Dog walking in Ackworth

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

Follow along

Track your walk with our live GPS tracker, then view your detailed report card after the walk.

What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Sara TAckworth, IA 50001

5.0

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“Home full time with fenced in yard”

Hello! I’m Sara, a 33 year old animal lover that lives in Norwalk. I have two rescue dogs who are the sweetest! I love being outdoors and staying active so dog walking has been a great gig for me. I do pet sitting and boarding as well! My hobbies include gardening, photography and live music. Thanks for reading. I look forward to meeting you and your pets! Sara

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Adam PAckworth, IA 50001

5.0

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“A dog’s best friend :)”

Hello! I am a graduate student looking forward to a great time with your dog and having fun outdoors! Dogs have always been able to help me find happiness, even in the simple things in life, so meeting and walking with your dog would bring me much joy! My wife and I both love when we get to play with our friends’ and family’s dogs. I’m excited for the opportunity to get to know your dog and ready to get active during my study breaks!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sarah DAckworth, IA 50001

4.9

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I have over nine years of experience walking my family’s Goldendoodle and have completed over 200 walks with Wag!. I look forward to meeting and walking your pup!

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Fast walker

Laura SAckworth, IA 50001

4.9

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“Who runs the world? Dogs.”

Hi all! My name is Laura and I’m currently a student at a local college here in Des Moines. I decided to give Wag! a try as it is something that can fit into my busy schedule, while keeping me active at the same time. I grew up around dogs, and I’ve always loved having the pups around :) I look forward to meeting and building a bond with your furry best friend!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Sydney LAckworth, IA 50001

4.9

(137)

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I have lived with dogs all my life and they will always have a special place in my heart! My family has owned all kinds of dogs, and I haven't met a dog I didn't like. My love for dogs extends even to those I meet for the first time regardless of their size or temperament. Right now I don't have a dog of my own, so I am ready to give your dog all of my attention and eagerly look forward to our walks!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Traci WAckworth, IA 50001

4.9

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Hey! I'm Traci. I have lived in the Des Moines area for about 20 years and am familiar with all sorts of dogs! I have volunteered for different organizations, training, fostering, bathing and walking! I love all dogs, big or small!

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Laura MAckworth, IA 50001

4.9

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Hi, I'm Laura! I live in DSM with my family and 2 dogs, Paisley (Newfoundland) and Bobo (Toy Poodle). I work from home and have a lifelong passion and love for all animals. I will treat your furbabies as if they are my own. Some other things that make me happy include attending Prince tribute concerts, BravoTV (guilty pleasure) and spending time with my family, just like every other mom.I’m very excited to be a part of Wag! and look forward to loving and caring for your pets.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Amelia GAckworth, IA 50001

4.9

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Hello friends! My name is Amelia and I grew up with a wonderful Brittany Spaniel who was my best friend for 12 amazing years! I absolutely love dogs and have always been a go-to for my friends and family who want a loving pet sitter. I have experience sitting dogs big and small, young and old, I love them all! I joined Wag! because I always want to be outdoors and I can never get enough puppy love! I can’t wait to share my love with your precious pup!

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Shane MAckworth, IA 50001

4.9

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Hello! I am Shane and would love to spend some time with your pup! I am very familiar with Des Moines and the metro. Dogs really are a mans best friend and I’m looking forward to adding yours as my buddy!

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Jonathan GAckworth, IA 50001

4.9

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True Dog lover. Secondary Education Major looking to spend time with dogs and get some fresh air while doing it! I cannot wait to meet your dog and get a great walk in! I'll keep you updated and well informed!

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Dog Walking in Ackworth

Ackworth is a very small town of just 86 people total. If you are planning a visit to this area, keep in mind that you won’t find many amenities found in a larger town here. The people who live here mostly take care of themselves, so you will most likely find yourself staying in a rental home or cabin on someone’s land if you are staying overnight. There are no restaurants in the actual town, but some of the surrounding towns have fast food and local diners that are within driving distance if you get hungry. You will also find a handful of animal hospitals in the towns along the perimeter of Ackworth if an emergency should arise.

Dog owners find the small town atmosphere here to be beneficial for city dogs who suffer from anxiety. The peace and quiet here can help those canines find their inner selves in a safer, more controlled environment without the constant noise stimulation that can exacerbate these issues when you live in the city.  Many residents of other parts of Des Moines find comfort here when they need a little rest and relaxation, and their pups are always ready for the ride with them.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Ackworth

Central Ackworth

48
Population Density
86 per sq. mi.

Central Ackworth

48

Central Ackworth consists of a small strip with a gas station and a post office. As you travel down this strip, you will get a feel for the neighborhood with neighbors who all know one another. The neighbors are welcoming to travelers, and love to make new friends with their canine copilots! Your dog’s tail will be ready to wag itself right off when she sees all of the space there is to run around in in Ackworth. There is abundant grass and limited light pollution, so a nighttime walk is a great way to see the stars in a new way while your dog gets her exercise in the moonlight. 

Central Indianola

36
Population Density
1,414 per sq. mi.

Central Indianola

36

Just six minutes from Ackworth is Central Indianola. This center neighborhood in Indianola is home to a handful of well-kept green spaces. These spaces are perfect for picnics and ball tossing with your dog any time of year. DeNelsky Park is the pawfect destination for travelers with dogs in Central Indianola who are looking for a great spot to relax for the day. Make sure you have plenty of water for both you and your dog for the day. You will need to keep your waste bags handy, but the park does have a waste station set up for easy disposal. 

East Indianola

24
Population Density
1,414 per sq. mi.

East Indianola

24

East Indianola describes the eastern side of this town that is eight minutes from Ackworth. There is a sports and soccer field, a memorial park, and an arboretum that all welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes as long as everyone is on a leash. You will love the scenery here as every part of this neighborhood speaks to nature lovers and dog lovers alike. Your dog will love exploring all of the outdoor activities with you, so pack up the waste bags, tennis balls, and your favorite leash for a fun day in the sun with your canine best friend. 

South Indianola

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,414 per sq. mi.

South Indianola

12

South Indianola is home to a hidden gem that locals cherish with their dogs. The Downey Memorial Park and Off-Leash Dog Park is a fantastic destination for dog owners looking for a dog-friendly place where their pups can play off leash to their heart’s content. With a sturdy fence and separate play areas for different sized dogs, you will find the pawfect place for your dog to play pretty quickly. You will also find many small ponds and lakes in this neighborhood where your dog can splash and play the day away while you relax on a picnic blanket nearby. 

Deer Run

0
Population Density
1,414 per sq. mi.

Deer Run

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Deer Run is a neighborhood in the southwestern corner of Indianola, about ten minutes from Ackworth. If you are looking for a great lunch, The Sports Page Bar and Grille has an outdoor area where you can grab great food and have fun with your dog at the same time. McCord Park is a great spot to visit after you eat for a leisurely stroll with your dog. You will need your leash and waste bags for your trip, and you may want to grab a picnic blanket too just in case you need to comfortable place to relax while your pup takes in the scene.