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Tom Van W.


Riverside, IL

Member since:

July 22, 2013

What are your dog(s) name(s) and type of dog you will be walking (For example: mutt, lab, poodle, etc.)?

Violet and Freckles

How did you find this group (For example: Google search, search, friend, etc.)?

I will be walking Violet, and 11 yr old English Cocker.

What are you hoping to gain by joining this dog walking group? or Why are you joining this group?

Even though I work with animals every day, I seldom get to enjoy a nice walk or conversation with other dog lovers.

What is your zip code? (This information is needed to help schedule meetups closer to the majority of the members. This information will not be shared with anyone outside of the meetup group.)


What is your favorite park and/or forest preserve that you love to visit with your dog? What park and/or forest preserve would you recommend for a group walk?

Since I live close to the City, my favorites are within Cook County, kind of far from Fox Valley. I work in DeKalb though, so I am anxious to learn about the great places to take my dog(s) in the far western suburbs.


My name is Tom Van Winkle and I have been working as an Executive Director for animal shelters for the past 8 years. I have a 16 year old daughter, 2 cats and 2 dogs.

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