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Amanda PRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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“Walking and tail wagging”

My name is Amanda and I adopted a pup Maggie when she was 11 months old. I love to be outdoors with her and she is my four legged best friend! I have been a dog lover since day one and can’t wait to meet your furry companion. Nonsmoker, clean drivers license and own vehicle.

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Cassandra MRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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“Walking Rover All Over”

I have always had a genuine love for animals and have been providing pet care services for over 10 years. I am very active and willing to walk your dogs for any length and in any weather!  I get along with dogs of all breeds and sizes. I look forward to providing your pets with the best love and care!

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Caroline BRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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Hi there! My name is Caroline and I’ve been working with dogs my entire life. I have recently (as of June 2018) received my diploma in Veterinary Assistance and am an emergency assistant at Upstate Veterinary Specialties and specialize with nutrition and behavior. Needless to say, your dog's well-being is more important to me than anything! I look forward to meeting you and your pup!

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Julie BRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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I have owned dogs my entire life and love them. I have watched neighbors/friends dogs either overnight/long weekends/day trips and have had them stay with me in my home. I walk my dog daily and love to be outside with her. I love all kinds of dogs (and cats).... would love to meet your dog.

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Sofia GRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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I have many years of dog experience :) I have owned several dogs, been a dog walker on my own for several years, and have a great love for the outdoors and animals.

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Caitlin GRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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“Always up for an adventure!”

Hi my name is Cait! I grew up with the sweetest black lab to ever grace this earth (literally). I have experience pet sitting all types of breeds and animals. I am very energetic so long walks are welcome! I run cross country so I would love to take your dogs on a run if they need any extra exercise!

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Dave PRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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Hi, thank you for considering me to walk your dog. I am a lifetime dog owner and dog lover, who is great with animals (and people) and appreciate you considering me to care for your special family member! I look forward to providing your pet with a safe, fun and satisfying experience. I am also a jogger, so if your dog is high energy and you would like him/her to have more of a run/jog, I will gladly accommodate.

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Melissa SRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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I have had animals in my life since I was 5. I currently have a kitten and two ferrets that live me. My experience of working at a pet store for 3 years and owning a dog for 16 years. I have done pet sitting numerous times and walking dogs. Some times animals I have watched required medications such as pills or a shot of insulin. I enjoy going for walks and playing with animals, most of my free time is evenings and weekends.

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Nissah GRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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Hello! My name is Nissah and I am a huge animal lover! I want to give both pets and parents a positive experience, and I want to give you peace of mind that your pet will be cared for by someone who is passionate about what they do. I currently only do walks, drop ins, and sitting (no longer boarding temporarily) as I’m in the process of moving and still figuring things out. I am looking forward to booking with you!

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Abbey MRotterdam Junction, NY 12150

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“I love all animals, big and small!”

I love all animals big and small. I have been walking with wag for about 2 years now and have a love for being around animals. I am also a fast walker, skilled with pups and senior animals as well. I am great around dogs that are anxious around new people and will be a best friend to your pet.

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Dog Walking in Rotterdam Junction

Rotterdam Junction in Schenectady County, New York, is a small hamlet within the town of Rotterdam. Nestled along the Mohawk River, Rotterdam Junction is dog-friendly, and surrounded by several other dog-friendly places such as Glenville and Schenectady.

The Plotter Kill Preserve ("kill" being an old Dutch word for stream or brook), with 632 acres of forested nature reserve and hiking trails, is open year-round. It contains the popular visitor site the Plotter Kill Gorge, which sits at the point where the Kill empties into the Mohawk after dropping a total of 900 feet to the river. From the trailhead at Marianvillde Rd, the Red Trail follows the Kill’s progress for 3.5 miles, and on it you and Fido will encounter 3 waterfalls with 60 and 40 foot drops. It is a fairly easy hike, but be aware that there are unstable cliff edges along the way. In the winter, the trail is popular for snowshoeing. Paw-tastic!

Rotterdam Junction is also home to the Mabee Farm Historic Site, which is the oldest farm in the Mohawk Valley, and dog friendly to leashed pups. Although pets are not permitted within the historic buildings on the site, they can accompany you as you explore the riverside beauty of the farm’s gardens, lawns, orchards and forest trails. Visit the dock to see the 18thcentury barge used to ship goods and supplies up and down the river.

There is much more to explore in the Rotterdam Junction area, so bring your fur-pup and enjoy!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rotterdam Junction

Rotterdam Junction/ Patersonville

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Population Density
680 per sq. mi.

Rotterdam Junction/ Patersonville

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These 2 Rotterdam hamlets are often combined for census purposes into a neighborhood, and in the case of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail, it is especially appropriate. This trail begins in Pattersonville and travels along the old Erie Canal towpath through Rotterdam Junction on its way to Albany and the Hudson River 35 miles away. It is part of the Canalway Trail that follows the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany, and it features restrooms and drinking water for Fido, areas for picnics, and many local historic buildings such as old mills and farms. You’ll also see wildlife and wildflowers along the way, and scenic views of the Mohawk River. There are packed dirt offshoot trails as well, and they are worth taking the time to explore. Dogs are welcome on leash in designated areas of the trail, so be sure to look for signs. Carpe dog-em!

Glenville Center

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Population Density
599 per sq. mi.

Glenville Center

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Glenville is a town in Schenectady County that's just across the Mohawk River from Rotterdam Junction. It is home to the Sanders Town Preserve, which features a 4-mile loop trail that is appropriate for all levels of hikers and walkers. This is a dog-friendly area, and your pup must be leashed. Open year-round, Sanders Town Preserve is perfect for a variety of activities you can do with Fido: cross-country skiing, walking, nature hikes, and bird-watching. It features a waterfall on Washout Creek, and some areas near the creek can be muddy, so be sure to watch your footing. Glenville is also home to the Indian Meadows Park, another dog-friendly area with mostly flat, easy trails through woods and fields. Indian Kill traverses the southern portion of the park. The park also features athletic fields, a sledding hill, a playground and ice skating rink, so bring the whole family! Fido and the kids will love it!

Rotterdam

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Population Density
827 per sq. mi.

Rotterdam

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Rotterdam is a village adjacent to Rotterdam Junction. It hosts Poutre Park, a sports park that also features open green space and trees around the perimeter that make for a nice walk or sit with your fur-buddy at your side. Dogs must be leashed, and while they aren’t allowed on the playing fields during games, this is a peaceful oasis in the middle of town to run and relax. Rotterdam is also home to Wagon Train BBQ, where you and your furry bestie can get all the meat you could want and enjoy it together at one of their outside tables. Pork, beef, bacon, seafood and chicken reign here, and they serve up salads and pizza, too! Bone appetit!

Grosvenor Sq/ Elmer Ave

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Population Density
5,794 per sq. mi.

Grosvenor Sq/ Elmer Ave

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The city of Schenectady lies just east of Rotterdam Junction, and this neighborhood holds a cemetery that helped form a dog-friendly park. The Vale Cemetery is the burial place of many upstate New York famous people, and the crypts and mausoleums, some crumbling, make for fascinating viewing. Dogs can accompany you on your exploration through the cemetery, on leash. Vale Park on the north side of the cemetary features a gazebo, a picnic shelter, walking paths paved with fine pebble, and a pond from which you can cast a line with a leashed Fido by your side. The park and cemetery were originally planted with over 1,000 trees, and they largely remain today, providing a natural landscape closer to woodland than cemetery. A wooden bridge crosses the tiny brook that drains the pond’s overflow, and birds are present everywhere. This is a fantastic spot for stimulating all of your senses, and Fido’s, in a serene setting. 

Hawthorne Hill/ Aqueduct

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1,063 per sq. mi.

Hawthorne Hill/ Aqueduct

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The dog-friendly Mohawk River State Park (formely the Schenectady Museum Preserve) is in this neighborhood in the town of Niskayuna, about 5 miles from Rotterdam Junction. There is a small parking area at the end of Whitmyer Drive, from which you can access the 105-acre park. Planned as a passive recreation park, it has been left largely undeveloped, which makes it ideal for hikers and their canine companions who want to experience wildlife and forested growth in their natural state. There are several marked trails, which connect with other public lands, and a boat launch on the river. One trail features some significant inclines, but the views of the Mohawk from the top are worth the effort. About a 35-minute walk will take you and Fido wherever you want to go in the park. Your pup must be leashed, and don’t forget to bring water for both of you. The state also requires you to carry out whatever you carry in, and they don’t provide waste containers.