Dog walking in Indianola

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 TIndianola, IA 50125

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Adam PIndianola, IA 50125

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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

Holly GIndianola, IA 50125

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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

Sarah DIndianola, IA 50125

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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 SIndianola, IA 50125

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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 SIndianola, IA 50125

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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

Traci WIndianola, IA 50125

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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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Laura MIndianola, IA 50125

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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

Amelia GIndianola, IA 50125

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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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Shane MIndianola, IA 50125

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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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Dog Walking in Indianola

With a population of about 15,000, Indianola is a moderate-size city just twenty miles south of Des Moines. Even though Indianola itself doesn’t offer many dog-friendly amenities, there are a few hidden gems -- and with Indianola’s close proximity to the state capital, furrific activities are never far from reach. Also, there are twelve veterinarians available within city limits, so pet parents can rest easy.  

One of the most popular destinations here is McVay Trail. Formerly a rail line, this 1.6-mile walking trail is perfect for an afternoon out with Fido. The trail is covered in smooth asphalt and concrete, making it a gentle walk that’s both bike and wheelchair accessible.

If you’re up for a quick venture up to Des Moines, though, you’ll find several dog parks. Gray’s Lake Park is a popular pup-friendly oasis within the city. Clean, spacious, and loaded with doggie bags, this park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Just be sure to keep Fido on a leash! And if you’re a local looking for something a little more private, get an annual membership to Ewing Park Dog Park. For just $20 per year, you get unlimited access to 8.5 acres of fenced, well-shaded play area.

Indianola is a quiet but robust community with great access to the many parks and trails available in Des Moines, so be sure to take advantage of them!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Indianola

Downtown

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,314 per sq. mi.

Downtown

48

Indianola is a tiny town with a few shops and parks of interest for people with dogs. Downey Park is located at 1710 S K Street. The Downey Dog Park is for members only. Members pay an annual fee for use of the dog park. Daily passes can also be purchased. This grassy, fenced, off-leash dog park has water, benches, and agility equipment. The main park has picnic sites, and on-leash places for dog and person to walk. Quality Inn at 1701 N. Jefferson Way has dog-friendly rooms, and welcomes up to two dogs of any size for an additional $15 per dog per night.

West Des Moines

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
679 per sq. mi.

West Des Moines

36

West Des Moines is 22 miles north of Indianola. Raccoon River Dog Park, located at 2500 Grand Avenue, has 12 acres for off-leash exercise and socialization. This dog park has a separate area for small and large dogs. The dog park has water, waste bags, and plenty of benches for the human companions. This dog park is by permit only. Annual passes are available as well as daily ones. Daily ones can’t be purchased on the weekend, though. Staybridge Suites, located at 6905 Lake Drive, has dog-friendly hotel rooms. Staybridge allows up to two dogs of no more than 80 pounds to stay for an additional $35.

Windsor Heights

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,399 per sq. mi.

Windsor Heights

24

Windsor Heights is a small town 24 miles north of Indianola. It is an Iowa farm town with a few unique shops and restaurants. Windsor Heights Dog Park is located at 6900 School Street. The surface of the dog park is a mixture of mulch and grass. There is a separate area for small and large dogs. A small creek runs adjacent to the dog park. There are a few scattered benches. A couple pieces of agility equipment give dogs the opportunity to run through tunnels, and up and over obstacles. This dog park is free and open to the public (though many visitors to this dog park throw some money into the donation bucket). 

Runnells

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,211 per sq. mi.

Runnells

12

Runnells is 23 miles northeast of Indianola. Rover’s Ranch Dog Park & Training is located at 200 SE 108th Street. It is a privately-owned dog park and dog training business. A 6-month membership costs $100 and covers all the dogs in the household. The dogs at the Ranch have a beautiful outdoor off-leash area to run and socialize. Kiddie pools and agility equipment are used for fun and training. Training starts with puppy classes, and extends into all levels of obedience and even certification for therapy and service work. Boarding and daycare services are also available. The Ranch is in a country setting, but is close to the major city of Des Moines.

Altoona

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,555 per sq. mi.

Altoona

0

Altoona is located 24 miles north of Indianola. Altoona Dog Park is located at 851 17th Avenue SW. This dog park has separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. The entire dog park is about one acre with .10 acres devoted to the small dog site. The large flat surface is part grass and part mulch. There are a few benches, and there is water on-site. Some pieces of agility equipment add to the exercise and fun. Dogs run, sniff and socialize. Waste bags are supplied by the dog park. The dog park is a free public park. Hours are from dawn to dusk.