Dog Walkers in Madison Heights, VA

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Dog Areas in Madison Heights, VA

11 Parks
2 Trails
2 Shops
5 Eateries
2 Groomers

You'll find the spirit of a true river town that's no stranger to pet-friendliness in the community of Madison Heights, Virginia. Crested above the James River, most of the town's social and recreational life is centered around the river. Many residents spend the weekend boating, fishing, and swimming in the river and creeks tucked into the heart of the community. Also, those with an affinity for checking out furrific sights of historic architecture will love sight-seeing through the four buildings cool enough to make the National Register of Historic Place. Whether you're just taking Fido for a stroll or spending the weekend outside you'll love the sights in Madison Heights!

Pet owners love living here! There are 4 veterinarians, 2 pet shops, and 2 pet groomers that can supply everything your doggos need! Outdoor lovers also love the pet-tential this community has, with 11 parks in the community. No matter which neighborhood you live in, you can always find a great place to take Fido for some exercise. Most of the parks around here begin with the word "river" as a tribute to the James River! There also 2 walking trails that place you on scenic trails along the James River in the southern part of Madison Heights. 

After a day on the river, you and Fido can always head to one of the 5 pet-friendly restaurants in Madison Heights, with plenty more just south in Lynchburg! Grab the leash and get ready for a pawesome time in Madison Heights! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Madison Heights, VA

  1. Dog Parks None
    Population Density 629/sq mi

    #1 Elon


    Does your dog bark like a Labrador but eat like a Chihuahua? If your dog loves to eat your leftover Mexican food, then living off Elon is a great place for you and your pup! Here you'll find La Carreta Mexican Restaurant, a pet-friendly place with a handful of locations across Virginia. The Madison Heights location serves authentic, drench-the-plate-style Mexican food that'll have your dog going mutts! You and Fido can munch your way through a Burrito Norteno, Papa Loca, or a Baja Salad. After "corgi-ing" on some food, you can head down to Riversedge Park for a relaxing stroll!

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  2. Dog Parks None
    Population Density 857/sq mi

    #2 White Rock Hill


    Does your dog agree with the sentiment that whoever said, "Virginia is for lovers" probably came up with the phrase while exploring Percival's Island Nature Area? This is one of the best places to enjoy native wildlife and untouched natural landscapes. The island parallels an old mile-long railroad bed, and the island itself runs a mile and half long. The island was originally an industrial area, but the visages of time have turned this place over to the dogs! The best way to explore the island is by way of the Riverwalk Trail, which begins at the Central Virginia Training Center and ends in Downtown Lynchburg. The island's a great place for a nice, long walk with Fido.

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  3. Dog Parks None
    Population Density 104/sq mi

    #3 Galts Mill


    Does your dog love traversing trails for the sights and smells? If your Fido is furtunate enough to live in the Galts Mill neighborhood, you can check out the James River Heritage Trail. The trail begins on the Madison Heights side of the river, about 1.5 miles north of the James River by the Central Virginia Training Center. The trail walks along Percival's Island and ends in downtown Lynchburg, where there are plenty of pet-friendly restaurants where you can fuel up after a long walk. If your dog's more of a lounger than a walker, you can visit Civitan Park to check out the historic landmarks of Virginia and lay in the grass. Just grab the leash and head to Galts Mill!

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  4. Dog Parks None
    Population Density 302/sq mi

    #4 College Hill

    Does your pupperoni love eating your pizza crust as a treat? If you live in the College Hill neighborhood of Lynchburg, you can visit Waterstone Fire Roasted Pizza for just that! This dog-friendly pizza joint "of-furs" specialty slices like Waterstone Supremo, Federal Hill, or the Waterstone White. Waterstone Pizza also serves great hard drinks with pawesome choices on tap and a lengthy specialty cocktail and martini menu. You can sip on some wag-worthy regional drafts like The Wild Wolf, Star Hill, or Bell's Two Hearted Ale. Your Fido will get plenty of belly scratches from the patrons of Waterstone while you enjoy the pizza and drinks! It's a "fetchin'" good time!
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    #5 Forest Downtown

    Another pet-friendly place to grab drinks where you can bring Fido along is Apocalypse Ale Works. This pet-friendly microbrewery is dedicated to delicious tasting beer and welcoming all, including the furry! The best time to visit is on Thursday nights when the microbrewery unveils their new beers. You can sample through local brews like Glorious Dead, Grapefruit Hopocalypse, or the Raspberry Cenful Blonde. Another good night is Wednesday for trivia night, where Fido will cheer your team on through tail wags and encouraging barks! The Jacket Rabbit restaurant supplies food for sale in the Pints O' Plenty tasting room. Fido could stay at either spot fur-ever!
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