Dog walking in Carlisle

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Flexible scheduling

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Customized for your pup

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

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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 MCarlisle, IA 50047

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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 DCarlisle, IA 50047

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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 RCarlisle, IA 50047

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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 SCarlisle, IA 50047

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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

Jessica SCarlisle, IA 50047

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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 WCarlisle, IA 50047

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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 DCarlisle, IA 50047

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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 GCarlisle, IA 50047

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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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Laura MCarlisle, IA 50047

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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

Ricky FCarlisle, IA 50047

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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 Carlisle

Carlisle is a small city of 4,000 residents just below central Iowa. This quaint little area is a pawtastic place for pups and their parents as it’s within twenty miles of both Des Moines and West Des Moines. This makes residents and visitors far enough away from the city to avoid traffic and noise, but close enough to enjoy the many pooch-friendly parks, restaurants, amenities, and over a dozen vet clinics the heart of the Hawkeye State has to offer!

One of the most popular amenities is Gray’s Lake Dog Park in neighboring Des Moines. Just twenty minutes Northwest of Carlisle, this 167-acre park is snuggled within the metro area and is complete with a dog-friendly, two-mile walking trail around Gray’s Lake. With countless dog waste receptacles, benches, restrooms, and even a well-lit walking bridge, Gray’s Lake Park is the perfect place for furry friends and their parents to enjoy at any time of day!

If you’re up for a few more miles of driving, you could swing by the Windsor Heights Dog Park near West Des Moines. This park offers doggie bags and waste receptacles, agility equipment, separate areas for large and small dogs, and plenty of space to run! Just be sure to bring some water and a water dish for Fido -- he’ll thank you!

With its close proximity to the state capital, Carlisle is a small, beautiful community with much to offer dog owners and their best friends.


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Carlisle

Mitchellville

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,179 per sq. mi.

Mitchellville

48

The Mitchellville neighborhood offers great boarding facilities as well as a fenced dog park. The area is great for keeping your dog happy and safe, since the neighborhood is remote from urban areas. Apart from the dog park, Rover’s Ranch is delighted to welcome your fur-iend to jump and splash in their onsite pools before relaxing and tumbling in shades of the trees. Fido will not get bored here! The facility also provides a range of popular training classes, so your pup will keep up with his activities even if you have to skip the training yourself. The crew of professionals at Rover’s Ranch is happy to help your pup avoid feeling stressed and alone!

Croker/Oralabor

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,554 per sq. mi.

Croker/Oralabor

36

Ankeny is one of the most affluent cities in Iowa north of Des Moines, and has several facilities for your pup to enjoy. The Ankeny Dog Park is a 7.5-acre park at South-West Ankeny Road. This is one of the most pawpular parks in the area and has been welcoming mischievous tail-waggers and their owners since September 2010.  There are so many things to do for your pup in here: tumble or take part in the who-is-the-fastest-dog-alive competition on the grass in off-leash areas, splash and dabble in a fenced half-acre pond or greedily gulp from the in doggie water fountains. And you don’t have to worry that your small Chihuahua may be intimidated by a grown-up Labrador; the park features two separate areas for small and large dogs. For those owners who like long on-leash walks, Ankeny has one of 1,600 rail-trails, which are now delightful places to have a nice morning stroll or jog with your best friend. Happen to have no leash? Tractor Supply in Oralabor is happy to provide you with all the goods your pup may need and treat him with a tasty dainty at checkout.

South Duff Avenue/Airport Road

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,436 per sq. mi.

South Duff Avenue/Airport Road

24

Ames Dog Park at 605 Billy Sunday Road in South Ames is a neighbor of Hunziker Youth Sports Complex with the City’s Animal Shelter behind it. It is a fantastic place for your bud to play leash-free on a 10-acre spot separated in two areas: 2 acres goes to the dogs less than 25 pounds, and the remaining 8 acres are intended for large Fidos. A trip to Ames from Carlisle maybe a long one, so make sure to take water with you in case your bud gets thirsty, and hit the road via I-35 South for getting to the place in less than an hour. After a long trip, it is always nice to stop at the local dog-friendly café. Luckily, the local Dairy Queen is nearby, and has outdoor tables where you and your pup can enjoy a cold drink, hot dog or a hamburger together!

Madrid

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,137 per sq. mi.

Madrid

12

If you ever wanted to visit Madrid, this is your chance! Grab your pup and jump into the car to have a beautiful trip and a wonderful weekend in Madrid. It will take less than an hour to arrive at this doggie heaven if you go via IA-5 South! Iowa Arboretum is located in North Madrid and has walking trails, which will remind you of prairies with breathtaking woodland around. It is easy to soak the atmosphere of adventure and wild nature while your pup is exploring the locations around. There is nothing else that can make the day better! Just remember to keep your friend on-leash while going through the beautiful variety of pathways in the quiet public garden.

West Des Moines

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,467 per sq. mi.

West Des Moines

0

Racoon River Dog Park is a spacious and wonderful place situated between its two counterparts, Walnut Wood State Park and Brown Woods. They're separated by the gorgeous Racoon River. The dog park is a beautiful, fenced 12-acre place to enjoy time off-leash and exercise as long as your pup wishes. There are two separate areas for small and large dogs to avoid any inconveniences or troubles with different-sized pups. The locals are very friendly and there are not so many people in the evening, so you can choose your time to visit the place. You can either let your bud socialize and play around with others, or just exercise and maintain his health on your own. There are plenty of amenities for owners such as benches, jugs filled with water, and special bags for cleaning after your Fido.