Dog walking in Forked River

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Gayle KForked River, Lacey Township

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“Love to Stroll”

Hi my name is Gayle. I have two rescues. I have a Beagle named Moose who is 15. I recently rescued from Korea, Hazel my newbie French Bulldog. I have had dogs my whole life. I can’t wait to meet your fur baby and care for them like I do mine. I love walking no matter what type of weather. I try and get in 10,000 steps a day and I would enjoy your pups company. Walk, run doesn’t matter to me. 20,30,60 minute walks are all fine with me. Drop-in / ASAP I have done those -can’t wait to STROLL!

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Katey RForked River, Lacey Township

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“Experienced, Caring Dog Walker!”

Looking for an experienced, friendly, trustworthy dog walker that will treat your pup with love & compassion? Look no further! I’ve worked with dogs for 2 years now as a kennel attendant/doggie daycare worker. Working with animals is my passion, my goal is enhance their lives in any way I can. Our pets make our lives better, so in return, I work to treat every animal I encounter with love & amazing care. I can’t wait to meet your pup!

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

Justin EForked River, Lacey Township

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Hey my name is Justin Esteves. I currently reside in Toms River NJ and have one dog of my own. Her name is Rosie a small chihuahua. I'm 28 and owner of East Coast Escape Room. I have a Batchelors in Education.

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Keith LForked River, Lacey Township

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Hello! My name is Keith and I have been a dog owner all my life. Growing my best friend was an all white coat German Shepard named "Star" and boy was he a star! Since then I've owned and taken care of many breeds from Dalmatians to Chihuahuas, and especially those lovable mix breeds. I am very familiar with all of the parks and pet playgrounds in center city Philadelphia and am always looking forward to meeting the next canine friend.

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Tiffany JForked River, Lacey Township

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“I’ll love them like my own”

Hi I’m Tiffany, I’ve spend my whole life around and caring for dogs large and small. I have 2 fur babies myself a shihtzu and a pitbull mix, so I’m well versed in handling. My ultimate goal is to keep your dog well exercised, happy and safe at all times. Let me take you fur babies for their walks and prove it.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Joseph SForked River, Lacey Township

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My name is Joseph, I am 26 years old. I am pursuing a career in education as I plan to become an elementary school or middle school teacher. I have my own German Shepherd dog who I spend most of my free time with. I got her as a puppy and I trained her on my own.

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Riley LForked River, Lacey Township

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Hi there! My name is Riley and I am a registered nurse from Long Island. I am new to New Jersey, but have a lot of experience as a dog walker. I have been a lifelong animal lover and enjoy taking care of pets, including my 3-year-old German Shepherd. I can't wait to meet you and your pup!

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Dawn MForked River, Lacey Township

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Hello pet parents! I am a 55 year old female who lives in a house in the woods of Jackson, NJ. I have had the pleasure of sharing my life with 3 precious dogs in my life, all rescued. My availability is flexible. I am a freelance bookkeeper working locally and remotely. Please consider my services as needed. References upon request. Thank you.

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Deven FForked River, Lacey Township

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Hi! My name is Deven. I have had the amazing experience of growing up with dogs. Learning to take care of them became part of who I am. I would love to help you out with yours!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Danielle GForked River, Lacey Township

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“Puppies are like Doritos, you can’t have just one!”

Hello! My name is Danielle and I have a dachshund named Leo. I also grew up with 2 amazing full-sized collies: Danny and Laddie. I work as a recruiter for my day job, but in my free time I would love to help take care of your fur baby as your dog walker.

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Dog Walking in Forked River

Located on the banks of the Barnegat Bay, Forked River is home to so much natural beauty. With everything waterfront parks to dog-friendly restaurants, as well as a highly rated animal hospital, this town has everything you need for a pawsome time with your pooch.

There are a few different parks worth exploring in Forked River, but one of the finest is Eno's Pond County Park. Having opened in 1998, this is a relatively new park, but has become a haven for local wildlife, with everything from snapping turtles to blue herons calling this park their home. Also within the park is a boardwalk leading to an observation deck, a playground, and several short walking trails.

For another walk in the wilderness, head to the Forked River Wildlife Management Area. There are over 3000 acres of hills, valleys, forests and more to explore here, as well as several different plant and animal species living in these grounds.

After walking up an appetite, treat your pooch to a meal at Fusciello's. This Italian butcher and deli specialize in freshly made items, with four dog-friendly tables for you and Fido to dine at together.

With so many different activities to choose from, Forked River is a town that will definitely tire your pooch out. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Forked River

Forked River Beach/ Forked River Point

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Population Density
1,940 per sq. mi.

Forked River Beach/ Forked River Point

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Some of the best walks in Forked River can be found in the Forked River Beach/ Forked River Point neighborhood, as this is where two of the town's most scenic parks are located. Begin at the Forked River Beach Bay Front Parks, which offers stunning views of the bay, with telescopes to help you to better see your surroundings, along with a playground, a fitness station and picnic benches. Not too far away is the Vincent Clune Park. This park mostly consists of various sports fields and facilities, but does have a paved path that is pawfect for a stroll with Fido.

Lanoka Harbor

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Population Density
1,419 per sq. mi.

Lanoka Harbor

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The Lanoka Harbor neighborhood of Lanoka Harbor sits right next to Forked River, and is home to a couple of parks that your pooch will love. The William Hebrew Park is the one most popular with children, thanks to its large, modern playground. The park also boasts a tennis court, a picnic pavilion, a fitness station and a half mile paved pathway. This neighborhood also provides access to Gille Park, where you will find a hockey rink, several sports fields, a play area, and dense wooded patches, with plenty of exciting smells to get Fido's tail wagging. Dogs are welcome in both parks, but you will need to bring a lead with you, as well as some doggie bags and drinking water. 

Sands Point

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Population Density
2,464 per sq. mi.

Sands Point

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The neighborhood of Sands Point in Waretown is adjacent to Forked River, and, with its waterfront setting, offers up some picturesque dog walks. Both of the parks in this neighborhood are located right on the water's edge, with Dock Avenue Park being the larger of the two. This is largely a passive park, but does have a gazebo and a few fishing spots. Just a short walk down the road is Oyster Creek Park, where you will find tennis courts, a basketball court, a boat ramp, a playground, and a patch of woodland that is pawfect for a dog walk, so long as you keep your pooch on a lead at all times. 

Skippers Cove

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Population Density
2,322 per sq. mi.

Skippers Cove

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Less than a mile from Forked River is the Waretown neighborhood of Skippers Cove, and there are a couple of green areas that are definitely worth a visit here. Start with the spacious Lighthouse Drive Park, which is a passive park that sits right by the marina, offering up colorful waterfront views and plenty of trees to sniff about in. Just a short walk away from here is Knots Landing Park, another passive park that sits by the water. This park boasts a couple of paved paths that will make it much easier for you and Fido to make your way around the dense covering of trees.

Bayville Town Center

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1,345 per sq. mi.

Bayville Town Center

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The Town Center of Bayville is less than a mile from Forked River, and although this may be quite a busy part of Bayville, there is a large and tranquil park here that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of town. The William J. Dudley Park has quite a bit of history behind it, and is now a pawtastic example of the region's rugged natural beauty. There are several recreational activities offered here, from swimming to canoeing to kayaking, as well as a walking trail for you and your pooch to stroll on. If your pup prefers sand to grass, head on over to the park's small beach, where the two of you can frolic about right by the water's edge.