Dog walking in Amherst

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Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Kaley SAmherst, VA 24521

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Hi! My name is Kaley, and I am a professional stage director working mostly in opera. I travel all around the country working with opera companies to bring their shows to life, and it is a really exciting job! However, I often have a strange schedule, and I thought becoming a dog walker would be an awesome way to fill any gaps! I am comfortable with all breeds and sizes of dogs and am an avid runner. I love being outside enjoying the sunshine. Can't wait to meet your furry best friend!

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Miranda MAmherst, VA 24521

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Hi! I am Miranda, an alumni at Liberty University. I come from a family of dog-lovers. My first memories include my doggies. I currently have a black lab and Welsh Corgi. My husband and I currently care for a blind golden retriever. Dogs truly are a man's best friend. Dogs, all shapes, sizes, and personalities, deserve to be loved. Dogs are not only pets, they are family and I strive to treat your puppy-child with that mindset. It is an honor to be awarded with the opportunity to walk your dog!

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Lily TAmherst, VA 24521

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My name is Lily and I'm here on Wag! because obviously I love dogs and I love walking! I've had lots of experience caring for dogs, I even used to go on weekly runs with a corgi named Marta to help her lose weight (she lost 7 pounds and kept it off!) Whatever your dog needs, I'm confident I can provide. I also have wide availability, as I work remotely. I'd love to hang out with him/her/them. I look forward to meeting your canine!

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Dog Walking in Amherst

As a northeastern suburb of Lynchburg, the town of Amherst offers access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities. You and Fido will have your pick of ways to enjoy fresh air and exercise here. If you're seeking veterinary care for your pooch, there are two clinics in town.

Head southwest about 15.6 miles to Hollins Mill Park for a pleasant day by Blackwater Creek. This furrific facility offers fishing, a picnic area, and connections to a local trail. Bring lunch supplies and enjoy a meal here with your fur baby. Dogs can accompany you if they're on a leash and under control.

For a pawtastic hike, head to the Riverwalk Trail in Lynchburg, about 15 miles southwest from Amherst. There's an access point off Fertilizer Road. Walk along the James River into town and connect to the trails along Blackwater Creek. Make sure you keep your pup on a leash and clean up after him.

When you want to enjoy an adventure with Fido, head west about 25 miles to Otter Lake Waterfalls. Hike along the 3.5-mile trail that circles the lake and dam. Bring water and waste bags with you when you come.

For dogs and their owners, Amherst offers a quiet community with easy access to a range of recreational facilities.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Amherst

Amherst

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Population Density
428 per sq. mi.

Amherst

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Amherst is a rural town with single-family homes, a few public schools, and some small businesses. There are wooded country lanes here where you and your pal can go for a daily walk. Want to plan a day or overnight adventure with your fur baby? Head northeast about 23.7 miles to James River State Park. Go hiking on one of the trails in this 1,500-acre facility. You can also reserve a cabin or campsite and stay awhile. Dogs are permitted here as long as you keep them on a leash that's no longer than six feet whenever they're outside. Clean up after your pup.

Sweet Briar

36
Population Density
366 per sq. mi.

Sweet Briar

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Just southwest of Amherst, you'll find the Sweet Briar neighborhood. This area includes a college campus, student housing, and private residences. There are plenty of country roads here where you and Spot can take a stroll together. When you want to get out in nature, take your furry pal 13.5 miles south to Percival's Island Natural Area on the James River. This wooded oasis has a paved trail that cuts across the property. There are also several natural surface pathways here. Enjoy the wildlife and river breezes with your canine companion. Remember to keep your dog on a leash and to clean up any messes.

Monroe

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Population Density
464 per sq. mi.

Monroe

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The neighborhood of Monroe is just 8.4 miles southwest of town. This rural suburb includes single-family homes, a few churches, and some manufacturing plants. For an annual membership fee, you and your fur baby can go exploring in Izaak Walton Park, located just east of the neighborhood. This 325-acre facility has a campground, fishing lake, and other amenities. Spend a night or longer in nature with your four-footed friend. Dogs are welcome in designated areas of the park as long as they're on a leash or confined. Bring waste bags so that you can clean up after your pup.

West Briar

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Population Density
129 per sq. mi.

West Briar

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The residential area of West Briar is about ten miles southwest of Amherst. This community offers quiet roads where you and your fur baby can get some exercise. For a day in the park, head south about eight miles to Riverside Park in northwest Lynchburg. Located along the James River, this pawesome 49-acre facility has wooded hillsides and an overlook of the ravine and river below. Hike along the Alpine Trail with your canine pal and enjoy the scenic views. You can bring dogs here as long as they're on a leash and under your control. Remember to clean up any droppings.

Winesap

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Population Density
244 per sq. mi.

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The small burg of Winesap is 11 miles northwest of Amherst. This rural area has private residences on wooded lots. You'll be able to take strolls down the road with your pooch here. For a special adventure, head just over nine miles south to the Blackwater Creek Natural Area. This wooded greenway follows the creek and has several hiking paths by the water and through the trees. Try to catch sight of wildlife such as hawks, pileated woodpeckers, and herons while you enjoy exploring the area with your furry pal. You can bring dogs on a leash as long as you pick up their waste.