Dog walking in Mills River

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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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Kelsey BMills River, NC

5.0

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“Full-time pet caretaker (& pet lover & cuddler)”

Hello, I’m Kelsey! I have always been a MAJOR dog lover. When I was really young, I used to wish for a pet puppy each year as I blew out my birthday candles. My wish came true in 2003 with a rescued papillon mix, and since then I have owned three wonderful dogs. In 2010, I started walking and "dog-sat" for a variety of breeds- everything from chihuahuas and dachshunds to pit bulls and boxers! I cannot wait to meet your fur-baby and give them all the exercise and attention that they need!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Adam DMills River, NC

4.9

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“9/10 dogs think my jokes are hilarious.”

Hey there! My name is Adam. I am a 32 year-old cancer warrior, teacher, author, and dog-lover-extraordinaire. I've raised dogs most of my life and they've all turned out fairly well. Most are off to college now and I'm missing them dearly. Thus, I am here looking for new canine-friends. I am an avid cyclist, runner and thoroughly love long walks/talks with pups. Hopefully your pup and I can bond over politics and 30-60 minute jaunt!

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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, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Carrie SMills River, NC

4.9

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Hi, I'm Carrie and I have loved walking dogs w Wag! Most my logged walks took place in Los Angeles and I am now living in Asheville NC. I'm an avid animal lover and will treat your dog with love and respect. I absolutely love meeting new dogs and building a relationship. I also love to walk fast if yr dog is up for it. Thanks!

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Bianca MMills River, NC

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Hi my name is Bianca Moeller and I have been dog sitting and walking since I was about 10 years old. I grew up with dogs in the neighborhood and I currently have a small dog. I am very tentative to owner's instructions and to dog's mood.

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Tyler PMills River, NC

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Hi, my name is Tyler and I'm from San Jose, California. I've been around dogs of all sizes my whole life but have owned labs and a boxer pointer mix. I have dog sat, boarded, and walked multiple dogs over the last two years for family and friends. Some of the breeds I have watched are shitzu, labrador retriever, and English mastiff. I am looking forward to meeting your furry friends!

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Tarah HMills River, NC

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Hi I’m Tarah I grew up with dogs and have had all different sizes of them through my life. Dachshunds, a pit bull, and a chocolate lab. I have walked dogs and sat for friends and families all throughout my teenage years and early twenties. I just got married and recently moved here and we don’t have an animal yet :( I’m excited to be able to help you and your pooch and have some dog fun back in my life!

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Robert SMills River, NC

4.9

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“Asheville professional providing great dog care”

I am a young professional living in Asheville and looking to help some people out by walking their dogs! I grew up with a dog but don't currently have one because my space is too small and wouldn't give a dog enough room to get out and play. I like being outside and walking a lot, so this is a great chance to do that more while spending time with dogs too!

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Kyra PMills River, NC

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When I was 5 years old my family got two dogs, who became the two animals that taught me responsibility. They also inspired my love for animals, and now I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from North Carolina State University. I have had volunteer experience at a dog and cat animal shelter, owned animals of a variety of species, and worked as a kennel technician and can comfortably administer various forms of medicine. My idea part time or temporary job is one outside and with animal which is why being a pet walker/sitter is perfect.

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Savanna BMills River, NC

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Hello! My name is Savanna and I recently moved to Asheville following completing my Environmental Management Master's degree, concentrating on wildlife conservation. I have extensive experience as a dog walker and pet sitter as my parents own a veterinary practice; I’m naturally an animal person and what better way to get to know my new city than walking around with a pup?! My availability is vastly open, but I am also available for pet sitting. I can't wait to meet you and your furry loved one!

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Miranda SMills River, NC

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Hello, my name is Miranda and I am originally from North Carolina and am very excited to be here in Austin and experience all that it has to offer! I am a college student working towards by Bachelor's in Social Work and have been a lover of all animals, especially dogs and horses, since I was three years old. Currently, I do not have the space or resources to properly care for a dog of my own and have felt a void in my life without a furry companion. I have also always had a passion for the outdoors and am happiest when I am able to be outside exploring and experiencing the city, people, and pets that surround me. I could not imagine a more perfect job for my interest and hobbies and am very excited to meet you and your pooch!

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Dog Walking in Mills River

Mills River is a beautiful North Carolina town with lots to offer its furry residents and visitors! This town has one off-leash park your pup is sure to love, and it’s just a short drive from many other fun parks that welcome dogs on and off-leash. If your dog needs to see a veterinarian, there are two highly-rated veterinary clinics in Mills River.

If you’re looking for a fun place to hike with your dog, check out the Pine Tree Loop Trail. This trail is located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, which is 16 miles from Mills River. As you walk along this two-mile trail, you’ll pass through fields filled with wildflowers, and you’ll also get amazing views of the mountains surrounding the trail. Bring water and doggy bags, and have a great time hiking here.

Pulliam Creek Trail is another furrific place to take your dog for an on-leash hike. Located 20 miles from Mills River, this 6.5-mile trail takes you through the forest, up hills, and by scenic Pulliam Creek. Your dog’s tail will wag with excitement when they see this beautiful trail.

Mills River and its surrounding towns are filled with woofderful parks, restaurants, and shops that welcome dogs. When you’re in Mills River, you and your dog will never have to worry about running out of things to do together! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Mills River

Hooper Lane

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
180 per sq. mi.

Hooper Lane

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This neighborhood is home to Mills River’s one off-leash area, Mills River Dog Park. This fun-filled dog park has two separate areas: one for large dogs and one for small dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less. Both areas have lots of space for dogs to run and play, and there are benches for owners to relax on while their dog plays. If your dog gets thirsty, water is available. If you’re hungry after the park, head over to Mills River Restaurant. This casual diner allows dogs at their outdoor tables, and they serve burgers, sandwiches, steak, seafood, and more.

Central Fletcher

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
347 per sq. mi.

Central Fletcher

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When you’re in this Fletcher neighborhood, you won’t want to miss Morris Broadband Dog Park. Located seven miles from Mills River, this dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs to play in. The park also has some fun agility equipment, including ramps and hurdles. There’s no water available in the park, so it’s a good idea to bring some with you. After the park, continue your fun day out with lunch at Blue Sky Café. Grab a table on their dog-friendly outdoor patio, and enjoy delicious burgers, salads, wraps, and melts. This is a local favorite spot, so you'd be barking mad to miss it!

Bent Creek

24
Population Density
578 per sq. mi.

Bent Creek

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If you’re looking for a pawesome place to hike with your dog, check out The North Carolina Arboretum. This 434-acre arboretum is eight miles from Mills River, and it has 10 miles of hiking trails to explore with your dog. If you want to take a short but beautiful trek with your dog, try the 0.5-mile Azalea Collection Trail. This trail takes you past Bent Creek and through the arboretum’s azalea collection. If you’d like to take a longer hike, try the 1.2-mile Carolina Mountain Trail. As you go along this trail, you’ll pass through three types of forest, and you’ll see the peaceful Wolf Branch cascades. No matter which trail you choose, you and your dog are sure to have fun hiking here!

Lucerne Park

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
578 per sq. mi.

Lucerne Park

12

Lucerne Park is home to Patton Avenue Pet Company, a pawesome pet store with its own dog park. Located 18.5 miles from Mills River, this dog park features one fenced area where dogs of all sizes can play together. There’s a toy box in the park filled with fun toys, and there’s a plastic swimming pool where dogs can cool off on hot days. After your dog is finished playing in the park, head into the store and get your pup a special treat. The store has tons of nutritious treats for dogs, and they also have toys your pup is sure to love.

Stoney Fork Road

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Population Density
55 per sq. mi.

Stoney Fork Road

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Looking for another beautiful place to hike with your dog? Check out Craggy Gardens! Located 35 miles from Mills River, this park is home to numerous tall, jagged craggy rocks. You can get an up-close look at these crags on the park’s 1.5-mile hiking trail. This trail allows dogs on-leash, and it takes you up to a viewing point where you’ll get amazing views of the nearby mountains and forest. If all this hiking makes you hungry, Craggy Gardens has a picnic area where you can enjoy lunch or a snack with your dog. You and your dog will both have a great time at this unique natural site!