I am an equine science major . I have been walking dogs for friends and family for the past 6 years. I have owned cats and a rabit for basically my whole life.
Collingswood, New Jersey is a community in Camden County. This borough is just a few miles away from nearby Philadelphia. The location makes Collingswood simply pawfect for dog lovers who want to be close to a big city but need a little more room to run. There are three animal hospitals in Collingswood, which makes most pet owners rest a little easier knowing that their pups’ needs will be met quickly should an emergency pop up. The town has a fascinating history as a Quaker town. You will find unique “dry town” rules that are still in place in most parts of Collingswood to this day.
Dog lovers in Collingswood love to take their pups on walks to enjoy the scenery that the town has to offer. There are many historic homes worth seeing if you find yourself walking in the right neighborhood. The Stokes-Lees Mansion and the Collings Family Home are two such houses that date back more than 200 years. These historic areas are what make living in Collingswood so interesting. Your dog will be able to smell the history as you walk right past it. Leashes and rabies tags are required in public places in Collingswood.
North Collingswood is an amazing place to call home. If you are new to the neighborhood, you should spend a few weeks just walking the sidewalks with your dog, getting a feel for the history and the landscape. If you are just visiting, be sure to stop by Cooper River Lake for a stunning view. While out walking with your pup, make sure you have some waste bags in your pocket. With so many historical places to enjoy, the residents appreciate a little help keeping things clean. Maybe your dog will help sniff out those pesky squirrels from their trees! It’s a thankless job, but some dog has to do it!
West Collingswood has easy access to the highway, so it is ideal for commuting residents who need to be able to get in and out of the city quickly. Your dog will appreciate a few extra minutes with you in the morning if you don’t have to rush to make it through the city traffic, so living in this neighborhood comes with just a few extra perks. There are also a few historic homes throughout West Collingswood, so make sure you are on the lookout for historical markers during your travels. Just a few minutes farther west is the town of Morgan Village, with a unique history all its own as well.
Central Collingswood is just minutes from West Collingswood. This pawesome neighborhood is the hub of the historic buildings and homes that were built here as early as the 1700’s. Your dog can walk the streets with you while you read up on the town’s history and admire the homes from the outside. The Knight Park and Playground is right in the middle of town. This park makes a pupperific spot for a picnic or a game of fetch on a lovely day. Make sure you have plenty of waste bags with you to clean up after your pup, and keep some treats on hand for a little extra motivation!
East Collingswood is a quiet neighborhood just five minutes from the center of town. This neighborhood is a simple residential area with mostly single-family homes. The area is popular with younger families with children who want some room to grow, including those with furry children! Your dog will love walking the sidewalks with you in East Collingswood, so make sure you have a good leash and some waste bags with you. If you forget your baggies, the neighborhood has a few waste stations set up for you. Just a few minutes to the north is Cooper River Park, where you and your pup can play and splash the day away.
South Collingswood is another amazing place that many dog lovers are happy to call home. This neighborhood runs the length of the Newton Lake. The sparkling lake is a wonderful place to explore, but it also leads right to the Newton Lake Park, which is a well-kept and well-loved park that welcomes pets on leash with their humans. You will need to keep waste bags with you while visiting the park and the lake. You should also expect some parts to be busy during warmer months and on weekends. Your dog will make many friends during your visits here, so make sure she is ready to be on her best behavior.