Dog walking in Polk City

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Flexible scheduling

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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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Holly GPolk City, IA 50226

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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

Penny MPolk City, IA 50226

4.9

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kelly RPolk City, IA 50226

4.9

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Laura SPolk City, IA 50226

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

Lindsey RPolk City, IA 50226

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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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Jessica SPolk City, IA 50226

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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

Renee PPolk City, IA 50226

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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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Sydney LPolk City, IA 50226

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I have lived with dogs all my life and they will always have a special place in my heart! My family has owned all kinds of dogs, and I haven't met a dog I didn't like. My love for dogs extends even to those I meet for the first time regardless of their size or temperament. Right now I don't have a dog of my own, so I am ready to give your dog all of my attention and eagerly look forward to our walks!

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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

Traci WPolk City, IA 50226

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Hey! I'm Traci. I have lived in the Des Moines area for about 20 years and am familiar with all sorts of dogs! I have volunteered for different organizations, training, fostering, bathing and walking! I love all dogs, big or small!

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Laura MPolk City, IA 50226

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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

Dog Walking in Polk City

Polk City is a community of 3,500 in central Iowa. Located near Big Creek State Park and just east of Saylorville Lake, this city has lots to offer dogs and their owners, including a whopping 130 veterinarians within a thirty-mile radius of city center.

One of the closest dog-friendly activities is Ames Dog Park, just twenty-two miles north in Ames, IA. This ten-acre, off-leash dog park is made up of two sections: one for small dogs (two acres) and one for large dogs (eight acres). In order to keep the park clean and well-maintained, park users must purchase a facility use permit -- but it’s well worth it!

Raccoon River Dog Park can be found twenty-five miles south, in West Des Moines, IA. This twelve-acre, fully-fenced dog park is open year-round and beloved for its beauty and cleanliness. There are separate areas for large and small dogs as well as plenty of doggie bags for easy clean-up. The park charges an annual fee, but day passes are also available.

For a nontraditional activity, head on over to the Iowa Arboretum, just thirty minutes northeast, in Madrid, IA. This quiet, public garden welcomes leashed pups on its many prairie walking trails and pathways, and it’s stocked with complimentary doggie bags. Daily passes are just $5, and admission is free if you’re an arboretum member. Take a few hours one afternoon to enjoy the garden’s hundreds of species of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Polk City

North Bay

48
Population Density
137 per sq. mi.

North Bay

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Pup owners in North Bay have access to furrific adventures at Big Creek State Park. Dogs are welcome in this area as long as they are on leashes no longer than 6 feet long. You and Fido can take advantage of an extensive network of nature trails, boat ramps, and picnic shelters in this vast complex. Take a hike along the shoreline of the 866-acre lake, or stroll through the woods and fields surrounding the water. Stop for a picnic lunch at one of the 13 available shelters. If you’re a boating enthusiast, bring your craft to the marina and enjoy the clear water with your canine pal. 

Cherry Glen/Cottonwood

36
Population Density
933 per sq. mi.

Cherry Glen/Cottonwood

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The Cherry Glen/Cottonwood neighborhood provides puptacular outdoor activities for canines and their owners. Pack your tent or camper and take Fido to the Cherry Glen Campground for an overnight or longer. Pups are allowed at the sites, but they need to be on-leash. While you’re there, take a hike or jog along the Neal Smith Trail. This paved path connects to Big Creek State Park and continues on to Des Moines. For a day outing, head down to the Cottonwood Recreation Center at the south end of Saylorville Lake. Reserve a shelter for a picnic, hike the trails, or bring your boat and head out on the water with your pooch.

Tournament Club of Iowa

24
Population Density
533 per sq. mi.

Tournament Club of Iowa

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This residential community is a wonderful place for man and pooch to visit. Take Fido for a jog along the well-groomed greenery or walk the trails that wind through timberland and fields. You and your pup will have endless opportunities to explore the bluffs and climb the hills or stroll along Big Creek. Be sure to keep your pup on a leash and pick up after them. For a change of venue, you can take your canine pal to All Seasons Park. Enjoy the open green space or walk along the trail. Dogs are welcome in the park provided they remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet.

Bridgeview/Edgewater

12
Population Density
930 per sq. mi.

Bridgeview/Edgewater

12

You and Fido can find pup-friendly areas in the neighborhood of Bridgeview/Edgewater. Start with the Polk City Sports Complex. This residential park allows pooches if they are on a leash. In addition to ball fields and a playground, there are trails for you and your pup to enjoy. For a day trip, head across Saylorville Lake and up to Jester Park along the western shore. As a favorite outdoor site in Iowa, this park offers picnic areas, hiking, boating, and more. Enjoy over 8 miles of trails along the lakeshore and through the woods and ravines. If your pup isn’t frightened by large wildlife, check out the Elk and Bison Educational Plaza and viewing area.

Ankeny

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
2,482 per sq. mi.

Ankeny

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Just 11 miles from Polk City, the community of Ankeny offers a variety of activities for you and your pup. Start with the High Trestle Recreation Trail. You and Fido can walk this repurposed railroad from just east of Polk City to Ankeny or head up to Woodward. Just remember to keep your furry friend on a leash not more than 6 feet long. For some off-leash exercise, take your special companion to the Ankeny Dog Park. There are separate green areas for large and small dogs as well as watering stations and an untreated, natural pond in a separate fenced area. The park is open from sunrise until sunset.