using Wag to learn about the area and also to HANG OUT WITH PUPPIES!!!! I am very flexible and want to make sure you're 100% comfortable before trusting your dog with a stranger, so please message me and ask questions!! I'm here to help!

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Michelle BValparaiso, 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 kValparaiso, 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 TValparaiso, 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 OValparaiso, 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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Edward FValparaiso, 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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Dog Walking in Valparaiso

Your dog loves the dog park, but you hate how he brings the dog park back to the house on his muddy paws. Does this sound familiar? Then you need to check out Coco’s Canine Cabana Indoor Dog Park on Elm Street in Valparaiso. Coco’s Canine Cabana offers dog park visits for $3 each, doggie daycare starting at $5 an hour, overnight boarding, grooming, and a party room. Separate areas are set up for large and small dogs, and water is available to pets at all times.

If muddy paws don’t bother you, the Canine Country Club on Sturdy Road in Valparaiso. The Canine Country Club is a private, fenced-in, off-leash dog park that has separate areas for large and small dogs. A membership is required in order to access the park. A one-year membership costs $130. Nine-, six-, three-, and one-month memberships are available at a cost of $100, $80, $55, and $30, respectively. Dogs must have proof of rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations.

Perhaps a park with a price tag isn’t your style. No worries! The Old Fairgrounds Park on Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso is an admission-free park where you can take your dog for some leashed fun. Walk or jog while enjoying Indiana’s fresh air, and meet new friends while doing so! Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Valparaiso

Downtown

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,035 per sq. mi.

Downtown

48

Downtown has storefronts and picturesque walkways for on-leash exercise. Coco Canine Cabana Indoor Dog Park at 400 Elm Street gives downtown dogs a place to have fun on a rainy day. Coco’s has two areas for dogs to play in. Small dogs have an area separate from the larger ones. Toys, balls, and play equipment are available. Coco’s also has special clothes and treats at the Boutique! Grooming services and overnight boarding serve the Downtown dog and human well. Also in this area is Annie 39 Downtown Place. This AirBnb is located on Margaret and is conveniently located near Valparaiso University.

North

36
Population Density
2,035 per sq. mi.

North

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The North neighborhood has many green spaces for dogs and their people to explore. Kirchoff Park, located at 400 Roosevelt Road, has 11 acres of green space, large trees, picnic sites, and shelters. Dogs and their people get a chance to stretch some limbs and perhaps share a bite to eat. Dogs must stay on leash while using the park.  The Old Fairgrounds Park and the Butterfield Family Pavilion is on 704 McCord Road. The Fairgrounds Park has some green spaces and a walking track. Glenrose Park is a 20-acre Park on Glendale Boulevard. It is a pawpular area for people and dogs to get some on-leash exercise.

South

25
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,244 per sq. mi.

South

25

The South neighborhood doesn't have much in the way of services for people. It does, however, have a country club for the canines living there. Royal Acres at 3554 S.Sturdy Road has a daycare, boarding facility, and 5-acre outdoor dog park for its member dogs.  The Dogs at the Club even have their own indoor swimming pool!   The Club is a 60-acre campus, with 40 of it being wooded. South of there is the 840-acre Aukiki Wetland Conservation Area with its numerous trails to walk on leash. This area is home to many ducks and migratory fowl. Just don't let Fido get too curious! Dogs can enjoy this unique scenery on-leash with their human companions.

West

12
Population Density
1,244 per sq. mi.

West

12

The West neighborhood gives dogs and their people some outdoor spaces to go and exercise on leash. The Westside Park, located at 157 Westside Park Ave., is a 15-acre park with a bit of green space.  Forest Park is an 11-acre park that has a few scenic outdoor green areas to walk on leash. Forest Park has a gazebo and a couple of shelters that give shade while eating a picnic lunch with your pup.  Bicentennial Park is in the northwest corner of the neighborhood, located at 175 Burlington Road. It encompasses almost 16 acres of open space, and shelters are available for a get-together with family and fur-iends.

Michigan City

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,679 per sq. mi.

Michigan City

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Twenty-two miles north of Valparaiso is Michigan City, Indiana. Michigan City is a small town that has a some dog-friendly places.  The Bark Park at Creek Ridge County Park, located at 7943 West, is a fully fenced, 3.25 Dog Park that has an area for small and large dogs, an obstacle course, water onsite, and benches for human companions. Registration and fees may be paid on a daily or annual basis.  Michigan City also has several dog-friendly restaurants.  Bridges Waterside Grille has outdoor deck seating. It is located at 508 East 2nd Street and serves casual food. Ryan’s Irish Pub at 401 Franklin offers dog-friendly pub dining on the outdoor patio.