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Hi! I'll be a senior at Notre Dame this year and would love to spend time with dogs while I can't have one of my own. I have experience dog sitting and recently had the chance to help foster a homeless dog. I love all kinds of dogs and I am a responsible person who you can trust with your pet. I'm comfortable being around any size dog and can handle a lot of energy!
Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
My name is Antonio and I am very pet friendly and would love to take your dog for a fine walk. I have a dog of my own which is a 3 year old pit/terrier mix.
Hello! My name is Michaela. I am an all animal lover, as I grew up with multiple dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, fish, and turtles! I have also often pet-sat for my neighbors! I am currently a college student wanting to incorporate dogs into my life while away from home! I am excited to take care of your furry best friend!
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
Hello! My name is Alex. I am a student at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. I live in the south suburbs of Chicago. I absolutely love dogs! I grew up with dogs in my house as well as in neighbors, friends, and other relatives’ homes. Since I was a kid it has always been my job to care for and clean up after my pets. I am very comfortable with both big and small dogs! I have been around dogs my whole life and I can’t wait to meet you and your best friend!
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Hello! My name is Bridget and I am a senior Nursing Student at Saint Mary’s College. I am an experienced pet sitter, dog walker, and animal lover!
I am a doctoral student in Milwaukee who is used to a very busy and active lifestyle. I grew up with dogs and love caring for them, especially taking them on walks! I am very punctual, responsible, and unafraid to ask questions about the care that you expect of your dog. Big dogs, little dogs, any dog is great to me, but I love to learn about their personalities and quirks too!
Hi! I have been a dog walker in the city for about 2 years now and have loved every second. I enjoy exploring the city but it is even more fun when accompanied by a sweet pup. I am active, kind, and dependable so you can trust me with your furry loved one!
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
Hey guys! I'm Elsie and I love dogs. I have had dogs all my life and worked with dogs all my life. I have a Shepherd mix named Myka. From walks to sittings to volunteering at shelters, I've done it all. Socializing dogs is my favorite. I'm hardworking, like to keep active and will always put your dog's safety first, as I would do my own. Look forward to meeting your pup!
Elkhart is a quaint little town at the top of Indiana that is located 15 miles from South Bend, Indiana and only thirty minutes from the University of Notre Dame. Elkhart is rich in Native American history, and beloved by all that visit. Most importantly, Elkhart has several outdoor activities to offer your pet.
Enjoy a relaxing river walk with Fido, or journey to the Woodlawn Nature Center for some adventuring! There is so much to do and see at the Woodlawn Nature Center. Woodlawn Nature Center is not only dog-friendly, but also kid-friendly too. With plenty of trails to hike with Fido and games for kids to play, Woodlawn Nature Center exhibits the true heart of Elkhart County.
There are twelve lodging accommodations in Elkhart that offer a large variety of luxuries and allow dogs. All of the housing options are relatively cheap and highly rated. Nine restaurants in Elkhart are also dog-friendly. These restaurants serve anything from noodles and wine to desserts. The local dessert shop offers dogs a “pup cup” dessert to have after a long day of adventuring with you.
Elkhart is perfectly located around other dog-friendly cities too. The cities of South Bend and Granger both have a variety of pet-friendly activities and restaurants to ensure that your dog will have a pupstatic time.
The North neighborhood of Elkhart has the most dog-friendly activities and places to go with your pup. The newly opened Dr. Frank Booth Bark Park is located in this part of town. This bark park has areas for small and large dogs. The ground in the park itself is mostly grass with areas of gravel where agility equipment is set up. Red fire hydrants squirt a mist of water for a quick cool down on a hot day. This bark park is accessible by permit only. A key card must be used to get in. It is open from dawn to dusk. Also in the neighborhood are several dog-friendly hotels. Baymont Inn is located at 3010 Brittany Court. Baymont welcomes into all of its rooms up to two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $20 per dog per night.
The South neighborhood of Elkhart has a few places for you and your pup to visit. McCarthy’s On the Riverwalk is located at 333 Nibco Parkway. This dog-friendly restaurant serves American and Irish food. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. Lucchese's, located at 656 County Road, is another restaurant in the neighborhood that welcomes you and your dog. Lucchese's serves mainly Italian cuisine. It has several seafood dishes, too. The outdoor patio is available for you and your dog to dine together. Lucchese's serves both lunch and dinner. The Garden Cafe at Linton’s is located at 315 County Road 17. This cafe serves a variety of coffee drinks and smoothies along with breakfast and lunch fare. Dogs are welcome in the semi-enclosed patio area.
The city of Goshen is ten miles south Elkhart. Robert L. Nelson Dog Park is located at 60376 County Road 13. The dog park is approximately four acres of fenced grass for dogs to run and play off leash. There are three separate enclosures. One is for small dogs, one for larger ones, and a third that has access to a pond. A small shelter with a few chairs are in the park for the human companions. The dog park provides waste bags and water bowls. This dog park is for members only. Registration is at the Animal Care Clinic South. There is an annual fee to use this dog park.
Mishawaka is ten miles west of Elkhart. Margaret Prickett Dog Park is located at 13100 Jefferson Road. The dog park is a large fenced enclosure for dogs to run and socialize off-leash. There is a separate fenced area for the small dogs. The dog park has a mixture of terrain, and there are plenty of hills and places that have some small trees and foliage for Fido to explore. Water is available on-site. Human companions can enjoy a covered shelter and picnic tables. The dog park relies on users to bring their own waste bags plus more to leave at the park. The dog park is open dawn to dusk.
Nappanee is seventeen miles south of Elkhart. Nappanee Dog Park is located at 1300 N. Oakland Avenue. This is a members-only dog park. The dog park has two fully fenced enclosures. One enclosure is set aside for small dogs. The ground is mostly grass. The dog park has water fountains designed for use by dog and people. Benches are provided for the human companions. Hours are 6:30 to 11 p.m. The dog park is adjacent to the Derksen Farm and Wetlands, which is a 7-acre nature preserve. If you get tired of playing in the park, there are several trails at Derksen which you can explore with your leashed dog.
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