Dog walking in Ankeny

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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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Holly GAnkeny, IA

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“Experienced with training and patient dog lover!”

I’ve been a lifelong dog lover, but my dedication to pups doesn’t just end there! I have over 14+ years of experience as a dog owner or handler. I wouldn’t trade a second of it for anything! I’ve learned so much in the process, and getting to bring happiness to loving pups is always such an amazing experience.

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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

Penny MAnkeny, 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 RAnkeny, IA

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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

Laura SAnkeny, IA

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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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Lindsey RAnkeny, IA

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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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Jessica SAnkeny, IA

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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

Renee PAnkeny, IA

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Hello,My name is Renee. I am a dog mom of 2. Cat mom of 2. I am a lover of all animals volunteering from time to time at the Animal Rescue League. I have fostered, boarded, trained, and provided day care in my home for other dog parents. I am a former Special Education Teacher and Pre- K Teacher. I stepped away from teaching a few years ago to pursue other ventures. I am a writer and a musician. I would love the chance to meet your dog and provide much needed walks and enrichment while you are working or unable to do so yourself.

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Sydney LAnkeny, IA

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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 WAnkeny, IA

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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 MAnkeny, IA

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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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Dog Walking in Ankeny

The city of Ankeny in Iowa started out as only 1 square mile of land and 445 people. Nowadays, you'll find a much larger town that's perfect for families with children and fur babies. Named Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Best Places to Raise Kids and Family Circle magazine’s Top 10 Best Towns for Families, you'll find 7 veterinarians and plenty of outdoor places to play with your canine family.

The Ankeny Dog Park is a great example of outdoor places for dogs. The park boasts 7.5 acres of land that is fenced-in with separate areas for larger and smaller dogs, and with access to a dog-friendly swimming pond and paved paths. Dog-lovers will enjoy the well-maintained park, fresh cut grass, benches, clean-up stations and the security of the double-gated fences. Owners must have a dog pass to visit the park with Fido.

Starting in downtown Ankeny is the High Trestle Trail, a 25.6-mile trail converted from an old railroad track, and featuring the former train trestle as part of the trail. Dogs are welcome on the walk, but must remain on leash. With access to high-up views and scenes of the Big Creek Lake, this path is sure to please. 

You'll be giving a round of appaws after you continue to explore all the dog-friendly activities around Ankeny.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Ankeny

Ankeny City Center

48
Population Density
3,749 per sq. mi.

Ankeny City Center

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Residents of the Ankeny City Center will find plenty of dog-friendly activities among the small muttropolis. The Westside Park is one option, which boasts a little pond, a paved path and open fields for Fido. The park also has benches, water fountains and trash bins. Also in this neighborhood is a 12-acre plot known as Promenade Park. This area features scenic water views and large open areas to walk or play in. Fido is welcome, but must remain on leash. The park also has a winding paved trail that leads outside the park to the dog-friendly Prairie Trail, a 13-mile trail with paved paths, trash bins and shaded areas for rest.

Summerbrook

36
Population Density
3,142 per sq. mi.

Summerbrook

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Summerbrook is one of the most populated urban areas in the town, and nestled among the houses are dog-friendly parks. Summerbrooke Park is a 5.2-acre park that has all that Fido needs: open fields to play, benches for resting, water fountains, trash bins and a clean-up station! A second option is the Sunrise Park, a shaded park with different varieties of trees, and an intertwining, paved trail system. The park has features like benches, a picnic area, grilling station, water fountains and a dog-friendly pavilion. Fido is welcome at both parks, but must remain on a leash.

Northeast Ankeny

25
Population Density
1,721 per sq. mi.

Northeast Ankeny

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Northeast Ankeny is a quiet neighborhood, comprised of a mixture of homes and forested trees. Crestbuck Park is a dog-friendly park that's centered in the community, with open fields and trees surrounding the outer edges of the park. Fido must remain on a leash at the park, but can then enjoy paved trails, benches and water fountains. Owners will have to bring clean-up bags. Michael Park gives another option to walk Fido, and is located on the southern edge of the neighborhood. The park has a winding trail that features views of a small creek, and a small grilling area. Fido must remain on a leash at the park.

Crocker

12
Population Density
1,355 per sq. mi.

Crocker

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Crocker is an urban neighborhood that is stacked to the brim with homes. Among the community is the Sawgrass Park, a dog-lovers haven for dog walking. The large park has a 1.2-mile trail system that twists around the edges and around the pond. Fido must remain on leash, but also has access to open fields, drinking fountains, benches and picnic shelters. A smaller park in the southern area of Crocker is Glenbrooke Park which welcomes leashed dogs to visit the open fields and basketball area. Features of the park include lights, trash bins, and benches.

Prairie Lakes

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Population Density
933 per sq. mi.

Prairie Lakes

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Prairie Lakes is the best place to go for Ankeny dog-lovers. The neighborhood boasts a park of the same name that's dog-friendly, Prairie Lakes Park. The park makes up a large area of greenery surrounding 3 separate ponds. On the walking trails, Fido must remain on a leash, but will get plenty of exercise and pleasant views of the water. Across the street from the park is Greentree Park, which offers more amenities like water fountains, trash bins, and nighttime lights. Fido must also remain on a leash at this park, but can run around in the enclosed tennis court area, as long as no one is playing.