Dog walking in South River

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Meredith CSouth River, NJ

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Hi! My name is Meredith and I grew up in New Jersey having been a pet owner my entire life. I am physically fit and am an avid NYC walker. I love meeting new dogs and take the responsibility of dog walking very seriously, making sure that every care and consideration is taken into meeting your dog's specific needs and habits. I look forward to meeting your four-legged best friend!

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Lucy MSouth River, NJ

4.9

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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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Kevin HSouth River, NJ

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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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Baylee SSouth River, NJ

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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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Anastasia ASouth River, NJ

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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

Jackie GSouth River, NJ

4.9

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“Your pups best friend!! Certified vet tech.”

I started pet sitting when I was about 12 years old. I am a vet tech, have been in the field for 30 years. I have a black lab and three cats. Love animals, it's what I do everyday!!

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Lisa ZSouth River, NJ

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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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Kathleen JSouth River, NJ

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I’m Kathleen Jimenez (Kathy for short), I reside in Princeton. I’ve always been a animal lover, I had a beagle, Pixie, as a part of my family for 14 years. We loved her so much, along with our cat Tito and Peter! We currently have two dogs, Kona and Kala. I have volunteered at SAVE, A Friend To Homeless Animals walking dogs. I’m always compassionate and gentle with animals, I would love to walk your dog!

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Chetney SSouth River, NJ

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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 MSouth River, NJ

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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 South River

South River is a borough in Middlesex County, just 36 miles southwest of New York City. There are many things to do here and in surrounding areas with your dog, including a host of parks that welcome four-legged friends and restaurants that are equally accommodating. There is a vet clinic in town, should Fido need some assistance.

Take your pup to the Daley’s Pond Recreation Area, a nice little park in town with a pleasant walk around the lake and plenty of grass to sit and relax on. There are benches for picnics, as well as a playground, basketball court and soccer field for the kids. 

The Edward A. Grekoski Park on the banks of South River is another lovely green space to take your dog. Set over 58 acres, there are numerous walking paths and places to sit and enjoy views of Bissette's Pond, or have your packed lunch. You will need to keep your dog on a lead in both of these public parks, but they are great places to get some exercise and fresh air.

There is lots to see in this quaint little town, so why not pop Fido on a lead and go exploring South River?

Best Dog Neighborhoods in South River

East Brunswick

48
Population Density
571 per sq. mi.

East Brunswick

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In neighboring East Brunswick, you will find three little parks you can take your pup to for some outdoor fun. Country Lane Park is 28 acres of open space where you can play catch, throw around a Frisbee or play chase until you are both worn out! When you need a rest, there are picnic areas and toilet facilities here. Abraham Shalit Park is next door and features a lake to walk around, and is also just north of Tices Lane Park. All of these parks are connected with a walking path and follow the Sawmill Brook for a scenic view as you take a stroll. Bring water for you both, and your clean up bags.

Summerhill Road

36
Population Density
3,143 per sq. mi.

Summerhill Road

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Just below South River in East Brunswick are two pup-tastic places to eat. Stewart’s Root Beer has four outdoor tables that welcome furry friends and have a vast selection of classic American eats on offer. Tuck into some wings or fries, a burger, hot dog, a delicious steak, or a sandwich or wrap of choice. For something a little more exotic, head to Koi Turkish Grill and take a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Here you can enjoy scrumptious chicken kebabs, felafel, red lentil soup, or some baba ganoush. Can’t decide? Go for a combination platter and try a variety!

Newton Heights

24
Population Density
3,816 per sq. mi.

Newton Heights

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The Great Oak Park in East Brunswick is another lovely little green space with some short walking trails to check out with your pup. There are water fountains on site, but bring a bowl for your thirsty companion. The park’s namesake, a great oak, is an impressive centrepiece and the perfect place to stop on the grass for a rest or something to eat. Adjacent to Oak Park is Butterfly Park, an 11-acre preserve with a cinder trail planted out to attract butterflies, a shorter meadow trail and woodlands trails as well. Your dog is permitted here, but must be kept on a leash. Come and enjoy some of Mother Nature’s finest works of art!

Fresh Ponds

12
Population Density
555 per sq. mi.

Fresh Ponds

12

Bicentennial Park in nearby East Brunswick is a 34-acre public park and a great place to take your pet for an on-lead walk. The 7-mile long lake provides a scenic view and the surrounding trails are an easy walk. Pack yourself a picnic and stop at one of the rest areas along the path to enjoy views out over the park and lake. Cook yourself and your pup a BBQ lunch or dinner at one of the grills on site. You will need to also bring your water and a drinking bowl for your dog, as well as clean up bags to keep the park in top shape for future visitors.

Red Lion

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Population Density
1,170 per sq. mi.

Red Lion

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In Milltown, less than five miles from South River, is the spectacular Rutgers Garden, a must-visit if you are in the area. The incredible gardens here have been carefully created and maintained by Rutgers University. It has quickly become a popular place for walks, day trips and special events with locals and visitors alike. Dogs are very welcome here, and will love exploring the grounds and checking out the plantings with you, but you will need to keep your pup on a lead and bring some clean up bags. There are many places to sit and enjoy the scenery here, so pack your cooler bag and make a day of it!