Dog walking in Melville

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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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Erik KMelville, NY

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Hi! I'm Erik- photographer/writer/park extraordinaire- new to NY from sunny, dog-loving paradise of Austin. I've had Bearded Collies my entire life and love caring for dogs!

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Jessica ZMelville, NY

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My name is Jessica and I have over 10 years of experience in animal care that includes volunteering in dog rescue and working as a Veterinary Assistant. I have spent most of my time walking & socializing dogs in an animal shelter, and caring for those we've saved in a privately run boarding facility. Working with animals is my greatest passion and their safety & well-being mean the most to me. I can't wait to spend time with your pet!

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker

Gabriel MMelville, NY

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Hi everybody, my name is Gabriel. I’m a full-time dog lover and dog owner. I own a beautiful female boxer named Nicky she’s 11 years old and she’s the love of my life. I’ve grown up around dogs and am a formal dog walker for pet sitters club, during my time at pet sitters club I averaged 10-12 dogs a day I had a special relationship with each and every single dog. I have a keen eye for dogs body language is when they are agitated, sad and of course happy. I also maintained my friendship with dog owners that I’ve worked with in the past. I’m a responsible well spoken well-mannered individual and will take care of your dog as if it were my own.

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Julie BMelville, NY

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I love dogs of all types. My first dog was a beautiful dachshund. I also have experience with other breeds including the Lhasa Apso, black lab, doberman and pitbull. I am excited to meet your K9 best friend(s) and provide them with a fun and safe exercise in the great outdoors.

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Michelle MMelville, NY

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Hi, I'm Michelle! I have been a pet owner my whole life. I had 2 Yorkies, 1 Pomeranian, 1 Westie and 1 cat back in New York and I love them with all my heart. Now I live in Alexandria with my Pomeranian! Also, I have dog sat for over 3 years for family and friends. I just began dog walking and sitting in the metro area and am very excited to meet your dogs!

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Jazel GMelville, NY

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“I hope I can make your day less stressful :)”

Hello, my name is Jazel and I've taken care of all types of animals like guinea pigs, bearded dragons, fish, birds, cats, and dogs. I love them all and like to care for them. I have experience in taking dogs out, cleaning up after them, play time, and cleaning the rooms they stay in. I also make sure their food diet is what they are eating. I help out my older sister with her five dogs when I’m not working and cuddle with my cats.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Janet PMelville, NY

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“It’s all about your pooch!!”

Hi there! I’ve been a dog lover since childhood. I grew up with a terrier mix. I continued on to eventually add a black lab rescue to my family as we already had our family dog which was a Rescue. My last two dogs were both senior‘s. With some thought I decided to start my own Dog care business. I’d be honored to give your pup the special attention they deserve for our walk!

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Jamie SMelville, NY

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Dog lover here! I've owned dogs my entire life and am comfortable with all breeds, even the BIG ones! I am available for dog walking, and am especially suited to late night or last minute walks.

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Miguel GMelville, NY

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Hello my name is Miguel. I am pleased to admit that I love dogs. I have two female Mexican chihuahuas that are my love and life. I have experience in taking care of various dogs like huskies, boxers, Golden retrievers ect I have had a few dogs in my life. I am looking to be of help now and so on so please let it be you that your pup will be happy.

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Marlene SMelville, NY

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I started caring for many different types dogs about 20+ years ago. I have experience with walking, playing, pet sitting, boarding and administering various types of medications to and for dogs. I truly care about the animals I watch over and I aim to give a gold star service because that’s what all animals deserve. I, also, have equal experience with felines.

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Dog Walking in Melville

Long Island, New York houses so many pup-friendly towns, one of which is Melville. Located in Suffolk County, east of New York City, Melville is a beautiful town with a lot to offer dog-lovers. While there aren’t any vets in town, there are several animal hospitals and clinics in nearby Plainview and Huntington Station.

As your first activity together, leash up your four-legged companion and head to the West Hills Nature Preserve. This place offers numerous hiking trails and is a beautiful place to escape suburbia. From this preserve, you can hike up to the highest point on Long Island for stunning vistas of the surrounding land and out into the bays. There are picnic tables and lots of lovely trees to rest under for a spot of lunch. Bring water for you both and some clean up bags.

For a casual pup-friendly place to eat in the heart of Melville, head to Roast Sandwich House. The delicatessen-style food on offer includes soups, salads, wraps, paninis and a selection of sandwiches. Your pup is welcome to sit alongside you at one of their outside tables.

Sunday brunch is the perfect family outing, and The Refuge is the place to go with your dog. On Sunday’s, dogs are permitted to join their humans at one of the many outdoor tables. Enjoy your cup of coffee with some morning glory French toast, omelette or blueberry crumb pancakes. Happy Times Café also allow pets at one of their outdoor tables while you tuck into a chubby checker burger, wedge salad or John Wayne’s buffalo chicken.

With so much to see and do in this area and surrounds, you and your dog will love visiting Melville.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Melville

West Hills

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
757 per sq. mi.

West Hills

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North of Melville in Huntington is the West Hills County Dog Park in the West Hills County Park, where your dog will love playing off-lead with other pups and having a really good run. There are waste bags available on-site, but bring some water and a drinking bowl for when your pup has worked up a thirst. You will need to arrange a park pass or pay a fee for using the park at particular times of the day. Also in this area is the Walt Whitman Trail, where you can bring your dog for an on-lead walk through the forest. The main trail is 4.25 miles, but there are other shorter trails in the area to find.

Central Woodbury

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Population Density
1,655 per sq. mi.

Central Woodbury

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Head a little way west of Melville to Woodbury and you will come across the Trail View State Park. The 454-acre, 7.4 mile-long area is a popular place for hiking, allowing you and your on-lead pup the opportunity to escape suburbia amongst some beautiful woodlands. If you are hungry after your walk, head to Dugan’s Sandwich Shop for a fresh bit to eat with your pup alongside you at one of the outside tables. Nearby, Red Mango serve up delicious sweets of frozen yogurt, sorbets, smoothies and juices, and you can sit with your dog outside. It’s the perfect way to end the day!

Oakley

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Population Density
4,280 per sq. mi.

Oakley

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Directly north of Melville in Huntington Station, you will find a couple of great pup-friendly places to eat. Brendel’s Bagels and Eatery of New York has three pup-proof outdoor tables and renowned for their New York style bagels and gourmet sandwiches. Sweet or savoury – the choice is yours! Ralph's Famous Italian Ices also has three pet-friendly outdoor benches where you can sit with your buddy and enjoy one of their 150 flavours! After your lunch, head out for an on-lead walk around this area as there are lots of places to window shop and enjoy a little stroll up the main street of town.

Old Bethpage

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Population Density
585 per sq. mi.

Old Bethpage

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Bethpage State Park in neighboring Farmingdale is a 1,477-acre area with numerous walking trails throughout that are perfect for an on-lead outing and a little exercise for you both. The paved Bethpage Bikeway also runs through here from Merrick Rd (Massapequa) in the south and north for 12.5 miles. This multi-use trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and links up to the wider Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Within the Bethpage State Park, there are playgrounds for the human kids and plenty of open space for a game of catch. Or you and your pup can just relax on the grass together for a bite to eat. Bring your water bottles and Fido’s drinking bowl here, and remember to pack some clean up bags as well.

Long Island Ave/ Carlls Path

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Population Density
2,447 per sq. mi.

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Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve Trail in Deer Park is just seven mile southeast of Melville and well worth the drive for a lovely walk out in the forest. This dog-friendly trail is on easy terrain and the main loop is just 2.75 miles, but there are other trails to seek out along the way if you are up for a bit of exploring. The entire preserve is 813-acres and in total has more than 23.5 miles of trails and roads. Your dog needs to stay on a lead through here and always clean up after him. There aren’t any amenities out here, so come prepared with any food you might like and plenty of water for you both. You will need a free permit to visit this area from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.