Only a handful of people reside in the borough. It is a whistle-stop on the way to other bigger places. It doesn't have many services within its boundaries, but that doesn't mean a person with a pup won't find the borough to be a decent place to visit or even to live. It is close to everything a family with a canine member could want or need. Any kind of veterinary care can be found within a short five miles from the borough in the larger adjacent towns.
The town does not have its own park, but it is three miles to the north to one of Camden County most fascinating parks. The Pennypacker Park is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Here, in the 19th-century, an almost complete Hadrosaurus dinosaur skeleton was discovered. The park today features a marker commemorating that find. The park's pleasant hikes through the forest and along natural terrain make it popular with locals and tourists alike. A leashed pup is welcome to walk the path of the dinosaur with a two-legged companion.
Just fifteen miles south of Tavistock is New Jersey's largest state park. Wharton State Park has 122,800 acres of land set aside for recreation and conservation. Wharton includes a large number of marked and unmarked trails for a person and a leashed pup to explore together. It also features access to the Mullica River, which is very popular for canoe floats and for kayaking. Wharton includes camping facilities which cater to families with children and dogs.