Dog walking in Highland Lakes

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Flexible scheduling

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Customized for your pup

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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Marie CHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hi! I'm Marie. I'm a biology student and looking to work in animal rescue! I have a lot of volunteer experience at various shelters. I love dogs and I am so excited to walk!

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Colton GHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hey my name's Colton! I'm 23 years old. I've had many years of experience being around all breeds of all dogs. I've owned 2 cockapoos. I volunteered at an a animal shelter and worked for a dog groomer as well. I love being out doors and taking care of dogs especially. Rest assure that your pets will be in great hands!

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Emily OHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hi! My name is Emily and I essentially have been around dogs my entire life. I’ve had lots of experiences pet sitting, pet boarding, and just simply being around dogs constantly. I’m used to working with all kinds of breeds, of all different sizes, so I’m confident in my abilities to be able to walk your dog and give them the best experience while we’re together! My goal is to ensure your dog’s safety, but simultaneously have fun with your dog, where they can be happy, free, and more importantly, getting some exercise! I’m looking forward to meeting your best friend!

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Alicia SHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hi, my name is Alicia. I have been walking dogs independently, while working at a daycare/boarding facility for the past two years. I also help my sister with her own dog walking business as a back up. I love all breeds and can't wait to meet your best friend.

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Patty HHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Mark RHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hello all! My name is Mark Riley and I am an avid animal lover. Since I was little my family has owned many dogs and cats and me and my mother have volunteered at the Bergen Animal Refuge taking care of all types of rescues. You can count on me to take care of your pet as if he/she were my own. Share my code MARK30650 with friends and family and they will receive $50 of free Wag service! They simply need to download the app and input this code into the payments section under “promotion code”. Thank you!

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Denise MHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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“Exercise and exploration furever friend.”

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

Katrina PHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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Hi! My name is Katrina. I've been a professional dog walker for 2 years now. I am very versatile in that, I am able to handle dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities. I am also a big believer in creating a close bond with every dog I walk. They become like family to me, and if I were lucky enough to walk your dog, you could be sure they would get the same care and love that I would give my own!

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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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Caroline HHighland Lakes, Vernon Township

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I have been waking with Wag since May 2017 and have completed almost 300 walks! I have been dog sitting my whole life. I am dog CPR certified and dog first aid certified. I also work at a doggie daycare and boarding facility. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to go above and beyond for you. I can’t wait to meet you and your dog.

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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

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 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

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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!