Dog walking in Palmyra

Book on demand and scheduled walks with local dog walkers

How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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 TPalmyra, IA 50047

5.0

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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 love being outdoors and staying active so dog walking has been a great gig for me. I do pet sitting and boarding as well! 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Behavioral training, Potty training, Puppy training

Holly GPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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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

Dala DPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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My name is Dala (pronounced Day-la). I have been walking/sitting dogs for three years now and full time for two years. I absolutely love dogs and to be outdoor exercising. Whether your dog just wants company while enjoying the outdoors during the day while you’re at work or they’re trying to get back into shape I would love to be the one that accompanies them!

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Claire WPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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“Thanks for letting me hangout with your furbabies!”

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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Laura SPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Chelsea HPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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Hello! I am a dog lover with lots of experience walking and loving animals. I previously worked at dog boarding kennel where I walked and fed dogs while their owners were on vacation. I have had dogs and cats in my home my whole life. I would love to meet your furry friend!

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Jessica SPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Laura MPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Amelia GPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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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 MPalmyra, IA 50047

4.9

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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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High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Dog Walking in Palmyra

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Palmyra

Indianola

48
Population Density
120 per sq. mi.

Indianola

48

This family-friendly city is conveniently near Jefferson Way about 15 minutes from Palmyra. The Pickard Recreation Area offers a 770-acre plot of land that invites on-leash dogs to enjoy their many amenities like picnic tables, horseshoe courts, basketball court, campgrounds, pond, woodlands and hiking trails. The McVay Trail is part of the 1,600 rail-trail conservancy project that repurposes old, unused railroads into walking trails, making it an excellent spot to walk your fur baby! If you need lodging accommodations that cater to dogs, the Quality Inn and Airbnb have you covered. 

Adelphi

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
58 per sq. mi.

Adelphi

36

A short 18-mile drive north of Palmyra, Adelphi is very conveniently situated along Highway 65, Highway 163, and Highway 5! Rover’s Ranch is a local dog boarding company that has a large fenced-in dog park complete with swimming pools, shade trees and training classes! Yellow Banks Park is scenically nooked along the Des Moines River encourages dog owners to bring their leashed pups to enjoy the sounds and sights of the running water. They only ask you please keep an eye on and clean up after your canine companions. Local Airbnb rentals have several dog friendly lodging options in the area for those of you visiting the area. 

Altoona

24
Population Density
698 per sq. mi.

Altoona

24

Altoona is located just 25 minutes north of Palmyra and is easily accessible from Interstate 80 and Highway 65. The Gay Lea Wilson 4-Mile Creek Greenway Trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy project. Lace up your best walking shoes, pack some water, slap a leash on Fido, and hit the trail! You’ll want to pack a camera, too, since there are some breathtaking views along the way. The local Bass Pro Shop also loves pooches. They allow well-mannered, on-leash dogs to accompany owners while they shop and browse around their massive store. 

Norwoodville

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
1,585 per sq. mi.

Norwoodville

12

Very conveniently located at the junction where Interstate 80, Interstate 35, and Interstate 235 meet, Norwoodville is only a short 24-minute drive from Palmyra. Fido is sure to love hanging his head out the window on the drive. Reno Memorial Dog Park is an 8.5 acre fenced off-leash area that includes a separate area for small dogs, trees, and a shaded shelter! You can also access the Gay Lea Wilson Greenway Trail from here. If you’re feeling adventurous, pack plenty of water and see if you can tackle the whole thing! Your darling dog is sure to thank you.

Des Moines

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,865 per sq. mi.

Des Moines

0

Des Moines is a local mecca for shopping, dining and entertainment and is one of the larger cities in the state that is just 18 miles from Palmyra! Riverwalk Dog Park overlooks the Des Moines River and offers 8.5 acres of off-leash, fenced-in fun and has a separate area for small dogs under 20 lbs. as well as a shade shelter. Mercy Park, JoAnna Cheatom Park, Good Park, and Drake Park are a few of the local areas that welcome on-leash dogs to enjoy provided walking paths and open spaces. Scenic Route Bakery, Wasabi Too, Malo, and South Union Bread Café are some of the eateries that allow dogs!