Bill-Ginger recently booked dog boarding with Connie in Stafford
Connie was amazing with our two Shih Tzu’s! We received regular updates and photos and they both came home so so happy. She went out of her way to help us...it couldn’t have been a better experience!
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Diane's review on Jul 09, 2019
Great communication with Cassie when we were away. You could tell from the pictures she sent our dog was as happy as could be. We are grateful at how well Cassie worked to integrate Lupa into her home. Without a doubt Would use her again.
Jennifer's review on Jul 06, 2019
I adore Jeannette and so did my fur baby! I felt completely confident leaving my dog with her. I was pleased with all the updates and the photos she sent me. Jetta was so happy and loved her dog. They had the best time playing together and going on walks. I would absolutely recommend Jeannette!
Brittney's review on Jun 26, 2019
Yasmin was awesome! She kept me updated on my pup, was super flexible about my late night pickup and even sent him home with extra training treats. I will definitely use her for future pet sitting needs!
Lisa's review on Jun 25, 2019
Megan did such a wonderful job! I’ll never use anyone else! I even recommended her to my Vet so they can spread the word.
Susie's review on Jun 16, 2019
My puppy loves coming here, running around the large fenced in yard, and Amy is wonderful!
Ayisha's review on Jun 04, 2019
Heather kept me updated through out my dog’s stay, and was also accommodating with his needs
Sally's review on May 17, 2019
Julie was a delight to work with! She was super sweet to our new pup and offered to come back whenever we need her... which will be next week. Very willing to work with my schedule. Thanks Julie!!! Love, Stanley
Dawn's review on May 13, 2019
Awesome! Could not be more happy with the attention & love Ligia & her family gave Simon- will definitely schedule with her again! Thank you!
Top Dog Parks in Stafford
Government Island is a 17-acre historic nature preserve and archaeological site. There is a boardwalk path set up for easy walking to check out the park’s birds, plants, and other wildlife. There is another 1.5-mile trail with signs detailing its national significance. This is also the site of a historic 18th- and 19th- century quarry that provided the Aquia sandstone used to construct the U.S. Capitol, White House, and other important DC buildings. The nature trails are the perfect spot for Stafford dog boarders to stroll through nature and enjoy the serenity of the area. If you are looking for a family photo shoot location, this could provide a beautiful backdrop.
Montgomery Hall Park is just off Montgomery Avenue in the southwest part of Staunton, VA, close to Stafford. The 148 acres of rolling hills, quiet woodlands, and trails are a wonderful place to take your family and dog out to enjoy nature. There are soccer and softball fields, as well as tennis courts. The playgrounds are surrounded by beautiful, big trees, and there is a public pool for splashing in during the summer. Some other amenities include: horseshoes, disc golf course, and prickly ball. The Nature Ridge natural playground looks like a big natural obstacle course. Montgomery Hall is also available to rent.
Duff’s Dog Park is a popular dog park open to both small and large dogs. It covers about four acres of open field, making it a great area for dogs to stretch their legs and agility training. There is access to the Rappahannock River. There are three off-leash areas, and all of them are stocked with agility equipment, toys, water, and bag dispensers. The dog park is part of a bigger park, the Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park, which has sports fields, concession buildings, a playground, river overlook, and a 0.9-mile trail. While the main park is open year-round, the dog park has set hours depending on the season.
Right in the middle of Stafford County, Willowmere Park has big green lawns and sports facilities. There is a full 90-foot baseball field with lights and three little league baseball fields, two with lights. There are three soccer fields, a picnic pavilion for eating before or after games, and a playground for your little ones to play on. There is also a short, 0.75-mile, paved walking trail for heading out to get fresh air with your dog, and concession buildings with public restrooms. If you want to have a party in this big, green park, then you can rent the picnic pavilions.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Stafford
Falmouth is in Stafford County, VA, on the north bank of the Rappahannock River. It was founded in 1728 by the same act of the Virginia Assembly that also established their neighbor Fredericksburg. Falmouth was created to be a port town and is also known for Hunter’s Ironwork, an iron furnace near Falmouth. During the Civil War, Falmouth was occupied by Union Forces. There are several historic buildings in the area, including Belmont, Chatham Manor, and Union Church and Cemetery. Some important Americans from the area include: abolitionist Moncure Daniel Conway, America’s first millionaire Wellington Gordon, and artist Gari Melchers.
Stafford is 10 miles north of Fredericksburg. The Marine Corps Base Quantico is north of the community. Near this area, on April 13, 1613, the English sea captain Samuel Argall abducted the Pamunkey princess Pocahontas in order to trade her for some English prisoners and ammunition held by her father. During her captivity, she was converted to Christianity and married an English colonist, John Rolfe, in Jamestown. Stafford today has many quiet, safe neighborhoods run by homeowners associations. It is a community made up of single-family homes and townhomes, and residents are lucky to have access to some great parks with lots of trails for hiking, biking, and playing sports of all kinds.
Aquia Harbour is a historic neighborhood in Stafford County, VA. The Aquia Church, built in 1757, is a National Historic Landmark. The neighborhood is named after the type of sandstone that comes from the Government Island quarry and was used to build many important Washington, DC buildings like the White House and Capitol building. In addition to the Friendship Park and Patawomeck Park, you can hang out at the Aquia Harbour Marina, a yacht harbor, or Towne Center at Aquia. The area also has a golf course, horse stables, and 8 parks. One delicious place to eat in the area is El Gran Charro, and there is a nearby Best Western.
Widewater is a neighborhood in Stafford County, VA. Seated along the Potomac River, it was a stop on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad which was later replaced by CSXT. It is also the site of flight experiments by Samuel Langley in the late 19th and early 20th century. Samuel Langley was an American astronomer, physicist, and aviation pioneer. He was also the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Widewater is very close to the Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard. Widewater State Park is a new park on a peninsula where Aquia Creek and the Potomac River meet. It has a visitor center, playground, canoe-kayak launching, and a hiking trail.
Why do dog owners love Stafford?
Home to attractions including Embrey Mill Park and Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard— a great example of Virginia’s burgeoning wine scene and home to an on-site bistro—Stafford County was founded in 1664, and named after Staffordshire, England. The county seat is Stafford, and the current population is 128,961. It is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area. The county has lovely homes that are more affordable than other areas, and have become a popular place for professionals commuting to DC or other more urban cities. Stafford County has been an important location for many events throughout American history. In Stafford County, Pocahontas was captured by the English, George Washington may have chopped down the cherry tree in his boyhood home, and many Civil War soldiers spent time doing battle and recuperating from war wounds here. During the colonial period in American history, the county supplied Great Britain with fish, tobacco, iron, and flour. The port city of Falmouth, with its location on the Rappahannock River, was an important trade city during that time. George Washington spent much of his childhood at his family’s home Ferry Farm. Stafford dog owners can take advantage of personalized dog sitting and head out to enjoy Gari Melchers Home and Studio, built in the 18th century and full of the celebrated naturalist artist’s work as well as his curated collection of antique furniture. History buffs, meanwhile, should pop over to George Washington's Ferry Farm, where the first U.S. president spent much of his childhood. On the northern bank of the Rappahannock River,the house sits on 69 acres of gorgeous farmland. Stafford County dog boarders will be the first to tell you: The area is home to many dog lovers, and there is plenty of nature and outdoor space for dog walkers and their beloved pooches to run around. Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery welcomes dogs, so you can wine taste and let your dog get some exercise. You can also hit up the Fredericksburg Farmers Market. There are several dog parks in the area, including Duff Dog Park, Fredericksburg Dog Park at Kenmore Park, and Port Potomac Dog Park. If you drive a little further, you can find several dog-friendly beaches, like Captain John S. Beach Marina, Prince William Forest National Park, or Leesylvania State Park. In early summer, it is worth a trek to Seven Oaks Lavender Farm, open to lavender picking in June and early July.