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Hi! My name is Gracie Yarborough and I am currently a graduate student at McKendree University. I am In New Orleans for the summer visiting my parents. I have 2 greyhound mix pups of my own and I have grown up with furry friends in the family my whole life! I love to be active with my doggies and I would love to help you out with yours!
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“Your dog needs a walk, let me help you!”
I've been with Wag! for about 3 years, and I love it. I've always loved daily walks, and now with having a dog of my own, they join me. Over the years, I've cared for and walked many Wag! pups and would love to help you. I've had 2 family dogs I helped care for and I've cared for many neighborhood furry friends. Sometimes life gets busy, and your dog starts to feel cooped up, I get it! Let me be the one to help and make sure your pups are happy, tired out and ready for snuggles and treats.
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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
This spacious and family friendly neighborhood is located 23 minutes west of New Athens and is easily accessible from Park and Market Street. Schorr Lake Vineyard is a local winery that has a ton of seating outside where they allow dogs to chill out and take in the beautiful views of Schorr Lake! Konarcik Park is another fun locale that allows on-leash dogs to take a walk on the provided trails and open fields. The park also provides covered pavilions for picnicking, water fountains, and barbeque pits where you and your pooch can spend the afternoon eating and playing outside with friends!
Columbia is a short half-hour drive from New Athens and has several dog-friendly activities you can enjoy together! Situated along the Mississippi River, you and your on-leash dog can take a stroll along the banks, taking in the views. Please be cautious not to get too close to the river as this is a fast-moving body of water. For a nice lunch or dinner outing with your pooch, consider taking them to Who Dat’s, a New Orleans style restaurant, or Reifschneider’s Grill & Grape, both of which cater to our four-legged friends!
This dog-friendly community in Illinois is only 25 minutes from New Athens and is accessible from Interstate 64, Illinois Street, and North Belt West! Swansea Dog Park welcomes your pooch to have fun at this off-leash, fenced dog park. Please note that this dog park does require a membership in order to join. If you and Fido are feeling some hunger pangs set in, Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant, The Wine Tap, and Seven Restaurant and Lounge all allow pups to dine on the patio! Travelling with your dog? Don’t sweat it! The Super 8, and Silverstein Suite at Writers’ Loft offer dog-friendly lodging accommodations.
O’Fallon is a residential community that offers locals fast access to Interstate 64, and plenty of dog-friendly establishments nearby! Twenty-three miles north of New Athens, this neighborhood is home to Rock Springs Park. The park has a nature center, fire pits, pavilions and a dog park on the premises! O’Fallon Dog Park invites dogs to enjoy the fenced-in, off-leash play area from sunrise to sunset. Pavilions and an agility course are provided. Sweet Katie’s Bee’s Cupcake and Coffee Bar, Sonic, and Global Brew O’Fallon all allow pups to chill out on their patios with well-behaved owners.
Yes, St. Louis is in a completely different state than New Athens, but it is only a short, 32-minute drive northwest and is a mecca for dog-friendly lodging, dining, events and recreational activities! Lucas Dog Park is a gated dog run that allows pups to play off leash, and they provide poop bags. City Garden is a neat art attraction that has fun interactive water features, sculptures and a garden that you and your leashed dog can enjoy together. Forest Park is a gorgeous and spacious park that encourages locals and guests to walk their on-leash pups in the heart of St. Louis!
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