Dog walking in Hillsborough

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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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Lyn SHillsborough, NC 27278

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I, Lyn Smith, am a previous pet owner of 26 years and love working with pets and students. I am a high school physical education teacher and look for additional work as I love to be outside and walk. I have over 300 perfect score ratings with Wag and love to walk dogs! Taking care of pets after losing my most recent English Cocker Spaniel, 15 years old, is a great way to give back to others. I am available any day (week day or weekend) and look forward to loving your pet while you are busy.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Madison ZHillsborough, NC 27278

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“Experienced and reliable”

Hey everyone! I'm Madison, a senior Computer Science major at UNC-Chapel Hill! I've been walking with Wag! for a year now and have adored dogs since I got my childhood dog, Copper. Copper, a loving spaniel mix, now lives at home while I go to school, alongside his younger brother Kinsley, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! In addition to having completed over 100 walks with Wag!, I also have extensive experience petsitting for friends and family -- from shy rescued huskies, to fiesty rat terri

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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

Shannon JHillsborough, NC 27278

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“A BFF for your BFF!”

I am an experienced dog walker looking to provide walks in my free time! My English Shepherd has been with me for 10 years. I have experience as a volunteer dog walker at Paws4 Ever in Mebane, as well as providing weekend foster hosting for Saving Grace in Wake Forest. I can't wait to meet your pup and promise to treat him / her like my own!

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Heather SHillsborough, NC 27278

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“Companion pet care”

Heather here! I have been taking care of animals since I can remember, but I received formal training and an associate's degree in 2003 in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, I had the opportunity to work in several aspects of veterinary medicine, including general practice, wildlife and exotics, holistic care, emergency medicine, surgical specialty, rehab, and during all that began at home pet care.

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Frank BHillsborough, NC 27278

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Retired, married, 35 year Durham resident, owner of a German Shepherd/Corgi mix. I'm fit, active and work out regularly. I'm honest, dependable and punctual.

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James MHillsborough, NC 27278

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“Good walks for great dogs!”

James has never met a dog he didn't like and has been described as a dog in human form by no fewer than five friends and one significant other. He likes long walks around the neighborhood and can handle dogs of any size and energy level. His number one priority is a comfortable experience for your dog and will use a combination of love, patience, and treats(if allowed) to ensure a happy and tired pup.

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Caleb SHillsborough, NC 27278

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Hi! I’ve grown up with dogs of all ages and sizes my whole life. I currently have my second Sheltie and playing, brushing, and walking out some of our favorite activities! Meeting new dogs is one of my favorite things and I can’t wait to meet yours!!

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Tessa BHillsborough, NC 27278

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Hello, I am a 2 dog owner and have raised 2 boys. I am able to walk dogs in a calm and controlled manner. I would love to be able to walk other dogs the same way in my free time.

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

Mary MHillsborough, NC 27278

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I've worked in NYC as a full-time dog walker for a company for well over a year. All of my pups had different personalities and it was enjoyable getting to know them. I've formed a genuine relationship with all of my furry friends and it's always hard to say goodbye .. even after our scheduled walks. They love as freely as I do and that's why I enjoy spending time with them. I hope to meet your best furry friend soon!!

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Stephanie BHillsborough, NC 27278

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I am a lifelong avid dog lover! My father always had dogs and as an adult, I have never been without at least one. My first pup was a golden retriever named Hannah and she was followed by a golden named Simon...then a white shepherd named Lum, a rescue mix Layla, a rescue mix lab named Basil and finally my first ever small dogs, Nala and Aslan. They are 3 and 4 year old Chinese Crested Powderpuffs and are the light of my life. I am so wild about dogs that when I pass by them, I gush to my husband about how cute they are and it has become a running joke in the family about how I coo over them like most people do babies...can't help myself!

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Dog Walking in Hillsborough

Built on the banks of the Eno River, historic Hillsborough was once home to the Occoneechee tribe of Native Americans, and you will find that tribal name in abundance as you explore the town and its surrounding areas. A significant participant in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the town is host to many landmarks and museums. It is also in an area perfect for outdoor recreation for you and your canine companion to explore, with parks and trails in abundance.

One of the most popular and frequently visited Hillsborough attractions is the dog-friendly Riverwalk, a wide, paved greenway that connects several neighborhoods and regional trails, including a downtown portion that follows the River Park. Approximately 2 miles long, it is wide enough for biking as well as walking, and Fido is welcome to join you on-leash as you explore. It includes wooden bridges and walkways across difficult terrain and wet areas, as well as lookout and rest spots for observing wildlife or just taking in the views of the Eno River Corridor.

When hunger strikes, you’ll find several eateries in Hillsborough to satisfy it. For example, Saratoga Grill on Churton St serves up hearty, satisfying American fare for lunch and dinner, and your fur-buddy is welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables. Chow down!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Hillsborough

Hillsborough Town Center

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
579 per sq. mi.

Hillsborough Town Center

48

The Town Center neighborhood is home to the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. Like all North Carolina State Parks, it is dog-friendly for on-leash pups. The park contains 4 intersecting trails with a combined length of over 3 miles. Featuring climbs to the highest point in the area, and treks through native rhododendron and mountain laurel, the trails provide scenic views and lots for Fido to explore with his nose to the ground. Take a rest and share a bite with him in the shade of the picnic area’s oaks, at tables or on the lawn. If fishing is a favorite pastime, there are 2 small ponds where you can cast your line, with Fido by your side for moral support. This neighborhood also hosts the dog-friendly, 20-acre Gold Park, through which passes a small section of the Riverwalk. Equipped with covered picnic areas and a large expanse of lawn, Gold Park also contains the Gold Park Dog Park, a fenced off-leash dog run with separate sections for large and small dogs. Paw-tastic!

Eno/ Cabes Ford

36
Population Density
167 per sq. mi.

Eno/ Cabes Ford

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In the Eno/ Cabes Ford neighborhood sits the dog-friendly Eno River State Park. With nearly 30 miles of trails, this is an on-leash dog-walking paradise. The park follows the Eno River as it meanders through Orange County, and its trails range from easy and ambling to challenging, like the Buckquarter Trail on which you climb stone stairs to an outcropping for a view of what are known as the most spectacular rapids on the river. The Cox Mountain Trail features a suspension foot bridge over the river and climbs 270 feet in a steep ascent to the top of the mountain. The park also offers backcountry camping with walk-in access, 20 picnic sites with drinking water and restrooms, and streams for fishing or paddling. Your furry bestie will have lots to keep her interested, and so you will you! Woof-derful!

Old NC 10/ Route 86

24
Population Density
341 per sq. mi.

Old NC 10/ Route 86

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Duke Forest is owned and managed by Duke University, and a portion of it resides in this neighborhood of Hillsborough. Besides its purpose as a research and educational site, the Forest is maintained as an outdoor recreational area, which is good news for you and your furry-faced companion. Featuring nature trails and instructive signage throughout the park’s more than 7000 acres, you will come upon streams, wildflowers, woods and meadows. Trails are gravel or dirt, and can accommodate walkers, runners, bicyclists and horseback riders in most areas. Your fur-buddy needs to be leashed, and no off-trail venturing is allowed because of the sensitive nature of the plant and wildlife found in the Forest. Fishing is permitted, with a popular angling spot being along New Hope Creek. Arf! Fresh fish for dinner!

Homestead Rd

12
Population Density
1,788 per sq. mi.

Homestead Rd

12

Just 13 miles south of the center of Hillsborough sits the dog-friendly town of Chapel Hill. The Homestead Rd neighborhood is home to a large portion of the Carolina North Forest. The 750-acre woodland features a mixture of trails and trail surfaces to meet everyone’s needs, from dog walkers to runners, bicyclists and hikers. Fido must be leashed and controlled. Trek under or over a wooden bridge, around or through grassy meadows between stands of trees, along gurgling streams and railroad tracks. This park has something for everyone! Although most trailheads are marked and offer trail maps, some entry points are not, so it would be a good idea to visit the University of North Carolina’s website and print yourself a trail map. 

Route 54/ Hatch Rd

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,549 per sq. mi.

Route 54/ Hatch Rd

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This neighborhood of Chapel Hill is home to the Homestead Dog Park, a half-acre fenced off-leash park where your best fur-buddy can socialize, exercise and just be a dog. The park has a double-gate entry for safety, and the sturdy fence is a full 5 feet high to discourage climbers. The park is divided into areas for large and small doggos. Picnic areas and shelters are provided for the humans’ comfort, while they monitor their fur-babies as they play. Lots of shade trees dot the packed dirt and mulch surface. Just be sure to bring towels for those post-rain muddy days. Drinking water is provided, and in the summer, the park provides kiddie pools for the pups to cool off in. Paw-tastic!