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    I have over 10 years with various animals and would to meet and walk or watch your dogs or check on your pets in your home. A little about me:I am an Air Force veteran who decided to become a pilot after I left the military. Currently I am finishing my bachelors degree (one class left!), adding to my two associates degrees (Culinary Arts and Aviation). Part of the reason I am looking to be a dog walker/sitter, besides just loving animals, is that I recently left a higher paying job in order to join my dream aviation field with the Forest Service. I was lucky to get hired into their Fire & Aviation Department and am on track to be a wild-land firefighter and, eventually, an airplane pilot in fire suppressing aircraft. While I already have my helicopter licenses, I am currently working on my fixed-wing licenses and need extra funds to build hours. Plus, taking pups out on walks will help me stay in shape for fire season. Soooooo, hopefully we can help each other out and my dogs can make friends as a bonus :)

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    katelyn E.
    2019-01-01T20:16:44-08:00
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    My own fur baby is a mini schnauzer, Abby, who I've had since puppyhood. She does not know she is mini and was determined to be my guard dog, so I learned a lot about dogs while properly socializing her for the dogpark and public walks. I have also done walking and sitting for friends and family. As a fellow pet parent know that each furbaby has their own adorable quirks and every home has its own order. I try to pay attention to the details so that your best friend is well cared for and your home feels just as it always has.

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    Obaid K.
    2018-01-26T10:15:13-08:00
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    “Your dogs new best friend!”

    Hello, my name is Ashkim (osh-Kim) I am born and raised in Humboldt County, California where I was always surrounded by dogs and many other animals. For 8 years, I was part of 4H club raising and showing animals, once I started high school I was part FFA where I graduated with a honors in FFA. Although I grew up raising- chickens, rabbits, goats, cows and horses I always had dogs along side me and dogs have always been my favorite animals. I've trained all my pets myself, and I love to do it.

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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, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training


    Katie P.
    2017-10-14T17:00:07-07:00
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    “Happy fur friend is a healthy fur friend”

    Hello lovely pet parents my name is Aj and I’m a passionate pet parent myself as-well as a long Time pet professional who has worked with everything from your average dog and cat to farm animals, fish, reptiles, and small animals ( hamsters and such ). I have worked for petco, pet food express, and Lunas llama adventures. I am a huge advocate for proper pet care to make sure all fur babies are nourished as much as possible to create a long fulfilling life for each pet.

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


    Anke S.
    2022-05-23T13:07:53-07:00
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    “Every dog deserves a good walk!”

    Hey there pet parents! I am an animal lover who has owned dogs and cats my entire life! I have experience working for Pet Food Express, working as a dog walker/sitter, and volunteering at Helen Woodward animal shelter. I have a calm demeanor and am experienced with interpreting dog body language. I previously owned a golden retriever mix and now own a chihuahua mix. I have worked with big and small breeds and many personality types. I am excited to get to know your pet and happy to help out!

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    Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Puppy training


    Kim S.
    2022-06-11T14:28:32-07:00
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    “A good walk is a good time”

    Hi! My name is Jordan! I am friendly and love meeting new dogs! I am good at following directions and love to walk for long and short distances! I enjoy playing with dogs as well so am able to take them to the park and play!

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    Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull


    dan K.
    2022-06-06T13:09:30-07:00
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    Hi there! I’m Casey. I have been working with animals my entire life. Starting at age 13, I began volunteering at a local animal shelter! I worked closely with dogs of all sizes to get them socialized and comfortable walking on a leash! Through my 10 years of experience working in animal shelters and walking dogs professionally, I gained skills such as proper dog walking technique, animal CPR and various training methods! I adore animals and I can’t wait to meet your best friend!

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    Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Puppy care


    Gaby C.
    2018-11-03T18:47:33-07:00
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    I treat every new dog as a wonderful adventure in getting to know them and their preferences. That also includes the relationship they have with their owners. In other words, I'm all about customized care! I am energetic, thoughtful, and observant. When I'm doing work with dogs, whether pet sitting or walking dogs, it doesn't even feel like a job to me; I'm amazed I'm getting paid to do something so fun! I have a lifetime of experience caring for animals, both domestic and wild, and am very flexible with my schedule to accommodate the dog's needs. My special skills include ability to give medical treatments based on my past work in veterinary clinics and being willing to do silly and messy fun things like charge into a river with them.

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    Jimmy W.
    2018-01-08T11:59:14-08:00
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    As a experienced dog foster for Lucky Day Rescue of Colorado, and as an animal lover, I have experience providing a loving and stable environment for foster dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. I enjoy providing dogs with a safe environment, a comfortable routine, and regular outings to stimulate their minds. I have experience training, socializing, and establishing a routine for abused and/or rescue dogs. I understand that every dog has its own needs, and am dedicated to building a partnership with pup parents to understand and meet those needs. I am currently a pharmacy student, which means my availability each day depends on my class schedule. However, I look forward to communicating with you to see what works best for you and your furry loved one!

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    Karen L.
    2019-08-02T19:14:17-07:00
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    “Here we go !”

    My name is Spencer, I’m 25, a recent college graduate, and like pets ! I’d like to have a reason to take a walk and have the company ! I have a background in beach activities and hope to stay physically fit.

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    Dogs who pull


    audrey H.
    2020-08-22T14:32:28-07:00
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    I have over 10 years with various animals and would to meet and walk or watch your dogs or check on your pets in your home. A little about me:I am an Air Force veteran who decided to become a pilot after I left the military. Currently I am finishing my bachelors degree (one class left!), adding to my two associates degrees (Culinary Arts and Aviation). Part of the reason I am looking to be a dog walker/sitter, besides just loving animals, is that I recently left a higher paying job in order to join my dream aviation field with the Forest Service. I was lucky to get hired into their Fire & Aviation Department and am on track to be a wild-land firefighter and, eventually, an airplane pilot in fire suppressing aircraft. While I already have my helicopter licenses, I am currently working on my fixed-wing licenses and need extra funds to build hours. Plus, taking pups out on walks will help me stay in shape for fire season. Soooooo, hopefully we can help each other out and my dogs can make friends as a bonus :)

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    katelyn E.
    2019-01-01T20:16:44-08:00
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    My own fur baby is a mini schnauzer, Abby, who I've had since puppyhood. She does not know she is mini and was determined to be my guard dog, so I learned a lot about dogs while properly socializing her for the dogpark and public walks. I have also done walking and sitting for friends and family. As a fellow pet parent know that each furbaby has their own adorable quirks and every home has its own order. I try to pay attention to the details so that your best friend is well cared for and your home feels just as it always has.

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    Obaid K.
    2018-01-26T10:15:13-08:00
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    katelyn E.

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    Kris is the best (this is my second 5 start review). She sent me a video of my puppy during the walk, and made sure she got some water afterward! Thank you, Kris!

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    Obaid K.

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    She was amazing!

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    Katie P.

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    Ashkim was so sweet to panda on their walk. Great communicator and will definitely have her back!

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    Anke S.

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    AJ is fast becoming like an extended family member to my furbabies. Its clear he loves what he does.

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    Kim S.

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    Thank you so much Marie!!! Really appreciate it!

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    dan K.

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    Haymish is having fun

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    Gaby C.

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    Thanks so much for taking care of Luna this am - you re a life savor. I m glad you guys had a great time!

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    Jimmy W.

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    Thank you for another awesome walk!

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    Karen L.

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    Thank you so much, Sanjana!! Finn really is a big love , and he enjoyed his walk with you! I forgot to tell you about him stopping to lay in the grass! Thanks again, see you soon

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    audrey H.

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    They were really happy thanks spencer!

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      katelyn E.

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      Kris is the best (this is my second 5 start review). She sent me a video of my puppy during the walk, and made sure she got some water afterward! Thank you, Kris!

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      Obaid K.

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      She was amazing!

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      Katie P.

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      Ashkim was so sweet to panda on their walk. Great communicator and will definitely have her back!

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      Ashkim B

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      Anke S.

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      AJ is fast becoming like an extended family member to my furbabies. Its clear he loves what he does.

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      Kim S.

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      Thank you so much Marie!!! Really appreciate it!

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      dan K.

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      Haymish is having fun

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      Jordan E

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      Gaby C.

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      Thanks so much for taking care of Luna this am - you re a life savor. I m glad you guys had a great time!

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      Casey G

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      Jimmy W.

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      Thank you for another awesome walk!

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      Karen L.

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      Thank you so much, Sanjana!! Finn really is a big love , and he enjoyed his walk with you! I forgot to tell you about him stopping to lay in the grass! Thanks again, see you soon

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      audrey H.

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      They were really happy thanks spencer!

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    Best Dog Friendly Neighborhoods in McKinleyville

    Clam Beach

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    265 per sq. mi.

    Clam Beach

    4848

    There are so many stunning beaches to be found on the Californian coast, and the Clam Beach neighborhood is home to a couple of these. The one that Fido will enjoy the most is Clam Beach itself, as dogs are allowed to run off the lead here between the months of October and February, while you can relax at one of the beach's picnic areas. The rest of the year, you can still let your pup off the lead on the wave slope, but will need to keep him on-lead on dry sand. For a longer walk, you will find the start of the Hammond Coastal Trail here, which runs south for about five miles to Mad River Beach. The Little River State Beach is also in this neighborhood, and while dogs are not allowed on the beach itself, there are hiking trails to the back of the beach where you and your pup can enjoy an on-lead walk. 

    McKinleyville Town Center

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    516 per sq. mi.

    McKinleyville Town Center

    3636

    McKinleyville's Town Center neighborhood is a busy one, meaning that there is so much for you and your pooch to enjoy here. Begin your day at the Azalea State Natural Reserve, which is at its finest in the spring months, when the western azalea flowers bloom in contrasting shades of pink and white. There are hiking trails that you and your pooch can explore here, as well as picnic areas for when you need a rest, but make sure to bring a lead, doggie bags and drinking water. If you would like to treat Fido to a tasty meal, head to the dog-friendly Six Rivers Brewery, where you can enjoy a variety of casual menu options along with some local craft beer.  

    Fisher

    2424
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    2,094 per sq. mi.

    Fisher

    2424

    The Fisher neighborhood is always popular with pooches, as it is home to Hiller Park. This 36 acre park allows dogs to run off the lead anywhere west of the Split Rail Fence, and also boasts 1.5 miles of the Hiller Park Loop Trails for a leisurely on-lead walk. With scenic ocean views, a botanical garden, and several picnic areas, Hiller Park makes for a pawsome day out with your pup, just be sure to bring some doggie bags, as well as drinking water for the both of you for after all of that exercise. If Fido wants an extra walk, you will also find a section of the Hammond Coastal Trail cutting through this neighborhood. 

    Samoa/ Manila

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    90 per sq. mi.

    Samoa/ Manila

    1212

    Located in the adjacent city of Arcata, the Samoa/Manila neighborhood is just a ten minute drive from the center of McKinleyville, and is where you will find the Mad River Beach County Park. This is the point at which the Mad River meets the ocean, and there is a beautiful protected stretch of sand here for you and Fido to enjoy. Dogs are allowed to run off the lead here on the wave slope, but you will need to keep your pooch on a lead on the rest of the beach. There are so many sand dunes for your pooch to sniff around in here, as well as the Hammond Coastal Trail which will take you five miles north to Clam Beach.

    City Center/ Humboldt State U

    00
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    2,954 per sq. mi.

    City Center/ Humboldt State U

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    Just six miles away from the center of McKinleyville is Arcata's City Center/ Humboldt State U neighborhood, which is home to some of the region's finest green areas. The Arcata Community Forest is a place that every dog will love, as you will find 790 acres of majestic woodland here. The forest has so many hiking trails to choose from, such as the half mile Nature Loop Trail, the one mile Big Rock Trail, and the two mile South Fork Jane's Creek Loop Trail. Many of the trails are for pedestrians only, which are perfect for dogs who do not like to encounter cyclists or horses. You will need to keep Fido on a lead here, and make sure to bring drinking water and doggie bags too. 

    Clam Beach

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    265 per sq. mi.

    Clam Beach

    4848

    There are so many stunning beaches to be found on the Californian coast, and the Clam Beach neighborhood is home to a couple of these. The one that Fido will enjoy the most is Clam Beach itself, as dogs are allowed to run off the lead here between the months of October and February, while you can relax at one of the beach's picnic areas. The rest of the year, you can still let your pup off the lead on the wave slope, but will need to keep him on-lead on dry sand. For a longer walk, you will find the start of the Hammond Coastal Trail here, which runs south for about five miles to Mad River Beach. The Little River State Beach is also in this neighborhood, and while dogs are not allowed on the beach itself, there are hiking trails to the back of the beach where you and your pup can enjoy an on-lead walk. 

    McKinleyville Town Center

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    516 per sq. mi.

    McKinleyville Town Center

    3636

    McKinleyville's Town Center neighborhood is a busy one, meaning that there is so much for you and your pooch to enjoy here. Begin your day at the Azalea State Natural Reserve, which is at its finest in the spring months, when the western azalea flowers bloom in contrasting shades of pink and white. There are hiking trails that you and your pooch can explore here, as well as picnic areas for when you need a rest, but make sure to bring a lead, doggie bags and drinking water. If you would like to treat Fido to a tasty meal, head to the dog-friendly Six Rivers Brewery, where you can enjoy a variety of casual menu options along with some local craft beer.  

    Fisher

    2424
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    2,094 per sq. mi.

    Fisher

    2424

    The Fisher neighborhood is always popular with pooches, as it is home to Hiller Park. This 36 acre park allows dogs to run off the lead anywhere west of the Split Rail Fence, and also boasts 1.5 miles of the Hiller Park Loop Trails for a leisurely on-lead walk. With scenic ocean views, a botanical garden, and several picnic areas, Hiller Park makes for a pawsome day out with your pup, just be sure to bring some doggie bags, as well as drinking water for the both of you for after all of that exercise. If Fido wants an extra walk, you will also find a section of the Hammond Coastal Trail cutting through this neighborhood. 

    Samoa/ Manila

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    90 per sq. mi.

    Samoa/ Manila

    1212

    Located in the adjacent city of Arcata, the Samoa/Manila neighborhood is just a ten minute drive from the center of McKinleyville, and is where you will find the Mad River Beach County Park. This is the point at which the Mad River meets the ocean, and there is a beautiful protected stretch of sand here for you and Fido to enjoy. Dogs are allowed to run off the lead here on the wave slope, but you will need to keep your pooch on a lead on the rest of the beach. There are so many sand dunes for your pooch to sniff around in here, as well as the Hammond Coastal Trail which will take you five miles north to Clam Beach.

    City Center/ Humboldt State U

    00
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    2,954 per sq. mi.

    City Center/ Humboldt State U

    00

    Just six miles away from the center of McKinleyville is Arcata's City Center/ Humboldt State U neighborhood, which is home to some of the region's finest green areas. The Arcata Community Forest is a place that every dog will love, as you will find 790 acres of majestic woodland here. The forest has so many hiking trails to choose from, such as the half mile Nature Loop Trail, the one mile Big Rock Trail, and the two mile South Fork Jane's Creek Loop Trail. Many of the trails are for pedestrians only, which are perfect for dogs who do not like to encounter cyclists or horses. You will need to keep Fido on a lead here, and make sure to bring drinking water and doggie bags too. 

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