Dog walking in Grimes

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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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Penny MGrimes, IA

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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

Claire WGrimes, IA

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I have had three dogs my whole life and have always been passionate about animals! I have lots of experience as an overnight dog sitter for various families. I also have boarding experience through Wag, watching fur babies for up to 2 weeks at a time. I am home full-time. All three of my most recent dogs were rescue animals, so I have training walking all types and personalities of dogs. I love walking and spending time with furry friends and I’m so excited to meet yours!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Lindsey RGrimes, 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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Amelia GGrimes, IA

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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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Kelly RGrimes, 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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Cassie DGrimes, IA

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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

Laura MGrimes, 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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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Renee PGrimes, 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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Jessica SGrimes, 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

Ricky FGrimes, IA

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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 Grimes

If it is walking you love, you have come to the right place! Grimes, which sits in both in Dallas and Polk Counties, has an impressive system of well-maintained and paved walking trails, as well as several green spaces to enjoy with your dog. The larger cities of Iowa City and Omaha are approximately two hours away by car. And with two veterinarians right in Grimes, you can feel safe exploring this puptown with your dog.

Mulitple trails wind through the city and are a great way to explore this area and get around. Take a walk from the main street, up to Lions Park, and then over to Beaverbrook Park, a great place to stop for a bite to eat or a play on the grass. From here, you can continue west, then south back towards town. There are lots of heritage buildings to see along the way and other little parks to check out. The Grimes Sports Complex has its own system of trails that you can also take Fido on for a bit of on-lead exercise.

For something to eat in town, head to Julie's Classic Maid-Rite Diner and take a seat at their pup-friendly outdoor table. This place specializes in loose-meat sandwiches and has a range of signature dishes on offer. You can also get all the traditional sides, including fries and salads, topped off with a delicious milkshake.

So, put on your walking shoes, pop Fido on the lead and head out to explore Grimes – you are sure to have a lovely visit.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Grimes

NW 54th Ave/ NW 86th St

48
Population Density
2,204 per sq. mi.

NW 54th Ave/ NW 86th St

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In neighboring Johnston, you will find a variety of pup-friendly places to have a meal. For breakfast, try Cozy Café and bring your pup to one of their outside tables. Their Western Omlette or CozyMess (breakfast with the lot!) will certainly get your day off to a good start! Planet Sub is a casual deli-style eatery where you can grab a sandwich or roll and sit with your pet at one of the outside tables. Legends American Grill also offers several pet-friendly outside tables, where you can enjoy a hearty burger, plate of wings, pasta or fresh seafood with your dog by your side. If you fancy a little walk after your meal, head to Lew Clarkson Park and take a stroll along the paved trails or along Beaver Creek.

NW Ash Dr/ NW Prairie Ridge Dr

36
Population Density
792 per sq. mi.

NW Ash Dr/ NW Prairie Ridge Dr

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The Neal Smith Trail in nearby Ankeny is a puptastic paved trail with scenic views of the Des Moines River. The entire trail stretches 26 miles along the river and is part of the extensive Greater Des Moines Trail Network. There is plenty of wildlife to be spotted along the river banks and beaches to stop and play or rest at, but you will need to keep your pet on a lead to protect him and the local wildlife. Water and restrooms are available at the trailhead, but bring your water bottle and a drinking bowl for your pup. You will also need to remember to bring clean up bags.

Days Run

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Population Density
1,141 per sq. mi.

Days Run

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Just south of Grimes in Urbandale is the Timberline East Open Space, where you can go for a lovely walk along the park’s trails with your dog. The paths are paved for an easy walk and will take you through the park and play fields. There is plenty of space here for a fun game of catch with your dog’s favourite ball or Frisbee, and room to set out a picnic for a little rest. If you have human kids in tow, they will love running around with their pet and climbing on the playground facilities. There isn’t any water or clean up bags provided here, so you will need to bring your own.

Somersby

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
933 per sq. mi.

Somersby

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Ankeny Dog Park in Ankeny, just a short hop across the Des Moines River, is a fantastic place to let your dog go for a good run off the lead. The 7.5-acre park is entirely fenced, and there are separate areas for big dogs and little pooches to keep everyone safe. If your pup is a swimmer, he will love the half-acre pond for a little splash. There is a walking path around the dog park and plenty of grass and benches for you to stretch out on while your dog plays. Day passes are available from the Ankeny City Hall.

Douglas/ Westown

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Population Density
2,015 per sq. mi.

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South of Grimes in West Des Moines is the popular and well-known Des Moines Trails. The Campbell Recreation Area is a good place to start, and from here the trail winds south into the city of Clive. Going north, the trail connects to the Clive Greenbelt Trail and further up links in to the Raccoon River Valley Trail. The paths are very well maintained and a favourite place for locals and visitors to head out for a stroll with their pets or go for a nice run around the connecting parks and along Walnut Creek. You do need to keep your dog on a lead while traversing these trails and remember your clean up bags and water.