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    “I’d love to walk your dog!”

    Hello, my name is Stephanie. I'm an artist and I love animals, have since I was a kid. I've always been told that I am a calm, kind, patient and observant person. Because of that, I feel like it’s always been easy for me to understand animals and get along with them. I'm currently working with a group of animators to create a short animated film and studio. I've spent a bit too much time indoors lately, so I'd love to get out more, and to do it while walking a dog would be a big plus!

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    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


    Tim (or Jess) B.
    2021-04-16T00:18:23-07:00
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    Hi! My name is Lauren. Thanks for considering me to walk your canine companion! I'm a lifelong dog lover and always excited to meet new dog friends. I've previously worked as a trainer and at a cage-free boarding facility (responsible for feeding and medicating all of the dogs!) I pride myself on being trustworthy, reliable, and conscientious, and will treat your pet with the same love and kindness as I would my own. I appreciate the trust placed in me by the owners and dogs and will do my best to earn it on every walk. Let's get walking!

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    Audrey M.
    2018-12-03T05:49:13-08:00
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    “Dog friends are the best kind of friends”

    Hi my name is Joanna! I have spent my entire life living with dogs! I have volunteered at my local dog shelter helping walk dogs and give them time outside. I enjoy making dogs happy and giving them what they need to enjoy their life! I look forward to walking your dog soon!

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


    Bridget C.
    2019-10-05T14:00:35-07:00
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    I have owned 6 dogs over the years. After 17 years of running a doggie daycare/boarding service, I look forward to meeting yet another lovable dog! I recently moved to the Springfield area and I can't wait to meet more canine friends. I love being with dogs!

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    David V.
    2020-12-31T11:43:21-08:00
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    “Can’t wait to spend time with your best friend!”

    Hi! My name is Ashley! I love spending time outdoors, and love pups even more. Some of my hobbies include reading, cooking, and traveling. Ive done over 100 walks so far! I’ve had pets ever since I can remember and I look forward to spending time with yours!

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


    Karla M.
    2022-03-22T12:48:00-07:00
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    Looking to get a dog of my own, just love them. Would like to come into contact with some new dogs and learn hands-on about different breeds.

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    Justin R.
    2022-06-18T14:03:51-07:00
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    Hi my name is Amanda! I'm a student at the Boston Conservatory. I grew up with a dog and have experience being a dog walker and a dog sitter.

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    Dena M.
    2018-06-01T09:44:15-07:00
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    I've been around dogs my entire life and am comfortable with all breeds and sizes :) I live an active lifestyle and love walking around the city. Since I can't have my own dog just yet, I'd love to help you care for yours!

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    tiffanie R.
    2019-09-03T10:45:44-07:00
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    “Dogs and puppies and tail waggers, Oh My!!!”

    Hi There! I’m Anne and I have been a dog owner and lover all my life. I don’t have a dog right now, so I’d love to be your dog’s new friend and give him/her the extra TLC needed when you’re away! I am a retired teacher, so I come with great references and you will not be disappointed in my pet care. Thanks for considering me!!

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    Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Puppy care


    Jesse W.
    2019-10-25T13:45:28-07:00
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    “Nothing’s better than going on a walk with a dog<3”

    Hello! I am a 23 year old Bay Path University Alumni who majored in Pre-Vet. I just love dogs, since I was a baby I have been around dogs and since I was old enough I’v had one. I have a 6yr old pitbull named bully, he’s so loving, and my sweet 13yr old cat named oreo, they are my babies. I am currently attending HCC to get my Vet Tech Certification while working at an animal hospital as a Vet Tech.

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    Specialties

    Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care


    Miles C.
    2021-03-20T07:55:22-07:00
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    “I’d love to walk your dog!”

    Hello, my name is Stephanie. I'm an artist and I love animals, have since I was a kid. I've always been told that I am a calm, kind, patient and observant person. Because of that, I feel like it’s always been easy for me to understand animals and get along with them. I'm currently working with a group of animators to create a short animated film and studio. I've spent a bit too much time indoors lately, so I'd love to get out more, and to do it while walking a dog would be a big plus!

    Background Checked

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    Top Pet Caregiver

    Top Pet Caregiver

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    Socially Distanced Pet Care

    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


    Tim (or Jess) B.
    2021-04-16T00:18:23-07:00
    Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars
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    Hi! My name is Lauren. Thanks for considering me to walk your canine companion! I'm a lifelong dog lover and always excited to meet new dog friends. I've previously worked as a trainer and at a cage-free boarding facility (responsible for feeding and medicating all of the dogs!) I pride myself on being trustworthy, reliable, and conscientious, and will treat your pet with the same love and kindness as I would my own. I appreciate the trust placed in me by the owners and dogs and will do my best to earn it on every walk. Let's get walking!

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    Audrey M.
    2018-12-03T05:49:13-08:00
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    Verified 20m Walk

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    Tim (or Jess) B.

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    Thank you so much, we appreciate you walking her on such short notice!

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    Audrey M.

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    I know I ll come home to such a happy pup! :)

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    Bridget C.

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    JoAnna went above and beyond cleaning up after my pup who got sick with diarrhea while we were at work. I m am very grateful that she was so helpful and kind!

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    David V.

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    Karla M.

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    Absolutely amazing ! Thorough report given and my pet enjoys their time

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    Justin R.

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    Awesome thank you so much Paul! I appreciate it my man!

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    Dena M.

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    Thanks for the last minute walk!!!

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    tiffanie R.

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    Jesse W.

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    Miles C.

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    Jakira is awesome! I ve never seen Snowey so excited to see someone beyond myself. She s polite, kind, and definitely the person you d want spending time with your pup.

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      Tim (or Jess) B.

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      Thank you so much, we appreciate you walking her on such short notice!

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      Stephanie W

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      Audrey M.

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      I know I ll come home to such a happy pup! :)

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      Lauren S

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      Bridget C.

      Five starsFive starsFive starsFive starsFive stars

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      JoAnna went above and beyond cleaning up after my pup who got sick with diarrhea while we were at work. I m am very grateful that she was so helpful and kind!

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      Joanna F

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      David V.

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      Bell came back swooning over seeing you again.

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      Denise W

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      Karla M.

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      Absolutely amazing ! Thorough report given and my pet enjoys their time

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      Ashley S

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      Justin R.

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      Awesome thank you so much Paul! I appreciate it my man!

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      Paul H

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      Dena M.

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      Thanks for the last minute walk!!!

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      Amanda B

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      tiffanie R.

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      Thank you so much!

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      Ellen O

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      Jesse W.

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      Anne D

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      Miles C.

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      Jakira is awesome! I ve never seen Snowey so excited to see someone beyond myself. She s polite, kind, and definitely the person you d want spending time with your pup.

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    Best Dog Friendly Neighborhoods in Amherst

    Town Center

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    3,110 per sq. mi.

    Town Center

    4848

    The Town Center neighborhood of Amherst, MA is a quiet, peaceful area popular with families and retirees. This neighborhood is close to several parks, paths, and trails. One of these trails is known as the Norwottuck Rail Trail, and it's a favorite place for dog owners to walk their beloved furry companions on a leash. This trail was created from an unused rail trail, and it is now an 11-mile paved trail used by walkers and their dogs, as well as many cyclists. On the eastern edge of the path, there is a beaver pond, and this is a good place to catch glimpses of local wildlife.

    East Village

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    935 per sq. mi.

    East Village

    3636

    Most of the best hikes are located in the East Village area of Amherst. This is also where you'll find the East Village Historic District which has has buildings dating back to the 1700s. You can also access the Amethyst Brook Conservatory through East Village, and this is a must-see stop in Amherst. This series of trails is mostly shaded under a canopy of trees and this adds to its peaceful ambiance. Your dog is welcome to join you on these trails on-leash anytime of day, but if you'd like to go for an off-leash adventure with Rover, you must go before 10 AM.

    Southwest Amherst

    2424
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    455 per sq. mi.

    Southwest Amherst

    2424

    Southwest Amherst is where you'll find the Hickory Ridge Golf Course, Massachusetts' premiere semi-private course. This area is also home to the Plum Brook Conservation Area which is a beloved section of Amherst. Another spot in Amherst that is beloved for different reasons is The Moan and Dove. They are said to have the best beer on tap in the area, and they also serve cocktails and an endless supply of roasted peanuts. They don't serve meals, but you can order-in from surrounding restaurants. Your dog can join you for a beer at a spot on the patio while you enjoy a refreshing beverage.

    Amherst Center

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    3,110 per sq. mi.

    Amherst Center

    1212

    Amherst Center is the "University" section of the city that houses the University of Amherst Campus and Amherst College. This busy and bustling neighborhood is home to over half of the total population of Amherst, and it has many restaurants and things to do to keep everyone busy. There are often concerts and festivals in Amherst Center that everyone is welcome to attend. If you're in the area and craving Mexican food, be sure to try out Bueno Y Sano. This popular establishment has dog-friendly tables outside, and their fresh ingredients and hand-crafted meals are a local favorite.

    Central Granby

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    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    261 per sq. mi.

    Central Granby

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    Only a 20-minute drive from Amherst is the city of Granby, MA which has a population of just over 6,000. In the Central Granby neighborhood, there's a dog park that is definitely worth the quick drive. Dufresne Park is undoubtedly popular with residents of Granby, but people from the surrounding areas in Massachusetts also love to bring their dogs there. All of this park can be explored with your dog on-leash, but there is also a separate dog run for off-leash fun. There is also a picnic bench for humans to sit and chat while their dogs frolic in the open space.

    Town Center

    4848
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    3,110 per sq. mi.

    Town Center

    4848

    The Town Center neighborhood of Amherst, MA is a quiet, peaceful area popular with families and retirees. This neighborhood is close to several parks, paths, and trails. One of these trails is known as the Norwottuck Rail Trail, and it's a favorite place for dog owners to walk their beloved furry companions on a leash. This trail was created from an unused rail trail, and it is now an 11-mile paved trail used by walkers and their dogs, as well as many cyclists. On the eastern edge of the path, there is a beaver pond, and this is a good place to catch glimpses of local wildlife.

    East Village

    3636
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    935 per sq. mi.

    East Village

    3636

    Most of the best hikes are located in the East Village area of Amherst. This is also where you'll find the East Village Historic District which has has buildings dating back to the 1700s. You can also access the Amethyst Brook Conservatory through East Village, and this is a must-see stop in Amherst. This series of trails is mostly shaded under a canopy of trees and this adds to its peaceful ambiance. Your dog is welcome to join you on these trails on-leash anytime of day, but if you'd like to go for an off-leash adventure with Rover, you must go before 10 AM.

    Southwest Amherst

    2424
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    455 per sq. mi.

    Southwest Amherst

    2424

    Southwest Amherst is where you'll find the Hickory Ridge Golf Course, Massachusetts' premiere semi-private course. This area is also home to the Plum Brook Conservation Area which is a beloved section of Amherst. Another spot in Amherst that is beloved for different reasons is The Moan and Dove. They are said to have the best beer on tap in the area, and they also serve cocktails and an endless supply of roasted peanuts. They don't serve meals, but you can order-in from surrounding restaurants. Your dog can join you for a beer at a spot on the patio while you enjoy a refreshing beverage.

    Amherst Center

    1212
    Population DensityPopulation Density
    3,110 per sq. mi.

    Amherst Center

    1212

    Amherst Center is the "University" section of the city that houses the University of Amherst Campus and Amherst College. This busy and bustling neighborhood is home to over half of the total population of Amherst, and it has many restaurants and things to do to keep everyone busy. There are often concerts and festivals in Amherst Center that everyone is welcome to attend. If you're in the area and craving Mexican food, be sure to try out Bueno Y Sano. This popular establishment has dog-friendly tables outside, and their fresh ingredients and hand-crafted meals are a local favorite.

    Central Granby

    00
    Dog ParksDog Parks
    1 park

    Population DensityPopulation Density
    261 per sq. mi.

    Central Granby

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    Only a 20-minute drive from Amherst is the city of Granby, MA which has a population of just over 6,000. In the Central Granby neighborhood, there's a dog park that is definitely worth the quick drive. Dufresne Park is undoubtedly popular with residents of Granby, but people from the surrounding areas in Massachusetts also love to bring their dogs there. All of this park can be explored with your dog on-leash, but there is also a separate dog run for off-leash fun. There is also a picnic bench for humans to sit and chat while their dogs frolic in the open space.

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