Dog walking in East Hartford

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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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Kelly TEast Hartford, CT

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“Providing care, exercise, and friendship!”

My name is Kelly. I live in Meriden, but willing to travel! Animals are my passion. I am an energetic, loving, and experienced petsitter, animal boarder, and dog walker for over 15 yrs. I have over 8 yrs experience with rescue animals. I care for all breeds, from Maltese to Pit Bulls or an English Mastiff! Not just dogs...I care for all pets-cats, birds, fish, reptiles-to name a few! I’d love to meet you and your pets! Your pet is a part of your family, and will care as if they’re mine!

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

Joshua NEast Hartford, CT

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*Woof!* I'm Joshua and I just said 'Hello!' in dog speak. I've been told I'm a good human and often get wet nose kisses in recognition of a job well done. Dogs are simply amazing and I absolutely love them. I appreciate dogs of all sizes and breeds, but big playful pups are my favorite. When caring for your dog, you can rest assured that your fur baby is in the good hands of a trustworthy human who is as loving to your four-legged friend as you are. Your pup is always priority #1!

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

Samantha BEast Hartford, CT

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“I will care for your dog like they were my own!!”

Hi my name is Samantha. I have a pitbull named Rayne who has been my best friend for the last 7 years. I have been around dogs my whole life. I watch my mom and my mother in law's dog anytime they wont be home in time or are going on vacation. I walk my bestfriends dogs when she needs it. I fostered a dog in my home for 3 months. I will always treat your dog like they are my own and will do the best for them!! I'm a huge dog lover and I would love to be able to be friends with your dog!!

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Sarah LEast Hartford, CT

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I have grown up around all kinds of animals especially dogs both big and small. I currently love and care for a sweet little chihuahua/doxen mix and hope to adopt a larger dog as well. I am very interested in using canine behavior and body language to understand how they feel so I provide the best care possible.

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Alex REast Hartford, CT

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I have had dogs my entire life; I currently have 2 chocolate labs. I have been dog sitting for about 15 years around my neighborhood. My experience includes being a member of Kids for Paws, an organization that raised money to donate to animal shelters, military dogs, and guide dogs. I was also a volunteer at the SPCA while I was in college. I am great with everyone from high-energy puppies that love to play to older dogs who just love to snuggle. I can’t wait to meet your furry friends!

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Donna PEast Hartford, CT

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“I will love your pup(s) when you can’t.”

Hello, my name is Donna. I’m Marleys mom.... I love dogs and wish I could have more then one! But my Marley isn’t too friendly and doesn’t like to share my attention... so instead I have decided to surround myself with your fur-babies! I love all dogs like they are my own and enjoy walking playing and interacting with them. I can do drop in visits, potty breaks, walks, play dates, feeding. Etc...

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Jeremy REast Hartford, CT

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“The best a pet can get”

Hello, I'm Jeremy! I'm currently a Graduate student at the UConn school of Social work. As much as I enjoy helping people with their issues, there is nothing more therapeutic than the interactions I experience being around dogs! I have a shih tzu of my own named Chewbacca whom I love to death. I have plenty of friends with all different breeds and sizes of dogs who I love the same. I look forward to meeting you and your best friend :)

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Dawne JEast Hartford, CT

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“I will treat your dog as one of my family!”

I grew up with dogs on our horse farm & pet sat through college. I was a vet tech, dog groomer & kennel manager for 8 years at a vet before starting my own business so I can do various medical treatments, meds, etc. I have 2 large dogs- Griffey a humane society pup and Monty a golden retriever. If you are going away for a weekend or vacation, my daughter, son and I all do house/pet sitting in your home. Keep your dog in the comfort of it's own home/schedule & not the stresses of a kennel.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Jennifer JEast Hartford, CT

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“I want to meet your very best furry friend !”

Hi! My name is Jennifer, I am an experienced Dog Handler and Dog Walker. I’m located in Meriden, CT and surrounding areas. All of my life I have been around animals; taking care of them, and loving the heck out of em! it is my one true passion. I can’t wait to meet your furry friend and create a one of a kind bond. I currently work full time a Veterinary Hospital, pursuing my goals to be a Veterinary Technician for an Emergency hospital

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Angel REast Hartford, CT

4.8

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Hi, I'm Angel! I grew up in Bloomfield, CT. I have a beautiful Lab Shepherd mix named Scarlett. I've always loved animals since I was 6. I'm going to school for Veterinary Technology. I've worked with many dog breeds of all shapes and sizes. I'm very active, I love a good jog or hike up a mountain.

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Dog Walking in East Hartford

East Hartford, on the east bank of the Connecticut River, is primarily a manufacturing town. At the same time, this is a town of parks and green spaces. Some of the parks are typical playgrounds with softball/baseball diamonds and soccer fields, but increasingly there are spaces that are devoted to activities like hiking, picnicking and nature walks. And if your fur-pup becomes ill or injured while in East Hartford, there are 3 veterinarians right in town.

Great River Park is East Hartford’s jewel, and if you take a stroll along the waterfront among the sculptures, you’ll see why. Its 2 miles of paved and lighted river walks provide opportunities for exercise and socializing, with your leashed pup in tow. It is also a place where performances and events take place at the dog-friendly outdoor amphitheater, and boats are launched onto the river for a paddle or some fishing. With its picnic tables scattered around the grassy knolls among the weeping willows, it’s also a perfect spot to enjoy an al fresco lunch or dinner date with your furry bestie. Or walk across the bridge to the city of Hartford, just across the river. And there’s free, off-street parking! What could be more woofderful?

Whatever your reason for being in East Hartford, you’re sure to find the many outdoor opportunities with your pooch just pawrrific!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in East Hartford

East Hartford Town Center

48
Population Density
4,592 per sq. mi.

East Hartford Town Center

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East Hartford’s Town Center shares Wickham Park with Manchester, the town next door. Wickham is a 250-acre expanse of land that features open fields, woodlands, ponds and picnic areas, along with attractions such as an aviary, Oriental and other formal gardens, and a nature center. Your fur-baby is welcome in all the outdoor areas, on-leash, even in the 35-acre bird sanctuary on the park’s southeast border. Walking Fido on one of the paved trails, across meadows or through the trees, then settling in for a picnic lunch would be just pawrfect! There are 3 restroom buildings, and drinking fountains are sprinkled throughout the park as well. This is an oasis in the middle of a bustling commercial area, and a don’t-miss-it stop whether you’re an East Hartford resident or a visitor. 

Forbes St/ Silver Lane

36
Population Density
2,267 per sq. mi.

Forbes St/ Silver Lane

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This neighborhood in East Hartford is where you’ll find a portion of the East Coast Greenway Trail named the Charter Oak Greenway. This is a dog-friendly multi-use rail-trail of about 14 miles that is great for walking, cycling and skating in fine weather, or cross-country skiing in the winter. The paved surface is also wheelchair accessible, and dogs are welcome on-leash. The Greenway is well-marked, and traverses fields as well as meanders through wooded tracts where birds and small mammals make their presence known. Fido will love the sights, scents and sounds you’ll encounter on this sometimes-challenging trail. A parking area and spur to the trailhead can be found at Veterans Memorial Park on Sunset Ridge Drive. Enjoy!

Mayberry Village

24
Population Density
1,928 per sq. mi.

Mayberry Village

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The Mayberry Village neighborhood contains a section of the leashed-pup-friendly Hockanum River Linear Trail, which is approximately 3 miles long and consists of a boardwalk and stone dust pathway through densely wooded areas and over wetlands. With views of the Hockanum River through the trees and rustic benches along the way, the trail offers quiet solitude and plentiful birds and wildlife for you and your pooch to see, smell and hear. The undergrowth, thick in some sections, provides a sense of removal from the Mayberry residential area it resides in. Because there are entry points in several places along the river, this can be as long or as short a walk as you like with your fur-buddy, anytime of the year. Woofderful!

Connecticut Blvd/ Main St

12
Population Density
2,409 per sq. mi.

Connecticut Blvd/ Main St

12

This neighborhood of East Hartford is home to the Town Green, a lovely park with wide, paved walking paths and lush green lawns planted with trees and flowers. The park contains a Playscape for the kiddos, and a basketball court, but it will be the walking that Fido will love. A bucolic, hushed setting greets you as you stroll along, and there’s lots for the fur-pup to sniff and hear along the way: birds and the occasional squirrel. Sadly, he won’t be able to chase any of them because he’ll be firmly attached to the leash in your hand, but that won’t detract from the fun! Have a sit at one of the benches, or throw a blanket on the lawn, lie down next to your furry bestie, and watch the clouds go by. Sounds pawrfect!

Griswoldville/ South Wethersfield

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,107 per sq. mi.

Griswoldville/ South Wethersfield

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This community in Wethersfield is where you’ll find the Mill Woods Park Dog Park. This popular off-leash park provides all the amenities you could hope for: running water stations, waste bag stations and receptacles, benches and picnic tables for the humans. The park is divided into 2 sections for large and small dogs, and the green grass and shade trees provide human and dog alike with coolness under the feet and overhead. There’s ample space for running and cavorting, and no restriction against bringing toys to make it even more fun! Some of the worn areas can get muddy in the spring, but certainly Fido doesn’t mind – be sure to bring a towel, though!