Dog walking in Needham

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What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Shanna BNeedham, MA

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Hi there, I'm Shanna! I have loved having dogs around me all my life, from one grandmother's obedience show dogs to the other grandmother's many adopted strays to the rescued Boxer who was my best friend as a kid, to the goofy fluffball spaniel back home in NH who shuns me whenever I pack to come back to Boston. I personally took both of my dogs through obedience training classes, and worked as a walker and sitter for neighbors for several years. I have been a pet sitter for oodles of other animals, from cats to chickens, and have several years of equestrian work and training experience as well. I can't have a dog with my current work schedule and apartment, so helping your furry friend get some exercise will be a wonderful way for me to get some canine companionship! I can't wait to meet your dog!

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Paul VNeedham, MA

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Hi, My name is Paul and I have had rescued three dogs since 1997. I had a large Bull Mastiff / St. Bernard mix named Veego that passed away at around 15 in 2012. I have had a German Shepherd since 2005, Honey is currently 14 years old. I have also had a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Ben since 2007 that is about to be ten. I have pet sat for lots of friends in the past. Pitbulls, Rotweiller, Labradors, Boxer, Pug, Chihuahuas, French Bulldog, and a few Terriers. Seeing any dog always puts a smile on my face, from abandoned rescues to show dogs. I enjoy learning their unique personalities and quirks. I will treat your dog (and home) like I do my own, with love and care. I've also been vegetarian / vegan for over 25 years and like to stay active. Reliable transportation for North Shore and Boston.

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Gabrielle SNeedham, MA

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Hi there! My name is Gabbi! I'm a Boston native and I've loved animals my whole life. Being able to work with dogs is a dream of mine, so I'll always make sure your best friend is well taken care of!

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Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Jill YNeedham, MA

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Hi my name is Jill and I am the proud owner of an English Bulldog, Queen Cookie. I recently moved to Boston and Queen Cookie is living back home in CT with her Grama. I miss walking my furry companion and figured WAG was a great way to fill that void. I am comfortable walying dogs from 10 pounds to 120 pounds and can not wait to meet your fur baby!

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Rebekah HNeedham, MA

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Hi, my name is Rebekah. I grew up an animal lover in Maine, where I enjoyed living with a Blue Heeler/Sheppard mix named Sitka. I started walking and sitting for my friends’ and neighbors’ pets more than 5 years ago and have loved it ever since! Recently I’ve moved to Boston and am excited to be back in the area. I have experience with dogs of all sizes and ages. As an outdoorsy, active person, I’d love to meet your best friend and take them out for some fun and exciting exercise! I know each pup is as unique as they are loved, and I can’t wait to provide you both with the caring Wag! experience.

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Brenda WNeedham, MA

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“Never met a dog I didn't love ❤”

I have been a lover of animals my whole life . Been dog sitting for friends the last 20 years . I consider myself to be a very dependable respon person who will give your dog the love and care it deserves.

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Elliott MNeedham, MA

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Hi, I grew in a house with two corgis and a Labrador. I currently do not have a dog but love their company. I have worked as a dog walker before, and i’m excited to meet new dogs in my neighborhood. I’m looking forward to meeting your dog!

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Collin MNeedham, MA

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Hi! I am a very active person who loves the outdoors. I'm an avid runner and also enjoy hiking, backpacking, tennis, cooking, and travel. I look forward to getting to know you and your dog!

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

Aidan FNeedham, MA

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“my strengths are distance care and being thorough!”

Hi, my name is Aidan. When I was little I had a black lab named Satch that I loved very much, and that has shown me the joy of caring for animals.I have experience in college caring for dogs in multiple situations and am confident in my abiility to adapt to the needs of individual dogs. I am also a very active person and am excited to take your dogs on very thorough walks! Also, I am a photography graduate from MCAD have experience taking pictures of dogs. Can't wait to meet you and your dogs!

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Miriam LNeedham, MA

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“Vaccinated, caring and experienced caregiver”

Hello! My name is Miriam and I am an enthusiastic 28-year-old who has had the privilege of working for a loyal client base in the greater Boston area for the past several years, which I am so grateful for. I take my work very seriously and strive to provide optimal care, treatment and safety for every dog!

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

Dog Walking in Needham

Needham is the perfect place for dogs, as it provides numerous protected lands throughout the town. Only 20 miles southwest of Boston, this small town is thriving with escalating populations each year of humans and dogs. With dog ownership on the rise, its no wonder the town has provided residents with two animal hospitals, multiple dog-friendly parks, and a friendly atmosphere for pets!

Needham Memorial Park is in the center of town, and has often been counted as an unofficial dog park due to the large amount of pups that visit here. Although dog-friendly, don't forget to keep Fido on a leash while enjoying the open spaces, 1.2 miles of paved trails, gazebo, and picnic areas. With socialization, water fountains, clean-up stations, and plenty of benches, you and Fido will love traveling here!

If you're looking for a quiet place to take your dog for some one-on-one walking time, head out to the Cutler Park Reservation on the eastern side of town. The preserved lands make up 70 acres of protected marshland and woods, with 6.4 miles of wooden boardwalks, dirt trails, and a paved parking lot. Leashed pups can also enjoy the fishing spots and swimming holes. 

The town of Needham is on the rise and keeps expanding for its residents and its dogs too, making it one of the dog-friendliest towns in the north.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Needham

Thornton

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Population Density
2,660 per sq. mi.

Thornton

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The neighborhood of Thornton is on the south side of Needham, and consists of a mixture of residential homes and natural areas. The Charles River Park provides a good amount of this natural area, with a large dog-friendly place to spend the afternoon along the Charles River. The park has a thick forest terrain, with paths that travel through the park and lead to the fishing holes and swimming spots along the river. Dogs are welcome in the river, on the trails or roaming around the open areas of the park, and are not required to be on a leash while inside. Remember to also bring water and clean-up bags for Fido.

Charles River Station

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Population Density
1,588 per sq. mi.

Charles River Station

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Charles River Station is a neighborhood that's centered on the river. The Charles River Penninsula is a 20-acre park that's surrounded on three sides by the river, with birch and hemlock trees surrounding the open fields and hilly terrain. The park is pretty rural, with dirt paths and a small parking area, but it does provides human and leashed dogs with multiple access points to the river from sunrise to sunset. Among the gorgeous features, there is no running water or clean-up bags at the park, so remember to be prepared!

Needham Junction

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Population Density
1,780 per sq. mi.

Needham Junction

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Needham Junction is on the western side of town, and features large portions of protected land throughout the area. Some of that protected land is known as the Ridge Hill Reservation, a 352-acre natural area with wetlands, forests, and meadows. There are dirt trails and wooden paths that span throughout, providing human and leashed pups a great place to go for a walk. With fantastic ways to view the wildlife, the park also supplies benches, and trash bins in the parking area. Dwight Field is a more urban park in the neighborhood, with a baseball diamond, parking, open areas, and surrounding trees with a paved path. Fido will love to run around or explore the wooded areas of this park!

Central Needham

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Population Density
4,844 per sq. mi.

Central Needham

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Central Needham is where all the action is in town, with a large urban downtown area and sprawling shopping districts. Among the concrete jungle is Townhall Park, a small but pleasant park with a perimeter walkway and paved trails inside the park. There's grassy open spaces and trees for shade, with benches, trash bins, and a water fountain for you and your leashed pup. Greene's Field is east of the park, and provides a larger open area for Fido to run around in, including a baseball diamond, paved walkways, and restrooms. Additional features include nighttime lights, water fountains, benches, and trash bins.

Needham Heights

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Population Density
2,682 per sq. mi.

Needham Heights

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Needham Heights isn't only in the northern part of the city, but also holds some of the more upper-class residential homes in-town too. With such a nice community, its no wonder the park called Glover Meadows is such a great place to go too. This large park does offer meadows, along with natural marshlands, woods, and access to the Rosemary Brook and small pond inside the area. With dirt trails winding throughout the park, its the best place to go and explore with Fido, but remember to keep him on a leash, and bring water and clean-up bags. Mills Field is a more urban area to bring your pup, with plenty of open space, a baseball diamond, surrounding trees and enclosed tennis courts. Get water, clean-up bags, and lots of benches when visiting!