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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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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Lyn SHillsborough, NC 27278

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“Dependable and Trustworthy Ultimate Pet Walker”

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

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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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

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

Mariah GHillsborough, NC 27278

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Hi, I'm Mariah! I'm a biologist with a passion for animals. I am a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and have since gone on to become a professional beekeeper. I have two cats, and also care for my parents' dogs when they are out of town. I look forward to meeting your dog!

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Michele SHillsborough, NC 27278

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“Dog walker extraordinaire!”

Hi. My name is Michele and I love dogs! I applied for a job once because the teaser ad said "Need graphic designer–must love dogs." That's me! Graphic designer and I love dogs. I have owned 2 golden retrievers, a shepherd mix, 2 labrador retrievers, and now have a Staffordshire Terrier named Eva. I am self-employed and when I found out about WAG!, I thought what a great way to take a break during the day and help someone out at the same time! So, I applied to be a dog walker.

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Andrew VHillsborough, NC 27278

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“Vaccinated, Caring and Professional”

I’m fully vaccinated! I have plenty of experience in dog walking and general animal care. My Mom is a Vet at The Museum of Life and Science so I have been surrounded by an array of animals my whole life. I’ve volunteered at Paws4Ever animal shelter in Mebane and understand the responsibility that comes with handling dogs. Additionally, I’ve done hundreds of Wag walks in the area for years for many happy pet parents. I live near downtown Durham and look forward to walking your doggies!

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Larin MHillsborough, NC 27278

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Hey y'all, my name is Larin! I recently moved to Denver from North Carolina and am working as a math teacher at my neighborhood middle school. I regularly walk and puppy-sit my roommate's dog, but that's not nearly enough dog time for me! I've volunteered at animal shelters and regularly puppysit for my friends and family. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio and I hope to meet your dog soon!

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Carolyn RHillsborough, NC 27278

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I am an experienced, enthusiastic, and energetic dog sitter and walker. I’ve worked with pups ranging from timid toy poodles to hyperactive pit bulls, and I love getting to know each dog as a unique individual with their own needs and preferences. I am up for long, athletic walks to tucker out your furry friend, but I am just as glad to take your baby on a leisurely stroll around the block. I look forward to meeting your pup soon!

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Ryan GHillsborough, NC 27278

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Hello my name is Ryan! I have been surrounded by dogs my whole life, from super energetic Border Collies, to more prone to napping Bernese Mountain Dogs. I have a special place in my heart for big dogs, but there's definitely plenty of room for dogs of all sizes. I am really looking forward to meeting and playing with your dog!

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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

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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

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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!