Hi my name is, Kaitlin! I grew up and have lived in the suburbs outside of Baltimore, MD my entire life. I have been around dogs and other animals for as long as I can remember. Those many years of playing with dogs that belonged to friends and family had me begging for my first dog very early in life. Since then, I have expanded my experience with animals. I have volunteered at an animal shelter, fostered a dog, raised dogs for organizations such as The Seeing Eye and Canine Companions for Independence. While doing so, I received my Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences degree from University of Delaware and worked in a veterinary hospital setting. And last but not least; I'm currently the proud owner of two Golden Retrievers, Grady and Tybee!
Nottingham, Maryland is a small, unincorporated community in the larger Perry Hall area. Nottingham is full of green trees and open spaces that make for some of the most scenic and serene walking paths in the area. There are two animal hospitals in the area that will help you keep your dog in pawfect condition while you're here. If you are looking to move into the area, there are plenty of single-family homes with fenced-in yards to choose from, in addition to pet-friendly apartments. You should note that breed restrictions are, unfortunately, common throughout the area if you are renting.
Dog owners in Nottingham love to take their pups for walks past Nottingham's many small marshlands. There are paths and trails that go behind the residential streets and right next to wildlife preserve areas with birding stations and frog sanctuaries. All of these features make afternoon walks a lot of fun for both human and canine. There are two dog-friendly restaurants nearby that welcome diners with their dogs at outdoor tables. Five Guys is a popular burger spot for locals and travelers looking for a filling and delicious meal that their dog can join them for without a lot of fuss.
Central Nottingham is a great spot if you are in the market for prime real estate at a pupperific price that will even make your dog bark in approval. You can find a townhome or single-family home here pawfect for you and Sparky with plenty of curb appeal and lots of fun and colorful walkways to explore. The walkways in between apartments and housing complexes in the center of Nottingham are winding and take you through groves of trees and open spaces, all of which are taken care of by the housing associations. Just don’t forget your waste bags so you can do your part to keep it clean.
West Nottingham is home to several beautiful apartment complexes and condominiums designed to suit a variety of dog owners who prefer to live in a smaller space. There are plenty of paved paths that run between complexes and will take you right up to several fenced-in marshes and small nature preserves mostly designed for frogs and other swamp dwellers to have a save habitat away from human touches. Bird houses are strategically kept throughout the trails here to give migrating bird families a save place to rest and raise young each spring. Just grab a handful of waste bags and a good leash and enjoy everything this neighborhood offers for nature lovers.
East Nottingham is a mostly industrial area and business park where the river turns into a collection of small ponds that spread over the terrain. The area is home to some single-family homes with spacious yards, and it is worth a stroll through the area if you find yourself nearby with a dog that needs a stroll. You will most likely make some friends with the residents and their own dogs while you explore, so make sure your pup is ready to mind his barks and sniffs and reward him with a treat or two afterward as you make your way back to your car or home.
South Nottingham is home to a local pond that is surrounded by marshy ground. The pond is fenced in and protected by the locals, but you can still walk around it with your dog on a nice day if you are looking for a pretty scene to explore with your pup for an afternoon walk. The green background of dense forest behind the homes here make any dog look good enough for a quick selfie stop! Just make sure you have clean-up bags with you in case your dog decides on a pit stop while you are busy finding that pawfect nature-lover selfie pose!