Dog walking in Rockford

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How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Tara CRockford, MI

5.0

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Hello!!! My name is Tara and I’m here to make sure your dogs day is complete!!! I am married and have 3 amazing English Bulldogs. I am a makeup artist and server at a brewery! I have a lot of free time in the day and love to stay active to this is the perfect job for me. I absolutely love dogs, I’m a hard worker, and I always complete a job no matter how long it takes me. I was raised on a horse ranch so I’ve been around animals my whole life. Im always trusted by friends to watch there dogs and also asked advice a lot about dog things!! I’m honest, genuine, dependable, hard working, and not really intimidated by much. If I don’t know something I investigate. I’m the walker you can trust and relay on!

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Sarah FRockford, MI

5.0

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“Past Veterinary Assistant, experienced handler”

Hello, I am Sarah and I can’t wait to meet your pet! Growing up, our home was full of pets as my mom was a vet tech, and I worked as a vet assistant at the local clinic for many years in addition to raising/socializing kittens and rescue pups. I love being able to take a 2-3 mile walk in the afternoons for my lunch break. I am a very experienced handler, know how to read animals well and am able to easily adjust to make your pet comfortable.

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

Johana DRockford, MI

4.9

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“Turning your K9 experience into a K10!”

Hi! My name is Joey and I live in San Francisco with my goofy dachshund, Tosh. I've grown up around dogs and for the last couple years, I've volunteered at the SFSPCA, where I'm trained to socialize and work with almost every range of dog - including puppies, newcomers, and doggies on the mend! Can't wait to meet you and your fur baby!

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

Makenzie BRockford, MI

4.9

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Throughout my life I have lived with several amazing dogs, including lab mixes and a schnoodle. I have experience working with large and small dogs and I often dog sit for friends and family. I can't wait to meet your dog!

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Kaci BRockford, MI

4.9

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Hello! My name is Kaci and I've been around dogs all my life. I do not currently own one however, due to apt regulations, so being a dog walker is a great alternative! My mother was a vet tech who taught me much about how to love and care for dogs, as well as handle them properly. I am available in Minneapolis, various areas, depending on where my second job has taken me that day. I look forward to meeting your furry friend, and establishing a new friendship!

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Joan ARockford, MI

4.9

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“Dog walking, best job ever!!”

I reached a milestone; 400 services since joining Wag! I continue to look forward to the next walk. This job is rewarding and fun! It’s one way I get in my dog time! I like to share tidbits about your pups behavior in my walk summaries and videos. When you select me for a walk you know you have found a walker who puts your dog’s needs first. I am prompt, reliable and very trustworthy. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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

Ben VRockford, MI

4.9

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Hi, I’m Ben ! I’m 25 years old, born and raised in Southern California. I’ve had dogs my entire life, usually more than one at the same time. I’ve had all sorts of dogs, Big and small. I currently have a Golden Retriever and Pomeranian and love spending time with them. I look forward spending time with your dogs as well, I’m sure we’ll have a great time !

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Nicole RRockford, MI

4.9

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“Big and small I can walk them all!”

I have grown up with mostly larger breed dogs. I love exercising and can walk up to 3 dogs at one time! I have been taking care of and walking dogs for family and friends since I was 15 and have no trouble with unruly canines!

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

Megan CRockford, MI

4.9

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I have always been an animal lover and over the years I have owned many different pets. I currently have one 6 year old guinea pig named Riza Lin, an 11 month old kitten named Sammy and also an 11 month old Jack Russell/Retriever Mix named Sophie. When I was in High School I use to volunteer at The Humane Society of West Michigan. I worked mostly with the cats but did some dog walking. I had to leave there but have always wanted to go back and finish my dog walking. I have also walked family and friends dogs as well and I enjoy anytime I can spend with animals. My family sometimes calls me the animal whisperer because of the way animals respond to me. Also my job keeps me quite active and I am no stranger to the cold or warm weather changes of Michigan. I would love a chance to meet your furbabies and spend some time with them.

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Andrea BRockford, MI

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My name is Andrea. I have been walking dogs for four years. I was a kennel manager at a rescue. I currently have two dogs of my own. I love all breeds and sizes of dogs .

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Dog Walking in Rockford

Rockford and the area that surrounds it was first the home of Native American tribes, including the Hopewell, Ottawa, and Mascouten. The first settler here was Smith Lapham, after whom the place was initially called Laphamville. The name was changed to Rockford because the residents wanted a shorter name. When it comes to taking care of your dogs' health, Rockford has 3 choices of clinics and hospitals that will make sure your pooch is well taken care of. 

The town's close vicinity to the second largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids, makes Rockford a pawesome destination for doggies. It's just 15 miles to Grand Rapids, where you'll find more than 20 accommodations that welcome doggos! 

If you're feeling hungry and you want to take your pooch for breakfast or lunch, head to The Peppermill Grill, where you can sit on the outdoor patio. Another place that welcomes pooches is Herman's Boy Coffee. Chilling with Fido is possible at Uccello's Ristorante - Rockford as well. For more options, head to Grand Rapids.

If you want to take your pooch for a walk in Rockford, you'll have pawlenty of parks to choose from right in town! Luton Park is just one of Rockford's community parks that welcomes leashed dogs to explore with their owners.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rockford

Fulton Heights

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,827 per sq. mi.

Fulton Heights

48

Around 15 miles away from Rockford, you'll find Hillcrest Dog Park, where your pooch can have a ball! One of the best features that this park offers for your pooch is separately fenced areas for small and large doggos. Seasonally, you'll have access to fresh water -- in the colder months, it's recommended that you bring your own. If you forget your poop baggies, you will find some provided in the park. The human visitors can rest up on the park's benches and chill with their pets in a mostly shaded area. No need to worry about a membership or providing proof of vaccinations -- this park is completely free!

Westside Connection

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
11,538 per sq. mi.

Westside Connection

36

Covell Dog Park is 16 miles away from Rockford. Pups can enjoy a one-acre off-leash area here. Although the dog park is securely fenced, there aren't separate areas for differently sized pooches, so if your pooch doesn't play well with dogs of all shapes and sizes, avoid this park. The ground is mixed with grass and wood chips, and in the summer, the staff puts out small kiddie pools where doggies can dip their paws! The park has a hose to rinse off your mucky mutt, and there's also parking nearby. Bags are only provided sometimes, so don't forget to bring some with you just in case. 

Urbandale

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,569 per sq. mi.

Urbandale

24

Seventeen miles away from Rockford is another furrific dog park that you won't want to miss: Wyoming Dog Park. This park is most suitable for residents and frequent visitors, since it requires a membership to visit. If you're just passing through, this park probably isn't the best option. Your membership will grant you access to separate areas for small and large puppers, drinking water, and poop baggies. (Note that the park sometimes runs out of baggies, so bring some just in case.) For playing, there is a big pile of sand where doggies can dig, climb, and have fun. Plenty of shade and picnic tables with benches are great amenities for the pet parents.

South Forest Hills

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
609 per sq. mi.

South Forest Hills

12

One of the top ten doggie parks in North America, Shaggy Pines Dog Park, is located just around 20 miles away from Rockford in South Forest Hills. The park is an absolute doggie heaven featuring 20 acres of fenced areas where fur-babies can frolic around off-leash. Water fountains are placed around the fenced area, and there is a large, fun lake where doggies can cool down and swim! In this park, you can find plenty of toys scattered around and poop baggies for cleaning up your pooch's mess. There are also trails that you can explore with your pup! Make sure to look up the park's rules and regulations before visiting.

Southwest Lowell

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
593 per sq. mi.

Southwest Lowell

0

Located 22 miles from Rockford is yet another pawssible destination for you to take your pooch to play. Lowell Dog Park is completely free and open to the public, making it a great option for visitors! Separate areas for differently sized doggos are provided for maximum safety. If you go outside of the fenced area, you will find a small lake where dogs are allowed to swim. You don't have to worry about bringing water since there is a water fountain for pooches and humans. If it feels like your pooch is walking you, you can sit back in the seating areas and watch over your four-legged buddy.