Dog walking in Matthews

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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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“More than a walk - Extra Photos & Play/spoil time”

My volunteer time in vet clinics, providing many years off care to my, family & friends’ fur babies, has me well equipped to provide the level of care your bark & purr family members deserve. During my years with Wag, I’ve strived to make sure dogs get attention &/or play time before & after their walks. When doing boardings, sittings & walks, there will be plenty of photo updates, detailed reports of care and grooming/training (as needed/requested). Your baby’ll surely get lots of love from me!

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Can run with dogs, 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

“Caring for your fur babies like I do my own!”

My name is Alyssa and I have been caring for animals at home and as a career for my whole life. I have several years of experience in the boarding industry and in walking and sitting dogs and cats privately for a more up close and personal experience for pets and their owners. I adopted my dog Ruger in 2016 and he is my best friend! I also have a sweet cat named Roxie who is about 10 years old. I can't wait to meet your fur babies!

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

Dog Walking in Matthews

Southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina, lies the large suburban town of Matthews with a total population of 27,198 (2010 census), The size of Matthews compares to that of a small city but the close-knit community gives this place the vibe of a small town. Not only do people look out after one another; they also hold a warm heart towards animals.

Matthews, North Carolina, does not have its own dog park, but there are plenty of dog walking areas in the neighborhood. The Frazier Park, the William R. Davie District Park, and the Reedy Creek Park, located in Charlotte, are magnificent regional parks that have a special, designated area for dogs. These areas are fenced and allow for dogs to run and play off their leash. The parks also offer beautiful nature trails to enjoy as long as dogs are on the leash.

Other places that warrant a visit for dog owners are Bruster's Real Ice Cream, which even has a small dog sundae on their menu, and McAlister's Deli, where dogs can accompany their owner on the patio.

Visitors to Matthews, North Carolina, with pets should check out the Country Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge East Inn & Suites as animals can stay for an additional charge.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Matthews

Downtown Matthews

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Population Density
31,495 per sq. mi.

Downtown Matthews

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Downtown Matthews is a cornucopia of dog-friendly restaurants waiting for you and your pup to enjoy! Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is a local favorite serving up tasty sundaes for humans and dogs alike. Their canine concoction is totally free, and with dog bones crumbled on top, it’s sure to make this ice cream shop your furry companion’s favorite stop. For something a bit heartier, check out Beantown Tavern, McAlister’s Deli, CharBar No.7, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Bisonte Pizza Co. or Moochie’s Tavern, all of which feature tantalizing menus, outstanding service and outdoor seating areas where pooches are welcome to join diners.


East Forest

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
13,756 per sq. mi.

East Forest

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The East Forest neighborhood is located in the northwest part of the city and is home to the 462-acre McAlpine Creek Park. This beautiful park features a 2 mile bike trail and a 1.5 mile nature trail as well as the Park and Recreation Department’s first off-leash dog park called Ray’s Fetching Meadow. This 1 acre dog park is completely fenced in to provide your dog with plenty of room to enjoy leash-free fun. McAlpine Creek Park and Ray’s Fetching Meadow are both open 7 days a week from 7:30 AM until sunset, and all dogs with current rabies, DHLPP and Bordetella vaccinations are welcome to visit.


Marshbrooke

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Population Density
14,377 per sq. mi.

Marshbrooke

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The Marshbrooke neighborhood’s Idlewild Road Park is located in the northeast corner of the city and sprawls over 125 acres. This urban park features a playground, two softball fields, two picnic shelters and several tables for humans, as well as a 1.5 mile nature trail that can be enjoyed by humans and canines alike. Let your companion give his nose a workout sniffing along the trail, then let him cool off in one of the park’s water areas. While you’re there, enjoy the breathtaking views that only North Carolina has to offer. Just remember that this expansive park is not fenced in, so you will need to keep your dog on a leash at all times.


Hoods in Matthews

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Population Density
3,954 per sq. mi.

Hoods in Matthews

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While the Hoods neighborhood isn’t the best place to go if you want to take your canine companion to a park, this area does have a few spots where you can go to pick up supplies or spoil a pampered pooch. Neighborhood Feed and Tack is a family-owned company offering a complete range of quality pet food and supplies. Nearby is A Barking Boutique Pet Parlor, which is the place to visit when your pup needs some pampering. From grooming and boutique fashions, to the scrumptious treats in the Barkery Buffet, this little store is packed with lots of things you and your dog will love!


charlotte

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Dog Parks
6 parks

Population Density
859,452 per sq. mi.

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Located just 12 miles from Matthews, Charlotte is a bustling city with numerous amenities and activities for pets and their parents. The city’s six parks welcome off-leash canines and their companions for lots of adventure-filled days. Frazier Dog Park, one of the city’s most popular destinations, features separate areas for large and small dogs and a public water supply to keep thirsty hounds hydrated. Willian Davies Park is another place with plenty of open space for pups to enjoy. Charlotte is also home to The Dog Bar, the area’s only bar that welcomes dogs and features an off-leash play area that pets can enjoy while their owners sample the full-service bar. When you and your pup visit Charlotte, you’re both sure to make some pawsome new friends!

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