Montrose, New York is a community in the town of Cortlandt in Westchester County. This charming hamlet is found near the Hudson River and is full of tree-lined hills and steep, rolling terrain that makes for the pawfect view at sunset. Montrose has no animal hospitals in town, but there are a few in neighboring towns just 15 to 20 minutes away. Dog owners enjoy the openness that living in Montrose gives them to explore and enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural beauty around them. Their dogs aren’t complaining, either. You will find plenty of places to run and explore in Montrose with your dog as your trusty sidekick!
Make sure if you are visiting Montrose that you keep your pup safely on leash and you have your rabies tag with you. You will also want to make sure you have plenty of spare waste bags in your pocket for emergencies. Most of the land is privately owned here, and the residents take pride in their spaces. You will find both single-family homes and stunning apartment complexes that welcome dogs. You will find breed restrictions are common for rental properties in Montrose, so be prepared when searching for properties.
North Montrose is a beautiful neighborhood just minutes from the highway. You will find this neighborhood is popular with commuters, as the easy access to the freeway tends to give them a few extra precious moments with their dogs before leaving for work each morning. North Montrose is just a short drive from Blue Mountain Park to the north, if you and your dog enjoy hiking. You can pack a harness for your dog, plenty of water, waste bags to keep the trails clean, and some snacks and treats for the journey before heading out for a pupperific day of outdoor adventures.
West Montrose is a quiet neighborhood that rests right on the edge of the Hudson River. You will find many dog walkers exploring the shoreline here, so be prepared to help your dog learn to make new friends during the busy warmer months. Tourists and visitors are also a common sight here, so be sure to pay attention to your dog’s signals when being approached by new people. You will find most of the time you spend on the shore will be watching your dog splash and sniff his day away without a care in the world, until he spots a squirrel!
Central Montrose is where you will find easy access to the Montrose Point State Forest. If your dog enjoys hikes through the wooded areas, this park is a puptastic place to visit on a Saturday morning with your other dog loving pals. You can take the whole crew on a morning hike through varied terrain, or stay on the marked paths for less impact. A harness is recommended if you plan on going far off the path. Make sure you pack plenty of water for you and your pup, and bring a collapsible bowl for easy packing without extra weight. You will also want to bring dog treats and snacks for yourself in case you get hungry along the way.
East Montrose is another neighborhood popular with commuters. Its proximity to the highway makes it an easy choice for busy humans who don’t want to waste too much time when their pup is home waiting for them after work! Make sure you grab plenty of waste bags on your way out the door with your dog, as most of the sidewalks are shared with lots of other dogs. Keeping the sidewalks and green patches clean for everyone is part of being a pupperific neighbor, after all! You may want to make some time on the weekends to explore the small green spaces in between housing developments here, whether you walk around them or relax on a blanket with your pup and a good book.
South Montrose is just minutes from George’s Island, which makes a great getaway spot for dog walkers who need some space away from the busy streets and highways. You will find the short drive to George’s Island Park more than worth it when you see your pup’s face light up. You will need a good leash and plenty of clean-up bags for a trip to this park. You may also want to bring a blanket and some towels for relaxing and cleaning up your dog after any splashtastic adventures in the nearby river. Don’t forget your waste bags so you can help keep the park clean.