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Hi! My name is Victoria and I have always had a dog in my life. I’ve had a shih-tzu all the way to a lab. At the moment I have a lab mixed with GSP. His name is Zeke and he is like me child and I will treat your dog the same! I understand that your dog needs lots of love and exercise. I will make sure your dog will get everything they need and more! I look forward to meeting your best friend!
I am a life long dog lover and grew up caring for and playing with everything from family pets to farm animals. I am a recent college graduate and am looking to further my education with a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy with a focus on animal assisted therapy. I have a wonderful rescued lab-mix of my own named Hank whom I love very much and is also a therapy dog in training. I genuinely look forward to getting to know and care for your pet!
I am currently a student at Lenoir Rhyne University, and I have been around dogs my entire life, big and small! I am an animal lover, but dogs in general have a very special place in my heart. Your pets are a part of your family, and I promise to treat your dog with the respect he/she deserves. Thank you!
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My name is Paula and I have personally owned dogs my whole life. I have always loved them I have 2 right now a sweet beautiful golden retriever and my baby a miniature dachshund. I can’t imagine life without the love of a dog. They are my family.
Hello! I have been a dog lover my entire life! I have worked at doggie daycares and grooming shops. I have also volunteered at an animal shelter. I love pups of all shapes, sizes and breeds. I look forward to meeting you and your four legged family members!!!!
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Hi there! My name is Briana. I am a wife and a mother to a 5 year old boy that LOVES dogs! I am also a personal trainer that loves to stay physically active in my free time. I have dog sat and dog walked for multiple friends and family members and it has become one of my favorite hobbies! I hope to meet your sweet pup soon
I am a mother (3 children and 2 fur babiee), Navy Veteran and Wildlife rehabber. I love walking and its a great way for me to help out other pet parents.
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I love dogs and being outdoors! I grew up with all sorts of pets and now have 3 dogs and a turtle of my own. I am currently looking to go to graduate school. Being around dogs is something I love. In undergrad we used to go to animal shelter once a week to give them some extra love.
Hello fellow dog lovers! My name is Sarah, and I have owned dogs (of all shapes and sizes) my entire life. I believe that dogs, and all pets, are a part of the family and should be treated as such. I work full time at a doggie daycare! I aim to spend as much time with pups as possible. They make me so happy! I am very patient and safe while handling dogs. I love meeting all kinds of new furry friends! I can’t wait to get to know your baby and shower him or her with attention and love while you are away!
Hi, I’m Kayla! I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale with two labs, golden retriever and two mixes. I currently have a shepherd mix and a collie/Italian sheepdog. I’ve loved dogs ever since I was little and I have experience with dogs of all sizes and ages, from 7lbs to 130lbs! I will treat your dog like my own and will make sure they’re happy and healthy.
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Hickory is a small, rural, unincorporated community located south of Chesapeake in Virginia, and is adjacent to the North Carolina-Virginia border. Most of Hickory is either rural farmland or wealthy suburban neighborhoods, and offers a slower pace than the big cities.
As such, there aren't any designated dog places in the immediate area, but to the north, in Chesapeake, there are many places to chose from.
Stumpy Lake Natural Area is located a 20-minute drive away in Virginia Beach, and this preserve is ideal for some fun time in the summer. However, keep in mind that the average summer temperatures are in the upper 80s, so bring water and stay hydrated! Stumpy Lake is a whopping 278-acres and they have 1.65 miles of trails, which you and your pup can explore, on leash of course!
A great local place to find pup-friendly dining is Vino’s Italian Bistro! Here they serve up Italian and Mediterranean inspired food for everyone to try! Their outdoor seating welcomes wagging tails with open arms!
Another place to check out is Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt where they have customizable options of all types of frozen yogurt and tons of toppings. This location in Chesapeake offers dog-friendly seating at two tables outside.
The South Norfolk neighborhood is 13 miles north of Hickory. This neighborhood is home to the Elizabeth River Dog Park, located at 1400 Elizabeth River Way. This fully enclosed dog park gives dogs three-quarters of an acre of leash-free exercise. This park has a separate area for smaller dogs. Water is available on-site, and waste stations make for convenient cleanups. This dog park fronts the Elizabeth River, and from its location human companions get a close view of the river and the Jordan Bridge. There are several benches from which a human companion can get a good view of the river. Membership is required to use this park, which is open from dawn to dusk.
The city of Norfolk is 17 miles north of Hickory. Bea Arthur Dog Park is located at 501 Front Street. This is a one-acre fenced enclosure that gives your dog the opportunity to run and play leash-free. There is a separate area for small dogs. This dog park is owned and maintained by PETA. Drinking water is available on-site. The dog park makes sure that toys are always well-stocked for some added play and safe chewing. There is also access to the river for those dogs that need a splash or swim. Human companions can relax on covered seats while they watch their pups at play. This dog park is free to use, but PETA does solicit for donations.
Chesapeake’s Western Branch North neighborhood is 26 miles north of Hickory. Western Branch Dog Park is located at 4437 Portsmouth Blvd. This dog park is one fenced area of .65 acres for small and large dogs.This dog park has large areas of bare ground and some grass. Trees grow inside the dog park and give a lot of shade for dogs and their human companions. Water is available on-site, and waste stations make for easy clean ups. Dogs must be registered with the city of Chesapeake before using it. The dog park is open from sunrise to sunset. The main park also has a two-mile walking trail through natural terrain for leashed dogs and their human companions to explore.
Deep Creek West is a neighborhood of Chesapeake that’s located 22 miles northwest of Hickory. Deep Creek Dog Park is located at 437 S.George Washington Highway. This dog park provides dogs of all breeds and sizes a place to run and play off-leash. This dog park has a single fenced enclosure, and does not have a separate area for small dogs. Water is on-site, and waste bags are supplied. Human companions have a few benches to sit on while supervising their pup. The city park also has a mile-long trail that goes around the entire park and connects with the Dismal Swamp Trail. This trail may be hiked with your pup on leash.
Hickory is a small community in the southern tip of the city of Chesapeake. It is home to the Chesapeake City Park, located at 900 City Park Drive. The city park has two dog parks. The largest of the two has 1.5 acres with 6-foot high fencing so your pup will play securely in this off-leash dog park. There is a separate enclosure for small dogs. The park provides water fountains for dog and people. There is a supply of waste bags available, and benches are available for the human companions. The second dog park is located in the front of the city park. It, too, has a separate enclosure for the small dogs. It is a bit smaller than the newer dog park, but it has enough grassy area for a dog to happily run and socialize off-leash. Admittance to the City dog parks requires registration with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
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