Dog walking in Paterson

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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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John LPaterson, NJ

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“Dog walking is no job; it's a passion!”

Hi there! I have been walking dogs in Hoboken, NJ for over 2 years now, which I absolutely love! I have had an endearing love for dogs since 2001 when my parents finally gave into the many pleas of my two younger brothers and I to get us a dog. We were introduced to Tiki, a magnificent Black Labrador, who became the sister we never had.

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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

Pedro BPaterson, NJ

4.9

(3106)

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I have house sited and pet sited for customers who requested overnight stays. I took care of cats and dogs. I'm comfortable with all breeds and sizes! Can't wait to meet your pup.

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Susi MPaterson, NJ

4.9

(2890)

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I doubt you're ever gonna find anyone who loves dogs more than I do. I've lived with dogs my whole life, walked at least 100 of my friends dogs, read dog books, volunteered at the Humane society in Hawaii, donate to ASPCA monthly, and just love them like crazy. I'm used to walking between 35.000 to 45.000 steps a day and can't wait to start walking your little one.

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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

Oquan PPaterson, NJ

4.9

(2098)

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I am a native New Yorker who has always had dogs growing up, including three pitbulls, a rottweiler and a pug. I currently have a 5-year old Shiba Inu named Rocky. I've always loved dog sitting for my friends and family. I'll walk your dog with the love and care that I do with my own!

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Matthew KPaterson, NJ

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I have lots of experience walking dogs. I’m eager, energetic, reliable and trustworthy. I will be cautious with your dog as I know how valuable they are to you. I will treat them as you would, as part of the family!

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Clarence HPaterson, NJ

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I'm Clarence. Born & raised in NYC & a single father of 2 boys, I was exposed to various dogs of relatives as a youth & have been in love with them ever since! I have experience with dogs of all sizes, ages & breeds, from Poms to Mastiffs. I love meeting new dogs & catering to each one's needs, as I know every dog is unique. I'm in great shape & run daily. I'd love to keep your pet healthy, fit & above all, happy! I'll treat your dog with love & respect & make your WAG! experience a PAWSOME one!

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Dan KPaterson, NJ

4.9

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Hi there. My name is Dan. I go to school at GW, and I'm looking to walk some local pooches to help pay for school. I'm new to the world of professional pet care, but I'm no stranger to caring for dogs. I have a basset hound mix named Bon Bon back home (who I miss like crazy) that I've loved and cared for the past 8 years. I've also had experience sitting and walking dogs for neighbors and relatives. I look forward to getting out to meet some new pups and brighten their days.

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Robert BPaterson, NJ

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Hi!! Robert here in NYC - long time dog owner & lifetime dog lover. I’m reliable & your dogs safety is my number one priority. I can’t wait to be your dogs new best friend.

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Gideon SPaterson, NJ

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(1611)

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Hello, my name is Gideon. I had two dogs when I was a boy, and I have always loved them. As an adult, I personally rescued a 6-month old Pit Bull Terrier who had been abandoned in the street, and she was the best dog ever! Training and raising her taught me a lot about how dogs behave, and how to walk them responsibly. Thank you for reading my bio, I look forward to meeting and walking your dogs!

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Camille EPaterson, NJ

4.9

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I’ve been a walker on Wag since 2016. I’m a professional violinist who has a passion for pet care and dogs! I have experience with senior dogs and special needs dogs as well as puppies. I cater the walk to your dogs exercise and playtime needs. I love all sizes and breeds and cannot wait to meet yours!

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Dog Walking in Paterson

Paterson, New Jersey is a place of urban living, with country adventure not far away for a person with a pup. There is one veterinary clinic in the city limits, but dozens in the neighboring municipalities, so you can rest easy knowing your pooch will be in good paws here! 

Paterson has two major parks on its eastern and western boundaries which will give you and your furry friend some fresh air and exercise. Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park sits on the western boundary of Paterson. This newly listed National Park has a 77-foot waterfall as its key attraction. The national park is a favorite destination for families and many educational groups. If you plan to hike here, note that the park is at high elevation, and some of the trails are steep. Your canine companion may accompany you on no less than a six-foot-long leash on the seven miles of trail in the park. The park includes places sit and picnic as well.

The second park on the eastern boundary is a Passaic County Park, Garret Mountain Reservation. This park offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation with your pup. The trails here wind up some steep hills, so come prepared with some good hiking boots and some water for your pal. There are scenic overlooks, fishing, and a castle all for a fun and restful day.  Plenty of places under shade trees make it easy to share a meal with your favorite furry friend.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Paterson

Glen Rock

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,635 per sq. mi.

Glen Rock

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The Glen Rock neighborhood in Hawthorne is located just three miles north of Paterson. The Goffel Dog Park will put some prance into your furry friend's paws! This is a fully fenced dog park with a mixture of grass and mulch for some much needed off-leash exercise. A few pieces of agility equipment will amuse your pup. The dog park provides waste baggies. All dogs play together happily in this single enclosure, so if your pooch doesn't play well with dogs of all sizes, you may want to give this one a miss. The main park has a duck pond and shaded paved walkways for you and your leashed pup to get some fresh air together. Numerous benches line the walkway, and there's plenty of shade.

Ridgewood

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,520 per sq. mi.

Ridgewood

36

Just six miles north of Paterson, you'll find Ridgewood Dog Park, located within Saddle River County Park. This fully fenced dog park lets dogs run sans leash and socialize with their own furry kind. A separate area is set aside for the small dogs too. This dog park's ground is a mixture of gravel with hints of grass and dirt here and there. No water is immediately available, but waste baggies are supplied. Human companions have very few places to sit. The main park offers opportunities for some hiking with your leashed dogs. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the large park.

bellevue Ave

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,971 per sq. mi.

bellevue Ave

24

Montclair is located nine miles south of Paterson. Pawesome pooches head on over to the Brookdale Dog Park for some off-leash playtime! A separate enclosure will keep little pups safe too. The dog park's ground is covered with a mixture of mulch, dirt, and grass. Water fountains for people and their canine companions keep everyone hydrated on the hottest day. Shaded benches let the human companions rest while their dog plays. Waste stations make pickups easy. Agility equipment gives dogs some extra exercise and challenge. In the main park, there are some nice walkways for some leashed strolls with your furry four-legged friend.

Lyndhurst

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,170 per sq. mi.

Lyndhurst

12

Riverside Dog Park in Lyndhurst, just 10 miles south of Paterson, has two fully fenced enclosures for a tail-waggin' good time! Those little dogs will feel comfortable playing in their own separate area. A mixture of gravel and natural terrain is comfortable on the paws and keeps a pup clean after a hard rain. Water is available for people and their pups. Waste baggies are amply stocked, so pick it up! Human companions can find shade along the perimeter of the park where seats are situated. Balls and frisbees let you play a game with Fido and his new friends!

Beverwyck

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,259 per sq. mi.

Beverwyck

0

Parsippany is a little further afield at 17 miles away, but Cameron Dog Park is well worth the drive! This furrific park offers a large, fully fenced enclosure for your pup to run and socialize leash-free. Pups pawsitively love chasing each other through the tunnels here. A separate section of the dog park is reserved for the smaller pups for safer play. The ground is usually covered with lush long grass in the summer months, but there are some uneven spots in the terrain, so be careful if you have mobility issues. Drinking water is available on-site, and waste bags are supplied. Pup parents can rest and relax under a large shade tree. This is a permit-only dog park; registration is through the city.