Dog walking in Avon

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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Holly GAvon, IA 50047

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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 MAvon, IA 50047

4.9

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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

Sarah DAvon, IA 50047

4.9

(348)

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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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Kelly RAvon, IA 50047

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

Laura SAvon, IA 50047

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 RAvon, IA 50047

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 SAvon, IA 50047

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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Specialties

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 PAvon, IA 50047

4.9

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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 LAvon, IA 50047

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 WAvon, IA 50047

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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Dog Walking in Avon

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Avon

Downtown

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,604 per sq. mi.

Downtown

48

About 20 minutes west of the town of Avon is downtown West Des Moines – what a mouthful! Downtown, you’ll find a few little businesses that are dog-friendly, but the most fun you’ll have will be at Raccoon River Dog Park. This dog park, which locals hail for how large it is – nearly 12 acres! – is off-leash and completely fenced in, allowing your dog to run around in safety. A permit is required to use the park, so make sure you have everything sorted before you go. You’ll also want to remember to bring along some waste disposal bags, as none are provided.

South Des Moines

36
Population Density
1,550 per sq. mi.

South Des Moines

36

If you and Fido are looking for another new place to explore during a walk, head to South Des Moines! About 15 minutes from Avon, you’ll find an access point for the Des Moines Trail, and the only question is: Who will enjoy it more, you or your dog? Make sure to bring along a camera, as locals say the views are gorgeous. Fido must remain on a leash at all times, which is for his own good; local wildlife loves exploring the trail just as much as your dog will. Parking and vending machines are available, so grab some water for you and your pup, and get moving!

Downtown

24
Population Density
117 per sq. mi.

Downtown

24

About 20 minutes south of Avon, in the town of Indianola, you’ll find an access point to not one but three separate trails: the Jerry Kelley Trail, the McVay Trail, and the Summerset Trail. What dog doesn’t love going for a walk? In Indianola, you can have your pick. Your dog is allowed to join you on any of these trails, but you will need to bring along a leash. One is required, and it must be no longer than 6 feet in length. You’ll need to bring along your own water and waste disposal bags, though, as none are provided on the trails. Get out and get exploring!

East Village

12
Population Density
1,872 per sq. mi.

East Village

12

A little over 15 minutes northwest of Avon is Des Moines’s East Village neighborhood, where you and your best four-legged pal will find plenty to do together. If you’re looking for something to do during the weekend, head over to the farmers’ market. Open on most Saturdays, you can support local farmers, buy fresh produce, and have fun with your pooch all at once! After you’re done shopping, head over to Scenic Route Bakery. This bakery serves up delicious sandwiches, salads, and more. Your dog can join you at an outdoor table. A leash is required at both locations.

Central

0
Population Density
678 per sq. mi.

Central

0

Twenty minutes north of Avon is the city of Altoona, which has an access point to The Gay Lea Wilson Trail. This popular trail is a bit over 20 miles long, meaning you and your dog won’t run out of places to discover! This trail is known for its beautiful views; there are plenty of trees, so you can have a gorgeous, green view or a fiery, red view in autumn. As this trail is mostly flat, it’s fun for dogs and owners of all ages. Fido must remain on a leash at all times, and the trail doesn’t have any waste disposal bags, so you’ll want to bring along your own.