This fun town is located near Drake University, Interstate 235, and Interstate 35, making it extremely accessible. Colby Park invites dogs and their owners to make use of the grounds and walk or jog on the paved walkways, or make a detour onto the Clive Greenbelt Trail! This fun exercise path was once a railroad that has been converted into these fun multi-use trails that are ideal for walking or jogging dogs. There is also a local PETCO where you can satisfy all of your dog’s eating, playing and grooming needs!
This hub of Iowa offers art, culture, dining, entertainment, nightlife, outdoor recreation and easy access to Interstate 235 and is located about 25 miles northeast of Martensdale. Riverwalk Dog Park is a fenced, off-leash park where dogs can use the provided agility course and shade trees! Pete Crivaro Park, Columbus Park, Burke Memorial Park, and Mercy Park all allow on-leash pooches to stroll their sidewalks and open spaces which is a great option if your pup doesn’t care for dog parks. Des Moines restaurant scene is quite dog-friendly; Mad Meatball, Wasabi Tao, Malo, South Union Bread Café, and Scenic Route Bakery open their patio to pups.