Dog walking in Needham

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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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Hi, my name's Roberto! I've been passionate about caring for animals ever since I got my first dog, a beagle, as a kid. When I'm not spending time with my Boxer puppy, Billy, I love hiking, reading, and exploring downtown!

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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

36
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!

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