Hi, I'm Gabrielle! I grew up with my neighbors dog, Coco, and treated her as my own. From a young age, I'd go over and play with her and take her on walks. Around 9th grade, I began walking all the neighbors dogs professionally and absolutely fell in love! I love walking around manhattan, dogs of all different sizes and ages, from elderly Chihuahuas to 2 year old Rottweilers, and I'm a very experienced dog sitter. I'm so so so excited to meet you and your pooch!
Pet-friendly neighborhoods all share the common pleasantness that can be found in the streets of Millwood, New York. Millwood is technically a hamlet, which is a colloquial way of saying that the town is unincorporated land, but is still commonly "re-furr-ed" to as a town. Both humans and dogs love this atmosphere of informality! Millwood is under an hour away from the bustling skyscrapers of Manhattan. There are more trees, more dogs, and much fewer people in Millwood than the Big Apple. This is why pet lovers of all kinds have settled into the friendly neighborhood of Millwood.
Pet parents rest assured that their pooches have everything they need right here in the greater New Castle area. There are 7 pet groomers, 6 pet shops, and plenty of sights to see along the Hudson River. Since Millwood is in that limbo area between NYC and upstate, you and your doggos get the best of both worlds! There are hiking trails, like the North County Trail, filled with foliage for your trailblazing Fido. There are also pet-friendly restaurants that can deliver that New York pizza you've been craving!
It's nearly im-paws-sible to not have a great time in this hamlet with your pup in Millwood!
Does your dog like to put on his bow tie for fine dining experiences? It's hard for pet owners who also share a love for the finer things to find snazzy places to eat with the pooch -- unless you live in Millwood! Here, you can dine with your dog in the outside eating area at Spaccarelli's. This upscale Italian restaurant welcomes pooches with candlelight. At Spaccarelli's, you can order a plate of Italian classics like Salmon ai Carciofini, Veal Saltimbocca Romana, or Bistecca Alla Griglia. Bone Appetit! Bring some treats so your dog doesn't go crazy as you enjoy your meal!
Does your dog never tire out when it comes to walks and needs a rigorous hour-long walk every day? Your trailblazing pup will be right at home in North Millwood, then! You can start hiking at the Old Sawmill River Road along the 22.1-mile long North County Trail which ends at Baldwin Place Road. Along the way, you can see Mount Pleasant and scan for wildlife like Eastern Bluebirds or the White-tailed Deer. Make sure you bring plenty of water for your Fido to stay hydrated along the hike!
Is your well-behaved dog constantly craving for you to take off his leash off, so he can get in touch with his primordial canine roots? Then he'll love Gedney Park, which allows dogs to roam off-leash during designated hours in the morning. Sunday mornings are a great time to explore the two miles of trails the park offers when your Fido has the oppawtunity to run ahead without a leash. There are also a few small brooks in Gedney Park that your dog can splash in as you two walk around the various trails.
Is your dog a fan of the wilderness and rushes to get outside into the great outdoors? Residents living in South Millwood have access to a pawesome trail called the Kitchawan Preserve Trail. The preserve makes up 208 acres of protected land with open fields and native woodlands where you and Fido can see migrating birds as you walk along unpaved roads. As a former facility of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, there are plenty of gorgeous flowers to sniff out with your pooch in the park. The Kitchawan is pet-friendly, but your dogs must be leashed as they explore the park. No pass is required for admission.
Would your dog wag his tail in agreement with the sentiment that upscale French bistro fare needs to be infused with barbecue? Then he'll love accompanying you on a dining experience at Le Jardin Du Roi, which has exactly that style of cuisine! On the ‘Bark-B-Q’ menu, you can feast on Smoked Ribs, BBQ Burger, or the De mi Poulet et a Sauce Diable — barbecue chicken marinated in a mustard "diablo" sauce. On the French side, you can order French classics like Escargots, Les Moules Frites, and Le Saumon Fumé. Who said you couldn't be classy with your dog? No one in Millwood!