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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Caroline RMills River, NC

5.0

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“Fun, active, loving, professional and reliable!”

Hi to all dog owners! My name is Caroline and I am a full time dog walker and pet sitter! I have always worked in animal care, starting in holistic pet shops when I was 16, and then I was a veterinary technician for almost 14 years! In 2017, I started a pet sitting and dog walking company, WNC Pet Care, which I am now the proud owner. Caroline

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Can run with dogs, 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

Tyler PMills River, NC

4.9

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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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Kelsey BMills River, NC

4.9

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

Amber JMills River, NC

4.9

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Hello! My name is Amber and I am the proud adoptive mother of a six and a half year old Cairn terrier poodle mix. I was active in fundraising efforts for FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) while living in southern Oregon. I thoroughly enjoy observing, intuiting and responding with compassion to each dog’s unique needs. I consider it a privilege to care for your beloved fur bundles of joy!

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

Sydney PMills River, NC

4.9

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Hey, I'm Sydney! I grew up with dogs and currently have a Standard Poodle as a little brother! I have previously walked with Wag! and have several years of experience pet sitting and walking for neighbors, friends, and family. I am physically active and can handle your fast walkers, strong pups, and high energy friends. I cannot wait to meet you!

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High energy dogs, Dogs who pull

Kevin GMills River, NC

4.9

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“Let’s pack snacks and make tracks!”

I’ve always loved dogs! I’ve had a lot of experience with learning to train my personal dogs. I volunteered at a local shelter in my city, and I often foster dogs as well. I had to give emergency birth to two liters of puppies for an elderly neighbor and after the second one I paid to have her dog altered. My three boys are my life. They are the most perfect fur babies I could have been paired with! I can’t wait to me YOUR furmily! I have been away from Wag! for a long time, but I’m back!

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

Stephanie BMills River, NC

4.9

(24)

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Hey there! My name is Stephanie and I can't wait to meet your pup! I grew up having dogs in my house and just recently adopted my own. I'm high energy, so taking pups for walks is right up my alley!

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Can run with dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Elizabeth KMills River, NC

4.9

(19)

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“Dog Charmer”

My pets are my children. When I got my dog 9 years ago, I took every step to train her properly and make sure she received the care and attention she needed. I can’t imagine life without pets. I’m often the person that bonds easily with animals everywhere I go.

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Training Exam Complete

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Can run with dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Janette FMills River, NC

4.8

(21)

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“Human girl seeks pup love”

Hey y’all! I’ve been working in behavioral mental health for several years. I’m the go to dog aunt, stand in pup mom and have been walking/boarding/sitting dogs for many years. I’m so fortunate to have so many fur babies in my life! I am looking forward to supporting a loved member of your family. Happy to lend a hand to dog families consistently or folks who need a walker in a pinch. Thanks so much for taking the time to read a little bit about me and feel free to reach out any time.

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Training Exam Complete

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Puppy care

Meredith WMills River, NC

4.8

(18)

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Hello. My name is Meredith. I am a animal lover with a long history of animal shelter volunteering , pet sitting and pet walking! I am looking to spend my time doing work that is positive for my well being and animal care is the perfect fit. I am 100% reliable, loving and responsible for your furry baby.

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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

36

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

24

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!