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I’m a Connecticut native, born and raised in the area with a brief relocation to Indianapolis until summer of 2020. Current residence is an apartment in Stamford, CT. I live in an 800 sq ft apartment with no other animals. I am very active, spending most days either out on hikes or at home on my Peloton bike. I work full time but am currently working from home with no potential end date to that. Huge lover of all animals with a vegetarian diet and vegan product consumer. Happy to connect!
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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
Hi, I'm Meg. I'm new to the Wag community and cannot wait to care for your pup(s)! I'm a lover of all dogs and have been around them my whole life. I've always been the designated dog caretaker among my friends and family. Dogs are truly man's best friend and they deserve the unconditional love that they give. I'll make sure they get it!
I am a 2018 college graduate of psychology. I use wag as a great way to explore my new town and help cherish my love for animals. I grew up owning a dog, cat, fish, hamster, rabbit and three horses. I have left the animal farm and miss caring for animals. My apartment complex currently does not allow pets - Wag! provides me with a great platform to continue caring for the ones I love. Message for longer hikes!
Hi I’m Liz! When I’m not working full time on a dairy farm I like to spend my free time enjoying the outdoors and hiking through the state forests. I’ve had pets of all kinds throughout my life but while I’m living in an apartment I’m taking a break from owning a pet until I have a little more space. But that’s where you come in! I’d love to get to know your animals and give them proper exercise!
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I’ve had dogs, cats, reptiles, and small animals growing up. Now I have all the same on my own. I absolutely love all types of animals and will strive to always do what best for them. I am a certified dog trainer and have experience with dog/cat grooming and working professionally with animals. I am looking to set up long term schedules but can be flexible to fit you and your furry family member.. I would love to bring your companion along so they can get the best dog walking experience.
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Potty training, Puppy training
My name is Emma! I'm a student at Emerson College and live in the Downtown Boston area. I adore dogs and have a lot of experience caring for them whether they are my own dogs or the dogs I pet sit!
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I am currently a sophomore at the University of Richmond. When not at school I live in Connecticut. Back home I have a Yorkshire terrier and a French bulldog. I have always had pets at home and miss them all dearly when I am away at school.
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I am a 22 year old animal and nature lover! I have owned pups nearly all my life and have always done petsitting/walking for friends and family friends. I work a seasonal position in plant company so I am looking for something rewarding and fun to do in my “off” time. I also enjoy gardening in the spring and hiking and snowboarding in the fall/winter.
Hello! My name is Will. Dogs have been a passion of mine from a very young age. With over 10 years of experience, I have worked with all personalities, shapes, and sizes. Each unique to the rest! I have certification in Pet Safety as well as Pet CPR and am currently finishing courses to become a K9 trainer. I'm am always looking to meet new four-legged friends and take great pride in being both punctual and dependable.
About 1,800 people call the town of Norfolk in Litchfield County, Connecticut their home. One of the best-known facts about Norfolk is that it's the home of the Yale Summer School of Music and it hosts several musical events each year. There's also an exciting variety of architecture in the town that dates back to before the city was incorporated in 1758. Norfolk is also known for its abundance of recreational activities, most of which can be enjoyed outdoors with your dog by your side. In its 46 square miles, Norfolk has three state parks, each as beautiful as the next.
These state parks are dog-friendly if your dog is on a leash, and the two of you can enjoy miles of hiking trails and other park features together. Campbell Falls State Park is a 101-acre park in the northwestern tip of Norfolk. In fact, a tiny portion of the park even crosses the border into Massachusetts. In addition to the miles of trails to trek in the park, it's also home to a 50-foot waterfall where you're sure to want to stop for a photo opportunity. On a day when you and Buddy aren't at one of Norfolk's state parks, the two of you can make the short drive to a nearby off-leash park!
If you drive about half an hour north of Norfolk into Massachusetts and the town of Egremont, you'll arrive in northern Egremont and at French Park. This historic park has sports courts, trails, playgrounds, and an off-leash dog park. The French Park Dog Park is a one-acre space for dogs to interact without the confines of a leash. There's also a small enclosure used for training or for introducing dogs to the park. There are waste disposal supplies and a few chairs inside the dog park, but there's no water on-site, so make sure you bring your own. Your dog can also join you in other areas of the park when they're on a leash.
The Paw Meadow Dog Park in eastern Simsbury, Connecticut is only 25 miles from Norfolk. This dog park features a vast enclosure for dogs of all sizes, as well as a separate area just for dogs under 25 pounds. Visitors love how friendly the people and atmosphere are at Paw Meadows, and there's also park lighting if you visit later in the day. The park's surface consists mostly of mulch, which makes it easier to clean up after your pet and also helps prevent messy paws. The dog park is free to use, but it is run and maintained by volunteers, so they always appreciate donations.
Another dog park that's less than 30 miles from Norfolk is the Granby Dog Park in southeastern Granby, Connecticut. The town of Granby has a population of nearly 12,000 people, and it borders Massachusetts. Salmon Brook is the area where you'll find the off-leash park, and in addition to the park, there are several schools in the vicinity. Granby Dog Park is a large space where dogs of all sizes can interact, and big trees provide comforting shade on hot days. Clean drinking water, waste disposal supplies, and seating are available as well. The park backs onto a river where dogs can take a dip, but the swimming area isn't fenced.
The area of south-central New Milford, Connecticut is a little more than 30 miles from Norfolk. Known as Candlewood Point, this area is also where you'll find the Candlewoof Dog Park near one of the town's elementary schools. The Candlewoof Dog Park has two separate enclosures: one for big dogs and another for small dogs, and in the big dog section, you'll find a variety of agility equipment, too. This park is run by volunteers, and while a fee isn't required, they always appreciate donations to go toward the park's maintenance. There are doggy bags and seating in the park, but be sure to bring your own drinking water.
A pawesome way to spend a day with your dog is to make the half-hour drive to the Harwinton Recreation Area in north-central Harwinton, Connecticut. This picturesque 90-acre area is one of the best places to hike near Norfolk, and the variety of trails to explore in Harwinton will be a thrill for you and Spot. There are trails that range from moderate to difficult in intensity, so whatever you're in the mood for, Harwinton Recreation Center has it! Along the trails, there are ponds and streams where your dog can cool off. Other areas of Harwinton Recreation Center have sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a fishing pond. Your dog must remain on a leash while you're at Harwinton Recreation Center.
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