Dog walking in Des Moines

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

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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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“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

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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.

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