Dog walking in Altoona

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

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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Penny MAltoona, IA

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“It's all about the fur babies big and small!”

My name is Penny Merta.  My love for animals began at a very early age. There hasn’t been a time in my life when pets weren’t a part of it. Pets are my passion! As a pet lover myself I understand the difficulty of finding someone who will care for your pets and respect your home. All pets are unique and deserve undivided attention.If you have a bored pooch and need daily dog walks, I will be there. I will not only treat your pets like my own, but I will ensure they are in good hands!

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

Kelly RAltoona, IA

4.9

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“Caring and reliable dog whisperer”

I am a lover of dogs and enjoy keeping them healthy and happy through exercise and play. Being a dog owner the last 14 years has kept me active in Johnston on the sidewalks and trails. I want to help pet parents who may not have the time or energy to walk their own dog(s) or are going to be away from home. Experienced with dogs from xsmall to xxxl. By day I have a professional career that requires responsibility and organization while interacting with government officials across the US.

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

Claire WAltoona, IA

4.9

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I have had three dogs my whole life and have always been passionate about animals! I have lots of experience as an overnight dog sitter for various families. I also have boarding experience through Wag, watching fur babies for up to 2 weeks at a time. I am home full-time. All three of my most recent dogs were rescue animals, so I have training walking all types and personalities of dogs. I love walking and spending time with furry friends and I’m so excited to meet yours!

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

Laura SAltoona, IA

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

Lindsey RAltoona, IA

4.9

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I am a life long animal lover. I grew up in the country on a ranch in Washington state. I have had many dogs over the course of my life ranging in breeds from large to small. I am very organized and punctual and will make sure your pooches are well taken care of. I will always give them lots of loves and playtime!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration

Jessica SAltoona, IA

4.9

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I'm an animal enthusiast that loves dogs! I've been working with all sorts of animals since 2012 when I started volunteering for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. I've also been working at a boarding facility in Waukee, IA since 2013. I don't have any dogs myself (I actually have two cats), but I have worked with hundreds (if not thousands) of dogs throughout the past several years. I also do dog training as a little side hustle of mine.

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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

Traci WAltoona, IA

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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Cassie DAltoona, IA

4.9

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““Happiness is a warm puppy”- Charles Shultz”

I am currently working towards getting my Wild Life Care degree. I have a lot of experience caring for a variety of animals. I have worked with: dogs, cats, horses, and small exotic zoo animals/reptiles. I have volunteer experience at the Blank Park Zoo, ARL, and caring for my own animals (dogs, cats and horse). I also have experience dog-sitting/walking for neighbors and friends in the community. I am passionate about working with animals and plan on doing so as my future career.

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

Amelia GAltoona, IA

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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Can run with dogs

Ricky FAltoona, IA

4.8

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“I’d love to be your certified Wag walker!”

Hey there! My name is Ricky, and I am an all around animal enthusiast, I owned a black lab/border collie mix named Zoe sadly she passed last summer, so I enjoy Wag to help fill the hole she left. The reason I joined Wag as a dog walker is that I love being active and I love walking dogs and keeping them healthy and happy as well. On top of Wag I work at a doggy daycare so I work with small, medium, large, young, adult, and elderly dogs on the daily. If you want the best for your dog, call Rick!

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

Dog Walking in Altoona

Craving adventure? Pay a visit to Altoona, Iowa, which is home to Adventureland! Adventureland is a locally-owned amusement park that first opened in 1974. With plenty of rides, you and your family are sure to enjoy a visit. Altoona also has a horse-racing track, so if you’re feeling lucky, visit Prairie Meadows. There’s also a Bass Pro Shops for all the outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. The best part? All of these are in one convenient little district, so you can hit up all three in one day if you feel up for it!

If you just want to visit Bass Pro Shops, though, you can take your pooch along for the fun! Bass Pro Shops welcomes your leashed dog just as they welcome you. There’s also one dog-friendly restaurant; the local Dairy Queen is happy to have dogs on the patio with you. If you’re feeling generous, you can even get them their own small cup of ice cream. Altoona also has a veterinarian clinic, so if you need to get help for your sick or injured pooch, care is available closeby. Whether you’re a human or a four-legged friend, Altoona has something for everyone. Make sure to swing by for a visit!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Altoona

Sargent Park

48
Population Density
1,550 per sq. mi.

Sargent Park

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A little over 11 miles from Altoona, you and your nature-lovin’ pup can find an access point to The Gay Lea Wilson Trail. The Gay Lea Wilson Trail is over 20 miles long, so whether you want to take a short walk or you’re in it for the long haul, you can make it work. Going for a hike in the summer? Enjoy the lush greenery! Are autumn walks more your thing? Locals say the foliage is gorgeous. Fido can join you, but he’ll need to be on his leash. Bring some water and waste disposal bags from home; no one else wants to clean up after your pooch.

East Village

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Population Density
1,872 per sq. mi.

East Village

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If you're in Des Moines’s East Village neighborhood, which is about 20 minutes from Altoona, visit Scenic Route Bakery! This local favorite dishes up traditional deli food, including soups and sandwiches. They also have delicious treats. Fido can join you at an outdoor table, as long as he stays on his leash. If you visit on a Saturday, check out the local farmers’ market. It’ll give you a chance to meet some local vendors and support the local economy. Some vendors even have goodies for your four-legged friend! You’ll want to have waste disposal bags on hand in case Fido makes a mess.

Raccoon River Park

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,604 per sq. mi.

Raccoon River Park

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While Raccoon River Dog Park, located in West Des Moines, is about thirty minutes from Altoona, your playful pooch will be howling in appreciation if you make the trip! This spacious dog park spans over 12 acres, meaning your dog will have plenty of room to burn off any excess energy. This dog park is completely fenced in, so you don’t have to worry about your dog sneaking out. You will need a permit to use this park, which you can contact parks and recreation to obtain. Make sure to bring along water and waste disposal bags. Have a ball at Raccoon River Dog Park!

Somersby

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,348 per sq. mi.

Somersby

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Ankeny Dog Park, located in Somersby Park, is about 15 minutes from Altoona. This large dog park is just under 8 acres, so your dog will have plenty of room to run around and play with his pawesome new friends! Socialization is crucial to the development of manners in a dog, and a dog park is the perfect place for that. There are separate sections for differently-sized dogs, allowing your dog to enjoy a safe playtime. This dog park provides water for your pup and waste disposal bags for you, so all you need to bring is yourself and your playful pooch!

Downtown

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Population Density
117 per sq. mi.

Downtown

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Thirty minutes south of Altoona is downtown Indianola, and if you’re looking for somewhere to hike, you might want to swing by! Downtown has access points to not one, but three separate trails: the Jerry Kelley Trail, the Summerset Trail, and the McVay Trail. Each trail is marked with a level of difficulty, so whether you’re a beginner or intermediate hiker, there’s something for you. Fido can join you for the hike! He’ll have to be on a short leash, though, and you’re required to clean up after him. No one wants to step in your dog’s mess! Make sure to bring plenty of water for both you and Fido.