Dog walking in Dallas Center

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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

“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, Potty training

Dog Walking in Dallas Center

Dallas Center is a puptastic place for dogs and their owners. With three parks in the city,  a spacious arboretum just south of the city limits, and a nearby trail, you and Fido have a variety of options when you want to get out and explore. This area is conveniently located about 25 miles west of Des Moines.

When you want to get out and hike with your pup, head to The Brenton Arobretum, just south of town. There are seven trails that wind through different parts of this 140-acre outdoor wonderland. Choose your path based on the plants and habitat type. Remember to keep your pooch on a leash up to six feet long and to pick up any waste.

Treat Fido to some play time with other dogs in the Adel Dog Park. This one-acre, off-leash area is located next to the Family Aquatic Center in Adel, and it includes obstacles, waste stations, and separate play areas for large and small dogs.  

You can investigate nature and get some fresh air with your canine companion in the Voas Nature Center, about 11 miles north west of Dallas Center. This vast natural area includes long and short loop hiking trails through forested, wetland, and prairie areas. Make sure you restrain your special pal on a leash no longer than six feet.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Dallas Center

Dallas Center

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Population Density
68 per sq. mi.

Dallas Center

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To get some exercise, take Fido to Memorial Park, located on the east side of town off 9th Street. In this large park, you and your pooch can explore the green space together. Walk or jog on the half-mile trail that loops around the park. There are also open fields, a playground, picnic areas, and water fountains in this pawesome facility. Dogs are permitted to accompany their owners in city parks, provided that they're kept on a leash up to six feet long or that they're immediately responsive to your voice commands. Remember to be a good citizen and pick up your pup's waste.

Black Corners

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Population Density
48 per sq. mi.

Black Corners

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The smaller western neighborhood of Black Corners is a wonderful area to bring your pup. From here, you can head to Mound Park between Walnut and Sycamore Streets. This community park includes open fields where you can work  run obedience drills or play Frisbee with your pooch. Bring along some lunch and enjoy a picnic at one of the tables or benches in the park. Another place to get some exercise with your special pal is at the Burnett Complex in Dallas Center. This area includes athletic fields, a track, and a 1.2 mile walking/jogging trail. Remember to keep your pup on a leash no longer six feet if he isn't immediately obedient to your voice commands.

Minburn

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Population Density
48 per sq. mi.

Minburn

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Hop in the car with your pooch and drive about eight miles north from Dallas Center to the small town of Minburn. In this community, you'll find access to the Raccoon River Valley Trail. This 89-mile paved trail  includes a north loop that connects Minburn and Dallas Center to other cities in the area. You can bring your canine companion on this path provided you keep him on a leash. If you want to take a quiet stroll with your pup in a local park, head to Rogers Park and wander among the trees in this open green area. Remember to pick up any messes.

Riverside Dr/10th St

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Population Density
348 per sq. mi.

Riverside Dr/10th St

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The Riverside Dr/10th St neighborhood is a pupcredible area for you and Fido to explore nature together. Head across the river to Island Park and Campground. In this facility, you and your pooch can walk along the water's edge, wander past the athletic fields, or jog along the paved roads. Launch out into Raccoon River from the boat ramp in the park. If you want to stay overnight, there are hook-ups and tent sites available here as well.  Dogs are welcome in the campground and park area, provided they're kept on a leash up to six feet long and that you pick up their waste. This neighborhood is about 8.5 miles southwest of Dallas Center.

Cassidy Curve / S. 12th St

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Population Density
217 per sq. mi.

Cassidy Curve / S. 12th St

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Just 8.4 miles southwest of Dallas Center, you and Fido can get some exercise in Evans Park. This 12-acre site in the neighborhood of Cassidy Curve/12th St is a wonderful place for a jog or picnic. There's a half-mile paved trail that loops around the park and connects to other pedestrian paths in the Adel. Pups are allowed in the park if they're on a leash no longer than six feet. Since this isn't a designated dog park, you'll need to bring your own doggie waste bags and drinking water.

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