Dog walking in Capitol Heights

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 GCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Penny MCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kelly RCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Laura SCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Lindsey RCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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 SCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Renee PCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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 LCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Traci WCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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 MCapitol Heights, IA 50317

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Dog Walking in Capitol Heights

Considering how small it is, some people consider Capitol Heights, Iowa to actually be part of the larger city of Des Moines. However, it’s safer to say that Capitol Heights is its own established community. In Capitol Heights, you can get the best of both worlds! All the conveniences of a major city are nearby – only five minutes away, to be exact. So, if you get that late-night craving for something sweet, you don’t have to worry about the fact that the general store closed at six. However, you also get a chance to enjoy the slower-paced environment and all of the small-town charms.

This also makes Capitol Heights a great place for dog owners! With one vet in the town and numerous others just up the road, getting care for your sick or injured pup – should it come to that – is quick and easy. Unfortunately, Capitol Heights doesn’t have any dog parks or dog-friendly restaurants. Don’t panic yet, though; there are plenty in surrounding towns and cities! If you’re willing to drive up to 20 miles, you have a ton of different options for a dog’s day out. Whether you enjoy small towns or big cities, Capitol Heights has something for you.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Capitol Heights

South Des Moines

48
Population Density
1,550 per sq. mi.

South Des Moines

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Fifteen minutes up the road from Capitol Heights is South Des Moines, where you and your dog can gain access to the Des Moines Trail! If you’re just beginning to hike, this trail is a great opportunity to get some experience; it’s mostly flat. Parking is plentiful, and if you left your water at home, no problem! There are vending machines at the entrance. Fido can join you on the trail, but he will need to stay on a leash at all times. All it takes is one stray squirrel for your dog to go running off, and no one wants that!

Raccoon River Park

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,604 per sq. mi.

Raccoon River Park

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Almost all dogs love playing outside, and chances are that your dog is no exception! Why not travel to Raccoon River Dog Park, which is about twenty minutes from Capitol Heights? This massive dog park spans 12 acres of land, so even the most energetic of dogs can burn off all their excess energy! Raccoon River is completely fenced in, and there’s a separate area for smaller dogs. You can bring along your dog’s favorite toy as long as he doesn’t get too territorial over it. Make sure to bring water and waste disposal bags along.

East Village

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Population Density
1,872 per sq. mi.

East Village

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If you’re looking for somewhere to eat but want your loyal companion to tag along, visit East Village in Des Moines. This neighborhood is only about fifteen minutes from Capitol Heights, so you won’t have to trek too far. Get up early one Saturday morning and head to the farmers’ market, where you can buy delicious local produce and support local crafters. Around lunchtime, go to Scenic Route Bakery! They dish up incredible soups, sandwiches, and more! When the weather is nice out, Sparky can join you at an outdoor table. Make sure you have a leash.

Sargent Park

12
Population Density
1,550 per sq. mi.

Sargent Park

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Chances are that your dog loves walking, and if he does, you have to pay Sargent Park in Des Moines a visit! This park is only about five minutes from Capitol Heights, and it has an access point to the Gay Lea Wilson Trail. This trail is over 20 miles long, but you don’t have to walk the full length. Fido is more than welcome to join you on the trail, but he does have to stay on his leash, as it’s common for wildlife to be seen. Make sure to have waste disposal bags and water on hand.

Somersby

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,348 per sq. mi.

Somersby

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About ten miles from Capitol Heights is the town of Ankeny, which is home to Ankeny Dog Park! This dog park is decently-sized at eight acres, giving your dog plenty of space to run around with his furry friends! If your dog is on the smaller side or if he’s shy, there’s a separate section for him so he doesn’t have to be with bigger, rambunctious dogs. Ankeny Dog Park provides water and waste disposal bags for your use, so all you really need to bring is yourself and your pup. Have a ball!