Dog walking in South Portland Gardens

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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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Stacey CSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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“Extreme Animal Lover! Hug your furbaby!”

Hi! I am a huge dog lover (currently have 2 Goldens) who walks my dogs every day (unless it's raining hard or there's a severe wind chill). I love all dogs. I do not walk dogs on prong collars. I prefer a harness or gentle leader. I am a school teacher and have lived in my home for about 15 years. I've hired dog walkers in the past myself (when my dogs were puppies and needed to get out more on work days). I am the person who, when not with my dogs, stops to meet other dogs along my way.

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Brenda HSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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After many years of working in customer service, I decided to pursue my love of animals further. Aside from spending time with my own pets, I also volunteer at the AWS shelter in Kennebunk. I assist in puppy training, obedience and walking shelter dogs. My dog and I have taken courses in obedience, tricks, agility, Wag-It, conditioning and even circus dog. I am reliable, responsible and compassionate. Your dog and I will have lots of fun!

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Rose MSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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“entrust your pet to me when you are busy or away”

My name is Rose. I am a conscientious, trustworthy pet lover who have grown up with dogs as part of my family. I have a 7-year old golden named Daisy and an energetic 10-year old Maltese mix named Gordie. We love to go for walks and explore new places. I also have 2 rescue cats, 13-year old Izzy and 3-year old Fred. For the past three years, I have been an active volunteer at the ARLGP. I look forward to working with you and your beloved pet or pets.

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Matthew QSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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Hello, my name is Matt! I am an avid dog lover and would like to spend some quality time with your doggo. Born and raised in Portland, I enjoy the city and everything that comes with it. Sports are a big part of my life; been involved with them since day one. Being active is also very important to me: I love going on bike rides, working out, runs, etc! But most importantly, I'm here to build a connection with your dog and hope to make a friend for life!!!! If you have any questions, just ask :)

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Dianne FSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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“Puppy~Senior Care & Everything in Between”

I grew up with cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, & a box turtle. I worked in a Grooming Salon, a Veterinary Hospital, & a local Super Pet store. I have trained in Obedience, Agility, Trick Dog, & Wag-It. Currently I own 2 Black Labs that are in Agility Training, Trick Dog Titles , & Wag-It Games. My 4yo Lab has recently completed the Therapy Dog Test...I have walked 2-3dogs @ a time, plenty of practice walking dogs &... keeping their safety my #1 priority. I treat every Pet as if it's my own

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Cat MSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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I am a senior at the University of New England with a major in Applied Exercise Science, and a minor in Psychology. I have grown up working with and alongside animals as long as I can remember. I have had experience with veterinary offices, and animal emergencies during my time as both a house sitter, and through personal experiences. I have worked with a variety of dogs, from disabled, old, and newborns with and without their mother. I look forward to meeting you and your dog.

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Mike PSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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“Live fast. Pet dogs.”

Hi everyone, My name is Mike. I’m a graduate student at USM hoping to do a little more while I work toward my degree. Ive had dogs since I was a little kid and currently my own puppy so I’m sure I’ll love hanging out with your fur buddy. I’m an early riser and I enjoy the cold so I’ll be happy to keep your fren walked even in Maine winters. Thanks for reading. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Melissa GSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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Hello! I've loved dogs ever since I was a little girl but because of my family's living situation i have never been able to own one myself. Because of this I am filled with love and knowledge for an animal that has no outlet. I do own 3 cats and a bunch of fish wich receive much love and spoilage. Hopefully with the profits I make from walking I will be able to continue to spoil them!

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Sarah WSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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My name is Sarah and I have been a dog owner and a dog lover my entire life. I have been fostering rescued dogs for several years now and helping them find homes, so I am very experienced! I have been around all sizes, breeds, personalities, and ages of dogs so I know how best to interact with different kinds of dogs. I understand the magnitude of responsibility that comes with walking someone else's dog; I can ensure that I am capable of being a loving and trustworthy dog walker for your pet!

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Jack KSouth Portland Gardens, South Portland

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My name is Jack, I’m 21 years old and I go to college in Hoboken. I study music, and I’m originally from small-town Maine. I’ve grown up with pets my entire life and back home I currently have a golden retriever who is five named Enzo. I’ve always been around dogs and I’m very comfortable with them and controlling them in public around other animals.

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Dog Walking in South Portland Gardens

South Portland Gardens is one of the most vibrant communities in Southern Maine, and home to some very dog-friendly attractions. One of the gems is the Clarks Pond Trail. This 1.1-mile paved walkway is perfect for those who want to take a hike in a natural, woodland setting without driving miles to do it. Leashed pups are welcome on the trail that follows the western and southern perimeters of Clarks Pond. Most people complete the loop in an hour, making it the perfect lunchtime activity with your furry mate. 

A not-to-be-missed dining experience is Little Bigs, a bakery that relies primarily on take-out, but provides stools perched at the front window, as well as a couple of outdoor tables for breakfast or lunch dates with your furry bestie. What makes this bakery so irresistible is that it specializes in hand pies, or pasties. They serve sweet pies, croissants and other desserts as well, along with doughnuts and holiday treats like Buche de Noel and Pork Tourtiere (French Canadian pork pie.) Bone appetit!

There are several dog-friendly hotels in South Portland Gardens. Notable among them is the Sable Oaks Marriott Hotel, which is perched high on a hill overlooking the West End neighborhood, and surrounded by a beautiful golf course. There is no limit to the number or size of dogs that can stay here, but there is an additional fee. The grounds are also lovely and spacious for strolling with doggies on-leash. 

 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in South Portland Gardens

West End

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Population Density
823 per sq. mi.

West End

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The Long Creek Trail, high on the steep banks above Long Creek, meanders through huge maple and oak trees, and features views of the creek and its tidal marshlands. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy this lovely trail. The West End neighborhood is also home to 2 dog-friendly restaurants: Moe’s Original BBQ and Elevation Burger. Moe’s was named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the US, and it doesn’t disappoint with its real Southern style BBQ that is succulent and true to its Alabama roots. Sides like collard greens, marinated slaw, and cornbread will make your mouth water. Share your BBQ with your fur-buddy at one of 4 outside tables. Elevation Burger features casual foods like gourmet style burgers, shakes, and hand cut fries. Fido can join you for lunch or dinner at one of the 9 outdoor tables. 

Pleasantdale

36
Population Density
3,607 per sq. mi.

Pleasantdale

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Adjacent to South Portland Gardens is the Pleasantdale neighborhood of the city of South Portland, a residential area dotted with dog-friendly restaurants. After an energetic game of catch, you can zip over to Dock’s Seafood Restaurant and Market for a lunch or dinner with Fido at one of its outdoor tables, and enjoy fresh Maine lobsters, chowders, clams, and other seafood. Close by is Easy Day Restaurant. Located in a bowling alley where you can sit outdoors on the patio with your furry friend, this causal eatery ranges from burgers to hummus, and occasionally there is live music for you and Fido to enjoy together.

Fort Preble

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Population Density
4,051 per sq. mi.

Fort Preble

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A short way to the northeast of South Portland Gardens lies the Fort Preble neighborhood of South Portland, home to the Spring Point Park. This park surrounds the lighthouse as it juts out into Portland Harbor, and is accessible to pedestrians on a paved walkway. The eastern terminus of the Greenbelt Walkway can also be found here, a nearly 6-mile trail that extends to the Wainwright Recreation Complex further west. It passes by Willard Beach, a very dog-friendly and accessible off-leash beach, as well as the sandy, off-leash Bug Light Park. Though this isn't technically a designated dog park, on many summer evenings there are far more dogs here than people. They love the gentle waves of Portland Harbor and watching the huge cruise ships coming and going.The Spring Point Shoreway runs 1.6 miles from Fisherman’s Point to the Bug Light, and leashed/voice controlled dogs are welcome to join their humans on a walk, run or bike ride. Historic Fort Preble also sits in the path of the Shoreway, and is a fun place to explore that provides fabulous views of the islands of Casco Bay.

South Portland City Center

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,228 per sq. mi.

South Portland City Center

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South Portland’s City Center abounds in Fido-friendly places and activities. Here, you'll find three pup-friendly restaurants, all offering different cuisines and outdoor seating for you and your doggies’ pleasure. Thai Taste can easily meet the demands of dog and human alike. In the mood for Italian? Terra Cotta Pasta Co. will make your meal for dining al fresco, or pack it up for you and your pup to make and eat at home. Finally, Scratch Baking Co is a pet-friendly eatery serving house-made baked goods, sandwiches, soups and more. To relax while your body digests some of those calories, visit Mill Creek Park, an oasis with a pond, ducks and a fountain. There's also a gazebo and plenty of space to throw down a blanket to enjoy the afternoon sun or shade, or an evening summer concert with your furry bestie. Drive a short distance to the dog-friendly off-leash gem Hinckley Park, a wooded, sprawling spot with hard-packed trails and 2 ponds that are perfect for doggy paddling. The park is unfenced, but its 40 acres provide natural boundaries with trees and steep hills at its borders. Featuring families of ducks, fields for frisbee and fetch, and off-street parking, it is a popular spot with locals, even in winter.

Knightville

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Population Density
3,115 per sq. mi.

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South Portland’s Knightville neighborhood is a developing urban area that boasts walkable streets and the Verbena Restaurant. Verbena serves breakfast and lunch to suit any taste, including vegetarian, from locally sourced, all fresh ingredients. Try their potato and grilled vegetable hash coated in chive sour cream and egg, or a BBQ pulled pork sandwich. Your furry best friend is welcome to join you at one of their 3 outdoor tables.  Just down the street and under the winding Casco Bay Bridge between Portland and South Portland, enjoy a stroll with Fido through the Thomas Knight Park, an unassuming and often-overlooked little park that has a lot to offer. A cobblestone path leads to the sidewalk on the bridge, and also to a small beach. The park features game tables, grassy areas, and some cushioned and comfortable tables and chairs. To top it off, this park features an impressive view of the Fore River and Casco Bay.