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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.
My name is Elicia & I recently moved to Ithaca! I’m an Anthropology PhD Candidate, but am back in the US from my dissertation work. I follow all CDC guidelines to slow the spread of COVID19 (available on 08/24, which is after a 2 week quarantine). I'm originally from Los Angeles & have lived in PA, CO, & AR. I’ve taken care of pets since 2006 & love to keep pups company when their parents are away! I enjoy going on long walks and would love to explore this new city with your pup!
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Oral medicine administration, Fast walker
I grew up having multiple dogs at home, and as an adult I've helped my mom rescue dogs with special needs. Additionally, I've spent a lot of time dog-sitting for friends.
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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
I grew up with lots of different pets, and loved animals so much I got a degree in Wildlife! I have over a year’s experience working in a small animal vet hospital, and I am hoping to go to vet school eventually so that I can continue working with animals for the rest of my life. I have experience working with dogs of all sizes and temperaments, and I can’t wait to meet your dog!
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Hi, my name is Samantha, but you can call me Sam. I grew up taking care of my friend's and neighbor's dogs, and raising dogs of my own. I have worked at many boarding facilities, doggie daycares, and veterinary clinics with dogs of various breeds and temperaments. Currently, I am applying to veterinary school in the hopes of fulfilling my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. I am so excited to meet you and your fur babies!
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
I’m Ellie, and I’m a lifelong dog lover. I started walking for Wag! in 2018 when I was living in NYC, and now pick up walks wherever I am/go! I also have experience sitting, namely Daisy the Shih Tzu.
Growing up, my parents and grandparents always had dogs. Sometimes, we even had puppies! I have an Alaskan Malamute of my own, and I've lived with roommates that had their own dogs. I have experience with many different breeds including blood hounds, chihuahuas, mastiffs, shitzus, golden retrievers and labs.
Cortland West is a community and census-designated place on the western side of the city of Cortland, New York. This community is close to plenty of businesses, airports, and state parks. The larger city of Cortland, where Cortland West is located, is in the Appalachian Plateau in Central New York. It is about halfway between Syracuse and Binghamton. This county is mostly rural with a few busier communities. It rests on the edge of the Finger Lakes Region. Archaeologists estimate that native cultures were living and hunting in this area as early as 1500 A.D.
What is now Cortland County was a Native American Territory until the American Revolution, when it was used for the military and later turned into farmland. Today, the area is well-known for its industrial production of goods for consumers and government agencies both domestically and internationally.
Cortland and West Cortland are close to many major highways, making the area perfect for those pursuing higher education. There are several universities and colleges 45 minutes or less from these communities.
There is one animal hospital in Cortland West, on the southern side of the community. You can find a few more in the town of Cortland just next door.
Cortland West is a mostly rural and industrial area. Most residents head over to Cortland just minutes to the east for shopping, dining, and recreation. However, Doug's Fish Fry is on the Cortland West side of town and is a great casual eatery where you and your pup can enjoy plenty of delicious food at one of their two outdoor tables! You have to go inside to order, though, so you may want to bring another two-legged friend with you to hold the leash for a minute! Citizens Park is just a few minutes from Doug's Fish Fry and has picnic tables and open fields for an afternoon of dog-friendly fun.
Central Cortland is just a few minutes from Cortland West and is a great place to bring your pup for the day! Hairy Tony's is a unique, dog-friendly gastropub with plenty of dining options that you can enjoy in their outdoor seating area. There is a little something for all of the taste buds around the table -- you can enjoy everything from fresh salads to New Orleans pasta dishes! If you are looking to get some exercise, Yaman Park is just a few minutes away on the northern side of Cortland. This park is a puptastic wooded area with a lakefront beach and even a skate park to offer entertainment for the whole family!
Summer Hill State Forest is a beautiful dense forest with 4,355 acres of nature for you to explore, just twenty minutes from Cortland West. Visitors are able to hike, ski, hunt, and ride horses all through this park. Dogs are welcome on-leash. You will want a harness for sure, as some of the terrain may be more challenging, especially after rain or snow. The park protects more than 50 different species of mammals if you are into wildlife viewing. There are also more than 100 different bird species thriving in the forest. The area was settled first in 1792 and developed in the early 1900s.
Donahue Woods State Forest is 30 minutes from Cortland West and is a pupperific natural oasis with more than 1,000 acres of rugged recreational land where you can hunt, view wildlife, hike, and even bring a snowmobile during the winter! The forest has an access road that runs right in the middle. There are no formal hiking trails, so many hikers use the access road to get from one end to the other. You can hike anywhere in the park as long as there are no posted signs stating otherwise. Dogs are permitted on leashes and with proper licenses. The park was originally used as part of the area's agricultural development, which failed to flourish due to poor soil quality.
Taylor Valley State Forest is about 30 minutes from Cortland West. It is also known as Seacord Hill and is comprised of 4,638 acres. This tail-waggin' forest is great for family recreation throughout the year, with plenty of space to hike, camp, and observe nature. The Cheningo Day Use and Camping Area is a popular destination for families looking for a quiet place to escape from it all for a little while. Primitive camping is allowed almost anywhere, as long as you are 150 feet away from a road, trail, or body of water. You can camp up to three nights with fewer than ten people without a permit.
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