Dog walking in Des Moines

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 GDes Moines, IA

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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 MDes Moines, IA

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 DDes Moines, IA

4.9

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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 RDes Moines, IA

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 SDes Moines, IA

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 RDes Moines, IA

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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Jessica SDes Moines, IA

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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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 PDes Moines, IA

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 LDes Moines, IA

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 WDes Moines, IA

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 Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and most populous city of Iowa. The city was named after the Des Moines River which means “from the monks,” In 1851, it was called Fort Des Moines, which was later shortened to Des Moines.

Exercise is beneficial to everyone, and that includes our four-legged friend. So if you’re up for some extended walking, you and your dog can take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Clive Greenbelt Trail. Considered as the landmark feature of the city, it is a multi-use trail stretches nearly the length of the whole city that links you to many attractions such as parks and other trails in the area.

Some dogs want to run and play freely instead. If your dog is one of them, then go to the Raccoon River Dog Park. It is a 10 – 12 acre fenced play area for all dogs. They actually have two separate areas for small and large dogs. Pet owners are required to get a Dog Park Permit to use the facility. This is to help build and maintain the area. If you love the great outdoors, being able to bring your furry family member is even better. Dogs of all sizes are allowed in their camping and tent areas. They have two fenced areas where dogs are allowed to run off leash.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Des Moines

Urbandale

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,740 per sq. mi.

Urbandale

48

Bonapatreat invites you to bring your pawesome pal -- on a leash, of course -- to check out their unique selections of everything pup-related. The friendly staff will gladly stop to rub his belly while you peruse all the goodies in the shop. While you are there, check out their selection of toys and treats that will have you begging for more. Your dog will love the selection of healthy meal options for you. They even have foods to help ease your sensitive tummy. This is a great place to get a new leash with a matching outfit, too. Once you visit, you will want to come back for more. 

Merle Hay Shopping Area

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,740 per sq. mi.

Merle Hay Shopping Area

36

Are you looking for a great place that your dog will be begging you to come back to? Felix & Oscar's Restaurant is just the place you are looking for. The deep dish pizza is their specialty, but you can choose all your favorite toppings. If pizza isn’t what you are barking for, get sandwiches with your choice of toppings instead. Their entire outdoor eating area is designated for you to sit and enjoy dinner with your dog. Come and make a new fur buddy or two while you and your pal enjoy some of the best food in town. 

Fire Station #1

24
Population Density
3,740 per sq. mi.

Fire Station #1

24

Malo has 10 tables reserved for you and your fur buddies to join the dogs for dinner. The fare is classic Mexican. This means that every meal comes with a nice little kick of spice. From tacos to enchiladas, you will find your new favorite dish. Of course, it all starts off with a good-sized helping of chips and salsa. Be sure to order something a little less spicy for Fido. The outdoor tables are shaded and ready for whatever the day has to offer, so come meet your fur buddies or make some new ones.

Downtown

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,872 per sq. mi.

Downtown

12

The Farmer’s Market is the local destination for great food, both prepared and to be prepared. As long as you keep your dog on the leash, he’s welcome to come and sniff out the different vendors. Come in the evening for live music in the green. Don’t worry about packing a lunch; there are lots of food stands that feature market-to-fork meals. These are meals that require little processing and no shelf time. It is fresh food prepared fresh -- can’t get much better than that! There isn’t anything more you or your dog could want. You are sure to make so new friends and run into old acquaintances.

West Des Moines

1
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,605 per sq. mi.

West Des Moines

1

Are you ready to run, dig, and play fetch? Do you want to find a place large enough to do all this without keeping your dog on the leash? Then you need to come visit Raccoon River Dog Park. This is a 12-acre dog park. The whole area is fenced in so that you can let your fur baby fly. You will find that there are benches through the park, where you can sit and watch Fido play. Don’t worry about water, because water jugs are stocked through the park. You will even find cleaning stations to wash the dirt out of Fido’s fur before heading home.