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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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“Susan's Pampered Pet Care”
I have my dog Molly who I potty trained as a pup as well as walking and or commands like sit or stay. I also can administer meds when needed. I am also trained in dog and cat First Aid from the American Red Cross. I try to give her the best nutrition and treats so I would love to help you with that too if at all needed. I love furry babies of all kinds and can't wait to meet yours! I am very flexible on days or times you may need me. We love to go run in the dog park close by or walk the trails.
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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training
“Loves dogs :))”
Hi! My name is Meg. I have loved dogs all my life. I grew up in Connecticut and recently moved back after living away for a few years. I look forward to spending time making your dog feel safe and comfortable whether checking in on them at home or walking around the neighborhood :)
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Puppy care
Dog Walking in New Milford
New Milford, Connecticut is a small town located on the Housatonic River in the westernmost part of the state. There are many recreational opportunities in New Milford, which also contains portions of the Apestuck River, the Still River, and Lake Candlewood.
In fact, the local dog park is named after Lake Candlewood. The “Candlewoof” Dog Park was opened in 2010 after much hard work by a local non-profit, composed of pet lovers who wanted to create a safe, fun space for dogs to play off-leash. The park is open from sunrise to sunset daily. It is located in the field behind the John Pettibone Elementary School. Amenities include doggie bags and agility equipment.
Interested in a more strenuous hike? The Housatonic Range Trail ends in New Milford, on top of Candlewood Mountain. The six-mile path begins in Gaylordsville and meanders through beautiful woodlands, scenic outcroppings, a small cave, and large rock formations. Part of the trail even runs through a naturally occurring tunnel, although there is a side trail since the tunnel may be overwhelming to claustrophobic humans or nervous dogs.
For less intense hiking, try the Baldwin Park nature paths or the 140-acre Lovers Leap State Park, which both allow on-leash dogs. The state park has several scenic trails that are good for longer trips.
Best Dog Neighborhoods in New Milford
New Milford City Limits
New Milford City Limits
New Milford’s Candlewoof Dog Park is located at 44 Pickett District Road and has two fenced grassy areas for dogs to romp, woof, and sniff. There is a large dog area, and one for smaller dogs. The park provides doggie disposal bags. The park is open from sunrise until sunset. The large dog area has pieces of agility equipment. The park is owned and operated by a nonprofit organization which is staffed by volunteers. Those that wish to use the dog park should read the rules which are posted on the website. Also in the City limits is the dog-friendly Tivoli Restaurant. This Italian restaurant, located at 7 Main Street, has outdoor tables so a dog doesn’t have to leave his companion at dinner.
Thirty-five miles to the southeast of New Milford is the Shelton Dog Park. This dog park is located at 320 Nells Rock Road. There are two fenced areas for dogs to play and socialize off leash. This dog park has a grass and dirt surface, and uses some artistry in its landscaping that is both beautiful to the eye and useful to the paw. Rocks form a bone shape, and dogs are able to maneuver through the obstacle course. The park abuts some trees that provide some shade on a hot day. Decorative red benches let human companions rest and socialize while supervising their friend at play.
Sixteen miles south of New Milford is the City of Danbury, home of Richter Park. This lovely little park has some nice walking trails for an outing on leash. Also in Danbury is the Danbury Dog Park, located at 76 Miry Brook Road. This ddg park has two grassy and fenced areas for dogs to get some exercise off-leash. There is almost no shade, and no place to sit. Water is available on-site. Before leaving Danbury, stop in at the Market Kitchen and Bar. This dog-friendly restaurant provides outdoor dining, and welcomes you and your canine companion. The restaurant is located at 33 Mill Plain Road.
Twenty-four miles to the northeast of New Milford is the Sunny Brook State Park, located in the City of Torrington. This State Park has over 400 acres of wooded and pasture terrain. Dogs are supposed to stay on-leash in the park, but don’t be surprised if you see some breaking the rules. Still, you should be a polite guest. Keep Fido on leash, and clean up after him. The State Park has miles of marked trails, and is a great location for fishing and for having a picnic. A stop at the dog-friendly Torrington Carvel on Main Street completes the day with a sweet dessert of ice cream or cake in one of the outdoor dining areas.
Bristol is a 38-mile drive from New Milford. It is an outing for a day off with your best buddy. Bristol is home to Rockwell Park which is located at 29 Park Hill Road. This park includes a fenced in dog park built on a hillside. The name of the dog park is B.A.R.K. and it includes one area for small dogs, and one for the big guys. This scenic dog park is built among the trees, and benches are provided here and there for the human companions. This dog park does not have water, and you need to bring your own cleanup supplies. All dogs will appreciate a good romp among the trees, but the slope can be hard to navigate for people.