Dog walking in Rutherford

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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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John LRutherford, 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

Susi MRutherford, NJ

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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

Matthew KRutherford, 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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Clarence HRutherford, NJ

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“Hello Pet Parents!”

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

Dan KRutherford, NJ

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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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Gideon SRutherford, NJ

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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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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Ashley WRutherford, NJ

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Ello! My name is Ashley, and I am a nature loving artist whose only desire in life is to love and be loved. I am passionate about creating things and exploring the wonders of life, as well as trying to change the world one smile at a time. I have grown up around many different animals and currently have a ferret who is more like my daughter than my pet. When I can I take her everywhere with me and do all that I can to make sure she has the best life that she can possibly have. It is my goal to open up a cuddle business where I offer love and support, reiki, therapy, and art lessons to those that would like to become the best versions of themselves that they can be. I have a background in psychology that I use everyday to understand all the living beings around me to adapt to the best possible way to interact with them as well as understand what makes them tick as a being.

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Camille ERutherford, NJ

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I'm Camille, I'm a graduate student studying violin in NYC. My animal experience includes volunteering for 5 years at the Randall Museum Animal Room in San Francisco, as well as working in a pet supply store. I grew up around dogs and I would be very excited to walk yours!

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

Selena LRutherford, NJ

4.9

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I'm a certified Dog Walker/Handler with Animal First Aid training and also with 10 years of experience with all types of dogs (and cats). I have been surrounded by animals all my life and still continue to be. Just how I treat my own animals, I bring the same amount of attention, love, and care to other's. Can't wait to meet you and 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, Fast walker

Sashalyn MRutherford, NJ

4.9

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“I ADORE DOGS! I'LL GO ABOVE & BEYOND FOR YOUR PUP!”

Hello there! I'm Sashalyn - major dog-lover and fun to be around! I've lived in New York all of my life and know my way around. I enjoy being around dogs of all shapes and sizes, drool or no drool. ;) I grew up around animals and ended up falling in love with dogs!

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Dog Walking in Rutherford

Rutherford is one of the many small boroughs in Bergen County, New Jersey overlooking Manhattan. Proud of its historical heritage, Rutherford is home to some historical places from the 19th century. Pooches will like traveling around the borough, exploring the adjoining areas of Lyndhurst or Clifton, both of which are home to furrific dog parks. Although it's lacking in outdoor activities, Rutherford makes up for it with plenty of dog-friendly eateries. There's also an animal hospital here to keep your pup in tip-top shape.

Lyndhurst Dog Park is the closest and the coolest spot for pooches to play off-leash near Rutherford. Located within the Riverside County Park area, the dog spot has a fenced terrain split in two for small and large pups, as well as a double-gated entrance. This is a great spot to spend a day or a weekend! Be sure to grab a sweet treats from one of the food trucks that frequent the park.

But if you want to dine out with your dog, stay in Rutherford. Matera’s On Park is a casual eatery with pet-friendly tables and a variety of mouthwatering American eats. And for some more exotic fare, stop by by Mambo Tea House with Cuban cuisine and an Asian tea lounge.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rutherford

Brookdale

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,523 per sq. mi.

Brookdale

48

Located in Essex County, Brookdale is a northern neighborhood of Bloomfield and the home of the pawpular Brookdale Park. This is a huge green area with multiple sports fields and open spaces for outdoor activities, as well as miles of walking trails, summer music festivals, and a dog park. Brookdale Dog Park is a one-of-a-kind spot with two separate sections for small and large mutts, gravel mulch, running water, and agility equipment. If you need to grab a bite, then dig into flavorful and delicious bagels at Hot Bagels Abroad, offering dog-friendly outdoor tables and casual fare. 

Mills Reservation County Park

36
Population Density
198 per sq. mi.

Mills Reservation County Park

36

Mills Reservation County Park, occupying the western part of Cedar Grove, is a large, green recreation area with an abundance of walking trails and majestic wilderness thriving with local wildlife. Your pup will love the extensive park, featuring more than 156 acres of open space to sniff and explore on-leash, as well as the variety of walking and hiking trails ranging from moderate to difficult. You can choose your own path based on your ability, but don't forget to conquer the main loop trail, which can be hiked in about an hour with Fido. You'll be rewarded with magnificent views of Manhattan and New York City from the top.  

Lexington Avenue North

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
10,311 per sq. mi.

Lexington Avenue North

24

Lexington Avenue stretches in the eastern part of Clifton, not far from Passaic. Once you pass the Botany village neighborhood, look closely for a green and marvelous recreation area at the corner of Lexington and Rudolph Avenues. Nash Dog Park is a newly established place for pooches on Lexington Avenue across from Hot Grill. The park features a low fence and plenty of grass and room to play and socialize. This park isn't usually very crowded, especially early in the morning, which makes it pawfect for timid pups. If you want to wear your buddy out anyway, bring some toys with you and prepare to play!

West Kearny

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
11,728 per sq. mi.

West Kearny

12

A suburb of Newark and a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, Kearny is a magnificent place to enjoy beautiful architecture and find a retreat in local parks. The western part of the city overlooks the banks of Passaic River, and offers easy and quick access to the water as well as a dog park. Kearny Dog Park is a very nice and clean dog park which suits perfectly for off-leash training and playtime. The park may be really crowded on weekends -- even all the benches are usually taken by dog owners chatting and sipping coffee! If it’s winter, don't forget to bring some drinking water with you -- the faucet is usually out of order in the colder months.

Overpeck County Park

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
236 per sq. mi.

Overpeck County Park

0

Overpeck County Park in Leona, New Jersey, is a huge recreation area resting on the banks of Overpeck Creek, occupying more than 805 acres and offering up to 5 miles of walking and hiking trails for advanced hikers and beginners! The park has multiple sports fields, a playground, and a neatly organized dog park. The designated dog area has plenty of room to run within the fenced and well-shaded area, and also provides benches and water drinking facilities. Enjoy the friendly company of the locals in one of the two separate areas for small or large pups, making new friends and having a blast!