Dog Boarding in Greensboro
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Brian's review on Jun 24, 2019
Mackenzie was great with our Labrador retriever. She provided daily updates and was very accommodating with our special needs. We hope to use her services again in the future.
Mike's review on Jun 22, 2019
Jennifer was absolutely a wonderful sitter for Browne. She kept me updated with both texts and pictures while we were away. Any questions she had she contacted me. Highly recommend Jennifer for anyone looking for peace of mind while away from your pet.
Top Dog Parks in Greensboro
The Greensboro Rail Trail (now called Yadkin and Atlantic Greenway) is one of 1,600 rail trails supported by the nonprofit organization called Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, which aims to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines. This specific Greenway is actually a combination of three segments now made into one - the Lake Brandt and Bicentennial greenways and the Battleground Rail-Trail. The 7.5-mile concrete path stretches from north of Lake Brandt, south to Greensboro County Park, and beyond. The original Atlantic-Yadkin Railroad operated between 1899 and 1950, and the rail trail occupies the abandoned bed of it. Some of the line was part of Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway, and ran from Wilmington, North Carolina to Mount Airy. As you and your dog walk along the trail, you’ll see views that are constantly changing, from parklands, reservoirs and residential neighborhoods, to forests, and businesses. Because you’ll bump into other hikers and joggers, your pup must stay on a leash.
The 17-acre dog-friendly Greensboro Arboretum features various types of plants, display gardens, and distinct art structures. Dogs must remain leashed as not to trample plants or disturb cyclists, but on your walk you’ll see plenty of other pets to say hello to. There’s also a creek where you might spot some fish. If you want to be near the heart of the city but still find some peace and quiet in a flowery oasis, the arboretum is the perfect spot for you - especially in the spring and summer, when you can set up a picnic at the gazebo. But even during the winter months, you’ll still see some plants. The gardens are open year-round and admission is free.
This off-leash park, established in 2003, is Greensboro’s first dog park and is within the beautiful Country Park. The BarkPark is divided into three separate gated sections and has both sunny and shady areas. For reference, the gates to the park close at 4:15 even though the park stays open, so you’ll have to park your car and then walk about a mile and a half. However, it’s a great way for your dog to prepare itself for the playtime that is to come! Unfortunately, children under eight years old are not allowed, but you can find plenty to do at the rest of Country Park, as there are playgrounds, pedal boat rentals, picnic shelters, fishing lakes, and several trails for nature hiking and biking. If you have your dog with you outside of the BarkPark, they must stay on a leash.
Head just eighteen minutes outside of Greensboro, and you’ll find yourself in the town of Browns Summit, home to the 1,379-acre Haw River State Park. Dogs are welcome on any of the three walking trails as long as they are on a leash. The park is part of the northern Piedmont Triad region, which consists of the areas around the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point in Guilford and Rockingham counties. Within the natural terrain is the home of The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center, which offers various programs and facilities. The Iron Belt Access is a day-use area with a 3.8-mile trail that provides wetland views of the Haw River.
Greensboro's Bark Score
How Greensboro got their Bark Score
We love crunching numbers almost as much as we love caring for dogs, which is why we came up with the Bark Score. It's all about how dog-friendly a city is, and is determined using census statistics, local business information, and our own data. Greensboro received a 32 out of 100 in vet availability, which includes the number of emergency veterinarians, regular vets, specialists, and the average premium for pet insurance in the area. For pet services—like groomers available, number of dog trainers, and count of Rover sitters—this city earned a 55. For the parks and fun category, Greensboro received a 52 for its number of dog parks, sunny days, and dog-friendly restaurants and hotels. And last but not least, for quality of dog life which includes overall dog population, average yard size, and number of dog-friendly property rentals, this city earned a 51.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Greensboro
Built in 1901, Fisher Park is considered Greensboro’s first suburb, just five minutes north. The neighborhood is built around its namesake 12-acre park, and some of the oldest homes date back to the 19th century, reserving the area a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. You can walk the quiet tree-lined streets within the lush park and take in the views of the houses that range from Craftsman to Colonial Revival. Several other parks are within walking distance, such as Latham Park Greenway, which connects to Lake Daniel Greenway via the Hill Street Connector Trail. This scenic walk, which is a paved path, is always great for cyclists and joggers. LeBauer Park and Center City Park are also nearby, which both feature sculpture fountains, playgrounds, cafes, and gardens.
Developed in 1917 as a community centered around a park, and located just west of University of North Carolina, Greensboro, the Lindley Park neighborhood has become a popular residential choice for college staff. Within the community are two parks and a recreation center, as well as four restaurants, a grocery store, and a coffee shop. As you scroll through the park, you’ll see residents sitting on the porches of their bungalows and cottages. On Saturday mornings, check out the Corner Farmers Market in the parking lot of pizza restaurant Sticks and Stones. The market has around 40 vendors and continues to grow. The streets are pedestrian friendly, filled with quiet green spaces.
College Hill is located in the west central section of Greensboro and is the city’s first neighborhood. Those who live there are walking distance to the 34-acre tract of land known as Peabody Park, right on the campus of University of North Carolina - Greensboro. There you’ll bear witness to growth forests, grassy areas, and several streams. If you want a break from the college students, you and your dog can head to Springdale Park, built in the late 19th century. Although very small (it’s only four-tenths of an acre), it does feature a playground, picnic tables, benches, and a small deck. Some of the historic houses you may want to walk by are the Walker-Scarborough House (built around 1845) and the Bumpas-Troy House (from 1847) or head towards notable buildings like the West End Hose Company Firehouse, the Winburn Court Apartments, and Spring Garden Street (now known as College Place.)
Aycock / Dunleath
Aycock residents changed the neighborhood’s name to Dunleath in 2017, but both names are still used. The division is in the northeast section of Greensboro and is another historic district, dating back to 1895. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the World War Memorial Stadium as tribute to veterans of World War 1 (now used as a baseball stadium), or the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, which is open year round and features flowers and foods. If you are interested in growing your own produce instead of purchasing it at the market, Dunleath also has a community garden. Sternberger Park is a great option to people-watch with your dog, as is the Downtown Greenway.
Why do dog owners love Greensboro?
The 134-square-mile Greensboro, in the county of Guilford, is the third most populous city in North Carolina, with a population of around 290,220 people. Some of the most notable companies who have headquarters in town are the Honda Aircraft Company, Volvo Trucks, the International Textile Group, and ITG Brands, among many others. Greensboro is also the center of operations for Lincoln Financial Group. Nicknamed “The Gate City”, it provides easy access to other cities, like Jamestown (around three miles away), Trinity (around 15 miles), and Burlington (33 miles.) Or, drive just thirty minutes and you’ll hit the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, where there are hiking trails, waterfalls, and mountain views galore. You can also drive the same distance to get to the Atlantic Coast to visit beaches like Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, North Carolina. Truly, you’ll see a bit of everything in this central city. Within Greensboro, you can stroll through public gardens like the 1.25-mile Bicentennial Gardens, the one-mile Bog Garden, or Gateway Gardens (which will eventually span 11 acres), or walk along one of the many greenways. If you want to see the heart of downtown, you can take the 1.5-mile Downtown Greenway, which buffers between trails and roadways and, when completed, will turn into a four-mile loop. While downtown, see if you can spot all the various murals throughout the area, created by the Greensboro Mural Project. You’ll find them in several places, such as by the Greensboro Children’s Museum, the Interactive Resource Center, the wall of the Recycles bike shop, and at the People’s Market. Other popular attractions include the Greensboro Science Center and The International Civil Rights Center & Museum. If you’re looking for more greenways, you can go to the Greenhaven Greenway, which flows through Greenhaven Park and parallels Ryan Creek, connecting to Shannon Greenway across Vandalia Road. Explore Barber Park, which is 109 acres and features a disc golf course, an outdoor amphitheater, and a one-mile walking trail. There’s also a paved greenway that connects to the Bluford Park neighborhood. Other similar parks to check out are Oka T. Hester Park, which has 20 fitness stations on Hester Park Trail, and Price Park, with its walking trails, picnic tables, and a butterfly garden. History buffs will love the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, which is a Revolutionary War battlefield that hosts reenactments. Its trails, which are a mix of flat and hilly, connect to Country Park. Directly next door to the Guilford Courthouse is Tannenbaum Historic Park, which gives visitors the chance to learn about Greensboro farm life in the 1800s. Getting hungry and need a break? There are 95 pet-friendly restaurants that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables! Lindley Park Filling Station is a popular choice - it’s a former gas station that has a patio with lots of fresh doggie water bowls. Your waiter will love visiting with your pup - and will have treats on hand to spoil him! There are so many fun things for dog owners in Greensboro, North Carolina to do with their pets! You’ll love exploring everything the city has to offer.