Dog walking in Elkhart

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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Abby PElkhart, IA 50073

5.0

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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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Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Penny MElkhart, IA 50073

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

Kelly RElkhart, IA 50073

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 SElkhart, IA 50073

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

Jessica SElkhart, IA 50073

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

Cassie DElkhart, IA 50073

4.9

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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 GElkhart, IA 50073

4.9

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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 MElkhart, IA 50073

4.9

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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

Shane MElkhart, IA 50073

4.9

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Hello! I am Shane and would love to spend some time with your pup! I am very familiar with Des Moines and the metro. Dogs really are a mans best friend and I’m looking forward to adding yours as my buddy!

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High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Ricky FElkhart, IA 50073

4.8

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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 Elkhart

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Elkhart

Northwest Ankeny

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,348 per sq. mi.

Northwest Ankeny

48

In as little as 8 miles, you can fulfill your sense of adventure while feeling like you are on top of the entire world. You’ll need to keep your dog on leash at High Trestle Trail because it is 137-feet in the air! As a former rail trestle, this trail is more than just a walk in the park. It is the way to see everything for miles around. There is a tree-lined trail that leads up to it. The way that the trees hide this trestle makes it feel even more awe-inspiring when you do see it.

South Ankeny

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,348 per sq. mi.

South Ankeny

36

It’s time to take the 8-mile trip over to Ankeny Dog Park. After spending all day doing what you want to do, you should take Fido to a space where he can do what he wants to do. Fido is free to romp and run with all his fur-iends at this large dog park. There are separate areas so that the little pups don’t get lost under the bigger dogs’ paws. A nearby pond makes for a cool place to take a dip and let Fido splash with all the new friends he’s sure to make here. Don’t forget to pack a towel!

Central Ames

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
509 per sq. mi.

Central Ames

24

If you want to get away for a little while, or maybe just shake up your routine, there is a great dog park just 22 miles from you. Ames Dog Park is set up just so that Fido has somewhere to run and play safely without having to be on a leash. Of course, the locals just bark their praises for this clean and well-maintained dog park. It is built on a hill so that you’ll get plenty of exercise running up and down. Shaded sitting areas make for a comfortable place to rest and watch your pup play.

West Des Moines

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,550 per sq. mi.

West Des Moines

12

Raccoon River Dog Park is little bit under 30 miles away from Elkhart, but it’s definitely worth the drive. This massive dog park has plenty of fenced in areas where Fido can run and play safely. Seating can be found throughout the park, so you won’t have to work up a sweat trying to keep up with your pal. Convenient cleaning stations make it easy to clean up after your best fur-iend. With watering stations throughout the park, you’ll always be able to find drinking water without having to wait. You’ll need a permit to access this park, which you can obtain online or on-site.

Indianola

0
Population Density
117 per sq. mi.

Indianola

0

Thirty miles may seem like a far drive, but once you see McVay Trail, you will be so glad that you made the trip. This part of the Rails-to-Trails system has been around since 1851, when it was bought by the McVay family. The original views have only been altered by the tests of time. The whole area is kept picture-perfect, and has been lined with asphalt so that it can be easily used by you and your dogs. You will love exploring this mile-long trail again and again. The trees that line the trail make you feel like you’re miles away from the rest of the world.