Dog walking in Orilla

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

“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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Potty training

Dog Walking in Orilla

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Orilla

Ashawa

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
5,334 per sq. mi.

Ashawa

48

The Ashawa neighborhood of West Des Moines, Iowa is a close, six-mile drive from Orilla, just north of the town. Here, you and your pooch can visit Racoon River Park, which has its own designated dog park called Racoon River Dog Park. With over 12 acres of space to explore, your pup will never run out of opportunities for exercise and socialization. And, there’s even a separate spot for your smaller breeds to enjoy! You can also head to the nearby Walnut Woods State Park, which has camping, trails, picnic areas, and more, and leashed, well-behaved paws are welcome to join their owners.

Windsor Heights

36
Population Density
3,440 per sq. mi.

Windsor Heights

36

Just 7.7 miles from Orilla is the Windsor Heights neighborhood of good old Des Moines, Iowa. The Clive Greenbelt Trail passes through this neighborhood and gives you plenty of opportunities to walk your dog and enjoy the great outdoors. The trail reaches almost eight miles in length and goes from Windsor Heights to Clive. This neighborhood is also the home of one of Des Moines’ PETCO stores, where you can find all your necessities for your pooch – and he’s welcome to shop with you! There’s also an Extended Stay America hotel here, which allows your pup to join you if you’re just visiting the area.

Beaverdale

24
Population Density
4,560 per sq. mi.

Beaverdale

24

Beaverdale in Des Moines sits just about five minutes away from Windsor Heights. This neighborhood is the home of the pupular pet store, Boneapatreat, where you can bring your precious pooch to join you on your shopping trip. From food and treats to collars and toys, you’ll find all your necessities for your favorite furry friend here. Nearby is Michael’s Pizza, which welcomes dogs to join their owners for some of the best pizza your money can buy with all your favorite toppings. Or, try Snookies Malt Shop for some ice cream and other sweet treats that your dog will go mutts for. 

East Village

12
Population Density
1,547 per sq. mi.

East Village

12

East Village in Des Moines is around 12 miles away from Orilla. This is the place to put your paws if you’re looking for some dog-friendly eateries in Des Moines. Here, your doggie can join you as you browse the local Farmer’s Market on Court Ave., with a wide selection of home-grown goodies from the area’s best farmers. RoCA is a popular place in the neighborhood that has dog-friendly seating outside and serves up some delicious seafood, steaks, and more. Or, for some Mexican cuisine, queso, and margaritas, try MALO, which has ten outdoor tables that welcome fuzzy paws and their owners. 

Jordan Park

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Population Density
3,860 per sq. mi.

Jordan Park

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Jordan Park in Des Moines is just under 9 miles away from Orilla. This area is the home of Des Moines’ east side PETCO store for extra convenience when you’re in the area. There’s also the competing PetSmart here, which also allows your dog to join you on a shopping spree. The local Dairy Queen is one that allows your dog to visit with you for a sweet treat or tasty burger at one of its outdoor tables. If you’re looking for some outdoor fun in the neighborhood, check out Ewing Park. Your dog has to stay leashed and cleaned-up after, but he can check out the playgrounds, pond, trails, and even a lilac arboretum!

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