Dog walking in Iowa City

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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Mia NIowa City, IA

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My name is Mia and I currently live in the Iowa City area! I was a wag walker in Seattle for two years and own two dogs of my own! I am willing to dog sit at my own home or yours if needed!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Clara GIowa City, IA

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Hello! My name is Clara, and I love spending time with dogs. I am comfortable with any size of dog. I am active, so I would be more than willing to run, walk, or play with your dog- anything to get them moving! Additionally, I can feed or clean up after dogs.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care

Lilly KIowa City, IA

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Hi my name is Lilly! I'm a college student currently home for the summer. I have grown up with dogs, and have experience with personalities anywhere from timid to extremely friendly. I’m so excited to get to know your pup :)

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Senior dog care, Puppy care

Christopher EIowa City, IA

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Hi, I’m Chris! My wife and I recently moved to Chicago after attending the University of Iowa. Sadly for us, our first apartment here does not allow dogs. But luckily, thanks to Wag!, I can still spend time with animals I love while helping them (and their parents) live better, more convenient lives!

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Kayla HIowa City, IA

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Hi! My name is Kayla. I have lots of dog experience from being a dog walker in high school and also owning 7 dogs. I currently have a vizsla and chihuahua/Boston mix so any breeds are great! I am a 4th grade teacher in Cedar Rapids so kids and animals are my life. I can’t wait to meet your fur babies!

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

Lucy RIowa City, IA

5.0

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“Your pet is my priority!”

Hi! I'm Lucy and while I am unable to have a dog right now, I would love to help take care of yours. I have experience with taking care of dogs and some minor obedience training the past. I look forward to meeting your pet!

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High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Megan KIowa City, IA

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Hi! I absolutely adore animals. I’ve always had dogs growing up, from Rottweilers to Labradors to French Bulldogs. For years, my mom has helped out in the neighborhood by boarding dogs, so I have a ton of experience with caring for dogs of all breeds and ages. I am comfortable around any dog and confident in my ability to care for them. I would love to meet your dog(s) and help out!

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

Ricky FIowa City, 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

Mariko IIowa City, IA

4.8

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Hi, my name is Mariko and I've been a dog walker, sitter and boarder for the past 6 years. I've lived with a dog for the past 2 years and I absolutely love working with dogs. All of my experience comes from working with my friend's dogs or client's dogs. I'm excited to meet your dog!

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Ezrah BIowa City, IA

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Hello, all dog lovers :) I'm a lifetime dog owner and have professional experience working with dogs. I love nothing more than taking care of animals and making sure they're as happy as can be. I'm a responsible and trustworthy care taker with years of experience and I look forward to making sure your dogs get the best care possible. I love dogs of all sizes, breeds and energy levels and look forward to taking care of your dog through walks, runs and overnight stays.

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Dog Walking in Iowa City

Iowa City may be one of the most pet-friendly places in the country. From hotels and RV parks to restaurants and bakeries, it’s easy to plan an out-on-the-town adventure and include your four-legged companion.

As for daytime activities, check out the North Liberty Farmer’s Market. Running from May to October, this market welcomes leashed dogs to browse (or sniff!) the stands of fresh produce and homemade goods. Or, try the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, Museum, and Birthplace Cottage, which has over 81 acres of walkable prairie land.

For dining options, several local restaurants offer dog-friendly outdoor seating. One such place is the New Pioneer Food Co-op, which offers produce, seafood, meats, and baked goods. Or try Atlas for fresh, seasonal dishes and a changing wine menu. Surely not to miss is Woofables Gourmet Dog Bakery – who wouldn’t want to pamper their beloved dog with a delectable treat?

If you and Fido have any interest in soaking up the sunshine, there are several dog parks in Iowa City. Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park offers 11 acres of green space, as well as a special training and agility section. In addition, the Devonian Fossil Gorge accommodates leashed dogs who want to explore the area’s ancient bedrock. No matter where your interests take you, Iowa City is sure to provide excitement and adventure.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Iowa City

Peninsula Park

48
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,790 per sq. mi.

Peninsula Park

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Thornberry Dog Park is a massive 11-acre park that is something to bark at. It is divided into three large areas. There is a small dog area. There is a doggy playground for dogs of all sizes to share. Then there is Emma’s Running and Training Ground. This is where you can practice some new tricks with Fido or let him show off his existing ones. If that isn’t enough, there is a pond in the middle of the park, with one side designated for swimming. Fido will need to wear a permit tag while visiting this park, which can be obtained through the city’s parks and rec department.

Scott Park

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
2,790 per sq. mi.

Scott Park

36

The Rita’s Ranch Dog Park is a wide-open space that is designed just for Fido to run free without his leash. You will need to get a permit from the animal care center, but the fees go to caring for the park and the animals in the center. There are plenty of seating areas where you can watch Fido play. Water bowls are provided; water, however, is not, so make sure to bring your own. Come and play fetch and have fun after enjoying the dog perks of Scott Park. There is lots to do for all the members of the family!

University Area

24
Population Density
207 per sq. mi.

University Area

24

Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Patio allows you to join your dog and friends at their pawfect outdoor tables. Come and enjoy lunch outside while taking in the beautiful views of the city. The menu is constantly changing so that they can feature local produce. The wine flows in 40 different flavors for you to try by the glass. The environment is always cozy, friendly, and welcoming for all visitors. So, grab a leash and drag your dog down to this one of a kind restaurant for a night of relaxing with friends. Your dog will be begging you to come back!

Downtown Iowa City

12
Population Density
207 per sq. mi.

Downtown Iowa City

12

One Twenty Six has taken the fare of local farmers and twisted it into a classic French cuisine. They boast an authentic and healthy way to enjoy your food. Come join your dog for a wholesome meal any time of the day. The vegetarian dishes are delicious, with an attention to detail that true food lovers will appreciate. The beauty of the dishes are highlighted by the wine choices. Your glass of wine will come out alongside a water bowl for your canine companion! Let Fido dine at your feet while you sip wine and people-watch from the patio.

Downtown Iowa City

0
Population Density
207 per sq. mi.

Downtown Iowa City

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If you are looking something more midwestern for dinner, then bring your dog over to the Pullman Bar and Diner. They put their own twist on traditional classics so that you get full and happy. They have six patio tables that you can join your dog at during any meal. They tend to fill up fast, so make sure that you call ahead if you’re looking to dine during the weekend. Take a walk downtown and stop here for a meal, meet up with your friends, or just have a quiet meal with your dog. This is a great place to hang out and relax!