My name is Jess, I'm a military spouse and I have 2 dogs and 3 cats of my own who I love unconditionally. I love all animals shapes and sizes, and they always come first. I am the cofounder of Oki Paws Stray Project in Okinawa Japan. I have assisted government funded TNR surgeries in Japan and have performed over 70 emergency rescues in both Japan and the US.
Woodbury, New York, is a unique and charming hamlet in Long Island. You will find a little something for every member of the family in Woodbury, from nature to shopping to open fields to run around in. If your furry friend loves to chase tennis balls around, you may want to keep a few on your person during your walks, as there are green spaces scattered throughout the residential neighborhoods in the area. There is one animal hospital nearby, in case you need a little help keeping your dog happy and healthy while you are in town.
Dog families living in Woodbury love to visit the local community parks found throughout the town. You will enjoy being just a few minutes’ drive from the West Hills Nature Preserve and Park, which is a large natural area where you can hike and explore if you are looking for a day trip for some quality time with your dog. You may want to bring a harness along with you as the trails can get steep. Smaller and older dogs will benefit from a hiking harness even if you don’t plan on staying long. Bring plenty of water and snacks for the day and enjoy the rejuvenation of nature with your best friend.
North Woodbury is a quiet residential neighborhood with plenty of sidewalks to explore with an energetic dog. You will encounter dogs of all breeds and ages in North Woodbury, so be ready to make fast furry friends during your morning and evening strolls. You will find the neighbors in North Woodbury are welcoming, but make sure you pick up after your pet to make sure things remain that way. Your dog will love the trees that arch over the walkways in this part of town, as the birds and squirrels that live in them offer all-inclusive entertainment throughout the year!
Central Woodbury is another quiet neighborhood with plenty of barktastic charm. Your dog is welcome to walk the paths here with you throughout the day as long as you both agree to stay on leash. Your dog will be so busy watching all the birds and people go by, however, that he won’t notice or mind very much. The neighbors here are also very welcoming, but they also expect everyone to clean up their own messes. Making sure you have a handful of waste bags in your pocket is the best way to make sure you and your neighbors get along for years to come.
West Woodbury is a vibrant and growing neighborhood with plenty of colorful gardens and trees to admire during your walks with your dog. Your dog will love watching butterflies and birds in springtime. Both of your noses will be working overtime as the flowers start to bloom. Don’t forget your tissues if you have a pollen allergy! Dogs can get allergies too, so be sure to keep an eye on your pet and check with your vet if all the beautiful flowers seem to be affecting Fido in a less colorful way! You will need your clean-up bags with you as well as a good leash to keep everyone happy and safe.
South Woodbury is a neighborhood with plenty of interesting terrain to explore. Some streets are green with trees and flowers, while some make way to a stream or a pond where you and your pup can grab a quick splash on hot days. You will enjoy taking a walk through the green spaces here, as they have walking paths build right in. While the paths are paved or dirt, you should keep a handful of clean-up bags in your pocket to help keep your pups messes off the trails themselves. Your dog’s friends will find a way to thank you for keeping their spaces clean too!
East Woodbury is just a few minutes from several local country clubs. While dogs are usually not permitted inside the clubs except for some dedicated events throughout the year, there are green parks surrounding many of them where you and your dog are welcome to take a long and stress-free walk. The neighborhoods here have a few waste stations set up, just in case you forget your waste bags! You will need to keep your dog on leash in East Woodbury, but with so much grass to sniff and roll around in, she won’t mind much. You will want to keep a towel in the car in case you stop at one of the small parks that has a man-made pond.