Dog walking in Matawan

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Lucy MMatawan, NJ 07747

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I have been walking dogs for over 4 years now. I always make your dogs safety a priority, along with their comfort, emotional and physical well being. I love giving the best walk I can according to your dogs fitness level, I can even take your dog on a jog (weather permitting) or just a leisurely stroll. I always give extra time to settle them back home with refreshed water, treats or meals, practice a few commands, hugs, playtime and babytalk! l look forward to meeting your dog!

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Ian BMatawan, NJ 07747

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My name is Ian and I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana. I grew up with dogs and cats my entire life. Currently the family dog stays with my parents down south, and she is a black Lab mix coming up to 12 years now. My early teens I ran a neighborhood pet care service with my brother. We would walk our neighbors dogs and cats, as well as feed and bathe them. We also boarded an old terrier every now and then for an elderly couple. I'm currently an actor and I love animals and exercise, so this opportunity seemed perfect as a source of income.

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Kevin HMatawan, NJ 07747

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“Your friendly neighborhood dog walker”

I started pet sitting when I was in high school. Several of my friends had dogs that I would care for while they were away. To make extra money in college I began to walk and then board a local Shiba Inu; a gig I kept until I started working full time. I have always loved animals, but was unable to have any as a child because of allergies some of my family members have. Now my wife and I currently have two dogs (a beagle and a havanese/poodle mix), three cats, two rabbits, and a conure.

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

Baylee SMatawan, NJ 07747

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Hi! My name is Baylee, I’ve been dog walking/pet sitting for about 3 years now! I absolutely love animals, I worked at Petsmart for a year, which was awesome! I treat every dog as if they’re my own, your pup will be in good hands! It doesn’t matter what breed/size your dog is, I’m accepting of all kinds.

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Ivan GMatawan, NJ 07747

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Hi! My name is Ivan, I love dogs and animals alike. I like to believe that dogs are a member of their families! That being said they need alot of attention, care and exercise, so I'm here for you to ensure that your dog has a great time while you're attending your daily responsibilities! I hope to meet you and your dog!

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Anastasia AMatawan, NJ 07747

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““WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?” I did! :)”

Hi, my name is Anastasia! I have 3 dogs: a tea cup pomchi and 2 huskies, so I can handle large hyper active dogs just as well as tiny fragile ones that require being extra careful. I do walks, daycare and boardings - if your dog is friendly, they will have a blast playing in a large fully fenced yard. Growing up with dogs since early age I barely spent a day in my life without them by my side, I’m not intimidated neither by breeds nor sizes.I am ready to spend some quality time with your dog :)

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Lisa ZMatawan, NJ 07747

4.9

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“Must hug all the dogs!”

I’ve been dog walking for several years now with over 1300 walks. I have walked pups as small as a rat terrier to as giant as a mastiff. I walk dogs with anxiety and dogs that are aggressive towards humans & other dogs. I have a few pups that I administer medication to. I take what I do very seriously and treat each dog as if they were my own. I’ve never had any incidents (knock on wood)! I have 3 dogs of my own, a Shia Inu mix and the love of my life, a sweet pitbull and a goofy/giant Golden.

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George SMatawan, NJ 07747

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“get them paws walk”

Hi, my name is George. I love dogs and enjoy a casual walk anywhere. And what better way to do both than being a dog walker? The payment is extra bonus in doing what you love. I hope I can share my positive energy with as many canines and people as possible. Something as simple as taking a walk goes a long way. It makes everyone smile. i can't wait to embark on this wonderful opportunity!

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Chetney SMatawan, NJ 07747

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Hello! My name is Chetney. I grew up in NYC with my lovely dog Maximus; a German Rottweiler. Most of my experience comes from helping my father at his animal hospital in NYC; he's a Veterinarian Technician. I am a true animal lover and can't wait to meet your best friend!

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Hank MMatawan, NJ 07747

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My name is Hank. To say that I love dogs is an understatement. I have a passion for them. I often say that time spent with a dog is the best part of my day. Your dog will not just go for a walk, he or she will be out with a new friend.

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Dog Walking in Matawan

Having been settled in the 17th century, the borough of Matawan is quite a historic destination, but is also an incredibly scenic one. With long distance walking trails, sprawling green parks, pretty waterfront views, dog-friendly restaurants and four veterinary hospitals, Matawan is an area that is pawfect for exploring with your pooch by your side.

There are several pawsome dog walks to be had in Matawan, but one of the best is on the Henry Hudson Trail. This trail stretches out for around 24 miles, following along an old railroad track. There is so much to see along the way, from wetlands to meadows to streams, and with the path being shaded by trees most of the way, it is a pleasure to walk even on hot days.

If your pooch would prefer a shorter walk, there are some pawtastic parks in Matawan. One of the most scenic is the Lake Lefferts Lakefront Park, which features a man-made lake where you can enjoy water-based recreation activities, including fishing, kayaking and paddle boating.

For pups who enjoy dining out, there are a few dog-friendly restaurants in Matawan. One of the most popular is Eli's Hot Bagels, which has been using the same traditional bagel recipe since 1974, and boasts a wide range of toppings.

With so much to see and do in Matawan, this is a destination that will definitely keep you and Fido busy.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Matawan

Lower Matawan

48
Population Density
4,062 per sq. mi.

Lower Matawan

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Lower Matawan is quite a busy neighborhood, but is home to a few parks that will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the town center. Terhune Park is one of the most popular, with its large play area and patches of woodland. Right next to this is the Jeremiah E. Hourihan Field, where you will find another playground, a few sports facilities, a gazebo, and a short paved path that winds its way to a picnic shelter. Not too far away from here is the Joseph Penniplede Park, with its secluded play area, basketball court, and a paved walking trail that circles its way around the park. There are quite a few trees that line the path, giving Fido plenty of exciting smells to enjoy.

Van Ethel

36
Population Density
945 per sq. mi.

Van Ethel

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Matawan's Van Ethel neighborhood may be small, but it provides access to one of the best parks to be found in the borough. The Cheesequake State Park stretches out for 1274 acres, featuring everything from rolling green hills to hardwood forests to a large freshwater lake, which tends to be a popular fishing spot because it is stocked with trout, catfish, sunfish and more. What your dog will love the most are the five marked hiking trails that run through the park, showcasing the best of the park's natural beauty. There are also several picnic areas within the park, many of them quite secluded, making this the pawfect place to spend a few hours with Fido. 

Freneau Ave

24
Population Density
5,390 per sq. mi.

Freneau Ave

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Freneau Avenue is quite a green neighborhood, and is home to a couple of parks that your pooch will love. Begin at the Gravelly Brook Park, which has a small stream running through it. There are quite a few sports facilities here, as well as a playground and a paved path to ensure you and Fido can thoroughly explore the park. This neighborhood also provides access to Fordham Park, which is a small neighborhood park with a playground, basketball court and a large grassy lawn for your pup to sniff about in. When visiting either of these parks, don't forget to bring a lead and some doggie bags with you. 

Cliffwood

12
Population Density
1,468 per sq. mi.

Cliffwood

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The small town of Cliffwood is directly adjacent to Matawan, and boasts some pawsome activities to enjoy with your pooch. Begin at Guisti Park, which is the largest park in Cliffwood and is home to a few sports facilities, as well as a paved walking path. Midland Park is also popular with pups, as this park not only features a playground and sports courts, but also a patch of woodland that is pawfect for a dog walk. Dogs are welcome to explore both of these parks, but you will need to keep your pooch on a lead, and also have some doggie bags and drinking water with you.

Cliffwood Beach

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Population Density
3,516 per sq. mi.

Cliffwood Beach

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The neighborhood of Cliffwood Beach in Keyport is right next to Matawan, and there are some pawtastic dog walks to be had here. The largest green space that this neighborhood provides access to is the Cliffwood Recreation Area, which is a large expanse of green with a creek running through it. There are several unmarked trails that you and Fido can follow in this park, one of which will lead you to the Veteran's Memorial Park, where you will find sports facilities, a spray park, and a paved path. If your pooch still needs more exercise, head on over to Ross Field, which not only has a few sports facilities, but also a dense patch of woodland, complete with dirt trails that your pup will love.