Dog walking in Newtown

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“A walk a day keeps the vet away.”

My name is Jennifer. Animals are my passion. I have the knowledge handling dogs of all sizes and behaviors. I'm trustworthy, patient and loving. I also love cats and small critters. If you have me walk your pawfect best friend he/she will come back home tired and happy. I try my best and make your dog comfortable as possible.

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

I am a responsible, trustworthy person with a wealth of experience with dogs. Along with caring for my own, I've walked, pet sat, boarded and fostered dogs for family members, friends and associates throughout my life. My early experiences working at a pet shop and as a veterinarian's assistant provided a foundation of dog care knowledge that I've continued to build on ever since. After a lengthy career in the Information Technology sector I opted to retire early and pursue rewarding part-time work. As a Fairfield resident for over 20 years, I'm committed to providing local Wag clients with the best dog walking service possible.

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Dog Walking in Newtown

Newtown is a small town that has been around for over 300 years. Over those years, the town has had many accomplishments, like being the birthplace of the game Scrabble. Unlike Scrabble, the town doesn't play games when taking care of its four-legged residents, providing 4 veterinarians, numerous parks, and gorgeous landscapes to hike through.

The Park and Bark area is the dog-friendly gem of Newtown, providing 2 acres of enclosed space for off-leash play. The park also features a year-round agility course, dog pool, paw-wash, and separate areas for smaller pups. Additional features include mutt-mitts, dog bowls and water fountains, covered pavilion, and benches. 

The Upper Paugussett State Forest is one of the largest dog-friendly areas in the city, with over 800 acres of land along the Housatonic River. The dense forests provide shade and privacy while going on for an afternoon's walk along the 5.6-mile trail system, with views of the river and natural wildlife. Dogs must remain on a leash here, but have access to features like water fountains and benches.

Adventures with your pup are limitless in Newtown, and will leave you and Fido feeling exercised after each walk.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Newtown

Pootatuck Park

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Population Density
956 per sq. mi.

Pootatuck Park

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Pootatuck Park is a small neighborhood in the north part of the city, with gorgeous views of the thick forests and the Pootatuck River. Right along the river is the large Rocky Glen State Park, a public park open to humans and leashed pups offering 1.9 miles of dirt trails. Not only is the park a popular place for hiking, but also swimming and fishing thanks to the clear water of the river. Dogs can come swimming or go fishing with owners, but humans will have to remember to bring water and clean-up bags since the only amenities are benches and trash bins.

Newtown Center

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Population Density
1,152 per sq. mi.

Newtown Center

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Newtown Center is a bustling neighborhood with access to downtown and an active shopping district. Despite this, the neighborhood still has a dog-friendly area to get out and exercise called the Ram Pasture. Despite the lack of Ram, the pasture has plenty of geese and surrounds a small pond with a fountain. There are benches and water fountains at the park, but to access them, pups will have to remain on a leash. The neighborhood also hosts a dog-friendly restaurant downtown called the Barnwood Bar & Grill. With outdoor seating for you and Fido, and delicious burgers and sandwiches, Fido will be begging to come!

Cedarhurst

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Population Density
798 per sq. mi.

Cedarhurst

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Cedarhurst is the largest neighborhood in Newtown, and rests along the Housatonic River. Along the river is the Paugussett State Forest, a 150-acre state park that is separate from the Upper Paugussett State Forest. This park provides over 9 miles of trails, each offering different difficulties and terrains from easy to difficult. Dogs are welcome in the park, although they are not required to be on a leash as long as they can remain under voice command. The best place to go in the park is Pryden Falls, a scenic waterfall area that feeds into the main river. Don't forget to bring some water and clean-up bags before heading here!

Dodgingtown

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Population Density
456 per sq. mi.

Dodgingtown

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Dodgingtown is the largest neighborhood in Newtown, taking up most of the southern forests. Some of those forests belong to Collis P. Huntington State Park, which takes over 800 square miles of land. The park provides everything from open spaces to forested trails with views of the lake and streams. Dogs are welcome in the park off-leash, and can enjoy swimming holes, fishing access, 5 miles of dirt, and concrete and grassy trails. Whether going in for a quick walk, or an afternoons worth of hiking, you and Fido won't find a better place, especially with amenities like water fountains, trash bins, benches, and clean-up stations.

Beaverbrook

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Population Density
1,174 per sq. mi.

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Danbury is a small town that borders the southern edge of Newtown, with the neighborhood of Beaverbrook becoming a popular place for Newtown residents. The neighborhood is popular thanks to the Meckauer Park, a large park that is open to on-leash dogs, with a public open space and nature trails. Dogs can run, play or just take an enjoyable walk in the shaded paths that are made from concrete. Dog-waste stations are available, along with water fountains, benches, and trash bins. Right next to the park is the Kapteins Corner Deli, a sandwich and lunch shop that offers dog-friendly outdoor seating and complimentary water bowls.

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