Dog walking in Alton

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My name is Sarah. I'm a young professional with a profound love of dogs. I've been dog sitting for friends, coworkers, and people in the St Louis area for about 3 years now, and I volunteer at a local animal shelter as a dog walker. I’ve met some truly amazing dogs during that time and I look forward to meeting yours.

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

I love dogs and really all animals. I've owned dogs, lived with dogs, and dog sat in the past. I can't have dogs where I live now, so getting to walk them is wonderful! I have experience with small and large breeds and welcome the chance to play with any type.

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Dog Walking in Alton

Alton first became known for the limestone bluffs that were scattered along the Mississippi River, and then later become known for its part in the Civil War. The most interesting thing about Alton, though, is how connected the town is to its pet residents, and how much it dedicates to dogs around town.

The Gordon F. Moore Community Park is a good example of this, acting as a dog-friendly place with over 704 acres of land. There's a 13-acre fishing lake, 3 miles of concrete walking trails, and a lot of open space for dogs and humans. The entire park is dog-friendly, so whether you're there for a short trip or a day out, there is plenty to do in the park! Fido must remain on a leash at the park, but has access to clean-up stations, water fountains, and benches.

The best part of the town is the abundance of dog-friendly trails in the area. Some of these trails include the Madison County Transit Confluence Trail, the Vadalabene Trail, and the Sam Vadabelene Trail, each of them ranging from 18 to 20 miles. Dogs must remain on a leash on all trails, and humans must bring water and clean-up bags.

Alton also has 5 veterinarians and is expanding every day to make new dog-friendly places for you and your pup.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Alton

McKinley

48
Population Density
2,509 per sq. mi.

McKinley

48

McKinley is a neighborhood on the southwest corner of Alton that provides gorgeous views of the Arkansas River. Olin Park is a popular destination for dog-lovers in the area, thanks to the 20 acres of open space and the .5-mile Olin Park Trail. Dogs are welcome at the park while on a leash, and have access to benchsd, trash bins, and water fountains. Riverview Park is another great option for dog walkers. With shaded trails and open areas, Fido will get plenty of exercise and socialization here, with great views of the river! Dogs must remain on a leash.

Southern Alton

36
Population Density
824 per sq. mi.

Southern Alton

36

The Henry Street Park and Riverfront Park are two parks loacted side by side, and together, make up almost 60 acres of land in the Southern Alton neighborhood. The two parks are right on the river, and are connected by Riverfront Drive. Both parks provide plenty of green space and share 1.2 miles of trails. Dogs are welcome at both parks, and can enjoy the picnic shelters, amphitheater during summer concerts, grilling facilities, and a large pavilion. Dogs must remain on a leash at both parks, and can take a stroll on the greenway along the river. Additional features include a clean-up station, water fountains, benches, and nighttime lights.

College Ave

24
Population Density
2,015 per sq. mi.

College Ave

24

The College Ave neighborhood is home to the town's college and a few residential homes. There's lots of undeveloped area and forests, which is part of the Rock Springs Park. The park is 23 acres and mostly made up of oak trees and a few grassy areas with little parking, but has dirt trails that meander through dense woods. Dogs are welcome to the park on or off-leash, but must stay under voice control at all times. Haskell Park is a more urban choice in the neighborhood, with paved trails, a children's playhouse, and additional features like benches, water fountains, and trash bins. Dogs must stay on a leash at this park.

Cardinal St/ Johnson St

12
Population Density
1,648 per sq. mi.

Cardinal St/ Johnson St

12

This neighborhood is right outside the downtown area, and consists of most of the residential homes in the area. The neighborhood has a small square park known as Salu Park, which offers concrete trails, two basketball courts, a pavilion, and shaded sitting areas. Dogs are welcome at the park, but must remain on a leash. Additional features include water fountains and trash bins. For visitors, the Comfort Inn of Alton is a great place to stay if you have pets. The hotel allows up to two pets of any size to accompany guests for a small fee and provide cheaper nights for extended stays.

Forest Homes

0
Population Density
646 per sq. mi.

Forest Homes

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The neighborhood of Forest Homes is a mixture of residential houses and woods, providing the reason behind the community's name. Among the trees and homes is an open space known as the Wood River Township Park, a large, grassy area with baseball diamonds, open space, and a gravel trail. Dogs are welcome at the park while on a leash, but owners must bring water and clean-up bags. On the east side of the neighborhood is the Bethalto Sports Complex, a large recreational park with a dozen different ballfields and multiple paved trails. Leashed dogs are welcome, but are not permitted to go onto the ballfields. Despite this, the park is great for walking Fido thanks to the many paved trails that wind throughout the park.

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