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I love my dog! Harmon is the cutest, most fun dog on the planet.  He has not met another dog or human that he does not adore.  It is my pleasure to take him to new places all the time, meet new dogs and their owners and share all pup related activities.  Here are a few of our favorite places. If you would like me to add any of your favorite places, please send me a private message.  Thanks!


There are different parks for your different moods.  If you prefer to walk with your dog, I highly recommend these places.  The dogs can be off-leash and make lots of friends and you can get your daily exercise. Centennial Park, Wellesley

  • Cold Springs Park, Newton
  • Wilson Mountain, Dedham/Needham border
  • Weston Reservoir, Weston
  • Cat Rock, Weston
  • Noanet Woods, Dover

If you prefer to let them run around but you’re happy staying still and watching, here are some places for that.

  • Dedham Dog Park on route 135 Dedham
  • Needham dog park, Pine St Needham

The following Newton parks share time with off-leash dogs: Braceland Playground, Cabot Park, Claflin Playground, Hunnewell Park, McGrath Park, Newton Center Playground,Old Cold Spring Park.  See website for hours and particulars: http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/29826


  • Petco, Needham
  • PetSmart, Newton, Westwood
  • Loyal Companion Newton, Newton
  • BYOD, Newton
  • Doggone It! Needham 781-453-9663
  • The Dog House, Needham 781-453-2275
  • The Dog Scoop, Newton 617-244-8944
  • Petco, Needham 781-444-8100
  • Petsmart, Newton 617-831-4580
  • BYOD-Bring your own dog-self-serve dog wash
  • 208 Sumner St. Newton Centre 617-431-4363


  • Rachel Robbins, Suburban Doggies, 781-242-1997
  • Elaine Stern, the Grateful Dog, 781-248-5142


  • Highland Animal Hospital, Needham 781-433-0467
  • VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital, Newton 617-244-4367
  • Chestnut St Animal Hospital, Needham 781-444-8838
  • Pawsitively Mobile Vetrinary Services
  • Michael Gerber, 781-816-7297
  • Parkway Veterinary Hospital,West Roxbury  617-469-8400



  •  Purrfectwaggs@gmail.com – Cynthia Frost – 781-898-4567
  • Creature Comforts –617-323-1652
  • The Regal Beagle – www.the-regal-beagle.com
  • Decadent Dog –Serves: Needham, Wellesley, South Newton, Dedham, Dover, South Natick, Westwood West Roxbury, South Brookline –781-433-0033


  • Doggy Dates – www.doggydates.net
  • Meghan Grabau
  • Beantown Hounds, beantownHounds.com, 617-750-1301 – Serves Newton, Wellesley and surrounding towns


  • Cherylsdogsitting.com, 617-964-3196 or 617-610-1012
  • The Pooch Hotel, Newton, 617-332-3503
  • The Dog Scoop, 216 Webster St. Newton, 617-244-8944
  • Additional resources found here