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“Truly love all animals”
I grew up around all types/temperaments/sizes of dogs and have always had an affinity and love for all animals. I have my bachelors in Animal Science. My compassion in life is animals, especially dogs. I love getting to know a dog’s unique personality, their quirks and what makes them happy. I consider myself to be responsible, honest, respectful, and considerate. My dogs are my babies so I know how important your dogs are to you, and I always treat/love every dog I meet like my own babies!
Top Pet Caregiver
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
Well hello, my name is Cherrell, but you can call me Rell. I was born and raised in Columbia, SC, where I am known as the “Cat Lover,” but most of all an “Animal Lover”! I’ve gained my experience through childhood with my own pets, as well as the neighborhood pets. Everyone trusts me with their fur-baby because I believe animals deserve to be protected and loved as if they were human.
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training
“Local dog lover”
I've been a dog lover for as long as I can remember. In the past I've worked and volunteered at dog shelters and also worked as a vet tech for a while. When you get right down to it, I've never met a dog I didn't love.
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience
“Let me be your pups play date when you can't!!”
I am an animal lover. I have a dog who is 17 years old. We've been together since she was 8 weeks old. When I had a 9 to 5 job, I always worried about her being home alone. Now that I'm a dog walker, I can spend time with my dog AND help other hoomans and their fur babies!! I treat every dog as if they were my own and make each walk an adventure for us both. I would love the opportunity to help you with your pets needs!!
Top Pet Caregiver
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care
Hello! My name is Kristin, and I am excited to give your dog the happiness he or she is looking forward to on every walk, stay, or check-in. I began walking, running, training, and pet sitting dogs for family and friends and have had professional clients now for ten years. My passion for animals has led me to become a Veterinary Technician, and I could not have chosen a more rewarding career. In my spare time I love taking my German Shepherds on hikes or walks near the lake and playing fetch.
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Hi! My name is Michelle. My very first dog was a Yorkie. I’ve owned a Husky, Boxer, American Pit Terrier, and I currently care for my fiancé’s lab-mixed. I’ve worked in PetSmart, I’ve temporarily taken in lost dogs until I was able to either teunite them with their owner or properly place them, I’ve helped dogs get out abusive situations, and I’ve dog-sitted as well. I will make sure that our walks aren’t just walks, but an enjoyable and fun walks for your dog. I’m excited and can’t wait to meet your furry babies, I believe every dog has their own unique personality.
Hello , My name is Brandon. I am currently 21. I was born in VA, but currently reside in Atlanta, GA. I love animals, I honestly feel like dogs can make everyone better people and feel better. I grew up with a lassie named Otis, he was my bestfriend throughout my childhood. I was in charge of taking him for walks and to the vet. Whenever I see a dog I just light up.
I’m an animal lover with a soft spot for dogs. I’ve been caring for dogs for over 10 years, becoming A boarding provider for the fur babies of my friends and family. It is truly my pleasure providing dogs their daily walks with extra love and care.
“Help is on it’s way! Arf”
Hi! My name is Martha. My dog passed away last year and it broke my heart in pieces. I started caring for dogs when my children said that maybe it will fill a voId. I’ve been caring for dogs on a referral basis and now want to expand. I’m very athletic, so no problem with exercise. I’m patient and can adapt to most any situation. Also, I probably should have been a dog photographer because I will send you as many photos as you would like! I do look forward to meeting all of you!
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training
This unincorporated district in the outer Columbia, SC metropolitan area serves as a bedroom community for the state capital. Though still quite small, Rion is poised to grow as a gateway to both Columbia’s urban sprawl and the Midlands' many recreation opportunities. It offers a slow rural pace without sacrificing on barkworthy recreation.
Proximity to bustling Columbia gives Rion’s dog lovers access to the city’s many dog parks — there are six within the Columbia city limits — and its excellent services. Two of metro-Columbia’s dog parks are within a 20-mile trip from Rion: Sesquicentennial State Park’s dog run and Lake Carolina Dog Park. Sesquicentennial offers annual passes for just $25 for their off-leash 2-acre dog run, and the park also has 1,400 acres to explore, including a 30-acre lake and 12 miles of on-leash hiking trails. For better playtime at home, Palmetto Scoopers pet waste removal service can have your yard spic-and-span with weekly or bi-weekly poop-busting plans.
There’s plenty to do outside of the city, too, including the 500 miles of lakeshore at nearby Lake Murray. Once the world’s largest man-made reservoir, Lake Murray will delight the water dogs in your pack. If you prefer your recreation dry, here’s an activity you’ve probably never done with your dog: antiquing. The Little Mountain Unlimited Antique Mall offers 70 stalls in an indoor-outdoor setting, and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you as you browse.
Established as a town in 1904, the Columbia neighborhood of Shandon offers leafy shade and sidewalks through a labyrinth of homes dating from the early 20th century. For dogs who don’t care about history, though, try Pupcakes Pet Boutique and Bakery, with a wide variety of healthy and decadent doggy treats for sale. They’ll even host birthday “pawties” for your fur babies. Work off the calories at Emily Douglas Park, particularly the off-leash dog park! It has the distinction of being one of Columbia’s few free public dog parks. The leash-required areas of the park also include an amphitheater and lawn perfect for lounging around.
For a taste of nature in an unusually quiet setting, consider Lake Monticello Park in Jenkinsville, a mere 12 miles northeast of Rion. No development is allowed on the lake, which means no houses: you can really get your bark on. Water-skiing or jet-skiing are also no-nos, so dogs who fear loud noises have a peaceful play-spot. The water level can shift up to 5 feet due to the lake’s hydroelectric dam, so keep an eye on swimming dogs. The park offers a fishing pier and sports fields along with a one-mile paved trail, so you have a range of places to walk or soak up the sun. Best of all, Lake Monticello Park is completely free! Nearby is the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station Nature Trail (if the name doesn’t scare you off) offering an additional 1.5 miles of hiking.
Dreher Island State Park in Prosperity is just over 30 miles from Rion but worth every barking inch. Spread out over three islands nestled inside Lake Murray, the park has three different recreational trails to match any pup's stamina, from the 0.3-mile Nature Trail to the 2.1-mile Little Gap Trail. Dogs can’t stay overnight at the lakeside villas but are welcome on leash in the park’s other outdoor areas. Bonus: You can turn any cove into your own personal beach, as swimming is permitted throughout the park’s extensive shoreline (although always at your own risk).
A Columbia suburb near the lake, Irmo brings together the best
of town and country less than 30 miles from Rion. There are 3 dog-friendly restaurants, including carnivore’s
paradise Carolina Wings. From the pup perspective, though, Irmo is all about its
free and beautiful city parks. Irmo Town Park has a small amphitheater: stage your own mini dog show.
Just a few blocks away, Irmo Community Park has walking trails surrounded by a 0.4-mile loop, as well as grassy lawns, plenty of trees, and good (human)
restrooms. Irmo Veterans Park is another good pick for athletes: pups get their workout on a walking
trail featuring built-in human exercise stations
along the way. Dogs make great spotters!
When your pup is ready for a taste of civilization but Columbia's hustle and bustle aren't his scene, consider Chapin, about 25 miles from Rion. The hub of this bustling community near the lake has 9 different patio dining options for you and your furry family. For gearing up, there's the specialty coffee at Wired Goat Cafe. For winding down, try the Tipsy Toad Tavern. Are they kidding with these names? Frayed Knot (which is also a dog-friendly bar and grill). The best real estate in town, though, is the enormous waterfront covered deck at Rusty Anchor Restaurant. You'll need to earn those calories, but Crooked Creek Park has a 2 miles of walking trails where leashed dogs are welcome, and even a 27-hole disc golf course.
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