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    Hi, my name is Mary Ellen. I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember and have always had dogs in my family. Dogs are not only a persons best friend but they are also family, and I love them as such. I will treat your dogs as I treat my own, with love and respect and will cater to their specific needs as each dog is different.

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    Specialties

    Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training


    Scott A.
    2020-02-18T10:04:58-08:00
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    “Four legged friends are the best!”

    *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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    Specialties

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


    Katherine C.
    2022-05-18T05:05:01-07:00
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    Hi there, I’m Mike, your local Wag Walker and High School Teacher. I have been caring for all sorts of animals throughout my life. I currently have cats, turtles and a fish. My inLaws have a wonderful dog that a frequently take for walks and play time. I enjoy being around all animals and would love to take your dog for a walk.

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    Specialties

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


    Keith H.
    2020-09-03T06:55:11-07:00
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    “I look forward to meeting you and your pups! :)”

    Hi there, dog owners! My name is Kylee (please excuse the different profile title, it has to use my legal name). I'm 26 and a college student whose two favorite things are animals and the outdoors. So when I'm walking your dog I'm not just working, I'm having a great time! I was raised with three dogs so I have lots of experience, but I haven't been able to have one of my own since starting school. Feel free to contact me with any questions, I look forward to meeting you and your pups!

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    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

    Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care


    Sweetheart S.
    2020-07-30T12:13:47-07:00
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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 9 years. I have been around dogs my whole life. I've been walking dogs for 4 years now and have done almost 500 walks. I truly love dogs and always treat them as if they were my own.

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    High Demand

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    Specialties

    Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training


    Barbara R.
    2020-02-16T13:36:07-08:00
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    “Hi Middletown area! I can’t wait meet your dogs!”

    Hi! I’m Molly. I am a former bartender (Covid changed all that) and current Wag walker (I’ve been with Wag for over 2 years). I am new to the Middletown area and am Mom to three rescue cats. I’m a huge animal lover and former dog owner of many years. I have also worked as a vet assistant and am very comfortable around dogs (and cats) of all ages, temperaments, and activity level. I have an open availability at this time. I’m looking forward to meeting as many dogs as possible :)

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    Specialties

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


    Nicole S.
    2021-05-13T16:54:29-07:00
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    My name is Benji, I am a 20 year old college student with several years of dog walking and sitting experience. I have a deep love for these little friends, and look forward to going on a walk with yours.

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    Jasmine M.
    2022-01-04T18:09:43-08:00
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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 JJ a shep husky rescue from Texas.. If you are going away for a weekend/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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    Specialties

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


    coralis D.
    2022-04-27T03:09:31-07:00
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    “Providing love & care to all pets great & small!”

    My name is Kelly. I now live in Middletown, 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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    Specialties

    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, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training


    Katie C.
    2020-08-07T16:33:02-07:00
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    Hi, I’m Megan,and I have owned dogs all my life! I have owned dogs as little as a Maltese all the way to Pit Bulls and German shepherds. I have walked dogs as big as Great Danes, so size and breeds are not an issue for me I love them all. I love all dogs of any size and any difficulties after owning Pit Bulls! I haven’t found a dog I can’t get through. What better way to care and walk that dog to where we both have fun?!

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    Specialties

    Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Potty training, Puppy training


    Melisse S.
    2021-11-17T07:25:45-08:00
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    Hi, my name is Mary Ellen. I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember and have always had dogs in my family. Dogs are not only a persons best friend but they are also family, and I love them as such. I will treat your dogs as I treat my own, with love and respect and will cater to their specific needs as each dog is different.

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

    Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training


    Scott A.
    2020-02-18T10:04:58-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

    “Four legged friends are the best!”

    *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!

    Background Checked

    Background Checked

    High Demand

    High Demand

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Specialties

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


    Katherine C.
    2022-05-18T05:05:01-07:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

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    Scott A.

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    Thank you Mary Ellen! Gracie will see you next week!

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    Katherine C.

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    Keith H.

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    Sweetheart S.

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    Thanks for the videos, the pups are gaining a bond :)

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    Barbara R.

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    Thank you Samantha, #1 dog walker!

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    Nicole S.

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    Molly cleaned up our living room floor after our girl had a few accidents!! Truly cares not only for your pet, but the owners as well!

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    Jasmine M.

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    Very nice guy; would love to have him walk Levi again. He was polite, very respectful and professional. Plus, Levi was stress free when they got back despite having gotten caught in the rain! Great experience, super.

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    coralis D.

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    She s the best !!!!

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    Katie C.

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    Kelly is the best! Always goes above and beyond!!

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    Melisse S.

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    Megan is amazing. Sadies always so happy like she went on an adventure. Very caring. Detailed notes. I know Sadies well taken care of. Thank you so much hun.

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      Scott A.

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      Thank you Mary Ellen! Gracie will see you next week!

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      Katherine C.

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      Thanks!!!

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      Keith H.

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      Thank you.

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      Michael B

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      Sweetheart S.

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      Thanks for the videos, the pups are gaining a bond :)

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      Marc H

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      Barbara R.

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      Thank you Samantha, #1 dog walker!

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      Samantha B

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      Nicole S.

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      Molly cleaned up our living room floor after our girl had a few accidents!! Truly cares not only for your pet, but the owners as well!

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      Molly S

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      Jasmine M.

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      Very nice guy; would love to have him walk Levi again. He was polite, very respectful and professional. Plus, Levi was stress free when they got back despite having gotten caught in the rain! Great experience, super.

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      Benjamin S

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      coralis D.

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      She s the best !!!!

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      Dawne J

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      Katie C.

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      Kelly is the best! Always goes above and beyond!!

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      Kelly T

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      Melisse S.

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      Megan is amazing. Sadies always so happy like she went on an adventure. Very caring. Detailed notes. I know Sadies well taken care of. Thank you so much hun.

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    Best Dog Friendly Neighborhoods in Portland

    Fogelmarks Corners/ Riverdale

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    530 per sq. mi.

    Fogelmarks Corners/ Riverdale

    4848

    This Portland neighborhood is home to the dog-friendly Portland Reservoir Rim Trail, a natural hiking trail of about 2 miles that circles the reservoir. Well-marked and maintained, the trail also traverses Reservoir Brook, and further on another brook that is spanned by a wooden, hand-made foot bridge. The trail follows an old dirt road that for years has led the adventurous to several almost-mythical attractions, such as a now-closed smallpox hospital, and Cold War Nike missile sites. Open from 8 am to 5 pm every day, this is a great walk for you and your fur-baby: easy walking, spectacular views of the reservoir and surrounding woods and swamp areas with their wildlife and foliage. How much more woofderful can it get?

    Portland Town Center

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,129 per sq. mi.

    Portland Town Center

    3636

    Here you’ll find the Portland Town Green just off the Police Department parking lot. This is not a huge area, but it’s grassy and flat, perfect for on-leash romping and socializing for your fur-pup. Take a rest in the central gazebo, or throw down a blanket on the lawn and enjoy a picnic lunch and a book with Fido by your side. In the sun, or under the shade of the several trees, a break from the day-to-day routine will be what you find here, for an hour or an afternoon. Be sure to bring something for that picnic lunch to share with your furry bestie!

    Middletown Town Center

    2424
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    6,532 per sq. mi.

    Middletown Town Center

    2424

    Less than a mile from Portland, and just across the Connecticut River is Middletown, a good place to head to if you’re hungry with your pup. With at least 16 dog-friendly restaurants to choose from, you will surely find something to please both of you. For instance, try First & Last Tavern in the historic downtown area. Specializing in Italian cuisine but offering such American meaty fare as the Sunday night prime rib special, this restaurant’s outdoor tables are waiting for you and Fido. Or head over to the Taino Smokehouse where you’ll find plenty of doggos’ favorite meats and seafood, plus human-pleasing delicious sides, served up at your very own outdoor table. Bone appetit!

    Marlborough

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    274 per sq. mi.

    Marlborough

    1212

    About 8 miles from Portland lies Marlborough, one of the towns that lie within the Salmon River State Forest, a 6,000-acre forested expanse along the Salmon River. This dog-friendly park features hiking trails that loop and interconnect to form over 4 miles of relatively easy walking for you and your leashed pup. Adjacent to and connecting with the Day Pond State Park, there are 4 parking areas, picnic tables and canoe or kayak put-ins for into Day Pond. Restrooms and scenic overlooks complete the picture of a pair of pawrrific parks that easily meet the outdoor-loving needs of you and your fur-buddy! If your hike has made you long for a good meal, check in to Sadler’s Ordinary, a dog-friendly restaurant that features fresh-made country cooking in the American tradition. There’s a table on the patio with Fido’s name on it!

    Lebanon

    00
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    130 per sq. mi.

    Lebanon

    00

    About ½ hour from Portland lies pup-friendly Mooween State Park in Lebanon. Covering almost 600 acres, this park features geography that ranges from stream-side valleys to a hilltop in the middle of the park that is an easy climb for you and your leashed pal. With both paved and gravel surfaces, the trails include out-and-back and looped as they meander around nearby Red Cedar Lake and across Cedar Swamp Road Brook. You’ll spy waterside critters and other small mammals as you go, and the many species of birds will serenade you from above. If you’d like to set out onto the lake with your fur-baby, you can launch a canoe or kayak with him at the park entrance off Camp Mooween Road, where there is also free parking. Woofderful!

    Fogelmarks Corners/ Riverdale

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    530 per sq. mi.

    Fogelmarks Corners/ Riverdale

    4848

    This Portland neighborhood is home to the dog-friendly Portland Reservoir Rim Trail, a natural hiking trail of about 2 miles that circles the reservoir. Well-marked and maintained, the trail also traverses Reservoir Brook, and further on another brook that is spanned by a wooden, hand-made foot bridge. The trail follows an old dirt road that for years has led the adventurous to several almost-mythical attractions, such as a now-closed smallpox hospital, and Cold War Nike missile sites. Open from 8 am to 5 pm every day, this is a great walk for you and your fur-baby: easy walking, spectacular views of the reservoir and surrounding woods and swamp areas with their wildlife and foliage. How much more woofderful can it get?

    Portland Town Center

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    1,129 per sq. mi.

    Portland Town Center

    3636

    Here you’ll find the Portland Town Green just off the Police Department parking lot. This is not a huge area, but it’s grassy and flat, perfect for on-leash romping and socializing for your fur-pup. Take a rest in the central gazebo, or throw down a blanket on the lawn and enjoy a picnic lunch and a book with Fido by your side. In the sun, or under the shade of the several trees, a break from the day-to-day routine will be what you find here, for an hour or an afternoon. Be sure to bring something for that picnic lunch to share with your furry bestie!

    Middletown Town Center

    2424
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    6,532 per sq. mi.

    Middletown Town Center

    2424

    Less than a mile from Portland, and just across the Connecticut River is Middletown, a good place to head to if you’re hungry with your pup. With at least 16 dog-friendly restaurants to choose from, you will surely find something to please both of you. For instance, try First & Last Tavern in the historic downtown area. Specializing in Italian cuisine but offering such American meaty fare as the Sunday night prime rib special, this restaurant’s outdoor tables are waiting for you and Fido. Or head over to the Taino Smokehouse where you’ll find plenty of doggos’ favorite meats and seafood, plus human-pleasing delicious sides, served up at your very own outdoor table. Bone appetit!

    Marlborough

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    274 per sq. mi.

    Marlborough

    1212

    About 8 miles from Portland lies Marlborough, one of the towns that lie within the Salmon River State Forest, a 6,000-acre forested expanse along the Salmon River. This dog-friendly park features hiking trails that loop and interconnect to form over 4 miles of relatively easy walking for you and your leashed pup. Adjacent to and connecting with the Day Pond State Park, there are 4 parking areas, picnic tables and canoe or kayak put-ins for into Day Pond. Restrooms and scenic overlooks complete the picture of a pair of pawrrific parks that easily meet the outdoor-loving needs of you and your fur-buddy! If your hike has made you long for a good meal, check in to Sadler’s Ordinary, a dog-friendly restaurant that features fresh-made country cooking in the American tradition. There’s a table on the patio with Fido’s name on it!

    Lebanon

    00
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    130 per sq. mi.

    Lebanon

    00

    About ½ hour from Portland lies pup-friendly Mooween State Park in Lebanon. Covering almost 600 acres, this park features geography that ranges from stream-side valleys to a hilltop in the middle of the park that is an easy climb for you and your leashed pal. With both paved and gravel surfaces, the trails include out-and-back and looped as they meander around nearby Red Cedar Lake and across Cedar Swamp Road Brook. You’ll spy waterside critters and other small mammals as you go, and the many species of birds will serenade you from above. If you’d like to set out onto the lake with your fur-baby, you can launch a canoe or kayak with him at the park entrance off Camp Mooween Road, where there is also free parking. Woofderful!

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