Dog walking in Hartford

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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Sara THartford, IA 50118

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Adam PHartford, IA 50118

5.0

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“A dog’s best friend :)”

Hello! I am a graduate student looking forward to a great time with your dog and having fun outdoors! Dogs have always been able to help me find happiness, even in the simple things in life, so meeting and walking with your dog would bring me much joy! My wife and I both love when we get to play with our friends’ and family’s dogs. I’m excited for the opportunity to get to know your dog and ready to get active during my study breaks!

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

Sarah DHartford, IA 50118

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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Laura SHartford, IA 50118

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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

Traci WHartford, IA 50118

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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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Amelia GHartford, IA 50118

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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 MHartford, IA 50118

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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 MHartford, IA 50118

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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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Jonathan GHartford, IA 50118

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True Dog lover. Secondary Education Major looking to spend time with dogs and get some fresh air while doing it! I cannot wait to meet your dog and get a great walk in! I'll keep you updated and well informed!

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Katie GHartford, IA 50118

4.8

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Hi all! I'm a future physical therapy student at DMU and I'm looking for some beautiful dogs to walk and give some love to. I've had pets as long as I've lived and I've been taking care of my parents dog for the past 5 years. I can't wait to spend some quality walking time with your dog!

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Dog Walking in Hartford

Hartford is a moderate-sized town located in the heart of Iowa. Sadly, there aren't many dog-friendly places in the area. Hartford does have a few parks where you and your leashed pal can get some exercise or go for a daily walk -- unfortunately, that's about it for dog-friendly amenities in Hartford! However, 19 miles northeast is Des Moines, where you'll find paw-lenty of dog-friendly things to do and see. There are no vet clinics within Hartford, but you'll find quality vet care for your pooch just 9 miles away, in Carlisle, IA.

Snookies Malt Shop is the local ice cream shop in Des Moines. It's open from March through September, and all canine customers receive a free cone! Want something heartier? Mad Meatball is a pizzeria and pub serving up pizza, pasta, beer, scotch, and bar snacks in Des Moines. Bring the whole family along to one of the five dog-friendly outdoor tables! 

Scenic Route Bakery is a corner cafe and bakery dishing out breakfast pastries, light lunch fare, brewed coffee and espresso drinks, craft beer, wine, and plenty of baked goods. The bakery has five dog-friendly outdoor tables.

After you've fueled up for your adventures in Des Moines, prepare to play at the day away at one of the muttropolis's many city parks! Fido will pawsitively love it!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Hartford

Runnells

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
58 per sq. mi.

Runnells

48

You’ll find Rover's Ranch just 10 miles away from Hartford. This is a membership-only ranch that will allow you to enjoy all its amenities with either a visit fee or an annual pass. This huge dog park has so much more to offer than any other dog park within a hundred-mile radius! There are boarding facilities, pools to swim in, and lots of wide open space to run. They even offer training classes which you and your dog can both participate in. You will love Rover’s Ranch and may even find it to be the pawfect vacation spot for Fido!

Downtown

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,872 per sq. mi.

Downtown

36

Grab a leash, herd Fido in the car, and take a 20-minute drive down to Des Moines Farmer’s Market. This is the place to go to meet new pups on the weekends. You can grab lunch at one of the many stalls set up selling fresh foods and baked goods. There’s also live music on certain nights; just check the posted announcements. As long as you keep your dog on the leash, you can enjoy the area as long as you’d like! Fido will love all the new smells so much, he’s sure to beg you to come back!

East Des Moines

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,550 per sq. mi.

East Des Moines

24

After a 20-mile car ride, your dog will want to get out and  stretch her legs. You should take her over to Gay Lea Wilson Trail/4-Mile Creek Greenway Trail. You could spend the day exploring the four-mile trail all at once, or take your time and do a little section with each visit. All the great preservation work that Rails-to-Trails has done for this area is absolutely barktastic. You can come and admire the same sights you would have if you’d visited back in the 1800s. Is there anything better than exploring preserved nature with your pup?

Windsor Heights

12
Population Density
6,061 per sq. mi.

Windsor Heights

12

Clive Greenbelt Trail is another great section of the Rails-to-Trails system that runs throughout Iowa. The trees make you feel like you are a million miles away from the city. The pavement allows you to walk safely throughout the trail. The best part is that you’ll see a variety of terrain: wooded areas, wide open bike lanes, and even a little bit or farmland. Fido’s sure to love exploring the new sights and smells. Just remember to bring some water, doggie waste bags, and a leash with you.

West Des Moines

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,740 per sq. mi.

West Des Moines

0

A twenty-minute drive is all that separates you from Boneapatreat, which is the pawfect place to pick up any little thing that Fido might need. Your best fur-iend can even tag along, as long as he remains on leash. This store has all Fido’s favorite foods, toys, and even some clothing. He’ll even find a great selection of balls to chase around the store! While you’re here, don’t forget to check out volunteer opportunities, classes, and events that you and your dog can do together. Boneapatreat is more than just a pet store: it’s the epicenter of the pet community in West Des Moines.