Dog walking in Johnston

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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Penny MJohnston, 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 WJohnston, 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 RJohnston, 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 GJohnston, 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 RJohnston, 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 DJohnston, 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 MJohnston, 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 PJohnston, 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 SJohnston, 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 FJohnston, 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 Johnston

Johnston is a city on the grow, almost doubling its population from 2000 to 2010. All those advancements come with perks for people, and their best friends. To start with, Johnston has three separate vets operating just within the city limits, and more in neighboring Des Moines.


If you’re looking for a cozy place to curl up like a pup in a rug, Johnston has several hotels that allow pets. Stoney Creek Inn allows small dogs for a pet fee. If your pooch is more on the big side, AmericInn Johnston and TownPlace Suites by Marriott allow big dogs--and 2+, if you’re traveling with a big family!


Once you’re well rested and ready to face the day, look no further than Walnut Ridge Recreation Area. This space has a few features humans love, from restrooms to frisbee golf, but the real gem for dogs is their miles of hiking trails. There are a variety of trails through Walnut Ridge Recreation Area, most moderate difficult with some hills. You can stick to a short walk or opt for a longer trail if your dog can really cover the miles. Either way, there’s plenty to see at Walnut Ridge, and more through Johnston itself.


Best Dog Neighborhoods in Johnston

Green Meadows West

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Population Density
2,348 per sq. mi.

Green Meadows West

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Centrally located and convenient to everything, the Green Meadows West neighborhood is a great place to walk your pup along the sidewalks and bike trails. Meeting up with other furry pals at Lew Clarkson Park is a great option for a tail wagging good time frolicking in the grass and open areas. Follow the trail over to the Beaver Creek Greenbelt and jog with your pup while enjoying nature. Another excellent destination is the Terra Park on Pioneer Parkway that features trails you can stroll in the summertime, and cross-country skiing with your pooch in the winter.

Adventure Ridge Park

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Population Density
1,949 per sq. mi.

Adventure Ridge Park

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Strolling through the family friendly Adventure Ridge Park neighborhood is a great way to burn off some energy after a long day at work. Fido will always enjoy sniffing along the sidewalk looking for new and interesting smells. Joining your puppy pals at the Adventure Ridge Park is another way to get out and get exercise. The park covers 5-acres and offers a playground for the kids, and an open space where your pooch can play a game of fetch. If you want to explore nature, walk along one of the trails and enjoy the flowers and wildlife. Before heading home, stop off at the picnic shelter and share a snack with your pup and a cool drink of water.

Beaver Pines

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Population Density
340 per sq. mi.

Beaver Pines

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Dog and family friendly, the Beaver Pines neighborhood is centrally located and close to shopping. Neighbors will often be found socializing at the end of their driveway while taking their pup out for a quick potty break. At the north end of the neighborhood, puppy parents are raving about the beautiful and peaceful Dewey Park. There is a wide-open space where Fido can run and romp, as well as 2 different playgrounds for your two-legged children. You can even plan a picnic and BBQ some hot dogs to enjoy an afternoon with the entire family and spend quality time with your pooch.


Adam Ridge

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Population Density
1,213 per sq. mi.

Adam Ridge

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Well maintained yards and a family and pup friendly atmosphere make Adam Ridge one of the most popular neighborhoods in Johnston. Conveniently located not far from Johnston High School, it is easy to take Fido for a walk any time of the day or night. Providence Pointe Park is situated in the north part of the neighborhood, and offers plenty of space for your pup to run and play. Remember to bring her favorite toy for an energetic game of fetch in the field while the kids have fun on the playground. You will need to bring your own water bottles and poop bags to keep the park clean and fresh for all your puppy pals.


Grimes

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Population Density
715 per sq. mi.

Grimes

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Situated just 5.3 miles west of Johnston, Grimes offers a friendly Midwestern atmosphere that welcomes pup owners and their family. This small hometown feeling brings the community together for all types of dog friendly events. Walking Fido through Grimes Community Complex Park will ensure he gets plenty of exercise and he will probably meet some of his puppy pals. Or you could visit the 4.8-acre Lions Park that features an open shelter and BBQ grills where you and your pup loving friends can socialize and the pooches can sniff each other and become best friends. Make sure to clean up after your pup and bring your own poop bags to dispose of waste. The larger Waterworks Park is also here, with shelters, picnic tables, and lots of open space.