Dog walking in De Soto

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

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Customized for your pup

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

Follow along

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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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Sara TDe Soto, IA

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“Home full time with fenced in yard”

Hello! I’m Sara, a 33 year old animal lover that lives in Norwalk. I have two rescue dogs who are the sweetest! I love being outdoors and staying active so dog walking has been a great gig for me. I do pet sitting and boarding as well! My hobbies include gardening, photography and live music. Thanks for reading. I look forward to meeting you and your pets! Sara

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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

Abby PDe Soto, IA

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“I’m a medical student who loves dogs!”

Hello! My name is Abby and I love all things fitness and dog related! I joined wag over a free summer I had before beginning grad school here at DMU and fell in love with it during my first walk! I have two dogs at home so I am experienced with walking multiples, and I have also handled puppies, elder dogs, and dogs with dog aggression. I am comfortable with it all! I have a busy schedule now that school has started, but love to fit in walks when I can. I look forward to meeting your fur babies!

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Holly GDe Soto, IA

4.9

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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

Kelly RDe Soto, 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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Laura SDe Soto, 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 RDe Soto, 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 SDe Soto, 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 PDe Soto, 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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Traci WDe Soto, 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 MDe Soto, 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 De Soto

Best Dog Neighborhoods in De Soto

West Des Moines

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
679 per sq. mi.

West Des Moines

48

West Des Moines is eighteen miles east of De Soto, but the short drive is worth it, since this city has plenty of activities and places for you and your pup to experience. Raccoon River Dog Park, located at 2500 Grand Avenue, is just one of them. Dogs play hard at this dog park! The main enclosure has the bulk of the twelve acres for off-leash exploration. A smaller fenced area gives smaller pups a safer place to play. The main enclosure includes natural terrain of rocks, brush, and grass. Dogs and their people have water to drink at this dog park. Kiddie pools give pups a cool break on those hottest days. Membership is restricted to the park, and permits are available through the City of West Des Moines.

Des Moines

36
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
2,364 per sq. mi.

Des Moines

36

Des Moines is located twenty-three miles east of De Soto. Des Moines has three public dog parks for you and your pup to check out. You’ll need to get a permit to access each of them, though. Ewing Dog Park is the largest of the three. Ewing has 8.5 acres of fully fenced enclosure for all dogs to enjoy A separate one-acre area is set aside for the smaller dogs. Riverwalk Dog Park has four acres for all dogs to run leash-free (no separate area for smaller dogs), and the Reno Memorial Dog Park has 3.5 acres of fully fenced space for all dogs to socialize and play off-leash. All three dog parks are open from 6 a.m. until sunset. Information and permits are available through the City of Des Moines Parks Department. 

Ankeny

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,554 per sq. mi.

Ankeny

24

Ankeny is thirty-three miles north of De Soto. Ankeny Dog Park is located at 1155 SW Ankeny Road. Ankeny Dog Park is open from dawn to dusk and sports 3 enclosures for off-leash activities. The largest, fully fenced enclosure is for all dogs. A second is set aside for smaller dogs, and a third area of a .5 acres opens up to a creek. The whole dog park encompasses a sprawling 7.5 acres of places to run, explore, and socialize. The natural terrain offers dogs the smells of nature as well as its feel. Drinking water is provided to dogs and their human companions from specially designed water fountains. Access to this dog park is restricted to pass holders. Passes are available from the City of Ankeny.

Windsor Heights

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,447 per sq. mi.

Windsor Heights

12

Windsor Heights is located eighteen miles east of De Soto. Windsor Heights Dog Park can be found at 6900 School Road. This is a fenced enclosure for a pup to find a pal to sniff and paw at. A small creek flows through the enclosure for a daring splash on a hot day. The ground, for most part, is covered in mulch. Some pups that decide to roll in it may need a quick once-over with the brush afterward, but the fun is worth it! This dog park has a few obstacle pieces to try out. Smaller dogs will find their own separate space for safer play. This dog park does not have water, so visitors take note to bring some for themselves (and some to share!). Picnic tables under shade trees give the human companions a place to congregate while their pups play.

Altoona

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,555 per sq. mi.

Altoona

0

Altoona is thirty-four miles east of De Soto. Altoona Dog Park is located at 851 17th Avenue SW. This dog park is a fully fenced area for off-leash exercise and socialization. A few pieces of agility equipment can be used for training or extra exercise. A small separate area is sectioned off for the smaller dogs. The ground of the dog park is a mixture of mulch and grass.This one-acre park gives dogs some running room to play and just be dogs. The dog park has drinking water for dogs and people, Waste bags are also provided by the dog park. Benches are situated so people can sit and supervise their pups at play. This dog park is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk.