Dog walking in Highland Lakes

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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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Jennifer DHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

5.0

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“Fullofenergy!”

Hi, my name is Jen and I have been a dog owner for years. I love playing with them and seeing their tails wagging when I come home. I love seeing how happy dogs are when I come to someone’s house and see a dog with their tail wagging away knowing they are going for a walk. Makes me so happy to see that!

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Patty HHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

4.9

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“Dogs are the best! They make us happy!”

Hi I’m Patty! I love dogs. I have been watching dogs professionally over 8 years and started w Wag in Feb 2019. I have 2 tiny dogs myself and a huge Alaskan Malamute now but grew up w Shepard’s and many Alaskan Malamutes. I will take great care of your dog so please be sure to know they are in great hands. . Thank you!!!

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Vanessa FHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hello! I am originally from New York and I have worked with animals for over 10 years. I have experience working in a veterinary hospital, a doggie daycare/hotel and am currently working as a dog groomer! I love dogs of all sizes and breeds.

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Samantha DHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

4.9

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“Big or small, I’ll love them all!”

I have experience caring for and walking dogs of all ages and sizes with varying health issues. I’ve grown up with Swiss Mountain Dogs, Labs, and Pit Bulls. I love meeting new dogs and am always excited to have the chance to be outside with them! I will treat all animals with love as if they were my own and I will respect all the wishes of the dog owners!

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Joy GHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

4.9

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“Here to keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe!”

Hello! I’m Joy, a college student from New Jersey where I grew up in a neighborhood full of dogs and cared for them all, big and small! I’m committed to making sure your dogs are cared for and comfortable no matter where they are or what needs they have. I’m a dance major, so I have the stamina to keep your pup in shape! I also understand how to handle high pressure animal situations and keep all involved safe and happy. I’ll be sure to make your Wag! experience a positive one!

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Denise MHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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“Let’s get outside and explore this wonderful world”

I’ve always been passionate about being involved w/animals.At 10 I began volunteering @my local animal rescue S.T.A.R.TII where my dedication shined & got me into more involved rolls within the org.I was entrusted w/taking full care of many animals,administered meds,fostered @my fam’s home,&even helped w/the adoption process.Over the years my love for animals hasn’t changed-it only grew.I would be honored to meet your furry family member&privileged to get them out for new interaction&exercise.

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Alison MHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hi! My name is Ali and I’ve been a dog owner since I can remember! Currently, I have two adorable pups of my own: a boxer named Pax and a german shepherd mix named Archie! Archie was rescued from the Middle East where he was injured and needed one of his legs amputated. It doesn’t slow him down at all! I have dog-sat for numerous families in the past with both small and large breed dogs and I love everything about taking care of them :) I’m always looking forward to meeting and walking new dogs!

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Jan KHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

4.9

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“Every dog is a new experience.”

Hello, I’m Jan. For 11 years, I used to have a 70 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback hound. We walked a lot and always hiked together. She was put down and I have been rather dog-less since then. I became a walker to fill a void in my life and to help other owners care for their best friend. Every dog is a new experience, which is why I don’t mind walking any breed or mix. I have the most experience with large dogs, but I would be more than happy to take care of your unique friend.

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Olivia RHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hello! My name is Olivia, and I have been part of the Wag team since 2017. I have been walking and caring for dogs my whole life, and I worked in an animal hospital for 4 years as well. I love animals of all kinds, and I try to keep my schedule fairly flexible so I can walk or sit dogs when I’m needed! I look forward to caring for your pup!

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

Jennifer NHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

4.8

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I have dealt with dogs all my life. I can match any energy level to any dog. I have a rambunctious 3 yr old pup and a hyper runner 3 month old aussie so I know how to be patient and or stern if needed.

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Dog Walking in Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes in Northern New Jersey lies near the border shared with New York. It is surrounded by the Wawayanda State Park, and this location is probably key in the community’s dedication to natural resources.  Once a summer retreat from New York City just across the Hudson River, now many of the homes are occupied year-round as residents embrace the opportunities for outdoor activities on the lakes and in the parks surrounding them. Dog-lovers and their pups are no exception, and there is much to enjoy in Highland Lakes for both.

The Pequannock Water Shed region is a popular hiking destination that is a great getaway for a dog-lover and his favorite furry friend. The watershed is a vast area covering much of Passaic County in which Highland Lake resides, and its Hank’s Pond Loop is a popular one. The 5-mile trail accommodates all skill levels, including leashed dogs. The views of the lake are spectacular, and there are large numbers of waterfowl and other wildlife for Fido to sniff out. The trail surface is dirt with interesting rocky outcroppings. Please note that a permit is reqired to hike in the watershed area.

Whatever Highland Lakes natural resources you choose to explore, you will delight in the varied terrain and ecosystems in this rural area of northern New Jersey. Woofderful!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes Town Center

48
Population Density
353 per sq. mi.

Highland Lakes Town Center

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Wawayanda State Park is a pet-friendly area that offers many amenities and activities for a human and her furry bestie in the shadow of Wawayanda Mountain. Forested land surrounds Wawayanda Lake, which features non-motorized boating and paddling, as well as fishing its stocked species. The clear water is great for swimming, and while Fido can’t venture onto the beaches, he can certainly jump in the water from a boat or canoe, both of which are available to rent! There are more than 40 miles of marked trails for hiking, some more demanding than others, including the trail to the top of Wawayanda Mountain. A 20-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail passes through the park, and this section is rugged with rocks and steep terrain. The winter brings cross-country skiing, ice fishing, skating and snowmobiling, and your fur-baby is welcome to join you for all of it. Truly a dog-friendly recreational park, this one is not to be missed if you are in the Highland Lakes area of New Jersey!

Willowbrook

36
Population Density
201 per sq. mi.

Willowbrook

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The Willowbrook neighborhood of Highland Lakes is home to High Breeze Farm, a 160-acre working farm that is dedicated to traditional agricultural methods. In this way, High Breeze maintains a historical perspective on farming. Visitors are welcome, and leashed dogs, too. Because the farm is part of Wawayanda Park, and hiking trails pass through its property, people and pups are a frequent sight. Families are frequent visitors as well, so gather the kids and the fur-baby and head on over! The farm has a farm stand where they sell their eggs, meat and maple syrup, so stop by and take home a treat!

McAfee

24
Population Density
462 per sq. mi.

McAfee

24

 McAfee is a neighborhood of Vernon, a township immediately to the west of Highland Lakes. This neighborhood is where you’ll find the Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park, set on 2 acres of fenced grassland. A stand of trees in one corner with benches and chairs provides a shady spot for humans to sit while their dogs frolic and get to know one another. Drinking water and toys are provided, as are waste bags tied to the fence for your convenience. The grass is a pleasant surface for the pooches’ feet and there is ample space for ball and frisbee-tossing, or just running at full speed. 

Vernon Town Center

12
Population Density
293 per sq. mi.

Vernon Town Center

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The Town Center neighborhood of Vernon is home to the dog-friendly Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area which contains a 3-mile rail trail perfect for hiking with your fur-baby. The scenic trail has a slight upward incline toward an abandoned iron mine, but is generally flat, with a surface of dirt and rocks, some big but not impossible to get over. The trail is wide enough to accommodate side-by-side hiking and more than one dog in tow, and provides scenic views, especially from the elevation around the mine. All of the trail is shaded, but be sure to carry plenty of water for yourself and your pup. In the winter, the trail is groomed for cross-country skiing. It’s pawsome!

West Milford Town Center

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
878 per sq. mi.

West Milford Town Center

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West Milford is a town adjacent to Highland Lakes on its eastern side, and the Town Center neighborhood is where you’ll find the West Milford Dog Park on the property of the Pequannock Feed and Pet Supply store. It features separate large and small dog sections, with double safety gates for each. Its grassy 1 acre is large enough for the fastest runner and the most raucous play. The park provides drinking water, waste bags and receptacles, plus benches for the human members of the family to sit and chat with other humans while the doggos frolic. There is even agility equipment for those dogs and owners inclined toward more structured play or training. Woofderful!