Dog walking in Rockford

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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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Sarah FRockford, MI

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Elaina SRockford, MI

5.0

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“Dogs are people too”

Hi, it is with pleasure to be apart of the Wag team! I am an experienced dog walker familiar with the Grand Rapids area and city animal laws pertaining to dog walking. I am here to give your family pet a refreshing experience while you’re on the go! Exercise is important, I like to have a light jog or brisk run depending on the pace of your family pet. Returning in good health. Thank you!

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Kelsey PRockford, MI

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Hi!! I’m Kelsey! I’m a lifelong dog lover and a mom of a 4-year-old Bernese Mountain dog named Benson. To say that Benson is my entire life would be an understatement! I love him to death. My family has had dogs my entire life, and I’ve always been that person who interrupts a story to point out the dog walking down the street. I promise to give the same love and attention to your furry family member as i would to my own!

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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

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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Joan ARockford, MI

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“Dog walking, best job ever!!”

Since September 2019, I have been on over 200 walks. Read my reviews! I have great rapport with dogs. And I seriously enjoy spending time with other people’s pets. That’s one way I get in some dog time! I have plenty of affection to share with your dog. When you select me for a walk you know you have found someone who will put the animal’s needs first. I reinforce your training while walking the dog. I am prompt, reliable and very trustworthy. I can’t wait to meet your dog! Again and again!

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Kendra HRockford, MI

4.9

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Hi there, my name is Kendra, and I would love to meet your dog! I've been an animal enthusiast my entire life. I grew up having dogs (first a cocker spaniel, then a shih tzu), and I currently have the best dog in the world, Phoebe (a lab mix). I have years of experience dog sitting for both large and small dogs, including multiple (up to 4) dogs at a time, and I've never met a dog I didn't like :) About me: I am currently studying computer engineering at GVSU and loving it! That said, I am in computer labs a lot, so I am always looking for opportunities to get outside and be active, which is why I LOVE walking dogs.

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Alexanna MRockford, MI

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Hi, I'm Alexanna and I'm the girl that at the party is on the ground with the dog. My dog, Burt, is the love of my life but to be fair I love all dogs that I come in contact with. My experience walking dogs varies from my moms husky/lab mix, to a good friends Australian Shepherds, my pug, and so on. I can't wait to love on your dog and spend some time with them.

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High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Macklyn KRockford, MI

4.9

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My name is Macklyn and I’m currently a student at GRCC. I live in Grand Rapids and have an undeniable love and passion for dogs and the outdoors! Growing up I always had a couple furry friends by my side. I’ve had experience volunteering at shelters and pet sitting for multiple families with all kinds of dogs. I would love to help out anyone with a busy schedule care for their beloved dog!

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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

Katie BRockford, MI

4.9

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I have grown up with dogs my entire life. I have helped raise a toy poodle, a labrador mix and a pure bred labrador. I love animals, the outdoors and being active. I am responsible and friendly and would love to have a companion on my walks.

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Geneyce MRockford, MI

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I am an animal enthusiast but sadly cannot have dogs of my own where I live. I have two cats that they to act as dog-like as possible but I still have something missing and I would love to give your dog some love in my free time.

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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.