Dog walking in Emerald Isle

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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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Emily BEmerald Isle, NC 28594

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I have always loved dogs! There has not been a time in my life when I didn't have a dog to share my bed with and now I have 3 to share it with. I am currently getting my Masters in Biology and I am trying to go to PA school.

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

Emily DEmerald Isle, NC 28594

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“Caring student hoping to help out!”

Hey! I am a recent graduate of Georgia Tech who has lived with pets since I was young! I have grown up with all sizes and ages of dogs, cats, and other animals, including turtles and birds. Pets bring substantial added value to our lives, which should be reflected in the way we care for and treat them. I have house/pet sat for many friends and neighbors for varying lengths of time. I want to show your pets the love that they deserve!

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

Taylor GEmerald Isle, NC 28594

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I have owned and cared for animals since I was around 8 years old and love taking them on adventures with me whenever I can; even if it's just to go out to eat. I am always available to watch friends and families pets because I'm a college student who’s always home studying and I honestly just like being around animals. I love being outdoors and walking around my community with my own pets and cannot wait to walk around new communities with new pet friends.

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

Anna SEmerald Isle, NC 28594

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Hi! I'm Anna. I've been an animal and dog lover for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I spent my weekends at an animal shelter as a Dog Adoption Support volunteer. I loved getting to know new dogs every weekend, and I was so happy each time one of them found their forever family. My experience at the shelter reinforced my love of dogs and provided me with valuable training on how to interact with, train, socialize, and walk dogs of all breeds, sizes, and personalities.

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Dog Walking in Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is a small barrier island off the coast of North Carolina and is considered part of Carteret County. With a captivating array of ecosystems to explore, this area makes for a pup’s paradise. Marshes, forests, beaches, and estuaries create an extremely biodiverse environment home to many endangered species. Your canine will be happy to know that this region is super pet-friendly, and boasts four dog-friendly beaches within 20 miles. Although there are no veterinarians in the city, there are three within a 15-mile drive of Emerald Isle.

Emerald Isle Beach is home to miles of pristine shoreline and crystal-clear water, making it a pawfect destination for beachcombing and water sports. Pets are welcome on the beach, but they must remain leashed (even in the water). Nearby, you can treat your furry pal (and yourself) to a “pup cup” and an espresso at K9’s and Coffee. This adorable establishment is also a pet boutique that offers a variety of quality pet supplies and fresh baked treats.

Emerald Isle Woods Park is a 44-acre park that truly showcases the diversity of the “Crystal Coast”. As part of the North Carolina Birding Trail, the Emerald Isle Woods Park makes a great vantage point for avid bird-watchers. The recreation area features a disc golf course as well as a floating fishing pier. If your pup works up an appetite, there are several picnic shelters and grilling stations for visitor use. Doggie waste bag stations are located along the trails for visitors' convenience.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Emerald Isle

Hammocks Beach State Park

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Hammocks Beach State Park

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Hammocks Beach State Park is located in Swansboro, about 15 miles from Emerald Isle, and is home to Bear Island. Dogs are welcome on Bear Island but are not allowed on the ferry. No worries, though! There are plenty of canoes and kayaks you can rent to ensure Fido gets to see all the park has to offer. Your pup will have a blast exploring the paddle trails and investigating the sights and smells of the marshes and oceanic forests. If you want to extend your stay, there are primitive campgrounds and picnic areas conveniently located in the park. While you are here, check out the Ice House Waterfront Restaurant for a delicious meal with a classy atmosphere. This restaurant pairs dog-friendly seaside dining with a sophisticated menu, offering customers elegant entrees such as pecan-crusted grouper with pesto.

Fort Macon State Park

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Fort Macon State Park may be a 25-minute drive from Emerald Isle, but it is definitely worth the trip. Fort Macon was the site of an important Union victory during the Civil War and provided coastal protection from pirates as well. The restored fort is available for tours and frequently holds cannon fire displays. A 3.2-mile nature trail connects the fort to the swimming beach. If this isn’t enough to keep you and Fido busy, give surf fishing or kayaking a try! Please remember that pups are not allowed in the water at the swimming area. The park is a very popular attraction, so visitors are advised to arrive early because parking fills up quickly!

Atlantic Beach

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560 per sq. mi.

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During the summer, tourists flock to Atlantic Beach by the thousands. Visitors come from all over to experience the breathtaking shoreline and unrivaled views of the Bogue Sound. Leashed pets are welcome at Atlantic Beach, but owners are asked clean up after them and fill in any holes their pet may have dug. If you have time, sniff out The Hoop Pole Creek Trail, a nature trail that zigzags through 31 acres of scenic maritime forests and marshes. The markings on the trees along the path indicate that it’s home to an endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker nest. Feeling hungry? Check out The Crab Claw! This is a dog-friendly oceanfront restaurant that serves up Caribbean-style seafood dishes daily. If you don’t care for seafood, there are several other delicious dog-friendly eateries in the area.

Morehead City

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1,000 per sq. mi.

Morehead City

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Jaycee Park in Morehead City makes the perfect place for a seaside stroll with your pup. It’s home to large populations of sea turtles and dolphins, so there’s no telling what you and Fido might see on your walk! This marina is handicap-accessible and hosts many public events and festivals. If you are looking for a dog-friendly place with fresh local food, paw on over to Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria. You and your fur-iend can enjoy small plates of their sweet and savory creations, such as truffle honey pork belly served with smoked gouda grits.

Indian Beach

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Centered between Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach lies the beautiful dog-friendly shoreline of Indian Beach and Salter Path. The 1.5-mile area township is very small, especially considering over 60% is made up of water! Due to its central location, this spot is ideal for surfing, kayaking, and fishing. There are several places to rent boats and boards within close proximity of the beach. The Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier lies between Emerald Isle and Salter Path, and is a popular place to catch mackerel, flounder, and trout. Dogs are welcome on the beach and in the water, but they must stay on a leash. Visitors are advised to bring bug repellant -- the nearby marshes often lure mosquitoes!